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Wednesday
Sep 26
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Transition into Product
Mercy Corps

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Very few product managers started out thinking “I want to be a product manager when I grow up.” Much more commonly they come from other disciplines, such as engineering, marketing, or customer support.

In this session, we’ll discuss how we got into product management, the successful paths we’ve seen for others and how we’ve coached others seeking to make this transition. We will also discuss some common pitfalls to avoid when moving from another discipline.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Introduction, with a few words about Skyward

5:40 p.m. - Talk: How to Transition into Product

Mariah Scott, President, Skyward (a Verizon Company)

Susannah Axelrod, VP Product Management, Skyward (a Verizon Company)

Additional speakers TBA

Q&A:

7:00 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: Mercy Corps has a small parking lot located on the Northside of the building that is free after 5:00 p.m., if spots are available. There is also plenty of street parking available and nearby paid parking lots (the least expensive all day parking is located at the Smart Park lot— 33 NW Davis Street).

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The event will be held a few blocks from the Skyward offices at Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204. Participants will enter through the main doors on Ankeny between SW Naito and 1st.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, there will not be secured bike parking at the event location.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Public transportation is always a great alternative. The event is near the Skidmore Max stop.

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Tuesday
Sep 18
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) September Happy Hour
WeWork 700 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

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Join us for Happy Hour at Schrodinger on September 18th.

We talk a lot about the importance of technical skills at every level of the technology industry, but our soft skills can be just as important, if not more! This month we are focusing on how we can nurture and leverage our soft-skills and natural strengths at work. To facilitate this discussion we’ve set the conversation starter to “how can you create space for folks transitioning into tech.”

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.

An employee of Schrodinger will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

Shauna Levy, of Shauna Levy Strengths + Leadership LLC, will tell us how understanding our natural strengths (the things we do without thinking) can be applied to improve our performance and satisfaction at work.

Caroline Clyburn, licensed massage therapist, will talk about self-care, and how it relates to health, happiness, and performance!

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: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes there will be food and drink with labeled vegan and GF options

Q: What is the parking situation? A: NO - Best Option = SmartPark at 4th and Yamhill - we don't validate parking

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Entering: Guests can come in through SW 5th and SW Morrison Avenue and make their way to the top floor of Pioneer Place mall. Exiting: When the mall is closed (after 8 pm), guests can use our private elevator exit that will drop them directly on 5th Avenue.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: YES - max and bus accessible

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

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Sep 11
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

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Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even harder 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 guided by an engineering leader 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 40. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. Doors open

5:45 p.m. Introduction

6:00 p.m. Session begins

7:00 p.m. Session 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.

Website
Saturday
Sep 8
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Goal Champions Workshop
Alchemy Code Lab

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Are you highly motivated and working towards the next level in your tech career? Are you progressing on your goals, but seek something more?

PDXWIT is partnering with Goal Champions to offer an 8 week program, for 16 senior-level tech professionals.

The kick-off workshop on September 8th guides participants to envision their goals, get specific, and create a roadmap. From there, two Pods of eight people will be formed, based on common goals. Goal Champions will facilitate 8 weekly Pod meetings (time / location TBD by the Pod).

The outcome is achievement, supported by Pod members who serve as sounding boards and accountability partners.

Apply by August 18, 2018 via https://www.goalchampions.io/apply

Program Timeline:

Until August 18 - Apply https://www.goalchampions.io/apply

August 27 - Applicants notified

September 8 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Workshop

September - October - 8 weekly Pod meetings (time & location TBD)

Workshop Agenda:

9:45 a.m. Doors open

10 - 10:45 a.m.Get SMART: goal setting session

11 - 12 p.m. Envision it: art project creating vision boards

12:15 - 1 p.m. Get support: exchange resources and organize into Pods

1:00 p.m. Event ends

Event FAQ:

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No onsite parking. The location is just off Burnside by Powell's and there is street and lot parking.​

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The only entrance is from the street off 10th Avenue North of Doc Martins and East of Powell's.​

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, there are bike racks on the second floor where the campus is located.​

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, due to the location, public transportation by bus, max and streetcar are very accessible.​

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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
Sep 5
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner & Discussion (Must apply to attend)
Cloudability

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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 Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, 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 approved invitees will be notified by August 29th.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is no on-site parking, metered street parking only.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Enter at the front of the building, near 11th and Flanders.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, the public street car stops at 11th and Glisan, just 2-3 blocks from the location.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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
Aug 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Search Skills: Getting the Edge on the Competition
Corvel

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Getting noticed as an applicant is tough these days. The competition is fierce and even if you have the perfect key words to make it past the automated screening, you still have to sell yourself. This two hour workshop will offer tips from someone on the employer side of applying, providing the inside edge on what we really look for in applicants. The second half of this session will cover all things interviews, from prepping through the time you walk out the door. Learn what‚—and what not— to do!

This is a hands-on workshop so participants should bring a job posting they are interested in as well as a current resume.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Introductions and icebreaker

5:45 p.m. - Everything about resumes, cover letters and applications

6:30 p.m - Break

6:45 p.m. - Interviewing – from beginning to end

7:45 p.m. - Questions and closing

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: The event is located in the US Bank Tower downtown – paid street parking is available, as is paid parking under the building and across the street.

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: The event is located along several bus and MAX 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
Tuesday
Aug 21
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) August Happy Hour
Marmoset Music

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Join us for Happy Hour at Marmoset on August 21st.

Transitioning into the tech industry can be scary, intimidating and for some,insurmountable. Since those of us who have been around for a while may have forgotten the struggle, this month we are asking ourselves how we can make space for those who are new. If you are new, we’d love to hear from you how others can help.

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.

An employee of Marmoset will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

Lynn Krogseng, experienced Full Stack Developer, will tell us about returning to tech after a long absence.

Kimberly Embry, Sales Development Rep at Jama, will talk about pivoting into the tech field.

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: They are gender neutral

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Mostly, please let me know if you need the garage doors open for this event upon arrival. Provides easier entry

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: We are planning to provide light food. I believe you are bringing the beer? University of Portland is sponsoring and bringing the beverages!

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We have a small lot behind the building, people are welcome to try there, otherwise there should be ample street parking at that time.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: You may choose from the patio entry or the door on Lincoln for folks to come in. If it's nice, you'll probably want to use the patio.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

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

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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

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Saturday
Nov 14, 2009
Supercomputing '09 in Portland OR
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SC09 returns to Portland, Oregon for its 21st annual conference. Recognized globally as the premier international conference on High Performance Computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis, SC09 will feature the most interesting and innovative HPC scientific and technical applications from around the world.

No other conference brings together this many scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators, application developers, and program managers.

Make sure to look for RNA Networks, leader in memory virtualization software, while you're there!

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Monday
Feb 6, 2017
Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl: Portland Startup Week edition
CENTRL Office

It's Portland Startup Week! What better time to get the startup community together? 

That's why Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist is using Startup Week as an opportunity to kick off a new year of Community Hour[s], our ongoing gatherings for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

See you there!

P.S. Don't forget… if you're interested in getting involved in Portland Startup Week, there's still time to host your own event. It's easy. Just pick a time, a topic, and a place and we'll get you added to the list.

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Monday
Mar 6, 2017
Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl
CENTRL Office

Join Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist for Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

See you there!

Website
Monday
Mar 20, 2017
Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Eastside
CENTRL Office Eastside

Join Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist for Community Hour[s], our ongoing series of gatherings for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

See you there!

Website
Monday
Apr 3, 2017
Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl
CENTRL Office

Join Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist for Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

See you there!

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
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.

Website
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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Website
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
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.

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
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
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.

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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Thursday
Mar 1
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech
The Encorepreneur Cafe

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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
Mar 8
PDX Women in Tech How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

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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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Friday
Mar 9
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer with Girls Inc.
Moda Center

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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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Tuesday
Mar 13
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Closing the Workforce Skills Gap (Partner Event)
Vacasa

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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.

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Thursday
Mar 15
PDX Women in Tech Vision Boarding Workshop/Fundraiser
OpenSesame

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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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Tuesday
Mar 20
PDXWIT March Happy Hour
Quantum Spatial

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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.

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Wednesday
Mar 21
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner & Discussion
Thinkful

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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 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
Thursday
Mar 22
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Project Presentation Event
Opal

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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.

Website
Monday
Apr 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
Showpad - 309 SW 6th Avenue, 8th Floor, #830 Portland, OR 97204

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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 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.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 17
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) April Happy Hour
Squarespace

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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.

Website
Thursday
Apr 19
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Venture Capital & Startup Investing 101
R/GA

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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
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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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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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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Wednesday
May 2
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

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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 Matt Scharr, Sr. Technical Program Manager, and Ramya Krishnamoorthy, Sr. 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 session!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Session begins

6:30 PM: Session 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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Wednesday
May 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Values-Driven Portland: a 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 Marcus Carter, 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.

Website
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 stress from hijacking your success.

Judy Ossello, Writerloop Consulting, President 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

Q. Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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.

Panelists for the evening will be:

Lynn Le - Founder of Society Nine

Eugenie Jolivett Fontana

Paige Hudson - Creative Director at Struck

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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Tuesday
Jun 5
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

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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 NIKE’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

With so many tools to help keep us organized and projects moving along, it can be tough to decide which one to use and effective strategies or processes to follow. Tonight, we’ll hear from Tibbs Hefflin, who will talk about using Kanban boards for fun and profit.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions & Talks

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: Yes, ample parking is available after 4:30pm

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are bike racks

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. The max stop is a ¾ mile walk to the Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

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 7
PDX Women in Tech Women of Color in Tech
inDinero, 919 Southwest Taylor Street, Suite #500 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.

Panelists:

Quaneisha Jenkins – Autonomous Vehicle Experience Requirements Engineer, Intel Corporation

Teresa Scott, Business Intelligence Architect, Oregon Youth Authority

Daisy Steele, Director of Technology, Catlin Gabel

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.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 19
PDX Women in Tech June Happy Hour
Simple

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Join us for happy hour at Simple on June 19th.

Each one of us has a rich set of values that guide our lives. At this month’s happy hour, we’d like to encourage everyone to think about the convictions you have and what your workplace does or can do to support you in expressing your values.

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.

An employee of Simple will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

Padmashree Koneti, Sr. Director of Operations and Chief of Staff to CPO at Puppet, will tell us how to speak your mind with conviction.

Molly Lebowitz, IT Transformation Business Analyst, will give her talk: "Positively Powerful - Building Bridges @ Work"

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, all of our restrooms are gender neutral.

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: Free street parking; people can park in the lot on the East side of the building for free after 6pm.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are a couple of bike posts outside the building where people can lock their bike.

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

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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
Jun 26
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Get Hired Up
Shiftwise

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Looking for a job in tech? Join PDXWIT for an afternoon at Shiftwise dedicated to helping you find your next job. You get what you put in, so come prepared to share. Let us know what you need most right now (mock interviews, resume review, portfolio reviews, Q&A with recruiters… ) and we’ll try to accomodate your needs.

We’ll have a short presentation from Chris Hayes, Career Coach, who will share a few simple steps to improve your LinkedIn profile. Chris will also be available for 1:1 coaching during the event.

We’re also looking for volunteers to participate in the reviews. If you’re interested, please complete this form. If you’d like to volunteer, please do not register for the event as we will handle it separately.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open, reviews begin

5:15 p.m - Introductions (PDX WIT, host, etc.)

5:20 p.m. - Short presentation with Q&A: “Simple steps to impress using LinkedIn”

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: Yes, there is parking in the 200 Market building, enter off of Market Street. It is NOT free. There is also a garage at 2nd & Clay. (Shiftwise is near the Keller Auditorium.)

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Entry from the street level is gained off Market Street, through the garage and up the escalator to the 7th floor. Participants can also take the escalator from Market Street to the lobby/elevator. There are revolving doors from the courtyard on the South side though they may be locked after hours.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is bike parking available in the garage of 200 Market that, while not secure, is off the street and near a staffed parking booth.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Public transport is a great option. Many Shiftwise employees use it.

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

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Jun 27
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Moving Beyond #MeToo at Work - Perspectives from Legal, HR and the Front Lines
Puppet

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Are you curious about what constitutes harassment or how to handle it?

Join our event to hear perspectives and guidance from HR and Legal professionals, as well as an experienced software executive. We’ll talk about what constitutes harassment from a business and legal perspective, will tell stories from real experience, and give you practical advice on how to handle and avoid intimidating situations.

You will leave this event with tools and tips to help you avoid and handle harassment at work.

Panelists:

Ellen Raim, Strategy and Organizational Design Consultant. Former VP of HR at Cascade Microtech

Lindsay Reynolds, Attorney, Tonkon Torp LLP

Claire Hernandez, Director Customer Support and Technical Account Management, Puppet

Stacey McPherson, Senior Customer Success Manager, Puppet

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Networking

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:10 p.m. - Panel and Q&A

7:15 p.m. - Panel ends

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, appetizers and drinks, provided by First Tech Federal Credit Union

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No, all street parking or parking lots.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. Max stops at the back of the building at 1st and Oak.

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 12
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Micro-Services
New Relic

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Join Paige Bernier and Maureen Dugan for “Introduction to Microservices,” a primer on this popular software architecture. They will cover the technical side including best practices for writing, testing, deploying and monitoring microservices, as well as the collaboration required with your team to maintain them. You will leave with a high level understanding and many resources to dive deeper!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m.. - Introduction

6:10 p.m. - Talk Begins

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: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No free parking available, but there are multiple parking garages around the building and some street parking

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, we are very close to 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
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
Jul 19
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women + Tech Summer Soiree
Weiden & Kennedy

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-tech-summer-soiree-tickets-46660516862] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for our annual summer soiree, brought to you by PDX Women in Tech and Women Who Code, in partnership with Lesbians Who Tech, ChickTech, Girls Inc. and PyLadies, hosted by Wieden+Kennedy and sponsored by Cambia!

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, a civil rights advocate, feminist and UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law professor specializing in race and gender issues, coined the term intersectionality to describe how people's various identities (racial, gender, class. etc.) intersect and overlap, creating a cumulative effect in the discrimination they receive.

At this year’s summer soiree, we dedicate our theme to looking at the future of tech through an intersectional lens. Otherwise, the technologies that are being developed today will not consider the needs of large swaths of our population and thus will not succeed. This night is dedicated to introducing you to leaders in the spaces of blockchain, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence to demonstrate the accessibility of these spaces to the people of our community. We also hope to carve a path forward, together, where we can push for the change that needs to happen in these industries. To support this discussion our conversation starter for the evening is “how can tech be more accessible to underrepresented communities?”

The summer soiree will feature a panel. To see full list of panelists, visit the Eventbrite link listed above.

During the event, we’ll have 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.

About Cambia Health Solutions

Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to transforming health care. Our company reaches more than 70 million Americans nationwide, including more than two million people in the Pacific Northwest who are enrolled in our regional health plans.

Please plan to arrive on time to grab your cool beverage and get a seat, since the program will start promptly at 5:45. We will be giving away a PDXWIT tank to the first 100 people who check-in.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open 5:45 p.m. - Introductions 6:00 p.m. - Panel Begins 7:15 p.m. - Networking begins

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: 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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Wednesday
Jul 25
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-pdxwit-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-45803234708] is required to gain entry to this event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect 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 an engineering leader 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 session!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Session begins

6:30 PM: Session ends

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

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-navigate-the-tech-field-a-beginners-guide-tickets-43350506532] is required to gain entry to this event

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.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 14
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Columbia

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-814-tickets-47195115862] is required to gain entry to this event

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 Columbia’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

Regardless of company or industry, often our work centers around designing products, communication, functionality, etc. for end users. What strategies do you follow to be successful? What challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them? Let’s chat about this and other topics, share ideas, and network on the West Side.

We will have guest speaker Jess, from Orangetheory Fitness [https://www.orangetheoryfitness.com] telling us about Communication and Time Management and Tibbs from Intel [https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/homepage.html] will tell us about using Kanban Boards for Fun and Profit.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions

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: Onsite parking is available

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are spots to lock up bikes in front of the building

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: No

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
Aug 15
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women of Color in Tech
NWEA

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-47721197386] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area. We’ll 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:

5:30 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

6:00 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

6:15 p.m. - Activity

6:30 p.m. - Guest speaker presentation

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Gender neutral restrooms will not be available at this event location.

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: On-site parking is not available, but there are a few parking structures and 2-4 hour street parking near the location.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the event is located near MAX and bus lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

Website