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Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech

308 SW 2nd Ave Fifth Floor
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)
Public WiFi



Now in its second year, several Portland-based organizations passionate about increasing the numbers of women in tech are organizing an evening of career-building interactive booths and breakout sessions, networking, and refreshments. Women of all levels of interest and involvement in tech are invited to attend. Whether you have a lot to learn or a bit to teach, we hope you join us!

Lightning Talks:

We are currently accepting Lighting Talk submissions - due by March 31st. Talks must be 5 minutes in length and be useful for women in tech (or related to tech), such as:

  • Technology
  • Women in the workforce/tech
  • Career growth
  • Issues underrepresented groups face in tech

Submit your talk here.

Career Booths:

  • Improve your elevator pitch through effective body language
  • Practice your interview skills with mock interviews with local tech recruiters
  • Improve your resume with 1:1 resume review with local tech recruiters and hiring managers
  • Enhance your professional presentation with style experts
  • Get a professional headshot taken to use in all sorts of professional scenarios

Breakout Sessions:

  • Negotiation
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Python
  • Reading HTML and CSS for non-technical people
  • Getting involved in Github and open source

When: Thursday, April 17th Time: 4:15 - 8:30 PM Where: Puppet Labs, 926, NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 Price: FREE! Free to attend however registration is required


4:15 PM - 8:30 PM 4:15 PM - Doors Open/Check-in 4:30 PM - Pre-Conference Networking Session (Speed Networking) 5:00 PM - Opening Remarks | Opening Talk | Lightning Talks 6:00 PM - Breakout Sessions, Booths, Networking 8:15 PM - Closing Remarks 8:30 PM - Event ends/Career booths close