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Future events happening here

  • Wednesday
    Oct 6 2021
    Product Development and Product Launches - Lesson Learned!

    Are you curious about… The process for developing a software product? The best way to collaborate with software developers? How product development for hard goods differs from software? What can be done to help ensure a successful launch?

    To get these answers and advice, join us on Wednesday, October 6th for an interactive webinar on Product Development and Launches – Lessons Learned! What you’ll learn: • Best practices for product development • Defining your MVP (Minimum Viable Product) • Preparing for launch • Lessons from failed launches • Insights on successful launches

    We want this event to be highly interactive, so bring your questions!!

    Details on the event: Product Development and Launches – Lessons Learned! Date: Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 Time: 12pm – 1pm


    Julian Dunn Director of Product Marketing, Pager Duty Julian Dunn is director of product marketing for incident response at PagerDuty. Prior to PagerDuty, he was director of product marketing at Chef Software Inc., a leading provider of DevOps automation software, where he also held senior product management and engineering roles. Originally from Canada, Julian holds a BS in computer engineering from the University of Toronto, and an Executive MBA from University of Oregon.

    Doug Porter President, designPORT Doug Porter is a Mechanical Design Engineer and the President of the highly regarded engineering and product development company designPORT. Doug has 30 years of experience as a mechanical design engineer and serial entrepreneur. Currently, Doug shares his time between running designPORT and incubating a continuous stream of new companies based on innovative products being developed at their Wilsonville, Oregon design studio.


    Ernie Bootsma Shareholder, Buchalter | Ater Wynne As a shareholder at Buchalter | Ater Wynne, Ernie Bootsma has been actively representing start-up and emerging growth businesses, family businesses, and mature companies, since 1990. His legal practice encompasses company formation, finance, governance, M&A, as well as intellectual property relating to trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and licensing.


Past events that happened here

  • Thursday
    Jun 24 2021
    Marketing Week | How to Utilize LinkedIn for B2B Marketing

    This session is part of GA's Marketing Week, a weeklong festival of free workshops, fireside chats and panel discussions focused on reimagining the world of marketing, media, technology and creative industries. Learn new skills, gain insight into other industries, and inspire others to drive change.

    The marketing opportunity on LinkedIn is huge. Whether you looking to generate leads, build brand awareness, or establish strategic partnerships, LinkedIn is the B2B marketer’s social network of choice! It’s their business’ secret weapon.

    This webinar is designed for B2B marketers, corporates and consultants to help you engage your audience, optimize your efforts and grow your business using LinkedIn.

    Takeaways - Creating the best first impression - Optimizing your content strategy - being generous and adding value - Strategically building your network - WHO you connect with and WHY - Winning algorithm love - how to optimize your reach and engagement - Sharing your expert voice - in groups and beyond - Bringing it all together

  • Wednesday
    May 19 2021
    Parents That Slay: Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Children

    Join GA and SoGal this webinar for parents.

    The pandemic is challenging for parents but also presents an opportunity to focus on and participate more in children’s development. Spending quality time with your children strengthens the relationship, and while adding another task to your new normal stay-at-home routine may seem daunting, there is both immediate and long-term payoff. You will likely notice changes in your child including being more affectionate with you, cooperating with your requests, and having fewer tantrums.

    During this webinar, our experts will share tips and resources on how to find activity for strengthening relationship with your children.

  • Career Wednesday: From Burnout to Career Boom

    Modern-day living is demanding. We don't only have high expectations at work, but also life outside of work. According to Forbes, burnout is contributing to 50% or more of a company’s turnover rate! As a busy professional, how can you expect to prevent burnout and perform at your best if you don’t know the fundamentals of health and wellness? Identifying the biological, environmental, and psychological factors that define your habits is one of the first steps towards living a high-performance life. You will walk away from this workshop with a greater sense of clarity and commitment to elevate your health, potential, and life!

  • Tuesday
    May 18 2021
    Data Week | How to Know if Data is The Right Career For You
    Internet/Online (registration required)

    This session is part of GA's Data Week, a weeklong festival of free workshops, speaker sessions and panel discussions around leveraging data to drive business decisions, productivity and career growth. Check out the full schedule here!

    Considering a career as a Data Analyst or Data Scientist? Curious about the data roles at different companies? Wondering where and how most data analysts and scientists start their careers & why they hold the highest demand jobs? Interested in hearing the diversity of paths & experiences data analysts and scientists take? Join us to find out if this might be the right career for you and learn from experts! We've assembled a panel of data professionals to share their experiences and insights.

    Join us for a practical tips, insightful conversation, and good community.

  • Thursday
    Jun 25 2020
    How to Leverage Market Research and Customer Outreach to Successfully Launch Your Idea

    Please join us for an engaging discussion with four outstanding panelists as they share tips and tricks from their 60+ years of combined experience successfully launching and commercializing healthcare technologies. Our panelists include three CEOs leading thriving Portland-based startups and a professional healthcare market strategy consultant. Come learn what strategies you can employ to gain an understanding of your market and customers, and to best position your idea or technology for the next stage.

    Panelists include: Aaron Call, Founding Principle, Jaunt Holly Rockweiler, CEO and Co-founder, Madorra Fahti Khosrowshahi, CEO and Founder, Ceek Women's Health Patti White, CEO and Co-founder, Hemex Health

    Thursday, June 25, 2020 1 - 2:30 p.m. Open to the public at no cost

  • Tuesday
    Jun 2 2020
    Community Manager Meetup - How to Facilitate an Engaged Virtual Meeting

    Have you been looking for best practices with your hosting your communities online? We've got Ashlee Sikorski who will be presenting with our group.

    Spend 90 minutes learning how to run, facilitate and lead virtual spaces with PCC level coach, Ashlee Sikorski. You will leave with: tools on how to interact with your team digitally, connection tips for different learning styles, setting up a call, do/don't of virtual spaces and a space for applied learning.

    Come ready to participate by: - Having your camera on - Prepared for interaction with other participants

    Ashlee Sikorski is a PCC credentialed coach based in Portland, Oregon. She works with organizations to build an advantageous team culture through human connection. She is a coach and owner at Sway Leadership, a leadership development company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Vanguard University and a Graduate Certificate in Transformational Coaching from Western Seminary where she now adjunct teaches. She also studied at the CP Enneagram Academy and is a practitioner of the Enneagram personality theory. That is what led her to found the Nine Shapes Project, which is a container to facilitate meaningful conversations.

  • Wednesday
    May 20 2020
    Portland SharePoint User Group: Where to begin with Office 365 Graph API

    For this meeting we have a presentation with Brian Kimball talking about Microsoft Graph API, how to use it as a SharePoint-y developer/administrator.

    This session will be a beginners guide to getting started with using the Office Graph API and why I've started to adopt it. Powershell has been the foundation administration language for SharePoint environments and still is in many scenarios. However, the future is Graph API and I will show you what got me started using it and why I turn to it first now. This will be a Demo presentation so we can actually see it in action but I will have a few slides with links to resources that will be available afterwards.

    Agenda: 11:30am - Call opens, feel free to join for general SharePoint Q&A 12:00pm - Main presentation

    Details to join the call will be sent out to those who RSVP.

  • Saturday
    Feb 16 2019
    Learn the Skills to Become a Junior Python Developer within a Day (online)

    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. $85 with online registration

  • Thursday
    Oct 17 2013
    Portland Geekwire Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi

    The Founder Hotseat is a live, interactive webinar designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs blunt and honest feedback on their startup ideas. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startup ideas to Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, to receive analysis and feedback. The best pitches will even be invited on screen, to pitch Adeo live, via webcam simulcast. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas.