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Monday
Nov 30
[REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Tuesday
Dec 1
PDXWIT Presents: Intro to Cloud Computing Two-Day Workshop
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlceqqrT0pHtLPrRZrjlSx7xkoGZHYQwhL?fbclid=IwAR321yTe1jEhlh73hvlfrURYSpRmHCMl0Oo-OiwDXjS2qtoI0USR4vUQ7sM is required to gain entry to this virtual event

THIS IS A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR BOTH DAYS

Join PDXWIT, host PSU School of Business and Microsoft Software Engineer and Cloud Computing expert Kathy Lee as she guides you through a two day hands-on-keyboard workshop where participants will learn to write a simple “Hello World” Azure function, deploy the function, and push their code changes to a GitHub repository. In order to participate, you will need a computer (running windows, MacOS, or Linux) and a set of free tools which will be provided and sent out once you have registered for the workshop.

Agenda: (Both days) 5:00 p.m. - Meeting open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Workshop 6:00 p.m. - Breakout room 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.

Monday
Dec 7
[REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Tuesday
Dec 8
PDXWIT Presents: Less Talk, More Action: BLM and Beyond
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sPFKeyoOT0yM_d2mIRJBUg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

It's been six months since the wave of tech industry support for Black Lives Matter and pledges to do better. Has anything really changed?

Join Ciara Pressler, founder of Pregame, for a panel discussion on how companies and individual professionals can and should implement their values in business, including diversity & equity and beyond. What are the obstacles to implementing DE&I practices? When are values real versus just PR? What are the small things anyone can do to live their values at work?

Speakers Include: Ciara Pressler, Moderator Stephen Green, Creator of the Do More challenge Marcus Carter, Social Equity Director, Cinder Amanda Oborne, Executive Director, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - PDXWIT & Pregame introduction 5:10 p.m. - Panel + Q & A 6:00 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
Dec 9
PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech - An Interactive Virtual Experience on Self-Exploration and Connection
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvf-ChqTkvGt1IswgPEi-Hkc1d9evFCXrh is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology?

Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for a while? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

We are excited to take an adventure for our December 9th event. Design Your Next [ ] is an interactive virtual experience focused on self-exploration and connection: the foundation for action. This workshop is an opportunity to tune into YOU, partner with new faces, unlock your superpowers, and consider what’s inside your [ _ ] as we look ahead to 2021. Come to channel your deepest values and enable growth.

NOTE: To complete your registration, please complete a three question survey to help us shape the workshop. This workshop is best experienced with a printed copy of the worksheet we'll use together. We'll email it in advance of the session, but if you do not have easy access to a printer and would like a worksheet mailed to you, please reach out to [email protected]

About The Goodness Collaborative The Goodness Collaborative is a welcoming, safe space for growth and change — a place, platform, and set of experiences where you build confidence and readiness. We meet you where you are and we help you tune in, get unstuck, and take action. When we individually harness the best parts of ourselves and together reimagine all the things, this new world is more than possible.

Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Meeting open 11:35 a.m. - PDXWIT Introductions, host welcome and announcements 11:45 a.m. - Presentation begins 12:30 p.m. - Breakout Rooms and takeaways 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.

Portland Lunch 2.0: Virtually
Online

Remember in the good old days — like way back in 2019 — when we used to get together for events in person? Well, that's not an option these days. But that doesn't mean that we still can't get together for a good old fashioned Portland Lunch 2.0. Virtually.

If you've been looking for the opportunity to reconnect with your peers in the Portland startup community, you're thinking about starting something, or you're new to the area and looking to meet some folks amidst this pandemic weirdness, please join us for a virtual Portland Lunch 2.0.

No agenda. No talks. Just lunch with the community.

And while we'd love to buy lunch for you like we used to, this time, there is no such thing as a free lunch. You'll have to bring your own.

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Monday
Dec 14
[REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Tuesday
Dec 15
PDXWIT Presents: Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lanw7agHR82q5fwv9FIFzw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Does it seem odd to celebrate 2020? Maybe. It's been a tough year. But it's also been a year of unbelievable growth and engagement for the PDXWIT community and Portland’s technology industry as a whole.

We are looking forward to coming together with our host AT&T to look back on a very strange year. The theme of the event will be Celebrating our Community. In honor of our theme, our conversation starter for the night will be “How do you celebrate your community?”

We will also be hosting our annual Awards Program. Stay tuned for details on how to nominate and vote for Best Contributor and Best Speaker!

We will hear from our virtual host, AT&T, about the company and share open job opportunities.

As always, we will have our 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 before the event.

We will 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. - Special Edition 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.

Wednesday
Dec 16
TiE Oregon Pitch Club
Zoom Meeting

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.

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Thursday
Nov 19
PDXWIT Presents: Community Talent Show
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-eZfynXfQRemFaNXFHnF4Q?fbclid=IwAR2pdraOAHpH_st1Ktbr0Mo4-LXHdmvGTC1BeCvsYvqdgUw3KV2vduioors is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT, Cambia Health Solutions, and talented folks throughout our community for a night of fun and talent! We can do more than code. We can sing! We can dance! We can tell jokes, read poetry, twirl a baton! And did we mention our extremely talented pets and kids?

Join us for the first ever PDXWIT Talent Show. This is a free event designed to serve as our main fundraiser for PDXWIT’s Give!Guide campaign. For those of you who donate during the event, there will be amazing raffle prizes. Don’t miss this!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talent Show & Raffle Drawings 6:00 p.m. - Voting and Announcement of Winner 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.

Remote Tech Talk at the Guild -- Intro to Automated Testing
PDX Code Guild

When you make a change to your code, how do you know it still works as expected?

Do you make sure to check edge cases? Do you make sure to test all possible code-paths? Do you make sure the changes you made to one module don't break other modules that depend on it? Do you do all of the above every time you make any change, no matter how small the change?

Doing all that every time a change is made is a ton of work. There has got to be a better way!

Using our skills as programmers, we can automate the testing process. This allows us to be much more thorough while simultaneously reducing effort over the long run.

In this presentation, we will learn the basics of writing automated tests. We will discuss unit tests, integration tests, and test-driven development (TDD).

Presented by PDX Code Guild Instructor Evan Hackett

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Learn about Alchemy with the Admissions Team! (remote)
Alchemy Code Lab

REGISTER HERE: https://www.meetup.com/alchemycodelab/events/hjvrzrybcpbzb/ Welcome to our weekly Info Session! Join via Zoom any Thursday. Meet our admissions team to hear about Alchemy's 23 week full time professional training program, verified graduate outcomes, and what to look for in a great program.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry experienced software developers. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, interactive, live-online, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to train you to enter the field at an advanced level.

  • Get more out of your code school. With an average and median starting salary of over $80K, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other programs in their first position alone with no need for an internship to get there.

  • Be supported as an individual, partnering with our industry experienced team to reach your career goals.

-A low instructional staff to student ratio (7:1) provides access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training.

-Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences with our robust career services.

Chat with the admissions team: [email protected]

Updates and Grad stories: (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog)

Read verified graduate reviews: -SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

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Wednesday
Nov 18
TiE Oregon 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. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

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PDX OWASP - Automate OWASP ZAP Lunch and Learn with Roop Kaur
Online via Zoom

Overview: Use OWASP ZAP to detect web application vulnerabilities in a CI/CD pipeline; for this, how we automate ZAP with existing automation scripts.

Speaker: Roop Kaur, an engineer at Zapproved

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/274622842/

Tuesday
Nov 17
What's new in PHP 8.0

Learn something interesting while you have a great time connecting with the fabulous PHP Community!

From attributes and named arguments to union types and a JIT, there's a lot of new functionality large and small landing in PHP 8, due out around Thanksgiving. We'll take a look at the highlights, as well as backward compatibility breaks to be aware of prior to upgrading.

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PDXWIT Presents: November Virtual Happy Hour
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q341HMBLRcqmnMjCt8R0iw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Description: PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Simple for a special edition happy hour on November 17th as part of the annual Give!Guide campaign.

This year we get to do it from the comfort of our homes, but we will still raffle off some amazing prizes to folks who donate during the event!

PDXWIT has meant something to all of us over the last year and we are going to hear from community members about how their involvement with the organization has been a buoy during these challenging times.

We will hear from our virtual host, Simple, about the company and share open job opportunities.

As always, we will have our 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 before the event.

We will 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. - Special Edition 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.

Monday
Nov 16
[REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Monday
Nov 9
[REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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PDXWIT Presents: Pitch Forward: Pitch to investors and take your company forward
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MiH9o1JDSOG08EoS-a_tbQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Entrepreneurs, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjQ-YLMwFhM_xAsc2E-O0cQzIUv1gviae6KspvpyzHcLsvwQ/viewform to tell us about your company. We’ll get in touch with you to review. We have a limit of slots so sign up today!

Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for our 2nd annual pitch event.

Calling all entrepreneurs! Are you in the process of growing your business and ready for the next phase of talking with investors? Keep your momentum going by pitching your vision and the progress of your product development and customer discovery. Oregon Venture Fund investors will weigh in with constructive feedback and connections. Ninety percent of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a great way to get feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.

Agenda: 5:00 PDXWIT and OVF welcome and introductions 5:05 Entrepreneur pitches (5 minutes each + 1 min questions) 6:00 Investors and community connect directly with entrepreneurs 6:30 Event ends

OVF Investors: Please sign up to provide constructive feedback and connections for local entrepreneurs.

Community Members: Come observe these inspiring entrepreneurs as they share their brilliant ideas. Hopefully you will leave inspired to present at the next pitch event!

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
Nov 4
PDXWIT Presents: Why Neurodiversity is Essential to our Future
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_l5O9aW2dRue7rXouRSIUIA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT, Torri Wright, Founder and CEO at BEHCA and Lori Eberly, LCSW, Author, Founder and Facilitator of Radius ECD as we explore diverse perspectives through the lens of neurodiversity.

Who is to say what specific neurology is going to be ideal at any given moment? Having diverse perspectives and neural-processing opens up pathways for new discoveries and solving complex problems. The barrier is overcoming bias to see past assumptions and appreciate the brain process that may very well solve a critical problem. How can we learn to communicate with one another differently and avoid quick, bias-filled, assumptions that otherwise exclude neurodiverse populations? Following the presentation, we hope to hear from you all on your perspective.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Presentation 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. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Monday
Nov 2
[REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Wednesday
Oct 28
PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner Discussion (Apply to attend virtually)
Virtual Event

Appllications are now closed.

Join us for a small, informal yet focused discussion where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace.

The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies, and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Marcus Carter, Crystal Sincoff, Zhou Fang, and Emma Holland.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by copying and pasting the link noted below and completing the form.

Link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX2HwaaTXHyhzkaNlkrWeOpBWVetYRse1ICTN3_dTzjy4_IA/viewform?c=0&vc=0&w=1

Applications are due by October 21st and the 10 invitees will be notified by October 26th, 2020, on how to register in Zoom.

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

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Monday
Oct 26
[REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Friday
Oct 23
OHSU Invent-a-thon
through Virtual Event

OHSU is joining forces with MIT Hacking Medicine and more than 20 academic and industry partners for the inaugural OHSU Invent-a-thon, a virtual health care hackathon, October 23–25, 2020.

Open to anyone in the world, our event will convene hundreds of innovation enthusiasts – from thought leaders to students - in health care, engineering, research, business, and design to build impactful medtech and digital health solutions to pressing challenges in:

  • Surgical Care
  • Early Disease Detection
  • Rural Health
  • Management of Chronic Conditions
  • Health Equity

How does a virtual health care hackathon work? During the Invent-a-thon, participants will choose a specific problem within their track and work virtually within interdisciplinary teams to brainstorm and build a solution to this problem. Teams can use all tools at their disposal and will receive expert guidance from our mentors and sponsors as they develop their solutions. At the end of the Invent-a-thon, teams pitch their solutions to a panel of judges to compete for $40,000 in prizes.

Teams emerging from the Invent-a-thon will have a chance to receive continuing mentorship and access to support and resources in order to realize their solution and create real-world impact.

Attendance is free for all accepted applicants. Let’s make healthcare better! Applications are due October 14 (apply at Inventathon.org).

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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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Thursday
Oct 22
DAMA Day 2020: "Data... In SPACE!" with NASA Scientists, sponsored by Snowflake
Virtual

Presented by NASA Scientists Sponsored by Snowflake

Calling all data enthusiasts and/or space nerds in Portland, Oregon and beyond. Join us for an exciting, all-day virtual event with NASA scientists. Attendees will work with actual NASA data and have an opportunity to collaborate on matters of data analysis directly with our presenters.

Opening Remarks: 8:30 AM: DAMA PDX Board

Morning Session: 9AM – 11:30 AM: Eric Lyness and Victoria Da-Poian, NASA

Eric Lyness is the NASA software and operations lead at Goddard Space Flight Center for the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer on the ExoMars 2020 rover and Victoria Da-Poian is an Aerospace Engineer. They will present their talk, Machine Learning to Find Life on Mars and Beyond.

In 2021 the European ExoMars rover will land on Mars with the Mars Organic Molecular Analyzer (MOMA) laboratory to analyze soil samples searching for past or present life. NASA is developing machine learning algorithms to help the scientists more quickly analyze the data when it arrives from Mars. In this talk, we will present the current work using MOMA mass spectrometer data acquired during ground testing. Using this data we are aiding the scientists by matching new spectra with the most similar spectra from past experiments. We will present the nuances of mass spectra, our limitations with respect to data, and our approach to the problem. We hope to elicit feedback from the attendees.

More details at https://phys.org/news/2020-06-nasa-life-mars.html.

30 minute Break

Lunch Session: 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Snowflake Presentation, Drew Swanson and Brian Whittington

30 minute Break

Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM – 3:30PM: Details soon!

15 minute Break

Closing Remarks and Next Steps: 3:45 – 4:00 PM: DAMA PDX Board

Times above may be revised in the days before our event.

Event will be presented via a Zoom bridge. Analytical discussions and collaboration will be hosted via a Slack workspace that will begin on event day and last for a few weeks afterwards. This is a BYOAE (bring your own analytical environment). However, attendees will have access to the data via Snowflake and to notebook templates via Zepl.

Pre-event tasks for analysis setup will be shared on 10/19 via email.

Date – Thursday, Oct. 22nd Time – 8:30 – 4:00pm

NOTE: This is an all day event

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Wednesday
Oct 21
Supermeetup! Tech industry job panel
Virtual Event

Join us at the annual supermeetup for Write the Docs Portland and Portland State University Technical Writers' group on Wednesday 10/21/20. New tech writers and those who are curious about what others are doing are all welcome! #writethedocs

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Tuesday
Oct 20
Programming, Productivity, and Parenting
Online

As developers, we rely on our cognitive abilities to solve challenges. Stress is one of the most detrimental impairments to cognitive function. Whether you have kids or not, the stress of pandemic living has taken its toll on all of us. Is it possible (especially now) to have time and energy for both your career and your family? Discover techniques to successfully work from home, foster positive interactions, and even stop yelling at your kids! I even show you the truth and lies about multitasking!

In fact, here's just a sample of what we'll cover in this meetup:

  • Gain the confidence to bring your best self to both your career and family
  • How to navigate screen time and chores
  • Stop nagging, yelling, or giving in to your kids
  • How to use schedules, routines, and rituals to get the most out of limited time and brainpower
  • Go to bed feeling productive

Join us to learn something fun while connecting with the fabulous PHP Community!

P.S. families welcome ;)

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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.

Monday
Oct 19
[REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Thursday
Oct 15
Remote Tech Talk at the Guild - Introduction to Ray Tracing with Typescript
PDX Code Guild

Ray tracing is an algorithm for generating 3D images and involves tracing rays of light around a virtual scene. Ray tracing is more computationally intensive than rasterization (which is used for video games) but is better at capturing phenomena like reflection and refraction. A simple raytracer can be written in a day, while complex ones requires advanced physics equations and statistical techniques. In this 90-minute talk, we'll cover enough material for you to build your own raytracer, and some more advanced features you could add to continue developing. Ray tracing lends itself to object-oriented programming so we'll also get some practice with typescript.

Presented by PDX Code Guild Instructor Matthew Cooper

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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.

Wednesday
Oct 14
UX Book Club • Psychology for Designers • Joe Leech
Online

UX Book Club PDX is back! Tell your friends and colleagues! This will be a good one for practitioners of all experience levels.

Joe Leech, author of Psychology for Designers, will be joining us for Q+A and a lunch-hour virtual discussion.

Joe has generously offered his book as a free download: https://mrjoe.uk/download-the-book/

At 69 pages, it's a quick read. So give it a gander and come with questions!

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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.

Tuesday
Oct 13
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Senses Working Overtime: Equivalent experiences in data viz for accessibility
Online

Curious about how to make rich data visualizations accessible? Doug Schepers will share some of his work on how to create equivalent data viz experiences.

Images, charts, and diagrams are an important part of the web, but often hide critical information from people with disabilities of vision, cognition, and others. But there are many ways to provide inclusive affordances that use other senses, especially hearing and touch, to convey complex information. This talk will explore some of the challenges and different methods to overcome them using advanced techniques like text equivalents, sonification, haptics and tactiles, and more.

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

Online/call-in meeting info will be announced on Meetup.

Agenda:

  • 5:45–6:00pm Networking
  • 6:00–6:15pm Introductions & announcements
  • 6:15-7:00pm Presentations
  • 7:00–7:30pm Q&A and discussion
  • 7:30–7:45pm Wrap up

Accommodation requests:

If you have any accommodation requests, please contact us in advance of the event to discuss.

About the presenter:

Doug Schepers is the founder and director of Fizz Studio, an accessible data visualization startup in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. He develop his ideas and early prototypes for accessible charts while working with the accessibility community at W3C. As a developer who defined Web technologies and standards at W3C for a decade, he launched or worked on fundamental projects such as SVG (and the Accessible SVG Task Force), WebApps, Web Audio API, Touch Events and Pointer Events, Web Annotations, and many other technologies, as well as starting the W3C developer relations program. He believes in positive social change through building communities and interoperable open technology.

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Monday
Oct 12
[REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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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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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.

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.