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Thursday
Feb 5, 2009
Entrepreneurship Forum: Start-up funding ideas for tough times
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Finding the money to invest in your startup is tough even in normal times. With the global economic climate being what it is today this task is even harder. How do you find the right funding in this environment? Join our experienced group of Venture Capitalists Venky Ganesan, Managing Director of Globespan Capital, Carolynn Duncan, Micro-business expert and subject matter expert in VC /Angel funding & Bobby Kandaswamy, Director Strategic Investments at Intel Capital on Feb 5th to discuss the best ways of funding your company in a downturn.

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2009
The Entrepreneurial Journey- A conversation with Vijay Vashee
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Vijay Vashee brings a stellar record of accomplishment in the fields of technology innovation and entrepreneurial investing. Vijay is the founding President of TiE-Seattle, an active angel investor and mentor to entrepreneurs – these investment include Drivecam, Pritest and Iconclude among others. He is also Managing Partner and co- founder of the Tenex India Fund, a cross-border investment hedge fund.

Vijay retired from Microsoft in 2001 after a distinguished career in leading PowerPoint, MS-Project and various other product-line to commercial success crossing a span of over 19 years.

An alumnus of IIT-Bombay, Cornell University and University of Chicago – School of Business, Vijay has been active on various non-profit boards including TiE Global Board of Trustees, Bellevue Community College and the Foundation for Early Learning.

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Tuesday
Jun 2, 2009
OTBC: How to Get Investor Ready
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

If you plan to raise money in the coming year, come to this all-day workshop to learn what it takes to be investor ready. (And yes, it is quite possible for Oregon startups to raise money - but it takes the right preparation!)

Our presenters will include Steve Morris, Executive Director of OTBC, and Dennis Powers, Chair of OEN's Portland Angel Network. Dennis and Steve have helped a number of Portland-area startups close investment funding. And to give you an extra advantage, you'll meet a number of local investors.

We'll review the preparation required to get serious attention from investors, and significantly increase your odds of obtaining investor funding. At the end of the day, you will understand how to:

Verify that your business concept can provide a sufficient return for angel or venture capital investors

Validate your market - be sure you're building something people want

Validate your pricing - if you build it, will they pay for it?

Develop financial projections

Protect your intellectual property

Reduce the market, technology, finance and team risk to present a strong investment opportunity

Develop a concise, compelling elevator pitch

Late in the afternoon, we'll be joined by several angel and venture capital investors. We'll break up into small groups so everyone has a chance to get feedback from investors on their business concept, ask questions -- and hear the feedback other entrepreneurs receive too.

And thanks to sponsor Credit Suisse, we'll wrap up with a reception where you'll have more chances to mingle with Portland area investors.

Increase your odds of getting funded. Join us on June 2 to learn how to get investor ready.

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Thursday
Oct 1, 2009
Premier of Gresham Area Pub Talks
4th Street Brewing Company

Are you an entrepreneur or inventor? Do you have a small business that you’re ready to take to the next level? Are you interested in stimulating the venture capital activity in Gresham and East Multnomah County?

Introducing the launch of an exciting new opportunity to network and learn from investors and entrepreneurs and to mingle with others who are navigating the world of entrepreneurship.

Come hear local entrepreneur Hiroshi Morihara, the founder of HM3 Energy and VIA Press. Mr. Morihara has also served as Chairman and CEO of Peninsula Laboratories and President for the American Peptide Company. Mr. Morihara will speak on entrepreneurship and the experiences he has had working with community resources such as the Community College, utility companies and local government in bringing a business idea forward into profitability.

Two companies will give a five minute pitch on who they are and what they do and will solicit feedback from the experienced entrepreneurs in the audience.

Admission is $5 per person for light appetizers, cash or check accepted, with a no host bar.

This event presented by the East Metro Economic Alliance in cooperation with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

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Tuesday
Nov 10, 2009
Venture Capital Update
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

A panel of two venture capitalists and two executives from recently funded technology companies will provide an update on the state of venture capital financing and share their experiences relating to Oregon venture capital transactions.

Attendees will gain insight with respect to topics such as:

  • What industries are and are not attracting venture investments?
  • What are the attributes and characteristics of a venture ready business?
  • How has the market changed with respect to valuation, liquidation preferences and other critical terms?
  • How much capital should an emerging company raise?

VC Panelists – Active investors in Oregon: - Gerry Langeler, Managing Director, OVP Venture Partners - Mike Buckley, Managing Director, Intel Capital

Portfolio Company Panelists – Recently funded Oregon technology companies: - Peggy Miller, Chief Operating Officer, PacStar Communications, Inc. - Jim Plymale, Chief Executive Officer, Clinicient, Inc.

Moderator: Eric Rosenfeld, Managing Director, Capybara Ventures

Who Should Attend: Attendees include all individuals who wants to raise capital for an emerging technology company or learn about the state of the venture capital industry.

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
Early Stage VC Investing: what can you expect in 2010?
PSU Business Accelerator

Many technology and science start-ups that require outside capital have found investor groups with open doors but closed wallets this past year. But not everyone has struck out. Come hear how two early stage new ventures have closed their Series A rounds and are well on their way with Series B rounds. Also on the panel will be two early stage VCs who have their finger on the pulse of the changing investor market and can give the inside scoop on what to expect for 2010.

RSVP to [email protected] This event is free of charge, bring a lunch if desired.

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2009
TiE Oregon & PSBA presents, How to Fund your Healthcare IT Venture
PSU Business Accelerator

The current economic climate has limited access to capital and has left companies across the healthcare industry struggling to determine the best way to fund and fuel growth. Our experienced panel, drawn from investors & executives with experience in Healthcare IT ventures both from a funding and entreprenuerial perspective, will address questions like:

What products, services, and technology sectors in healthcare are investors most excited about now?

What do investors want to see regarding company growth and exit strategy?

Which investors are best positioned to support my company in this current environment?

How should one approach valuation and other funding strategy discussions?

Our panelists include: William Newman - Managing Director, NW Tech Ventures Jim Plymale - CEO, Clinicient

Panel to be moderated by: John Hull - Managing Director, Marquam Hill Capital

Register at oregon.tie.org $10/$15/$25 online $10/$20/$30 onsite (student member/member/non-member)

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Wednesday
Dec 2, 2009
Chat with Allen Alley
Stoel Rives LLP

Over 30 years Allen Alley has built an experience base that spans multiple disciplines from engineering to marketing, venture capital, entrepreneurship and most recently, public service.

In January 1997 he co-founded Pixelworks where he still serves as Chairman of the Board.

Pixelworks (NASDAQ:PXLW), a fabless semiconductor company, is a leading provider of system-on-chip ICs for the advanced display industry. Pixelworks' solutions provide the intelligence for advanced televisions, multimedia projectors and flat panel monitors by processing and optimizing video and computer graphics signals to produce high quality images. Many of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and computer display products utilize our technology to enhance image quality and ease of use of their products.

Under Allen’s leadership as President, CEO and Chairman for 10 years, Pixelworks has achieved many major accomplishments, including:

• Growing Pixelworks into a global company with approximately 250 employees at offices in Portland, San Jose, Tokyo, Taipei and Shanghai.
•Leading a successful initial public offering in May 2000 raising $66.1 million which was the top semiconductor IPO of 2000. • Exceeding $1 billion in cumulative revenue since founding in 1997 and $171 million in annual revenue in 2005.
Join us on Dec 2nd to hear about Allen Alley’s entrepreneurial journey.

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Thursday
Apr 22, 2010
True Open Mic Portland
Cloudability

Please join us for True Open Mic Portland!

True Ventures will host open office hours for entrepreneurs on Thursday, April 22nd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm PDT at Urban Airship in PIE at the W+K building. Come pitch us your ideas, tell us your stories, ask us for advice, discuss the state of the economy, or just come for a chat. There will be no projectors or executive summaries. Just 7 minutes of you, your idea, and your story.

The address is 1227 NW Davis Street, Portland, Oregon. Look for the big Urban Airship banner in the window, and you will know that you are in the right place.

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Wednesday
Aug 11, 2010
OEN PubTalk™: So You Think You Can Pitch?
Backspace

Come see four companies put it all on the line in a speed pitching competition. In this competition both the judges and the audience will tell the competitors if they’ve got what it takes to be a fundable company. A winner will be selected by the judges who will advance to the first round of OEN's Seed Oregon. The audience favorite will be mentioned on the OEN blog.

After the judges select the winner by voting with OEN Dollars, the judges will give feedback on each presentation, explain how they chose the winner, and answer questions from the audience and the contestants.

The judges: Nick Stanley

Diane Fraiman

Kathleen A. Sego

Interested in Competing? There is no fee to apply to compete, however, you must be an OEN member to be eligible. If you are not an OEN Member, join here or call Rori Homme, OEN's Director of Membership, at 503-222-2270 x 13 to join.

To apply to "So You Think You Can Pitch?" visit the OEN website and submit your materials by Monday, August 2nd, 2010.

There you will need to submit the following information: (1) A copy of your executive summary (no need for secret sauce or specific numbers, simply publish what you are willing to present in public) (2) A brief explanation (no more than 1 page, 12 pt font, single spaced) of why you think your company is a promising investment

Items For Purchase Click here to use your OEN Member Login Information to register for the OEN Member items. (Please note that if the item is grayed out it means you have not yet logged in)

Available Items Price Qty
OEN Member Registration: $15.00 *
Non-Member Registration: $25.00 *

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Tuesday
Aug 17, 2010
Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam in Seattle
Seattle Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Join us at the Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam in Seattle during Seattle Geek Week for an exciting evening of networking as eight leading tech startups deliver their best five-minute pitch in front of a panel of judges for a chance to be named to the Innovate!100 list of 100 most promising startups.

After a successful series of 14 Innovate!2010 Pitch Slams in Europe that began in Zaragoza, Spain and ended in Tallinn, Estonia, Guidewire Group has launched its North American tour and will be hosting a Pitch Slam in Seattle on August 17th during the pii2010 (privacy identity innovation) conference.

Admission to the Pitch Slam is free for all pii2010 participants. Or, you can purchase a Pitch Slam-only ticket here for $40, which includes a pre-event cocktail reception at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center from 4:30pm to 5:30pm where you can meet and mingle with pii2010 participants and Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam semi-finalists and judges.

Startups interested in a chance to present at the Pitch Slam can submit an application online (it's free to apply!).

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Wednesday
Sep 15, 2010
OEN SW WA PubTalk
AHA!

SW WA PubTalk : Wed. Sept 15, 2010 : 5:15pm – 7:15pm

DETAILS : Come join us at the Sept 15th SW WA PubTalk… A great place to meet people, build business networks, share relevant information, and connect start-up firms w/ VC capital.

LOCATION : AHA! 415 West Sixth St., Ste. # 605 Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 750-1680

REGISTER : OEN member cost : $15 Non-member cost : $25

Registration: @ 123.signup : https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?PG=1520184182300&P=152018400

HOSTED by : OEN : CREDC : SWWDC SPONSORS : Bullivant Houser Bailey PC : Blind Onion Pizza

Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=AHA!&hl=en&cd=1&ei=QQNrTPePFZCyoAT03tDEBw&sig2=HthE8VxOTlmvnrWZ-WLxgg&ie=UTF8&view=map&cid=4281369456162678840&ved=0CB4QpQY&hq=AHA!&hnear=&ll=45.625458,-122.675421&spn=0.008704,0.021544&z=16&iwloc=A

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Saturday
Sep 24, 2011
Vision Planning for the Community-Minded
Collective Agency Downtown

Vision planning for people who want to do something for a community.

Do you not yet have a vision statement written out, or would you like to tweak or revise? And do you say things like, "I'm hoping someone will want to contribute to my project: it is for the public good"? Then this workshop is for you.

Saturday, September 20th, 10am-12pm. Alex Linsker, Catherine Poole, and Russ Finkelstein will be the main facilitators and coaches of the workshop.

The main questions about your vision: Where are you coming from? What phrasing describes the reason why you’re doing this?

If related questions come up organically, we’ll explore. These questions are where groups like “Collective Agency” started.

Whether a website, open source project, discussion group, nonprofit startup, or something else, the main focus of the people who show up will be for the benefit of a group or groups of people (the "community"). We’ll have fun and develop a vision planning community of our own.

In 2 hours we will meet-and-greet (go around and say what we’re working on and what we’d like to happen with it), have a brief overview, then invest most of the time in one-on-one coaching in 15 minute sessions.

Coaches will each bring a vision plan for something they’ve done.

This event is free of charge. Coaching/mentoring/skill-sharing will be available here in the future with both free and paid options.

Please RSVP. Plancast is best, so people can see you're coming. Email [email protected] or tweet @alexlinsker with any questions.

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Thursday
Oct 10, 2013
Finance Forum - Preparing for Your Next Transaction
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

Your company is growing, your customers are happy – what’s the next step? Is it an IPO? Is it a merger or acquisition? Or just getting an initial round of funding? Whatever the end result, thinking through and developing an appropriate plan and taking the proper steps is key to a successful entry into any transaction.

Join our esteemed panel of business experts as they discuss ways in which you can maximize the value of your business by giving quality advice and informative instructions that will help ease a future transaction no matter what it might be.

Some of the Panel Questions that will be Discussed Include:

•What type of transaction is right for my company?

•What are the advantages and disadvantages of different types of transactions?

•What options do I have in raising capital?

•What do buyers look for in buying a company?

•What are some common obstacles that companies encounter as they prepare for a transaction?

This will be a very interactive session between the panel, moderator and attendees so bring the specific questions that will assist you.

Panelists:

  • Brad Gevurtz, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, D.A. Davidson & Co. - Brad has significant experience in M&A, private placements, and public offerings, and has worked with clients such as Alltel, AT&T, Cadbury Schweppes, Computer Associates, Comsat, GE, IBM, Toyota, Verizon, and Xerox

  • David Nelsen, President at Giftango LLC - InComm - Having just sold his company less than a year ago, David brings first-hand experience from an entrepreneur’s perspective

  • Roy Tucker, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP - Roy has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous public offerings and regularly advises corporate clients and private equity firms on mergers, asset sales and leveraged buyouts

  • Todd Wall, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams LLP - With more than 16 years of experience in public accounting, Todd also consults on matters related to private debt and equity offerings, restructurings, leveraged recapitalization, option accounting, and venture capital transactions

Moderator:

  • Steve Giannini, President, Opal Labs, Inc. - On track to close $1 million this year and currently raising a round, Opal Labs radically amplifies the innovation potential of your organization, unlocking insight sharing across geographies, business units and specialties

Details: When: Thursday, October 10, 2013 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM Where: Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room, Portland, OR Cost: TAO Members $25 Non Members $45 To Register: TAO, 503-228-5452

Event Sponsors: D.A. Davidson

Series Sponsor: Stoel Rives LLP

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Tuesday
Dec 6, 2016
Business Law and Fundraising Fundamentals for Startups and Startup Advisors
CENTRL Office

A full day of great advice and discussion around building your company on a solid legal and regulatory foundation, raising funds successfully and legally and avoiding common missteps that distract and derail new businesses.

Lunch is provided and there will be a well-known lunch time speaker, soon to be announced, who will talk about the local fund raising market and recent deals.

In this engaging day-long course you'll learn how to:

  • Pick the right business structure and domicile.
  • Meet basic licensing, registration and tax requirements.
  • Establish appropriate governance practices.
  • Identify and protect critical intellectual property.
  • Structure and manage key relationships with co-founders, investors, employees and other stake holders.
  • Negotiate better contracts with partners, suppliers and customers.
  • Develop a successful financing strategy from seed round to C round.
  • Understand and negotiate VC term sheets, plus other advice for successful fundraising.
  • Organize and manage a data room to support financings and M&A.
  • Identify and meet key regulatory requirements.
  • Prevent, manage and resolve commercial disputes and other conflicts.
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Saturday
Jan 28, 2017
AR + VR Project Showcases @ WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver Campus

Our first Networking Night of 2017 is a Saturday dedicated to AR and VR Project Showcases at the Creative Media & Digital Culture Center (CMDC) at Washington State University in Vancouver (WSUV)

The Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program teaches students to conceptualize applications of digital technologies and to think critically about digital media and the ways humans interact and engage with them.

On Jan. 28th, CMDC alumnae and current students will be showcasing AR, VR, 2D & 3D animations, websites, and a transmedia educational game environment that have been created for their own research or local community and cultural organizations. Experience and learn further about the creative and critical approaches CMDC students have used when working with digital technology.  

Saturday's Program

1:00pm – 1:30pm – Doors Open
1:30pm – 3:00pm – Welcome + Projects
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Mingle 

Presenters

CMDC alumnae and current students. Join us for project showcases featuring AR, VR, 2D & 3D animations, websites, and a transmedia educational game environment. 

About the Venue

This is the first event we are organizing in the state of Washington. The event will be held on the beautiful campus of WSU Vancouver and we hope you will make the trip.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

About the CMDC 

The Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program offers a major and a formal minor leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) at Washington State University Vancouver.  It teaches students to conceptualize, in both research and practice, applications of digital technologies and to think critically about digital media and the ways humans interact and engage with them.

The CMDC program focuses on six areas of study within the field of digital media: 1) web & mobile design & development, 2) 2 & 3D animation for simulation and visualization, 3) digital publishing, 4) physical computing, 5) social media / SEO for digital marketing, and most recently 6) game studies & design.  With over 250 students in the CMDC, it is now recognized as one of five Signature Programs on the WSUV campus.  

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Monday
Mar 6, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night

Come join us for the first ever Algorithms Study Night March 6th at Code Fellows! We will be working on two problems, an easier starter problem, and then a more complicated one. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the questions on the slack channel, and after the meetup, we will post some of the solutions. Use our Slack Invite form if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

{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.

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 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.

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Tuesday
Mar 7, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Web Security at Mozilla

Mozilla is partnering up with Women Who Code Portland to host us during their Developer Roadshow series. The goal is to introduce technologies for the web that make it work. The night's program includes two talks on Web Security at Mozilla.


Find out more about developer news and upcoming Roadshow events by signing up here https://mzl.la/2jWfYKh

Program

6:00 - 6:30 - Doors Open
6:30 - 6:40 - Intros from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
6:40 - 7:30 - Web Security at Mozilla
7:30 - 8:00 - Networking 

Speakers

Selena Deckelmann, head of Security Engineering for Firefox, will present a brief overview of her team's work and do a deep dive into recent work on integrating Tor patches into Firefox. Through a collaboration with Tor Project engineers and a team of Mozilla engineers spread around the globe, we've integrated 100+ patches into Firefox, and are working on many more. These patches are privacy-enhancing on multiple fronts, using features only available in Firefox.

Michael Van Kleeck, Mozilla's Enterprise Solutions Architect, will talk about Mozilla's Identity and Access Management project, which is enabling Mozilla staff to seamlessly collaborate with community volunteers while at the same time keeping Mozilla and its mission safe. Using this as an example, Michael will introduce some of the technologies used, such as OIDC, OAuth 2.0, SAML, and LDAP.

{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.

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 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.

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Wednesday
Mar 8, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Simple: International Women's Day

Join us on March 8th as we celebrate International Women's Day at Simple. 


Program

6:00pm - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking
6:30pm - 6:45pm – Welcome 
6:45pm - 7:45pm – Panel
7:45pm - 8:30pm – Networking  

Panelists

TBA 

About Simple 

Simple offers online banking with superhuman customer service and tools to help you easily budget and save, right inside your account. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{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.

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Tuesday
Mar 28, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Command Line 101
AKQA

This  workshop is for people who are completely new to the Command Line. We are going to cover the basic commands and concepts along with a few intermediate level network commands. 


We are going to offer more advanced level CLI, App Security and Open Source contribution classes in the future. This workshop will serve as a good foundation for those courses.

Instructions

This workshop is designed for MacOS and Linux users. All of the commands should work with Windows PowerShell as well. Please ensure that your Windows machine has the latest version of PowerShell. 

About the instructor 


Richa Khandelwal has been writing code for the last 8 years. She is passionate about backend architecture and Machine Learning. She is an Technical Lead at Nike and a Lead for Women Who Code, Portland chapter. 

{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.

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.

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Wednesday
Mar 29, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Unity 101

This Unity 101 workshop is for developers who are completely new to the Unity game engine. You'll get a basic familiarity with Unity's interface as well as learning the basic workflow of creating games in Unity. We'll then use those concepts to create a simple game.


Although C# is the language used for Unity, we only require that you have some coding experience (in any language) so you can follow along with the basic ideas. We'll be writing some very simple C# code in the workshop, but you will have all the code in digital form beforehand in case some copy/paste is needed.

By the end of the workshop, you should feel comfortable enough with Unity that you can start learning more on your own. You'll know enough about the Unity workflow that you'll have some idea of how to ask the right questions about what you don't know, and where to look for answers.

Thank you Oregon Story Board and DevelopmentNow for sponsoring this event!

Instructions:

If you run into any problems or have questions with the following steps, feel free to message Dylan via Twitter or the Slack for Women Who Code Portland (@mboffin on both). He'll be happy to help get whatever you're running into sorted out before the workshop, so you arrive ready to go.

1) Install the latest version of Unity: https://store.unity.com/download?ref=personal

2) Go here and create a Unity ID: https://id.unity.com/account/new

3) Download the .zip files found in this Google Drive folder: https://goo.gl/9Lqdxo (No Google sign-in required!)

About the Instructors:

Dylan Bennett works in the field of education, teaching students programming and doing IT work. He runs the Portland Unity user group, UnityPDX, and is an officer for the Portland Indie Game Squad (PIGSquad). 

By day, Mo Cohen does functional programming at New Relic. By later day, she is building a point-and-click adventure game called Queer Quest (queermogames.com). And by night time, she's eating Nutella out of the jar.

{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.

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.

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Tuesday
Apr 4, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Vacasa

Join us on April 4th for our Networking Night @ Vacasa in the Pearl. This month, the women of Vacasa will join us to discuss this month's theme - Transitioning the Stack: the Role of Women in a High-Growth Tech Organization. 


As a tech-enabled Services company, Vacasa must be constantly delivering to meet the expectations of many stakeholders. How do you balance the urgency of daily operations with the long term vision of creating a tech platform at sustains high growth? The women at Vacasa will speak about the opportunities and challenges for women in this environment.

Program

6:00pm - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking
6:30pm - 7:45pm – Welcome + Speakers
7:45pm - 8:30pm – Networking  

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{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.

About Vacasa

The team at Vacasa has made it their mission to make the world of vacation rentals a simple, stress-free experience for both owners and guests.

For more info: https://www.vacasa.com/

Careers page: https://www.vacasa.com/careers/positions/

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.

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Thursday
May 11, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Second Story - "Make It Happen: Improvising, Collaborating, Prototyping"

On Thursday, May 11th, Second Story will host Women Who Code Portland’s monthly Networking Night in their new design studio.


Second Story is a network of experiential design studios working across the cultural and brand landscapes to elevate the art of storytelling. They build stories you can step inside of.

The theme for the night is Make It Happen: Improvising, Collaborating, Prototyping. The format of the night is an “around the world”; after the welcome, we will break into 3 smaller groups and each smaller group will attend every session offered. The night will be centered around how the team at Second Story works collaboratively, how they create prototypes that help them push the boundaries, and the leadership styles that make it all possible. 

We hope you’ll join us. Second Story is absolutely thrilled to host us in their new studio!

Program

6:00 - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking

6:30 - 7:40pm – Welcome + Around the World Sessions

7:40 - 8:00pm – Networking   

Session #1 - Improvising To Become Better Collaborators

Second Story is a highly collaborative studio making work that none of them could possibly produce on their own. Needless to say they have to be excellent listeners and collaborators. So that means they have to practice. Laura Allcorn, Creative Lead and Sr. Experience Designer, will lead a brief improvisation workshop that helps you brush up on our listening and collaboration skills. If the thought of this makes you nervous, please know this isn’t a performance and trying to be funny will be frowned upon.

Session #2 - Getting Real Fast

Prototyping is a necessity at Second Story. Their project teams will share how they prototype and why they do it. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at examples from projects with major museums and brands. Along the way they’ll share key learnings and show you how they evolved the experiences created.

Session #3 - Exposing Unconscious Bias

Kelsey Snook, Creative Director, will facilitate a discussion about women in leadership roles. She will share the Second Story approach to tackling unconscious bias with their Make Some Room campaign, an effort to increase inclusivity in the tech and creative fields.

About Second Story

Second Story is a network of experiential design studios working across the cultural and brand landscapes to elevate the art of storytelling. They build stories you can step inside of.

For more info: https://secondstory.com

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.

{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.

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Thursday
May 25, 2017
Startup PDX - STARTUP PDX - REBOOT PARTY - Kicking off a New Season!
Centrl Office

Join us as we gather to reboot our Startup PDX community!

We're taking this community from a former place of just beerhall networking...to becoming a hub for Startup Professionals and Startup Entrepreneurs to level-up...together! 

Our vision is to support the Portland Startup ecosystem, by being a place for Inspiration, Knowledge, and Networking. We're already lining up some amazing talks and meetups for the next few months.

Come to this first casual kickoff event! Learn more about the vision of this community. Get some FREE beer...and network with other Startup Professionals. Much thanks to Centrl Office for being our new community sponsor, providing our venue and beer!! RSVP soon as there's limited space for this event. 

And, in the spirit of Startup Happy Hour, we'll always be continuing the after party for people wanting to connect even deeper at 10 Barrel starting around 7:45pm.

Make sure to find me and say hello. Short blurb about me: I'm currently a co-founder of both a venture backed startup and a bootstrapped startup. I'd love to hear what you're working on! 

Also, find me if you want to get involved in helping with this community!


Pat Cheung

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Monday
Jun 12, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - 3rd Anniversary Celebration @ New Relic

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-who-code-portland-3rd-anniversary-celebration-tickets-34896464264

We are so thrilled to announce that on June 12th, we will be celebrating our 3rd Anniversary at New Relic! We are so thrilled to announce that on Monday, June 12th, we will be celebrating our 3rd Anniversary at New Relic! This is going to be a great event, as we are celebrating 3 years in Portland, 2000+ members, 200+ events, 10+ leaders, and so many wonderful memories! Thank you to New Relic, InVision, Nike, and Hackbright Academy for sponsoring.

The theme for the night is "Rising Up in Engineering Leadership" and we have four distinguished speakers speaking about their careers and how to succeed and thrive in the tech industry as a woman. 

Our Panelists: 

• April Leonard - Engineering Manager, New Relic

• Dana Lawson - VP of Engineering at InVisionApp Inc

• Meena Arunachalam - Principal Engineer, Intel

• Sue Hayes - Sr. Director, Commerce Core Platform Engineering at Nike

• Moderator: Vaidehi Joshi - Staff Engineer at Tilde, Inc

Giveaways + Food

As a thank you to our wonderful members, we will have awesome giveaways for the first 100 people, so be sure to arrive on time! InVision and Nike have sponsored Women Who Code Portland coffee mugs and t-shirts and we will be serving food, drinks, and cupcakes, courtesy of New Relic and Hackbright Academy.

Program 

5:30-6:00 - Doors open & Networking
6:00-6:30 - Introduction from Women Who Code Portland + Sponsor Intros
6:30-7:30 - Panel: “Rising Up in Engineering Leadership”
7:30-8:30 - Networking

Speaker Bios: 

Dana Lawson is the Vice President of Engineering at InVision, where she is responsible for leading the platform engineering group, covering DevOps, site reliability, and data services. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a systems engineer and has technical skills spanning multiple disciplines. Throughout her career, Dana has led many different teams and worn many hats, from an individual contributor creating mobile applications to leading multiple teams that managed large scale backend big data and infrastructure. With a background in fine arts, she brings her creative vision to the engineering team at InVision, where technology meets design.

April Leonard is a Portland native and longtime Java engineer, who recently dabbled in Ruby, JavaScript, and Kotlin. She has experience building many enterprise applications including an adaptive test engine and a custom shopping cart servicing millions of customers. She delights in solving problems, finding efficiencies, and learning new things and is enjoying her new role as a Software Engineering Manager. Her favorites things are laughing, outdoor activities, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Meena Arunachalam is a Principal Engineer in Systems Technologies and Optimizations in Software Services Group at Intel Corporation and she leads system-level performance and power analyses in Machine Learning/Deep Learning and High Performance Computing segments for Xeon, Xeon Phi and FPGA products and architectures. Her areas of expertise are workload optimization, cache and memory hierarchies, and characterization, architectures and projections modeling and energy efficiency benchmarking. Meena joined Intel as a college graduate 18 years ago. She holds a Ph.D in Computer Science. She is a passionate advocate and mentor for women and underrepresented minorities in the areas of Science and Engineering both in industry and academia. She was the WIN (Women in Intel) Conference Chair in 2015 and is the Mentorship Committee Chair of the Women in Big Data West Coast Region.

Sue Hayes is currently a Senior Director in the Nike Digital Engineering organization, responsible for the development of the Commerce Core capabilities that power Nike’s eCommerce stack and the brick-and-mortar stores. She has been with Nike for 20 years and she has managed software development teams across Nike’s enterprise. Sue graduated from Carroll University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Psychology and she earned an MBA from the University of Colorado. As a person with a lifelong passion for running, the offer to become a technology leader at Nike was a perfect fit!

Our moderator, Vaidehi Joshi,  is a Staff Engineer at Tilde, where she works on Skylight. She enjoys building and breaking code, but loves creating empathetic engineering teams a whole lot more. In her spare time, she runs basecs, a weekly writing series that explores the fundamentals of computer science.

Sponsors + Sponsor Tables

New Relic - New Relic's digital intelligence platform lets developers, ops, and tech teams measure and monitor the performance of their applications and infrastructure.

InVision - The world's best companies use InVision to design the products you love.

Nike - Experience sports, training, shopping and everything else that's new at Nike from any country in the world.

Hackbright Academy - Hackbright Academy is the leading software engineering school for women founded in San Francisco in 2012.

Our sponsors will have a booth during the events, where you can speak to representatives from those companies. 

{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.

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.

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Thursday
Jun 29, 2017
Startup PDX - Secrets to Revenue Growth Using Outbound Sales
CENTRL Office

Join us as 2 seasoned sales experts share the latest trends and tips around outbound sales strategies. Attendees will walk away with a simple, practical framework for knowing how to build your first outbound campaign, when and how to scale your team, and to outsource your outbound altogether.


If revenue is important to your business...you'll want to check out these two talks.

As always, come network with fellow startup professionals. Free beer and bevs. Let's level-up together!

Agenda:

6:00pm - Drinks and Networking

7:00pm - Speakers

Alex Boyd - How to start scaling outbound sales, as a founder

Alex was Director of Sales at inDinero, a high-growth accounting SaaS startup based here in Portland. He is now the founder of RevenueZen, a Sales Development consultancy, where he develops and executes outbound sales campaigns alongside leaders at early stage technology companies. His favorite food is coffee.  

Chris Ortolano - How to qualify with confidence: Account Profiles, Buyer Personas, and Customer Outcomes. 

Chris is currently GM of Knowledge Group, a Division of Cience - a managed services company. Chris helps inside sales reps go from ramp to rockstar using knowledge management, continuous training, and execution analysis. Chris has also developed an online inside sales academy for DiscoverOrg, and served as a Conversation Systems Analyst for ExecVision.io. Chris also contributes to Outbound Engage, events focused on Growth, Sales, and Knowledge here in Portland. His favorite sales cycle is a bicycle.

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Thursday
Jul 13, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Wieden+Kennedy - Intro to VR & Wearable Tech

RSVP through Eventbrite here: https://wwcodepdx-wk.eventbrite.com

Our July Networking Night will be hosted by the W+K Lodge, a design engineering group that exists to shake up the way creativity works with technology at Wieden+Kennedy. This month's theme is Intro to VR & Wearable Tech and we have a fantastic program lined up!

We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening of virtual reality experiences, wearable tech, and food + drinks! There will be a series of workshops including an Intro to VR Development, a Live Art Demo of Google’s Tilt Brush app, and a Build Your Own LED Bracelet Wearable. And if you like donuts, there will also be a Donut Photo booth!

Agenda


5:30 - 6:00 pm: Networking + Drinks + Donut Photobooth

6:00 - 6:10pm: Intro from Women Who Code + from Wieden+Kennedy

6:10 - 6:30pm: Welcome from Lodge Women Engineers + Lodge demos

6:30 - 7:30pm: 3 Workshops

1. Intro to VR Workshop - A guided workshop on how to build your first very own VR app. The tutorial will be documented on video so that attendees can re-watch at home. A learning package will be prepared for attendees, where they can download online and get started.

2. No Paper - A demo room of painting in VR using Tilt Brush

3. How to make your own LED jewelry & Soft Circuits - We will have a station where you can make your own LED bracelets and how to sew your own soft circuits

7:30 - 8:00pm: More Networking + Closing Remarks


About W+K Lodge

W+K Lodge is a design engineering group that exists to shake up the way creativity works with technology. It is a team of curious-minded experts in machine learning, interaction design, real-time graphics and other emergent parts of tech. The Lodge was founded by independent, privately held global creative company Wieden+Kennedy.

They help their clients thrive in a meaningful impact on the future for the future, evolve organizations in a rapid product and support people by uncovering latent needs, behaviors and brands, and interactive experiences that transform the future, evolve organizations and grow. Read more here.

They are a team of 25 designers, engineers and strategists who work on projects ranging from mobile apps, VR, platforms, installations, robotics, fabrication, electronics and more.

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.

{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.

Website
Thursday
Jul 27, 2017
Startup PDX - How to Get Startup Funding in Portland
CENTRL Office

Join us for a panel discussion with two of the prominent seed/angel funds in town: Portland Seed Fund and Oregon Angel Fund

In this discussion, we'll dive into the nuts and bolts of early-stage funding landscape in Portland, what exactly investors are looking for in a startup, and how to navigate through the local funding process. If you're interested in raising money for your startup...come hear this panel discussion to gain a better understanding of getting funded. 

Agenda:

6:30pm - Drinks and Networking

7:00pm - Panel on Early Stage Startup Funding

Jon Maroney - Partner | Oregon Angel Fund


Jim Huston - Co-Managing Director | Portland Seed Fund

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Sponsor Thanks!

CENTRL Office - Best Coworking Space in Town

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Wednesday
Aug 2, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - DevOps Study Night: Intro to Docker
Vevo

DevOps Study Night to learn about Docker

Agenda:

A quick introduction to Docker, which might be helpful if you’re wondering what Docker is and why it’s garnered so much attention.

Hands on lab

Please note that the venue has changed. This month we will be at vevo (https://www.vevo.com/).

Thank You vevo!!!

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Want to join our Slack team?

Fill out this form to request an invite to Women Who Code Slack team: http://bit.ly/28SvZLC (http://bit.ly/28SvZLC)

Dev Ops Study Nights go on every 1st Wednesday of the month.

Our Github repository for links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops-study-nights (https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops-study-nights). It's pretty bare right now but we hope to be adding stuff to it in the coming months.

By coming to the DevOps Study Night, you are agreeing to follow our Code of Conduct (https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md) (aka be a good human).

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Thursday
Aug 3, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Intro to the Command Line
ThinkShout, Inc.

This workshop is the first in our four part "Beginner's Guide to Open Source" series. 

This workshop is for people who are completely new to the Command Line. We are going to cover the basic commands and concepts with exercises.

This workshop is designed for MacOS and Linux users. All of the commands should work with Windows PowerShell as well. Please ensure that your Windows machine has the latest version of PowerShell.


Bring: Your laptop and a power charger.

Key Takeaways: 

• Understanding of bash and PowerShell. 

• Ability to use basic command line prompts.

Program 

5:30-6:00 - Doors open 
6:00-7:45 - Introduction to the Command Line 
7:45-8:00 - Pack up + Clean up

Who Should Attend? 

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{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.

Website
Monday
Aug 7, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night

Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Code Fellows! We will be working on two problems, an easier starter problem, and then a more complicated one. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the questions on the slack channel, and after the meetup, we will post some of the solutions. Use our Slack Invite form if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

{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.

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring 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.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 26, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ AWS Portland

***** NOTE: Please RSVP on Eventbrite. Everyone will need to be registered on Eventbrite to attend the attend. *****


Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to announce that our September Networking Night is being hosted by AWS Elemental, at their new office in downtown Portland! AWS Elemental is an Amazon Web Services company that combines deep video expertise with the power and scale of the cloud to provide nimble, flexible software-based video processing and delivery solutions.

The event will be focused around the theme: Customer Obsession - The Art of Working Backwards. Speakers will demonstrate how they use their company's leadership principle, “Customer Obsession,” with their internal customers: their employees.

This month, we are featuring a tech talk from AWS Training and Certification, a demo from AWS Elemental and two distinguished Amazonians sharing their experiences at the company.


Agenda

5:30 – 6:15 - Doors Open + Networking

6:15 – 6:30 - Intro from Women Who Code & AWS Elemental

6:30 - 6:45 - Demo from AWS Elemental

6:45 - 7:00 - Tech Talk from AWS Training and Certification

7:00 - 7:20 - Two distinguished Amazonians will speak about their experience at Amazon with Q&A from attendees

8:20 – 8:30 - More Networking + Closing Remarks


About AWS Elemental

AWS Elemental solutions give video providers the power to quickly, easily and economically deploy and scale workflows and focus on what matters: transforming ideas into compelling content that captivates viewers.


About AWS

In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now commonly known as cloud computing. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and Australia, customers across all industries are taking advantage of agile, low cost, flexible and secure AWS technology platform.


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.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
Women Who Code PDX - JavaScript Study Night
Metal Toad

Women Who Code Portland

var studyNight = {


what: 'A night for studying JavaScript and all its wonders. Come work on a project, do some exercises or tutorials, pair program, or absorb by osmosis.',

when: '5:30-8pm, on the 4th Wednesday each month',

where: 'Metal Toad',

who: 'Anyone so long as you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.',

attendees: []

studyNight.attendees.push('you');

Translation:

Come study at JavaScript Study Night! Bring a project, a problem to debug, or follow along with a walkthrough. 

You can also take a look at our github repository for links to other exercises and resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

By coming to JS Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{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.

Website
Monday
Nov 6, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night
Alchemy Code Lab

Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Code Fellows! We will be working on two problems, an easier starter problem, and then a more complicated one. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the questions on the slack channel, and after the meetup, we will post some of the solutions. Use our Slack Invite form if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

{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.

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 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.

Website
Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ CDK Global
CDK Global, Inc

This month's networking night is a partnership between ChickTech and Women Who Code - we're delighted to bring our two communities together.

Our November Networking Night will be hosted by CDK Global, the largest global provider of integrated IT and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. This month's theme is Growing Technically and Professionally, and we have a fantastic speaker panel lined up!

We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening of talks from experienced technical women, networking, and food + drinks. This month, we are featuring a five talks from five CDK software engineers, each of whom have diverse background and different seniority levels. Together, the engineers will create a framework for becoming a stronger technical team member, from breaking into the industry to developing a more advanced skill set on the job. Come enjoy conversations, Q&A session and the company of fellow software engineers.

Agenda
5:00 - 6:00pm: Networking + Drinks
6:00 - 6:15pm: Intro from ChickTech + Women Who Code 
6:15 - 6:30pm: Welcome from CDK Global
6:30 - 7:30pm: Growing Technically and Professionally: Five talks from the female engineers of CDK
7:30 - 8:00pm: Networking + Closing Remarks

Speakers and Topics:

Danielle Hubbard (Software Engineer III): Angular Debugging
In this talk, Danielle Hubbard will review common issues that developers face in AngularJS apps and how to fix (and prevent) them. She'll also cover Angular and JavaScript development tips, such as how to debug in the console.

Carrie Eremenis (Software Engineer IV): #TheirCDKSummer
Senior engineer Claire Eremenis speaks about the CDK Summer Internship program, where CDK helped launch the technology career of college students. She'll provide advice on gaining your own internship, and how to enhance your own professional bio through summer intern mentorship.

Claire Mears (Software Engineer I): Growing as a New Team Member
When you are new to a team, taking risks and self-growth can be difficult. This talk explores how to find that balance and become a strong member of a new team.

Shivani Wanjara (Software Engineer II): Culture and Diversity at CDK
CDK prides itself on creating a diverse team and a learning culture. This talk explore how to create an open and friendly culture, where engineers feel comfortable asking questions and junior engineers are encouraged to work with seniors and learn from them. 

Mahija Daliparthi (Software Engineer I): Starting your Career as a Software Engineer
Landing a job as a software engineer can be difficult. Mahjia Daliparthi shares her own personal story of becoming an engineer, busting myths about computer science and coding, and providing tactics that have helped her so far. This talk will cover learning how to learn fast, how best to spend free time at work, and becoming a sponge - absorb and absorb!


About CDK Global
CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. We provide auto dealer software for truck, motorcycle, marine and RV from advertising to the sale, finance & insurance and service & parts of a vehicle.

About ChickTech
ChickTech is a multi-generational j/nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. In Portland, we lead technology events for middle school girls, high school girls, and career level folks! Join us for future ChickTech Portland career events including technical classessocial events, and our signature conference ACT-W (achieving career advancement for technical women. 

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.

{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.

Website
Friday
Mar 23, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - IoT Hackathon 2018
through Puppet

Our IoT Hackathon is coming back the weekend of March 23-25, 2018! For the full event description is available on Eventbrite.

This event is geared towards women but we also welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers. The goal of the hackathon is to gain new programming skills, have fun, and work in teams to build sustainability solutions. This year's theme is Sustainable Futures.

We welcome your expertise at this event, whether you are a developer, designer, product manager, project manager, data scientist, business analyst, or marketing professional. You will be working in teams of 4-6 to come up with the next great IoT solution. This hackathon is geared towards all skill levels. If this is your first hackathon, you will fit right in! If you are a seasoned professional ready to lead a dedicated team, this event is also for you!

The event cost is $25 for all hackathon participants and they include food throughout the weekend, WWCode swag, giveaways, and prizes for the winners. We have scholarships available for anyone who is a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance. Please visit the full event post on Eventbrite for more information.

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Wednesday
Apr 4, 2018
Reverse Pitch: Where the investors pitch you
WeWork Pioneer Place

We flip around the typical roles, asking some of Portland's leading funders to make the kind of elevator pitch they're typically on the other end of. Each investor will get five minutes and up to five slides to win over attendees. Following the last pitch the investors will have a panel discussion to help founders put their best foot forward.

We are excited to have special guest Arlan Hamilton participating, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital. Her emergence on the venture capital stage has been chronicled in Fortune, Fast Company, Inc and Tech Crunch. Her firm has made over 80 investments in early stage companies in the last two years (including a handful of PDX firms).

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Tuesday
May 29, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Crystal Martin
Online Webinar

Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the last Tuesday of the month.

Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

Link to join the Zoom event: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134.

SCHEDULE

4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intro from Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode
4:05 – 4:25 PM – Crystal shares her tech journey
4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

OUR SPEAKER

Crystal is a Salesforce Development Consultant at Slalom, a Co-Organizer of Strange Loop Conference, and diversity in tech/business advocate. As a Detroit Public Schools graduate, Crystal is passionate about equal access to education at all levels. She came to St. Louis as a 2010 Teach For America Corps Member and taught middle school math in St. Louis Public Schools for four years. After her time in the classroom, she wanted to explore a career that would allow her to bring together her love for creativity, science, and community and technology was just that! Crystal likes to call herself a “developing developer”, she’s a lifetime learner and is currently digging into JavaScript and Salesforce and fighting the patriarchy and imposter syndrome one key stroke at a time. She holds a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Michigan State University and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which goes to show, college degrees matter, but they really don’t.

{short} CODE OF CONDUCT

By dialing in to this event, you agree to our 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.

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Wednesday
Jun 6, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - DevOps Study Night: Scripting & Automation
Vevo

Welcome to our DevOps Study Night!

This month's theme: Scripting and Automation

Throughout 2018, the WWC PDX study nights will weave through an introductory overview of systems administration. This month, we'll take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), two of the main providers of cloud infrastructure services.

The DevOps Study Nights occur on the first Wednesday of each month.

Come prepared with:
* Laptop/Computer

For the demo/workshop, we'll be working in Google Cloud Platform, so you'll want to sign up for an account (it's free!): https://cloud.google.com
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HAVE YOU JOINED OUR SLACK COMMUNITY?

Fill out this form to request an invite: bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

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GITHUB

Our Github repository for links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops . It's lightweight right now but we will add to it in the coming months.

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By coming to the DevOps Study Night, you are agreeing to follow our Code of Conduct: https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md (aka be a good human).

{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 (https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/pages/22236117/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 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmJq0Evb0aDbx4flmmZT1xX0GCXj_F--5asjfH7XvkrLo4xA/viewform).

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Wednesday
Jun 13, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - JavaScript Study Night
Act-On Software

var studyNight = {

what: 'A night for studying JavaScript and all its wonders. Come work on a project, do some exercises or tutorials, pair program, or absorb by osmosis.',

when: '5:30-8pm, on the 2nd Wednesday each month',

where: 'Act On Software',

who: 'Anyone so long as you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.',

attendees: []

};

studyNight.attendees.push('you');

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Translation:

Come study at JavaScript Study Night! Bring a project, a problem to debug, or follow along with a walkthrough. You can also take a look at our github repository for links to other exercises and resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

Thanks to Act-On for sponsoring and hosting us!

Act-On Software is a marketing automation software company that empowers marketers to do the best work of their careers. Their company headquarters is located in Portland, OR, in the Bank of America building. They are currently hiring for several engineering and customer support (tiers 1, 2, and 3) roles. Please visit their careers page for more information on their open positions: https://www.act-on.com/careers/listings/#Portland

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By coming to JS Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md).

{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 (https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/pages/22236117/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 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmJq0Evb0aDbx4flmmZT1xX0GCXj_F--5asjfH7XvkrLo4xA/viewform).

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Monday
Jun 18, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - 4th Anniversary Celebration

On Monday, June 18th, Women Who Code Portland will be celebrating 4 years in Portland! 🥂 Join us for our 4th Anniversary Celebration, an evening of networking, great talks, giveaways, and delicious food and drinks, hosted by New Relic.

The theme and the speakers will be announced in the next few weeks leading up to the event! Stay tuned!

For security reasons, all attendees are required to RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wwcode-4th-anniversary.eventbrite.com

PROGRAM

5:30 - 6:00 - Doors open & Networking Activity
6:00 - 6:30 - Welcome from Women Who Code Portland + Sponsors
6:30 - 7:30 - Distinguished Panel
7:30 - 8:30 - Networking

GIVEAWAYS + PRIZES

As a thank you to our wonderful members, we will have an awesome Women Who Code t-shirt to give away to our first 100 attendees and we will be raffling conference tickets and other cool prizes to all attendees.

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) 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 (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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.

For security reasons, all attendees are required to RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wwcode-4th-anniversary.eventbrite.com

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Wednesday
Aug 8, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - DevOps Study Night: SysAdmin Series August
Vevo

Welcome to our DevOps Study Night!

Throughout the year, the WWCode Portland DevOps Study Nights will weave through an introductory overview of systems administration. This month, we will take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), two of the main providers of cloud infrastructure services.

The DevOps Study Nights take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

This month Stacy will speak and guide us through on high level conversation on Server Security.

Come prepared with:
* Laptop/Computer

For the demo/workshop, we will be working in Google Cloud Platform, so you will want to sign up for an account (it's free!): https://cloud.google.com

About our Speaker:
Stacy is a Senior Security Automation Engineer at Randstad at Nike. She is passionate about fostering a grounding in security, testing, and development best practices. Anyone can learn these skills when they put their mind to it. She likes to foster that mindset in the people she mentors.

She has developed microservices, automation, orchestration and monoliths. She enjoys posing the question "what is devops?" and the ensuing discussion. No two answers are the same.

She enjoys reading man pages for fun, singing in the Aurora Chorus, and running about 20 miles a week.

Thank you vevo for hosting and sponsoring our DevOps study night.
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JOIN US

- Join our Slack community here: bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
- Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

By coming to our DevOps Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Thursday
Aug 16, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Mozilla: Women in InfoSec
Mozilla

*** Please sign up via Eventbrite for this event: https://wwcode-mozilla-2018.eventbrite.com ***

Join Women Who Code Portland on Thursday, August 16th for a Networking Night @ Mozilla, with Women in InfoSec as the theme. This event will feature a panel of distinguished and experienced women from the security field. Our panelists will discuss how they initially landed in InfoSec, what the different roles are, and how someone could enter this field. According to the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), only 11% of the world's information security workforce are women. With this event, we are aiming to expose more women to the opportunities in InfoSec and hopefully encourage some of our attendees to apply for roles in InfoSec.

Our distinguished panel will feature:

Joan Pepin - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Auth0
LJ Johnson - Sr. Director, Information Security, Nike
Miki Demeter - Security Researcher, Intel
Moderator: Ann Wallace - Technical Cloud Consultant, Google

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

5:30 – 6:00 PM – Doors Open + Networking
6:00 – 6:15 PM – Welcome from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
6:15 – 7:15 PM – Panel: Women in InfoSec + Q&A from the audience
7:15 - 8:00 PM – Networking + Closing Remarks

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKERS 👩🏽

Joan Pepin is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Auth0. As CISO, Joan is responsible for the holistic security and compliance of Auth0's platform, products, and corporate environment. She brings 20 years of experience to the role, with a career that has spanned a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, defense, ISPs, and MSSPs.

LJ Johnson is a well-known security industry leader within the local Portland community. For the past 20 years, LJ has held several roles within Nike’s Information Security organization as well as holding leadership positions in Business Operations, Organizational Change Management, Global Supply Chain, Application Development and eCommerce. Having a holistic background in both business operations and technology delivery has allowed LJ to deliver security solutions and services with real business results.

Miki Demeter is a Security Researcher at Intel. Her career has encompassed everything from firmware to the application space. In the last eight years, Miki has focused on security as the Security Champion for the Open Source Technology Center @ Intel. In her current position as a Security Researcher, she works on Secure Development Lifecycle governance and as a Product Security Expert for Open Source Software. Miki strives to instill a security first attitude in products, by working with developers to make informed choices when using Open Source.

More information on the speakers is available on the Eventbrite page.

🙅🏼‍♀️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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

Please sign up via Eventbrite for this event: https://wwcode-mozilla-2018.eventbrite.com

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Tuesday
Aug 21, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Design + Product Study Night
Lithium Technologies

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT:

Hey! This is the Design + Product Study Night.

We are folks that work in the product space, want to develop new skills related to product development, or are looking for our first job in product.

You don't need to be a product designer or manager, or have any experience to come. Only interest and a willingness to help others is required!

GENERAL AGENDA:

• 5-10 minute lightning talk
• Independent work time
• Continued discussion on the lightning talk topic

PRE-REQS:

• Friendliness & empathy
• Willingness to learn
• Willingness to teach others
• Interest in product design or product management.

GOALS:

• Build a richer community around product thinking and product design in Portland.
• Develop your skills in this space.
• Meet like-minded people doing similar work.
• Build side projects.
• Career development in product and design.

JOIN US:

- Meet the rest of our community on Slack: http://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
- Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights
- The D+PSN will take place every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Lithium Technologies.

CODE OF CONDUCT

By coming to our Design + Product Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Tuesday
Aug 28, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Ann Wallace
Online Webinar

Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the last Tuesday of the month.

Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

Link to join the Zoom event: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134.

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intro from Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode
4:05 – 4:25 PM – Ann shares her tech journey
4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKER 👩🏽

Ann Wallace is a Technical Cloud Consultant at Google focusing on kubernetes, security and SRE. Before Google, Ann spent 14 years at Nike in various engineering and architecture roles. CloudNOW named her one of the top 10 Women in Cloud in 2015. When not working, Ann can be found traveling and ultra-trail running.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By dialing in to this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Saturday
Sep 15, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Building High-Performance Modern Websites with Gatsby
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Women Who Code Portland and Gatsby are partnering up to present a workshop on how to build blazing-fast websites with Gatsby.js. Our instructor for the day will be Jason Lengstorf, a Developer Advocate with Gatsby. The goal of this workshop is to get you started with Gatsby.

Thank you Gatsby and Alchemy Code Lab for helping us organize this event.

💻SET-UP 💻

Attendees will need:
- Their own computer
- Node.js (required version 6 or later) with npm
- Basic knowledge of the terminal (ability to open it, run commands that will be written on the slides)
- Permission to install global commands (this can be a blocker for people with restricted work computers)
- A code editor (VS Code is recommended)

Recommended, but not necessary:
- Some experience with JavaScript

📣 ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR 📣

Jason Lengstorf is a developer advocate, occasional designer, and frequent speaker. He’s passionate about building tools, systems, and training materials to create high-performance teams and apps. He later encourages those teams to use their newfound free time to go outside and be people and stuff. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Doors open
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Welcome from WWCode Portland, Gatsby, and Alchemy Code Lab
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM – Instructor and Attendee introductions
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM – Introduction to Gatsby
11:25 AM – 12:15 PM – Tutorial Part 1: Introduction to Gatsby basics
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM – LUNCH
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM – Tutorial Part 2: Introduction to using CSS in Gatsby
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM – Tutorial Part 3: Building nested layouts in Gatsby
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Tutorial Part 4: Querying for data in a blog
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – BREAK
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM – Tutorial Part 5: Source plugins and rendering queried data
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM – Q&A, Next Steps, and Closing Remarks
4:00 PM – End of Workshop

💰COST 💰

The cost of this workshop is $10. This includes the cost of lunch and snacks.

If you are a student, under-employed, and/or in need of financial assistance, we a few full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZbA5m0Bs7SvOwdLK2.

There are no refunds for this event.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By dialing in to this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Thursday
Sep 20, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Intel: Women Who Open Source
McMenamins' Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

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Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wwcode-intel.eventbrite.com
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Our September Networking Night will be hosted by the women within the Open Source Technology Center at Intel. The theme of the night is ✨ Women Who Open Source ✨. Join us for lightning talks on Open Source, Artificial Intelligence, Chrome, Data Center and Cloud Environment, and Security, and dinner at McMenamins.

Our distinguished speakers are all women from the Intel Open Source Technology Center and they are:
- Kelly Hammond -- Director of Clear Linux Stacks and Performance Engineering
- Kristen Accardi -- Security Architect
- Margarita Maroto -- Chrome OS Engineering Director
- Monica Ene-Pietrosanu -- Software Engineering Director of Datacenter Solutions & Languages Optimization

⌚️AGENDA ⌚️

6:00 - 6:30 PM – Doors Open + Networking
6:30 - 6:45 PM – Welcome from Women at OTC, Intel and WWCode Portland
6:45 - 7:45 PM – Lighting Talks: Women at Open Source Technology Center, Intel + Q&A from the audience
7:45 - 8:30 PM – Networking + Closing Remarks

📣 THE TALKS 📣

Kelly Hammond -- What does it mean to be open source, and why should software developers want to work in open source?

Kristen Accardi -- Micro-architectural side channel attacks are here to stay. What can we do inside the operating system to defend against them?

Margarita Maroto -- Chromebooks have evolved into premium devices with advanced features and high adoption.

Monica Ene-Pietrosanu -- Cloud computing, containers, runtime languages, and software orchestration.

More information about each talk and speaker is available on the Eventbrite page.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wwcode-intel.eventbrite.com
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Tuesday
Sep 25, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Kathi Kellenberger
Online Webinar

Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the last Tuesday of the month.

Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

Link to join the Zoom event: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134.

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intro from WWCode Portland and LaunchCode
4:05 – 4:25 PM – Kathi shares her tech journey
4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKER 👩🏽

Kathi Kellenberger has been involved with technology for over twenty years, with most of that time focused on SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform. She has written several books, articles and courses on SQL Server topics and loves to present at conferences around the world. She is co-leader of the Women in Technology Virtual Chapter for the PASS organization and an instructor in the LaunchCode CoderGirl program. She is currently editor of Redgate's online technical journal, Simple Talk.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By dialing in to this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Thursday
Sep 27, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Open Source Study Night: Security
Planet Argon

Open Source Study Night is specifically designed for people who would like to start contributing to open source, or have open source work that they'd like to do with others.

This month's theme: Security and Open Source. This month's study night will feature a presentation by Michaela "Miki" Demeter, Security Researcher at Intel!

When looking at open source packages, how do you decide what to incorporate and what to leave behind? Ultimately, your goal is to minimize your company and your teams' exposure to risk. “Minimizing risk” doesn't mean analyzing every line of code, but does involve evaluating a project's community. Can you trust them to do work at the quality that you can feel comfortable with in your releases? Are they doing proactive security work and fixing bugs quickly?

Miki has worked for the Open Source Technology Center at Intel for 5 years, and is an expert on open source communities. You'll walk away with a better understanding of how to choose open source libraries for your projects.

Come prepared with:
Laptop/Computer
IDE of your choice
* Git/GitHub or GitLab. If you don't know git, we'll teach you!

Thanks to our sponsor, Planet Argon, for hosting this event.

🙅🏼‍♀️ CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Monday
Oct 1, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night
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Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Alchemy Code Lab! This month we're not going have a topic with specified problems. You can bring a problem to work on, or we can help you find one once you get there. All skill levels are welcome. Please join the join Women Who Code Portland Slack community with this invite form (https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack).

This event will repeat the first Monday of each month.

{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 (https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/pages/22236117/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 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmJq0Evb0aDbx4flmmZT1xX0GCXj_F--5asjfH7XvkrLo4xA/viewform).

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.

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Wednesday
Oct 3, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - DevOps Study Night: Security and Compliance
Vevo

Welcome to our DevOps Study Night!

Throughout the year, the WWCode Portland DevOps Study Nights will weave through an introductory overview of systems administration. This month, we will take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), two of the main providers of cloud infrastructure services.

The DevOps Study Nights take place on the first Wednesday of each month. For October, the topic will be managing security and compliance regulations.

Agenda:
- 6PM to 7PM - Presentation about considerations regarding security and compliance for data. Why do we need to protect our servers, and how can we do it to meet our needs? Certificates versus SSH versus passwords. Encryption!
- 7PM - 8PM - We'll spin up a server and connect to it using a password, SSH, and a certificate.

Thank you vevo for hosting and sponsoring our DevOps study night.
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JOIN US

- Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
- Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

By coming to our DevOps Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Thursday
Oct 4, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Alexa’s Got Skills: Intro to Voice Technology
Mozilla

Women Who Code Portland is pleased to announce an Intro to Voice Technology, in partnership with Women in Voice. This talk & hands-on workshop will be lead by Joan Palmiter Bajorek, the Founder of Women in Voice.

The topics that will be covered during this session are:
- How do Alexa, Ok Google, and Siri work (voice assistants)?
- Why is voice taking off right now? Is that related to artificial intelligence?
- What does it take to build my own Alexa skills and Google actions?
- Why does this matter in the big scheme of things?

This talk is for a general audience, but we will also explore technical topics of natural language processing, machine learning, and neural networks. No coding experience required.

We will live-stream this event: link TBA.

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

5:30-5:45 - Arrive, check in, networking
5:45-5:55 - Welcome from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
5:55-6:25 - Intro to Voice Talk
6:25-6:45 - Question and Discussion
6:45-7:40 - Hands on Workshop
7:40-7:45 - Closing

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKER 👩🏽

Joan Palmiter Bajorek is the Founder of Women in Voice (https://womeninvoice.wordpress.com/). She is a Speech Technologist and PhD Candidate at the University of Arizona. Exploring speech recognition and virtual reality in educational technology, i.e. Duolingo, Rosetta Stone, she is the Principal Investigator of an international team in collaboration with the startup ImmerseMe. Her research has been published by Cambridge University Press, The Linguist List, The FLT Mag, and Issues and Trends in Educational Technology. As a public speaker, she has recently spoken at VOICE Summit by Amazon Alexa, [email protected], iSpace Tech Talks, American Association of Applied Linguistics, R-Ladies, Rosetta Stone, Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, and the podcasts “This Week in Voice,” “The Vocal Fries,” and “Voice & Beyond.” She holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of California, Davis and undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Sunday
Oct 7, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Cupcakes & Math: Hacktoberfest
Posies Cafe

Inspired by Stephanie Hurlburt's cupcakes and math meetup in Seattle, we've started a cupcakes and math club here in PDX.

As a special treat this month, we'll be focusing on submitting PRs for Hacktoberfest, in addition to our usual math discussion! Come celebrate open source and and make your first PRs toward Digital Ocean's hacktoberfest event. Learn more about Hacktoberfest here: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

Come join us:
Location: Posie's Cafe
Time: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Commitment: Have fun. There's no need to show up regularly, on time or stay the whole time. It's a chill, "drop in whenever you feel like you need some math in your life" event.

What To Bring: Bring a math textbook you want to do problems from (or a laptop with online learning materials). If you don't feel comfortable working with math, that's fine. Bring a program that's giving you trouble, or a computation-related side project.

What Will Happen: You'll sharpen your math skills while eating cute pastries next to other ladies doing the same thing. We can work quietly, ask for help from others or talk about a cool thing you just learned.

(Copy & Idea Inspiration: Stephanie Hurlburt)
(Photo Credit: Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash)

🙅🏼‍♀️ CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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.

Event Specific: This is a physical and psychologically safe place. People of all skill levels are welcome, and beginners will be treated with kindness and respect. Anyone who identifies as female or non-binary is welcome; there will be no discrimination, harassment or comments that make others feel unwelcome. If you feel uncomfortable at any point, please email me @ [masked] or pull me aside during the meetup.

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Wednesday
Oct 10, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - JavaScript Study Night - Vue Basics
Act-On Software

JavaScript Study Night is a space and time for all people interested in learning JavaScript to study, practice, and learn! We start with reading through code for about an hour - in pairs, groups, or alone if you prefer. Why? Because reading code is just as important as writing it. Afterwards, you’ll have time to self-study, so bring a project or browse our GitHub repo for exercises, ideas, and resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

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Agenda

5:30-5:45 :: arrive, settle in, grab food, mingle
5:45-6:00 :: welcome, explain code reading exercise
6:00-7:00 :: practice reading code
7:00-8:00 :: self-study

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Thanks to Act-On for sponsoring and hosting us!

Act-On Software is a marketing automation software company that empowers marketers to do the best work of their careers. Visit their careers page for more information on current open positions: https://www.act-on.com/careers/listings/#Portland

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By coming to our JavaScript, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Friday
Oct 12, 2018
Elevate Inclusion Summit 2018
Elevate Inclusion Summit 2018

Please join us at Elevate Capital’s first annual Elevate Inclusion conference, a gathering of entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds including women, minority entrepreneurs from underserved communities, and veterans as well as venture capitalists and investors.

The conference program will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions focused on inclusion, entrepreneurship, mentor capitalism, success stories and other topics. It will be a day of learning, sharing, inspiration, and new funding opportunities. Entrepreneurs will also be invited to present in front of potential investors.

Providing startup funding to the next group of break-out entrepreneurs is only part of what Elevate Capital believes that venture capitalists and other investors should do. Working to ensure inclusion while providing mentorship and funding to entrepreneurs from underserved communities is a vital part of building thriving business communities.

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Tuesday
Oct 16, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Design + Product Study Night
Lithium Technologies

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT:

Hey! This is the Design + Product Study Night.

We are folks that work in the product space, want to develop new skills related to product development, or are looking for our first job in product.

You don't need to be a product designer or manager, or have any experience to come. Only interest and a willingness to help others is required!

GENERAL AGENDA:

• 5-10 minute lightning talk
• Independent work time
• Continued discussion on the lightning talk topic

PRE-REQS:

• Friendliness & empathy
• Willingness to learn
• Willingness to teach others
• Interest in product design or product management.

GOALS:

• Build a richer community around product thinking and product design in Portland.
• Develop your skills in this space.
• Meet like-minded people doing similar work.
• Build side projects.
• Career development in product and design.

JOIN US:

- Meet the rest of our community on Slack: http://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
- Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights
- The D+PSN will take place every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Lithium Technologies.

CODE OF CONDUCT

By coming to our Design + Product Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Thursday
Oct 18, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - Open Source Study Night: Hacktoberfest!
Mozilla

Hacktoberfest! Let's celebrate open source over food, drinks, learning, and great company. Commit your first PR to an open source project, or submit new PRs to win prizes.

What's Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like, and ones they've just discovered. No contribution is too small—bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Can't make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using the hashtag, #hacktoberfest. Sign up to participate today: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

Rules and Prizes

First sign up on the Hacktoberfest site. If you open up five pull requests between October 1 and October 31, you'll win a free, limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. (Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted; as long as they've been opened between the very start of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count towards a free T-shirt.)

We'll also be raffling off prizes to participants at this event - come ready to win swag!

Come prepared with:
Laptop/Computer
IDE of your choice - we like Visual Studio Code
* Git/GitHub or GitLab. If you don't know git, we'll teach you!

🙅🏼‍♀️ CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Thursday
Nov 8, 2018
Women Who Code Portland - IoT Series: Circuits 101
Mozilla

Get to grips with the basics of electronics. In this self-guided workshop, you will learn how to use the fundamental building blocks that create circuits, such as leds, jumper wires, bread board, resistors, batteries, switches, buttons, sensors and more!

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

5:30-5:45 - Arrive, check in, and food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
6:00-7:30 - Circuits 101
7:30-8:00 - Closing

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKERS 👩🏽

Andrew Chalkley (@chalkers) is a Full-Stack Software Architect at eBay, Co-Host of That Maker Show, project lead of thingsSDK and technical writer at Screencasts.org. He's been dabbling in electronics since 2012, given classes and lectures around the United States including at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

David Wang (@planetbeing) is a co-founder of Corellium, a startup working on the virtualization of mobile devices and leveraging that technology for security research. Previously, David has created hardware and software for a home automation hub called Solace. He has also contributed to Homebridge and authored plugins for it. He continues to be a home automation enthusiast, and works to either cajole or reverse engineer every single device in his house into joining a coherent system.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Friday
Jan 11
Women Who Code Portland - Lunch & Learn
Work & Co

Starting in 2019, WWCode Portland is partnering with Work & Co to start a new lunchtime event series called “Lunch & Learn.”

We will be meeting in a conference room to eat and learn about what members of our community are working on. We are asking 2-3 members to speak about their work or side projects for 5 minutes, focusing on the stack, tools, frameworks, and libraries used to build that project. No slides necessary. Our speakers will demo the project, dig into the code and design that made it happen, and answer questions about their project.

This event will take place from 12-1pm on Friday, Jan. 11th. This is a short event, so please arrive on time!

Schedule

12:00-12:20 - Check-in + Grab food
12:20-12:30 - Intros from WWCode + Work & Co
12:30-12:40 - Project #1 + Q&A
12:40-12:50 - Project #2 + Q&A
12:50-1:00 - Wrap-Up

Presentations

- Project #1: Voice Memos app by Caterina Paun. This React app takes in voice input through speech recognition and uses speech synthesis for voice output.
- Project #2: Portfolio Redesign by mJordan Levine. This portfolio project is meant to be a blend of art (custom created illustrations), design (animations), and code (Gatsby) to show off both sides of mJordan’s skill set.

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

About our Host

Work & Co (https://work.co/) is a technology and design company that creates the digital experiences people love using every day. With 270 people in offices across the United States, Brazil and Europe, Work & Co defines and launches core products for Apple, YouTube, Planned Parenthood, Lyft and more.

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

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Wednesday
Jan 16
Women Who Code Portland - JavaScript Study Night - Web Speech API
Act-On Software

This month's topic will focus around web speech APIs from guest speaker Caterina Paun.

The Web Speech API allows you to incorporate voice within your web apps. With this free API, you can take in voice input through speech recognition and/or you can use speech synthesis to output voice. During this session, we will go over how you can take advantage of this API and build voice applications.

Caterina is a developer and designer focusing on voice technologies. She is currently an Instructor at Portland State University and the Senior Director of Women Who Code Portland.

Hope to see you there!

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Join Our Movement

- Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
- Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

About our Host

Act-On Software is a marketing automation software company that empowers marketers to do the best work of their careers. Their company headquarters are located in Portland, OR, in the Bank of America building. They are currently hiring for several engineering and customer support (tiers 1, 2, and 3) roles. Please visit their careers page for more information on their open positions: https://www.act-on.com/careers/listings/#Portland

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

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Tuesday
Jan 22
Indie.vc v 3.0 - Winter Tour 2019
Autodesk

Over the last few years, we’ve had the chance to host many events that expose founders to an alternative universe where companies they’ve been told can’t be built without massive amounts of VC funding are thriving with little, to no, outside investment. We often start these events by warning attendees that they won’t be able to unsee what they’re about to see. Many leave these events with a whole new perspective on not only what is possible, but why limiting exposure the traditional venture business model is beneficial for founders, employees and the cultures and values they’re hoping to embody with their businesses.

Rather than write another blog post or clever FAQ, we wanted to bring that same in-person experience to those considering investment from Indie.vc.

Over the next 2 months, we’ll be embarking on a tour of most major metros in the US (we tried picking towns that were a short-ish road trip away from just about anywhere). Our goal with these info sessions is to share our experiences and motives directly with the Indie-curious. They are open to founders interested in taking investment from Indie.vc and Angels/Funds interested in funding companies the way we do. We’re planning to have some founders we’ve backed, and founders who’ve built and scaled profitable businesses, join us for these events to answer questions and share their experiences embracing the values and tactics we preach.

RSVP at https://indie.vc

Proudly hosted by PIE and PIE Shop in collaboration with Autodesk

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Tuesday
Jan 29
Portland Seed Fund Pitch-for-a-Beer
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

You have a big idea, maybe even a co-founder. Now you're ready to Pitch for a Beer and get frank and fast feedback from Portland Seed Fund managers, investors and alums!

How it works: No sign-up required. First 12 entrepreneurs to arrive will get 5-min power sessions with PSF managers Jim Huston, Angela Jackson and Jenn Lynch. Ringler booths will be filled with PSF alumni founders and mentors, so additional rotations give you extra feedback. Everyone gets pizza (and a beer!)

Event capacity - 50 people.

Questions? [email protected]

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Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Building Your Portfolio
moovel North America - Portland

Welcome to our Design Study Nights! Throughout the year, we will cover various design topics in these events.

In January, our theme for the Design Study Night is: Building Your Portfolio. We will have one speaker describe the process of doing a portfolio redesign and what projects to include. Then, we will have two hiring managers speak about what they are looking for in your portfolios.

The Design Study Nights take place on the second Wednesday of every other month. They will alternate with our brand-new CSS Study Nights.

Schedule

5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel
6:00-6:30 - Case Study of a Portfolio Redesign Project - mJordan Levine
6:30-7:00 - What a Hiring Manager Looks for in a Portfolio - Shannon Hauff (Director of Product Design, moovel) and Mike Shaw (Senior Talent & Engagement Partner, moovel)
7:00-7:30 - Group Activity + Closing Remarks

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

About our Host

moovel N.A. LLC, a part of moovel Group GmbH, enables seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce through mobile applications. moovel is the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing applications that allow riders to book and pay for public transit tickets via their smartphone. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, moovel’s vision is a world without traffic jams and our mission is to help transform cities by providing sustainable mobility solutions. For more info: https://www.moovel.com/en

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

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Thursday
Feb 21
Women Who Code Portland - IoT Series: An Approach to Decentralized and Privatized IoT
Mozilla

Come learn about Mozilla’s Project Things initiative. It is an open source implementation aimed at promoting a decentralized, and W3C-standardized, Web of Things framework for managing IoT device data. Mozilla’s implementation puts people first, protecting user privacy and security, while promoting industry interoperability.

Schedule

5:30-5:45 - Arrive, check in, and food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
6:00-7:30 - An Approach to Decentralized and Privatized IoT
7:30-8:00 - Closing

Objectives

Attendees will learn how to set up a private IoT gateway, and how to to program MCU hardware by following an online tutorial, that takes advantage of open source “webthing” libraries. Attendees will be lent a developer board that they can program during the workshop, and continue to learn from later by referring to an online tutorial. Prototyping hardware is generally low cost, and readily available.

Prerequisites

No prior developer skills are necessary. Bring a laptop (any OS). Ideally pre-install the MicroBlocks application, downloadable here:
http://microblocks.fun/download.html#download

About our Speaker

Kathy Giori is a Senior Staff Evangelist at Mozilla, promoting "Project Things," an open source Web of Things implementation which embodies Mozilla's values around privacy, security, and interoperability. In previous roles at Arduino.org, Qualcomm Atheros, and other startups, she has been promoting the benefits of open hardware and software, and finds that bridging open communities with industry drives faster innovation. She received her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and her master’s in EE from Stanford.

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.mit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Tuesday
Mar 26
Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Marion Marschalek
Online Webinar

Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

Link to join the Zoom event: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134.

Schedule

4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intros from WWCode Portland and LaunchCode
4:05 – 4:25 PM – Marion shares her tech journey
4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

Our Speaker

Marion Marschalek is a former Malware Analyst and Reverse Engineer who recently started work at Intel in order to conquer the field of low level security research, where she nowadays spends an unusual amount of time looking at compiler source code. She has spoken at all the conferences and such, and seen all the things, and keeps eagerly seeking more wisdom. She is proud member of the Blackhat review board family, and has been mentioned by Forbes in their 30under30 list for technologists in Europe in 2016. Also, she runs a series of free reverse engineering bootcamps for women titled BlackHoodie, because the world needs more researcherettes.

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

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Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Design 101 with InVision Studio
moovel North America - Portland

Using good design is important when we want to convey our ideas or start building a new product. But it can be difficult to grasp the basics of design and find the right design tool. This workshop walks through basic designing, animating and prototyping tips using InVision Studio (https://www.invisionapp.com/studio) as our design tool.

Prior to the workshop, please download InVision Studio here: https://www.invisionapp.com/studio

Schedule

5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel
6:00-7:00 - Design 101 with InVision Studio
7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

About our Speaker

Keeley Hammond is a senior software engineer at InVision, and a member of the InVision Studio engineering team.

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

About our Host

moovel N.A. LLC, a part of moovel Group GmbH, enables seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce through mobile applications. moovel is the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing applications that allow riders to book and pay for public transit tickets via their smartphone. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, moovel’s vision is a world without traffic jams and our mission is to help transform cities by providing sustainable mobility solutions. For more info: https://www.moovel.com/en

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

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Wednesday
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!

Agenda:

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

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Women Who Code Portland - Security Study Night: Capture the Flag (CTF) 101
Vevo

In 2019, Women Who Code Portland is debuting a new event series focused on learning more about the security field. Welcome to our Security Study Nights!

Our first Security Study Night will be a Capture the Flag (CTF) 101. What is Capture the Flag and why do security professionals play it? The short answer is that it allows them to hone their skills and have fun. There is an entire subculture that exists around CTFs. So if you want to learn how to think like a hacker, adapt your skills and learn on the fly, come to our CTF 101 Study Night to see what it is all about. You will get a chance to capture your first flag.

Schedule

6:00-6:15 - Check-in + Grab food
6:15-6:20 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Vevo
6:20-7:40 - Capture the Flag (CTF) 101
7:40-8:00 - Closing Remarks

About our Speakers

Miki Demeter is a Security Researcher at Intel. Stacy Watts is a Senior MSS Platform Engineer at BlueVoyant.

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.Senior MSS Platform Engineer, BlueVoyant

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Tuesday
Apr 9
Access Portland by the Female Founders Alliance
Custom House/WeWork

Access PDX is open to all genders of founders and future founders.

The Female Founders Alliance Access Series is designed to help founders move their business forward by fostering meaningful connections with the people and organizations that are most difficult to access for underrepresented founders. Access PDX addresses the top three things women and non-binary founders need the most: access to investors, partners and media.

Through a combination of panels, 1:1 VIP coaching, founder AMAs, and facilitated networking, our guest speakers and coaches will meaningfully support founders in their area of business expertise. Founders will leave with new connections and newfound wisdom in an area of their business.

Confirmed VIPs include Seattle and Portland angel investors, representatives from Voyager Capital, Oregon Venture Fund, Seven Peaks Ventures, Portland Seed Fund, Trilogy Equity Partners, FoundersPad and more to be announced.

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Wednesday
May 8
Women Who Code Portland - JavaScript Study Night
Act-On Software

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who: 'Anyone so long as you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.',

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Translation:

Come study at JavaScript Study Night! Bring a project, a problem to debug, or follow along with a walkthrough. You can also take a look at our github repository for links to other exercises and resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

Thanks to Act-On for sponsoring and hosting us!

Act-On Software is a marketing automation software company that empowers marketers to do the best work of their careers. Their company headquarters are located in Portland, OR, in the Bank of America building. They are currently hiring for several engineering and customer support (tiers 1, 2, and 3) roles. Please visit their careers page for more information on their open positions: https://www.act-on.com/careers/listings/#Portland

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By coming to JS Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Thursday
May 16
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Slalom: How to Own Your Professional Development
Slalom Consulting

Our May Networking Night will be held at Slalom Consulting! We will be enjoying a lovely view from Slalom's Fox Tower office, and chatting with the women of Slalom about "How to Own Your Professional Development." Please join us for a night of community, networking, and career empowerment!

⌚️AGENDA ⌚️
5:30 - 6:15: Doors Open + Networking
6:15 - 6:30: Welcome from WWCode Portland and Slalom
6:30 - 7:30: Panel and Q+A
7:30 - 8:30: Networking + Closing Remarks

👩🏽OUR PANELISTS 👩🏽
Abby Hazlett: Data & Analytics Consultant

Dara Wilson: Data & Analytics Consultant

Melissa Miller: Data & Analytics Solution Principal

Kristin Flewelling: Salesforce Consultant

OUR HOST
Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In 27 cities across the US, UK, and Canada, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast and do what's right. They're backed by seven regional innovation hubs, a global culture of collaboration, and partnerships with the world's top technology providers. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 6,500 employees. Slalom was named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and is regularly recognized by employees as a best place to work.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️
By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Saturday
May 18
Women Who Code Portland - Software Engineering Interview Preparation
Puppet

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/software-engineering-interview-preparation-tickets-61107524250

Women Who Code Portland is hosting a Software Engineering Interview Preparation Workshop. This event is geared towards helping women prepare for technical interviews, but we welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers and follows our code of conduct. The goal of the workshop is to provide people with the opportunity to gain experience with a technical interview format.

This workshop is broken into two sections:
- Interview Best Practices
- Mock Interviews & Whiteboarding

In the morning, we'll cover an introduction to solving algorithms. Participants will have the chance to see common interview algorithms, and approach how to solve them under pressure.

In the afternoon, we will break into groups for mock interviews. This will help participants get a feel for what a technical interview might be like. Whiteboarding can be much different than writing on paper, especially in front of others. Participants will have the chance to practice answers to common questions, thinking out loud while solving a problem and practice techniques for how to move forward when stumped.

AGENDA

9:30 - Doors Open
10:00 - Introductions, interview prep, and algorithm practice
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Break into groups for mock interviews
4:30 - Finish

EVENT COST

The event cost is $10 for participants and includes lunch.
Scholarships: If you are a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance, we have full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application at https://forms.gle/mRhXaKhatiNXCL1x9

There will be no refunds for this event. If you cannot attend, you can email us to transfer the ticket to another attendee, or we can add it to our scholarship pool.

CODE OF CONDUCT

By coming to this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/software-engineering-interview-preparation-tickets-61107524250

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Tuesday
May 28
Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Design 101 with InVision Studio
moovel North America - Portland

Using good design is important when we want to convey our ideas or start building a new product. But it can be difficult to grasp the basics of design and find the right design tool. This workshop walks through basic designing, animating and prototyping tips using InVision Studio (https://www.invisionapp.com/studio) as our design tool.

Prior to the workshop, please download InVision Studio here: https://www.invisionapp.com/studio

Schedule

5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel
6:00-7:00 - Design 101 with InVision Studio
7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

About our Speaker

Keeley Hammond is a senior software engineer at InVision, and a member of the InVision Studio engineering team.

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

About our Host

moovel N.A. LLC, a part of moovel Group GmbH, enables seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce through mobile applications. moovel is the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing applications that allow riders to book and pay for public transit tickets via their smartphone. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, moovel’s vision is a world without traffic jams and our mission is to help transform cities by providing sustainable mobility solutions. For more info: https://www.moovel.com/en

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

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Monday
Jun 17
Women Who Code Portland - 5th Anniversary Celebration: Leading with Intent
New Relic

It's hard to believe, but Women Who Code Portland is closing in on five years in Portland. We are so thrilled to celebrate this incredible milestone with you. Join us on Monday, June 17th at New Relic for our 5th Anniversary Celebration, an evening of networking, inspiring speakers, giveaways, and delicious food and drinks.

The theme of the event is "Leading with Intent." It is what we as an organization have aimed to do over the last five years. It's also a theme embodied by our speakers. Our five panelists are all very successful women in engineering, design, and security; and they have also spent their time giving back to others, by creating communities that helped other women and underrepresented minorities enter and stay in the tech industry.

Please make sure to RSVP on Eventbrite to help us expedite checkin: https://wwcodepdx-5th-anniversary.eventbrite.com

Agenda

5:30 - 6:15 - Doors open + Networking Activity
6:15 - 6:30 - Welcome + A Look Back at Five Years of Women Who Code Portland
6:30 - 7:30 - Panel: Leading with Intent
7:30 - 8:30 - Networking + Prizes

Panel Details

- Erica Stanley (https://twitter.com/ericastanley) - Engineering Manager at Salesloft, Founder of WWCode Atlanta

- Steph Nguyen (https://twitter.com/stephthi) - VP of Product & Design at Flashfood, Director of WWCode Toronto

- Vaidehi Joshi (https://twitter.com/VaidehiJoshi) - Engineer at Tilde, Creator of basecs and baseds, co-host of the Base.cs Podcast

- Amber Milavec (https://twitter.com/ambermilavec) - Senior Principal Technical Architect at Nike, creator of We Code Hackathon for Women and Friends

- Miki Demeter (https://twitter.com/theDawgCr8) - Security Researcher at Intel, Evangelist with WWCode Portland, Staff for the Diana Initiative, TrevorChat Crisis Counselor

- Moderator: Caterina Paun (https://twitter.com/caterinasworld) - Senior Director and co-founder of WWCode Portland

Giveaways + Prizes

As a thank you to our wonderful members, we will have a Women Who Code t-shirt as a giveaway to our first 100 attendees and we will be raffling conference tickets for everyone who completes the networking activity.

Special Thanks

Thank you to our sponsors, New Relic (https://newrelic.com/) and Alchemy Code Lab (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/), for supporting this event and to Mozilla (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/) for sponsoring videography for the event.

Illustrations for the event were create by Ren Stein (www.reinelaren.com).

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

Please make sure to RSVP on Eventbrite to help us expedite checkin: https://wwcodepdx-5th-anniversary.eventbrite.com

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Friday
Jul 12
Women Who Code Portland - Lunch & Learn
Work & Co

Starting in 2019, WWCode Portland is partnering with Work & Co to start a new lunchtime event series called “Lunch & Learn.”

We will be meeting in a conference room to eat and learn about what members of our community are working on. We are asking two members to speak about their work or side projects for 5 minutes, focusing on the stack, tools, frameworks, and libraries used to build that project. No slides necessary. Our speakers will demo the project, dig into the code and design that made it happen, and answer questions about their project.

This event will take place from 12-1pm on Friday, April 5th. This is a short event, so please arrive on time!

Schedule

12:00-12:20 - Check-in + Grab food
12:20-12:30 - Intros from WWCode + Work & Co
12:30-12:40 - Project #1 + Q&A
12:40-12:50 - Project #2 + Q&A
12:50-1:00 - Wrap-Up

Presentations

- TBA

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

About our Host

Work & Co (https://work.co/) is a technology and design company that creates the digital experiences people love using every day. With 270 people in offices across the United States, Brazil and Europe, Work & Co defines and launches core products for Apple, YouTube, Planned Parenthood, Lyft and more.

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

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Tuesday
Jul 30
Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Craft Your Personal Brand
moovel North America - Portland

🎨 Craft Your Personal Brand

Do you know how to capture the attention of your audience and make yourself stand out from the competition? Whether you are a soloprenuer, moonlighter, or full-time employee, diving into the world of branding can be the key factor that gives you the clarity, focus, confidence, verbal and visual cohesiveness that delivers an unforgettable impact on others. Attend this session with Kate Mueller to discover the process of building your brand along with the best practices for designing and developing your visual identity system. Participants will be guided through a worksheet to jump start their own branding discovery process.

⏰ Agenda

5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel
6:00-7:00 - Personal Branding
7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

👩🏽 About our Speaker

Kate Mueller is a Portland-based Senior Graphic Designer with 16 years experience in the worlds of marketing and graphic design. She currently works as a Senior Designer at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. She also helps others define and focus their businesses through her own company, Gilded Branding (GildedBranding.com). Kate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Advertising from Iowa State University.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

🏢 About our Host

moovel North America (becoming REACH NOW), a part of moovel Group, offers cities, public transit agencies and customers seamless access to multimodal transportation options through simple smartphone applications. A pioneer in Mobility-as-a-Service and the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing solutions for public transit, moovel NA (becoming REACH NOW) provides a next-generation mobile platform that streamlines the operations for transit agencies, and simplifies the travel experience for riders.

📃 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

❓ Event + Venue Q&A

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

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
A: Yes, there is a gender neutral bathroom.

Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event?
A: We will have pizza (with vegetarian and vegan options available).

Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue?
A. Public transportation. REACH NOW is located by the Old Town stop for the MAX Blue/Red line and the Couch stop for the MAX Green/Yellow line. There is street parking ($2/hr) and various parking lots within a block or two. There is bike storage inside the building.

Q: How do I enter the building?
A: The entrance is on 4th between Davis and Everett. Someone from REACH NOW will be in the lobby starting at 5:15pm to greet people.

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Friday
Oct 4
Women Who Code Portland - IoT Hackathon 2019
through Zapproved, Inc

🤖 Our IoT Hackathon is back the weekend of Oct. 4 - Oct. 6! This year's theme is Sustainable Homes.

➡️➡️ RSVP on Eventbrite: https://iot-hackathon-2019.eventbrite.com ⬅️⬅️

This event is geared towards women but we also welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers. The goal of the IoT Hackathon is to gain new programming skills, have fun, and work in teams to build sustainable solutions.

We welcome your expertise at this event, whether you are a developer, designer, product manager, project manager, data scientist, business analyst, or marketing professional. You will be working in teams of 4-6 to come up with the next great IoT solution. This hackathon is geared towards all skill levels. If this is your first hackathon, you will fit right in! If you are a seasoned professional ready to lead a dedicated team, this event is also for you!

We will kick things off with a Sponsors Fair on Friday evening. This will be your opportunity to meet our sponsoring tech companies and learn more about them. We will get started with a welcome and IoT tech talks at 7:30pm, before assigning teams at 9pm. On Sunday, presentations will start at 3:30pm. We will have several mentors available throughout the weekend to answer questions and help you debug. Finally, we will be providing food, drinks, and snacks throughout the event, so please join us!

🎟 Event Cost

Early Bird: $20 (ends Sep. 1st)
Regular: $30 (ends Sep. 30th)
Late Bird: $40 (ends Oct. 4th)

The event cost is for all hackathon participants; price of admission includes one Microsoft Azure Sphere hardware kit per participant, food throughout the weekend, the official long-sleeve shirt, swag, giveaways, and prizes for the winners.

➡️➡️ Buy your ticket(s) on Eventbrite: https://iot-hackathon-2019.eventbrite.com ⬅️⬅️

⏰ Agenda

Friday

6:00 - Doors Open + Dinner + Sponsors Fair
7:30 - Welcome from Women Who Code Portland
7:45 - IoT Tech Talks
9:00 - Team Announcements
9:30 - Go home and rest

Saturday

9:00 - Doors Open + Coffee + Bagels
9:30 - Hacking begins
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Hacking continues
6:00 - Dinner
9:00 - Go home and rest

Sunday

[Note: Due to the Portland Marathon, we will have a late start on Sunday. The marathon will shut down multiple roads in downtown Portland on Sunday morning, including some near Zapproved.]
1:00 - Doors Open + Lunch
2:30 - Submissions Due
3:30 - Presentations Begin
6:00 - Winners Announced + Closing Remarks

🙌 Sponsors

Thank you to Zapproved for hosting this event and to Microsoft Azure Sphere and Intel Open Source for sponsoring.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

📃 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at: http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct

If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

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