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Smarsh

851 SW Sixth Avenue, 8th Floor
Portland, OR 97204, us (map)

Future events happening here

  • Tuesday
    May 12 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Address Sexual Harassment: Create a Healthy Work Culture in Tech

    Smarsh

    Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-address-sexual-harassment-create-a-healthy-work-culture-in-tech-tickets-100977799316 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 - Doors open / networking 6:00 pm - Introductions 6:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A 7:00 pm - Networking 7:30 pm - Event Ends

    Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

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

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, and we will label vegan & gluten-free.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: YES—however, it is not free. The on-site parking is in Pacific Center Garage, which is located in the basement floors of our building, The entrance ramp is on SW Taylor, right-hand side of the street, between SW 6th & Broadway.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Before 6:00pm, both Pacific Center entrances are available (SW 6th Avenue or Broadway).

    After 6:00pm, for attendees who do not use the parking garage, Pacific Center access is through the main SW 6th Avenue building entrance. The building is locked to visitors after 6:00pm.

    For attendees who are using the Pacific Center parking garage (this applies to cyclists who will lock their bikes in the garage, too). The parking garage is located on B1 and B2. From B1/B2, you will be able to access only the 1st Floor (this is the street level / lobby floor of Pacific Center). Take the elevator to the 1st floor, and exit to the elevator lobby. From there, a PDXWIT volunteer and Smarsh employee will be stationed in the elevator lobby to provide elevator badge access to the 8th floor.

    For all attendees exiting the event, elevators will take attendees from the 8th floor to the 1st floor (street-level, lobby exit) or to B1/B2 (basement, parking garage exit) without requiring an access badge.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, there is bike parking in Pacific Center Garage, at the base of the ramp. It is free and secured, but not within Smarsh premises.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes—Smarsh is located on SW 6th Avenue, which is a transit mall street, and most MAX lines have a stop within a 2 block walk.

    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

Past events that happened here

  • Wednesday
    Oct 23 2019
    AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Tech Hiring Insights: A Discussion with Experts in the Silicon Forest

    Smarsh

    Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/264541629/

    As the Silicon Forest continues to grow, we turn to hiring authorities in the tech community for answer son how to navigate everything from IT management struggles like retention and hiring, to the effects of the latest technology trends on your career path. Our panelists have a combined 25+ years in tech and are excited to share their experiences and answer questions.

    Panelists:

    -- Neil Hefty, Talent Solutions Director at ProFocus Technology, an Inc. 500 Staffing and Consulting Company.
    -- Chris Miller, VP of Human Resources at Smarsh, the leading provider of data archiving solutions. Helping organizations capture content, reveal risk and provide insights and opportunity for a proper response.
    -- Lauren Shey, HR Generalist at Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner providing cloud migration, AWS-based IoT, and Mobile solutions.

    Agenda:

    6:00-6:30 Networking/Food/Drinks/Door Prizes
    6:30-7:05 Panelist Presentations
    7:05-7:40 Breakout Discussions with Presenters
    7:40-8:00 Report Out and Wrap Up

    This special event is made possible by platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/) with space provided by Smarsh (https://www.smarsh.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at agilepdx.org or come chat with us at the event!

    Additional Information:

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible via the entrance to Pacific Center on 6th Ave.

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Contact an event facilitator for further information.

    Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event? A: Food & Drink provided by ProFocus. GF/DF/V options available.

    Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue? A: If you can get to Pioneer Courthouse Square, you can get to this event! Trimet serves the area very well. Parking is available nearby in many paid lots. Parking validation will not be provided.

    Q: How do I enter the building? A: Enter the Pacific Center building on 6th Ave, near Water Ave Coffee (in the adjoining building)

    This event is inclusive and open to all.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 15 2018
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Value by Design

    Smarsh

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-value-by-design-tickets-50078626520] is required to gain entry to this event

    While many of us agree with IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr.’s famous declaration that “good design is good business,” we often struggle to be able to prove it. As a systems thinker, Deb Mrazek has developed an array of frameworks, tools, and platforms to leverage the power of design and systems thinking at project, group, organizational and global levels, bridging the language of design and the language of business.

    In this event, Mrazek will share her expertise on how the value of design can truly be realized, and pay off!

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open

    6 p.m. - Introduction and any PDXWIT announcements

    6:10 p.m. - Presentation

    6:40 p.m.- Q&A

    7 PM - 7:30 p.m. - Open time to network

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

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

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: We do have paid parking in the building, the entrance is on Taylor St. between 6th Ave and Broadway on the right side of the street. There are several other pay garages nearby as well.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The main entrance to the building is on 6th Ave and there is a secondary entrance on Broadway to the left of Ruth’s Chris Steak House (this entrance does have stairs once you are inside the building). All guests will need to come to the 8th floor reception area to sign in for the event.

    Q: Is there secure bike parking? A: There is bike parking outside at the entrance of the building, but it is not secured, it is a rack on the transit mall. Please note that bikes can not be brought into the office for storage.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We always recommend public transportation when possible as we are on the transit mall on 6th Ave.

    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
  • Saturday
    Apr 16 2016
    Hacking the gender debate in an interactive unconference format

    Smarsh

    Come see what happens when you hack the gender debate in an interactive unconference format with the help of trained facilitators.

    You’ll be talking, laughing, listening and connecting with other Portlanders who care about gender, tech and authentic conversation. You’ll get to:

    • Have a real conversation with skilled facilitation.

    • Overcome politically correct limitations to conversation.

    • Learn to take perspectives fluidly in a conversation.

    • Be more empathetic.

    • Take risks and be willing to make mistakes.

    • Gain confidence in having delicate conversations.

    And chances are, you’ll find this experience useful for how you create culture, build better workplace relationships, and lead.

    Ticket includes:

    • Wine + cheese + festive atmosphere.

    • Professional facilitation, led by master facilitator Diane Hamilton, with a team of Integral Facilitators. Integral Facilitator® is a professional facilitative leadership training program and community, hosted by Ten Directions.

    Join us for this enlightening, fun and perspective-enhancing experience.

    Cost $20

    You can register at http://www.meetup.com/Navigate/events/227512135/ or http://somacollaborations.com/wit/

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 17 2015
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event

    Smarsh

    Join us for happy hour at Smarsh! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! Make sure you say hi to Lila Logue, Marketing Operations Manager at Smarsh. Read our November newsletter to learn more about Lila!

    PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company - or anything in between - come join us!

    Please note that after you RSVP, you may receive an email with a ticket. You do not need to bring the ticket with you to the event. Thank you for registering and can't wait to see everyone!

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 14 2015
    Using Chef and Vagrant to create build, development, and test environments

    Smarsh

    Join us on October 14 for Using Chef and Vagrant to create build, development, and test environments. Go beyond automated tests into automated environments. Learn the nuts and bolts of how to fully automate the provisioning of build and test environments through the story of how it was done at Tripwire. When build, development, and test environments are defined as code, they can be versioned along with the software that they support. This allows truly reproducible tests and builds by controlling and versioning changes to the test and build environments.

    Speaker Ryan Larson, Software Engineer at Tripwire Ryan Larson is a Software Engineer at Tripwire with a passion for automation and efficiency. Ryan introduced Tripwire to Chef and architected the automation of Tripwire's development, build, and test environments using Chef, Vagrant, and Packer.

    Event Details- When: Wednesday, October 14 Location: Smarsh, 851 Southwest 6th Avenue, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204 Time: 5-6:30 PM Cost: Members $25, Nonmembers $45 Series Sponsors: Metal Toad & New Relic

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  • Thursday
    Sep 17 2015
    Want More Women in Tech? Understand the Dynamics!

    Smarsh

    RSVP at the link above

    Let's explore how to attract and keep more women in tech over champaign brunch

    The tech industry is clamoring for more women. Despite many efforts, the numbers haven’t changed much. Why?

    All too often, diversity initiatives are designed without understanding the underlying dynamics.

    At Navigate IT’s 1st allies event (men, this is your chance to join us), you will have the opportunity to be involved in a groundbreaking conversation on gender dynamics in tech. Be ready to share your perspective!

    To prepare:

    • Think about what is great about being a man or a woman in tech.

    • Articulate some of the challenges you face related to your gender.

    • Notice the gender dynamics in your workplace.

    We will use a polarity map from the Integral framework to bring some of these dynamics to light. We will discover that ordinary aspects of our work lives, things we take for granted or don’t think about, can be obstacles - even with our best intentions.

    Expect a rich and engaging conversation in a safe space.

    You will:

    • Have the opportunity to share your perspective and hear others’ perspectives.

    • Gain a greater understanding of how gender dynamics influence your teams.

    • Leave with new insight to help you navigate diversity. 

    This is a rare opportunity to have a positive, honest dialog about important issues in the tech industry. It will be led by Terra Soma, co-founder of Navigate IT and Certified Integral Facilitator®. Her roles in tech have ranged from ecommerce analyst to software project manager. She now facilitates collaboration for tech teams.

    Terra will be joined by Zachary Feder, a former associate with LionHeart Consulting. He is well trained in group dynamics and conflict resolution and is a longtime student of Integral Theory.


    What your peers are saying about Terra and Zachary:

    "I have rarely been in a public environment where I felt both supported and challenged. Most of these engagements end up either being too wishy-washy, or too confrontational. Terra and Zachary are a perfect yin-yang, neither of whom comes across as a cliche based on their gender, what we might think of as traditional feminine or masculine qualities. They both modeled all of them. Having that as their Way of Being made it all the easier for me to allow my own range of emotions to play out in the session. Comfortable, worthwhile, evolving. People say events "changed their life," and it can seem overstated, but I found out things about myself I was never able to put into words before, and yes, that changed my life."
    - Joe B., Technical Trainer

    What your peers are saying about Navigate IT

    “Best 2 hours I have spent all week.” – Strength’s Lab participant

    Event Schedule

    6:00-6:30 food and networking

    6:30-8:00 discussion


    If you want to sign up for the event without joining the Meetup Group, you can register at Soma Collaborations.

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