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  • Wednesday
    Apr 14 2021
    1859 Ventures Public Investor Office Hours


    1859 Ventures, an Oregon based seed fund focused on early stage startups is holding open public office hours via zoom. These sessions are meant to give entrepreneurs some feedback about their business as well as help make any needed connections.

    Fund Principle Josh Carter will be leading these sessions via zoom. Founders can sign up for one of 4 sessions via doodle here: https://doodle.com/meetme/qc/Q7Upeyc95B

    A zoom link will be sent a few days prior to the meeting.

  • LGBTQ+ in Tech: Changing the World with Tech


    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pl6wJbXpSi-xsxGxe0kaew is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Connection. That’s what we all want, but sometimes, it’s not so easy. Join PDXWIT, host Marmoset and Out in Tech’s Digital Corps team for a panel discussion and find out how building websites globally takes on a bigger and better definition of community and connection.

    Out in Tech Digital Corps provides web services to LGBTQ+ activists and social entrepreneurs around the world. Since 2017, they’ve built 150 WordPress.com websites for 150 extraordinary LGBTQ+ grassroots organizations in 60 countries.

    Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff, you will hear from Manu Gomez, from the Digital Corps team and a website build volunteer, Alex Hare, about their experiences working with Brown Girl Woke and other non-profit organizations to build their custom sites.

    The founder of Brown Girl Woke, Doris Tulafau, will join us from Samoa along with their IT & Website Manager, Robbie Allen, to share what it was like working with the Digital Corp to create their website that is empowering girls to lead the future in the Samoa community.

    You will also hear from our host Marmoset and find out if they have open positions.

    We look forward to seeing you at this fun-filled, semi-global event and to find out how you can be a part of creating a larger, connected community by using your skills to volunteer with the digital corp team and join the revolution around the world!

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 5:05 p.m.- Introductions 5:10 p.m. - Panel discussion begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive.

    ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.


  • Thursday
    Apr 15 2021
    Early Stage Fundraising AMA

    Zoom Webinar

    StartOUT's VC/Fundraising Programming Board Presents an "Ask Me Anything" discussion on early stage fundraising paneled by some of today's leading stars in the investment arena!

    For a founder trying to raise funding, sometimes it seems like the whole process is just a knotted mess of confusion. Wouldn't it be nice to have a room full of qualified investors to simply answer your questions and help untangle the process? Come to StartOUT's Early Stage Fundraising AMA for just that opportunity.

    We've assembled a group of today's leading investors who understand the value of diversity and inclusion and are willing to answer your most pressing questions. Questions will be answered during the event, no need to submit in advance, so bring them with you.


    Kelli Jones, Managing Partner - Sixty8 Capital Lorenzo Thione, Managing Director - Gaingels Charlie O'Donnell, Founder/General Partner - Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Rei Tran, Investment Associate - Acceleprise


    Jessica Bussert, Founder/CEO - Wave Therapeutics

    StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs with 17,000 members nationwide. Its mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs start new companies; supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses; and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors, on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide.


Next two weeks

  • Friday
    Apr 16 2021
    Virtual Tech Talk: Presenting your Best Self - Interview and Resume Tips from Josh Matthews

    Trying to get into Tech? Refresh your resume and gain insight on interviewing at this week's Tech Talk with recruiter Josh Matthews at The Tech Academy!

    Josh is the president of Endeavor Staffing and TheSalesforceRecruiter.com, and has 20 years of experience in recruitment and staffing, including interviewing over 7,000 candidates. Learn how to put your best self forward and stand out amongst other candidates in the field.

    Join us this Friday at 1pm Pacific time for networking, conversation and fun!

    Register on MeetUp to attend: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277240072/

  • Monday
    Apr 19 2021
    Privacy Advisory Commissions


    Did you know that, on June 2, 2015, the Oakland City Council established the first municipal Privacy Commission in the United States?

    What is a privacy advisory commission? What types of privacy issues does it address? Who does it advise? How does it work? Should Portland have one?

    These are some of the questions we'll explore this month as the City of Portland looks to rethink surveillance.

    Brian Hofer, Executive Director of Secure Justice and Chair of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, will join us to talk about his work on Oakland's commission and how that agency came into being. He'll also talk about how such an advisory body might work here in Portland.

    This is a great opportunity to learn about potential privacy-related happenings in Portland and how you can get involved. Bring your questions and join the discussion. We hope to see you there!

    Speaker bio:

    Brian Hofer is Executive Director of Secure Justice and Chair of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission. He was instrumental in the formation of an ad-hoc citizen committee to start drafting privacy policies for the City of Oakland and successfully fought for a permanent committee tasked with oversight of surveillance equipment. That committee is now the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission.

    Brian also successfully introduced ordinances throughout the greater Bay Area at both the county and city level to implement significant surveillance equipment reforms, advised on and advocated for state legislation impacting the right to privacy and surveillance oversight, and coordinated with and advised groups around the country on how to implement reforms through legislation and policy writing. He is presently consulting with various cities across the country regarding citizen oversight and participation pertaining to surveillance equipment and data sharing, Smart City regulations, and various “sanctuary” supporting legislative projects.

    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/

    {short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

    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.

  • Tuesday
    Apr 20 2021
    PDXWIT Presents: April Virtual Happy Hour


    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_96UtwlxjRzaRj1ZJDG-RZg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Nike and centered around Mentorship. Coaches aren’t just for athletes! A career coach or mentor could help you find clarity on your career trajectory. PDXWIT’s long term and On The Spot Mentor programs will be highlighted, featuring personal stories from our community.

    We will have lightning speakers share their experiences of being mentors and being mentored.

    We will have our Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge. And for those of you looking to connect on camera, come together face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) after the presentations for a little dose of community.

    We will also have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

    Hope to see you there!

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 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.

  • Wednesday
    Apr 21 2021
    TiE Oregon Pitch Club


    Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision..

    Who facilitates Pitch Club?

    Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

    What to expect?

    Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation. (This can include a power point projection that will be presented from your computer.) Directly after pitching a five-minute Q&A will take place, followed by a five-minute Investor Discussion & Decision).

    Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

    Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

  • Portland Junior Developer Meetup

    Online via Zoom

    For entry level developers, people interested in starting a new career in tech, and anyone wanting to encourage and help newer developers. Join us to hear relevant speakers, have a slice of pizza, and make new connections! We look forward to meeting you. If you’d like to be a part of our slack channel, you can be a part of the conversation here: http://bit.ly/JrDevSlackInvite

    We meet the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 till 7:00 or 7:30, alternating between an informal gathering time and a speaker event. All skill levels always welcome!

    All are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct: http://bit.ly/JrDevCodeOfConduct

  • Thursday
    Apr 22 2021
    Remote Tech Talk at the Guild -- Building a SPA with the Vue CLI and Flask
    javascript python

    PDX Code Guild

    In this Tech Talk, we will build a modern, decoupled, full-stack application with Vue and Flask. Starting with the front-end, we'll cover the basics of the Vue CLI using Vuetify and the Vue router to build a single page application. Then, on the back-end, we'll implement an API with Flask to store and retrieve data in a database.

    Presented by PDX Code Guild Instructor Matthew Cooper

  • Friday
    Apr 23 2021
    A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist and How to Get There - Tech Talk with Kent Gray

    Tech Academy graduate Kent Gray joins us to share his journey from boot camp student to data scientist in this week's Tech Talk.

    Kent works as a service Data Scientist at Kubota Tractor Corporation, and has several years experience as an analyst since graduating from The Tech Academy in 2016. Come learn what a day in the life of a data scientist is like and get advice on how to break into the industry!

    Meet with us virtually on April 23rd at 1pm Pacific time for some networking and fun!

    Register on MeetUp to attend: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277240087/


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