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  • Thursday
    May 28 2020
    Alchemy Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Each Thursday, Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated coding boot camp, to stop in to take a tour of the school, meet our staff, students, and instructors, and ask any questions about an education and career in software development.

    We look forward to meeting you! No appointment necessary, just stop in and we'll be ready to greet you!!!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences.

    Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • PDXWIT Online: Experienced Women in Tech Virtual Event

    Online

    Registration through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZaBb6ygFSWKkakHwRsHMfA is required to gain entry to this event

    We tell stories all the time: to persuade someone to support our idea, to explain to an employee how they might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill. But what makes a compelling story? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade? Learn techniques to use in an interview when you want to convey your experience in a compelling and interesting way. Tell a story to generate the attention you need to move a project forward.

    Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology?

    Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for a while? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

    On May 28th, join PDXWIT and host Edgelink for an entertaining and practical event where you will learn:

    Why storytelling is such an important skill How to use common narrative structures to make your stories more memorable and effective How to apply these techniques to your own stories Bring a story of your own (factual or fictional); you will have a chance to give it a makeover, and to learn from others as they do the same. The evening will involve a story about storytelling, and then we'll break out into small groups and rewrite the story you brought with you — or write one while you're there. We'll reconvene with a few examples of your story makeover and hear how you used a new framework to enhance your story.

    Phil Weber, a professional trainer, fantastic storyteller and local musician will coach us on techniques that can transform the way we tell a tale.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Webinar open /networking

    6:00 p.m. - PDXWIT Introductions and Announcements

    6:15 p.m. - Host welcome

    6:30 p.m. - Presentation/Panel Begins

    7:00 p.m. - Q&A

    7:30 p.m. - Event Ends

    Purpose:

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Friday
    May 29 2020
    Alchemy Virtual Final Presentations / Demo Day & Happy Hour

    Join Alchemy for the Final Presentations of the Spring Cohort with Happy Hour to follow!

    Special PDX Celebrity Guest to join us by Zoom @ 5PM!

    Schedule as follows (and you are welcome to join any part or all of it as your schedule allows!!)

    2PM - 5PM: See the presentations by our small teams of students who will have completed a FullStack JavaScript App in a one week sprint using React and Redux on the front-end with NodeJS/ExpressJS and MongoDB on the back-end.

    5PM - 7PM: Happy Hour! Grab your favorite beverage and cheers to the students who presented. We'll break everyone up into breakout rooms for more intimate conversations and community building!

    EVERYONE is welcome! Whether you are interested in taking our program, looking to hire our grads, or part of the tech community, we'd love to have you. It's a great way to meet staff, students, grads and others in the tech community! Email [email protected] for more information or questions.

    Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/alchemy0529zoom Google Calendar Link: https://bit.ly/alchemy0529invite

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Jun 1 2020
    Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
    python javascript ruby

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 2 2020
    COVID Response: Getting Back to The Office

    Virtual Zoom Webinar

    With almost three months of working from home, companies are now starting to put plans together to come back into the office. Join us on Tuesday, June 2nd when area executives share their concerns and what the transition will look like in their offices.

    Topics will include: — Safety Concerns — Productivity — Logistics of the Move Back — Employee Engagement and Moral — and more!

    Featuring: -- Melissa Angeli, Principal at Jacquarden (moderator) -- Susy Dunn, Chief People Office at Zapproved -- Saby Waraich, Division Manager at City of Portland and TiE Charter Member

    Website
  • Community Manager Meetup - How to Facilitate an Engaged Virtual Meeting

    Have you been looking for best practices with your hosting your communities online? We've got Ashlee Sikorski who will be presenting with our group.

    Spend 90 minutes learning how to run, facilitate and lead virtual spaces with PCC level coach, Ashlee Sikorski. You will leave with: tools on how to interact with your team digitally, connection tips for different learning styles, setting up a call, do/don't of virtual spaces and a space for applied learning.

    Come ready to participate by: - Having your camera on - Prepared for interaction with other participants

    Ashlee Sikorski is a PCC credentialed coach based in Portland, Oregon. She works with organizations to build an advantageous team culture through human connection. She is a coach and owner at Sway Leadership, a leadership development company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Vanguard University and a Graduate Certificate in Transformational Coaching from Western Seminary where she now adjunct teaches. She also studied at the CP Enneagram Academy and is a practitioner of the Enneagram personality theory. That is what led her to found the Nine Shapes Project, which is a container to facilitate meaningful conversations.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 3 2020
    Job Seekers Series for Tech Professionals - Part 2: Tech Job Hunting Workshop

    Join John Boone, President & Founder of ProFocus Technology, for a tech job hunting workshop on June 3rd from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. John has been an advocate and a resource for Portland job seekers for decades. His presentations will combine his local insights with his years of staffing experience to help guide your job search during these challenging times.

    Topics:

    +A brief review of resume formatting and best practices. +Job hunt best practices for technologists.

    Format:

    +Presentation by John Boone 15 - 20 minutes +Q & A 20 - 30 minutes +Virtual Event - Microsoft Teams (Register to access event)

    Up Next:

    +June 10th - Job Seekers Series for Tech Professionals - Part 3: John's Tech Career Strategy

    For more information about this event or ProFocus please reach out to our team at [email protected].

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 4 2020
    Alchemy Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Each Thursday, Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated coding boot camp, to stop in to take a tour of the school, meet our staff, students, and instructors, and ask any questions about an education and career in software development.

    We look forward to meeting you! No appointment necessary, just stop in and we'll be ready to greet you!!!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences.

    Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • Virtual Shopify Meetup Portland: Simple (yet powerful) SEO Tips for your Shopify store with Kai Davis

    Zoom Webinar

    Get actionably, practical SEO advice on optimizing your page titles, earning high-quality links, growing your traffic, and more. Plus, your questions, answered.

    Kai Davis, Owner and Founder, Double Your Ecommerce, will help you turn your store into a powerhouse of persuasion. Kai has been working in Ecommerce since 2006 and working with merchants on Shopify since 2013.

    Frequently Asked Questions Q: Will I be on video? A: Only the speakers may be on video but likely, we'll only be sharing the presentation.

    Q: Will there be a recording available after the webinar? A: We will do everything we can to have a recording of the webinar for those who attended.

    Q: Can I invite others who may be interested? A: Yes! Please have them register as well as they will receive their own link to join the webinar.

    Q: Is there a Code of Conduct? A: Yes! If you are attending, organizing or speaking at our event, you are required to agree with our Code of Conduct (https://www.ilanadavis.com/pdx-shopify-meetup-code-of-conduct)

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 8 2020
    FREE, 30+ Hour Developer 101 Course @ Alchemy Code Lab (Virtual!)
    through
    Zoom, Online Live!

    Are you thinking about your next career? Are you ready for a change? Are you bright, collaborative, and curious?

    You just might be a future professional coder! And now, Alchemy is offering a way for you to find out exactly what it takes to be a software developer.

    REGISTER NOW! https://forms.gle/nVscmdBDaDmVfpPJA

    With covid layoffs and an uncertain future, you’re probably trying to figure out what’s next. Tech is hiring and growing, and getting the right training is an excellent investment in your future.

    Developer 101 is 30+ hours of interactive training - definitely not a fluff preview or a DIY online course. This is a full week of full throttle developer school with full day sessions and live instructors showing you how it’s done. It'll also prepare you to start Alchemy’s six-month Program in Professional Software Development - as soon as June 22 when the next cohort starts!

    When? June 8 - 12, Monday through Friday from 10AM until 5PM daily (some prework is required before starting)

    Why? It’s the best way to find out if coding is the career for you and if Alchemy can help you get there.

    In just one week, you’ll...

    Experience how you can use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to solve problems like a software developer.

    Experience Alchemy’s live, interactive, connected online classroom style

    Work with senior software developers and code-curious peers

    Hear from Alchemy alumni about how their transition to a career in software development has positively impacted their lives

    Gain familiarity and comfort with remote work, which is here to stay

    Get professional developer grade tools set up on your computer and understand how those tools relate to doing web development

    Alchemy Code Lab goes beyond online intro to coding classes to truly prepare you for a career. Our grads can go straight into mid-level developer roles with an average starting salary of $80k - check out our stats! https://www.alchemycodelab.com/results

    Now is Your Time!

    Space is limited - Sign up for Developer 101 today!

    Website
  • Pacific Northwest Power BI Symposium - June 8, 2020

    We invite you to come be a part of the premier Pacific Northwest event that brings you closer to business intelligence experts that specialize in our favorite analytics tool, Power BI!

    It’s a big year. Join us in 2020 as we build upon our momentum from the last two years to deliver an afternoon full of learning and community building.

    Why join? Come learn from the insights from top thought leaders in BI to take your skills to the next level and unlock the power of data to make better business decisions. This is a fantastic networking opportunity to find others in your field to share best practices and keep up with a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

    Confirm your seat by registering for a free ticket. We hope to host you! Parking is free.

    Have questions or are interested in sponsoring? Contact Greg Petrossian: [email protected]

    Check out our sponsorship package here: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AIsB1CWfGkWeZGQ&cid=1BC631F0BF51F68E&id=1BC631F0BF51F68E%2115136&parId=1BC631F0BF51F68E%2115135&o=OneUp


    AGENDA

    2:00 pm

    Check-in/Registration Open


    2:30 - 2:45 pm

    Introduction - Ron Ellis Gaut, CSG Pro/PDX Power BI User Group Leader


    2:45 - 3:45 pm

    How to Implement Governance in Power BI - Brian Grant, CSG Pro


    3:45 - 4:00 pm

    Break


    4:00 - 5:00 pm

    BI Storytelling Framework - Mico Yuk, BI Brainz


    5:00 - 5:15 pm

    Break


    5:15 - 6:15 pm

    3 Ways AI is Changing BI - Justyna Lucznik, Microsoft


    6:15 - 6:30 pm

    Closing Remarks


    6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Networking Reception


    WHAT OUR ATTENDEES SAY

    “The NW Power BI Symposium is a fantastic opportunity for business professionals from all industries to learn how Power BI can unleash data-driven insights within their organizations. This event has been invaluable to me as I continue to learn best practices and more sophisticated methods for building high-impact analytics at KEEN Footwear.”

    Robert Gillin, Senior Planning Analyst, KEEN, Inc.

    “We had analysts across three different teams attend the symposium. Making those connections has really helped break down silos within our own organization and helped build cross-functional teams. We are seeing a great cultural shift and are already looking forward to the next symposium in June.”

    Ben Vega, AVP, Data and Reporting Analyst, Frontline Strategy, Umpqua Bank

    “Attendees can expect to learn something new and valuable that they will be able to implement right away regardless of their experience with Power BI. The Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to learn about specialized topics in less technical areas, such as Power BI adoption strategies and report design considerations, from local and international experts.”

    Stephen Gessling, Business Intelligence Developer, NWEA

    Website
  • Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
    python javascript ruby

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 10 2020
    Job Seekers Series for Tech Professionals - Part 3: John's Tech Career Strategy

    Join John Boone, President & Founder of ProFocus Technology, for a tech career strategy workshop on June 10th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. John has been an advocate and a resource for Portland job seekers for decades. His presentations will combine his local insights with his years of staffing experience to help guide your job search during these challenging times.

    Topics:

    +An in-depth look at John Boone's strategy for finding your next role in tech.

    Format:

    +Presentation by John Boone 15 - 20 minutes +Q & A 20 - 30 minutes +Virtual Event - Microsoft Teams (Register to access event)


    For more information about this event or ProFocus please reach out to our team at [email protected].

    Website
  • Pitch Club Hillsboro

    HillHub

    Pitch Club is a collaborative workshop for any entrepreneur with the desire to create and deliver a perfect pitch. Pitch Club will assist participants in sharpening their ability to communicate with investors including gaining insight on the types of questions potential investor will ask and the best way to answer them.

    Why do we pitch?

    To be successful, entrepreneurs need the ability to sell their product. Pitch Club will provide insight into perfecting how to talk about your business.

    Who facilitates Pitch Club?

    TiE has an extensive network of Charter Members. Many of our Charter Members have run successful businesses in the past and many are current Angel Investors. We curate curriculum and leadership from the pool of talent within our network because of a shared desire to mentor entrepreneurs.

    This month, Tom Kingsley, Successful Entrepreneur, TiE Charter Member, Mentor and Investor will lead the event.

    What to expect?

    Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation. (This can include a power point projection that will be presented from your computer.) Directly after pitching a 10 minute Q&A will take place with questions to the imaginary investors about the product and pitch.

    Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: 2nd Annual PDXWIT Pride Event

    Online (Portland)

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkfuuorz8vEtaVsJsOEokaoM8y3OPGUWIi is required to gain entry to this virtual event.

    Gay takeover!! Kick off Portland Pride with PDXWIT by joining us for our Second Annual Pride event with virtual host Zapproved!

    We are sad that Pride events were cancelled but that doesn't mean we stop living our best selves! Celebrating "We're Still Here in the New Normal", local heroes Perry Eising, Daelynn Moyer and Vernetta Dorsey will be sharing how they are navigating in this new normal!

    Miki Demeter and Hazel Valdez will be your hosts for the evening and Monica Enand, CEO from Zapproved will share thoughts and support of the LGBTQ+ tech community in Portland.

    There will also, of course, be time to catch up with old friends and network, as well as learn all about Zapproved, who is making this event possible.

    5:30 p.m. - Webinar open/Networking 5:40 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 5:50 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:45 p.m. - Presentation ends more networking 7:00 p.m. - Event ends

    This event will sell out, so RSVP soon!

    Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

    Website

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