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  • Thursday
    Sep 24 2020
    Founders Live PDX

    Online

    Our online event on 8/05 was a huge success. Join us again on Thursday, 9/24 for the ultimate entrepreneurial experience and virtual pitch competition. Hosted by Nate Miller and Josh Barinstein.

    Looking forward to seeing you all again!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-pdx-virtual-experience-tickets-118793256829

    (You will receive the YouTube stream URL once you have registered for the event.)

    Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab a drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

    Our online event on 8/05 was a huge success. Join us again on Thursday, 9/24 for the ultimate entrepreneurial experience and virtual pitch competition. Hosted by Nate Miller and Josh Barinstein.

    Looking forward to seeing you all again!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-pdx-virtual-experience-tickets-118793256829

    (You will receive the YouTube stream URL once you have registered for the event.)

    Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab a drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

    businessevent #businessowner #happyhour #networkevent #startupevent #startupowner #networking #pitch #pitchfest #pitchcompetition #pitching #pitchcompany #entrepreneur

    Website
  • Friday
    Sep 25 2020
    PDX CoffeeOps

    Online

    We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

    Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

    We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

    Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-epb8i8qr-rrpCbR7g33rSLWg51VKzjA

    Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:00 Discussions 9:00 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 29 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bzPRPqopRIGyPFjOc7xTfQ is required to gain entry to this event

    Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this virtual seminar led by engineers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

    • Morning preparation, attire, mindset
    • Preparation for the non-technical parts
    • How to study for the coding interview
    • How to execute the coding test

    Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

    Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Doors open 11:35 a.m. - Introductions and announcements 11:40 a.m. - Session begins 1:00 p.m. - Session ends

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

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

  • PSBA's Two Sigma Fireside Chat with Vinay Iyengar

    Online

    Please join the Portland State Business Accelerator for a conversational Q & A with Vinay Iyengar of Two Sigma, a systematic investment management firm, founded with the goal of applying cutting-edge technology to the data-rich world of finance. From infrastructure tools and healthcare to real estate and consumer hardware, Two Sigma supports data- and computing-driven transformation in every industry. Vinay joined Two Sigma Ventures in 2020 as a founding member of the firm’s West Coast practice. He focuses on early-stage investments in enterprise software, machine learning, marketplaces, and infrastructure. Vinay’s background is as a technologist and builder. He has spent time over the years as a researcher, engineer, and software entrepreneur, and shares a deep empathy with founders solving technical problems. Most recently, Vinay was an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he sourced and led several early and growth-stage investments. Vinay earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from Harvard. In his spare time he can be found listening to hip-hop, cheering on his hometown Portland Trail Blazers, and exploring his interests at the intersection of policy, tech, and investing.

    Registered participants will be sent a Zoom link for this event. ** Please note, this session will be recorded.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 8 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Working and Parenting in the Face of a Pandemic

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g74IpKa6RaKO26XbvWLW5Q is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Working parents are facing many unique challenges this year due to the pandemic. Whether it's making impossible decisions related to school, childcare, or having to sacrifice advancing professionally, there is so much going on. In this panel discussion, we will hear from parents with kids young and old as well as company leaders who can speak to what they are doing to lead with empathy and support their employees who are aiming to find balance during this time.

    Whether you are a parent yourself, working alongside parents, or a company leader trying to show up for your employees and ensure your business continues to thrive, you don’t want to miss this event.

    Moderator: Elizabeth Stock, Executive Director of PDXWIT and mom to Westley and Max

    Panelists: Chloe Elliott, Product Manager at Jama Software and mom to Etienne and Leina

    Natalie Ruiz, CEO of Answer Connect and mom to Vivian

    Padmashree Koneti, Product Leader and mom to Ananya and Hari

    Magali Thibault, Android SDET @ eBay and mom to Olivier

    Agenda: 11:45 a.m. - Event begins 11:50 a.m. -Host welcome, Introductions and announcements 12:00 p.m. - Panel begins 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

  • Friday
    Oct 9 2020
    PDX CoffeeOps

    Online

    We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

    Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

    We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

    Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-epb8i8qr-rrpCbR7g33rSLWg51VKzjA

    Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:00 Discussions 9:00 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 14 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! (Session 1)

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdO2hqjspEtMxvssdkQNUsg0_Ji2tYuD0 is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity! You get what you put in, so come prepared to share digital copies of your resume.

    Resume review Mock Interviews Portfolio review Q&A with recruiters

    Get Hired Up takes place over two days, October 14th and October 15th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

    Session 1 focuses on non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

    You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

    VOLUNTEERS are needed to participate. If you're interested, please select "Volunteer" in the registration process.

    Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 11:00 a.m. - Webinar Open 11:05 a.m. - Introductions and Announcements 11:15 a.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

  • Thursday
    Oct 15 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! (Session 2)

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdOGsrDgrHdc_7y9foijE1AMzZyd2qV-B is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Get Hired Up takes place over two days, October 14th and October 15th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will have a specific focus. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs.You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

    Session 2 focuses on technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

    You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

    VOLUNTEERS are needed to participate. If you're interested, please select "Volunteer" in the registration process.

    Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 11:00 a.m. - Webinar Open 11:05 a.m. - Introductions and Announcements 11:15 a.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

  • Friday
    Oct 23 2020
    PDX CoffeeOps

    Online

    We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

    Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

    We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

    Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-epb8i8qr-rrpCbR7g33rSLWg51VKzjA

    Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:00 Discussions 9:00 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

    Website

Past events that happened here

  • Tuesday
    Sep 22 2020
    PDXWIT Presents Product Management Panel: Deliberate stakeholder communication

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QSYbNRCsTzW5B4xiDrAKcQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join us for a panel discussion on Product Management. Our focus will be deliberate stakeholder communication and why it is more important now than ever before. Meaningfully communicating throughout an organization is at the core of what product managers do and is 100% crucial to the success of a team.

    However, having effective conversations to drive progress of a product can be challenging. What are ways you can establish two-way communication with internal and external stakeholders? How do you identify when your communications are failing so you can course-correct? How can you virtually recreate random hallway conversations when you are no longer working from the same physical space? How do you communicate in a matrixed organization when you work with people who are not stakeholders? We’ll cover these topics and more to find compelling communication strategies for you to use at companies of any size. Product managers, those thinking about starting a career in product management, or folks who interface with product managers will all benefit from this discussion.

    The panel discussion will feature:

    Moderator: Arezou Seifpour, Product Lead at Auxon Panelist: Ariel Aguilar, Senior Product Manager at Nike Panelist: Sadie Dickman, Product Director at Kaplan North America Panelist: Katrina Sperry, Product Manager at Gabbi

    Agenda:

    12:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and host welcome 12:05 p.m. - Panelist introductions 12:10 p.m. - Panel discussion 12:45 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

  • Thursday
    Sep 17 2020
    PDX Veterans in Technology: Connect with the Cambia Health Solutions Veterans Community

    Online

    Details available on the Meetup.com page. This meeting is open to the general public.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 16 2020
    Online Resume Review

    Online

    Have you recently revamped your resume? Want to get feedback? RSVP for this meeting on Meetup.com. During this call we will collaboratively review your resume and provide you actionable feedback.

    This meeting will be hosted via Microsoft Teams, details will be distributed to those who RSVP.

    This meeting is open to the general public.

    Website
  • An Heavy AWS User's First Look at Azure

    Online

    Presentation by Fernando Medina Corey, Lead Cloud Architect at Witekio.

    If you're coming from an AWS background like me and transitioning to an organization that relies heavily on Azure this talk is for you. We'll go over a bunch of high-level concepts you'll need to know to feel comfortable transitioning from an AWS environment to Azure.

    We'll look at things like organization and account structure, how particular AWS resources translate to Azure and some of the quirks and hangouts you might encounter if you've been focused in the AWS world before.

    Website
  • Friday
    Sep 11 2020
    PDX CoffeeOps

    Online

    We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

    Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

    We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

    Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-epb8i8qr-rrpCbR7g33rSLWg51VKzjA

    Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:00 Discussions 9:00 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 1 2020
    CascadiaJS 2020
    javascript
    through
    Online

    logo

    CascadiaJS is a conference for web developers, by web developers. We bring together an amazing group of web developers from across the Pacific Northwest (and beyond) to hear great talks, meet amazing people, and have fun.

    When you buy a ticket, you get:

    • Access to the live stream of talks
    • Access to speaker Q&A
    • Access to the Job Fair on August 31st
    • Access to both evening social events (Karaoke Night & Game Night)
    • A Goodie Box shipped to you that will include: CascadiaJS hoodie, stickers & more!
    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 31 2020
    Free Week of Training @ Alchemy's Virtual Dev 101
    through
    Online

    Alchemy Code Lab is once again offering 30+ Hours of Free training in our Development 101 course from August 31st to September 4th. If you're curious about code or a career in tech, this is a great opportunity for you to see if it's something you might like to pursue. It's virtual, online and live!

    Once you take this program, you'll be ready to take our full Software Development training program as soon as September 21st! Read about our grads and more about our program here at our blog ( https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog#blog ).

    Info session about Alchemy July 28th @ 5PM, RSVP and get more information here ( https://www.meetup.com/alchemycodelab/events/271992117/ ).

    More information and to register (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog/dev101-august31) for the Development 101 course starting August 31st. Some prework is needed to start this course, and the first 35 to finish this work will be guaranteed a spot. Email [email protected] if you have any questions. We hope to meet you soon!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 27 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Pronouns & Gender Identity: Rethinking the Model

    Online

    ZOOM Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_svlTq6QRR5KPG-QphhfL0g is required to gain entry to this event

    Join PDXWIT and speaker Naps D’Apice, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Program Manager at Simple Finance, for a conversation surrounding pronoun usage, gender identity and expression, and useful tools. These tools will help you rethink an outdated model, and having healthy, identity-affirming interactions at work and beyond in support of equity, inclusion, and building a world where more people are seen.

    Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Webinar Open 5:35 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction and announcements 5:45 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:45 p.m. - Q&A and Networking 7:00 p.m. - Event Ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 18 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: August Virtual Happy Hour

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KnPiWkWNQWevz5hKdVGheg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Zapproved on August 18th!

    It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. This month we are partnering with our friends at Zapproved to host a Happy Hour!

    Nancy Perez, Site Reliability Engineer with Zapproved, will tell us more about the company as well as let us know about open positions within their organization.

    The theme for this event is Combatting Virtual Fatigue and we will hear from lightning speakers Crystal Sincoff and Maria Grzanka on the topic.

    We will also have a Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring! Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack. We will also have face to face networking at the end of the event for anyone who is interested in participating.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:15 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:30 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking in breakout rooms 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 12 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: The Biology of Belonging

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dCVRD5ZfSJKXb4eBDYr6kQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join PDXWIT with virtual host, Umpqua Bank and speaker Rajkumari Neogy as we explore the Biology of Belonging!

    We all have the need to belong. But what is belonging, really, and is it possible for different people to experience different levels of belonging? Can belonging be situationally based? And what are the simple ways to create a greater sense of belonging for each of us within our organizations?

    Come learn the four levels of belonging found within organizations and leave with pro tips on how to create a greater sense of belonging among your co-workers and within your culture.

    Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Webinar Open 11:35 a.m.- PDXWIT Introduction and announcements 11:45 a.m. - Presentation begins 12:30 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event Ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

  • Sunday
    Aug 9 2020
    PIE applications close
    free

    Online

    Thank you for your interest in PIE, an early stage startup accelerator focused on SaaS offerings; PIE Consumer, an accelerator focused on growth stage consumer products; and PIE Shop, an advanced manufacturing and prototyping incubator to support the next generation of product companies. These programs are each designed to connect participants with peers, mentors, investors, and other critical connections, all in an effort to build better founders and to encourage companies to go further and faster than they would be able to go on their own.

    Selected startups will join us virtually to work with their peers, PIE alums, and the world-class PIE mentor network. We'll provide you with advice, connections, discounts, support, and other benefits.

    Interested? Cool.

    Most responses are optional. But more complete applications help us with our decision. All information submitted to PIE via this form will be considered completely confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone outside the PIE selection committee.

    If you would prefer to upload a presentation or one pager instead, please visit https://piepdx.com/apply-deck

    APPLICATIONS CLOSE Aug 9, 2020, 11:59PM PT

    Need to think about your answers? We highly recommend that you begin formulating your responses using our cheat sheet https://piepdx.com/prep

    Questions? Contact Marquita Jaramillo, Program Manager, PIE, at [email protected].

    Want to stay in the loop? https://piepdx.com/newsletter

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 6 2020
    ProductTank PDX August

    Online

    We have two great speakers lined up for ProductTank this week! Be sure to RSVP!

    Post and Pivot: a riveting discussion about the art and science of Product Management with Arif Gürsel, Director of Product and Ecosystem Partnerships at Heroku.

    Bringing the Farmer's Market to you with Trang Ho and Trang Sharbaugh, both Vietnam natives now living in the U.S., enrolled in IDEO.org's online course 'Introduction to Human-Centered Design.'

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 4 2020
    What startups need to know about accessibility
    free

    Online

    Please join PIE for a conversation with Steve Axthelm, Principal Software Engineer at Puppet, to discuss product accessibility and how that applies to startups and engineering teams.

    During this session, we'll cover topics like

    • Why you should care about accessibility
    • The legal history of accessibility
    • Accessibility standards like Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
    • Composing a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
    • Questions you should ask your developers about accessibility
    • Where to find more information

    … plus answering any questions you might have

    RSVP https://www.crowdcast.io/e/accessibility-for-startups/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 30 2020
    New Normals: BiT Online Leadership Roundtable Event & Careers Announcement

    Online

    New Normals: BiT Online Leadership Roundtable Event & Careers Announcement (ZOOM Info TBD)

    We'll have tech leaders speak about how tech companies are showing up in this era for our communities. We are featuring Orlando Williams, Blaire Hervey, Peter Beasley (MC/speaker), and likely a third panelist.

    We are targeting work from home, economic uncertainty, and Black Lives Matter. Our communities are often a source of shared creativity but there are growing professional & wealth gaps.

    We will have a RAFFLE and BREAK OUT rooms. Event will be online through Zoom. Please enable your video when you can and feel free to text comments during the meeting.

    Orlando founded Motus Recruiting and Staffing in 2006, and in a short time the company has grown to be one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most respected staffing firms under his hands-on, high-integrity leadership. He attributes his success across a wide scope of careers to his personal approach of “servant leadership.” He is also a game analyst for the NBA Portland Trailblazers. https://motusrecruiting.com/

    Blaire is a badass Business + Career Coach, Culture Influencer, Motivational Speaker + Sales Enablement Leader at Amazon Web Services. Blaire also serves as The Corporate Strategist on the Visionary Squad for PDX Women of Color, on the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Family Services’ DEI committee, Junior League of Portland’s DEI Strategy committee & Racial Justice for BIPOCs special committee. She also consults for the Vancouver NAACP, crafting culturally specific messaging to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the Black community. https://www.thecorporatestrategist.com/

    Executive Director of BIT Foundation Peter is a technologist, having led corporate technology infrastructure teams for over 30 years in oil & gas, healthcare, government, and in the financial services industries. Peter on behalf of BiT National was recently quoted in the Wallstreet Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/black-and-hispanic-job-seekers-still-face-wage-gap-in-tech-11592437077?mc_cid=8e1a95bf06&mc_eid=01907cb963

  • Tuesday
    Jul 28 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: July Virtual Happy Hour

    Online

    Zoom registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z9GRyOwKQp-9gLmZ1uC6wg

    Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Catalyte on July 28th!

    It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. This month we are partnering with our friends at Catalyte to host a Happy Hour!

    Michele Cunningham, Chief Marketing Officer of Catalyte will tell us more about the company and give a lightning talk about the evening’s theme of Leveraging Data for Social Good. The evening will be emceed by PDXWIT Board Member Padmashree Koneti and Executive Director Elizabeth Stock.

    We will also have a Virtual Job Seekers Lounge, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring! Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack. We will also have face to face networking at the end of the event for attendees who are interested in participating!

    Note there will also be a live ASL interpreter throughout the event.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:15 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:30 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking in Breakout Rooms 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

    Website
  • Invest in Yourself: Alchemy Virtual Preview

    Online

    Are you thinking about learning to code, but not sure about where or when? Considering a career transition and want to know more about jobs in tech?

    Join the Alchemy Code Lab team for a free virtual preview of our software development training program, plus get information on how to determine the right education investment for your career goals.

    • Learn more about being a Software Developer including starting salaries
    • Find out who hires newly trained software developers in Portland
    • How COVID is impacting the tech industry, including the remote work trend
    • Hear Alchemy grad stories and experience joining a team
    • How Alchemy’s training program is different from most code courses

    Additionally, find out about our free, 30-hour Developer 101 course meeting the week of Aug 31st.

    Don’t miss this behind the scenes look at tech training at Alchemy Code Lab!

    Visit our site: https://www.alchemycodelab.com Visit our blog and learn more about our program and graduates: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog

    Website
  • What startups need to know about accessibility
    free

    Online

    Please join PIE for a conversation with Steve Axthelm, Principal Software Engineer at Puppet, to discuss product accessibility and how that applies to startups and engineering teams.

    During this session, we'll cover topics like

    • Why you should care about accessibility
    • The legal history of accessibility
    • Accessibility standards like Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
    • Composing a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
    • Questions you should ask your developers about accessibility
    • Where to find more information

    … plus answering any questions you might have.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 27 2020
    The Startup Community Way
    free

    Online

    Join us as PIE mentor Stephen Green talks with Ian Hathaway, coauthor of The Startup Community Way: Evolving an entrepreneurial ecosystem, the follow up to Startup Communities: Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in your city by Brad Feld.

    If you have questions about startup communities — or what Portland could be doing to become a better startup community — you won't want to miss this conversation.

    "The Startup Community Way is an explanatory guide for startup communities. Rooted in the theory of complex systems, this book establishes the systemic properties of entrepreneurial ecosystems and explains why their complex nature leads people to make predictable mistakes. As complex systems, value creation occurs in startup communities primarily through the interaction of the parts—the people, organizations, resources, and conditions involved—not the parts themselves. This continual process of bottom-up interactions unfolds naturally, producing value in novel and unexpected ways. Through these complex, emergent processes, the whole becomes greater and substantially different than what the parts alone could produce.

    "Although we are living in a booming age for startups, we need to think about the future. When the boom times slow, what will happen to our startup communities, and how will we ensure that entrepreneurial success is still within reach for everyone? This book provides a framework for answering these questions, looking at startup communities as complex systems that—given the right resources and support—can help entrepreneurs succeed and benefit society as a whole.

    "If you have been involved in any way in building a startup community or entrepreneurial ecosystem in your city, The Startup Community Way is key to helping you understand the next phase of your journey."

    The book releases on July 28, 2020. Preorder your copy: https://amzn.to/2WKt4Qe

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 22 2020
    PDXWIT + Home Depot QuoteCenter Present: Year of the Pivot

    Online

    Zoom Registration Required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FUm1P5oKT0yxmFu562mmog

    2020 seems to be the year of the pivot. Companies are having to redefine the way they do business, many families are having to sort out how to merge their professional and personal worlds, and due to an unprecedented number of layoffs across industries, folks have a unique opportunity to consider moving in a new professional direction.

    Join PDXWIT and Home Depot QuoteCenter as we bring together speakers who can talk about the process of pivoting into a new career or a new type of role within tech. We will also hear about current job opportunities from our host for the evening, Quote Center!

    Agenda: 5:00 pm - Event starts / Networking / Audience polling 5:10pm - PDXWIT Introduction & Host Welcome (10 minutes) 5:15pm - Lightning talks 5:45pm - Networking 6:15pm - Event ends

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 21 2020
    Apply to PIE: Question and answer session
    free

    Online

    Feel free to submit (and upvote) questions ahead of time on Crowdcast


    Thinking about applying to PIE? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

    Please join PIE online for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

    Questions about the differences among the programs we offer causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

    And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products. PIE Consumer is focused on traditional consumer products like food, beverage, apparel, footwear, beauty, pet products… you get the gist.

    By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct (http://www.piepdx.com/code-of-conduct)

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 16 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! Technical Session

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdequrjMsHdBStM7rbtV5Gq8B5DfiE_R_ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity!

    Get Hired Up takes place over two days, July 13th and July 16th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You’ll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

    Session 2 focuses on technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

    You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

    Agenda: Arrive promptly as we’ll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we’ll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online.

    2:00 p.m. - Webinar Open 2:05 p.m. - Introductions and Announcements 2:15 p.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 4:00 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 13 2020
    New Relic FutureTalks PDX Bias-Aware Leadership: Tips + Tools for Managing Unconscious Bias w/ Lily Zheng

    Online

    Join us for our next virtual lunchtime FutureTalks session!

    Unconscious Bias is typically thought of like a costly weed to be eradicated. Yet, despite our best efforts, even those of us who care most about inclusivity struggle to be "unbiased." We’re so excited to be joined by Lily Zheng, where we’ll hear about the systemic and cognitive origins of bias, the ways in which unchecked bias shapes the products we make and use, and a new framework that approaches bias not from a place of fear, but understanding.


    This event will be fully virtual via BlueJeans conferencing. Use the link on this page to log in at the scheduled time!

    About our Speaker:

    Lily Zheng is a diversity, equity & inclusion consultant and executive coach who works with organizations around the world to create high-impact and sustainable change. With her clients, she creates novel solutions to systemic issues through a mix of management science, organizational theory, and grassroots praxis. A dedicated change-maker, speaker, and advocate, she writes for publications including the Harvard Business Review, Quartz at Work, and HR Executive, and is the coauthor of two books.

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! Non-Technical Session

    Online

    Registration through Zoom [INSERT LINK] is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity!

    Get Hired Up takes place over two days, July 13th and July 16th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

    Session 1 focuses on non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

    You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

    Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online.

    9:00 a.m. - Webinar Open 9:05 a.m. - Introductions and Announcements 9:15 a.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 11:00 a.m. - Event ends

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 8 2020
    Turning failures into opportunities
    free

    Online

    In the world of product creation, negative feedback and failure are easy to come by. But it doesn't make that feedback any more comfortable to assimilate. Join this #PracticalWednesday session with Rick Turoczy to explore how to potentially turning any failure into success and opportunity to grow.

    What you’ll learn in this webinar?

    • How to get comfortable with negative feedback
    • How to make it a critical, ahem, part of your assessments and strategy
    • How to avoid succumbing to Imposter Syndrome when things don't seem to be going the way you thought they would

    RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practicalwednesday-turning-failures-into-opportunities-with-rick-turoczy-tickets-111932130014

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 1 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Artificial Intelligence: How to Level Up or Be Automated Out

    Online

    Zoom registration is required for this event [https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_avOaH7zkTdigOgLFuGck5g]

    We live in a time and place of unparalleled opportunities at the cost of unprecedented uncertainty. The catalyst is rapid acceleration and acceptance of disruptions as a way of life where no industry or individual is immune.

    The challenge is future-readiness and a record number of CEOs are being fired after failing to navigate disruption, as reported by CBInsights. The number is the largest wave of departures since the 2007-2008 financial crisis.

    Today we see the convergence of exponential technologies that are doubling and recombining like IoT, Robotics, AI, Synthetic Biology, Immersive and Augmented Tech, Big Data, and others. Advances are moving faster than ever before and with each step.

    In particular, AI is an exponential technology that touches every industry and every aspect of business and life. It is a foundational technology that is garnering the highest investment funding across fewer rounds and hitting a new high of $26.6 billion in 2019 alone. What does this mean of our human abilities to keep up?

    Attendees will learn ways to avoid being automated out and become more future-ready and resilient. Topics covered include:

    An expert definition and impact of exponential technologies

    The agony of maintaining a competitive edge

    Workforce Profiles in Four Possible Future Worlds

    A case for the no-collar workforce skills that should be enhanced

    Top 5 strategies to navigate your future and remain competitive

    Adriana is an ardent observer and arbiter of the effects of disruptive change and new market paradigms with over 3 decades studying behaviors and technology trends. As a market and technology trends expert, strategist, entrepreneur, she has launched dozens of products, led million-dollar initiatives, and drove industry standards. Certifications as a Business, Leadership, Behaviors, and EQ coaching led to the development of solutions for future-readiness and skills to manage disruptions. She’s been quoted or featured in journals such as The Milken Institute Report: ‘Minds-to-Market,’ San Diego Business Journal, and magazines such as PM Networks, PharmaTech Europe, SmallTimes, Hispanic Business, and San Diego Magazine for her work in the nanotechnology sector. Adriana also founded NanoTecNexus (2003-2015), a nonprofit organization to support education for underserved K-12 students in order to inspire and promote careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

    Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Webinar open 5:35 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 5:45 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:15 p.m. - Q&A 7:00 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 30 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vdCG_okSQYiozmDRdFIQPw] is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this virtual seminar led by engineers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

    Morning preparation, attire, mindset Preparation for the non-technical parts How to study for the coding interview How to execute the coding test

    Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

    Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Doors open 11:35 a.m. - Introductions and announcements 11:40 a.m. - Session begins 1:00 p.m. - Session ends

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

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

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 25 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: The Intersectional Roots of Pride

    Online

    Registration for this event in Zoom required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E62jdVLhT5-MtUbGueHbZg

    Pride is something we do daily as part of our authentic selves. To honor our LGBTQ+ history and acknowledge our current state of affairs regarding racial injustice, let’s get together and hear stories about our community! Call it a protest, call it an uprising, the history of Pride began at Stonewall with three courageous activists, Stormé DeLarverie, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

    Join PDXWIT with our virtual host Zapproved to honor our past, acknowledge our present and discuss a better future together!

    Local heroes Miki Demeter, Daelyn Moyer and Vernetta Dorsey will be sharing how they are navigating in this new normal.

    Hazel Valdez and Crystal Sincoff will be your hosts for the evening, and Monica Enand, CEO from Zapproved, will share thoughts and support of the LGBTQ+ tech community in Portland.

    There will also, of course, be time to catch up with old friends and network, as well as learn all about Zapproved, who is making this event possible.

    This event will sell out, so RSVP soon!

    Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Webinar open/Networking 5:40 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 5:50 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:45 p.m. - Presentation ends more networking 7:00 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

    Website
  • How to pivot
    free

    Online

    Feel free to submit (and upvote) questions ahead of time on Crowdcast


    Running a startup is hard enough as it is, but with a worldwide pandemic, it became a lot more difficult. And it forced any number of founders and teams to consider pivoting their product and market to survive.

    If you're working through similar thoughts with your startup, hearing from folks who have already turned that corner might be helpful. So we're inviting you to join us for a conversation about pivots with Alisia Ford, founder and CEO of PIE and XXcelerate alum Glory Skincare, and Jonathan Minori, founder and Chief Product Officer for PIE and Techstars alum Caravel.

    We'll talk through their experiences, their recommendations for founders who are considering a pivot, and how to communicate your intentions and reasoning to your team.

    And as always, we'll also spend most of the conversation answering your questions. So if you've got questions or concerns, please share them so that we can get you the information you need.

    By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct (http://www.piepdx.com/code-of-conduct)

    Website
  • CNPDX June: Scaling Prometheus

    Online

    For this month's virtual CNPDX session, Jürgen Etzlstorfer of the Keptn Project (and Dynatrace) will explain how to scale your Prometheus installation:

    Prometheus is considered a foundational building block when running applications on Kubernetes and has become the de-facto open-source standard for visibility and monitoring in Kubernetes environments. Your first starting points when operating Prometheus are most probably configuring scraping to pull your metrics from your services, building dashboards on top of your data with Grafana, or defining alerts for important metrics breaching thresholds in your production environment. in your production environment.

    As soon as you are comfortable with Prometheus as your weapon of choice, your next challenges will be scaling and managing Prometheus for your whole fleet of applications and environments. As the journey “From Zero to Prometheus Hero” is not trivial you will find obstacles on the way. In this session we are highlighting the most common challenges we have seen and provide guidance on how to overcome them. Finally, we are discussing a solution to get you there more quickly to build automated, future-proof observability with Prometheus showing Keptn as one possible implementation.

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: Tech for Good in the Age of COVID-19

    Online

    Zoom Registration [https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qCWZCnmLRRGhChSXOyR2iw] is required to attend

    Join PDXWIT for its first ever noon programming event! Yoonjung Lee will discuss building technology that works for women by identifying and metricizing collaboration processes and building technology that helps people and businesses achieve collective outcomes easily. As Yoonjung said, “Now, more than ever, we need to be building technology that works for real people with real problems.” This means being open to other ways of building technology including "hacking” of existing software and leveraging low-code solutions to make products and platforms more affordable for small businesses.

    Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Webinar open 12:05 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 12:10 p.m. - Presentation begins 12:40 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

    Attendees (1) Manage Go

    Website
  • Python Tutorial | Python Course | Intellipaat
    through
    Online

    This python tutorial is an end to end Python course video where you will learn python from scratch to all the advanced topics. We have covered few projects as well so that you get practical knowledge on Python as well. There is an interview questions session also added in this python tutorial for beginners so that when you prepare for the interview you can watch and get ready to clear the interview and grab top jobs. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T936yTchDck

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 23 2020
    Office 365 PDX - "Teams 3.0: Why this will be the business phone system and UC everyone wants"

    Online

    Join us for a presentation with Ben Henkels, President at Communication Management Partners about Microsoft Teams and Unified Communication (UC).

    Ben will be discussing:

    • The industry's VoIP/UC evolution
    • Microsoft history in this industry
    • Traditional PBX and it's move to the cloud
    • Future consolidations in the industry
    • Microsoft’s recent steps to lead enterprise UC in the future
    • Likely evolution of Teams within the MS enterprise ecosystem

    Links to join the meeting will be distributed on the day of the event to those who RSVP for this meeting.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 22 2020
  • Saturday
    Jun 20 2020
    Black in Tech. A NSBE event featuring BiT PDX.

    Online

    Register in advance for this online meeting. Event is primarily for Blacks but all are genuinely welcome. https://lnkd.in/g-VyTc9

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Black people face barriers everyday. From glass walls, to skill gaps, to folks thinking our lives don't matter (Black lives do matter), it becomes a fight to press on at times. We, of the NSBE Portland Professionals Chapter and BiT PDX know these struggles, especially from within the STEM fields, where we're often the only black faces in our workplaces.

    We invite you to have a conversation on empowering/strengthening the Black Community in STEM fields while also building community through Black-led technologies.

    NSBE's goal is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. Come join the conversation. Bring your experiences. Walk in with concerns. Walk out with power and solutions.

    Saturday, June 20, 2020 @ 2 PM via Zoom

    Register in advance for this meeting: https://lnkd.in/g-VyTc9

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Tuesday
    Jun 16 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: June Virtual Happy Hour

    Online

    Registration through Zoom required to gain entry.

    Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by PIE on June 16th!

    It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. This month we are partnering with our friends at Portland Incubator Experiment, (PIE) to host a Happy Hour dedicated to Portland’s startup community. The spirit of the entrepreneurs in this community is truly limitless and we look forward to hearing from a few founders on what this crisis has meant for their startups — good, bad and everything in between.

    Marquita Jaramillo of PIE will tell us more about the company as well as update us on what this pandemic has meant for the incubator. Two current PIE founders will tell us what they’ve been doing to keep their momentum up in a world on pause.

    We will also have a Virtual Job Seekers Lounge, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring! Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack. We will also have face to face networking at the end of the event for anyone who is interested in participating!

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:15 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:30 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking in Breakout Rooms 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

    Website
  • How to create frameworks and strategies for equity within startups
    free

    Online

    Join PIE for a conversation with PIE alum Quincy Brown about how to create frameworks and strategies for equity within startups.

    "As startups we have a chance to lead with equity as we develop our business plans, marketing, customer outreach, and the like," said Quincy. "From my perspective, equity includes including women, BIPOC, youth, elderly, and everyone undeserved by policies and programming."

    Quincy is a young, native transportation planner from Portland. He began is transportation planning career volunteering at TriMet working directly with the HR department where he served as a volunteer translator and helped recruit Latinx employees.

    Following his degree from Claremont McKenna College, Quincy engaged in post bac work at Berkeley in Sustainability and the Built Environment and City and Regional Planning. He won best research in Human Rights from the Mgrublian Center for Rights and was Claremont McKenna's first Mellon Mays undergraduate fellow, a fellowship for minority students interested in becoming PhD professors.

    His research has consistently focused on creating sustainable and equitable planning and programming that support and involve people of color, people with disabilities, and low income residents. In all pursuits, Quincy is passionate about bringing equitable and sustainable practices to everyone regardless age, race, gender, sexuality, or belief.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/equity-framework-strategy-startup-quincy-brown/register

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 15 2020
    Panel Discussion on Facial Recognition Use in Portland

    Online

    Facial recognition technologies are being implemented around the world. While some uses of facial recognition, like unlocking your phone, may be convenient, others allow your facial information to be collected, used, and shared, without your knowledge or consent. Both governments and companies are now using this technology, often with little to no oversight or rules in place. In addition to transparency issues, facial recognition software programs have varying degrees of accuracy and have been shown to be less reliable when analyzing people of color, women, and children.

    Because of these issues, some cities, including San Francisco, Oakland, and Somerville, MA, have banned government agencies from using facial recognition. Portland city officials are also considering a facial recognition ban and are looking to go a step further and address use by private entities as well.

    There are many details to consider when adopting technologies like facial recognition, which can be used for surveillance. What are the costs and benefits? Who will be the target of the surveillance? Will it make us safer? What are we giving up in exchange for that safety? And should the technology be adopted at all?

    On June 15th, join us for a combined event, with local privacy group PDX Privacy, where we'll ask our knowledgeable panelists the answers to these questions. We'll explore the risks of facial recognition technology, the ways it affects various groups of people, and how we can preserve our privacy and protect our communities.

    We'll have a Q&A period via the chat box, but you can also send questions in advance to [email protected], and we'll work to get them into the discussion.

    Moderator: Chris Bushick (PDX Privacy)

    Panelists:

    • Sarah Hamid - CAIR Oregon

    • Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty - Portland City Council

    • Nathan "nash" Sheard - Electronic Frontier Foundation

    • Clare Garvie - Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law

    By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

    {short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive 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 educate and share information related to technology and activism, 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.

    Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

    Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

    Website
  • Community Manager Meetup

    Online

    Are you interested in the world or profession of community management? Do you have a community project, such as a github repo, online forum, facebook group?

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 28 2020
    PDXWIT Online: Experienced Women in Tech Virtual Event

    Online

    Registration through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZaBb6ygFSWKkakHwRsHMfA is required to gain entry to this event

    We tell stories all the time: to persuade someone to support our idea, to explain to an employee how they might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill. But what makes a compelling story? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade? Learn techniques to use in an interview when you want to convey your experience in a compelling and interesting way. Tell a story to generate the attention you need to move a project forward.

    Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology?

    Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for a while? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

    On May 28th, join PDXWIT and host Edgelink for an entertaining and practical event where you will learn:

    Why storytelling is such an important skill How to use common narrative structures to make your stories more memorable and effective How to apply these techniques to your own stories Bring a story of your own (factual or fictional); you will have a chance to give it a makeover, and to learn from others as they do the same. The evening will involve a story about storytelling, and then we'll break out into small groups and rewrite the story you brought with you — or write one while you're there. We'll reconvene with a few examples of your story makeover and hear how you used a new framework to enhance your story.

    Phil Weber, a professional trainer, fantastic storyteller and local musician will coach us on techniques that can transform the way we tell a tale.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Webinar open /networking

    6:00 p.m. - PDXWIT Introductions and Announcements

    6:15 p.m. - Host welcome

    6:30 p.m. - Presentation/Panel Begins

    7:00 p.m. - Q&A

    7:30 p.m. - Event Ends

    Purpose:

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

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 27 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Latinx in Tech Virtual Event

    Online

    Registration through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X0qESRxwR5mLcBi-KyuMGQ is required to gain entry to this event

    We are looking to empower and inspire the WIIT and LatinX in tech audience from the Portland metro area. We firmly believe that If we want innovative results, we need diverse tech leaders who aren’t afraid to think and lead differently. We are bringing a fresh and diverse perspective on how successful women in tech approach their careers.

    Our presenters will bring their secrets, tools, and tips that have been effective to develop their career in tech. We will hear how they guide their efforts to be productive at the technical workplace, and what makes them successful at what they do. The panelists are looking forward to sharing with WIIT and LatinX communities about their amazing journey. Please join us!

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Webinar begins /networking

    6 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction (5 minutes)

    6:05 p.m. - Host welcome (5 minutes)

    6:10 p.m. - Presentation/Panel Begins

    7 p.m. - More networking

    7:30 p.m. - Event Ends

    Purpose:

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 26 2020
    Ecosystem builders: Anika Horn, Social Venturers
    free

    Online

    Join PIE for a very special conversation with consummate ecosystem builder Anika Horn of Social Venturers.

    Anika Horn is on a mission to support changemakers build purpose-driven careers, organizations and ecosystems without losing themselves

    Rooted at the intersection of systems thinking, social impact and storytelling, she helps changemakers lead impact-driven careers and meaningful lives by equipping them with thought-provoking insights, field-tested resources and a strong peer community at Social Venturers. Through her advisory services, Anika works closely with selected purpose-driven entrepreneurs in the areas of strategy, communications, personal and professional growth. She leverages her global network to raise the profile of ecosystem building for social change as a contributing editor for Impact Boom (where she covers Europe and the U.S.) and Ecosystem Builder Hub (where she heads up the national campaign Unsung Ecosystem of Ecosystem Building) as well as co-lead of storytelling at the ESHIP Storytelling Initiative.

    Previously, Anika co-founded Unreasonable Lab VA (Virginia’s first mini-accelerator for social entrepreneurs), CO.STARTERS VA (a startup program for idea-stage founders) and Rebelle Con (a boutique conference for entrepreneurial women). At the same time, she worked with high-growth startups at nationally ranked accelerator program Lighthouse Labs and spearheaded the B Corp movement in Virginia as the state’s official B Keeper.

    Prior to her work in North America, Anika earned a Bachelor of European Studies and Masters of Sustainability Sciences in Germany, France and Australia where she spent a decade working in journalism, non-profits, government and the private sector.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ecosystem-builder-anika-horn/register

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 20 2020
    Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Accessibility conferences recap

    Online

    Springtime brings many annual events, including accessibility conferences! Even these days, events are still happening. Join us to hear about three recent events: CSUN Conference, HXD Conference, and AccessU. We'll have hosted presenters talking about their experiences, and will open the floor for others who attended to share their learnings as well.

    Event begins at 6:00pm; join early starting at 5:45pm for networking.

    Online/call-in meeting info will be announced on Meetup.

    Agenda:

    • 5:45–6:00pm Networking
    • 6:00–6:15pm Introductions & announcements
    • 6:15-7:00pm Presentations
    • 7:00–7:30pm Q&A and discussion
    • 7:30–7:45pm Wrap up

    Accommodation requests: If you have any accommodation requests, please contact us in advance of the event to discuss.

    Website
  • VIRTUAL CRMUG Joint Portland OR / Seattle WA meeting

    Online

    Register now! This quarter we are bringing the meeting to you. We are having a joint virtual session with the Seattle CRMUG group, complete with breakout sessions!

    Agenda

    9:00 - 9:10 - Welcome

    9:10 - 10:00 - Keynote

    10:00-10:45 - Breakout sessions (fill out the survey below!)

    10:45-11:00 - Break

    11:00-12:30 - Training session - What’s New in D365 CE 2020 Release wave 1, @Dian Taylor

    12:30 -12:40 - Closing

    5:00 - 6:00 - Virtual Happy Hour! Grab something from your fridge and pop in to say "hi"! https://bit.ly/35ImBbG

    Since we will be virtual, and cannot combine tables on the fly, please pre-select from some breakout room options to ensure that we have enough people in each session. Please follow the link to this Microsoft Form to make picks so we will have the "rooms" ready for you: https://bit.ly/3cQWYI5

    We look forward to "seeing” you there!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 19 2020
    PIE founder stories: McKenna Dempsey, Kamber
    free

    Online

    Join PIE for a conversation with McKenna Dempsey, cofounder and CEO of current PIE company Kamber.

    At least 20 million teenagers are living with a mental health disorder in the United States and 70% of them aren’t getting the treatment they need. Kamber’s mission is to change that by providing easily accessible tools and resources that empower teens to prioritize their mental health and make space for self acceptance.

    By creating a mobile app that provides exercises for difficult moments, coping techniques and education, teens will be equipped with the tools they need to begin managing their mental health and find ways to ground themselves.

    For more, see McKenna's presentation from PIE Demo Day 2020 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_vrmHAI4MQ).

    RSVP / Submit questions: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/founder-story-mckenna-dempsey-kamber

    Website
  • Friday
    May 15 2020
    PIE founder stories: Julia Niiro, MilkRun
    free

    Online

    Join us for a conversation with PIE alum and Techstars alum Julia Niiro, founder of MilkRun.

    See Julia's story about MilkRun at PIE Demo Day 2019 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbaIO9XltRg), her views on small local farms from TEDxPortland 2019, and the explosive growth MilkRun has seen due to the pandemic shared during Techstars Anywhere Demo Day 2020.

    MilkRun works with farmers and producers in Oregon & Southern Washington to break down the access barriers to local food. The national average for how far food travels to get from the farm to your house is 1,500 miles. That’s wild! We’ve cut down our average to 35 miles and have designed a system that leapfrogs the industrialized food system. Less travel = less pollution. More access to food = fresher, healthier foods!

    It’s not just about ditching the grocery store lines, it’s about keeping money in the community and supporting local producers. For farmers, we’re able to provide 6-7x what they’d make from a normal grocery store. It should be as easy (if not easier) to buy from local farmers as it is to order a cab or book a stay in someone’s house, right?

    90% of the small farms in America right now are at risk of extinction. If mega-industrialized farming becomes our only option for food, we’ll have no more farmer’s markets, no more CSAs, no more farmers who are stewards to the land. Without radical new systems like MilkRun, the only options for food will be from huge corporations pushing profit over people, and we just don’t want to live in that kind of a world. We can do this, together!

    RSVP / Submit questions: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pie-founder-story-julia-niiro-milkrun

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 14 2020
    PDX Veterans in Technology: Online Resume Review

    Online

    Have you recently revamped your resume? Want to get feedback? RSVP for this meeting. During this call we will collaboratively review your resume and provide you actionable feedback.

    This meeting is open to the public though registration is capped at 20.

    Website
  • Establishing healthy habits with Karthy Chandra of Goalden Hour
    free

    Online

    Join PIE for a conversation with Karthy Chandra, founder of Goalden Hour, for guidance on how to establish and maintain healthy habits and goals, even in the most challenging of times.

    Goalden Hour is the first productivity app that connects the realms of task management, scheduling, and self-improvement to encourage you to make goals & habits an integral part of your planning process. We provide meaningful insight into the different areas of life and nudge you to reflect often, build better habits, and discover new ways to grow and improve. Our mission is to help people manage and master their lives.

    Interested in learning more? Watch Karthy's presentation from PIE Demo Day 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RiIxNcC4HY

    RSVP / Submit questions: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/karthy-chandra-goalden-hour-healthy-habits

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 13 2020
    Next generation of innovators with Juan Barraza of PSU
    free

    Online

    Please join PIE for a conversation with Juan Barraza from the Portland State University Center for Entrepreneurship, Invent Oregon (InventOR), and Pitch Latino.

    At the PSU Center for Entrepreneurship, Juan works to propel students innovators to solve big problems that benefit our community. Through an exciting learning environment and program of events, students find the creative energy to expand their impact, explore new ideas, and bring their future into focus.

    Invent Oregon is an exciting competition for college and university students with ideas for inventions to address today’s most pressing problems.

    Inspired by PitchBlack, Pitch Latino is designed to give Latinx startup entrepreneurs a platform to connect with the regions growing startup ecosystem.

    RSVP / Submit questions: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/juan-barraza-psu-center-entrepreneurship-inventor-pitch-latino

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 12 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Address Sexual Harassment Virtual Event

    Online

    This event has been changed to an online event. Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2MaexCDKSYWAiHk7H83KHg is required to gain entry to this event

    Have you ever had someone tell you, "Things are really sexist and you just have to deal with it?" Have you ever thought you shouldn't be the one to have to deal with it because you're not the one being sexist? If so, you're not alone.

    The good news is there are solutions. In this presentation learn: -- What sexual harassment is and how to identify it in your environment. -- How to respond as an ally when you see bullying or abuse in your work environment. -- The three key things you can do to create not just a safe, but a healthy workplace culture for yourself, no matter what.

    Agenda: 5:30 pm - Webinar open / networking 6:00 pm - Introductions 6:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A 7:00 pm - Networking 7:30 pm - Event Ends

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

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

    Website
  • PIE founder stories: Mat Ellis, Cloudability
    free

    Online

    Join PIE alum and longtime PIE mentor Mat Ellis, founder of Cloudability, for a conversation about his experience as a founder growing a startup from an idea to a successful exit, all of the lessons learned along the way, effectively engaging with and supporting the Portland startup community, and maybe just maybe, what's next.

    According to The Oregonian, "Cloudability was among the most prominent of a generation of startups that emerged in Portland in the aftermath of the Great Recession. It helped clients such as BP, Sony and Siemens manage what they spent hosting their data in third-party data centers.

    "Before its sale, Cloudability said it managed more than $9 billion in spending at Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud."

    RSVP / Submit questions: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/founder-story-mat-ellis-cloudability

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 7 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview Virtual Event

    Online

    Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-95274894775) is required to gain entry to this event

    Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at AWS Elemental (https://www.elemental.com/), we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics: -- Morning preparation, attire, mindset -- Preparation for the non-technical parts -- How to study for the coding interview -- How to execute the coding test

    Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar begins 5:15 p.m. - Introduction 5:30 p.m. - Session begins 6:30 p.m. - Session ends

    Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No.

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

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, light snacks and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: No on-site parking available at this event. Street parking is available.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

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

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

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

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

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

    Website
  • Discussing founder mental wealth with Anthony Ware
    free

    Online

    As part of our celebration of Mental Health Month we'll be spending time with Anthony Ware who champions mental wealth.

    Mental wealth is the collection of intentional thoughts, behaviors, and experiences—mental wealth deposits—someone uses to make a positive impact on their mental health. These deposits have a cumulative positive impact, especially during times when you’re challenged with mental illnesses and external events.

    Mental wealth deposits include working with a therapist, spending time by large bodies of water to connect with nature, going on a vacation, or making time for friends and family.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/founder-mental-wealth-anthony-ware-AMA

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 6 2020
    Consumer products startup ecosystem with Mitch Daugherty
    free

    Online

    Join us for a conversation with Mitch Daugherty, cofounder and director of Built Oregon, an organization focused on championing the consumer product industry in Oregon.

    The greatest joy Mitch has found is meeting with everyone in the statewide ecosystem. Listening to entrepreneurial challenges. Looking for opportunities to connect them to a resource that could help them get one step further down the road. Engaging in conversations about breaking down the silos and echo chambers.

    He listened to stories and realized each one formed a piece of this tapestry that makes up Oregon.

    As he looked back on his journey, he noticed the common theme in all his adventures and career choices has been the effort to bridge gaps through interaction and dialogue.

    He cofounded Built Oregon as a way to build on a simple belief: that stories can raise awareness of companies and regions and help drive economic development.

    Throughout that process, he's constantly reminded of what he has learned over his journey: Conversations matter. And the most important conversations take place with those outside of your sphere of influence, and with people who possess opposing views.

    The value of a given dialogue hinges on conversations that are inclusive, honest and transparent.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/consumer-products-startup-ecosystem-mitch-daugherty-ama

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  • Tuesday
    May 5 2020
    Portland startup community Q&A with Rick Turoczy of PIE, Silicon Florist
    free

    Online

    Join cofounder and general manager of PIE, Rick Turoczy, for an "ask me anything" session on the Portland startup community. He's looking forward to answering your questions about startups, startup accelerators, and Portland, in general.

    A little background on our guest…

    Rick Turoczy has worked in, on, and around the Portland, Oregon, startup ecosystem for more than 25 years. Throughout that time, he's worked for venture funded startups, founded failed companies, consulted, mentored, and worked to connect dots within and outside the community.

    More than a dozen years ago, he started Silicon Florist, a blog designed to capture what he saw happening in the Portland startup community. That work led to the opportunity to start PIE, the Portland Incubator Experiment, an organization he continues to manage.

    At its very most basic, PIE is an ongoing experiment designed to explore ways that established organizations — like corporations, governments, and educational institutions — can effectively collaborate with startup communities in mutually beneficial ways, thereby strengthening the entire ecosystem.

    PIE currently exists as an early stage startup accelerator with three separate areas of focus: Software as a Service (in partnership with Puppet), manufactured products (in partnership with Autodesk), and traditional consumer products like food, beverage, and apparel (in partnership with Built Oregon).

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/portland-startup-community-ama-rick-turoczy-20200505

    Website
  • Friday
    May 1 2020
    Onboarding employees, remote or otherwise, with Kristen Gallagher of Edify
    free

    Online

    Ensuring that new employees are properly onboarded can always be a challenge. And in our new all remote, all of the time world, it can be even more difficult. That's why we're excited to get the chance to catch up with PIE alum Kristen Gallagher.

    Kristen is the founder and CEO of Edify. She brings over a decade of learning and development and business partnership experience to Edify and has architected and delivered onboarding programs for companies such as AWS Elemental, Puppet, OpenSky Alibaba, Cirium (FlightGlobal), Cloudability, and more. She is a frequent speaker and instructor for O’Reilly, DevOpsDays, and other conferences.

    If you have questions about employee onboarding, she has answers. Please join us to get those questions answered.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/kristen-gallagher-edify-employee-onboarding-ama

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 30 2020
    Talking to media with Malia Spencer of Portland Business Journal
    free

    Online

    We're honored to grab some time with the best startup journalist in Portland, if not the Northwest.

    Please join us for a Q&A session with Malia Spencer, a Portland-based journalist who covers startups, venture capital, and technology for the Portland Business Journal.

    Her career has ranged a variety of media, starting with traditional print journalism at daily newspapers. She began at a large metro then at a smaller daily paper on the California central coast. As the media landscape shifted, she finds herself with one foot still in traditional print and one firmly online.

    At the Portland Business Journal we produce award-winning reporting in a weekly print edition as well as daily work online. I also edit out technology and entrepreneurs focused newsletter, TechFlash Portland.

    Please RSVP and submit & upvote questions ahead of time: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/malia-spencer-portland-business-journal

    Website
  • Building a sustainable and resilient company for the 21st century with Kate Ertmann
    free

    Online

    We're excited to have the chance to sit down with Kate Ertmann for a question and answer session.

    Her life's work has been focusing on building from scratch — or rebuilding and reorganizing — the operational infrastructure for sustainable businesses. That includes everything from the elements of a business plan, the importance of Mission and Purpose and Values, the how-to of defining Roles and Responsibilities, and when to hire and how to best structure that management org chart — as well as the finance that runs in parallel with all of that.

    Her distinct rallying cry through all of that work is the necessity of embedding equity and inclusion in all processes, procedures, and culture of an organization, and as a guiding principle in all leaders with whom she works — especially when it is "hard" or if there are uncomfortable conversations to be had.

    Kate constantly seeks to leverage her privilege and position: applying constant pressure to the systemic structure of 20th century practices so there can be systemic changes that will define 21st century practices.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/kate-ertmann-ama

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 29 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: How to show up in the Virtual World Virtual Event

    Online

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/102934596148] is required to gain entry to this event

    In this practical yet lively online event, public speaking coach Gigi Rosenberg teaches you how to show up at your virtual meetings with confidence, authenticity and power. Leaders learn how to keep their audience engaged and their presentation succinct so that attendees remember the message long after they’ve clicked “leave meeting.” Meeting participants learn how to stay alert and engaged and avoid distractions and exhaustion.

    Participants leave this event with: -- Techniques for keeping the audience engaged from the moment they join the meeting. -- Ideas for how to transfer in-person meeting skills to the virtual world. -- Tips for looking and sounding your best on a screen. -- Tools you can use right away in your next online meeting as a leader or participant.

    Come prepared to learn from an experienced public speaking coach who demonstrates by example how to nail online meetings whether you’re an attendee, host or leader.

    Gigi Rosenberg is Portland’s public speaking coach. She’s coached leaders and teams at Medical Teams International, Microsoft, and Portland State University, among many others. She’s been published by Random House, Psychology Today and Publishers Weekly and has been a guest commentator on Oregon Public Radio. Gigi brings 25 years of experience in corporate communications, storytelling and performance. Her specialty is working with CEOs, introverts, nonprofit leaders, scientists, technical experts and women on the rise.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Webinar open

    5:45 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction & Announcements

    6:00 p.m. - Presentation Begins

    6:30 p.m. - Q&A

    6:45 p.m. - Final Remarks

    7:00 p.m. - Event Ends

    Purpose:

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

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

    Website
  • Asking the right questions with Leah Noble Davidson of Because Human
    free

    Online

    Join PIE as we talk with Leah Noble Davidson, Chief Experience Officer at Because Human.

    Leah has consulted within Portland’s startup tech industry for 10 years, working with larger teams from Jive and Puppet to startups like Torch and BeyondPulse.

    Having newly ventured into the role of a founder, she’ll be asking questions from the perspective of a female design professional who can speak the language — but is only now really learning how to juggle the risks and rewards firsthand.

    Finding answers is one thing. Knowing the questions to ask is entirely another. Leah — a professional asker of questions — will help us hone in on the right questions, provide the necessary reality checks, and share ideas about leveraging the startup community to find the help you need as your startup grows from a concept into being a real business.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/leah-noble-davidson-because-human-ama

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 28 2020
    Lunch & Learn: Shelly Bell, Black Girl Ventures
    free

    Online

    PIE is honored to be hosting Shelly Bell for a virtual Lunch & Learn. This is a rare opportunity to grab some time with one of the most impactful people in startups. So please come with questions.

    Named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Business, Shelly Bell is a computer scientist, system disruptor and business strategist who moves ideas to profit while empowering people to live to build and foster better relationships. She connects entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations in order to diversify their talent pipeline, increase equity and grow their brands.

    Shelly is among the nation's most sought-after transformational speakers in the DC Metro area with features in Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Business Journal, NewsOne, Entrepreneur Mag, People of Color in Tech and on Politico Live.

    Her organization, Black Girl Ventures (BGV) is a culturally converging ecosystem igniting economic security, civic engagement, and hyperlocal infrastructure at the intersection of STEM education and entrepreneurship for Black and Brown woman-identifying founders, funders, and veterans. Since 2016, BGV has funded 41 women, increased access to social capital for 168 program participants and launched their efforts in 10 cities. As a one of 8 Google Gurus across the nation and an Ecosystem Builder, she engages audiences from grassroots to government.

    Through Shelly’s Return on Relationship (R.O.R) Method she is teaching intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs how to hold the ladder for others and/or how to find the person they need to hold the ladder toward moving to the next level of success. She has trained over 5,000 entrepreneurs, held over 300 events for empowering leaders, managed multi-million dollar contracts, and helped to scale over 200 businesses.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/shelly-bell-black-girl-ventures-ama

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  • Friday
    Apr 24 2020
    A founder's journey through upticks and downturns: Q&A with Elia Freedman
    free

    Online

    Please join us with a former founder who has seen the ups and downs of the economy for insights on what to suspect — and some guidance that may help you navigate this new normal.

    Elia Freedman was founder and CEO of Infinity Softworks, which he started in 1997 as a senior in college, leveraging both his business training and programming ability. The company has helped more than 20 million professionals and students in real estate, financial services, math and science who use calculation every day to solve problems and generate proposals, both in the field and at their desk.

    The company's primary app, PowerOne, has been in existence as apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, and Windows computers for more 20 years, Infinity Softworks re-launched PowerOne as a web and mobile service in 2018.

    As a founder, Elia weathered both the dotcom bust and the mortgage crisis. Which is sure to inform a unique vantage on our current state of existence within a pandemic ravaged economy.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/founder-ama-elia-freedman-powerone

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  • Thursday
    Apr 23 2020
    PDXPUG: Multiranges and SQL:2011 Temporal Features

    Online

    We are using Meetup.com to distribute the link to the online meeting [1], which will be set shortly before the meeting as we will be using Jitsi [2]. Meetup does require you to RSVP to get access to the link. Jitsi can be used directly with Firefox and Chrome (with extension), or phones/tablets with the Jitsi Meet app.

    Speaker: Paul Jungwirth

    I'd like to present a couple patches I have in-progress for Postgres, the first to add a new type called "multiranges", and the second to add various SQL:2011 temporal database features: temporal primary & foreign keys, and temporal UPDATE and DELETE. I'll discuss what these features look like to users and also highlight some of the implementation details behind them.

    [1] https://www.meetup.com/pdxpug/events/270062132/ [2] https://jitsi.org

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  • Really Working from Home: How to get the most out of your now remote employment
    free

    Online

    With the onset of quarantine and social distancing, many of us have been settling into a somewhat surreal semblance of remote work. It doesn't feel quite right. But we're doing our best to fake it. And because of that we're not really working from home.

    PIE wants to help. That's why we've assembled a panel of PIE mentors: one who helps lead a successful remote only company, one who has worked as a remote employee for a decade while working alongside an online school student, and one who has assembled the most fervent community of remote workers on the planet — all while leading a remote company, himself.

    Join these incredibly insightful PIE mentors for an open and honest discussion about how to be truly successful as a remote employee. And how to manage remote teams. And deal with all the life that happens when that life all happens in a single place.

    Any question you've had about working from home, these folks are going to be able to answer.

    Invited panelists

    • Barrett Brooks, ConvertKit
    • Cami Kaos, Automattic
    • Darren Buckner, Workfrom

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/working-from-home-remote-work-panel

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 22 2020
    Living alone and extroverted: A struggle for sanity — but still easier than being a founder
    free

    Online

    Everyone needs hobbies. And if you follow PIE mentor Nick Lambert on Instagram, you'll see that the pandemic has been a good time for him to reboot a few of them: music, cooking, ridiculous short films… we all deal with this stuff differently.

    We're happy to have Nick take moment away from his more creative efforts to join us for an "Ask Me Anything" session. Being a former startup founder, startup accelerator manager, and professional musician — and currently Customer Success Manager at local VR/AR/XR startup The Wild — you've got a wide range of topics at our disposal.

    So please register to attend and start adding — and upvoting — the questions we'll be asking.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/founder-nick-lambert-ama/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 21 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: April Happy Hour Virtual Networking Event

    Online

    Registration required at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DLZno98GSwyPjykrNI-LBQ

    Join PDXWIT and Cambia Health via Zoom for our April Happy Hour. We will not be convening in person but we are creating a dynamic and interactive Happy Hour that will allow us to connect from a safe social distance. The theme of the event will be New Normal and the conversation prompt will be What are you doing to maintain a sense of normalcy in your life right now?

    We are excited to have lightning speakers Zhou Fang and Kari Fass to share tips and tricks to maintain well being and productivity during this time. We even have a surprise guest inviting us into their home for a tour of their home office.

    Just as we do in an in-person happy hour, we will have a short segment at 5:30 p.m. to share important announcements and showcase members of our community. A representative from our host company Cambia Health will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open / Virtual Networking / Sponsor Roll Call 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:45 p.m. - More Virtual Networking 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

    Website
  • ASABHKE* with Saul Colt of The Idea Integration Co.
    free

    Online

    *Ask Saul Anything Because He Knows Everything

    Join PIE and long time PIE mentor Saul Colt for an AMA (but we recommend that you tap into his Word of Mouth marketing genius).

    Saul is the Founder and Creative Director at The Idea Integration Co. In his career he has been named as one of the iMEDIA 25: Internet Marketing Leaders & Innovators as well as been called one of Canada’s best community builders/experiential marketers. NYT Best selling author and Internet Pioneer Chris Brogan once referred to Saul as “exactly who you want representing your company” and that message has been echoed by media properties ranging from Inc to Forbes Magazine.

    Saul has had many career highlights including being selected as the first international employee of Zipcar and the person responsible for launching Zipcar into the Canadian marketplace. Was the first marketing person and a key part of the growth of FreshBooks.com (The #1 Cloud Accounting service for Small Business Owners) as well as leadership roles at Rogers Communications and the first Chief Evangelist of Xero.com.

    And as if that wasn’t enough, Saul is also a Professional Speaker and Consultant specializing in Word of Mouth Marketing, Stunt Marketing, Social Media, Customer Experience, Community Building and Business Courage.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/saul-colt-ama-word-of-mouth-marketing/register

    Website
  • Portland OWASP Training Night (Virtual) - Learn 10 Things About Wireshark

    Online

    In this class, we'll briefly go over the 10 things that I would like to show anyone using wireshark. There are no prerequisites for this presentation. If you would like to follow along please install the most recent 3.x version of Wireshark. Example packet captures will be provided.

    Kevan Vanhoff is a Network Security Engineer living in Portland, Oregon.

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/270075900/

  • Monday
    Apr 20 2020
    Effectively using video Q&A with Sylvia Salazar of Tono Latino
    free

    Online

    Please join us for a Q&A session with PIE alum and mentor in residence Sylvia Salazar of Tono Latino, a media company that helps distill politics down to digestible chunks — with a special focus on informing Latinx and Spanish speaking communities.

    Sylvia is a Colombian immigrant and a computer engineer turned political activist. Her passion is helping other people understand what is going on in the world of politics and encourage them to become more politically involved and vote. She is determined to change Latinx representation in politics and in media.

    As her following has grown, Sylvia has experimented with a number of video formats and has a variety of creative ways to make short form video work. (You can experience her creativity firsthand on Instagram.) She's excited to share that expertise with you.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/sylvia-salazar-tono-latino-video/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 16 2020
    Community Projects in Times of Crisis with Marcelino Alvarez of Fresh Consulting
    free

    Online

    We all rely on the bonds of our community in order for our businesses to thrive. We seek intros to VCs, backchannels to clients, advice from our peers and mentors. In normal times, these bonds heavily rely on in-person interactions — coffees, lunches, beers, and 1:1's.

    Reading body language is a critical component to reinforcement of those bonds. In our most vulnerable moments, we want to ensure that the other party is present, listening, and empathizing. And beyond the 1:1 interactions, in social places like our coffee shops and coworking spaces, we create room for serendipity — that chance encounter that leads to something new and unexpected, whether it's a new business idea or a solution to an existing problem facing a member of our community.

    During this pandemic, we've been stripped of the ability to interact as normal. Sure, we have all these video chat tools — but it's not a replacement of our in-person interactions, just a digital proxy. And while those proxies may suffice for our 1:1 meetings, they certainly aren't helping with serendipity.

    So how do we form community in a time of crisis? How do we create space for chance? And how can we come together to listen, to engage, to be present, when many of us are already at our wits end staring at a video on a computer screen all day long?

    Join us for a mentor Q&A with Marcelino Alvarez, Chief Product Officer at Fresh Consulting. He was formerly CEO of Uncorked Studios, which co-founded Safecast during the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and ensuing nuclear disaster. He'll share perspectives from then and now as he undertakes other efforts to maintain his community and pursue digital serendipity.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/piepdx-marcelino-alvarez-community-projects-20200416

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 15 2020
    Photography, Visual Media, and Your Brand with Aaron Hockley of Tech Photo Guy
    free

    Online

    The photography world has been upended a few times in the last couple of decades and with all professional photography on hiatus for the time being, we'll find out if this leads to another major change. What hasn't changed is that every business, from startup to corporation, needs to have images of their people, products, venues, and other resources. These photos end up on websites, social media, in print, at those things called conferences that we used to do, and elsewhere. Folks are going to notice the difference between an organization that has solid consistent imagery versus an outfit where you can tell that their visual brand was an afterthought.

    What does photography and visual branding look like for a startup or other organization in 2020 and beyond? When should you hire a pro and when should you do it yourself? If you can afford the same gear as a pro, what else are they bringing to the table that you don't have? Should you invest in photography proactively, or react as you have a need for pictures? Let's talk about visual media and photography.

    Join us for a mentor Q&A with Aaron Hockley of Hockley Photography and TechPhotoGuy.com. Aaron is a professional photographer with a background in the tech world; he's photographed quite a few Portland tech startups and organizations over the past 12 years. The Professional Photographers of America has recognized him as a Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman, which means that he knows a thing or two (maybe even three!) about making and using effective images.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/piepdx-aaron-hockley-visuals-photography-20200415

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 14 2020
    Community Management Q&A with Cami Kaos of Automattic
    free

    Online

    Cami lives, works, and parents in the rainy city of Portland, Oregon. She’s had a love of WordPress and WordCamps since the last century, when she happened to stumble upon the first WordCamp Portland.

    Since 2013, she has worked at Automattic, as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project. In that role, she gets to work with WordCamps and their organizers from around the world, every day. She continues to write on an irregular basis at camikaos.com where she explores concepts from the plight of modern parents to mental health to marveling at the seemingly mundane.

    Cami is active on a number of social platforms but can be most readily found as @camikaos on Twitter.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/piepdx-cami-kaos-community-management-20200414/

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 13 2020
    Portland startup community Q&A with Stephen Green
    free

    Online

    Stephen Green is a an economist, speaker, startup advisor and “recovering” venture capitalist. By day he is the director of operations for Pensole, the world’s only footwear design and development school based in Portland, Oregon. He has spent his career helping founders start, grow and prosper. His tireless advocacy for Black & Latinx founders has landed him on stages across the country speaking about the power of entrepreneurship.

    One of his projects “PitchBlack” is a national pitch event that connects ecosystems with talented black founders in cities across the country. Since 2015, competitors in the Portland event have gone on to raise over $32MM for their ideas.

    He is a husband to a brilliant wife and father to 3 wonderful children. Spreadsheets are his super power and sneakers are his kryptonite.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/piepdx-stephen-green-ama-20200413

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 9 2020
    Marketing and Sales Q&A with Kasey Jones of A Better Jones, Our Galaxy
    free

    Online

    Kasey is a startup growth strategist, community builder, event organizer, and people connecter. She is founder of A Better Jones a demand generation marketing agency that helps startups accelerate growth, sales teams fill pipeline, and leaders expand their influence as industry thought leaders. And co-founder and co-host of The Other Side of Sales, a podcast, Bravado community, and resource on a mission to make B2B sales culture more inclusive by celebrating the stories of underrepresented sales professionals.

    Her latest endeavor is Our Galaxy, a community, resource, and coaching platform designed to diversify thought leadership, by helping founders, leaders, and business pros on the rise build authentic personal brands and expand their industry influence.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 7 2020
    PIE hosts an "ask me anything" on the Portland startup community
    free

    Online

    Join cofounder and general manager of PIE, Rick Turoczy, for an "ask me anything" session on the Portland startup community. He's looking forward to answering your questions about startups, startup accelerators, and Portland, in general.

    RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/piepdx-turoczy-ama-20200407

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 28 2020
    Python Programming Webinar
    python

    Online

    Python is one of the top trending technology of the era and one of the most preferred programming language by software developers. It has stretched its roots deep down in the corporate industry. Due to this vast inference, new age learners and working professionals are keen to learn this programming language. To curb this, various online python certification courses are available through which one can master python and begin career as a python developer. Python is widely used in core domains like: - Web Development - Data Science - Cyber Security - Machine Learning - Artificial Intelligence So, a person who is expert in python can easily build career in the above mentioned domains.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 24 2020
    Mob the Docs! A radical exercise in collaboration during a time of separation

    Online

    Joint Meetup with the Agile Mob Programming Workshop and Write the Docs

    Mob programming is a collaborative way to leverage the strength of the collective developers to solve problems and produce code with results that can be greater than the work of the individual participants alone. But can mobbing work for tech writers? Join us in this social experiment to apply mob programming principles to writing documentation.

    Mobbing works on the constraints created by the group. For this joint meetup, participants will be 100% remote.To join the meetup, please RSVP at Meetup link, and we’ll post a meeting link here on the day of the event.

    As a group, we will be presented with a writing challenge. With these constraints, and any further agreements we make, we’ll use collaborative online tools to explore the benefits and challenges of docs mobbing.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 19 2020
    [ONLINE ONLY] PIE Demo Day 2020
    free

    Online

    UPDATE: No in-person event this year. Online only. More details: https://medium.com/portland-incubator-experiment/pie-demo-day-2020-moves-to-online-only-32cf0a8da8b9

    At PIE (https://piepdx.com/), we're hard at work, prepping a couple of new batches of startups — through both PIE and PIE Shop — who are eager to tell their stories. So we want to make sure that you're there to hear those stories.

    We will be holding the next PIE Demo Day on Thursday, March 19, 2020 as an online event only. This change is due to concerns over COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus and ensuring the health and safety of the Portland startup community.

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 16 2019
    Crowdinvesting in Zebras
    free

    Online

    Join Zebras from around the world for an online Webinar exploring ways that the crowd can help finance Zebra companies and activities. While we'll touch on traditional crowdfunding, we're eager to share and explore newer "crowdinvesting" models that focus on financing through equity or debt.

    Topics include:

    • Pros and cons of crowdinvesting options
    • TechSoup sharing experiences from the nonprofit world
    • For profit Participant Assistive Products sharing insights on its Wefunder campaign
    • How and why Zebras Unite is partnering with platforms like Wefunder for the benefit of the Zebra community

    Speakers:

    • Portland entrepreneur Astrid Scholz, Zebras Unite
    • Dara Westling, TechSoup
    • Keoke King, Participant

    Please RSVP to join us on December 16, 2019, at 10:00AM Pacific Standard Time (-08:00 GMT)

    Join us: https://zoom.us/j/213620080

    Website
  • Sunday
    Aug 18 2019
    PIE + PIE Shop applications close
    free
    through
    Online

    at PIE, we love founders and founding teams. The passion, creativity, and grit that drive people to pursue their vision is a constant source of intrigue — and inspiration. And it’s a pursuit we want to encourage. And facilitate.

    We believe that you should be building your company. And we want you to do that.

    That said, after 10 years of doing this work, we recognize that one of the most challenging things about building a business is finding access to the people and resources that can help support you at the earliest stages. Before you’re popular. Before you’re a household name. Before you can afford an office. Before investors are lining up to fund you.

    That’s why we’re here. To support you. Please apply: https://piepdx.com/apply

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 12 2019
    Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (virtual)
    free

    Online

    (We realize that not every potential PIE or PIE Shop company can make it to Portland to ask their questions, face to face. But we still want you to have the opportunity to get those questions answered. So we'll be holding a virtual session to help get that done.)

    Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

    Please join PIE online for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

    Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

    And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

    We're looking forward to seeing you on the interwebs.

    Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

    (Meeting details will be shared with folks who RSVP.)

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 16 2019
    Learn Python Development Online
    python

    Online

    Description If you have limited programming experience and want to begin learning the Python programming language fast without leaving your house, then you should not miss out this opportunity. Participating in this event will enable you improving skills from an entry-level programmer to a junior-level just in a day.

    Requirements for participation: a laptop internet access

    Cost: $85

    This workshop is for you if you are unfamiliar with programming and don’t know where to start. need to begin learning the skills to obtain a job as a junior Python developer. want to network with people in the tech industry.

    At the end of the project-based workshop, you will: establish a strong background in programming. have the ability to develop a medium-level Python project. obtain resume-worthy skills to apply for a Junior Python Developer position.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 14 2019
    PIE Demo Day 2019 - Livestream
    free

    Online

    It's been a while. But we're prepping a couple of new batches of startups — through both PIE and PIE Shop — who are eager to tell their stories. So we want to make sure that you're there to hear those stories.

    We will be holding the next PIE Demo Day on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Because that's Pi Day. And that only makes sense. And we'll be hosting it at our biggest venue yet, the Aladdin Theater in southeast Portland. As always, we'll be livestreaming the event so folks around the world can take part.

    So if you're interested in attending, please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

    The event is free. Childcare will be provided.

    https://bit.ly/PIEDD2019

    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 21 2018
    TEDxPortland Livestream

    Online

    Bridges.

    PDX. Stumptown. Rose City.

    Portland has many nicknames, but perhaps the most enduring is Bridgetown — a nod to our iconic bridges and the culture of acceptance that fuels our creativity. Portland’s famed bridges represent our progress and expose our challenges. From a past tarnished with racial inequality to a present that seeks to transcend that story. Year 8 is dedicated to building the future of Portland as an equitable, hopeful, and prosperous city for all. We will explore the duality with each speaker and their idea.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 11 2017
    RubyMotion PDX Monthly Meetup (Online!)
    ruby

    Online

    Come join us and learn how to build iOS, Android, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV apps using RubyMotion.

    Update: Due to the snow, we've moved our meetup online. Visit the YouTube page at 6:30pm to join the meetup via Google Hangouts.

    Also, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey to help us better understand the topics that you are interested in learning. https://goo.gl/forms/gQ1dQgHBRyn6Fsz02

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 19 2016
    Agile Coaching Network - Online Meeting

    Online

    Welcome to the nuCognitive Agile Coaching Network.

    Do you need help with your Agile adoption? Or, would you like to give advice to others on what worked or did not work as you were doing an adoption in your own company? If so, then than I am excited to invite you to attend the Agile Coaching Network. It’s an online community and a bi-weekly webcast that allows you to learn and share with other Agile practitioners.
    ​ Ray Arell will be the moderator of the bi-weekly event. The agenda and format are very simple, we are using a park bench chat style where everybody can participate. The goal is to get and provide help with adoption of Agile and other related topics. If no topic is introduced, then as the moderator I may propose a topic to get the group talking.

    The ground rules are simple: · Keep it conversational. Jump in if you have something new to say. · One person talks at a time. · No shameless promotion. · Generate light not heat. Our goal is to support people. · Lastly, we will be recording the call for podcast. Remember you manners

    Our facebook chat group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups

    It’s completely free and safe. Just subscribe below to join the mailing list. http://www.nucognitive.com/acn

    Propose and vote on topics for this week's meeting at Slido.com - meeting #9488

    Website
  • Monday
    May 30 2016
    Risk Management and Decision Making
    through
    Online

    [FIT Online Course #PDP0711 – RISK MGMT] Schedule: Online, May 30 through Jul 1, 2016 $450* per engineer. Taught by John Blyler, PSU and JB Systems

    This course will examine the concepts, techniques and tools for managing risk and making decision as key components of the systems engineering process. Differences between mission critical and non-mission critical programmatic risk will be emphasized. Other topics include the limits of expected value-based risk analysis, decision making strategies such a max/min, min/max and regrets. Formal methods in risk analysis, elementary decision analysis and decision trees, multi-objective decision making, Pareto techniques, optimality, and trade-off analysis will be covered. Risk and decision techniques will be contrasted with the interfacing processes of program management and software engineering, from both the government (DOD) and industrial perspectives. Case studies will be used throughout the course to demonstrate actual implementation of concept and techniques.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 24 2014
    PIE Demo Day 2014 - Livestream

    Online

    It's become a tradition. Watch PIE Demo Day 2014 from the comfort of your own laptop or mobile device.

    PIE Demo Day is sold out. As is the simulcast at the eBay Community Lounge. But you can still get your fill of startup goodness by tuning into the PIE Demo Day livestream.

    All of the content. None of the hassle.

    http://new.livestream.com/accounts/10263183/events/3497048/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 12 2014
    FOSS4G 2014 Planning Meeting

    Online

    Portland will be hosting the international FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference in September, 2014. This meeting is to come help plan the conference. All who might be interested are welcome.

    Join the mailing list at http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2014

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 6 2014
    PIE application deadline (EXTENDED due to technical glitch)

    Online

    At PIE, we like startups. It’s why we started this whole experiment in the first place. So, whenever we have the chance, we opt for using startup products as part of our process. Whether they are PIE companies or not.

    We just like supporting startups.

    Most of the time, taking these calculated risks is positive all around, for both PIE and the startup. But every once in a while we encounter some issues.

    Unfortunately, we are experiencing an issue on the application platform we tried out for this class. A handful of folks have reached out to us, seeking confirmation that their application went through, as they did not receive the confirmation email. When we went searching, those folks didn’t turn up in the database.

    Cue cold sweat.

    We’re still working to diagnose the problem. And applications have officially closed. But given the issues, we are now put in the uncomfortable position of having to ask these already overtaxed entrepreneurs to resubmit their applications.

    For more information, see the PIE blog.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 30 2014
    PIE application deadline
    through
    Online

    PIE, an early stage startup accelerator, is accepting applications for its fourth class. They are due by 11:59PM PT on April 30, 2014.

    PIE has been helping early stage startups in Portland for five years. Alums include Urban Airship, Simple, Athletepath, Cloudability, Little Bird, Lytics, Stand In, Switchboard, and Orchestrate, among many others. We tend to work best with platforms and enabling technologies, but we encourage all types of tech startups to apply.

    Applications may be submitted through the PIE site or via http://angel.co/piepdx/apply

    Questions? [email protected]

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 21 2014
    Programming Android Devices - Free 8 Week Course Begins Today

    Online

    See 1/23 Calagator event for details.

    Sign up today for a free Android programming class.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 11 2013
    PIE Demo Day 2013: Livestream

    Online

    PIE Demo Day 2013 at the Gerding Theater in the Armory has sold out, but you can still get a chance to see this class present from the comfort of your own Web browser.

    Join us October 11 as we unveil seven new startups.

    For more information, visit http://piepdx.com

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 12 2013
    OEN Webinar: How to Optimize Your Website to Convert More Leads

    Online

    Only 20% of marketers believe their company website is reaching its full potential. Change the equation with conversion optimization--a scientific process that you can use to turn customer data into actionable insights and convert more online visitors into buyers. In this 45-minute webinar, you'll learn the step-by-step process today’s most profitable companies use to optimize their websites for incredible marketing ROI. Finally you'll discover how to best leverage an optimizatio

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 22 2013
    Project Management for Non-Project Managers
    through
    Online

    3 PDUs available for this course

    This course is scheduled for two days: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:30PM - 4:00PM PDT Friday, May 24, 2013 2:30PM - 4:00PM PDT

    Course Description

    Learn the language and processes of project management and how to use them to effectively communicate with your team to complete projects on time, in budget and with less stress!

    Project management is an essential skill utilized within many levels of organizations today. More and more individuals are being tasked to assist with project management. However transitioning into the role of project manager without acquiring the necessary skills and training can be overwhelming!

    This course focuses on providing students with the essential knowledge needed to plan and manage projects effectively, and provides a thorough understanding of project management terminology and fundamental concepts. Students will learn industry Best Practices for incorporating proven-effective, project management processes into their organization.

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Benefits

    After attending this webinar, participants will:

    * Increase their knowledge of basic project management concepts and terminology
    * Understand global project management standards and frameworks
    * Be able to differentiate recognized project management education and certification
    * Become familiar with recommended project management processes and methodologies
    * Review project management case studies and best practices
    * Envision the Advisicon solutions that build a project management culture
    

    Key Project Management for Non-Project Managers Concepts:

    * The purpose of project management
    * The role of the project manager
    * Desired competencies in project managers
    * Paths to project management certificates and certification
    * Project management life cycles
    * The Project Management Institute and the PMBOK® Guide
    * PRINCE2
    * Implementing project management software
    * Building project management supporting infrastructures
    * Program management 
    * Portfolio management
    * Agile project management
    

    Registration

    https://attendee.gototraining.com/78mx2/register/2200148405721684736

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 14 2012
    FounderDating November Applications due

    Online

    Applications due for FounderDating's Portland chapter. This is the second round of applications, so if you were rejected last time, feel free to re-apply.

    FounderDating (FD) is an invite-only, online network for entrepreneurs to connect with cofounders. What makes them different?

    High Quality - members are carefully screened for quality and readiness (no recruiters, etc.) Applications and members’ identities are confidential, but a few of the folks who are part of the network are former founders or early employees from: stackmob, snapfish, Zynga, Loggly and Gilt just to name a few.

    Balanced - 50% engineering & 50% non-engineering

    Reach-- FD’s online network allows you to connect with people in your city and beyond to share ideas and begin building something you’re passionate about.

    No Idea Necessary - FD is about the people, so you don’t need to have an idea, just be ready to work on a serious side project

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 24 2012
    OEN Webinar Series: Life in an Incubator: Homeschool Snowboarding

    Online

    According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

    What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Daniel Clancey who grew his successful company in an incubator.

    Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

    *National Business Incubation Association

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 10 2012
    OEN Webinar: Everything you wanted to know about Employee Benefits but were afraid to ask

    Online

    The world of benefits is changing. This webinar will provide entrepreneurs with an overview of the basics of implementing a group benefit program, the many different plan options available and the benefits to offering a group program. You will gain a better understanding of the basic benefit concepts and explanation of terminology, state and federal laws and programs available. We will share helpful hints on low or no cost solutions, plan comparison examples and ideas on how to be a better consumer in the health care arena. We will end on the most up to date information on health care reform legislation and information on industry trends.

    Speaker:

    Tracy Vicario has over 20 years of experience in operations management, human resources and employee benefits. After a move from California in 2010, she joined Coordinated Resources Group as a Benefit Consultant and is Operations Manager of the agency. She has a degree in Business Administration and a Certification in Human Resource Management from California State University with licenses in California, Oregon, Washington and Mississippi. Tracy is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a Notary Public. Her integrity and expertise in customer service has earned her many accolades and referrals from clients and colleagues.

    When not working, you will find Tracy actively volunteering in the community. She is on the board of the Portland Pearl Rotary where she received the Transformer Award for energy, dedication and integrity. She is a mentor for two Salvation Army White Shield teens and an active member of the Pearl District Business and Neighborhood Associations. She volunteers on the Membership Committee of OEN and helps entrepreneurs with human resources and employee benefits. You can also find Tracy running the Portland trails and local races in the community.

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  • Friday
    Jul 6 2012
    OEN Webinar Series: Life in an Incubator: Athletepath

    Online

    According to Business Incubation Works, “Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business.” In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of entrepreneurs starting a company in an incubator.

    What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask David Embree who has started his successful company in an incubator.

    Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

    *National Business Incubation Association

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  • Friday
    May 4 2012
    OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: OpenSesame

    Online

    According to Business Incubation Works, “Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business.” In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

    What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Josh Blank and Tom Turnbull who has started their successful company in an incubator.

    Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

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  • Thursday
    Dec 15 2011
    Xenium HR Webinar Series: Making Your Best Hire

    Online

    Savvy business owners and leaders agree – the most valuable asset in any company is its employees. So are your current hiring practices set up to support your most valuable asset? While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed process.

    •Understand the legal considerations pertaining to the hiring of independent contractors and employees

    •Develop a consistent and objective process to avoid negligent hiring practices and minimize costly turnover

    •Acquire tips and tools to uncover a candidate’s skills, values and performance within your culture

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 17 2011
    Xenium HR Webinar Series: Employment Law Overview

    Online

    As you grow your business, it is important that you have access to current employer compliance requirements. Knowing when and how to comply with employment laws will help protect your company from unnecessary risk and in turn affect employee morale. By communicating policies & expectations clearly, applying consistent treatment, and dealing with issues head-on with confidence, you are able to garner the respect of your work group and ultimately enhance the performance of your company.

    •Determine the compliance requirements that are applicable to your business

    •Mitigate your employer risk through sound employment practices

    •Gain ongoing access to compliance information and resources

    Speaker: Suzi Allgood

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  • Monday
    Feb 21 2011
    OEN Webinar: How to talk to investors, with Dave Yewman

    Online

    WHAT'S THIS ABOUT? Picture this: standing up on stage: you, next to a projector screen filled with your slides.

    Sitting in the audience: a room full potential investors and influencers who can either help you or dismiss you.

    It's showtime. What, exactly, do you say? How, precisely, do you talk to an investor? And can you avoid the oh-so-common mistakes made by dozens of entrepreneurs who've pitched and failed?

    If you're someone who's ready to ask for money - or even just someone who wants to get better at presenting - you don't even need to leave your desk. Just grab a cup of coffee and click on the URL that will be sent to you via email after you register for OEN's Webinar: How to talk to investors. Think of it as getting some practical presentation tips while wearing your bunny slippers.

    You'll be able to watch presentation coach Dave Yewman demonstrate how to effectively communicate your message, how to get right to the point, and how to avoid common mistakes. You'll also be able to submit questions online.

    Sponsor: BrandLive

    Date: Monday, February 21 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Online http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=194 OEN Member Registration: $0.00
    Non-member Registration: $32.00

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  • Thursday
    Nov 18 2010
    OEN Webinar: Four Startup Risks for Venture Capital Companies, with Gerry Langeler

    Online

    The economy seems to be slowly recovering, and venture capitalists are slowly returning to fund new deals again. But what are they finding most interesting now? And what are the risks they are willing to take, versus those they aren't, in the aftermath of the recession and ten years of negative industry returns?

    Gerry will take his historic "Four risks of venture capital startups" and bring it into focus for the coming years…

    Speaker: Gerry Langeler, OVP Partners Gerry Langeler joined OVP Venture Partners in 1992 and focuses on investments in the digital energy, software, imaging and digital biology sectors. His investments include Captivate Network, Carbonflow, Elekom, EnerG2, Foundstone, Max-Viz, Now Software, Portland Software, Preview Systems, Surplus Software, TView, Unify, Vascular Solutions, Viral Logic Systems Technology (VLST), and Webridge. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Carbonflow, Collaborative Software Initiative, EnerG2, GainSpan, Max-Viz, and Viral Logic Systems Technology (VLST) and is a Board Observer to DataSphere, Serus and Tigo Energy.

    Prior to joining OVP, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) in Portland, OR in 1981. There he served as President, and over eleven years helped lead Mentor through its IPO to over $400M in worldwide sales and over $1B in market capitalization. He began his technology career at Tektronix.

    Gerry received his AB in Chemistry from Cornell University and his MBA from Harvard University. He is the author of The Vision Trap (Harvard Business Review, 3/92). He also authored a chapter in Venture Capital Best Practices (Aspatore Books, 2005). Gerry serves on the Advisory Board of Highway 12 Ventures in Boise, Idaho.

    He is the father of two boys, and enjoys skiing (when his knees can stand it) and golf.

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  • Friday
    Nov 5 2010
    Free HALO IT Webinar

    Online

    This webinar will give you an overview of HALO IT and over 3,000 courses covering the most popular technology brands such as Microsoft, Cisco, Novell, CompTIA, VMWare, Oracle, and Linux. The HALO IT program gives its users the invaluable aptitude to continue building their knowledge base, and help prepare each initiative-taking member for over 60 IT certifications.

    Content covers several major areas of IT and professional development including:

    • Network & Operating Systems
    • Programming & Web Development
    • Design & Media
    • IT Security
    • Communication Technologies
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Work-Life Balance
    • Customer Service

    In addition to the thousands of online courses that are offered, there are also instructional videos and labs. The labs offer production-level practice equipment providing the user with a scalable, hands-on system with access to live networking hardware and software dedicated exclusively to IT skills enhancement. Unlike simulations, lab users command live equipment over the web as they solve real-world internetworking problems based on their skill level.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 3 2010
    HALO IT Webinar

    Online

    This webinar will give you an overview of HALO IT and over 3,000 courses covering the most popular technology brands such as Microsoft, Cisco, Novell, CompTIA, VMWare, Oracle, and Linux. The HALO IT program gives its users the invaluable aptitude to continue building their knowledge base, and help prepare each initiative-taking member for over 60 IT certifications.

    Content covers several major areas of IT and professional development including:

    • Network & Operating Systems
    • Programming & Web Development
    • Design & Media
    • IT Security
    • Communication Technologies
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Work-Life Balance
    • Customer Service

    In addition to the thousands of online courses that are offered, there are also instructional videos and labs. The labs offer production-level practice equipment providing the user with a scalable, hands-on system with access to live networking hardware and software dedicated exclusively to IT skills enhancement. Unlike simulations, lab users command live equipment over the web as they solve real-world internetworking problems based on their skill level.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 29 2010
    HALO IT Webinar

    Online

    You will learn about the myriad of knowledge areas that HALO DESK covers, including: Microsoft Office & Adobe software products, business, strategy, communication, customer service, finance, leadership, project management, teamwork, time management, as well as several personal development areas.

    HALO DESK boasts comprehensive set of resources for business professionals to expand knowledge, skills and productivity with Microsoft and Adobe software; communications, customer service, financial, project management, leadership, team work, time management and other personal development courses.

    This webinar will give you an inside view of what HALO has to offer. From Books, book summaries, instructional videos, collaboration tools to practice exams, HALO DESK has it all. Course topics include:

    • Leadership & Management
    • Strategy
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Business Skills and Soft Skills
    • Information Technology
    • Production & Logistics
    • Career & Self Development
    • Small Business
    • Economics & Politics
    • Industries
    • Intercultural Management i
    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 28 2010
    HALO IT Webinar

    Online

    This webinar will give you an overview of HALO IT and over 3,000 courses covering the most popular technology brands such as Microsoft, Cisco, Novell, CompTIA, VMWare, Oracle, and Linux. The HALO IT program gives its users the invaluable aptitude to continue building their knowledge base, and help prepare each initiative-taking member for over 60 IT certifications.

    Content covers several major areas of IT and professional development including:

    • Network & Operating Systems
    • Programming & Web Development
    • Design & Media
    • IT Security
    • Communication Technologies
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Work-Life Balance
    • Customer Service

    In addition to the thousands of online courses that are offered, there are also instructional videos and labs. The labs offer production-level practice equipment providing the user with a scalable, hands-on system with access to live networking hardware and software dedicated exclusively to IT skills enhancement. Unlike simulations, lab users command live equipment over the web as they solve real-world internetworking problems based on their skill level.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 27 2010
    HALO DESK Webinar

    Online

    You will learn about the myriad of knowledge areas that HALO DESK covers, including: Microsoft Office & Adobe software products, business, strategy, communication, customer service, finance, leadership, project management, teamwork, time management, as well as several personal development areas.

    HALO DESK boasts comprehensive set of resources for business professionals to expand knowledge, skills and productivity with Microsoft and Adobe software; communications, customer service, financial, project management, leadership, team work, time management and other personal development courses.

    This webinar will give you an inside view of what HALO has to offer. From Books, book summaries, instructional videos, collaboration tools to practice exams, HALO DESK has it all. Course topics include:

    • Leadership & Management
    • Strategy
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Business Skills and Soft Skills
    • Information Technology
    • Production & Logistics
    • Career & Self Development
    • Small Business
    • Economics & Politics
    • Industries
    • Intercultural Management
    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 16 2010
    OEN Webinar - "Employment Law Basics for Start Ups" with Leslie Bottomly of Ater Wynne

    Online

    This webinar led by Leslie Bottomly, partner at Ater Wynne LLP, will cover employment law basics for start-ups. Topics include: hiring, firing, discrimination, wage and hour compliance, and development of policies and procedures.

    Speaker: Leslie Bottomly, Partner, Ater Wynne LLP Leslie Bottomly’s practice focuses on employment matters. She regularly advises public and private employers on such matters as employee discipline and termination, compliance with family and medical leave, discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment laws, development of employee handbooks, drug testing programs and international issues. Serving as Ater Wynne LLP's Director of Human Resources gives Leslie unique insight into the practical challenges employers face day to day.

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  • Thursday
    Jul 22 2010
    OEN Webinar - "Getting Social 101: Quick and easy ways to get your social media bearings" with Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist

    Online

    Today, big businesses are all chasing "user generated content" and "social media" strategies. But how does that apply to startups? How do you participate with limited resources? Where should you be? What should you do? Go everywhere or focus? Get everyone involved or just a spokesperson?

    There are a ton of questions. And the answers only come with experience. The good news? Gaining that experience is easier than you might think.

    Join Rick Turoczy as he shares some quick tips on how to start participating in social media, getting your bearings, and understanding how you can become a valued member of communities that match your startup's goals.

    Speaker: Rick Turoczy

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 15 2010
    OEN Webinar - "Raising Money from Angel Investors" with Dennis Powers

    Online

    Angel Investors review hundreds of business plans each year. Learn how to make your presentation stand out and be one that will inspire them to begin due diligence!

    Led by Dennis Powers, Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources, "Raising Money from Angel Investors" will illustrate how angel investing works, what should be included in an executive summary, and how an entrepreneur should prepare for a meeting with an angel investor

    Speaker: Dennis Powers, Founder and President of Cornerstone Management Currently the Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources. CMR is a successful consulting firm focusing on all aspects of business development and revenue acceleration for emerging and mid-market companies. He has successfully completed numerous projects involving strategic planning, business plan creation, sales channel development, marketing communication programs, merger/acquisitions and assistance in raising early stage funding. Mr. Powers is also an Executive in Residence at the Open Technology Business Center, a leading incubator in Oregon, Chair of the Portland Angel Network, and an active angel investor.

    With more than 35 years experience in sales, marketing, general management and business development, Mr. Powers is well equipped to provide a wide range of assistance to early stage and mid-market companies.

    Please Register for this event.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 1 2010
    Multiple Income Streams for Self-Employed Professionals
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    Online

    Is your website ready for Multiple Income Streams? Join us June 1 – 3 for a 6-hour summit focused on getting your website Income Stream Ready.

    Learn to:

    * Set up & using Google Analytics;
    * Build a killer list & generate leads
    * Set up your eJunkie Shopping cart
    * Use Social Media tactics to create buzz
    * Create & your information product &
      turn your business into a cash machine
    * Craft can’t-miss sales pages
    

    For class schedule, speaker info, early bird discount info and to register, visit: http://www.iasecp.com/iasecp/virtual-summit-2010/

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  • Thursday
    Jan 28 2010
    Online Video Training and Promotion in the Scientific and Industrial Markets

    Online

    Create online presence and support for technical products using video for web as a primary vehicle. This webinar will present ideas for creating, promoting and optimizing online videos for training, sales, and technical support of products. Video for the web fits especially well with products that require set up, calibration and regular maintenance such as laboratory instruments, equipment, and industrial products with technical applications.

    Vinnie Martorano with Sheldon MFG. will be presenting a case study on Sheldon's latest product launch the 3552 CO2 Incubator. Challenged with supporting and educating a worldwide dealer network, Sheldon MFG began using video to train and promote their line of laboratory incubators, ovens, and chambers. Using video Sheldon was able to launch the 3552 into the global marketplace quickly and clearly. Mr. Martorano will elaborate on the chosen content, format and results seen thus far in this latest product release.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 9 2009
    SAOpdx: (Webinar) Optimizing the Software Product Quality through Ethnographic Futures Research

    Online

    Presented by the Quality Assurance Forum

    Software companies have great incentives to gain a competitive edge by improving their software practices and processes. Improving processes and practices is tricky at best. Experience has shown that the desired benefits of improvement initiatives are not seen or rarely last. Improvement initiatives are regarded by developers and QA as the fad de jour.

    It doesn’t need to be that way.

    The Ethnographic Futures Research (EFR) methodology eliminates the reasons improvement initiatives fail. It excels at creating a shared vision and forging consensus by using ethnography to set realistic goals and create a strategy to achieve those goals.

    Meet the Presenters John Prohodsky, Chair, IEE Oregon Section Computer Society Robert B. Textor, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

    READ MORE/REGISTER: https://sao.yourmembership.com/events/event_details.asp?id=86171

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 4 2009
    OEN Webinar - Raising Money From Angel Investors

    Online

    Angel Investors review hundreds of business plans each year. Learn how to make your presentation stand out and be one that will inspire them to begin due diligence!

    Led by Dennis Powers, Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources, Raising Money from Angel Investors will illustrate how angel investing works, what should be included in an executive summary, and how an entrepreneur should prepare for a meeting with an angel investor.

    This webinar is provided courtesy of OEN.

    Speaker: Dennis Powers, Founder and President of Cornerstone Management Currently the Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources. CMR is a successful consulting firm focusing on all aspects of business development and revenue acceleration for emerging and mid-market companies. He has successfully completed numerous projects involving strategic planning, business plan creation, sales channel development, marketing communication programs, merger/acquisitions and assistance in raising early stage funding. Mr. Powers is also an Executive in Residence at the Open Technology Business Center, a leading incubator in Oregon, Chair of the Portland Angel Network, and an active angel investor.

    With more than 35 years experience in sales, marketing, general management and business development, Mr. Powers is well equipped to provide a wide range of assistance to early stage and mid-market companies.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 5 2009
    OEN Webinar: The Principles of IP Valuation

    Online

    This presentation will be a collaboration between Lee Foster and Steven Prewitt at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. Steven will present on the legal framework of IP that assists in the creation of economic scarcity. That's what makes an intangible asset valuable! Lee will present on the creative science behind the valuation of various types of intangible assets.

    Speakers: Lee Foster and Steven Prewitt

    Date and Time: Wednesday August 5, 10:00 am - 112:00 am Location: OEN Online Registration: Members - No Cost Non Members - $30

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 29 2009
    OEN Webinar: Employee Compensation Basics for Start Ups

    Online

    This webinar led by Leslie Bottomly, partner at Ater Wynne LLP, will cover employee compensation basics for start-ups. Topics include: minimum wage, exempt versus non-exempt (overtime eligible) categories of employment, employees versus independent contractors, stock options, stock, and benefits.

    Speaker: Leslie Bottomly, Partner, Ater Wynne LLP Leslie Bottomly’s practice focuses on employment matters. She regularly advises public and private employers on such matters as employee discipline and termination, compliance with family and medical leave, discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment laws, development of employee handbooks, drug testing programs and international issues. Serving as Ater Wynne LLP's Director of Human Resources gives Leslie unique insight into the practical challenges employers face day to day.

    Ticket Info: OEN Members: No Cost Non Members: $30

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  • Thursday
    Jun 25 2009
    OEN Webinar: Taxes for Startups - It isn't just about income

    Online

    As with most start-ups, there may be a significant period of time before the business becomes profitable. Therefore, when making a list of priorities, start-ups tend to list taxes right above "Get a plant service.” David Uslan, tax shareholder in charge of Perkins and Company's high tech niche, will address why taxes should be moved higher up the list, especially in a down economy.

    The business decisions you make today can affect your tax situation in the future, including where you locate your company, what type of entity you choose for your company, or even how you obtain sales. David will provide an overview of how your startup can effectively manage taxes for long-term success.

    Registration: OEN Member: No Cost Non - Member:$30

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 17 2009
    OEN - Bootstrapping your startup

    Online

    You have a dream, but need capital to get it off the ground. In this tight funding market do you sit around and wait for that VC or angel ship to come in, or do you decide to lace up your own boots and do everything you can to make it happen now?

    In this webinar you will hear from entrepreneurs who made the choice to not wait around for funding, and as a result have turned their ideas into successful companies. They will give insight into the following topics:

    * Risk vs Reward - How do you know if it makes sense to bootstrap your idea?
    * Keep your Day Job - The stress of self funding with no income can sometimes lead to failure
    * Cash Flow - How to get a handle on your most important business aspect
    * How to market your business on a shoestring budget
    

    Presenters: Chanin Ballance, President & CEO, viaLanguage Ms. Ballance was named Chief Executive Officer of viaLanguage in August 2003. She co-founded viaLanguage in 2000 and served as viaLanguage’s Chief Operating Officer and head of marketing where she raised initial capital, built the channel sales program and formed strategic partnerships. Previous to viaLanguage, Ms. Ballance co-founded The Language Company, a language and cross-cultural training school and translation service, where she was responsible for general management and finance. She sold the school to Berlitz in 1999. She also held positions at Portland General Electric where she was responsible for the forecasting, scheduling, and marketing of power. Ms. Ballance earned a bachelor of science degree in social science from Marylhurst College and a bachelor of science in chemistry from Portland State University. Additionally, she’s completed executive coursework at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and has studied five foreign languages

    Ryan Buchanan, President & CEO, eROI Ryan Buchanan, founder and CEO of eROI, started the company in November 2002. He has eight years of email marketing, web and e-commerce experience and frequently speaks about email marketing, social networking, and web marketing-related issues. He has also been featured in notable industry publications such as the Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com, iMedia Connection, DM News, and eMarketer. He has led the growth of eROI from a couple employees at inception to a full team of e-marketing experts, creatives, technical, account, and sales teams. Buchanan has driven 720% growth from 2003 – 2006, earning eROI a spot as an Inc. 500 company. Through his leadership, eROI was the only small, young company to be recognized as one of the Most Admired Companies in Oregon by a Portland Business Journal survey of 2,000 Oregon CEOs in 2007. He served for two years as the President of the Board of the Portland Advertising Federation and also serves on the Boards of Friends of the Children, Software Association of Oregon, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Starve Ups and Greenlight Greater Portland. Buchanan was named to the Portland Business Journal’s ’40 Under 40,’ an award that recognizes city leaders under 40 years old. He was also named by Oregon Business Magazine as one of “the 50 Great Leaders for Oregon - 50 who fix it, move it, build it, change it and get it done right.” Buchanan is most proud of the team at eROI and positive culture the company has created, which has resulted in a deeper connection to the community and each other.

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  • Thursday
    Jun 4 2009
    SAOpdx: Selling Software in a Down Economy by Improving Your Ability to Sell Value (webinar)

    Online

    The third webinar in this series will emphasize the critical importance of selling value of your software and services solution in today's economy. We no longer believe selling value is optional for the professional software salesperson, rather it is mandatory. In this session you'll learn how to articulate your software/service's value proposition. You'll also learn the skill of presenting your solution as a necessary high ROI investment, that your prospects should prioritize, instead of a high cost expense that gets differed to the next quarter or next year. There is no fee for this webinar.

      Presenter: Jim Allen, Author of "Value Based Selling - A Software Sales Methodology"
    
      #saopdx
    
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  • Thursday
    May 14 2009
    Webinar - Understanding Your Sales Cycle, with Andrew Rowe

    Online

    Understanding Your Sales Cycle

    Start-ups often struggle with understanding how to manage the sales cycle in order to achieve their growth objectives. Yet young companies cannot afford to make mistakes in this area: their very survival depends on it.

    This webinar will cover a variety of topics that will help you to gain a clearer perspective and control over your company's sales cycle.

    Those include:

    • How to define the sales cycle for your business
    • What are the typical stages of a sales cycle?
    • How is the sales cycle influenced by your sales process?
    • Defining your sales process to reduce sales cycle times
    • Sales cycle reduction examples

    Location: Online Date and Time: Thursday, May 14, 10 - 11 AM Cost: Free to OEN Members, $30 for non-members

    Speaker: Andrew Rowe

    Andrew Rowe has 25+ years of progressive experience in leading growth-oriented businesses in the healthcare, technology and industrial sectors. He is an accomplished builder of high performance teams, providing products and services to Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies. His experience is in building companies from start-up to more than $100 million in annual revenues.

    Andrew serves as CEO at AllMed Healthcare Management, a national healthcare service company that works with leading hospital groups and healthcare payer organizations, nationwide. Previously he was Managing Partner at Cube Management, a sales & marketing recruiting and consulting firm. Mr. Rowe served as Executive Vice President of Cascade General, which he and his partner acquired and grew to US market leadership in large-scale ship repair. Prior that, he served at Vice President at Adept Technology, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of industrial robots, controls and software, which grew to international market leadership. Mr. Rowe's early career was in international sales and marketing management.

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  • Thursday
    Apr 16 2009
    SAOpdx: Keeping Happy Customers Across the Global Quilt: Proper Methods for Localization Testing

    Online

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1899649/ ] When doing business around the world, a poorly translated product at best could make your customers and business partners think you don't value them. At worst, you may be sending the wrong message about your product and not even know it. For example, would you buy a car called "it won't go"? Chevy learned that the hard way when it marketed its "Nova" vehicle in Latin America. When we speak of localization, we refer to it as the process of adapting an internationalized product to a particular culture or locale. Before shipping the localized product to a particular market, it is imperative to make sure it is not beset with inconsistent quality. Planning for a full round of localization testing will give you that peace of mind. In this presentation, we will look at some examples of some major translation mistakes (some funny, some not!). We will also take an introductory approach to the best practices with localization testing. Presenters: Stacey Brown, Director, Managed Services Division, PTI Global Christian Larsen, Localization QA Manager, PTI Global #SAOpdx #QASIG #QA #webinar

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  • Thursday
    Apr 2 2009
    OEN Webinar - Tough times need straight talk, with Jody Peake

    Online

    With corporate layoffs, lawsuits and losses looming, what's a company to do when a crisis strikes? Recent bad actors like the Peanut Corporation of America, Heartland Payment Systems and Apple’s handling of Steve Jobs’ health crisis did not show best practices for crisis communications. It's a rare company that totally escapes the need to share bad news at least occasionally.

    Hear about the Ten Fundamental Principles of Crisis Communications to prepare for releasing bad news before you need to.

    Online registration for this event closes on Wednesday, April 1st. Please contact the OEN office at 503-222-2270 if you wish to register after that date.

    Speaker: Jody Peake, OnPR

    Jody Peake has announced both good and bad news for lots of clients -- from SAP to Victoria's Secret.com. She is the CEO of OnPR, a PR agency that specializes in providing experienced PR services for enterprise, consumer and wireless technology companies. OnPR has offices in Portland, Seattle and Munich. She was previously a founding partner at Waggener Edstrom.

    Date and Time: April 2, 2009, 10:00 am - 11:00 am Location: Online Registration: OEN member $20, Non-member $30

    To register click link: http://www.memberservicecenter.org/irmweb/wc.dll/orporntw?id=orporntw&doc=events/event&kn=72

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 31 2009
    OEN Webinar - "Fit" for Business, with Pamela Jones

    Online

    PRICE OEN Member Fee: $20.00 Non-member Fee: $30.00

    REGISTER NOW Visit the OEN event website page to register: http://twurl.cc/lsd

    EVENT DESCRIPTION Early-stage business success is often determined by the DNA of the founding team. Minimize hiring regrets with pragmatic and strategic assessment of candidates.

    Attend this webinar to learn how to:

    • Structure interview processes to deliver data necessary for clear decision-making, and
    • Identify and assess critical experiences/skill sets in candidates that will work for the business today - and scale with the business in the future.

    This webinar will be rich with examples of how other successful start-ups made critical hiring decisions.

    Online registration for this event closes Monday, March 31st. Please contact the OEN office at 503-222-2270 if you wish to register after that date.

    SPEAKER: Pamela Jones, JONES PARTNERS

    Pamela is Managing Partner of JONES PARTNERS - a 23-year old retained executive search firm based in the Pacific Northwest and serving client companies (start-ups, public companies and joint-ventures) throughout the country. She has served as an executive with Claremont Technology, Lattice Semiconductor (both completed IPOs) and worked in the management consulting group of a major international CPA firm. Board roles have included OEF, SAO, AOI and the West Coast Chamber Orchestra. (See bio and www.jonespartners.biz)

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  • Thursday
    Mar 19 2009
    SAOpdx: Software Selling in a Down Economy (webinar)

    Online

    In today's economy we all need more prospects and sales opportunities. And because there are fewer available we need to get in and win every one we can. In this session Jim will share what it takes to sell software and services in our current economy. This presentation will not be a list of selling do's and don'ts, rather, you will gain insight into how you can transform yourself, your selling skills and your software/services' value proposition into something that suspects, prospects and customers will respond to. Instead of experiencing rejection in these difficult times your prospects will want to hear from you and learn more about your software/services solutions. What you take away from this webinar will improve your lead-to-close ratio leading to a sales performance improvement in any economy - good or bad. There is no fee for this webinar.

      Presenter: Jim Allen, Author of "Value Based Selling - A Software Sales Methodology"
    
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  • Tuesday
    Feb 10 2009
    SAO HealthCare Informational Webinar

    Online

    You are cordially invited to participate in an informative webinar on the new Software Association of Oregon Healthcare insurance plans that are available for new enrollment effective March 1, 2009. You can participate in this valuable online presentation thorough the convenience of the internet on either of the following dates and times.

    Webinar Topics * Regence Health Plans for SAO groups with 2 or more employees * Regence Health Plans for SAO sole practitioners (1 person firms) * Regence Prescription Drug Plans * Regence Vision Plan * Regence Complimentary Care * Regence Dental Plan * Regence Life + Disability Insurance * LifeBalance Program * Benefit Services

    FREE TO ATTEND, PLEASE EMAIL stephanie.el-hajj(at)sao(dot)org

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  • Thursday
    Dec 18 2008
    OEN Webinar - Generational Competence, with Sydney Joyner

    Online

    Generation Y is coming. By the end of the decade, 64 million workers will be able to retire. Generation Y, the children of Baby Boomers, will replace them. These people were raised on different values, and will work differently in the workplace. How will your business handle the transition?

    By studying the differences in the generations, we can understand how these groups act individually and how they will interact together in a business environment. You will also learn what business leaders need to know to motivate their employees across generations, as well as what the employees expect from a business.

    This webinar is presented by Sydney Joyner, President of The Joyner Group LTD. Sydney works with executives on transforming and accelerating leadership capabilities, talent acquisition and management, and employee engagement. She is a frequent lecturer and writer on emergent leadership models, organization change issues, and the development of talent within companies.

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  • Thursday
    Dec 4 2008
    OEN Advisory Board Formation and Governance, with Spence Brown and Jim Moon

    Online

    Doing anything in a vacuum is not a good idea, so why would you go it alone when starting your business? Creating an effective advisory board can be an inexpensive way to learn from experts who have done it before. You also can gain credibility and you can get connections that can help propel your business forward.

    Attend this webinar led by serial entrepreneurs Spencer Brown and Jim Moon and learn what ideas a CEO should consider when forming an advisory board and/or a governing board for their start-up company. They will also discuss the following topics every entrepreneur must consider when forming an advisory board:

    * Forming your Board
    * Managing your Board
    * Compensating your Board
    * Replacing your Board Members
    * Using your Board Effectively
    * Holding your Board Accountable
    

    Speakers - Spencer Brown and Jim Moon

    Spencer Brown Spencer Brown is currently consulting for companies preparing for mergers and acquisitions. His prior management experience includes roles as Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at both private and public companies that include Euro RSCG Portland, 800.com, Now Software, Sundance Electronics, TriQuint Semiconductor, GigaBit Logic, CR Technology, and Compact Video. Spencer combines his operational and management expertise with his substantial finance experience, and has managed several mergers and acquisitions aggregating over $250 million. Spencer is also a retired Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been a guest speaker at U.C.L.A.'s Graduate School of Management, Marylhurst University, University of Portland, Portland State University, Concordia University, George Fox University and the University of Oregon Law School of Entrepreneurship.

    Jim Moon, MSEE, Chief Executive Officer, Lifecom Prior to becoming CEO of Lifecom, Mr. Moon was CEO of Serveron Corporation. He was the founder and CEO of Protocol Systems. Under his leadership Protocol Systems pioneered portable patient-monitoring equipment that remains the standard of the industry. Mr. Moon served as chairman of the Oregon Chapter of the American Electronics Association. He held engineering and management positions with SpaceLabs, Intel, and ESL, Inc. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 19 2008
    OEN Webinar - Quality Market Research on a Shoestring, with Mike Riley

    Online

    Mike Riley, with 30 years in the research industry, will walk through the essential elements of conducting accurate and credible market research.

    With research budgets tight (or non-existent), Riley will outline the elements necessary for conducting good research on the cheap. He will highlight the best methods for study design, audience selection, and fair reporting of the data, along with a list of "Do's & Don't" for effect research on a shoestring budget.

    The Speaker: Mike Riley

    This webinar is presented by Mike Riley, President & Research Director, Riley Research Associates. Mike Riley's expertise is in both quantitative and qualitative methods of public and special audience opinion polling. Riley is adept at incorporating both primary and secondary information into the research process and analysis. He is a public relations research practitioner, accredited by the Public Relations Society of America (APR), and has been recognized by the Marketing Research Association with a Professional Researcher Certification (PRC).

    Details: Date and Time: Nov 19, 2008 10:00 am - 11:00 am Location: Online For Purchase:
    Member Price: $20.00 Purchase Non-member Price: $30.00

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  • Thursday
    Nov 6 2008
    OEN: Webinar - Getting Social 101: Quick and easy ways to get your social media bearings, with Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist

    Online

    Today, big businesses are all chasing "user generated content" and "social media" strategies. But how does that apply to startups? How do you participate with limited resources? Where should you be? What should you do? Go everywhere or focus? Get everyone involved or just a spokesperson?

    There are a ton of questions. And the answers only come with experience. The good news? Gaining that experience is easier than you might think.

    Join Rick Turoczy as he shares some quick tips on how to start participating in social media, getting your bearings, and understanding how you can become a valued member of communities that match your startup's goals.

    Speaker: Rick Turoczy

    Rick Turoczy has helped Portland-area startups with traditional and Web-based communications activities for more than a dozen years--from spectacular dotcom IPOs to working with some of the best and brightest Web companies in Portland, today. A blogger for nearly a decade, Rick currently follows the startup tech scene throughout the Silicon Forest on his blog, Silicon Florist, and covers Web 2.0 news for ReadWriteWeb, one of the most popular blogs in the world. He is most easily reached via Twitter as @turoczy

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  • Friday
    Oct 24 2008
    Niche Recruiting: Refining Your Recruitment Strategy

    Online

    Niche Recruiting: Refining Your Recruitment Strategy Date: Fri, Oct 24th Time: 9:00am-10:30am Location: Webinar Cost: $30 for members $30 for non members Registration Deadline: 10/24/2008 Topic: Niche Recruiting: Refining Your Recruitment Strategy Register for this Event Back to Event Calendar

    Many industries will be affected by labor shortages ad the ability to fill vacancies. By 2012 our workforce will be reduced by 3.3 million workers. Outsourcing and difficult economic times add an interesting component to attractions, selections and the securing of talent.

    What actions can you implement to help your business prosper?

    This webinar will help establish a plan to address talent needs: Out of the box thinking for attracting talent. Knowing and promoting your competitive advantage. Use difficult economic times to enhance your human capital.

    Presenter Jennifer Paauwe-Riffe, SPHR, Senior Human Resource Consultant, AmeriBen/IEC Group

    To register email Jennfier Olsen or phone toll free 800-536-1444. Further log-in instructions will follow your initial registration.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 21 2008
    OEN Webinar - Building Brands and Managing Reputations via Social Media, with Kent Lewis

    Online

    Do you Twitter? Have you updated your LinkedIn or Facebook profile? If not, you should, as your constituents are highly engaged in the Web 2.0 world via social media Web sites. Today's consumers rely on social media networks to find and develop a sense of identity, as well as research and validate the reputation of other individuals and businesses.

    Kent Lewis with Anvil Media will outline the why and how of developing a social media marketing strategy for your organization, including critical success factors, 7 steps to get started and how to measure effectiveness. Details: Date and Time: Oct 21, 2008 10:00 am - 11:00 am Location: Online For Purchase:
    Member Price: $20.00
    Non-Member Price: $30.00

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  • Thursday
    Aug 21 2008
    From Pointy Hair to Curly Tie... Surviving Project Management

    Online

    This presentation will take a light-hearted approach to the challenges a QA Manager faces while illustrating techniques that can improve product quality and communication from management to testers.

    Speaker Keith Meyer, Lab Director, nResult, Inc.

    Thank you to our 2008 Series Sponsors: McAfee & nResult.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 18 2008
    Webinar - Grand Theft IP

    Online

    Before compromising your business's valuable property--its copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets--discover the lessons others have learned the hard way. In this webinar, Vicki Ballou, Rosemary Colliver, John Vandenberg and Steve Wilker will discuss common IP blunders AND how to avoid them.

    Speaker Bios - Coming soon!

    When: Jun 18, 2008 10:00 am Where: Online

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  • Thursday
    Jun 12 2008
    Webinar - Maximizing the marketing impact of RSS

    Online

    This webinar, hosted by Marshall Kirkpatrick, will help you become a power user of RSS feeds for your work in marketing. Advanced methods of reading and publishing feeds can give you important competitive advantages over your competitors, including first-mover's advantage from rapid market intelligence and better relationships with key stakeholders through contemporary subscription options. This will be a fast paced but accessible session that RSS readers new and old will learn a lot from.

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