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May 18
Whither Conda? A Fireside Chat with Kevin Goldsmith, the CTO of Anaconda

Do you work in Data and rely on Python and Conda?

Join us for a fireside chat with Kevin Goldsmith, CTO of Anaconda. Kevin is a technology vet whose career has included Adobe, Microsoft and Spotify. These days he's leading Anaconda into the next generation of Python data tools. Join us as Kevin shares the roadmap of where Anaconda is going. Bring questions!

Elixir Hack, Help, or Get Help
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The Portland Elixir/BEAM group is getting back together in the physical world.

Hack and Help Night Expectations

Hack and help nights are you opportunity to meet other people interested in Elixir or other BEAM-based languages in the real world. You can be a total newbie or just have interest in some of the ideas it brings.

Some free food and drink will be provided courtesy of sponsors.

You should try to attend if you:

Are new to Elixir and want to see what it's all about.

Need help with something you're working on or an idea you have.

You like listening and helping others, or just want to motivate people.

Want access to some hardware, electronics and sensors to play around with Nerves on.

Want to discuss the latest happenings in the community.

Need somewhere away from home to work on a project.

Just want something social to do.

We're still trying to lock in the venue for the in-person events and venues may change over time, as might the rules regarding masking depending on peoples' comfort level.

For the most part, the mask rules will follow the same restrictions as the venue and will evolve based on current trends of the virus and feedback from the community. If you're interacting with or sitting next to someone, and they would prefer for you to also be masked while nearby, please be considerate of their request.

Future Meeting Cadence

We'll be switching to the following format moving forward:

Last Tuesday of the month remains a virtual-only event, combining both the Portland and Seattle groups and anybody else who would like to join us virtually. This event has been mostly a "demos on demand" during the pandemic but will start to move back toward a 50/50 split with a pre-announced presentation for part of the event. If you have something you'd like to talk about, let the event coordinator know (see Event Coordinator Contact below). Future event dates will be: Apr 26, May 31, Jun 28, and Jul 26.

Two weeks before the meeting on the last Tuesday (third from last Tuesday), will be an in-person hack and help night in Seattle. Future event dates will be: Apr 12, May 17, Jun 14, and Jul 12.

The following night after the Seattle hack night will be an in-person hack and help night in Portland. Future event dates will be: Apr 13, May 18, Jun 15, and Jul 13.


If you or a company you work for would like to host an event, or sponsor food, beverages or venue costs, please let me know! (see Event Coordinator Contact below).

Event Coordinator Contact

May 19
Data PDX: NIEM – The Grand Translator for Data Exchange


Mike Phillips – Vice president of Integrated Solutions, SLG Innovation. Co-Chair of the NIEM State, Local, Territorial and Trible Tiger Team.

Katherine Escobar – Deputy Division Chief, Data and Services Division, Cyber and Command, Control, Communications and Computers Integration (DD C5I), Joint Staff J6

Paul K. Wormeli – Innovation Strategist, Wormeli Consulting, LLC – Co-Chair of the NIEM State, Local, Territorial and Trible Tiger Team.


An organization’s ability to effectively serve its customers hinges on the availability of current, accurate, and relevant information. The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a community-driven, standards-based approach to exchanging information. Diverse communities can collectively leverage NIEM to increase efficiencies and improve decision-making.

NIEM is a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations. NIEM can save time and money by providing consistent, reusable data definitions and reusable processes. NIEM is available to everyone, including both public and private organizations.

NIEM includes a data model, governance, training, tools, technical support services, and an active community to assist users in adopting a standards-based approach to exchanging data.

What You Will Learn

This session will provide you with a NIEM overview and some practical applications.

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May 20
Cinder Connect Conversations: AAPI Heritage

An honest panel discussion centering the identities and experiences of our friends and colleagues across the AAPI community.

Hosted by Cinder and moderated by Réland Logan (she/her), we will continue to examine what equity and inclusion means for different and intersecting identities in these panel discussions throughout 2022.

Panelists to include: • Ashlan Glazier-Anderson (she/her), CEO, AshbeanPDX Marketing • Anjali Hursh (she/her), DJ Anjali, DJ Anjali + The Incredible Kid • Keven Saleumvong (he/him), Administrative Assistant Learning & Development, Willamette Dental Group

Our intention with these conversations is to interrogate the integrity and efficacy of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion programming in our workplaces and communities.

We are curious to explore the question: Is Equity and Inclusion in the workplace and beyond?

Please help us spread the word!

Cinder is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Katy Byrtus at [email protected] or 541.408.4834 to request accessibility accommodations. If you are having trouble registering for this event please reach out to Katy and she will be glad to assist you. At all of our Cinder events we will automatically provide ASL interpreting, live captioning, and relevant materials in pdf format in advance, and we are helping our presenters be more inclusive in their materials and presentations.

Maintaining Positive Mental Health as a Developer with Tyler Branscome
The Tech Academy

Your mental health is important!

Tyler Branscome, Tech Academy graduate, will be joining us to discuss maintaining a positive mental health as a developer.

Reports say that a large number of software developers are facing depression and mental disorders.

According to the International Journal of Humanities Social Science Invention, software developers have significantly the highest rate of anxiety in comparison to their colleagues who are performing mechanical or other tasks.

In this Talk, Tyler will be sharing tips on how to maintain your mental health. Tyler graduated in 2021 and is currently working as an application developer at Oyova.

Join us on May 20th at 1pm PT (2pm MT, 3pm CT and 4pm ET) in our Google Meet room.

RSVP on Meetup: RSVP on Eventbrite:

Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel:

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

May 24
PDXWIT Get Hired Up: Autodesk Edition

Registration through Eventbrite required.

PDXWIT Get Hired Up: The networking event that comes to you! ASL interpreters will be onsite.

Are you ready to get hired up?! Then this in-person event is for you. PDXWIT has teamed up with Autodesk for an in-person (!) event focused on connecting job seekers with open roles. Recruiters, hiring managers, and internal community leaders will be onsite to connect about open positions at the company.

We’ll get you fired up with a short presentation from PDXWIT and the Autodesk team. Then we invite you to mingle on the 6th floor of the beautiful Autodesk building in inner southeast Portland. You’ll have a chance to chat with recruiters and hiring managers while enjoying snacks, dessert, and drinks with a 360 view of our city.

Please have your resume ready to send and your LinkedIn profiles up to date!

In order to create a productive and thoughtful space, we are limiting capacity to the first 125 attendees.

Please reach out to [email protected] with any additional accessibility needs you have.

Not quite ready for an in person event but still want to connect with companies that are hiring? Join us for Job Board Live on May 12th!

Agenda: 4:00 p.m. - Event Begins/Please mingle with recruiters 4:45 p.m. - PDXWIT and Autodesk Intros 6:00 p.m. - Event Ends

Mission: 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.

Safety Measures:

It’s been awhile since PDXWIT produced an in-person event. The safety of our community is our highest priority. See below for safety protocols and requirements.


Q: Will masks be required in indoor spaces? Will masks be required outside? Will hand sanitizer be provided and plentiful? A:

Masks are optional. There are several outdoor spaces at the venue.

Hosts will provide plentiful hand sanitizer.

We will ask all attendees to certify that they are vaccinated.

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, volunteers will be outside of the building helping attendees with accessibility needs.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes!

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking nearby. Shuttles and public transportation nearby as well. More info to come.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The entrance in on Ankeny. PDXWIT volunteers will be out front with green shirts on.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Outdoor racks, and limited indoor.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Autodesk is located near public transportation. Please use your own judgment when deciding to take public transportation.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, sadly.

May 26
Power Pitching: Every Time, Every Situation
Online via Zoom

This workshop is all about pitching...whether it's for investors, at a networking event (live or virtual) or to decide on a collaborator.

What does it really take to make a powerful pitch?

What are the pitfalls to avoid at all cost?

How can you master the art of pitching with your own style, personality and brand?

Join Career Coach/StartOut Workshop Facilitator, Jim Arnoff, who will give you the career coach's top tips for pitching with conviction and results.

What you'll learn:

Tips on how to prepare How to read the person you're pitching how to engage with & anticipate every question If you ever wondered what it really takes to do a successful pitch, this workshop is for you!

May 27
SQL Query Optimization with Wesley Rolfson
The Tech Academy

Join us Friday May 27th to learn how to optimize your SQL Queries!

Wesley Rolfson started working with data when he was in high school, while working on Steam and Culvert surveys, using the data to explain how nature is responding to human activity. He now works as a data analysist working with Environmental, Health, and Safety data.

Wesley's talk will cover optimizing your SQL Queries by looking at the layers of processing, and will also cover how the SQL engine looks at your query so that you can better write queries, and ultimately explain your results.

Join us Friday May27th at 1pm Pacific Time in our Google Meet Room.

RSVP on MeetUp:

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube channel:

May 31
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.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on and Google Groups.

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

Jun 1
PDXWIT LGBTQ+ in Tech: Love Will Keep Us Together
Online via Zoom

Registration through Zoom required.

When we think about the queer community we think about those amazing people that bring us all together. From LGBTQ+centric organizations to leaders who love to create connections, we want to celebrate their work and continue to build an even broader community!

PRIDE is every day and we want you to join PDXWIT as we come together to celebrate how love will keep us together!

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff and Hazel Valdez, we’ll hear from Salome Chimuku, DeAngelo Crane, and Katy Byrtus in this inclusive panel.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions 5:10 p.m. - Panel discussion begins 5:50 p.m. - Q&A 6:00 p.m. - Event ends


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

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

Jun 2
OTBC Webinar - Funding My Startup Without Giving Away Equity!
Via Zoom

Join SBA Lending Expert Scott Bossom from Columbia Bank and Maggie Reilly, Business Lender from Craft 3 for what you need to know about SBA Loans and other alternate sources of funding. Learn about funding your startup business with giving away equity!

Jun 3
Choosing the Best Career Option for You in Software Development with Jeffery Luxmore
310 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR

Are you struggling with deciding which tech career route is best for you?

Tech Academy graduate, Jeffery Luxmore, will be joining us on Friday June 3rd to give advice on determining which software development route will best fit your style and will ultimately lead you to success and overall job satisfaction.

Jeffery has experience working in all three routes - freelance, working corporate, and he currently successfully runs a start-up. Jeffery is currently working as a senior software developer at YPrime.

Join us at Tech Academy's Portland campus on June 3rd for our first live Tech Talk post COVID19!

If you can't make it in-person, you can join this event through this Google Meet link:

12:40pm Doors open 12:45pm Pizza and Refreshments

1:00pm Tech Talk starts

We do not have any parking spaces, so make sure you don't forget to pay the meter!

Jun 7
Kickstart Your Investment Career with Crowdfunding
Online via Zoom

In recent years, one of the most exciting developments in the world of investing has been the development of investment crowdfunding.

With this new type of investing, there is a chance you could make money from startups, expanding businesses, and even real estate in a way that hasn't been possible before.

This interactive series brought to you by StartOut's VC and Investor Programming Board, in partnership with iFundWomen, will be paving the path to making investments outside of traditional portfolio tools.

Moderator: Alex Cox-Cuzzi, SMBX Speaker: Ashley Olafsen, Startup Coach, iFundWomen

Jun 10
Creating Efficient Code with SQL - Presented by Marquita Hartman
The Tech Academy

Marquita Hartman graduated from The Tech Academy in 2019, and has since become a software developer at Computershare, where she mainly works with SQL and other Microsoft data services.

Marquita will be joining us to speak on creating efficient code in SQL, and giving some insight on SQL related skills that potential employers might be looking for.

Her talk will entail: -Creating tables and using appropriate indexs -When and Why you should use a View vs a Table -Tuning techniques for stored procedures -How to test efficiency -A brief overview of an Explain Plan

Join us on Friday June 10th at 1pm Pacific Time in our Google Meet Room.

RSVP on MeetUp: RSVP on EventBrite:

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube channel:

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about creating efficient code in SQL!

Jun 16
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Good Coffee (NW)
Good Coffee

After a successful re-launch at Deadstock, we're headed over to Slabtown to check out Good Coffee (thanks to Corey for the recommendation). This location has a nice little outside area for those that are still not eager to get together indoors. Hope to see you all there!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free-flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

Oct 12
PIE Demo Day 2022


Please join us online for PIE Demo Day 2022!

You do not need to be an accredited investor to attend. And you don't need to be in Portland, Oregon. Everyone is welcome. It's a community event and free and open to the public.

Jan 19, 2038

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