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  • Wednesday
    Dec 9 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech - An Interactive Virtual Experience on Self-Exploration and Connection


    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvf-ChqTkvGt1IswgPEi-Hkc1d9evFCXrh is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    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.

    We are excited to take an adventure for our December 9th event. Design Your Next [ ] is an interactive virtual experience focused on self-exploration and connection: the foundation for action. This workshop is an opportunity to tune into YOU, partner with new faces, unlock your superpowers, and consider what’s inside your [ _ ] as we look ahead to 2021. Come to channel your deepest values and enable growth.

    NOTE: To complete your registration, please complete a three question survey to help us shape the workshop. This workshop is best experienced with a printed copy of the worksheet we'll use together. We'll email it in advance of the session, but if you do not have easy access to a printer and would like a worksheet mailed to you, please reach out to [email protected]

    About The Goodness Collaborative The Goodness Collaborative is a welcoming, safe space for growth and change — a place, platform, and set of experiences where you build confidence and readiness. We meet you where you are and we help you tune in, get unstuck, and take action. When we individually harness the best parts of ourselves and together reimagine all the things, this new world is more than possible.

    Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Meeting open 11:35 a.m. - PDXWIT Introductions, host welcome and announcements 11:45 a.m. - Presentation begins 12:30 p.m. - Breakout Rooms and takeaways 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
    Dec 10 2020
    From Vision to Gameplan, an interactive workshop


    Please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclyNYPb-8JDPDV_awe5q0u6T4gR9v-B14ZRAlhgQju_sQpVw/viewform in order to be considered for this event.

    You have a game-changing idea... but do you have a game plan? Ideas are easy, but execution is what makes for a strong, sustainable business. Join Ciara Pressler, founder and head coach at Pregame, for an interactive workshop and conversation about what it takes to go from concept to creation:

    • The difference between a business plan and a game plan
    • The six areas of business for strategic goal setting
    • A self-assessment structure for where and when to take action
    • How to prioritize when you have too many ideas
    • How founders and creators sabotage their growth

    This event would be a great opportunity for founders, executives, team leaders, and creators. Space is limited. We want to make sure this workshop is the right match for you, so share a bit about yourself here! If you're in, you'll receive a confirmation email with the workshop access code a few days before the event. If we have a better match for you, we'll be sure to let you know.

    Attendees will get a complimentary e-book edition of Ciara's book Game Plan: Achieve Your Goals in Life, Career, and Business.

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

  • Saturday
    Dec 12 2020
    Build Your Future: Striving for Success with Intention ft. Pia Wilson Body & Lakecia Gunter


    It is with honor and excitement that we announce our 2nd year anniversary mixer! You are invited to attend Build Your Future: Striving for success with intention.

    We are delighted to welcome Lakecia Gunter, Vice President of IoT at Microsoft and Pia Wilson-Body, President of Intel Foundation as our featured guests for our second year anniversary mixer.

    When: Saturday, December 12, 2020

    Time: Event starts at 2 PM PST

    Where: Virtual

    This event is for Black Professionals & Allies

    Lakecia Gunter and Pia Wilson-Body have successfully climbed the corporate ladder with intention, grit and tenacity. How did they get to where they are? What challenges do they face as black women executives in the tech sector? We are looking forward to highlighting their stories and celebrating their accomplishments.

    Space might be limited: as a friend of Simple X; this an official invitation to join an intimate dialogue on charting your career path in the age of virtual connection. Come network with black professionals and learn valuable tools that you can use to strive in your life or at your workplace.

  • Tuesday
    Dec 15 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony


    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lanw7agHR82q5fwv9FIFzw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Does it seem odd to celebrate 2020? Maybe. It's been a tough year. But it's also been a year of unbelievable growth and engagement for the PDXWIT community and Portland’s technology industry as a whole.

    We are looking forward to coming together with our host AT&T to look back on a very strange year. The theme of the event will be Celebrating our Community. In honor of our theme, our conversation starter for the night will be “How do you celebrate your community?”

    We will also be hosting our annual Awards Program. Stay tuned for details on how to nominate and vote for Best Contributor and Best Speaker!

    We will hear from our virtual host, AT&T, about the company and share open job opportunities.

    As always, we will have our 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 before the event.

    We will have ASL interpretation throughout the event.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Special Edition Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 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.

Past events that happened here

  • Wednesday
    Nov 18 2020
    Rooted School Vancouver - Public Forum


    Rooted School Vancouver, a first-of-its-kind public high school seeking approval to open in Vancouver, WA fall 2022. Rooted School prepares underrepresented and underestimated students for careers in technology directly after high school. You can learn more about the school model [here] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUty3y1TjDE). Currently, we’re in the final stages of the charter authorization process and could use your help.

    On Wednesday, November 18, at 6PM PST we will have our virtual public forum which is an opportunity for state Commissioners, parents, community members, local residents, and other members of the public to learn about Rooted School Vancouver’s proposed school and team and to provide feedback about the model.

    Ask: Could you help us across the finish line by doing the following?

    Attending the virtual public forum.

    When: November 18, 2020 at 6PM

    RSVP [here] (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSednorDGv9ONb5XO9BdvQQlnWE3HHwLpJACoEawV3IRiU0v8g/viewform?gxids=7628), and we’ll be sure you get the Zoom link:

    Submitting public comment in support of the school.

    Public comment can be submitted in the following ways:

    Members of the public may use the “chat” feature to submit up to 15 minutes after the live public forum end time.

    Individuals and groups can submit their written comments to the Commission by mailing their comments to:

    Washington State Charter School Commission

    RE: Public Forum Comment

    P.O. Box 40996

    Olympia, WA 98504-0996

    Written comments are limited to one page (using at-least 12 point font)

    Individuals and groups can submit their comments to the Commission via email by emailing the

    Application Coordinator at [email protected]

    Emails are limited to 500 words

    Individuals and groups can provide public comment via phone/voicemail by calling the Commission at 360-725-5511.

    Sample public comment statements-- feel free to modify any of the below or write your own entirely!:

    Dear Washington State Charter Commissioners,

    My name is [insert name] and I am [insert role, i.e., community member, business leader, educator, parent, student, etc.]. Please accept my public comment in support of Rooted School Vancouver being granted a charter to open a public high school in partnership with the Vancouver community. I believe our community needs more options that set students up for job success in the local economy, and Rooted School Vancouver is looking to provide that.

    Dear Washington State Charter Commissioners,

    My name is [insert name] and I am [insert role, i.e., community member, business leader, educator, parent, student, etc.]. I strongly support the authorization of Rooted School Vancouver because students in our community would benefit from a school that helps them to develop work-force AND college-ready skills.

    Dear Washington State Charter Commissioners,

    My name is [insert name] and I am [insert role, i.e., community member, business leader, educator, parent, student, etc.]. I am excited to support Rooted School Vancouver in their mission to provide personal pathways to financial freedom for young people and families across Vancouver. The Rooted team has demonstrated unprecedented results in New Orleans and Indianapolis, and I’m confident will have a positive impact in Vancouver in the years to come.

    Really appreciate your support in any shape or form!

  • Tuesday
    Nov 10 2020
    OCTRI + OBI's Virtual Lunch & Learn: Market Research Deep Dive


    When we talk about market research, we seek to understand our customer’s needs or preferences to better frame our product or customer acquisition activities. In healthcare, however, the simple question “who’s your customer” is oftentimes not as simple as it may seem. Is it the patient that received benefit from your product? The physician that prescribed or used your product? The payer that paid for your product?

    In this session, we’ll explore the complexities of selling into the US health system and discuss the role of a customer, a user, and a buyer. One is not necessarily more important than the other, but it’s critical to understand the difference. Let's do a deep dive to find out.

    About the Speaker: Michael McGarry

    Mr. McGarry is the Founder and President of Forvida, a customer-focused consulting firm passionate about developing health solutions that engage individuals and make health an everyday event. He launched Forvida in 2015 with over 20 years of experience in the health care industry developing innovative programs and medical devices from prototype through FDA approval within small start-up organizations and Fortune 500 medical companies.

  • Monday
    Nov 9 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Pitch Forward: Pitch to investors and take your company forward


    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MiH9o1JDSOG08EoS-a_tbQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Entrepreneurs, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjQ-YLMwFhM_xAsc2E-O0cQzIUv1gviae6KspvpyzHcLsvwQ/viewform to tell us about your company. We’ll get in touch with you to review. We have a limit of slots so sign up today!

    Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for our 2nd annual pitch event.

    Calling all entrepreneurs! Are you in the process of growing your business and ready for the next phase of talking with investors? Keep your momentum going by pitching your vision and the progress of your product development and customer discovery. Oregon Venture Fund investors will weigh in with constructive feedback and connections. Ninety percent of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a great way to get feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.

    Agenda: 5:00 PDXWIT and OVF welcome and introductions 5:05 Entrepreneur pitches (5 minutes each + 1 min questions) 6:00 Investors and community connect directly with entrepreneurs 6:30 Event ends

    OVF Investors: Please sign up to provide constructive feedback and connections for local entrepreneurs.

    Community Members: Come observe these inspiring entrepreneurs as they share their brilliant ideas. Hopefully you will leave inspired to present at the next pitch event!

    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.

  • Wednesday
    Nov 4 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Why Neurodiversity is Essential to our Future


    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_l5O9aW2dRue7rXouRSIUIA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join PDXWIT, Torri Wright, Founder and CEO at BEHCA and Lori Eberly, LCSW, Author, Founder and Facilitator of Radius ECD as we explore diverse perspectives through the lens of neurodiversity.

    Who is to say what specific neurology is going to be ideal at any given moment? Having diverse perspectives and neural-processing opens up pathways for new discoveries and solving complex problems. The barrier is overcoming bias to see past assumptions and appreciate the brain process that may very well solve a critical problem. How can we learn to communicate with one another differently and avoid quick, bias-filled, assumptions that otherwise exclude neurodiverse populations? Following the presentation, we hope to hear from you all on your perspective.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Presentation 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 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.

  • Thursday
    Oct 22 2020
    DAMA Day 2020: "Data... In SPACE!" with NASA Scientists, sponsored by Snowflake


    Presented by NASA Scientists Sponsored by Snowflake

    Calling all data enthusiasts and/or space nerds in Portland, Oregon and beyond. Join us for an exciting, all-day virtual event with NASA scientists. Attendees will work with actual NASA data and have an opportunity to collaborate on matters of data analysis directly with our presenters.

    Opening Remarks: 8:30 AM: DAMA PDX Board

    Morning Session: 9AM – 11:30 AM: Eric Lyness and Victoria Da-Poian, NASA

    Eric Lyness is the NASA software and operations lead at Goddard Space Flight Center for the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer on the ExoMars 2020 rover and Victoria Da-Poian is an Aerospace Engineer. They will present their talk, Machine Learning to Find Life on Mars and Beyond.

    In 2021 the European ExoMars rover will land on Mars with the Mars Organic Molecular Analyzer (MOMA) laboratory to analyze soil samples searching for past or present life. NASA is developing machine learning algorithms to help the scientists more quickly analyze the data when it arrives from Mars. In this talk, we will present the current work using MOMA mass spectrometer data acquired during ground testing. Using this data we are aiding the scientists by matching new spectra with the most similar spectra from past experiments. We will present the nuances of mass spectra, our limitations with respect to data, and our approach to the problem. We hope to elicit feedback from the attendees.

    More details at https://phys.org/news/2020-06-nasa-life-mars.html.

    30 minute Break

    Lunch Session: 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Snowflake Presentation, Drew Swanson and Brian Whittington

    30 minute Break

    Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM – 3:30PM: Details soon!

    15 minute Break

    Closing Remarks and Next Steps: 3:45 – 4:00 PM: DAMA PDX Board

    Times above may be revised in the days before our event.

    Event will be presented via a Zoom bridge. Analytical discussions and collaboration will be hosted via a Slack workspace that will begin on event day and last for a few weeks afterwards. This is a BYOAE (bring your own analytical environment). However, attendees will have access to the data via Snowflake and to notebook templates via Zepl.

    Pre-event tasks for analysis setup will be shared on 10/19 via email.

    Date – Thursday, Oct. 22nd Time – 8:30 – 4:00pm

    NOTE: This is an all day event

  • Wednesday
    Oct 14 2020
    2020 Virtual TechCrawl... it's FREE!

    The TechCrawl is going virtual for 2020... and it's FREE!

    Register at www.techcrawl.org, and mark your calendars for October 14th & 15th, 2020 from 3-6:30pm!

    Companies added to the schedule as they sign up

    This year's two-day event features live streams on the tech companies and topic you want to hear. Interact with executives, win prizes, and find your dream job!

    Looking to make a job change? Want to learn about tech companies in Portland?? Need some HUMAN INTERACTION???

    Visit www.techcrawl.org and register for the 2020 Virtual TechCrawl!

  • Tuesday
    Oct 13 2020
    Shopify Meetup Portland - Giving Back in 2020: How to use creative cause-marketing campaigns to deepen customer loyalty & increase AOV


    Join us for a discussion regarding what cause marketing looks like in 2020. We'll run through the ins and outs - from campaigns to compliance and leave you with easy to launch ideas for your holiday campaigns.

    Mel Lubey blends over 15 years of technology and communications expertise with a passion for advocacy that extends into everything she does. In her role as Chief Impact Offer at DailyKarma, she uses her skills to help brand partners create easy-to-launch cause marketing campaigns using their Shopify App, Shop for Good. She's also a fierce maternal health activist with a love of well-placed curse words & vintage clothing.

  • Wednesday
    Sep 16 2020
    PDX OWASP - Cloud Security Lunch and Learn with Ashish Patel


    Summary of the Talk: Automate The CloudSec Things - How to automate your response to security incidents within the public cloud space using your current security stack and AWS Lambda.

    Speaker's Bio: Ashish Patel is a security engineer on the Box Infrastructure Security team. He usually lives in the realm of cloud security and automating security related tasks that scale across multiple clouds & attack surfaces.

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/272846648/

  • Saturday
    Jul 25 2020
    Free Machine Learning the Easy Way!


    Join us for an hour Zoom as Darren Sargent shares the basics of Machine Learning. Darren has a rich background of experience as a Software Developer.

    We'll have a 30-minute demo followed by 20 minutes of Q&A. We'll wrap the last 10 minutes and ask for any follow-ups or if anyone else would like to share their projects.

    Hope you can join us! Knowledge Mavens

  • Tuesday
    Jul 21 2020
    OWASP Portland, Oregon - Secure Coding Tournament (Virtual)

    Secure Code Warrior is going to be hosting a July virtual tournament for our OWASP Portland, Oregon chapter. It's free!

    Improve your secure coding skills by joining the OWASP Portland Secure Coding tournament on July 21st 8:00AM PDT through July 24th 8:00PM PDT. The tournament allows you to compete against the other participants in a series of vulnerable code challenges that ask you to identify a problem, locate insecure code, and fix a vulnerability.

    All challenges are based on the OWASP Top 10, and players can choose to compete in a range of software languages including Java EE, Java Spring, C# MVC, C# WebForms, Go, Ruby on Rails, Python Django & Flask, Scala Play, Node.JS, React, and both iOS and Android development languages.

    Throughout the tournament, players earn points and watch as they climb to the top of the leaderboard. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers! First place will receive a hoodie, and lots of bragging rights!

    Tournament times: July 21- July 24th 8:00 AM 9:00 PM

    Practice times: July 14th - July 21st 8:00 AM

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/271638472/

  • Thursday
    Jul 16 2020
    Portland OWASP Study Night - Secure Code Warrior Tournament Study Session


    Topic - Secure Code Warrior Tournament Study Session. We'll cover how to register for our upcoming tournament, cover the game rules, navigate through the menus and do a few practice challenges. Let's be new to this together! This meeting will also be recorded and posted to the PDX OWASP YouTube channel.

    Host: Samuel Lemly

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/271905106/

  • Wednesday
    Jun 17 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Discussion (Apply to attend)




    Form to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX2HwaaTXHyhzkaNlkrWeOpBWVetYRse1ICTN3_dTzjy4_IA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1 ***

    Join us for a small, informal yet focused discussion where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace.

    The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Marcus Carter, and Crystal Sincoff and Zhou Fang.

    Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by copying and pasting the link noted below and completing the form.

    Registrants who have not filled out the form referenced above will not be eligible for consideration.

    Applications are due by June 10th and the 10 invitees will be notified by June 15, 2020 on how to register in Zoom.

  • Thursday
    Apr 16 2020
    @DAMAPDX March 2020: MongoDB with Jai Karve from MongoDB


    Register for virtual conference code; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rsvp-for-damapdx-mongodb-with-jai-karve-from-mongodb-tickets-95641639719

    High level “Who is MongoDB”

    MongoDB Architectural Overview

    The Document Data Model

    Intelligently Place Data Where You Need It

    Freedom to Run Anywhere

    Live Atlas demonstration

    MongoDB has become one of the fastest growing databases since its inception a little over 10 years ago. In this session, representatives from MongoDB will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the database, including data storage, data retrieval, and deployment. We will also walk attendees through a demonstration of Atlas, our fully-managed database-as-a-service. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of where MongoDB shines, and how to get started using MongoDB for their own projects.


    April 16th, 2020 (Chapter meetings held on third Thursday of the month)


    8:30 – 9:00 – Warm-up 9:00 – 10:30 – Presentation Location TBA