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May 12, 2012
ProductCamp Portland
Southridge High School, Beaverton

We are bringing the the first-ever ProductCamp to Portland this May. If you are at all involved in Tech-related Product Marketing, Product Management, or Planning, this will be the don't-miss event of the season. ProductCamp, like FooCamp, Barcamp, and others, is a national phenomenon - an 'Unconference', where attendees determine the session content. Alas, there will be no 'keynotes', logo'd backpacks, or private club parties. What there WILL be are the Portland top PMs - sharing what they're doing and how they're doing it. We are already approaching 100 registered attendees - the thought leaders who are shaping PDX-area companies large and small. Attendance is free, and invaluable. See you there!

Feb 26, 2013
Startup 001: Your first experiment
NedSpace on 5th

Only 20 spots so sign up today!

Someone get the Fabreeze, because your idea STINKS!

A softer way of putting that is your idea has a hole in it somewhere. You should identify the holes in the boat before launching your transatlantic journey.

Forget your solution and run your first experiment by talking to customers and validating that they have the problem you think they have.

Learn the importance of Customer Development and why talking to customers is step one for any new idea, product, or service. After a brief intro to Lean and my personal story, we will set up your first problem/customer statement and conduct your first experiment using the Validation Board. Part of this class will be "out of the building" as we do in our Lean workshops.

We will cover the following in the this session. - Brief into to Lean and why it is valuable - Complete run-through of Validation Board (as this will be the basis of all experiments) - How to turn assumptions into experiments - Types of minimal viable products to build - What features do my customers want (setting up experiments for team) - Customer development tactics and exercises to implement - Case study of real life implementation and business model

About Adam Berk Entrepreneurial Science, Lean Startup Machine

I am the Global Director of Entrepreneurial Science at Lean Startup Machine. I have the great pleasure of travelling around the world to teach entrepreneurs about Lean methodologies. I have helped over 100 teams of entrepreneurs in Istanbul, Silicon Valley, NYC, Seattle, Vancouver, Montreal, and at The University of Florida, Microsoft, AOL, NewsInternational, etc.

Standing on the shoulders of giants like Eric Ries, Steve Blank, Patrick Vlaskovits and others, we have distilled the Lean methodology into actionable, sequential steps. I really enjoy teaching early stage companies how to identify their riskiest assumptions and test them using our own proprietary tool, the Validation Board. I wish I could have taken this class when I built my first startup, and I used the methods I teach in my current app for wedding photos - where I validated the solution and had paying customers before I wrote a line of code.

Apr 20, 2013
ProductCamp Portland 2013
Southridge High School, Beaverton

Our 2nd Annual ProductCamp Portland will set sail on Saturday April 20th in Beaverton. Last year was a smash and we barely knew what we were doing, so this year we will rock it. If you are a Product Manager, Agile Product Owner, or just want to know how we think, this is THE peer-led event in this region for you.

Registration is Open! See you there!

Apr 12, 2014
ProductCamp Portland 3.0
Southridge High School, Beaverton

Join us at ProductCamp Portland 3.0, Portland's annual "unconference', now in its third year, where product managers, product marketers and product developers unite.

Why attend?
ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers and marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community. You decide the topics, you pick the agenda, you participate in making this unconference a great learning opportunity.

Ready to participate?
Register for ProductCamp Portland 3.0:

Submit a topic:

Learn more about facilitating a discussion:

We look forward to your participation.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

  • Pragmatic Marketing
  • Jama
  • Rally Software
  • ADP
  • AudaExplore
  • Proficientz
  • PDMA Oregon
  • Pichler Consulting
  • Blackblot
  • SVPG Silicon Valley Product Group
  • Actuation Consulting
  • Brainsnacks Cafe
  • Mironov Consulting
Apr 4, 2017
The SaaS Product Roadmap
WeWork Custom House

You know the pain: there are so many features you want to build and bugs you want to fix, but there's not enough time to do it all. How should you prioritize? How can you align your product roadmap with your business goals?

We've all wasted time and money building things that nobody wanted, and we've neglected features and UX improvements that could've made a difference. The question is, how do we know what's the optimal way to use our development hours?

These are some of the topics we'll probably discuss:

• Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) framework to align features with business goals

• Scrum, Agile and Kanban frameworks to prioritize issues and manage dev teams

• How to incorporate user feedback into our product roadmap

• How to manage remote teams effectively

• The Lean way of testing assumptions to avoid building things that nobody wants

We're looking forward to sharing what I've learned from my mistakes building Billy, and learning from your experiences as well.

Coffee, tea and draft beer will be provided. Come hang out with other SaaS founders and share your story!

Jul 18, 2017
Professional Scrum Master Certification Course
through WeWork Custom House

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. Advanced tools for servant-leadership are provided to increase a Scrum Master’s effectiveness. These tools relate to behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation techniques, and addressing the organization. Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

Professional Scrum Master is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Stephanie is one of two Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Curriculum Stewards. She works with the trainer community and Ken Schwaber to continuously evolve the course.

This course will be limited to 12 people to enable a high-touch experience. Sign up early to reserve your spot. Check out the registration page for more details.

Jul 20, 2017
Professional Scrum Product Owner Certification Course
through WeWork Custom House

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) is a 2-day course that provides the knowledge needed to work with Scrum in a highly practical way. The course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises where students experience how the Scrum framework improves product development efforts.

Over the 2 days, students will develop and solidify their knowledge of being a Product Owner through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product will become more clear from an Agile perspective. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of the product to the marketplace. selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Each instructor lends his or her individual experience and expertise to the course, but all students learn the same core content. This improves their ability to pass the Professional Scrum assessments and use Scrum in the workplace.

This course will be limited to 12 people to enable a high-touch experience. Sign up early to get your spot.

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

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

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

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


  • 5:30 Arrive

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

  • 6:40 Q&A

  • 7:00 Networking, Food, and Drinks



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


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


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


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

Oct 11, 2017
"Reliability and Software Tools Workshop"
The Hampton Inn & Suites

We are pleased to sponsor a workshop on Reliability software and tools intended to assist engineers and others to improve the product in the development process. This event is in the form of a workshop with two sessions. The schedule is a session held both before and after a half-hour break.

5:00 – 6:30 PM – Session #1 – The focus is on describing ReliaSoft software and how each module of their software fits into a project of bringing a proposed product design to market. Examples of use of the various modules. The instructor for both sessions is Dr. Umur Yenal representing HBM Prenscia | | Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Umur Yenal is a Technologist with HBM Prenscia. He is involved in the delivery of training seminars and consulting projects in the field of Reliability and Quality Engineering, as well the development of ReliaSoft software products. He holds a MSc degree from the Technical University of Denmark and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Arizona. Previously, he worked as a post-doctorate research associate and as a test manager at the University of Arizona. His areas of interest include system reliability, life data analysis, accelerated life testing and reliability block diagrams.

6:30 – 7:00 PM – Break for Meal & Section News | Pizza and soft drinks.

7:00 – 8:30 PM – Session #2 - The focus is on one or more case studies including a printed circuit board product as an example product. Reliability of a proposed design of a printed circuit board is calculated from components, materials and overall design; then the design is improved with substitution of more reliable components until the design goal is met using the software.

Registration is via and the fee is $25.00 per person. See website link.

Sponsored by the American Society for Quality ( and the ASQ Section Southwest Washington-Vancouver

Questions? [email protected]

Oct 17, 2017
Women Who Code PDX - Design + Product Study Night: Introduction to Sketch Workshop
New Relic

The Women Who Code PDX Workshop: Introduction to Sketch

Sketch is a popular digital design tool for Mac. Most companies and screen-based designers use Sketch at work. (It's pretty great).

This workshop will be hands-on, and you will need your Mac laptop to follow along. By the end, you will have designed a couple of screens that you will test using InVision (a collaboration tool for design and product teams), animated through Principle or Framer, and handed off to developers through Zeplin.

You don't need to have any experience with Sketch to come. Beginners totally welcome!


  • A MacBook of some kind. Sketch is a Mac-only tool.
  • A copy of Sketch. You can download a free 30 day trial.

About the Instructor:

Kristin Lasita is a Product Designer at Simple, an online bank with super customer service and well-designed tools to help you save and budget.


For general information about the Design + Product Study Night, including our Code of Conduct, check out our Meetup page.

Oct 18, 2017
Women Who Code PDX - Networking Night @ AKQA

Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to announce that our October Networking Night is being hosted by AKQA! AKQA is a digital agency that specializes in creating digital services and products.

This month, we are featuring a creative talk from Kathryn Webb (Creative Developer @ AKQA), a creative panel hosted by AKQA's creatives and developers, and a lovely tour of AKQA's space.


5:30 - 6:15: Doors Open + Networking 6:15 - 6:30: Intro from Women Who Code & AKQA 6:30 - 7:00: Presentation by Kathryn Webb, Creative Developer at AKQA 7:00 - 7:30: Panel: Development & Design at AKQA with Kathryn Webb and other female leadership 7:30 - 8:00: More Networking + Closing Remarks

About AKQA: AKQA is an ideas and innovation company that specializes in creating digital services and products. With 23 studios globally, AKQA provides the imaginative application of art and science to create the future with their clients.

About Women Who Code Portland: Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

Our {short} Code of Conduct: Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

Mar 10, 2018
ProductCamp Portland 2018
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

In its 7th year, ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together 200'ish passionate product managers & marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

Jun 6, 2018
ProductTank Portland
WeWork Power + Light

ProductTank provides an opportunity for Product Managers in Portland to exchange ideas and experiences about Product Design, Development and Management, Business Modelling, Metrics, User Experience and all the other things that get us excited. Our June meetup will have two 20-minute talks, each followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. We'll have plenty of time at the start and end of the meetup for tasty beverages and networking.

Key Methods & Tools for Accelerating 2018/19 Revenue and Market Growth: Crossing the Chasm 3.0
Lynn Sheehan, Chasm Institute Senior Advisor and owner of Evolve Strategic Ventures – Business Growth Strategic Partner

This material is meant to guide teams responsible for launching & dominating target markets with disruptive new products in 2018 and beyond. We will touch on the key strategies, tactics, and tools needed for success through the 5 key market lifecycle stages from the Early Market to mature Main Street. To accomplish this we will review the Technology Market Model from the Chasm Institute of Silicon Valley, and cover some of the key questions and factors your product team must ask to win!

How I Did Everything Right and Still Set Fire to Millions of Expedia’s Dollars
Derek Zumsteg, most recently a Group Product Manager at Simple Finance

A decade-old tale of the problems of opaque pricing, the vagaries of usability, stakeholder management, and how over a year and a half I built a product that utterly failed to make an extra dollar. Could we do better today?

Jun 18, 2018
Agile Practitioners' Book Club: Inspired
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

Chad Dickerson (Former CEO of Etsy) says: "If you only have one book on product management, this is the one."

He is talking about the book 'INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love' by Marty Cagan. This book, now as a second edition, provides stories and information on how companies release a technology product that does not simply deliver a solution - but something customer love and rave about.

Review the book description to see if this is something you want to dive into, and join fellow product and development agile readers for a discussion. Oh, and for the listeners of the modern "reading" age, this book is available in audio.

Need more inspiration? Jeff Patton says of the book: "When I was a product leader, I experienced a fair bit of accidental successes and puzzling failures. Marty's writing has helped me understand how product managers and product organizations really should work. I wish I'd had this book years ago."

Visit our Meetup link to RSVP to the gathering. Thanks!

Jan 22
Startup Founders in Tech [1on1 Conversations over Video]

Startup Founders of Tech Startups Only

We're startup founders building tech products to solve problems in the world. 

We come together from different backgrounds and industries and it's this diversity that makes group members valuable to one another. Some of us code. Others do marketing. Some of us think we'll be fundraising forever... No matter, we've got overlapping challenges and experiences to share with each other for what to do (and just as importantly what not to do).

So, if you're looking to get smarter and move faster with your business, join us. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific. 

Reach out if you have questions. 


PS - If you're interested but not yet in the group, it's easy to join. RSVP for this event and I'll follow-up. We want to ensure the group remains as promised... a group of Startup Founders in Tech

Feb 5
Startup Coffee Hour Meetaway
Online. You'll get a link when you register

For people working in startups or around the startup scene, Startup Coffee Hour is a 1-hour agendaless and speakerless event where you’ll meet new people and have the opportunity to talk about what you care about.

We're running this event over Meetaway -- the format is back-to-back 1on1 conversations over video call where you'll have the ability to choose who you meet. It's an efficient way to digest a thought with other entrepreneurs and get back to your day.

RSVP and we'll send you a link to join.

Feb 6
ProductTank Portland February Meetup
Jama Software

We'll have two 20-minute talks, each followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. We'll have plenty of time at the start and end of the meetup for tasty beverages and networking.

Don't tell me about your solutions, I only want to hear your problems. Sasha Friedman, Lead Product Manager, Metal Toad

A variety of techniques for getting people to open up and share what their problems actually are will be covered with examples from industry. The talk will focus on three user groups: board members, managers, and end product consumers.

Sasha Friedman has worked in Product Management in one aspect or another for his whole career, from alternative fuel distribution, to cleantech research, to hydropower technology development, to energy efficiency programming, to custom software development. On a personal level, Sasha is painfully Portland... he was scouted for the TV show Portlandia a number of years ago and they told him to "be himself and just keep doing that hipster bicycle thing" while they filmed.

Apr 3
Finnovation PDX - Portland's first annual FinTech conference
Bumped Inc. in the Big Pink! 111 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor

Description Portland Startup Week begins April 1 (no joke!), and Sila will be hosting a conference in the middle of all the events.

Finnovation PDX is a chance for the FinTech community - its leaders, employees, investors, supporters, and customers - to come together, deepen connections, celebrate wins, and share lessons and insights.

The event will be broken up into 4 thought-provoking segments:

VC & Investment - How are VCs viewing the rise of FinTech startups, especially blockchain and crypto-specific businesses?

Consumers - With pioneering companies like Simple leading the way, how has the consumer experience around banking, finance, and FinTech evolved?

Product + Engineering - What kinds of tools and resources are changing how FinTech products get made?

Founders - The experience of building and scaling a FinTech company is radically different than it was 10 years ago. How are founders changing their approach?

Following the event please join us at the Portland City Grill (30th Floor of the U.S. Bancorp Tower) for Happy Hour, and Sila's Beta Launch!


11:30 - Lunch, mingle, grab a seat

12:00 - Kick off keynote with Matt Compton

12:20 - VC & Investment Panel: The Investor’s Perspective. Featuring moderator Matt Compton & panelists Hope Cochran, Geoff Harris, & Stephen Green

1:10 - Consumer Panel: Evolution of the Consumer Experience. Featuring moderator Josh Reich & panelists Randy Fernando, Melissa Geyer, Andy Van Oostrum, & Amy Pearl

2:00 - Grab a snack and check out the demo of Sila’s brand spanking new beta!

2:15 - Product Panel: FinTech Product Innovation. Featuring moderator Shamir Karkal & panelists Ian Collins, Laura Spiekerman & Angela Angelovska-Wilson

3:05 - Founders Panel: Scaling a Fintech Company. Featuring moderator Kasey Jones & panelists David Nelsen, Alexandra Horrigan, & Isaac Hines

4:10 - Final Talk with David Nelsen

5pm - Finnovation Happy Hour & Sila Beta Launch Party!!!

Meet the Speakers & Panelists:

David Nelsen Bumped

David Nelsen: Founder & CEO at Bumped, David leads the first ever FinTech company to leverage stock ownership to build one-to-one relationships between brands and their customers. Prior to Bumped, David was CEO and co-founder of Giftango, a digital payments company that brought the digital gift card to market for many of the largest global brands.

Laura Spiekerman Alloy

Laura Spiekerman: Co-founder & CRO at Alloy, where she builds APIs for financial services to manage identity verification from signup through the life of the customer. Laura also has over 8 years of experience in the financial world, including advanced work with mobile payments at Knox Payments & Kopo Kopo.

Andy Van Oostrum Cognigy

Andy Van Oostrum: VP of North American Sales at Cognigy, a conversational AI platform, Andy enables the partner ecosystem and drives client engagement in the categories of both voice and text virtual assistants. Andy is also a digital strategist, and largely sits at the intersection of marketing and technology. He worked in the Sitecore ecosystem for 10 years, and has held board positions at the American Marketing Association, Portland Advertising Federation, and SOLVE.

Melissa Geyer Seed

Melissa Geyer: CXO at Seed, a business banking startup based in Portland, Melissa builds and scales customer experience-driven FinTech support teams. She also worked previously at consumer bank Simple, where she served as Director of Customer Relations for the startup as it launched.

Geoff Harris Flying Fish

Geoff Harris: Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Flying Fish, a Venture Capital firm based in Seattle. Geoff also serves on the Seattle Angel Board of Directors, a non-profit with a mission of educating both entrepreneurs and potential angel investors, and is heavily involved in promoting angel investing within Seattle in an effort to grow the funding ecosystem for local startups. Prior to his work in investing Geoff spent 15 years at Microsoft in Engineering Leadership and Executive Leadership positions.

Alexandra Horigan Aspiration

Alexandra Horigan: Founding team member & VP of Strategic Initiatives at Aspiration, a socially conscious financial firm. Prior to Aspiration, Alexandra spent half a decade on Wall Street in sales, and as a broker for Intercontinental Exchange and Cantor Fitzgerald. Alexandra is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, a former competitive skier, and most importantly, a mom to two boys.

Amy Pearl seedpay

Amy Pearl: Director of Community Develpment at seedpay, a financial services social enterprise that leverages blockchain technology to strengthen communities. Previously Amy was founder and CEO of Hatch Innovation, where she helped launch new local investing laws to promote community capital. She believes in working upstream to develop new tools for positive disruption.

Matt Compton Oregon Venture Fund

Matt Compton: General Partner at Oregon Venture Fund, Matt's been an active startup investor and advisor in Oregon for the past decade. Previously he held various product, partnership, and marketing leadership roles at Yahoo! during their rapid growth period from 2002 to 2007. In 2008, he began investing with the Oregon Angel Fund, and has also served on the boards of several early and growth stage companies, including Jama and Simple Financial - currently Matt is on the board of REI.

Isaac Hines Sila

Isaac Hines: Co-founder & COO at Sila, Isaac also has 20 years of experience in the energy sector, where Isaac served as finance director and general manager and oversaw upwards of $200m in projects.

Angela Angelovska-Wilson Sila

Angela Angelovska-Wilson: Co-founder & CLO at Sila, Angela also plays a major role in the world of blockchain technology regulations as a lawyer at DLx Law in New York City. She has an extensive wealth of experience in law, and serves as a CCO for Digital Asset Holdings LLC.

Shamir Karkal Sila

Shamir Karkal: Co-founder & CEO at Sila, Shamir was also co-founder of Simple, a Portland-based bank that is digital-only, with no physical branches. He also managed the development of Open APIs at BBVA and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Omidyar Network.

Kasey Jones BetterGrowth

Kasey Jones: Founding partner at BetterGrowth, a growth strategy agency that helps early-stage B2B companies accelerate revenue growth. Kasey also has extensive experience in sales and marketing in Portland, having worked at Keboola, Postano, and Good Data.

Randy Fernando: Managing Director at Acorns

Hope Cochran: Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group

Ian Collins: Senior Product Designer at Acorns

Josh Reich: Co-Founder & former CEO at Simple

Stephen Green: Director of Operations at PENSOLE

May 28
Tech Startup Founders [1on1 Conversations over Video]
Online. You'll get a link to join when you RSVP

Founders of Tech Startups Only

We come together from different backgrounds and industries and it's this diversity that makes group members valuable. We collaborate and share tips on what’s worked and just as important… what hasn’t worked to grow our startups.

RSVP for this event and I'll follow-up. We’re a no-sales group and I work to keep the group as promised -- a group of Tech Startup Founders.

We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1-2pm Pacific.

Sep 17
Out in Tech PDX | Demos & Drinks
Airbnb Portland

Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? Are you working on collaborative, open-source, or community-based products or apps? Want to share your work with a supportive queer tech community?

We got you.

Join Out in Tech PDX for Demos and Drinks at Airbnb! RSVPs are required and free. Please RSVP through Eventbrite to attend.

Schedule 5:30pm | doors

6:30pm | demos

8:00pm | social + networking

9:00pm | closes

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided. Must be 21+ to drink. Arrive early to guarantee entrance.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS hosts Airbnb who made this event possible by graciously allowing us to use their space, and providing drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

And a special thanks to Ovidio Francisco for volunteering their time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. They maintain their little corner of the web over at

Check out our Code of Conduct.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

Note: We recommend arriving early. Unfortunately, RSVP does not guarantee entrance. If we reach capacity, we may be required to turn people away.

Presenters Rebecca Alexander Founder, AllGo

Michael Holland Mini Hotel Search App

Trang Ho and Trang Sharbaugh Founders, MasaFresh

Jeremy Abbot Proxy Croak Codes

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech depends on the community it serves. We thank our generous members and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support.

Nov 20
Out in Tech PDX | We put the "i" in iOS

Whether we are posting to social media, messaging friends or crushing candy, most of us spend way too much time on our phones. Chances are you're reading this on a phone or tablet, right now! The future is mobile!

Join Out in Tech PDX on November 20th as we chat about all things mobile. Ever wonder how an app goes from being an idea to being a best seller in the App Store? Curious about what tools it takes to build an app? Confused about the difference between Apple and Android?

Our experienced panel of mobile developers will answer all these questions and more.

Please RSVP for a FREE ticket on Eventbrite to attend!


6:00 | Doors

6:30 | Panel Discussion + Q&A

8:00 | Social Hour

9:00 | Event Ends

Featured Panelists

Lauren Lizardo (she/her) - Unity Game Developer

Zach Heusinkveld (he/him) - iOS/Android Developer, Kiva

Dan Melton (he/him) - Staff Software Engineer, Dipsea Stories

Morgan Lutz (she/her) - Android Developer, Kiva

Whether you are interested in technology, leading your own company, or just looking to connect with the LGBTQ+ tech community, this event is for you.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

eBay for graciously hosting us and providing food and beverages.

Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event

Dec 3
Out in Tech PDX | December Social

Join Out in Tech Portland for our December Social at Bumped!

You navigated dinner with the relatives, survived the Black Friday madness and finally finished the Thanksgiving leftovers. Now what?

Come hang out with your extended family and share the stories!

We'll be at Bumped on Tuesday, December 3rd from 5:30 - 8:30pm. Drinks and food will be provided by our lovely host. Please RSVP for your FREE ticket to attend.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are a part of / interested in the tech industry, then come out and join us. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

Bumped for graciously hosting us and sponsoring food and beverages.

Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build the beautiful graphics for this event.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]