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Tuesday
Sep 22
PDXWIT Presents Product Management Panel: Deliberate stakeholder communication
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QSYbNRCsTzW5B4xiDrAKcQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for a panel discussion on Product Management. Our focus will be deliberate stakeholder communication and why it is more important now than ever before. Meaningfully communicating throughout an organization is at the core of what product managers do and is 100% crucial to the success of a team.

However, having effective conversations to drive progress of a product can be challenging. What are ways you can establish two-way communication with internal and external stakeholders? How do you identify when your communications are failing so you can course-correct? How can you virtually recreate random hallway conversations when you are no longer working from the same physical space? How do you communicate in a matrixed organization when you work with people who are not stakeholders? We’ll cover these topics and more to find compelling communication strategies for you to use at companies of any size. Product managers, those thinking about starting a career in product management, or folks who interface with product managers will all benefit from this discussion.

The panel discussion will feature:

Moderator: Arezou Seifpour, Product Lead at Auxon Panelist: Ariel Aguilar, Senior Product Manager at Nike Panelist: Sadie Dickman, Product Director at Kaplan North America Panelist: Katrina Sperry, Product Manager at Gabbi

Agenda:

12:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and host welcome 12:05 p.m. - Panelist introductions 12:10 p.m. - Panel discussion 12:45 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Wednesday
Sep 23
TiE Oregon Women - Pitch Club
Zoom Meeting

Pitch Club is a collaborative workshop for any entrepreneur with the desire to create a perfect pitch. This event welcomes people who are practicing any kind of pitch (concept pitch, sales pitch, investor pitch etc.). Participants will receive feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members and Investors.

TiE Women Pitch Club is moderated by ROBIN JONES and HEATHER SAMARIN, successful entrepreneurs, investors, and TiE Charter Members.

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 10 minute Q&A will take place with questions to the imaginary investors about the product and pitch.

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
Sep 24
Founders Live PDX
Online

Our online event on 8/05 was a huge success. Join us again on Thursday, 9/24 for the ultimate entrepreneurial experience and virtual pitch competition. Hosted by Nate Miller and Josh Barinstein.

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-pdx-virtual-experience-tickets-118793256829

(You will receive the YouTube stream URL once you have registered for the event.)

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab a drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

Our online event on 8/05 was a huge success. Join us again on Thursday, 9/24 for the ultimate entrepreneurial experience and virtual pitch competition. Hosted by Nate Miller and Josh Barinstein.

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-pdx-virtual-experience-tickets-118793256829

(You will receive the YouTube stream URL once you have registered for the event.)

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab a drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

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Friday
Sep 25
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 Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-epb8i8qr-rrpCbR7g33rSLWg51VKzjA

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

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Tuesday
Sep 29
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bzPRPqopRIGyPFjOc7xTfQ is required to gain entry to this event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare for it. 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 led by engineers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

  • Morning preparation, attire, mindset
  • Preparation for the non-technical parts
  • 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: 11:30 a.m. - Doors open 11:35 a.m. - Introductions and announcements 11:40 a.m. - Session begins 1:00 p.m. - Session ends

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.

Wednesday
Sep 30
PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC in Tech: Bridging the Generational Gap
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W7chLTkqT2CCM8HIVF95Wg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT for an event dedicated to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area. This is an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet. Facilitator Hazel Valdez of PDXWIT, along with panel speakers from tech organizations throughout Portland, will discuss how they fit into the current workforce as a BIPOC in tech while navigating generational colleagues who are Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millennials or Gen-Zers.

Who should attend? The PDXWIT BIPOC group is a space dedicated to women and non-binary community who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). Although this event is open and an inclusive space for allies and supportive community, we ask that you please acknowledge before registering for this event that this is a specific space for those for whom the group is dedicated to, first and foremost.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open/Networking 5:05 p.m. - Announcements and Welcome 5:15 p.m. - Panel Speakers & Discussion 6:00 p.m. - Raffle and Breakouts 6:05 p.m. - Breakout sessions: BIPOC and Ally Workshop 6:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Wednesday
Oct 7
PDXWIT Presents: LGBTQ+ Coming Out Stories
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hZXwDBnPRfWs03JkCARVlA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of National Coming Out Day! Join PDXWIT and host Slalom for a night of coming out stories.

After 32 years, National Coming Out Day still continues to raise awareness for folks in the LGBTQ+ community and spread the idea that homophobia thrives in silence. On this day, many of those who identify as LGBTQ+ come out to friends and family about their sexuality. There is power in coming out and living your truth.

On October 11th, 1987 over 500,000 people marched on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights and we continue to celebrate and fight for rights in the community today. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10. Coming out STILL MATTERS! It takes bravery, and every person that speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.

A representative from Slalom will talk about their organization and will let us know if they are hiring. Speakers from Portland and beyond will share their coming out story and how being a part of the LGBTQ+ community has changed their lives.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open 5:05 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 5:15 p.m. - Storytelling begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

Thursday
Oct 8
PDXWIT Presents: Working and Parenting in the Face of a Pandemic
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g74IpKa6RaKO26XbvWLW5Q is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Working parents are facing many unique challenges this year due to the pandemic. Whether it's making impossible decisions related to school, childcare, or having to sacrifice advancing professionally, there is so much going on. In this panel discussion, we will hear from parents with kids young and old as well as company leaders who can speak to what they are doing to lead with empathy and support their employees who are aiming to find balance during this time.

Whether you are a parent yourself, working alongside parents, or a company leader trying to show up for your employees and ensure your business continues to thrive, you don’t want to miss this event.

Moderator: Elizabeth Stock, Executive Director of PDXWIT and mom to Westley and Max

Panelists: Chloe Elliott, Product Manager at Jama Software and mom to Etienne and Leina

Natalie Ruiz, CEO of Answer Connect and mom to Vivian

Padmashree Koneti, Product Leader and mom to Ananya and Hari

Magali Thibault, Android SDET @ eBay and mom to Olivier

Agenda: 11:45 a.m. - Event begins 11:50 a.m. -Host welcome, Introductions and announcements 12:00 p.m. - Panel begins 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

Friday
Oct 9
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 Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-epb8i8qr-rrpCbR7g33rSLWg51VKzjA

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

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Wednesday
Oct 14
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! (Session 1)
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdO2hqjspEtMxvssdkQNUsg0_Ji2tYuD0 is required to gain entry to this virtual event

This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity! You get what you put in, so come prepared to share digital copies of your resume.

Resume review Mock Interviews Portfolio review Q&A with recruiters

Get Hired Up takes place over two days, October 14th and October 15th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 1 focuses on non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to participate. If you're interested, please select "Volunteer" in the registration process.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 11:00 a.m. - Webinar Open 11:05 a.m. - Introductions and Announcements 11:15 a.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Thursday
Oct 15
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! (Session 2)
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdOGsrDgrHdc_7y9foijE1AMzZyd2qV-B is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Get Hired Up takes place over two days, October 14th and October 15th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will have a specific focus. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs.You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 2 focuses on technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to participate. If you're interested, please select "Volunteer" in the registration process.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 11:00 a.m. - Webinar Open 11:05 a.m. - Introductions and Announcements 11:15 a.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Tuesday
Oct 20
PDXWIT Presents: October Virtual Happy Hour
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QXuqjWlCRu6LSiCgpEbdDQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by DAT on October 20th!

It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. If you’re looking for work or just looking to reconnect with the PDXWIT network, join us!

The theme for this event is “Let’s Get Technical,” and we will hear from lightning speakers Katrina Johnson about AI and Kathy Lee about breaking into Cloud Computing! We will also learn more about our host company DAT when it comes to what their company does and the various positions for which they are hiring.

And of course, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack before the event.

For those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event! We will also have ASL interpretation throughout the event.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose:

PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Friday
Oct 23
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 Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-epb8i8qr-rrpCbR7g33rSLWg51VKzjA

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

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OHSU Invent-a-thon
through OHSU Robertson Life Sciences Building | 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Want to make healthcare better?

On the weekend of October 23-25, 2020, OHSU is joining forces with MIT Hacking Medicine and partners from across the region to bring you the inaugural OHSU Invent-a-thon.

Join us for a weekend of inter-disciplinary collaboration, inspiration, and creativity as we tackle pressing challenges in surgical care, early disease diagnosis, rural and low resource setting healthcare, and management of chronic conditions.

If you are a healthcare professional, engineer, maker, researcher, entrepreneur, business expert, designer, developer, student, or patient who is interested in advancing healthcare then this is the weekend for you. You will have a chance to join a team of fellow innovation enthusiasts, brainstorm and build a prototype, and pitch a solution to compete for up to $40,000 in team prizes.

Come propel your ideas into action! Apply at: Inventathon.org.

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Thursday
Sep 17
@DAMAPDX Chapter Meeting September 2020: How VPNs Work- The Ins and Outs with Daniel Lenski, PhD, OpenConnect
Zoom Conference

RSVP at DAMAPDX.org for registration info for this online event.

Presented by Daniel Lenski, PhD

Virtual private network (VPN) software creates a connection between peers across a wide-area network (normally, the Internet!) and builds an encrypted tunnel that behaves like a direct connection to the same local, private network. VPNs have become a pervasive feature of modern workplaces, and even more indispensable in this era of COVID-19 and widespread remote work.

The most widely-deployed VPN client and server software in workplace environments — including Cisco AnyConnect, Juniper/Pulse Networks, PAN GlobalProtect, and others — is all proprietary and closed-source. These VPNs differ in idiosyncratic ways, ranging from authentication to security requirements imposed on the client computers. Combined with bugs, missing features, and often mystifyingly vague error reporting, they can be very difficult to use, especially for those who need to access multiple VPNs. Under the hood, however, they all work in extremely similar ways.

The speaker is one of the main developers of OpenConnect, an open-source VPN client which can connect to all of the aforementioned VPNs using a common interface (with several others in development). In this talk, he will explain in detail how modern client-server VPNs work, in terms of authentication, encrypted tunneling, Internet protocol routing, and client roaming. He will illustrate how the operation of a VPN can be reverse-engineered and reimplemented in OpenConnect, using an implementation of PAN GlobalProtect as an example. He’ll show some of the advantages of being able to connect to different VPNs in a consistent and automated way, which can be particularly indispensable for those who work as consultants or vendors to multiple companies using different VPNs. Finally, he’ll discuss some recent and ongoing developments in VPNs and other kinds of remote connectivity software

Speaker

Daniel Lenski received his PhD in semiconductor physics and has worked at Seagate, Intel, and Amazon Elemental, and he has been using Linux and open-source software since the ’90s. He started modifying and contributing to OpenConnect out of the necessity of interfacing with many different companies’ VPNs while at a semiconductor consulting startup (FPS, now part of Inficon) and has continued developing it as a side project.

Where

Virtual event, RSVP for Zoom registration details

When

Date – Thursday, Sept. 17th

Time – 8:30 – 10:30am

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Wednesday
Sep 16
TiE Oregon Pitch Club
Zoom Meeting

Pitch Club - Mock Investor Meeting is a meeting in which entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating (simulating) a typical, actual meeting of investors during which a few pre-screened companies seeking investment present their company, or “Pitch” the company, as a possible investment. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of 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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Online Resume Review
Online

Have you recently revamped your resume? Want to get feedback? RSVP for this meeting on Meetup.com. During this call we will collaboratively review your resume and provide you actionable feedback.

This meeting will be hosted via Microsoft Teams, details will be distributed to those who RSVP.

This meeting is open to the general public.

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Tuesday
Sep 15
PDXWIT Presents: September Virtual Happy Hour
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EIAZfkFFTgyXSDrhneO0GQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by AltSource on September 15th!

It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. This month we are partnering with our friends at AltSource to host a Happy Hour. If you’re looking for work or just looking to reconnect with the PDXWIT network, join us!

Karen Cherry, Senior Project Manager of AltSource, will tell us more about the company and let us know about open positions within their organization.

The theme for this event is Pathways to Tech, and we will hear from lightning speakers and industry leaders about their various journeys into the industry.

We will also have a Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack. For those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face to face networking at the end of the event!

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Friday
Sep 11
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 Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-epb8i8qr-rrpCbR7g33rSLWg51VKzjA

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

Website
Tuesday
Sep 8
TiE Women - Functional Working Session on Product/Market Fit
Zoom Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, September 8th at 2:00 PM for Functional Workshop Tuesday where TiE Oregon Charter Member and Co-Founder of Product Rebels, Heather Samarin will lead a discussion around Product Market Fit.

Come prepared with a case or a challenge you are dealing with regarding Product/Market Fit i.e. finding competitor information, customer interviews, etc. As a group, Heather will moderate a discussion and answer questions to help you work through the issue at hand.

Please note - this is a working sessions where participants work together to solve pressing issues that are blocking them from taking their company to the next level.

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Thursday
Sep 3
BikeLoudPDX Data/Mapping/Reporting Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle advocates and open data / open government / open code folks to work on collaborative mapping and resolution of transportation safety issues. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks. We'll look at pdxreporter, 823-safe data, and other public data (orcycle, nearlykilled.me, etc.)

This month's topic is police traffic stops and related data.

https://bikeportland.org/2020/08/27/ppb-traffic-stop-data-shows-black-portlanders-are-overrepresented-320171

stops data https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/65520

2020 q1 /police/article/760977

2020 q2 /police/article/765015

traffic dashboard https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76503 ("Download Open Data" link)

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Remote Tech Talk at the Guild - Big-O Notation & Analysis of Algorithms
PDX Code Guild

In this presentation, we'll learn about the mathematical basis of big-o notation and how it's used to characterize the complexity of various algorithms. The presentation is tailored toward for those who already understand the basics of coding (lists, loops, etc) and are preparing for technical interviews. Presented by PDX Code Guild Instructor Matthew Cooper

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Wednesday
Sep 2
TiE Oregon Women - Pitch Competition
Zoom Webinar

TiE Women is dedicated to Embrace, Engage and Empower women entrepreneurs across the globe.

TiE Oregon is hosting its first TiE Women Pitch Competition on September 2nd. This will be a virtual event and the same as our regular Pitch Competitions, with one twist: all the participating companies must have a woman in their Founding team.

The winner will get the opportunity to attend the TiE Global Mega Pitch Competition in Dubai in December where they will compete for a $100k prize against women-led startups from all over the world. Three Runners-up will also be selected for an accelerator workshop.

Our Committee will review the applications and select six finalists (and two back-ups) to present on stage. We pair each of the finalists with a team of TiE Charter Members for coaching and mentoring in the run-up to the Pitch Competition. While using this resource isn’t mandatory, we have found that the most successful companies engage with and use the feedback from their “champions.”

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Thursday
Aug 27
PDXWIT Presents: Pronouns & Gender Identity: Rethinking the Model
Online

ZOOM Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_svlTq6QRR5KPG-QphhfL0g is required to gain entry to this event

Join PDXWIT and speaker Naps D’Apice, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Program Manager at Simple Finance, for a conversation surrounding pronoun usage, gender identity and expression, and useful tools. These tools will help you rethink an outdated model, and having healthy, identity-affirming interactions at work and beyond in support of equity, inclusion, and building a world where more people are seen.

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Webinar Open 5:35 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction and announcements 5:45 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:45 p.m. - Q&A and Networking 7:00 p.m. - Event Ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

Website
Tuesday
Aug 25
PDXWIT Presents Career Pivots: A Success Story and Lessons Learned
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom [https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cc7q1Z8TTeyGoKAtGdIuEw] is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Prior to World War II, systems — even complex systems — expected the human to fit or adapt to the machine or system. As systems became more complex, this approach started to fail, causing loss and injuries due to "Human Error." This led to the start of Human-Centered Systems Engineering and Design, by designing machines and complex systems to fit the human, not expecting people to adapt to the needs of systems. This is the story of how Deb Mrazek's career as a Human-Centered Systems Engineer evolved and pivoted, as did the discipline of Human-Centered Systems Engineering and Design. Deb co-founded Curiate.co to help people cultivate the quality, profile, and value of human-centered systems design in their organizations through workshops, embedded consulting, interim leadership, and tailored coaching. She believes that only by bridging the language and thinking of business and design can the true value of design truly be realized.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar opens 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, announcements 5:15 p.m. - Presentation begins 5:45 p.m. - Q&A 6:00 p.m. - Closing remarks/final takeaways/cta 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

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.

Tuesday
Aug 18
PDXWIT Presents: August Virtual Happy Hour
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KnPiWkWNQWevz5hKdVGheg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Zapproved on August 18th!

It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. This month we are partnering with our friends at Zapproved to host a Happy Hour!

Nancy Perez, Site Reliability Engineer with Zapproved, will tell us more about the company as well as let us know about open positions within their organization.

The theme for this event is Combatting Virtual Fatigue and we will hear from lightning speakers Crystal Sincoff and Maria Grzanka on the topic.

We will also have a Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring! Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack. We will also have face to face networking at the end of the event for anyone who is interested in participating.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:15 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:30 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking in breakout rooms 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

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Monday
Aug 17
Why Privacy Matters
Online event

Digital and physical surveillance are at all-time highs, and privacy is dissipating from our society. But why should we care about privacy if we have nothing to hide?

In this session, AJ Rice will discuss how a lack of privacy affects us as individuals and as a society. Using specific examples, Rice will cover the direct consequences of a world without privacy and also the more subtle ways an absence of privacy undermines the rights of those who have nothing to hide. This presentation will focus specifically on why privacy matters, and not on what we should do about it.

Bring your questions and join the discussion. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bio:

AJ Rice is a privacy advocate, and the founder & CEO of Privo Mobile. Privo Mobile is a Portland-based tech startup making (private) dumb phones designed for kids with a modern user experience and interface.

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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Wednesday
Aug 12
PDXWIT Presents: The Biology of Belonging
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dCVRD5ZfSJKXb4eBDYr6kQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT with virtual host, Umpqua Bank and speaker Rajkumari Neogy as we explore the Biology of Belonging!

We all have the need to belong. But what is belonging, really, and is it possible for different people to experience different levels of belonging? Can belonging be situationally based? And what are the simple ways to create a greater sense of belonging for each of us within our organizations?

Come learn the four levels of belonging found within organizations and leave with pro tips on how to create a greater sense of belonging among your co-workers and within your culture.

Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Webinar Open 11:35 a.m.- PDXWIT Introduction and announcements 11:45 a.m. - Presentation begins 12:30 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event Ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

Wednesday
Aug 5
Founders Live PDX
YouTube Stream

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab a drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

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Thursday
Jul 30
New Normals: BiT Online Leadership Roundtable Event & Careers Announcement
Online

New Normals: BiT Online Leadership Roundtable Event & Careers Announcement (ZOOM Info TBD)

We'll have tech leaders speak about how tech companies are showing up in this era for our communities. We are featuring Orlando Williams, Blaire Hervey, Peter Beasley (MC/speaker), and likely a third panelist.

We are targeting work from home, economic uncertainty, and Black Lives Matter. Our communities are often a source of shared creativity but there are growing professional & wealth gaps.

We will have a RAFFLE and BREAK OUT rooms. Event will be online through Zoom. Please enable your video when you can and feel free to text comments during the meeting.

Orlando founded Motus Recruiting and Staffing in 2006, and in a short time the company has grown to be one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most respected staffing firms under his hands-on, high-integrity leadership. He attributes his success across a wide scope of careers to his personal approach of “servant leadership.” He is also a game analyst for the NBA Portland Trailblazers. https://motusrecruiting.com/

Blaire is a badass Business + Career Coach, Culture Influencer, Motivational Speaker + Sales Enablement Leader at Amazon Web Services. Blaire also serves as The Corporate Strategist on the Visionary Squad for PDX Women of Color, on the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Family Services’ DEI committee, Junior League of Portland’s DEI Strategy committee & Racial Justice for BIPOCs special committee. She also consults for the Vancouver NAACP, crafting culturally specific messaging to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the Black community. https://www.thecorporatestrategist.com/

Executive Director of BIT Foundation Peter is a technologist, having led corporate technology infrastructure teams for over 30 years in oil & gas, healthcare, government, and in the financial services industries. Peter on behalf of BiT National was recently quoted in the Wallstreet Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/black-and-hispanic-job-seekers-still-face-wage-gap-in-tech-11592437077?mc_cid=8e1a95bf06&mc_eid=01907cb963

Tuesday
Jul 28
PDXWIT Presents: July Virtual Happy Hour
Online

Zoom registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z9GRyOwKQp-9gLmZ1uC6wg

Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Catalyte on July 28th!

It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. This month we are partnering with our friends at Catalyte to host a Happy Hour!

Michele Cunningham, Chief Marketing Officer of Catalyte will tell us more about the company and give a lightning talk about the evening’s theme of Leveraging Data for Social Good. The evening will be emceed by PDXWIT Board Member Padmashree Koneti and Executive Director Elizabeth Stock.

We will also have a Virtual Job Seekers Lounge, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring! Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack. We will also have face to face networking at the end of the event for attendees who are interested in participating!

Note there will also be a live ASL interpreter throughout the event.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:15 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:30 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking in Breakout Rooms 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

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Invest in Yourself: Alchemy Virtual Preview
Online

Are you thinking about learning to code, but not sure about where or when? Considering a career transition and want to know more about jobs in tech?

Join the Alchemy Code Lab team for a free virtual preview of our software development training program, plus get information on how to determine the right education investment for your career goals.

  • Learn more about being a Software Developer including starting salaries
  • Find out who hires newly trained software developers in Portland
  • How COVID is impacting the tech industry, including the remote work trend
  • Hear Alchemy grad stories and experience joining a team
  • How Alchemy’s training program is different from most code courses

Additionally, find out about our free, 30-hour Developer 101 course meeting the week of Aug 31st.

Don’t miss this behind the scenes look at tech training at Alchemy Code Lab!

Visit our site: https://www.alchemycodelab.com Visit our blog and learn more about our program and graduates: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog

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Wednesday
Jul 22
Women Who Code Portland - Book Club
Remote

📚 Book Club: Invisible Women

We are really excited to launch a new event series: the WWCode Portland monthly Book Club!!! The first book we plan to read is "Invisible Women - Data Bias in a World Designed for Men" by Caroline Criado Perez.

We are starting this Book Club as a way to: 1. read, learn, and discuss books together 2. contribute to our Portland community by purchasing these books locally

As such, we encourage you to can purchase a copy of the book from Powells (or another local bookstore): https://www.powells.com/book/invisible-women-data-bias-in-a-world-designed-for-men-9781419729072

If you are a student, unemployed, under-employed, or need assistance to purchase this book, we will buy it for you and mail it to your house. Fill out the form on Meetup by June 14.

⏰ Agenda

5:15 - Attendees may join waiting room 5:30 - Icebreakers & Introductions 5:45 - General Discussion about Invisible Women 6:00 - Breakout Rooms session #1 6:45 - Breakout Rooms session #2 7:30 - Closing Remarks

☎️ We will send out the link to a Zoom invite prior to the event.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

🔷 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering 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 inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct

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PDXWIT + Home Depot QuoteCenter Present: Year of the Pivot
Online

Zoom Registration Required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FUm1P5oKT0yxmFu562mmog

2020 seems to be the year of the pivot. Companies are having to redefine the way they do business, many families are having to sort out how to merge their professional and personal worlds, and due to an unprecedented number of layoffs across industries, folks have a unique opportunity to consider moving in a new professional direction.

Join PDXWIT and Home Depot QuoteCenter as we bring together speakers who can talk about the process of pivoting into a new career or a new type of role within tech. We will also hear about current job opportunities from our host for the evening, Quote Center!

Agenda: 5:00 pm - Event starts / Networking / Audience polling 5:10pm - PDXWIT Introduction & Host Welcome (10 minutes) 5:15pm - Lightning talks 5:45pm - Networking 6:15pm - Event ends

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.

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Monday
Jul 20
Portland Facial Recognition Ordinance Drafts
Online event

Last month, we had a great panel discussion about the use of facial recognition technologies, where we looked at the accuracy of the technology as well as how it affects various groups of people and their civil rights. Due to a number of issues surrounding the technology, several cities have banned government agencies from using facial recognition, and there's currently a similar effort at the federal level.

In August, the City of Portland will consider two bills that ban the use of facial recognition technologies within the City. One bill addresses use by public agencies, and the other addresses private use.

Hector Dominguez, the Open Data Coordinator at Smart City PDX, within Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, is one of the chief authors of the proposed bills and will join us this month to discuss what each piece of legislation covers and how the bans, if approved, will work. He'll also talk about the internal efforts to develop a privacy toolkit that includes privacy impact and risk assessments, guidelines, and a Privacy Champions Network.

Links to drafts of the legislation and the City Code amendment are available on the meeting registration page at: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/events/271802710/

Bring your questions and join the discussion. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bio:

Hector Dominguez is the Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland. In 2009, Portland became the first city in the United States to adopt an Open Data Resolution to encourage the expansion of the technological community by promoting open data and partnerships between City government and the public, private and nonprofit sectors, academia, and labor.

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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Thursday
Jul 16
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! Technical Session
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdequrjMsHdBStM7rbtV5Gq8B5DfiE_R_ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity!

Get Hired Up takes place over two days, July 13th and July 16th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You’ll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 2 focuses on technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we’ll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we’ll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online.

2:00 p.m. - Webinar Open 2:05 p.m. - Introductions and Announcements 2:15 p.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 4:00 p.m. - Event ends

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.

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.

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Monday
Jul 13
New Relic FutureTalks PDX Bias-Aware Leadership: Tips + Tools for Managing Unconscious Bias w/ Lily Zheng
Online

Join us for our next virtual lunchtime FutureTalks session!

Unconscious Bias is typically thought of like a costly weed to be eradicated. Yet, despite our best efforts, even those of us who care most about inclusivity struggle to be "unbiased." We’re so excited to be joined by Lily Zheng, where we’ll hear about the systemic and cognitive origins of bias, the ways in which unchecked bias shapes the products we make and use, and a new framework that approaches bias not from a place of fear, but understanding.


This event will be fully virtual via BlueJeans conferencing. Use the link on this page to log in at the scheduled time!

About our Speaker:

Lily Zheng is a diversity, equity & inclusion consultant and executive coach who works with organizations around the world to create high-impact and sustainable change. With her clients, she creates novel solutions to systemic issues through a mix of management science, organizational theory, and grassroots praxis. A dedicated change-maker, speaker, and advocate, she writes for publications including the Harvard Business Review, Quartz at Work, and HR Executive, and is the coauthor of two books.

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PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! Non-Technical Session
Online

Registration through Zoom [INSERT LINK] is required to gain entry to this virtual event

This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity!

Get Hired Up takes place over two days, July 13th and July 16th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 1 focuses on non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online.

9:00 a.m. - Webinar Open 9:05 a.m. - Introductions and Announcements 9:15 a.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 11:00 a.m. - Event ends

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.

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Thursday
Jul 9
BikeLoudPDX Mapping/Reporting Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle advocates and open data / open government / open code folks to work on collaborative mapping and resolution of transportation safety issues. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks. We'll look at pdxreporter, 823-safe data, and other public data (orcycle, nearlykilled.me, etc.)

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Tuesday
Jul 7
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Edge AI with Intel OpenVINO
Remote

💻 Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™

Join us for an overview of OpenVINO with DevCloud demos. The Intel team will introduce you to computer vision workflow using the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit including support for deep learning models that help accelerate smart video applications. You will learn how to optimize and improve performance with and without external accelerators and utilize tools to help you identify the best hardware configuration for your needs. After the presentation, Intel engineers will be available to answer technical and career questions.

🛠 Installation

Please download and install OpenVINO prior to the workshop: https://software.intel.com/content/www/us/en/develop/tools/openvino-toolkit/choose-download.html

⏰ Agenda

5:15 - Attendees may join waiting room 5:30 - Icebreakers & Introductions 5:45 - OpenVINO workshop - Speakers Intro - Deep Learning Intro - OpenVINO™ toolkit - Model Optimizer - Inference Engine - Hardware - DevCloud demos 7:15 - Next Steps and Q&A 7:30 - Closing Remarks

☎️ We will send out the link to a WebEx invite prior to the event.

👩🏽‍💻 Workshop Speakers

Priyanka Bagade - PhD in Computer Science from Arizona State University, 2015 - 4 years at Intel - Vision Architect: Architect deep learning features and enable them with the latest Intel hardware for Intel® DevCloud for the edge.

Whitney Foster - BS in Computer Science and BA in Asian Studies from Cornell University - 9 years at Intel - Application Engineer: Collaborate with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and System Integrators (SIs) on application development.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

🔷 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering 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 inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct

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Thursday
Jul 2
BikeLoudPDX Mapping/Reporting Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle advocates and open data / open government / open code folks to work on collaborative mapping and resolution of transportation safety issues. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks. We'll look at pdxreporter, 823-safe data, and other public data (orcycle, nearlykilled.me, etc.)

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Wednesday
Jul 1
PDXWIT Presents: Artificial Intelligence: How to Level Up or Be Automated Out
Online

Zoom registration is required for this event [https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_avOaH7zkTdigOgLFuGck5g]

We live in a time and place of unparalleled opportunities at the cost of unprecedented uncertainty. The catalyst is rapid acceleration and acceptance of disruptions as a way of life where no industry or individual is immune.

The challenge is future-readiness and a record number of CEOs are being fired after failing to navigate disruption, as reported by CBInsights. The number is the largest wave of departures since the 2007-2008 financial crisis.

Today we see the convergence of exponential technologies that are doubling and recombining like IoT, Robotics, AI, Synthetic Biology, Immersive and Augmented Tech, Big Data, and others. Advances are moving faster than ever before and with each step.

In particular, AI is an exponential technology that touches every industry and every aspect of business and life. It is a foundational technology that is garnering the highest investment funding across fewer rounds and hitting a new high of $26.6 billion in 2019 alone. What does this mean of our human abilities to keep up?

Attendees will learn ways to avoid being automated out and become more future-ready and resilient. Topics covered include:

An expert definition and impact of exponential technologies

The agony of maintaining a competitive edge

Workforce Profiles in Four Possible Future Worlds

A case for the no-collar workforce skills that should be enhanced

Top 5 strategies to navigate your future and remain competitive

Adriana is an ardent observer and arbiter of the effects of disruptive change and new market paradigms with over 3 decades studying behaviors and technology trends. As a market and technology trends expert, strategist, entrepreneur, she has launched dozens of products, led million-dollar initiatives, and drove industry standards. Certifications as a Business, Leadership, Behaviors, and EQ coaching led to the development of solutions for future-readiness and skills to manage disruptions. She’s been quoted or featured in journals such as The Milken Institute Report: ‘Minds-to-Market,’ San Diego Business Journal, and magazines such as PM Networks, PharmaTech Europe, SmallTimes, Hispanic Business, and San Diego Magazine for her work in the nanotechnology sector. Adriana also founded NanoTecNexus (2003-2015), a nonprofit organization to support education for underserved K-12 students in order to inspire and promote careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Webinar open 5:35 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 5:45 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:15 p.m. - Q&A 7:00 p.m. - Event ends

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.

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Tuesday
Jun 30
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview
Online

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

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare for it. 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 led by engineers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

Morning preparation, attire, mindset Preparation for the non-technical parts 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: 11:30 a.m. - Doors open 11:35 a.m. - Introductions and announcements 11:40 a.m. - Session begins 1:00 p.m. - Session ends

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.

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Thursday
Jun 25
PDXWIT Presents: The Intersectional Roots of Pride
Online

Registration for this event in Zoom required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E62jdVLhT5-MtUbGueHbZg

Pride is something we do daily as part of our authentic selves. To honor our LGBTQ+ history and acknowledge our current state of affairs regarding racial injustice, let’s get together and hear stories about our community! Call it a protest, call it an uprising, the history of Pride began at Stonewall with three courageous activists, Stormé DeLarverie, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

Join PDXWIT with our virtual host Zapproved to honor our past, acknowledge our present and discuss a better future together!

Local heroes Miki Demeter, Daelyn Moyer and Vernetta Dorsey will be sharing how they are navigating in this new normal.

Hazel Valdez and Crystal Sincoff will be your hosts for the evening, and Monica Enand, CEO from Zapproved, will share thoughts and support of the LGBTQ+ tech community in Portland.

There will also, of course, be time to catch up with old friends and network, as well as learn all about Zapproved, who is making this event possible.

This event will sell out, so RSVP soon!

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Webinar open/Networking 5:40 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 5:50 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:45 p.m. - Presentation ends more networking 7:00 p.m. - Event ends

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.

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