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Wednesday
Dec 1
How COVID has reshaped the workplace – Considerations for a hybrid or fully remote workforce
Internet/Online (registration required)

COVID has certainly impacted our lives in many, many ways. After positive experiences from working at home, a number of people are now looking to continue in a hybrid or remote work environment. As an employer, what are the legal implications that you need to consider in these new environments? How do you maintain your culture and sense of camaraderie? As an entrepreneur, what services/products can you offer companies to support their efforts as they struggle with these challenges?

Join us on Wednesday, December 1st to hear from three speakers who are dealing with these changes in the workplace, and learn what they are doing. You will hear from: • A labor and employment lawyer discussing the legal implications of a hybrid or remote workforce. • A Chief Experience Officer who will share culture/team building best practices and how they've changed when teams are remote and/or hybrid. • A CEO of a local, small tech company that has gone totally remote. She’ll talk about how they made that decision, and what they've done to maintain team cohesiveness.

From this Lunch & Learn, you will gain insights, tools and creative ideas on how to thrive in a hybrid or remote work environment.

Panelists

Tonie Bitseff Special Counsel, Buchalter Tonie Bitseff is a member of the Corporate Law and Labor & Employment Practice Groups in the Firm’s Seattle office. She provides advice on compensation and benefit matters, including assisting clients with design, diligence review, internal audits and many other issues involving employment law. Ms. Bitseff also serves as ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) counsel supporting contract negotiations and business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

Jen Regan Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer, Morpheus XR As Chief Experience Officer, Jen Regan guides marketplace facilitation and experiences. She has over 15 years of thought leadership in change management, executive coaching, and employee engagement within the live entertainment industry working with over 120 live event venues, 20 sports teams, 10 Fortune 200 companies, 7 music festivals, and serves on the boards of 4 non-profits. Jen graduated from Willamette University and is now living in Santa Monica.

Robin Jones CEO, Monsoon Robin Jones is a startup jill-of-all-trade, having held leadership roles across a broad array of functions. She was formerly SVP Marketing & BD at Socrata, where she grew qualified pipeline coverage by 6X+. She founded and grew the OEM business unit at Esri and co-founded FonJax, which was sold to Keynote Systems. Robin has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS of from Stanford University. She serves on the BOD of TiE Oregon and TiE Oregon Foundation.

Moderator

Ernie Bootsma Shareholder, Buchalter As a shareholder at Buchalter, Ernie Bootsma has been actively representing start-up and emerging growth businesses, family businesses, and mature companies, since 1990. His legal practice encompasses company formation, finance, governance, M&A, as well as intellectual

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PDXWIT celebrates Kiva Hackathon Winners + Participants
Online

PDXWIT joined Kiva to put on a virtual 6-week hackathon for social good. Over 200 participants came together to create solutions that provide financial access across the globe.

Let’s celebrate the hard work of all our participants and watch the winning hackathon videos!

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

All are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event opens 12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 p.m. - Winning videos 12:45 p.m. - Event ends Purpose:

We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging.

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

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Meet the Candidate - Betsy Johnson for Oregon Governor
Zoom

Please join us as we welcome Betsy Johnson, Independent Candidate for Oregon Governor.

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Thursday
Dec 2
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Pipewire Audio Server
Online

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Ben Koenig
What: Pipewire Audio Server
Where: https://meet.jit.si/pdxlinux
When: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Who: Ben Koenig What: Pipewire Audio Server Where: https://meet.jit.si/pdxlinux When: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 7pm Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Sound is a major part of the Linux desktop and now there's a new project to make your audio experience even better! Or maybe not. This talk will explore the features and changes involved in switching a system from Pulseaudio to Pipwire for audio device management.

The new Pipewire daemon promises to improve the state of audio playback on Linux but with this change comes questions regarding the impact to different users and use cases. In this talk I'll go over the impact Pipewire can have for various different users and provide a basic configuration for those brave enough to give it a try. I will also outline some of the history surrounding the audio stack in Linux with a focus on how Pipewire plans to implement new features while maintaining compatibility with older applications.

About Ben I am a QA Test Technician with a background in tech support for Mac/Windows/Linux desktop users. When not talking to customers I can be found customizing Linux distros and building systems that solve problems before they occur.

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Friday
Dec 3
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle DevOps Code of Conduct https://seattledevops.net/codeofconduct/ and encourage all attendees to read and abide by it.

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-uftlq5pw-7efC~4RoH4Dup4axvuHYnA

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:15 Mingle 8:15 - 8:20 Get into groups, generate topics 8:20 - 8:25 Introductions and vote on topics 8:25 - 9:10 Discussions 9:10 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Quality Assurance in Software Development: Tech Talk with Alexandrea Beh
The Tech Academy

For this weeks Tech Talk, Alexandrea Beh is joining us to discuss quality assurance in software development!

Alexandrea Beh is a senior software engineer at Mentor Collective, an ed-tech startup that provides a research-driven mentorship platform for college students. She previously worked at SurveyMonkey (now Momentive.ai) and NAVEX Global.

Alexandrea will talk about the importance of QA, her experiences collaborating with QA at larger companies, and how QA culture and processes differ in her current startup role.

Join us Friday, December 3rd at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/ttam123 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/tte123

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

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

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Tuesday
Dec 7
DeveloperWeek Global: Enterprise 2021
through Online Event

Join 3,000+ enterprise professionals from around the world converging online to discover, learn, network, and build the enterprise software ecosystem.

Our community of developer, engineering, and IT & technical professionals is adapting to new virtual methods for getting work done. Join us online Dec 7 -8 for 6+ tracks of content:

-Dev Leadership & Management -Enterprise Tech Trends -DevSecOps & Enterprise Security -AI & Big Data -Microservices Architecture -Containers & Kubernetes ...with 50+ live sessions on building global dev & enterprise teams, becoming a technical leader, and implementing the latest enterprise technology & tools.

DeveloperWeek Global is produced and owned by DevNetwork, the world's developer event community organization -- and producer of leading conferences for the developer, engineering & IT industries.

Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developerweek-global-enterprise-2021-registration-175615910917

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DeveloperWeek Global: Enterprise 2021
through Virtual Event

Join 3,000+ enterprise professionals from around the world converging online to discover, learn, network, and build the enterprise software ecosystem.

Our community of developer, engineering, and IT & technical professionals is adapting to new virtual methods for getting work done. Join us online Dec 7 -8 for 6+ tracks of content:

-Dev Leadership & Management -Enterprise Tech Trends -DevSecOps & Enterprise Security -AI & Big Data -Microservices Architecture -Containers & Kubernetes ...with 50+ live sessions on building global dev & enterprise teams, becoming a technical leader, and implementing the latest enterprise technology & tools.

DeveloperWeek Global is produced and owned by DevNetwork, the world's developer event community organization -- and producer of leading conferences for the developer, engineering & IT industries.

Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developerweek-global-enterprise-2021-registration-175615910917

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Wednesday
Dec 8
PDXWIT Presents: Community Talent Show
Virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to attend this event.

Join PDXWIT and talented folks throughout our community for our second annual PDXWIT Talent Show, a night of fun where we’ll showcase some of our many talents. Let’s leave work behind and come together to sing, dance, tell jokes, read poetry, twirl a baton, and more! We’ve also got some extremely talented pets and kids, too.

Got a special talent? Sign up to perform!Submissions due by 11/16. Since this is a virtual event, performers will submit videos of their talents ahead of time, and they will be played live during the event. Check out the performances from last year.

This free event is part of our #PDXWITturns10 Celebration and fundraiser! Donating is definitely not required, but those of you who donate during the event, you will be entered to win amazing raffle prizes. Don’t miss out on seeing this other side of our community!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event begins 5:03 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:10 p.m. - Talent Show & Raffle Drawings 5:50 p.m. - Voting and Announcement of Winner 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

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Thursday
Dec 9
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Virtual Happy Hour - 12/9/21

JOIN US! Register in advance through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/329KXhb

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/329KXhb

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. Thank you to our sponsor, Leader Circles!

Advanced registration required through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/329KXhb and the online Zoom link will be emailed to you.

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Friday
Dec 10
The Ultimate Guide to Acing Your Interviews with Josh Matthews
The Tech Academy

Josh Matthews is joining us to give us tips on how to ace your next interview!

Josh is the president of Endeavor Staffing and TheSalesforceRecruiter.com, and has 20 years of experience in recruitment and staffing, including interviewing over 7,000 candidates.

Join us Friday, December 10th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/tt1210 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/tte1210

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

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

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Monday
Dec 13
Meet the Candidate - Tobias Read for Oregon Governor
Zoom

Please join us as we welcome Tobias Read, Candidate for Oregon Governor.

Tobias Read has always made investing in our future his priority. In the legislature, he was a leader in passing full-day kindergarten and establishing Oregon’s rainy day fund. As Treasurer, he made it possible for tens of thousands of Oregonians to save for retirement and college. And he helped grow our economy and cut Wall Street fees, saving Oregonians more than a half a billion dollars.

As Governor, Tobias will bring people together to build a better future. Oregon cannot continue to lurch from one crisis to the next. We need leaders who are focused on the next generation, not the next election.

Rethink Education by expanding the school year and creating universal pre-K. Build Job Skills by expanding apprenticeships and vocational training programs Protect Oregon’s Natural Resources by tackling climate change and creating clean energy jobs Grow the Economy by supporting small businesses and creating opportunity in rural Oregon

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Tuesday
Dec 14
Job Board LIVE featuring Recruiter Roll Call
Virtual

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

PDXWIT Job Board Live: The networking event that comes to you!

Are you job seeking? We are rounding out our 2021 events calendar with an event tailor-made to help you find the career of your dreams.

Companies with open roles on the PDXWIT job board will have recruiters and hiring managers share their open positions (local and remote) during our Recruiter Roll Call, and you’ll have a chance to chat with them in breakout rooms after the presentation. Bring your questions, your professional statements, and be ready to share your brilliant skills and qualifications.

And don’t forget to bring your up-to-date resume! We’ll have a team dedicated to reviewing resumes so you can make an even better impression and a lightning speaker to get you fired up.

In order to create a productive and thoughtful space, space will be limited to the first 50 attendees.

We will have live closed captioning for this event. Please reach out to [email protected] with any additional accessibility needs you have.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event Begins 12:03 p.m. - Intros, Announcements, Lightning Talk 12:10 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 12:20 p.m. - Breakout Rooms (Recruiter and Networking) 1:00 p.m. - Event Ends

Mission: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Wednesday
Dec 15
Pitch Club
Zoom

Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision..

Who facilitates Pitch Club?

Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

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 five-minute Q&A will take place, followed by a five-minute Investor Discussion & Decision).

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.

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Thursday
Dec 16
PDXWIT Presents: Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony
Virtual

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

Can you believe we made it through another pandemic year? Thanks for sticking with us and standing up for one other. This December marks TEN YEARS since the co-founders of PDXWIT decided they were going to build this incredible community! Let’s celebrate this milestone together.

Join PDXWIT and host Alchemy Code Lab as we celebrate a decade of changemaking.

During the event, we will reveal who this community identified as the Best Contributor (it’s not too late to get your nominations in*) and as always, we will have our usual live, friendly and supportive vote-off of our top three speakers of the year. Our audience will get to choose the big winner in real time!

There will be a special edition Recruiter Roll Call where you can learn about some open positions throughout Portland and beyond. Chat with these recruiters and hiring managers in our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge using Slack after the event.

We will have ASL interpretation and closed captioning throughout the event.

  • You will have the option to provide your address at registration so we can send you something cool ahead of the event in the mail.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Special Edition Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

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Friday
Dec 17
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle DevOps Code of Conduct https://seattledevops.net/codeofconduct/ and encourage all attendees to read and abide by it.

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-uftlq5pw-7efC~4RoH4Dup4axvuHYnA

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:15 Mingle 8:15 - 8:20 Get into groups, generate topics 8:20 - 8:25 Introductions and vote on topics 8:25 - 9:10 Discussions 9:10 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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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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