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Tuesday
May 18
Special Edition PDXWIT Happy Hour: Celebrating AAPI in Tech
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4PI7fGzcR6OpnFYOISqfBg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Autodesk and centered on the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience in tech.

We will have our usual Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge, but we will also be introduced to APANO, a rad organization in Portland directly supporting and elevating the AAPI Community. Attendees will learn how they can plug in and support their efforts and will be invited to join PDXWIT in financially supporting them. Those who donate to these organizations during the event will be entered into a special raffle, and PDXWIT will be matching all funds raised.

All attendees will be entered to win gift certificates to some amazing local AAPI owned businesses!

And for those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event!

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. - Guest speakers + Women in Tech History 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 p.m. - RAFFLE!!! 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

Thursday
May 20
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Global Accessibility Awareness Day 10th Anniversary in Partnership with A11yBay
Online

Join the Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup to celebrate the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day in partnership with the A11yBay community and many other partner Meetups!

May 20 marks the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day and we will be sharing our excitement by partnering with sister Meetup groups around the world. Our goal is to make this the largest Meetup on accessibility and inclusive design!

TALKS & GUEST SPEAKERS:

We'll open with word from A11yBay and a special guest appearance of GAAD Co-Founders Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion. They will have an exciting announcement to make. We then will turn to our speakers. We have three confirmed now, with more to come.

Terri Rodriguez-Hong recently published "What it's like having a hidden disability in Silicon Valley" in Fast Company. She'll join us to reflect on the article and to have a discussion about her journey.

Deque System's Carie Fisher will present The Future of Accessibility is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" Book. The question Carie will address is: do designers and developers really think they can build an accessible experience for all - even though there are endless combinations of browsers, ATs, settings, and user preferences?

Our other confirmed speaker is Marc B.D. Greenberg. Robots are entering the public space and our lives more and more. In one form or another—from Roomba to Aibo and home, sidewalk, and in-store robots—they are getting designed and released into our lives and spaces. What accessibility considerations should be made and how can we get in front of that?

AGENDA:

(subject to tweaking as May 20 grows near!)

  • 4:30 – 4:45 pm PT – Welcome from A11yBay and GAAD Co-Founders
  • 4:45 – 5:15 pm PT – Terri Rodriguez-Hong "Reflections and Discussion on What it's like having a hidden disability in Silicon Valley"
  • 5:15 – 5:55 pm PT – Carie Fisher's talk: "The Future of Accessibility is a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Book"
  • 5:55 – 6:15 pm PT – Marc B.D. Greenberg's talk: "Robots and Accessibility"
  • 6:15 – 6:30 pm PT – Talk to be announced
  • 6:30 – 6:45 pm PT – Optional zoom break-out room socializing

ZOOM DETAILS:

• This is an online event and will happen through Zoom:

The Zoom URL will be published on this event page a few days before the meetup and shared via email (sent through meetup messages) with people who RSVP via the meetup site.

Check to make sure your email settings are enabled to receive "event updates from organizers" in your account settings or you may not receive the message.

• How socializing in zoom break out rooms will work:

We’ll use the zoom breakout rooms feature to give folks an opportunity to network and chat with others in small group conversations with randomized participants.

If you do not feel comfortable making conversation with other people during this meetup, we'll pause briefly after the main talk content so you can log off. Those who want to chat can just stay on the zoom!

• Zoom tips for controlling closed captions and screen reader alerts:

More details on our Meetup event page.

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Tuesday
May 25
Portland Lunch 2.0: Virtually
Online

Just because we're still socially distanced doesn't mean we can't connect.

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.

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

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Wednesday
May 26
PDXWIT Presents: Debunking the Model Minority Myth: A Panel Discussion
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Eaemc3fVQtyr0D_4grtqjA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Why are Asians labeled as Model Minorities? Join PDXWIT and our host Avenue Agency for a panel discussion where we’ll debunk the Model Minority Myth, a stereotypical idea that has caused confusion, misunderstanding, and harm to the Asian community for generations. Recent attacks on Asian Americans and Asians have sparked national discussions around Anti-Asian Racism, Asian Hate, and Asian Culture- but why did it take so long to come to light?

Moderated by Padmashree Koneti, this conversation will include panelists Zhou Fang, Hazel Valdez and Deana Solis. Panelists will share their personal and interpersonal experiences as Asian Americans and Asians in Portland and the U.S. Their collective lived experience gives us a glimpse of how communities can rally together and create a united voice that rejects the model minority myth.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

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

Thursday
May 27
Remote Tech Talk at the Guild -- Intro to Game Design in JavaScript
PDX Code Guild

With the HTML5 canvas API, web developers have the ability to draw and animate in 2D using JavaScript. And from there, it just takes a bit of structure to design a simple game.

In this Tech Talk, we will use a rudimentary game engine to design a 2D Platformer in Vanilla JavaScript. We will focus on these game design concepts: - Collision Detection & Resolution - Object-Oriented Programming and Inheritance - Trigonometric Functions for Smooth Animations - State Machines - Events - And More

We will also discuss the many differences (and some similarities) between game design and web development.

This Tech Talk is for programmers and gamers of all levels of experience. A basic understanding of JavaScript and the canvas API will help attendees follow along. Refer to this guide for an intro to drawing with canvas: https://github.com/pjz987/guides/blob/master/docs/canvas-tutorial.md

Presented by PDX Code Guild Teaching Assistant Pete Jones

https://pdxcodeguild.com/ Want to learn Web Development? Contact [email protected] Want to watch past Tech Talks? Check out our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/pdxcodeguild

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Wednesday
Jun 9
PDXWIT Presents: Celebrating PRIDE!
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrc-ysrTosE9bkJOuhJWBxv6Lept2DUrN8 is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us during Pride Month for a celebration hosted by Cambia.

It’s PRIDE month! The usual PRIDE parade where folks line the streets and wear our glittered rainbow outfits is not happening for the 2nd year in a row, but that doesn’t mean the celebration has to be put on hold. How are you celebrating PRIDE this month?

Join us as we meet with Queer leaders in tech spaces, creating connections to talk about what they’re doing to celebrate and connect with the community at-large. From driveway dinners to virtual happy hours, the community is built by us, and the pandemic can’t stop our spirit!

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff and Hazel Valdez, this panel discussion with Denise McCarty from Autodesk, Jennifer Bantelman from Zapproved, and others will share their connections to the queer community in the past, present and future.

Event sponsored by our friends at Cambia.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

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

Thursday
Jun 17
PDXWIT Presents: June Virtual Happy Hour: Intersectionality
Virtual

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Join us during Pride Month for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by PixelSpoke.

Our emcee, Hazel Valdez, will help us explore intersectionality, a concept and term first explored by Kimberlé Crenshaw. Intersectionality acknowledges that while some populations share similar experiences of discrimination, harassment, sexism, inequality and oppression on the basis of their sex, race and gender, not all are equally impacted or have equal access to resources, power and privilege.

We will have lightning speakers exploring this theme. As always, we’ll have our Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge.

And for those of you looking to connect on camera, we will come together face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) after the presentations for a little dose of community.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Contact [email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 12:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 12:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: 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.

Monday
Jun 28
PIE Demo Day 2021
Online

Save the date. More details soon.

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Thursday
May 13
PDXWIT Presents: Humanizing Tech LIVE Podcast Recording
Virtual

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Join Humanizing Tech Podcast hosts Jesselle Hedman and Anusha Neelam for a LIVE interview with Anna Madill, Founder and CEO of Avenue.

Our hosts will dive in as Anna shares stories about her journey building Avenue into a thriving digital marketing agency as a WoC CEO. We’ll also discuss balancing her passion for her work with becoming a mother. We’ll explore her decision to make Avenue a B-Corp and their commitment to dismantling white supremacy culture and prioritizing worker well-being.

Anna is a proud supporter of BIPOC and AAPI entrepreneurs. She was recognized on the PBJ’s Forty Under 40 Award List for 2017 and the Women of Influence Award List for 2020.

Hosts will ask Anna YOUR questions live, so tune in and be part of our next episode!

Accessibility notes: There will be live closed captioning and ASL throughout the event.

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

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

Wednesday
May 12
Native Americans in Tech Mixer
Virtual

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Join our Inaugural Native Americans in Tech mixer. We’re creating a decolonized space for Native Americans who work in tech or want to.

This community is exclusively for indigenous people of North America. This group is for folks that have a grounding in their Native American identity. We want to center the experiences of indigenous people that are rooted in their ways, recognizing the varied experiences of indigeneity for those who have had barriers in reclaiming their culture.

This event will feature an overview of the initiative, talks by Native Americans working in tech, and a chance for “face-to-face” networking over Zoom facilitated by Erin Grace (Chetco, Tututni) and Court Morse (Chippewa, Ojibwe, Anishinaabeg).

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.

Tuesday
May 11
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Whole-to-Part versus Part-to-Whole: How Sighted and Blind Web Navigation Differs
Online

When loading a web page, a sighted page visitor can take in almost all information at a glance and home in on what they want to explore — a whole-to-part approach. A blind screen reader user, on the other hand, must reverse the process and gather bits of information through page exploration to create the full picture — a part-to-whole approach. If sighted design stakeholders are not mindful of the differences in these strategies, they may disregard helpful bits of information that allow the most efficient exploration and understanding for blind visitors. Using parallels from pedestrian navigation such as the importance of “landmarks” and “boundaries,” our presenter Dr. Michele A. Williams will help create common ground between sighted and blind communities to ensure blind screen reader users are best accommodated in Web and other digital design.

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

Agenda:

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

About the presenter:

Dr. Michele A. Williams has 15 years of academic and industrial experience in UX, accessibility, and technology. She is passionate about ensuring people with disabilities are not excluded from technology. Her well-rounded experience includes training, design consultation, field research with people with disabilities, and code remediation for building WCAG-compliant technology.

Dr. Williams holds a B.S. in Computer Science, Masters of Software Engineering with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction, and PhD in Human-Centered Computing with a focus on accessibility. Along with industry project contributions, her research and designs have resulted in several cited publications, international presentations, and a patent application (see LinkedIn for more details).

Coupling her passion with her expertise, she now offers consulting services including accessibility training for UX professionals and key stakeholders, and project advising including research facilitation and design consultation. Contact her for a consultation experience tailored to your needs. More about Dr. Williams' work on her website or follow her on Twitter.

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Thursday
May 6
PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech: DIY SOS
Virtual Zoom Webinar

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cqY_43QyRWSNgvlUB82c2A is required to gain entry to this virtual event This event is geared to provide space for folks in the community to share what they are doing to cope in the time of Covid. We have four topics, and attendees will rotate into separate breakout rooms, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to discuss all four. The facilitator will document the things people are doing in each of the areas, and we'll provide a resource guide after the session for everyone who attends. The topics are:

How to volunteer (in the current times) Emotional support: how to handle grief + coping strategies in general Job discussion: remote work, tips, handling difficulty at work Self-care: how do you re-invigorate yourself?

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event begins networking 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction (5 minutes) 5:15 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

Thursday
Apr 29
Using Therapy to Reset. Social and Careers (Hosted by Blacks in Tech PDX)

This event is about individual and family therapy focused on the experience of Black Americans.

Featuring

Timisha K Wilson, LCSW Black, Woman, Social Worker, Entrepreneur Private Practice Owner Wilson Family Services LLC

Stephen Grant, MS, LCSW Basketball Enthusiast, Rock Climber Private Practice Owner Counselor at Catlin Gabel school

Agenda. 1. Introductions. 7 mins

  1. Panel moderated by Dwayne featuring Timisha & Steve. 15 mins

  2. Audience participation. This discussion will lean on our audience more than other discussions of ours, since we all have ways of recovering in the workplace. 20 mins

  3. Organization Partners and Careers Announcements

We listen, share, encourage: rinse, repeat. *Friends and any guests are welcome.

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PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_70yv_jwyRNGMrUQShBSvOg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition, so some engineers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) got together to create this training tailored to technical job seekers. In tech, it is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare as 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 we will review some interviewing practices we’ve witnessed through our careers for technical interviews and present helpful tips to prepare. We plan to cover many beneficial topics: Morning preparation, attire, and mindset Non-technical preparation 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: 12:00 p.m. - Event begins 12:08 p.m.- Intros and announcements 12:10 p.m. - Session begins 1:00 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.

Badass Women Entrepreneurs
Online

VertueLab and Women in Science PDX are coming together again for an annual event to spotlight badass women with badass science startups. The event convenes movers and shakers with different types of businesses, different science backgrounds from low to high tech, and non-traditional funding and support expertise.

We'll dive into their journeys, learn about their career path, challenges, triumphs, and the resources they couldn’t do without. We want to inspire and empower you to innovate, to brave the entrepreneur journey, and connect you with other women science-badasses, allies and local companies, partners, and mentors who can help launch an idea into the market.

This event is open to EVERYONE.

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Friday
Apr 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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Thursday
Apr 22
Remote Tech Talk at the Guild -- Building a SPA with the Vue CLI and Flask
PDX Code Guild

In this Tech Talk, we will build a modern, decoupled, full-stack application with Vue and Flask. Starting with the front-end, we'll cover the basics of the Vue CLI using Vuetify and the Vue router to build a single page application. Then, on the back-end, we'll implement an API with Flask to store and retrieve data in a database.

Presented by PDX Code Guild Instructor Matthew Cooper

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Tuesday
Apr 20
PDXWIT Presents: April Virtual Happy Hour
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_96UtwlxjRzaRj1ZJDG-RZg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Nike and centered around Mentorship. Coaches aren’t just for athletes! A career coach or mentor could help you find clarity on your career trajectory. PDXWIT’s long term and On The Spot Mentor programs will be highlighted, featuring personal stories from our community.

We will have lightning speakers share their experiences of being mentors and being mentored.

We will have our Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge. And for those of you looking to connect on camera, come together face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) after the presentations for a little dose of community.

We will also 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 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: 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.

Monday
Apr 19
Monday Night Python @ PDX Code Guild
PDX Code Guild

Monday Night Python Mentoring. Hang Out. Solve Problems. Connect. All levels of experience (and all languages, despite the event name) are welcome.

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Wednesday
Apr 14
LGBTQ+ in Tech: Changing the World with Tech
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pl6wJbXpSi-xsxGxe0kaew is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Connection. That’s what we all want, but sometimes, it’s not so easy. Join PDXWIT, host Marmoset and Out in Tech’s Digital Corps team for a panel discussion and find out how building websites globally takes on a bigger and better definition of community and connection.

Out in Tech Digital Corps provides web services to LGBTQ+ activists and social entrepreneurs around the world. Since 2017, they’ve built 150 WordPress.com websites for 150 extraordinary LGBTQ+ grassroots organizations in 60 countries.

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff, you will hear from Manu Gomez, from the Digital Corps team and a website build volunteer, Alex Hare, about their experiences working with Brown Girl Woke and other non-profit organizations to build their custom sites.

The founder of Brown Girl Woke, Doris Tulafau, will join us from Samoa along with their IT & Website Manager, Robbie Allen, to share what it was like working with the Digital Corp to create their website that is empowering girls to lead the future in the Samoa community.

You will also hear from our host Marmoset and find out if they have open positions.

We look forward to seeing you at this fun-filled, semi-global event and to find out how you can be a part of creating a larger, connected community by using your skills to volunteer with the digital corp team and join the revolution around the world!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 5:05 p.m.- Introductions 5:10 p.m. - Panel discussion begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive.

ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Monday
Apr 12
Monday Night Python @ PDX Code Guild
PDX Code Guild

Python Mentoring Group. All languages and skill levels welcome. Come to work, ask/answer questions, solve problems, and connect.

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Tuesday
Mar 30
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up!
Virtual

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

***There are 3 sessions for this event;

Session 1 Non-technical: 3/30/2021 4 PM - 6 PM https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoc-6pqzooGtVNvgao5rmCVmNsSnjPsoXi?fbclid=IwAR1_0jHt8J3dKDUUton4oTjoP9_7vXYKwKQao6l0_RcJYvoFehsYmtjCd4I

Session 2 Technical: 3/31/2021 12pm-2pm https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqd--gqTMoH9S3WtuXGMsWoIKcE5Z2aO1w?fbclid=IwAR1KCVSzhHq0eJLKPnfHzCaA3C_c-3hT6jXVA45LnT-3g3S4DPbSHvEfLc8

Session 3 Technical and Non-technical: 3/31/2021 3pm-5pm https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qd-2rqzIpHtEFO1yFGQNHB2msEtuwNgsg?fbclid=IwAR1HPenEPthApTrAWk1wWjjVfbg-OQob3x8lbrsoFfk6gE2AFbYmv1lEQwQ***

Session 1 event description: This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, and 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, March 30 and March 31. 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.

We are looking for volunteers to provide resume reviews and mock interviews. If you are interested, please be sure to select that option when registering.

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. 4:00 PM - Webinar opens 4:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 4:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 6:00 PM - Event ends

Session 2 event description Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will each have a specific focus. 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.

We are looking for volunteers to provide resume reviews and mock interviews. If you are interested, please be sure to select that option when registering.

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. 12:00 PM - Webinar opens 12:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 12:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 2:00 PM - Event ends

Session 3 event description Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. 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 3 focuses on both technical and 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.

We are looking for volunteers to provide resume reviews and mock interviews. If you are interested, please be sure to select that option when registering.

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. 3:00 PM - Webinar opens 3:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 3:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 5:00 PM - Event ends

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

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

Thursday
Mar 25
Have you heard about this startup…?
Twitter Spaces

I (https://twitter.com/turoczy) have been looking for an excuse to user Twitter Spaces, the audio only Clubhouse competitor. And an idea dawned on my that was basically an audio version of Silicon Florist. What if I held a Spaces event where founders got to pitch their startup or startup concept to an audience?

We've had a number of amazing founders sign up to participate. Now, we need an audience to listen to their pitches. Won't you please join us?


If you’ve got a startup to pitch at a future event — it doesn’t have to be tech — please sign up. We'll ask you to deliver a three minute pitch on your company. And then I may ask you a couple of follow up questions, but we won’t open it up to a full Q&A. So it should be a safe space. That means, even if you haven’t perfected your pitch, it’s a good environment to practice.

https://airtable.com/shrbhvH34pzlSPArH

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Tuesday
Mar 23
PDXWIT Presents: Real Talk: Women at the Top Reveal their Secrets to Success
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_smJ3YTteTdisXLxcqkxcvA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Ever wonder what it takes to get to the top as a woman in tech? What are the biggest barriers? What are the secrets to success? How can women help other women advance in their careers?

We need more women in leadership and intersectionality of identities among women. Particularly in tech. So let’s ask the experts.

Join us for an open, honest, and inclusive panel discussion with real women in leadership roles from some of the most recognized tech companies in Portland. We’ll get a chance to ask them tough questions about their journeys to becoming Director, Vice President, and CEO.

Moderator: Asia Kane, Software Engineer at New Relic

Panelists: - Sce Pike, CEO and Founder at IOTAS, Inc - Shannon Hulbert, CEO and Co-Founder at Opus Interactive - Cathy Rotering, Senior Director, Platform Engineering at New Relic - Natalie Ruiz, CEO of Answer Connect

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event Opens 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction & Host Welcome (5 minutes) 5:10 p.m. - Panel Begins 6:00 p.m. - Q & A 6:30 p.m. - Event Ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Thursday
Mar 18
Tech Talk at the Guild -- Getting Started with Sass
PDX Code Guild

Tired of ripping your hair out over styling web pages with CSS? Are you looking for a more organized, modular and discernible stylesheets that are easier to read and maintain? Meet your new best friend, Sass--Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets.

Together, we'll discover how to get Sass up and running in your projects, the basic features of the syntax and some common practices, including variables, functions, mixins and customizing CSS frameworks like Bootstrap.

Presented by PDX Code Guild Instructor Keegan Good

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Tuesday
Mar 16
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Put the Law in your Pocket: Accessibility as a Human Right
Online

Curious about what's happening in the digital accessibility legal space? Wonder why accessibility is even a legal issue to begin with? Lainey Feingold will bring us up-to-date about accessibility as a civil right and how advocates are using the law in the United States to advance disability inclusion by eliminating digital barriers. Come learn about pending accessibility lawsuits, what courts say about digital accessibility, and what strategies are available to advocates besides the confrontation and expense of a lawsuit. We'll also talk about the importance of avoiding fear when thinking about the law and what to expect from the Biden/Harris administration in the digital accessibility legal space. Plenty of time for questions and conversation.

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

Agenda:

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

About the presenter:

Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer, an international speaker, and the author of Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. Structured Negotiation has a twenty-five year track record in resolving complex accessible technology claims without the expense and conflict of traditional litigation. Lainey has worked in the digital accessibility space since 1995 and helped negotiate the first web accessibility agreement in the United States in 2000. She also serves as the accessibility subject matter resource for Disability:IN, the leading business disability global inclusion non-profit organization. Lainey has spoken to #a11y and #UX meetups across the United States and in Toronto and is excited to join us in Portland! More about Lainey’s work on her website or follow her on Twitter.

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PDXWIT Presents March Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jc7psxbDQ9-DGLjr6CV_5w is required to gain entry to this event

It’s time to celebrate Women’s History Month! Join us for a very special edition Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour hosted by New Relic on March 16th.

This happy hour is dedicated to the launch of the PDXWIT Native Americans In Tech group being led by Erin Grace. Erin will speak on the importance of building community and creating opportunities for Native Americans in the tech industry. We will also learn more about our host company, New Relic, including the open positions they have available.

And of course, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call on the schedule, so attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you are a job seeker and want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack before the event. If you are hiring and want to participate, contact [email protected] for info.

For those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event!

Accessibility Notes: We will also have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout the event. Thank you to our ongoing accessibility sponsor, Autodesk.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 12:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks + Women in Tech History 12:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 12:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 1:15 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.

Tips and Tricks with New(ish) PHP Features

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

This month Kurtis Holsapple will be sharing "Tips and Tricks with New(ish) PHP Features"

"Do you work with Laravel? What about WordPress? My guess is that you've at least heard of these two tools.

We work with these two platforms a whole bunch, and some of the latest features that were recently released into PHP make working with these two platforms so much more enjoyable.

  • Null Safe Operator in Laravel -> So many fewer conditionals!
  • PHP Arrow Functions in Wordpress Hooks -> Your functions.php will be less bloated!

We'll be looking at some slides, but mostly we'll be live coding to show how these new syntax features can make your life easier.

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Monday
Mar 15
Panel Discussion on Surveillance Ordinances
Online

Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPRs), Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), Gunshot Detection, Predictive Policing Software, Social Media Monitoring, Stingrays, and Surveillance-Enabled Light Bulbs — these are just some of the technologies available to law enforcement to monitor and track residents. Which of these technologies are currently being used in Portland, and what are the policies for their use? How do we know if usage or policies change?

There are many factors to consider when adopting surveillance technologies like these: What are the costs and benefits? When, and in what manner, will a capability be used? Who will be the target of surveillance? Will it make us safer? What are we giving up in exchange for that safety? And should a particular technology be adopted at all?

In order to answer these questions, some cities—like Cambridge, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland, and Seattle—have passed ordinances that regulate the acquisition and use of surveillance technologies. These ordinances often require the approval of a city council or other legislative body before a city agency can acquire a particular technology or change the way in which a current technology is used.

Should Portland pass this type of ordinance, and if so, how might the law work?

On March 15th, join us for a combined event, with local privacy group PDX Privacy, where we'll ask our insightful panelists the answers to these questions. During the conversation, we'll explore the chilling effects of surveillance, the history of surveillance ordinances, what to look for in a strong ordinance, and how to build coalitions and engage lawmakers.

We'll have a Q&A period via the chat box, but you can also send questions in advance to panel_event AT pdxprivacy.org, and we'll work to get them into the discussion.

Panelists: - Renard Bridgewater - Eye on Surveillance - Kade Crockford - ACLU Massachusetts - Tracy Rosenberg - Media Alliance, Oakland Privacy - Nathan "nash" Sheard - Electronic Frontier Foundation

Moderator: Chris Bushick - PDX Privacy

For the meeting link and password, please RSVP via Meetup or send an email to: panel_event AT pdxprivacy.org

By attending this meeting, you agree to follow our 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
Mar 10
PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner Discussion (apply to attend)

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, and Zhou Fang.

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 by filling out this brief form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQQbZktKd7CstfPXGtAlUTZnGJlQbp0UDVRhatDbzz6ZvXXA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2uOH0Ew_IfwyGTOq2MHLZb_PvaCQVq_TN8_UN_ND81Vl4Bzp3WpGn3v4Y.

Applications are due by Monday, 3/1/21 and the 10 invitees will be notified by Friday, 3/5/21. A zoom link will be shared with attendees ahead of the event.

Tuesday
Mar 2
PDXWIT Presents: Public Speaking: Tips for Empowering Yourself and Others
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xw2K259rSRyRFVnJb9i6KA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Public speaking is one of the most useful tools to have in your arsenal in both your professional and personal life. Being able to speak to people in small or large groups can be daunting, and learning how to gain confidence will make the experience more enjoyable.

Join PDXWIT speaker Sarah Spieglman as she explores ways of empowering your confidence and your voice. Her talk will include tips and more: Keys to organizing your thoughts Tools to develop and present your narrative Ways to explore your passions and use them as your story These public speaking tips and tricks will be helpful for both professional and personal relationships, as well as for formulating a presentation.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talk begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 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.

Thursday
Feb 25
PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC in Tech: PDX Transplants & Supportive Networks
Virtual

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

Join PDXWIT, along with PDX Blacks in Tech and Simple X, for a conversation with several Portland transplants who’ve created supportive spaces. Dianne Jarvis Lumsden, Front End Software Developer at Coinbase and facilitator of PDX Blacks in Tech, and Wilson Kubwayo, founder of Simple X and Adjunct Instructor at Portland Community College, will be taking part.

This honest conversation, facilitated by Krystal Ngene, Community & Corporate Engagement Manager at In4All, will explore the stories of each speakers’ relocation to PDX and the challenges they faced in finding a supportive network. As a result, they are building and nurturing those networks for themselves.

After hearing from the speakers, all attendees will have the option of on camera networking. There will be a dedicated breakout room for BIPOC and a space for white allies to connect.

There will be live ASL and closed captioning throughout the event.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talk begins 5:45 p.m. - Q&A 6 p.m. - Breakout rooms including dedicated space for BIPOC to connect without white allies present 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.

Wednesday
Feb 24
OWASP PDX - Game to Dethrone: A Least Privilege CTF with Wenjing Wu P2
Online via Zoom

Abstract: As more businesses migrate their workloads into cloud environments, the importance of following the principle of least privilege (PoLP) to mitigate security risks significantly increases. Unfortunately, the infrastructure being utilized and the mechanism for securing it in the cloud is complex and substantially different than traditional legacy infrastructure. As a result, the amount of practitioners that know how to secure cloud projects is insufficient compared to the number of cloud projects being created. To address this, this paper describes a Least Privilege CTF, a series of Google Cloud based exercises that can be quickly deployed at minimal cost, to allow players to practice applying PoLP in cloud deployments.

Joint work with Wu-chang Feng.

Bio: Current PHD student at PSU

RSVP https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/276208217/

Monday
Feb 22
Digital Justice and Surveillance
Online

As you most likely know, the City of Portland passed two facial recognition bans last year: one banning use of the technology by public agencies, and a second ban prohibiting private use. Building upon that work, they're now focusing on defining and implementing digital justice for residents and visitors to the City.

What is digital justice? Join us to find out!

Hector Dominguez, the Open Data Coordinator at Smart City PDX, within Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will be with us this month to explain what digital justice means and how the use of surveillance technologies can impact digital rights and the realization of justice. He'll also talk about designing and implementing privacy impact assessments in the City.

Come learn about what's going on in Portland and how you can get involved. 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
Feb 18
Tech Talk at the Guild -- Build Your Own API: An Intro to Django Rest Framework
PDX Code Guild

Do you use the Django web framework to create web apps but want to do more? Do you want to start creating modern web apps with separate front and back ends? Do you want to make data accessible on the web? Django Rest Framework is a fast yet powerful way to build web APIs on top of Django. We will look at the parts of Django Rest Framework, how to get started and build a complete API quickly, and how to leverage what you might already know about Django to build APIs even faster. Presented by PDX Code Guild instructor Merritt Lawrenson

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Wednesday
Feb 17
PDXWIT Presents: February Virtual Happy Hour
Virtual

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

Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Cambia Health Solutions and centered on PDXWIT’s theme for the month of February: Black Futures && Black History.

We will have our usual Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge, but we will also be introduced to some rad organizations in Portland directly supporting and elevating the Black Community. Attendees will learn how they can plug into these organizations and will be invited to join PDXWIT in financially supporting them. Those who donate to these organizations during the event will be entered into a special raffle, and PDXWIT will be matching all funds raised.

All attendees will be entered to win gift certificates to some amazing local Black owned businesses!

And 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 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 + Women in Tech History 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 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.

OWASP PDX - Thunder CTF: Learning Cloud Security on a Dime with Wu-chang Feng P1
Online via Zoom

Abstract: Organizations have rapidly shifted infrastructure and applications over to public cloud computing services such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure. Unfortunately, such services have security models that are substantially different and more complex than traditional enterprise security models. As a result, misconfiguration errors in cloud deployments have led to dozens of well-publicized breaches. This paper describes Thunder CTF, a scaffolded, scenario-based CTF for helping students learn about and practice cloud security skills. Thunder CTF is easily deployed at minimal cost and is highly extensible to allow for crowd-sourced development of new levels as security issues evolve in the cloud.

Joint work with Nicholas Springer.

Bio: Wu-chang Feng is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Portland State University where he works on topics in cloud computing and security. His current projects include developing CTFs and codelabs to teach advanced topics in security as well as performing outreach to high-schools via camps and internships through CyberPDX and Saturday Academy.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/276208151/

Tuesday
Feb 16
Postponed: Digital Justice and Surveillance
Online

NOTE: Due to storm-related power outages and Internet disruptions, this event has been postponed to Monday, February 22nd at 6 pm.


As you most likely know, the City of Portland passed two facial recognition bans last year: one banning use of the technology by public agencies, and a second ban prohibiting private use. Building upon that work, they're now focusing on defining and implementing digital justice for residents and visitors to the City.

What is digital justice? Join us to find out!

Hector Dominguez, the Open Data Coordinator at Smart City PDX, within Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will be with us this month to explain what digital justice means and how the use of surveillance technologies can impact digital rights and the realization of justice. He'll also talk about designing and implementing privacy impact assessments in the City.

Come learn about what's going on in Portland and how you can get involved. 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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