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  • Thursday
    Jun 17 2021
    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.

  • Tuesday
    Jun 22 2021
    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.

Past events that happened here

  • Friday
    May 21 2021
    How do we foster a diverse workforce and inclusive culture in high-tech?

    Virtual

    Details

    High technology is known for its lack of diversity and inclusion but change is on the way - and technology may be part of the solution!

    Trey Boynton, Cisco's Director of Inclusion & Collaboration Strategy & Solutions, will share the approach and vision of Cisco’s Inclusion and Collaboration strategy. Specifically, she will share how digitization across the global enterprise helps deliver outcomes in service of a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. She will anchor her talk by showing two examples of Cisco's use of technology, namely the Multiplier Effect and our Social Justice Beliefs and Actions. In addition, she’ll highlight the thought leadership behind a few of the Inclusive Solutions that deliver on Cisco’s promise to drive inclusion at scale.

    Speaker: Trey Boynton has spent her professional career working to create inclusive environments. For nearly 20 years, she worked in university settings driving equity and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan.

    She shifted to the tech industry in 2017 when she joined Duo Security as their first head of diversity and inclusion. As the lead for overall diversity strategy, Trey envisioned a bold road ahead for Duo and implemented company-wide programs and initiatives that positively grew Duo’s magical culture and team. Duo achieved a milestone in August 2018 when it was acquired by Cisco as a cornerstone of their software-as-a-service (SAAS) cloud security business. In her new Cisco role as the Global Lead for Inclusion Strategy & Alignment, she manages a team dedicated to building and delivering on inclusion promises and aspirations at scale.

    For Trey, inclusion work is deeply personal. She describes it as head and heart work centered on creating space so that employees and teams are valued, celebrated, and able to define their own success. In short, her ultimate goal is to reduce barriers to brilliance.

    Originally from her beloved northern California, she studied at Spelman College, Georgetown University, and the University of Michigan. Her most important job is helping her two teen feminist daughters continue to be awesome and giving attention to their needy dog, Toby. In the two minutes of time, she has left to spare, she fancies herself an overly hopeful San Francisco 49ers fan, a budding Lego engineer, and an expert on all things Jane Austen.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 18 2021
    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.

  • The Full-Circle Digital Marketing Approach to your Shopify Store

    Virtual

    You may exist online, but without a cohesive strategy, you could be leaving conversions at the door. Learn how a full-circle approach to digital marketing can not only improve conversions, but provide your customers with a more engaging experience to keep them coming back. We'll explore how organic/paid efforts, email, customer service and web design all working together is key to customer retention.

    Jessica Grossman is the Founder & CEO of In Social and the Founder & Spokesperson of Uncover Ostomy. She has been named an Extraordinary Canadian, featured in VICE, Insider, HuffPo, Yahoo! and more.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 15 2021
    Virtual Kanban Training

    Virtual

    Learn how to “Stop Starting and Start Finishing”

    Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on May 15th, 2021; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

    Our Kanban workshop will help you adopt a value–centric system of planning and executing your work. In the one-day training, we cover the basics of Kanban, one of the agile processes, through a combination of theory and extensive exercises. With in-depth exercises and coaching from an experienced practitioner, participants will learn how to initiate change with Kanban and bring in process improvements by identifying and addressing bottlenecks, prioritize, and initiate collaboration.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Understand how to make prioritization, sequencing, and scheduling decisions based on economic factors instead of hunches. Learn how to forecast single and multiple work items (releases, sprints) and be able to answer the questions like "When will the work be finished?" accurately instead of guessing due dates. Acquire skills to avoid emotional objections to changes in general and to Kanban WIP limits introduction in particular. Enabled by seven Kanban cadences, be able to introduce continuous learning and improvement process by implementing organizational feedback loops. Familiarize with Kanban Risk Management approaches, service orientation, asymmetrical commitment and rollout phases for a Kanban initiative. Increase Kanban knowledge to manage, sustain and scale evolutionary improvements in their organization.

    BENEFITS

    Get a thorough understanding of the Kanban method, its core principles and practices. Learn how to design and introduce a Kanban system into your existing work environment. Understand how to improve service delivery with Kanban systems and ensure better customer focus. Learn to maximize benefits of the Pull-based workflow, limit Work In Progress (WIP) through continuous collaboration and active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the best possible team workflow. Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions. Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science. Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs). Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace. Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.

    WHO SHOULD COME?

    Kanban is one of the easiest ways to get your process and delivery under control, anyone with work that needs to get done will benefit. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organization, from senior managers looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices. Who should come? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams;

      * Senior Managers
      * Program and Project Managers
      * Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts
      * Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents
      * Product & Software Developers & Testers
      * Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers,
      * Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.
      * Portfolio Managers, Supply Logistics Professionals.
      * Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals
    

    SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

      * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
      * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
      * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
      * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.
      * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience       *       innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.
      * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.
    

    SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

      * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
      * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org
      * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
      * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance
    
    Website
  • Thursday
    May 13 2021
    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 2021
    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
    Apr 20 2021
    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.

  • Wednesday
    Apr 14 2021
    LGBTQ+ in Tech: Changing the World with Tech

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pl6wJbXpSi-xsxGxe0kaew is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Connection. That’s what we all want, but sometimes, it’s not so easy. Join PDXWIT, host Marmoset and Out in Tech’s Digital Corps team for a panel discussion and find out how building websites globally takes on a bigger and better definition of community and connection.

    Out in Tech Digital Corps provides web services to LGBTQ+ activists and social entrepreneurs around the world. Since 2017, they’ve built 150 WordPress.com websites for 150 extraordinary LGBTQ+ grassroots organizations in 60 countries.

    Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff, you will hear from Manu Gomez, from the Digital Corps team and a website build volunteer, Alex Hare, about their experiences working with Brown Girl Woke and other non-profit organizations to build their custom sites.

    The founder of Brown Girl Woke, Doris Tulafau, will join us from Samoa along with their IT & Website Manager, Robbie Allen, to share what it was like working with the Digital Corp to create their website that is empowering girls to lead the future in the Samoa community.

    You will also hear from our host Marmoset and find out if they have open positions.

    We look forward to seeing you at this fun-filled, semi-global event and to find out how you can be a part of creating a larger, connected community by using your skills to volunteer with the digital corp team and join the revolution around the world!

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 5:05 p.m.- Introductions 5:10 p.m. - Panel discussion begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT is 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
    Apr 13 2021
    Risks and rewards of custom Shopify Development work

    Virtual

    Let's talk about tweaking your Shopify store and how custom development can be super helpful, or potentially harmful. We'll delve into the pros and cons of premium themes and apps and how to keep things in tip-top shape. Also some helpful tips on how to talk to your developer and get what you want!

    Anne Thomas, Co-founder of Design Packs, has over 13 years of experience in web development and has helped create some of the best Shopify themes in the market. She spent 4.5 years at Out of the Sandbox as the Technical Director working on themes such as Turbo and Flex. Her knowledge of the Shopify platform runs deep and when she isn't working on Design Packs, she's consulting with Shop Critique offering up Shopify audits!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 7 2021
    PDXWIT Presents: Funding in Connection with Women Inventorship

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cDcG5X0cSWSndJCmEchBnw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Are you a founder of an existing company? Need funding for your side hustle? Then join PDXWIT and host ThinkShout for a discussion about women innovation, the roadblocks that exist when it comes to funding and what we can do as a community to drive the discussion forward. While we have more women in technology or science than ever, funding and inventorship claims are still at a low, yet investors supporting women entrepreneurs have found a higher average ROI (10% higher).

    Attorneys Anna McCoy and Janina Malone will explore approaches to support organizations in enhancing women participation at all levels, including in brainstorming, invention submission, and beyond.

    Agenda: 5:00 pm - Event Opens 5:05 pm - PDXWIT and Host Introduction (5 minutes) 5:10 - Presentation 6:00 - Q & A 6:30 - 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.

  • Tuesday
    Mar 30 2021
    PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up!

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    ***There are 3 sessions for this event;

    Session 1 Non-technical: 3/30/2021 4 PM - 6 PM https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoc-6pqzooGtVNvgao5rmCVmNsSnjPsoXi?fbclid=IwAR1_0jHt8J3dKDUUton4oTjoP9_7vXYKwKQao6l0_RcJYvoFehsYmtjCd4I

    Session 2 Technical: 3/31/2021 12pm-2pm https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqd--gqTMoH9S3WtuXGMsWoIKcE5Z2aO1w?fbclid=IwAR1KCVSzhHq0eJLKPnfHzCaA3C_c-3hT6jXVA45LnT-3g3S4DPbSHvEfLc8

    Session 3 Technical and Non-technical: 3/31/2021 3pm-5pm https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qd-2rqzIpHtEFO1yFGQNHB2msEtuwNgsg?fbclid=IwAR1HPenEPthApTrAWk1wWjjVfbg-OQob3x8lbrsoFfk6gE2AFbYmv1lEQwQ***

    Session 1 event description: This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, and talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity! You get what you put in, so come prepared to share digital copies of your resume. Resume review Mock Interviews Portfolio review Q&A with recruiters

    Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

    Session 1 focuses on non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

    You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

    We are looking for volunteers to provide resume reviews and mock interviews. If you are interested, please be sure to select that option when registering.

    Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 4:00 PM - Webinar opens 4:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 4:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 6:00 PM - Event ends

    Session 2 event description Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will each have a specific focus. Be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

    Session 2 focuses on technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

    You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

    We are looking for volunteers to provide resume reviews and mock interviews. If you are interested, please be sure to select that option when registering.

    Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 12:00 PM - Webinar opens 12:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 12:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 2:00 PM - Event ends

    Session 3 event description Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will have a specific focus. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs.You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

    Session 3 focuses on both technical and non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

    You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

    We are looking for volunteers to provide resume reviews and mock interviews. If you are interested, please be sure to select that option when registering.

    Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 3:00 PM - Webinar opens 3:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 3:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 5:00 PM - 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.

  • Tuesday
    Mar 23 2021
    PDXWIT Presents: Real Talk: Women at the Top Reveal their Secrets to Success

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_smJ3YTteTdisXLxcqkxcvA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Ever wonder what it takes to get to the top as a woman in tech? What are the biggest barriers? What are the secrets to success? How can women help other women advance in their careers?

    We need more women in leadership and intersectionality of identities among women. Particularly in tech. So let’s ask the experts.

    Join us for an open, honest, and inclusive panel discussion with real women in leadership roles from some of the most recognized tech companies in Portland. We’ll get a chance to ask them tough questions about their journeys to becoming Director, Vice President, and CEO.

    Moderator: Asia Kane, Software Engineer at New Relic

    Panelists: - Sce Pike, CEO and Founder at IOTAS, Inc - Shannon Hulbert, CEO and Co-Founder at Opus Interactive - Cathy Rotering, Senior Director, Platform Engineering at New Relic - Natalie Ruiz, CEO of Answer Connect

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event Opens 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction & Host Welcome (5 minutes) 5:10 p.m. - Panel Begins 6:00 p.m. - Q & A 6:30 p.m. - Event Ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT is 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
    Mar 2 2021
    PDXWIT Presents: Public Speaking: Tips for Empowering Yourself and Others

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xw2K259rSRyRFVnJb9i6KA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Public speaking is one of the most useful tools to have in your arsenal in both your professional and personal life. Being able to speak to people in small or large groups can be daunting, and learning how to gain confidence will make the experience more enjoyable.

    Join PDXWIT speaker Sarah Spieglman as she explores ways of empowering your confidence and your voice. Her talk will include tips and more: Keys to organizing your thoughts Tools to develop and present your narrative Ways to explore your passions and use them as your story These public speaking tips and tricks will be helpful for both professional and personal relationships, as well as for formulating a presentation.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talk begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 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
    Feb 17 2021
    PDXWIT Presents: February Virtual Happy Hour

    Virtual

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

    Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Cambia Health Solutions and centered on PDXWIT’s theme for the month of February: Black Futures && Black History.

    We will have our usual Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge, but we will also be introduced to some rad organizations in Portland directly supporting and elevating the Black Community. Attendees will learn how they can plug into these organizations 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 Black 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 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 + Women in Tech History 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: 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.

  • Monday
    Feb 8 2021
    PDXWIT Presents: Humanizing Tech LIVE Podcast Recording

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5EfDy1pKQXWMgj3mBo36aQ

    Kick off Black Futures && Black History Month by joining Humanizing Tech Podcast hosts Jesselle Hedman and Dawn Mott for a live interview with Rihana Mungin. Mungin has been featured on Nickelodeon (she sent slime to space!) and has collaborated with NASA on numerous life support experiments. She has served on the leadership team at PDXWIT for the last two years while the organization has culturally redefined itself and adapted into an entirely virtual environment. The interview will explore the highs and lows she has experienced in academia while pursuing her Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, including dropping out of college twice (low) to creating synthetic plant roots out of hair weave to send to space for research (high!).

    Agenda: 12 p.m. - Event opens / PDXWIT Intro 12:05 p.m. - Interview with Rihana Mungin 12:45 p.m. - Audience Q & A 1 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.

  • Thursday
    Jan 28 2021
    Financial Accounting for Entrepreneurs Workshop by The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Virtual

    Whether you’re bootstrapping or investment-backed, pre-revenue or turning a profit, just started up or have been operating for years, there are steps you need to take to stay on top of your finances, maintain compliance, and establish or maintain a strong foundation.

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    Why accounting is important for an entrepreneur to know Overview of cash flow vs. balance sheet Financial terms to know when talking to others involved in supporting your business The key players every entrepreneur should have within their financial support system About the speaker:

    Michael Rewkiewicz is a partner in the Assurance and Advisory Practice at Frank, Rimerman + Co. and leads the firm’s Venture Fund Group. He has extensive experience in advising venture backed companies. Michael specializes in audits of venture funds, private equity funds and debt funds ranging from $10m into the billions in terms of committed capital.

    Questions about this event? Please contact Katie Spoden at [email protected].

    This event is created by Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Chicago, and Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP.

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  • Thursday
    Jan 21 2021
    PDXWIT Presents: January Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CJ0nGSrVSLKicVz_IHru0w is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    It’s a new year, so let's try a new thing! Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour hosted by Kiva on January 21st.

    The theme for this event is “The Importance of Research,” and we will hear from lightning speakers Laure Cast and Rihana Mungin about their research projects! We will also learn more about our host company Kiva, including the open positions they have available.

    And of course, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call on the schedule, so attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you are a job seeker and want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack before the event. If you are hiring and want to participate, contact [email protected] for info.

    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.

    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 + Women in Tech History 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: 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
    Dec 15 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lanw7agHR82q5fwv9FIFzw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Does it seem odd to celebrate 2020? Maybe. It's been a tough year. But it's also been a year of unbelievable growth and engagement for the PDXWIT community and Portland’s technology industry as a whole.

    We are looking forward to coming together with our host AT&T to look back on a very strange year. The theme of the event will be Celebrating our Community. In honor of our theme, our conversation starter for the night will be “How do you celebrate your community?”

    We will also be hosting our annual Awards Program. Stay tuned for details on how to nominate and vote for Best Contributor and Best Speaker!

    We will hear from our virtual host, AT&T, about the company and share open job opportunities.

    As always, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge 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.

    We will 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. - Special Edition 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.

  • Saturday
    Dec 12 2020
    Build Your Future: Striving for Success with Intention ft. Pia Wilson Body & Lakecia Gunter

    Virtual

    It is with honor and excitement that we announce our 2nd year anniversary mixer! You are invited to attend Build Your Future: Striving for success with intention.

    We are delighted to welcome Lakecia Gunter, Vice President of IoT at Microsoft and Pia Wilson-Body, President of Intel Foundation as our featured guests for our second year anniversary mixer.

    When: Saturday, December 12, 2020

    Time: Event starts at 2 PM PST

    Where: Virtual

    This event is for Black Professionals & Allies

    Lakecia Gunter and Pia Wilson-Body have successfully climbed the corporate ladder with intention, grit and tenacity. How did they get to where they are? What challenges do they face as black women executives in the tech sector? We are looking forward to highlighting their stories and celebrating their accomplishments.

    Space might be limited: as a friend of Simple X; this an official invitation to join an intimate dialogue on charting your career path in the age of virtual connection. Come network with black professionals and learn valuable tools that you can use to strive in your life or at your workplace.

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  • Thursday
    Dec 10 2020
    From Vision to Gameplan, an interactive workshop

    Virtual

    Please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclyNYPb-8JDPDV_awe5q0u6T4gR9v-B14ZRAlhgQju_sQpVw/viewform in order to be considered for this event.

    You have a game-changing idea... but do you have a game plan? Ideas are easy, but execution is what makes for a strong, sustainable business. Join Ciara Pressler, founder and head coach at Pregame, for an interactive workshop and conversation about what it takes to go from concept to creation:

    • The difference between a business plan and a game plan
    • The six areas of business for strategic goal setting
    • A self-assessment structure for where and when to take action
    • How to prioritize when you have too many ideas
    • How founders and creators sabotage their growth

    This event would be a great opportunity for founders, executives, team leaders, and creators. Space is limited. We want to make sure this workshop is the right match for you, so share a bit about yourself here! If you're in, you'll receive a confirmation email with the workshop access code a few days before the event. If we have a better match for you, we'll be sure to let you know.

    Attendees will get a complimentary e-book edition of Ciara's book Game Plan: Achieve Your Goals in Life, Career, and Business.

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

  • Wednesday
    Dec 9 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech - An Interactive Virtual Experience on Self-Exploration and Connection

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvf-ChqTkvGt1IswgPEi-Hkc1d9evFCXrh is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology?

    Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for a while? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

    We are excited to take an adventure for our December 9th event. Design Your Next [ ] is an interactive virtual experience focused on self-exploration and connection: the foundation for action. This workshop is an opportunity to tune into YOU, partner with new faces, unlock your superpowers, and consider what’s inside your [ _ ] as we look ahead to 2021. Come to channel your deepest values and enable growth.

    NOTE: To complete your registration, please complete a three question survey to help us shape the workshop. This workshop is best experienced with a printed copy of the worksheet we'll use together. We'll email it in advance of the session, but if you do not have easy access to a printer and would like a worksheet mailed to you, please reach out to [email protected]

    About The Goodness Collaborative The Goodness Collaborative is a welcoming, safe space for growth and change — a place, platform, and set of experiences where you build confidence and readiness. We meet you where you are and we help you tune in, get unstuck, and take action. When we individually harness the best parts of ourselves and together reimagine all the things, this new world is more than possible.

    Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Meeting open 11:35 a.m. - PDXWIT Introductions, host welcome and announcements 11:45 a.m. - Presentation begins 12:30 p.m. - Breakout Rooms and takeaways 1:00 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.

  • Wednesday
    Nov 18 2020
    Rooted School Vancouver - Public Forum

    Virtual

    Rooted School Vancouver, a first-of-its-kind public high school seeking approval to open in Vancouver, WA fall 2022. Rooted School prepares underrepresented and underestimated students for careers in technology directly after high school. You can learn more about the school model [here] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUty3y1TjDE). Currently, we’re in the final stages of the charter authorization process and could use your help.

    On Wednesday, November 18, at 6PM PST we will have our virtual public forum which is an opportunity for state Commissioners, parents, community members, local residents, and other members of the public to learn about Rooted School Vancouver’s proposed school and team and to provide feedback about the model.

    Ask: Could you help us across the finish line by doing the following?

    Attending the virtual public forum.

    When: November 18, 2020 at 6PM

    RSVP [here] (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSednorDGv9ONb5XO9BdvQQlnWE3HHwLpJACoEawV3IRiU0v8g/viewform?gxids=7628), and we’ll be sure you get the Zoom link:

    Submitting public comment in support of the school.

    Public comment can be submitted in the following ways:

    Members of the public may use the “chat” feature to submit up to 15 minutes after the live public forum end time.

    Individuals and groups can submit their written comments to the Commission by mailing their comments to:

    Washington State Charter School Commission

    RE: Public Forum Comment

    P.O. Box 40996

    Olympia, WA 98504-0996

    Written comments are limited to one page (using at-least 12 point font)

    Individuals and groups can submit their comments to the Commission via email by emailing the

    Application Coordinator at [email protected]

    Emails are limited to 500 words

    Individuals and groups can provide public comment via phone/voicemail by calling the Commission at 360-725-5511.

    Sample public comment statements-- feel free to modify any of the below or write your own entirely!:

    Dear Washington State Charter Commissioners,

    My name is [insert name] and I am [insert role, i.e., community member, business leader, educator, parent, student, etc.]. Please accept my public comment in support of Rooted School Vancouver being granted a charter to open a public high school in partnership with the Vancouver community. I believe our community needs more options that set students up for job success in the local economy, and Rooted School Vancouver is looking to provide that.

    Dear Washington State Charter Commissioners,

    My name is [insert name] and I am [insert role, i.e., community member, business leader, educator, parent, student, etc.]. I strongly support the authorization of Rooted School Vancouver because students in our community would benefit from a school that helps them to develop work-force AND college-ready skills.

    Dear Washington State Charter Commissioners,

    My name is [insert name] and I am [insert role, i.e., community member, business leader, educator, parent, student, etc.]. I am excited to support Rooted School Vancouver in their mission to provide personal pathways to financial freedom for young people and families across Vancouver. The Rooted team has demonstrated unprecedented results in New Orleans and Indianapolis, and I’m confident will have a positive impact in Vancouver in the years to come.

    Really appreciate your support in any shape or form!

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 10 2020
    OCTRI + OBI's Virtual Lunch & Learn: Market Research Deep Dive

    Virtual

    When we talk about market research, we seek to understand our customer’s needs or preferences to better frame our product or customer acquisition activities. In healthcare, however, the simple question “who’s your customer” is oftentimes not as simple as it may seem. Is it the patient that received benefit from your product? The physician that prescribed or used your product? The payer that paid for your product?

    In this session, we’ll explore the complexities of selling into the US health system and discuss the role of a customer, a user, and a buyer. One is not necessarily more important than the other, but it’s critical to understand the difference. Let's do a deep dive to find out.

    About the Speaker: Michael McGarry

    Mr. McGarry is the Founder and President of Forvida, a customer-focused consulting firm passionate about developing health solutions that engage individuals and make health an everyday event. He launched Forvida in 2015 with over 20 years of experience in the health care industry developing innovative programs and medical devices from prototype through FDA approval within small start-up organizations and Fortune 500 medical companies.

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  • Monday
    Nov 9 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Pitch Forward: Pitch to investors and take your company forward

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MiH9o1JDSOG08EoS-a_tbQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Entrepreneurs, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjQ-YLMwFhM_xAsc2E-O0cQzIUv1gviae6KspvpyzHcLsvwQ/viewform to tell us about your company. We’ll get in touch with you to review. We have a limit of slots so sign up today!

    Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for our 2nd annual pitch event.

    Calling all entrepreneurs! Are you in the process of growing your business and ready for the next phase of talking with investors? Keep your momentum going by pitching your vision and the progress of your product development and customer discovery. Oregon Venture Fund investors will weigh in with constructive feedback and connections. Ninety percent of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a great way to get feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.

    Agenda: 5:00 PDXWIT and OVF welcome and introductions 5:05 Entrepreneur pitches (5 minutes each + 1 min questions) 6:00 Investors and community connect directly with entrepreneurs 6:30 Event ends

    OVF Investors: Please sign up to provide constructive feedback and connections for local entrepreneurs.

    Community Members: Come observe these inspiring entrepreneurs as they share their brilliant ideas. Hopefully you will leave inspired to present at the next pitch event!

    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
    Nov 4 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Why Neurodiversity is Essential to our Future

    Virtual

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_l5O9aW2dRue7rXouRSIUIA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    Join PDXWIT, Torri Wright, Founder and CEO at BEHCA and Lori Eberly, LCSW, Author, Founder and Facilitator of Radius ECD as we explore diverse perspectives through the lens of neurodiversity.

    Who is to say what specific neurology is going to be ideal at any given moment? Having diverse perspectives and neural-processing opens up pathways for new discoveries and solving complex problems. The barrier is overcoming bias to see past assumptions and appreciate the brain process that may very well solve a critical problem. How can we learn to communicate with one another differently and avoid quick, bias-filled, assumptions that otherwise exclude neurodiverse populations? Following the presentation, we hope to hear from you all on your perspective.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Presentation 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. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

  • Thursday
    Oct 22 2020
    DAMA Day 2020: "Data... In SPACE!" with NASA Scientists, sponsored by Snowflake

    Virtual

    Presented by NASA Scientists Sponsored by Snowflake

    Calling all data enthusiasts and/or space nerds in Portland, Oregon and beyond. Join us for an exciting, all-day virtual event with NASA scientists. Attendees will work with actual NASA data and have an opportunity to collaborate on matters of data analysis directly with our presenters.

    Opening Remarks: 8:30 AM: DAMA PDX Board

    Morning Session: 9AM – 11:30 AM: Eric Lyness and Victoria Da-Poian, NASA

    Eric Lyness is the NASA software and operations lead at Goddard Space Flight Center for the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer on the ExoMars 2020 rover and Victoria Da-Poian is an Aerospace Engineer. They will present their talk, Machine Learning to Find Life on Mars and Beyond.

    In 2021 the European ExoMars rover will land on Mars with the Mars Organic Molecular Analyzer (MOMA) laboratory to analyze soil samples searching for past or present life. NASA is developing machine learning algorithms to help the scientists more quickly analyze the data when it arrives from Mars. In this talk, we will present the current work using MOMA mass spectrometer data acquired during ground testing. Using this data we are aiding the scientists by matching new spectra with the most similar spectra from past experiments. We will present the nuances of mass spectra, our limitations with respect to data, and our approach to the problem. We hope to elicit feedback from the attendees.

    More details at https://phys.org/news/2020-06-nasa-life-mars.html.

    30 minute Break

    Lunch Session: 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Snowflake Presentation, Drew Swanson and Brian Whittington

    30 minute Break

    Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM – 3:30PM: Details soon!

    15 minute Break

    Closing Remarks and Next Steps: 3:45 – 4:00 PM: DAMA PDX Board

    Times above may be revised in the days before our event.

    Event will be presented via a Zoom bridge. Analytical discussions and collaboration will be hosted via a Slack workspace that will begin on event day and last for a few weeks afterwards. This is a BYOAE (bring your own analytical environment). However, attendees will have access to the data via Snowflake and to notebook templates via Zepl.

    Pre-event tasks for analysis setup will be shared on 10/19 via email.

    Date – Thursday, Oct. 22nd Time – 8:30 – 4:00pm

    NOTE: This is an all day event

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 14 2020
    2020 Virtual TechCrawl... it's FREE!
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    The TechCrawl is going virtual for 2020... and it's FREE!

    Register at www.techcrawl.org, and mark your calendars for October 14th & 15th, 2020 from 3-6:30pm!

    Companies added to the schedule as they sign up

    This year's two-day event features live streams on the tech companies and topic you want to hear. Interact with executives, win prizes, and find your dream job!

    Looking to make a job change? Want to learn about tech companies in Portland?? Need some HUMAN INTERACTION???

    Visit www.techcrawl.org and register for the 2020 Virtual TechCrawl!

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 13 2020
    Shopify Meetup Portland - Giving Back in 2020: How to use creative cause-marketing campaigns to deepen customer loyalty & increase AOV

    Virtual

    Join us for a discussion regarding what cause marketing looks like in 2020. We'll run through the ins and outs - from campaigns to compliance and leave you with easy to launch ideas for your holiday campaigns.

    Mel Lubey blends over 15 years of technology and communications expertise with a passion for advocacy that extends into everything she does. In her role as Chief Impact Offer at DailyKarma, she uses her skills to help brand partners create easy-to-launch cause marketing campaigns using their Shopify App, Shop for Good. She's also a fierce maternal health activist with a love of well-placed curse words & vintage clothing.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 16 2020
    PDX OWASP - Cloud Security Lunch and Learn with Ashish Patel

    Virtual

    Summary of the Talk: Automate The CloudSec Things - How to automate your response to security incidents within the public cloud space using your current security stack and AWS Lambda.

    Speaker's Bio: Ashish Patel is a security engineer on the Box Infrastructure Security team. He usually lives in the realm of cloud security and automating security related tasks that scale across multiple clouds & attack surfaces.

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/272846648/

  • Saturday
    Jul 25 2020
    Free Machine Learning the Easy Way!

    Virtual

    Join us for an hour Zoom as Darren Sargent shares the basics of Machine Learning. Darren has a rich background of experience as a Software Developer.

    We'll have a 30-minute demo followed by 20 minutes of Q&A. We'll wrap the last 10 minutes and ask for any follow-ups or if anyone else would like to share their projects.

    Hope you can join us! Knowledge Mavens

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 21 2020
    OWASP Portland, Oregon - Secure Coding Tournament (Virtual)
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    Virtual

    Secure Code Warrior is going to be hosting a July virtual tournament for our OWASP Portland, Oregon chapter. It's free!

    Improve your secure coding skills by joining the OWASP Portland Secure Coding tournament on July 21st 8:00AM PDT through July 24th 8:00PM PDT. The tournament allows you to compete against the other participants in a series of vulnerable code challenges that ask you to identify a problem, locate insecure code, and fix a vulnerability.

    All challenges are based on the OWASP Top 10, and players can choose to compete in a range of software languages including Java EE, Java Spring, C# MVC, C# WebForms, Go, Ruby on Rails, Python Django & Flask, Scala Play, Node.JS, React, and both iOS and Android development languages.

    Throughout the tournament, players earn points and watch as they climb to the top of the leaderboard. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers! First place will receive a hoodie, and lots of bragging rights!

    Tournament times: July 21- July 24th 8:00 AM 9:00 PM

    Practice times: July 14th - July 21st 8:00 AM

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/271638472/

  • Thursday
    Jul 16 2020
    Portland OWASP Study Night - Secure Code Warrior Tournament Study Session

    Virtual

    Topic - Secure Code Warrior Tournament Study Session. We'll cover how to register for our upcoming tournament, cover the game rules, navigate through the menus and do a few practice challenges. Let's be new to this together! This meeting will also be recorded and posted to the PDX OWASP YouTube channel.

    Host: Samuel Lemly

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/271905106/

  • Wednesday
    Jun 17 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Discussion (Apply to attend)

    Virtual

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    Details READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION FOR DETAILS

    Form to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX2HwaaTXHyhzkaNlkrWeOpBWVetYRse1ICTN3_dTzjy4_IA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1 ***

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

    The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Marcus Carter, and Crystal Sincoff and Zhou Fang.

    Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by copying and pasting the link noted below and completing the form.

    Registrants who have not filled out the form referenced above will not be eligible for consideration.

    Applications are due by June 10th and the 10 invitees will be notified by June 15, 2020 on how to register in Zoom.

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  • Thursday
    Apr 16 2020
    @DAMAPDX March 2020: MongoDB with Jai Karve from MongoDB

    Virtual

    Register for virtual conference code; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rsvp-for-damapdx-mongodb-with-jai-karve-from-mongodb-tickets-95641639719

    High level “Who is MongoDB”

    MongoDB Architectural Overview

    The Document Data Model

    Intelligently Place Data Where You Need It

    Freedom to Run Anywhere

    Live Atlas demonstration

    MongoDB has become one of the fastest growing databases since its inception a little over 10 years ago. In this session, representatives from MongoDB will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the database, including data storage, data retrieval, and deployment. We will also walk attendees through a demonstration of Atlas, our fully-managed database-as-a-service. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of where MongoDB shines, and how to get started using MongoDB for their own projects.

    When

    April 16th, 2020 (Chapter meetings held on third Thursday of the month)

    Schedule

    8:30 – 9:00 – Warm-up 9:00 – 10:30 – Presentation Location TBA

    Cost

    Free

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