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Monday
Feb 23, 2015
ChickTech Indiegogo Campaign Release Party
AppNexus

Join us at ChickTech to celebrate the release of our Indiegogo Campaign and to participate in spreading the word!

We need your help to make this campaign a success. Join us for some pizza and beer, watch our Indiegogo video, and bring your laptops and smartphones to help us spread the word about this campaign to anyone and everyone.

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Thursday
Feb 26, 2015
Off The Record: The Women of Tech Panel and Big Dream screening
OMSI Empirical Theater

This event features a candid discussion among women who will share real stories of success and give insight to what it's really like working within the technology industry, with a panel of technologists, executives in other functional areas in tech companies, and a local student.

Following the panel discussion, there will be a screening of Big Dream, a documentary about seven young women breaking barriers to follow their dreams in science, math, computing and engineering. http://ironwayfilms.com/bigdream/

This event should be of interest to anyone who is interested in closing the gender gap in technology, and to students who are considering a career in technology.

Free. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-record-women-of-technology-panel-and-big-dream-screening-tickets-15168084148?ref=ebapi

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Tuesday
Aug 25, 2015
3D Modeling and Printing Workshop Series
Uncorked Studios

Sign up now, this event has a very limited number of spots! Registration for this event includes all three workshop sessions. You can register for the event via Eventbrite.

Come to ChickTech’s 3D Printing workshop to get the skills you need to start making 3D models on your own! For three Tuesday evenings in a row, you will be led by an experienced design instructor and focus on building a basic skill set for 3D printing design. Best of all, you'll get to print each session’s project in one of five plastic colors to keep!

Technology that will be used: Autodesk Fusion360 and 3D Printers

The Instructor: 3D printing designer Mazuir Ross (Maz) Maz sculpted the 3D printed cow Veronin for Urban Farmer PDX! To learn more about the designer check out her website at mazuirross.com. She is also in partnership with Attero, who focuses on the hardware side of 3D printing. You can find information about Maz and Attero’s operation at mazandattero.xyz.

Session 1, August 25th: Make a Custom Charm The first session will overview the basics needed for successfully designing 3D printing output, particularly FFF/FDM printing. In the lesson we will create a snap-on custom charm for beer bottles/wine glasses. The creation of the snap-on charm will focus on basics of sketching and creating geometry from sketches. You'll be able to put a word or name on the charm, or even make flowers and/or geometric shapes!

Session 2, September 1st: Make a Trinket Box The second session is about modeling a trinket box with a lid. The session will focus on the combining/subtracting and/or intersecting of geometry for modeling. We'll also focus on the concept of fitting tolerances needed for CAM/CNC fabrication, particularly 3D printing.

Session 3 September 8th: Make a Six-Panel Hinged Cube with Custom Panel Design In the third session, you'll model a 6-panel hinged cube, including learning how to create fitted hinges. You'll also get creative with the custom designs on each panel. This folding cube can be designed with a sports team logo, a company name, anything you want. It can also be made into a desk trinket to hold pencils/pens/stylus just by cutting out a hole on the top panel.


By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of 3D printing, 3D modeling software, and 3D design.

Part of ChickTech’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who has always wanted to get started with 3D Printing to register for this event!

Dates: Aug 25, Sept 1, Sept 8 Time: 5:45pm-8pm (Doors open at 5:30pm and close at 8:30pm, we encourage you to come early and stay late!)

Location:

Uncorked Studios 1001 SE Water Ave #350 Portland, OR 97214

Registration pays for dinner for all three evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount left over supports ChickTech: High School.

A big thank you to our sponsor and event location provider, Uncorked Studios!

ChickTech: Career events are open to all genders with a focus on women.

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Tuesday
Jan 14
Women Who Code Portland - 100 Years of the 19th Amendment in Oregon
Vevo

Join us at Vevo for our first Networking Night of 2020 to celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment in Oregon! The U.S. Congress passed the 19th Amendment on June 4, 1919, granting women the right to vote. On January 14, 1920, Oregon became the 25th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment reads: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."

While 1920 was a pivotal moment in the long fight for women's rights, the 19th Amendment did not grant all women the right to vote. Native American women had to wait until 1924, when the Indian Citizenship Act granted them citizenship and the right to vote, and it wouldn't be until 1965 that the Voting Rights Act addressed discriminatory practices that previously prevented many people of color from voting. The fight for equal rights continues today and will continue in future elections.

At the Golden Globes, Michelle Williams spoke about women voting in their self-interest. She said: "Women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest. It’s what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them. Don’t forget: We are the largest voting body in this country. Let’s make it look more like us."

For this event, we will host a presentation on the history of women's voting rights, followed by breakout sessions with group activities and discussion topics focused around the topics of women's voting rights and equal, accessible, and intersectional activism.

⏰ Agenda

5:30 - 6:00: Doors open + Networking Activity

6:15 - 6:30: Welcome from WWCode Portland + Vevo

6:30 - 7:15: Presentation + Breakout Sessions

7:15 - 8:00: Cake + Closing Remarks

📃 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.

For more info and to sign up for the event, please visit our Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/events/267525635/

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Thursday
Mar 5
Women Who Code Portland - International Women's Day @ Nike
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

Join Women Who Code Portland on March 5th as we celebrate International Women’s Day at Nike! We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening including a panel discussion on breaking barriers for women in tech, networking, and food + drinks. Women at Nike will discuss their experiences and the steps they have taken to move past barriers themselves and remove barriers for other women in tech. Come enjoy food, great swag and the company of your fellow technologists!

⌚️ Agenda ⌚️

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Doors Open + Networking 6:00pm - 6:15pm - Introduction from WWCode 6:15pm - 6:30pm - Welcome from Nike - Ratnakar Lavu, Chief Digital Information Officer 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Panel led by moderator Tricia Radcliffe, Director, WWCode Portland 7:30pm - 7:45pm - Closing remarks - Skip Potter, CTO & VP of Serve, Nike 7:45pm - 8:00pm - Raffle Announcement - Laurie Basset, Sr Director, Digital Engineering, Nike & Owyn Richen, Sr Director - Platform Development, Nike 8:00pm - 8:30pm - Networking + Wrap Up

👩🏽 Our Panelists 👩🏽

  • Candice Tang - Senior Director, Reliability Engineering
  • Hollie Newton - Vice President, Reliability
  • Kendra Elford - Sr Software Manager
  • Tricia Radcliffe - Moderator - Director, WWCode 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 (http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all WWCode events and online communities. 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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