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  • Friday
    Apr 10 2020
    Unlocking Blockchain for Business Leaders

    We will explore the future of blockchain technology and examine its longer-term implications for business. This overview will include:

    How blockchain and cryptocurrencies came into existence Debunking bitcoin myths/misunderstandings Introduction to the underlying distributed ledger technology Understanding the fundamental business problems solved by blockchain Discovering new business disruptions/opportunities Understanding the technology foundations of blockchain Application of blockchain to different industry segments: Healthcare Finance Supply Chain Energy Media/Marketing Start-ups Audience: This training overview is designed for non-technical business leaders who are tasked with making business decisions about leveraging blockchain technology within their organization. No knowledge of technology or coding is required to attend.

    Website

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  • Monday
    Apr 13 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up Virtual Event
    through
    Online Event

    Registration Required Through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/or--portland/pdxwit/

    The Get Hired Up event scheduled for April 14 has been turned into Get Hired Up Week, April 13-17 and will be held virtually. The event is made possible by our host, Bumped!

    We'll host 6 sessions April 13-17 focusing on resume review, mock interviews and all will include a general Q&A. All sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will have a specific focus. Be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs.

    You can register for as many sessions as you like. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

    VOLUNTEERS are needed to participate. If you're interested, please select "Volunteer" in the registration process.

    Agenda:

    Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online.

    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
  • Portland startup community Q&A with Stephen Green

    Online

    Stephen Green is a an economist, speaker, startup advisor and “recovering” venture capitalist. By day he is the director of operations for Pensole, the world’s only footwear design and development school based in Portland, Oregon. He has spent his career helping founders start, grow and prosper. His tireless advocacy for Black & Latinx founders has landed him on stages across the country speaking about the power of entrepreneurship.

    One of his projects “PitchBlack” is a national pitch event that connects ecosystems with talented black founders in cities across the country. Since 2015, competitors in the Portland event have gone on to raise over $32MM for their ideas.

    He is a husband to a brilliant wife and father to 3 wonderful children. Spreadsheets are his super power and sneakers are his kryptonite.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/piepdx-stephen-green-ama-20200413

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

    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
    Apr 14 2020
    Community Management Q&A with Cami Kaos of Automattic

    Online

    Cami lives, works, and parents in the rainy city of Portland, Oregon. She’s had a love of WordPress and WordCamps since the last century, when she happened to stumble upon the first WordCamp Portland.

    Since 2013, she has worked at Automattic, as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project. In that role, she gets to work with WordCamps and their organizers from around the world, every day. She continues to write on an irregular basis at camikaos.com where she explores concepts from the plight of modern parents to mental health to marveling at the seemingly mundane.

    Cami is active on a number of social platforms but can be most readily found as @camikaos on Twitter.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/piepdx-cami-kaos-community-management-20200414/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 15 2020
    Remote Open Source Contribution Night - Project & Issue Searching

    JitSi

    Have a free night on Wednesday? Why not use it to contribute to an open source project?

    With the (you-know-the-reason) forcing events to cancel, join us as we collaborate on an open source project.

    This first session will be mainly a discussion as we hunt for a good project to take a look at--perhaps something people find useful and necessary but in desperate need of fixing.

    Once we do we'll crawl the issues list to find one that would be a good collaboration issue.

    The next sessions we'll assign roles and design a solution.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 16 2020
    @DAMAPDX March 2020: MongoDB with Jai Karve from MongoDB

    Virtual

    Register for virtual conference code; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rsvp-for-damapdx-mongodb-with-jai-karve-from-mongodb-tickets-95641639719

    High level “Who is MongoDB”

    MongoDB Architectural Overview

    The Document Data Model

    Intelligently Place Data Where You Need It

    Freedom to Run Anywhere

    Live Atlas demonstration

    MongoDB has become one of the fastest growing databases since its inception a little over 10 years ago. In this session, representatives from MongoDB will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the database, including data storage, data retrieval, and deployment. We will also walk attendees through a demonstration of Atlas, our fully-managed database-as-a-service. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of where MongoDB shines, and how to get started using MongoDB for their own projects.

    When

    April 16th, 2020 (Chapter meetings held on third Thursday of the month)

    Schedule

    8:30 – 9:00 – Warm-up 9:00 – 10:30 – Presentation Location TBA

    Cost

    Free

    Website
  • Alchemy Remote Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated boot camp program to join us to learn about our program! We are currently teaching our program remotely, and live with our in person instruction by experienced software developers. So, we are doing our Open House remotely too!

    You need to launch Zoom on your computer and join us here:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upYoceqrrjwrN_uSm7zNwRd84e4Ong-r7A

    Meeting Password: 683795

    We look forward to meeting 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 on our site 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
  • Community Projects in Times of Crisis with Marcelino Alvarez of Fresh Consulting

    Online

    We all rely on the bonds of our community in order for our businesses to thrive. We seek intros to VCs, backchannels to clients, advice from our peers and mentors. In normal times, these bonds heavily rely on in-person interactions — coffees, lunches, beers, and 1:1's.

    Reading body language is a critical component to reinforcement of those bonds. In our most vulnerable moments, we want to ensure that the other party is present, listening, and empathizing. And beyond the 1:1 interactions, in social places like our coffee shops and coworking spaces, we create room for serendipity — that chance encounter that leads to something new and unexpected, whether it's a new business idea or a solution to an existing problem facing a member of our community.

    During this pandemic, we've been stripped of the ability to interact as normal. Sure, we have all these video chat tools — but it's not a replacement of our in-person interactions, just a digital proxy. And while those proxies may suffice for our 1:1 meetings, they certainly aren't helping with serendipity.

    So how do we form community in a time of crisis? How do we create space for chance? And how can we come together to listen, to engage, to be present, when many of us are already at our wits end staring at a video on a computer screen all day long?

    Join us for a mentor Q&A with Marcelino Alvarez, Chief Product Officer at Fresh Consulting. He was formerly CEO of Uncorked Studios, which co-founded Safecast during the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and ensuing nuclear disaster. He'll share perspectives from then and now as he undertakes other efforts to maintain his community and pursue digital serendipity.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/piepdx-marcelino-alvarez-community-projects-20200416

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 20 2020
    Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    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
    Apr 21 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: April Happy Hour Virtual Networking Event

    Online

    Registration required at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DLZno98GSwyPjykrNI-LBQ

    Join PDXWIT and Cambia Health via Zoom for our April Happy Hour. We will not be convening in person but we are creating a dynamic and interactive Happy Hour that will allow us to connect from a safe social distance. The theme of the event will be New Normal and the conversation prompt will be What are you doing to maintain a sense of normalcy in your life right now?

    We are excited to have lightning speakers Zhou Fang and Kari Fass to share tips and tricks to maintain well being and productivity during this time. We even have a surprise guest inviting us into their home for a tour of their home office.

    Just as we do in an in-person happy hour, we will have a short segment at 5:30 p.m. to share important announcements and showcase members of our community. A representative from our host company Cambia Health will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open / Virtual Networking / Sponsor Roll Call 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:45 p.m. - More Virtual Networking 6:00 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
  • Wednesday
    Apr 22 2020
    Amplify Your UX Portfolio (Design Week Portland)

    Cvent

    When it comes to selling yourself and your work, it can be a daunting task. Learn from the experts at Cvent how you can apply storytelling skills to your UX portfolio--even if you are just starting out.

    We'll discuss what makes a portfolio stand out, the keys to building one from scratch, and common pitfalls to avoid.

    Then we'll break out into small groups for individual portfolio reviews with experienced UX leaders in Product Design, Content Strategy, and User Research.

    Come prepared with your own portfolio in any of those disciplines, or listen in as we work through how to make a portfolio shine.

    This event is part of Design Week Portland.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 23 2020
    Alchemy Remote Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated boot camp program to join us to learn about our program! We are currently teaching our program remotely, and live with our in person instruction by experienced software developers. So, we are doing our Open House remotely too!

    You need to launch Zoom on your computer and join us here:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upYoceqrrjwrN_uSm7zNwRd84e4Ong-r7A

    Meeting Password: 683795

    We look forward to meeting 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 on our site 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

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