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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Thursday
Apr 15
Early Stage Fundraising AMA
Zoom Webinar

StartOUT's VC/Fundraising Programming Board Presents an "Ask Me Anything" discussion on early stage fundraising paneled by some of today's leading stars in the investment arena!

For a founder trying to raise funding, sometimes it seems like the whole process is just a knotted mess of confusion. Wouldn't it be nice to have a room full of qualified investors to simply answer your questions and help untangle the process? Come to StartOUT's Early Stage Fundraising AMA for just that opportunity.

We've assembled a group of today's leading investors who understand the value of diversity and inclusion and are willing to answer your most pressing questions. Questions will be answered during the event, no need to submit in advance, so bring them with you.

Panelists:

Kelli Jones, Managing Partner - Sixty8 Capital Lorenzo Thione, Managing Director - Gaingels Charlie O'Donnell, Founder/General Partner - Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Rei Tran, Investment Associate - Acceleprise

Moderator:

Jessica Bussert, Founder/CEO - Wave Therapeutics

StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs with 17,000 members nationwide. Its mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs start new companies; supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses; and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors, on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide.

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Monday
Apr 19
Privacy Advisory Commissions
Online

Did you know that, on June 2, 2015, the Oakland City Council established the first municipal Privacy Commission in the United States?

What is a privacy advisory commission? What types of privacy issues does it address? Who does it advise? How does it work? Should Portland have one?

These are some of the questions we'll explore this month as the City of Portland looks to rethink surveillance.

Brian Hofer, Executive Director of Secure Justice and Chair of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, will join us to talk about his work on Oakland's commission and how that agency came into being. He'll also talk about how such an advisory body might work here in Portland.

This is a great opportunity to learn about potential privacy-related happenings in Portland and how you can get involved. Bring your questions and join the discussion. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bio:

Brian Hofer is Executive Director of Secure Justice and Chair of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission. He was instrumental in the formation of an ad-hoc citizen committee to start drafting privacy policies for the City of Oakland and successfully fought for a permanent committee tasked with oversight of surveillance equipment. That committee is now the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission.

Brian also successfully introduced ordinances throughout the greater Bay Area at both the county and city level to implement significant surveillance equipment reforms, advised on and advocated for state legislation impacting the right to privacy and surveillance oversight, and coordinated with and advised groups around the country on how to implement reforms through legislation and policy writing. He is presently consulting with various cities across the country regarding citizen oversight and participation pertaining to surveillance equipment and data sharing, Smart City regulations, and various “sanctuary” supporting legislative projects.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

{short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Tuesday
Apr 20
PDXWIT Presents: April Virtual Happy Hour
Virtual

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

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

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

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

We will also have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

Wednesday
Apr 21
TiE Oregon Pitch Club
Zoom

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

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?

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 five-minute Q&A will take place, followed by a five-minute Investor Discussion & Decision).

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
Apr 28
PDXWIT Presents: Creating Accessible Organizations for People with Disabilities
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zh_Vp4s2RnmgIvcqhDhBwA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Making organizations more welcoming towards team members with disabilities takes work, but if done well, it has great potential to strengthen team dynamics, company outcomes, and even reduce turnover rates. Join PDXWIT, along with our virtual host for the evening Survey Monkey as we welcome Eliza Greenwood, a digital marketer and an accessibility trainer. Greenwood brings 20 years of experience working with people with disabilities and will share a model for building inclusion into your organization. Greenwood will provide individuals and company leaders permission to "fail forward" and iterate. This event will also feature folks with disabilities telling their own stories and sharing workplace tips including what they are looking for in allies and workarounds for accessibility.

Agenda: 12:00 pm - Webinar opens + Virtual networking 12:05 pm - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 pm - Talk begins 1:00 pm - Q & A 1:15 pm - Event ends

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

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

Thursday
Apr 29
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview

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

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition, so some engineers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) got together to create this training tailored to technical job seekers. In tech, it is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare as each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this virtual seminar we will review some interviewing practices we’ve witnessed through our careers for technical interviews and present helpful tips to prepare. We plan to cover many beneficial topics: Morning preparation, attire, and mindset Non-technical preparation How to study for the coding interview How to execute the coding test Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event begins 12:08 p.m.- Intros and announcements 12:10 p.m. - Session begins 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Mission: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Friday
Apr 30
Virtual Tech Talk: Get Noticed on LinkedIn with Max Crismon
The Tech Academy

This week we are joined by Max Crismon for our Friday Tech Talk!

Max wears a lot of hats. He's a veteran, mentor, motivational speaker, and a recruiter who knows how to get people into technology careers. This week he also wears the hat of Tech Talk speaker to share with us everything he has learned in his years helping people get into Tech!

We are going to be focusing on LinkedIn profiles, but feel free to bring any job placement questions or concerns.

Join us on Friday, April 30th at 1pm Pacific time, and let's Talk Tech!

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Thursday
May 6
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Virtual Happy Hour - 5/6/21

Register in advance through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3wBPnrH

Mingle virtually with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours bring together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health community. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry.

Advanced registration is required through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3wBPnrH

Want to introduce your startup or idea at our happy hours? We have several speaking opportunities at each of our events. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group, please let us know.

Please be aware that the OBI may be taking photographs during this event. We may use these photos in marketing materials and your image may be included.

Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour is a grassroots event organized by the Oregon Bioscience Incubator

Advanced registration required through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3wBPnrH and then online Zoom link will be emailed to you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday
May 11
Peer Pressure: A Peer Coaching Event
Virtual Zoom Webinar

Looking to meet new professional contacts but want to skip the small talk? Interested in getting help in facing work challenges head on? Ready to learn the best way to have positive and supportive professional relationships to become a better leader?

Welcome to the power of peer coaching.

Peer coaching is awesome! It's a mutually supportive, powerful form of learning and development where peers work together to reflect, share ideas, teach one another, or solve problems in the workplace through deep inquiry, accountability, direct feedback, and encouragement.

Peer coaching also helps build emotional intelligence, which is indispensable when stepping into leadership positions. The best leaders take the time to learn and practice skills like active listening, empathy, open communication and effective feedback, which can all be learned through practicing successful peer coaching relationships.

Join StartOut for a 1-hour peer coaching event where attendees will:

Learn basic peer coaching strategies like active listening, asking open questions and giving/getting effective feedback Get matched with 3 new people and meet 1:1 together for 15 minute breakout sessions Get to know each other by sharing your story with conversation prompts, practice your new peer coaching strategies, and create meaningful connections Have the opportunity to stay in touch and continue supporting your new contacts throughout the year

About the host:

Hi! I'm Tracy (they/she), a StartOut programming board member. I design strategic programs for client companies who focus on community. In the past I've built experiences for Airbnb, Girl Scouts, Ketel One, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the Brooklyn Museum and more.

I'm also an independent creator, building events and programs like Lady Boss (curated talks and speed mentoring for womxn and non-binary people), Radical Sabbatical (a creative retreat to take a break and make some progress) and Queer Future (a community for LGBTQIA+ folx to talk about work).

I've also participated in many group coaching, peer-led or cohort-based learning experiences over the years, so I know a lot about collaboration, active listening, asking honest questions, and giving/receiving feedback.

StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs with 17,000 members nationwide. Its mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs start new companies; supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses; and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors, on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide.

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Wednesday
May 19
TiE Oregon Pitch Club
Zoom

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

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?

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 five-minute Q&A will take place, followed by a five-minute Investor Discussion & Decision).

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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Saturday
Apr 10
Virtual Scrum Training
Online

Want to learn how to take your projects to the Next Level

Practical Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum training on April 10th, 2021; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper, and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular, they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one-day training with exercises will cover the material from Scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS

* Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science.
* Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors.
* Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs).
* Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace.
* Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Engineers, Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Program Managers, Business Executives, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business and engineering programs.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

* Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
* Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed time frame. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
* Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
* Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.
* Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation.     * Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multicultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.

International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

* PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
* PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org
* CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
* CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS

By attending this training you’ll receive professional development units (PDU). They are for professionals looking to maintain Project Management Institute (PMI)- certified credentials. Eligible PDUs: 8 PMP PDUs

ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum.

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Wednesday
Apr 7
PDXWIT Presents: Funding in Connection with Women Inventorship
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cDcG5X0cSWSndJCmEchBnw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Are you a founder of an existing company? Need funding for your side hustle? Then join PDXWIT and host ThinkShout for a discussion about women innovation, the roadblocks that exist when it comes to funding and what we can do as a community to drive the discussion forward. While we have more women in technology or science than ever, funding and inventorship claims are still at a low, yet investors supporting women entrepreneurs have found a higher average ROI (10% higher).

Attorneys Anna McCoy and Janina Malone will explore approaches to support organizations in enhancing women participation at all levels, including in brainstorming, invention submission, and beyond.

Agenda: 5:00 pm - Event Opens 5:05 pm - PDXWIT and Host Introduction (5 minutes) 5:10 - Presentation 6:00 - Q & A 6:30 - Event Ends

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

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

Friday
Apr 2
Tech Talk: Job Placement Q&A with Forest and Kenzie
The Tech Academy

Job Placement Q&A with Forest and Kenzie!

Currently on the hunt for a job? We will be discussing any and all aspects of getting that first Tech Job. Whether its updating your resume or nailing the phone interview, we are here to help!

Already working in Tech? Bring your experience and advice to share with our students and graduates who are trying to land that first job.

Join us Friday, April 2nd for networking, conversation and fun!

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Thursday
Apr 1
Portland Linux/Unix Group: 360Cloud based on FreeBSD
Online

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Antranig Vartanian
What: 360Cloud based on FreeBSD
Where: https://li584-253.members.linode.com/PLUG
When: Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

"From Armenia With Love": Reaching out on Twitter brought a presentation from a colleague:

This talk is separated into two parts: 1) How to make a presentation in 25 hours due to errors in timezone math 2) How to setup a self-hosted Cloud Environment under 360 seconds a.k.a. 6 minutes.

The "Cloud", a.k.a. Someone else's computer has been very popular because it gives you the ability to have a machine/container up and running in seconds. I will demonstrate my new script https://360cloud.sh which "turns" your default FreeBSD Installation into a cloud using FreeBSD's Networking (pf, epairs, bridge), Storage (ZFS), Containers (Jails) and Virtual Machines (bhyve via vm-bhyve) automated with small CLI tools for DHCP and DNS integration.

Antranig Vartanian Is the co-founder and CEO of illuria Security, Inc., a Deception-as-a-Service company, also known as honeypots on steroids. I always wanted to write stories and be a columnist, ended up writing code and being a systems engineer.

Plan B connection information if Plan A using jit.si on linode linked above does not work. Going to this will place you in a waiting room if the other link is working.

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95390745320?pwd=bHVtVUJ4Ujl5QjFheTVpZGVBWGo3UT09

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle transportation 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.

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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Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Virtual Happy Hour - 4/1/21

Register through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3r6tEFd

Mingle virtually with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours bring together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health community. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry.

Advanced registration is required through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3r6tEFd

Want to introduce your startup or idea at our happy hours? We have several speaking opportunities at each of our events. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group, please let us know.

Please be aware that the OBI may be taking photographs during this event. We may use these photos in marketing materials and your image may be included.

Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour is a grassroots event organized by the Oregon Bioscience Incubator

Advanced registration required through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3r6tEFd and then online Zoom link will be emailed to you.

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Tuesday
Mar 30
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up!
Virtual

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

***There are 3 sessions for this event;

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

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

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

Session 1 event description: This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, and talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity! You get what you put in, so come prepared to share digital copies of your resume. Resume review Mock Interviews Portfolio review Q&A with recruiters

Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 1 focuses on non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

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

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 4:00 PM - Webinar opens 4:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 4:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 6:00 PM - Event ends

Session 2 event description Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will each have a specific focus. Be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 2 focuses on technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

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

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 12:00 PM - Webinar opens 12:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 12:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 2:00 PM - Event ends

Session 3 event description Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will have a specific focus. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs.You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 3 focuses on both technical and non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

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

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 3:00 PM - Webinar opens 3:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 3:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 5:00 PM - Event ends

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

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

Wednesday
Mar 24
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle transportation 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Moderator: Asia Kane, Software Engineer at New Relic

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

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

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

Wednesday
Mar 17
TiE Oregon Pitch Club
Zoom

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

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?

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 five-minute Q&A will take place, followed by a five-minute Investor Discussion & Decision).

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
Mar 16
PDXWIT Presents March Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope to see you there!

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

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Monday
Mar 15
Panel Discussion on Surveillance Ordinances
Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moderator: Chris Bushick - PDX Privacy

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

By attending this meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct:

{short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Friday
Mar 12
Alchemy Final Presentations/Demo Day & Happy Hour
https://bit.ly/zoom031221

2:00PM - 5:000PM: See the presentations by our small teams of students who will have completed a FullStack JavaScript App in a one week sprint, working remotely, using React and Redux on the front-end with NodeJS/ExpressJS and PostgreSQL on the back-end.

5:00PM - 7:00PM: 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.

Add to calendar: https://bit.ly/invite03122021 Zoom link: https://bit.ly/zoom031221

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Creating Your Own Seat at the Table: Tech Talk with CIO Nancy Markle
The Tech Academy

Come celebrate women in tech with the woman who has done it all! She has held the position of Chief Information Officer, Project Manager, and Consultant for several Fortune 500 companies including IBM and AT&T. At a time when women were a rare sight in any boardroom, Nancy shares how she broke the mold and created a space for herself at that table.

Join us for conversation, networking and inspiration this Friday, March 12th at 1pm Pacific.

Register on MeetUp to attend!

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Wednesday
Mar 10
PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner Discussion (apply to attend)

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

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

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend by filling out this brief form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQQbZktKd7CstfPXGtAlUTZnGJlQbp0UDVRhatDbzz6ZvXXA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2uOH0Ew_IfwyGTOq2MHLZb_PvaCQVq_TN8_UN_ND81Vl4Bzp3WpGn3v4Y.

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

Thursday
Mar 4
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Virtual Happy Hour - 3/4/21

Please join us for Oregon Bioscience Incubator's March Virtual Happy Hour!

Mingle virtually with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours bring together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health community. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry.

The March Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour will focus on OBI's free Advising Program. Hear from OBI Advisors who can assist and advise you and your company.

Want to introduce your startup or idea at our happy hours? We have several speaking opportunities at each of our events. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group, please contact us for more information.

Please be aware that the OBI may be taking photographs during this event. We may use these photos in marketing materials and your image may be included.

Space is limited, so register soon!

Big thanks to PhRMA for sponsoring this event.

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

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

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

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

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

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talk begins 5:45 p.m. - Q&A 6 p.m. - Breakout rooms including dedicated space for BIPOC to connect without white allies present 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Monday
Feb 22
Digital Justice and Surveillance
Online

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

What is digital justice? Join us to find out!

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

Come learn about what's going on in Portland and how you can get involved. Bring your questions and join the discussion. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bio:

Hector Dominguez is the Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland. In 2009, Portland became the first city in the United States to adopt an Open Data Resolution to encourage the expansion of the technological community by promoting open data and partnerships between City government and the public, private and nonprofit sectors, academia, and labor.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

{short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Wednesday
Feb 17
PDXWIT Presents: February Virtual Happy Hour
Virtual

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

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

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

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

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

We will also have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks + Women in Tech History 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Tuesday
Feb 16
Postponed: Digital Justice and Surveillance
Online

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


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

What is digital justice? Join us to find out!

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

Come learn about what's going on in Portland and how you can get involved. Bring your questions and join the discussion. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bio:

Hector Dominguez is the Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland. In 2009, Portland became the first city in the United States to adopt an Open Data Resolution to encourage the expansion of the technological community by promoting open data and partnerships between City government and the public, private and nonprofit sectors, academia, and labor.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

{short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Wednesday
Feb 10
Community Management Meetup: A Discussion on Community Management Tools
online

What tools have you been using to manage your community groups? Most of us utilize some type of email service, landing page, social media platforms, video calling services, perhaps even more sophisticated tools to track relationships like CRM, website visits, and analytics.

Maybe you've found the perfect tools, or you're seeking a new tool. In either case, join this meeting and let's talk about what tools we've found successful.

This meeting is going to run exactly 1 hour, so please join us at 3pm sharp. We'll do a quick round of introductions and then dive into it.

Details to join the meeting with be distributed to those who RSVP.

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Monday
Feb 8
PDXWIT Presents: Humanizing Tech LIVE Podcast Recording
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5EfDy1pKQXWMgj3mBo36aQ

Kick off Black Futures && Black History Month by joining Humanizing Tech Podcast hosts Jesselle Hedman and Dawn Mott for a live interview with Rihana Mungin. Mungin has been featured on Nickelodeon (she sent slime to space!) and has collaborated with NASA on numerous life support experiments. She has served on the leadership team at PDXWIT for the last two years while the organization has culturally redefined itself and adapted into an entirely virtual environment. The interview will explore the highs and lows she has experienced in academia while pursuing her Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, including dropping out of college twice (low) to creating synthetic plant roots out of hair weave to send to space for research (high!).

Agenda: 12 p.m. - Event opens / PDXWIT Intro 12:05 p.m. - Interview with Rihana Mungin 12:45 p.m. - Audience Q & A 1 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Thursday
Feb 4
BikeLoudPDX Data/Mapping/Reporting Hack Night
online

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.)

This month we'll continue looking at how to enable bikeway audits and organize BikeLoud subgroups around neighborhoods and/or bike routes. How can we use maps and tech to help connect people who ride on a segment with experienced activists?

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Thursday
Jan 21
PDXWIT Presents: January Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CJ0nGSrVSLKicVz_IHru0w is required to gain entry to this virtual event

It’s a new year, so let's try a new thing! Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour hosted by Kiva on January 21st.

The theme for this event is “The Importance of Research,” and we will hear from lightning speakers Laure Cast and Rihana Mungin about their research projects! We will also learn more about our host company Kiva, including the open positions they have available.

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

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

We will also have ASL interpretation throughout the event.

Hope to see you there!

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

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Wednesday
Jan 20
TiE Oregon Pitch Club
Zoom

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

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?

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 five-minute Q&A will take place, followed by a five-minute Investor Discussion & Decision).

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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Friday
Jan 15
Coffee w/ Angel Investors
Zoom

This month we will continue to focus on the local angel investment scene, what is needed, and discuss challenges. It will be an open discussion for Oregon area investors who are looking to connect with other investors.

PLEASE NO FOUNDERS! This is not the place to bring your ideas and pitch to angel investors. If it is discovered that you are not an investor you will be asked to leave the zoom call.

Zoom link will be shared the day before the meetup.

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Wednesday
Jan 13
PDXWIT Presents: LGBTQ+ in Tech: Digital Health Access for the Community
Online

Zoom registration required for this event. REGISTER using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GUwR8sQtRlmVke_gOepNoQ ***

Access to healthcare is tough enough, and for the LGBTQ+ community, it is even harder and more challenging to navigate. We’re excited for you to join PDXWIT, Plume, Euphoria and Included Health for a panel discussion on how technology is bridging some of that gap. Sign up to learn how the LGBTQ+ community can gain access to healthcare resources including gender affirming hormone therapy (GAHT).

Panel Moderator: Hazel Valdez, PDXWIT Operations Manager

Panelists: Soltan Bryce, Head of Growth Plume

Colin Quinn, Cofounder and CEO Included Health

Robbi Katherine Anthony, CEO Euphoria

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Thursday
Jan 7
BikeLoudPDX Data/Mapping/Reporting Hack Night
online

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.)

This month we'll be looking at how to enable bikeway audits and organize BikeLoud subgroups around neighborhoods and/or bike routes. How can we use maps and tech to help connect people who ride on a segment with experienced activists?

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Tuesday
Jan 5
PDXWIT Presents: Introduction to Data Science
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdOGhpjguHdFtzfkc95cJvCVPA2GVcZVd is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT and Katrina Johnson for an interactive workshop about Data Science.

This two-day interactive presentation will provide an introduction to data science, with a special focus on understanding the following concepts:

Big data Algorithms Supervised and unsupervised machine learning Artificial intelligence

Key takeaways will also include information on how to access free IT educational opportunities and technology. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in expanding their awareness of Data Science. Space is limited so register now and please note that the sessions will build on one another so attending both sessions is required.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Meeting open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT Introductions 5:15 p.m. - Session begins 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Wednesday
Dec 16, 2020
TiE Oregon Pitch Club
Zoom Meeting

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

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