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Tuesday
May 26
Ecosystem builders: Anika Horn, Social Venturers
Online

Join PIE for a very special conversation with consummate ecosystem builder Anika Horn of Social Venturers.

Anika Horn is on a mission to support changemakers build purpose-driven careers, organizations and ecosystems without losing themselves

Rooted at the intersection of systems thinking, social impact and storytelling, she helps changemakers lead impact-driven careers and meaningful lives by equipping them with thought-provoking insights, field-tested resources and a strong peer community at Social Venturers. Through her advisory services, Anika works closely with selected purpose-driven entrepreneurs in the areas of strategy, communications, personal and professional growth. She leverages her global network to raise the profile of ecosystem building for social change as a contributing editor for Impact Boom (where she covers Europe and the U.S.) and Ecosystem Builder Hub (where she heads up the national campaign Unsung Ecosystem of Ecosystem Building) as well as co-lead of storytelling at the ESHIP Storytelling Initiative.

Previously, Anika co-founded Unreasonable Lab VA (Virginia’s first mini-accelerator for social entrepreneurs), CO.STARTERS VA (a startup program for idea-stage founders) and Rebelle Con (a boutique conference for entrepreneurial women). At the same time, she worked with high-growth startups at nationally ranked accelerator program Lighthouse Labs and spearheaded the B Corp movement in Virginia as the state’s official B Keeper.

Prior to her work in North America, Anika earned a Bachelor of European Studies and Masters of Sustainability Sciences in Germany, France and Australia where she spent a decade working in journalism, non-profits, government and the private sector.

RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ecosystem-builder-anika-horn/register

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Wednesday
May 27
Invest in Yourself: Alchemy Virtual Preview
Zoom

Invest in Yourself: Alchemy Virtual Preview Wednesday, May 27 12:00pm - 1:00pm Free via Zoom

SIGN UP @ Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/alchemycodelab/events/270789261/)

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

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

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

Additionally, find out about our free, week long, Developer 101 course starting June 8.

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

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PDXWIT Presents: Latinx in Tech Virtual Event
Online

Registration through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X0qESRxwR5mLcBi-KyuMGQ is required to gain entry to this event

We are looking to empower and inspire the WIIT and LatinX in tech audience from the Portland metro area. We firmly believe that If we want innovative results, we need diverse tech leaders who aren’t afraid to think and lead differently. We are bringing a fresh and diverse perspective on how successful women in tech approach their careers.

Our presenters will bring their secrets, tools, and tips that have been effective to develop their career in tech. We will hear how they guide their efforts to be productive at the technical workplace, and what makes them successful at what they do. The panelists are looking forward to sharing with WIIT and LatinX communities about their amazing journey. Please join us!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Webinar begins /networking

6 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction (5 minutes)

6:05 p.m. - Host welcome (5 minutes)

6:10 p.m. - Presentation/Panel Begins

7 p.m. - More networking

7:30 p.m. - Event Ends

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
May 28
PDXWIT Online: Experienced Women in Tech Virtual Event
Online

Registration through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZaBb6ygFSWKkakHwRsHMfA is required to gain entry to this event

We tell stories all the time: to persuade someone to support our idea, to explain to an employee how they might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill. But what makes a compelling story? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade? Learn techniques to use in an interview when you want to convey your experience in a compelling and interesting way. Tell a story to generate the attention you need to move a project forward.

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.

On May 28th, join PDXWIT and host Edgelink for an entertaining and practical event where you will learn:

Why storytelling is such an important skill How to use common narrative structures to make your stories more memorable and effective How to apply these techniques to your own stories Bring a story of your own (factual or fictional); you will have a chance to give it a makeover, and to learn from others as they do the same. The evening will involve a story about storytelling, and then we'll break out into small groups and rewrite the story you brought with you — or write one while you're there. We'll reconvene with a few examples of your story makeover and hear how you used a new framework to enhance your story.

Phil Weber, a professional trainer, fantastic storyteller and local musician will coach us on techniques that can transform the way we tell a tale.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Webinar open /networking

6:00 p.m. - PDXWIT Introductions and Announcements

6:15 p.m. - Host welcome

6:30 p.m. - Presentation/Panel Begins

7:00 p.m. - Q&A

7:30 p.m. - Event Ends

Purpose:

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

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

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Friday
May 29
Alchemy Virtual Final Presentations / Demo Day & Happy Hour
Zoom, Online Live!

Join Alchemy for the Final Presentations of the Spring Cohort with Happy Hour to follow!

Special PDX Celebrity Guest to join us by Zoom @ 5PM!

Schedule as follows (and you are welcome to join any part or all of it as your schedule allows!!)

2PM - 5PM: See the presentations by our small teams of students who will have completed a FullStack JavaScript App in a one week sprint using React and Redux on the front-end with NodeJS/ExpressJS and MongoDB on the back-end.

5PM - 7PM: Happy Hour! Grab your favorite beverage and cheers to the students who presented. We'll break everyone up into breakout rooms for more intimate conversations and community building!

EVERYONE is welcome! Whether you are interested in taking our program, looking to hire our grads, or part of the tech community, we'd love to have you. It's a great way to meet staff, students, grads and others in the tech community! Email [email protected] for more information or questions.

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/alchemy0529zoom Google Calendar Link: https://bit.ly/alchemy0529invite

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Thursday
Jun 4
Virtual Shopify Meetup Portland: Simple (yet powerful) SEO Tips for your Shopify store with Kai Davis
Zoom Webinar

Get actionably, practical SEO advice on optimizing your page titles, earning high-quality links, growing your traffic, and more. Plus, your questions, answered.

Kai Davis, Owner and Founder, Double Your Ecommerce, will help you turn your store into a powerhouse of persuasion. Kai has been working in Ecommerce since 2006 and working with merchants on Shopify since 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions Q: Will I be on video? A: Only the speakers may be on video but likely, we'll only be sharing the presentation.

Q: Will there be a recording available after the webinar? A: We will do everything we can to have a recording of the webinar for those who attended.

Q: Can I invite others who may be interested? A: Yes! Please have them register as well as they will receive their own link to join the webinar.

Q: Is there a Code of Conduct? A: Yes! If you are attending, organizing or speaking at our event, you are required to agree with our Code of Conduct (https://www.ilanadavis.com/pdx-shopify-meetup-code-of-conduct)

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Wednesday
Jun 10
Pitch Club Hillsboro
HillHub

Pitch Club is a collaborative workshop for any entrepreneur with the desire to create and deliver a perfect pitch. Pitch Club will assist participants in sharpening their ability to communicate with investors including gaining insight on the types of questions potential investor will ask and the best way to answer them.

Why do we pitch?

To be successful, entrepreneurs need the ability to sell their product. Pitch Club will provide insight into perfecting how to talk about your business.

Who facilitates Pitch Club?

TiE has an extensive network of Charter Members. Many of our Charter Members have run successful businesses in the past and many are current Angel Investors. We curate curriculum and leadership from the pool of talent within our network because of a shared desire to mentor entrepreneurs.

This month, Tom Kingsley, Successful Entrepreneur, TiE Charter Member, Mentor and Investor will lead the event.

What to expect?

Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation. (This can include a power point projection that will be presented from your computer.) Directly after pitching a 10 minute Q&A will take place with questions to the imaginary investors about the product and pitch.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

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Wednesday
Jun 17
PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Discussion (Apply to attend)
Virtual

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

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, and 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 this event by copying and pasting the link noted below and completing the form.

Registrants who have not filled out the form referenced above will not be eligible for consideration.

Applications are due by June 10th and the 10 invitees will be notified by June 15, 2020 on how to register in Zoom.

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Thursday
Jun 18
Founders Live PDX Virtual Experience
YouTube Stream

Founders Live PDX returns on Thursday 6/18, with our first ever online event!

Join us for the ultimate entrepreneurial experience and virtual pitch competition.

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

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Register at link and you will receive further details.

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Friday
Jun 19
Crowd Supply's Teardown 2020
through PCC Cascade Campus

Our third annual party for hacking, discovering, and sharing hardware.

Teardown is about the practice of hardware: prototyping, manufacturing, testing, disassembling, and circumventing, all while having fun. Leave the marketing glitz and talk of venture capital at the door and come prepared to learn and teach.

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Friday
Oct 23
OHSU Invent-a-thon
through OHSU Robertson Life Sciences Building | 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Want to make healthcare better?

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

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

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

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

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Viewing 30 past events matching “women who hack” by Date.

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Thursday
May 21
BikeLoudPDX Mapping/Reporting Hack Night
online

Slow Streets Brainstorming 6-7pm https://bit.ly/2zOn7JF

Maps + Data presentation, etc 7-8pm https://bit.ly/2zRfja2

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

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Wednesday
May 20
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Accessibility conferences recap
Online

Springtime brings many annual events, including accessibility conferences! Even these days, events are still happening. Join us to hear about three recent events: CSUN Conference, HXD Conference, and AccessU. We'll have hosted presenters talking about their experiences, and will open the floor for others who attended to share their learnings as well.

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.

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Pitch Club Portland
Centrl Office Pearl

Pitch Club is a collaborative workshop for any entrepreneur with the desire to create and deliver a perfect pitch. Pitch Club will assist participants in sharpening their ability to communicate with investors including gaining insight on the types of questions potential investor will ask and the best way to answer them.

Why do we pitch?

To be successful, entrepreneurs need the ability to sell their product. Pitch Club will provide insight into perfecting how to talk about your business.

Who facilitates Pitch Club?

TiE has an extensive network of Charter Members. Many of our Charter Members have run successful businesses in the past and many are current Angel Investors. We curate curriculum and leadership from the pool of talent within our network because of a shared desire to mentor entrepreneurs.

This month, Tom Kingsley, Successful Entrepreneur, TiE Charter Member, Mentor and Investor will lead the event.

What to expect?

Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation. (This can include a power point projection that will be presented from your computer.) Directly after pitching a 10 minute Q&A will take place with questions to the imaginary investors about the product and pitch.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

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Portland SharePoint User Group: Where to begin with Office 365 Graph API
Internet/Online (registration required)

For this meeting we have a presentation with Brian Kimball talking about Microsoft Graph API, how to use it as a SharePoint-y developer/administrator.

This session will be a beginners guide to getting started with using the Office Graph API and why I've started to adopt it. Powershell has been the foundation administration language for SharePoint environments and still is in many scenarios. However, the future is Graph API and I will show you what got me started using it and why I turn to it first now. This will be a Demo presentation so we can actually see it in action but I will have a few slides with links to resources that will be available afterwards.


Agenda: 11:30am - Call opens, feel free to join for general SharePoint Q&A 12:00pm - Main presentation

Details to join the call will be sent out to those who RSVP.

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Tuesday
May 19
PDXWIT Presents: May Virtual Happy Hour

Registration through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GjwKt3RlRd-WFKwY6EBldQ is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Autodesk on May 19th!

We’re spending a lot of time at home, so we would like to know what tools everyone is using to stay connected to their community. This month’s theme is Keeping Community Alive. To facilitate this discussion our conversation starter will be: What tech tools are you using to stay connected to your community?

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

-- Donna Neerhout, Principal Content Experience Designer at Autodesk, will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities

-- Anusha Neelam, PDXWIT Scholarship recipient, will talk about developing relationships at work and in the community

-- Hazel Valdez, Operations Manager for PDXWIT, will talk about Food Technology tools during the pandemic.

-- We will also have a Virtual Job Seekers Lounge, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real-time with recruiters who are hiring!

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open / Virtual Networking

5:15 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

5:30 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call & More Networking/ Slack Channel Open for Job Seekers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose:

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

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

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Friday
May 15
PIE founder stories: Julia Niiro, MilkRun
Online

Join us for a conversation with PIE alum and Techstars alum Julia Niiro, founder of MilkRun.

See Julia's story about MilkRun at PIE Demo Day 2019 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbaIO9XltRg), her views on small local farms from TEDxPortland 2019, and the explosive growth MilkRun has seen due to the pandemic shared during Techstars Anywhere Demo Day 2020.

MilkRun works with farmers and producers in Oregon & Southern Washington to break down the access barriers to local food. The national average for how far food travels to get from the farm to your house is 1,500 miles. That’s wild! We’ve cut down our average to 35 miles and have designed a system that leapfrogs the industrialized food system. Less travel = less pollution. More access to food = fresher, healthier foods!

It’s not just about ditching the grocery store lines, it’s about keeping money in the community and supporting local producers. For farmers, we’re able to provide 6-7x what they’d make from a normal grocery store. It should be as easy (if not easier) to buy from local farmers as it is to order a cab or book a stay in someone’s house, right?

90% of the small farms in America right now are at risk of extinction. If mega-industrialized farming becomes our only option for food, we’ll have no more farmer’s markets, no more CSAs, no more farmers who are stewards to the land. Without radical new systems like MilkRun, the only options for food will be from huge corporations pushing profit over people, and we just don’t want to live in that kind of a world. We can do this, together!

RSVP / Submit questions: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pie-founder-story-julia-niiro-milkrun

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Tuesday
May 12
PDXWIT Presents: Address Sexual Harassment Virtual Event
Online

This event has been changed to an online event. Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2MaexCDKSYWAiHk7H83KHg is required to gain entry to this event

Have you ever had someone tell you, "Things are really sexist and you just have to deal with it?" Have you ever thought you shouldn't be the one to have to deal with it because you're not the one being sexist? If so, you're not alone.

The good news is there are solutions. In this presentation learn: -- What sexual harassment is and how to identify it in your environment. -- How to respond as an ally when you see bullying or abuse in your work environment. -- The three key things you can do to create not just a safe, but a healthy workplace culture for yourself, no matter what.

Agenda: 5:30 pm - Webinar open / networking 6:00 pm - Introductions 6:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A 7:00 pm - Networking 7:30 pm - Event Ends

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

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

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Monday
May 11
PDX Code Guild May Info Night
PDX Code Guild

PDX Code Guild is hosting an info night for those who are curious or want to learn more about our program. Meet with our director, instructor, graduate or current students to get a better understanding of the program and to have any of your questions answered!

All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served.

For more information please check out our website: www.pdxcodeguild.com

Follow us on social media for any updates: @pdxcodeguild

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Thursday
May 7
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview Virtual Event
Online

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-95274894775) is required to gain entry to this event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at AWS Elemental (https://www.elemental.com/), we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics: -- Morning preparation, attire, mindset -- Preparation for the non-technical parts -- How to study for the coding interview -- How to execute the coding test

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

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar begins 5:15 p.m. - Introduction 5:30 p.m. - Session begins 6:30 p.m. - Session ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, light snacks and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No on-site parking available at this event. Street parking is available.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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

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

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Discussing founder mental wealth with Anthony Ware
Online

As part of our celebration of Mental Health Month we'll be spending time with Anthony Ware who champions mental wealth.

Mental wealth is the collection of intentional thoughts, behaviors, and experiences—mental wealth deposits—someone uses to make a positive impact on their mental health. These deposits have a cumulative positive impact, especially during times when you’re challenged with mental illnesses and external events.

Mental wealth deposits include working with a therapist, spending time by large bodies of water to connect with nature, going on a vacation, or making time for friends and family.

RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/founder-mental-wealth-anthony-ware-AMA

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Wednesday
May 6
Consumer products startup ecosystem with Mitch Daugherty
Online

Join us for a conversation with Mitch Daugherty, cofounder and director of Built Oregon, an organization focused on championing the consumer product industry in Oregon.

The greatest joy Mitch has found is meeting with everyone in the statewide ecosystem. Listening to entrepreneurial challenges. Looking for opportunities to connect them to a resource that could help them get one step further down the road. Engaging in conversations about breaking down the silos and echo chambers.

He listened to stories and realized each one formed a piece of this tapestry that makes up Oregon.

As he looked back on his journey, he noticed the common theme in all his adventures and career choices has been the effort to bridge gaps through interaction and dialogue.

He cofounded Built Oregon as a way to build on a simple belief: that stories can raise awareness of companies and regions and help drive economic development.

Throughout that process, he's constantly reminded of what he has learned over his journey: Conversations matter. And the most important conversations take place with those outside of your sphere of influence, and with people who possess opposing views.

The value of a given dialogue hinges on conversations that are inclusive, honest and transparent.

RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/consumer-products-startup-ecosystem-mitch-daugherty-ama

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Thursday
Apr 30
Talking to media with Malia Spencer of Portland Business Journal
Online

We're honored to grab some time with the best startup journalist in Portland, if not the Northwest.

Please join us for a Q&A session with Malia Spencer, a Portland-based journalist who covers startups, venture capital, and technology for the Portland Business Journal.

Her career has ranged a variety of media, starting with traditional print journalism at daily newspapers. She began at a large metro then at a smaller daily paper on the California central coast. As the media landscape shifted, she finds herself with one foot still in traditional print and one firmly online.

At the Portland Business Journal we produce award-winning reporting in a weekly print edition as well as daily work online. I also edit out technology and entrepreneurs focused newsletter, TechFlash Portland.

Please RSVP and submit & upvote questions ahead of time: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/malia-spencer-portland-business-journal

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Rise Up - A Live Virtual Workshop for Companies who Refuse to Stay Down
Virtual zoom location

It’s Time to Change Your Thinking. Making smart business decisions in uncertainty is tough. You don’t need complete clarity before you can move. On April 30th, join us for a virtual one-day event where together we look for new opportunities for your business and prepare for life on the other side.

Workshop Sessions And just like that, the world changed. And you need to change too. Each of these Rise Up Workshop Sessions is designed to build on each other with insights and expertise that helps you know where to put your energy, both now and into the future. 1. Perspective Sure the world has changed, but what does that mean for your business? During this session we will examine the bird’s eye view of businesses across multiple industries. What are the emerging trends? What is and isn’t working? What innovations are happening? And what the hell does “bounce back” mean anyway? 2. Connection Let’s talk about how to connect with customers and clients in new ways based on our new reality. People pay attention to things that are important to them. Create an emotional connection that goes beyond what you sell and understand how to build passion around your products and services. 3. Opportunity Moving the needle is about turning over every rock in your yard looking for opportunities you might not have seen before and trying new things. What are the top tactics that you might want to consider? Our speakers and panelists will discuss real ideas for you to put to the test and unearth opportunities for marketing your business.

With over 19 Marketing, Design, and Business experts, you'll find someone to answer all your questions for how to adjust your strategy during COVID-19. All proceeds being donated to local charities.

Nonprofits and students email [email protected] for free registration promo codes.

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Wednesday
Apr 29
PDXWIT Presents: How to show up in the Virtual World Virtual Event
Online

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/102934596148] is required to gain entry to this event

In this practical yet lively online event, public speaking coach Gigi Rosenberg teaches you how to show up at your virtual meetings with confidence, authenticity and power. Leaders learn how to keep their audience engaged and their presentation succinct so that attendees remember the message long after they’ve clicked “leave meeting.” Meeting participants learn how to stay alert and engaged and avoid distractions and exhaustion.

Participants leave this event with: -- Techniques for keeping the audience engaged from the moment they join the meeting. -- Ideas for how to transfer in-person meeting skills to the virtual world. -- Tips for looking and sounding your best on a screen. -- Tools you can use right away in your next online meeting as a leader or participant.

Come prepared to learn from an experienced public speaking coach who demonstrates by example how to nail online meetings whether you’re an attendee, host or leader.

Gigi Rosenberg is Portland’s public speaking coach. She’s coached leaders and teams at Medical Teams International, Microsoft, and Portland State University, among many others. She’s been published by Random House, Psychology Today and Publishers Weekly and has been a guest commentator on Oregon Public Radio. Gigi brings 25 years of experience in corporate communications, storytelling and performance. Her specialty is working with CEOs, introverts, nonprofit leaders, scientists, technical experts and women on the rise.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Webinar open

5:45 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction & Announcements

6:00 p.m. - Presentation Begins

6:30 p.m. - Q&A

6:45 p.m. - Final Remarks

7:00 p.m. - Event Ends

Purpose:

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

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

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Asking the right questions with Leah Noble Davidson of Because Human
Online

Join PIE as we talk with Leah Noble Davidson, Chief Experience Officer at Because Human.

Leah has consulted within Portland’s startup tech industry for 10 years, working with larger teams from Jive and Puppet to startups like Torch and BeyondPulse.

Having newly ventured into the role of a founder, she’ll be asking questions from the perspective of a female design professional who can speak the language — but is only now really learning how to juggle the risks and rewards firsthand.

Finding answers is one thing. Knowing the questions to ask is entirely another. Leah — a professional asker of questions — will help us hone in on the right questions, provide the necessary reality checks, and share ideas about leveraging the startup community to find the help you need as your startup grows from a concept into being a real business.

RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/leah-noble-davidson-because-human-ama

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Tuesday
Apr 28
[Virtual] RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Online (Portland)

URL: https://meet.jit.si/PDXRainSec042820 - Password: hunter2.

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.

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Lunch & Learn: Shelly Bell, Black Girl Ventures
Online

PIE is honored to be hosting Shelly Bell for a virtual Lunch & Learn. This is a rare opportunity to grab some time with one of the most impactful people in startups. So please come with questions.

Named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Business, Shelly Bell is a computer scientist, system disruptor and business strategist who moves ideas to profit while empowering people to live to build and foster better relationships. She connects entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations in order to diversify their talent pipeline, increase equity and grow their brands.

Shelly is among the nation's most sought-after transformational speakers in the DC Metro area with features in Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Business Journal, NewsOne, Entrepreneur Mag, People of Color in Tech and on Politico Live.

Her organization, Black Girl Ventures (BGV) is a culturally converging ecosystem igniting economic security, civic engagement, and hyperlocal infrastructure at the intersection of STEM education and entrepreneurship for Black and Brown woman-identifying founders, funders, and veterans. Since 2016, BGV has funded 41 women, increased access to social capital for 168 program participants and launched their efforts in 10 cities. As a one of 8 Google Gurus across the nation and an Ecosystem Builder, she engages audiences from grassroots to government.

Through Shelly’s Return on Relationship (R.O.R) Method she is teaching intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs how to hold the ladder for others and/or how to find the person they need to hold the ladder toward moving to the next level of success. She has trained over 5,000 entrepreneurs, held over 300 events for empowering leaders, managed multi-million dollar contracts, and helped to scale over 200 businesses.

RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/shelly-bell-black-girl-ventures-ama

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Friday
Apr 24
A founder's journey through upticks and downturns: Q&A with Elia Freedman
Online

Please join us with a former founder who has seen the ups and downs of the economy for insights on what to suspect — and some guidance that may help you navigate this new normal.

Elia Freedman was founder and CEO of Infinity Softworks, which he started in 1997 as a senior in college, leveraging both his business training and programming ability. The company has helped more than 20 million professionals and students in real estate, financial services, math and science who use calculation every day to solve problems and generate proposals, both in the field and at their desk.

The company's primary app, PowerOne, has been in existence as apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, and Windows computers for more 20 years, Infinity Softworks re-launched PowerOne as a web and mobile service in 2018.

As a founder, Elia weathered both the dotcom bust and the mortgage crisis. Which is sure to inform a unique vantage on our current state of existence within a pandemic ravaged economy.

RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/founder-ama-elia-freedman-powerone

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Thursday
Apr 23
Really Working from Home: How to get the most out of your now remote employment
Online

With the onset of quarantine and social distancing, many of us have been settling into a somewhat surreal semblance of remote work. It doesn't feel quite right. But we're doing our best to fake it. And because of that we're not really working from home.

PIE wants to help. That's why we've assembled a panel of PIE mentors: one who helps lead a successful remote only company, one who has worked as a remote employee for a decade while working alongside an online school student, and one who has assembled the most fervent community of remote workers on the planet — all while leading a remote company, himself.

Join these incredibly insightful PIE mentors for an open and honest discussion about how to be truly successful as a remote employee. And how to manage remote teams. And deal with all the life that happens when that life all happens in a single place.

Any question you've had about working from home, these folks are going to be able to answer.

Invited panelists

  • Barrett Brooks, ConvertKit
  • Cami Kaos, Automattic
  • Darren Buckner, Workfrom

RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/working-from-home-remote-work-panel

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Wednesday
Apr 22
The Future of Retail: Succeeding in an Online-Only World
Virtual Webinar

BrainStation Online Live Thought Leadership Series:

Join BrainStation, the global leader in premium digital skills training, as they welcome industry leaders to unpack a breadth of topics relevant to the future of work and the digital economy. In The Future of Retail: Succeeding in an Online World, three expert guests will discuss how they've had to re-imagine their eCommerce experience, using data, UX, and digital marketing to appeal to consumers who aren't able to visit physical stores.

The Future of Retail: Succeeding in an Online World

Wednesday, April 22nd // 10 - 11am PDT

Guest speakers:

Shimona Mehta, Head of EMEA, Shopify Plus

Deborah Honig, Head of Nike Direct EMEA West

Nicole West, VP Digital Strategy and Product at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Register here: https://bit.ly/2Rhtb30

BrainStation is the global leader in premium digital skills training for professionals and enterprises looking to future-proof themselves in the digital economy.

In addition to empowering professionals with the skills they need to be durable in their careers, we have a thriving Community that is enabled through our Thought Leadership Series. Twice per month, we welcome industry titans to an online live panel discussion to unpack relevant and important topics as it pertains to Technology, Innovation and how to thrive in a digital economy. These events support individuals with key industry, discipline and development insights that support them as they navigate their professional growth. They've welcomed leaders from some of the most successful companies in the world, like Spotify, The New York Times, Patagonia, Vimeo, Google, Nike and many more.

Watch out for the next event in early May, The New Rules of Marketing: Content & Social Media Marketing in 2020!

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TiE Women - Demonstrating Confidence in the Pitch Room
Zoom Conference

TiE Women is dedicated to Embrace, Engage and Empower women entrepreneurs across the globe. The program is aligned with TiE’s foundational pillars focused on fostering women entrepreneurs. The sector-agnostic program is focused on women entrepreneurs, irrespective of the size of their enterprises, origins, standing or background.

Join us on the evening of April 22nd where several successful investors and entrepreneurs will share how to demonstrate confidence when presenting to potential funding sources.

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Tuesday
Apr 21
PDXWIT Presents: April Happy Hour Virtual Networking Event
Online

Registration required at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DLZno98GSwyPjykrNI-LBQ

Join PDXWIT and Cambia Health via Zoom for our April Happy Hour. We will not be convening in person but we are creating a dynamic and interactive Happy Hour that will allow us to connect from a safe social distance. The theme of the event will be New Normal and the conversation prompt will be What are you doing to maintain a sense of normalcy in your life right now?

We are excited to have lightning speakers Zhou Fang and Kari Fass to share tips and tricks to maintain well being and productivity during this time. We even have a surprise guest inviting us into their home for a tour of their home office.

Just as we do in an in-person happy hour, we will have a short segment at 5:30 p.m. to share important announcements and showcase members of our community. A representative from our host company Cambia Health will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open / Virtual Networking / Sponsor Roll Call 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:45 p.m. - More Virtual Networking 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

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ASABHKE* with Saul Colt of The Idea Integration Co.
Online

*Ask Saul Anything Because He Knows Everything

Join PIE and long time PIE mentor Saul Colt for an AMA (but we recommend that you tap into his Word of Mouth marketing genius).

Saul is the Founder and Creative Director at The Idea Integration Co. In his career he has been named as one of the iMEDIA 25: Internet Marketing Leaders & Innovators as well as been called one of Canada’s best community builders/experiential marketers. NYT Best selling author and Internet Pioneer Chris Brogan once referred to Saul as “exactly who you want representing your company” and that message has been echoed by media properties ranging from Inc to Forbes Magazine.

Saul has had many career highlights including being selected as the first international employee of Zipcar and the person responsible for launching Zipcar into the Canadian marketplace. Was the first marketing person and a key part of the growth of FreshBooks.com (The #1 Cloud Accounting service for Small Business Owners) as well as leadership roles at Rogers Communications and the first Chief Evangelist of Xero.com.

And as if that wasn’t enough, Saul is also a Professional Speaker and Consultant specializing in Word of Mouth Marketing, Stunt Marketing, Social Media, Customer Experience, Community Building and Business Courage.

RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/saul-colt-ama-word-of-mouth-marketing/register

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Thursday
Apr 16
@DAMAPDX March 2020: MongoDB with Jai Karve from MongoDB
Virtual

Register for virtual conference code; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rsvp-for-damapdx-mongodb-with-jai-karve-from-mongodb-tickets-95641639719

High level “Who is MongoDB”

MongoDB Architectural Overview

The Document Data Model

Intelligently Place Data Where You Need It

Freedom to Run Anywhere

Live Atlas demonstration

MongoDB has become one of the fastest growing databases since its inception a little over 10 years ago. In this session, representatives from MongoDB will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the database, including data storage, data retrieval, and deployment. We will also walk attendees through a demonstration of Atlas, our fully-managed database-as-a-service. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of where MongoDB shines, and how to get started using MongoDB for their own projects.

When

April 16th, 2020 (Chapter meetings held on third Thursday of the month)

Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 – Warm-up 9:00 – 10:30 – Presentation Location TBA

Cost

Free

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Monday
Apr 13
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up Virtual Event
through Online Event

Registration Required Through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/or--portland/pdxwit/

The Get Hired Up event scheduled for April 14 has been turned into Get Hired Up Week, April 13-17 and will be held virtually. The event is made possible by our host, Bumped!

We'll host 6 sessions April 13-17 focusing on resume review, mock interviews and all will include a general Q&A. All sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will have a specific focus. Be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs.

You can register for as many sessions as you like. 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.

Purpose:

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

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

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Friday
Apr 10
Unlocking Blockchain for Business Leaders
Center For Executive and Professional Education

We will explore the future of blockchain technology and examine its longer-term implications for business. This overview will include:

How blockchain and cryptocurrencies came into existence Debunking bitcoin myths/misunderstandings Introduction to the underlying distributed ledger technology Understanding the fundamental business problems solved by blockchain Discovering new business disruptions/opportunities Understanding the technology foundations of blockchain Application of blockchain to different industry segments: Healthcare Finance Supply Chain Energy Media/Marketing Start-ups Audience: This training overview is designed for non-technical business leaders who are tasked with making business decisions about leveraging blockchain technology within their organization. No knowledge of technology or coding is required to attend.

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Thursday
Apr 9
PDXWIT BIPOC: Code Switching in Tech Virtual Event
Zoom Webinar

Zoom Webinar link: (https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MZ69MvJ2TXWPg8R0ezkpow) is required to gain entry to this event)

This event is dedicated to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) currently seeking employment or working in the PDX metro area.

Join PDXWIT and Instrument for an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet via a Zoom Webinar. Facilitators Amanda Lopez, of the PDXWIT Board along with panel speakers, Arielle Foldoe, Nancy Perez, Dianne Jarvis-Lumsden, Winnie Baker, and Ochuko Akpovbovbo will start with the definition of code switching. We’ll continue the conversation to cover how you can recognize it, as well as how code switching affects their day to day work lives in tech. Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MZ69MvJ2TXWPg8R0ezkpow

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

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Webinar Open 6:15 p.m. - Introductions/Announcements 6:30 p.m. - Panel Begins 7:00 p.m. - Q&A 7:15 p.m. - Final Remarks 7:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

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

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

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Wednesday
Apr 8
Pitch Club Beaverton
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce

Pitch Club is a collaborative workshop for any entrepreneur with the desire to create and deliver a perfect pitch. Pitch Club will assist participants in sharpening their ability to communicate with investors including gaining insight on the types of questions potential investor will ask and the best way to answer them.

Why do we pitch?

To be successful, entrepreneurs need the ability to sell their product. Pitch Club will provide insight into perfecting how to talk about your business.

Who facilitates Pitch Club?

TiE has an extensive network of Charter Members. Many of our Charter Members have run successful businesses in the past and many are current Angel Investors. We curate curriculum and leadership from the pool of talent within our network because of a shared desire to mentor entrepreneurs.

This month, Tom Kingsley, Successful Entrepreneur, TiE Charter Member, Mentor and Investor will lead the event.

What to expect?

Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation. (This can include a power point projection that will be presented from your computer.) Directly after pitching a 10 minute Q&A will take place with questions to the imaginary investors about the product and pitch.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

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Tuesday
Apr 7
CANCELLED - Agile Fluency® Game night
Agile Fluency Project

Cancelled due to Coronavirus.

Come play the Agile Fluency Game! You’ll gain new insights into the benefits and trade-offs of adopting agile practices—and you’ll have a great time doing it.

The Agile Fluency Game authentically simulates 2½ years on a software development team. It was developed so experiments in the game lead to new insights about your real-world options. As you play the game, you’ll make decisions about which agile practices to adopt. Of course, you have to deliver features, too! Or what’s the point?

This is a great experience for agile team members interested in learning more about their options; managers and leaders wanting to better understand agile development; and people who enjoy modern board games such as Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride.

“Saved us money on our agile transition effort by getting a preview in 90 minutes!” —Director, Agile Center of Excellence

“Makes the need for best practices come to life.” —Manager

“Played first game and beautifully painted ourselves into a corner through the same mistakes real teams make. How’d that happen? Powerful teaching.” —Senior Learning & Development Manager

“[Our leadership team] experienced 20 years of agile learning in 4 hours!” —Director, R & D

“The shift from playing the game gave new focus to our discussion of leadership challenges.” —VP, Product Management

Doors open at 6pm. We’ll start playing at 6:30. Be sure to arrive before then: the building is secured at 6:30 and no further entry is allowed.

To learn more about the game, visit https://www.agilefluency.org/game.php.

CORONAVIRUS NOTE: We've been asked if we still plan to hold this event given the concerns about Coronavirus. We DO plan to hold the event, with the following precautions:

  • Attendance is limited to 16 people. (First come, first served.)
  • We will not be serving food or drink or allowing food in the game room. If you bring food, we have a separate dining area where you can eat.
  • Hand sanitizer and tissues will be available. Restrooms for washing hands are right across the hall.
  • Do not attend if you're sick or have flu symptoms.
Tuesday
Mar 31
[Canceled] RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

March meeting has been canceled, we are exploring options for a virtual meetup in April.

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.

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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