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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.

May 6, 2009
WikiWednesday: Wikipedia for Journalists and Bloggers

WikiWednesday is an opportunity to learn about wikis and how to use them for improved collaboration within an existing organization, for new ventures, or worldwide.

This month we will have an introduction to research with Wikipedia focused on journalists and bloggers.

The event will cover techniques for assessing the trustworthiness of an article, delving in to just who edited what, and other tip and tricks for gleaning useful information out of the world's largest encyclopedia.

A 30 minute introductory presentation will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Wikipedia administrators Steven Walling and Pete Forsyth, and journalists Dan Cook and Abraham Hyatt (formerly of The Portland Business Journal and Oregon Business Magazine, respectively).

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.

May 24, 2022
PDXWIT Get Hired Up: Autodesk Edition

Registration through Eventbrite required.

PDXWIT Get Hired Up: The networking event that comes to you! ASL interpreters will be onsite.

Are you ready to get hired up?! Then this in-person event is for you. PDXWIT has teamed up with Autodesk for an in-person (!) event focused on connecting job seekers with open roles. Recruiters, hiring managers, and internal community leaders will be onsite to connect about open positions at the company.

We’ll get you fired up with a short presentation from PDXWIT and the Autodesk team. Then we invite you to mingle on the 6th floor of the beautiful Autodesk building in inner southeast Portland. You’ll have a chance to chat with recruiters and hiring managers while enjoying snacks, dessert, and drinks with a 360 view of our city.

Please have your resume ready to send and your LinkedIn profiles up to date!

In order to create a productive and thoughtful space, we are limiting capacity to the first 125 attendees.

Please reach out to [email protected] with any additional accessibility needs you have.

Not quite ready for an in person event but still want to connect with companies that are hiring? Join us for Job Board Live on May 12th!

Agenda: 4:00 p.m. - Event Begins/Please mingle with recruiters 4:45 p.m. - PDXWIT and Autodesk Intros 6:00 p.m. - Event Ends

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

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

Safety Measures:

It’s been awhile since PDXWIT produced an in-person event. The safety of our community is our highest priority. See below for safety protocols and requirements.


Q: Will masks be required in indoor spaces? Will masks be required outside? Will hand sanitizer be provided and plentiful? A:

Masks are optional. There are several outdoor spaces at the venue.

Hosts will provide plentiful hand sanitizer.

We will ask all attendees to certify that they are vaccinated.

Event FAQ

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, volunteers will be outside of the building helping attendees with accessibility needs.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking nearby. Shuttles and public transportation nearby as well. More info to come.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The entrance in on Ankeny. PDXWIT volunteers will be out front with green shirts on.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Outdoor racks, and limited indoor.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Autodesk is located near public transportation. Please use your own judgment when deciding to take public transportation.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, sadly.

Apr 19, 2010
Mobile Monday Portland (MoMoPDX)

Mobile Monday Portland is pleased to present a panel discussion on Mobile Financial Services moderated by Wireless Week editor in chief, Monica Alleven. The panel features Matthew Hall, vice president of business development of Vesta Corporation, and Siva Narendra, CTO of Tyfone Inc., both Portland-based mobile financial services companies. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

For more information visit:

Sep 17, 2019
Digital Transformation and the Future of Business
Bumped Inc. in the Big Pink! 111 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor

Announcing the new MIT Enterprise Forum, Portland, Oregon Chapter!

Topic: Digital Transformation and the Future of Business

Did you know that:

97% of consumers search online to find a local business? 46% of Google searches are seeking local information? 88% of consumer local business searches on a mobile device result in a call or visit to the business within 24 hours?

The digital age rewards change and punishes doing nothing. It is no longer, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” How are companies adapting to the changed (and changing) world, being the disrupters rather than the disrupted?

Join us to hear four dynamo panelists how their companies drive digital transformations and how they successfully digitally transformed their businesses. From SEO/SEM to mobile native and electronic transactions we will discuss the trends and findings that shape the future of business.

Schedule: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:30 PM Doors open / Enjoy a hosted bar with beer and wine (21+ must show ID) 6:30 PM Program begins 8:00 PM Program concludes

Panelists include:

John Jerome, Founder, and CEO, Jerome, Bruhn & Associates

Mike Barrett, Co-founder, and CRO, Unosquare

Jason Thane, Co-founder, GenUI

Tracy Petrie, Researcher, OHSU

Mark Neuhausen, Technologist, and Angel Investor (moderator)

We look forward to seeing there!

Cheers, MIT Enterprise Forum NW

Apr 16, 2018
So you think you're customer centric...but are you really?
CENTRL Office West End

We all know that the secret to generating long-term revenue growth relies on your ability to deliver outstanding customer value.

But how to do you create a growth strategy that consistently improves customer experience and converts leads into evangelists?

Join us for an informal candid discussion where we'll uncover how successful startup founders and leaders employ a customer-centric mindset to power and scale their revenue growth.

This event is hosted by RevDev, a collective of startup growth advisors, as part of their Portland company launch and kick-off. The RevDev founders will walk us through their take on Success Marketing - a strategy that integrates Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success to deliver bigtime customer value and generate sustainable revenue growth.

RevDev will then be joined by three leaders of thriving Portland startups for a panel discussion about how customer-centricity can supercharge your growth strategy. Hear first hand the challenges they've faced, their lessons learned, and their secrets for growing revenue and customer loyalty. The topics will be selected from audience suggestions beforehand, and you'll walk away with actionable, field-tested, bottom-line-driving growth strategies and tactics in the disciplines that actually matter.

Join us and tell us what matters most to you, your team, and your business so that we can help you kick ass in 2018! Agenda: 5:30 - Mingling, networking, food and drinks!

6:00 - Success Marketing introduction by Aaron Thompson, David Connors, and Kasey Jones from RevDev

6:20 - Panel discussion on how to use a customer-centric approach to fuel early growth

7:20 - More networking!

Meet our panel: Aaron Ward, CEO of AskNicely. Aaron is a serial entrepreneur, with 20+ years of experience designing and launching disruptive, new-to-market products, channels, and businesses.

Julia Alena, President and CEO of ReelDx. Julia's career is marked by her dedication to the unrelenting pursuit of scalable and profitable paths to rapid growth while delivering an exceptional customer experience.

Nick Hill, VP of Product for Lithium Technologies. Nick is a product leader with a passion for creating well-designed, innovative products that lead their market. Nick has experience growing a company from a 10 person startup to a 700+ person publicly traded company.

This event is proudly sponsored by StarveUps!

Starve Ups was Oregon’s first startup accelerator, and is its only scalerator, which is defined as an end-to-end accelerator. Starve Ups was founded by founders and is solely made up of a community of startup founders and their membership companies.

Oct 22, 2015
Code Oregon Labs
Code Fellows

Online learners of all stripes are invited to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows will provide tutors at a 6:1 ratio. Bring your laptop! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Apr 22, 2016
Nice goggles, but is there delight in there? User experience and virtual reality
Connective DX

Moderated by Voices of VR Podcast's Kent Bye, this panel will bring together 360 degree videographers, VR technologists and experience designers to examine the state of user experience in virtual reality, the skills needed to design 360 degree experiences, the challenges of this new medium, and the joys of working inside new realities.

Start your Friday right with hand pies from Pacific Pie Co. and Portland Brewing beer, and then join the conversation with some of the area's brightest minds working in experience design and virtual reality.

The Panel

Matt Rowell—Co-Founder 360 Labs @360labs

Gavin Farrell—Co-Founder Panogs @panogs

Gabe Paez—Founder Wild @builtbywild

Teressa Chizeck—Interaction Designer, Intel

The Schedule

5-5:30 eating, networking, demos 5:45-7 panel discussion 7-7:30 questions, networking

Jan 19, 2017
Building Companies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Cozy Portland Office

Starting companies is easy. Keeping them going is hard.

Join us for an unfiltered, uncensored discussion with the founders/CEOs from Treehouse, Puppet, ClientJoy, and Cozy, people who've been in the trenches and found ways to succeed. We'll cover everything from raising capital, hiring and firing, and cultivating culture, to doing everything you can to stay alive. Stephen Green will field your questions and moderate what's sure to be a lively discussion!

Doors open at 6:30pm and the panel will begin at 7pm sharp. Light snacks provided. Seating is limited, so please register to attend.

Conversations at Cozy is a series of talks and lectures for the community. Follow @CozyCo on Twitter for details about the next event.

Apr 9, 2019
DESIGN DISRUPTORS Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Cvent, in partnership with InVision, is hosting a special screening of the InVision-produced documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS for Portland Design Week with snacks and networking beforehand, and a panel with design leaders after. Join us for this free event during Design Week Portland April 9th, 5:30–7:30pm! Register at

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

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.

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.

Sep 24, 2015
Teamwork Best Practices between Development, Test, and DevOps | Dev & Eng Event
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

What's the best way to collaborate as a team to move code from development to production? What tools are available that really work? And how do you get your team on-board to use them?

Join us September 24 for Teamwork Best Practices between Development, Test, and DevOps! During this event industry practitioners will share practical experience, different models to use and best practices associated with DevOps, Development and Testing. They are also prepared to discuss insights into the new advances in this area.

Panelist: Andrew Blew, Manager - Service Reliability Engineering at iovation Jim Dewson, DevOps Manager at HealthSparq *Lisa Davis, QA & DevOps Engineering Manager at Columbia Sportswear

Moderator: Randy Pelligrini, Software Quality Assurance Manager at Healthsparq

Event Details: Date: September 24 Time: 5:30-8:00 pm Where: Kells Irish Pub Cost: Members $25 | Non-members $45

May 12, 2022
PDXWIT and Simple X present Job Board LIVE: Get Hired Up!
Online (Zoom)

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

PDXWIT Job Board Live: The networking event that comes to you! This time we’re partnering with Simple X to bring you even more amazing talks and employment opportunities.

Are you ready to get hired up?!? Then this event is for you. PDXWIT’s Job Board LIVE is tailor-made to help you find the career of your dreams.

We’ll get you fired up with a lightning talk, then companies with open roles on the PDXWIT job board will share their open positions (local and remote) during our Recruiter Roll Call. You’ll have a chance to chat with them in breakout rooms after the presentation, so bring your questions, your professional statements, and be ready to share your brilliant skills and qualifications.

In order to create a productive and thoughtful space, we are limiting capacity to the first 60 attendees.

We will have ASL and live closed captioning for this event. Please reach out to [email protected] with any additional accessibility needs you have.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event Begins 12:03 p.m. - Intros, Announcements, Lightning Talk 12:10 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 12:20 p.m. - Breakout Rooms (Recruiter and Networking) 1:00 p.m. - Event Ends

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

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

Jun 1, 2022
PDXWIT LGBTQ+ in Tech: Love Will Keep Us Together
Online via Zoom

Registration through Zoom required.

When we think about the queer community we think about those amazing people that bring us all together. From LGBTQ+centric organizations to leaders who love to create connections, we want to celebrate their work and continue to build an even broader community!

PRIDE is every day and we want you to join PDXWIT as we come together to celebrate how love will keep us together!

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff and Hazel Valdez, we’ll hear from Salome Chimuku, DeAngelo Crane, and Katy Byrtus in this inclusive panel.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions 5:10 p.m. - Panel discussion begins 5:50 p.m. - Q&A 6:00 p.m. - Event ends


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

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

Aug 20, 2009
PCC Sylvania Campus

Portland Rich Internet Developers Group - PDX RIA.

This month at PDXRIA we are continuing our series of panel discussions. This month the topic is JavaScript and frameworks.

Our own Chris Phllips and Barney Boisvert have agreed to lead the discussion and tell us about their favorite frameworks and what they love about JavaScript.

Come on out and share your thoughts.

Pizza at 5:30, meeting at 6PM.

Meeting at PCC Sylvania Campus - TCB (Technology Classroom Building) Room 209

Mar 11, 2010
March SAO Corvallis Tech Pub: Increasing Your Business Through Social Media: What's Important and Why You Should Care
Renaissance on the Riverfront

Thursday, March 11th, 2010
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Renaissance on the Riverfront 136 SW Washington Ave. Corvallis, Oregon 97333
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RSVP TO: SAO by emailing sao-coordinator [AT] or on the Willamette Innovators Network
$5 for SAO members or students, and $15 for non-members
Includes finger food and no-host bar
    5:30 - 6:15: Business Networking Time with finger food, no host bar
    6:15 - 6:25: 30-Second Mic (give us your technology business elevator pitch!!)
    6:45 Program: PANEL - Increasing Your Business Through Social Media: What's Important and Why You Should Care


Social Media Panel -- Increasing Your Business Through Social Media: What's Important and Why You Should Care

Social Media is here. Facebook has 300 million members. Youtube is the second largest search engine in the world. Twitter is approaching 50 million tweets a day.

Companies large and small are embracing social media to help get the word out, connect with customers, and provide another way to reach customer service. Comcast is turning its image around largely due to its Twitter account for customer support (@ComcastCares). This year Pepsi decided not to air any Super Bowl ads in favor of their Social Media campaigns. A Portland food-cart, Whiffies, does nearly all of its marketing on Twitter and is expanding to Seattle.

Are your Social Media efforts floundering? Don't know where to start? Feeling overwhelmed with all of the information? Come learn about how you can do things better, smarter, or just get started.

Join us for a night of networking and to get your social media questions answered.


Loyan Roylance, ProWorks

Loyan is a 9 year web professional. As the Director of Marketing at ProWorks Corporation, Loyan helps businesses match marketing, sales and service objectives with useful technologies and web tools to create new opportunities. He is an user and evangelist of the social web, social networks and social media from a personal and business perspective. Aside from various business client projects, a few social-web projects that Loyan is associated with include the Willamette Innovators Network (, Social Media for Business ( and the emerging Corvallis Social Media Brigade ( Loyan is a regular user of many established social media tools and networks and enjoys exploring new and emerging ones.

Tony Jones, Intel

Tony Jones currently leads consumer product research for Intel, his work guides the company on future product development and informs on current customer trends. Previous to this Tony lead social media analytics for Intel, working with a team of social media marketing professionals he provided customer insights through the monitoring of social media conversations that were use to provide feedback on current products, programs and marketing efforts. Previous to his work at Intel Tony spent 5 years at HP leading consumer market research for inkjet printing supplies.

Ryan Lewis, Bonfire Marketing

Bonfire Marketing LLC is a consulting firm dedicated to developing unique connections between companies and customers. Our system allows businesses to easily tune into social media for marketing opportunities and communication crucial for customer loyalty. Bonfire also consults businesses on the proper methods and social norms associated with a quickly developing delicate form of marketing.


Tech Brew Pubs are a monthly event organized by the Software Association of Oregon, Corvallis Chapter ( To join our Email Announcement List: TO ADD or REMOVE yourself from the [email protected] mailing list, please go to This list is used to send chapter announcements and NON-commercial items of general chapter interest to local SAO members and others interested in the chapter.

We encourage you to join and support the Software Association of Oregon ( The state SAO office sends out a newsletter and a monthly calendar. If you are interested in receiving these please sign up here


The Eugene SAO Chapter also has an announcement email list ([email protected]) which you can join at

Oct 1, 2015
Hiring a Dev Team in 2015: Where are top companies finding talent?

~Brought to you by Code Fellows~

Want to know who Portland companies are hiring? With more than half a million vacant high-tech jobs across the country—and with university computer science programs generating only a small portion of the candidates for these jobs—where do companies find developers? Are they hiring from code schools, and, if so, how do these developers stack up? Find out at this panel discussion, moderated by Hello World founder Dan Linn and featuring recruiting and hiring managers from some of Portland's top tech companies, including Urban Airship, Jama, and New Relic.

Tweet questions for the panelists to #PDXtechdevjobs.

Join us for pizza, drinks and a special Q&A about how to hire—or join—a dev team in 2015.

RSVP today! Attendance is capped at 60.

Nov 8, 2017
Intro to Startup Funding
The Bridge Incubator

Finding funding sources for your startup can be difficult.

Come spend an evening with us and a panel of local experts who can help you explore how to fund your venture. We will talk about the pros and cons of raising that first funding to get rolling.

• Friends and family • Angels / angel groups and funds • Crowd Funding • Private Equity

Our expert panel will discuss when each can be appropriate and when. What angel investors are looking for? and What are the pros and cons of each investment type at each company stage?

Feb 20, 2014
TiE Panel: Founders' Funding Stories
TiE Pearl Incubator

We often see headlines like these:

  • "Verizon Investments Leads Funding Round in MobileRQ"
  • "OpenSesame Lands $8M"
  • "OnTheGo Raises 700K Seed Funding from Foundry Group's AngelList Syndicate"
  • "AppThwack gets backing from In-Q-Tel"

If you are an entrepreneur pitching at pitch competitions and to groups of investors, an outcome like that can often seem like a pipe dream. You might think it's just a question of luck, or that you just have to have a lot of passion for your idea; but it takes the right combination of factors to make such deals happen.

The basic premise is obvious: investors want a return on their investment. But how do you get introduced to the right investor for your company? What is going to convince them that they will get a return on the investment? How do you negotiate the deal?

One great way to get answers to some of these questions is by hearing the stories of founders who have received funding in the last 6 months.

Join us for a panel discussion on closing a round of funding with the founders of the very same companies that featured in the headlines above! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these entrepreneurs' experience and meet and ask them your questions!

Our panelists are

  • Tyler McKinley (CEO/Founder of MobileRQ,
  • Josh Blank (SVP/Founder of OpenSesame),
  • Ryan Fink (CEO/Founder of OnTheGo Platforms),
  • Trent Peterson (Co-Founder of AppThwack)

The discussion will be moderated by Monica Enand (Founder/CEO of Zapproved, TiE Charter Member).

May 28, 2014
TiE Pearl First Anniversary celebration, featuring TiE Panel: Insights from the Incubator
TiE Pearl Incubator

Come celebrate the first anniversary of the TiE Pearl Incubator with us and hear the stories of several successful startups who are or have been tenants.

Meet them, ask them your questions and learn from their experiences in an extra festive edition of our Tips from the Trenches!


  • Kevin Stone - CEO and co-founder of EdCaliber
  • Eric Anderson - CEO and co-founder of Wearshare
  • Luis Hernandez - CEO and co-founder of Cultiva, LLC
  • Skip Rotter - Lead Developer of GlobeSherpa

Moderator: Gene Ehrbar - Managing Partner, Emerging Technology at ISITE Design and Manager of the TiE Pearl Incubator

Price: TiE Members: FREE Public: $25

Sep 25, 2014
TiE Panel event: The Future Takes Flight - Drones
TiE Pearl Incubator

Join us for a fun and educational event on the theme of Aerial Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), otherwise know as drones.

Drones came into the public eye in recent years through the news about their military uses, but they are gaining some serious momentum in civil applications as well. Some regard this as a sweeping technical revolution, with far-reaching consequences and possibilities. Come find out what Oregon companies are doing in this new and exciting industry vertical!

Weather permitting, we're planning for a demonstration session of some drones outside the venue.

After the demo, we will have a panel discussion about the state of the industry, and where our panelists see things going. There will be plenty of opportunity for networking and Q&A!

Panelists include:

  • Ryan Jenson - CEO/Founder of HoneyCombM
  • Jonathan Evans - CEO/Co-founder of SkyWard
  • Scott Edwards - founder of the @PDXDrones group and cofounder of Silicon Sky Meetup (and Director of Marketing and Customer Acquisition at Simple Finance by day)
  • Wendie Kellington - Attorney specializing in regulated industries, such as unmanned flight and use of public airspace

The discussion will be moderated by Shashi Jain.

TiE Members: $10 (pre-registration, door $15) Non-members: $20 (pre-registration, door $25)

Oct 22, 2014
TiE Emerging Technology Panel: Matters Of Health
TiE Pearl Incubator

Join us for a riveting panel discussion on the emerging opportunities in the health care field!

Entrepreneurial initiative, new technologies and the introduction of the Affordable Health Care Act have all contributed to massive changes and opportunities in the area of medicine and health care. How are our panelists taking advantage, what challenges have they experienced, and where do they see things going?

Get insights from:

  • Joe Novello - CEO/Founder, NurseGrid
  • Ray Costantini - CEO/Co-Founder, BrightMD
  • Mohan Nair - SVP Cambia Health
  • Bill Hersh - Professor and Director Medical Informatics & Clinilcal Epidemiology, OHSU

Before the panel discussion itself we will enjoy networking and refreshments.

Event cost:

  • TiE Members: advance registration $10, door $15
  • Student Members: advance registration $5, door $10
  • Public: advance registration $20, door $25
Jun 10, 2009
Social Innovation Forum
Urban Grind East

June's Forum focuses on sustainability. How do you implement innovation in a way that creates lasting change? How do you preserve and maintain the change you've worked for? This month's forum will guide you through both of these considerations, the two sides of real sustainability. Join us to share your ideas and discuss emerging local and national concepts and projects and how they are sustaining the good! The Springboard Social Innovation Forum offers a monthly event designed to support those interested in creating a better future. Our focus is to help practitioners or potential practitioners of social projects push beyond discussion and debate into action. Each Forum will inspire and teach with ideas, powerful role models, and stories. Speakers, content experts, panels, and workshops will help you improve your strategies for planning and launching effective social ventures. The Forum will create a context to connect, learn, and take action around ideas that lead to tangible change—all in a venue designed for building community. Cost is $5.00 at the door.

Sep 26, 2017
ProductStack PDX: Aligning Product Strategy with Customer Feedback

Join Product leaders and experts for a lively panel discussion about how to incorporate customer feedback to make products your customers love and deliver a better overall customer experience. We'll share best practices from industry leaders and give attendees a chance to ask their questions as well! 

The evening will be hosted at Vacasa’s office in the Pearl and emceed by the unofficial Godfather of Portland Tech, founder of Silicon Florist, cofounder of Portland Incubator Experiment, cofounder of Oregon Story Board, cofounder of TechfestNW, Rick Turoczy. He’ll moderate a panel discussion with Patrick Lightbody, SVP of Product Management at Delphix, Heather Knight of Airbnb, Greg Goodman, CEO of ProductPlan, Dan Podsedly, VP of Pivotal Tracker, and Kevin Steigerwald, CPO of Notion.

There will be snacks and drinks and plenty of time for networking and discussions.


  • 5:30 Arrive

  • 6:00 Panel Discussion: How Product can leverage Support to build better products

  • 6:40 Q&A

  • 7:00 Networking, Food, and Drinks



Heather is a former healthcare worker turned techie.  She started out on the Customer Experience at Airbnb and is currently on the Business Travel Team as an Account Coordinator for Enterprise-level companies.  She has developed a deep interest in product development and was part of a beta test group for a new internal product that was recently released into the wild.  When Heather is not working, she's learning how to code at Alchemy Labs part time program in the evenings. In her not so free time, she's also the Portland City co-director of Lesbians Who Tech.  Someday soon, when code school is finished, she hopes to resume her hiking, backpacking and international travel addictions.


Greg Goodman is the co-founder and CEO of ProductPlan. He has a passion for building products and companies. He was the founder of Miramar Systems, which was acquired by Computer Associates and has advised and invested in numerous technology startups including AppFolio, RightScale, HGData and Apeel Sciences. He has degrees in Computer Science and Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara.


Dan Podsedly is a Pivotal Labs VP and the General Manager of Pivotal Tracker, the popular project collaboration tool for modern software teams. Dan has been with Pivotal Labs since their nascent days in the mid-2000s, and has experience in every aspect of software development, including engineering, product management, and UX design.


Full-stack product designer with over 10 years of experience designing, researching, marketing, planning, and building products. From package design in big-box retailers to indie games in the App Store, my passion is for designing experiences that make our lives easier and more enjoyable. I believe pies are for dessert not for charts, tortillas make the best utensil, and the iPhone 4 is the proper screen size for a phone.

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

Jun 11, 2009 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.


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

Apr 24, 2013
Wearables: The future is now
Ziba Design - Auditorium

In early 2012, Nike introduced FuelBand and Google announced its Glass Project — two events that shined a spotlight on the growing category of Wearable Technology. In the months since, the global design and business community has exploded with speculation on the potential of embedded computing. But they’ve left many questions unanswered: How will wearable technology fit into our daily lives? Is it a passing trend, or the future of computing? Will these kinds of devices bring people closer together, or add to the distractions that battle for our attention?

What’s clear is that computers will radically transform over the next five years, from devices we carry to integrated parts of our outfits and bodies, that we use almost without thinking. It’s a shift that will transform markets, and challenge our definition of beauty. Please join us for a talk with local experts, as they discuss their challenges and successes, and explore what the future holds in this exciting field.

To save your seat, please register for this event on Eventbrite


Sean Madden – Executive Managing Director, Ziba Design Sean leads multi-disciplinary design teams to produce beautiful, relevant work for clients including Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and Sony. Sean was formerly a Creative Director at frog and professor of Interaction Design at The California College of the Arts’ graduate design program.

Roberto Tagliabue – Executive Director Software Design, Jawbone Roberto led development of the UP fitness-tracking wristband for Jawbone, and has designed interactive media, product experiences and brand identity at Nike, Motorola and Razorfish. He founded Visere, a digital design consultancy, and Clibe, a collaborative, cloud-based notebook application.

Skooks Pong – Senior Vice President of Technology, Synapse Skooks leads teams of engineers and thinkers in the creation of business solutions for clients such as Apple, Samsung, and Intel. He has more than 20 years experience designing, developing, and delivering prototypes across a broad range of industries.

Moderator: Noah DiJulio – Senior Interaction Designer, Ziba Design

Video Partner: Funnelbox Productions Funnelbox productions will be partnering with Ziba to capture the event, so check back for a video of the panel soon after. Big thanks to Funnelbox!

Founded in 1999, Funnelbox Production Studios creates award-winning video, motion graphics and animation for companies like Philips, Wacom and Sony. Funnelbox provides Disciplined Creative services across the full spectrum of content production, including creative direction, audio and compositing.

This discussion will be the first event in the Ziba Panel Series, a recurring series that brings together the creative community from Portland and beyond to learn about the exciting work happening around us and the inspiration it offers.

May 17, 2022
PDXWIT May Happy Hour: Careers, Talks, Connection

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

ASL interpretation and closed captioning throughout. Please email [email protected] with additional accessibility needs.

This is a community event, if you’re a job seeker hoping to meet with recruiters, register for Job Board LIVE as well!

This month we are exploring the ways in which tech can benefit from collaborative leadership and we’re looking to other local community organizations for inspiration. Join long-time PDXWIT volunteers Anusha Neelam and Zhou Fang as we dive into this topic.

We’re excited to have our friends Allie Yee and Kim Lepin from APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) kick us off with lighting talks! They’ll share stories about what collaborative leadership means to them, and how it’s helped make their organization’s work more impactful. We’ll hold space for community networking in breakout rooms after the main event, but you don’t have to wait until then to meet someone new! Connect with folks in the chat throughout the event.

Hope to see you there!


12:00 p.m. - Event opens

12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements

12:10 p.m. - Guest speakers + Tech Innovator Spotlight

12:35 p.m. - Face-to-Face Networking/On-camera networking

1:00 p.m. - Event ends

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