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PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC in Tech: PDX Transplants & Supportive Networks


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

Join PDXWIT, along with PDX Blacks in Tech and Simple X, for a conversation with several Portland transplants who’ve created supportive spaces. Dianne Jarvis Lumsden, Front End Software Developer at Coinbase and facilitator of PDX Blacks in Tech, and Wilson Kubwayo, founder of Simple X and Adjunct Instructor at Portland Community College, will be taking part.

This honest conversation, facilitated by Krystal Ngene, Community & Corporate Engagement Manager at In4All, will explore the stories of each speakers’ relocation to PDX and the challenges they faced in finding a supportive network. As a result, they are building and nurturing those networks for themselves.

After hearing from the speakers, all attendees will have the option of on camera networking. There will be a dedicated breakout room for BIPOC and a space for white allies to connect.

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

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talk begins 5:45 p.m. - Q&A 6 p.m. - Breakout rooms including dedicated space for BIPOC to connect without white allies present 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.