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Jan 27
PDXWIT Presents: Demystifying Financial Wellness

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

A new year is upon us and with that often comes a financial check in. Join PDXWIT, Simple X, and First Tech Federal Credit Union for industry tips exploring the basics of getting your finances in order.

During the first half of the presentation, we’ll share how to build a plan for getting out of debt and how to save in ways that fit your budget. . The second half of the presentation will focus on ways to secure your financial future that go beyond saving a little bit every month.

We recognize that not everyone has had the opportunity or means to save, and that the financial sector has historically been set up to benefit existing racial and class hierarchies. We will spend some time touching on these important themes, and the myths that back them, during the event.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 12:05 p.m. - Introductions 12:10 p.m. - Presentation begins 12:50 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is 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.

Jan 28
Lifecycle of a Videogame with Kyle Rhône
The Tech Academy

Kyle Rhône is joining us for another Talk on game development!

Kyle is the founder of Tinderbox Entertainment and has been the creative director for the past 14 years. Tinderbox Entertainment is a game development and publishing company that creates tabletop and digital products for today's current platforms.

In this talk, Kyle will cover how a game is developed from conception to launch and the different tools and skills needed along the way. Join us and bring all your questions related to game development. We will have a Q&A section at the end of the presentation.

Join us Friday, January 28th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

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Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel:

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

Feb 2
Portland Lunch 2.0: Virtually

There's no better time to reconnect with folks in the community with whom you've lost touch. And there's no better way to gather with a random smattering of your startup community peers than Portland Lunch 2.0. Even if it is virtually.

No agenda. No talks. Just (virtual) lunch with your community.

Sponsored by PIE (

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct (

Feb 4
Live Job Placement Q&A with Tyler Hoff from Open Teams
The Tech Academy

Are you having trouble with your job search?

Tyler Hoff will be joining us for a live job placement Q&A!

Tyler is a Recruiting Manager at Open Teams. Open Teams is a place where open source users can go to learn about all the software that is available, how to use it, and where to find help when they need it.

The Talk will start with Tyler going over the the interview process with their partner companies and also giving some advice on what recruiters look for on LinkedIn and GitHub for junior developers. For the rest, we will have the Q&A section. The Q&A will cover most of the time.

This event is all about viewer participation, so bring all of your job recruitment related questions!

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

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Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel:

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

Feb 5
Arts & Crafts Show'N'Tell

Looking for some inspiration to get creative? How about joining others for a Show'N'Tell to find some creative ideas?

Families and children are also welcome. I'll start by sharing some projects I've created on Instagram, Youtube, TikTok, and my kids are also excited to share their creations. Anyone else is welcome to share their artwork as well.

If you feel up to it, you're welcome to bring your art supplies, sewing kits, pottery equipment, cameras, sketchpads, or even digital to share with the group.

Let's get inspired and create together!

We'll be using the Jitsi app instead of Zoom. You can join on desktop or mobile by clicking this meeting link

If you would like to stay connected for future sessions, you can connect on our social media, Discord, or Mailing List.

Get Inspired! Knowledge Mavens

Feb 11
The Importance of Ongoing Education as a Developer with David Meyer
The Tech Academy

Tech Academy graduate, David Meyer, is joining us to discuss the importance of continuous learning as a developer!

Software development is a field that evolves quickly and constantly. The life of a developer is a life of non-stop education. David will explain how to adopt the type of mindset to help you with your ongoing learning.

David graduated from our Software Developer Boot Camp in October of 2021 and is currently working as a Web Developer at Plain Concepts.

Join us Friday, February 11th, at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

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Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel:

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

Mar 10
Westside Pitch Competition
Walters Cultural Art Center in Hillsboro, OR

WHAT: Westside Pitch is a startup competition for Washington County entrepreneurs seeking to showcase their early-stage businesses and pitch their venture concept to a panel of local investors. Plus, thanks to generous sponsors, we are thrilled to offer several cash prizes: • First place $5,000 • Second place $2,500 The team is also seeking offerings of in-kind services provided by local businesses, such as accountants and attorneys.

WHO’S ELIGIBLE: Early-stage business ventures that currently operate or plan to operate in Washington County, Oregon, as well as people living in Washington County, are eligible to compete. Selected businesses will have developed or be in the process of developing a unique, scalable product or service that solves a major industry problem. Apply here:

WHEN: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro

DON’T WANT TO COMPETE: Join us in celebrating these innovative entrepreneurs! General admissions tickets can be purchased here: Purchase here

KEY DATES: January 5, 2022 — Application process opens February 4, 2022 — Application deadline by 5pm PT February 21, 2022 — Finalist Announcement March 10, 2022 — Westside Pitch Competition

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: • Gold Sponsors: Washington County, City of Hillsboro, PGE • Silver Sponsors: City of Tigard, City of Sherwood, City of Beaverton, City of Tualatin • Supporting Sponsors: TiE Oregon, Buchalter, Vertigo Brewing (providing beer), D’Anu Wines (providing wine) • Appetizers provided by the Latina entrepreneurs who have graduated from the Adelante Mujeres Cocinemos Program

Jan 19, 2038

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