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OMSI 1945 Southeast Water Avenue Portland, OR 97214

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  • Friday
    Sep 6 2019
    *Updated Time/Location: Let's Create Light Paintings! Long Exposure Photography

    Have you tried or do you have interesting ideas for light painting? If this is your first time, or if you're a pro, join us for a collaborative session.

    Let's experiment our creative ideas near OMSI parking lot to capture the Portland cityscape during the blue hour.

    I'll start by providing camera techniques and paintbrush ideas on how to capture beautiful light paintings. I'll bring my camera, light sword, and paintbrushes I used to capture my phenomenal paintings.

    Here's some inspiration on light painting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9VqqRAFLy4&t=614s

    Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

  • Tuesday
    Dec 19 2017
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fourth Annual Women + Tech Holiday Party

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-third-annual-women-tech-holiday-party-tickets-39804880469#tickets] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    We are giving away the PDXWIT annual tote to the first 100 people who check-in.

    Join us at our Women + Tech Holiday Party, co-organized by PDXWIT and WWC Portland in partnership with Lesbians Who Tech, ChickTech, PyLadies, and Girls Inc. This event is hosted by OMSI and sponsored by Nike, Cambia Health Solutions, the University of Washington Foster School of Business Hybrid MBA, and ClientJoy.

    2017 has been a big year for our communities and we are thrilled to come together, for the fourth year, to celebrate the holidays and what we’ve accomplished. In honor of our celebratory theme, PDXWIT and WWC Portland will be recognizing individuals for their great work over the year.

    PDXWIT will be honoring two individuals, Best Contributor and Best Speaker. If you or someone you know has has been working hard to make PDXWIT a success or spoken at one of our events, please submit your nominations by November 19th. The Best Contributor award will be selected in advance by a panel and finalists for the Best Speaker Award will perform runoff Lightning Talks at the Holiday Party. The winner will be selected by text-to-vote.

    At Women Who Code, we regularly celebrate the achievements of our members through the #ApplaudHer hashtag. We use #ApplaudHer to highlight victories ranging from accepting a new position and receiving a promotion to speaking at a conference and meeting a personal goal. The concept is simple: we believe that recognition can create change and that rewriting public perceptions can transform tech. During the Women + Tech Holiday Party, we will announce our Tech Leadership and Rising Tech Star winners from the many submissions we have received throughout the year.

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a segment to hear from our sponsors and introduce and announce awards.

    During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

    • an activity table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

    • table topics to help break the ice.

    • a section for job seekers and those hiring to ensure people get connected.

    Music will be provided by DJ Mienne.

    5:30 pm - Doors open

    6:00 pm - Introductions + Welcome by Mandy Mock Vice President, Information Technology General Manager, Product Engineering Solutions at Intel

    6:15 pm - Lightning Talks by Rose Flores Medlock and Kristy Wolff

    6:30 pm - Networking

    Mandy J. Mock is a vice president in the Information Technology group and serves as the general manager of product engineering solutions at Intel Corporation.

    Event FAQ

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: OMSI has free parking for this event.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: There is variety of bike parking, and it is secure.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Public transport is always best, but OMSI has plenty of parking.


    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.