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221 Southeast Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)

Future events happening here

  • Thursday
    Dec 15 2022
    PDXWIT Presents: Winter Soiree & Awards Ceremony


    Registration through Eventbrite is required to gain entry to this event. Click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/476994983837 to register.

    Tis the season for community, sharing, gift giving… and some might say peppermint mocha. It’s been an exciting year and we want to thank you for helping us build a better tech community and for supporting each other on this journey. And with every accomplishment comes a celebration.

    You’re invited to join PDXWIT and host Autodesk as we celebrate another year of changemaking! During the event, you’ll hear from our new Executive Director, and we’ll reveal the winners of our 2022 Speaker Awards as well as the 2022 Community Changemaker Award. Whether you’re attending in-person or virtual, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about how to volunteer with PDXWIT, get the scoop on our fundraising efforts, as well as a chance to connect directly with recruiters.

    ASL interpretation will be provided. Please contact [email protected] with any other accessibility needs.


    5:30 p.m. - Doors Open

    6:00 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements

    6:05 p.m. - Welcome New Executive Director

    6:06 p.m. - Community Change Maker Award

    6:20 p.m. - Fundraiser + Volunteer Scoop

    6:30 p.m. - Trivia Lightning Game + Prizes

    7:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Proof of vaccination will be required. Learn more about our COVID-19 policy at: https://www.pdxwit.org/covid-19-what-to-expect

    Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our mission are welcome.


Past events that happened here

  • Wednesday
    Sep 21 2022
    Portland 3D Printing Lab: Social with Show and Tell


    Surprise! We're back and going forward monthly!

    For our first event, we thought we'd open up the floor. If you have something cool you've been working on and want to share, bring it or share some pictures with us. Let us know if you're planning on bringing anything to make sure we have enough space for it. We'll have approx 10 tables to set up on.

    Our friends at Autodesk are graciously hosting us at their office. Come in to the front door on Ankeny, sign in at the front desk, and take the stairs to the second floor. If you need the elevator, ask security to let you up. There is bike parking inside the building on the second floor as well.


    6:00 PM: Sharing and Networking 7:00 PM: Welcome, News, Recap on Makerforce by Shashi ~7:30 PM: Community Time 7:45 PM: Networking 8:30 PM: Clean it up!

  • Tuesday
    May 24 2022
    PDXWIT Get Hired Up: Autodesk Edition


    Registration through Eventbrite required.

    PDXWIT Get Hired Up: The networking event that comes to you! ASL interpreters will be onsite.

    Are you ready to get hired up?! Then this in-person event is for you. PDXWIT has teamed up with Autodesk for an in-person (!) event focused on connecting job seekers with open roles. Recruiters, hiring managers, and internal community leaders will be onsite to connect about open positions at the company.

    We’ll get you fired up with a short presentation from PDXWIT and the Autodesk team. Then we invite you to mingle on the 6th floor of the beautiful Autodesk building in inner southeast Portland. You’ll have a chance to chat with recruiters and hiring managers while enjoying snacks, dessert, and drinks with a 360 view of our city.

    Please have your resume ready to send and your LinkedIn profiles up to date!

    In order to create a productive and thoughtful space, we are limiting capacity to the first 125 attendees.

    Please reach out to [email protected] with any additional accessibility needs you have.

    Not quite ready for an in person event but still want to connect with companies that are hiring? Join us for Job Board Live on May 12th!

    Agenda: 4:00 p.m. - Event Begins/Please mingle with recruiters 4:45 p.m. - PDXWIT and Autodesk Intros 6:00 p.m. - Event Ends

    Mission: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

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

    Safety Measures:

    It’s been awhile since PDXWIT produced an in-person event. The safety of our community is our highest priority. See below for safety protocols and requirements.

    COVID Safety FAQ:

    Q: Will masks be required in indoor spaces? Will masks be required outside? Will hand sanitizer be provided and plentiful? A:

    Masks are optional. There are several outdoor spaces at the venue.

    Hosts will provide plentiful hand sanitizer.

    We will ask all attendees to certify that they are vaccinated.

    Event FAQ

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

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, volunteers will be outside of the building helping attendees with accessibility needs.

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

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking nearby. Shuttles and public transportation nearby as well. More info to come.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The entrance in on Ankeny. PDXWIT volunteers will be out front with green shirts on.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Outdoor racks, and limited indoor.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Autodesk is located near public transportation. Please use your own judgment when deciding to take public transportation.

    Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, sadly.

  • Wednesday
    Mar 18 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: March Happy Hour - CANCELED


    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. For more information see https://www.pdxwit.org/covid-19-what-to-expect.

    Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-march-happy-hour-tickets-94745368949) is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for Happy Hour at Autodesk on March 18th!

    We spend quite a bit of time at work, so why not create a community and a work culture that supports meaningful relationships? This month’s theme is Work, Culture and Community. To facilitate this discussion our conversation starter will be: What is one positive way to create a positive work culture?

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase three women in our community. -- An employee of Autodesk will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities. -- Anusha Neelam, PDXWIT Scholarship recipient will talk about developing relationships at work and in the community -- Paris Hyun, PDXWIT Scholarship recipient, will talk about creating the work culture we deserve

    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 -- A PDXWIT volunteer opportunities table -- A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected

    Parents: PDXWIT has teamed up with DivCarePDX to provide caregiver services for kids ages 2-13! We have a limited number of tickets available and if you would like to register your child for childcare, please contact: [email protected] for information. You can also bring children and opt out of the childcare portion, as long as the children stick with you throughout the night.

    Agenda: 4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Anyone is free to use any restroom that they are comfortable using. We do have gender neutral restrooms located on the 5th floor that guests are welcome to use. They would need to be accompanied by an Autodesk employee as they are not located in a public space.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes. We will provide light appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. We will provide vegan and GF options.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: We do not have onsite parking.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: All guests must enter and exit through our front door located between 2nd and 3rd on Ankeny. All guests will need to sign in at the front desk and sign an NDA.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, we can provide bike parking. Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: YES! There is a street car and bus line stop very close to our office.

    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.

  • Wednesday
    Oct 2 2019
    CNPDX October: Microservice Network Security


    This meetup is generously hosted by Autodesk!

    Topic: Network Security for Microservices

    Speaker: Karthik Prabhakar, Director of Solution Architecture at Tigera

    Leveraging experience from the design and deployment of network security across numerous high profile deployments, Karthik will provide a demo-driven walkthrough of recent network security architectures for microservices. Specifically, this will highlight: 1. Transitioning to declarative policy-as-code for security controls. 2. Automating security and compliance workflows and adapting them for microservices. 3. Integrating Kubernetes and Envoy/Istio/Service-Mesh capabilities to enable zero-trust.

  • Tuesday
    Jun 11 2019
    CNPDX June: Machine Learning and Example Kube Apps


    Autodesk is hosting us for the first time for an application-centric meetup! Learn how to build Kubernetes projects. First we'll show you an end-to-end example Kubernetes application using Helm, and then we'll show you a Machine Learning/NLP project.

    PLEASE RSVP on Meetup.com if you have an account for food ordering reasons.


    Devstats: An example end-to-end Kubernetes application.

    Presenter: Josh Berkus, Red Hat

    You may know DevStats as a repository of contributor statistics for Kubernetes (devstats.cncf.io), but you're about to find out that it is also a great demonstration case of migrating a complete application to orchestrated microservices. Our community has lacked solid, production-quality, end-to-end, all-open-source application examples, so we decided to make DevStats into one.


    NLP for fun and profit. Story of end to end machine learning project on Kubernetes.

    Presenters: Michał Jastrzębski, Hamel Husain, Github

    Abstract: Machine learning makes waves again, we are being constantly amazed by new feats neural networks can achieve. Models, while important, are a small part of the whole machine learning system. The infrastructure it runs on, the dataset itself and data cleaning/preprocessing pipeline are often omitted in news articles, but they are critical components of any machine learning project. Infrastructure, in particular, is a hard problem and there are few good examples of running cloud-native machine learning. In GitHub, we are building a full platform for machine learning based on Kubernetes. In this talk we will walk through such end to end project, one anyone can replicate at home (code is open source and data is available), we will tackle hard natural language problem - automatically labeling GitHub issues as bug or feature. We will deep dive into our Kubernetes use case and walk through different components we have used for every step of ML project lifecycle - from data preprocessing to serving model for the application.

  • Tuesday
    Jan 22 2019
    Indie.vc v 3.0 - Winter Tour 2019


    Over the last few years, we’ve had the chance to host many events that expose founders to an alternative universe where companies they’ve been told can’t be built without massive amounts of VC funding are thriving with little, to no, outside investment. We often start these events by warning attendees that they won’t be able to unsee what they’re about to see. Many leave these events with a whole new perspective on not only what is possible, but why limiting exposure the traditional venture business model is beneficial for founders, employees and the cultures and values they’re hoping to embody with their businesses.

    Rather than write another blog post or clever FAQ, we wanted to bring that same in-person experience to those considering investment from Indie.vc.

    Over the next 2 months, we’ll be embarking on a tour of most major metros in the US (we tried picking towns that were a short-ish road trip away from just about anywhere). Our goal with these info sessions is to share our experiences and motives directly with the Indie-curious. They are open to founders interested in taking investment from Indie.vc and Angels/Funds interested in funding companies the way we do. We’re planning to have some founders we’ve backed, and founders who’ve built and scaled profitable businesses, join us for these events to answer questions and share their experiences embracing the values and tactics we preach.

    RSVP at https://indie.vc

    Proudly hosted by PIE and PIE Shop in collaboration with Autodesk

  • Thursday
    Nov 1 2018
    Autodesk - Fusion 360 Meetup


    Don't call it a comeback !

    We are excited to be reintroducing the Fusion 360 Meetup in our new Portland Autodesk space located in the Central Eastside. Please join us and help set the agenda for future Meetups.

    5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Arrive, socialize, eat and drink, check out the space including the PIE Shop - ask questions 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Welcome, Meetup going forward, Fusion updates, and Portland Autodesk Space o Mike Aubry Intro/Kick Off o Meetup restart (meetup council, platform going forward, follow up survey, ideas etc.) o Tier Consolidation o Fusion updates o Portland Autodesk Space / PIE Shop o More fun things! 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Socialize, Network ... did we mention to ask more questions ?