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Tuesday
May 31
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Wednesday
Oct 12
PIE Demo Day 2022
TBD

SAVE THE DATE


Please join us online for PIE Demo Day 2022!

You do not need to be an accredited investor to attend. And you don't need to be in Portland, Oregon. Everyone is welcome. It's a community event and free and open to the public.

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Thursday
May 19
Data PDX: NIEM – The Grand Translator for Data Exchange
Virtual

Presenters

Mike Phillips – Vice president of Integrated Solutions, SLG Innovation. Co-Chair of the NIEM State, Local, Territorial and Trible Tiger Team.

Katherine Escobar – Deputy Division Chief, Data and Services Division, Cyber and Command, Control, Communications and Computers Integration (DD C5I), Joint Staff J6

Paul K. Wormeli – Innovation Strategist, Wormeli Consulting, LLC – Co-Chair of the NIEM State, Local, Territorial and Trible Tiger Team.

Abstract

An organization’s ability to effectively serve its customers hinges on the availability of current, accurate, and relevant information. The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a community-driven, standards-based approach to exchanging information. Diverse communities can collectively leverage NIEM to increase efficiencies and improve decision-making.

NIEM is a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations. NIEM can save time and money by providing consistent, reusable data definitions and reusable processes. NIEM is available to everyone, including both public and private organizations.

NIEM includes a data model, governance, training, tools, technical support services, and an active community to assist users in adopting a standards-based approach to exchanging data.

What You Will Learn

This session will provide you with a NIEM overview and some practical applications.

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Thursday
Apr 28
Virtual Panel on Promotions w Senior Tech Folk & Candidate AJ; Inperson Social
Openhaus Coworking Chinatown

Virtual Panel on Careers Featuring Fastly’s Rachel Kelly, Senior Infrastructure Engineer https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelkelly/

KPMG’s Sheldon Warmington Director https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheldon-warmington-986b2815/

Special Meet the Candidate Section: Portland City Council Candidate AJ McCreary https://www.ajforportland.com/

Facilitated by Dwayne Thomas, Sr Security Engineer at Color of Health. Coorganizer of BiT PDX

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Tuesday
Apr 26
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Friday
Apr 22
Accenture x PIE: Conversation on Building your Brand and Strong Teams
Online

Join Accenture as we partner with Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) for an exciting event for PNW Black Founders. Our event will be centered around a Q&A with panelists specialized in building your brand and strong teams.

Meet our panelists

  • Deesha Dyer: An award-winning strategist, community organizer, and seasoned public speaker with an online community of 38,000 people. For nearly two decades, she has produced social impact campaigns across entertainment, politics, philanthropy, and business, specializing in causes that create tangible change. Her most recent endeavor is Hook & Fasten, a social impact firm that is dedicated to building partnerships between communities and companies around the world.
  • Jason Clark: A Research Scientist by training, Jason pivoted his career 20 years ago to build a career in sales (“origination”). He’s been instrumental in helping small and large companies grow and commercialize new products and solutions across a diverse list of businesses likes Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Huron, BD, and startups Outcome Health and Cedar. Jason brings a heavy focus and involvement with DE&I, as he is mixed blood Native American (Lenni-Lenape) and has worked for the Senate Committee On Indian Affairs in DC.
  • Veronica Jones: With over 20 years of leadership experience, Veronica has a strong passion for building and leading teams, as well as mentoring and developing talent. As a result-oriented strategist, Veronica has a proven record of successfully enabling collaboration within cross-functional teams through the improvement of organizational processes and strategic development/implementation. Veronica has built the ability to advise and influence peers around her to help them successfully achieve their goals.
  • Sage Salvo: Gil Perkins’ (dba Sage Salvo) start-up, Words Liive, is a futuristic education technology start-up, organized around a ‘Literacy Moonshot’ goal of getting 2/3 of the nation’s children grade literate by 2045. He’s raised and earned over a half million dollars for Words Liive to further develop their technology product The Opus, which is a new Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology which enables on-demand and real-time lesson development and so much more.

RSVP: https://www.airmeet.com/e/24497690-ac78-11ec-b214-57fc51231a15

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Thursday
Apr 21
Data PDX: Enterprise Data Catalogs with Alation
Virtual
  • What problems do data catalogs solve?
  • Compliance, governance, analyst productivity, cloud migration
  • What are typical data catalog functionalities and what to look for
  • Demo from perspective of knowledge worker
  • Q&A
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PDXWIT Presents: Pathways to Leadership: The Power of Mentorship
Virtual

Register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pathways-to-leadership-the-power-of-mentorship-registration-297097746357

Two Portland powerhouses are joining forces to humanize tech, create access and connect awesome people! PDXWIT + Cinder presents a panel discussion, moderated by Katy Byrtus, focused on tech leaders who come from backgrounds that have been systematically excluded from positions of power.

We believe anyone who identifies as a leader is a leader. Your title doesn't define you and we will unpack some of these beliefs while discussing how community and mentorship (or lack thereof) have shaped career pathways for leaders.

Our panel will feature professionals with intersecting identities who are changing the industry. We will get real, get vulnerable, and share authentically as we reflect on some difficult questions.

There will be ASL interpretation and closed captioning throughout.

Panelists include:

Cinthia Manuel (she/her), CEO + Founder, Autentica Consulting Himalaya Rao (she/her), GP + Managing Director @ Black Founders Matter Trip Longworth (they/he), Developer Relations @ Garden Hope to see you there and please help us spread the word!

Join PDXWIT's Slack channel to continue the conversation: http://pdxwit.org/slack

Get in touch: [email protected] Agenda:

12:00 p.m. - Event opens 12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 p.m. - Leadership Panel 1:00 p.m. - Event ends We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers, and fueling belonging.

We are committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact [email protected] to request any additional accessibility accommodations. If you are having trouble registering for this event please let us know and we will be glad to assist you. At our event, we will automatically provide ASL interpretation, live captioning, and relevant materials in pdf format in advance, and we are helping our presenters be more inclusive in their materials and presentations.

Tuesday
Apr 19
PDXWIT Happy Hour: Careers, Talks, Connection
Virtual

Register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqd-6uqT8oGd3HGq3rFxqg4mThN_aL9YOq

Get ready for PDXWIT Happy Hour with event host PixelSpoke!

This month’s Lightning Speakers will explore wellness and mental health as a social justice issue, as well as ways companies can better support their employees’ wellness. We will have ASL interpretation and closed captioning throughout.

Companies with open roles on the PDXWIT job board will share their open positions (local and remote) during our Recruiter Roll Call. You’ll have a chance to chat with them in breakout rooms after the presentation, so bring your questions, your professional statements, and be ready to share your brilliant skills and qualifications.

Please get in touch at [email protected] with any additional accessibility needs you may have.

Hope to see you there!

Join our Slack channel to continue the conversation: http://pdxwit.org/slack

Get in touch: [email protected]

Agenda:

12:00 p.m. - Event opens

12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements

12:10 p.m. - Guest speakers + Women in Tech History

12:35 p.m. - Face-to-face/on-camera networking

1:00 p.m. - Event ends

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

Wednesday
Apr 13
PDXWIT Presents: How to Prepare for a Technical Interview
Virtual

Register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqde-grTsuHtMnJ8nMGZWpuIu-XOgy5YRw

ASL provided

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. A group of volunteers from Amazon Web Services (AWS, aws.amazon.com) created this training to demystify the interview process. This is tailored to job seekers seeking employment in tech. In this virtual seminar, we will cover good and bad interviewing practices we’ve witnessed through our careers and present helpful tips to prepare for technical interviews. We will also provide resources to practice for your next interview.

During this session, we will: - Prepare you for the interview - Set expectations for the day of the interview - Role-play a mock interview - Provide approaches to navigating the coding test - Share information and resources.

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event begins 12:03 p.m. - Intros and announcements 12:10 p.m. - Session begins 1:15 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

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Thursday
Apr 7
ETH Portland
through 3000 Columbia House Blvd #107

ETH Portland is a 3-day community hackathon created for developers, designers, and blockchain enthusiasts based in the NorthWest. Anyone at all experience levels interested in blockchain tech, DeFi, NFTs, P2E gaming, DAOs, and all things web3.

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Tuesday
Apr 5
Native Americans in Tech Mixer
Online (Zoom)

Registration through: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcOmgpzgvHtFN0p8wzmk0eae_jeJ57r32 - After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

At our April Native Americans in Tech mixer, we’re creating a decolonized space for Indigenous folks who work in tech or would like to. In the spirit of storytelling, we would like to encourage the community to share some 3 minute talks on recent projects, life events or challenges. This will be an informal, virtual meetup for attendees to nurture existing relationships and build new ones.

This community will center the experiences of Indigenous people of North America. While this group is for folks that have a grounding in their Native American identities, we understand that Indigenous folks exist from all points of the globe and welcome you as well. We recognize the varied experiences of indigeneity for those who have had barriers in reclaiming their culture.

This event will be facilitated by Erin Grace (Chetco, Tututni).

This ongoing series is supported by Tech Town powered by Prosper Portland.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Hope to see you there!

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

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

Learn more about:

Tech Town: https://techtownportland.com/ Erin Grace: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-grace-writer/

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Thursday
Mar 31
OTBC: Preparing for Seed Funding
Online

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, March 31 from 1-2 PM to hear from an experienced Seed Fund Manager, Robert Pease of Cascade Seed Fund, an active Angel Investor Raul Krivoy, and entrepreneur Lauren Schneider who co-founded TrovaTrip and has raised funds to launch her company.

Learn what investors expect from you in the way of a business plan, financials, and market validation. Are there "tips" you can learn about successfully raising money to build your business? What does the current market look like for an entrepreneur to raise money?

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Tuesday
Mar 29
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because the Delta variant of COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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PDXWIT Presents: AAPI in Tech: LFG
Virtual

Register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrd-morjkiGdQslL4Vp6fQq-Ig9cMWbzIH

The long-awaited AAPI in Tech group is kicking off its first official meetup, Let’s F*cking Go!!

AAPI In Tech centers people who identify as part of the Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander community, while welcoming people who not only consider themselves as allies, but also take action toward supporting their AAPI comrades. During the event, we will learn more about PDXWIT’s AAPI in Tech initiative, hear from host company Avenue Agency, lightning speakers and have the opportunity to connect in breakout rooms.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and host intro 12:10 p.m. - Raffle! 12:15 p.m. - Lightning talks 12:30 p.m. - Networking in breakout rooms 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

More about AAPI in Tech: The group aims to curate a space where AAPI members feel safe and included, so much so that they have the liberty to speak their minds and listen to others with openness. The group is a place where violence of any kind (verbal or/and physical, online or/and in reality) is not tolerated and civil discussions are reinforced.

The group is also an ally to other communities including but not limited to: the Black community, the Latinx community, the LGBTQ+ community, the disability community, the Indigenous and Native American community, the immigrant community, and so on. It is worth noting that many people belong to multiple communities at the same time. While complexity is to be expected while navigating the ever evolving space of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, it is imperative to acknowledge intersectionality and how it can guide our community through conflicts and issues such as anti-Asian crimes, anti-immigrant rhetoric, the land-back movement, etc.

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

Monday
Mar 14
Apply to PIE: Applications close
through Online

All applications for PIE are due before the stroke of midnight on Pi Day, March 14, 2022.

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Portland Surveillance Policy Development
Online

After passing a privacy resolution and two facial recognition bans, City of Portland staff are now working on drafting a policy for a surveillance ordinance for Portland. This surveillance technologies policy will focus on how the City of Portland uses, procures, and manages surveillance technologies and information.

And the policy drafters want input from you!

At this month's meeting, learn about the development of Portland's surveillance ordinance and how you can participate. Because of the complexity of such a policy, its development will be divided into three separate modules, with a discussion of the first module beginning on Wednesday, March 16th. Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at Smart City PDX, within Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will join us at this meeting to explain the City's planned process for developing the policy and how community members can share their thoughts and insights.

Come to the meeting, join the conversation, and help create a strong and effective surveillance policy for Portland!

Please RSVP via the Meetup page or by sending an email to [email protected]. Meetup meeting page: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/events/284474458/

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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Sunday
Mar 13
Hit submit: Apply to PIE virtual coworking sprint
Online

Have a partially completed application that you can't seem to finalize? Could you use some motivation, accountability, and camaraderie to derail your procrastination? Have a few last-minute questions before you hit "submit"?

Join PIE staff, alums, community members, and other PIE hopefuls for a coworking session focused on getting your PIE application completed and submitted ahead of the deadline (March 14, 2022 at 11:59PM Pacific Time). https://piepdx.com/apply

Join us Sunday evening (Pacific Time) — the day before applications are due — in the PIE virtual cafe, powered by PIE alum Workfrom. Everyone will be on mute. Cameras are optional.

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Thursday
Mar 10
Data PDX: Quine, A Streaming Graph for Modern Data Pipelines
Google Meet

Presented by Ryan Wright, Founder, thatdot.com Abstract

This talk will introduce Quine: a brand new open source “streaming graph interpreter” meant as a new fundamental infrastructure component to address major challenges in data engineering and simplify enterprise data pipelines.

Quine fits in between the world of databases and stream processing systems. As data streams in from Kafka, Kinesis, etc., Quine builds it into a graph. Then using “standing queries”—queries that live inside the graph and efficiently propagate—it finds matches to complex patterns in the graph and streams the results out right away. Quine maintains a stateful representation of all data streamed through (like a database) so that complex results are built from the combination of new streaming data and potentially very old data—all without having to manage any time windows. Since the graph is fully versioned, you can always query for what the data used to be, at any historical moment. Quine is meant to be a complete package of everything that lives between two Kafka topics: high-volume events stream in, and highly-meaningful interpreted results stream out.

In this talk, we will explain the how Quine works under the hood, discuss some of the interesting and brain-bending challenges we had to confront in order to create it, and show some uses cases to illustrate why it’s important for modern data pipelines. Quine implements a property-graph data model on top of an asynchronous graph computational model. It’s like Pregel with Actors. Each node is capable of performing arbitrary computation, so we can bake in some powerful capabilities deep in the graph; and then package it up for easy use into user-contributed “recipes” available in the Github repo. Quine is free and open and the repo will be publicly available in February, and actively supported by thatDot and the community.

What You Will Learn This talk will introduce Quine: a brand new open source “streaming graph interpreter” meant as a new fundamental infrastructure component to address major challenges in data engineering and simplify enterprise data pipelines.

RSVP for Google Meet or Zoom link

Cost Free! (suggested donation $5-15 for non-members)

If you’ve paid any Data PDX/DAMA membership dues during 2019-2021 or are an employee of a corporate member, please choose Member RSVP.

Where

RSVP for Google or Zoom link

Date – Thursday, March 10th

Time – 4:30pm – 5:30pm

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Wednesday
Mar 2
Portland Lunch 2.0: Virtually
Online

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

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

https://www.airmeet.com/e/b7e09bb0-8485-11ec-88b1-451fe11bc4f3

Sponsored by PIE (https://piepdx.com)

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct (http://www.piepdx.com/code-of-conduct)

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Thursday
Feb 24
Data PDX Chapter Relaunch
Online via Google Meet

Why We’ve Changed Our Name

DAMA PDX has been rebranded as Data PDX. You’ll notice both the updated website and logo. While a shift in name only, this update represents our goal as a Board to better tailor the meeting content, group direction, and cross-marketing of other user groups and local organizations. DAMA will continue to be our governing body and we intend to remain affiliated to the shared values of training and exposure to all things data management. Our goal is to promote the world of enterprise data management in Portland metro and SW Washington.

Our new mission statement: To promote conversations around modern, enterprise-ready solutions to data-driven professionals in the Portland metro area

Agenda:

Membership Survey

Review results of survey questions about Topics and Content, Meeting Cadence, Meeting Format (including in-person vs virtual), and other items.

New “interim” Board Members and Elections

Finally, it’s our pleasure to announce that we have a few new “interim” Board Members who have been contributing to the group at a high level during the reassessment process.

Speakers

Your all-volunteer Data PDX board:

Michael England, President

Shawn Duffy, VP of Finance (incoming)

Gene Merrill, VP of Online Services

Bryant Alvey, VP of Membership (interim)

Katina Fischer, VP of Programs and Education (interim)

Where

Virtual event, RSVP for Google Meet or Zoom registration details

When

Date – Thursday, Feb. 24th

Time – 4:30 – 5:30pm

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Wednesday
Feb 23
LinkedIn Live: Startup Accelerators AMA
Online

Hosted by Rick Turoczy, cofounder and general manager of PIE, an organization that has been working in, on, and around startup accelerators for more than a dozen years.

Join us for a LinkedIn Live gathering to get your questions answered, to share your experiences with startup accelerators, or to simply connect with other startups and programs in the accelerator community.

https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6895510681521676288/

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Tuesday
Feb 22
Startup Accelerators 🚀 AMA
Online Discord

Hosted by Rick Turoczy (https://twitter.com/turoczy), cofounder and general manager of PIE, who has been working in, on, and around startup accelerators for more than a decade.

Join us for a gathering on the PIE Discord server to get your questions answered, to share your experiences with startup accelerators, or to simply try out Discord.

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Friday
Feb 18
Creating a compelling pitch deck
Online

Join Laura Kubisiak for a Lunch & Learn on “Creating a Compelling Pitch Deck”. There will be plenty of time to ask questions throughout the presentation.

Wednesday
Feb 16
Instagram Live: Startup Accelerators 🚀
Online

Hosted by Rick Turoczy (https://instagram.com/turoczy), cofounder and general manager of PIE, who has been working in, on, and around startup accelerators for more than a decade.

Join us for an Instagram Live gathering to get your questions answered, to share your experiences with startup accelerators, or to simply try out Instagram Live.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZkJDN0vv2a/

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Tuesday
Feb 15
PIE Applications AMA (Ask Me Anything)
Online

Feel free to submit (and upvote) questions ahead of time on Crowdcast


By the time you attend this session, PIE applications will be open! Have questions about the program? Looking for some guidance on the application itself? Wondering if this mentoring format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE for a question and answer session on the application process, our programs, startup accelerators in general, and the potential benefits for early-stage startups.

If you're the founder of an early stage startup that has a product of some sort, you should show up. Whether you're building a SaaS product, a hardware product, or a typical consumer product, PIE has a program to support you along your journey.

PLEASE RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pie-application-ama-20220215

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct (http://www.piepdx.com/code-of-conduct)

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Monday
Feb 14
Apply to PIE: Applications open
Online

The PIE application period opens for product-based startups building software (SaaS), hardware, and/or consumer products.

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Friday
Feb 11
Pitch Oregon
Online

In its 6th year, Pitch Oregon is TiE Oregon’s marquee event, attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors each year. New this year, we are welcoming companies from around the Pacific Northwest to apply and applicants will compete for an equitable investment!

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Tuesday
Feb 8
Startup Accelerators 🚀 AMA
Twitter Spaces

Hosted by Rick Turoczy (@turoczy), cofounder and general manager of PIE, who has been working in, on, and around startup accelerators for more than a decade.

Join us for a Twitter Spaces gathering to get your questions answered, to share your experiences from startup accelerators, or to simply try out Twitter Spaces.

https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1lDxLLePzOoxm

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Wednesday
Feb 2
Portland Lunch 2.0: Virtually
Online

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

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

https://www.airmeet.com/e/d4677d80-787d-11ec-af4d-9fb5c954f03f

Sponsored by PIE (https://piepdx.com)

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct (http://www.piepdx.com/code-of-conduct)

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Wednesday
Jan 26
Apply to PIE: Question & Answer session
Online

Thinking about applying to PIE (http://www.piepdx.com)? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the programs we offer causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're the founder of an early stage startup that has a product of some sort, you should show up. Whether you're building a SaaS product, a hardware product, or a typical consumer product, PIE has a program to support you along your journey.

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct: http://www.piepdx.com/code-of-conduct

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Tuesday
Jan 18
**TUESDAY** The Digital Defense Fund and information security in abortion access
Virtual

NOTE: this meeting is on the 3rd TUESDAY because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday!

The 2020s have seen new and complex challenges for those fighting for reproductive freedom. In September of last year, the Texas legislature passed one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation, prohibiting all procedures after 6 weeks, without exceptions for rape or incest. But SB8 goes further, giving citizens with no connection to the woman the right to sue in civil court any person who aids her in seeking an abortion. As Planned Parenthood states, this means that “private citizens can sue other Texans for having or aiding in the procurement of an abortion — they can sue anyone from the person who drives the patient to the clinic to the doctor who performs the abortion.” (https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-pennsylvania-advocates/blog/how-did-texas-get-to-sb8) As the EFF predicts, “The result will be a chilling effect on speech and a litigation cudgel that will be used to silence those who seek to give women truthful information about their reproductive options.”

Since 2017, the Digital Defense Fund has brought engineers and organizers together to provide security and technology support for the abortion access movement. Kate Bertash, Director of the DDF, will speak during our January event about the critical work the DDF does to create "a future where technology and innovation support secure, autonomous reproductive decisions, free from stigma.”

Speaker bio:

Kate Bertash (she/her) is Director of the Digital Defense Fund, a team providing technology and security resources and front-line support to the American abortion access movement. She brings together a background in nonprofit fundraising and technology, and left startup life after co-organizing the Abortion Access Hackathons and Debug Politics Hackathons. In her free time she helps organize the Crypto and Privacy Village at DEFCON, designs fabrics, and is working on building a science research and education center here in the Pacific Northwest.

Related links: https://digitaldefensefund.org/ Her Twitter handle is @KateRoseBee.

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