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  • Wednesday
    Oct 28 2020
    Tech Table Talks: Panel discussion for business professionals.

    Online

    On October 28th, Zoho's hosting a free, online event for business professionals. Join Zoho's virtual panel discussion with Dr. Arnal Dayaratna, Research Director of Software Development for IDC, as we dive in to how low-code applications and the modernization of legacy systems impacts cloud technology and digital transformation.

    Why attend:

    Whether you're a technology expert or new to the cloud, this opportunity is for you! Learn how the evolution of software can streamline your business processes and meet the ever-changing demands of your customers. Don't miss out on learning how legacy modernization with low-code can help you increase revenue and productivity, and keep your company agile in a competitive market.

    If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner Discussion (Apply to attend virtually)

    Virtual Event

    Appllications are now closed.

    Join us for a small, informal yet focused discussion where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace.

    The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies, and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Marcus Carter, Crystal Sincoff, Zhou Fang, and Emma Holland.

    Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by copying and pasting the link noted below and completing the form.

    Link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX2HwaaTXHyhzkaNlkrWeOpBWVetYRse1ICTN3_dTzjy4_IA/viewform?c=0&vc=0&w=1

    Applications are due by October 21st and the 10 invitees will be notified by October 26th, 2020, on how to register in Zoom.

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

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Thursday
    Oct 29 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!!!

    Join us in zoom here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAldOygqDguHdwe06IOVgUOg7WVUBS_I1Gw

    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 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

Next two weeks

  • Saturday
    Oct 31 2020
    Virtual Scrum Training

    Want to learn how to take your projects to the Next Level

    Practical Training for Scrum

    Join us for an all-day Scrum training on, October 31st, 2020; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

    Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper, and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular, they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

    Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

    Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one-day training with exercises will cover the material from the scrum introduction certification class and the Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project

    BENEFITS

     * Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science.
     * Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors.
     * Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs).
     * Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace.
     * Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.
    

    WHO SHOULD COME?

    People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Engineers, Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Program Managers, Business Executives, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business and engineering programs.

    SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

     * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in a diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
     * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed time frame. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. The impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
     * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
     * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with a strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive-level decision-makers.
     * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. 
     * Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multicultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.
     * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.
    

    SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

     * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
     * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org
     * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
     * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance
    

    CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING

    This training is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the training and passed.

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS

    By attending this training you’ll receive professional development units (PDU). They are for professionals looking to maintain Project Management Institute (PMI)- certified credentials. Eligible PDUs: 8 PMP PDUs

    ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

    SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum.

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

    For further information or for scholarship opportunities: please contact Heber Michaels, [email protected].

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 2 2020
    [REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
    python javascript ruby

    PDX Code Guild

    RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

    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
    Nov 4 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Why Neurodiversity is Essential to our Future

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_l5O9aW2dRue7rXouRSIUIA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join PDXWIT, Torri Wright, Founder and CEO at BEHCA and Lori Eberly, LCSW, Author, Founder and Facilitator of Radius ECD as we explore diverse perspectives through the lens of neurodiversity.

    Who is to say what specific neurology is going to be ideal at any given moment? Having diverse perspectives and neural-processing opens up pathways for new discoveries and solving complex problems. The barrier is overcoming bias to see past assumptions and appreciate the brain process that may very well solve a critical problem. How can we learn to communicate with one another differently and avoid quick, bias-filled, assumptions that otherwise exclude neurodiverse populations? Following the presentation, we hope to hear from you all on your perspective.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Presentation 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

  • Thursday
    Nov 5 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!!!

    Join us in zoom here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAldOygqDguHdwe06IOVgUOg7WVUBS_I1Gw

    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 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
  • Monday
    Nov 9 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Pitch Forward: Pitch to investors and take your company forward

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MiH9o1JDSOG08EoS-a_tbQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Entrepreneurs, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjQ-YLMwFhM_xAsc2E-O0cQzIUv1gviae6KspvpyzHcLsvwQ/viewform to tell us about your company. We’ll get in touch with you to review. We have a limit of slots so sign up today!

    Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for our 2nd annual pitch event.

    Calling all entrepreneurs! Are you in the process of growing your business and ready for the next phase of talking with investors? Keep your momentum going by pitching your vision and the progress of your product development and customer discovery. Oregon Venture Fund investors will weigh in with constructive feedback and connections. Ninety percent of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a great way to get feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.

    Agenda: 5:00 PDXWIT and OVF welcome and introductions 5:05 Entrepreneur pitches (5 minutes each + 1 min questions) 6:00 Investors and community connect directly with entrepreneurs 6:30 Event ends

    OVF Investors: Please sign up to provide constructive feedback and connections for local entrepreneurs.

    Community Members: Come observe these inspiring entrepreneurs as they share their brilliant ideas. Hopefully you will leave inspired to present at the next pitch event!

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

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

    PDX Code Guild

    RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

    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
    Nov 10 2020
    TiE Women: Functional Working Session on Financials

    Zoom Meeting

    Join us on Tuesday, November 10th at 2:00 PM for Functional Workshop Tuesday where Sr. Strategic Financial Analyst and Founder of Wealth & Worth Within, Carla Titus will lead a discussion on Financials.

    Come prepared with a case or a challenge you are dealing with regarding Financials i.e. basic bookkeeping, forecasting, etc. As a group, Carla will moderate a discussion and answer questions to help you work through the issue at hand.

    Please note - this is a working sessions where participants work together to solve pressing issues that are blocking them from taking their company to the next level.

    Website

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