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Monday
Apr 19
Privacy Advisory Commissions
Online

Did you know that, on June 2, 2015, the Oakland City Council established the first municipal Privacy Commission in the United States?

What is a privacy advisory commission? What types of privacy issues does it address? Who does it advise? How does it work? Should Portland have one?

These are some of the questions we'll explore this month as the City of Portland looks to rethink surveillance.

Brian Hofer, Executive Director of Secure Justice and Chair of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, will join us to talk about his work on Oakland's commission and how that agency came into being. He'll also talk about how such an advisory body might work here in Portland.

This is a great opportunity to learn about potential privacy-related happenings in Portland and how you can get involved. Bring your questions and join the discussion. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bio:

Brian Hofer is Executive Director of Secure Justice and Chair of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission. He was instrumental in the formation of an ad-hoc citizen committee to start drafting privacy policies for the City of Oakland and successfully fought for a permanent committee tasked with oversight of surveillance equipment. That committee is now the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission.

Brian also successfully introduced ordinances throughout the greater Bay Area at both the county and city level to implement significant surveillance equipment reforms, advised on and advocated for state legislation impacting the right to privacy and surveillance oversight, and coordinated with and advised groups around the country on how to implement reforms through legislation and policy writing. He is presently consulting with various cities across the country regarding citizen oversight and participation pertaining to surveillance equipment and data sharing, Smart City regulations, and various “sanctuary” supporting legislative projects.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

{short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Monday Night Python @ PDX Code Guild
PDX Code Guild

Monday Night Python Mentoring. Hang Out. Solve Problems. Connect. All levels of experience (and all languages, despite the event name) are welcome.

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Tuesday
Apr 20
PDXWIT Presents: April Virtual Happy Hour
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_96UtwlxjRzaRj1ZJDG-RZg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Nike and centered around Mentorship. Coaches aren’t just for athletes! A career coach or mentor could help you find clarity on your career trajectory. PDXWIT’s long term and On The Spot Mentor programs will be highlighted, featuring personal stories from our community.

We will have lightning speakers share their experiences of being mentors and being mentored.

We will have our Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge. And for those of you looking to connect on camera, come together face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) after the presentations for a little dose of community.

We will also have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: 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.

Wednesday
Apr 21
TiE Oregon 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.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

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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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Thursday
Apr 22
Remote Tech Talk at the Guild -- Building a SPA with the Vue CLI and Flask
PDX Code Guild

In this Tech Talk, we will build a modern, decoupled, full-stack application with Vue and Flask. Starting with the front-end, we'll cover the basics of the Vue CLI using Vuetify and the Vue router to build a single page application. Then, on the back-end, we'll implement an API with Flask to store and retrieve data in a database.

Presented by PDX Code Guild Instructor Matthew Cooper

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Friday
Apr 23
A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist and How to Get There - Tech Talk with Kent Gray
The Tech Academy

Tech Academy graduate Kent Gray joins us to share his journey from boot camp student to data scientist in this week's Tech Talk.

Kent works as a service Data Scientist at Kubota Tractor Corporation, and has several years experience as an analyst since graduating from The Tech Academy in 2016. Come learn what a day in the life of a data scientist is like and get advice on how to break into the industry!

Meet with us virtually on April 23rd at 1pm Pacific time for some networking and fun!

Register on MeetUp to attend: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277240087/

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Wednesday
Apr 28
TiE Oregon Functional Workshop - Company Valuation
Zoom

please join us each month for timely discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. This month Naomi Derner CFA, Managing Director of Vantage Point Advisors will talk to us about company valuation.

Entrepreneurs seeking their first round of funding may be asked about their company’s valuation by potential investors. Most new founders have no experience or training in valuation, and may pick a number without any support or rationale, or accept a valuation suggested by an investor without understanding what it means.

In this workshop, we will help you prepare for these conversations.

-- Demystify the language and math used by investors around valuation. -- Techniques for estimating the value of your company….even if you are pre-revenue. -- Why your valuation matters, and why sometimes it doesn’t.

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Wine Down Wednesday: What's Blooming?!
Digital Webinar

Come as you are and unwind with StartOut entrepreneurs.

We'll have a new topic each month designed to facilitate a meaningful conversation and help establish connections that will help you on your entrepreneurial journey.

No matter how you arrive, you'll leave smiling and looking forward to the next one.

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What's Blooming?!

Moderator: Kelly McDonald, Founder & CEO of Kyndoo

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Thursday
Apr 29
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_70yv_jwyRNGMrUQShBSvOg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition, so some engineers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) got together to create this training tailored to technical job seekers. In tech, it is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare as each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this virtual seminar we will review some interviewing practices we’ve witnessed through our careers for technical interviews and present helpful tips to prepare. We plan to cover many beneficial topics: Morning preparation, attire, and mindset Non-technical preparation How to study for the coding interview How to execute the coding test Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event begins 12:08 p.m.- Intros and announcements 12:10 p.m. - Session begins 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.

Friday
Apr 30
Virtual Tech Talk: Get Noticed on LinkedIn with Max Crismon
The Tech Academy

This week we are joined by Max Crismon for our Friday Tech Talk!

Max wears a lot of hats. He's a veteran, mentor, motivational speaker, and a recruiter who knows how to get people into technology careers. This week he also wears the hat of Tech Talk speaker to share with us everything he has learned in his years helping people get into Tech!

We are going to be focusing on LinkedIn profiles, but feel free to bring any job placement questions or concerns.

Join us on Friday, April 30th at 1pm Pacific time, and let's Talk Tech!

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Thursday
May 6
PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech: DIY SOS
Virtual Zoom Webinar

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cqY_43QyRWSNgvlUB82c2A is required to gain entry to this virtual event This event is geared to provide space for folks in the community to share what they are doing to cope in the time of Covid. We have four topics, and attendees will rotate into separate breakout rooms, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to discuss all four. The facilitator will document the things people are doing in each of the areas, and we'll provide a resource guide after the session for everyone who attends. The topics are:

How to volunteer (in the current times) Emotional support: how to handle grief + coping strategies in general Job discussion: remote work, tips, handling difficulty at work Self-care: how do you re-invigorate yourself?

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event begins networking 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction (5 minutes) 5:15 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:00 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 purpose are welcome.

Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Virtual Happy Hour - 5/6/21

Register in advance through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3wBPnrH

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.

Advanced registration is required through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3wBPnrH

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.

Please be aware that the OBI may be taking photographs during this event. We may use these photos in marketing materials and your image may be included.

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

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

Friday
May 7
Tech Talk with Derek Meyer: Starting From Scratch - Surviving Your First Tech Job
The Tech Academy

So you landed your first tech job, now what?

Our Tech Talks often center around advice for getting into the industry, but this week we are shifting our focus to learn more about advocating for yourself once you're there. This week we are joined by Derek Meyer, who will be sharing his advice for surviving your first tech job.

Topics covered will include:

  • Getting past the provisional period
  • Becoming a key player
  • How to get a raise

Before getting into the tech industry, Derek's resume was almost exclusively sales experience. In 2018 he applied for a Junior SQL Developer position at a large energy company. To his surprise, he landed an interview without formal training or experience. With 3 weeks to prepare for his interview, he completed The Tech Academy's program through the Database course and got the job! Now he joins us to share his experience and advice for surviving and thriving in your new career.

Join us virtually on May 7th at 1pm Pacific for networking, conversation and fun!

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Tuesday
May 11
Peer Pressure: A Peer Coaching Event
Virtual Zoom Webinar

Looking to meet new professional contacts but want to skip the small talk? Interested in getting help in facing work challenges head on? Ready to learn the best way to have positive and supportive professional relationships to become a better leader?

Welcome to the power of peer coaching.

Peer coaching is awesome! It's a mutually supportive, powerful form of learning and development where peers work together to reflect, share ideas, teach one another, or solve problems in the workplace through deep inquiry, accountability, direct feedback, and encouragement.

Peer coaching also helps build emotional intelligence, which is indispensable when stepping into leadership positions. The best leaders take the time to learn and practice skills like active listening, empathy, open communication and effective feedback, which can all be learned through practicing successful peer coaching relationships.

Join StartOut for a 1-hour peer coaching event where attendees will:

Learn basic peer coaching strategies like active listening, asking open questions and giving/getting effective feedback Get matched with 3 new people and meet 1:1 together for 15 minute breakout sessions Get to know each other by sharing your story with conversation prompts, practice your new peer coaching strategies, and create meaningful connections Have the opportunity to stay in touch and continue supporting your new contacts throughout the year

About the host:

Hi! I'm Tracy (they/she), a StartOut programming board member. I design strategic programs for client companies who focus on community. In the past I've built experiences for Airbnb, Girl Scouts, Ketel One, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the Brooklyn Museum and more.

I'm also an independent creator, building events and programs like Lady Boss (curated talks and speed mentoring for womxn and non-binary people), Radical Sabbatical (a creative retreat to take a break and make some progress) and Queer Future (a community for LGBTQIA+ folx to talk about work).

I've also participated in many group coaching, peer-led or cohort-based learning experiences over the years, so I know a lot about collaboration, active listening, asking honest questions, and giving/receiving feedback.

StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs with 17,000 members nationwide. Its mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs start new companies; supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses; and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors, on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide.

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Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Whole-to-Part versus Part-to-Whole: How Sighted and Blind Web Navigation Differs
Online

When loading a web page, a sighted page visitor can take in almost all information at a glance and home in on what they want to explore — a whole-to-part approach. A blind screen reader user, on the other hand, must reverse the process and gather bits of information through page exploration to create the full picture — a part-to-whole approach. If sighted design stakeholders are not mindful of the differences in these strategies, they may disregard helpful bits of information that allow the most efficient exploration and understanding for blind visitors. Using parallels from pedestrian navigation such as the importance of “landmarks” and “boundaries,” our presenter Dr. Michele A. Williams will help create common ground between sighted and blind communities to ensure blind screen reader users are best accommodated in Web and other digital design.

Event begins at 6:00pm; join early starting at 5:45pm for networking.

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:

Dr. Michele A. Williams has 15 years of academic and industrial experience in UX, accessibility, and technology. She is passionate about ensuring people with disabilities are not excluded from technology. Her well-rounded experience includes training, design consultation, field research with people with disabilities, and code remediation for building WCAG-compliant technology.

Dr. Williams holds a B.S. in Computer Science, Masters of Software Engineering with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction, and PhD in Human-Centered Computing with a focus on accessibility. Along with industry project contributions, her research and designs have resulted in several cited publications, international presentations, and a patent application (see LinkedIn for more details).

Coupling her passion with her expertise, she now offers consulting services including accessibility training for UX professionals and key stakeholders, and project advising including research facilitation and design consultation. Contact her for a consultation experience tailored to your needs. More about Dr. Williams' work on her website or follow her on Twitter.

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Wednesday
May 12
Native Americans in Tech Mixer
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rTbp863OSTSxU0jyjIhRlA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join our Inaugural Native Americans in Tech mixer. We’re creating a decolonized space for Native Americans who work in tech or want to.

This community is exclusively for indigenous people of North America. This group is for folks that have a grounding in their Native American identity. We want to center the experiences of indigenous people that are rooted in their ways, recognizing the varied experiences of indigeneity for those who have had barriers in reclaiming their culture.

This event will feature an overview of the initiative, talks by Native Americans working in tech, and a chance for “face-to-face” networking over Zoom facilitated by Erin Grace (Chetco, Tututni) and Court Morse (Chippewa, Ojibwe, Anishinaabeg).

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 5:30 p.m. - Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

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

Friday
May 14
Breaking into Blockchain: Tech Talk with Robbie Kruszynski
The Tech Academy

Robbie Kruszynski joins us this week to discuss all things blockchain!

Interested in a career in blockchain? Robbie will be sharing the experience he gained on his journey from bootcamp to blockchain.

Have questions about blockchain? Want to learn how non-fungible tokens work--or what they even are? Robbie will be answering any blockchain questions you might have!

Robbie is the Associate Manager of Developer Relations at Consensys and the President of the BUIDL network. He also is a Lead Instructor for Consensys Academy.

By focusing on education, technical writing and community growth, Robbie’s goal is to create a runway for those looking to enter and contribute to the Web3 space.

Bring a friend, bring some questions and let's talk tech!

Can't join us live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel

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Tuesday
May 18
The Full-Circle Digital Marketing Approach to your Shopify Store
Virtual

You may exist online, but without a cohesive strategy, you could be leaving conversions at the door. Learn how a full-circle approach to digital marketing can not only improve conversions, but provide your customers with a more engaging experience to keep them coming back. We'll explore how organic/paid efforts, email, customer service and web design all working together is key to customer retention.

Jessica Grossman is the Founder & CEO of In Social and the Founder & Spokesperson of Uncover Ostomy. She has been named an Extraordinary Canadian, featured in VICE, Insider, HuffPo, Yahoo! and more.

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Wednesday
May 19
Application Security -- The Framework, Processes and Tools to Secure Your Apps
Virtual

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/277480846/

Excerpt:

Traditionally, breaches that make the news are about stealing data and that data being resold for financial gains. Think Target, Ashley Madison, Marriott and so many more. Recently a spotlight was put on supply chain security via the SolarWinds breach and how that affected many companies. The adversaries were able to inject malicious code into applications that have a lot or rights and are widely deployed in many organizations, small and large alike.

We will discuss the framework, your SDLC (SDL, SSDLC, etc.) – Secure Development Lifecycle – to lay out how you are going to develop and secure your applications. Customers care about this. Once you have your SDLC, you need to define your processes, select your tools, integrate them into your SDLC and finally automate those tools. This is not a short process and often multiple iterations are necessary to get to a good place. The goal of this presentation is to make you aware of a variety of tools that are out there, the various steps along the way of your SDLC you need to take and how to complete each of these steps.

BIO:

Derek Hill has over 25 years of experience in Information Security and Information Technology. He is currently the Director of AppSec engineering at ForgeRock, an Identity and Access management company, based in Vancouver, WA. He is responsible for implementing and improving the company’s product security on a continual basis. He works closely with software engineers and security engineers in multiple countries to ensure the ForgeRock products are developed securely and tested in all phases of the development lifecycle. In addition to his full time job, Derek is also a SANS community instructor teaching Security Leadership and CISSP prep courses.

Prior to his current position, Derek held Information Security, IT management and technical roles at both large and small companies. In each role, he consistently focused on managing high-performing teams, delivering efficient solutions and providing excellent services to a variety of stakeholders, maximizing uptime and security. Derek also has significant experience in cloud technologies, responsible for moving, securing and maintaining them in various cloud environments through their lifecycle.

TiE Oregon 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.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

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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
May 21
How To Stand Out: A Guide On Future Success with Scott Katzelnick
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Scott Katzelnick

Scott is a Full-Stack Software Developer at Braille Skateboarding.

Braille Skateboarding is a Skateboarding media company with over 5 Million followers across its social platforms. They are the largest skateboarding YouTube channel in the world and their tutorials have taught millions how to skateboard.

Scott is a graduate of The Tech Academy Software Developer Bootcamp. He's joining us to share the actions he took to stand out amongst the crowd. Hear about his journey from no experience, through coding bootcamp and job search, and what things are like now as a Full-Stack Software Developer at a great company. And specifically, find out what Scott did to stand out and create future success!

Register here to join us live, or watch the replay on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

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Wednesday
May 26
TiE Oregon's Pitch Club / Mock Investor Meeting
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.

Who facilitates Pitch Club?

Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Robin Jones 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 5-10 minutes of Q&A and general feedback session will take place.

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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Wednesday
Jun 16
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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Monday
Jun 28
PIE Demo Day 2021
Online

Save the date. More details soon.

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Wednesday
Jul 21
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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Wednesday
Aug 18
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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Wednesday
Sep 15
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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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 2020 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 will be announced in April. Join us for October 11-13, 2021, by registering online: https://www.pnsqc.org/register

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

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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Wednesday
Oct 20
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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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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