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  • Friday
    Sep 25 2020
    PDX CoffeeOps

    Online

    We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

    Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

    We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

    Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-epb8i8qr-rrpCbR7g33rSLWg51VKzjA

    Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:00 Discussions 9:00 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

    Website
  • Transitioning into Development with Marquita Hartman - Virtual Tech Talk

    About the speaker:

    Marquita Hartman graduated from The Tech Academy's Software Development bootcamp in November of 2019. Since then she has been working as a SQL Developer for Computer Share.

    Before her career in tech, Marquita worked as a dental assistant for 8 years. She is going to talk about her journey from one career to another, along with the trials and tribulations of making a major career change.

    Marquita's new position has her performing a wide variety of tasks, from production support to quality assurance, as well as working with a completely new set technologies.

    Join us as she walks us through her experience searching for her new career, and what a day in the life of a SQL Developer looks like.

    Website

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  • Monday
    Sep 28 2020
    [REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
    python javascript ruby

    PDX Code Guild

    RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 29 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bzPRPqopRIGyPFjOc7xTfQ is required to gain entry to this event

    Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this virtual seminar led by engineers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

    • Morning preparation, attire, mindset
    • Preparation for the non-technical parts
    • How to study for the coding interview
    • How to execute the coding test

    Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

    Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Doors open 11:35 a.m. - Introductions and announcements 11:40 a.m. - Session begins 1:00 p.m. - Session ends

    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.

  • PSBA's Two Sigma Fireside Chat with Vinay Iyengar

    Online

    Please join the Portland State Business Accelerator for a conversational Q & A with Vinay Iyengar of Two Sigma, a systematic investment management firm, founded with the goal of applying cutting-edge technology to the data-rich world of finance. From infrastructure tools and healthcare to real estate and consumer hardware, Two Sigma supports data- and computing-driven transformation in every industry. Vinay joined Two Sigma Ventures in 2020 as a founding member of the firm’s West Coast practice. He focuses on early-stage investments in enterprise software, machine learning, marketplaces, and infrastructure. Vinay’s background is as a technologist and builder. He has spent time over the years as a researcher, engineer, and software entrepreneur, and shares a deep empathy with founders solving technical problems. Most recently, Vinay was an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he sourced and led several early and growth-stage investments. Vinay earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from Harvard. In his spare time he can be found listening to hip-hop, cheering on his hometown Portland Trail Blazers, and exploring his interests at the intersection of policy, tech, and investing.

    Registered participants will be sent a Zoom link for this event. ** Please note, this session will be recorded.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 30 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC in Tech: Bridging the Generational Gap

    Online (Portland)

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W7chLTkqT2CCM8HIVF95Wg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join PDXWIT for an event dedicated to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area. This is an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet. Facilitator Hazel Valdez of PDXWIT, along with panel speakers from tech organizations throughout Portland, will discuss how they fit into the current workforce as a BIPOC in tech while navigating generational colleagues who are Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millennials or Gen-Zers.

    Who should attend? The PDXWIT BIPOC group is a space dedicated to women and non-binary community who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). Although this event is open and an inclusive space for allies and supportive community, we ask that you please acknowledge before registering for this event that this is a specific space for those for whom the group is dedicated to, first and foremost.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open/Networking 5:05 p.m. - Announcements and Welcome 5:15 p.m. - Panel Speakers & Discussion 6:00 p.m. - Raffle and Breakouts 6:05 p.m. - Breakout sessions: BIPOC and Ally Workshop 6:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

    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 1 2020
    Alchemy Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Each Thursday, Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated coding boot camp, to stop in to take a tour of the school, meet our staff, students, and instructors, and ask any questions about an education and career in software development.

    We look forward to meeting you! No appointment necessary, just stop in and we'll be ready to greet you!!!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences.

    Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 5 2020
    [REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
    python javascript ruby

    PDX Code Guild

    RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 7 2020
    Public Tech Talk: "A Semi-Topological View of Real-World Consensus" by Dr. Jamie Gabbay

    In the real world, people join humanity, grow up trusting very different quorums from one another, and they may change their quorums with time. In technical terms we could call this an open permissionless system with mutable local quorums.

    One might expect such a system to be a jumbled disorder — and yet, somehow, it self-organises into uniform areas of fairly stable consensus. One might almost suspect there could be some deep mathematical principles involved!

    In this talk I will discuss consensus in a permissionless open system with mutable local quorums, and show how a topological view of the system gives a clean mathematical analysis with surprisingly good explanatory power.

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: LGBTQ+ Coming Out Stories

    Online (Portland)

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hZXwDBnPRfWs03JkCARVlA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of National Coming Out Day! Join PDXWIT and host Slalom for a night of coming out stories.

    After 32 years, National Coming Out Day still continues to raise awareness for folks in the LGBTQ+ community and spread the idea that homophobia thrives in silence. On this day, many of those who identify as LGBTQ+ come out to friends and family about their sexuality. There is power in coming out and living your truth.

    On October 11th, 1987 over 500,000 people marched on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights and we continue to celebrate and fight for rights in the community today. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10. Coming out STILL MATTERS! It takes bravery, and every person that speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.

    A representative from Slalom will talk about their organization and will let us know if they are hiring. Speakers from Portland and beyond will share their coming out story and how being a part of the LGBTQ+ community has changed their lives.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open 5:05 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 5:15 p.m. - Storytelling begins 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 through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

  • Thursday
    Oct 8 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Working and Parenting in the Face of a Pandemic

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g74IpKa6RaKO26XbvWLW5Q is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Working parents are facing many unique challenges this year due to the pandemic. Whether it's making impossible decisions related to school, childcare, or having to sacrifice advancing professionally, there is so much going on. In this panel discussion, we will hear from parents with kids young and old as well as company leaders who can speak to what they are doing to lead with empathy and support their employees who are aiming to find balance during this time.

    Whether you are a parent yourself, working alongside parents, or a company leader trying to show up for your employees and ensure your business continues to thrive, you don’t want to miss this event.

    Moderator: Elizabeth Stock, Executive Director of PDXWIT and mom to Westley and Max

    Panelists: Chloe Elliott, Product Manager at Jama Software and mom to Etienne and Leina

    Natalie Ruiz, CEO of Answer Connect and mom to Vivian

    Padmashree Koneti, Product Leader and mom to Ananya and Hari

    Magali Thibault, Android SDET @ eBay and mom to Olivier

    Agenda: 11:45 a.m. - Event begins 11:50 a.m. -Host welcome, Introductions and announcements 12:00 p.m. - Panel begins 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

  • Alchemy Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Each Thursday, Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated coding boot camp, to stop in to take a tour of the school, meet our staff, students, and instructors, and ask any questions about an education and career in software development.

    We look forward to meeting you! No appointment necessary, just stop in and we'll be ready to greet you!!!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences.

    Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website

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