Viewing 11 current events matching “women who hack” by Date.

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Started Friday
Jun 21
Teardown 2024
through Lloyd Center

An annual celebration of hardware, open source, DIY electronics, retro computing, synths, and soldering. Talks, workshops, art installations, demos, projects and space to hack.

Awesome food and fun afterparties.

You can buy tickets, volunteer for tickets, or do something for tickets.

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Tuesday
Jun 25
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

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

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

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Jun 28
June 28: Let's Make Hangman With Python - Free Coding Class by Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Join The Tech Academy at this free, online intro to coding class, hosted live by Erik Gross (our Co-Founder), where he will show you how to create the game “Hangman” using one of the top programming languages in the world: Python.

The class will be held on Zoom on June 28 (Friday evening) starting at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST/8 EST).

This workshop is for people who have never written code before, and in it, Mr. Gross will explain every line of code in plain English. All technical terms and concepts will be defined simply.

Register now for The Tech Academy’s fun, simple and educational Intro to Python coding class!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkShop0628 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0628

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Friday
Jul 12
July 12: Developing Tic-Tac-Toe Game in Python, Hosted by Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Come join The Tech Academy at this very special free introductory online coding class, delivered by Senior-Level Software Developer, and our Co-Founder (Erik Gross). In it, Erik will show you how to build a “Tic-Tac-Toe” video game using the popular programming language: Python.

Attend on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST), on July 12 (Friday evening).

This live Python class is for people who have never written code before, and in it Mr. Gross will explain every line of code in plain English. All technical terms and concepts will be defined simply. Python is one of the most-used programming languages in the world and you’ll get a taste of it here!

Confirm your attendance now at this fun and very special Intro to coding class!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/Erikworkshop0712 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikworkshopE0712

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Tuesday
Jul 30
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

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

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

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Aug 14
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Centrl Office Pearl

Why Participate? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

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.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

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Tuesday
Aug 27
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

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

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

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

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

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

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.

Website
Wednesday
Sep 11
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Zoom

Why Attend? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

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.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

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Wednesday
Oct 9
SIMposium by SIM Portland
Hyatt Regency, Portland

Announcing the Portland SIMposium: A Premier Event for IT Leaders 

 

Join us at the Portland SIMposium will be held on October 9th at the Hyatt Regency for an unparalleled day dedicated to IT leaders keen on navigating the future of technology and leadership. We are honored to feature Steve Brown, a renowned AI futurist with distinguished experience at Google DeepMind and Intel, as our closing keynote speaker. Dive deep into the race towards Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and its implications for business and society, guided by Steve's expert insights. Network with peers across various sectors and equip your organization for the challenges ahead with the latest tech innovation. Secure your spot now at simposium.org and be part of

 

Why Attend?

The Portland SIMPosium is more than just an event; it's a platform where IT leaders from diverse sectors converge to share insights, challenges, and successes. This gathering is dedicated to those who are eager to lead their organizations through the tech-driven future, ensuring you leave with valuable connections and knowledge that can significantly influence your professional journey.

 

What to Expect?

Exclusive Keynote on AGI: Engage with Steve Brown as he unveils the path to artificial general intelligence, offering a glimpse into the future of technology and its impact on our lives and work.

Unparalleled Networking: Connect with leading IT Leaders, fostering a robust network of professionals who are shaping the future of technology.

Actionable Insights: Gain practical knowledge and strategies from the forefront of IT innovation to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

Leadership Growth: Elevate your leadership skills and organizational impact with cutting-edge tools and insights presented throughout the day.

Comprehensive Catering: Enjoy a full day of catered meals, starting with breakfast and a midday lunch and culminating in an elegant evening reception.

 

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TiE Oregon - Pitch Club

Why Participate? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

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.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

Website
Wednesday
Nov 13
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Zoom

Why Participate?

Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

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.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

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Viewing 29 past events matching “women who hack” by Date.

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Friday
Jun 21
June 21: Using ChatGPT and AI to Prepare for Interviews, Hosted by Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Join The Tech Academy on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST) for our live online event entitled “Using ChatGPT to Prepare for Interviews” on June 21 (Friday evening).

The host of this webinar is Erik Gross (our Co-Founder) and he is not only an experienced software developer who has been working in tech for decades, he is an expert in AI and leveraging ChatGPT. At this free workshop, we will cover how to ace interviews with AI. And don’t worry, no cheating is involved! This will be ethical usage of ChatGPT.

Register for this valuable, yet free, event now!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkShop0621 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0621

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Friday
Jun 14
June 14: Make Your Own Adventure Game in Python, with Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Learn how to create your very own text-based adventure game, similar to the classic game Zork, at this live class delivered by the Co-Founder of The Tech Academy.

This online workshop will teach the basics of the popular programming language Python, and you can join us on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST), on June 14 (Friday evening).

This live class is for people who have never written code before, and in it Mr. Gross will explain every line of code in plain English. All technical terms and concepts will be defined simply. Python is one of the most-used programming languages in the world and you’ll get a taste of it here!

Confirm your attendance now for this fun and educational Intro to Python coding class!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkShop0614 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0614

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Wednesday
Jun 12
Startup Conversations in the Couve
Colab Coworking

Our June Presenter is: Ryan Moor

Ryan is an entrepreneur, connector, and builder helping people build things, well, things being most t-shirts. From his roots in punk rock diy screen printing he’s started and grown some of the biggest names in the decorated apparel industry today including starting Ryonet and ScreenPrinting.com in 2004 and also being a partner in ROQ.US, Allmade Apparel, and MADE Lab. Combined these companies do over 80 million dollars of revenue and touch every step of the t-shirt supply chain from fabrication development, manufacturing sustainable blank apparel, supplying screen printers with equipment and supplies, and creating thought leadership conferences to uplevel the industry. He’s passionate about helping people learn and grow and strives to make a positive impact and a better industry for the people and planet.

About North Bank Innovations North Bank Innovations is an organization based in Southwest Washington, committed to building a thriving ecosystem that helps early-stage startups.

About the Startup Conversations Event Each month we host a local founder who will give a short presentation about their company. They will focus on how it all got started, where they are today, and their plans for the future including the challenges they face to make their goals happen.

Following the presentation our host, Dave Barcos will dig into the founder's background, the company's story, and other observations. After the interview, we will have an audience Q&A session to help attendees ask direct questions of the presenter. It has proven to be a great format to catalyze the local founders and the startups in the region. You won't want to miss it.

Event Schedule: 9:30 AM - Coffee and Networking 10:00 AM - Presentations and Q&A 11:00 AM - Continued Networking 11:30 AM - Event Ends

For more details on other North Bank events check our event calendar at https://www.northbankinnovations.org/events

Please note, that we encourage genuine networking, not hunting for sales or leads. If you are genuinely starting or working with a startup, this is the right crowd for you. Thanks for helping us keep it real.

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Friday
Jun 7
Portland 2600
Sizzle Pie (East Burnside)

PDX2600 is a monthly open forum for hackers in Portland Oregon. It happens on the first Friday of every month. There are no memberships, no leaders, and no real structure. Only the free exchange of ideas.

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Thursday
Jun 6
Portland Linux/Unix Group General Monthly Meeting: Ben Koenig on a Linux Changelog
Oregon Latvian Community Center

Ever wondered how many package updates were released for your favorite distro in the past month? Or how many times you have had to upgrade Firefox?

The Linux Changelog Project is an attempt to present statistics for the development and maintenance of Linux Distributions based on publicly available changelog data. By creating a distro-agnostic view of all changelog updates for a given project, we can see how the size and activity of a given distribution compares to its peers. At the moment only Fedora and Slackware are supported, but over time more distributions will be added. The end goal is to provide a web interface that will allow people to search for and browse the millions of package updates across all major Linux distributions.

As someone who is largely self-taught in the world of GNU/Linux, projects like this are how I learn about the Linux ecosystem and practice skills that I apply to my career in IT support. While my experience goes all the way back to the dark days of HAL I'm still surprised by what I find hiding in the various corners of the Linux world. Working with the changelog formats of different distributions has challenged hat I thought I knew, and I hope other users (new and old) will find it interesting as well.

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Wednesday
Jun 5
CHIFOO: "We already knew that: When research findings fail to land" with Steve Portigal – Virtual event
Virtual via Zoom

Lecture Details Sometimes when we share research findings, we hear back, “We already knew that.” In this talk, I’ll examine why that happens, and what we can do about it. Sometimes, it’s a cognitive bias, called hindsight bias and also known as the “knew it all along” phenomenon. But there are other causes and we can adjust our approach to research to try and limit this all-too-common challenge.

About Steve Portigal Steve Portigal is an experienced user researcher who helps organizations to build mature user research practices. He is the author of Interviewing Users: How To Uncover Compelling Insights (now in a second edition) and Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories. He’s also the host of the Dollars to Donuts podcast.

Website: portigal.com/

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Friday
May 31
May 31: Develop a "Connect 4" Game Using Python, With Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Join The Tech Academy as we create the popular and classic game “Connect 4” using Python! In this free live class, Erik Gross (our Co-Founder) will cover the basics of coding for absolute beginners.

This online workshop will be hosted through Zoom at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST), on May 31 (Friday evening).

This free coding class is for people who have never written code before, and in it Mr. Gross will explain every line of code in plain English. All technical terms and concepts will be defined simply. Python is one of the most-used programming languages in the world and you’ll get your feet wet here!

Register for this fun and educational intro to coding class for beginners now!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkShop0531 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0531

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Thursday
May 30
Elevate Oregon
Downtown Portland

Venture funding has been a key catalyst to Oregon's economic growth and job creation. Elevate Capital is proud to be the leading diversity-focused Fund in the State, deploying over $20M to nearly 60 Oregon companies over the last eight years, with a particular focus on women, BIPOC, minority, LGBTQ+, and other historically underserved founders.

​On May 30, Elevate Oregon will bring together founders, experienced investors, community leaders, and elected officials to spotlight upcoming companies in our region and use our collective intelligence to improve the future of Oregon’s startup landscape.

You will hear from the region’s most promising diverse leaders, and there will be dynamic opportunities to explore emerging trends and co-create solutions to foster innovation in our community. Elevate Oregon intentionally creates space for aspiring, diverse founders, investors, and supporters passionate about contributing thought leadership to the local ecosystem.

Register Today - Seating Limited!

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VC Day
Portland in person - register for address

10:00am - 10:20 am: Check-in and Morning Networking

​10:20am - 10:30 am: Opening Remarks (Josh Wylie, Mary Hull, CIBC, & other sponsors)

​10:30am - 11:00 am: Fireside Chat I: Scaling From Seed to Series - A

​Moderated by: Julie Harrelson, Managing Director, Cascade Seed Fund

​Allie Magyar, Dynamic Events, Chairman of the Board, TAO ​Callie Christensen, CBO, Slumberkins ​Elizabeth Sheils, Co-founder, Rockpapercoin ​11:15am - 11:45 am: Meet the Funders: Co-working & Networking

​12:00pm - 1:30 pm: Catered Lunch Sponsored by Stoel Rives, Co-working

​1:30pm - 2:00 pm: Fireside Chat II: Women in VC

​Moderated by: Mary Hull, Partner, Stoel Rives, LLP

​Catherine Williams, Principal, Dundee VC ​Tee Podder, Investor, Trilogy Equity Partners ​Angela Jackson, Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund ​Denise Dunlap, Managing Partner, Sage Growth Capital ​Cindy Ho, Jr. Partner, Stout Street Capital ​2:15pm - 2:45pm: Women and Founder Support

​Moderated by: Tricia Clemans, Director, Global Technology Transfer Group

​Caroline Lewis, Managing Partner, Rogue Women's Fund ​Cara Turano, President & Executive Director, OEN ​Sarah Studer, Chief Storyteller, Truemedia.org ​Michelle Drilling, Vice President of Operations, Streamlined Ventures ​3:00pm - 3:30pm: Emerging Funds in the PNW

​Moderated by: Josh Wylie,Founder Breaking into Venture, VC Day Host

​Evan Poncelet,Co-founder & CEO, Dreamward Ventures ​Jesse Posey, Co-founder & COO, Dreamward Ventures ​Isaac Kato, Founder and General Partner, Two Ravens VC ​Leilani Walkush, General Partner, Indigenous VC ​​Partnering Organizations: Stoel Rives, Stout Street Capital, Portland State Business Accelerator, Venture Partners and more to come.

Whether you are a student entrepreneur, a first-time founder, a startup professional in tech, or any other field, or simply interested in entrepreneurship, this event is for you. Join us at VC Day - Portland, OR to chat, collaborate, and network.

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Tuesday
May 28
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

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

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

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
May 22
Equitable Networking Workshop
Garden Space

Why are we doing this?

The goal of this workshop is to provide a refreshing approach to networking. We coach individuals to confidently navigate networking events, ensuring they represent themselves well, understand expectations, and leverage their key skills to achieve their goals. Nobody gives proper training on how to approach these events, making it an oversight in our community. We want to change that! This 90-minute training is the first step in understanding how you can be and what you can do at networking events. I highly encourage those who frequent events to come to this training too. You experts can also come out of this with a new fun approach to the next event you go to.

Who is it for?

We aim to have people in leadership roles to people just starting out in their industries attend this workshop. With the intention to learn from one another no matter what experience level they are at. There is a lot to learn when we come together with intention and skill-sharing practices. An equitable networker seeks diverse gatherings and welcomes opportunities to share.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Active engagement and opportunities to move around (no more feeling glued to your seats) Diverse interactions with a variety of attendees (up to 80 people) Access to tools facilitating meaningful connections throughout the entire workshop (including improv exercises and Toastmaster frameworks) A welcoming atmosphere where networking feels natural

Each person attending will be guided through our education and facilitation training to encourage each and every one of you to leave feeling more in control of your place on the networking floor.

You will leave feeling cheerful, lightweight, and ready for more!

Event Details: Date: Wednesday, May 22nd Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: 205 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 Don't miss this opportunity to learn and grow in your networking skills. Reserve your spot today!

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Wednesday
May 15
CodePDX - In Person Workshop
Graybox

re you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? CODE PDX is here to help! We are designers, developers, and product managers, both experts and learners, coming together to make our city better for everyone. We welcome all skill levels and disciplines.

CODE PDX is made up of individuals who are interested in changing Portland for the better. We work with local government to fix local services, utilize open data to improve citizen knowledge, and work for the betterment of all. We are just getting started, so there are plenty of opportunities to use your skills. Even if you are not a tech type, we can still have opportunities for you to contribute. So come by and become part of a movement to improve our community!

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TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Zoom

Why Participate? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

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.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

Website
Monday
May 13
NSA Oregon | Be Your Clients’ Solution: Grow Your Business By Delivering Excellent Results!
Graybox

Too often, busy entrepreneurs promise to deliver results to clients but fall short! How do you prevent this from happening to you so you can maintain your business reputation and bring in more clients? The answer is simple: leverage project and change management best practices.

What’s simple about project management? A lot!

Join us as Alana demystifies project management and change management to ensure your clients are WOW’ed after every engagement. This program is perfect for speakers, coaches, and consultants who want to grow their businesses by consistently providing excellence in a chaotic world.

Alana M. Hill, PMP, is an international change leadership expert, inspiring professionals to lead change in themselves and others to create inclusive, resilient, and competitive organizations. She is a passionate energy industry veteran who has paved the way for women leaders, with a focus on women of color. Her experience as an engineer and project manager in talent development provides real-world insight into how people and teams can excel, even in adversity. Alana has led diverse teams and delivered high-impact workshops worldwide throughout her career!

Guest tickets are available for virtual or in-person attendance.

About NSA Oregon: We are a community of professionals who make their living using the spoken word. This may include keynoters, breakout presenters, seminar leaders, trainers, facilitators, consultants, and those who speak within the context of their business or organization.

The Oregon Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA Oregon) is the number one local resource for: Meeting planners looking for top-notch expert speaking talent Professional speakers looking to grow their business, platform skills, and networks Aspiring speakers looking to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience needed for membership in the National Speakers Association Other professionals who use speaking in their company or business as part of their regular job responsibilities

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Wednesday
May 8
Startup Conversations in the Couve
Hudson Community Room

Our May Presenter is: Allie Persitz (Magyar)

Allie is a life-long entrepreneur renowned for her passion in fostering connections, crafting meaningful experiences, and developing impactful products through collaborative teamwork. She has a track record of successfully scaling and exiting multiple companies, Allie places a strong emphasis on cultivating cultures that enable individuals to lead fulfilled and balanced lives.

Her achievements have earned her accolades such as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Oregon Entrepreneur Network, Founder of the Year by TiE Oregon, Portland Business Journal’s Forty under 40, and a Portland Woman of Influence.

Currently, she serves as the Chairwoman of the Board for the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) and Director of TiE Oregon, Allie is deeply involved in giving back to the community. She actively volunteers and mentors early-stage startups in the greater Portland area, all while savoring precious moments with her kiddos.

Allie is also known for her zest for life, marked by celebrating the journey and hosting epic costume parties.

About North Bank Innovations North Bank Innovations is an organization based in Southwest Washington, committed to building a thriving ecosystem that helps early-stage startups.

About the Startup Conversations Event Each month we host a local founder who will give a short presentation about their company. They will focus on how it all got started, where they are today, and their plans for the future including the challenges they face to make their goals happen.

Following the presentation our host, Dave Barcos will dig into the founder's background, the company's story, and other observations. After the interview, we will have an audience Q&A session to help attendees ask direct questions of the presenter. It has proven to be a great format to catalyze the local founders and the startups in the region. You won't want to miss it.

For more details on other North Bank events check our event calendar at https://www.northbankinnovations.org/events

Please note, that we encourage genuine networking, not hunting for sales or leads. If you are genuinely starting or working with a startup, this is the right crowd for you. Thanks for helping us keep it real.

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Tuesday
May 7
Startup Open Coffee in the Couve
Formos Software

Welcome All Founders and Tech Pros
• What we'll do
You will drink coffee (and tea for those who are recovering caffeine addicts) and talk with other great founders and companies in our local area.
• What to bring
Nada. Just a friendly demeanor and willingness to meet new great founders and talk about your project.
• Important to know
This is REALLY not the place you want to come if you are looking for sales leads. This event is a place to meet and share your startup journey and talk about your project. While we appreciate all the members of our community, network marketing and sales reps will find many short unuseful conversations in this crowd. Thanks for understanding.

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Friday
May 3
Portland 2600
Sizzle Pie (East Burnside)

PDX2600 is a monthly open forum for hackers in Portland Oregon. It happens on the first Friday of every month. There are no memberships, no leaders, and no real structure. Only the free exchange of ideas.

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First Friday @ UpStart Collective (eastside)
UpStart Collective

Every month, UpStart Collective invites the community to join us for some drinks and networking with the founders of the space. Each month we feature a founder working on something incredible who are part of the UpStart Collective family. You will have the opportunity to learn more about what they are working on and ways you can be helpful. Come to hang out, have a drink, and enjoy the view from one of UpStart Collective's 7 balconies.

Doors open at 5pm.

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Wednesday
May 1
CodePDX - In Person Workshop
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Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? CODE PDX is here to help! We are designers, developers, and product managers, both experts and learners, coming together to make our city better for everyone. We welcome all skill levels and disciplines.

CODE PDX is made up of individuals who are interested in changing Portland for the better. We work with local government to fix local services, utilize open data to improve citizen knowledge, and work for the betterment of all. We are just getting started, so there are plenty of opportunities to use your skills. Even if you are not a tech type, we can still have opportunities for you to contribute. So come by and become part of a movement to improve our community!

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Silicon Forest Tech Connect
White Owl Social Club

Back for its 2nd year, the Silicon Forest Tech Connect is happening May 1st at White Owl in Portland, OR.

Who Should Attend? Whether you’re looking to engage with local tech companies, recruit tech talent, recreate the magic of TechCrawl, or just want to network with your experienced IT peers, the Silicon Forest Tech Connect is a can’t-miss event in Portland this spring.

What to Expect: Open networking with tech professionals and leaders Booths from local tech meetups, community partners, and tech companies Complimentary drink ticket with RSVP and light refreshments courtesy of ProFocus Technology A chance to win cool prizes

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the growth of the Silicon Forest tech ecosystem. See you there! RSVP required.

For Companies/Partners/Sponsors: Space for community partners, meetup groups, and tech companies interested in hosting a booth is limited. Secure your spot by emailing [email protected].

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Tuesday
Apr 30
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

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

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

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Apr 26
Founders, Professionals, & Remote Workers: Game Night!
NedSpace

This is super casual - We're hosting a game night for founders, professionals, remote workers, and everyone else to get together for a night of gaming!

Bring your card games, board games & table sets, consoles, or whatever else floats your boat. and snacks & drinks (for yourself or to share!)

Let's build friendships & network outside of the usual networking events & socials.

Perfect for introverted types who are looking to make friends while given something to do.

All are welcome.

RSVP on meetup to be sent after-hours building access info, 24 hours before the event: https://www.meetup.com/pdx-midtown-strikes-back/events/300181435/

See y'all soooooon.

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How Do You Grow and Stay Current as a Software Engineer After Training?
The Tech Academy

Christopher Carte, Tech Academy's graduate, will share his insights on how to keep your skills sharp and stay relevant in this ever-evolving field.

Christopher's a full-stack .NET developer who loves clean code and all things coding. He's great at turning client needs into useful software.

This talk is perfect for software engineers of all levels. Christopher will discuss: - Strategies for staying up-to-date on the latest technologies and trends. - Tips for improving your coding skills and best practices. - Effective methods for continuous learning and professional development.

This event will equip you with the tools and strategies you need to thrive in the dynamic world of software engineering.

Join us this Friday, April 26 at 1 pm Pacific Time (3 pm CT, 4 pm ET).

Register on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TechTalk0426 Register on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TechTalkE0426

Don't miss this opportunity to invest in your future!

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Thursday
Apr 25
The Wings Conference
Viking Pavillion (PSU)

Oregon’s Climate Tech Conference

She Flies With Her Own Wings Oregon’s state motto calls us to address the pressing challenges of our planetary moment. We will gather at the center of Portland to highlight the solutions, conversations, and leaders who are deploying and scaling climate innovations and solutions.

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Thursday
Apr 18
AI Portland: Generative image AI
TBD

Join us at the AI Portland Meetup for an insightful panel discussion on the intersection of generative image AI and the creative industries. Our panelists, each with their unique expertise, will shed light on how professionals in various creative fields are harnessing the power of AI tools while preserving the essence of their craft.

April's Panelists:

Aaron Hockley, Author and Photographer Aaron Hockley is a photographer, author, and speaker who merges his expertise in photography and technology to help others find success. He’s a PPA Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman and has represented Team USA in the World Photographic Cup. He writes and speaks about technical aspects of photography, photo businesses, and the industry as a whole. He's spoken to audiences of photographers, marketers, and media professionals on stages of all sizes nationwide. Aaron’s recent ventures have focused on how Artificial Intelligence impacts how photographers capture, edit, and manage their images with an eye toward the shifting future of the industry. Find Aaron: https://techphotoguy.com https://youtube.com/@techphotoguy https://instagram.com/techphotoguy

Karly Hand, Brand Developer & Creative Lead Seasoned brand developer and creative director Karly Hand blends strategic insight with creative vision to craft compelling brand narratives. With a distinguished portfolio spanning two decades, she has cultivated and propelled lifestyle brands like Aspen Snowmass, Verb Products, Smith Optics, Microsoft, and Adidas, shaping their identities and communicating their core value through strategic, artful brand expressions.

Karissa Liloc, Principal Product Manager Karissa Liloc (she/her) is a Principal Product Manager at Getty Images focused on Generative AI and other tools that make it easier for customers to find and use imagery. Previously at Disney and Gap, Inc, she has a track record of bringing cross-functional teams together to provide solutions to user problems and business challenges. Her most recent work has been bringing Generative AI by Getty Images to market, offering commercially safe, easy-to-use, AI image generation that compensates creators.

Emily Maass, Attorney Emily represents cutting edge companies as privacy and product counsel, general counsel, and a data protection and cybersecurity advisor. She helps clients navigate complex privacy frameworks, contract negotiations, regulatory compliance, and daily business operations, and she provides ongoing counsel for product development, launch, and management. Emily supports companies in AI, web3, gaming, automation, and software applications serving a broad range of industries.

This event promises a deep dive into the world of generative image AI, providing valuable insights for photographers, designers, AI enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the intersection of technology and creativity. Whether you're an artist seeking to enhance your craft or a business professional curious about the possibilities of AI, this meetup is your opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject and engage in thought-provoking discussions.

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Monday
Apr 15
Portland's Surveillance Inventory Draft
Online

In February of last year, Portland's City Council passed a surveillance policy resolution to increase transparency and accountability in the use of surveillance technologies in Portland. As part of the resolution, Smart City PDX has been tasked with designing and implementing a citywide inventory of surveillance technologies owned or used by City Bureaus. During the summer, Smart City PDX and the Office of Equity and Human Rights held a series of public events and released a survey to gather input from local communities to help determine what information should be included in the inventory.

After analyzing the public comments, Smart City PDX recently released a draft version of the surveillance technologies inventory specification, which is available here: https://www.portland.gov/bps/smart-city-pdx/surveillance-policy/documents/surveillance-technologies-inventory-specification/download

At this month's meeting, Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at Smart City PDX, within Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will join us to discuss the draft surveillance technology inventory specification and to share details of how you can still give input into the inventory.

Come to the meeting, and learn about Portland's surveillance inventory, and bring your questions!

This event is co-hosted by PDX Privacy and Portland's Techno-activism 3rd Mondays. Please RSVP via the Meetup page or by sending an email to [email protected].

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 applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Sunday
Apr 14
Write the Docs Portland 2024
through Revolution Hall

Write the Docs is a global community of people who care about documentation: Programmers, Tech Writers, Customer Support, Designers, Project Managers, Developer Advocates, and anyone else who wants people to have a great experience with software.

Created in 2013 in Portland, Oregon, WTD has hosted conferences around the world in Prague, Sydney, Amsterdam, London, and Melbourne.

We invite you to our Portland conference to join 400 other attendees to explore the art and science of documentation!

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Thursday
Apr 11
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle transportation advocates to share tech info and work together toward a complete and sustainable bike transportation network for Portland. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks. Recurring meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Agenda:

  • PBOT's maps of signs and traffic signals + striping
  • pdxreporter / 311 open data
  • whatever else folks are working on or asking about

This is an informal work session and hangout, discussion/questions and sharing tech knowledge to collaboratively build political power for safe streets and a complete bike transportation network that works for all people of all ages and abilities.

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Wednesday
Apr 10
CodePDX - In Person Workshop
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Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? CODE PDX is here to help! We are designers, developers, and product managers, both experts and learners, coming together to make our city better for everyone. We welcome all skill levels and disciplines.

CODE PDX is made up of individuals who are interested in changing Portland for the better. We work with local government to fix local services, utilize open data to improve citizen knowledge, and work for the betterment of all. We are just getting started, so there are plenty of opportunities to use your skills. Even if you are not a tech type, we can still have opportunities for you to contribute. So come by and become part of a movement to improve our community!

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