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Monday
Aug 28, 2017
Women Talking Tech
AppNexus 711 SW Alder Street Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205

Introducing PDX's latest tech meetup - Women Talking Tech :heart:

So many of us are building really cool shit at work and in the community - let's share, recognize and applaud our badassery. Through this WTT series, we aim to perpetuate the technical learning and teaching component within our industry. Partnering with local WIT communities we'll meet monthly for 1-2 lightning talks, Q&A, a break, a keynote closer, and more Q&A. Oh, and food/drink. Curated for a technical audience compromised of but not limited to women, transgender and non binary friends.

Community Partner: Lesbians Who Tech

Katie Hughes: Learn you a Hask/Elm For Great Javascript

Alison Stump: Building CSS for React Components with Modular ITCSS

Kris Nova: Explore the under developed and highly important layer of infrastructure underneath cloud native tooling like Kubernetes. We take a technical deep dive into kubicorn, and show how easy it is to get an application up and running with kubicorn: https://github.com/kris-nova/kubicorn

*Katie is a pun loving web developer at AppNexus, a casual comic book reader, and is hyped af for fall. @katieslynnh

*Alison - coming soon

*Kris is a Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft. She likes unicorns, whiskey, writing distributed cloud native infrastructure tools, and kissing girls. @kris_nova

Questions/want to chat/interested in speaking at our 10/3 event? [email protected]/@appnexuseng

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2015
WIT: Opportunity Knocks! How to Get into Tech Without an Engineering Degree
eBay Community Lounge

“How do we get more women in tech?”

The tech industry provides stability and great opportunities for career advancement, so it’s an important question - and one being asked around the world. Companies like Intel and eBay are answering by launching initiatives to increase the number of female engineers in their workforces. Non-profits are responding by establishing programs that teach girls to code so they can grow up to be developers. Universities are contributing to the conversation by offering scholarships to young adult females who choose to pursue degrees in Computer Science.

While there’s no argument that all these solutions are valuable and will help further the cause, what about women who want to work in tech, but aren’t interested in coding? What options do they have? In an effort to provide answers to these questions, eBay Portland will be hosting a special WIT Startup Week event focused on looking beyond engineering roles for women in tech.

Five women from the local tech community will be talking about their individual jobs and sharing their experiences as non-technical women working in an industry that is predominantly focused on technical roles. Kirsten Golden, Program Manager at PIE, will be emceeing the event.

Presenters include:

  • Gina Hudson, Office Manager/Operations, eBay Portland
  • Heidi Tretheway, Director of Marketing Communications, Urban Airship
  • Susan Wheeler, Director of e-Discovery Services, Streamline Imaging
  • Grace Andrews, Co-Founder & Business Development, GraphAlchemist

The WIT talk will conclude with a short Q&A, after which attendees are invited to stay for an hour of networking and have their resume critiqued by recruiters and HR representatives from eBay, Jama Software, Simple, Puppet Labs, Treehouse, and Tech Talent Link.

This event is free and open to the tech community as well as the general public. If you’re working in tech, interested in working tech, or simply exploring career options, please RSVP now to join us!

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WIT: Opportunity Knocks! How to Get into Tech Without an Engineering Degree
eBay Community Lounge

“How do we get more women in tech?”

The tech industry provides stability and great opportunities for career advancement, so it’s an important question - and one being asked around the world. Companies like Intel and eBay are answering by launching initiatives to increase the number of female engineers in their workforces. Non-profits are responding by establishing programs that teach girls to code so they can grow up to be developers. Universities are contributing to the conversation by offering scholarships to young adult females who choose to pursue degrees in Computer Science.

While there’s no argument that all these solutions are valuable and will help further the cause, what about women who want to work in tech, but aren’t interested in coding? What options do they have? In an effort to provide answers to these questions, eBay Portland will be hosting a special WIT Startup Week event focused on looking beyond engineering roles for women in tech.

Five women from the local tech community will be talking about their individual jobs and sharing their experiences as non-technical women working in an industry that is predominantly focused on technical roles. Kirsten Golden, Program Manager at PIE, will be emceeing the event.

Presenters include:

Gina Hudson, Office Manager/Operations, eBay Portland Heidi Tretheway, Director of Marketing Communications, Urban Airship Susan Wheeler, Director of e-Discovery Services, Streamline Imaging Grace Andrews, Co-Founder Business Development, GraphAlchemist

The WIT talk will conclude with a short Q, after which attendees are invited to stay for an hour of networking and have their resume critiqued by recruiters and HR representatives from eBay, Jama Software, Simple, Puppet Labs, Treehouse, and Tech Talent Link.

Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2015 Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Doors open at 4pm Location: eBay Community Lounge, 1400 SW 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Portland

This event is free and open to the tech community as well as the general public. If you’re working in tech, interested in working tech, or simply exploring career options, please RSVP now to join us!

**Please note that in order to ensure that this event is a safe place for attendees, guests will be required to sign in and present picture ID upon arrival. Anyone refusing to do both will be asked to leave.

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Tuesday
Nov 27, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) November Happy Hour
Free Geek

PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Free Geek for a special edition happy hour on #givingtuesday November 27th! The theme of the evening is Supporting our Community. Let’s connect to talk about how we can really show up and support one another.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase some individuals in our community.

An employee of Free Geek will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

A guest speaker will share their story of the impact Free Geek and PDXWIT has had on their professional and personal life.

Elizabeth Stock and Hilary Shohoney will talk about how critical it is for community members to do what they can to support organizations that matter to them.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

An activity table where you can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

Table topics to help break the ice.

A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

A #givingtuesday table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support BOTH FreeGeek and PDXWIT at the event.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + lightning speakers

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.

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Tuesday
Feb 3, 2015
Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the data really telling us?
Quick Left

Stop by Quick Left to see CEO of Consulting Ingrid Alongi give her wildly popular, data-driven talk - Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the Data Really Telling Us? Ingrid's is passionate about creating an environment for our developers that harbors creativity and collaboration, and believe incorporating women on the team is a key element to what makes our company work so seamlessly.

In her opinion, there are 7 ways to promote a better performing team:

Make a commitment Host team building events during business hours Provide ample outlets for feedback to leadership team  Examine your hiring practices: from job posts to interviewing style  Examine your bonus and raise criteria - not everyone is good at asking  Having more women in leadership encourages more women in general 

Your job is a place of business where adults work, but it can still be fun! If you would like to see the stats on women in technology, and reasons why females aren't coming up the pipeline, check out the slideshare from Ingrid's keynote at GlueCon. This is one of the talks that you can't miss during Portland Startup Week! Plus we'll have Q afterwords and happy hour on Quick Left!

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Saturday
Apr 16, 2016
Hacking the gender debate in an interactive unconference format
Smarsh

Come see what happens when you hack the gender debate in an interactive unconference format with the help of trained facilitators.

You’ll be talking, laughing, listening and connecting with other Portlanders who care about gender, tech and authentic conversation. You’ll get to:

• Have a real conversation with skilled facilitation.

• Overcome politically correct limitations to conversation.

• Learn to take perspectives fluidly in a conversation.

• Be more empathetic.

• Take risks and be willing to make mistakes.

• Gain confidence in having delicate conversations.

And chances are, you’ll find this experience useful for how you create culture, build better workplace relationships, and lead.

Ticket includes:

• Wine + cheese + festive atmosphere.

• Professional facilitation, led by master facilitator Diane Hamilton, with a team of Integral Facilitators. Integral Facilitator® is a professional facilitative leadership training program and community, hosted by Ten Directions.

Join us for this enlightening, fun and perspective-enhancing experience.

Cost $20

You can register at http://www.meetup.com/Navigate/events/227512135/ or http://somacollaborations.com/wit/

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