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Tuesday
Aug 17
PDXWIT August Virtual Happy Hour: Cybersecurity & Digital Health Check
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HqeZ8jYeSVmLssGxHgflVQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for our last (for now?) entirely virtual Happy Hour, hosted by our friends at Delap.

Ensuring our data remains safe and secure has never been more critical, especially as working from home does not guarantee the same level of cybersecurity as an office. In fact, between February and May 2020, more than half a million people using video conferencing tools were affected by breaches.”

Diane Bishop from Delap will talk about how critical compliance is for business, while Dwayne Thomas of PDX Blacks in Tech will share stories garnered from his years working as a security engineer.

As always, we will have recruiters looking to connect with you about jobs via our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge. 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. Please get in touch with any additional accessibility needs you may have. 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 5:45 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 mission are welcome.

Tuesday
Aug 31
PDXWIT Presents: Accessibility in Tech: A Panel Discussion Centering People with Disabilities
Virtual

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As tech companies throughout Portland turn their attention towards our post-pandemic world, one thing is clear: for people with disabilities in the workforce, we cannot go back to the way things were before.

In Oregon, 1 in 4 people comprising 31.8% of the local workforce lives with a disability. Still, the barriers for people with disabilities when it comes to hiring, workplace disclosure and accommodations — and thriving within the often-neurotypical cultures of the tech industry — create a challenging landscape to navigate upward growth and mobility.

Join PDXWIT and host Momentive for a panel discussion moderated and led by people living with disabilities in Portland as they provide education, share their experiences, and make recommendations for how tech can become more accessible.

Moderator: Katie Jahangiri (she/her) - Development Director

Panelists: Catherine Cambridge (she/her) - Manager of Legal Operations Miki Demeter (she/her) - Security Researcher Mark Espina (he/him) - Jr Database Developer

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

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

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

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Wednesday
Jul 28
Portland Lunch 2.0: Virtually
Online

Things are still slowly getting back to in person, so this month will be virtual, again.

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 (virtual) lunch with your community.

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Tuesday
Jul 20
PDXWIT Presents: July Happy (Lunch) Hour
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GE8L4FzfRhSpJRVNasTrJw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT and host Viewpoint for a summer lunchtime Happy Hour event. The theme of the evening will be Technology: The First Generation. We will hear from speakers who are the first in their families to explore a career in tech and what that has meant for them as they have moved through their career.

Featured lightning speaker Hanan Alnizami will share her story as an immigrant and first generation woman in tech along with other special guests. As always, we’ll have our Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge. If you are looking for a job, you don’t want to miss this.

And for those of you looking to connect on camera, we will come together face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) after the presentations for a little dose of community.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Contact [email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

Hope to see you there!

PDXWIT's mission: 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

Wednesday
Jul 14
PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC in Tech: Reclaiming the Outdoors
Virtual

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Join us for a special summer edition of our BIPOC in Tech event series. We will explore how leveraging technology can help reduce the barriers BIPOC folks face when it comes to the outdoors.

The outdoors can offer a place of peace, joy, or even a simple moment to step away from our computers and unplug. From your window, it can seem so accessible, yet forests, mountain tops, and swimming holes are often lacking diversity. We are here to help change that! Whether it’s for walking around in your neighborhood park, gardening, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, cycling, etc., share your favorite apps or tech that help you get outside, stay safe, and reclaim the spirit of our ancestors.

The presentation portion of this event is open to everyone, but please be aware that the perspectives and needs of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) will be centered. After the presentation portion, white allies in attendance will be asked to leave in order to create dedicated, small breakout spaces for BIPOC attendees.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning during the event and available for breakout rooms.

Thursday
Jul 8
PDXWIT Community Forum: Returning to in-person
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYld-uvqjMqHN3h2a8HtNviMRug4KsXEoqd is required to gain entry to this virtual event

We miss you! You miss each other! The PDXWIT crew wants to be intentional as we explore ways to safely come together again.

PDXWIT Executive Director Elizabeth Stock, Operations Manager Dawn Mott, and Community Organizer Mabana Bamba will present some community-sourced ideas on the future structure of in-person events, and open the floor to your comments and concerns through on-camera speaking slots and in-chat commentary.

We are nothing without our community, and we truly value your voice. Our events will continue to be streamed online and contain ways to engage in real time. We value all members of the PDXWIT community and want to provide a comfortable and accessible environment to gather and connect.

Please join us to help determine the future of PDXWIT in-person events 2.0. Help us bring back the magic!

PDXWIT's mission: 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.

Thursday
Jul 1
Thursday Evening Figure Drawing
High Low Art Space

Ongoing weekly drop-in life drawing in SE Portland — Feel free to show up late or leave early

Thursday evenings are shorter poses

Wet and dry media allowed, please be courteous and clean up after yourself

Cash is preferred

Buy in bulk: $45 for 5 sessions, to be attended within two months of purchase

We ask that artists under 18 have parent/guardian permission to attend figure drawing sessions

Show our models your appreciation by tipping — art modeling is hard work!

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Wednesday
Jun 30
PDXWIT Presents: June Diversity Discussion

Join us for a small, informal yet focused discussion where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace.

Our goal is to create a dedicated space for an honest and impactful conversation exploring our shared experiences as individuals underrepresented in the industry. We are asking folks to apply to attend this event by using this form: https://forms.gle/vc3iWL7VBTMjDNx89 underrepresented may mean BIPOC, LGBTQ+, varying physical or cognitive abilities

Applications are due by Wednesday, 6/16/21 and the 10 invitees will be notified by Wednesday, 6/23/21. A zoom link will be shared with attendees ahead of the event.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.*underrepresented may mean BIPOC, LGBTQ+, varying physical or cognitive abilities

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.

Tuesday
Jun 29
OWASP PDX: My Journey to Becoming a CISSP : Study Tips and Life-lessons with Sarba Roy
Virtual

Sarba is currently the Product Security Consultant at Umpqua Bank where she is collaborating and acting as a security advisor to the Product teams when new digital technologies and/or business needs are identified. She is also the Membership Chair for the Women In Cybersecurity(WiCyS) Oregon Affiliate, the Chapter Lead for Infosec Girls - Oregon and the Founding member of WomenH2H, a global community for women leaders and changemakers. She is also a passionate volunteer and advocate for women’s empowerment, education equity while being a writer and mentor at heart, dedicated to helping individuals and organizations become more compassionate, curious and cybersmart.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/278536668/

Monday
Jun 28
PIE Demo Day 2021
Online

Please join us online for an all virtual PIE Demo Day, all from the comfort of your Web browser.

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 all aspects of the virtual demo day are free and open to the public.

If you're interested in participating in PIE Demo Day, there are three ways for you to do so. Each starts at 3:14PM Pacific Time on June 28, 2021:

Follow PIE on Twitter (https://twitter.com/piepdx): Like last year, the PIE Twitter account will serve as the emcee for PIE Demo Day 2021. If you're interested in experiencing the event as we envisioned it, please make sure you're following our Twitter account as we take you through the run of show. Best of all, the event will be captured in a single thread so that you can reference — and share — it later.

Subscribe to PIE on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/portlandincubatorexperiment): Interested in more of a "choose your own adventure" format? You're in luck, because we'll be uploading all of the demo day presentations to our YouTube channel as a single playlist.

Join the virtual trade show (https://www.airmeet.com/e/4783cf50-cec2-11eb-9d24-03639ec00847): Not every founder will be presenting on PIE Demo Day, this year, but you'll still get the opportunity to meet them and hear more about the companies they're creating. Join us for a virtual trade show to hear more from this year's founders.

We look forward to seeing you at PIE Demo Day 2021.

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Wednesday
Jun 23
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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Tuesday
Jun 22
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FBl4eltmTNaV2mOZ62CQ_w is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition, so some engineers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) got together to create this training tailored to technical job seekers. In tech, it is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare as each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this virtual seminar we will review some interviewing practices we’ve witnessed through our careers for technical interviews and present helpful tips to prepare. We plan to cover many beneficial topics: Morning preparation, attire, and mindset Non-technical preparation How to study for the coding interview How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

Agenda: 11:30 p.m. - Event begins 11:33 p.m.- Intros and announcements 11:40 p.m. - Session begins 1:00 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.

Thursday
Jun 17
PDX Code Guild Tech Talk -- Introduction to Vim: Edit Text Like a Pro
PDX Code Guild

As programmers we spend a large portion of our time simply editing text. Since we have the skill and experience to learn programming languages, why not also spend the time to learn a text editing language? After all, that is essentially what Vim is. Vim is a language for editing text.

This talk is aimed at people who have never heard of vim, as well people who may have tried it but didn’t see the productivity boost they were hoping for. By the end of the talk, you will see vim as not just a text editor with efficient hotkeys, but rather a language of composable commands to edit text like a programmer.

Presented by PDX Code Guild Instructor Evan Hackett https://pdxcodeguild.com

See past Tech Talks on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/pdxcodeguild

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PDXWIT Presents: June Virtual Happy Hour: Intersectionality
Virtual

Registration through Zoom hhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrc-ysrTosE9bkJOuhJWBxv6Lept2DUrN8 is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us during Pride Month for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by PixelSpoke.

Our emcee, Hazel Valdez, will help us explore intersectionality, a concept and term first explored by Kimberlé Crenshaw. Intersectionality acknowledges that while some populations share similar experiences of discrimination, harassment, sexism, inequality and oppression on the basis of their sex, race and gender, not all are equally impacted or have equal access to resources, power and privilege.

We will have lightning speakers exploring this theme. As always, we’ll have our Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge.

And for those of you looking to connect on camera, we will come together face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) after the presentations for a little dose of community.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Contact [email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 12:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 12:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: 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.

Wednesday
Jun 9
PDXWIT Presents: Celebrating PRIDE!
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrc-ysrTosE9bkJOuhJWBxv6Lept2DUrN8 is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us during Pride Month for a celebration hosted by Cambia.

It’s PRIDE month! The usual PRIDE parade where folks line the streets and wear our glittered rainbow outfits is not happening for the 2nd year in a row, but that doesn’t mean the celebration has to be put on hold. How are you celebrating PRIDE this month?

Join us as we meet with Queer leaders in tech spaces, creating connections to talk about what they’re doing to celebrate and connect with the community at-large. From driveway dinners to virtual happy hours, the community is built by us, and the pandemic can’t stop our spirit!

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff and Hazel Valdez, this panel discussion with Denise McCarty from Autodesk, Jennifer Bantelman from Zapproved, and others will share their connections to the queer community in the past, present and future.

Event sponsored by our friends at Cambia.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

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

Friday
Jun 4
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-pwsmft0j-nhkRmjfbj167yGQHyVUqcQ

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:00 Discussions 9:00 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Thursday
May 27
Remote Tech Talk at the Guild -- Intro to Game Design in JavaScript
PDX Code Guild

With the HTML5 canvas API, web developers have the ability to draw and animate in 2D using JavaScript. And from there, it just takes a bit of structure to design a simple game.

In this Tech Talk, we will use a rudimentary game engine to design a 2D Platformer in Vanilla JavaScript. We will focus on these game design concepts: - Collision Detection & Resolution - Object-Oriented Programming and Inheritance - Trigonometric Functions for Smooth Animations - State Machines - Events - And More

We will also discuss the many differences (and some similarities) between game design and web development.

This Tech Talk is for programmers and gamers of all levels of experience. A basic understanding of JavaScript and the canvas API will help attendees follow along. Refer to this guide for an intro to drawing with canvas: https://github.com/pjz987/guides/blob/master/docs/canvas-tutorial.md

Presented by PDX Code Guild Teaching Assistant Pete Jones

https://pdxcodeguild.com/ Want to learn Web Development? Contact [email protected] Want to watch past Tech Talks? Check out our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/pdxcodeguild

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Wednesday
May 26
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.

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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Friday
May 21
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-pwsmft0j-nhkRmjfbj167yGQHyVUqcQ

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:00 Discussions 9:00 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Thursday
May 20
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Global Accessibility Awareness Day 10th Anniversary in Partnership with A11yBay
Online

Join the Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup to celebrate the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day in partnership with the A11yBay community and many other partner Meetups!

May 20 marks the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day and we will be sharing our excitement by partnering with sister Meetup groups around the world. Our goal is to make this the largest Meetup on accessibility and inclusive design!

TALKS & GUEST SPEAKERS:

We'll open with word from A11yBay and a special guest appearance of GAAD Co-Founders Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion. They will have an exciting announcement to make. We then will turn to our speakers. We have three confirmed now, with more to come.

Terri Rodriguez-Hong recently published "What it's like having a hidden disability in Silicon Valley" in Fast Company. She'll join us to reflect on the article and to have a discussion about her journey.

Deque System's Carie Fisher will present The Future of Accessibility is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" Book. The question Carie will address is: do designers and developers really think they can build an accessible experience for all - even though there are endless combinations of browsers, ATs, settings, and user preferences?

Our other confirmed speaker is Marc B.D. Greenberg. Robots are entering the public space and our lives more and more. In one form or another—from Roomba to Aibo and home, sidewalk, and in-store robots—they are getting designed and released into our lives and spaces. What accessibility considerations should be made and how can we get in front of that?

AGENDA:

(subject to tweaking as May 20 grows near!)

  • 4:30 – 4:45 pm PT – Welcome from A11yBay and GAAD Co-Founders
  • 4:45 – 5:15 pm PT – Terri Rodriguez-Hong "Reflections and Discussion on What it's like having a hidden disability in Silicon Valley"
  • 5:15 – 5:55 pm PT – Carie Fisher's talk: "The Future of Accessibility is a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Book"
  • 5:55 – 6:15 pm PT – Marc B.D. Greenberg's talk: "Robots and Accessibility"
  • 6:15 – 6:30 pm PT – Talk to be announced
  • 6:30 – 6:45 pm PT – Optional zoom break-out room socializing

ZOOM DETAILS:

• This is an online event and will happen through Zoom:

The Zoom URL will be published on this event page a few days before the meetup and shared via email (sent through meetup messages) with people who RSVP via the meetup site.

Check to make sure your email settings are enabled to receive "event updates from organizers" in your account settings or you may not receive the message.

• How socializing in zoom break out rooms will work:

We’ll use the zoom breakout rooms feature to give folks an opportunity to network and chat with others in small group conversations with randomized participants.

If you do not feel comfortable making conversation with other people during this meetup, we'll pause briefly after the main talk content so you can log off. Those who want to chat can just stay on the zoom!

• Zoom tips for controlling closed captions and screen reader alerts:

More details on our Meetup event page.

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Tuesday
May 18
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.

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.

Wednesday
May 12
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.

Tuesday
May 11
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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Thursday
May 6
PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech: DIY SOS
Virtual Zoom Webinar

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cqY_43QyRWSNgvlUB82c2A is required to gain entry to this virtual event This event is geared to provide space for folks in the community to share what they are doing to cope in the time of Covid. We have four topics, and attendees will rotate into separate breakout rooms, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to discuss all four. The facilitator will document the things people are doing in each of the areas, and we'll provide a resource guide after the session for everyone who attends. The topics are:

How to volunteer (in the current times) Emotional support: how to handle grief + coping strategies in general Job discussion: remote work, tips, handling difficulty at work Self-care: how do you re-invigorate yourself?

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event begins networking 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction (5 minutes) 5:15 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:00 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.

Thursday
Apr 29
Using Therapy to Reset. Social and Careers (Hosted by Blacks in Tech PDX)

This event is about individual and family therapy focused on the experience of Black Americans.

Featuring

Timisha K Wilson, LCSW Black, Woman, Social Worker, Entrepreneur Private Practice Owner Wilson Family Services LLC

Stephen Grant, MS, LCSW Basketball Enthusiast, Rock Climber Private Practice Owner Counselor at Catlin Gabel school

Agenda. 1. Introductions. 7 mins

  1. Panel moderated by Dwayne featuring Timisha & Steve. 15 mins

  2. Audience participation. This discussion will lean on our audience more than other discussions of ours, since we all have ways of recovering in the workplace. 20 mins

  3. Organization Partners and Careers Announcements

We listen, share, encourage: rinse, repeat. *Friends and any guests are welcome.

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PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_70yv_jwyRNGMrUQShBSvOg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition, so some engineers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) got together to create this training tailored to technical job seekers. In tech, it is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare as each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this virtual seminar we will review some interviewing practices we’ve witnessed through our careers for technical interviews and present helpful tips to prepare. We plan to cover many beneficial topics: Morning preparation, attire, and mindset Non-technical preparation How to study for the coding interview How to execute the coding test Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event begins 12:08 p.m.- Intros and announcements 12:10 p.m. - Session begins 1:00 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.

Badass Women Entrepreneurs
Online

VertueLab and Women in Science PDX are coming together again for an annual event to spotlight badass women with badass science startups. The event convenes movers and shakers with different types of businesses, different science backgrounds from low to high tech, and non-traditional funding and support expertise.

We'll dive into their journeys, learn about their career path, challenges, triumphs, and the resources they couldn’t do without. We want to inspire and empower you to innovate, to brave the entrepreneur journey, and connect you with other women science-badasses, allies and local companies, partners, and mentors who can help launch an idea into the market.

This event is open to EVERYONE.

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Friday
Apr 23
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-epb8i8qr-rrpCbR7g33rSLWg51VKzjA

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:00 Discussions 9:00 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Thursday
Apr 22
Remote Tech Talk at the Guild -- Building a SPA with the Vue CLI and Flask
PDX Code Guild

In this Tech Talk, we will build a modern, decoupled, full-stack application with Vue and Flask. Starting with the front-end, we'll cover the basics of the Vue CLI using Vuetify and the Vue router to build a single page application. Then, on the back-end, we'll implement an API with Flask to store and retrieve data in a database.

Presented by PDX Code Guild Instructor Matthew Cooper

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Tuesday
Apr 20
PDXWIT Presents: April Virtual Happy Hour
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_96UtwlxjRzaRj1ZJDG-RZg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Nike and centered around Mentorship. Coaches aren’t just for athletes! A career coach or mentor could help you find clarity on your career trajectory. PDXWIT’s long term and On The Spot Mentor programs will be highlighted, featuring personal stories from our community.

We will have lightning speakers share their experiences of being mentors and being mentored.

We will have our Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge. And for those of you looking to connect on camera, come together face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) after the presentations for a little dose of community.

We will also 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 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 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 barriers and fueling belonging.

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