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  • Wednesday
    May 22 2024
    Equitable Networking Workshop

    Garden Space

    Why are we doing this?

    The goal of this workshop is to provide a refreshing approach to networking. We coach individuals to confidently navigate networking events, ensuring they represent themselves well, understand expectations, and leverage their key skills to achieve their goals. Nobody gives proper training on how to approach these events, making it an oversight in our community. We want to change that! This 90-minute training is the first step in understanding how you can be and what you can do at networking events. I highly encourage those who frequent events to come to this training too. You experts can also come out of this with a new fun approach to the next event you go to.

    Who is it for?

    We aim to have people in leadership roles to people just starting out in their industries attend this workshop. With the intention to learn from one another no matter what experience level they are at. There is a lot to learn when we come together with intention and skill-sharing practices. An equitable networker seeks diverse gatherings and welcomes opportunities to share.


    Active engagement and opportunities to move around (no more feeling glued to your seats) Diverse interactions with a variety of attendees (up to 80 people) Access to tools facilitating meaningful connections throughout the entire workshop (including improv exercises and Toastmaster frameworks) A welcoming atmosphere where networking feels natural

    Each person attending will be guided through our education and facilitation training to encourage each and every one of you to leave feeling more in control of your place on the networking floor.

    You will leave feeling cheerful, lightweight, and ready for more!

    Event Details: Date: Wednesday, May 22nd Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: 205 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 Don't miss this opportunity to learn and grow in your networking skills. Reserve your spot today!

  • Demolicious - May 2024

    UPDATE: MAY Demolicious will be at the new westside UpStart Collective location!

    ::::::: Applications for May are STILL OPEN! Please use the form below to apply to pitch.:::::::::::

    Demolicious is back! This monthly pitch event brings together founders and the community to learn about what is being built here and around Portland.

    How this all works: If you are a founder, you will apply to pitch here. Don't worry. "Apply" simply means you want to pitch, but there's no real competitive process to be accepted. We just want to see what you're working on before we put you in front of a room full of people.

    You will be given 3 minutes to pitch at the event.

    The audience will be given a number to text and vote for their favorite one. The one with the most votes will go home with the Demolicious Championship belt.

    The belt is not for you to keep as you will have to come back and "defend" it. However, you will be allowed to put your startup sticker (if applicable) on the belt for all to see and to live on forever in infamy!

    We will post the projects/companies that will be pitching a week prior to the event. Which means you have until then to fill out the form.

    Teams Pitching: TBA

    Will you be the next founder to pitch!?!



  • Thursday
    May 23 2024
    The Power of Design and Strategic Foresight


    Portland Design Thinkers is thrilled to host our next speaker Lucy Ziegler: The Power of Design and Strategic Foresight in Practice.

    An exploration of the combined power of Design and Strategic Foresight in practice: why and how to apply human-centric research, creativity, and long-term mindset to strategic business problem-solving.

    Join us for an enlightening evening as Lucy Ziegler shares her expertise, providing invaluable insights and practical strategies to enhance your approach to tackling challenges.

    About our speaker: Lucy Ziegler has been a practitioner in Industrial Design, Experience Design, and Service Design for 20+ years. Over the past 5 years at McKinsey & Company, she split her focus between design projects and projects that use Design to solve complex business problems. As a Certified Futurist and co-creator and leader of McKinsey's Design x Foresight practice, she had the opportunity to bring the unique combination of Design and Strategic Foresight to numerous clients across many industries from startups to Fortune 10 and learned many lessons on how to make this approach more nimble and effective. As a mother of a young daughter, she is committed to helping leaders make the right decisions today to proactively shape a future for generations to come.

    If you have any questions or would like to connect with other members of PDT, join our Slack community.

    PDT is a volunteer-run organization, and as you can imagine, organizing events can be expensive. We rely on sponsors and donations to help us offset these costs. If you would like to help, we accept donations through Venmo @PortlandDesignThinkers.


Next two weeks

  • Friday
    May 24 2024
    AI Weekly Chat

    It’s that time again, AI weekly chat is this Friday!

    AI Weekly Chat Friday, May 24 · 11:00am – 12:00pm Time zone: America/Los_Angeles Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/svi-vjro-usj Or dial: ‪(US) +1 319-493-7818‬ PIN: ‪680 754 962‬# More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/svi-vjro-usj?pin=8797228049001

  • Saturday
    May 25 2024
    May 25: How to Use AI to Learn to Code, Delivered by Erik Gross

    The Tech Academy

    Artificial intelligence is quickly taking over all of our lives. Like any tool, it can be used for construction or destruction – good or evil.

    On May 25 (Saturday evening) the Co-Founder of The Tech Academy, Erik Gross, will teach students how to leverage AI in order to write and debug effective code. This live online free class will start at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST).

    Learn about useful tools that will help you on your journey as a technology professional!

    Register your attendance for this powerful and useful workshop now!

    Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshop0524 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0524

  • Tuesday
    May 28 2024
    RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup

    Lucky Lab Brew Pub

    RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

    While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

    Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

    Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

    • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
    • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
    • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
    • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
    • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

    You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

    If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

  • Thursday
    May 30 2024
    Elevate Oregon

    Venture funding has been a key catalyst to Oregon's economic growth and job creation. Elevate Capital is proud to be the leading diversity-focused Fund in the State, deploying over $20M to nearly 60 Oregon companies over the last eight years, with a particular focus on women, BIPOC, minority, LGBTQ+, and other historically underserved founders.

    ​On May 30, Elevate Oregon will bring together founders, experienced investors, community leaders, and elected officials to spotlight upcoming companies in our region and use our collective intelligence to improve the future of Oregon’s startup landscape.

    You will hear from the region’s most promising diverse leaders, and there will be dynamic opportunities to explore emerging trends and co-create solutions to foster innovation in our community. Elevate Oregon intentionally creates space for aspiring, diverse founders, investors, and supporters passionate about contributing thought leadership to the local ecosystem.

    Register Today - Seating Limited!

  • Pacific Northwest Music Tech Meetup


    Free for music tech execs, founders, innovators, investors, veterans, movers, shakers, & crazy pants.

    The quarterly PNW Music Tech Meetup is back! We will kick off with three short presentations, open the floor for announcements and requests for connections, and have plenty of time to schmooze with food and drinks provided by our sponsors!

    You’ll hear from:

    Revohloo’s Tracy DeBarros — music video remix monetization platform

    Decibel’s Ken Naku — music collaboration, licensing, and asset management

    XRAY FM’s Chase Spross — Portland’s progressive community radio station

    Plus shoutouts, beverages, schmooze with the PNW music tech community.

    Thank you to our sponsors! CD Baby Metrognome 503 Distilling Rock Paper Scissors PR

    Organized and presented by the Music Tectonics Conference

    (RSVP required)

  • Friday
    May 31 2024
    May 31: Develop a "Connect 4" Game Using Python, With Erik Gross

    The Tech Academy

    Join The Tech Academy as we create the popular and classic game “Connect 4” using Python! In this free live class, Erik Gross (our Co-Founder) will cover the basics of coding for absolute beginners.

    This online workshop will be hosted through Zoom at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST), on May 31 (Friday evening).

    This free coding class is for people who have never written code before, and in it Mr. Gross will explain every line of code in plain English. All technical terms and concepts will be defined simply. Python is one of the most-used programming languages in the world and you’ll get your feet wet here!

    Register for this fun and educational intro to coding class for beginners now!

    Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkShop0531 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0531


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