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PDXWIT Presents Career Pivots: A Success Story and Lessons Learned


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Prior to World War II, systems — even complex systems — expected the human to fit or adapt to the machine or system. As systems became more complex, this approach started to fail, causing loss and injuries due to "Human Error." This led to the start of Human-Centered Systems Engineering and Design, by designing machines and complex systems to fit the human, not expecting people to adapt to the needs of systems. This is the story of how Deb Mrazek's career as a Human-Centered Systems Engineer evolved and pivoted, as did the discipline of Human-Centered Systems Engineering and Design. Deb co-founded Curiate.co to help people cultivate the quality, profile, and value of human-centered systems design in their organizations through workshops, embedded consulting, interim leadership, and tailored coaching. She believes that only by bridging the language and thinking of business and design can the true value of design truly be realized.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar opens 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, announcements 5:15 p.m. - Presentation begins 5:45 p.m. - Q&A 6:00 p.m. - Closing remarks/final takeaways/cta 6:30 p.m. - Event 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.