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Planet Argon

3530 N. Vancouver Ave Suite 300
Portland, OR 97227-1426, US (map)

We are Planet Argon: a mix of designers and developers, strategic thinkers and project managers.

Access Notes

3rd floor (hit 3R in the elevator)

Future events happening here

  • Thursday
    Jan 10 2019
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Get Hired Up

    Planet Argon

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-get-hired-up-tickets-52889004436] is required to gain entry to this event

    Looking for a job in tech? Join PDXWIT for an evening at Planet Argon dedicated to helping you find your next job. You get what you put in, so come prepared to share. Let us know what you need most right now in the registration questions below (mock interviews, resume review, portfolio reviews, Q&A with recruiters…) and we’ll try to accomodate your needs.

    We’ll have a short presentation from Keli Van Holde, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Zapproved, who will share a few simple steps to stand out from the crowd. She’ll also share her insight on how candidates can approach working with in-house recruiters vs. consultancies vs. staffing firms.

    We’re also looking for volunteers to participate in the resume and portfolio reviews, as well as the mock interviews. If you’re interested, please select “Volunteer” in the registration process. If you are volunteering and would also like to participate in the event, please only register once so we have an accurate headcount.

    Registration Questions for Volunteers:

    Q1: Which areas do you feel most comfortable? (select all that apply)

    option 1: mock interviews (technical)

    option 2: mock interviews (non-technical)

    option 3: resume review

    option 4: portfolio review (creative)

    option 5: portfolio review (technical)

    option 6: I'm a recruiter and want to be available for Q&A

    option 7: not sure but I want to help

    Q2: Please list any scheduling restrictions you have between 4:30-6:30pm?


    Registration Questions for General:

    Q1: What are the top two things you would find most beneficial from this event? (please only select two)

    option 1: mock interviews (technical)

    option 2: mock interviews (non-technical)

    option 3: resume review

    option 4: portfolio review

    option 5: Q&A with recruiters

    Q2: Please list any other item of interest for this type of event?


    Agenda:

    4:30 p.m. - Doors open, reviews begin

    5:15 p.m - Introductions (PDXWIT, host, etc.)

    5:20 p.m. - Short presentation with Q&A

    6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No, gender neutral restrooms will not be available at this event.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, this event will be ADA accessible.

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, food and drink will be available at this event.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Onsite parking will not be available at this event. However, ample street parking and public transportation will be available nearby.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: You may enter the building through the glass door to the left of Bread & Honey Cafe on Vancouver. From here, take the elevator to the 3rd floor and Planet Argon’s office is on the left.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, secured bike parking will not be available at this event. However, bike parking on the street will be available nearby.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, we recommend using public transportation to this event. The 4, 44, and 24 buses stop nearby.

    Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

    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.

    Website

Past events that happened here

  • Wednesday
    Sep 19 2018
    Jr Dev Meetup

    Planet Argon

    Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 28 2017
    PDXWIT Recent changes in US Immigration: A Q&A with immigration lawyers

    Planet Argon

    RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presidents-executive-orders-on-immigration-a-qa-with-immigration-lawyers-tickets-32001775171

    Here are a few immigration headlines taken at random from the recent news:

    Reuters: Iranian academics scared and stranded by Trump travel ban
    
    New York Times: Immigrants Hide, Fearing Capture on ‘Any Corner’
    
    USA Today: It's a frightening day to be an undocumented immigrant in America
    Fox32 Chicago: Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines, won't even go outside
    Independent: Donald Trump's new 'Muslim ban' will have 'same outcome' as old one, says senior White House adviser
    
    Bloomberg: Trump’s H-1B Visa Crackdown Threatens Cutting-Edge U.S. Medicine
    
    Washington Post: He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one
    

    Do you have questions about these recent changes on immigration? Are you worried about how these changes can affect you, your family, or other loved ones?

    Join us for a discussion with , Lisa Yu and Chanpone Sinlapasai who can address your questions and provide some clarity on the situation.

    Come hear from our community member, Shabnam Jahromi, on how the recent immigration changes,specifically the travel ban, have impacted her life and what this means for her future. Shabnam Jahromi is a Technical Account Manager at Jama Software. She was born and raised in Tehran/Iran and moved to the US in 2012 with a student visa. She will share her story on the process she went through to come to the US and how long it took.

    Lisa Yu has been practicing immigration law since 1997. She specializes in corporate immigration matters ranging from non-immigrant visas to permanent resident applications (green cards). She has developed a particular expertise in labor certification applications, employment-based immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications.

    Chanpone Sinlapasai is a partner at Marandas & Sinlapasai. She focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. She strongly believe that victims' right is a human right, regardless of alienage. Her immigration practice also assist clients before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. Court of Appeals.

    Have questions? Contact Aishwarya @[email protected]

    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.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 5 2016
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Career Development Workshop

    Planet Argon

    RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-career-development-workshop-tickets-27744161534

    Nick Luallin and Jackie Newgard from IT Motives partner with PDXWIT to present a workshop/discussion about the job market for technology professionals in Portland. The workshop will take place at Planet Argon and will begin at 5:30pm and go until 7:00pm.

    We will discuss such topics as framing your job search, resume & interview tips, common mistakes made in the job seeking process and how to effectively work with Recruiters. There will be ample time for Q&A, and we will have a drop box for topic requests and questions for subsequent events.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and 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 current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Website