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Monday
Oct 21
PDXWIT Presents: Volunteer Info Night
Alchemy Code Lab 30 Northwest 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

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Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our Fall volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda:

6pm p.m. - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

8 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available but plenty of street parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: The door to the building will be unlocked. Attendees should enter from our only entrance on 10th, across the street from Powell's and use the elevator or stairs to come to our space on the second floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots on the second floor

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the streetcar stops right in front of the building.

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
Tuesday
Oct 15
PDXWIT Presents: October Happy Hour Networking Event
Viewpoint

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-october-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-69804149089] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Viewpoint on October 15th!

We have all experienced uncertainty in our lives and career, but sometimes this uncertainty can lead us in amazing directions. This month’s theme will be “Pivoting from uncertainty to passion.” To help get the networking flowing we will be using the conversation prompt “How have you overcome uncertainty in your career?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 p.m. to share important announcements and showcase three members of our community.

A representative from our host company Viewpoint will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Kathy Lee, Software Engineer at Microsoft, will give a lightning talk titled "How to push through uncertainty into potential"

Molly Lindquist, Founder and CEO at Consano, will talk about Channeling Personal Crisis into Professional Passion

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

An Activity Table where people 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 those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 pm - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, we have one bathroom that is gender neutral downstairs, and male/female designated restrooms on the main floor..

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, we will be providing snacks and beverages.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: REC center lot is across the street from the venue. The location for the event will be at 1510 SE Water Avenue, and there is a second building across the street that has parking available after 4pm. There is street parking available in the surrounding area. (G permit parking on the street is free for the first 2 hours and open to anyone after 6PM.)

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: The doors require key card to get in at any time, so if someone leaves and wants to return, they will have to be let in by Viewpoint staff or PDXWIT Volunteer.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No garage or secured bike storage is provided; however, there are 2 bike racks in the outside parking lots that can be used.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Not necessarily, but Tilikum crossing transit junction is a short half-mile walk.

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
Tuesday
Oct 8
PDXWIT Presents Neurodiversity: Shifting Perspectives
Airship

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-neurodiversity-shifting-perspectives-tickets-69113007867] is required to gain entry to this event

Learning beyond our own thoughts and experiences broadens our perspective into the world of human behavior and interactions. Dive into neurodiversity with speaker Torri Wright, as she encourages us us to open our own minds to understand how others experience the world. This topic will broaden our ability to better communicate, problem solve, and resolve difficult situations within relationships and workplaces.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open / networking

6 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Presentation / Q & A

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: On-street parking only

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: The main entrance on Burnside (right next to Tom's) has an intercom/call system and 24/7 locked doors. We will have volunteers letting folks in, greeting people and directing them up to the 4th floor via elevator or stairs. All locked doors will have employees monitoring/assisting guests for this event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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
Thursday
Sep 19
PDXWIT Presents: Mentorship Training and Recruitment Event
Smarsh

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-mentorship-training-and-recruitment-event-tickets-65961597915] is required to gain entry to this event

Interested in joining our mentorship program? Then join us at the PDXWIT Mentorship Program Orientation hosted by Smarsh!

Hazel Valdez, Events and Mentorship Coordinator at PDXWIT, will provide an overview of the PDXWIT Mentorship Program and share the various ways folks can engage, from one-time mentor coaching encounters to long term mentor/mentee relationships. Tanya Webb, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Puppet will also introduce the “On the Spot” Mentorship Tool for when you need quick advice on your resume or to practice your interviewing skills. We will then have breakout sessions for mentors and mentees so participants can get the most out of the program once they are matched.

Whether you're already part of the program, interested in becoming a mentor or need one, join us to learn more! This event is required in order for you to join the program.

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Doors open / networking

5:45 pm - Introductions

6:00 pm - Program Overview

6:30 pm - Breakout training session for Mentors and Mentees

7:15 pm - Networking

7:30 pm - Event Ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, and we will label vegan & gluten-free.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: YES—however, it is not free. The on-site parking is in Pacific Center Garage, which is located in the basement floors of our building, The entrance ramp is on SW Taylor, right-hand side of the street, between SW 6th & Broadway.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Before 6:00pm, both Pacific Center entrances are available (SW 6th Avenue or Broadway).

After 6:00pm, for attendees who do not using the parking garage, Pacific Center access is through the main SW 6th Avenue building entrance. The building is locked to visitors after 6:00pm.

For attendees who are using the Pacific Center parking garage (this applies to cyclists who will lock their bikes in the garage, too). The parking garage is located on B1 and B2. From B1/B2, you will be able to access only the 1st Floor (this is the street level / lobby floor of Pacific Center). Take the elevator to the 1st floor, and exit to the elevator lobby. From there, a PDXWIT volunteer and Smarsh employee will be stationed in the elevator lobby to provide elevator badge access to the to the 8th floor.

For all attendees exiting the event, elevators will take attendees from the 8th floor to the 1st floor (street-level, lobby exit) or to B1/B2 (basement, parking garage exit) without requiring an access badge.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, there is bike parking in Pacific Center Garage, at the base of the ramp. It is free and secured, but not within Smarsh premises.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes—Smarsh is located on SW 6th Avenue, which is a transit mall street, and most MAX lines have a stop within a 2 block walk.

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
Tuesday
Sep 17
PDXWIT Presents: September Happy Hour Networking Event
AltSource, Inc.

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-september-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-66593413693] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at AltSource on September 17th.

In the tech industry, companies often tout all the “fun” benefits they offer to employees, but do those perks really matter to everyone? Yes, ping pong can be entertaining for a few minutes, and kombucha is great for your gut, but are these the types of benefits that make workspaces desirable for everyone? Let’s talk about it! This month’s theme will be: “Functional workspaces: from behavior to the needs of parents,” and to help get the networking flowing we will be using the conversation prompt: What’s something you need to make your workspace functional?

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 p.m. to share important announcements and showcase three members of our community.

A representative from our host company AltSource will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Kristy LaFollette, Healthy Workplace Advocate at Health Equity Partners, will give the following lightning talk: Beyond Beer and Corn Hole: Workplace Change for Families

Torri Wright, Founder and CEO at Wright Behavior, will talk about Decoding The Language of Behavior

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

An Activity Table where people 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 those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 pm - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, we will be providing food/drink and it will be clearly marked with the dietary restrictions.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We do have a few(10ish) free parking spaces onsite. There is street parking and neighborhood parking available (it’s easiest to find parking in the Ladd’s Addition neighborhood).

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Enter through the main entrance, which faces Hawthorne and is across the street from Burgerville.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Either work, however there are multiple bus stops within a block of our building so public transportation is fairly easy.

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
Wednesday
Sep 4
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-66692467967] is required to gain entry to this event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. 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 seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset

• Preparation for the non-technical parts

• 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 40. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open

5:15 p.m. - Introduction

5:30 p.m. - Session begins

6:30 p.m. - Session ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A:Yes, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No on-site parking available at this event.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

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
Tuesday
Sep 3
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up!
through Expensify

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-get-hired-up-tickets-65986059079] is required to gain entry to this event

Looking for a job in tech? Join PDXWIT for an evening dedicated to helping you find your next job. You get what you put in, so come prepared to share with copies of your resume. When you register, let us know what you need most right now.

  • Resume review
  • Mock Interviews
  • Portfolio review
  • Q&A with recruiters

We’ll have a short presentation to negotiate effectively for promotions and raises. Led by Elizabeth Robillard, VP of Business Development at Usermind (www.usermind.com) and principal of consultancy at Negotiating at Work (www.negotiatingatwork.com) for practical advice on how to negotiate for yourself more effectively. Whether you are looking for new opportunities, a promotion or a raise, this brief talk will offer some concrete strategies on how to reach your goals.

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.

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 5:40 p.m. - Reviews continue 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, on the 2nd, mezzanine, and 3rd floors.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: All the floors are ADA compliant and the space is accessible via an elevator, but the building elevators are not up to ADA code (wheel in and turn around).

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is no onsite parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The main entrance to the building is on SW 5th Ave.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, attendees are strongly encouraged to use public transportation.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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
Thursday
Aug 22
PDXWIT Presents: West Side Mixer
DAT Solutions

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-west-side-mixer-tickets-64393355259] is required to gain entry to this event

Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and DAT’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics. The event will be primarily networking focused, but we will have a couple guest speakers:

A representative from DAT will share information about the company, including any opportunities that are available.

Guest speaker, Jenessa Stieglitz, Product Owner at Nike, will talk about Shine Theory: a practice of mutual investment with the simple premise that "I don't shine if you don't shine." It's a term to describe a commitment to collaborating with rather than competing against other people—especially other women.

We will also have a job seekers section where attendees can learn about the various employment opportunities available right now.

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Introductions and Presentation

7:00 p.m. - More networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: We have a gender-neutral restroom in our lobby and gendered restrooms closer to the space we'll be using for the event.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We have onsite parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: We will be using our main entrance (corner of Hall & Nimbus); the other doors to the building are controlled access.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We have bicycle lockers in the rear of the building (users will need to bring their own lock).

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Our office is .3 miles (5 minute walk) from the Hall/Nimbus WES station, and serviced by the 76 & 78 TriMet bus routes. It's an option!

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. No pets (only service animals).

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
Started Tuesday
Aug 20
PDXWIT Presents: August Happy Hour Networking Event - SOLD OUT
Zapproved, Inc

SOLD OUT- Please check Eventbrite periodically to see if any tickets have freed up. Registration on Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-august-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-64194953835] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Zapproved on August 20th.

Calling all introverts!

We all know the tech industry is full of networking events, but networking can be daunting, especially for introverts. The theme of our August Happy Hour is “Calling All Introverts!” To get people talking about this, our conversation prompt for the event will be “How does being an introvert or extrovert affect networking for you?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 p.m. to share important announcements and showcase three members of our community.

A representative from our host company Zapproved will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Tula Sabes, Lab Support Technician at Intel, will talk about Inclusion and Being a Young Introvert

Emma Holland, Program Manager at Thinkful, will talk about Networking for Introverts

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

An Activity Table where people 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 those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

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

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, we have all gender restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, we are ADA compliant.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, we will have food provided and can offer gluten free and vegan options.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No, we do not have on-site parking. There is usually plentiful street parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: We have a main door and an elevator that lock at specific times. We will request that they remain open for the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We have a bike room on our floor for approximately 10 bikes; if this gets full the building has parking on the 3rd floor. This is indoor parking with lockers. When parking here it is like parking on the street. There is not someone monitoring this area.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: There is a trolley that comes past our building, but it's by no means necessary.

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

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Wednesday
Sep 17, 2008
Agile 2008 Lightning Summaries - Xpdx September meeting

Hi all!!! To both of you - may the future be bright, happy and filled with continued blessings from above gold I've just been sitting around waiting for something to happen. gold element, gold, I just don't have anything to say.

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Wednesday
Nov 19, 2008
XPDX - Agile Methodologies: A Matter of Survival
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

In October, SolutionsIQ organized an entertaining, educational, and well-attended panel on Incremental Architecture.

In November, Michael Kelly will present our next evening meeting topic, Agile Methodologies: A Matter of Survival.

Metaphorically, we frequently think of things as surviving where there's no real threat to life. Companies survive. Products, and the teams that produce them, survive. Individual members of the team continue to be a member of the team by virtue of their ability to survive. In all these activities we see the same lively dance of competition and cooperation, of adaptation and evolution, within a constantly changing environment.

Michael Kelly, a survivor of numerous software campaigns, will bring together the insights of famed survival writer Laurence Gonzales, some rather surprising research into the neuroscience of decision making, and some hair-raising personal experiences to illuminate the importance of agile methodologies and suggest some potential new directions.

This is our usual monthly meeting for the month of November. Remember the location and time for future meetings! Third Wed of the month, at CubeSpace.

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Wednesday
Nov 11, 2009
Perl Mongers: Bucardo (replication for your Postgres database)
Free Geek

Bucardo is a mature replication system written in Perl for PostgreSQL that supports asynchronous replication for both master-slave and multi-master systems. Originally designed for slow and unreliable networks, it has remarkable recovery ability, an easy to use command-line interface and development is active! Uses for Bucardo include: a slave read-only database, multi-master replication, data warehousing and just having fun moving your data around! Will include overview replication for PostgreSQL in general, a tour of features, and a basic configuration walk through.

http://bucardo.org/wiki/Bucardo

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Wednesday
Oct 20, 2010
BarCamp PDX 4 Volunteer Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

We'll have a general meeting of all volunteers to go over our schedule, job assignments, etc. This is to prep so we'll be ready for BarCamp PDX 4 on Friday & Saturday, October 22nd & 23rd at the Eliot Center in Downtown PDX.

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BarCamp PDX 4 Vounteer Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

We'll have a general meeting of all volunteers to go over our schedule, job assignments, etc. This is to prep so we'll be ready for BarCamp PDX 4 on Friday & Saturday, October 22nd & 23rd at the Eliot Center in Downtown PDX.

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Wednesday
Nov 10, 2010
Drupal Users Group Meeting
OpenSourcery

Welcome to the Portland, Oregon Drupal Users Group.

Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209.

Please come no earlier than 5:50, as people are still working.

We've begun a second meetup on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Lucky Lab on 1945 NW Quimby. We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.

No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

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Wednesday
Dec 8, 2010
Drupal Users Group Meeting
OpenSourcery

Welcome to the Portland, Oregon Drupal Users Group.

Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209.

Please come no earlier than 5:50, as people are still working.

We've begun a second meetup on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Lucky Lab on 1945 NW Quimby. We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.

No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

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Wednesday
Nov 28, 2012
Collective Agency Open House
Collective Agency Downtown

Every last Wednesday of the month, Collective Agency has an open house, and everyone is welcome. Come by anytime 9-5, get lots of work done, and meet us!

We will be having our regular Wednesday Lightning Talks 2:00 - 2:30pm when two or three people here will give short presentations on something they are working on.

We have a lot of passionate, interesting, and interested people here, so these casual brief presentations and conversations are always very interesting.

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Wednesday
Aug 27, 2014
August Open House
Collective Agency Downtown

Wednesday August 27th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House! http://collectiveagency.co/

Community Mission Statement:

"Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/745447115512749/

Schedule (come when you like): • 9am - Open

• 12pm - Lunch from the local food carts. Arrive before noon to join us.

• 2-2:30pm - Optional Member Meeting - for members to share updates/events, goals, and questions/suggestions, and to get feedback from other members if there are things they'd like to organize here. We love having a variety of events, groups and activities here and want more of that.

• 5pm - End of Open House

The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have just over 60 members and 2 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2015
Camp Optimization Meet-Up
Migration Brewery

No need to worry if you missed last month's event because our next meet-up is on Thursday, October 29th.

This month Kyle Duford, will be sharing a bit about his experiences creating and optimizing award winning e-commerce experiences. Kyle has successfully built and led e-commerce teams for notable consumer brands including Dr. Martens, Speck Products, Nau, and Chrome Industries - doubing or tripling their online revenue within 18 months - as well has helped other outdoor brands such as KEEN, Blue Seventy, Nuun, Rudy Project, Retul, and Carmichael Training Systems. Come learn what it takes from a man who has done it.

We will be meeting at Migration Brewing for some beer and casual networking. You can find us in the Annex where the first round of beer is on us.

AGENDA: 4:30pm - 5:00pm Arrive at Migration Brewing at 2828 NE Glisan St (Meet in the Annex)

5:00pm - 5:20pm Presentation from Kyle Duford

5:30pm - 7:00pm Socializing and Networking

Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

What is Camp Optimization?

Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digitalmarketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins.

Who is roboboogie?

Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

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Wednesday
Nov 30, 2016
Starting Your Career on a Self-Guided Path with Andy Hoffman
PDX Code Guild

Come join us for an awesome talk with the amazing Andy Hoffman! With the presentation timed at about 10-15 minutes, there will be lots of time to ask any questions you have 1-on-1 about starting your career as a professional and any other questions that might come up. We're looking forward to it- hope you are, too!

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Thursday
Mar 14
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Vancouver Mixer
Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-vancouver-mixer-tickets-55302179307 is required to gain entry to this event

There are big things happening in Vancouver’s technology industry and PDXWIT is eager to expand its presence into the area. Please join us for the first PDXWIT Vancouver Mixer, hosted by RealWear!

While the event will be primarily focused on networking, we will have guest speaker Becky Priebe present the following: Advancing Women in Technology through Design Thinking: Strategy and Tactics. It will be a practical look at how to gain traction as women in technology, approaching the problem from a design mindset.

A representative of RealWear will also share information about the company, including any opportunities that are available.

So please join us for our inaugural Vancouver Mixer. Hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:00 pm - Doors open / networking

5:45 pm - Introduction + guest speaker

6:30 pm - Networking

7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking is available in front of the building on the street. There is also a parking lot located on the SW corner of Fort Vancouver Way and Hatheway Drive.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: The main entrance to the building should be utilized and there is an ADA Compliant access ramp near the entrance.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Not outside, though bikes can be brought into the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Public transport is available, though the fort is a short walk from downtown Vancouver.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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.

Wednesday
Mar 27
PDXWIT - Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks
R2C Group 249 Northwest Park Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Join us for Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks in partnership with Portland Ad Federation, an ongoing panel series that highlights innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their careers.

Panelists for the evening will be: Natalie Fung - CEO of AnswerConnect Jordan Hayles - Founder of Radical Brand Lab Arlyne Simon - Systems Engineer at Intel & children's book author

Moderated by:

Nadya Ighani - Producer at Swift Agency

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open / Networking

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Panel Begins

7:15 p.m. - Panel ends / Q&A starts

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, with accommodations.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is no onsite parking, but there is metered street parking nearby.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: In the Everett building, at the corner of NW Everett and Park.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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
Apr 2
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Intel

On April 2nd, come celebrate Equal Pay Day with PDXWIT and Intel!

Many of us live and/or work on the West Side but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Intel’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

While the event will be primarily networking focused, we will also have the opportunity to hear from Alyson Crafton, VP of IT at Intel, who will share information about the company.

We will also hear from Rebecca Channer, Founder and CEO of ProsperCity. Channer is committed to closing the gender wage gap and ending salary discrimination in the United States. Rebecca will talk about the importance of salary transparency and compensation clarity when it comes to addressing pay disparities that impact women and people of color. She will share the benefits of transparency to job seekers and employees, while also getting real with employers about transparency as the path to greater diversity, inclusion and prosperity.

We hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:00 pm - Doors open / networking

5:30 pm - Introductions (PDXWIT & Intel)

6:00 pm - Featured Speakers

6:30 pm - Networking

7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided at this event.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Free onsite parking is available near Building RA1 where the event will be held.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: All attendees will need to enter through Building RA1 to check in with security before joining the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Bike parking is available just to the left of Building RA1’s lobby doors, but attendees should bring their own lock.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The event is accessible via Trimet bus and MAX lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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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Thursday
Apr 4
PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner (APPLY TO ATTEND)
Airbnb 34 Northwest 1st Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-apply-to-attend-tickets-56661130968 is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner 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 Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, and Heather Knight. This is an incubator opportunity which could result in future programming.

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 completing this form. Applications are due by March 20th and the 10 invitees will be notified by March 27th.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food

6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking. We are one block from the Smart Park on NW 1st and NW Davis and there is street parking available

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Front door is on NW 1st Ave.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We do not have secured bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes. If possible. The Red/Blue MAX line stops at Skidmore Fountain and the office is located about 50 feet from that stop.

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.

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Tuesday
Apr 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) April Happy Hour Networking Event
New Relic 111 SW 5th #2700 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-april-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-57043093428?aff=ebdssbdestsearch is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at New Relic on April 16th.

We all know the tech industry is full of networking events; in fact, you are reading about one right now! It can be tough to be our authentic selves in these situations. Let’s face it: sometimes it can be awkward to network. The theme of our April Happy Hour is “Stay Authentic: From the Office to Networking.” To get people talking about this, our conversation prompt for the event will be “What does authenticity mean to you?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 6:00pm to share important announcements and showcase three members of our community.

A representative from our host company New Relic will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Chikeola Karimou, Lifestyle Mentor, will talk about how we can show up to work as our best selves

Shannon Wolcott, Marketing and Career Services Director at Alchemy Code Lab, will talk about how we can be authentic when networking

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

An Activity Table where people 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 those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

6:00 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Yes, but it is not free.

Parking Options: There are multiple parking garages located nearby. We do encourage public transportation, however, as we do not validate parking.

PMC Parking - US Bancorp Garage (in building) 127 SW 5th Ave

City Center Parking - 435 SW Pine St (close by)

City Center Parking - 429 SW Oak St

Star Park US Bank - 654 SW Oak St / 311 SW Broadway Ave

Our office is also located directly on the Yellow, Orange, and Green Trimet Max lines.

Upon arrival, please take the elevator to Reception on the 27th floor.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Elevators and doors are unlocked from 8:00am-5:00pm, and are keycard only at all other times unless otherwise scheduled.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: New Relic does indeed have secure bicycle parking! There are spaces to securely hang bicycles outside our event space. There is bicycle parking in the building parking garage, but we cannot guarantee the security down there.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, but not necessary.

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.

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Tuesday
Apr 23
PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) How to Navigate The Tech Field: A Beginner's Guide
New Relic

Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-how-to-navigate-the-tech-field-a-beginners-guide-tickets-57542689734is required to gain entry to this event

Many people starting out in the software industry experience frustration when work conversations are riddled with acronyms or tech jargon they do not understand. They become overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information to learn and do not know where to start. To rectify that, we have a group of women speaking who can demystify some of the tools, jargon, and jobs around software:

Polina Vorozheykina, a software engineer at New Relic, will share her experience entering the industry into a far more senior team of 12 engineers. She will cover useful terminology to know, how to go about asking questions, and how to begin building broad software expertise.

Ashley Puls, a distinguished engineer and architect at New Relic, will cover some useful tools and terminology engineers encounter on a daily basis.

Elisa Binette, a Director of Software Engineering at New Relic, will demystify some of the roles and job titles used in the technology industry. What’s a full stack, front end, or backend engineer? What’s a DBA? What are the key differences between a senior, lead, or engineering manager?

Afterwards, beginning engineers should better understand common technology terms and the desired skills within each role. They should have a “lay of the land” and feel empowered to go out and learn.

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open 6:00 p.m. - Introduction 6:10 p.m. - Talks begin 7:00 p.m. - Q&A, networking 7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, there will be gender neutral restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We recommend taking public transportation—the event is nearby multiple Trimet bus and MAX lines—but there are also paid parking sites close to the event.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: When you arrive, take the elevators up to the 27th floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No, secured bike parking will not be available, but bike racks are located outside the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, public transportation is best.

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.

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Tuesday
Apr 30
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Experienced Women In Tech
Corvel

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-experienced-women-in-tech-tickets-58438430920] is required to gain entry to this 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 awhile? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

Join us April 30th at Corvel, where we will talk about effective communication styles, help attendees understand communication across the gender continuum, and identify traits that build credibility and those that act to its detriment. The featured speaker for the evening is Laura Dominic who practices jury consulting professionally and gives talks on communications styles regularly. The event will involve a presentation and roundtable discussions based on communication style. Join us for this engaging dive into communication!

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Doors open

6:00 pm - Introduction

6:15pm - Presentation/Discussion Begins

7:00 pm - Networking

7:30 pm - Event Ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is parking directly under the US Bank Tower for a fee. Note one entrance at 5th & Pine has a height limit and there is additional parking entrances off of 4th and off of Pine.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Attendees should enter the 2nd floor via the glass staircase in the Plaza atrium or via the Plaza elevator. It is a secure suite and access will occur after checking in for the event. Enter this address on your navigation system to get you to the Plaza entrance location:

555 Southwest Oak Street (US Bank Corp “Big Pink” building) Suite 200 Portland, OR 97204

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

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.

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Wednesday
May 1
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT)How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwithow-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-58876651650 is required to gain entry to this event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. 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 seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset

• Preparation for the non-technical parts

• 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 40. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open

5:15 p.m. - Introduction

5:30 p.m. - Session begins

6:30 p.m. - Session ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No on-site parking available at this event.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

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.

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Thursday
May 9
PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) Cryptocurrency: Exploring the Potential
Zapproved

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-cryptocurrency-exploring-the-potential-tickets-58605096421] is required to gain entry to this event

The cryptocurrency bear market of 2018 saw both Ethereum and Bitcoin tokens lose more than 80% of their peak value, but that doesn’t mean development has slowed. Ignoring the market and speculation of crypto tokens, let's explore how these crypto tokens, notably Ethereum, have improved! Join Scott Bigelow, VP of Engineering at Amberdata (a blockchain data company) in an interactive exploration. He’ll share what cryptocurrencies, like Ethereum, are capable above, aside from being bought, sold, and transferred. This session will discuss topics such as "stable" coins, cross-chain bridges, games, hardware wallets, and more.

Agenda:

5:30 pm – Doors open / Networking 6:00 pm - Presentation / Q & A 7:00pm - Networking 7:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We do not have on-site parking. There is usually plenty of street parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: No.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We have a bike room on our floor for approximately 10 bikes; if this gets full the building has parking on the 3rd floor. This is indoor parking with lockers. When parking here, it is like parking on the street. There is not someone monitoring this area.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: There is a trolley that comes past our building, but it's by no means necessary.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No. We ask that you leave your furry friend at 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.

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Wednesday
May 15
PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) Get Hired UP
Survey Monkey

Get Hired Up!

Looking for a job in tech? Join PDXWIT for an evening at SurveyMonkey dedicated to helping you find your next job. You get what you put in, so come prepared to share, with copies of your resume. 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 Jesselle Hedman, EDI Success Manager at Treehouse, titled Navigating Career Transitions: Branding Your Future. This is a brief talk on understanding your personal brand and infusing that into any job you want.

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 5:30-7:30 p.m.? __________________

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:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open, reviews begin

6:15 p.m - Introductions (PDXWIT, host, etc.)

6:20 p.m. - Short presentation with Q&A

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the event will be ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is no on-site parking available, though there are a few paid parking garages nearby.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: To access the event, enter the US Bancorp Tower (Big Pink) and go to either floor 16 for check-in. The floor will be temporarily unlocked so anyone can access with the elevator.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are bike racks located in the SurveyMonkey office that guests are welcome to use.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, we recommend taking public transportation to the event. The event is accessible to multiple Trimet bus and MAX train lines.

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.

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Tuesday
May 21
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) May Happy Hour
Vacasa

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-may-happy-hour-tickets-59611176634] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for May Happy Hour at Vacasa!

PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at Vacasa for our next happy hour! The theme for this month is Accessibility in Technology. The conversation starters to keep the networking flowing will be “How can tech be more accessible?” and “What does an accessible tech environment mean to you?”

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 Vacasa will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

Ilana Davis, Creative Director at Ilana Davis LLC, will do a lightning talk titled, “Designing for Inclusion.”

Tasha Zuniga, Full Stack Javascript Developer, will talk about fonts and how to make them accessible.

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

An Activity Table where people 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.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speaking segments

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Front doors lock at 4:30 p.m. Event managers will be on-hand to let guests into the space and up the elevators to the 5th floor event space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: 2 hour parking is typically available in the neighborhood in the afternoon. Paid parking ends at 7pm.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. We do have a dog friendly office and pets are frequently brought to the office. We do not allow pets from non-Vacasa employees during events unless they are service animals.

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.

Wednesday
May 29
PDXWIT INSIGHT: How To Cultivate Feminine and Masculine Synergy At Work
Quantum Spatial (Located in the Commonwealth Bldg)

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-insight-how-to-cultivate-feminine-and-masculine-synergy-at-work-tickets-60325258472] is required to gain entry to this event

In pursuit of equal rights and opportunities, we have tended to see men as the “haves” and women as the “have-nots.”

Whether or not we dare admit it, this simplistic view fuels an adversarial dynamic across genders.

By shifting from fighting for our rights to standing for the common good, we can continue to elevate gender related conversations towards greater partnership and synergy.

In this presentation you will:

• Uncover the root cause for inner world conflicts and outer world discontent in your dynamics among genders.

• Discover the guiding principle that nourishes more effective collaboration.

• Learn a simple and powerful tool to improve your relationship dynamics and increase effectiveness at work— immediately.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Introduction

6:00 p.m. - Presentation Begins

7:00 p.m. - Presentation Ends

7:30 p.m. - Event Ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No, we have no parking - we're located in the heart of downtown so we'd recommend people bike or take public transit. There are parking garages near us, plus limited street parking, if people need to drive.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: The entrance to the Commonwealth Building is on 6th avenue, in between Washington and Stark (labelled correctly on Google Maps as well). Folks will need to take the elevator up to the 8th floor, and from there we will have the doors to our suite open so that there are no auto-locking door situations.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No, our bike storage is unfortunately not accessible for the public. There are many bike racks located around our building though.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, we are close to several bus and max stops! This would be a great option for people.

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.

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Monday
Jun 3
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
New Relic 111 Southwest 5th Avenue Suite 2700 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-55594368252?aff=eac2 is required to gain entry to this event

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our summer volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Multiple doors are available into US Bank Tower (5th, Oak, and 6th). Generally, elevators are locked after 5, but will be unlocked for this event between 5:15 - 5:30.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

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.

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PDXWIT Volunteer Info Night
New Relic 111 Southwest 5th Avenue Suite 2700 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-55594368252?aff=eac2 is required to gain entry to this event

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our summer volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Multiple doors are available into US Bank Tower (5th, Oak, and 6th). Generally, elevators are locked after 5, but will be unlocked for this event between 5:15 - 5:30.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

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
Monday
Jun 10
PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) We're Out Here: Queer folk talk work, tech and life
Autodesk Inc.

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-were-out-here-queer-folk-talk-work-tech-and-life-tickets-60731411286] is required to gain entry to this event

Gay takeover!! Kick off Portland Pride week with PDXWIT by joining us for a very special event at Autodesk, co-hosted by Zendesk!

For this first-of-its-kind event, we will get you set for Pride week. For We're Out Here: Queer folk talk work, tech and life, local heroes Miki Demeter, Kaig Lightner and Hazel Valdez will be sharing true life stories; Perry Eising will be your host for the evening; and Emma Holland, leadership team member from Out in Tech, will introduce you to another way to find LGBTQ+ tech community in Portland.

There will also, of course, be time to catch up with old friends and network, as well as learn all about Autodesk and Zendesk, who are making this event possible.

This event will sell out, so RSVP soon!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open / networking

6:00 p.m. - Introductions

6:15 p.m. - Presentation begins

7:00 p.m. - Presentation ends / more networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Anyone is free to use any restroom that they are comfortable using. We do have gender neutral restrooms located on the 5th floor that guests are welcome to use. They would need to be accompanied by an Autodesk employee as they are not located in a public space.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes. We will provide light appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. We will provide vegan and GF options.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We do not have onsite parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: All guests must enter and exit through our front door located between 2nd and 3rd on Ankeny. All guests will need to sign in at the front desk and sign an NDA.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, we can provide bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: YES! There is a streetcar and bus line stop very close to our office.

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
Thursday
Jun 13
PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Fiserv Beaverton Office 8500 Southwest Creekside Place Beaverton, OR 97008

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-60830803571] is required to gain entry to this event

Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and Fiserv’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics. The event will be primarily networking focused, but we will have a couple guest speakers:

A representative from Fiserv will share information about the company, including any opportunities that are available.

Guest speaker Becky Priebe, Experiential Designer and author, will discuss how we can use collective brain power to generate thoughts and discussion on how to advance women in technology through design thinking.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open / networking

5:45 p.m. - Introductions

6:00 p.m. - Guest speaker

6:30 p.m. - More networking

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Yes, there is free, onsite parking, all around the building, though entry is through the front entrance.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: All doors are locked, but someone will be allowing people to enter at the front entrance by the large Fiserv sign.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, just inside the lobby area through the secure doors.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: The location is accessible via public transportation stops within walking distance. There is a bus stop on Hall Blvd near the office, 500 yards away, and a train stop, a quarter of a mile away.

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
Tuesday
Jun 18
PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) June Happy Hour
WeWork Pioneer

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-june-happy-hour-tickets-60902123892] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for June Happy Hour at WeWork Pioneer Place, hosted by Green Bits!

In our aim to be an organization that supports and empowers women, non-binary folks and people of color, we want to address racism head on. One way that racism can be expressed is through lack of recognition of indigenous lands and erasure of indigenous history. We are moving towards incorporating land acknowledgement into the introduction at all of our events and will be dedicating our June happy hour to providing some additional context on how we will be doing this.

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

A representative from our host company Green Bits will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company.

We will be joined by Court Morse who will share information about Portland’s indigenous lands and history.

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

An Activity Table where people 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.

A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightening Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking, just street parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Guests will enter through the mall entrance on Morrison and 5th, then proceed to the 3rd floor of the mall. Doors will lock at 6 p.m., but guest may still exit the space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes for members of Wework; guests are welcome to park on the street.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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
Thursday
Jun 20
PDXWIT Women of Color in Tech
Puppet

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-62055459550] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland area. We’ll dialogue, network and meet.

Amanda Lopez, Recruitment Analyst at Metro, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as women of color. She will also offer attendees the opportunity to share what they are looking for in this event moving forward.

Our host company Puppet will also share information about the company, including what employment opportunities are available

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Check-in (mingle)

6:00 pm - Introductions (PDXWIT and Puppet)

6:15 pm - Amanda Lopez leads speed meet and greet and brief presentation

6:45 - Networking

7:30 - Raffle Prize and Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: We will have signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, please leave your furry friends at home. There are dogs in the building during work hours.

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
Tuesday
Jun 25
PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) Self Care and Mitigating Workplace Stress
Cambia Health Solutions 1621 SW First Avenue Portland, OR 97201

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-self-care-and-mitigating-workplace-stress-tickets-60954585807] is required to gain entry to this event

Workplace stress is increasing across the board, and there’s plenty of research and data to prove it. According to the American Institute of Stress, "80% of workers feel stress on the job; nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress, and 42% say their coworkers need such help."

Yet most us have a hard time knowing where to begin, especially when it comes to influencing our company culture. Finding agency and resolve for self-care is priority number one; connecting our personal needs to organizational transformation is the ultimate goal. So where DO we begin?

Join us June 25th for a panel discussion and action-oriented evening on tackling this complex, critical topic. Co-hosted by workplace wellness consultancy Health Equity Partners, come ready to listen, learn, share and—we hope—leave inspired and motivated to make changes you need both for yourself, your company, and your community. Added bonus: raffle prizes to get you feeling good.

Learn more about Health Equity Partners here.

Our Panelists

  • Katie Augsburger, Co-Founder and Principal of Future Work Design

  • Jane Ni, Co-Founder, Stempathy

  • Tina Semko, Co-Founder, Health Equity Partners

  • Tara Horn,Founder, The Praxis Department

Agenda:

5:30-6 p.m. - Doors open, food and drink, networking

6-6:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and HEP Introductions/Announcement

6:05-6:10 p.m. - Introduction of Panel Speakers

6:10-6:45 p.m. - Panel Discussion

6:45-7 p.m. - Q&A

7-7:30 p.m. - Raffle, Networking, Wrap-up

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: PDXWIT may designate a gender neutral restroom during the event

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking and several lots within walking distance

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: 1621 SW 1st Ave (recommended) and 100 SW Market St. Doors will auto lock at 7:00 PM.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Either driving or public transportation work just fine!

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.

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Tuesday
Jul 9
PDXWIT presents: Diversity Dinner (Apply to attend)
Zapproved

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-diversity-dinner-apply-to-attend-tickets-62517662010] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner 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 Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, and Crystal Sincoff.

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 completing this form. Applications are due by June 28th and the 10 invitees will be notified by July 5th.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food

6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, we have all gender restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, we are ADA compliant.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, we will have food provided and can offer gluten free and vegan options.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No, we do not have on-site parking. There is usually plentiful street parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: We have a main door and an elevator that lock at specific times. We will request that they remain open for the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We have a bike room on our floor for approximately 10 bikes, if this gets full the building has parking on the 3rd floor. This is indoor parking with lockers. When parking here it is like parking on the street. There is not someone monitoring this area.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: There is a trolley that comes past our building, but it's by no means necessary.

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
Wednesday
Jul 10
PDXWIT Summer Soiree
Portland Center Stage at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-summer-soiree-tickets-61894666614] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for our annual Summer Soiree at The Armory, brought to you by Intel and Cambia Health Solutions.

The theme for this year’s Summer Soiree is Social Change in Open Source. It is difficult to break into open source for two key reasons. One, it is community driven technology and many people do not have the time or capacity to do the unpaid work that is often required to get involved. Two, even if you do have the time to contribute, it can be very difficult and even toxic if you are a woman or minority due to harassment by leaders in that space. These barriers, along with so many others that underrepresented folks are facing, make it difficult to have the experience required to obtain sought-after jobs at companies doing open source work.

To support this discussion, our conversation starter for the evening is “how can open source be more accessible to underrepresented communities?”

The Summer Soiree will feature a panel discussion followed by networking.

Moderator: Dr. Harriet Nembhard, School Head of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University

Panelist: Sage Sharp is a Diversity and Inclusion consultant and the founder of Otter Tech

Panelist: Esther John is Director of Software Stacks Engineering in the System Software Products at Intel Corporation

Panelist: Tara Robertson is the Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Partner for Mozilla

During the event, we’ll have an Activity Table where people 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.

We will also have a community partners section featuring amazing organizations:

Women Who Code

Adelante Mujeres

Lesbians Who Tech

Girls Inc

Here’s more on our event sponsors:

Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to transforming health care. Our company reaches more than 70 million Americans nationwide, including more than two million people in the Pacific Northwest who are enrolled in our regional health plans.

Intel Corporation’s Women of System Software is an organization of technical professionals committed to fostering an inclusive environment and building a strong community for women and non-binary people in software technology.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open / Networking

6:30 p.m. - Introductions

6:45 p.m. - Panel Begins

7:30 p.m. - Networking

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: We do have gender neutral bathrooms

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Our spaces are ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, there will be food and drink available, including vegan and gluten free options.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking Recommendation: The Brewery Blocks/Whole Foods Underground Parking Garage is the largest lot in Portland and it is located one block from The Armory. It’s a well-lit, security-patrolled underground garage that houses 1,300 parking spaces. There are two entrances to this lot: NW Twelfth Avenue or NW Thirteenth Avenue, between Couch and Davis Streets. The elevators take you into the M Financial Building lobby (just around the corner from the Armory) or into Whole Foods on the corner of Couch and NW Twelfth Avenue.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Entrance is on NW 11th.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No designated bike parking

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, we recommend public transportation

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Employee pets are allowed through an application and training process. The space for this event is not often occupied by animals.

No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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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Monday
Jul 22
PDXWIT Fast Pitch: Get your rad idea in front of investors!
Stoel Rives 760 SW 9th Avenue #3000, Goose Hollow Room Portland, OR 97205

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Description Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for Fast Pitch.

Calling all entrepreneurs! Got an idea that you think has potential, but you want some experts to weigh in? Or perhaps you are already making your dream a reality, have some investment and want to keep your momentum going? Perhaps you’re somewhere in between. Get in front of Oregon Venture Fund investors so they can provide informal, constructive feedback and connections. 90% of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a no-pressure way to tap into their connections and get early feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.

Format:

4:00 PM - Doors Open / networking

4:30 PM - Entrepreneur Pitches (2 minutes each)

5:15 PM - Entrepreneurs and investors connect

6:00 PM - Event ends

Entrepreneurs:

Sign up to get feedback on your business or idea, with the understanding that no business is too early or incomplete. Find out if you’ve got something that will grab the attention of investors. Learn about the current menu of local funding sources.

OVF Investors:

Please sign up to provide informal, constructive feedback and connections for early entrepreneurs.

Community Members (space is limited):

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

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No, gender neutral restrooms will not be available.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, food and drink will be available.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking can be found in the basement of the building (entrance on Park Ave between Yamhill and Morrison) or in the SmartPark across the street (entrance on 10th between Yamhill and Morrison). We can validate at both locations!

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is bike parking in our parking garage (entrance on Park Ave between Yamhill and Morrison). The room is not secured, but it is monitored by the parking attendant.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Public transportation is easy! The event is a block away from the Max and the Streetcar.

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.

Tuesday
Jul 30
PDXWIT Presents: Setbacks to Comebacks in the Creative Industry
AppNexus 711 Southwest Alder Street Portland, OR 97205

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Join PDXWIT in partnership with PAF (Portland Ad Federation) for Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks. This an ongoing series that highlights innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their personal lives and careers. It will surely be an evening of inspiration.

This evening will feature a fireside chat with:

Tiffany Golden - Creative Producer at Wieden + Kennedy

Moderated by:

Nadya Ighani - Producer at Swift Agency

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open / Networking

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Fireside Chat

6:45 p.m. - Q&A

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking lot, but there are pay parking garages in the area

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: There is only one entrance to the building. Signs will be posted to guide attendees

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! Public transportation is highly recommended. The building is close to Max lines, bus stops, and the streetcar

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.

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Thursday
Aug 1
PDXWIT Presents: Finding Your Confidence in the Tech Industry
KinderCare National Headquarters

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In this presentation, speaker Diane Allen will teach us how to discover the source of our voice and bring our A-Game, anywhere, no matter how high the pressure. Through stories, how-tos and live performances on her Copper Dragon Violin, Allen will take us through all the steps:

Increasing our own inspiration so that we can inspire others

Developing our own personalized steps for consistent excellence, increased effectiveness, and the bottom line.

Gaining mastery over our stress response so we can remain calm and confident under pressure.

About the speaker:

As a peak performance and leadership speaker, Diane Allen speaks for associations, corporations, and various organizations that rely on high performance and on cultivating leaders throughout all levels. Audiences gain their own personalized steps for consistent excellence, increasing their effectiveness, their engagement, and the bottom line.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open / networking

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Presentation / Q & A

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking and a paid parking garage

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: There are two entrances on either side of the building and the doors lock at 6pm. The event will be in the lower lobby and we will have signs in the main lobby to the lower level.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Max, bus, and streetcar stops are outside the front doors

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there is a service animal at this location.

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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Wednesday
Aug 14
PDXWIT Presents: Human Centered Design [SOLD OUT]
Cayuse World Trade Center Portland- Building 1 121 SW Salmon Suite 900 Portland, OR 97204

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Design is everywhere. From the clothes you’re wearing to the smartphone you’re holding, everything is designed. Design is crucial to just about everything—it renders the latest technology accessible to the masses, makes our favorite apps and products a pleasure to use, and determines which brands we return to over and over again. To put it simply, design matters. Join us in a fun-filled, hands-on evening experiencing the power of human-centered design. Leave with some fun memories, an insight or two and a greater appreciation for Human-Centered Design.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Introduction

5:50 p.m. - Workshop Begins

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes. ADA access is through a ground floor elevator. Take an elevator to the 9th floor (press '9' outside the elevators and use the indicated cab). Follow signs to the Cayuse lobby.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, there will be light food and beverages.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We do have a garage that's under building 2. The garage address for GPS is 56 SW Taylor Portland, Oregon 97204. The entrance is off Taylor between Naito and 1st. From the garage you'll go up the elevators to the bridge level (B) and walk over the bridge into building 1's lobby (east).We can validate parking for up to 2 hours with a stamp.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: We are located at World Trade Center Portland, Building 1, at 121 SW Salmon Suite 900, Portland, Oregon 97204. The lobby to building 1 is up escalators (SW corner of 2nd and Salmon) on the 2nd floor. See ADA access question above for details on elevator access. A representative from Cayuse will be here to make sure you can get into our space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are bike racks located in the parking garage that you can access without a badge (our bike hub is a bike cage with badge access only) and there are racks around the World Trade Center Campus.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, and MAX and bus stops are close by.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home however per federal ADA law service animals are welcome for those with disabilities.

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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Thursday
Aug 15
PDXWIT Presents: Vancouver Mixer
Home Depot Quotecenter 4000 Columbia House Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661

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There are big things happening in Vancouver’s technology industry, and PDXWIT is eager to expand its presence into the area. Please join us for the next PDXWIT Vancouver Mixer, hosted by Home Depot QuoteCenter.

While the event will be primarily focused on networking, guest speaker Jennifer Baker, President, Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), will share an inside look at her professional journey, from Washington D.C. to Ethiopia and Vanuatu and, most recently, to Clark County, where she leads the CREDC team working with private and public sector partners to accelerate the economic vitality of the region. Join Jennifer as she discusses the ambitious vision adopted in the Clark County Comprehensive Economic Development Plan, the growth opportunity the tech sector presents and the vital role women in tech play as CREDC works to expand the footprint of the Software and Computers and Electronic sectors in Clark County.

Camila Morrison, PDXWIT’s Vancouver Events Lead will talk about the origin of PDXWIT Vancouver Women in Tech, where the group is headed and how folks can get involved!

A representative of QuoteCenter will also share information about the company, including any opportunities that are available. We will also have a job seekers section featuring local Vancouver companies sharing available employment opportunities!

So please join us for our next Vancouver Mixer at QuoteCenter. Hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open, networking

6:15 p.m. - Introductions

6:30 p.m. - Presentation Begins

7:00 p.m. - Presentations end/Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event Ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: We do not have a gender-neutral restrooms but we would be happy to use your signage to mark one of the restrooms on the first floor of our building.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes. Food and drink will be provided, but Home Depot does not allow alcohol on the premises.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We provide free parking on the East side of the building. Please do not park on the west side, visitors will be unable to access the building from that side.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Please enter on the west side of the building and have ID ready to provide security officers. You will be given a guest pass that will be returned upon departure.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No – but we have areas that you can lock your personal bike up

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: No

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