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PDXWIT Presents: November Happy Hour Networking Event

Simple 120 SE Clay St Portland Floor 2 Portland, OR 97214
120 SE Clay St
Portland, OR 97214, USA (map)



Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-november-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-75015626759] is required to gain entry to this event

PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Simple for a special edition happy hour on November 19th as part of the Give!Guide #givingtuesday drive! The theme of the evening is Supporting our Community. Let’s connect and talk about how we can really show up and support one another. New Relic is also going to be matching the first $3k to PDXWIT as part of #givingtuesday!

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short speaking segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase some individuals in our community.

We are excited that CymaSpace, a non-profit performance venue and technology incubator here in Portland, will be providing their stand-alone system dedicated to providing a more accessible and inclusive event to Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities utilizing Cymatic technology (translating sound waves into visual and tactile phenomena).

An employee from Simple will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities, and a representative from New Relic will also be on-hand to let everyone know about opportunities in their organization.

Guest speaker Hazel Valdez will share her story of the impact PDXWIT has had on her professional and personal life.

Megan Bigelow will talk about how critical it is for community members to do what they can to support organizations that matter to them.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking: An activity table where you can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director. Table topics to help break the ice.

A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

A #givingtuesday table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support PDXWIT at the event.

Agenda: 4:30 p.m. - Doors open/networking 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speakers 6:15 p.m. - Raffle drawings 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, all of the restrooms are gender neutral.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, and vegan and gluten-free options will be labeled.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We don't have onsite parking, but there is street parking in the neighborhood.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The only door is on Clay St. across from Rose's, and it will be unlocked.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are a few bike posts out front where you can lock your bike.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: The location is easily accessed by bus.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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