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  • Wednesday
    Dec 7 2022
    PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech Open Forum + Discussion


    Registration through Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsf-ChrzIiE9Fx5hiqa8jn1acvj-i6_kA3) is required to attend.

    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 (EWiT) is the community for you.

    We’re using this virtual space to generate a roadmap of EWiT events for 2023 that inspire and continue to grow this community. We need your voice, experiences, and perspectives to help make that happen.

    During our time together we’ll have small group discussions in breakout rooms, then come back together to share ideas and conclude the evening with a list of inspiring event ideas and topics.

    ASL interpretation and closed captions will be available throughout the event. Contact [email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

    Hope to see you there!


    5:45 p.m. - Event Begins/Networking in the chat

    5:50 p.m. - Welcome and Announcements

    5:55 p.m. - Open Forum Guided Discussion

    6:05 p.m. - Breakout Rooms

    6:35 p.m. - Regroup

    7:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: 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.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 30 2022
    Online Resume Review


    Have you recently revamped your resume? Want to get feedback? RSVP for this meeting. During this call we will collaboratively review your resume and provide you actionable feedback.

  • Thursday
    Nov 4 2021
    Founders Guide to Building a Life Sciences Startup


    What does it take to get a tech or science-driven startup in healthcare and life-sciences off the ground?

    Our panel of experts will provide an overview of the mission-critical aspects of founding a life sciences startup - and why it's different.

    The panel will cover sourcing technology, finding co-founders and partners, continued mentorship resources, and creating an advisory board.

    Bring your questions and hear our experts speak to their experiences fundraising, managing IP, growth, and marketing.


    Dr. Yi Wang (He/Him) - VP of Business Development at Isolere Bio

    Hazel Valdez (She/Her), Associate Director of the Oregon Bioscience Incubator

    Chris Wang (She/Her), Co-Founder of Shimmer Care

    Jason Bellett (He/Him), Co-Founder of Eko Health

  • Tuesday
    Jan 26 2021
    Online Resume Review


    Have you recently revamped your resume? Want to get feedback? Join for this meeting.

    This meeting is hosted by NW Veterans in Technology and is open to the general public.

  • Monday
    Oct 19 2020
    Fighting Surveillance Tech: Seattle Surveillance Ordinance & Port Biometrics


    On September 9th, the Portland City Council passed two facial recognition ban bills. With the first, the City joined a group of thirteen other cities in addressing use of the technology by public agencies. Portland went a step further, though, and became the first city in the US, and possibly the world, to also ban use of facial recognition technology by private entities!

    While banning facial recognition limits tracking of our faces as we go about our daily lives, a number of other biometric technologies such as gait recognition, iris and retina scans, and heartbeat recognition can be used to work around these bans. Even non-biometric technologies, like automatic license plate readers (ALPR) and social media monitoring, can also be used to track our movements and actions. For this reason, the City must also consider limiting use of other surveillance technologies and create a broader surveillance ordinance.

    Several US cities, including Seattle, Oakland, and Somerville, MA, have adopted such ordinances, which typically require public input as well as City Council approval before surveillance technologies can be used by government agencies.

    This presentation will cover a brief overview of the Seattle Surveillance Ordinance, recommendations for Portland privacy/tech activists about passing a Portland Surveillance Ordinance, and recent activism happening regarding the use of biometric technologies at the Port of Seattle (namely at SeaTac airport). The overarching focus will be more on specific takeaways for Portland based on what activists have learned in Seattle. It will also touch on the broader collection of biometric information. Since Seattle has one of the earliest Surveillance Ordinances in the nation, it also has a number of imperfections (like any beta or v1 software). There are some important lessons that Portland could learn from Seattle, in the hopes of Portland eventually having a stronger Surveillance Ordinance of its own.

    The first roughly 45 minutes will consist of the presentation and the remaining time is set aside for questions and discussion. Please bring your questions! We hope for a lively and interactive discussion after the presentation.

    Speaker bio:

    The speaker has nearly a decade of experience working in tech, primarily in cybersecurity. More recently, they've been civically engaged in regards to surveillance technology in the greater Seattle, WA area.

    By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

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    Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

    Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

    Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.