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Thursday
May 10
2018 Oregon Technology Awards
Oregon Convention Center

5 pm - Welcome Reception 6:30 pm - Dinner and Awards Ceremony 8:30 pm - After Party

The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry and honors outstanding individuals with prestigious Lifetime Achievement, Sam Blackman (formerly Technology Executive of the Year), and - new this year - Tech Champion awards and eight companies are recognized for their accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to the industry and community.

The 34th annual event will draw more than 600 attendees including entrepreneurs and tech professionals from across the region and around the globe.

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Wednesday
Aug 1
CHIFOO Event: CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party
TBD

CHIFOO presents our 12th Annual Bowling Party!

Come join us for the annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

Don't be a turkey get some turkeys. Don’t forget your socks and lucky bowling ball!

CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

http://bit.ly/2lsWChN

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Tuesday
May 8
INVENT: Peer Entrepreneur Forum
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 11th Floor, Vey Conference Center, Collins Goudy Room

Join us for a dynamic discussion where our distinguished panelists will discuss their transition from a scientist/clinician to an entrepreneur. Learn from their unique experiences, insights, challenges, and successes to embark on your own entrepreneurial journey.

Sandra Shotwell, PhD, CEO of Design Medix Brian Martin, MD, CEO of Recentia Health Erik Tucker, PhD, COO of Aronora Greg Cox, PhD, Director of Corporate Development for MolecularMD

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Wednesday
Jun 20
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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Wednesday
Aug 15
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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Wednesday
Oct 17
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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Tuesday
May 1
Out in Tech Portland // May Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our May Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, May 1st from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

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Monday
Apr 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) A Primer for Digital Forensics
Mozilla

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News today is thick with stories of government agencies trying to find digital evidence of wrongdoing: interrogating mobile phones for evidence, tracing emails to find a stalker or looking at a killer’s search history to discover motives. Digital forensic analysis now plays a pivotal role in both corporate and legal investigations. However, few outside of the industry understand the intricacies involved in a forensic undertaking — the capabilities and limitations of the forensics investigative process, the role of the digital forensic investigator or the extent of the laws governing these actions.

In this session, Tiberius Hefflin, Founder of Go Boldly, will delve into the basics of digital forensics. Attendees will learn what digital forensics draws from forensic science, how the law informs what a forensic investigator is ethically able to do, the many uses of digital forensics, evidence collection methods, anti-forensics methods, what the incident response process should look like and how they can maintain crime scene integrity until investigators can carry out an assessment.

While the subject is dense and could certainly be expanded, this introduction is aimed at those new to digital forensics with the goal of providing a solid foundational understanding which can be built upon with self directed learning.

TW: Violent Crime, Child Abuse, Murder

While the talk will not cover these topics in great detail, Tiberius Hefflin will be discussing real crimes that have been solved due to digital forensics.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Introductions

6:30 p.m. - Workshop begins

7:30 p.m. - Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Ample parking is available in the Brewery blocks underground however it is not free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

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Tuesday
May 1
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Bi-Annual Job Board Live Event
Field Office

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Don’t miss the latest edition of our live Job Board Live event, where companies that have posted featured jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be there to meet you in person and give you a chance to share your brilliant skills and qualifications. We’ll also have a team reviewing resumes; bring one along, and they can help you polish it and make an even better impression.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and we’ll have light snacks available until 6:30 p.m. You’ll also have a chance to check out the gorgeous new Field Office on NW Front Avenue. Due to our desire to create a productive and thoughtful space for job seekers, space will be limited to the first 100 attendees, so please plan to arrive early.

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes! Onsite parking is available, but its not free

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes. There is commuter lounge area with bike racks that is accessible directly from sidewalk level. There are also many bike racks around the building & courtyard.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. The #16 runs right out front. Cabs, Lyft, & Uber are always a good option.

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Jul 26
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity
Smarsh

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Tech culture needs to change. All too often, underrepresented groups are marginalized and excluded as a result of implicit bias, often expressed through microaggressions. Creating a culture in which everyone experiences a sense of acceptance and belonging requires a collective commitment.

Changing the culture requires a lot of people making individual choices that actively tear down and confront everyday biases and microaggressions. Such work is difficult and takes practice. Lack of understanding, personality traits, friendships, professional goals and a fear of offending people all get in the way of confronting bias and its harmful effects.

Based on research and experience, “Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity” brings to light the impact of cultural bias and how to bring about change. Using concrete, typical scenarios, participants will learn about the relationship between implicit bias and the microaggressions that can surface. Participants will discover their own personal obstacles and identify and practice strategies to engage in culture change.

Biographies The workshop is co-facilitated by Kristina Houck, LCSW and Tanya Crenshaw, PhD.

Kristina is a Clinical Social Worker with more than a decade of experience as a therapist and advocate. She has implemented several bystander intervention projects to create communities of inclusivity and safety. She facilitates difficult conversations with openness and authenticity.

Tanya has a Computer Science Ph.D. with over twenty years of technical experience. A published researcher, she has spent over a decade investigating people’s sense of community and belonging in tech. Her candidness inspires action.

Together, Kristina and Tanya provide practical solutions for complex problems.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Introduction

6:30 p.m. - Presentation begins

7:30 p.m. - Presentation ends

8:00 p.m. - Doors close

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Parking is not free. City Center Parking operates the garage (it is a below-grade parking structure in Pacific Center, entrance is on SW Taylor St between SW 6th and Broadway)

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, There is bike parking in the parking garage. Bikes are not allowed in the office or in the building elevators.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. We are located on SW 6th, which is a transit mall street.

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
May 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Creative Women in Tech
Quango Inc.

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For the second installment of PDXWIT Women in Technology in the Creative Industry sponsored by Portland Ad Federation, we are focusing on Lessons in Failure.

We all fail at some point, but what matters most is if you learn from it, right?

Join us for a night of storytelling from a group of innovative women in the tech & creative industries. They will share not only their failures, but how they grew from them. It will surely be an evening of inspiration.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Door open / Networking

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Panel Begins

7:15 p.m. - Panel ends / Q&A starts

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

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

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There are 24 parking spots right in front of the building and additional visitor parking a bit further off.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes. Bike parking is located in an underground parking garage but attendees will have to enter through the main entrance on the ground floor (not via the elevators in the parking garage).

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: There is a streetcar stop a couple of blocks away so getting here by public transit is easy.

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
May 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner & Discussion
CENTRL Office

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Join us for an invite-only informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Gabrielle Blackwell, Emma Holland and Heather Knight. This is an incubator opportunity which could result in future programming.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry. To apply to attend, please complete this form. All invitees will be notified by May 9th.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food

6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

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Monday
Aug 6
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Navigate the Tech Field: A Beginners Guide
New Relic

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Many people starting out in the software industry experience frustration when work conversations are riddled with acronyms or tech jargon they do not understand. They become overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information to learn and do not know where to start. To rectify that, we have a group of women speaking who can demystify some of the tools, jargon, and jobs around software:

Polina Vorozheykina, a software engineer at New Relic, will share her experience entering the industry into a far more senior team of 12 engineers. She will cover useful terminology to know, how to go about asking questions, and how to begin building broad software expertise.

Ashley Puls, a principal engineer and architect at New Relic, will cover some useful tools and terminology engineers encounter on a daily basis.

Elisa Binette, the senior manager of Site Reliability Engineering at New Relic, will demystify some of the roles and job titles used in the technology industry. What’s a full stack, front end, or backend engineer? What’s a DBA? What are the key differences between a senior, lead, or engineering manager?

Afterwards, beginning engineers should better understand common technology terms and the desired skills within each role. They should have a “lay of the land” and feel empowered to go out and learn.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:10 p.m. - Talks begin

7:00 p.m. - Q&A, networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is paid parking around the building.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No, there is no secure bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, public transportation is best.

Purpose:

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

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

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Tuesday
May 22
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) May Happy Hour
Expensify

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Join us for happy hour at Expensify on May 22nd.

There is always so much going on at work and in our personal lives. We are curious — how do you do it? This month we want to hear from you about balancing the stress of constant growth. We will spark the conversation with our prompt “How do you balance stress with self care?”

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

Introduction to Expensify, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Deborah Ivanoff, Life Coach, will share how to prevent emotional programming from hijacking your life.

Judy Ossello, Senior Transition Manager at Nike, will talk about managing the stress of constant change, whether at work or home.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

  • An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, on the 2nd, mezzanine and 3rd floors

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: The building elevators are not up to ADA code (wheel in and turn around) but all of our floors are ADA. However getting to our floors via elevator is doable, just not up to code. Let us know if we should prepare for this.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?
A: No on-site parking

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Jul 18
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
Incomm Digital Solutions

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Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our summer volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and have a chance to meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

 Provide overview of:
      PDXWIT Goals
           Volunteer Program and Agreement
           Different types of volunteer roles
           Example of some of the regular teams
           Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs
 Answer questions

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes, across the street is a parking garage and under the building, we can validate parking for both garages

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, under the building in the parking garage is a secure bike box.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Apr 26
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Digital Health Collaborative

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Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and the City of Beaverton’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

People use social media for many purposes, including networking. How have you leveraged your social media presence to build your professional network? What lessons have you learned along the way? We’ll focus this event on tips and ideas for folks embarking on their own strategy and anyone looking to improve their digital profile.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions + Lightning Talks Jess Nichols, Assistant Manager at Orangetheory Fitness Orenco Station: “Free Advertising and Authentic Customer Service”

6:30 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Lots of free parking available. There is a parking lot and some street parking available but I wanted to let you know that there is a parking garage (called The Round Parking Garage) on 12655 SW Millikan Way, which is a very convenient location for parking: http://theroundbeaverton.com/transit-parking/parking/

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Absolutely! The Watson Building is located right at the Beaverton Central MAX stop, so it’s an easy trip in from either Portland or Hillsboro.

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Jun 7
PDX Women in Tech Women of Color in Tech
inDinero, 919 Southwest Taylor Street, Suite #300 Portland, Oregon 97205

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Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as a woman of color.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

5:30 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

5:45 pm - Video

6:00 p.m. - Women of Color Panel -TBD

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, we can provide light food, and beer and wine

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking and 3 nearby parking garages. Not free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: We have limited space upstairs on our floor. We do not recommend locking bikes on the street.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We are 1 block from the red/blue max line!

Purpose:

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

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

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Friday
Sep 28
Portland Creative Conference -Cre8con
The Gerding Theater at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209

The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

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Wednesday
Jan 20, 2010
Business Plan Development Seminar - January
Beaverton Public Library - Conference Room

This seminar reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

When: Wednesday, January 20th Time: 4:00 - 6:15 PM Where: Beaverton Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Meeting Room B, Beaverton, Oregon 97005 (corner of SW 5th St. and SW Hall Blvd)

OEN Member Registration: $30.00
Non-member Registration: $70.00

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Tuesday
Jul 31, 2012
Intel: What's now, What's next?
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Agenda:

  • 6:00--6:20 Networking
  • 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner
  • 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements
  • 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

RSVP to meetup.com/itpro-70

Intel: What's now, What's next?

Ben Lee an Intel Field Applications Engineer will cover, at least the following topics:

  • Networking: the transition from 1G to 10G, Thunderbolt technology, Wireless technologies, MyWiFi
  • SSD Drives
  • New developments in Server Technology
  • New developments in Desktop Technology
  • Ivy Bridge
  • Hardware as a service
  • Questions and answers

Presented by

Ben H. Lee III is an Intel Field Applications Engineer located in Hillsboro, Oregon. He covers the Northwest Region of the US along with Western Canada and is responsible for $140M in annual designs.

Ben has an Electrical Engineering degree from Oregon State University and holds one patent in adaptive synchronization of data across networks. Working at Intel since 1996, he held various positions in engineering for desktop and networking products. He went on to marketing in 2000, did four years in sales beginning in 2004, and moved back to engineering in 2008.

Today, Ben is supporting customers building systems used in a variety of applications and industries using Intel desktop, mobile, networking, solid-state drives, and server products.

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Wednesday
Jan 18, 2012
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar - January 2012
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need to learn how to develop a solid business plan? This seminar is for you. Join OEN at OTBC to attend the OEN Business Plan Development Seminar. It reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business plan, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

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Wednesday
Jan 20, 2010
OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: CEO Success Profile - What is the job of the CEO?
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs understand the critical areas of focus for being a successful CEO. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

Successful CEOs often focus on 4 tasks, 6 roles, and 5 performance dimensions. The group will discuss what this means and help you become a more successful leader. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Box lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

OEN Member Registration: $46.00
Non-member Registration: $86.00

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Thursday
Aug 4, 2011
OEN New Member Orientation - August
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event, meet other OEN members, and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership from a veteran OEN member.

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Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
OEN SwapMeet
Someday Lounge

Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. As the Oregon economy continues to develop, there will be more and more opportunity to work with, work for, or start new companies in growing industries. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event: Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN Member Orientation where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

Cost: FREE

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Wednesday
Mar 16, 2011
OEN's Angel Oregon 2011
Sentinel Hotel

OEN’s Angel Oregon is the nation’s premier angel investment award conference. It gives innovators the opportunity to connect with accredited angel investors, as well as the chance to win one of two investment awards. OEN's Angel Oregon is an opportunity for Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent to vie for a concept-stage prize of $25,000, as well as a launch-stage prize of ~$200,000.*

Whether you are an investor, an entrepreneur, a networker or an attendee, Angel Oregon 2011 is a conference you don’t want to miss.

Entrepreneurs interested in applying to present at OEN's Angel Oregon 2011 should visit the "Apply" page on the OEN Angel Oregon microsite - www.oenangeloregon.com.

*Anticipated investment award.

Angel Oregon 2011 Registration Pricing Early Bird Registration (Available through February 1) OEN Member: $175 OEN Non-Member: $274 (Includes one year discounted OEN Individual Membership) Academic (full time students and professors) - OEN Member: $128

Refund Policy: No refunds after February 16th

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Wednesday
Jan 7, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jan 14, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Mar 4, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Mar 25, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
May 6, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
May 13, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 3, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 10, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 17, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 1, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 8, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 15, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jan 28, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Female Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Feb 4, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Feb 25, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Saturday
Aug 25, 2012
18-hour Game Jam – The PIGSquad EagleJam
through East Portland Eagles Aerie #3256

The Portland Indie Game Squad will be hosting its fourth local Game Jam this coming August 25th at the East Portland Eagles Lodge! Participants will be challenged to make a game within an 18-hour period, following a theme delivered at the beginning of the Jam!


August 25th 7am - Lodge will open for Jammers.
August 25th 8am - Jam will begin.
August 25th 6pm - The Lodge will be closed to Jammers.
August 25th 7pm - Jammers are welcome to join others at 1718 SW 16th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97201 to continue work on their games, or Jam at home until 11pm.
August 25th 11pm - The 1718 house will be closed to Jammers.
August 26th 7am - Eagle's Lodge will reopen for Jammers.
August 26th 12pm - Jam ends.

The space we have available to us allows for an approximate 18-hour Jam. Because of this limited amount of time and Jammers' responsibility for their own equipment/supplies, it is strongly recommended that teams construct a board/card game, though any medium of game is allowed as long as it follows the prompt delivered at the beginning of the 18-hour period.

A majority of teams will be constructed beforehand, though jammers may participate individually, form a team the night of, or join an existing team. Jammers are responsible for their own supplies/equipment, food, safety, and transportation. There are numerous restaurants located in the area.

To assist in creating Jam teams, please post below with your preferred game development skillset or team interests if you plan on participating and do not already have a team formed. Please RSVP regardless; we have room for 60 jammers.

Big thanks to Jeffrey Sens, Sasha Orme, and the East Portland Eagles Lodge for their efforts and sponsorship! Also feel free to join PIGSquad for the Pwning Cancer game tournament and free play session after the Jam on Sunday in conjunction with the Hawthorne Street Fair!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!
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Wednesday
Nov 12, 2014
1Million Cups PDX
Aveta

Portland is an amazing startup town with great people starting exciting new companies. We want to celebrate and foster those ideas, people and momentum. 1 Million Cups meets every week and highlights 1-2 local startup businesses. It is a place for you to pitch your business in front of a growing group of people who want to celebrate and learn from your journey. No muss, no fuss, no pressure just a chance for you to hone your pitch.

We meet every Wednesday and spotlight 1-2 businesses for a 6 minute presentation and 20 minute Q&A. We want to hear your story, we want to hear your pitch, We want you.

You can register at:

http://portland.sites.1millioncups.com/Home/RequestToPresentFormPage

or call me for more details 360.747.7566

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Wednesday
Sep 22, 2010
2010 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Celebration
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Join us at OEN's premier annual fundraising event to get inspired while you give entrepreneurs the support they deserve.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Doors open: 5:30 PM

Networking & Opening Reception: 5:30 PM

Silent wine Auction featuring select Oregon Wineries

Welcome & Awards Ceremony: 7:00 PM

Awards will be presented in four categories that allow competition between companies in different markets based on performance during a particular stage in the company’s development: OEN Development Stage Company of the Year

OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year

OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year

OEN Entrepreneurship Award for Individual Achievement

2010 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Pricing Earlybird: Until August 2, 2010 Individual seat: $165 Table of 10 (includes wine at table): $1700

Regular Pricing: August 3 - September 22 Individual seat: $185 Table of 10 (includes wine at table): $1900

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations before August 20th registrants will receive a refund. Sorry no refunds after August 20.

Available Items Price Qty
Early Bird Ticket - Individual seat: $165.00 *
Early Bird - Full Table Reservation: $1,700.00

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2010 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Celebration
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Join us at OEN's premier annual fundraising event to get inspired while you give entrepreneurs the support they deserve.

Networking & Opening Reception: 5:30 PM • Silent wine Auction featuring select Oregon Wineries

Welcome & Awards Ceremony: 7:00 PM

Awards will be presented in four categories that allow competition between companies in different markets based on performance during a particular stage in the company’s development: • OEN Development Stage Company of the Year • OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year • OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year • OEN Entrepreneurship Award for Individual Achievement

Individual Seat: $185.00
Full-Table Reservation: $1,900.00

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Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
2nd Annual IT Event at TopGolf
TopGolf - Hillsboro

IT Professionals: Join Xiologix along with our sponsors Dell EMC and Fortinet for an informative and fun afternoon! TopGolf Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:00-3:00pm

Enjoy lunch, mingling with your peers and learning more about Dell EMC, Fortinet and Xiologix while experiencing Top Golf! Space is limited so register today!

(To attend you must have a corporate email address and hold an active role in your organization’s IT department.)

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Thursday
Feb 11, 2010
3 Ways to Grow Your Company with Internal Sources of Revenue
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

Compared to the lush capital environment of the 90s, the new millennium has been an arid desert. What internal cash sourcing strategies are working? What processes and methods ensure that funds and resources are being used efficiently? What stories can be shared? What does the future capital environment hold and what type of internal cash generation revenues are yet to be found in your company?

Learn from emerging business executives who have found their oases to survive these difficult times. Panelists will discuss how they’ve managed their most precious asset - cash!

You will learn: - Strategies for survival and growth - When to hire/reduce employees - How to manage vendor and customer relationships to increase/steady cash flow - Common and uncommon ways to source cash
internally

Panelists: All have direct experience in leading companies at least once (most more) on limited external capital.

  • Chris O'Leary, Chief Financial Officer, Phoseon Technology
  • David Silverman, Chief Financial Officer, Lifecom
  • Kit Johnson, President and Principal Consultant, LedgerSource, LLC

Moderator: - Les Fahey, Fahey Ventures LLC, is a business advisor to emerging growth technology companies. Retired from KPMG and considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of Tech in Portland.

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Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016
4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016
Naito Legacy Fountain under the Burnside Bridge

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016 is a 4km (2.49-mile) run and walk event that celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland while promoting diversity, wellness and charitable giving in a fun, casual environment. All proceeds will benefit Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school.

The run and walk event is followed by a complimentary after-party at the finish line featuring music, food and beverages, and fun for the whole family. Register today!

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Tuesday
Oct 20, 2009
ABPMP Round Table
Buffalo Gap,

Cost: Free, please buy coffee/ breakfast Interested: please e-mail: [email protected]

Are you looking for other professionals who are implementing or working on business process projects? Are you interested in business process and need help getting started? Are you interested in sharing and learning best practices? Do you want real on the ground practical advice or can you give others help?

ABPMP (Association of Business Process Management Professionals) is building a community of practice in Portland. Come join us for our first un-roundtable. We will start with introductions and topic selection followed by a group discussion. The meeting will be moderated by a BPM professional.

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Tuesday
Dec 8, 2009
ABPMP Round Table
Buffalo Gap,

Cost: Free, please buy coffee/ breakfast Interested: RSVP on Linked-in bit.ly/2lhrb

Are you looking for other professionals who are implementing or working on business process projects? Are you interested in business process and need help getting started? Are you interested in sharing and learning best practices? Do you want real on the ground practical advice or can you give others help?

ABPMP (Association of Business Process Management Professionals) is building a community of practice in Portland. Come join us for our first un-roundtable. We will start with introductions and topic selection followed by a group discussion. The meeting will be moderated by a BPM professional. www.abpmp.org -- www.bit.ly/oMW70

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Tuesday
Jun 28, 2016
Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies

Discussion Format: Roundtable of the full membership

Wireless networks in the business environment can be problematic. We will be discussing some advanced networking technologies and assessing which one is best for which scenario.

We will discuss the following issues:

What technologies do you use and what are the benefits?

Open Mesh

Mobile Beacon

Powerline adapters

Other?

What products do you use and what are the costs?

Ubiquity

Ruckus

Invictus

Linksys

Trendnet

Netgear

TP-Link

Other?

Presented by Christian Martin: Denali Consulting (Open Mesh)

David Harold: You PC Guru (Mobile Beacon)

Agenda:

6:00--6:20 Networking

6:20--7:00 No-host dinner

7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements

7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

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Tuesday
Apr 30, 2013
Advancing the Career of Women in Technology
Puppet

Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech
4/30/2013

When: Tuesday, April 30th 4:30 - 8:30 PM Where: Puppet Labs 926 NW 13th Ave Portland, Oregon 97209 United States Contact: Kari Naone ([email protected])

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Online registration is available until: 5/1/2013 Register for this event » https://sao.site-ym.com/events/register.asp?id=304711

DETAILS Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech brought to you by: TAO, Women in IT, and ChickTech

A few PDX orgs passionate about increasing the numbers of women in tech invite women of all levels of interest and involvement in tech to join them for a career-building interactive booths, networking, and refreshments. Whether you have a lot to learn or a bit to teach, we hope you join us.

Schedule:

4:30 -- Registration, Networking, Refreshments,

5:00 -- Career Booths Open

5:30 -- Welcome From Hosts (TAO, WIIT and ChickTech)

5:45 -- Career Booths Re-open

8:15 -- Closing (15 min warning)

8:30 -- End

Career Booths:

  1. Improve your elevator pitch through effective body language

  2. Practice your interview skills with mock interviews with local tech recruiters

  3. Get great ideas on how to improve your resume with a one on one resume review with local tech recruiter

  4. Learn how to survive a tech interview with Celia Cottle of Puppet Lab

  5. Talk with style experts on professional presentation

  6. Learn about mentoring and supporting a motivated HS girl through ChickTech's mentoring program

  7. More!

Price: FREE! Free to attend however registration is required

Date: April 30, 2013

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Place: Puppet Labs, 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

To Register via PDX Women in IT - http://lanyrd.com/2013/pdxwiitapr13/

Donations are welcome – help support ChickTech by donating today! http://www.chicktech.org/

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Comcast Business

Supporting Sponsor:

SalesForce

Additional sponsorship opportunities available - contact [email protected].

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Thursday
Apr 24, 2014
AEPDX Presents The Burst
52Ltd.

The Burst is a rather unique spin the bottle between Portland’s top Illustrators and Motion Designers. We’re giving teams an entire week to collaborate and show Portland what they are made of.

Each randomly paired up team (1 Illustrator and 1 Motion Designer) has exactly 1 week to put their heads together to design and animate a 15-30 second masterpiece. We reveal the theme and then cut everyone loose. After a week we get together and throw a big party in their honor. Join us for that party and see what happens when you pair up random creatives.

Seating is limited so RSVP today

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Friday
Nov 6, 2009
Agile networking lunch
McMenamins on Broadway

This is an informal lunch that happens regularly on the first Friday of the month. Come chat about agile software development with practitioners and folks who would like to be practitioners. Interest is required; experience is not.

Thursday
Jun 2, 2011
Agile PDX - Alliance Board of Directors Networking Reception
McMenamins Kennedy School

The Agile Alliance Board of Directors joins AgilePDX for a public reception on June 2, 2011 at 6 PM at Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon.

Welcome to the Agile Alliance Board of Directors reception, in collaboration with AgilePDX. We invite you to an evening of food, drinks, and interesting discussions with the board of directors of Agile Alliance and AgilePDX. We will open up with introductions to AgilePDX and Agile Alliance. Hosted birds-of-a-feather table discussions will cover the hottest trends and controversies in the Agile space. Please send email to [email protected] to reserve your seat at the table.

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Wednesday
Jun 3, 2009
AMA Annual Conference: Forward '09 Brandologie
Sentinel Hotel

We're in a world now where people use brands to construct their personal, professional and social identities—where the meaning of a brand is based on the connections between people that transcend charts and graphs. It's all about cultural relevance and emotions—not hype.

Forward '09 is more than an event, or even two events. It's a powerful community where networking and collaboration provide a launching pad for lasting relationships.

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Thursday
Apr 16, 2009
April PDMA Social Event
Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego

The Oregon chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is pleased to present our 2nd Social Event in 2009! Join us in the Executive Lounge on the second floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel located in Lake Oswego.

This third event follows the highly success March Panel session and provides a comfortable, informal group setting where you can network with your peers and meet the members of the recently formed PDMA executive team. Come and learn about the next 2 educational sessions and the plans for 2009.

Where:

  Crowne Plaza – Lake Oswego
  14811 SW Kruse Oaks Drive
  Portland, Oregon

Details: * $10 in advance - http://www.pdma.org/oregon or $15 at the door. * Includes hors d'oeuvres and non-hosted Beer & Wine * Pricing is the same for members and non-members of the PDMA

PDMA Oregon Chapter Our mission is to help marketing professionals and organizations to identify, develop, and launch more innovative and profitable products and services through cross-industry collaboration, thought leadership, and the sharing of best practices and practical knowledge. We are extending our welcome to professionals whose expertise lies anywhere within the entire marketing/sales cycle.

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Tuesday
Feb 17, 2009
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Wednesday
May 13, 2015
Are you Driving or Following your Brand? | Marketing Networking Event
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

Is your creative vision driving your brand? Or are you leveraging external data to steer it?

With the surplus of marketing metrics available, this is a decision most marketers face every day. We invite you to join the discussion as four brand leaders discuss their chosen approach.

Don’t miss TAO’s next Marketing Community Event on Thursday, May 13th! We’ve brought together panel of marketing mavens representing the agency world and in-house marketing teams who will share their brand advice and debate creating and driving your brand vs. steering it by the data.

Our panelists will address burning questions such as:

*What should you do when your brand is being challenged for the sake of customer reach?

*How much of your brand (and its initial vision) are you willing to compromise?

*When does data make your brand myopic?

Panelists

-Julie Zisman, Head of Marketing at Little Bird

-Kent Lewis, Founder & President of Anvil Media

-Matthew Baranauskas, Creative Director of Ziba Design

-Burt Rosen, Chief Marketing Officer of Healthsparq

This event is for all Marketing professionals interested in learning new techniques and methodologies of brand and product development.

Event Details:

Where: The Cleaners @ The Ace Hotel

Date: Wednesday, May 13 2015

Time: 5:30-8:00 pm

Cost: Members $25, Non-Members $45

Register Today

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Tuesday
Sep 10, 2013
ARIN + NANOG on the Road in Portland, OR
Courtyard by Marriott City Center, Portland

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) are hosting a day of professional education and networking at an event called ARIN + NANOG on the Road Portland.

Spend the morning getting up to speed on the history of the Regional Registry System, Internet Governance, and ARIN technical services. Find out the latest about Internet number resource management – including IPv4 transfers and IPv6 adoption, and current ARIN policy developments. Then spend some time networking with fellow attendees over lunch.

Kick off the afternoon with tutorials from ARIN on RPKI, NANOG on DNSSEC, and additional NANOG educational content. NANOG will host a session on its role in the network operator community and ways to engage with and take part in its lively professional community of Internet engineers and architects. The day will conclude with an Open Microphone / Q&A session, followed by a networking Happy Hour where conversation can continue in a more relaxed setting.

Attendees who complete a short survey about the event will be eligible to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards. Register today!

Registration is free but required, so register now at: https://www.arin.net/ontheroad/portland.html

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Thursday
Aug 25, 2011
August Portland Area Game Developer Interest Group (PAGDIG/IGDA) Meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come on by and hang out with interesting people and talk about game development while stuffing your face with pizza and/or beer. PAX is coming up soon, so I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about. See you all there!

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Wednesday
Nov 7, 2012
Autodesk Hits Portland 2.0
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

The event is FREE - Appetizers & Beer Provided

Two of Autodesk's top Application Engineers (Gary Davis & Marcel de Jong) will be showing the latest Autodesk Suites that include: A Virtual Production Workflow in Maya, Motionbuilder and Mudbox 3ds Max interoperability with After Effects Motionbuilder workflow with Kinect for Motion Capture Special presentations of Sketchbook and Smoke for the MAC New Features

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Thursday
Feb 20, 2014
Be Their Go-To: Building Lasting Relationships with Clients and Collaborators
Moxie Studio

Freelancing is all about building strong professional relationships - but it can be easy to feel powerless as an independent worker. Hosted by Freelancers Union, a national nonprofit devoted to connecting freelance communities, this event is designed to help freelancers expand their business via strong relationships with clients. Join expert Katie Lane as she teaches you how to take back your freelance power.

You'll leave with a comprehensive list of red (and orange) flags to avoid; advice on how to set boundaries in both your personal and professional life; practical guidelines for pricing, standard agreements, contracts; and highly effective negotiation tips and tactics.

About Katie Lane: Katie Lane is an attorney and negotiation consultant who helps freelancers and independent artists protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do. Combining a background in theatre, years of experience negotiating multi-million dollar deals, and a deep affection for all things nerdy, Katie teaches freelancers how to negotiate in a style that feels comfortable, strong, and authentic. She posts weekly about negotiation and law on her blog at WorkMadeForHire.net.

Not already a member of Freelancers Union? Be sure to join us - membership is free, and earns you a discount on events like these! www.freelancersunion.org.

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Tuesday
May 16, 2017
Beaverton Startup Happy Hour
Beaverton Chamber of Commerce

Looking to network with the Washington County startup community? Come eat, greet, and meet this year’s student entrepreneurs from Beaverton YEA!

Our May Happy Hour is held in partnership with City of Beaverton, Beaverton YEA!, and TiE Oregon.

Beverages and appetizers will be provided.

The event is free; registration is required. If you plan to bring a guest, provide his or her name when you register.

Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/beaverton-oen

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Thursday
Oct 13, 2016
Beers for Engineers
SureID

We’re SureID®, (www.sureid.com) a leading provider of secure high-assurance identity programs and services. We’re always searching for talent who can bring our ideas to fruition, and grow our culture of innovation, integrity, excellence and respect. That’s where you come in.

We’re interested in knowing more about you. So we’re hosting Beers for Engineers, an informal meet-and-greet where you can get to know us, and we can get to know you. You’ll meet our hiring managers along with other SureID engineers who share your passion for creativity and innovation.

While mingling with other like-minded individuals, you may get thirsty and work up an appetite playing ping pong, foosball or other vigorous games. To quench your thirst, we’ll have an assortment of microbrews on hand plus wine, coffee and soda. To satisfy your appetite, you can “build your own burrito” with all the delicious fixings. So RSVP at the website below. We’ll save a spot for you.

http://info.sureid.com/beers-for-engineers

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Wednesday
Sep 13, 2017
Big Data - What's the Big Idea?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

You’ve heard of big data. But if you’re like most of us, you’re not sure you totally get it. Join us for our September PubTalk, where panelists will share real-life examples of how businesses are using big data, what insights they are gaining that previous datasets couldn’t reveal, and what potential is still left untapped.

The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections.

Held the second Wednesday of every month, OEN PubTalks are what the name implies — an hour of networking followed by a talk on a specified theme. And yes, they take place at a pub. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. and the program will begin at 6 p.m.

Our PubTalks usually kick off with a short pitch from an OEN member, followed by audience Q&A. We’ll be serving free appetizers and pizza; beer, wine, or other beverages are available for purchase.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/pubtalk-bigdata

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Wednesday
Dec 8, 2010
Bink Studios Studio Warming Party
Bink Studios
Come celebrate the official launch of BiNK STUDiOS [http://www.binkstudios.com/] with food, drinks and laughter along with the opportunity to check out the studio and equipment!

BiNK STUDiOS, Portland's newest production studio and equipment rental is off to a running start! Bink Studio's is proud to have an amazing in house team of employees that are available to support studio rental clients with motion picture graphic animation, flash media, etc.

Any guest who attends that night will receive a VIP card with a special discount for first time renters.

Contact Director/Producer Liz Vice of BiNK STUDiOS with any question for to book an appointment to come in and see our space!

RSVP: [email protected] or http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163346523704193&num_event_invites=0#!/event.php?eid=163346523704193

Featured Vendors:

The Candy Buffet: http://www.facebook.com/TheCandyBuffet Food Lush: http://www.foodlushpdx.com/ Blackbird Wineshop & Atomic Cheese: http://www.blackbirdwine.com/

MUST BE 21+

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Thursday
May 8, 2014
BioForum: ISPE and Oregon Bio at Genentech
Genentech, Hillsboro

The Oregon Bioscience Association has teamed up with the Pacific North West Chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and Genentech to bring you this exciting event - a first of its kind. Join us to tour the Hillsboro Technical Operations (HTO) facility and learn about the latest innovations in aseptic processing, automated inspection, packaging and serialization, and more. There will be ample opportunity for networking and learning more about the Oregon Bioscience Association and ISPE.

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Tuesday
Oct 6, 2015
Biz & Beer 2.0
Venture Business Centers

Back by popular demand we are launching Biz and Beer 2.0!

This will be a great night of networking, learning and meeting awesome people. Like before, we will be having an awesome photo booth with unlimited pictures as well as free beer and food! You'll want to invite your friends to this free event because it's guaranteed to be awesome.

There will also be an after party for those who want to join (TBD)


Our mission is to Collaborate, Educate and create a group that wants to Reciprocate by passing awesome referrals!

There will be great prizes, food and beverages. The best part of all… It's FREE thanks to our generous local sponsors!!! All we ask is that you go check them out sometime after the event to support our local business community.

We look forward to meeting each of you at our next event!

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Tuesday
Nov 10, 2015
Biz & Beer 3.0
Venture Business Centers

Back by popular demand we are launching Biz and Beer 3.0!

This will be a great night of networking, learning and meeting awesome people. Like before, we will be having an awesome photo booth with unlimited pictures as well as free beer and food! You'll want to invite your friends to this free event because it's guaranteed to be awesome.

There will also be an after party for those who want to join (TBD)


Our mission is to Collaborate, Educate and create a group that wants to Reciprocate by passing awesome referrals!

There will be great prizes, food and beverages. The best part of all… It's FREE thanks to our generous local sponsors!!! All we ask is that you go check them out sometime after the event to support our local business community.

We look forward to meeting each of you at our next event!

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Tuesday
Jun 28, 2016
Biz & Beer Downtown
NedSpace Broadway

Biz & Beer is back for the summer and we are going to have a kickass event. It's 100% free and we provide the food and drinks. There will be a photo booth to take pictures with your friends and a small talk to break things up. It's going to be a great time to meet new people and learn something cool in the process.

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Thursday
Sep 27, 2012
Bridge to Produce Row
Refuge PDX

Produce Row is a network of entrepreneurial minded companies driven by creativity and innovation, companies that seek to grow not only in size but in ideas, products, and services.

If you are in the Central Eastside Industrial District fill out a business profile on the site and be added to the map and receive an invite to the event for free!

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Wednesday
Dec 16, 2015
Building Your Business Workshop
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

BYB is the Chamber's monthly startup and small business workshop/lunch. This month attendees will learn strategies for collaborating with another business or organization. We welcome The Streets of Tanasbourne and Downtown Summa community & business organizers to present on identifying opportunities, approaching another business, establishing boundaries and setting expectations. These effective collaboration techniques enable businesses to increase brand exposure and client bases.

BYB is an awesome way for new and small businesses to get out there and meet fellow entrepreneurs in the community. We start with networking & lunch at 11:30 followed by a interactive presentation and Q&A. This is a fun experience and you learn useful skills. This month we will also have a raffle courtesy of The Hilton Garden Inn and holiday treats.

Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members. Lunch included.

To register visit our Chamber website calendar or copy and paste this link: http://goo.gl/UBEUox

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Wednesday
Jan 20, 2016
Building Your Business Workshop
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

"Business Networking as a Marketing Tool"

Learn: How to identify relevant events, manage & find the time to network, and showcase yourself effectively at networking events.

Featuring Julie Ames, Hillsboro Chamber & Ron White, BESThq

Building Your Business Workshop is the Chamber’s signature small business skill development class. BYB’s casual format allows attendees to contribute, offer insight and share their business. Workshop includes Qdoba lunch, raffle item donated by Downtown Hillsboro business McNally's Taproom, and networking.

Early registration ends on Monday, January 18th. Questions? Contact [email protected]. To register, visit www.hillsborochamberor.com.

January’s workshop is proudly sponsored by Darcey Edwards of Welcome Home Realty.

Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
Business for Culture and the Arts Networking Event
Heathman Hotel

YPOP is hosting "Business for Culture and the Arts" for April's networking event for local professionals at the Heathman Hotel. The best networking in Portland, information on local arts organizations, drawings for great prizes, and enrollment for BCA's Art of Leadership program.

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Thursday
Oct 28, 2010
Business Plan Development Seminar - October
City of Hillsboro Civic Center

This seminar reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 20 entrepreneurs.

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM Location: City of Hillsboro Civic Center, Conference Rooms 113B & C 150 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Registration: $30 (same as the OEN Member rate)

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Business Plan Development Seminar – October
City of Hillsboro Civic Center

This seminar reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 20 entrepreneurs.

Registration Fee: $30.00

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Tuesday
Aug 16, 2016
C4: Coffee, Creativity, Connections, Community
NXT Industries Lab

C4 is explosive, it is power, it is a tool to create change. We take this energy and apply it to connections, creativity, and community. Let's come together and build on this collective, powerful creative energy in Portland's entrepreneurial and artistic realms.

C4 is a chance to stretch your creativity muscles. Come for an exercise in boosting creativity, network with other creatives, sip a coffee and then stay as long as you need with a free coworking day by NXT.

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Tuesday
Sep 20, 2016
C4: Coffee, Creativity, Connections, Community
NXT Industries Lab

C4 is explosive, it is power, it is a tool to create change. We take this energy and apply it to connections, creativity, and community. Let's come together and build on this collective, powerful creative energy in Portland's entrepreneurial and artistic realms.

C4 is a chance to stretch your creativity muscles. Come for an exercise in boosting creativity, network with other creatives, sip a coffee and then stay as long as you need with a free coworking day by NXT.

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Thursday
Apr 13, 2017
Calling all PDX Community Managers: Let's Meet!
Pazzo Ristorante

Portland is all about building communities, but we haven't had a Community Manager group here for years. Now's our chance! Let's toast our first gathering at a casual happy hour and find out:

Who are the amazing CMs around Portland and what are they doing?

What do we want to share?

What do we want to learn? And finally,

HOW HAPPY ARE WE THAT THERE'S A GROUP FOR US??!!

We can't wait to meet you!

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Thursday
Jun 29, 2017
Camp Optimization Meet Up
Assembly Lounge Bar

We are all trying to innovate upon our optimization processes, but how do you actually make that happen?

CEO of DevelopmentNow, Ben Strackany brings 20 years of startup and consulting experience to review case studies and techniques about how to optimize new product ideas. Come away with actionable strategies to use iteration, feedback loops and data to develop a Minimum Viable Product.

Come network and share a beer with Portland's top digital marketing, design and optimization professionals at the Assembly Lounge Bar located at Washington High School on the second floor in Suite 213. Enter through the Marthas entrance on the first floor and take the elevator or stairs up to the second floor.

Don’t forget to RSVP and spread the word. The first round of drinks is on us!

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2015
Camp Optimization Meet-Up
Migration Brewery

No need to worry if you missed last month's event because our next meet-up is on Thursday, October 29th.

This month Kyle Duford, will be sharing a bit about his experiences creating and optimizing award winning e-commerce experiences. Kyle has successfully built and led e-commerce teams for notable consumer brands including Dr. Martens, Speck Products, Nau, and Chrome Industries - doubing or tripling their online revenue within 18 months - as well has helped other outdoor brands such as KEEN, Blue Seventy, Nuun, Rudy Project, Retul, and Carmichael Training Systems. Come learn what it takes from a man who has done it.

We will be meeting at Migration Brewing for some beer and casual networking. You can find us in the Annex where the first round of beer is on us.

AGENDA: 4:30pm - 5:00pm Arrive at Migration Brewing at 2828 NE Glisan St (Meet in the Annex)

5:00pm - 5:20pm Presentation from Kyle Duford

5:30pm - 7:00pm Socializing and Networking

Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

What is Camp Optimization?

Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digitalmarketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins.

Who is roboboogie?

Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

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Tuesday
Nov 18, 2014
CANCELLED: Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

No Advanced Topics meeting this month. Feel free to meet at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.

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Wednesday
Dec 8, 2010
CEO Roundtable: Leveraged Negotiations
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about the art and science of negotiation. Attendees will learn how to leverage their instincts for more bargaining power when negotiating. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations from past transactions and gain strategies for more successful future outcomes.

This session will feature expert content provided by Donald (Don) W. Douglas, Managing Director of Leveraged Negotiations, LLC.

Our group will examine how best to prepare for a critical negotiation, the methods and styles of negotiation that are most effective, when and how to adjust to differing situations, optimal strategies to employ, and tactics of persuasion found to be most effective. You also will receive a high-level recap of the discussion and an application of these principles to a participant’s current transaction.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moderator: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com Content Expert: Don Douglas, Leveraged Negotiations, LLC- http://www.linkedin.com/in/leveragednegotiations

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: 309 SW 6th Ave. Ironstone Bank Conference Room Portland, OR 97204

Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services software and data engineering firm providing collaboration portals and business intelligence. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon’s Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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Thursday
Jan 29, 2015
Circle Up Networking: Ask less, Give more
Starve Ups Garage (331 NE Hancock Street, Portland)

TED talk + effective networking! Join speaker Yasmin Nguyen as he gives a TED-style talk designed to help you learn how to attract more business, inspire donors, and build avid brand champions who will share your stories over and over by “asking less and giving more.”

Following the talk, attendees will participate in circle up's effective master mind circles which are designed to create authentic business connections. Plus- paleo catering!

Grab your ticket today at: Picatic.com/Jan29

Yasmin Nguyen is a Portland-based philanthropist, social innovator, and strategic storytelling expert who helps business and nonprofits emotionally connect with their audiences through stories, technology, and partnerships to generates sales, relationships and support. He is the founder of Vibrance Global, Supper for Stars, and Philanthropy Talk, which brings together business, community and nonprofit leaders together to share ideas, insights, and feedback to better serve our community. Bringing together over 18 years in entrepreneurship, communications strategy, online marketing and design, video production, investing, relationship building, and coaching, Yasmin shares a unique perspective that connects the dots between relevant ideas for audiences. His mission is to facilitate more giving in our lives, community and world.

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Tuesday
Jul 20, 2010
CivicApps Awards Ceremony
NedSpace

Please note the new date, Tuesday, July 20th

Join CivicApps, Microsoft and the Software Association of Oregon at NedSpace Downtown to network, socialize, and publicly honor the best app entries for the first round of apps development. The evening will culminate in the "Best of Show" award, recognizing the top app among the "blue ribbon" award winning apps for Most Useful, Most Appealing, Most Original, Best Use of Data and Civic Choice apps.

Come meet with your fellow developers, entrepreneurs, potential investors/employers, and others. Register today to reserve your spot at http://civicappsawards.eventbrite.com

Hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and a no-host bar will be available.

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Wednesday
Apr 20, 2011
Clark County PubTalk
AHA!

Clark County PubTalk
April 20th is Pitch Night @ Vancouver’s PubTalk

Join us at Vancouver’s PubTalk for a fast-paced networking evening where you’ll see 3 start-up companies pitches, & connect w/over 100 local start-ups, small-business owners, business professionals, investors, & service providers from both sides of the river.

Event Details:

    AHA!    
    415 W 6th Street Ste 605,    
    Vancouver, WA 98660    
    5-8 pm   
    Cost:OEN Members: $20   
                Non-Members: $25   

    Register: http://bit.ly/hNtYD9

Presenting Companies:
• GroEasy:Designer/Manufacturer of GroEasy Grow Bags
• Bowserwear:Designer/Manufacturer of Healers™ medical devices for the veterinary industry • Stark Foundations: Manufacturer of “no-concrete” proprietary fab systems used in erecting tower structures.

Event Sponsors:
• Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
• Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc.
• Kristine M. Peterson | Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP

For more info:

    contact Maria Swanson, PubTalk Coordinator: (678) 314-6228   
    [email protected]

Clark County PubTalk: • OEN • SWWDC  •  CREDC •

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Thursday
Nov 10, 2011
Clark County PubTalk “Alumni Night”
Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks

Clark County PubTalk “Alumni Night”: Thur. 11/10: 5-8pm

Join us for another great networking event on Nov 10th to hear previous PubTalk early stage companies talk about their progress and lessons learned, and to celebrate their achievements.

Find out how former PubTalk 'Alumni’ companies have grown and evolved via their direct involvement w/the PubTalk experience. Network with over 150 local business professionals, entrepreneurs, and service providers to strengthen your social and professional connections and participate in the growing Clark County buzz!

Presenting Alumni Companies:

Registration: http://bit.ly/tDpZYH

  • $25 General
  • $20 OEN members *$30 Walk-ins

Hosted by: SWWDC, CREDC, OEN

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Thursday
Sep 15, 2011
Clark County PubTalk™
The Red Cross Community Room

Clark County PubTalk™

Thus Sept 15th: 5pm-8pm

PubTalk has a new VENUE!
PubTalk's moved to the Red Cross Community Room at Ft. Vancouver

Red Cross Building at Fort Vancouver
605 East Barnes St. Vancouver, WA 98661

Google Map: http://g.co/maps/arjka
PDF Map: http://bit.ly/qOoA2y

Are you investor ready?

Join us and find out if you are angel investor ready and if you fully understand the due diligence process. Also find out how to attract the right investor for your business and learn how a local success story, Ryonet Corporation, met the challenge of growing a company without adequate funding. Confirmed speakers:

Nathan McDonald, Keiretsu NW President Ryan Moor, President, Ryonet Corporation Rob Wiltbank, Assoc. Prof of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Willamette Univ.

It's OPEN MIC night at PubTalk!
Register here: http://bit.ly/hNtYD9
$25 General registration
$20 OEN members
Drinks & hors d'oeuvre served.
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Thursday
Jul 28, 2016
Client Services for Agencies / Professional Meetup
Emerge Interactive

Drinks & Pizza provided.

The event will be from 6-8pm on Thursday July 28th at Emerge.

Portland has long been a hub for connecting and promoting strategic partnerships. As the Portland market continues to change in 2016, the need for business development, marketing and account professionals to work together in a collaborative way has become increasingly essential. With this in mind, Emerge Interactive & Splash Worldwide want to host you for round #3 of Client Relations for Agencies; a networking event dedicated to open collaboration between account professionals and a chance to connect with the best in class in Portland. After networking we will briefly go over some relevant industry discussion topics.

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Tuesday
Dec 23, 2014
Code Fellows Info Session
Ristretto Roasters (NE Couch)

Join us for a cup of coffee and learn about upcoming classes at our info session on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.

Interested in learning more about an offering or Code Fellows Portland? RSVP today!

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Code Fellows is a Seattle-based digital trade school that provides world-class technical education, career coaching, and job placement services. We offer full-time and part-time programs in various web technologies for every ability level in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.

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Saturday
May 11, 2013
Coders with Kids
Cafe au Play, SE Portland

Parents in the tech industry get together with their kids and share conversation, ideas, and tech stories while their children run amok at a family-friendly venue.

Thursday
Nov 13, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders VII
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

We're excited to have a sponsor this month!! Forge Portland will be providing this month's space and even better, FREE COFFEE!!

YES! We've made it to the big leagues people!

We've been excited to see the organic growth of this meetup and look forward to seeing you all in November.

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Thursday
Jul 30, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XIV
Coava

We're back!

We took a month off to enjoy the warm sun and summer fun. Now we're back and we're excited to hear what you've been up to!

This has grown into a great networking event so make sure you bring plenty of business cards!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Tuesday
Nov 19, 2013
CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland is an opportunity to find a co-founder for your business, or find a business to join. Brought to you by CoFoundersLab, this event is a finely tuned networking event where you can meet other entrepreneurs and build the team to make your business happen. Start networking now by creating a FREE profile at CoFoundersLab.com!

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Tuesday
Mar 29, 2011
Collaborating for Change: Tools for Teamwork- PDXTech4Good Meetup
Mercy Corps Action Center

In this presentation, Justin Yuen of the highly successful collaboration site, For My Innovation, will talk about the importance of teamwork and address some best practices that lead to achieving great results. With FMYI as a backdrop, Justin will demonstrate how a team can utilize tools to track contacts, share resources, and manage projects, with a focus on organizations that strive to affect positive change.

Come network with other tech-savvy PDXers and gain valuable knowledge at this FREE, fun event. For more info or to RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/netsquared-13/events/16861716/

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Wednesday
Oct 14, 2015
Cooperative Workspaces Trending in PDX
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Sick of working out of coffee shops but can't afford your own workspace?

We love coffee shops, but let's face it: launching a startup while competing for electrical outlets and trying to block out the din of coffee grinders is not always ideal. Access to a quiet conference room and your very own electrical outlet are just two benefits of a coworking space. Learn about the other benefits, including what's available here in Portland, at our upcoming PubTalk!

Join us for FREE pizza, drinks and a fantastic networking experience + panel.

Date: 10/14 Time: 5:15-7:00pm Cost: Members: $10

      Non-Members: $20 

(walk-ins welcome!)

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Thursday
Jun 11, 2009
Coroflot.com Creative Employment Confab
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

Every creative professional is looking for great work. Every creative organization is looking for great people.

This event matches these two groups for an intense 3 hour networking and recruiting event focused on making productive connections, and hiring and retaining outstanding creative workers.

The afternoon centers on a moderated panel discussion focusing on strategies for hiring top creative talent, and for getting yourself hired into these roles.

PANELISTS

Kirk James Creative Director, Cinco Design

Nick Oakley Head of Industrial Design, Mobility Group, Intel

Beth Sasseen Senior Design Recruiter, Nike

Chelsea Vandiver Head of Communications Design Group, Ziba Design

A cocktail reception will immediately follow the presentation and the remainder of the afternoon will be an open format. Mid- and senior-level designers, creative directors, recruiters, and other professionals in the product design, apparel, branding, and interaction design fields are encouraged to attend. Scheduling, registration and ticketing details can be found at the Creative Confab page at Coroflot.com.

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Friday
Nov 2, 2012
CyborgCamp Portland 2012 Pre-Party
NedSpace

Join us in celebration of CyborgCamp 2012! Meet people before the conference, drink wine and beer and eat some food. Due to space constraints, we'll only let people in who have registered through the EventBrite site: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com/

http://portland.cyborgcamp.com/2012/11/cyborgcamp-2012-schedule/

RSVP Here (free) http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com/

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Wednesday
Oct 4, 2017
DAMA Day Hosted Happy Hour
On Deck Sports Bar

Please join us the day before DAMA DAY 2017: Agile Data Warehousing Today for a sponsored happy hour with drinks and appetizers at On Deck Sports Bar in the Pearl District.

Hosted by DAMA PDX in partnership with Snowflake and WhereScape.

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Thursday
Feb 3, 2011
Database Testing: Maximum Coverage with a Minimum of Data
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Maximum Coverage with a Minimum of Data: How Equivalence Classes can be used to narrow down the amount of data needed for analysis

In Quality Assurance, an Equivalence Class is the set of all inputs that can be seen as interchangeable with one another without impacting the results of the test, where only one of them needs to be tested in order to have confidence in the test results. Automation can certainly help facilitate running all scenarios, but it isn't always possible or practical to create a completely automated test suite. This lunch time presentation is ideal for the QA Engineer who is trying create a data set and complimentary set of test cases that accurately validates the code without having to run through a seemingly endless matrix of possibilities.

When making an analysis of the behavior of a system that is based on a large set of data, you have basically three options presented: Full data-set analysis, Analysis of a randomly sampled subset of the data, or Selection of a subset of data based on Equivalence Class Elimination.

In this presentation we will talk about the pro's and con's of each approach, and then focus on how to proceed with the Equivalence Class methodology in greater detail. Please join us for this informative and interactive discussion followed by a Q&A session.

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Thursday
Jan 14, 2016
Develop Your Career in Tech: How to Get There
Code Fellows

Join Code Fellows for an evening chat on roles in tech and how to get there. This month we'll get specific on skills you need to land various jobs, and different paths to break into coding.

Beth Adele Long, Web Architect at Planet Argon

Katherine Wu, Developer at New Relic

Jordan Smith, Freelance Interactive Designer

We love to build community, each month we're partnering with FreeGeeks - donate any electronics you no longer use and learn about their internship opportunities in tech.

Please RSVP on EventBrite http://pdxjan14techcareers.eventbrite.com/?aff=Caligator

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Wednesday
Oct 23, 2013
Developers & Cleantech Networking Happy Hour
Thetus Corporation

Developers, designers and cleantech professionals! This is a networking event you don’t want to miss. You will learn about the Cleanweb Initiative and the movement in Portland.

This event also connects PSU-TAO Cleanweb Hack participants as well as tech and cleantech industry professionals.

The networking provides opportunities for the hackathon participants to discuss project ideas, scout out team members and learn hackathon 101 basics. It will also serve as a platform to open dialogue that connects cleantech and tech industry in Portland.

This is free networking event. There will be food, drink and good conversations!

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Monday
May 23, 2016
Developing Main Street
Hudson Community Room

DEVELOPING MAIN STREET is about getting the technology answer and help you need to run your business. We are bringing together two communities who need each other; main street business owners and the experts in the technology businesses use every day.

Come out and get your questions answered about Online Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Cloud Services, Social Media Marketing and more. There is no fee for the service, just a great chance to bring different groups together in our community.

We bring the experts, you bring your questions. It can be as simple as setting up an email mailing list to your website. Or it could be as complex as getting your business contacts in your CRM to sync to your sales reps phones. Our goal is to help you tackle the problem whatever the challenge. Our goal is to empower local main street business owners who are forced to develop greater and greater technical skills to manage their businesses and help them operate more smoothly. Our event will help you pinpoint your business tech challenge and then match you with experts who can help you fix the problem or direct you towards better solutions.

We will rotate small groups of attendees around tables with experts you need in: -Online Sales -E-Commerce -Social Media -Search Engine Marketing -Email Marketing -Cloud Applications Website -Wordpress -Wix -Custom Built

Come out to find answers or just find out what is new. Register today.

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Thursday
Dec 7, 2017
Diversity in Tech: Portland Based Solutions (Panel & Happy Hour)
eBay

In alignment with the TechTown PDX Diversity Pledge, we too believe it is necessary to do more than just talking about the need for a more diverse tech sector. As tech professionals, we think collective action and accountability are required to address the underrepresentation of women, LGBTQ+, and people of color in our industry.

Sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 coding boot camp in America by Course Report, join panelists from Chick Tech, Free Geek, Out in Tech, Lesbians Who Tech, WeWork and more for a discussion on how some organizations are continuously working to empower diversity and digital inclusion in our community.

Panelists: Justin Hulog - Out in Tech, Portland Chapter Founder Sara Rasmussen - Free Geek, Digital Inclusion Manager Janel Hull - ChickTech, Community Manager Heather Knight - Lesbians Who Tech, Portland Chapter Representative Marianne Moyer - WeWork, Community Manager

Moderator: Emma Holland - Thinkful, Community Manager

Thinkful is a career accelerator that supports graduates seeking high-growth careers in technology. We focus on the flexibility and accessibility offered online with the support and networking opportunities offered in-person. Thinkful grads are job-ready after working alongside professional engineers through 1-on-1 mentorship, in-depth curriculum and a learning model that emphasizes real-world application over theory. Ranked #1 best overall Bootcamp in America by Course Report, 91% of our graduates finding a job within six months. Find out more about Thinkful Portland on our website.

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Tuesday
Mar 3, 2009
dMob
EastBurn

Set aside those shamrocks, and stop chasing Leprechauns. Create your own luck and come mingle with your fellow designers and other creative folks at dMob, held on March 11th at East Burn. This unassuming Eastside establishment boasts an ever-changing impressive beer selection, an organic menu, and of course, Skeeball. So toss aside the lucky charms and toss back a beer with us, and never forget the dMob mantra… “Can I buy you a drink?”

The dMob Concept

This is our monthly gathering for the entire Portland design community. Social interaction and networking is the core of this monthly event. AIGA Portland wants to encourage discussion, business development, and help foster a more dynamic design community here in Portland.

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2008
dMob December - Bad Holiday Sweater edition
Life of Riley Tavern

"Can I buy you a drink?"

This is our monthly gathering for the entire Portland design community. Social interaction and networking is the core of this monthly event. AIGA Portland wants to encourage discussion, business development, and help foster a more dynamic design community here in Portland.

How It Works

It’s simple. When you arrive, you’ll get a sticker to wear. Venture forth, find another sticker-wearer and offer them a drink. That’s the trick: you can’t just drink your own, that just wouldn’t be social. It’s a great way to break the ice.

Come join us downstairs at the Life of Riley tavern. There's no charge to come spend a few hours with your fellow creatives, but in the spirit of the season, we'd encourage you to bring along a canned good donation and wear your best, bad, holiday sweater.

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Wednesday
Mar 13, 2013
dMob: The Wurst

dMob is a free monthly social networking event, developed by AIGA Portland.

This month we’re hopping across the Burnside Bridge to The Wurst on East Burnside. Come hang out with your favorite designers among video games, pool tables, Skeeball, and as many pinball machines as you could desire. Grab a drink along with Portland’s best bratwurst and ’kraut. Or mix it up with a big German soft pretzel. Prost!

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dMob: The Wurst
The Wurst

dMob is a free monthly social networking event, developed by AIGA Portland.

This month we’re hopping across the Burnside Bridge to The Wurst on East Burnside. Come hang out with your favorite designers among video games, pool tables, Skeeball, and as many pinball machines as you could desire. Grab a drink along with Portland’s best bratwurst and ’kraut. Or mix it up with a big German soft pretzel. Prost!

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Tuesday
Mar 18, 2014
Dynamic Tracing with DTrace and SystemTap - Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Daniel Hedlund will be giving an intermediate to advanced level talk on DTrace and SystemTap.

DTrace (http://dtrace.org/blogs/about/) is a dynamic tracing framework, originally developed for Solaris, has been released under the CDDL license and ported to many other Unix-like OSes including FreeBSD, OS X and Linux. SystemTap (https://sourceware.org/systemtap/) provides similar functionality to DTrace but is Linux specific and released under the GPL.

Dynamic tracing tools make it possible to safely inject instrumentation points (probes) into running applications on production environments; no recompilation is necessary and there is only minimal performance overhead when being used, and no overhead when not. Probes can be used to gather performance metrics to identify bottlenecks, create aggregate statistics such as the size distribution of filesystem writes, or to introspect arguments passed to individual functions in a running application without ever taking it offline.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference!

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

See you there!

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Tuesday
Jan 26, 2010
EcoTuesday

EcoTuesday is a structured networking event for sustainable business leaders that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month in cities across the country.

Here's a brief outline of what takes place at each event: -Arrive at the venue, settle in, and meet new people -Learn about the cutting edges of sustainable business from an expert -Quickly introduce yourself & your project to a roomful of people -Network with people you learned about during the Introduction Circle

This month's speaker: Richard Brenne

Richard Brenne is an award-winning screenwriter last produced by Discovery Channel, HBO and Warner Bros. He first wrote about climate change in 1988. Richard will be discussing the real issues of climate change and what it means for us today. He's eager to discuss the calls to action that can include you, your career, business and industry - and to have fun doing it!

Refreshments will be provided.

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Tuesday
Feb 23, 2010
EcoTuesday

EcoTuesday is a structured networking event for sustainable business leaders that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

This month's speaker: Kevin Pile, he is a leading expert in green career pathways. He is recognized as a green business leader with his recent Ecotrain Green Career Guide publication. Kevin has over 17 years of “eco” interest, and this is evident when you hear the passion in his voice. He will speak his understanding of a sustainable economy while presenting the opportunity for business and job seekers looking for green pathways.

Here's a brief outline of what takes place at each event: -Arrive at the venue, settle in, and meet new people -Learn about the cutting edges of sustainable business from an expert -Quickly introduce yourself & your project to a roomful of people -Network with people you learned about during the Introduction Circle

The event is FREE if you register online, or $10 at the door. Refreshments provided.

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Tuesday
Mar 23, 2010
EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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Tuesday
May 25, 2010
EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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Tuesday
Jun 22, 2010
EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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Wednesday
Jun 10, 2015
Empower Your Business with Enterprise and Self-service Analytics
Courtyard by Marriott City Center, Portland

Join Data Informed and IBM for this free, analytics-oriented forum. Hear experts discuss key points of a data program, including how to:

-Sanity-check your analytics strategy so it is primed for self-service

-Turn unstructured data into actionable intelligence

-Get best practices for analytics platforms & self-service

-Prepare for mobile access to analytics throughout the business

-Examine security models and governance mandates

-Evaluate how hybrid cloud strengthens your self-service capabilities

-Hear client case studies of how real companies employ self-service BI

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Friday
Oct 17, 2008
Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up
Olympic Mills Commerce Center

Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/art-tech08 Read reviews of the first of three Mash Up events: http://tinyurl.com/yelpreview08

Featuring Live DJs Echoik & Frequency

Working Artists Network + Software Association of Oregon introduce Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up. In the spirit of disruptive ideas and breaking down barriers we ask, "How can art and technology and the synergy of the two address humanity's next evolutionary step?" Four categories of work will address these questions and collectively speak to the power of human ingenuity. We invite artistic and technological creators to submit their work that addresses human survival in an era of interspecies evolution, revolution, and devolution.

Art and technology are two words that for many represent vastly different worlds, and for generations have largely existed along parallel, yet non-convergent lines. But now the potential for unprecedented collaboration is here. Ever-evolving technologies allow us to share ideas across borders, both geographic and symbolic. Such potential for shared ideas has helped break down long standing silos that for generations inhibited expansive thought and human progression.

The lines are now blurred. Creators of all sorts now have public space to mutually ponder where we've been, where we are, and where we're going. By sharing once segregated perspectives, we can see the world through a different lens and evolve as a species like never before.

E= m4 humanity - Submissions will fall into one of four conceptual areas:

Momentum: captures the inertia and velocity of human innovation Maintenance: captures the drive for ecological and human preservation Multiplicity: captures the boundless potential of human convergence Mobility: captures the facilitation of human movement and idea exchange http://tinyurl.com/yelpreview08

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Wednesday
Apr 18
Evolve Your Startup – The NEW Global Workforce
Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt

With uncertainty around changing immigration policies, entrepreneurs are finding themselves wondering how to navigate the New Global Workforce. Join us on April 18th when we hear from successful entrepreneurs that have used the global workforce to create thriving companies.

Discussion Topics will Include:

Pro and cons of outsourcing IP and security considerations Hiring foreign nationals including student interns Opening operations elsewhere Latest news on H1B Visas Panelists:

Dr. Siva G. Narendra – Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tyfone

Bradley Maier – Immigration and International Business Attorney at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Tony Tom, Chief Business Development Officer, moovel North America

Moderator:

Brenna Legaard – Shareholder and Technology and Industry Group Leader at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

About the Series --

TiE Oregon, in partnership with the Technology Association of Oregon is introducing a new series of events/workshops to explore company department relevant topics specific for startups (i.e. Human Resources, Finance, Development, Legal, Marketing, Sales). The goal is to bring seasoned professionals in growth-phase and well-established companies to share their stories and best practices with entrepreneurs just starting out with their ventures - a peer to peer content exchange.

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
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Thursday
Dec 2, 2010
Finance Networking Event: Financing Your Company in the Post Melt Down Era
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

We are slowly emerging from the worst financial crisis since the great depression. Providers of business capital, from Wall Street and commercial banks, to venture capital firms and strategic acquirers, are beginning to re-deploy funds that have remained relatively idle for the last 18 months. Are investors looking at their opportunities differently, or is it back to business as usual?

What will you learn? - Are investors investing? - Are lenders lending? - What has changed? - How do I approach a banker, a venture capitalist, a strategic partner? - What should I expect to find? - Who can help me?

Panelists: - Clive Cook, Principal, CCSA, Inc. - As CXO, Clive has raised over $100 million in capital over the past 10 years. Clive has raised funds for early stage ventures as well as growth capital from private equity sources.

  • Mike McConnell, Chief Financial Officer, Digimarc Corporation - Since 1979, Michael has served as a Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and/or treasurer at several private and public companies.

  • Steve Buhaly, Chief Financial Officer, TriQuint Semiconductor - Mr. Buhaly has more than 20 years experience in finance and operations. In 2007 Steve joined TriQuint Semiconductor as Chief Financial Officer.

Moderator: - Norm Duffett, President, Orca Capital Corporation

Event Details: When: Thursday, December 2, 2010 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. (7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and networking, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Program and Q&A) Place: Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room, Portland, Oregon Cost: $35 TechAmerica member, $55 nonmember technology company, $95 other nonmember To Register: TechAmerica Oregon(503) 624-5715

Thank you Perkins Coie LLP and Moss Adams LLP for sponsoring this event!

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Thursday
Mar 29
Finding a Niche in a Crowded Market: Rick Gilbert, Founder & Designer of Grafletics Apparel Design
Mad Fish Digital

Rick Gilbert joins us to speak about his business, Grafletics, a design and apparel company. He’ll delve into his story, business concept, and how he found a niche in a crowded market.

He has over 10 years of experience working with both world-class brands and alongside entrepreneurs transitioning their life’s passion into their life’s work. In 2008, Rick formed Rick Gilbert Design and successfully built a top-tier client roster across the U.S. working with brands in the athletic and outdoor industry.

Companies Rick has worked for:

• Under Armour • Keen Footwear • Olukai Premium Footwear • Korkers • Wicked Quick • Respect Your Universe • Greenlayer Sports

About Mad Data & Design For those interested in data, design, tech, and digital marketing, Mad Data & Design is the place to be. You'll learn about companies that innovate, meet people and partners, and enjoy a drink. We invite speakers who have knowledge to share, a story to tell, or tips and inspiration. Join us!

Agenda:

5:30 - Doors Open / Drinks / Get to know your community 6:00 pm - Speaker! 6:30 - 7:30pm - F&A / Community announcements / Mingle

Our community is centered on giving first. We help each other connect to the resources and knowledge that will take us all further, faster. Through collaborative learning and improving our community, we all succeed. If you're intrigued, RSVP for our next event and we'll look forward to connecting with you!

Mad Data & Design happens bi-monthly at Mad Fish Digital in Slabtown, Portland.

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Wednesday
Apr 20, 2016
Founder Institute - Founder Night Out: Network with Local Entrepreneurs!
Portland Art Museum

If you have a startup idea or idea-stage company and you are interested in the Founder Institute program, then join us for the Founder Night Out.

Meet fellow peers that are applying to the program or already enrolled, as well as the program Directors and Mentors. Socialize over drinks with other entrepreneurs at the same stage of development. Meet potential Co-Founders. Meet potential partners. Most of all, have fun!

Who should Attend? - Anyone interested in joining the Founder Institute program

  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company

  • Anyone interested in meeting Founder Institute

  • Graduates, Directors or Mentors

What is the Agenda? Networking, Socializing and Drinks

This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/77771/meetup

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Wednesday
Apr 13, 2016
Founder Institute - Startup Ideas Bootcamp - Get Feedback on Your Ideas from Experts!
DeskHub

If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Startup Pitch Bootcamp. In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your pitching skills and understand the components of a great pitch, providing plenty of practice until you get it right. Pitching is a key skill of every successful entrepreneur. How do you communicate your business clearly to employees, customers, and investors? What are some common pitching mistakes that make you look inexperienced? What is the best way to pitch your business?

Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp? - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company - Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder

What are some of the Topics? - What are the components of a great startup pitch - How do you pitch complex concepts in a simple way - What are some mistakes to avoid when pitching - How do you know when you pitch is good enough - and more...

What is the Agenda? - Welcome and Socializing - Introduction to the Founder Institute - Expert Talks on How to Pitch Your Business - Pitch Workshop - Speed Pitching - Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

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Wednesday
Jun 1, 2016
Founder Institute -Portland Startup Co-Founder 101: How to Find the Right Partner
WeWork Custom House

Do you have an idea for a technology company, but don't have all of the skills necessary to bring the company into reality? Then join us for Startup Co-Founder 101 event.

This event begins with a workshop to help aspiring founders understand what to look for in a co-founder, and effectively pitch their startup idea to prospective co-founders. Then, attendees speed-pitch their idea to other attendees, based on the type of co-founder they are looking for and industries they are interested in. Join us for a fun night where you can build the team to make your business happen!

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is starting or planning to start a technology company

  • Anyone who is interested in co-founding or joining the team of an early stage technology company

  • Anyone interesting in learning how co-founder arrangements typically work

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing

  • Overview of "What to Look for in a Co-Founder"

  • Overview of "How to Effectively Pitch Your Idea" for Potential Co-Founders

  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

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Friday
Jan 8, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Low Bar

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

We meet every two weeks but we jump to different locations to spread the love. Make sure you register so you know when and where we will be.

http://www.meetup.com/Startup-VanCo/

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Friday
Jan 22, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Low Bar

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

We meet every two weeks but we jump to different locations to spread the love. Make sure you register so you know when and where we will be.

http://www.meetup.com/Startup-VanCo/

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Friday
Feb 5, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Pacific House

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

We meet every two weeks but we jump to different locations to spread the love. Make sure you register so you know when and where we will be.

http://www.meetup.com/Startup-VanCo/

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Friday
Mar 18, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Feral Public House

Vancouver is bursting at the seams with new energy, founders, spaces, businesses. You can hear the buzz downtown everywhere you go. Come hear the buzz firsthand and meet some of the great people up here making it happen.

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Friday
Oct 31, 2014
FounderDating Application Deadline
N/A

Been working on a side project? Ready to start your next company? Need awesome advisors? Connect with the right people to find advisors, cofounders and the best entrepreneurial resources around on FounderDating. It's curated and 50% engineers. Apply to join the network and be included in the next member kickoff event>> http://bit.ly/ZTyEQI

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Thursday
Dec 14, 2017
Founders & Entrepreneurs Caffeine Fix
The Bridge Incubator

A great meetup north of the river to meet local founders.

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Friday
Oct 23, 2015
Founders Happy Hour on the North Bank
Low Bar

The scene on the North Bank is heating up. More events, more startups and a growing scene of amazing founders. Come out and meet them and hang out in a very cool local dive bar with Shit on a Shingle, grilled cheese and an amazing Low Bar burger,,, There's also Spare Ribs and mac & cheese with Vodka, sharp cheddar and crispy fried onions.

So if you can get a word in with your mouth full, you'll have some great conversations with some awesome cool people building great shit up north.

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Friday
Jun 10, 2016
Founders Liquid Therapy
Low Bar

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

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Friday
May 19, 2017
Founders LIVE
CENTRL Office

Announcing the inaugural event in Portland!

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

About Founders LIVE:

Founders LIVE (founderslive.com) is a community and media channel created to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs around the world. The Founders LIVE experience includes unique and unforgettable 99-second pitch competitions sweeping into cities across the nation, which have the potential to create local startup celebrities and burst open additional pockets of creativity and entrepreneurial activity. Additionally, an online network delivers curated articles, videos, livestreamed expert talks and AMA’s, posts and private messaging to members that together develop world-class entrepreneurs.

Details:

Date: May. 19th, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: CENTRL Office Pearl

Cost: $10

Provided: Great food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

Attendance to Founders LIVE Portland is free for Founders LIVE Members

Agenda:

5pm: Drinks, food, and networking

6pm: Demos start

7pm: Networking

8pm: Afterparty

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Monday
Feb 20, 2017
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase2

Please RSVP on meetup.com so we can get a headcount.

https://www.meetup.com/Free-Code-Camp-Portland/events/236818815/

Welcome campers! This is a biweekly laid back study/networking session,. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome.

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Monday
Feb 6, 2017
Free Code Camp Study Group
Phase2

Note: Please RVSP on meetup.com so we can get a head count.

https://www.meetup.com/Free-Code-Camp-Portland/events/236818814/

Welcome campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Wednesday
Feb 19, 2014
Freelancers Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Kick back with craft beer at a special networking happy hour just for freelancers. Hosted by the Freelancers Union, a national nonprofit devoted to connecting independent workers and building freelance communities (www.freelancersunion.org). Whether you're a designer or developer, marketer or copywriter, meet and network with other self-employed Portlanders who all bring a unique perspective to your shared goals and challenges.

We're providing one free drink ticket. A cash bar and tasty dinner menu (with vegan options) are also available.

RSVP today at the website listed to reserve your spot! Freelancers Union members receive $5 off ticket price.

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Wednesday
Mar 19, 2014
Freelancers Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Kick back with craft beer at a special happy hour just for freelancers, hosted by the Freelancers Union (www.freelancersunion.org). Whether you're a designer or developer, marketer or magician, meet other self-employed Portlanders who all bring a unique perspective to your shared goals and challenges.

We're providing one free drink ticket. A cash bar and tasty dinner menu (with vegan options) are also available.

RSVP at the website listed!

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Wednesday
Jan 22, 2014
Freelancers Union - Freelancers Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Kick back with craft beer at a special happy hour for freelancers!
Brought to you by Freelancers Union

Whether you’re a programmer or publicist, crafter or cook, you’re invited to mingle with other freelancers and independent business owners who share your goals and challenges. Choose from 62 eclectic craft beers on tap at the Green Dragon - a tasty menu (with vegan options) is also available.

$15. Includes one free drink ticket. RSVP online.

About Freelancers Union
Freelancers Union promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services. Not a member? Be sure to join us - membership is free!

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Friday
Jan 10, 2014
Freelancers Union - Thriving Networks: Marketing and Connecting that Works
Moxie Studio

In this fun Freelancers Union workshop, we'll discuss promotional techniques and how to build a network that works for any freelance business - ranging from tech to writing, design, and more. Learn to talk about yourself without bragging, use social media without getting overwhelmed, and take advantage of the best marketing tools for independent workers.

You'll leave with:
• A description of your ideal project and client
• A compelling elevator pitch
• A clear map of your existing network
• An easy-to-execute marketing plan

$35 to attend. Please RSVP online.

Location: Moxie Studio
5010 NE 9th Ave #B
Portland, OR 97211

About Freelancers Union
Freelancers Union is a national membership organization of independent workers, including temporary, part-time, freelance, and self-employed workers. Not a member? Be sure to join us – membership is free!

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Monday
Jun 8, 2015
FutureTalks / WWC Networking Night @ New Relic
New Relic

Women Who Code Portland Networking Night @ New Relic

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

This month, our FutureTalks speaker series is joining forces with WWC, as we host seven engineers from New Relic giving brief technical talks about their work, all emcee'd by our very own Liz Abinante, who presented at our February event. Next Monday, June 8th will be the 4th Networking Night of their series.

Speakers:

  • Alice Goldfuss - "Docker in a Flash"
  • Ashley Puls - "Why, When, and How to Measure Performance"
  • Emily Hyland - “Programming for Humans: API design as user experience design”
  • Kate Morrow - "Jelly Bean Trails and Middle-points"
  • Katherine Wu - "Moving from ActiveRecord to a Service"
  • Katie Leonard - "Upgrading Rails"
  • Zoe Kay - "Upgrading Rails"

Program:

  • 5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking
  • 6:00-7:30 - Lightning Talks
  • 7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentations will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Friday
Jan 25, 2013
Global Game Jam 2013
through Art Institute of Portland

"The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event occurring annually in late January. GGJ brings together thousands of game enthusiasts participating through many local jams around the world. GGJ is a project of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)."

Hello jammers! Hosted by the Portland Indie Game Squad and the IGDA, Portland's Global Game Jam 2013 gives us a 48 hour opportunity to develop a game amongst friends and new acquaintances!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please visit pigsquad.com or e-mail me at pigsquad at gmail dot com!

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Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
Grand Opening of CoLab, co-work suite
CoLab

Welcome to CoLab, a premium working space for entrepreneurs, creatives & freelancers, small businesses and start-ups in a community of like-minded people.

Our doors are officially open & it's time to celebrate! Come on in for free & delicious food, cocktails, dancing, and so much more! Stay tuned for all of our attractions. We can't wait to meet you.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=39488965559

Rogue Ales, DJ Nature, Portlandia Fortune Tellers, Blue Lotus Henna

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Tuesday
Mar 14, 2017
Growing a Diverse Audience
BridgePort Brew Pub

Are you losing market share by leaving out segments of potential customers and clients? Join Jeff Selby for AMA PDX’s March 14 luncheon as he introduces you to the concept of equity and the use of an equity lens in your work. By learning more about systemic racism, understanding implicit bias, and adopting an equity lens, we can become more inclusive marketers and discover new audiences.

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Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum - Republican Candidates
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

Multnomah Athletic Club 1849 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR 97 -

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), Software Association of Oregon (SAO), Oregon Business Association (OBA) and the Portland Business Alliance are presenting the 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Forums. Tech America will be a supporting organization for the forums

Oregon’s economy is facing great challenges. The state is struggling with serious budgetary shortfalls and that is exacerbated by an unemployment rate that is hovering above 10 percent. With the recent passage of measures 66 & 67 many Oregonians question what the impact will be for Oregon businesses. Policies that support and encourage business growth and economic development are a top-of-mind priority for many Oregonians. These candidate forums are intended to provide an opportunity for members of the business community to ask the candidates from each party what they would do to help support business and economic growth in Oregon.

The Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate forum will take place on Wednesday, April 7 at Portland General Electric’s auditorium located at 121 SW Salmon St, 2WTC in Portland. It will feature Democratic candidates Bill Bradbury (www.bradburyfororegon.com) and John Kitzhaber, (www.johnkitzhaber.com).

The Republican Gubernatorial Candidate forum will take place on Tuesday, April 27 at 1849 SW Salmon St. in Portland. It will feature Republican candidates Allen Alley (www.allenalley.com and Chris Dudley (www.chrisdudley.com).

Tickets are required for onsite attendees and individual live stream access. Registration is recommended for satellite venues.

The gubernatorial candidate forum will be held prior to the primaries and will be moderated by Laural Porter of KGW News (twitter.com/lauralkgw). Check-in begins at 4:00PM. The program will begin at 4:30 PM and will run to 6:00 PM. Tickets are $20 for members of presenting or supporting organizations and $40 for non-members. We encourage attendees to pre-register online using the link below.

The forums will be streamed live over the web. Individual web stream tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance, but business community members outside of the Portland area may attend a satellite event in their local area at no charge.

For more information about the forums, or to register for either of these events, please go to:

Democratic Candidates Forum: www.sao.org/event/dgp

Republican Candidates Forum: www.sao.org/event/rgp

Follow the discussions on twitter: #pdxGDP & #pdxRGP.

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Tuesday
Mar 10, 2009
Harlo Media, Inc.'s SchoomzePDX Networking Event
Blitz Ladd

Harlo Media is focused on the success of our business and personal networks. We continuously attend regular business professional networking events to help our associates make qualified connections.

Our Schmooze networking event is a welcoming business environment where you can meet other local professionals, pass cards and hang at some of Portland's premier locations

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Thursday
Dec 29, 2016
Holiday Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Another year is coming to a close, join your friends from The Creative Roundtable community to celebrate the end of 2016! Come for an evening of casual networking, inspiring conversation, and Sizzle Pie pizza.

We will provide the pizza, beer, wine, and soft drinks! Please bring a blanket, food, or clothing item to donate to the Portland Rescue Mission. Your donation gives love and support to men, women and children looking for a way out of homelessness and addiction. You can view a list of their most requested items here: http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/get-involved/other-donations/donate-food-clothing/

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Thursday
Jul 12, 2012
How to be a Social Allstar
Embassy Suites Portland - Washington Square

As part of our commitment to helping our customers succeed, Frontier Small Business, in conjunction with the Bonfire Social Media Marketing, is pleased to invite you to our upcoming FREE live event: How to Become a Social All-Star. This engaging live event features a distinguished panel of experts who will bring together case studies, tips and tricks to help small business owners become Social All-Stars.

You'll enjoy a complimentary breakfast and be entered into a drawing for a free, autographed copy of Mastering LinkedIn in 7 Days or Less.

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Thursday
Sep 28, 2017
How to Scale Up Your Startup
JLL

Join us for our Scale Up workshop series to learn how to: tailor your company’s growing operations to a specific business strategy, learn when and how to outsource work, align your product development and business goals, and develop a scalable sales & marketing strategy.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

Our workshop series consists of three sessions on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, and Oct. 12 focused on operations, product development, and marketing. Each session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

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Thursday
Sep 10, 2015
How to start up your Startup
Feral Public House

Everyone has ideas that they believe will make great businesses. Not everybody understands what that journey is like and what are the next steps they need to take to make that business happen.

We are here to help. This event is for anyone who has an idea they want to turn into a business.

We will host a panel discussion to talk about funding your business, legal representation, Taxes, programming, and how as local entrepreneurs you can meet great people right here in town to help you.

Panelists: Stephen Green, John Laine - Angel Investor and Entrepreneur

Stephen Green is part entrepreneur, economist & numbers guy with a penchant for always seeing the glass half full and is a firm believer that done beats perfect. With 20 years in entrepreneurship (starting his first business while in college) and an established career in finance and lending, he hopes to continue to support entrepreneurs. By day as Vice-President & Market Manager at Albina Community Bank, Stephen helps business and property owners find access to the capital they need to get their projects off the ground. Stephen’s current entrepreneurial roles include a contractor for Nike, providing strategy assistance to small business owners & co-founder of the nation’s first nonprofit brewpub & brewery (Oregon Public House) which in its third year in operation is poised to break the $1M revenue mark and will be opening its second location in 2017. He currently sits on the board of directors for six area nonprofits that are all based in N/NE Portland that support economic development, community development & education. He is the past board-chair for the Black United Fund of Oregon is the current Treasurer at the Oregon Public House. He is a Portland area native and graduated with a BS degree in economics from Western Oregon University.

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Tuesday
Nov 15, 2011
HR & Finance Forum: A Discussion on Compensation with Radford
Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown

Over the last few years employees have had to accept some unpopular alterations to their pay and total compensation. The continued unstable economy leaves many to wonder how much more will change. What updates should you consider making to your compensation programs in order to remain competitive?

Please join your finance and human resource peers on Thursday, November 15th for a dinner forum. Special guest David Knopping, Vice President, Radford will share compensation market intelligence and moderate a discussion that will include

  • IPO—compensation considerations
  • Market trends for the West Coast including merit budgets, hiring (move to position of strength for candidates) & turnover
  • Differences between Portland and Silicon Valley markets

Guest Speaker: - David Knopping, Vice President, Radford David has 10 years of compensation consulting experience on a variety of issues. Areas of focus include executive and broad-based compensation strategies, employment contract development, Board of Director pay, and short- and long-term incentive plan design.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Where: Embassy Suites – Downtown, 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204
Fees: $95 Members, $120 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-5715

Thank you AKT LLP and Ball Janik for sponsoring!

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Wednesday
Feb 2, 2011
HR Event: Networking - Back to Basics
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

Social media may be a good way to find people, but the fact remains that face-to-face networking is still best for building relationships and for attracting customers and employees. Good networkers are not born, they are created, and anyone can improve their networking skills – skills that will contribute to leadership and professional growth.

Special guest, Kathy Condon, Executive Coach, International Professional Speaker, Trainer and Author will present strategies on how to make your next networking event a fun experience where you can build critical business relationships. No matter if you are an Introvert or an Extrovert, this event will teach you simple networking techniques that you can use right away. To help put your new-found knowledge to the test, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a short networking exercise.

This event will get you started on developing and/or broadening your network early in the new year! As one of Kathy's client's recently said, "A handshake is worth a 1,000 emails."

Who should attend? VPs of HR, HR Directors, HR Managers, HR Generalists

More information on Kathy: Kathy's book “It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: It’s all about Communication” was named “Best Book Finalist by USA Book News” in the business category. She is completing her second book “Face-to-Face Networking is Dead. WRONG! The book on networking” which she expects to release at the end of January 2011.

http://www.kathycondon.info http://www.kathycondon.info/blog http://www.twitter.com/KathyCondon http://www.linkedin.com/in/kathycondon

Event Details: When: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where: Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room, Portland, OR Cost: $35 TechAmerica Members, $55 Nonmember Technology Companies, $95 Other Nonmembers

To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-5715

Thank you First Tech Credit Union and Mercer for sponsoring this event!

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Tuesday
Mar 6, 2012
HR Forum: Company Culture Matters - BIG TIME!
Morton's Steakhouse

Companies with well-aligned cultures are 6x more successful. The key isn’t that there is one right culture but rather that everyone is pulling in the same direction. Join us for a dinner forum and hear how transforming a culture can maximize performance.

Martha Stuckey from Autodesk will share how they transformed their performance management practices and self-service model to enhance their culture and increase their engagement.

Tim Wolters, the founder of RoundPegg, will share how management and organizational design research, along with psychological practices can help you get more out of every single employee. The research is clear, those who fit the culture stay longer and are more committed to the organization.

Special Guests: Martha Stuckey, HR Director, Autodesk Martha Stuckey, SPHR, is a Human Resources leader with over 25 years experience in the profession. Martha’s career has been with large global companies including Nike Inc., Alexander & Alexander Inc., and May Department Stores. Martha is skilled in partnering with executive and senior leaders to achieve business results, as well as executive coaching in a “trusted advisor” role. Martha’s particular expertise is global HR management; she has extensive experience managing global HR teams including an expatriate assignment in Hong Kong.

Tim Wolters An inventor and serial entrepreneur from Boulder, Colorado. He is a well-known industry thought leader in the area of using statistical modeling to extract knowledge from unstructured data sources. His work pioneered the use of advanced analytical non-linear correlation models in building business applications.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, March 6 2012 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM (5:30 – networking reception, 6:15 – dinner and discussion) Where: Morton’s The Steakhouse, 213 SW Clay Street, Portland, OR Fees: $95 TechAmerica Members, $120 Nonmember Technology Companies To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 53-624-4871

Thank you Radford for Sponsoring!

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Tuesday
Apr 30, 2013
HR Forum: Integrating the Corporate Strategy into Your Company Culture
Jive Software

A common dilemma among organizations today is the need to alter corporate strategy to compete in an ever-changing world. With that, a major challenge facing CEOs and others in the C-Suite, is how to encourage employees to embrace the new strategy and change their everyday behavior as a result.

In this panel-led discussion, we will explore how executive sponsorship, HR leadership and employee messaging combine to create adoption of the new strategy, the need for accountability and ultimately change a company culture.

Topic Points:

· How to align the strategy with the employee base to ensure it becomes rooted in the DNA of the culture.

· How to develop and execute initiatives to build alignment with the corporate strategy.

· What are the critical elements of an effective communication plan that delivers and regularly reinforces the key components of the strategy to all levels in the organization.

· What are the effective accountability methods for ensuring that employees at every level are operating in alignment with the strategy.

Panelists include:

· John Major – Founder and Managing Partner, Summit Core Strategies

· Ellen Raim – VP of HR, Cascade Microtech

· Ania Osinska-Bulloff – Employment Brand Specialist, Tripwire

This will be a highly interactive event allowing plenty of time for the audience to ask questions of the panelists. Feedback and personal insight are highly encouraged.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Time: 7:30 - 9:30 AM (7:30 - light breakfast and networking, 7:45 panel and Q&A) Where: Jive Software, 915 SW Stark St #400, Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $25 Members, $45 Nonmembers Register: TAO at 503-228-5452

Sponsored by: Radford

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Tuesday
Mar 8, 2011
HR Social at The Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank - Beaverton

Please join the TechAmerica Oregon HR Committee for a fun and informative networking opportunity at the beautiful new Beaverton facility of the Oregon Food Bank (OFB).

Rick Wills, Retired CEO, Tektronix and current Oregon Food Bank Board Member, along with Gina Taylor, OFB will give an overview of the OFB’s mission, explain the important contributions they are making, and share how other companies in the area are contributing. You will learn about group volunteer options where your employees can build camaraderie while making a big difference for the more than 240,000 people, per month, who eat meals from emergency food boxes. Tours of the facility will also be available.

We hope that you will join us for an informative and enjoyable way to network with other HR professionals, meet new people and learn more about volunteer opportunities for your company.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM (networking, facility overview and tours)
Where: Oregon Food Bank West, 1870 NW 173rd Ave., Beaverton, OR 97006 Cost: $30 members and nonmembers, $25 multiple-person discount (4 or more) - appetizers, wine and other refreshments will be provided Portion of the proceeds will go to support the Oregon Food Bank

To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-5715

Thank you Ball Janik LLP for sponsoring this event!

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Tuesday
Dec 6, 2011
HR Social: Oregon Food Bank Volunteer Group Activity & Networking Lunch
Oregon Food Bank - Beaverton

“I have never seen the demand for emergency food this high.” — Rachel Bristol, CEO, Oregon Food Bank.

Help make a direct impact in the fight against hunger and give the gift of time this December! Bring your team and volunteer with the TechAmerica Oregon Human Resources Committee on December 6th at the beautiful new Oregon Food Bank (OFB) Beaverton facility.

We hope that you will join us for an informative and enjoyable way to network with other technology industry professionals, meet new people and have fun while fighting hunger in your community.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Time: 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 9:45 a.m. – check-in
 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – volunteer shift in the Perishable Repack Room 
 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Networking lunch in the Conference Room 

Where: Oregon Food Bank West, 1870 NW 173rd Ave., Beaverton, OR 97006 Directions Fees: $25 members, $30 nonmembers A portion of the proceeds benefit the Oregon Food Bank To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-4871

Thank you Ball Janik LLP for sponsoring!

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Wednesday
May 27, 2009
IDSA 3BY10
Art Institute of Portland Industrial Design Shop

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge.

Admission is always free.

5:45p - Doors open at The Art Institute of Portland Industrial Design Shop - 722 NW Couch St (note this is different from the main AI campus) 6:00p - Presentations and Q&A 7:00p - Social hour at Someday Lounge - two blocks away at 125 NW 5th Ave (happy hour until 8pm)

This month’s speakers:

John Cross Neumann - Industrial Designer at Intel's People and Practices group

Carrie Atkinson - founder of Sock It To Me Socks

Student presenter to be announced

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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2009
IDSA 3BY10 - Portland's Creative Community in 30 Minutes
Someday Lounge

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks include time for questions and discussion and socializing afterwards. Admission is always free.

This month’s 3BY10 will be held on Wendesday, June 24, featuring a somewhat altered (and improved, we hope) format from past months. We're moving the entire event to the Someday Lounge - 125 NW 5th Ave, allowing us access to their beautiful space, stage, and projection facilities, as well as their generous happy hour, which runs until 8pm. Our hope is that this will attract a few more folks who don't like "talks" as much as more casual events, while still offering a fantastic speaking venue. The schedule will also include a short intermission, and Q&A after each speaker, rather than clustered at the end. Come join us and see how it works out!

6:00p - First two presenters + Q&A 6:30p - Intermission 6:40p - Third presenter + Q&A 7:00p - Social hour

This month’s presenters:

Bill DeRouchey - Interaction Designer, ZIBA Freddy Weigle - Industrial Design Graduate, Art Institute of Portland Carl Alviani - Industrial Designer and Editorial Director of Coroflot.com

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Wednesday
Mar 25, 2009
IDSA's 3BY10 Design Speaking and Networking Series

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge. Admission is always free.

This month’s 3BY10 will be held on Wendesday, March 25.

5:15p - Doors open at souk - 322 NW 6th Ave, Suite 200 5:30p - Presentations 6:00p - Round table discussion 6:30p - Social hour at Someday Lounge - 125 NW 5th Ave

This month’s speakers:

Art Institute of Portland instructor Matthew Perkins presents his innovative, automotive-inspired seating project.

FUSE design principal Toren Orzeck.

Tanner Goods co-founder Sam Huff describes the founding of a new accessories brand.

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Wednesday
Apr 29, 2009
IDSA's 3BY10 Design Speaking and Networking Series
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge. Admission is always free.

5:45p - Doors open at University of Oregon, White Stag Building - NW Couch at NW 1st 6:00p - Presentations 6:30p - Round table discussion 6:45p - Social hour at Shanghai Tunnel - 211 SW Ankeny St

This month’s speakers:

Jason Hillbourne - designer of Bunkbots

Scott Peterson - president of the IDSA Oregon Chapter

Mackenzie Schubert - student in the University of Oregon Digital Arts program

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Wednesday
Jan 25, 2017
IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

Fee: $10 for IEEE Members

$20 for non-members

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

7:00pm: Lecture begins

7:45pm: Q&A, networking

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IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Note-please register on our website at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43048

Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

Fee: $5 for IEEE Members

$10 for non-members

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

7:00pm: Lecture begins

7:45pm: Q&A, networking

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2016
IEEE Young Professionals Networking Social
McMenamin's Blue Moon

IEEE Young Professionals is hosting its monthly social Thursday at 5:30pm at Blue Moon on NW 21st in Portland (it will go until about 8pm).

Happy hour goes until 6pm; appetizers provided courtesy of IEEE!

Our socials are an opportunity for young professionals in the area to meet and mingle in a relaxed setting and we always have a good time.

Anyone is welcome, come on by and see what we are about!

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Young Professionals is an international community of enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative members and volunteers. IEEE is committed to helping young professionals evaluate their career goals, polish their professional image, and create the building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network.

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Wednesday
Oct 11, 2017
Innovations in Healthcare - OEN PubTalk
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Sick of the healthcare status quo? Join us to learn about what’s going on in bioscience and healthcare right here in Portland. Enjoy some pizza, buy a beer, and meet entrepreneurs who are at the front lines of healthcare innovation—from inventing life-saving medical products, to eliminating physician burnout, to improving patient care with customizable software.

The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections. As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. and the panel discussion will kick off around 6 p.m.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/pubtalk-oct

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Monday
Nov 20, 2017
Intel® VNF Next Virtual Conference Meet Up
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

The Out of the Box Meet up group would like to invite you to learn about VNF next platform optimizationand the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable architecture. Join us for this great opportunity to gain valuable insights and network with other developers.

Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Director of System Architecture at Intel, will give an overview of the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform.

Registration will open at 5:30pm. Join us for food, fun and networking.

To help us with planning this event, please take a moment and register on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intel-vnf-next-virtual-conference-watch-party-pdx-tickets-39785565698...and you'll get entered in the raffle of an Amazon Kindle!

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Tuesday
Oct 9, 2012
IT/Technical Professionals Mixer
Kells Irish Restaurant (Pearl District Location)

Come meet for drinks and engage with fellow professionals in a relaxed social setting to exchange stories, career advice, and make new connections in the local industry. All positions in the IT and Technology worlds are welcome, including project managers, systems engineers, desktop support, dba's, developers, security analysts, business analysts, enterprise architects, design experts, IT/Technology managers, and all other associated fields.

Please note, this event is at Kells new 2nd location in the Pearl District. It is a wonderful establishment with a great back room tailor-made for events like this. Come join us!!

Sponsored by Portland Job Group. www.jobgroup.org

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Tuesday
Nov 13, 2012
JobGroup Special Event: Career Management as a Marketing Campaign
Multnomah County Central Library

Tired of career management advice that gets you nowhere? Portland JobGroup is here to help you take your professional life to a new level by introducing you to a variety of topics, such as Managing Your Online Profile, Resume Optimization, Constructing an Interview Packet, and more. Our Director of Professional Development, Andrew Voss, will help you understand the challenges presented by today's job market while giving you a chance to meet some amazing people. Prepare yourself for success in today's market!!!

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Wednesday
Apr 18
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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Tuesday
Jan 26, 2016
Ladies' Night
Chirpify

We are excited to announce next Tuesday we are having our 5th Ladies' Night. Join us for food, drinks and great conversation with digital start-up ladies at the Chirpify offices.

Please RSVP before the 26th

Hosted and food provided by Chirpify with drinks provided by Jim Beam!

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Tuesday
Aug 16, 2016
Ladies' Night 7.0
Struck

Get hyped! It's time for another Ladies' Night, v 7.0. Join us at Struck Agency for an evening focused on mentorships, activiities, and general commraderie with other digitally-minded ladies! If you're a designer, architect, researcher, developer, photographer, copywriter, videographer, producer, strategist, or want to be any of these things...you're invited! Food, drinks and great space to enjoy lively conversation provided by Struck.

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Tuesday
Oct 11, 2016
Ladies' Night 8
Bonfire Marketing

Tickets will be available Tuesday, October 4th at 4pm.

If you're a designer, architect, researcher, developer, photographer, copywriter, videographer, producer, strategist, or want to be any of these things... you're invited to the 8th Ladies' Night.

Join us for food, drinks, lively conversation and DJ Listen Lady. Visit our site for more details or to view our Code of Conduct. Make sure to bring any professional clothing or shoes you can spare to donate to Dress for Success.

About Bonfire Marketing

Bonfire Marketing is an experienced digital marketing agency in Portland, Oregon. Our core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content and strategy development, digital marketing management, design, social media marketing, and digital advertising. We're built to illuminate your brand and spark the conversation.

About Ladies' Night

Established in 2014, Ladies’ Night is a quarterly happy hour for the digitally-minded women, committed to conversation, collaboration, and community.

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Wednesday
Jan 28, 2015
Lesbians Who Tech - OMSI After Dark: Sugar Sweet Science
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Join us on January 28th for an evening of erudite entertainment at OMSI After Dark: Sugar Sweet Science. After Dark features live demos, exhibitions, snacks, beer, wine, sweets, and other foods. OMSI recommends purchasing a ticket ($13 for non-members) in advance online.

Meet up at 5:30 at nearby Bunk Bar or catch us at the event after 6.

Also check out our Meetup group and Facebook group.

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Tuesday
Nov 15, 2016
Level Up - Taking Your Business to the Next Level
Indio Spirits Tasting Room and Bottle Shop

Level Up is a series of educational networking events for emerging and developing businesses, providing knowledge and tools for business growth.

Session One: Learn the realities and strategies of securing a location for your expanding business.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Current and projected rental rate and vacancy statistics of Portland's commercial real estate market

  • Various lease types and the additional costs associated with each type

  • Negotiating lease terms and space improvements

  • How to secure space for your current business needs while planning for future growth

Who Should Attend: Owners of emerging and developing businesses that have outgrown their current or shared workspace.

Guest Speaker: Bob Turner of Indio Spirits

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Tuesday
Jul 25, 2017
Magnet
WeWork Pioneer Place

What if the person who could further your career was already looking for you? What if a room full of people knew exactly the insight you seeked? What if your knowledge could be someone else’s Eureka moment?

Welcome to Magnet. Where you can let your net...work.

It's a laid back networking event, tackling the conundrum: We all love to help, but we hate asking for it.

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Thursday
Oct 19, 2017
Makers/Manufacturers Summit
PCC Willow Creek Center

Join local makers and manufacturers for the Hillsboro Chamber's 4th Annual Manufacturers Summit. This mfr specific event features three interactive/timed roundtable discussions and three keynotes: Hillsboro's economic development department, PCC's mechatronics/robotics department and the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers. Representatives from the SBA, Pacific NW Defense Coalition and Work Share Oregon will also have information and resources.

Registration begins at 7:30AM at PCC Willow Creek. The Manufacturers Summit includes breakfast and lunch. This is a manufacturer/maker exclusive event.

Questions? [email protected]

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Monday
Sep 18, 2017
Marketing Loves Sales
through The Leftbank Annex

Marketing Loves Sales is the only event where marketers can focus entirely on generating, developing, and closing marketing-led opportunities. Generate more revenue, refocus on sales, and learn from other B2B marketers. The two-day event, hosted at the beautiful Leftbank Annex in downtown Portland, brings together the top B2B marketing minds and thought leaders to share how marketing departments can better coordinate with Sales and drive revenue. Marketing Loves Sales 2017 will focus on Event Marketing, Landing Page Optimization, Sales Development, Programmatic and Social, and Search. Join us in discovering what strategies and tactics most effectively drive revenue.

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Thursday
May 5, 2016
May Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour
Revolution Hall

What is Camp Optimization? Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins. Who is roboboogie? Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

Camp Optimization welcomes Cali Pitchel from Analytics Pros. Cali joins us this month to share her thoughts on: Why Digital Analytics Needs the Humanities.

"All too often we see data as a 'capital T -- Truth, hard numbers, fact, science. But data is meaningless without interpretation, and because so much depends on that interpretation, data analysis demands things like humility, integrity, and empathy.” - Cali Pitchel, Director of Marketing

Analytics Pros is a leading Google Analytics Partner and Premium Reseller helping brands like GoPro, ASICS, The New York Times, and Starbucks use data to better connect with and understand their customers.

First round of beers is on us! Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

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Friday
May 25, 2012
Mayhem PIGJam (Game Jam)
through Art Institute of Portland

The Portland Indie Game Squad will be hosting its third local Game Jam this coming May 25th at the Art Institute of Portland!

We will be starting up at 7pm that Friday evening upon delivery of a game prompt, and our space will be available to us through the evening of Sunday the 27th. A majority of teams will be constructed beforehand, though jammers may participate individually, form a team the night of, or join an existing team.

Some equipment will be provided, including computers w/Unity, UDK, Adobe Suite, Maya/Max, and Office Suite. Jammers will be responsible for providing their own bedding (should they choose to spend the entirety of the weekend in our workspace), food, and additional equipment. Bringing food in the spirit of a potluck is appreciated.

To assist in creating Jam teams, RSVP via http://pigsquad.com/events/mayhem-pigjam with your preferred game development skillset if you plan on participating and do not already have a team formed. Please RSVP regardless; we have room for 50 jammers.

Big thanks to Keld Bangsberg, John Wilkes, and the Art Institute of Portland for their efforts and sponsorship!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Wednesday
Feb 17, 2016
Measure Twice, Cut Once: Simple KPIs That Accurately Inform Your Marketing Roadmap
Simple

How does your marketing department measure success? Which metrics are the most important indicators of if you're optimally serving your business? How were these KPIs selected? And are they still relevant to your business objectives?

If questions like these keep you up at night, the TAO Marketing Committee has wrangled up the top tech marketing minds in Portland to discuss how their departmental KPIs feed their organizational objectives. They'll recommend strategies on KPI selection and give in-the-field testimonials of their successes and failures. Questions are encouraged so come prepared!

Panel:

Chris Fisher, Senior Director of Marketing at Tripwire Chris comes to the TAO panel through Tripwire, a cybersecurity company located in downtown Portland. He is an accomplished marketing leader who thinks creatively and analytically to drive growth. His focus on data-driven marketing that delivers measurable outcomes fuels online marketing strategies to build brands and maximize user experience. He comes to Tripwire after decades with Tektronix and PacifiCorp focused on demand generation, brand awareness, and content strategy.

Hillary Ervin, Director of Demand Generation at Navex Global Hillary comes to the TAO panel through Navex Global, a compliance software leader in Lake Oswego. She is a successful thought leader in all aspects of demand generation. In the digital sector, she blends her experience in lead generation and demand generation to fuel corporate growth and brand awareness. Her decorated history at Tripwire resulted in rapid international market growth and she is an influential part of the Oregon marketing community.

Ken Anderson - VP of Marketing at Smarsh Ken comes to the TAO panel through Smarsh, a Portland firm delivering cloud-based archiving solutions for the enterprise. He is responsible for the implementation and execution of strategies surrounding a wide range of areas, including product marketing, sales enablement, demand generation, analyst relations, corporate communications, and web + social media programs. His past with in professional sports will lend an extra dimension to this panel and we will all benefit from his tech marketing insight.

Kathy Stromberg - VP of Marketing at Webtrends Kathy comes to the TAO panel via Webtrends, a Portland-based company offering web analytics, measurement, testing, and more. She is a passionate tech marketing executive with proven track record of success. Her career has been built on business growth, driving down costs, and improving critical processes to deliver competitive market positions. Whether at Webtrends, PECI, or HP, Kathy's passion about measurable marketing makes her a perfect fit for this panel.

Moderator:

Dan Cacacungan, Senior Director of Strategy and Planning at Babcock & Jenkins As a strategic thinker for businesses of all sizes, Dan believes that the best brands are built on a common understanding and common cause shared by businesses and their customers. Wielding that belief, he has helped icons like NASDAQ, Intel, Sony and Nordstrom move from marketing to their audiences, to relating to them at every stage of the brand experience. His wealth and diversity of industry experience make him a perfect moderator for this TAO event.

Details: Date: Wednesday, Feburary 17th, 2016 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Simple, 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 Price: Members $25 | Nonmembers $45

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Thursday
Oct 2, 2014
Meet & Geek (After-hours tour of Free Geek)
Free Geek

What? Free snacks, beer/wine, tours, and conversation. Connect with staff, volunteers and other community members to get a special after-hours behind the scenes look at Free Geek.

When? Thursday, October 2nd 5:30-7:30pm. We're offering casual tours at 6 and 6:30.

Why? Why not! We're want to show off what we've been up to lately (did you know we're going for Responsible Recycler certification?) and hear your ideas about what we can do to better serve you and our community.

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Monday
Feb 8, 2010
Mobile Monday
Backspace

Mobile Monday Portland (MoMoPDX) is the local chapter of a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. We meet every month to network and learn.

More info MoMoPDX: http://momopdx.org/ Info and directions to Backspace: http://www.backspace.bz/

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Tuesday
Jul 19, 2016
Modern Digital Media Marketing: Adventures in Video
BridgePort Brewery: 1313 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR

Broadcast Commercials, Web Content, Corporate Video, Documentary and Narrative Films Join us on Tuesday, July 19, as Gary Nolton, founding director & D/P at Limbo Films, brings his experiences in broadcast commercials, web content production, corporate video, documentary and narrative films–and some great stories–to AMA PDX’s midsummer luncheon.

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Saturday
Oct 14, 2017
Mop Street Swap Meet
PASCAL

PASCAL is hosting a swap meet free to anyone at Portland's new Hackerspace located at 2410 N Mississippi Ave on Oct 14 from noon to 10:00pm. This event is for people who like to swap cool tech and electronics!

This event will have space for 15 booths with tables and nice comfy seats. There will be onsite snacks, a food truck outside with covered seating and smoking area, and a local DJ. Parking is available street side close to Widmer Brewery and McMenamins.

We are here to make connections with our community and collaborate with our neighbors- and have an opportunity to sell and trade!

Tuesday
Jul 18, 2017
Network #LikeABoss
WeWork Custom House

Network #LikeABoss (AKA, How To Just Be You While Meeting People)

Is networking a real drag for you? Does it feel nothing but fake and stiff? Do you picture busy rooms and sweaty handshakes? Let us change your mind! Networking encompasses so much more and includes many unique ways to manage the journey. It’s time to assess, discuss, and then act to make networking more comfortable, more successful, and more like you.

Brought to you by LaunchCode and WeWork, this workshop will discuss the attributes of AUTHENTIC networking and you will walk away with immediately actionable ideas to help empower yourself. Make your network contribute to both your net worth and your fun quota.

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Wednesday
Jul 19, 2017
Network Security Simplified
APCON

Network security is becoming increasingly prominent in today’s world. Ever wonder about malware, cybersecurity, ransomware or cloud technologies and how they relate to you? Please join us for a networking event where we break down industry terms and trends.

This event will bring together creative and dynamic professionals who are passionate about securing today’s digital world while combating tomorrow’s cyber threats.

Come meet the team, network with peers and learn more about who we are. Light appetizers and beverages will be served.

For additional information please call 1-800-624-6808 or email [email protected].

Register today: https://www.apcon.com/registration-network-security-simplified-july-19-2017

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Thursday
Aug 28, 2014
Networking & Cisco Certification Open Questions
Free Geek

This introductory session is an open Q&A for anyone interested in pursuing a CCNA or CCNP certification and an open forum for other networking questions. Whether you want to know how the Internet works, or just master your home network, this will be your opportunity to ask a network expert the questions you've been pondering.

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Tuesday
Apr 28, 2009
Networking Extravaganza

Speed Networking to learn about other local groups

If you are looking for new networking opportunities in Portland, join us on April 28th at souk.

One stop shopping! Come find out what sorts of groups exist in Portland. Don't bother with a google search and forget sifting through the 40 thousand results. Just show up and see over a dozen local organizations speak briefly about what their group has to offer. After the presentations you will have a chance to speak face to face with the people that piqued your interest.

Last year we had over 100 attendees and the opportunity for as much networking as you could handle in one night. Everyone will get a master resource list of all the groups represented and contact info - in case you didn't get to talk with everyone you wanted to.

We will have pizza and beverages on hand to keep you going strong through the evening.

$5 at the door to eat, drink and meet.

Please RSVP to [email protected] , however you can come even if you don't:

A short list of some of the groups that will be represented: Springboard Innovation Ladies Who Launch Pdxfx Connectpdx City Club New Leaders Green Drinks YWSE Leadership Portland AIGA (DMob) Self-Employed Creative Professionals OEN World Affairs Council Young Professionals Ticket Info: $5

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Thursday
Mar 22, 2012
New Tech Society - March Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other's company.

(RSVP here: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6)

If you have a need--be it solving a technical problem, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, please join us.

This month, we will be compiling a "haves and wants" matrix, so we can help make meaningful introductions at our event. Feel free to email us about what you have to offer or need to find so we can add it to our list. We'll release it to the group before the happy hour.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself. It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6

See you there! -The NTS Crew

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

Ever notice how fragmented the Portland tech community is? We did—and we’re doing something about it!

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet for one night a month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

Join us!

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Tuesday
Oct 23, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion Pub in Tigard

The New Tech Society was founded in the Fall of 2011 to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

If you have a need--be it solving a technical issue, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, join us.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself!

It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP on Linkedin, please.

See you there!

-The NTS Crew

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Thursday
Nov 10, 2011
New Tech Society Happy Hour!
Thirsty Lion

RSVP here: http://events.linkedin.com/New-Tech-Society-Happy-Hour/pub/836765

Hey Folks!

The group is growing and we're excited for everyone to once again have a chance to connect in person. Join us for the New Tech Society happy hour. It's just around the corner:

Please bring your friends--the more the merrier! Totally low-pressure and casual--be yourself!

We can't say that we are giving away free ipads or iphones, but we are generously gifting a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

Looking forward to seeing you!

The NTS Crew

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Monday
Apr 20, 2015
NewTech PDX
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX ! Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, and $20 at the door.

Agenda
6:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: Glenn Klecker of Klecker Knives

  • Pres. #2: Micah Hogan of InstaAide
  • Pres. #3: Eric Holscher of Read the Docs
  • Pres. #4: Michael Scotto di Carlo of Supportland
  • Pres. #5: Ray King of Top Level Design

8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Ave [at SW Ash Street])

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Friday
Mar 20, 2015
NewTech PDX - AM Edition
CENTRL Office

Join us for NewTech PDX - AM on the 3rd Friday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $5 per person (with online RSVP), or $10 at the door.

Agenda
7:30am - Doors Open / Coffee / Pastries /Bloody Mary Bar / Get to know your community
8:30am - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: Craig Spiegelberg of Location Sentry

  • Pres. #2: Micah Greenberg of Language Zen
  • Pres. #3: Micah Hogan of Insta Aide
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA
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Monday
Mar 23, 2015
NewTech PDX - PM Edition
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of nearly every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, and $20 at the door.

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Monday
Jun 15, 2015
NewTech PDX: Drones
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of nearly every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
6:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, etc.

  • Pres. #1: Brett Lee - Pandion Multirotors

  • Pres. #2: Daniel Smith - Dark Horse Mapping
  • Pres. #3: Patrick Sherman - Roswell Test Flight Crew
  • Pres. #4: Ben Howard - Honeycomb
  • Pres. #5: Jonathan Evans - Skyward

8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Ave [at SW Ash Street])

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Tuesday
Jan 31, 2012
OCCA January Meeting
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Agenda: 6:00--7:00 Networking and no-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

CES 2012 / New Technology

OCCA member Scott Hendison will review the new technology presented at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The show is the world's largest convention of suppliers of all types of electronics products for home and business. Scott will be reporting on a wide variety of electronic goodies.

So, join us and let's kick off the new year with a fun and informative meeting--having a look at some cool tools and toys that are scheduled to come our way soon.

Presented by Scott Hendison is an Internet marketing consultant and is the CEO of Search Commander, Inc. He is a nationally recognized search industry expert, speaking at many of the larger internet marketing conferences.

In addition to being a member of the OCCA, Scott is a Board Member of Search Engine Marketers of Portland (SEMpdx.org) and a committee member of the East Portland Chamber of Commerce.

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Tuesday
Aug 30, 2011
OCCA Meeting Notice - August, 2011
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

6pm-7pm: Networking and no-host dinner 7pm - 8:30pm: "Stump the Geek", "Gadget Minute" and Presentation: DOs and DON'Ts of Mobile Strategy

John Battelle recently wrote, "Mobile. It's on everyone's lips, but no one knows what the hell to do about it." You don't have to look very far to find examples that prove his point.

Over the last year, Jason Grigsby has been collecting examples of where companies are making mistakes when it comes to their mobile strategies and desperately seeking examples of those who get it.

Learn from both the outstanding success and cringe-worthy failures of others as you begin to formulate your plans for navigating the mobile landscape.

Bio:

Jason Grigsby was one of the project leads on the Obama iPhone Application and helped design the user interface for the Wall Street Journal's Blackberry application. He founded and organizes Mobile Portland, a local mobile group.

Jason is a co-founder of Cloud Four, a small start-up focused on mobile and web development. He blogs at http://CloudFour.com/blog and provides a frequent updates about mobile apps @grigs on Twitter.

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Tuesday
Jul 26, 2016
OCCA: Advanced Network Troubleshooting
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

The Oregon Computer Consultants Association presents Advanced topics in Network Troubleshooting

-Overview of switches/networking devices that offer tcpdump/pcap.
-How a span port works
-Viewing and troubleshooting via Wireshark.
-If time allows, advanced topics such as how to view SSL payloads in Wireshark.

Bio: Eric Hardin has been in IT for over 14 years and has held positions from help desk to Sr. Manager. He has worked for a few large companies in the Portland area and spent two years as a consultant. Currently Eric is a Sr. Manager, Cyber Defense Center at Nike.

Eric enjoys spending time with his family along with coin collecting and woodworking. Eric and his wife Angela have been married for ten years and they have two boys Wesley and Everett.

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Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
OEN Business Concept Workshop – September
City of Hillsboro Civic Center

The business concept development workshop is an opportunity for the prospective entrepreneur to meet face-to-face with two experienced people from within the emerging business sector, who would provide an honest, impartial critique of the business idea or model, in an informal setting. This review gives you one hour with two experts - where you can pose your business model for feedback, discussion and advice on next steps. It's one of the best ways to prepare you for that next step: creating your business plan.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 10 entrepreneurs.

Registration Fee: $30.00

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Tuesday
Oct 19, 2010
OEN CEO Peer Discussion - Managing Your Board and Executive Compensation Strategies
Ethicspoint

EthicsPoint's President and CEO, David Childers, in conjunction with the OEN Gazelle Peer-to-Peer Group, invites CEO’s of companies with revenues between $10M - $30M to a frank conversation and sharing of ideas on Effective Strategies for Managing Your Board and Determining Executive Compensation Packages.

No fee but registration is required.

Speaker: David Childers, CIPP, President and CEO, EthicsPoint Mr. Childers is a pioneer in the field of Governance, Risk and Compliance and serves as a Board Member for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). He is a member of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), the International Association of Privacy Professionals - where he has been trained and is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) - where he has completed the Director of Professionalism course and is certified in Director Education. He is a charter member of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG), a coalition of the nation's business leaders assembled to develop compliance standards and guidelines. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and serves as the Vice Chairman for the Software Association of Oregon (SAO). Mr. Childers is a frequent lecturer on the subject of business ethics and was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by Treasury & Risk Magazine in 2008.

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Wednesday
Jul 21, 2010
OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: Business Models
IronStone Bank

309 SW Sixth Avenue (Ironstone Bank Conference Room) Portland, OR 97204-

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs gain some insightful perspectives on Business Models. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

We all talk about business models but do we really understand what they are? In this session of the OEN CEO Roundtable, the group will discuss the different types of business models and delve into understanding which type may be the best fit for your company. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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Wednesday
Dec 8, 2010
OEN CEO Roundtable: Leveraged Negotiations
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about the art and science of negotiation. Attendees will learn how to leverage their instincts for more bargaining power when negotiating. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations from past transactions and gain strategies for more successful future outcomes.

This session will feature expert content provided by Donald (Don) W. Douglas, Managing Director of Leveraged Negotiations, LLC.

Our group will examine how best to prepare for a critical negotiation, the methods and styles of negotiation that are most effective, when and how to adjust to differing situations, optimal strategies to employ, and tactics of persuasion found to be most effective. You also will receive a high-level recap of the discussion and an application of these principles to a participant’s current transaction.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moderator: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com Content Expert: Don Douglas, Leveraged Negotiations, LLC- http://www.linkedin.com/in/leveragednegotiations

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: 309 SW 6th Ave. Ironstone Bank Conference Room Portland, OR 97204

Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services software and data engineering firm providing collaboration portals and business intelligence. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon’s Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtabl

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Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
OEN Entrepreneurship Awards
Oregon Convention Center

It’s like the Oscars, but with less glam and more grit. Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner for Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event.

Join us for our October 25 Awards Dinner to:

  • Meet the movers and shakers in Oregon’s entrepreneurial community.
  • Network with hundreds of business leaders during our opening reception.
  • Help us select this year’s social enterprise Game Changer.
  • Discover up-and-coming entrepreneurs from across the state and across all industries, including the finalists and winners of our Game Changer, Company, Entrepreneurial Achievement, and Wyatt Starnes Awards.
  • Enjoy signature cocktails, local wine, samples from up-and-coming Oregon food & beverage entrepreneurs, and a plated dinner.

Learn more & register: http://awards.oen.org/2017

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Monday
Jun 7, 2010
OEN Gazelle Peer-to-Peer Group - June
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Perkins Coie 1120 N.W. Couch Street, 10th Floor Portland, OR 97209-

The OEN Gazelle Peer-to-Peer Group brings together CEOs of growing companies in a trusting environment where they can share the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. This learning and support group will meet quarterly. The focus will be you, the entrepreneur, sharing real life successes, challenges and failures. Through an established protocol, participants can discuss points of pain they are facing, and tap into this support group to safely discuss business and personal growth issues.

The OEN Gazelle program will also provide the connection between this group of emerging entrepreneurial CEOs and established CEO mentors, providing all participants a personal board of advisors.

Who can attend? This group is limited to only CEOs of growth companies with revenue greater than $3M and less than $50M. Registration list will be reviewed to ensure all registrants meet qualifications.

Group will be limited to 25 people.

Event Details: Monday, June 7, 2010 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Perkins Coie 1120 N.W. Couch Street, 10th floor. Portland, OR 97209 Sponsored by: Perkins Coie LLP – www.perkinscoie.com

Click here for registration:

$75 OEN Members $150 Non Members

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Wednesday
Sep 8, 2010
OEN Graduate Student Networking Workshop
Miller Nash

Facebook and Myspace wont land you a job or help you grow your business. Get back to basics and learn how to build your own personal network! Join the Oregon Entrepreneurial Network for a two-part event, exclusively for graduate students, aimed at providing you with the skills you need to build a successful network and successfully leverage your contacts.

Start with a roundtable discussion led by Bill Etheredge, a long time entrepreneur, recently retired VP of Sales for Tektronix, and currently Principal of WCE Consulting Group. Learn the ins and outs of personal networking including how to strategically build your network, how to present yourself effectively, and how to manage your contacts.

Then head over to Backspace for free entry into OEN's September Pub Talk, put your skills to the test and begin building your network by engaging with local entrepreneurs, investors and service providers.

Locations: • Miller Nash (Networking Workshop), 111 SW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97204

• Backspace (PubTalk), 115 NW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97209

Schedule: 4:00 - Round Table Discussion Starts 5:00 - Networking Starts at PubTalk 5:30 - Company Presentations Start 7:00 - Continue Networking

Cost: $35 for non-members; Free for student members. If you are a student member and unsure of how to log in, please contact Larry Williams, OEN Web/IT Manager, at 503-222-2270 x 17 or [email protected] and he can take care of your registration.

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Tuesday
May 25, 2010
OEN HR Outreach Event - Hiring Right: Asking the Right Questions
Perkins & Company

Perkins & Company 1211 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1000 Portland, OR 97204-

•Improve your own interviewing communication skills

•Identify what questions you would like your candidates to ask

•Know what you’re listening for when you ask, “Do you have any questions?”

•Uncover how serious your candidates are about your job offering

Speaker: Kathy Maixner www.sellingsmartonline.com.

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm Where: Perkins & Co., 1211 SW Fifth Ave, Ste. 1000, Portland, OR 97204 What: Hiring Right: Asking the Right Questions (seminar and discussion) Cost: FREE to OEN members, $30 for non-members

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Wednesday
Apr 20, 2011
OEN Internship and Job Fair
University of Oregon Portland

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network would like to invite you to participate at this year's Internship Workshop and Job Fair event. Internships not only provide excellent work experience, but also allow you to be an integral of an exciting and dynamic business environment. Learn how to maximize the internship experience and meet some of Oregon's hottest startups.

What Students Can Expect at the Workshop and Speed Dating Event: The workshop will be held in a round table format to generate an environment of healthy discussion between student participants and panelists focused on driving maximum value out of future internships. After the workshops the speed dating event will begin and each student will be able to meet with each company independently for 10 minutes. This will be your chance to make a connection and lay ground work for prospective internship opportunities. Directly following the Job Fair, you will have an additional 30 minutes available to follow up with the companies that best fit your future career aspirations.

Students: If you are a student that wishes to register for this event, please click on the Member or Non-member links below. If you are a student and unsure about the status of your OEN membership through your university, please contact Kirsten Ringen ([email protected]) or Larry Williams ([email protected]) to verify your membership.

Companies Seeking Interns: If you are a company seeking summer interns, the OEN invites you to participate at this spring’s Internship Workshop and Job Fair. Learn how to maximize the internship experience and connect with some of Oregon’s brightest business students. The workshop will be held in a roundtable format to generate an environment of healthy discussion between participants and 3-4 expert panelists. Topics include general best practices, tips for employing an intern and the legal consideration of internships. After the workshop, the Job Fair will be held in a speed dating format where each company will be able to meet with students independently for 10 minutes per session.

This event is open at all companies. Please send a couple of paragraphs describing your company and your internship needs to Kirsten Ringen, [email protected].

*Companies must be current OEN Members.

Panelists: Are you interested in being a Panelist for OEN’s spring Internship Workshop and Job Fair? We will hold two simultaneous workshops, one for companies and one for students, focused on driving maximum value out of the internship experience. The workshop will be held in a roundtable format to generate an environment of healthy discussion between participants and 3-4 expert panelists.

If you are interested in being a panelist or if you would like more information, please contact Kirsten Ringen, [email protected].

Dates: April 20 Time: 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM Location: University of Portland Campus Member Registration: No Fee Studnet Non-member Registration: $45

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Thursday
Dec 2, 2010
OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on Dec. 2nd, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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Friday
Sep 17, 2010
OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership - December
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on June 24th, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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Thursday
Dec 2, 2010
OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership - December

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on June 24th, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership - September
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on June 24th, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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Thursday
Apr 22, 2010
OEN New Member Orientation
Moss Adams

Come learn how to get the most out of your OEN membership at the New Member Orientation, on Thursday, April 22nd, at the offices of Moss Adams (805 SW Broadway, Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97205) in downtown Portland at 4:00 PM.

This is a great opportunity to learn about OEN educational programs and networking events, meet other members, OEN staff and volunteers.

Please register for this event online or contact us by phone at 503.222.2270 or by email at [email protected].

Check-in instructions: Please check-in at the reception desk on the 12th floor. There the receptionist will direct you to the 11th floor for the orientation.

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
OEN New Member Orientation
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event, meet other OEN members, and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership from a veteran OEN member.

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OEN New Member Orientation - October 2011
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event, meet other OEN members, and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership from a veteran OEN member.

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Wednesday
May 17, 2017
OEN Office Hours at CENTRL East
CENTRL Office

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with staff from OEN about how to leverage our network and resources.

Make an appointment during our May 17 office hours so you can introduce yourself and chat with us. When you arrive, check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it this time around or if all time slots are full, we hold office hours at WeWork on the first Wednesday of every month and at CENTRL East on the third Wednesday of every month.

Reserve your slot here: https://calendly.com/oenorg/15min

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Wednesday
Jun 7, 2017
OEN Office Hours at WeWork
WeWork Custom House

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with staff from OEN about how to leverage our network and resources.

Make an appointment during our May 17 office hours so you can introduce yourself and chat with us. When you arrive, check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it this time around or if all time slots are full, we hold office hours at WeWork on the first Wednesday of every month and at CENTRL East on the third Wednesday of every month.

Reserve your slot here: https://calendly.com/oenorg/15min

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Wednesday
Sep 6, 2017
OEN Office Hours at WeWork
WeWork Custom House

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with a staff member from the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network about how to get started leveraging our network and resources.

Make an appointment here: http://bit.ly/oen-sept

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Wednesday
Apr 14, 2010
OEN Pub Talk- SplashCast- What Happened?
Backspace

Failure isn’t always a bad thing as long as you learn from it. SplashCast, launched in 2007, was originally founded around the notion of helping consumers put together videos, text, graphics and music embedded in broadcast "channels." Despite raising over $4 million in funding, SplashCast was unable to survive and closed its doors in 2009.

Please join OEN for the April 14th PubTalk to hear what happened, and what the team learned from failure. You will hear from one of the Founders of SplashCast, as well as a few investors in the company. This panel discussion will highlight the positive moves the company made, as well as share some valuable lessons of what to avoid. Learning from their insights and knowledge will undoubtedly help you in your decision making processes so that your company may avoid the same pitfalls.

Speakers: Tom Turnbull; Investors: Angela Jackson and Jon Karl; Moderator: Dave deFiebre

Tom Turnbull Tom Turnbull is a lawyer and entrepreneur. He has worked in business development, product, and legal roles at three venture backed startups. Of the three startups, one was a success (Internet Brands, Inc. NASDAQ: INET), one a soft landing (BizBuyer.com), and the last a sad ending (SplashCast Media). Tom also headed up new media strategy and business development for the LA Times and business development for Knowledge Learning Corporation. Additionally, he was a consulting manager at Andersen and a transactional lawyer. He received a law degree from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from New York University with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurial studies.

Jon Karl Jon is an experienced entrepreneur who co-founded two Portland companies, ieLogic and iovation. As Vice President of Corporate Development for iovation, Jon plays a role in defining the company's business strategy, and is responsible for the creation of strategic partnerships, technology alliances and mergers or acquisitions. At ieLogic, Jon was instrumental in creating and driving the company brand and technology innovation that led to the company's successful sale in just five years.

An expert in the areas of Internet security and fraud management, Jon is a frequent speaker at industry trade shows, where he speaks on various topics including online fraud management, online privacy, and emerging technologies that protect online environments against fraud and abuse.

Jon holds a B.S. in Economics from Oregon State University, and has been an active investor over the last 5 years in a diverse range of start-up ventures. He lives in Tualatin with his wife, two boys, a dozen chickens and a dog.

OEN member registration is $15.00 Non OEN member registration is $25.00

Please visit the OEN Website to register for this event

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Wednesday
May 12, 2010
OEN PubTalk - The Art of Bootstrapping
Backspace

Join OEN at the May 12 PubTalk where five successful entrepreneurs will reveal to you their secrets on the art of bootstrapping. The founders of Jama Software, Paydici, Rumblefish and Reliable Remodeler will share with you how, prior to their first round of funding (if any), they used creative solutions and drew from nontraditional resources to build their companies with limited capital. They'll share their advice on where to cut corners and help you identify when you can't afford to be cheap. You’ll also learn how to grow a company organically; creative ways to generate and manage cash flow, and the challenges of putting everything at risk.

This panel discussion will be moderated by Rick Turoczy, the founder and principal writer of Silicon Florist, Portland's premier blog on technology and entrepreneurship.

Moderator: Rick Turoczy of Silicon Floriist Panelists: Eric Winquist of Jama Software, Eli Alford-Jones of Paydici, Paul Anthony of Rumblefish and Eric Doebele of Reliable Remodeler.

Panelist Bios

Eric Doebele, Reliable Remodeler Eric Doebele is a serial entrepreneur and active advisor to startup companies. He started several companies including HandymanOnline in 1997, which raised over $27 Million in venture capital grew to over 300 employees, and was later acquired by ServicMagic.com. In 2001, he founded ReliableRemodeler.com, a leading nationwide home improvement contractor matching service that has matched remodeling contractors to over 700,000 home improvement projects. In 2007, ReliableRemodeler.com ranked 187th in the 2007 Inc. 500’s list of fastest growing companies. Eric sold ReliableRemodeler.com to Quinstreet in 2008, where he then held the role of Vice President of Home Services. He was named a "Leader of the Pack – 20 young(ish) Oregonians who are making things happen" by Oregon Business Magazine. Eric is a board member or active advisor to several companies, including ISG Illumination Systems, SecondPorch, Giftango, Paydici, and EnhanceScape. He is an active member of the Oregon Angel Fund, and served on the planning committee for Angel Oregon 2010.

Eric Winquist, Jama Software Eric Winquist is an accomplished entrepreneur and project manager with over 15 years experience working with a wide range of enterprise organizations, teams and technologies. In 2001, Eric founded Redside Solutions, a software development consulting firm. As CEO, Eric grew Redside to a multi-million dollar business with 100% annual growth rates. At Redside, Eric saw first-hand the need companies had for collaborative requirements management which led to the creation of Jama Software and the development of Jama Contour. In March 2006, Eric founded Jama Software with the vision of providing customers a more collaborative way to develop new products and eliminate the common frustrations with traditional approaches to requirements management. Jama has created a powerful Web-based application called Contour that's used by thousands every day to manage billions of dollars in research and development projects.

Please visit the OEN website to register for this event.

OEN Members: $15.00 Non OEN Members: $25.00

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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2015
OEN PubTalk: Is Brick and Mortar Retail Dying or Evolving?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

It’s projected that within the next 15-20 years, half of America’s malls will shut down. JCPenney, Macy’s, and Sears are among the many retail giants that have recently announced fresh rounds of closures and layoffs.

So is brick-and-mortar retail dying? Though e-commerce platforms are increasingly vital in today’s retail marketplace, not everyone is quick to discount good ol’ fashioned brick-and-mortar stores. Join us at our March PubTalk to learn how startup companies are leveraging online and offline retail experiences to create more demand.

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Wednesday
Mar 14
OEN PubTalk: PitchFest 2018!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Our PubTalk PitchFest is on! Featuring 25 one-minute pitches, our PitchFest will introduce you to exciting new ideas from up-and-coming entrepreneurs. One lucky winner, determined by an audience vote, will walk away with $1,000 in cash and a two-night stay at a Vacasa property.

Interested in pitching? Sign up for our Pitch Perfect Seminar on Thursday, March 1. We will select 25 seminar participants to proceed to our PitchFest.

Register here: http://bit.ly/pitchfest-2018

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Tuesday
Feb 20
OEN PubTalk: Speed Networking!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Entrepreneurs are often told to “network” their way to investors, mentors, and business partners. But this can be scary if you’re not comfortable, don’t know where to start, or what to say. We’re here to help—our Speed Networking PubTalk is back by popular demand! Join us to practice building your social capital game.

Register now: http://bit.ly/oen-networking

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Wednesday
May 10, 2017
OEN PubTalk: Why B a B Corp? How to Use Business as a Force for Good
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

If you see triple when you look at your bottom line, you’re not alone. You’re part of a growing movement of entrepreneurs and business people who are prioritizing more than profit. Should you make it official and become a B Corp? At our May PubTalk, held in partnership with Portland State University School of Business Administration, panelists from companies that have taken the leap will discuss the benefits and challenges of B Corp certification.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/pubtalk-bcorp

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Wednesday
Sep 8, 2010
OEN PubTalk™ - Activewear Innovation Mecca
Backspace

Portland is rapidly becoming a mecca for innovation in activewear. From interchangeable shoe soles, to breathable outerwear for cycling and snowboarding, to sustainable fashion designs, there are terrific innovations happening locally! Activewear firms design, develop, manufacture, market, distribute and sell apparel, footwear and gear for active outdoor recreation. The activewear category consists of more than 300 firms in Oregon, employing more than 14,000 people with an approximate payroll of $1.2 billion. The activewear industry cluster is growing in Oregon and includes numerous start-ups that are creating local jobs and using the rich and talented local knowledge base. This exciting industry cluster is designing and producing innovative products that address niche markets that are currently underserved by the local giants.

Join the OEN at the September Pub Talk to hear from four activewear entrepreneurs who will share their stories of how they got started, how they have grown, and the unique opportunities available to them because of their presence in this hotbed of innovation.

Moderator: Rob Langstaff - RYZ

Panelists: Bill Worthington - OluKai Sean Beers - Korkers Ed Dalton - Showers Pass Carrie Atkinson - Sock it to me

OEN Member Fee: $15.00
Non-Member Fee: $25.00

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Wednesday
Jun 8, 2011
OEN PubTalk™ - Ask the Attorney
Backspace

An hour of time with an experienced attorney can sometimes run $400. Join us at OEN's 'Ask the Attorney' PubTalk on June 8th, 2011 and an hour of legal advice will only cost you the price of admission. We have put together a great panel of attorneys representing IP/Start Up, Corporate and Employment issues. Come by and bring those questions you have been dying to ask an attorney, as the event will include insights from our experienced panel, but also look to have an active Q&A element from the audience.

Moderator David Uslan, Perkins & Company

Panel Vicky Ballou, Tonkon Torp - IP Michael Phillips, Davis Wright Tremaine - Corporate Stacy Mark, Ater Wynne - Employment

Pre-Register and Save OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, April 13th at 12:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

5-Minute Pitch PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx.

Sponsors Ater Wynne Comcast Business Services

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Wednesday
Sep 12, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - Back-to-School with Edupreneurs
Backspace

It’s back-to-school time! With high school graduation rates falling, student achievement lagging and new Common Core Standards on the way, K-12 education reform is a hot topic around the U.S. and in this election year.

What’s exciting is that a new generation of “edupreneur” entrepreneurs has emerged to disrupt education in innovative ways with new solutions that are transforming the way we learn, teach, communicate and share information. And some of them are right here in Oregon!

Join us this back-to-school season at our Sept. 12th, OEN PubTalk™ “Back-to-School with Edupreneurs” and learn how some of Oregon’s most innovative education startups, including EdCaliber, Membean and Sublime Learning, are changing the face of education. Bill Kelly, a veteran of the education startup world, will be our moderator.

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Wednesday
Aug 8, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - OEN Invades Urban Airship
Cloudability

You asked for it, so here it is! An OEN PubTalk™ that is all networking. Plus, we are invading Urban Airship! Come, have a beer, meet some good people and enjoy the beautiful space that is Urban Airship!

Register today because space is limited to 80 people. We don't want the fire marshall coming in and shutting the party down!

Sponsored By: Ater Wynne and KS&Co.

And many thanks to OEN Member, Urban Airship, for allowing entrepreneurs to use their great space!

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Wednesday
Jan 11, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - Seed Oregon Championship Round
Backspace

Want to learn what it takes for entrepreneurs to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you.

OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity for companies from Oregon and Southwest Washington that are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. In this competition, CEOs of emerging companies learn the rules of the road for effective fundraising and receive coaching from content experts to help them shine; come show time. This entertaining and educational competition will showcase the winners from the OEN Seed Oregon September, October and November PubTalks.

Pitching Companies:

Comic Rocket

MyReplayLive

RES Equine

The overall winner of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk will receive exposure at OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 the premier angel investing event in the Northwest on April 18th.

Member Special: Pre-Register and Save

OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, January 11th at 2:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

PubTalk Sponsors:

Ater Wynne

Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company

PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx

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Wednesday
Jan 12, 2011
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon - Round 3
Backspace

OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 3 - Call for Applications - Friday, December 03, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register to attend Round 3 of OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk.

To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon completion, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to compete for funding opportunities, and to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, January 12th at noon. Please register at the door after that time.

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Wednesday
Oct 13, 2010
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 1
Backspace

For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, October 12th. Please register at the door after that time.

PubTalk Member Registration:$15.00
PubTalk Non-Member Registration:$25.00
Seed Oregon Application Fee - Member:$75.00
Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member: $174.00

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OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 1
Backspace

OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 1 - Call for Applications - Due Friday, September 10 at 5:00 PM

Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register to attend Round 1 of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk.

To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon competition, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, October 12th. Please register at the door after that time.

Items For Purchase Click here to use your OEN Member Login Information to register for the OEN Member items. (Please note that if the item is grayed out it means you have not yet logged in)

Available Items Price Qty
PubTalk Member Registration: $15.00 *
PubTalk Non-Member Registration: $25.00 *

Includes entry at one PubTalk and the Seed Oregon application fee.
$75.00 *
Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member: [+] Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member:

Includes entry at one PubTalk, a discounted one year OEN individual membership {$26 savings}, and the Seed Oregon application fee.
$174.00

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Wednesday
Nov 10, 2010
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 2
Backspace

OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 2 - Call for Applications - Due Wednesday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register to attend Round 3 of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk.

To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon competition, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, November 10th. Please register at the door after that time.

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Wednesday
Jun 9, 2010
OEN PubTalk™: Oregon Beer Entrepreneurs - The Seeds of Suds
Backspace

Backspace 115 Northwest 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97209-

Oregon is a utopia for beer, contributing more than $2.3 billion to the economy and employing more than 4700 employees. With 74 brewing companies (32 in Portland alone), operating 102 brewing facilities in 45 cities in Oregon, its no wonder that we are the envy of beer lovers everywhere (source: Oregon Brewers Guild).

Join OEN at the June PubTalk where 3 Oregon Beer-preneurs: Charlie Devereaux of Double Mountain, Irene Firmat of Full Sail and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing will share their stories and answer your questions including:

What does it take to start a brewery?

Should I invest in a craft beer startup?

What’s the outlook for the industry?

A PubTalk™ in the truest sense - this is an event not to be missed!

Speakers

Charlie Devereux, Double Mountain Irene Firmat, Full Sail Brewing Company Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi Brewing

Please register for this event at the OEN events page

Member Registration: $15.00 Non Member registration: $25.00

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Thursday
Mar 1
OEN Seminar: Pitch Perfect
Portland State Business Accelerator

Whether talking to someone in line at the supermarket or pitching to a VC, you need to be able to communicate your great idea. But the best message in the world won’t stick if you deliver it poorly, and a great delivery cannot overcome a confusing message. Join us to learn how to craft a clear, concise, compelling pitch that will pique investor interest.

You’ll walk away with an understanding of:

  • The problem you’re solving and your value proposition
  • What questions you need to answer before crafting your pitch
  • The elements, structure, and visuals that comprise a successful pitch
  • How to condense a full pitch into a one-minute elevator pitch

Registration for this workshop includes one pass to our March 14 PitchFest and three free months of LivePlan business plan software (combined value of $85). Following the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to complete a one-page overview of their business using LivePlan and submit it for the opportunity to compete in PitchFest.

Register here: http://bit.ly/oen-seminar-pitchperfect

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Wednesday
Dec 13, 2017
OEN Startup Resources Tradeshow 2017
Vacasa

Did you know that in the Portland metro area alone, there are over 50 organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs? But which ones can help YOU?

Our Startup Resource Tradeshow 2017 is the perfect starting point for new entrepreneurs trying to navigate our startup ecosystem. It includes representatives from local organizations, accelerators, incubators, and government programs that provide support, mentorship, and potential funding for entrepreneurs.

Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/oen-tradeshow

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Wednesday
Sep 15, 2010
OEN SW WA PubTalk
AHA!

SW WA PubTalk : Wed. Sept 15, 2010 : 5:15pm – 7:15pm

DETAILS : Come join us at the Sept 15th SW WA PubTalk… A great place to meet people, build business networks, share relevant information, and connect start-up firms w/ VC capital.

LOCATION : AHA! 415 West Sixth St., Ste. # 605 Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 750-1680

REGISTER : OEN member cost : $15 Non-member cost : $25

Registration: @ 123.signup : https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?PG=1520184182300&P=152018400

HOSTED by : OEN : CREDC : SWWDC SPONSORS : Bullivant Houser Bailey PC : Blind Onion Pizza

Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=AHA!&hl=en&cd=1&ei=QQNrTPePFZCyoAT03tDEBw&sig2=HthE8VxOTlmvnrWZ-WLxgg&ie=UTF8&view=map&cid=4281369456162678840&ved=0CB4QpQY&hq=AHA!&hnear=&ll=45.625458,-122.675421&spn=0.008704,0.021544&z=16&iwloc=A

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Thursday
Dec 2, 2010
OEN SwapMeet
Someday Lounge

Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event: Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN Member Orientation where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

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Thursday
Mar 25, 2010
OEN SwapMeet - March
Someday Lounge

Ready to innovate? Launch a company? Meet the mover's and shakers or Oregon's entrepreneurial community?

Oregon's economy is going to rebound and thrive with innovators and entrepreneurs leading the way by developing new opportunities for economic growth. SwapMeet is a great way to meet the people who are the drivers of this effort.

Join us at the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who can help Oregon businesses grow.

There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour! We hope to see you there.

When: Thursday, March 25th Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where: Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR Cost: No fee

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Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
OEN SwapMeet - September
Someday Lounge

Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. As the Oregon economy continues to develop, there will be more and more opportunity to work with, work for, or start new companies in growing industries. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event: Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN Member Orientation where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

Registration: $0.00

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Thursday
Jun 24, 2010
OEN SwapMeet: June
Someday Lounge

Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. As the Oregon economy continues to develop, there will be more and more opportunity to work with, work for, or start new companies in growing industries. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event: Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? Arrive early at Backspace. At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN member orientation [link to that event] where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards
Oregon Convention Center

Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Gala to honor Oregon’s brightest, boldest, and best entrepreneurs. The OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Gala honors the skill and courage it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. It is intended to not only celebrate entrepreneurs, but to highlight their importance to the region’s economy. Click on the link above for details and to register.

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Wednesday
Sep 21, 2011
OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards 2011
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

What does it take to be an OENtrepreneur? An all OENcompassing vision. Unbridled OENthusiasm. Abundant OENergy. And the limitless capacity for starting--and restarting--an unprecedented OENdeavor in the face of daunting odds and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Join us Wednesday, September 21st at the Hilton Portland Downtown as we recognize this year's winners of the prestigious OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards. These men and women are second to none in creating jobs, revitalizing our economy, and OENriching our community. And on top of everything else, it’s just a darn OENjoyable evening.

Registration Fees Earlybird: Until August 15, 2011 Individual seat: $175 Table of 10: $1700

Regular: August 15 – September 21, 2011 Individual seat: $195 Table of 10: $1900

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations before August 19th registrants will receive a refund. Sorry no refunds after that date.

Sponsors

Comcast Business Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt USI

Contact Us Do you have questions about registration or the event? Would you like to become an event sponsor? If so, contact the OEN Staff at [email protected] or via phone at 503-222-2270, and we'll be happy to assist you.

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Thursday
Jun 3, 2010
OEN Workshop - What if we're doing it all wrong? Predicting if your business will survive or fail
Perkins & Company

How can I better predict if my business will likely survive or fail? Is it possible to know in advance whether I'm going to beat the competition? How can I shape my business into a strategy that is more likely to succeed?"

As it turns out, relatively quiet empirical models have surfaced that begin to answer these questions with astonishing results. Pioneering this research, first at Intel and then at Harvard, Thomas Thurston has offered to share this fascinating work, the results, and the actionable implications for managers.

Thomas Thurston is President and Managing Director of Growth Science International, LLC. - www.growthsci.com

Outline: 2 hours 1 hour, 15 minutes - lecture (including Q&A and discussions) 30 min group activity 15 minutes - wrap up

To register for this event, please visit the OEN events page.

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Thursday
Oct 7, 2010
OEN Workshop - What if we're doing it all wrong? Predicting if your business will survive or fail
Lane Powell

"How can I better predict if my business will likely survive or fail? Is it possible to know in advance whether I'm going to beat the competition? How can I shape my business into a strategy that is more likely to succeed?"

As it turns out, relatively quiet empirical models have surfaced that begin to answer these questions with astonishing results. Pioneering this research, first at Intel and then at Harvard, Thomas Thurston has offered to share this fascinating work, the results, and the actionable implications for managers.

Thomas Thurston is President and Managing Director of Growth Science International, LLC. - www.growthsci.com

Outline: 2 hours 1 hour, 15 minutes - lecture (including Q&A and discussions) 30 min group activity 15 minutes - wrap up

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Thursday
Sep 28, 2017
OEN Workshop: Scaling Operations for Startups
JLL

Scaling a startup requires careful attention to the operational details within the company. Experts in finance, human resources, and real estate will equip you with concepts and tools to build and evaluate operations to support your vision. You will learn how to tailor your company’s operational competencies, processes, and assets to a specific business strategy.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaling-operations

This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

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Thursday
Oct 5, 2017
OEN Workshop: Scaling Product Development for Startups
JLL

You’ve turned your idea into a product – now how do you grow your team and deliver that product to the broader market? In this workshop session, we will focus on the unique and practical considerations of scaling product development for the next level.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/product-dev

This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

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Thursday
Oct 12, 2017
OEN Workshop: Scaling Sales for Startups
JLL

Startups face unique challenges when it comes to identifying and developing their growth engines and putting sustainable processes in place. In this workshop session, learn how to create a sales force and develop a selling process and strategy.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaling-sales

This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

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Wednesday
Aug 3, 2011
OEN Workshop: Valuing Your Startup Company
Lane Powell

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:

* Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?
* What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?
* How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?
* How do investors determine the valuation?
* How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

$30 for OEN Members; $70 for non-members.

Speaker: Naomi Derner

Naomi Derner, CFA is the founder and managing director of Derner Valuation Consulting, where she values securities and intangible assets for companies at all stages of development, from startups to large public companies. Prior to 2008, she was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin, where she performed and managed fairness opinions and the valuations of public and private securities as well as intangible assets. Ms. Derner has valuation experience across a wide variety of industries, and possesses specific expertise in technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Derner was a senior analyst in the financial valuation services group at Arthur Andersen LLP, where she conducted valuations of public and private securities, closely held companies and intangible assets. Prior to joining Arthur Andersen, Ms. Derner held positions in the equity research department of NationsBanc Montgomery Securities covering financial institutions and in the financial analysis unit at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Ms. Derner holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in economics from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is a member of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Software Association of Oregon, and Silicon Valley Fair Value Forum.

To register, visit: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=216

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Wednesday
Sep 15, 2010
OEN Workshop: What's your company worth? Everything you need to know about company valuation
Lane Powell

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:

Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?

What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?

How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?

How do investors determine the valuation?

How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

$30 for OEN Members; $70 for non-members.

Speaker: Naomi Derner Naomi Derner, CFA is the founder and managing director of Derner Valuation Consulting. Prior to 2008, she was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin. After joining Houlihan Lokey in 1999, she performed and managed fairness opinions and the valuations of public and private securities as well as intangible assets for a wide variety of purposes including financial reporting purposes, tax reporting purposes, transactions, IPO planning, litigation, stock and stock option grants, recapitalizations, gift and estate tax planning, ESOP updates and general corporate planning purposes. Ms. Derner has valuation experience across a wide variety of industries, with specific expertise in technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development.

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OEN Workshop: What's your company worth? Everything you need to know about company valuation
Lane Powell

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as: • Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor? • What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it? • How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues? • How do investors determine the valuation? • How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

OEN Member Registration: $30.00
Non-member Registration: $70.00

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Wednesday
Apr 18, 2012
OEN's Angel Oregon 2012
Sentinel Hotel

For innovators, investors, and networkers alike, OEN’s Angel Oregon is more than the northwest’s premier angel investment prize conference; it’s where breakthrough ideas are nurtured, new markets are tapped, and invaluable business connections are made.

At OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 investment conference, Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurs will be competing for the launch-stage investment award. It is the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to present to accredited angel investors.

This must-attend event gives presenting companies excellent visibility and a chance to obtain substantial investment capital by bringing together Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with accredited angel investors.

People interested in applying or investing should visit www.oenangeloregon.org to learn more.

Conference attendence includes: lunch, keynote speaker, presentations followed by questions and answers by Launch Stage Company Finalists and Concept Stage Company Finalists, vote for audience favorites, announcement of winners, and celebratory networking reception.

Pricing

•Early bird Member Registration: $185 (Early bird pricing ends March 22nd)

•Early bird Non-member: $310 (Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

•OEN Member Registration: $210 (After March 22nd)

•OEN Non-member Registration: $335 ( Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

•Academic Registration: $140

•Additional colleague from finalist company: $132

•OEN Board and Angel Oregon Committee Registration: $130

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Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
OEN's Venture Northwest 2011
Sentinel Hotel

OEN Venture NW 2011

When: Thurs Nov 3rd, 8am-5pm
Where: Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205y

Venture NW: http://www.venturenw.org

OEN 2011 Venture Northwest:
On Nov 3rd come hear from the 10 NW Venture finalists:

10 Startup Finalists:
・ 4-Tell, Inc., Portland, OR
www.4-tell.com
・ Avado, Bellvue, WA
www.avedo.com
・ Cloudability, Portland, OR
www.cloudability.com
・ Meridian, Portland, OR
www.meridianapps.com
・ MotoCzysz, LLC, Portland, OR
www.motoczysz.com
・ Night & Day Studios, Inc., Portland, OR
www.nightanddaystudios.com
・ Northwest Analytics, Portland, OR
www.nwasoft.com
・ OpenSesame, Portland, OR
www.opensesame.com
・ Pacific Light Technologies Corp. Portland, OR
www.pacificlighttech.com
・ The Clymb, Portland, OR
www.theclymb.com

Ten great investment opportunities await you, and we have the coordinates! You’ll also hear from brilliant business leaders about trends in social media and mobile computing, as well as hear why some leading venture firms are plotting their course to the Northwest to find real treasures.

OEN’s Venture Northwest is an annual Portland-based conference that draws VCs, institutional investors and investment bankers from across the US and Western Canada, who are interested in early and growth stage companies.

OEN Venture Northwest is an outstanding networking opportunity for all entrepreneurs and investors. So whether you are chosen to present or not – we encourage you to register. How often are you in a room with 100 + investors? Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity.

Register: OEN Venture NW http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=219

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
Oktoberfest
Hopworks Urban Brewery

Schmooze with Oregon’s Technology Leaders while sampling delights and refreshing your palate with craft brews from Hopworks Urban Brewery. Use your time to make new connections, grow your existing business relationships, or just relax, have fun and explore business services at the vendor fair.

The original “Oktoberfest” occurred in Munich, Germany on October 18th, 1810 for the commemoration of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen’s marriage. Two hundred years later the Oktoberfest tradition is now celebrated in cities all around the world. On October 26th, 2011 join TechAmerica for our 1st Oktoberfest!

Event Details: When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Where: Hopworks Urban Brewery, 2944 SE Powell, Portland, OR 97202 Fees: $35 Members, $50 Nonmember Industry, $75 Nonmember Service Provider To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-4871

Thank you ViaWest for sponsoring!

Gain Exposure – sponsor this event! Contact [email protected] or by phone at (503) 6324-5715.

Thank you Jeannette Shupp, Joyfull Girl Communications - Creative Sponsor!

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Wednesday
Nov 17, 2010
OpenSpace Event: Blurring the Line Between QA & Dev in an Agile Environment
Norse Hall

Are you on a software engineering team? Does the project feel like a team effort all of the time? Between butting heads, agendas, communication issues, feature creep and shrinking schedules, these are difficult factors we all experience.

If you are in QA, learn how to move your Dev cohort to a test-first mentality. Or jump into a discussion on improving testing efficiency with risk based testing.

If you’re Dev, discover how to challenge your QA to add greater technical value throughout the project. Ever thought about co-ownership of code and tests? Come discuss and learn about the possibilities.

Join us for this full day Open Space structured event and engage with Agile luminaries such as Ward Cunningham, Wayne Allen, James Shore, Jeff McKenna, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and Jon Bach. Special thanks to Diana Larson for helping facilitate!

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Thursday
Jun 1, 2017
Optimal Workshop Roadshow: Portland
The Good Mod

The Optimal Workshop Roadshow is coming to Portland! We’re bringing New Zealand hospitality to town with an evening of informative talks by user researchers, for user researchers (and anyone interested in UX). This is your ticket to 3 hours packed with fresh UX tips, sweet software offers, fun games and prizes, plus tasty food and drinks. All in the company of like-minded locals!

Want to find out what your users are really thinking? Laure Parsons uncovers how behavioural economics, psychology and cognitive bias studies can help you understand what users really want.

Want a deeper understanding of UX through a unique case study? Our very own Kat Hardisty shares her insights from designing user experience for a physical space.

Check out the Eventbrite page for full talk details and schedule.

Spots are limited so get your ticket now. Got a friend to bring or a colleague to convince? Take advantage of our group discount for 3 or more tickets!

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Thursday
Jan 18
Optimizing Customer Experiences through Personalized Marketing | Camp Optimization
Assembly Lounge Bar (Revolution Hall)

For many years, companies have sought to personalize experiences for customers across websites, email marketing, ads and more. Yet many have found the available technologies lacking. Some technologies only work for one channel (say, the website). Others don’t create a complete profile of a customer using diverse data sources. And many technologies don’t take advantage of advances in machine learning and data science to predict what a customer might want or do next. Kim will discuss how leading brands such as Heineken, Dr. Martens and Madison Reed personalize interactions with customers in an omnichannel fashion.

Come network with Portland's top digital marketing, design and optimization professionals at the Assembly Lounge Bar located at Washington High School in Suite 213 on the second floor.

Don't forget to RSVP and spread the word. First round of drinks is on us with an RSVP!

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Tuesday
Apr 24, 2012
Oregon Computer Consultants Assn. April 2012 Meeting
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

RSVP to meetup.com/itpro-70

How to use Google+ for Business

In just a few months Google+ has built a network of over 62 million users and is adding 625,000 a day. We might be tempted to ignore and avoid yet another social media network, but Google announced recently that its search engine results are enhanced using data from Google+. Since most people search Google to find your business we can no longer afford to ignore it. Learn how to use and benefit from Google+.

Presented by Matt Payne, owner of Social Bridge Media, LLC, is a social media strategist, trainer, and public speaker working with local government, non-profits and small to medium-size businesses. Matt's knowledge, enthusiasm, and engaging presentation style make him highly sought after for delivering technical information in an easy-to-understand way. http://www.socialbridgemedia.com/

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Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
Out in Tech Presents: So You Want To Work In Tech?
Airbnb Portland

Wanna work in tech? Are you wondering what kinds of jobs are available, whether your resume will stand out, and how to land your dream job? Join Airbnb, Adidas, eBay, Mathys & Potestio, Thinkful and Say Media as they discuss the ins and outs of the hiring process. Come for the panel, stay for the cocktails! If you work in tech already...bring a friend looking to break into the industry and make new friends at our reception afterwards!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community. We empower aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for the next generation of LGBTQ youth and provide web services to LGBTQ activists around the world.

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Wednesday
Nov 19, 2014
PDX Design Research Group Meeting
Mozilla

The PDX Design Research Group is a multidisciplinary networking group focused on the role of research in the design of products, services and systems in business, government and non-profits. We welcome perspectives from all disciplines, including human-computer interaction, design, market research, and the social sciences, and others. Meetings will be held every other month in downtown Portland, and will include speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and other events, with opportunities to network and discuss relevant topics with fellow research professionals.

Help us kick off the new PDX Design Research Group with our first event on November 19th, featuring a presentation and discussion by Janna Kimel, Customer Experience Manager at Regence BlueCross BlueShield. If you have the challenge of integrating design research into the business, or if you consult with companies learning to integrate the voice of the customer, this talk will be especially relevant. Over the past 18 months, Janna has built up her role from doing web-based user research to partnering across business silos in order to support customer-centered projects and products. Come hear how Janna and her team helped move the organization from thinking “inside out” to thinking “outside in.”

Informal networking will be from 6:30 – 7:00, with Janna’s talk to begin promptly at 7:00. Please note: If you arrive after 7:00 pm, you won’t be able to get into the building, so please plan to arrive at least a few minutes before then.

Tuesday
Dec 13, 2011
PDX Tech4Good Holiday Gathering
Mercy Corps Action Center

Join us to rub elbows with nonprofits & social good businesses who want to use technology to make Portland a better place to live!

We'll be talking about what types of meetups we want to have in 2012 and we'll also be raffling off some great prizes!

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Tuesday
Sep 27, 2011
PDX Tech4Good Round Table
Mercy Corps Action Center

It’s the PDXTech4Good Back-to-School Special! Our September meetup offers three roundtables for a lively show and tell session on a topic of your choosing. Just like the first day of school, PDXTech4Good will focus the first fall session on getting to know you and your organization. We invite you to bring an idea, challenge, solution, or tip to share in one of three suggested breakouts—websites, databases, and social media. Got a topic not included in one of the breakouts? Bring it and we will work it into the mix.

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Tuesday
Aug 22, 2017
PDX WIT #Action - Oregon State Legislature Panel
Stoel Rives LLP 760 Southwest 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

Join our Oregon State Representatives and Senators in August for an educational panel on state government. While national legislators grab headlines, state legislators are doing the hard work of local governance.

As we voted in February, many of our key issues like civil rights, women’s health, education, homelessness and transportation are actually most influenced at the state level.

The Oregon State government is at the forefront of policies that impact our daily lives. We’ll discuss how lawmaking is segmented by the national, state, and local level;, how state governments enact policy; how public opinion influences state policy; and how our key issues are playing out at the state level.

Agenda: 5:30pm – Doors Open 6:00pm – Panel Begins 7:00pm - Networking

The following Oregon State Representatives and Senators will be joining us:

Representative Tawna Sanchez (District 43): Rep Sanchez represents North and NE Portland. She’s a Vice-Chair of the Human Services and Housing Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee, and Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety.

Representative Janelle Bynum (District 51): Rep Bynum represents East Portland, Damascus, Gresham, Boring, North Clackamas, and Happy Valley. She is the Vice Chair for the Committee on Business and Labor and is a member of the Early Childhood and Family Supports and Higher Education and Workforce Development committee.

Senator Chuck Thomsen (District 26): Senator Thompson represents Hood River. He’s the vice chair of Committee On Business and Transportation and is a member of the of Ways and Means and Legislative Policy and Research committees.

Representative Janeen A. Sollman (District 30): Rep. Sollman represents Hillsboro. She is a member of the House Committee On Education and Committee On Higher Education and Workforce Development.

We will lead the panel in a discussion of state government and then open it up to audience questions, so come prepared with any questions.

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Wednesday
Sep 6, 2017
PDX WIT #Action: Learn how you can give back to local education efforts
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue Portland, OR 97204

Join PDXWIT for a night of learning and connecting with local education-focused non-profits. One of our top local issues is education, and we want to support local efforts to empower education equity so that all young people have access to educational and employment opportunities and the chance to thrive.

Join us for a conversation around pathways to education and ways you can get involved. The event will feature lightning sessions where attendees can learn about and connect with the efforts of local groups that help young people become tomorrow’s superstars.

Agenda

5:00 Doors open and welcome

5:30 Lightning talks begin

6:45 Wrap up

7:00 Event ends

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street Parking Only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The Max Red and Blue lines run right to the office

Q: Is the office pet friendly? A: Yes!

Purpose

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Monday
Feb 24, 2014
PDX Women Founders Forum
Portland Development Commission

FEBRUARY 24th EVENT

Hi All - very excited to announce our February event. Vanessa Van Edwards will treat us with a private workshop on body language, especially targeted to women entrepreneurs. Can't wait! See you all there!

Body Language for Female Entrepreneurs

How can body language increase your presence, power and charisma? Vanessa Van Edwards has a special presentation for Female Founders Forum on how female entrepreneurs can use nonverbal to:

  • Get an edge in negotiations
  • Rock their elevator pitch
  • Master networking events
  • Pitch investors

Vanessa will use the latest research on nonverbal communication to teach women how to increase their success with people in the business world.

Speaker Bio:

Vanessa Van Edwards (Science Of People) Vanessa is a published author and behavioral investigator. Her specialties are human lie detection and body language. She is a Huffington Post columnist and regularly appears on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal to talk about her research. Vanessa is a published Penguin author and regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media. She teaches a popular online class on Body Language for Entrepreneurs about the use of nonverbal communication to increase influence as a business owner. She helps entrepreneurs use body language to pitch investors, fundraise, get in the media, negotiate, increase sales and do effective customer validation.

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Monday
Jul 10, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) "She started it" Movie Screening
PGE

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

You’re invited to join a special screening of a ground-breaking film that tells the story of five young women who dare to compete in the ruthless, male-dominated world of high tech start-ups.

Trailer: http://www.shestarteditfilm.com/about-the-film/trailer/

Even if becoming a founder isn’t your dream, this film is a must-see. The women who produced and directed the film explore female under-representation and gender inequity in tech, as well as issues many women face such as risk aversion and self-doubt. The filmmakers’ goal, as stated on indigogo, “is to inspire young women to become entrepreneurs and consider careers in tech, and also educate about how to sustain that career.”

By following the story of these five founders, you’ll be amazed to see what ingenuity, hard work, temerity, and focus can accomplish. We intend to create an even more impactful experience by inviting the members of PDXWIT to watch this film together. This event is another opportunity to realize that our strength and talent is changing the future of technology.

Read more about “She Started It,” at Indiewire.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Monday
Feb 5
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) + SupportDriven Getting on Stage Pitch Workshop
Janrain

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-supportdriven-getting-on-stage-pitch-workshop-tickets-40950472967] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Do you have an idea to share with the world? Lessons learned that could help others? Do you want to speak at a conference? Conference organizers often receive far more pitches from potential speakers than they have time on the schedule. Help your idea stand out and improve your chances for getting accepted as a conference speaker by improving your pitch. Kathy Lee, a .net software developer who has spoken at two national conferences and for PDXWIT, will lead a workshop to prepare you.

[links to conferences/talks that Kathy has done]

https://youtu.be/57mQ2cpTxsI

https://puppet.com/blog/how-puppet-helps-government-agencies-stig-compliance

You’ll learn:

How to find the best conference for your submission

How to weave storytelling into your talk

How to write a compelling abstract

How to maintain audience interest and ensure they leave understanding what you wanted them to take away

How to find a speaking mentor —f you don’t know one, add Kathy on LinkedIn and ask her to help

Space is limited, so sign up today and take a step towards speaking on stage!

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:00 p.m. - Introduction with Jim Kaskade of Janrain.

5:15 p.m. - Workshop beings

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There are two and four hour meters surrounding our location, and after 7:00 p.m. parking is free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, we have secured bike parking at our location.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the Portland Streetcar is nearby our location.

Purpose:

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

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

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Tuesday
Apr 17
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) April Happy Hour
Squarespace

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-april-happy-hour-tickets-43860513978] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Squarespace on April 17th.

Do you want to amplify your voice? We do too, so we are dedicating this event to being heard, which can be accomplished in a number of ways. To facilitate the conversation, the topic of the night is “how do you inject your voice into the workplace?”

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

Introduction to Squarespace, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Meg Aul, CRM Analyst and Salesforce Administrator at Viewpoint, will talk about asking for what you want at work and what to do when the answer isn't 'Yes'

Tiffany Longworth, Site Reliability Engineer at Puppet, will talk about tactical and whimsical ways to leverage fun to get work done.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

  • An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking and parking garage nearby (no free parking)

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, bring your bike to the event and you can park it in the office

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Art Activity
Mozilla

RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-techpdxwit-art-activity-tickets-27661159272

Calling all artists and creative minded PDXWIT friends! Please join us on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30-6:30 for a craft night hosted by Mozilla. This will be the first in many craft nights where we can create new things together and brainstorm ideas for future event activities. This event will be open activity time with no agenda where we can get to know each other. Art pens, paper, colored pencils and other basic craft supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring any supplies you would like to add to the fun!

Have any questions? Contact Meg Aul @[email protected] (Ph:503-460-7371)

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Tuesday
Nov 14, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Building a technology company that lasts in a male-dominated industry
BlueVolt

Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Interested in learning how a woman CEO works to build a company that lasts in a male-dominated industry? This event is for the technical, non-technical, and the curious in learning new insights from a woman entrepreneur in software. She’ll discuss what it takes to lead through real business challenges for over two decades.

PDXWIT is partnering with OpenMake's CEO, Tracy Ragan, for an informational event to share real-life experiences and insights in leading and making a mark in DevOps. "If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Register today, you don't want to miss this event!

Agenda: 5:30: Doors 6:00-7:00: Speaking segment 7:00-7:45: Q&A and Networking

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 5, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Career Development Workshop
Planet Argon

RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-career-development-workshop-tickets-27744161534

Nick Luallin and Jackie Newgard from IT Motives partner with PDXWIT to present a workshop/discussion about the job market for technology professionals in Portland. The workshop will take place at Planet Argon and will begin at 5:30pm and go until 7:00pm.

We will discuss such topics as framing your job search, resume & interview tips, common mistakes made in the job seeking process and how to effectively work with Recruiters. There will be ample time for Q&A, and we will have a drop box for topic requests and questions for subsequent events.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Tuesday
Mar 13
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Closing the Workforce Skills Gap (Partner Event)
Vacasa

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-closing-the-workforce-skills-gap-tickets-43002458511] is required to gain entry to this event

Today, businesses are experiencing a shortage of skilled workers to fill roles and workers are lacking the relevant programs and training necessary to transition their careers and job experience to the positions companies are hiring for. Brittney Cunningham, Head of Learning Engineering at IntraEdge will talk about the benefits of recruitment and on the job training for non traditional candidates and how IntraEdge plans to design programs to bridge the gap between companies who need skilled workers and workers who need skills and pathways for professional growth.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Door open, Network and Food and Drinks

6:00: p.m. - Vasaca - Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

6:15 p.m. - IntraEdge - Closing the Workforce Skills Gap

6:45 p.m. - Open Discussion

7:30 p.m. -Wrap Up

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Lots of street parking available

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Driving or public transportation are good options

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Saturday
May 20, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coderetreat
The Tech Academy

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer-led organization dedicated to enabling software developers to help each other improve their craft and teaming skills. Software developers of all sorts gather with their machines, IDEs and the ready-to-code Conway's Game of Life. A Coderetreat facilitator assists the developers during several 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Jean Richardson and Tanya Crenshaw will be teaming up to facilitate this Coderetreat. Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event.

Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development! If you were there in Februrary, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and come along.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Saturday
Oct 22, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coderetreat 2016
The Tech Academy

RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-techpdxwit-coderetreat-2016-tickets-27661828273

PDXWIT presents a woman-focused Coderetreat in honor of the Global Day of Coderetreat 2016. Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer led organization dedicated to helping software developers help each other improve their craft. Tanya Crenshaw and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate PDXWIT's 2016 Coderetreat. The Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event. Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development!

Here's how it works: SW developers of all sorts gather together with their machines and IDE's ready to code Conway's Game of Life for 45 minute sessions. Pairs change with every 45 minute iteration so everyone gets exposed to different problem solving strategies, and everyone learns together: newbies and master-craft persons alike. There is no expectation to finish coding Conway's Game of Life at any point during the day.

The purpose is to learn coding problem solving strategies, share skills and experience pairing in a supportive environment.

PDXWIT a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Wednesday
Apr 12, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coding Study Night
DevNow

Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE

PDXWIT would like to find out if its members could benefit from a coding study night. Portland is lucky to have many resources for code study available, but these events tend to be focused on a particular language or skillset. We’d like to gather our technical members together for a more open study group. If you have a personal or work project you’d like another set of eyes on, or if you would like to help others with their code, we’d love to have you. So far we have tutors signed up with knowledge of ReactJS, C#, Javascript, CSS, Ruby, HTML and Wordpress: Kelli de Vries, Andrew Brennwald, Sasha Fahrenkopf, Michelle J Levine, Diana Holland, Gloria Anholt

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Coding Study Night
AppNexus 711 SW Alder Street Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

AppNexus engineering is delighted to welcome all lovers of React, JavaScript and Python to a study night brought to you by PDXWIT. We’d love to help you with your code in any way/shape/form that would best elevate your technical prowess. Bring personal or work related projects, anything goes. We are happy to set up remote options, and will offer a large classroom setting as well as small conference rooms for everyone’s comfort level. If there is a programming language you’d like help with that you do not see listed here, please contact [email protected] and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

There is no agenda for this event as it will follow an open house format.

PDXWIT Purpose:

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 13
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Confronting the Gender Gap: Stories from The Home Depot QuoteCenter
Regus

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-driving-retail-growth-through-technology-innovation-tickets-38715540223) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

QuoteCenter, located in Vancouver, Washington, is a 139-person software startup within The Home Depot. QuoteCenter builds a portfolio of software applications using cutting-edge technology to facilitate building material sales to Pro contractors. Their team has grown dramatically to 150 people from 70 people in October 2016 due to their proactive and intentional diversity recruiting efforts. These diverse people account for 40% of all new hires!

Come hear real stories of real people who joined QuoteCenter. This event will be an informal collections of stories about why they joined the team and why they are important to The Home Depot.

QuoteCenter is committed to building a diverse team, which they see as an important reason for their success and growth, from $0 in revenue at time of acquisition (2013) to $400M in 2015, $600M in 2016. (Revenue’s for 2017 were even larger!)

Agenda:

5:00 - Door open, networking

5:30 - Intro + 3 minute lightning talks throughout the evening from:

Natalee Webb (Mgr, Product Management)

Denise Hale (Lead Software Engineer)

Lena Bruncaj (Digital Content Data Analyst)

Caitlin Cox (Digital Content Data Analyst)

Dianna Chavarria (Vendor Operations Analyst)

Whitney Williams (Frontend Software Engineer)

Kelly Leverich (Associate Product Manager/Product Owner)

6:00 - Q & A

6:30 - 7:00 Networking, event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q. What is the parking situation? A. Paid street parking is available.

Q. Is there secure bike parking? A. The secure bike parking is in the parking garage and requires a FOB for the building. However, there are racks in front of the building.

Q. Should I consider using public transportation? A. We are close to the street and not far from bus routes. However, we would recommend driving and plenty of street parking is available.

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Thursday
Jun 8, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) CryptoParty
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor, Portland, OR 97204

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

With increased regulations for ISPs to track consumer data and the ever-present possibility for fraud, keeping our internet activity private is more important than ever. CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space.

Join Bhavna Soman of Intel, Justin Mitzimberg of Cylance and Information Security professionals from all over Portland as they cover secure browsing, password security and management, two-factor authentication, and setting up VPNs to protect your privacy. They will also be available to discuss any advanced questions or specific issues.

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but are especially valuable to ​those without prior knowledge and haven't yet attended one.

To try the tools and apps directly at the CryptoParty, bring your laptop or smartphone.

Puppet Event Code of Conduct: https://docs.puppet.com/community/community_guidelines.html#event-code-of-conduct

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 21
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner & Discussion
Thinkful

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-and-discussion-tickets-43935950611 is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for an invite-only informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be lead by Gabrielle Blackwell, Emma Holland and Heather Knight. This is an an incubator opportunity which could result in future programming.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry. To apply to attend, please complete this form. All invitees will be notified by March 14th.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food

6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Feb 20
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) February Happy Hour Networking Event
Viewpoint Tech Center

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-february-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-42337138521] is required to gain entry to this event

The words we use matter, and we at PDXWIT have decided to be more intentional about our use of language to ensure everyone feels included and safe. Join us on this journey at Viewpoint where we dedicate the event to Inclusive Language. Our topic of conversation will start with the question “how can language be more inclusive in your work environment?”

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

Introduction to Viewpoint, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Pamela Cournoyer, Executive Leadership Coach at Powerful & True, Leadership Mastery will talk to us about getting along at work to create an inclusive culture.

Paige Berry, Software Engineer at New Relic will tell us the The Practice of Positivity: how to be open-minded, thoughtful and caring.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

Table Topics to help break the ice.

A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking available, after 4pm, at the REC building located at 1515 SE Water Ave., (on the river side)

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Jan 9
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fireside Chat with Mayor Ted Wheeler
New Relic

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-fireside-chat-with-mayor-ted-wheeler-tickets-39088561941) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event *

Join PDXWIT for a lively discussion of Portland’s present and future with Mayor Ted Wheeler. The city faces complex challenges and new opportunities, and the tech industry has a pivotal role to play. Mayor Ted Wheeler will discuss the city’s policy agenda for the coming year and address your questions about some of PDXWIT’s top local issues: education, homelessness, transportation and public safety.

Ted Wheeler started his term as Portland’s mayor on January 1, 2017. Prior to that, he was the Chair of Multnomah County from 2007-2010 and the State Treasurer from 2010-2015. A sixth-generation Oregonian, Ted was born in Portland and graduated from Lincoln High School. Ted earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Columbia University, and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Moderator Terra Soma works at Legacy Health as a Sr. Organizational Development and Change Consultant where she leads teams through strategic planning, improving their culture, and reducing burnout.

Agenda:

5:30 Doors open and welcome

6:00 Conversation begins

7:00 Final remarks from Mayor and moderator

7:30 Event Ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the Max green, yellow, blue and red lines are very close.

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Dec 19, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fourth Annual Women + Tech Holiday Party
OMSI 1945 Southeast Water Avenue Portland, OR 97214

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-third-annual-women-tech-holiday-party-tickets-39804880469#tickets] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

We are giving away the PDXWIT annual tote to the first 100 people who check-in.

Join us at our Women + Tech Holiday Party, co-organized by PDXWIT and WWC Portland in partnership with Lesbians Who Tech, ChickTech, PyLadies, and Girls Inc. This event is hosted by OMSI and sponsored by Nike, Cambia Health Solutions, the University of Washington Foster School of Business Hybrid MBA, and ClientJoy.

2017 has been a big year for our communities and we are thrilled to come together, for the fourth year, to celebrate the holidays and what we’ve accomplished. In honor of our celebratory theme, PDXWIT and WWC Portland will be recognizing individuals for their great work over the year.

PDXWIT will be honoring two individuals, Best Contributor and Best Speaker. If you or someone you know has has been working hard to make PDXWIT a success or spoken at one of our events, please submit your nominations by November 19th. The Best Contributor award will be selected in advance by a panel and finalists for the Best Speaker Award will perform runoff Lightning Talks at the Holiday Party. The winner will be selected by text-to-vote.

At Women Who Code, we regularly celebrate the achievements of our members through the #ApplaudHer hashtag. We use #ApplaudHer to highlight victories ranging from accepting a new position and receiving a promotion to speaking at a conference and meeting a personal goal. The concept is simple: we believe that recognition can create change and that rewriting public perceptions can transform tech. During the Women + Tech Holiday Party, we will announce our Tech Leadership and Rising Tech Star winners from the many submissions we have received throughout the year.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a segment to hear from our sponsors and introduce and announce awards.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

  • an activity table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • table topics to help break the ice.

  • a section for job seekers and those hiring to ensure people get connected.

Music will be provided by DJ Mienne.

5:30 pm - Doors open

6:00 pm - Introductions + Welcome by Mandy Mock Vice President, Information Technology General Manager, Product Engineering Solutions at Intel

6:15 pm - Lightning Talks by Rose Flores Medlock and Kristy Wolff

6:30 pm - Networking

Mandy J. Mock is a vice president in the Information Technology group and serves as the general manager of product engineering solutions at Intel Corporation.

Event FAQ

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: OMSI has free parking for this event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is variety of bike parking, and it is secure.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Public transport is always best, but OMSI has plenty of parking.

Purpose:

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

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

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Saturday
Nov 18, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Global Day of Code Retreat
Alchemy Code Lab

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-national-code-retreat-day-tickets-38483100991) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Come join us for the first anniversary of PDXWIT Coderetreat! Our first Coderetreat was on last year’s Global Day of Coderetreat, an event during which groups of coders the world over follow the sun and stay in communication via Twitter about their progress and learning throughout the day. If you have attended one of our Coderetreats in the past, please come back and help us celebrate.

If you are new to Coderetreats, know that Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer-led organization dedicated to enabling software developers to help each other improve their craft and teaming skills. Software developers of all sorts gather with their machines, IDEs and the ready-to-code Conway's Game of Life. A Coderetreat facilitator assists the developers during several 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Iman Bilal, Tracie Lee, and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate this Coderetreat.

Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development! If you were there in February, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and join us.

Agenda: 8:30 AM: Doors open 9:00 AM: Introduction and orientation 5:00 PM: Event ends

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Saturday
Jan 20
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Goal Setting for the New Year
Moovel

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-goal-setting-for-the-new-year-partner-event-tickets-41427789634] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

It's that time of year when we start to reflect and plan for the year ahead. LearnLife + PDXWIT want to help you roadmap your goals and connect with a community to champion your progress.

We are hosting a goal-setting workshop to test our idea that achieving goals isn't done alone, but with a community of champions.

The format: we'll share proven methods, highlighted in The Power of Habit and Drive, to help you identify and roadmap your own goals. Then we will collaborate as a group to create champion connections — then we can hold each other accountable to achieving them.

The workshop will be facilitated by Beth Long, Senior Engineer at New Relic + Jesseca Ryan, Product Manager at World Pulse / Founder of LearnLife.

Agenda:

10:00 a.m. - Doors open

10:15 a.m. - Workshop

1:00 p.m. - Workshop Ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink?

A: Bagels and fruit will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own food.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Metered street parking, private paid lot across the street.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: There are bus stops right by the office, but driving is fine too

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Oct 21, 2014
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Little Bird Technologies

Come join an amazing group of women for happy hour at Little Bird! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! Make sure you say hi to Amie Kuttruff, a Web Developer at Little Bird. Read our newsletter for more information about Amie!

PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in TECHNOLOGY. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company–or anything in between–come join us!

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Tuesday
Nov 29, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Free Geek

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-28871226616

Join us for happy hour at Free Geek! Did you know November 29th is Giving Tuesday?! There's no better way to spend it than with your two favorite non-profits!

In honor of #GivingTuesday, see our recent announcement regarding how you can support both PDXWIT and Free Geek.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 with the goal of sharing important announcements and showcasing women in our community who are doing great things!

Introduction to Free Geek, including what they do and how you can support them!

Learn how Entrepreneur Spotlight, Kristen Gallagher, took her love of educating others and turned it into a business supporting technology companies to use learning to reach their goals. What resulted was her company Edify.

A brief talk by Jenny Stoffel, WordPress Developer and Consultant, about the anatomy of a 'typical' freelance day.

Remember, throughout the event we will have an Activity Table for people who want to create during the event. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing.

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

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Tuesday
Jan 31, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Digital Trends

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-30737630079

Join us for happy hour at Digital Trends to celebrate PDXWIT's 5 Year Anniversary!

For our first event in 2017 and in honor of our anniversary, the theme of the event is reflecting on how your life has changed over the last five years. We will hear more about this from our lightning speakers and use this concept as our networking conversational prompt.

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

Introduction to Digital Trends, including what they do and what jobs they are hiring for.

Meet entrepreneur Paige Hendrix Buckner, who went from teaching and directing public policy to founding a company that ensures businesses can easily gift locally-sourced items to their clients, at her company ClientJoy.

A talk by Maarika Krumhansl, a mother of a young daughter and a Release Manager at Jama Software, about how she is a mama in tech.

Remember, throughout the event we will have an activity table for people who want to create during the event. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
Jun 27, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 805 SW Broadway #800 Portland, OR 97205

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us for happy hour at PricewaterhouseCoopers on June 27th.

With summer upon us, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the end of the school year. We’ve all been students and many of us are parents, so we know how important education is and wanted to build our June event theme around it. The conversation starter this month is “If you were a high school student today, which class would you want to take?”

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

• Introduction to PwC, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

• ​​Allie Foote, Advisory Manager at PwC, will discuss her dedication to continued education and ways to balance school and work.

• Marie Xun Wang, Postdoctoral Researcher at OHSU, will give us pointers on transitioning out of school into the professional world.

• Esbeida Ramos and Nikki Whitton, both STEM Event Coordinators at nConnect NW, will talk about preparing the future workforce.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

• An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

• Table Topics to help break-the-ice.

• A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
Jul 18, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Ruby Receptionists 805 Southwest Broadway #900 Portland, OR 97205 Website
Tuesday
Nov 28, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Free Geek

Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

We are celebrating Giving Tuesday by joining forces with Free Geek for our Happy Hour on November 28th.

PDXWIT exists as a way to encourage, support and empower women in the Portland tech community. One way to feel empowered is to lift each other at work, and because we feel this is so important, we’ve made it the theme of this event. The conversation starter is “What's something new you can do to empower your coworkers and colleagues?”

In the spirit of giving, we will be offering a number of ways to give back to your community:

• Donate your used electronics to support Free Geek • P:ear is organizing a “Women Supporting the Women” bra and underwear drive! For young, homeless women, it is hard to find support for their diverse and changing bodies. Let’s give them the support they need! Bring in gift certificates to Ross or other easy-to-access clothing stores for custom purchases, or raid your wardrobe for new or very lightly used bras. All sizes are needed. Practical styles encouraged, including sports and maternity. New underwear also encouraged. • Sign up to be an individual or sustaining supporter for PDXWIT and get a green shirt!

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase three women in our community. ᛫ Introduction to Free Geek, including what they do and what job opportunities are available. ᛫ Pippa Arend, Development Director at p:ear, will talk about Ladies Supporting the Ladies. ᛫ Commissioner Smith will talk about how Multnomah County is giving women and people of color access to startup funds.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

᛫ An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director. ᛫ Table Topics to help break the ice. ᛫ A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Event FAQ

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking is available

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Not necessarily

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

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

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Thursday
Feb 1
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Accelerate the Growth of Your Startup
Jama Software 135 SW Taylor #200, Portland, OR 97204

Hey founders...it's time to think business! Insiders from Portland's startup scene will provide concrete tips for growth at this event. In this informative Q&A panel, we will discuss key tips to accelerate the growth of your startup. We will discuss many strategic topics:

  • Choosing the right legal entity to set up your startup for investment
  • Top tips for entrepreneurs looking for equity financing from angels, VCs, etc.
  • Intellectual property concerns (i.e., confidential information, trademarks, patents)
  • The importance of collecting and showcasing financial data for your investors
  • How to choose and compensate the right team of early hires

Our panelists hail from professional service firms offering legal, financial, and HR advice for startups, and have collectively supported many early-stage entrepreneurs in the Portland area and across the country.

Agenda:

6:00: Doors open 6:30-7:30 pm: Panel discussion 7:30-9 pm: Q&A and networking

Panelists:

Teela Crosthwaite Smith is a corporate lawyer and litigator. Her practice is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build, grow, and protect their start-ups and small businesses. She provides a wide range of counseling and transactional services, including business formation, contract drafting and negotiation, funding and financing, and employment matters. Teela has also guided entrepreneurs, including venture funds, in restructuring their business ownership interests in mergers and acquisition matters.

Jessica Crannell-Menard has spent the last 4 years as Now CFO’s Northwest Business Development Manager in the Portland office. She has helped clients of all sizes — from startup to billion-dollar entities — through accounting pain-points and staffing issues. NOW CFO specializes in outsourced accounting support, and has impacted companies in industries like Construction, Healthcare, Non-Profit, Manufacturing, Food/Beverage, and several others throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Jessica also prides herself as a local networking powerhouse committed to connecting businesses with other providers.

Jean Roque is the founder and President of Trüpp, a human resources company committed to helping growing organizations thrive through consulting services, HR outsourcing, and leadership development solutions. Jean’s straightforward yet strategic approach focuses on delivering HR services that are tailored to the unique needs, risks, and business objectives of each organization while removing the complexity often associated with the HR function. Jean is honored that Trüpp has been named among the Portland Business Journal’s Top Women-Owned Businesses and Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies in Oregon for three consecutive years.

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, but limited

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Jan 24
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-12418-tickets-39530989253] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar lead by Khawaja Shams, VP of Engineering at Elemental Technologies, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset

• Preparation for the non-technical parts

• How to study for the coding interview

• How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 20. Never fear, we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this workshop!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Workshop begins

6:30 PM: Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No on-site parking available at this event. .

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Thursday
Jul 20, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Interactive Git Workshop
New Relic

Want to learn Git or solidify your existing knowledge? Whether you are interested in contributing to GitHub-based, open-source projects to expand your community impact or setting yourself up to hit the ground running at one of the many local tech companies, Git is a powerful tool that looks great on a resume. PDXWIT is partnering with Scott Bigelow for an hour-long, lunch-time (with lunch provided!) interactive workshop to explore Git.

Whether you are brand new to Git or looking to sharpen your skills, we will get up and running quickly and walk through some interactive scenarios for: - Creating Git repositories - Staging, unstaging, and committing files - Branching and merging - Resolving merge conflicts

We will also be exploring some of the underlying principles of Git, utilizing the command-line for the tasks above. To visualize complex Git hierarchies, we will use a graphical Git application, such as "SourceTree" (a popular free client for Windows and Mac available at https://www.sourcetreeapp.com/).

Please bring your own laptop to this event

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

Website
Wednesday
Jan 10
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Jama Software (New Office)

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-introduction-to-bitcoin-the-blockchain-and-cryptocurrency-tickets-41217187718] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Note: Food and drink will not be provided, though you may bring your own.

Do you want to learn how Bitcoin and Ethereum work, how cryptography plays a key role in securing funds, or how a network of untrusted computers guessing random numbers quadrillions of times per second adds security to the blockchain? Join Scott Bigelow, Back-end Developer at Augur, in an introduction to the blockchain and some common blockchain-based applications. New technologies, such as the blockchain and Ethereum, can provide new opportunities in the startup-rich ecosystem of Portland. Additionally, understanding these revolutionary new design principles can help illuminate new ways of designing your own systems.

No previous working knowledge of cryptography or other supporting technologies necessary, as this will be a ground-up introduction.

Agenda:

12:00 - Introductions

12:10 - Workshop starts

12:50 - Q&A

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink?

A: No, though you may bring your own food/drink to consume.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking only.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Machine Learning Workshop, Part 3
Avea Solutions 160 NE 6th Ave. #400 Portland, OR 97232

We highly encourage taking public transportation or carpooling. There is limited parking around Avea Solutions.


Join Andrew Ferlitsch and Ernest Bonat, Ph.D., from the Portland Data Science Group for an introduction into Machine Learning fundamentals. Mostly focused on the concepts, this workshop will be intermixed with some Python programming examples. We will cover Artificial Neural Network (ANN) using scikit-learn Machine Learning framework. All skill levels welcome; you just need to bring a Windows or Mac laptop. Follow the Python Laptop Setup document for Data Science projects development.


Note: This is the third workshop in a three-part series.


Agenda


5:00 p.m. - Doors
5:15 p.m. - Workshop beings
6:45 p.m. - Data Regression Demo
7:15 p.m. - Q&A

Python Laptop Setup for Data Science Projects Development (View Eventbrite link for Install links)


1.) Install Java SE Development Kit 8
2.) Install Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
3.) Install PyDev plugin - Python IDE for Eclipse (in Eclipse, select Help menu, click on Eclipse Marketplace, search for PyDev plugin and install it.)
4.) Install Anaconda package
Feel free to contact Ernest by email [email protected] at any time you need.

PDXWIT Purpose:


PDXWIT Westside Happy Hour is a satellite event series launched in mid-2017 to serve the tech community in/near the West Hills, SW Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and Tualatin. It will become quarterly beginning with the December 2017 gathering.
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.
Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.
Website
Tuesday
Jan 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) January Happy Hour Networking Event
SurveyMonkey

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-january-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-40888648047] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for happy hour at SurveyMonkey on January 23rd.

People often talk about creating a work culture that allows people to “bring their best self to work.” To start the conversation, we are asking “what is an important personal value you bring to work?” with an aim to allow us to explore our best selves.

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

Introduction to SurveyMonkey, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Rebecca Alexander, Co-founder and CEO of Allgo, will share details about how her early-stage startup will help people be more comfortable and confident with themselves at work.

Madonnalisa Chan, Freelance Information Architect - Taxonomist, will talk about making values-based decisions in your career.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

  • We are celebrating our 6th anniversary (yes 6 years!) with a photo booth courtesy of The Snapbar [https://thesnapbar.com/]

  • An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - : Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking and parking garage nearby (no free parking)

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, bring your bike to the event and you can park it in the office

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Jun 13, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Networking Event
Shopkeep

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by Shopkeep! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

We have an exciting program for you that will start at 5:45 pm.

Crystal Caligiuri, SVP of Operations and Customer Experience at ShopKeep, will start with the welcome address. She is no stranger to the operations and customer care realm, as she held the title of EVP at Shoptiques and several high-profile roles at Gilt Groupe, focusing on growth of customer experience, supply chain, real estate, strategy and planning, project management, purchasing and merchandising operations.

We will spotlight members of the mentorship program.

Mentors will be available on a panel to answer questions in a casual mentoring session.

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear! You can still sign up and we will try to match you as soon as we have a mentor available.

About ShopKeep:

Everything ShopKeep does supports growing independent businesses. Built by and for small business owners, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad point-of-sale system with POS software that empowers merchants to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, managing inventory and accessing real time sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. With more than 23,000 customers, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provides a robust support network for growing business owners. Ranked one of the fastest growing North American tech companies by Deloitte and a member of Apple’s Mobile Partnership Program, ShopKeep is headquartered in New York, with offices in Portland, Chicago, and Belfast. Follow @ShopKeep on Twitter, join the discussion on the ShopKeep blog or visit www.shopkeep.com to learn more about ShopKeep’s POS system.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 13, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Program Networking Event
Metal Toad

The PDXWIT Mentorship Program is in full swing and we want to celebrate the wins and get feedback to improve the program for the future! At this event, you will:

• Network with people participating in the program

• Hear a kick off from Joaquin Lippincott, CEO of Metal Toad

• Get program updates

• Share program wins and gather new ideas (breakout session)

• Q&A with the Mentorship Program Committee

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up at www.pdxwit.org/mentorship and we will match you during our next round.

Other questions? [email protected]

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Tuesday
Jan 24, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Program Networking Event
Propeller Resources

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Join us for our third PDXWIT Mentorship Networking Event hosted by Propeller! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals within the mentorship network.

We have an exciting program for you that will start at 5:45 pm.

Welcome address from Amy Weeden, Managing Partner & Co-founder at Propeller

Mentorship spotlights from members of the program

Panel of current mentors from various disciplines so you can ask questions in a group mentor format, designed to give you the opportunity to engage with multiple mentors at once

Program highlights + plans for 2017

Q&A with the Mentorship Program Committee

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up and we will match you during our next round. PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Saturday
Apr 29, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) N/NE Lean Coffee Gathering
Elevated Coffee

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Women and other underrepresented groups in tech, particularly those who call North and Northeast Portland home, are invited to a special Lean Coffee networking event. This is a great opportunity to cross boundaries and broaden networks in a safe space. IntraEdge Technology Service & Solutions is happy to host us at Elevated Coffee House. The event is geared towards those who “find ourselves at the edges of the bell curve of demographics in tech fields,” as Brittany Newhouse so eloquently put it. If you’d like to start your Saturday off with a casual networking event, join us!

Don’t be intimidated by the Lean Coffee format; it’s not just for Agile practitioners. It’s simply an informal way to meet and discuss what interests and affects us.

The meetup will run from 8:30am -10:00am. Be there early to make your order before we start; coffee and snacks will be provided. This event is sponsored by PDXWIT, AgilePDX and Portland Lean Coffee.

Have questions? Ask the organizer Davia - [email protected]

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Wednesday
Aug 9, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Negotiation Strategies for Managing your Career
Cascade Energy

In today’s tech companies, we are asked to do more with less, be available 24/7, and act as “team players.” Within these fast-paced, often male-dominated environments — with few policies and typically unclear reporting hierarchies — our ability to negotiate what we need to be successful is more important than ever.

Join Elizabeth Robillard, a leader in Portland’s startup scene and VP of Partnerships & Operations at Lytics, for practical advice on how to manage your own career and how to negotiate for yourself more effectively. Whether you are looking for new opportunities such as a promotion, better work/life balance, buy-in on a new project, more support, or credit for your work, this talk will offer concrete strategies on how to reach your goals.

The speaking segment will be from 6:00-7:00pm with Q&A to follow.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Monday
Jun 26, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Never Take The First Offer
FINE

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We’ve all been at the negotiation table, whether we choose to participate or not. While it’s easy to avoid this short-lived discomfort, doing so can cost the average person around $500,000 in lost income over the course of their lifetime. Making the decision to negotiate is the first step — this talk will help with the rest.

In this talk, we will discuss the circumstances that have lead to the pervasive underpaying of minority groups; the ways that companies can improve the situation; and how we, as job seekers, can take the reins and better advocate for our own value.

Tiberius Hefflin recently graduated from the University of West of Scotland with a degree in computer security. She has relocated to Portland, OR, where she evangelizes for privacy and security while contracting as a Security Evaluation Engineer at Intel. She is passionate about encouraging small children to take the plunge into STEM and about laughing at cats on the internet.

She just stepped away from the negotiation table and was able to attain a 50% increase in pay. She will share the tools and tricks she used to get there:

How you can use the same tools to be a confident negotiator during interviews and workplace reviews.

How some psychological tricks can help boost your confidence and success.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
Nov 1, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) presents - "Most Likely to Succeed" Viewing
Jama Software (New Office)

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PDX Women In Tech, Jama Software and Code Fellows are partnering to screen Most Likely to Succeed, a documentary about the school systems that are preparing our kids with skills relevant to the modern work place. This documentary has an emphasis on STEM education, hands-on experience, a "makers" mentality to solving problems and using creativity in all aspects of life.

Director Greg Whiteley (Mitt, 2014 Sundance Film Festival) locates the source of the problem not in the economy but in our educational system, which was developed at the dawn of the Industrial Age to train obedient workers. With a world of information available a click away, and the modern workplace valuing skills like collaboration and critical thinking, our rote-based system of learning has become outdated and ineffective. Watch as the documentary unfolds and shows viable solutions.

Here are some articles that summarize the film and provide some insight into why you should take this opportunity for this screening to come watch it with us-

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/24/most-likely-to-succeed_n_7129926.html https://www.fastcocreate.com/3043107/most-likely-to-succeed-shows-how-classrooms-modelled-after-real-life-can-help-kids-succeed-i

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

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Thursday
Nov 17, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) presents Demystifying Telecom:How the voice you hear got there

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Have you ever wondered how phone calls work on a lower level? James Aimonetti has created a workshop to show PDX Women In Tech members the tech behind telecom.

Agenda for the workshop:

  • A brief history of telecom
  • Describe VoIP at high level
  • Show some SIP packets for basic call scenarios
     - Introduce basic jargon and acronym
     - Compare SIP to HTTP
    
  • Describe high level distributed architecture of Kazoo
     - Identify and eliminate single points of failure
     - Coordinate call processing among servers
     - Highlight challenges in distributing everything
    
  • Brief pitch for developing against Kazoo
     - REST APIs
     - Pivot - real-time, dynamic call routing
    

This workshop encourages more women to consider telecom as an exciting place where innovation is possible and learn to marry telecom infrastructure to the Internet-driven life in new and novel ways. Come learn a little about telecom, distributed systems as applied to telecom infrastructure, Erlang, and maybe get inspired to build new systems that leverage the APIs exposed in Kazoo.

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

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Wednesday
Jan 17
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Presents IP Law for the Tech Industry
Skyward

Trademarks, patents, trade secrets and copyrights are important assets to any tech company. Whether you want to advance at your current job or start your own business, familiarity with intellectual property will help you succeed. Listen to Carla Quisenberry and Alicia Bell talk about the various types of intellectual property law, including how they can be distinguished by what they cover, how to get coverage, and how long the coverage lasts.

Agenda:
5:00 : Arrive and mingle
5:15 : Introduction of ourselves and short overview of the different types of IP.
5:20 : More in-depth discussion of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets—how to get coverage, what is covered, how long does coverage last—including issues specific to the tech field.
6:30 : Q&A
7:00 : Event Ends

Carla Quisenberry is an Intellectual property attorney at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. As a woman who has been in a male dominated field for the past ten years, she has a great interest in advancing the careers of other women. She believes that familiarity with intellectual property law is a big step towards increasing the number of women in leadership positions in tech companies and helps reduce the gender imbalance in the industry.

Alicia Bell helps develop and implement intellectual property strategies that are consistent with clients’ business priorities and corporate culture. She assists clients with clearance, registration, licensing, and enforcement of their intellectual property assets, corporate transactions, and general business matters. Ali is the leader for the firm's Intellectual Property team. She also assists clients with issues related to their online presence, such as Digital Millennium Copyright Act compliance, domain name disputes, and development of website policies, including terms of use and privacy policies. She is a member of Oregon Women Lawyers and has also been recognized as an Oregon Rising Star℠ by Super Lawyers® from 2013-2016.

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Unfortunately, no

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?
A: There is a pay-to-park lot located on the corner of SW Naito Parkway and Oak St. (across from our location), but street parking is also available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: Indoor bike parking is available in the basement, accessible via a flight of stairs. There are also bike racks on the blocks surrounding our location.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: There is a red/blue MAX stop a block away from the location, and other MAX lines and several bus lines within 8 blocks.

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

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

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Thursday
Jul 27, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Presents PDX Women of Color in Tech
Ruby Receptionists

We will be giving away bright green and sturdy PDXWIT totes to the first 10 people who check-in at the event!

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area to dialogue, network and meet. Lead by Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, this event will offer an inclusive space to hear and address challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to women who identify as a person of color. We are hoping this initial event will grow into an ongoing community.

Agenda: 5:00 : Check-in (mingle) 5:30 : Speed Meet and Greet 6:00 : Speaking segment 6:30 : Future of PDXWIT - Women of Color in Tech group conversation 7:00 : Close

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Thursday
Mar 22
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Project Presentation Event
Opal

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-project-presentations-event-31518-tickets-39199839776] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

PDXWIT is excited to announce the launch of Project Presentations Event. Collaboration, support, and the ability to clearly communicate about your project are critical factors for success. The brainchild of Nathan Keene and Abeer Eltanawy, this event is designed to:

Introduce new ideas within our community Find solutions to project challenges Encourage networking and collaboration Improve presentation skills Create access to mentors Provide a safe space to learn and grow Help you accelerate your project

Who is it for?

Members with a coding, hacking or maker project seeking a supportive audience to provide potential solutions to challenges, constructive questions and feedback. Please apply!.

Members with a pet project on the back burner (or the front one!) who would like to present, discuss and gain traction? Come on out and share it!

Folks interested in hearing about innovative projects and providing helpful audience feedback. Join us!

How does it work?

Here’s the scoop: The event starts with 15 minutes of networking. We will also encourage you to reconvene informally at the end. 3 projects will be selected for presentation.

Each project presenter has a total of 20 minutes for their project (10 minutes to present, 10 minutes for brainstorming challenge solutions and receiving feedback). Presentations will be timed.

Presenters have the option of a free one hour presentation coaching session with Tambre Leighn, a certified high performance coach who specializes in training experts in the medical, research, and technology sectors to present powerfully and with ease.

How do I apply to present?

Register for the event by selecting the “Presenter” ticket type by February 12th, 2018. We will notify selected presenters by email on February 16th, 2018.

What if I want to attend but not present?

Register for the event by selecting the “General Admission” ticket type.

What if I have more questions?

Please email [email protected] for more information or with any questions.

We look forward to making this a successful evening for the presenters and the audience.

Agenda:

5:30 PM: Door open

5:35 PM: Introduction

5:45 PM: Refreshments/Networking

6:00 PM: Presentation 1

6:20 PM: Presentation 2

6:40 PM: Presentation 3

7:00 PM: Recap/Feedback/Announcements

7:10 PM: Networking

7:30 PM: Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking, there is a Star Park behind the office and parking is $2/hr.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is an indoor bike rack that can be used.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Finding parking near the office is not difficult, but it is not free - we recommend attendees use public transportation if that is what’s best for them.

Purpose:

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

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

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Tuesday
Jan 30
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Mentorship Event
FINE

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-quarterly-mentorship-event-january-30th-2018-tickets-39731398683] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by FINE! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up and we will match you during our next round.

Agenda:

5:00 - Doors open

5:45 - Welcome Address by Tsilli Pines, FINE Digital Creative Director

5:55 - Mentorship Spotlights

6:00 - Deena Anreise will speak about the impact of mentorship on her career

7:00 - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No parking onsite but street parking is available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes! Bring up to 2nd floor on elevator.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes!

Purpose:

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

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

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Monday
Dec 11, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Seasoned Women in Tech (Winter 2017)
comScore , #250 | Portland, OR 97214

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-quarterly-seasoned-women-in-tech-winter-2017-tickets-39261189274] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

PDXWIT supports women in all stages of their career, so we launched Seasoned Women in Tech to create space for women with 15+ years of experience in tech. The group meets quarterly, and this event is organized by Tracy Thomas and Claire Hernandez.

What kind of "time- brain" do you have? To find out, join international speaker, trainer and author, Marydee Sklar for an interactive evening about your brain and its connection to how you relate to time. Come away with new insights into your own behavior as well as those around you. She'll share tips to support aging brains and young ones too!

Entrance on MLK - mirrored door, with signage that reads "Gardener's and Ranchers Building" with hours. Please follow the PDXWIT signage.

Agenda:

5:30p.m. Gather, chat and nosh.

6:00p.m. Introductions

6:15 - 7:15: Interactive discussion

7:15 - 7:30: Questions and wrap-up

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secure bike parking available.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! There is a Streetcar stop in front of the building.

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Dec 7, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech
Apex Clearing

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-seasoned-women-in-tech-tickets-29213800263

Are you a woman with 25 or more years of experience working in technology? Are you interested in an affinity group for women like you? Do you want to build relationships with other women in tech who are still in there swinging? PDXWIT wants to foster a community for women like you. Please come help us found this new group where we anticipate you will find support among like-minded women.

In defiance of the infographics that show we disappear after age 50, we will be coming together at Apex Clearing to build and strengthen connections and face forward to the future we want.

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

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Thursday
Mar 1
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech
The Encorepreneur Cafe

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-seasoned-women-in-tech-tickets-42885948025] is required to gain entry to this event

If you are a woman working in tech and you have 15 or more years of experience, we are your people!

Come join us for a happy hour with a Lean Coffee discussion drawing wisdom from the group about what has worked well — or not — in building good working relationships with staff much younger than you. If you’re tired of dressing in jeans or workout gear to fit in with the crowd, if video games have lost their allure as a topic of conversation, and drinking games with the guys after work is not attractive, we’re with you.

That said, as you’ve evolved, you’ve likely learned a tip or two to preserve your sense of who you are as seasoned women while “playing well with others.” Show up and do tell.

You can learn more about how Lean Coffee works here. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of our friends at Garden Bar.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Gather, chat and nosh.

6:00 p.m. - Lean Coffee discussion, broken into groups.

7:15 p.m. - Compare learnings across the Lean Coffee subgroups.

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes. However, we have a step at the main entrance, so we will guide attendees with wheelchairs through an alternate entrance.

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Metered parking is available on NE 15th Avenue, and free street parking is available along NE 16th Ave.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Secured bike parking is not available at this venue.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! There are multiple public transit options convenient to the venue.

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Apr 19
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Venture Capital & Startup Investing 101
R/GA

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-pdxwit-venture-capital-startup-investing-101-tickets-43619659576] is required to gain entry to this event

Is Investment Right For You?

Many entrepreneurs assume they need an investment to launch or grow their businesses. While angel investment and venture capital can provide critical sources of support and financing for early-stage companies, it is crucial to do your research before you start seeking investors.

Join us along with Bill Bryant from DFJ, Angela Jackson from Portland Seed Fund, and Julianne Brands from the Oregon Angel Fund to learn about the pros and cons of taking on investment, how various funding options differ, and what investors look for when evaluating a company.

We would like to thank Oregon Angel Fund (OAF) and Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) for putting this event together with PDXWIT.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:00 p.m. - Panel Begins

6:00 p.m. - Questions

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Only street parking available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, several areas on our front deck (behind a secure gate) as well as inside our building in our lower level, down interior stairs or via elevator.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Absolutely Yes. The max line runs along NW 11th/Glisan (we’re located on NW 13th/Glisan) & the 77 bus runs west on Glisan & east on Everett

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Apr 5, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Visualizing the World in 3D
Quantum Spatial

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-visualizing-the-world-in-3d-tickets-30994126266

Do you like maps, problem-solving environmental issues, or programming? If so, you might be interested in remote sensing of geospatial science! Join Heather Borunda-Ferguson and other women in the industry for an introduction to remote sensing technology. You will be learning about remote sensing technologies including LiDAR, aerial imagery, hyperspectual imagery and field collection procedures.

Speakers will explain their educational background and how you can enter this growing and in-demand industry. Remote sensing has many opportunities for women. Geospatial science provides an opportunity for women all across the technical and management spectrums and is a well-kept secret considering it is a multi-billion dollar industry.

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-visualizing-the-world-in-3d-tickets-30994126266

Purpose:

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Monday
Apr 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
Showpad - 309 SW 6th Avenue, 8th Floor, #830 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-orientation-tickets-41960066689] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our volunteer program overview.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission.

There are plenty of ways to get involved. At the volunteer program overview, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

Volunteer Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the Regular teams

Review upcoming volunteer needs

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Paid parking is available, but closes at 6 pm. There are other parking lots within walking distance.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, secured bike parking is not available.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, public transit is easiest. There are parking lots within walking distance if needed.

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
Act-On Software Corporate Headquarters

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-orientation-tickets-29203614798

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women in tech?

You'll be in the right place at our first volunteer orientation.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you may bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

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Tuesday
Apr 11, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
R/GA

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech?

You'll be in the right place at our spring volunteer orientation.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

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Tuesday
Jul 11, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
Subtext 2222 NE Oregon, Suite 211 Portland, Oregon 97232

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech?

You'll be in the right place at our spring volunteer orientation. PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

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Wednesday
Oct 11, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
NOTION 921 SW Washington Street, Suite 820 , Portland, OR

Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our fall volunteer orientation.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission.

There are plenty of ways to get involved. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda

• 5:30 Doors Open

• 5:45 Program Begins

o Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

· Volunteer Agreement

· Different types of volunteer roles

· Example of some of the Regular teams

o Review upcoming volunteer needs

• 7:00 Program Ends

Event FAQ

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street Parking Only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes for up to 10 bikes; Bike parking is in our office. Bring your bike up via the elevator on the far left (it has it's own button)

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes!

Purpose:

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Friday
Mar 9
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer with Girls Inc.
Moda Center

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-wgirls-inc-tickets-43483541443] is required to gain entry to this event

At the March 9th Trail Blazers game, PDXWIT is partnering with Girls Inc. to sell raffle tickets for a 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds will go to Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. They equip girls aged 6-18 with the skills and confidence to access a bright and economically-independent future, through after school programs and experiences that help girls grow up to be healthy, educated, and independent.

Note, this is a volunteer event that requires 3-4 hours of standing, walking, and sales of raffle tickets to the general public. Talking points to assist with sales will be provided. Additionally, volunteers will be provided tickets to the Blazers game to watch the second half.

Agenda:

4:50 p.m. - meet at Moda Center box office to check-in as a volunteer (all volunteers must arrive before 5 p.m.) and receive instructions

5:00 p.m. - leave box office to enter Moda Center

5:30 p.m. - doors open to general public, sales begin

End of halftime - turn in equipment at 5050 booth on the 100 level concourse near entry to A7 After equipment is returned, volunteers can leave or enjoy the remainder of the game from their seats.

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, Gender neutral bathrooms are located at A21 on the 100-Level, and C15 on the 300-Level.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Volunteers will be circulating the building for about 3 hours, and so it does require the ability to stand/walk for about that long. Should that be a barrier for some, we do have a booth on the 3rd level that will require 2 volunteers to be stationary. The building is ADA accessible, and there are also ADA tickets available for the game afterwards. If any volunteers require ADA accessible game tickets, please let us know in advance so we can reserve some!

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: None will be provided. There are concessions with food for purchase available after the volunteer portion of this event has concluded (after 3rd quarter of the game begins).

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Parking near the Moda Center on game day is in high demand. Free street parking is limited and neighboring lots usually charge between $10 and $25, but you are welcome to pay to park in any of these spaces. DO NOT park in the Lloyd Center parking structure or any neighboring lots without permission, as you risk getting your vehicle ticketed or impounded.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A:. Bike parking is available behind the box office, as well as various other stations around the Moda Center campus.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! Several public transportation options including the bus, MAX, and Street Car can be taken to the Moda Center. The Rose Quarter Transit Center is located at the South end of the Moda Center and the Street Car stops are at the North end. Visit trimet.org if you need help planning your trip.

Purpose:

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

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

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Friday
Feb 3, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteering with Free Geek
Free Geek

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteering-with-free-geek-tickets-28617202824

Free Geek and PDXWIT are partnering up for our first group volunteer activity. Dani Schulte will be teaching volunteers how to manually disassemble computers, peripheral electronic devices, and other electronic hardware.

Manual disassembly is important for 2 main reasons:

  1. Significantly reduces landfill-bound waste from electronics in comparison to mechanized recycling done by for-profit recycling operations.

  2. Produces high-quality separated metals.

Agenda:

Dani will do a brief orientation with you when you arrive at 3:30pm. Must read, fill out, and sign the Volunteer Application (unless you have volunteered here before). The Group Volunteer Form must also be filled out. All the required forms will be emailed to the volunteers closer to the event. Please bring the applications and the Group Form when you come to volunteer!

Hand tools, power drills, aprons, safety goggles and gloves provided - close-toed shoes are required to volunteer at Free Geek.

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

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Wednesday
Feb 28
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Salesforce

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-41628485922] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Many of us live and/or work on this side of the West Hills but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Salesforce’s support, let’s get together to talk tech and other work topics.

The news at the end of 2017 was dominated by issues we encounter at the workplace regularly, so let’s talk about the part HR has played in our professional experiences. Have you seen or participated in particularly positive human resources instances? Do you have lessons to share from any “less than” situations? Hopefully, this ongoing discussion will provide support to all of us now and in the future.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions + Lightning Talks by:

Liz Alves, Employee Communications Strategy and Content Lead at HP: “If #metoo is you too, how HR can help”

Jess Nichols, Assistant Manager at Orangetheory Fitness Orenco Station: “Strong Bodies, Strong Minds”

6:30 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes, there is plenty of free parking.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is some space for bikes inside the building, and racks outside, but riders will need to bring locks for those racks.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Not necessarily; Salesforce is out in the ‘burbs with plenty of parking. There is, however, a MAX stop (Orenco station, blue line) about a 10 minute walk away.

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Dec 13, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Westside Happy Hour
Intel

Many of us live and/or work this side of the West Hills but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Intel's support, let’s get together to talk tech.

Event co-organizer Rose Flores Medlock will speak about the value she’s derived from attending recent conferences and offer suggestions for cultivating professional development.

Anyone who works or is interested in tech is invited to join for casual conversation about the role professional development opportunities (conferences, workshops, webinars, classes, etc.) have played in your career. Think of topics you’ve learned about recently or find most interesting and contribute to the discussion!

5:30 pm - Doors open 6:00 pm - Introductions + Welcome by Mandy Mock [https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandy-mock-8672a02/], Vice President, Information Technology General Manager, Product Engineering Solutions at Intel 6:15 pm - Lightning Talks 6:30 pm - Networking

Mandy J. Mock is a vice president in the Information Technology group and serves as the general manager of product engineering solutions at Intel Corporation.

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Lots of free parking!

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Bike racks only

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: The closest MAX station is Orenco Station, which is a little over 1 mile away, so public transportation is possible, but may not be practical

PDXWIT Purpose:
PDXWIT Westside Happy Hour is a satellite event series launched in mid-2017 to serve the tech community in/near the West Hills, SW Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and Tualatin. It will become quarterly beginning with the December 2017 gathering. PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

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Wednesday
Feb 7
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Why Gender-Inclusive Software Matters to Everyone
ThinkShout

Seating is limited, please plan to arrive early to ensure a seat!

We are hosting an event to further the cause of inclusivity, focused on gender. By attending, you’ll earn talking points about why gender-inclusive software matters to your business, to our society, and to everyone. You will leave with an idea of how to achieve it in your own software with a practical and freely available method called GenderMag. We will also discuss ideas about how you can help make software more inclusive to diversity of thought. This event is suitable for anyone who helps shape software (software managers, software developers, UXers, tech CEOs, tech CIOs, ...)

About the speaker: Margaret Burnett is an OSU Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University. She began her career in industry, where she was the first woman software developer ever hired at Procter & Gamble Ivorydale. A few degrees and shattered glass ceilings later, she joined academia, with a research focus on people who are engaged in some form of software development. Burnett is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a member of the ACM CHI Academy, and an award-winning mentor. She is also on the Academic Alliance Advisory Board of the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT).

Recent podcast interview with Burnett: http://www.changingacademiclife.com/blog/2017/7/5/margaret-burnett

This is a method for de-marginalizing one aspect of tech.



Agenda:


6:00: Talk
6:30: Q&A
7:15: Networking

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes


Q: What is the parking situation?
A: Paid street parking. Generally, not a problem to find space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: Yes.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: We are on Max and Trimet making public transportation an easy option.

Q: I have a pet allergy. Will office pets be present at the host’s space?
A: Office pets *may* be present.

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Jan 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Winter Volunteer Orientation
Epicodus

Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event.

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our winter volunteer orientation. PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda

5:30 Doors Open

5:45 Program Begin

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

Volunteer Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the Regular teams

Review upcoming volunteer needs

7:00 Program Ends

Event FAQ Q: What is the parking situation? A: Off street parking only.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes - The host can accommodate bike parking in the basement vault for the hours of the event only, and bikes would be stored at owner’s risk. They ask for advance notice to get an idea of space needed.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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

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

Website
Monday
Jan 8
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women in Technology in the Creative Industry
Planet Argon

Please note that space is limited for this event. Please plan to arrive early and register through Eventbrite for best chance of securing a seat.

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-women-in-tech-in-the-creative-industry-18-tickets-39661255884] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join PDXWIT as we collaborate with Portland Ad Federation (PAF) for a fun and informative panel discussion. We will be featuring a panel of women in the creative and tech industries:

Lorien Steele, Creative Director at Sparkloft Media

Rebecca Armstrong, Principal and Managing Director at North

Kristin Casaletto, Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Wendy Lane, Managing Partner at LANE a Finn Partners company

Teresa O’Neil, Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships at Travel Oregon

Moderated by Nadya Ighani, Associate Digital Producer at Swift

Organizers Arianna Howe and Kasey Huber are excited to bring women together to build community in the growing creative industry around Portland. There will be networking, and there will be snacks, so bring a friend!

Hosted by Planet Argon

Agenda:

5:30-6:00 - Event Begins/Networking

6:00-7:00 - Introductions + Panel

7:00-7:30 - Networking/Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking is in the neighborhood only, though it is free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Our bike room is downstairs and keycard access only, though we can arrange for someone to be down there and let people in. There are also bike racks outside of the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: There is a bus stop across the street, but parking in the neighborhood is ample so it shouldn't be an issue to drive.

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Feb 27
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women of Color in Tech
Puppet, 308 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-40793481401] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as a woman of color.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

5:30 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

6:00 p.m. - Speaker - Joy Fowler - VP, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, Umpqua Bank

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There are a number of pay-to-park lots within a few blocks of our location.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Secured bike parking is not available, however we do have public access bike parking by the parking garage entrance beneath our building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The Red and Blue MAX lines stop in front of our building.

Purpose:

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

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

Monday
Oct 2, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women Veterans in Tech
Viewpoint

Description: Are you a woman with current or prior military service? Want to examine how your military experience can help you land a job in today's tech field? Join Portland Women in Tech and Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs to learn about the many opportunities available, find out how you can increase your wage, and how that job you never saw as a tech job can get you in at any level, from the ground up. Don't settle for less than you deserve with your skills. Join us for a night of camaraderie, job-finding, and tools for career advancement. We’ll be hosting a panel featuring women veterans who turned their military skills into tech careers. There will be networking opportunities with managers working for hiring companies, recruiters, and other women veterans.



Meet the panelists:


Dana Lawson, VP of Engineering at InVision
Tiffany Longworth, Products Operations Manager at Puppet
Amber Buckley, Release Manager at InComm Digital
Shannon Langley, State Veterans Program Coordinator with the Oregon Employment Department

Agenda:


5:30 - Networking
6:00 - Panel begins, followed by Q&A
6:30 - More networking time, résumé updating, etc.
7:30 - Event ends

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
PDX Women In Tech Happy Hour Networking Event
Airbnb Portland

***Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event***

Join us for happy hour at Airbnb on September 19th.

PDXWIT exists as a way to encourage, support and empower women in the Portland tech community. One way to feel empowered is to get comfortable being brave and bold. This is so important that we’ve made it the theme of this event. The conversation starter “Which country would you move to tomorrow if you knew you had a job there?” will give you a chance to engage in a thought experiment wherein you take a huge personal leap.

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

᛫ Introduction to Airbnb, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

᛫ Deena Anreise, Senior Marketing Manager at Prialto, will tell us how to use your gut to make a major career change.

᛫ Kathy Lee, Software Developer, will talk about why she started speaking publicly and why you should, too.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

᛫ An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

᛫ Table Topics to help break the ice. ᛫ A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Event FAQ

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Limited street parking

Q: Is there secure bike parking?

A: Not available for public use

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes!

Q: What I can expect at check-in?

A: In addition to PDX WIT check-in through Eventbrite, Airbnb requires everyone to sign-in and wear their name tags. Name tags will be printed in-advance for early registrants as well as onsite.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 24, 2017
PDX Women In Tech Happy Hour Networking Event
Zapproved, 1414 NW Northrup St #700 Portland, Oregon 97209

Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for happy hour at Zapproved on October 24th.

Every day we have the opportunity to learn something new about ourselves. Since PDXWIT has come to be the safest spaces in our community to learn and grow, we’ve decided to make the theme of this event discovering something new. The conversation starter “Name one of your ‘superpowers’ at work” gives everyone permission to stop being so modest and start bragging about how awesome you are!

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

Introduction to Zapproved, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Kari Fass, Company & Community Relations Manager at LaunchCode, will tell us how to see your career through the eyes of a coach.

Lisa Wagner, President at Xinnia, will teach us how to be a secret weapon.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

an activity table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

table topics to help break the ice.

a section for job seekers and those hiring to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 PM: Doors open/Networking

5:30 PM: Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 PM: Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are posts to lock up bikes outside of the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The North South line drops off directly across the street.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Thursday
Mar 8
PDX Women in Tech How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-42283419847] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by Manjiri McCoy, Software Development Engineer at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset • Preparation for the non-technical parts • How to study for the coding interview • How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 20. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this workshop!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Workshop begins

6:30 PM: Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

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

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Mar 15
PDX Women in Tech Vision Boarding Workshop/Fundraiser
OpenSesame

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-vision-boarding-workshopfundraiser-tickets-43145411086] is required to gain entry to this event

Vision boards have quite literally changed Sarah’s life. In 2008 she found herself destitute, broke and having to recreate her life from scratch after her husband’s affair ended their 8-year marriage, leaving her to pick up the pieces with their three very small children. (Read her story) ​ Hitting rock bottom sparked in Sarah a desire to totally recreate her life.

So what did she do?

Sarah created a #FutureBoard (a.k.a. vision board). And within 18 months, went from poverty to living her dreams as a corporate executive, manifesting nearly her entire board in that timeframe! Since then, she has manifested FOUR vision boards and an entirely new life, one where she is daily living her wildest dreams.

If you are ready to build a clearer vision for your life, join us at this workshop.

A few things to note

Be sure to bring any magazines or photos, and a notepad and pen. Ticket proceeds will include Sarah’s book Hustle Believe Receive: An 8 Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream and support PDX Women in Tech. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship to have the ticket price waived, please complete this form.

About Sarah

Sarah Centrella is the author of the #1 best-selling self-help book Hustle Believe Receive: An 8 Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream. She is also a master life coach who's worked with professional athletes (NBA and NFL players and coaches and their wives) and people from around the world, helping them live their dreams. ​ Centrella has been featured by “ABC News,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” the New York Times, OK! Magazine, The Oregonian, Yahoo News, “Good Morning America” and many others. ​ She regularly delivers keynote speeches and leads workshops for clients such as Pinterest, Nike, BMW, Xerox, Morgan Stanley, and NBA Wives Association. She is also a national spokesperson for the American Red Cross.

Centrella is also a contributor for several major sites including Elite Daily, Mindvalley, and Huffington Post.

Come join us for an evening to transform our dreams into a a visual framework that sets the plan for making it all happen!

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open

5:15 p.m. - Introduction

5:30 p.m. - Sarah’s opening remarks

6:30 p.m. -Workshop begins

7:30 p.m. - Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q:What should I bring? A: Bring some magazines or photos that illustrate some goal or vision for your future. PDXWIT will provide the poster board and other supplies.

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Our restrooms signs read, “Women and Those Who Identify” and “Men and Those Who Identify”

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Unfortunately no, the event space is on the 2nd floor without elevator accessibility. If you have partial mobility and need assistance using the stairs, let us know ahead of time and we can arrange it.

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Metered street parking and paid parking lot underneath the building and across the street.

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We are right next to multiple bus stops and the Providence Park MAX station.

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

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

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Thursday
Jun 1, 2017
PDX Women In Tech(PDXWIT) West Side Happy Hour - Let’s talk User Experience
Salesforce

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Many of us live and/or work this side of the West Hills, but may not have a professional community convenient to this side of the metro area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s support, our plight for a post-workday meeting has been addressed. Let’s get together to talk about our projects, training efforts, research, and anything else the group is interested in discussing.

Join us for User Experience themed happy hour with fellow women in tech. There will be light food + drinks and networking! Everyone is welcome, including folks like educators, instructors, librarians, and anyone else in the technology space.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
Dec 10, 2013
PDX-UX Holiday Social
Thetus Corporation

Join us at Thetus for a mix-n-mingle event, made even better with free beer and pizza! Drop by to meet fellow UX enthusiasts, learn about job opportunities, and ideate with us about PDX-UX events for 2014!

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Tuesday
Nov 8, 2011
PDX11 Mentor Network Meeting
SAO (Software Association of Oregon)

SAO: PDX11 Mentor Meeting: Tues. 11/8: 3:30-5pm

SAO Events Calendar: http://www.sao.org/events/event_details.asp?id=188714

PDX11 Website: http://www.pdx11.org

Venue & Details:

When: TU Nov 8th 3:30-5pm

Where: SAO, 111 SW 5th Ave., Suite 120, Portland, OR 97204 (Burnside Conf Rm)

Contact: Tamsen Galloway ([email protected])

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Join us for a recap of all of the progress we've been making! Hear about our latest milestones on the Mentor Matching Software, the LinkedIn Group, & Roundtable Series. Find out what's on the agenda for the Software Summit, & maybe you'll meet the mentor you've been looking for! Find out more by joining our LinkedIn Group or look on ePDX

RSVP: on Plancast

http://plancast.com/p/7yyx/pdx11-mentor-network-general-meeting

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Tuesday
Nov 19, 2013
PDXFX November Event: Connected Relationships
Pour Wine Bar & Bistro

The relationships we build with other people are often both the most rewarding and most challenging areas of life – and sometimes, it’s the same relationship that covers both ends of the spectrum! It’s hard trying to figure out how to navigate our relationships when they don’t go smoothly. That’s where Dana Corey, the Modern Relationship Expert, comes in.

Our best relationships become a wellspring of energy that we can tap at any time: to get things done, to heal, or even just to unwind. When we struggle with relationship issues, most of us tend to blame it on our partners. The truth is, having a good relationship is almost never about “fixing” the other person. It’s about you. Who you identify as, what you want, and more than anything, what you’re choosing to do in your life right now.

Join us for this sure to be amazing event. Register here: http://bit.ly/1cKYLhm

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Wednesday
Oct 17, 2012
pdxmindshare networking event
Paddy's Bar & Grill

Join pdxMindShare for our October Networking Event, held at Paddy’s Bar & Grill in downtown Portland at 65 SW Yamhill St.

pdxMindshare’s mission is twofold:

  1. Help connect qualified professionals with companies in need.
  2. Help employed professionals increase their value through pdxMindShare network connections.

Whether you’re a business professional looking for a job, an employer looking for qualified candidates or just simply looking to enhance your career through networking, pdxMindShare is your resource.

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Wednesday
Mar 8, 2017
PDXWIT #Action A Day Without A Woman - Hike
Portland Audubon Nature Store

Please RSVP on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-a-day-without-a-woman-hike-tickets-32395767613

Join PDXWIT #Action in celebrating International Women’s Day, with A Day Without a Woman. Women and our allies will act together for equity, justice, and the human rights of women through a one day demonstration of economic solidarity. The PDXWIT community’s top national issues are civil rights, women’s health, gender equity, and health care, and we all feel it is critical to take part in observing this day.

“Nature has the power to renew and refresh,” wrote Helen Keller. Let’s celebrate that sentiment and join together and refresh our mind, bodies, and spirits. We will be organizing a hike to Pittock Mansion. This is an easy/moderate hike that totals about five miles and has an elevation gain of about 900ft. We are planning to meet at the Portland Audubon Nature Store (5151 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97210) at 1:00, and our hike will start at 1:30. In support of A Day Without a Woman, we will be wearing red.

While we are not officially affiliated with the Day Without a Woman, we stand in solidarity with their mission and want to provide a supportive community for women to participate in Portland. You can learn more about the movement here. #daywithoutawoman

Purpose:

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Sunday
Jul 16, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Fighting Hunger in the Park Volunteer Event
O'Bryant Square - 808 SW Stark St 808 Southwest Stark Street Portland, OR 97205

We started PDXWIT #Action in January to give our community the opportunity to make a difference for issues we care about.

For July, we’ve organized a team volunteering event with Hands on Greater Portland’s Potluck in the Park to offer you the opportunity to help fight hunger in Portland. Potluck in the Park has been providing hot meals to hundreds of people in need every Sunday in Portland. They believe access to food is a human right, and volunteers with this organization have worked tirelessly to fulfill this fundamental right. For the past 25 years inspiring volunteers have dedicated their Sunday afternoons to provide healthy meals to anyone that attends the potluck.

Are you interested in helping with the Potluck in the Park food service? Volunteers with #Action will be meeting at 1:50pm on July 16th at the O’Bryant Square corner of SW 9th and SW Washington. If you can commit to helping serve food please RSVP before Friday, July 7th. Volunteers will be contacted via email a few days prior to the event for confirmation of planned attendance.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Thursday
Apr 13, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Fireside Chat with Congressman Earl Blumenauer
New Relic

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us on Thursday, April 13th at 5:00 for an informal fireside chat with Congressman Earl Blumenauer at New Relic. Earl Blumenauer is the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1996. His district includes most of East Portland and cities to the east of Portland.

We will use this as an opportunity to learn how our top issues — Civil Rights, Women's Health, Gender Equity, and Health Care — are playing out on the national stage. The Congressman has an hour to answer questions and so we will be accepting pre submitted questions (you can submit yours here - https://docs.google.com/a/pdxwit.org/forms/d/1fdxGvmkaYR8o_URbVhOcTYFuixIkjREPlRQnpFCege4/viewform?edit_requested=true ) as well as drawing raffle tickets so that we can get as many questions answered as possible in the hour.

The Congressman will be available from 5:15 to 6:00, so please show up on time and either come prepared with questions or submit yours here. We are limiting this event to 200 people so we can all fit in the space, so please RSVP ahead of time if you’d like to attend. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
May 30, 2017
PDXWIT #Action History of Activism Workshop
Perka

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

We started PDXWIT #Action in January to help our community get involved in the issues we care about. In May, we are holding a workshop with organizer Natalie Sundeleaf Sept to help give us historical context for our work moving forward.

This workshop provides a framework for how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community. It’s for anyone, from the curious beginner to the established organizer. The content is an overview of activism and organizing in America, including what worked or didn’t work, where we are now and what we see both locally and nationally. The workshop includes an interactive lecture and also discussion.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 Networking 6:00 - 7:30 Workshop

Natalie Sundeleaf Sept is a sixth generation Oregonian with broad ties to the political and art communities of Portland. Her work includes time with Congresswoman Bonamici and Commissioner Fish, as well as President Obama’s 2008 campaign. She was most recently an advance staffer for Hillary Clinton. She is a trained painter and splits her time at community events and in the studio. Her art maintains a civic lens and received local fame for the Dishwasher Project in 2013. When she's not painting or organizing, she's running, hiking or watching basketball.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Saturday
Jan 28, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Jeff Merkley Town Hall Event
Franklin High School Cafeteria Marshall Campus (also called Biztech High School)

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-jeff-merkley-town-hall-event-tickets-31476477993

Since our federal House and Senate dominate the national news, we want to make sure our voices are heard. Join PDXWiT #Action on Saturday, January 28th to attend a town hall meeting with Senator Jeff Merkley.

Jeff Merkley is one of two senators who represent Oregon in Washington DC. This town hall meeting is an opportunity for all Multnomah County residents to learn more about the US government and how their policies impact our lives. All are welcome to attend.

We are also thrilled to announce that ChickTech Portland will be recognized by the senator at this meeting for their great work.

We will be meeting 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting out in front Cafeteria. Look for the bright green PDXWIT T-shirts.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Saturday
Jan 21, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Presents Women’s March on Washington: Portland
Cafe Ponte

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-presents-womens-march-on-washington-portland-tickets-31244057818

Want to participate in the “Women’s March on Washington: Portland” with a supportive group? PDXWIT will be marching together for gender equality and women’s rights. We will not stand by silently as policies are enacted that systematically subjugate women, people of color and other underrepresented groups. There is power in numbers, and together we stand united against bias and prejudice.

While we are not officially affiliated with the “Women’s March on Washington,” we stand in solidarity with their mission and want to provide a supportive community for women to participate in Portland.

We are meeting at 11:30am in front of Cafe Ponte across from the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Look for people in green PDXWIT t-shirts! The march begins at 12 and continues to 3:30. Please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect.

All are welcome to march with us.

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

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Tuesday
Feb 28, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Reproductive Rights Rally in Salem
Portland, Oregon

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-reproductive-rights-rally-in-salem-tickets-32019749934

Join PDXWIT #Action to go to a Reproductive Health Rally in Salem on Tuesday, February 28th. In alignment with our recent PDXWIT #Action survey, women’s health is a top issue for our members. PDXWIT knows that affordable family planning is critical for women, especially those that choose to pursue tech careers.

We will be organizing a carpool down to Salem. If you can drive or need a ride please fill in this Google doc and self-organize with your driver to schedule rides. We will be departing Portland at 10:30 a.m.

We will meet on the corner of NE Court St and E Summer Street NE at 11:30, look for the bright green PDXWIT T-shirts. The rally is from 12 PM - 1 PM on the steps of the capitol in Salem. After the rally we will get an informal lunch in the area. Please fill in the Google doc if you would like to join so that we can find a restaurant that accommodates all of us. Feel free to bring protest and rally signs.

This rally is to support The Reproductive Health Equity Act, an Oregon State Legislature bill. The Reproductive Health Equity Act (HB 2232) is an important leap toward ensuring that all Oregonians have meaningful access to the care they need. Thousands of Oregonians still lack coverage for the full range of reproductive health services. You can learn more about the bill here.

The rally is produced by Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon,a diverse, statewide coalition.They are working to create a world where access to reproductive health care doesn’t depend on who you are, where you live or how much you earn; where every Oregonian who can become pregnant has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life.

Purpose:

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Monday
Jun 12, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Women’s Strength Self-Defense Class
Jama Software

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Suggested donation in support of the Women’s Strength program: $5-$10

PDXWIT #Action is proud to offer a Women’s Strength self-defense class on June 12th at 5:30. The introductory class is presented by WomenStrength, who introduce all those who identify as women to strategies — including survival-level fighting skills — to defend against sexual assault. This workshop is in support of PDXWIT #Action’s top local issue of supporting public safety. Class activities and discussions are designed to help participants identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of sexual violence. Class activities focus on practicing verbal and physical strategies and discussion topics focus on sexual and domestic violence. Although the WomenStrength program is operated out of the Portland Police Bureau, the instructors are not police officers. They are highly skilled civilians who teach safety and de-escalation to the community at large.

Note: This training is neither based on nor in support of Portland Police Bureau’s tactics that have been criticized as an excessive use of force.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any accommodation requests or questions. Beverages will be provided.

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

5:30pm: Arrive and get settled

5:45pm: Workshop begins

7:00pm: Workshop ends

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Thursday
Mar 9, 2017
PDXWIT & SureID | Networking Night & Women In Tech Panel Discussion
SureID

RSVP on Eventbrite required

As many people know, Portland is one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country. What some don’t know is that a lot of the job growth is taking place in what is described as the “silicon forest.” Only a short drive west of downtown, you’ll find companies like Salesforce, Intel, and our company, SureID.

We here at SureID are proud of our female tech population and we are an enthusiastic supporter of PDXWIT. We are committed to ensuring equality, fostering a supportive culture, and establishing career opportunities for women in the tech space. To that end, please join us on March 9th from 5pm to 8pm for a night of networking and learning as we celebrate women in technology by hosting a panel with some of this area’s top female tech talent.

The event will be in the west building with free parking located straight ahead once you enter the lot. For security purposes, please bring a valid form of photo ID.

Schedule:

5 PM - 6 PM - Beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and networking 6 PM - 7 PM - Panel discussion 7 PM - 8 PM - networking

Panel Members:

Randi King - Director, Talent Acquisition, SureID Tracy Thomas - Director, Global Field Ops, Jive Software Hayli Hay - Director, Project Management, Metal Toad Valerie Burns - Business Analyst, NWEA Samantha Maturen - Software Engineer, Zapproved

If you are unable to make it, but have an interest in learning more about SureID, you can follow us on LinkedIn, visit our Career Site or email us at [email protected].

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
PDXWIT How to be a workplace ally in tech
1000 SW Broadway Suite 1900 Portland

Tech’s lack of diversity can feel like an affront to all of us, with cultural biases and implicit messages that are particularly harmful to underrepresented groups. Changing the tech culture requires a lot of people making individual choices that actively tear down and confront everyday biases and microaggressions. Such work is difficult and takes practice. Join Kristina Houck and Tanya L. Crenshaw as they guide participants through exercises and discussions. You will uncover personal obstacles and practice strategies to engage in culture change. Anyone who wants be be an ally to underrepresented groups is invited to join this engaging event.

Agenda:
5:30 p.m. Doors open, mingle and network
6:15 p.m. Introduction to PDXWIT and speakers
6:30 p.m. Program begins
7:30 p.m. Thanks, questions and goodbyes.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Thursday
Nov 2, 2017
PDXWIT Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality
Emerge Interactive

Are you looking for an event to get better acquainted with Virtual Reality? In partnership with Joshua Alan Young from the Portland VR Meetup, co-organizers Judy Fischbach and Marguerite Gallagher invite you to come learn what Virtual Reality offers and to understand why there is so much trending interest. An emerging technology that is expected to impact many fields, including entertainment, journalism, education, and health care, VR/AR has been identified by the Technology Association of Oregon as one of top areas of technology growth in our state. The community in Portland is gaining momentum. It's an exciting time for many of us to jump in as the technology is so new. The playing field is more level and there is much interest beyond non-technology in areas such as the arts and education. The integrative nature of creating applications in VR can be unique and fun!

Don’t know where to begin? We will have an overview, hands-on opportunities to experience the technology, and information on tools and resources. Our panel will include speakers from the community on VR education and on companies/projects with promising VR related work which demonstrates the variety of exciting applications. Bring your questions!

We promise this will be a fun and memorable evening as we explore ways to grow community together in this fascinating new area of technology!

Agenda: 5:30 - 6:30 : Networking / Trials-Demos / Vendors 6:30 - 6:45 : Welcome and Overview 6:45 - 7:45 : Guest Speakers 7:45 - 8:15 : Networking

Guest Speakers and Talk Description:

Females in social virtual reality get unwanted attention, which is a barrier to widespread adoption. How might we learn more about female users in order to make Social VR appealing to all? Jessica Outlaw and Beth Duckles will share results from their qualitative study of women in social virtual reality and their recommendations for all tech creators.

Jessica Outlaw, M.S., is VR/AR experience researcher and founder of Data Driven LLC. Trained as a behavioral scientist, she uses qualitative and quantitative research methods to strategize and test experiences. She blogs at "The Extended Mind on how changes in the body and the environment influence the way that users think, feel, and behave in VR. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Scripps College and her Masters from U.C. San Diego.

Beth M. Duckles, Ph.D. is a sociologist and ethnographer who has worked in industry, nonprofits, government agencies and higher education. She has taught topics such as qualitative research, energy policy, organizational theory and nonprofit organizations. She received her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Earlham College and her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Arizona. More information can be found here.

Rachel Bracker is a virtual reality video editor and producer at 360 Labs, a Portland-based VR video production company that creates immersive experiences for clients like Google, The United States Coast Guard, and Columbia Sportswear. A graduate from the University of Oregon's Multimedia Journalism Master's degree program, Rachel specializes in documentary storytelling and is passionate about using VR to tell better stories. She will share her experiences creating 360 videos and provide insight into the inherit strengths of storytelling in this exciting medium.

Kerri Lynne Thorp will be discussing experiments and experience in non-fiction immersive storytelling. Kerri is an artist, futurist and feminist, exploring story and culture through documentary, virtual reality, and public engagement. Her desire to expand access to technology is driven by her use of storytelling as a crucial way to affect social change. Kerri is the Board VP of NW Documentary and Woman Led. She is currently and teaches 360 video production and is developing a mobile art gallery VR application, Kerri is also the creative director for the youth documentary program Produced by Her.

Demo Experience - HAUBERK 360 An interactive 360 exploration of artist Rosana Ybarra's solo exhibition Hauberk. Hauberk is a collection of works that act as hybrid between the amulet (a good luck charm) and the shield which would protect the heart. They are spiritual armor in physical form, a psychic safety zone. They say: better to have false comfort than no comfort at all.

Event FAQ Q: What is the parking situation? A: Public parking and street parking is available (though we cannot validate parking).

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is an open bike room, but please bring locks as it is in a common space.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We always recommend public transportation as a way to cut down on Co2, and there is plenty of public transportation nearby.

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

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

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Friday
Jun 16, 2017
PDXWIT Increase Diversity by Marketing Your Non-traditional Background
Skyward

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in moving into the tech industry but unsure how your non-traditional experience can transfer to a tech job? The event will focus on how to market your non-tech experience to hiring managers in the tech industry, and how your experience can be relevant in a tech role! Employing individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and skills can support tech employers in having a well-rounded workforce which can strengthen a team's ability to produce effective results.

Employers can come to this event to meet job seekers with unique and compelling skill sets, job seekers can come to meet employers committed to diversifying their teams, and all are welcome to hang out, network, and tell their own stories of how they arrived in the tech industry.

Purpose:

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 17, 2017
PDXWIT Job Board Live Event
CENTRL East Side Location

Don’t miss our first ever Job Board Live event, where companies that have posted featured jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be there to meet you in person and give you a chance to share your brilliant skills and qualifications. We’ll also have a team of recruiters from 52Ltd to review resumes; bring one along, and they can help you polish it and make an even better impression.

When registering for this event, please select ONE of TWO ticket types:


-General Admission: Entrance to the Job Board Live Event only
-General Admission + Resume Review: Entrance to the Job Board Live Event with a 20-minute resume review time slot. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your time slot.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and we’ll have light snacks available until 7:00 p.m. You’ll also have a chance to check out the gorgeous new CENTRL Office eastside location. Due to our desire to create a productive and thoughtful space for job seekers, space will be limited to the first 100 attendees, so please plan to arrive early. Note: This excludes individuals who have registered for a General Admission + Resume Review ticket.

PDXWIT Purpose:


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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 20
PDXWIT March Happy Hour
Quantum Spatial

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-march-happy-hour-tickets-43100149708] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Quantum Spatial on March 20th.

Holding other people accountable is one thing; holding yourself accountable is something else altogether. This month, we want to explore self-accountability and talk about what you can do to hold yourself more accountable this year.

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

Introduction to Quantum Spatial, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Maureen Jemison, Associate Vice President, Series25 Development at CollegeNet, will share how to teach yourself to be a good manager.

Gabrielle Blackwell, Business Development Leader at Cloudability, will talk about transitioning into leadership as a woman and how to find help outside of your employer.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

  • An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking and parking garage nearby (no free parking)

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, bring your bike to the event and you can park it in the office

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Sep 26, 2017
PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event
New Relic

Please RSVP at Eventbrite

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by New Relic! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

Agenda

5:30 Doors open

6:15 Program beings

  • Welcome address by New Relic’s Anne Buckley
  • Special guest from Intel
  • Desiree Sylvester will talk about both a mentor and mentee influenced her career, sticking around for a Q&A
  • Mentorship spotlight on Claire Hernandez and Angela Gaffney, who will discuss how they connected outside of the mentorship program and subsequently joined

7:10 Networking

7:30 Event ends

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear! You can still sign up and we will try to match you as soon as we have a mentor available.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Sunday
Apr 9, 2017
PDXWIT Mini Head Shot Fundraiser
Polara Studio

Note: This is a paid event and requires registration on Eventbrite for a specific time slot

Tired of your old headshot or just want a new LinkedIn profile picture? Come support PDXWIT at the second annual Mini Photo Shoot Fundraiser on April 9th at Polara Studio. Polara photographers Muffy Kruger and Stephen Thaxton will be doing mini photo sessions to raise money in support of PDXWIT.

For $30 you get a 10 minute photo session that includes 3 headshots edited on-site and delivered to you that day. These shots come with full printing rights on a PDXWIT flash drive.

To schedule your 10 minute photo session please register on Eventbrite. Please show up 15 minutes before your photo session and plan on spending 10-15 minutes after to sit down with one of our retouchers to select your final 3 images.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Have questions about PDXWIT Mini Head Shot Fundraiser?

Contact Annie Alegria

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Monday
Apr 24, 2017
PDXWIT Presents a Book Talk - Daring Greatly & Being Wrong
ThinkShout

RSVP on Eventbrite

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. In Daring Greatly, based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Similarly, in Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. In this view, error is both a given and a gift – one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and, most profoundly, ourselves.

Daring Greatly and Being Wrong were made for each other. Join Deeple Patel and Melody Dawn for a discussion and exploration of these two powerful books and their endless takeaways. Most of us avoid the topics of being wrong and vulnerable, but these two authors have laid out the undeniable reasons for why it is so beneficial for us to push past this fear and discomfort. Whether you read one, both or some portion of these books, you are welcome in the conversation.

Come ready to share your unique perspective and learn from others’ experiences.

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

Website
Sunday
Jul 30, 2017
PDXWIT Presents Crash Course in Agile Methodologies
NWEA

This will be a limited capacity event. Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

We will be giving away bright green and sturdy PDXWIT totes to the first 10 people who check-in at the event!

The focus of this workshop is to learn about the Agile framework, methodologies, and practices. Participants will learn the basics of Agile, the Scrum and Kanban variants, and the similarities and differences between them. The workshop is part lecture, part hands-on group exercises. The goal of the group exercises is to help participants gain a clear understanding of Agile, as well as practice the basics of Agile.

Please note:


Please plan to arrive at 9:30 sharp. Late arrivals would disrupt the class.
No laptops are needed.
All skill levels are encouraged to attend.

This program will be conducted by Sejal D'Souza, a PMP and CSM-certified project manager with experience coaching Agile teams and managing enterprise software projects for Fortune 500 companies. She has managed cross-functional global teams for multi-million dollar projects and enjoys the challenge of introducing new teams to Agile. She is passionate about social enterprises, having founded social programs such as Dhwani and PDX Empower.

Agenda :
Introduction to Agile
Benefits of Agile
Types of Agile methodologies
• Scrum
• Kanban
• Extreme Programming
Deep dive into Scrum
Deep dive into Kanban
Agile tools
Pros and Cons of Agile
Retrospective

PDXWIT Purpose :

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Thursday
Aug 3, 2017
PDXWIT Presents How to Get Your Foot into the Tech-Industry Door
Renew Financial

Having a hard time getting your first job in tech? Finding it more and more difficult to break into the industry? Tired of applying hundreds of times and getting nowhere? Then this event is for you! PDXWIT is partnering with Vanessa Palacios Sharma for an informational event with real-life advice from women who have been there before. Get tips and tricks to capture recruiters’ attention and obtain that very coveted "real-world" experience that everyone wants.

Agenda :
5:30 : Doors
6:00-7:00 : Panel + Q/A
7:30 : Networking/event ends

Panelists :
Perry Eising - Epicodus, Android Development Instructor/Curriculum Developer
Deepa Rao - HealthSparq, Tech Leader
Tracie Ward - Pella, Business Analyst
Jennifer Bantelman - Zapproved, Senior Director of Product Management
Shawna Baskin - Renew Financial, Business Intelligence Manager

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 5, 2017
PDXWIT Presents Intro to Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency
CENTRL Office

Please note that space is limited for this event. Please plan to arrive early and register through Eventbrite for best chance of securing a seat.


Want to learn how Bitcoin and Ethereum work, how cryptography plays a key role in securing funds, or how a network of untrusted computers guessing random numbers quadrillions of times per second adds security to the blockchain? Join Scott Bigelow, Back-end Developer at Augur, in an introduction to the blockchain and some common blockchain-based applications. New technologies, such as the blockchain and Ethereum, can provide new opportunities in the startup-rich ecosystem of Portland. Additionally, understanding these revolutionary new design principles can help illuminate new ways of designing your own systems. No previous working knowledge of cryptography or other supporting technologies necessary, this will be a ground-up introduction.

More about Scott Bigelow: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smbigelow/
More about Augur: https://augur.net/

Agenda:
12:00 - Introductions
12:10 - Discussion Begins
12:50 - Q&A

Event FAQ
Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
A: Yes, our space is ADA accessible.

Q: What is the parking situation?
A: We do not have onsite parking, though street and garage parking sites are available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: We do not have available indoor bike parking, but there are bike rails along the sidewalk outside the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: Yes, we are close to the Streetcar and bus lines. And street parking and parking garages are always options.

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

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

Website
Monday
Aug 14, 2017
PDXWIT Presents Introduction to Machine Learning Workshop, Part One
Avea Solutions

Join Andrew Ferlitsch and Ernest Bonat from the Portland Data Science Group for an introduction into machine learning fundamentals. Mostly focused on the concepts, this workshop will be intermixed with some Python programming examples. We will cover Supervised and Unsupervised Learning, Neural Networks, Markov Principles and Reinforcement Learning (Robotics). All skill levels welcome, no laptops needed. Note: This is the first workshop in a three-part series.

Agenda :
5:00 - Doors
5:15 - Workshop beings
6:45 - Data Classification Demo
7:15 - Q&A

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Monday
Nov 6, 2017
PDXWIT Presents Invest in Yourself: A Night Dedicated to Your Financial Plan
WeWork

We can always find excuses to avoid working on our financial plan. It’s boring. It’s confusing. I’ll do it next week. I don’t have the money. This is a huge problem. In a world where women earn less money than men and spend, on average, eleven fewer years in the workforce, women have to plan and work harder than their male counterparts. No more excuses! It’s time to take ahold of financial planning so that you can make clear, confident money decisions that will best benefit your future.

Join us for an evening of discussion about all things personal finance. The speaker will be Amanda Holden of Invested Development, who uses humor and candor to educate women on long-term financial planning and investing. She will be available for questions after the presentation. This event does not require any prior experience with financial planning.

Agenda :
5:30 : Doors open
6:00-7:00 : Presentation
7-8:00 : Questions and mingling!

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

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

Website
Saturday
Sep 23, 2017
PDXWIT Quarterly N/NE Lean Coffee Gathering
Compass Coffee Roasting

Women and other underrepresented groups in tech, particularly those who call North and Northeast Portland home, are invited to a special Lean Coffee networking event. This is a great opportunity to cross boundaries and broaden networks in a safe space. IntraEdge Technology Service & Solutions is happy to host us at Compass Coffee Roasting. If you’d like to start your Saturday off with a casual networking event, join us! The event is geared towards those who “find ourselves at the edges of the bell curve of demographics in tech fields,” as Brittany Newhouse so eloquently put it. Don’t be intimidated by the Lean Coffee format; it’s not just for Agile practitioners. It’s simply an informal way to meet and discuss what interests and affects us.

The meetup will run from 8:30-10 a.m. Be there early to make your order before we start; coffee and snacks will be provided. This event is sponsored by PDXWIT, AgilePDX and Portland Lean Coffee.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Monday
Sep 11, 2017
PDXWIT Quarterly Seasoned Women in Tech Event
Mozilla

If you are a woman working in tech and you have 15 or more years of experience, we are your people! Come join us for a happy hour with a Lean Coffee discussion about what has and — has not — changed since 1986 for women in the workplace. If you have an item women used to wear or take to work in the mid-80's, bring it along. Photo evidence works too! That ought to get us going and generate a new perspective.

Agenda :
5:30p.m. Gather, chat and nosh.
6:00p.m. Lean Coffee: What’s changed for women in the workplace — and what hasn’t — since 1986?
7:15p.m. Compare learnings across the Lean Coffee subgroups.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 20, 2016
Periscope Workshop - Livestream Your Events/Activities
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

BYB (Building Your Business) is a skill development workshop for startups and small businesses. April's BYB will cover business use of Periscope courtesy of the PDX Periscoper. BYB includes networking, lunch, and workshop. Sponsored by The Hillsboro Eye Clinic. To register, visit: http://goo.gl/68PknC

Located off the Max line at 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro 97124. $15 non-members if you register by Monday, 18th. Questions? Contact [email protected]

Website
Thursday
Jul 19, 2012
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Thursday
Mar 9, 2017
Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan with real feedback from peers, investors, and mentors. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment with a deep understanding of what the investors are looking for.

For more information about TiE Oregon please visit our website! http://oregon.tie.org/

Website
Thursday
Jun 8, 2017
Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

Website
Thursday
Aug 17, 2017
PITCH CLUB PDX
CENTRL East Side Location

Pitch Club PDX

Pitch Club PDX is an ongoing monthly series dedicated to helping entrepreneurs perfect their pitch and business plan by providing real time mentoring and support from TiE Charter Members, Entrepreneurs, Partners and Guests.

Tom Kingsley, TiE Charter Member and Mentor, moderates the evening by creating a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to pitch their company while the audience role-plays being an investor giving entrepreneurs a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

Website
Thursday
Sep 29, 2016
Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Summer is coming to a close, so let's send it off in style- pizza style that is! Join your friends in The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of networking, indie board games, and pizza, provided by Sizzle Pie.

We will provide the pizza and refreshments, you bring yourself and a friend! The format will be casual, with open networking and a few tables stocked with games by independent designers and members of The Creative Roundtable community.

See you then,

Jena & Jehn

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Tuesday
Oct 16, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics UnMeeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

No host or speaker available... making for an exciting UnMeeting at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub at 915 Southeast Hawthorne.

Bring your questions and stories!

Website
Tuesday
Dec 16, 2014
PLUG Advanced Topics: CFPs from Announcement to Reimbursements
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Michael What's His Name
What: CFPs from Announcement to Reimbursements
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

CFPs or Calls for Papers/Participation are something you generally are oblivious to or schedule your whole year around. A CFP is what conference organizers use to formally announce their desire for speakers at an upcoming event. They often set guidelines and requirements for the talk and the organizers of successful conferences can find themselves rejecting hundreds of proposals. Michael will analyze a number of prominent open source community CFPs and will step through every stage of a CFP that requires an extended abstract, paper and presentation. Attendees will hear repeatedly how astonishingly easy some CFPs (like PLUG's) are to respond to and in will fact have their proposals ready by the end of the talk.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

Website
Tuesday
Mar 19, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: flashrd+nsh OpenBSD Network Appliances
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

flashrd+nsh: OpenBSD imaging and easy configuration for network appliances and virtual environments

Installation, upgrade and configuration are important, practical functions. OpenBSD's reputation for advanced networking functionality is second only to its reputation for having a tight knit development community which considers these functions first and foremost a convenience for developers.

In this session, we'll discuss the use and application of the flashrd and nsh tools for creating networking system images catered to deployment by IT staff, consultants and OEMs. We'll also discuss OpenBSD networking features and applications that can be instrumented by nsh, and discuss any general OpenBSD features and history, as desired by you, the participants.

Chris Cappuccio is a systems and network architect, with 16 years of experience starting as a Unix system administrator, followed up with extensive IP, DSL, wireless and SS7 network deployment and operation. Chris owns and operates Yellowknife, a wireless network provider covering thousands of square miles of unserved and underserved areas with high performance Internet access. He has been a part-time contributor to networking and driver services in the OpenBSD operating system for 14 years.

http://www.nmedia.net/flashrd/ http://www.nmedia.net/nsh/

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 21, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: FreeNAS 64-bit
Free Geek

Hands-on FreeNAS 64-bit by Michael Dexter

Last month we discussed the history of FreeNAS as a BSD project and the issues related to running FreeNAS on 32-bit repurposed hardware. We toured its user interface and explored its status information from a system administrator's perspective.

This month we will look at this issues relating to building your own 64-bit new hardware system and explore ZFS resource usage.

As before, you are welcome to bring various client machines to interrogate and hopefully pound on FreeNAS with.

Bring your own food and drink.

See you there!

Tuesday
Apr 16, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Graphite
Free Geek

Graphite - Scalable Realtime Graphing http://graphite.wikidot.com/

This talk will be my choices as to why I selected collectd / Graphite for performance monitoring my environment at home (email / web / database and test systems). The discussion will include what I looked at, why I discarded the software I did, and show some demonstrations of Graphite, Munin, and if I can get it working again, Ganglia for a comparison of some of their features. I will also discuss some of the hicups I found in configuring some aspects of collectd and Graphite.

Biography

Tim Bruce has been involved in computers since 1981 when he first fell in love with computing. He's done computer training, computer security, programming, systems administration and data management. For the last 14 years he's worked as a Database Administrator with Sybase, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL at employers such as Providence Health Systems, Fiserv, FlightStats, and currently with Northwest Evaluation Association.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Thank you Igal. We will never forget you.

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Tuesday
Sep 17, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: GUI Programming with Qt
Free Geek

Michael Faunce of Memorytime will talk about the Qt GUI toolkit and how and why he used it on a recent project.

Mike is the owner of Memorytime and has been involved with technology since 1972 has seen and used a Slide Rule. He came to oregon in 1976 to work at Tektronix and taught classes at Wilsonville Tektronix plant. While there he deisgned Memory boards for the ATARI computer and also taught at PCC for a short time. Mike has designed a number of memory board and SBC (single board computer) systems.

Mike has three patents and recently served as an expert witness in a recent patent infringement case and currently involved in a number of design projects including a customizable LED sign and a PXE Boot server.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Jan 17, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Hands-on FreeNAS
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics January:

Hands-on FreeNAS

Michael Dexter will give a hands-on demonstration of the FreeNAS NanoBSD-based Network Attached Storage platform on various hardware and a dedicated LAN. FreeNAS is based on NanoBSD, a FreeBSD sub-project for embedded systems and includes support for the ZFS filesystem, Apple AFP clients, Unix NFS clients, Windows CIFS shares, iSCSI targets and useful niceties such as TFTP support.

Bring any systems that you want to test with FreeNAS, particularly Windows ones as Michael does not have any. You are also invited to bring 2GB or larger flash devices suitable for a bootable image.

Some good questions came out of the PLUG General meeting and you are welcome to mail Michael more in advance: [email protected]

When: TUESDAY, January 17th at 7PM

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

Food: There is a good chance that food will magically appear. Please bring cash for the tip jar if you plan to partake in it.

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Aug 20, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Hands-on Valgrind: Better programs thru technology
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Software Verification and Performance Analysis using Valgrind

by Stephen Dum

Valgrind is a collection of tools to validate your (typically C or C++ compiled) program. It can validate correct usage of memory, profile your program, profile heap usage and verify proper thread usage. This talk gives an overview of valgrind and how it can be used, with emphasis on memory usage verification and profiling.

http://valgrind.org

About Steve: Spent decades dealing with large projects (multi-million lines of code) writing code, automating build processes and automated testing of the code.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Website
Tuesday
May 17, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 2
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics May Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 2

The second in a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

Part 2: The shifting paradigm of how to firewall with IPv6. With IPv4, just about everyone uses NAT as a poor-mans firewall. They don't have to think about port numbers and the like but they will with IPv6 because dual-stacking is going to be the standard in how it's implemented.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, May 17th, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

Website
Tuesday
Jun 21, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 2
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics May Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 2

The second in a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

Part 2: The shifting paradigm of how to firewall with IPv6. With IPv4, just about everyone uses NAT as a poor-mans firewall. They don't have to think about port numbers and the like but they will with IPv6 because dual-stacking is going to be the standard in how it's implemented.

This is a rescheduling of the past meeting that Ted could not attend.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, June 21st, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

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Tuesday
Jul 19, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 3
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics July Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 3

This is the third part of a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

How to setup webservers and such to offer content over IPv6 and how to setup clients to access such content.

Ted will plan to offer a live demonstration of an IPv6-enabled web server.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, June 21st, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

REMINDER: OSCON is just around the corner and there is a MIND NUMBING amount of FREE ACTIVITIES going on during it including the Community Leadership Summit:

http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/content/free

http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/

Michael

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Tuesday
Dec 17, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Lustre Distributed File System
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics:

Implementation and use of the Lustre file system within a research institution.

Lustre is a type of parallel distributed file system, generally used for large-scale cluster computing. (http://lustre.org)

Rob Stites - Research Associate OHSU

Rob works with several compute clusters, each using the Lustre file system at OHSU. He works with three distinct groups at OHSU; Geonomic testing, electron microscope image analysis and speech analysis.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Tuesday
Jan 15, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Recoupling Computer Science and Computing
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Recoupling Computer Science and Computing

A talk and roundtable discussion

There is no question that hybrid telecommunication/computing appliances like those running iOS and Android have put more open source software into the hands of users than any other effort to date but vendors and carriers consistently choose user control over user freedom. While many users and vendors will argue that "people want their systems to 'just work'", intentional and unintentional decoupling of the user computing experiences from the underlying computer science is the norm, despite the fact that developers and systems administrators are equally lazy and "want their systems to 'just work'".

Because no technical barrier exists between these two experiences of a given system, this talk will explore the historic and modern systems that provide the best balance of user and developer experience and open up to a roundtable discussion of other such systems and how to bridge these two experiences and foster computer science in society.

Please be prepared to talk about your experiences, particularly on platforms like Android and web frameworks which can offer full-stack access to sources yet deliver a competitive user experience.

See you there!

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

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Tuesday
Dec 18, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Snow! Huddle at the Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This event has been moved to an informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne due to snow.

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Tuesday
Jun 18, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Social Event at the Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

For want of a venue keyholder, we will congregate at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for the topics of your choice.

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Tuesday
Aug 19, 2014
PLUG Advanced Topics: Software-Defined Radio Hack Session
Free Geek

Who: Jared Boone, Kenny McElroy and you
What: Software-Defined Radio Hack Session
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live
IRC: irc.geekshed.net #pdxlinux

Software-Defined Radio Hack Session

Want to get into software-defined radio hacking but don't know where to start? Bring your laptop and an RTL-SDR dongle, HackRF, BladeRF, USRP, or other SDR hardware to this hack session and get expert help.

Jared Boone and Kenny McElroy will be on hand to help install and configure software and explain concepts. Do try to install GNU Radio on your computer before you come, since it can be a long, slow process. If you get into trouble, we will do their best to get you unstuck. For those who come with GNU Radio already functional, we will advise you on things to experiment with. If you do not already own a software-defined radio, purchasing an RTL-SDR dongle from HackerWarehouse.com or NooElec.com is recommended. They are quite inexpensive ($15 to $20) but very functional and a great way to get started in software-defined radio.

Bring some radio-based toys to hack on! If you can't make this meeting, be sure to watch Calagator, where Jared and Kenny will be starting an SDR meetup in the next few weeks.

Jared Boone has an ongoing obsession with software-defined radio. He helped with the design and coding of the HackRF SDR and has done some privacy-related work, particularly around automotive tire pressure monitors. He is a frequent user of GNU Radio, baudline, and radio signal processing techniques.

Kenny McElroy is a computer security researcher, focused on improving understanding and visualization of how the ones and zeros of computer security move around in the real world.

Organizer's Notes: Ham Radio Outlet in Tigard has a number of good magazines including the July/August QEX which features an article on GNU Radio. You may also want to read:
http://www.csun.edu/~skatz/katzpage/sdr_project/sdr/grc_tutorial1.pdf
I can also help you set up FreeBSD-current with GNU Radio.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Tuesday
Feb 19, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: The CASH Music Project
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Making real change for musicians with open source. We'll start by taking a look at some of the nuances of making a living as a musician, dispelling some myths about how the industry works and what is and is not working for artists today. Then we'll move on to specifics of what CASH Music is doing (along with a lot of friends) to improve things for artists with transparent models, education, and open source technologies.

Jesse von Doom is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band CASH Music. CASH is a nonprofit organization building free and open source tools for musicians. More: http://cashmusic.org/

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Tuesday
May 21, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: The KURB Kernel/UseRspace Bridge
Free Geek

Jacob Riddle will discuss the KURB (Kernel/UseRspace Bridge) project. The goal of KURB is a kernel independent driver subsystem for Linux. The talk will include the architecture of KURB, the reasons for KURB, and how to get involved.

Jacob Riddle is in the Game Development program at Lane Community College. Prior to that he was a Nuclear Machinist Mate in the Navy. He as a passion for all things Computer Science with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence and kernel operations.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Tuesday
Aug 21, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Vyatta
Free Geek

Linux has been used for network routing for many years, but the interface is different than the standard network appliances. Vyatta is a Debian based distribution that provides an open command line interface that looks like Cisco or Juniper. The command line is built on top of standard bash shell with extensible template language.

This talk will go into the history of Vyatta, where it came from and how it is used today. For those who want to contribute or modify, it will also cover the internals of how this implemented.

Stephen Hemminger is a software engineer working remotely in Portland for Vyatta. He has been involved with Linux networking for 8 years and currently maintains bridging and routing utilities. Steve regularly presents at Linux conferences.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

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Tuesday
Feb 18, 2014
PLUG AT: Protecting Your Volunteer Effort from Caustic People

PLUG has been lucky. Some volunteer efforts and organizations face onslaughts that drive off their core volunteers and can hijack or snuff the organization. Hear the lessons learned from five such examples and share your own stories of how to recognize and respond to such behavior.

Early segue into tech topics or refreshments recommended!

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

Michael Dexter PLUG Volunteer

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Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
PLUG November Meeting: Hands-on IPv6, Web Hosting with GitHub
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

PRESENTATION ONE

Hands-On IPv6 Networking by Ted Mittelstaedt

Ted will wrap-up his multi-month series on IPv6 networking with some demonstrations of real-world DNS client and server configuration and web content serving.

PRESENTATION TWO

Daniel Hedlund will give an introduction to GitHub and demonstrate some command line tools for interacting with GitHub and how you can host a website on GitHub using Octopress (octopress.org)

We will break for the Lucky Lab NW on Quimby after the meeting.

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Thursday
Jul 4, 2013
PLUG: MOVED TO JULY 11TH
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

This month's 1st Thursday Portland Linux/Unix group meeting is moved to July 11th at the same time and place.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Thursday
Feb 6, 2014
PLUG: Public Speaking is the Greatest Skill You Can Possess
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Portland Linux/Unix Group: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference, celebrating its 20th anniversary this spring!

  • Who: Brian Rohan and Michael Dexter
  • What: Public Speaking is the Greatest Skill You Can Possess
  • Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
  • When: Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 7pm
  • Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
  • Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Brian and Michael are back to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about speaking at an open source from PLUG (hint hint) to OSCON.

Brian has years as an experienced Distinguished Toastmaster (beer available at the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting) and Michael has just submitted his paper for the upcoming AsiaBSDCon conference on a topic he had previously known nothing about.

Why should you give a talk?

  • You are guaranteed to have a unique topic, experience and perspective
  • Audiences are far kinder than you expect (only pros get boo'd!)
  • Visuals are always optional and are flexible in format
  • No one was born a public speaker, it's simply a learned skill
  • There are great resources out there to help you
  • Most things that go wrong have nothing to do with you (Tsunamis!)
  • Live demos are... risky, but useful
  • The LFNW and other CFP's close shortly (hint hint)

Highlight from our Advanced Topics talk: (paraphrased) "My mom got more value out of learning to community with Toastmasters than two years of a (VERY impressive school) scholarship."

YOU may change careers a dozen times in your life and need a new skill set for each job but will ALWAYS need to express yourself and communicate on behalf of yourself and your team. Let PLUG be that first step in what could be worth more than a (VERY impressive school) scholarship!

Brian says:

In 2007 I made the switch from being a machinist to a real estate agent, shortly thereafter I was invited to investigate a Toastmasters club, in order to become a better communicator. Through 5 years and over 40 speeches in Toastmasters I reached the highest level of Distinguished Toastmaster. Simply stepping out of my comfort zone has given me the opportunity introduce dignitaries, and MC fund-raising events for worthwhile causes (notably a record breaking Clark County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner auction). Currently I am a recognized top 2% leader in AdvoCare International, helping others achieve their physical and financial goals.

I enjoy using Linux on a personal level for the freedom that it represents.

"You never get rid of public speaking butterflies, you just get them to fly in formation: ~Marv Serhan

Michael says:

Never in a 1,000 years will I speak in public yet I find myself doing it several times a month in Portland and at conferences around the world. I guarantee I'm no Brian Rohan but I fill rooms and get applause. The secret is finding the right room and just doing it. I will talk about the absolute worst that can happen (rarely what you think it would be), the open source conference community and how to get from submitting a proposal to stepping down from the stage.

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
Portland - Developing a Great Startup Idea with Mark Frohnmayer, CEO of Arcimoto
Columbia Square building

If you have an idea for a startup that could use some refinement, then join us for the Startup Ideation Bootcamp. In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas and even recruit potential co-founders. What are the components of a great idea? How do you know if you are working in an attractive market? How do you validate that your idea is great?

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Thursday
Sep 6, 2012
Portland Design and Digital Experience Meetup
Rogue Distillery & Public House

Join designers, creatives and tech luminaries for an evening mixer at the fabulous Rogue Public House to kick off the Portland Digital Experience and Music Fest NW. The crew from WebVisions and Design Week Portland will be there with special guests from Portland's digital community.

Free free to RSVP so we know you're coming: http://pdxdigitalexperience.eventbrite.com/

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Tuesday
Apr 19, 2011
Portland Female Executives
Courtyard by Marriott City Center, Portland

Like wine? Enjoy tasting ‘new’ wines? Join PDXfX on April 19th for our "Wine & Social Event" at the Courtyard Marriott.
This event features an evening of mixing and mingling with friends old and new. Establish some new contacts and nurture existing relationships. See what your colleagues are doing and share what you are up to.

Enjoy appetizers, live jazz and learn about 3 local wines while meeting other professionals in our community. General introductions will be made at 6pm.

Plan to attend this fun night as this is one of our rare events that men are welcome!

Admission is $30 for a flight of wine, gourmet cheese and more. Portland Female Executive Members will receive a complimentary glass of wine. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. And don’t forget about the door prize!
Read who is attending on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter. Advance ticket purchases are suggested.

Register Today for the Wine & Social Event! Wine & Social Event Fee

$30.00 if registered by April 17th.
($35.00 if registered after April 17th)
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Thursday
Oct 24, 2013
Portland Founder Hotseat Webinar with Adeo Ressi
Online (Portland)

If you are a founder that wants feedback from a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur, then join us for the Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi, the CEO of the Founder Institute, his eight startup. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startups to Adeo, either through text or on screen in a video conference. Adeo will provide blunt and detailed feedback on the idea, the pitch and the business. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas.

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Tuesday
Oct 22, 2013
Portland Founder Institute Information Session
PREM Group

The Founder Institute is the world's largest early-stage accelerator. Join us for a informational event where you can meet the local Directors, ask questions, and learn how you can launch a startup with the Founder Institute's help.

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Thursday
Oct 17, 2013
Portland Geekwire Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi
Internet/Online (registration required)

The Founder Hotseat is a live, interactive webinar designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs blunt and honest feedback on their startup ideas. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startup ideas to Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, to receive analysis and feedback. The best pitches will even be invited on screen, to pitch Adeo live, via webcam simulcast. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas.

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Thursday
Feb 16, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad Art/Code Night
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

PIGSquad is a community of game developers and enthusiasts based in Portland, Oregon, providing events, jams, networking opportunities, etc. to creative minds everywhere!

Bring your laptop, drawing tablet, paper, etc. to work on some game code, art, reviews, or anything in between in the company of fellow local game devs and enthusiasts! Be open to giving or receiving feedback, as well, as everyone will be curious as to what everyone else is working on!

E-mail us at pigsquad at gmail dot com if you have any questions!

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Thursday
Aug 2, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad Art/Code Night
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Join PIGSquad in an evening of getting together and working on our projects!

Feel free to bring your laptop, drawing tablet, paper, prototypes, etc. to work on some game code, art, reviews, or anything in between in the company of fellow local game devs and enthusiasts! Be open to giving or receiving feedback as well, as everyone will be curious as to what everyone else is working on!

The listed time restriction is only recommended; feel free to come earlier or stay later if you'd like. The venue is listed as 21 and over, but no one IDs unless you ask for an alcoholic drink.

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Thursday
Sep 27, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad Art/Code Night
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Let's all get together and work on our projects!

Feel free to bring your laptop, drawing tablet, paper, prototypes, etc. to work on some game code, art, reviews, or anything in between in the company of fellow local game devs and enthusiasts! Be open to giving or receiving feedback as well, as everyone will be curious as to what everyone else is working on!

The listed time restriction is only recommended; feel free to come earlier or stay later if you'd like. The venue is listed as 21 and over, but no one IDs unless you ask for an alcoholic drink.

Games For Change PDX and PAGDIG will also be having get-togethers at the same time and place!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Sunday
Feb 5, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

We will be welcoming new friends and fellow Jammers that we met this past weekend at Global Game Jam 2012, having a tiny little post-mortem to see a bit of each others' games, and discussing the larger, open-to-the-public post-mortem that will take place within the month! Feel free to bring other creative projects that you're working on, suggestions for future events, a gamer's attitude for the night's subsequent "Hackett's Game Attack," and we'll see you there!

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Sunday
Apr 1, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

By Sunday, we will have arted and coded at an art/code night, Game Attacked, participated in Barcamp, attended our GGJ Postmortem, and screened Indie Game: The Movie! By the end of this upcoming meeting, we will have discussed the state of our arcade cabinet, a music jam in collaboration with Beep Box creator John Nesky, and the upcoming April Apathy Game Jam!

E-mail us at pigsquad at gmail dot com if you have any questions. See you there!

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Sunday
May 6, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

In addition to bringing your own projects to show off, there's a lot to talk about regarding the near and far future – please come with suggestions for our PAX shirts this year, ideas for the next steps with our game cabinet, and questions about our upcoming Game Jam sponsored by the Art Institute of Portland (May 25th-27th)!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Sunday
Jun 3, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

Members will be bringing their results from our recent Game Jam in addition to other projects we've all been working on! This meeting, we'll be talking about our recent 48 hours of development, more ideas for PAX, and the proposed Nomad Jam!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Sunday
Jul 1, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

Since our last meeting, we've met others who are interested in bringing their games to the aid of nonprofits, participated in a busy art/code night, produced a few PIGSquad Podcasts, and seen a local chiptune performance! Join us this upcoming July 1st to talk about future plans for PAX, a new Game Jam, another art/code night, and the proposed PIGSquad comic anthology! We will also have time to show off projects and network with other meeting attendees, so bring what you need to do so!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Sunday
Aug 5, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

We've got lots going on leading into our upcoming meeting, including a Games For Change meetup on the 25th and the videogame tournament we're hosting at the Space Room on the 27th! In addition to going over these events and covering other July events such as the Chiptune house show, join us this upcoming August 5th to talk about future plans for PAX, a Game Jam scheduled for the end of the month, a proposed PIGSquad comic anthology, our arcade cabinet, ChickTech, and a table at Orycon! We will also have time to show off projects and network with other meeting attendees, so bring what you need to do so!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Sunday
Oct 7, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

At this meeting, we'll be revisiting PIGSquad's September activities, including the OMSI Mini Maker Faire, XOXO Arcade, the recent Jane McGonigal lecture, the Mechlo/Tonight We Launch chiptune show, the September Art/Code Night, and the Portland Retro Gaming Expo! Prepare to talk about an upcoming Game Jam, and bring what you need to network and show off projects!

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Sunday
Nov 4, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

At this meeting, we'll be revisiting PIGSquad's October and early November activities, including Pixel Arts' Guts for Glory Game Summit, an Art/Code Night, and Orycon! As for future events and projects, be prepared to discuss the PIGSquad arcade cabinet, ideas for future jams, and ideas for future get-togethers (such as idea pitch parties, panel-viewing "movie nights," brainstorming half-jams, and more)! Also come prepared to show off your projects, ask for help on projects, and see what others are working on!

E-mail us at pigsquad at gmail dot com if you have any questions!

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Saturday
Jan 10, 2015
Portland Launch 15
Mercy Corps

New Year's Resolutions don't work. Chance favors the prepared. We're grabbing every opportunity by the scruff of the neck and making every minute count. Portland startups are claiming success for the New Year. January 10th the members of Portland's startup scene are getting together to kick off the New Year Portland style!

We will have a hosted bar with great beer and wine, along with a buffet and awesome music!

There are so many great groups, organizations and meetups in Portland that it's easy to get lost and only meet a small portion of this huge community. This will be the best chance to meet the up-and-comers, the recent stars and the new players on the scene.

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Thursday
Dec 5, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland's 12-month, three-track open source conference

The Portland Linux/Unix Group meets three times a month:

First Thursday General Meeting at PSU Third Tuesday Advanced Topics Meeting at Free Geek Third Sunday Clinic at Free Geek

We try announce our speakers two weeks in advance but some times it is last minute. They're usually conference-quality none the less.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Jesse Bufton
What: ownCloud
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Web-based file hosting, synchronization, and collaborative editing services have made sharing files easier than ever. While these features aren't new, the web 2.0 cloud context they are being offered through has brought them to the reach of the average user with low barriers to use. These freemium services often come at a hidden price of control, privacy, and usually security. This presentation will give an overview of what ownCloud is, why one might use it, what technologies it employs, the services & features it offers, how to set it up, and discuss the use case the presenter has deployed.

Jesse Bufton is an independent web designer/developer and sometimes graphic designer. Jesse began his journey to *nix operating systems in 2000. In his most zen of moments, Jesse forages wild plants, hunts mushrooms, and ferments both food and beverage with friends--all accounted for on the blog Fermentemptations.com

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

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Thursday
Apr 3, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group 20th Anniversary: Ask Linus
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building
Date: March 24th, 1994
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.help
Subject: Linux Users Group!!!

There is a Linux users group forming in Portland Oregon, 
if you are interested, email me at: ... our first meeting 
date has not been set, but will be in April sometime.
Have Fun,
Sean

The Portland Linux/Unix Group is turning 20!

We are celebrating with a Q&A session with the person who inspired this group of Linux and Unix users to come together and meet monthly for two decades: Linus Torvalds

Seating is limited and you can RSVP at: http://plug.eventbrite.com

We cannot guarantee a place for everyone and priority will be given to those who RSVP. You can try to watch the live stream from the lobby.

Live stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/ IRC: #pdxlinux on irc.geekshed.net

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting. Rideshares available.

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Tuesday
Aug 20, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
through Free Geek

Portland's 12-month, three-track open source conference

The Portland Linux/Unix Group meets three times a month:

First Thursday General Meeting at PSU Third Tuesday Advanced Topics Meeting at Free Geek Third Sunday Clinic at Free Geek

We try announce our speakers two weeks in advance but some times it is last minute. They're usually conference-quality none the less.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Tuesday
Mar 17, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

The March Advanced Topics will be an informal meeting at:

Lucky Labrador Brew Pub 915 SE Hawthorne Boulevard

Enjoy!

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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics

Who: Brian Martin
What: Life of (Raspberry) Pi
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, May 19st, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Learn:

  • How to assemble and configure a Raspberry Pi
  • How to use it as a remote desktop client
  • How to configure it to use an NFS-provided root file system
  • and How to share the same root file system with multiple Raspberry Pi's

In this meeting Brian will be discussing his recent experiences using the Raspberry Pi to meet personal and business needs. Brian will demonstrate building and configuring a Raspberry Pi. He'll also demonstrate using the Raspberry Pi as a Windows remote desktop client. Afterwards, he'll demonstrate how to drink a beer at the Lucky Lab.

Bio: Brian Martin is the chief consultant for Martin Consulting Services, Inc. Martin Consulting has provided system administration services in Unix, Linux and Windows systems in the Portland metro area and across the country since 1996. Brian is a frequent attendee at PLUG. His past presentations include VMWare, production grade scripting, disaster recovery experiences, Linux containers, logical volume management, and Samba 4.

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne

See you next month!

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Tuesday
Jul 19, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting

Who: Moderator Michael Dexter, PLUG Volunteer
What: Internet Mirroring Roundtable
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, July 19th 2016, at 7PM
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

What's in a mirror?

If you've spent any time GNU/Linux distro hopping or testing virtualization strategies, you have probably spent a non-trivial amount of time in the "nearest" download mirror. Such mirrors vary in speed, quality and navigability. The burden for upholding quality in each of these respects falls both on the often-volunteer mirror maintainers and the often-volunteer project maintainers. Failure from a mirror's perspective is obvious: You can't access the materials you want to download or what you download is corrupt. In the case of the downloads themselves, THIS:

mirror.org/releases/amd64/20160704/livedvd-amd64-multilib-20160704.iso

I was cleaning up my local mirror and came across this path and installer ISO and... HAVE NO IDEA WHAT OS IT IS.

This roundtable will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of such mirroring and what to do about it, ideally resulting in a draft proposal for a conventions that projects and mirrors could follow.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 19, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Android App Collusion
Free Geek

Who: Rogan Creswick
What: Multi-App Security Analysis: Looking for Android App Collusion
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

The Android permission model opens up a number of opportunities for apps to bypass the established single-app permission checks that Android users rely on to control data flow and application behavior on their devices. I'll do my best to terrify the Android-using audience by describing the attack surface for colluding applications and showing interactive visualizations of multi-app data flow. We'll look at the Android permission model, the user-interface it results in, and I'll show just how easy it is to make apps that look innocuous.

Bio:

Rogan Creswick develops unique tools and techniques for software development and security analysis at Galois, Inc. His research interests focus on improving the state of the art in software engineering tools and user interfaces. His experience also reaches into the areas of user interface automation and customization via integrated assistants and automated documentation aides at IBM Research. He has striven to provide natural interfaces to ease communication with complex and semi-sentient agents through existing tools that have already become trustworthy and familiar to their users.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 17, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: ARM mbed and Virtualization
Free Geek

Who: Galen Seitz, Tim Bruce and Michael Dexter
What: ARM mbed Development and a Virtualization Roundtable
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

The mbed platform provides free software libraries, hardware designs and online tools for professional rapid prototyping of products based on ARM microcontrollers.

The platform includes a standards-based C/C++ SDK, a microcontroller HDK and supported development boards, an online compiler and online developer collaboration tools.

https://developer.mbed.org/explore/

The illustrious embedded developer and long-time PLUG member Galen Seitz will give an overview of the mbed development environment.

Virtualization Roundtable

By request of long-time PLUG member Tim Bruce, we will segue to a Virtualization roundtable discussion in which Michael is happy to share his recent experiences with Windows on bhyve and the PROMOX KVM alternative to XenServer/ESXi.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: CloudStack
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting

Who: Kimberly M.
What: Building a Private Cloud with CloudStack
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, October 18th 2016, at 7PM
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

This presentation is a report from an evaluation of using an open source cloud environment in a small or home office situation. The project compared Apache CloudStack with OpenStack, plus the XenServer and KVM hypervisors. We will walk through the deployment of CloudStack and KVM and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various design choices.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Apr 19, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Enduring Communities Roundtable
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Moderator Michael Dexter, PLUG Volunteer
What: Enduring Communities Roundtable
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, April 19th 2016, at 7PM
Why: Live Long and PLUGsper
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Why do some user groups endure for decades while others do not? What organizational structures and personalities are needed to maintain interest, attendance and participation?

Share your experiences on why the groups you have been involved with have or have not survived. Was it a Y2K preparedness group that served its purpose? Did group leadership not successfully transfer between generations? Beyond organizing the last 100 or so PLUG speakers, Michael has been involved in student and neighborhood government, plus the Oregon Latvian Society for nearly 30 years. During this time he has seen the brightest and darkest moments of volunteer organizations.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

Website
Tuesday
Apr 21, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: FreeBSD Virtualization Options
Free Geek

Who: Michael Dexter
What: FreeBSD Virtualization Options
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Learn about the latest developments in FreeBSD virtualization including EC2 and Hyper-V guest support, Xen Dom0 and DomU support and bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor.

Learn about the latest developments in FreeBSD virtualization including EC2 and Hyper-V guest support, Xen Dom0 and DomU support and bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor.

FreeBSD invented the modern Unix container with jail(8) in the year 2000 and today operates as an EC2 and Hyper-V guest, Xen Dom0 and DomU and now includes bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor. Michael wrote his first jail(8) management system in 2005 and has since operated NetBSD/Xen in production and was the first community user of bhyve, the FreeBSD hypervisor introduced with FreeBSD 10.0. bhyve is a modern, emulation-free hypervisor that relies on the Extended Page Table feature found in modern Intel and AMD CPUs. bhyve provides bare-metal performance for Unix virtual machines and an in some cases will in fact provide better than bare-metal performance.

FreeBSD Xen Dom0 support has been many years in the making but is beginning to see the light of day. Michael is working with Xen developer Roger Pau Monné and aims to have a real-world report on the status of this unique effort.

Combined, these technologies are establishing FreeBSD as an emerging first class virtualization platform with an increasing adoption by "cloud" service providers.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

Website
Tuesday
Dec 15, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: FreeNAS 10 CLI
Free Geek

Who: Michael Dexter
What: FreeNAS 10 CLI
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

With over seven million downloads and hundreds of thousands of users (if not more) around the world, FreeNAS is easily the world's most popular software-defined Network Attached Storage (NAS) software.

FreeNAS is based on FreeBSD and the ZFS enterprise grade open source file system. The FreeNAS graphical user interface has evolved from being PHP-based, followed by Django/JavaScript based and is now moving to an all-JavaScript, asynchronous and Websockets-based framework that allows for both graphical and command line interfaces.

This hands-on demonstration will explain how the new Cisco/Vyatta-like FreeNAS CLI works for basic storage server configuration. It will also show the built-in interface debugging tools which show what is going on under the hood.

Michael provides FreeNAS support with Gainframe and does way, way too much in the BSD community.

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

Website
Tuesday
Jun 17, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Git 2.0
Free Geek

Who: Alan Olsen

What: Git 2.0

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

On May 28th, version 2.0 of the Git version control software was released. This talk will be on the changes and new features that come along with the 2.0 release, as well as the changes the steps to build and install the software.

Alan Olsen started using Linux in 1994 with the Yggdrasil distribution. He has been involved with PLUG for far to long and ran Advanced Topics for 8 years. He has been programming since 1972 and working in the computer industry since 1984. He is old. He has built a log of software, hacked a lot of kernels, written too many scripts and is still finding more to learn and do in the Linux environment.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Jul 15, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: GO TO OSCON
Free Geek

We will not be having a meeting tonight but you are welcome to meet at the Lucky Lab.

See you at OSCON!

PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference!

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

PLUG will celebrate 20 years of delivering conference-quality Linux, Unix and technology speakers this year! Most speakers are announced about two weeks in advance but some are last minute. Watch Calagator and the PLUG mailing lists for the latest news.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
May 20, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Hands-on Internet of Things
Free Geek

Who: Sean Mathews

What: Hands-on Internet of Things

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Sean Mathews will present Hands-on Internet of Things: Building the next “Internet Of Things” device using a Raspberry Pi or Beagle Bone Black and simple electronics.

Sean will take us though how to prototype and build a Raspberry Pi GPIO board for as lows as $6 per board and under a month.

Learn about the Raspberry Pi GPIO header and how you can use it to talk to your card.

Sean has built assembly line automation solutions for over 20 years

Sean Mathews has over 30 years of computer hardware, software and database design and development. Sean started writing assembly language and Basic on TRS-80 and Pet computers in the late 70's at the age of 9. At 16 he started his first company writing software written in C to help developers keep track of revision history of C source code for MODCOMP computers in the mid 80's. Currently he designs embedded and cloud based solutions at NuTech Software Solutions which he founded in 1996 and sells a line of embedded alarm devices for consumers that are sold worldwide.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Apr 15, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Heartbleed & apcupsd
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Ted Mittelstaedt

What: Heartbleed: It's cause, the solution, lessons learned plus apcupsd

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

The "Heartbleed" OpenSSL bug potentially impacts everyone who has used the Internet but was simple enough to explain in an XKCD cartoon.

http://xkcd.com/1354/

Ted Mittelstaedt will enlighten us about it and the issues surrounding it. Ted has also been experimenting with APC's new UPC interface and apcupsd. He will share his findings on this.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Jan 20, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Informal Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

For want of a response to the CFP, the PLUG meeting will be an informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for those who need to get out of the house.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 17, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Informal Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

For want of a response to the CFP, the PLUG meeting will be an informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for those who need to get out of the house.

Enjoy!

Website
Tuesday
Aug 16, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: INFORMAL MEETING
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for those who need to get out of the house.

Enjoy!

Website
Tuesday
May 17, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Installerfest!
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Who: Roundtable Discussion
What: Installerfest!
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, May 17th 2016, at 7PM
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live
From a mailing list discussion: Let's talk installers.

Not installations, installers. The things that install operating systems to persistent and bootable storage.

Many of us have written our own over the years and at a bare minimum, Michael can show what he's been doing with his virtualization things.

On deck: OpenBSD, FreeBSD, (thing you bring)

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

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

Website
Tuesday
Feb 16, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Linux as a security camera monitoring platform
Free Geek

Who: Kevin Kaelar
What: Linux as a security camera monitoring platform
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, 16 February 2016, at 7PM
Why: Because combining physical and digital security is an interesting puzzle
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Setting up a camera in Linux is relatively easy. With any luck, you plug in the USB cable and it "just works". But what if you need ten cameras? What if you need to store increasingly large amounts of footage for liability purposes? What if you need to be able to access the realtime feed from any (or all) of those cameras from anywhere in the world? What if you need fine-grained motion detection for some of the cameras, scheduled recording capabilities for others at certain times of day, and provide varying levels of access to multiple users?

This problem set is normally solved in a business environment by purchasing expensive (and frequently proprietary) security camera systems at a significant cost. However, it's possible to accomplish all of these things with a Linux-based application called ZoneMinder. During this talk, you'll be walked through the process of setting up a fully featured security camera and monitoring system, and will have the opportunity to learn about and/or discuss some of the supportive tech such as an Apache proxy, firewall and router configuration, and pruning and backing up video archives.

About Kevin

System administrator, game designer, software developer, open source contributor, Soylent drinker, wood carver, small electronics prototyper, blacksmith, poet, machinist, musician, and martial artist. Currently working as a full time web application developer for a music publishing company, Kevin spends most of his spare time babysitting a 3d printer and doing fun (and occasionally strange) things with Arduino at his startup in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 21, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Living Desktop Environment-Free
Free Geek

Who: Leander Harding
What: Living Desktop Environment-Free
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

KDE, Unity, even XFCE, are massive, complex software environments that achieve simplicity of user experience through rigid adherence to a given paradigm - and once you can write a shell script, they do remarkably little for you. We'll discuss philosophy, tools, and practical advice for simpler, more reliable, and more powerful computing without a desktop environment, surveying everything from non-annoying network profile handling to the wide world of mouse-free window management and everything in between.

Leander Harding is a developer at Cloud Four and a longtime Linux user. He's been running desktop environment-free since 2007.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

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

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

Website
Tuesday
Oct 20, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: OpenNMS
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Who: Ken Eshelby
What: OpenNMS
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

OpenNMS is one of the most mature, scalable and flexible enterprise network management platforms in existence. This presentation will cover essential architecture, features and workflow. We will also cover new features including new massively scalable time series data store using Apache Cassandra, new measurements API, new Minion distributable collector and poller in development, and new mobile application.

Ken Eshelby had been a network engineer for nearly 20 years in public service, involving development and deployment of an advanced enterprise network for the State of Oregon. I have covered technologies such as early MPLS development and deployment with Cisco, QoS, data center design and high speed scalable and redundant enterprise and service provider networks. I have maintained a focus in network management while doing engineering duties and support in a NOC and data center environment. In 2014, I joined The OpenNMS Group as a consulting and support engineer. The OpenNMS Group has maintained the OpenNMS open source project for 11 years. We sell free software.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

Website
Tuesday
Jan 19, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Smarter S.M.A.R.T. and related storage challenges
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Who: Roundtable discussion, moderated by Brian Martin and Michael Dexter
What: Smarter S.M.A.R.T. and related storage challenges
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

We are addicted to storage devices like hard and solid state disks.

Modern computing begins with storage and could survive quite some time without the computing part, as demonstrated by past storage devices like the Rosetta Stone for which we struggle to decode.

This means HDD's and SSD's are reliable, right?

Alas, they are not. In fact the situation is somewhat terrifying. File systems have made significant progress in the last decade but remarkably, there are still significant issues surrounding the devices they inhabit.

Storage devices are inconsistent, to put it politely, about notifying the user of existing, potential and impending problems. Built-in, standard-ish reporting mechanisms like S.M.A.R.T. exist but pose as many challenges as they address. Some storage "health" monitoring data is straight-forward, some is not:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDacjrSCeq4

Bring your storage-related questions, war stories and gadgets!

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

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

Website
Tuesday
Jan 21, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Speaking in Public is Easy
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Brian Rohan and Michael Dexter

What: Speaking in Public is Easy

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

You read that right: Speaking in public is easy and there is nothing stopping you from giving the next informative and compelling PLUG talk.

  • You are guaranteed to have a unique topic, experience and perspective
  • Audiences are far kinder than you expect (only pros get boo'd!)
  • Visuals are always optional
  • No one was born a public speaker
  • There are great resources out there to help you
  • Most things that go wrong have nothing to do with you (Tsunamis!)
  • Live demos are... risky, but cool
  • The OSCON and LFNW CFP's close shortly (hint hint)

Brian and Michael will give you a pragmatic tour of exactly what is involved in open source conference speaking and explain precisely how nothing is stopping you from getting involved thanks to local organizations like the Portland Linux/Unix Group.

Brian says:

In 2007 I made the switch from being a machinist to a real estate agent, shortly thereafter I was invited to investigate a Toastmasters club, in order to become a better communicator. Through 5 years and over 40 speeches in Toastmasters I reached the highest level of Distinguished Toastmaster. Simply stepping out of my comfort zone has given me the opportunity introduce dignitaries, and MC fund-raising events for worthwhile causes (notably a record breaking Clark County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner auction). Currently I am a recognized top 2% leader in AdvoCare International, helping others achieve their physical and financial goals.

I enjoy using Linux on a personal level for the freedom that it represents.

"You never get rid of public speaking butterflies, you just get them to fly in formation: ~Marv Serhan

Michael says:

Never in a 1,000 years will I speak in public yet I find myself doing it several times a month in Portland and at conferences around the world. I guarantee I'm no Brian Rohan but I fill rooms and get applause. The secret is finding the right room and just doing it. I will talk about the absolute worst that can happen (rarely what you think it would be), the open source conference community and how to get from submitting a proposal to stepping down from the stage.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 15, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Virtual Machine Fair
Free Geek

Who: Daniel Hedlund, Michael Dexter and a few special guests What: Virtual Machine Fair: Erlang/ocaml/Haskell VMs, bhyve, Xen & LXCs! Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Contain yourselves!

Daniel and Michael have been working with various virtual machines technologies and would like to have a roundtable style talk with micro presentations about each one, including:

Erlang VMs bhyve BSD Hypervisor VMs Xen VM's Haskell VMs (hopefully) and Linux Containers if we can rattle a familiar PLUG face's cage

We've invited a few guests and will give you a survey of some of the great things going on with open source virtualization technology.

Links: http://halvm.org/ http://www.openmirage.org/ http://bhyve.org

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Jun 19, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT Meeting: Tech Interviews!
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting: Tech Interviews!

More terrifying than Verilog Synthesis... More stressful than a drive failure... More harrowing than an office move...The Tech Interview!

You sent out 500 resumes and you finally get that call for an interview. What now?

How do you effectively present your skills and experience?

How do you make yourself stand out from the other candidates?

How do you answer the three most important interview questions?

Tell me about yourself?

Why should we hire you?

What are you looking for in your next position?

How can you judge how well you are doing in an interview?

How do you address possible Hiring Manager concerns, and make them feel better about them?

How do you move the process forward?

Joe Hammond is a recruiter at VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. (http://www.vanderhouwen.com) who has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of tech interviews and has been coaching tech applicants for years.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Sep 16, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT: CANCELLED
Free Geek

Meeting cancelled for want of a key holder.

See you in October!

Website
Tuesday
Mar 15, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT: INFORMAL Meeting at the Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

No organizer or speaker this month! You are welcome to congregate and hack at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.

Enjoy!

Website
Thursday
Jun 6, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting: Hacking on the Beagle Bone Black
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Hacking on the new Beagle Bone Black

Description:

Russell recently spent some time working on porting a house-monitoring system from the Beagle Bone (an $89 embedded, ARM-based, I/O rich device running linux http://beagleboard.org/) to the new Beagle Bone Black, a $45 device which is faster, includes video and 2G of onboard flash. The sensors required a one-wire bus, one of which the original Beagle Bone had configured out of the box. The Beagle Bone Black had none. This talk is a description of what it took to get one-wire (specifically w1-gpio) going with his own custom "cape" (a daughter-board for the Beagle Bone).

Biography:

Russell Senior has been a GNU/Linux user for over 20 years, since the 0.99plN days, using it both recreationally and professionally as a research programmer/scientific data analyst. Since 2005, Russell has become involved as a principal volunteer with the Personal Telco Project (https://personaltelco.net), during which he has worked on embedded systems, primarily network routers. He contributes to the development and improvement of the OpenWrt project. In the last couple years, he has worked on monitoring systems involving Arduino and, since last year, the Beagle Bone and has learned a bit about the Angstrom distribution of linux for embedded devices.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Thursday
Jan 2, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Advanced OpenSSH
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Carlos Aguayo will talk about about Advanced OpenSSH:

  • Basic Usage, on Various Platforms
  • Authentication Methods
  • Keys and Agents
  • Client configuration overview
  • Server configuration overview
  • Tunnels and port forwarding
  • Remote X Windows

Carlos Aguayo is a veteran of the Silicon Valley's startup boom that produced both the Internet and the open-source movements as we know them today. He spent the 90's at companies like Sun Microsystems, Infoseek, General Magic, and Marimba, and was a major contributor at Hobnob, a mobile wireless networking venture. With a background in computer science and engineering, he has focused on corporate and datacenter infrastructure, networking and scalability. He is presently working as a systems engineer at XO Communications in Beaverton, and when not wrangling virtual machines, sings barbershop with the Bridge Town Sound.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the First Thursday meeting at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

Website
Thursday
Aug 3, 2017
Portland Linux/Unix Group: An Introduction to Data Protection
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Michael "you break it you bought it" Dexter
What: An Introduction to Data Protection
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

You probably have a good sense of data protection in the sense of "backups" but alas, there is more to it. This talk will cover ten key aspects of Data Protection and discuss open source technologies that address them.

Is your data...

  1. Integrous – Maintaining integrity and consistency
  2. Resilient – Resistant to mechanical failures/outages
  3. Versioned – Accessible in a previous state
  4. Replicated – “Backed up” to local and remote locations
  5. Archived – Versioned and replicated for long-term storage
  6. Secure – Resistant to unauthorized theft or destruction
  7. Private – Available for authorized purposes only
  8. Available – Accessible in a timely manner
  9. Usable – Equally available now and in the future
  10. Compliant – with legal and regulatory requirements

Bring your questions and experiences for a livid^H^H^H^H^H vivid and vibrant discussion.

Bonus: Discussion about the future of PLUG Advanced Topics and other PLUG housekeeping, planning and fun!

Super bonus: Michael will not be here in September and see Bonus one.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares to the Lucky Lab available

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

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Thursday
Aug 7, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: An Open Hardware Case Study: The AK-47
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Beth 'pidge' Flanagan

What: Open Sourcing the Modern Battle Rifle: Legal and technical implications in home building the semi-automatic AK-47

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

A look at the technical and legal issues surrounding home construction of firearms, focusing on semi-automatic AK-47 style rifles.

Home gun building brings interesting legal and technical challenges needed to keep someone both safe and on the right side of the law. This requires an individual to be both an amateur metalsmith as well as knowing the ins and outs of firearms and international patent law. This talk will discuss the building of the semi-automatic AK47 rifle from a technical perspective, from demilling parts kits to the construction of a fully functional semi-automatic weapon.

We will also discuss the origins of the AK design, the history of it’s variants and its current patent status as a public domain firearm design, delving into Soviet and Russian Federation patent law as well as US firearms law.

Bio:

Beth 'pidge' Flanagan is an embedded linux geek who works at Intel's Open Source Technology Center on the Yocto Project.

Beth also gave a keynote at OSCON 2014, "Yes, Your Refrigerator Is Trying To Kill You..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8dXzAL-W8

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting.

Website
Thursday
May 7, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Block Storage Device Life Cycles
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group: Block Storage Device Life Cycles

Who: Michael Dexter
What: Block Storage Device Life Cycles
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live if lucky

Block storage has joined electricity as one of the fundamental technologies on which we are completely and irrevocably dependent. The two technologies are in fact becoming inextricable now that computers control virtually every electrical system from the distribution grids on up, and computers themselves are completely dependent on electricity to operate. Both technologies have undergone countless innovations yet still operate largely on their original basic principles. While high in capacity, fast and affordable, the modern hardware block storage device or “hard disk” operates on the same principles as the original 1956 IBM 350 disk storage unit and most solid-state alternatives emulate hard disks. Beginning with the Berkeley Fast File System, the BSD family of operating systems has played a key role in the evolution of general purpose block storage and continues this innovation with technologies like virtual block storage devices, GEOM, UFS2, ZFS, GELI, HAST, GEOM Journaling, FUSE, tmpfs and the NAND Flash framework. This paper will survey the available block device options in the FreeBSD operating system and explore their practical uses in modern storage architectures.

FreeBSD is unique in that it provides the reference platform for the Unix File System and is now a tier one Zettabyte File System or ZFS platform. The 10.0 release of FreeBSD is particularly unique in that it includes in-kernel iSCSI network block device sharing, the NAND Flash framework, a FUSE implementation and the bhyve hypervisor which can leverage and help test most FreeBSD storage technologies. The FreeBSD ports collection also includes support for guest file systems such as ext2 and NTFS, which provide new opportunities to "round trip" virtual and physical machines using bhyve and tools such as the iBFT iSCSI boot framework.

Finally, while an unprecedented block storage toolkit can enable extensive experimentation, there are pragmatic issues surrounding production storage architectures. This paper will touch on real world block storage solutions built with FreeBSD and its derivatives. These derivatives include the FreeNAS storage appliance, which provides networked block and file storage to a myriad of Unix and non-Unix clients. Pragmatic issues surrounding verifiable data integrity include: understanding and embracing ZFS behavior and limits, observing disk and partition health in addition to data integrity, understanding the implications of file naming, maintaining backups and restoring desired data in a timely manner.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

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Thursday
Dec 4, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Conference Warrior

Who: Michael Dexter and YOU
What: Conference Warrior
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

I do not think of myself as a big conference goer though I have been to various instantiations of PLUG, OpenSourceBridge, OSCON, CLS, Monitorama, DjangoCon, LinuxCon, Linuxfest Northwest, SCALE, MySQL, FOSDEM, LinuxTag, CeBIT, Systems.de, BSDCan, EuroBSDcon, AsiaBSDCon, OpenCON, bhyveCon, Slackathon, Supercomputing, MeetBSD, NYCBSDCon, InfoBALT, various Latvian events, that IT expo that used to come through Portland and a few I am completely spacing. I have also spoken or exhibited at some of these plus organized a few of the tiny ones.

At the public prompting of Brian P. Martin, I will discuss why on Earth someone would do such a thing over and over. Including:

How to and why attend

How to and why speak

How to and why exhibit

How to and why organize events

How to put on the best event possible on really short notice

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

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Thursday
May 2, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Confronting Depression
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

What is up with Linux guys buying MacBook Pros? This is depressing-- how can you put a penguin sticker next to your Apple logo?

In the wake of tragic national and local losses in the open source community to depression, Yshai Boussi of Portland Family Counseling will discuss all aspects of depression including signs and symptoms, origins, solutions and treatments, how to help others if you're concerned that they may be depressed. Yshai has family in the tech community and insights into why we may have a different relationship with depression than most communities.

Yshai has been practicing as a psychotherapist since 2003. Over the years, he has worked with many different types of individuals, couples, adolescents and families. He has seen how depression affects individuals but also friends and family as well. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor operating a private practice with his wife called Portland Family Counseling. Our practice is in NW Portland. http://portlandfamilycounseling.com

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Thursday
Oct 2, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Diversity in Open Source: What We Can Do
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Jennifer Davidson
What: Diversity in Open Source: What We Can Do
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

If you're involved in tech and/or open source, you know the community suffers from a lack of diversity. The big question is: Why? Even more powerful is: What can each of us do to build a community that is welcoming of contributors from all backgrounds? Jennifer Davidson will shed light on these issues and discuss what ChickTech is doing locally in Portland. Expect actionable steps we can take as a community to increase diversity in tech.

Jennifer Davidson is a User Experience Researcher and Designer at Intel. She received a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis in Human-Computer Interaction from Oregon State University in June 2014. She is the Interim Board President for ChickTech (http://chicktech.org). Her passions include studying open source communities, designing software that works for humans, and doing outreach to build women in tech communities. Jennifer has given talks at OSCON, Open Source Bridge, Open Source Systems, Code n' Splode, and many academic conferences.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Don't Fear the Autotools!
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         PRESENTATION

                  Don't Fear the Autotools!

                              by

                         Scott Garman


 Autoconf. Automake. Libtool. This trio of build configuration 
 utilities (known as the Autotools) are used in a large majority 
 of compiled software applications for Linux, but they remain a 
 mystery to many of us.

 In this gentle introduction to the Autotools, Scott Garman will 
 help lift the veil of uncertainty most people have about them. 
 You'll also learn about the Gnu Coding Standards and the Filesystem 
 Hierarchy Standard, two specifications which explain a lot of the 
 "why" behind the Autotools (yes, there is a method to this madness!). 
 Finally, Scott will offer some practical tips for understanding 
 and fixing errors you may see when building an Autotools-based 
 package. It's sure to be a fun romp for the whole family.
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Thursday
Feb 5, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Escaping GMail
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Louis Kowolowski
What: Escaping GMail
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

If you’ve wanted to run your own mail server, but held back because it sounded complicated, fear no more. In mere days you too can have a GMail-like experience. Using common household tools such as Postfix, Dovecot, and MySQL, you can have a pointy clicky UI for your mail administration and webmail needs.

I’ll be showing a demo that utilizes Postfix, Dovecot, PostfixAdmin, Sieve, MySQL, and RoundCube. Account manipulation (creating domains and users) through a webby, webmail, and server side mail filters. All of this is done on FreeBSD but can also be done on others such as Linux, Solaris, or even Irix (if you love pain).

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

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Thursday
May 1, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Federated Wiki
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Ward Cunningham

What: Federated Wiki

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

UNIX introduced the notion of software tools, small programs assembled together as pipelines. Almost as innovative what its notion of a workbench, a place where work in progress could be shared by passing references, file paths, among collaborators.

I draw huge inspiration from these contributions, both of which happened within my professional lifetime. In this talk I will describe analogous structures in Federated Wiki, a project that hopes to host the doing of things as well as the talk about doing things.

Ward Cunningham has worked for and consulted to daring startups and huge corporations. He has served as CTO, Director, Fellow, Principle Engineer and Inventor. He is best known for creating wiki. He leads an open-source project rebuilding wiki to solve more complex sharing situations addressing some of societies toughest problems. Ward founded movements in object-oriented, agile software, extreme programming and pattern languages. Ward lives in Portland, Oregon and works for New Relic, Inc.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Thursday
Jan 4
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Fedora Atomic Host: Your Next Linux
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Josh Berkus
What: Fedora Atomic Host: Your Next Linux
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Fedora Atomic Host: Your Next Linux

Our current model of RPM-and-config-management for Linux systems has done well for us over the last decade and more, but is starting to show its age. Come learn about Atomic Host, which is a new model for managing software and maintenance for large clouds of hosts.

Josh Berkus of Red Hat will explain the Atomic Host "ostree" model for binary updates, and how that ties in with container deployments of applications. He will demo deploying and updating a cluster of Atomic Hosts running OpenShift, and answer questions about this architecture. He'll then speculate about what the future could hold, in the form of modularity, Flatpaks, and more.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares to the Lucky Lab available

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

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Thursday
Oct 3, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: FreeNAS Plugins
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

FreeNAS is an open source Network Attached Storage system powered by FreeBSD that features the ZFS filesystem.

Michael Dexter will demonstrate the FreeNAS 9.1.1 Plugins architecture using the Plex Media Server and various virtual machines.

For more information: http://freenas.org

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Thursday
Feb 2, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Intro to Salt / Salt Stack (saltstack.org)
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
             Intro to Salt / Salt Stack (saltstack.org)
                          by Daniel Hedlund 

Salt is a distributed configuration management and remote execution platform built on top of ZeroMQ and Python. Simple, fast, powerful and extensible.

Daniel will give a presentation on the architecture of Salt and how it leverages ZeroMQ to provide a simple but highly scalable and parallel method of software deployment.

"Salt is a distributed remote execution system used to execute commands and query data. It was developed in order to bring the best solutions found in the world of remote execution together and make them better, faster and more malleable. Salt accomplishes this via its ability to handle larger loads of information, and not just dozens, but hundreds or even thousands of individual servers, handle them quickly and through a simple and manageable interface."

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Thursday
Jan 3, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Linux in Schools project: Past, Present, and Future
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Eric Harrison has over 15 years experience with Linux in primary and secondary education environments (Kindergarten through High School). Topics will include designing, building, and maintaining your own Linux distributions (K12LTSP & Edubuntu), infrastructure (clustering, virtualization, web filtering, etc), large scale Asterisk telephony deployments, IPv6, and more.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Thursday
Jul 3, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Lowest Common Denomiator Coding with vi and sh
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Michael Dexter

What: Lowest Common Denominator Coding with vi and sh

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

There are countless available text editors, programming languages and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) but few are guaranteed to be present on any given system. On POSIX Unix systems, the vi(1) text editor and sh(1) shell are required by the POSIX (opengroup.org) standard and might be the only development tools at your disposal. While some developers may consider these tools equivalent to a doughnut spare tire that should not be used over 50MPH, others embrace them and have used them for decades. Some would also argue that you should learn the rules before you break them in order to appreciate higher-level languages.

This talk will be a crash course in vi(1) and sh(1) with examples from a 2500 line virtualization management project that uses a number of scripting techniques.

Michael provides independent Unix support and organizes PLUG.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Thursday
Mar 1
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Steve Dum
What: Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Seemingly simultaneously multiple people discovered these vulnerabilities that exploit CPU data cache timing to cause protected information to be leaked. I'll start with a review of modern CPU design features like parallel execution, out of order execution, speculative execution, branch prediction,cache access and side channels leading up to the 3 flaws, called Meltdown and Spectre. Including a simple understandable example of the flaws, and show an actual Proof of Concept.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares to the Lucky Lab available

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

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Mike Rogoway from the Oregonian
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

We are honored to have Oregonian technical columnist Mike Rogoway talk about Oregon's high tech and open source scenes.

You can post your questions to Mike in advance on the PLUG mailing list to give him an opportunity to research his answers! (http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug)

Mike Rogoway has been covering technology in the Portland area since 1998, at The Oregonian since 2004. He's tracked the Silicon Forest's startup renaissance and its roots in open source software, and the rise of software and open source within Intel. He's profiled Linus Torvalds, Ward Cunningham, and Intel software chief Renee James.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Thursday
Apr 4, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Mozilla Socorro Open Source crash reporting tool
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Mozilla Socorro: an Open Source crash reporting system evolves.

Socorro collects and analyzes three million crash reports a day employing PostgreSQL, HBase, Hadoop, and ElasticSearch glued together with Python. Socorro's data analysis drives the stability and development priorities of Firefox. Five years ago, Socorro was a system that ran on three machines and was tended by just one person. In 2013, it has evolved to become a distributed system running on 120 machines and serving hundreds of terabytes of data. Meanwhile, companies all over the world are adopting Socorro for crash reporting. This talk, an update of one given several years ago, will track the evolution of Socorro and its future in the upcoming world of FirefoxOS.

K Lars Lohn is the Herd Patriarch of the Mozilla WebTools Group. As the author and curator of the Mozilla Socorro Crash Reporting System, Lars has driven its evolution. Formerly with the OSUOSL, Lars telecommutes for Mozilla from a farm near Corvallis. While preferring Python, PostgreSQL and Harleys, Lars is versed in C++, MySQL and Subarus.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Thursday
Apr 2, 2015