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  • Tuesday
    Dec 8 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Less Talk, More Action: BLM and Beyond

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sPFKeyoOT0yM_d2mIRJBUg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    It's been six months since the wave of tech industry support for Black Lives Matter and pledges to do better. Has anything really changed?

    Join Ciara Pressler, founder of Pregame, for a panel discussion on how companies and individual professionals can and should implement their values in business, including diversity & equity and beyond. What are the obstacles to implementing DE&I practices? When are values real versus just PR? What are the small things anyone can do to live their values at work?

    Speakers Include: Ciara Pressler, Moderator Stephen Green, Creator of the Do More challenge Marcus Carter, Social Equity Director, Cinder Amanda Oborne, Executive Director, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - PDXWIT & Pregame introduction 5:10 p.m. - Panel + Q & A 6:00 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.

Past events that happened here

  • Thursday
    Nov 19 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Community Talent Show

    Online (Portland)

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-eZfynXfQRemFaNXFHnF4Q?fbclid=IwAR2pdraOAHpH_st1Ktbr0Mo4-LXHdmvGTC1BeCvsYvqdgUw3KV2vduioors is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join PDXWIT, Cambia Health Solutions, and talented folks throughout our community for a night of fun and talent! We can do more than code. We can sing! We can dance! We can tell jokes, read poetry, twirl a baton! And did we mention our extremely talented pets and kids?

    Join us for the first ever PDXWIT Talent Show. This is a free event designed to serve as our main fundraiser for PDXWIT’s Give!Guide campaign. For those of you who donate during the event, there will be amazing raffle prizes. Don’t miss this!

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talent Show & Raffle Drawings 6:00 p.m. - Voting and Announcement of Winner 6:15 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.

  • Tuesday
    Oct 20 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: October Virtual Happy Hour

    Online (Portland)

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QXuqjWlCRu6LSiCgpEbdDQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by DAT on October 20th!

    It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. If you’re looking for work or just looking to reconnect with the PDXWIT network, join us!

    The theme for this event is “Let’s Get Technical,” and we will hear from lightning speakers Katrina Johnson about AI and Kathy Lee about breaking into Cloud Computing! We will also learn more about our host company DAT when it comes to what their company does and the various positions for which they are hiring.

    And of course, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack before the event.

    For those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event! We will also have ASL interpretation throughout the event.

    Agenda:

    5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 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:

    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.

  • Wednesday
    Oct 7 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: LGBTQ+ Coming Out Stories

    Online (Portland)

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hZXwDBnPRfWs03JkCARVlA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of National Coming Out Day! Join PDXWIT and host Slalom for a night of coming out stories.

    After 32 years, National Coming Out Day still continues to raise awareness for folks in the LGBTQ+ community and spread the idea that homophobia thrives in silence. On this day, many of those who identify as LGBTQ+ come out to friends and family about their sexuality. There is power in coming out and living your truth.

    On October 11th, 1987 over 500,000 people marched on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights and we continue to celebrate and fight for rights in the community today. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10. Coming out STILL MATTERS! It takes bravery, and every person that speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.

    A representative from Slalom will talk about their organization and will let us know if they are hiring. Speakers from Portland and beyond will share their coming out story and how being a part of the LGBTQ+ community has changed their lives.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open 5:05 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 5:15 p.m. - Storytelling begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

  • Wednesday
    Sep 30 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC in Tech: Bridging the Generational Gap

    Online (Portland)

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W7chLTkqT2CCM8HIVF95Wg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join PDXWIT for an event dedicated to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area. This is an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet. Facilitator Hazel Valdez of PDXWIT, along with panel speakers from tech organizations throughout Portland, will discuss how they fit into the current workforce as a BIPOC in tech while navigating generational colleagues who are Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millennials or Gen-Zers.

    Who should attend? The PDXWIT BIPOC group is a space dedicated to women and non-binary community who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). Although this event is open and an inclusive space for allies and supportive community, we ask that you please acknowledge before registering for this event that this is a specific space for those for whom the group is dedicated to, first and foremost.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open/Networking 5:05 p.m. - Announcements and Welcome 5:15 p.m. - Panel Speakers & Discussion 6:00 p.m. - Raffle and Breakouts 6:05 p.m. - Breakout sessions: BIPOC and Ally Workshop 6:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

    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.

  • Tuesday
    Sep 15 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: September Virtual Happy Hour

    Online (Portland)

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EIAZfkFFTgyXSDrhneO0GQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by AltSource on September 15th!

    It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. This month we are partnering with our friends at AltSource to host a Happy Hour. If you’re looking for work or just looking to reconnect with the PDXWIT network, join us!

    Karen Cherry, Senior Project Manager of AltSource, will tell us more about the company and let us know about open positions within their organization.

    The theme for this event is Pathways to Tech, and we will hear from lightning speakers and industry leaders about their various journeys into the industry.

    We will also have a Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack. For those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face to face networking at the end of the event!

    Agenda:

    5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 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: 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.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 25 2020
    PDXWIT Presents Career Pivots: A Success Story and Lessons Learned

    Online (Portland)

    Registration through Zoom [https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cc7q1Z8TTeyGoKAtGdIuEw] is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    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.

  • Tuesday
    Apr 28 2020
    [Virtual] RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup

    Online (Portland)

    URL: https://meet.jit.si/PDXRainSec042820 - Password: hunter2.

    RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

    While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

    Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 24 2013
    Portland Founder Hotseat Webinar with Adeo Ressi

    Online (Portland)

    If you are a founder that wants feedback from a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur, then join us for the Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi, the CEO of the Founder Institute, his eight startup. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startups to Adeo, either through text or on screen in a video conference. Adeo will provide blunt and detailed feedback on the idea, the pitch and the business. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 8 2012
    OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: AudioName

    Online (Portland)

    According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

    What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Sheetal Dube who has started his successful company in an incubator.

    Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

    Presented by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

    *National Business Incubation Association

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    Speaker Bios: Sheetal Dube

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  • Wednesday
    May 9 2012
    OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: Launchside

    Online (Portland)

    According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

    What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Nathan Taggart who has started his successful company in an incubator.

    Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

    *National Business Incubation Association

    Speaker Bio: Nathan Taggart

    Nathan Taggart is CEO of LaunchSide, a Portland Seed Fund company. He's acts as marketing advisor to UpStart Labs, mentors at Startup Weekend, and is active in Portland's startup community.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 1 2012
    OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: Hively

    Online (Portland)

    According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically,

    NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

    What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Jason Lander who has started his successful company in an incubator.

    Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

    *National Business Incubation Association

    Speaker Bios: Jason Lander

    Jason Lander is the Founder and CEO of Hively. This is the second tech start up company he has founded here in Portland, Oregon. Through these companies Jason has learned a lot about the challenges of running a successful start up including the pros and cons of raising capital, boot strapping, building strategic over tactical features and going through a start up incubator.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 25 2012
    OEN Webinar: Tax Issues Around Compensation

    Online (Portland)

    Many small (and even large) businesses struggle with structuring the compensation of key employees. This webinar will focus on the some of the common ways to compensate key employees and the tax and other legal issues that are often implicated by such arrangements. Topics will include equity and quasi-equity arrangements, deferred compensation and how to comply with or be exempt from the grasp of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, and common missteps in structuring key employee compensation.

    Speaker: Ryan Nisle Ryan R. Nisle, a partner in the business department, joined Miller Nash in 2001. Ryan focuses his practice primarily on tax and business law, with an emphasis on partnership and corporate tax, state and local taxation, international taxation, executive compensation, and tax incentives related to energy and affordable housing.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 28 2011
    OEN Webinar: 7 Reasons to Replace a CEO

    Online (Portland)

    As a startup CEO, do you know the things your investors are monitoring to determine whether or not you get to keep your job? Some of them may be metrics from your official business plan, but many are not.

    If you want your company to succeed, and for you to succeed along with it - know the 7 deadly sins to avoid - the 7 reasons why Boards replace the CEO - and then you’ll know how to avoid them. Gerry has had the pleasure of working with many successful start-up CEOs, and the duty along the way to part company with some who were not so successful. Get it straight from the VC's mouth...

    Speaker: Gerry Langeler, OVP.

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  • Monday
    Jun 27 2011
    OEN Live Webinar: Activewear in Oregon - Learn the secrets that will make you a success from two CEO's that have done it

    Online (Portland)

    Sean Beers, CEO, Korkers Footwear and Bill Berta, CEO, Hi-Tec share their entrepreneurial insights that will help you develop new products with limited resources and market them with even fewer resources. What is the process for evaluating new markets? What is the process for creating new products? How do you take a product to market through a retail distribution channel? What is the most cost effective way to get noticed?

    Find the answers to these questions and ask your questions directly to Sean and Bill during this interactive Live video webcast.

    Sponsored by Brandlive.

    To register, visit: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=215

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  • Thursday
    Jun 23 2011
    OEN Webinar: How to Validate Your Market

    Online (Portland)

    Are you thinking of starting a new company? Or already have, but sales aren't what you think they should be? Are you questioning your market's "readiness" for your products or services? Your company?

    If you are concerned about market acceptance - and want to learn how to quickly ‘identify’ how well the market will receive your product, don't miss this webinar.

    Mark Paul, Managing Director at Synergy Consulting Group and the author of The Entrepreneur's Survival Guide, will walk you through two (of the six) methods to help you determine if there is a market for your product or business - before you invest time and money developing products that may never be what the market wants.

    Speaker: Mark Paul Mark Paul has extensive executive leadership experience. He has led start-ups through public companies in his 22 years in interim executive and consulting work. Before Synergy, he spent 10 years at Northrop Corporation (Global 500 company), where (as an intrapreneur) he built a 250-person business unit in two years. He has a degree in Physics, a patent, and published several editions of two business books: The Entrepreneur's Survival Guide, and How to Attract Significantly More Customers.

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