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Friday
May 7
Breaking into Blockchain: Tech Talk with Robbie Kruszynski
The Tech Academy

Robbie Kruszynski joins us this week to discuss all things blockchain!

Interested in a career in blockchain? Robbie will be sharing the experience he gained on his journey from bootcamp to blockchain.

Have questions about blockchain? Want to learn how non-fungible tokens work--or what they even are? Robbie will be answering any blockchain questions you might have!

Robbie is the Associate Manager of Developer Relations at Consensys and the President of the BUIDL network. He also is a Lead Instructor for Consensys Academy.

By focusing on education, technical writing and community growth, Robbie’s goal is to create a runway for those looking to enter and contribute to the Web3 space.

Bring a friend, bring some questions and let's talk tech!

Can't join us live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel

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Tuesday
May 11
Peer Pressure: A Peer Coaching Event
Virtual Zoom Webinar

Looking to meet new professional contacts but want to skip the small talk? Interested in getting help in facing work challenges head on? Ready to learn the best way to have positive and supportive professional relationships to become a better leader?

Welcome to the power of peer coaching.

Peer coaching is awesome! It's a mutually supportive, powerful form of learning and development where peers work together to reflect, share ideas, teach one another, or solve problems in the workplace through deep inquiry, accountability, direct feedback, and encouragement.

Peer coaching also helps build emotional intelligence, which is indispensable when stepping into leadership positions. The best leaders take the time to learn and practice skills like active listening, empathy, open communication and effective feedback, which can all be learned through practicing successful peer coaching relationships.

Join StartOut for a 1-hour peer coaching event where attendees will:

Learn basic peer coaching strategies like active listening, asking open questions and giving/getting effective feedback Get matched with 3 new people and meet 1:1 together for 15 minute breakout sessions Get to know each other by sharing your story with conversation prompts, practice your new peer coaching strategies, and create meaningful connections Have the opportunity to stay in touch and continue supporting your new contacts throughout the year

About the host:

Hi! I'm Tracy (they/she), a StartOut programming board member. I design strategic programs for client companies who focus on community. In the past I've built experiences for Airbnb, Girl Scouts, Ketel One, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the Brooklyn Museum and more.

I'm also an independent creator, building events and programs like Lady Boss (curated talks and speed mentoring for womxn and non-binary people), Radical Sabbatical (a creative retreat to take a break and make some progress) and Queer Future (a community for LGBTQIA+ folx to talk about work).

I've also participated in many group coaching, peer-led or cohort-based learning experiences over the years, so I know a lot about collaboration, active listening, asking honest questions, and giving/receiving feedback.

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.

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Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Whole-to-Part versus Part-to-Whole: How Sighted and Blind Web Navigation Differs
Online

When loading a web page, a sighted page visitor can take in almost all information at a glance and home in on what they want to explore — a whole-to-part approach. A blind screen reader user, on the other hand, must reverse the process and gather bits of information through page exploration to create the full picture — a part-to-whole approach. If sighted design stakeholders are not mindful of the differences in these strategies, they may disregard helpful bits of information that allow the most efficient exploration and understanding for blind visitors. Using parallels from pedestrian navigation such as the importance of “landmarks” and “boundaries,” our presenter Dr. Michele A. Williams will help create common ground between sighted and blind communities to ensure blind screen reader users are best accommodated in Web and other digital design.

Event begins at 6:00pm; join early starting at 5:45pm for networking.

Agenda:

  • 5:45–6:00pm Networking
  • 6:00–6:15pm Introductions & announcements
  • 6:15–7:00pm Presentation
  • 7:00–7:30pm Q&A and discussion
  • 7:30–7:45pm Wrap up

About the presenter:

Dr. Michele A. Williams has 15 years of academic and industrial experience in UX, accessibility, and technology. She is passionate about ensuring people with disabilities are not excluded from technology. Her well-rounded experience includes training, design consultation, field research with people with disabilities, and code remediation for building WCAG-compliant technology.

Dr. Williams holds a B.S. in Computer Science, Masters of Software Engineering with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction, and PhD in Human-Centered Computing with a focus on accessibility. Along with industry project contributions, her research and designs have resulted in several cited publications, international presentations, and a patent application (see LinkedIn for more details).

Coupling her passion with her expertise, she now offers consulting services including accessibility training for UX professionals and key stakeholders, and project advising including research facilitation and design consultation. Contact her for a consultation experience tailored to your needs. More about Dr. Williams' work on her website or follow her on Twitter.

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Wednesday
May 12
Convey Your Technical Ideas Better on Zoom
https://toastmasters-zoom-boom.eventbrite.com

Getting the technical interview but not landing the job?
Have trouble communicating your ideas in Zoom meetings?

Join the Silicon Forest Toastmasters Club Open House on Wednesday, May 12, noon-1 p.m. Pacific Time. Podcast producer and president of Funnel Media Group Susan Finch will cover:

  • How to stand out in a Zoom meeting
  • Being more memorable on a Zoom job interview
  • Common Zoom mistakes

  • You’ll also learn about the Toastmasters organization and how it can help build communication confidence. This event is FREE and open to all.

    Simply register and we’ll send you the link to the Zoom meeting. Register now:

    https://toastmasters-zoom-boom.eventbrite.com

    Questions?

    Contact: Eric Winger, Silicon Forest VP [email protected]

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    Native Americans in Tech Mixer
    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rTbp863OSTSxU0jyjIhRlA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join our Inaugural Native Americans in Tech mixer. We’re creating a decolonized space for Native Americans who work in tech or want to.

    This community is exclusively for indigenous people of North America. This group is for folks that have a grounding in their Native American identity. We want to center the experiences of indigenous people that are rooted in their ways, recognizing the varied experiences of indigeneity for those who have had barriers in reclaiming their culture.

    This event will feature an overview of the initiative, talks by Native Americans working in tech, and a chance for “face-to-face” networking over Zoom facilitated by Erin Grace (Chetco, Tututni) and Court Morse (Chippewa, Ojibwe, Anishinaabeg).

    We will 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 5:30 p.m. - Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

    Thursday
    May 13
    PDXWIT Presents: Humanizing Tech LIVE Podcast Recording
    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6ygMDZKbRaejPKjDhYdyxQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join Humanizing Tech Podcast hosts Jesselle Hedman and Anusha Neelam for a LIVE interview with Anna Madill, Founder and CEO of Avenue.

    Our hosts will dive in as Anna shares stories about her journey building Avenue into a thriving digital marketing agency as a WoC CEO. We’ll also discuss balancing her passion for her work with becoming a mother. We’ll explore her decision to make Avenue a B-Corp and their commitment to dismantling white supremacy culture and prioritizing worker well-being.

    Anna is a proud supporter of BIPOC and AAPI entrepreneurs. She was recognized on the PBJ’s Forty Under 40 Award List for 2017 and the Women of Influence Award List for 2020.

    Hosts will ask Anna YOUR questions live, so tune in and be part of our next episode!

    Accessibility notes: There will be live closed captioning and ASL throughout the event.

    Purpose: We are 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.

    Friday
    May 14
    Tech Talk with Derek Meyer: Starting From Scratch - Surviving Your First Tech Job
    The Tech Academy

    So you landed your first tech job, now what?

    Our Tech Talks often center around advice for getting into the industry, but this week we are shifting our focus to learn more about advocating for yourself once you're there. This week we are joined by Derek Meyer, who will be sharing his advice for surviving your first tech job.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Getting past the provisional period
    • Becoming a key player
    • How to get a raise

    Before getting into the tech industry, Derek's resume was almost exclusively sales experience. In 2018 he applied for a Junior SQL Developer position at a large energy company. To his surprise, he landed an interview without formal training or experience. With 3 weeks to prepare for his interview, he completed The Tech Academy's program through the Database course and got the job! Now he joins us to share his experience and advice for surviving and thriving in your new career.

    Join us virtually on May 7th at 1pm Pacific for networking, conversation and fun!

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    Saturday
    May 15
    Virtual Kanban Training
    Virtual

    Learn how to “Stop Starting and Start Finishing”

    Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on May 15th, 2021; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

    Our Kanban workshop will help you adopt a value–centric system of planning and executing your work. In the one-day training, we cover the basics of Kanban, one of the agile processes, through a combination of theory and extensive exercises. With in-depth exercises and coaching from an experienced practitioner, participants will learn how to initiate change with Kanban and bring in process improvements by identifying and addressing bottlenecks, prioritize, and initiate collaboration.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Understand how to make prioritization, sequencing, and scheduling decisions based on economic factors instead of hunches. Learn how to forecast single and multiple work items (releases, sprints) and be able to answer the questions like "When will the work be finished?" accurately instead of guessing due dates. Acquire skills to avoid emotional objections to changes in general and to Kanban WIP limits introduction in particular. Enabled by seven Kanban cadences, be able to introduce continuous learning and improvement process by implementing organizational feedback loops. Familiarize with Kanban Risk Management approaches, service orientation, asymmetrical commitment and rollout phases for a Kanban initiative. Increase Kanban knowledge to manage, sustain and scale evolutionary improvements in their organization.

    BENEFITS

    Get a thorough understanding of the Kanban method, its core principles and practices. Learn how to design and introduce a Kanban system into your existing work environment. Understand how to improve service delivery with Kanban systems and ensure better customer focus. Learn to maximize benefits of the Pull-based workflow, limit Work In Progress (WIP) through continuous collaboration and active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the best possible team workflow. Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions. Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science. Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs). Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace. Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.

    WHO SHOULD COME?

    Kanban is one of the easiest ways to get your process and delivery under control, anyone with work that needs to get done will benefit. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organization, from senior managers looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices. Who should come? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams;

      * Senior Managers
      * Program and Project Managers
      * Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts
      * Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents
      * Product & Software Developers & Testers
      * Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers,
      * Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.
      * Portfolio Managers, Supply Logistics Professionals.
      * Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals
    

    SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

      * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
      * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
      * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
      * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.
      * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience       *       innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.
      * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.
    

    SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

      * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
      * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org
      * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
      * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance
    
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    Monday
    May 17
    Private Surveillance
    Online

    At the last several meetings, we looked at how municipalities use surveillance technologies and how the public can have input into the acquisition and use process related to these systems.

    But what about private entities? How are they using technology to surveil us? And what happens when private organizations fund surveillance tech or enter into contracts with city governments to provide surveillance services?

    This month, local Portland tech journalist Kate Kaye will join us to talk about the ways companies and other private entities are surveilling the public and what that means for our privacy and government policies for tech and data use. Kate is the creator of the the City Surveillance Watch podcast, a three-part scripted series delving into the dichotomy of smart city tech and its surveillance implications. She also is one of the only journalists anywhere to track closely the saga of Portland’s city mobility tracking project with Sidewalk Labs sibling Replica and the city’s groundbreaking facial recognition ban, which outlaws private use of facial recognition.

    We'll discuss ownership and sharing of the data collected and how we might get back control of what information is collected and how it's used.

    Related links:

    Kate Kaye bio and work - https://redtailmedia.org/kate/

    City Surveillance Watch podcast - https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/CSW/593420/


    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.

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    Tuesday
    May 18
    The Full-Circle Digital Marketing Approach to your Shopify Store
    Virtual

    You may exist online, but without a cohesive strategy, you could be leaving conversions at the door. Learn how a full-circle approach to digital marketing can not only improve conversions, but provide your customers with a more engaging experience to keep them coming back. We'll explore how organic/paid efforts, email, customer service and web design all working together is key to customer retention.

    Jessica Grossman is the Founder & CEO of In Social and the Founder & Spokesperson of Uncover Ostomy. She has been named an Extraordinary Canadian, featured in VICE, Insider, HuffPo, Yahoo! and more.

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    Special Edition PDXWIT Happy Hour: Celebrating AAPI in Tech
    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4PI7fGzcR6OpnFYOISqfBg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Autodesk and centered on the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience in tech.

    We will have our usual Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge, but we will also be introduced to APANO, a rad organization in Portland directly supporting and elevating the AAPI Community. Attendees will learn how they can plug in and support their efforts and will be invited to join PDXWIT in financially supporting them. Those who donate to these organizations during the event will be entered into a special raffle, and PDXWIT will be matching all funds raised.

    All attendees will be entered to win gift certificates to some amazing local AAPI owned businesses!

    And for those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event!

    We will 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. - Guest speakers + Women in Tech History 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 p.m. - RAFFLE!!! 5:45 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 inequities and fueling belonging.

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

    Wednesday
    May 19
    Application Security -- The Framework, Processes and Tools to Secure Your Apps
    Virtual

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/277480846/

    Excerpt:

    Traditionally, breaches that make the news are about stealing data and that data being resold for financial gains. Think Target, Ashley Madison, Marriott and so many more. Recently a spotlight was put on supply chain security via the SolarWinds breach and how that affected many companies. The adversaries were able to inject malicious code into applications that have a lot or rights and are widely deployed in many organizations, small and large alike.

    We will discuss the framework, your SDLC (SDL, SSDLC, etc.) – Secure Development Lifecycle – to lay out how you are going to develop and secure your applications. Customers care about this. Once you have your SDLC, you need to define your processes, select your tools, integrate them into your SDLC and finally automate those tools. This is not a short process and often multiple iterations are necessary to get to a good place. The goal of this presentation is to make you aware of a variety of tools that are out there, the various steps along the way of your SDLC you need to take and how to complete each of these steps.

    BIO:

    Derek Hill has over 25 years of experience in Information Security and Information Technology. He is currently the Director of AppSec engineering at ForgeRock, an Identity and Access management company, based in Vancouver, WA. He is responsible for implementing and improving the company’s product security on a continual basis. He works closely with software engineers and security engineers in multiple countries to ensure the ForgeRock products are developed securely and tested in all phases of the development lifecycle. In addition to his full time job, Derek is also a SANS community instructor teaching Security Leadership and CISSP prep courses.

    Prior to his current position, Derek held Information Security, IT management and technical roles at both large and small companies. In each role, he consistently focused on managing high-performing teams, delivering efficient solutions and providing excellent services to a variety of stakeholders, maximizing uptime and security. Derek also has significant experience in cloud technologies, responsible for moving, securing and maintaining them in various cloud environments through their lifecycle.

    TiE Oregon Pitch Club
    Zoom

    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].

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    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

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    Friday
    May 21
    How To Stand Out: A Guide On Future Success with Scott Katzelnick
    The Tech Academy

    Featured Speaker: Scott Katzelnick

    Scott is a Full-Stack Software Developer at Braille Skateboarding.

    Braille Skateboarding is a Skateboarding media company with over 5 Million followers across its social platforms. They are the largest skateboarding YouTube channel in the world and their tutorials have taught millions how to skateboard.

    Scott is a graduate of The Tech Academy Software Developer Bootcamp. He's joining us to share the actions he took to stand out amongst the crowd. Hear about his journey from no experience, through coding bootcamp and job search, and what things are like now as a Full-Stack Software Developer at a great company. And specifically, find out what Scott did to stand out and create future success!

    Register here to join us live, or watch the replay on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

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    Saturday
    May 22
    Virtual Scrum Training

    Join us for an all-day Scrum training on May 22nd, 2021; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

    Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

    Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

    Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process.

    This one day training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project

    BENEFITS

    Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science. Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs). Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace. Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.

    WHO SHOULD COME?

    People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Engineers, Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Program Managers, Business Executives, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business and engineering programs.

    SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    • Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
    • Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed time frame. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
    • Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
    • Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.
    • Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation.
    • Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multicultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.
    • International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

    SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

    • PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
    • PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org
    • CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
    • CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS

    By attending this training you’ll receive professional development units (PDU). They are for professionals looking to maintain Project Management Institute (PMI)- certified credentials. Eligible PDUs: 8 PMP PDUs

    ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

    SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum.

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    Tuesday
    May 25
    Portland Lunch 2.0: Virtually
    Online

    Just because we're still socially distanced doesn't mean we can't connect.

    There's no better time to reconnect with folks in the community with whom you've lost touch. And there's no better way to gather with a random smattering of your startup community peers than Portland Lunch 2.0.

    No agenda. No talks. Just lunch with your community.

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    Wednesday
    May 26
    TiE Oregon's Pitch Club / Mock Investor Meeting
    Zoom

    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.

    Who facilitates Pitch Club?

    Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Robin Jones 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 5-10 minutes of Q&A and general feedback session will take place.

    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.

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    PDXWIT Presents: Debunking the Model Minority Myth: A Panel Discussion
    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Eaemc3fVQtyr0D_4grtqjA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Why are Asians labeled as Model Minorities? Join PDXWIT and our host Avenue Agency for a panel discussion where we’ll debunk the Model Minority Myth, a stereotypical idea that has caused confusion, misunderstanding, and harm to the Asian community for generations. Recent attacks on Asian Americans and Asians have sparked national discussions around Anti-Asian Racism, Asian Hate, and Asian Culture- but why did it take so long to come to light?

    Moderated by Padmashree Koneti, this conversation will include panelists Zhou Fang, Hazel Valdez and Deana Solis. Panelists will share their personal and interpersonal experiences as Asian Americans and Asians in Portland and the U.S. Their collective lived experience gives us a glimpse of how communities can rally together and create a united voice that rejects the model minority myth.

    We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

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

    Friday
    May 28
    Understanding Taxes and Changes from the CARES Act - Tech Talk with Devin Weber
    The Tech Academy

    This week we are joined by Devin Weber to discuss everyone's favorite topic... TAXES! Taxes can be confusing and frustrating, especially if you're an independent contractor, and a lot has changed with Covid-19 and the CARES Act. That's why we invited Devin to help us demystify taxes and make the most of our hard earned money at this week's Tech Talk.

    Devin Weber is an enrolled agent with the IRS and an Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant. She has been doing taxes for 8 years with a focus on small business and self employed individuals. Her focus is educating her clients on how to minimize their tax liability properly within the IRS guidelines which can be confusing and difficult to decipher. In addition to doing taxes she is the CEO of Braille Skateboarding and has spoken at VidCon several years in a row about taxes for self employed YouTube creators.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277431164/

    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150968788711

    Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

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    Tuesday
    Jun 1
    Design Your Life®, Design Your Post-Pandemic Summer
    Virtual

    Without question, it takes something for we humans – even in great times – to have a vision and take the right actions to create the success we want in our lives, both personally and professionally.

    Whether you want to take on your career, love life, health, fun & adventure, family (yes, even yours), and/or bank account, this workshop will help you wake up to your summer dreams and get into the right actions to realize them. You will walk away with a new perspective, attainable goals, and an inspired personal plan.

    Join us for an insightful, thought-provoking workshop to kick off your summer, and not only design your next move but ensure its success.

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    Friday
    Jun 4
    Tech Interview Office Hours - Tech Talk with Chris Ling
    The Tech Academy

    Chris Ling joins us this week to discuss Tech Interviews! Technical Interviews are an essential aspect to finding a tech job and they can be challenging and intimidating. That's why we invited Chris to share his experience on how to nail your Tech Interviews.

    Since graduating from The Tech Academy in 2017, Chris has worked as a Software Engineer at Vacasa, and a Data Engineer at Flux and now Facebook. In his time in the industry he noticed that Tech Interviews tend to fall into 6 basic categories. In this Tech Talk, Chris will break down the different types of Tech Interviews and how to prepare for them, so you can walk into your next interview with confidence!

    RSVP to join us live on June 4th at 1pm Pacific time for networking and conversation! Register on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277535098/ Register on Eventbrite:

    Can't make it? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

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    Friday
    Jun 11
    Maintaining Mental Health on the Job Hunt - Tech Talk with Linda Jean-Philippe
    The Tech Academy

    The first Tech job is the hardest to land, and the process can be disheartening at times. That's why we invited Linda Jean-Philippe to come discuss how to maintain your mental health while on the job hunt. We will learn how to deal with being nervous, redeeming yourself after every rejection, and controlling what you can during the process.

    Linda came to The Tech Academy from a non-technical background working in finance and healthcare. She graduated from the Python Developer Boot Camp in 2020 and works as a software engineer for CapGemini in Atlanta, GA. Let's all take a mental health break and gain some insight on getting through the job search from someone who's been there.

    Join us on June 11th at 1pm Pacific time for networking, conversation and fun!

    Register on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277535103/

    Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150969001347

    Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

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    Monday
    Jun 14
    Intro to Oregon Startup Community
    Virtual

    This free webinar is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of startups in Oregon. We will canvas key events/meetups to attend, startups to know, people, companies, VCs, blogs, hot issues, and more. You'll also learn how to participate in the community to advance your startup or startup career.

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    Tuesday
    Jun 15
    Yelp + GA: Lean Marketing For Startups And Small Businesses
    Virtual

    Join Yelp for Business and General Assembly for a series of workshops focused on empowering business owners.

    If you're a startup or small business, you're likely time-poor and resource constrained, so on top of growing your business and acquiring users and customers, how do you also market your company brilliantly?

    If you want to reduce your marketing mistakes and increase your successes—this is the workshop for you. Packed with practical tips on how to fast track your business growth through proven lean marketing strategies, this session will help you get started on effectively getting the word out about your business. You'll learn the basics of content marketing strategy, social media marketing, email marketing, and so much more. You'll also gain knowledge of the appropriate marketing channel to use based on your business model and startup marketing strategy.

    Come along if you're a startup and small business owner—or are thinking about starting one—with little or no marketing experience.

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    Wednesday
    Jun 16
    Career Wednesday: Networking For Where You Want to Go
    Virtual

    Debunk the myths of networking challenges and gain new perspective on how easy and helpful networking can be for helping you to achieve your goals.

    Learn how to meet valuable contacts on apps and online Establish and maintain authentic relationships Frame your existing employment situation in a positive light Get the most out of virtual/remote networking events

    and More!

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    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

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    Friday
    Jun 18
    Networking and Communication: Tech Talk with Recruiter Michael McCormack
    The Tech Academy

    Michael McCormack is an experienced tech recruiter with Edgelink Staffing Firm, who has placed over 150 people in tech careers in the last four years. He will join us to share his insider tips on two essential aspects of the job search: networking and communication.

    Bring your job placement placement questions and join us on June 18th at 1pm Pacific time for some great advice and an opportunity to network!

    Use the google meet link provided to join us live at 1pm Pacific time.

    Need a reminder? RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150969097635 RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277535110/

    Can't join us live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

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    Wednesday
    Jun 23
    Career Wednesday: How to fast-track your promotion
    Virtual

    Your career is an ever-evolving process. How do you get to the next level?

    This webinar will help you achieve clarity to create an actionable plan to get your next promotion. We’ll start with the foundation of showcasing your value to the organization.

    Next, we’ll dive into effective ways for you to showcase your value to an organization. Regardless of your seniority within an organization or if you’re starting a new gig. Recognize your strengths and speak about them confidently not arrogantly to get noticed.

    Lastly, this webinar will teach you how to unpack your networking skills to build relationships that are mutually beneficial. It’s not about swapping business cards it’s about getting to know the person whose name is on that business card.

    This webinar is designed for the professional who’s ready to take it to the next level.

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    Monday
    Jun 28
    PIE Demo Day 2021
    Online

    Save the date. More details soon.

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    Wednesday
    Jun 30
    Career Wednesday: How to Find Strength in Your Uniqueness
    Virtual

    Life can sometimes present as a sea of constant tug and pull, chaos and flow, change and transitioning individually and sometimes all at once. In the midst of trying to create balance, how do we stand strong in our own uniqueness and how can we find, understand and appreciate what that strength looks like in order to become it more within our lives. This webinar will explore the different concepts and ways of how we can identify and measure how we are living in our unique strength, whilst offering tools and techniques to help maintain that place.

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    Thursday
    Jul 8
    Brainstorming: Coming Up with Creative Ideas When You Feel Stuck
    Virtual

    "Flood your life with ideas from many sources. Creativity needs to be exercised like a muscle. If you don't use it, you'll lose it!" -Brian Tracy

    You know what they say. Creativity = Success. Creativity helps you stand out - it helps differentiate you from your competitors, and it makes you more memorable in your customers' minds.

    Except it isn't that easy to come up with creative ideas and more often than not, you find yourself stuck with the same old ideas. Big ideas don’t just grow on trees. You can't force creativity, and sometimes, "creative" isn't enough for an idea to succeed.

    We might just know how to help you out! Join our experts as they take you through a tried and tested frameworks to generate creative ideas and train your creative muscle on a regular basis.

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    Tuesday
    Jul 13
    Tech & Wellness: A Data Driven Approach for Improving Your Sleeping Habits
    Virtual

    Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person's overall health and well-being. Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Getting adequate rest may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and increased illness duration. Lack of sleep can lead to a higher risk of accidents and productivity losses. Sleep tracking can improve your sleep, providing you with a wealth of data such as how much time you've spent in each stage of sleep. But how do you use this data wisely?

    Join experts as they share about Data-Driven approach to sleep during this webinar.

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    Wednesday
    Jul 14
    Career Wednesday: Become Your Own Career Coach
    Virtual

    We'd all love to have mentors, but even so you can't rely on them always. What if there was a way to coach yourself out of problems, hold yourself accountable and catalyze growth? This webinar will teach you to be more self-motivated, structured for success and improve your time management skills. Get ready to become the coach you wish you had!

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    Thursday
    Jul 15
    Women in Tech Breakfast: Oregon edition
    Virtual

    We invite you to join us for this interactive breakfast for Women in Technology & Entrepreneurship. We are featuring Oregon women in tech to give their insight on how they reached their level of success, advise on navigating the workplace, and how we can help the next generation of women in tech. This dynamic panel will be moderated by an expert in the field.

    Our esteemed panel of speakers are pioneers in their respective fields, representing many facets of international tech industry.

    After the panel, we will invite attendees to participate in a Q&A session with our panelists before we continue the rest of our busy day!

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    Monday
    Jul 19
    Freelancing: Pricing, Proposals and Payments
    Virtual

    The struggle is real when it comes to charging for your freelance services. If you’re like other side-hustlers today, you may be asking yourself one (or more!) of these questions:

    What language should a proposal, SOW, or contract include? What is the best price for my services at my level… that my clients won’t fight me on? How do I get paid on time, every time? What do I do when I really want to turn down a potential client, but don’t want to sound like a jerk doing it? How do I keep my invoices, payments, and other numbers organized?

    We will share the straightforward answers to these and other questions about freelancing pricing, proposals & payments.

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    Wednesday
    Jul 21
    Career Wednesday: Creating an Authentic Career Vision
    Virtual

    We all need a vision to work towards and one of the best ways to start making things happen is by creating your authentic career vision.

    This session will take you through the visioning process to help crystallize your career direction, capture your goals, and keep your authentic self fresh in your mind on a daily basis.

    We will go through: A framework for planning your authentic career Simple visioning techniques to help you define what's most important to you

    Join us for some fun, reflective session.

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    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

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    Tuesday
    Jul 27
    Tech & Wellness: A Data Driven Approach to Nutrition
    Virtual

    Today, data-driven technologies are being used to improve nutrition and health outcomes at the individual level and on a global scale. For individuals, there are now hundreds of thousands of mobile health apps available for download in global app stores related to fitness, diet or medical health. In an effort to address nutrition and health at scale, emerging technologies are being adopted to transform the entire health system. Diet and nutrition apps are playing a growing role in supporting individual health-related behavior change. During this webinar, you’ll learn how data tracking can help improve your nutrition balance.

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    Wednesday
    Aug 18
    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

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    Wednesday
    Sep 15
    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

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    Monday
    Oct 11
    PNSQC 2021: The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
    through TBD

    The 39th Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference will be held October 11-13, 2021. The conference theme is Quality Coming Together — how all the separate people, teams, processes, libraries and ideas come together to build a quality system (or not). PNSQC 2020 will be online this year, so you can easily join keynotes, technical presentations, panels, and workshops. Stream the conference to watch from the comfort of your home office, or next to your cat or dog on the couch. Early bird pricing will be announced in April. Join us for October 11-13, 2021, by registering online: https://www.pnsqc.org/register

    Tracks Include - People, Management and Leadership - Technologies and Tools (including Machine Learning and AI) - Performance and Security - Automation - Processes, Practices, and Methods - Quality Engineering

    Our industry learns from working with education, healthcare, manufacturing, government sectors, and more. What can those other industries learn from us? Come and find out at PNSQC 2021.

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    Wednesday
    Oct 20
    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

    Website
    Wednesday
    Nov 17
    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

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    Tuesday
    Jan 19, 2038
    Epochalypse
    TBD

    Wherever remains that still serves beer in 2038, we will party like it's 1970.

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