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Monday
Sep 27
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Grass Roots Accessibility — How inclusive design is like starting a garden
Online

How can employees at any level help companies embrace inclusive design? How can existing employees drive an organization towards more inclusive hiring?

At a young age, Janna realized that not everyone can access the world in the same way. Both through her own experience on and off crutches and her experience with a mixed hearing/deaf theater troupe, she gained a passion for making life accessible for all. This talk will focus on how to grow, and nurture, the practice of inclusion in your organization.

Agenda:

  • 5:45–6:00pm Networking
  • 6:00–6:15pm Introductions & announcements
  • 6:15–7:00pm Presentation
  • 7:00–7:30pm Q&A and discussion
  • 7:30–7:45pm Wrap up

About the presenter:

Currently a Manager of User Experience Research at Hinge Health, Janna C. Kimel has practiced design research for over 15 years. Her current role ensures that the organization's experiences are seamless and help participants build healthy habits for a pain free life. In her past 2 roles, she has also led employee ERGs focused on accessibility. Janna has focused on health technology and wearables over the course of her career. She has run her own small consultancy and has worked at Intel, Microsoft to Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and Dexcom.

She has published and presented on accessibility, behavior change, user research and wearable technology. She is a ramblin' wreck with a master's degree in industrial design from Georgia Tech.

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Tuesday
Sep 28
Mobilizing Positive Action for Black Lives Through Digital Tools
Virtual

Join us for a fireside chat with Give Blck, the organization and digital tool tackling systemic racism by bringing awareness to Black-founded nonprofits and channeling capital into Black hands. What started as a simple, crowdsourced spreadsheet, went viral and has quickly grown into Give Blck — a groundbreaking database that's using technology to help reshape the philanthropy space with a race-conscious approach to giving.

Of the $450 billion donated annually in America, only a fraction goes to Black-founded organizations. Work & Co partnered with Give Blck to develop a brand and digital platform to combat this disparity and promote advance Black communities long term.

Work & Co Technology Director Tim Hettler will lead a conversation with Christina Lewis, Give Blck's co-founder, and Aisha Alexander-Young, the organization’s newly appointed CEO. They’ll explore the Give Blck mission, what goes into launching a brand in a month’s time, and future plans for mobilizing positive action for Black lives.

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Learn More About Tech Bootcamps and What Alchemy Offers
Alchemy Code Lab

Want to learn more about tech bootcamps? There are a lot of different choices in how to train to be a software developer. Our industry professionals train you as if you're in a team on the job. With access to your instruction team in real-time during your entire workday, you'll gain learning momentum to go further, faster. You'll train as both an independent contributor, in pairs, and in team groups on real-world projects. Come and chat with us to see what your options are and perhaps Alchemy is a good fit for you.

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What are we doing to mitigate the increased attack surface we create by supporting clients?
Cooper Mountain Ale Works Public House

The Oregon Computer Consultant's Association presents our monthly meeting, with the topic of security: What are we doing to mitigate the increased attack surface we create by supporting clients?

IT providers have become a target for hackers. The software we use to remotely manage client computers and networks adds an attack vector. Losing control of one of these tools would allow remote access not only to our systems, but all client systems we service.

We will discuss:

  • What network and system access levels are appropriate for service providers.

  • Who is responsible for security and operations when outsourcing IT services.

  • What are we doing to reduce the risk to our clients.

  • As this issue comes to the attention of our clients, how do we discuss it with them?

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Thursday
Sep 30
Learn More About Tech Bootcamps and What Alchemy Offers
Alchemy Code Lab

Want to learn more about tech bootcamps? There are a lot of different choices in how to train to be a software developer. Our industry professionals train you as if you're in a team on the job. With access to your instruction team in real-time during your entire workday, you'll gain learning momentum to go further, faster. You'll train as both an independent contributor, in pairs, and in team groups on real-world projects. Come and chat with us to see what your options are and perhaps Alchemy is a good fit for you.

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Friday
Oct 1
Job Placement Q&A Tech Talk with Rojina and Jeffrey
The Tech Academy

Having a hard time with your job search or don't even know where to start?!

We are going to discuss all aspects of landing a tech job! Bring all of your questions on job search, resumes, interviews, etc.!

Join us on October 1st at 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, and 4pm ET for this great opportunity to learn and network!

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TT10121 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TTE10121

Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

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Job Placement Q&A Tech Talk with Rojina and Jeffrey
The Tech Academy

Having a hard time with your job search or don't even know where to start?!

We are going to discuss all aspects of landing a tech job! Bring all of your questions on job search, resumes, interviews, etc.!

Join us on October 1st at 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, and 4pm ET for this great opportunity to learn and network!

Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel!

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Monday
Oct 4
Free 30 Hour Developer 101 Intro Class
through Alchemy Code Lab

See how you can use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to solve problems like a software developer. Experience Alchemy’s live-online classroom. Immerse yourself in the high-level learning that comes from a positive environment led by instructors with extensive in-field senior developer work experience. This class runs M-F 10 am-5:00 pm.

DEV 101 COVERS: Computer set up with VSCode, Terminal, and Git. Introduction to web application development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Tips, tricks, and shortcuts of the computer as a developer tool. Introduction to testing and system validation. Group collaboration in a remote environment.

PREWORK REQUIRED! *This course requires a laptop, stable wifi, and approximately 20 hours of pre-work in order to reserve your seat. Instructions for pre-work will be sent to you once you register. Space is limited to 35 spots.

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Thursday
Oct 7
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Virtual Happy Hour - 10/7/21

JOIN US! Register in advance through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3huSeNg

Mingle virtually with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours bring together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health community. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry.

Register via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3huSeNg

Want to introduce your startup or idea at our happy hours? We have several speaking opportunities at each of our events. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group, please let us know.

Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour is a grassroots event organized by the Oregon Bioscience Incubator

Advanced registration required through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3huSeNg and the online Zoom link will be emailed to you.

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Friday
Oct 8
Leveraging LinkedIn to Capitalize on the Bull Job Market with Jeffrey Morris
The Tech Academy

LinkedIn is one of the most popular platform for job-seekers in the market!

Jeffrey Morris will be joining us to give some tips on how to leverage LinkedIn to capitalize the job market! Jeffrey is a Technical Recruiting Manager at Triad Technology Group.

Bring all your questions and take tips on how to take advantage of LinkedIn to land your dream job!

Join us on October 8th at 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, and 4pm ET for this great opportunity to learn and network!

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/3hzRjuM RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/39bJA1C

Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

We hope to see you there!

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Monday
Oct 11
PNSQC 2021: The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
through TBD

The 39th Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference will be held October 11-13, 2021. The conference theme is Quality Coming Together — how all the separate people, teams, processes, libraries and ideas come together to build a quality system (or not). PNSQC 2021 will be online this year, so you can easily join keynotes, technical presentations, panels, and workshops. Stream the conference to watch from the comfort of your home office, or next to your cat or dog on the couch. Early bird pricing extended until September 20th!

Register online https://mms.pnsqc.org/members/evr/regmenu.php?orgcode=PNSQ

Tracks Include - People, Management and Leadership - Technologies and Tools (including Machine Learning and AI) - Performance and Security - Automation - Processes, Practices, and Methods - Quality Engineering

The full schedule is here:

https://www.pnsqc.org/pnsqc-2021-conference-glance/

Our industry learns from working with education, healthcare, manufacturing, government sectors, and more. What can those other industries learn from us? Come and find out at PNSQC 2021.

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Tuesday
Oct 12
PDXWIT Presents: October Happy Hour Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month
Remote

PDXWIT Happy Hour is back, and this time we are celebrating Latinx in Tech and Latinx Heritage Month!

Join us and host Pixelspoke to learn more about Adelante Mujeres, an org that is working to build a more just society by empowering Latinas to lead. Emcees Amanda Lopez and Natalie Ruiz will keep us on schedule.

We have two Lightning speakers who will speak of how they leverage technology in their work. Sylvia Salazar will share with us how Tono Latino is changing the way Latinx folks are portrayed in politics and the media. Naily Nevarez, a multidisciplinary designer and social justice advocate, will share more about how they leverage technology in their work.

During our Recruiter Roll Call, local recruiters and hiring managers will share open positions at their companies. And as always, we will have recruiters available to connect about jobs via our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge in Slack.

For those of you looking to network, we’ll have optional on-camera opportunities as well as in the chat. You will have the option to provide your address at registration so we can send you some goodies ahead of the event.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Please get in touch with any additional accessibility needs you may have.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event opens 5:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Guest speakers + Women in Tech History 5:30 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Face-to-Face Networking/On-camera networking & Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

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Wednesday
Oct 20
PDXWIT: How to Prepare for a Technical Interview
Virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. A group of volunteers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) created this training to demystify the interview process. This is tailored to job seekers seeking employment in tech. In this virtual seminar, we will review good and bad interviewing practices we’ve witnessed through our careers and present helpful tips to prepare for technical interviews. We will also give you the resources you need to practice for your next interview.

During this session, we will: - Prepare you for the interview. - Set expectations for the day of the interview. - Walk through a mock interview. - Provide approaches to navigating a coding test. - Share great information resources!

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

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Portland Junior Developer Meetup
Online via Zoom

For entry level developers, people interested in starting a new career in tech, and anyone wanting to encourage and help newer developers. Join us to hear relevant speakers, have a slice of pizza, and make new connections! We look forward to meeting you. If you’d like to be a part of our slack channel, you can be a part of the conversation here: http://bit.ly/JrDevSlackInvite

We meet the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 till 7:00 or 7:30, alternating between an informal gathering time and a speaker event. All skill levels always welcome!

All are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct: http://bit.ly/JrDevCodeOfConduct

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Friday
Oct 22
Best practices for collaborating with UX designers: Tech Talk with Daniel Sauble
The Tech Academy

As a developer, it is important to know how to collaborate with the UX designers, and vice versa!

Daniel Sauble, Lead Product Designer at DataStax, will be joining us to discuss the best practices for collaborating with UX designers.

Topics that are going to be covered:

What does a UX designer do? How do they interact with the software development lifecycle? What does effective collaboration between developers and designers look like?

RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/techtalk22 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/techtalk22e

Join us Friday, October 22nd at 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mountain Time (3p CT, 4p ET)

Don't miss out on another great opportunity to learn and network!

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

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Wednesday
Nov 3
CascadiaJS
through OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

The CascadiaJS conference is taking place on Nov 3 & 4. There are two ways to attend:

  1. Online
  2. At the in-person hybrid event here in PDX!

Some details about the in-person event: - Must be vaccinated at least two weeks prior to conference. - Watch Party at the OMSI. - Catering (coffee, snacks and lunch) - Opening and Closing after parties (7pm+ PT)

The closing party with be at Voicebox SE. We have the entire place to ourselves, so come and relax in a safe space and have fun!

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Wednesday
Nov 17
Portland Junior Developer Meetup
Online via Zoom

For entry level developers, people interested in starting a new career in tech, and anyone wanting to encourage and help newer developers. Join us to hear relevant speakers, have a slice of pizza, and make new connections! We look forward to meeting you. If you’d like to be a part of our slack channel, you can be a part of the conversation here: http://bit.ly/JrDevSlackInvite

We meet the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 till 7:00 or 7:30, alternating between an informal gathering time and a speaker event. All skill levels always welcome!

All are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct: http://bit.ly/JrDevCodeOfConduct

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

Wherever remains that still serves beer in 2038, we will party like it's 1970.

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