Viewing 7 current events matching “Science & Tech” by Date.

Sort By: Date Event Name, Location , Default
Monday
Feb 11, 2019
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
TENpod Dumbell

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-53160106309] 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 winter 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, 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, there will be food and drink at this event.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking is available - a combination of pay-per-hour and 2-hour parking spaces immediately around the building and within a few blocks.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The entrance to TENpod is located on the second floor. Enter the lobby under the skybridge between the buildings, use the elevator to go the second floor. The entrance door is directly to the right of the elevator and will be propped open during the hours of the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, we can let people into our bike room on the ground floor to keep bikes safe and dry.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, we are located directly in front of the Portland Street Car's Orange Loop, and close to stops for the following bus lines: 6, 12, 19, 20.

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
Wednesday
Jan 30, 2019
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women of Color in Tech
Ruby Receptionists

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-53714859591] 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 metro area. This is an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as a woman of color.

Speakers:

Elizabeth Robillard - Technology Executive. Speaker and Writer on Gender in the workplace & negotiation.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

6:00 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

6:30 p.m. - Speaker segment

7:30 p.m. - Raffle/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 with be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is a parking garage in the building with hourly paid parking. There are also several other parking garages nearby, as well as some street parking.

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

A: There are two entrances to the building, one on SW Broadway and one on SW Park. The event will be on the 9th floor, and please use the elevators for floors 4 - 14.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Secured bike parking is located on the first level of the building’s parking garage. There are several bike racks on the street as well.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The event is located near Pioneer Square, with access to multiple bus and MAX 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
Wednesday
Jan 23, 2019
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Blockchain - Practical Applications of Distributed Ledger Technology
Ask Nicely

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-blockchain-practical-applications-of-distributed-ledger-technology-tickets-53365104464] is required to gain entry to this event

Blockchain is all the rage right now. You’ve seen it in your news feed, you’re researching it as part of your product discovery, you’re learning to program in Solidity, or you’ve been dreaming about what to do with all of your bitcoin mining profits! Learn more about distributed ledger technology (blockchain) and discuss potential real-world applications of blockchain outside of cryptocurrency.

Speaker: Mindy Montgomery

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjmontgomery/

Title: Technical Product Manager, APIs and Data

Company: moovel, NA

Agenda:

5:00 pm - Doors open/networking

5:30 pm - Introduction

5:35 pm - Presentation

6:35 pm - Networking

7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, on the second floor via the elevator.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, fully ADA accessible.

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

A: Yes, light food and beverages.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is no onsite parking, but there is possible street parking in the Slabtown neighborhood or paid lots nearby between 21st & 20th on Pettygrove.

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

A: Front door access is at the corner of NW 22nd and Pettygrove. The door is normally locked but will be accessible for the duration of the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, there is some limited space to store bikes inside the lobby area.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, if possible; the location is close to a bus line and a few blocks from the street car.

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
Jan 15, 2019
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) January Happy Hour
Simple 120 SE Clay St Floor 2, Portland, OR 97214

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-january-happy-hour-tickets-53317206199] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Happy Hour at Simple!

PDXWIT is excited to kick off the New Year with a Happy Hour at Simple! The theme of the evening is “Let’s Talk about Data.” The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “How do you use data in your everyday life?”

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

Sian RIebe, of Adidas, will tell us about Biases in Data Analytics

Suruchi Kham, Business Analyst, will talk about using Data Analytics for a Cause

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 + lightning speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, all our restrooms are gender neutral.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, we have ramps and elevators.

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

A: Yes to both.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We don't have onsite parking available, but there is street parking (most 2 hours, limit ending at 6pm I believe).

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

A: Entrance is on Clay street across from Rose's. There will be volunteers in the lobby. There are stairs or the elevator up to the second floor where the event will take place.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No, but we have some bike racks outside in front of the building.

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
Thursday
Jan 10, 2019
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Get Hired Up
Planet Argon

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

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

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

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

Registration Questions for Volunteers:

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

option 1: mock interviews (technical)

option 2: mock interviews (non-technical)

option 3: resume review

option 4: portfolio review (creative)

option 5: portfolio review (technical)

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

option 7: not sure but I want to help

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


Registration Questions for General:

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

option 1: mock interviews (technical)

option 2: mock interviews (non-technical)

option 3: resume review

option 4: portfolio review

option 5: Q&A with recruiters

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


Agenda:

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

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

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

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Tuesday
Jan 8, 2019
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-53076538355] 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 harder 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 guided 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

The technical parts covered by this training are targeted towards Software Development (SDE) roles, but Software Management (SDM) and Technical Program Manager (TPM) candidates may also find it beneficial. This is primarily a training event, note that recruiting managers and recruiters may not be present. If you wish to attend a recruiting/networking event, please keep an eye on future events.

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 60. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Introduction

6:00 p.m. - Session begins

7:00 p.m. - Session ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: Where 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
Friday
Dec 14
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women + Tech Holiday Party
p:ear

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-tech-holiday-party-tickets-52328766750] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us Friday, December 14th at p:ear for our 5th Annual Women + Tech Holiday Party, co-organized by PDXWIT and Women Who Code Portland and presented by Nike!

2018 has been another big year for the PDXWIT and Women Who Code Portland communities, and we are thrilled to come together, for the FIFTH year, to celebrate the holidays and what we’ve accomplished. The theme of the event will be Transforming Technology: Culture and Community. In honor of our theme, PDXWIT and Women Who Code Portland will be recognizing individuals for their great work over the year transforming the technology industry.

PDXWIT will be honoring two individuals, Best Contributor and Best Speaker. If you or someone you know has been working hard to make PDXWIT a success or spoken at one of our events, please submit your nominations by November 20th. The Best Contributor award will be selected in advance by a panel, and finalists for the Best Speaker Award will perform runoff Lightning Talks at the Holiday Party. The winner will be selected by text-to-vote.

Women Who Code regularly celebrates their members' achievements with the #ApplaudHer hashtag. The #ApplaudHer hashtag highlights victories such as accepting a new position, receiving a promotion, speaking at a conference or meeting a personal goal. The concept is simple: Women Who Code believes that recognition can create change and that rewriting public perceptions can transform tech. During the Women + Tech Holiday Party, Women Who Code will be announcing the Technical Leadership and Rising Tech Star award winners, chosen from the submissions received. Please submit your nominations before the end of day on December 1, 2018.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short program to hear from our sponsors and introduce and announce awards.

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.

  • a #GiveGuide table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support PDXWIT that evening.

Music will be provided by Claudia Martinez and DJ Mienne.

Agenda:

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

5:30 p.m. - Introductions and Awards

6:30 p.m. - Additional networking and celebration of our community

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, including vegan and gluten free options.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street paid parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Entrance is on NW 6th Ave.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, the event venue is very close to several bus and max 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

Viewing 121 past events matching “Science & Tech” by Date.

Sort By: Date Event Name, Location , Default
Tuesday
Sep 13, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Program Networking Event
Metal Toad

The PDXWIT Mentorship Program is in full swing and we want to celebrate the wins and get feedback to improve the program for the future! At this event, you will:

• Network with people participating in the program

• Hear a kick off from Joaquin Lippincott, CEO of Metal Toad

• Get program updates

• Share program wins and gather new ideas (breakout session)

• Q&A with the Mentorship Program Committee

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up at www.pdxwit.org/mentorship and we will match you during our next round.

Other questions? mentorship@pdxwit.org

Website
Wednesday
Oct 5, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Career Development Workshop
Planet Argon

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

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

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

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Art Activity
Mozilla

RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-techpdxwit-art-activity-tickets-27661159272

Calling all artists and creative minded PDXWIT friends! Please join us on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30-6:30 for a craft night hosted by Mozilla. This will be the first in many craft nights where we can create new things together and brainstorm ideas for future event activities. This event will be open activity time with no agenda where we can get to know each other. Art pens, paper, colored pencils and other basic craft supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring any supplies you would like to add to the fun!

Have any questions? Contact Meg Aul @meg.aul@indinero.com (Ph:503-460-7371)

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Saturday
Oct 22, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coderetreat 2016
The Tech Academy

RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-techpdxwit-coderetreat-2016-tickets-27661828273

PDXWIT presents a woman-focused Coderetreat in honor of the Global Day of Coderetreat 2016. Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer led organization dedicated to helping software developers help each other improve their craft. Tanya Crenshaw and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate PDXWIT's 2016 Coderetreat. The Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event. Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development!

Here's how it works: SW developers of all sorts gather together with their machines and IDE's ready to code Conway's Game of Life for 45 minute sessions. Pairs change with every 45 minute iteration so everyone gets exposed to different problem solving strategies, and everyone learns together: newbies and master-craft persons alike. There is no expectation to finish coding Conway's Game of Life at any point during the day.

The purpose is to learn coding problem solving strategies, share skills and experience pairing in a supportive environment.

PDXWIT a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 1, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) presents - "Most Likely to Succeed" Viewing
Jama Software (New Office)

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-presents-most-likely-to-succeed-viewing-tickets-28317818357

PDX Women In Tech, Jama Software and Code Fellows are partnering to screen Most Likely to Succeed, a documentary about the school systems that are preparing our kids with skills relevant to the modern work place. This documentary has an emphasis on STEM education, hands-on experience, a "makers" mentality to solving problems and using creativity in all aspects of life.

Director Greg Whiteley (Mitt, 2014 Sundance Film Festival) locates the source of the problem not in the economy but in our educational system, which was developed at the dawn of the Industrial Age to train obedient workers. With a world of information available a click away, and the modern workplace valuing skills like collaboration and critical thinking, our rote-based system of learning has become outdated and ineffective. Watch as the documentary unfolds and shows viable solutions.

Here are some articles that summarize the film and provide some insight into why you should take this opportunity for this screening to come watch it with us-

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/24/most-likely-to-succeed_n_7129926.html https://www.fastcocreate.com/3043107/most-likely-to-succeed-shows-how-classrooms-modelled-after-real-life-can-help-kids-succeed-i

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.

Website
Thursday
Nov 17, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) presents Demystifying Telecom:How the voice you hear got there

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-demystifying-telecomhow-the-voice-you-hear-got-there-tickets-28243621432

Have you ever wondered how phone calls work on a lower level? James Aimonetti has created a workshop to show PDX Women In Tech members the tech behind telecom.

Agenda for the workshop:

  • A brief history of telecom
  • Describe VoIP at high level
  • Show some SIP packets for basic call scenarios
     - Introduce basic jargon and acronym
     - Compare SIP to HTTP
    
  • Describe high level distributed architecture of Kazoo
     - Identify and eliminate single points of failure
     - Coordinate call processing among servers
     - Highlight challenges in distributing everything
    
  • Brief pitch for developing against Kazoo
     - REST APIs
     - Pivot - real-time, dynamic call routing
    

This workshop encourages more women to consider telecom as an exciting place where innovation is possible and learn to marry telecom infrastructure to the Internet-driven life in new and novel ways. Come learn a little about telecom, distributed systems as applied to telecom infrastructure, Erlang, and maybe get inspired to build new systems that leverage the APIs exposed in Kazoo.

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.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 29, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Free Geek

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-28871226616

Join us for happy hour at Free Geek! Did you know November 29th is Giving Tuesday?! There's no better way to spend it than with your two favorite non-profits!

In honor of #GivingTuesday, see our recent announcement regarding how you can support both PDXWIT and Free Geek.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 with the goal of sharing important announcements and showcasing women in our community who are doing great things!

Introduction to Free Geek, including what they do and how you can support them!

Learn how Entrepreneur Spotlight, Kristen Gallagher, took her love of educating others and turned it into a business supporting technology companies to use learning to reach their goals. What resulted was her company Edify.

A brief talk by Jenny Stoffel, WordPress Developer and Consultant, about the anatomy of a 'typical' freelance day.

Remember, throughout the event we will have an Activity Table for people who want to create during the event. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing.

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.

Website
Wednesday
Dec 7, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech
Apex Clearing

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-seasoned-women-in-tech-tickets-29213800263

Are you a woman with 25 or more years of experience working in technology? Are you interested in an affinity group for women like you? Do you want to build relationships with other women in tech who are still in there swinging? PDXWIT wants to foster a community for women like you. Please come help us found this new group where we anticipate you will find support among like-minded women.

In defiance of the infographics that show we disappear after age 50, we will be coming together at Apex Clearing to build and strengthen connections and face forward to the future we want.

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.

Website
Thursday
Dec 15, 2016
Women + Tech Holiday Party || STILL ON, SEE YOU TONIGHT!
New Relic

Join us for the Women+Tech Holiday Party held at New Relic, Portland's 2nd annual largest celebration of women in tech! This year's theme is Virtual Reality in Reality, where we will showcase leaders in the VR community giving lightning talks:

Leah Siddall from Elemental/AWS will talk about the Challenges of Streaming Live VR Video

Stephanie Mendoza from Portland Immersive Media Group & CTRL-H will give a talk on Hyperreal Cognition

Danielle Delph from Wieden + Kennedy will speak to us about Using VR for the Greater Good

Women+Tech events are a result of a partnership amongst many Portland organizations: PDX Women in Technology (PDXWIT), Women Who Code (WWC), ChickTECH, Girls, Inc, and Lesbians Who Tech. Our goal is to bring together and support careers for women in tech, as well as encourage attendance of advocates who also care about advancing women in Portland tech.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Network with your peers and enjoy food sponsored by Marketo and beverages sponsored by New Relic. We will start the program promptly at 6:30 pm. Special thank you to Karen Hansen with Delicious Empire for the design.

Website
Thursday
Jan 19, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
Act-On Software Corporate Headquarters

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-orientation-tickets-29203614798

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women in tech?

You'll be in the right place at our first volunteer orientation.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

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 may bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

Website
Saturday
Jan 21, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Presents Women’s March on Washington: Portland
Cafe Ponte

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-presents-womens-march-on-washington-portland-tickets-31244057818

Want to participate in the “Women’s March on Washington: Portland” with a supportive group? PDXWIT will be marching together for gender equality and women’s rights. We will not stand by silently as policies are enacted that systematically subjugate women, people of color and other underrepresented groups. There is power in numbers, and together we stand united against bias and prejudice.

While we are not officially affiliated with the “Women’s March on Washington,” we stand in solidarity with their mission and want to provide a supportive community for women to participate in Portland.

We are meeting at 11:30am in front of Cafe Ponte across from the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Look for people in green PDXWIT t-shirts! The march begins at 12 and continues to 3:30. Please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect.

All are welcome to march with us.

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.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 24, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Program Networking Event
Propeller Resources

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-mentorship-program-networking-event-tickets-28383572028

Join us for our third PDXWIT Mentorship Networking Event hosted by Propeller! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals within the mentorship network.

We have an exciting program for you that will start at 5:45 pm.

Welcome address from Amy Weeden, Managing Partner & Co-founder at Propeller

Mentorship spotlights from members of the program

Panel of current mentors from various disciplines so you can ask questions in a group mentor format, designed to give you the opportunity to engage with multiple mentors at once

Program highlights + plans for 2017

Q&A with the Mentorship Program Committee

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up and we will match you during our next round. 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.

Website
Saturday
Jan 28, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Jeff Merkley Town Hall Event
Franklin High School Cafeteria Marshall Campus (also called Biztech High School)

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-jeff-merkley-town-hall-event-tickets-31476477993

Since our federal House and Senate dominate the national news, we want to make sure our voices are heard. Join PDXWiT #Action on Saturday, January 28th to attend a town hall meeting with Senator Jeff Merkley.

Jeff Merkley is one of two senators who represent Oregon in Washington DC. This town hall meeting is an opportunity for all Multnomah County residents to learn more about the US government and how their policies impact our lives. All are welcome to attend.

We are also thrilled to announce that ChickTech Portland will be recognized by the senator at this meeting for their great work.

We will be meeting 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting out in front Cafeteria. Look for the bright green PDXWIT T-shirts.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Tuesday
Jan 31, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Digital Trends

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-30737630079

Join us for happy hour at Digital Trends to celebrate PDXWIT's 5 Year Anniversary!

For our first event in 2017 and in honor of our anniversary, the theme of the event is reflecting on how your life has changed over the last five years. We will hear more about this from our lightning speakers and use this concept as our networking conversational prompt.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase women in our community who are doing great things.

Introduction to Digital Trends, including what they do and what jobs they are hiring for.

Meet entrepreneur Paige Hendrix Buckner, who went from teaching and directing public policy to founding a company that ensures businesses can easily gift locally-sourced items to their clients, at her company ClientJoy.

A talk by Maarika Krumhansl, a mother of a young daughter and a Release Manager at Jama Software, about how she is a mama in tech.

Remember, throughout the event we will have an activity table for people who want to create during the event. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Friday
Feb 3, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteering with Free Geek
Free Geek

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteering-with-free-geek-tickets-28617202824

Free Geek and PDXWIT are partnering up for our first group volunteer activity. Dani Schulte will be teaching volunteers how to manually disassemble computers, peripheral electronic devices, and other electronic hardware.

Manual disassembly is important for 2 main reasons:

  1. Significantly reduces landfill-bound waste from electronics in comparison to mechanized recycling done by for-profit recycling operations.

  2. Produces high-quality separated metals.

Agenda:

Dani will do a brief orientation with you when you arrive at 3:30pm. Must read, fill out, and sign the Volunteer Application (unless you have volunteered here before). The Group Volunteer Form must also be filled out. All the required forms will be emailed to the volunteers closer to the event. Please bring the applications and the Group Form when you come to volunteer!

Hand tools, power drills, aprons, safety goggles and gloves provided - close-toed shoes are required to volunteer at Free Geek.

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.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 28, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Reproductive Rights Rally in Salem
Portland, Oregon

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-reproductive-rights-rally-in-salem-tickets-32019749934

Join PDXWIT #Action to go to a Reproductive Health Rally in Salem on Tuesday, February 28th. In alignment with our recent PDXWIT #Action survey, women’s health is a top issue for our members. PDXWIT knows that affordable family planning is critical for women, especially those that choose to pursue tech careers.

We will be organizing a carpool down to Salem. If you can drive or need a ride please fill in this Google doc and self-organize with your driver to schedule rides. We will be departing Portland at 10:30 a.m.

We will meet on the corner of NE Court St and E Summer Street NE at 11:30, look for the bright green PDXWIT T-shirts. The rally is from 12 PM - 1 PM on the steps of the capitol in Salem. After the rally we will get an informal lunch in the area. Please fill in the Google doc if you would like to join so that we can find a restaurant that accommodates all of us. Feel free to bring protest and rally signs.

This rally is to support The Reproductive Health Equity Act, an Oregon State Legislature bill. The Reproductive Health Equity Act (HB 2232) is an important leap toward ensuring that all Oregonians have meaningful access to the care they need. Thousands of Oregonians still lack coverage for the full range of reproductive health services. You can learn more about the bill here.

The rally is produced by Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon,a diverse, statewide coalition.They are working to create a world where access to reproductive health care doesn’t depend on who you are, where you live or how much you earn; where every Oregonian who can become pregnant has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life.

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.

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

Website
Wednesday
Mar 8, 2017
PDXWIT #Action A Day Without A Woman - Hike
Portland Audubon Nature Store

Please RSVP on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-a-day-without-a-woman-hike-tickets-32395767613

Join PDXWIT #Action in celebrating International Women’s Day, with A Day Without a Woman. Women and our allies will act together for equity, justice, and the human rights of women through a one day demonstration of economic solidarity. The PDXWIT community’s top national issues are civil rights, women’s health, gender equity, and health care, and we all feel it is critical to take part in observing this day.

“Nature has the power to renew and refresh,” wrote Helen Keller. Let’s celebrate that sentiment and join together and refresh our mind, bodies, and spirits. We will be organizing a hike to Pittock Mansion. This is an easy/moderate hike that totals about five miles and has an elevation gain of about 900ft. We are planning to meet at the Portland Audubon Nature Store (5151 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97210) at 1:00, and our hike will start at 1:30. In support of A Day Without a Woman, we will be wearing red.

While we are not officially affiliated with the Day Without a Woman, we stand in solidarity with their mission and want to provide a supportive community for women to participate in Portland. You can learn more about the movement here. #daywithoutawoman

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.

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

Thursday
Mar 9, 2017
PDXWIT & SureID | Networking Night & Women In Tech Panel Discussion
SureID

RSVP on Eventbrite required

As many people know, Portland is one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country. What some don’t know is that a lot of the job growth is taking place in what is described as the “silicon forest.” Only a short drive west of downtown, you’ll find companies like Salesforce, Intel, and our company, SureID.

We here at SureID are proud of our female tech population and we are an enthusiastic supporter of PDXWIT. We are committed to ensuring equality, fostering a supportive culture, and establishing career opportunities for women in the tech space. To that end, please join us on March 9th from 5pm to 8pm for a night of networking and learning as we celebrate women in technology by hosting a panel with some of this area’s top female tech talent.

The event will be in the west building with free parking located straight ahead once you enter the lot. For security purposes, please bring a valid form of photo ID.

Schedule:

5 PM - 6 PM - Beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and networking 6 PM - 7 PM - Panel discussion 7 PM - 8 PM - networking

Panel Members:

Randi King - Director, Talent Acquisition, SureID Tracy Thomas - Director, Global Field Ops, Jive Software Hayli Hay - Director, Project Management, Metal Toad Valerie Burns - Business Analyst, NWEA Samantha Maturen - Software Engineer, Zapproved

If you are unable to make it, but have an interest in learning more about SureID, you can follow us on LinkedIn, visit our Career Site or email us at recruiting@sureid.com.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Wednesday
Apr 5, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Visualizing the World in 3D
Quantum Spatial

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-visualizing-the-world-in-3d-tickets-30994126266

Do you like maps, problem-solving environmental issues, or programming? If so, you might be interested in remote sensing of geospatial science! Join Heather Borunda-Ferguson and other women in the industry for an introduction to remote sensing technology. You will be learning about remote sensing technologies including LiDAR, aerial imagery, hyperspectual imagery and field collection procedures.

Speakers will explain their educational background and how you can enter this growing and in-demand industry. Remote sensing has many opportunities for women. Geospatial science provides an opportunity for women all across the technical and management spectrums and is a well-kept secret considering it is a multi-billion dollar industry.

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-visualizing-the-world-in-3d-tickets-30994126266

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.

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

Website
Sunday
Apr 9, 2017
PDXWIT Mini Head Shot Fundraiser
Polara Studio

Note: This is a paid event and requires registration on Eventbrite for a specific time slot

Tired of your old headshot or just want a new LinkedIn profile picture? Come support PDXWIT at the second annual Mini Photo Shoot Fundraiser on April 9th at Polara Studio. Polara photographers Muffy Kruger and Stephen Thaxton will be doing mini photo sessions to raise money in support of PDXWIT.

For $30 you get a 10 minute photo session that includes 3 headshots edited on-site and delivered to you that day. These shots come with full printing rights on a PDXWIT flash drive.

To schedule your 10 minute photo session please register on Eventbrite. Please show up 15 minutes before your photo session and plan on spending 10-15 minutes after to sit down with one of our retouchers to select your final 3 images.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Have questions about PDXWIT Mini Head Shot Fundraiser?

Contact Annie Alegria

Website
Tuesday
Apr 11, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
R/GA

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

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 spring volunteer orientation.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

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 catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

Website
Wednesday
Apr 12, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coding Study Night
DevNow

Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE

PDXWIT would like to find out if its members could benefit from a coding study night. Portland is lucky to have many resources for code study available, but these events tend to be focused on a particular language or skillset. We’d like to gather our technical members together for a more open study group. If you have a personal or work project you’d like another set of eyes on, or if you would like to help others with their code, we’d love to have you. So far we have tutors signed up with knowledge of ReactJS, C#, Javascript, CSS, Ruby, HTML and Wordpress: Kelli de Vries, Andrew Brennwald, Sasha Fahrenkopf, Michelle J Levine, Diana Holland, Gloria Anholt

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Thursday
Apr 13, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Fireside Chat with Congressman Earl Blumenauer
New Relic

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us on Thursday, April 13th at 5:00 for an informal fireside chat with Congressman Earl Blumenauer at New Relic. Earl Blumenauer is the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1996. His district includes most of East Portland and cities to the east of Portland.

We will use this as an opportunity to learn how our top issues — Civil Rights, Women's Health, Gender Equity, and Health Care — are playing out on the national stage. The Congressman has an hour to answer questions and so we will be accepting pre submitted questions (you can submit yours here - https://docs.google.com/a/pdxwit.org/forms/d/1fdxGvmkaYR8o_URbVhOcTYFuixIkjREPlRQnpFCege4/viewform?edit_requested=true ) as well as drawing raffle tickets so that we can get as many questions answered as possible in the hour.

The Congressman will be available from 5:15 to 6:00, so please show up on time and either come prepared with questions or submit yours here. We are limiting this event to 200 people so we can all fit in the space, so please RSVP ahead of time if you’d like to attend. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Monday
Apr 24, 2017
PDXWIT Presents a Book Talk - Daring Greatly & Being Wrong
ThinkShout

RSVP on Eventbrite

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. In Daring Greatly, based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Similarly, in Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. In this view, error is both a given and a gift – one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and, most profoundly, ourselves.

Daring Greatly and Being Wrong were made for each other. Join Deeple Patel and Melody Dawn for a discussion and exploration of these two powerful books and their endless takeaways. Most of us avoid the topics of being wrong and vulnerable, but these two authors have laid out the undeniable reasons for why it is so beneficial for us to push past this fear and discomfort. Whether you read one, both or some portion of these books, you are welcome in the conversation.

Come ready to share your unique perspective and learn from others’ experiences.

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.

Website
Saturday
Apr 29, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) N/NE Lean Coffee Gathering
Elevated Coffee

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Women and other underrepresented groups in tech, particularly those who call North and Northeast Portland home, are invited to a special Lean Coffee networking event. This is a great opportunity to cross boundaries and broaden networks in a safe space. IntraEdge Technology Service & Solutions is happy to host us at Elevated Coffee House. The event is geared towards those who “find ourselves at the edges of the bell curve of demographics in tech fields,” as Brittany Newhouse so eloquently put it. If you’d like to start your Saturday off with a casual networking event, join us!

Don’t be intimidated by the Lean Coffee format; it’s not just for Agile practitioners. It’s simply an informal way to meet and discuss what interests and affects us.

The meetup will run from 8:30am -10:00am. Be there early to make your order before we start; coffee and snacks will be provided. This event is sponsored by PDXWIT, AgilePDX and Portland Lean Coffee.

Have questions? Ask the organizer Davia - daia@pdxwit.org

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Saturday
May 20, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coderetreat
The Tech Academy

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer-led organization dedicated to enabling software developers to help each other improve their craft and teaming skills. Software developers of all sorts gather with their machines, IDEs and the ready-to-code Conway's Game of Life. A Coderetreat facilitator assists the developers during several 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Jean Richardson and Tanya Crenshaw will be teaming up to facilitate this Coderetreat. Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event.

Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development! If you were there in Februrary, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and come along.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Tuesday
May 30, 2017
PDXWIT #Action History of Activism Workshop
Perka

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

We started PDXWIT #Action in January to help our community get involved in the issues we care about. In May, we are holding a workshop with organizer Natalie Sundeleaf Sept to help give us historical context for our work moving forward.

This workshop provides a framework for how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community. It’s for anyone, from the curious beginner to the established organizer. The content is an overview of activism and organizing in America, including what worked or didn’t work, where we are now and what we see both locally and nationally. The workshop includes an interactive lecture and also discussion.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 Networking 6:00 - 7:30 Workshop

Natalie Sundeleaf Sept is a sixth generation Oregonian with broad ties to the political and art communities of Portland. Her work includes time with Congresswoman Bonamici and Commissioner Fish, as well as President Obama’s 2008 campaign. She was most recently an advance staffer for Hillary Clinton. She is a trained painter and splits her time at community events and in the studio. Her art maintains a civic lens and received local fame for the Dishwasher Project in 2013. When she's not painting or organizing, she's running, hiking or watching basketball.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Thursday
Jun 1, 2017
PDX Women In Tech(PDXWIT) West Side Happy Hour - Let’s talk User Experience
Salesforce

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Many of us live and/or work this side of the West Hills, but may not have a professional community convenient to this side of the metro area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s support, our plight for a post-workday meeting has been addressed. Let’s get together to talk about our projects, training efforts, research, and anything else the group is interested in discussing.

Join us for User Experience themed happy hour with fellow women in tech. There will be light food + drinks and networking! Everyone is welcome, including folks like educators, instructors, librarians, and anyone else in the technology space.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Monday
Jun 12, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Women’s Strength Self-Defense Class
Jama Software

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Suggested donation in support of the Women’s Strength program: $5-$10

PDXWIT #Action is proud to offer a Women’s Strength self-defense class on June 12th at 5:30. The introductory class is presented by WomenStrength, who introduce all those who identify as women to strategies — including survival-level fighting skills — to defend against sexual assault. This workshop is in support of PDXWIT #Action’s top local issue of supporting public safety. Class activities and discussions are designed to help participants identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of sexual violence. Class activities focus on practicing verbal and physical strategies and discussion topics focus on sexual and domestic violence. Although the WomenStrength program is operated out of the Portland Police Bureau, the instructors are not police officers. They are highly skilled civilians who teach safety and de-escalation to the community at large.

Note: This training is neither based on nor in support of Portland Police Bureau’s tactics that have been criticized as an excessive use of force.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any accommodation requests or questions. Beverages will be provided.

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

5:30pm: Arrive and get settled

5:45pm: Workshop begins

7:00pm: Workshop ends

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Tuesday
Jun 13, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Networking Event
Shopkeep

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by Shopkeep! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

We have an exciting program for you that will start at 5:45 pm.

Crystal Caligiuri, SVP of Operations and Customer Experience at ShopKeep, will start with the welcome address. She is no stranger to the operations and customer care realm, as she held the title of EVP at Shoptiques and several high-profile roles at Gilt Groupe, focusing on growth of customer experience, supply chain, real estate, strategy and planning, project management, purchasing and merchandising operations.

We will spotlight members of the mentorship program.

Mentors will be available on a panel to answer questions in a casual mentoring session.

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear! You can still sign up and we will try to match you as soon as we have a mentor available.

About ShopKeep:

Everything ShopKeep does supports growing independent businesses. Built by and for small business owners, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad point-of-sale system with POS software that empowers merchants to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, managing inventory and accessing real time sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. With more than 23,000 customers, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provides a robust support network for growing business owners. Ranked one of the fastest growing North American tech companies by Deloitte and a member of Apple’s Mobile Partnership Program, ShopKeep is headquartered in New York, with offices in Portland, Chicago, and Belfast. Follow @ShopKeep on Twitter, join the discussion on the ShopKeep blog or visit www.shopkeep.com to learn more about ShopKeep’s POS system.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Veterans in Technology June Networking Event: Vet Intangibles On Board for Tech
GRAYBOX

Please join us for June's Veterans in Technology Networking Event happening at GRAYBOX (107 SE Washington Street, Suite 700, Portland, OR, 97217). Doors open Tuesday, June 13th, at 1730 hours (5:30pm). This event will be a great time to network with your peers and enjoy food and refreshments provided by our sponsors; Marquam, Mainz Brady Group, and Scout Military Discounts. Beer will also be donated by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Columbia Distributing!

PDX Veterans in Technology is a non-profit dedicated to assisting active-duty, reservist, and returning veterans with reintegration into the local tech community. Our organization is committed to helping create, advance, and maximize the careers of current veterans in technology within the Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas.

Sequence of Events:

• 1730 hours (5:30 PM) to 1800 hours (6:00 PM) - Networking and refreshments

• 1800 hours (6:00 PM) to 1810 hours (6:10 PM) - Announcements / Job opportunities / Sponsors

• 1810 hours (6:10PM) to 1900 hours (7:00 PM) - Keynote Speaker: Mike Meyer, Manager of Technology Services at Papa Murphy's International

• 1900 hours (7:00PM) to 1930 hours (7:30 PM) - More networking and refreshments

We hope to see you all there! Everyone is welcome. Non-veterans who want to show their support are highly encouraged to attend.

Website
Friday
Jun 16, 2017
PDXWIT Increase Diversity by Marketing Your Non-traditional Background
Skyward

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in moving into the tech industry but unsure how your non-traditional experience can transfer to a tech job? The event will focus on how to market your non-tech experience to hiring managers in the tech industry, and how your experience can be relevant in a tech role! Employing individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and skills can support tech employers in having a well-rounded workforce which can strengthen a team's ability to produce effective results.

Employers can come to this event to meet job seekers with unique and compelling skill sets, job seekers can come to meet employers committed to diversifying their teams, and all are welcome to hang out, network, and tell their own stories of how they arrived in the tech industry.

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.

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

Website
Monday
Jun 26, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Never Take The First Offer
FINE

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

We’ve all been at the negotiation table, whether we choose to participate or not. While it’s easy to avoid this short-lived discomfort, doing so can cost the average person around $500,000 in lost income over the course of their lifetime. Making the decision to negotiate is the first step — this talk will help with the rest.

In this talk, we will discuss the circumstances that have lead to the pervasive underpaying of minority groups; the ways that companies can improve the situation; and how we, as job seekers, can take the reins and better advocate for our own value.

Tiberius Hefflin recently graduated from the University of West of Scotland with a degree in computer security. She has relocated to Portland, OR, where she evangelizes for privacy and security while contracting as a Security Evaluation Engineer at Intel. She is passionate about encouraging small children to take the plunge into STEM and about laughing at cats on the internet.

She just stepped away from the negotiation table and was able to attain a 50% increase in pay. She will share the tools and tricks she used to get there:

How you can use the same tools to be a confident negotiator during interviews and workplace reviews.

How some psychological tricks can help boost your confidence and success.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Monday
Jul 10, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) "She started it" Movie Screening
PGE

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

You’re invited to join a special screening of a ground-breaking film that tells the story of five young women who dare to compete in the ruthless, male-dominated world of high tech start-ups.

Trailer: http://www.shestarteditfilm.com/about-the-film/trailer/

Even if becoming a founder isn’t your dream, this film is a must-see. The women who produced and directed the film explore female under-representation and gender inequity in tech, as well as issues many women face such as risk aversion and self-doubt. The filmmakers’ goal, as stated on indigogo, “is to inspire young women to become entrepreneurs and consider careers in tech, and also educate about how to sustain that career.”

By following the story of these five founders, you’ll be amazed to see what ingenuity, hard work, temerity, and focus can accomplish. We intend to create an even more impactful experience by inviting the members of PDXWIT to watch this film together. This event is another opportunity to realize that our strength and talent is changing the future of technology.

Read more about “She Started It,” at Indiewire.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Thursday
Jul 20, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Interactive Git Workshop
New Relic

Want to learn Git or solidify your existing knowledge? Whether you are interested in contributing to GitHub-based, open-source projects to expand your community impact or setting yourself up to hit the ground running at one of the many local tech companies, Git is a powerful tool that looks great on a resume. PDXWIT is partnering with Scott Bigelow for an hour-long, lunch-time (with lunch provided!) interactive workshop to explore Git.

Whether you are brand new to Git or looking to sharpen your skills, we will get up and running quickly and walk through some interactive scenarios for: - Creating Git repositories - Staging, unstaging, and committing files - Branching and merging - Resolving merge conflicts

We will also be exploring some of the underlying principles of Git, utilizing the command-line for the tasks above. To visualize complex Git hierarchies, we will use a graphical Git application, such as "SourceTree" (a popular free client for Windows and Mac available at https://www.sourcetreeapp.com/).

Please bring your own laptop to this event

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.

Website
Thursday
Jul 27, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Presents PDX Women of Color in Tech
Ruby Receptionists

We will be giving away bright green and sturdy PDXWIT totes to the first 10 people who check-in at the event!

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area to dialogue, network and meet. Lead by Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, this event will offer an inclusive space to hear and address challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to women who identify as a person of color. We are hoping this initial event will grow into an ongoing community.

Agenda: 5:00 : Check-in (mingle) 5:30 : Speed Meet and Greet 6:00 : Speaking segment 6:30 : Future of PDXWIT - Women of Color in Tech group conversation 7:00 : Close

PDXWIT 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.

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

Website
Sunday
Jul 30, 2017
PDXWIT Presents Crash Course in Agile Methodologies
NWEA

This will be a limited capacity event. Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

We will be giving away bright green and sturdy PDXWIT totes to the first 10 people who check-in at the event!

The focus of this workshop is to learn about the Agile framework, methodologies, and practices. Participants will learn the basics of Agile, the Scrum and Kanban variants, and the similarities and differences between them. The workshop is part lecture, part hands-on group exercises. The goal of the group exercises is to help participants gain a clear understanding of Agile, as well as practice the basics of Agile.

Please note:


Please plan to arrive at 9:30 sharp. Late arrivals would disrupt the class.
No laptops are needed.
All skill levels are encouraged to attend.

This program will be conducted by Sejal D'Souza, a PMP and CSM-certified project manager with experience coaching Agile teams and managing enterprise software projects for Fortune 500 companies. She has managed cross-functional global teams for multi-million dollar projects and enjoys the challenge of introducing new teams to Agile. She is passionate about social enterprises, having founded social programs such as Dhwani and PDX Empower.

Agenda :
Introduction to Agile
Benefits of Agile
Types of Agile methodologies
• Scrum
• Kanban
• Extreme Programming
Deep dive into Scrum
Deep dive into Kanban
Agile tools
Pros and Cons of Agile
Retrospective

PDXWIT 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.

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

Website
Thursday
Aug 3, 2017
PDXWIT Presents How to Get Your Foot into the Tech-Industry Door
Renew Financial

Having a hard time getting your first job in tech? Finding it more and more difficult to break into the industry? Tired of applying hundreds of times and getting nowhere? Then this event is for you! PDXWIT is partnering with Vanessa Palacios Sharma for an informational event with real-life advice from women who have been there before. Get tips and tricks to capture recruiters’ attention and obtain that very coveted "real-world" experience that everyone wants.

Agenda :
5:30 : Doors
6:00-7:00 : Panel + Q/A
7:30 : Networking/event ends

Panelists :
Perry Eising - Epicodus, Android Development Instructor/Curriculum Developer
Deepa Rao - HealthSparq, Tech Leader
Tracie Ward - Pella, Business Analyst
Jennifer Bantelman - Zapproved, Senior Director of Product Management
Shawna Baskin - Renew Financial, Business Intelligence Manager

PDXWIT 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.

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

Website
Wednesday
Aug 9, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Negotiation Strategies for Managing your Career
Cascade Energy

In today’s tech companies, we are asked to do more with less, be available 24/7, and act as “team players.” Within these fast-paced, often male-dominated environments — with few policies and typically unclear reporting hierarchies — our ability to negotiate what we need to be successful is more important than ever.

Join Elizabeth Robillard, a leader in Portland’s startup scene and VP of Partnerships & Operations at Lytics, for practical advice on how to manage your own career and how to negotiate for yourself more effectively. Whether you are looking for new opportunities such as a promotion, better work/life balance, buy-in on a new project, more support, or credit for your work, this talk will offer concrete strategies on how to reach your goals.

The speaking segment will be from 6:00-7:00pm with Q&A to follow.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Monday
Aug 14, 2017
PDXWIT Presents Introduction to Machine Learning Workshop, Part One
Avea Solutions

Join Andrew Ferlitsch and Ernest Bonat from the Portland Data Science Group for an introduction into machine learning fundamentals. Mostly focused on the concepts, this workshop will be intermixed with some Python programming examples. We will cover Supervised and Unsupervised Learning, Neural Networks, Markov Principles and Reinforcement Learning (Robotics). All skill levels welcome, no laptops needed. Note: This is the first workshop in a three-part series.

Agenda :
5:00 - Doors
5:15 - Workshop beings
6:45 - Data Classification Demo
7:15 - Q&A

PDXWIT 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.

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

Website
Wednesday
Sep 6, 2017
PDX WIT #Action: Learn how you can give back to local education efforts
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue Portland, OR 97204

Join PDXWIT for a night of learning and connecting with local education-focused non-profits. One of our top local issues is education, and we want to support local efforts to empower education equity so that all young people have access to educational and employment opportunities and the chance to thrive.

Join us for a conversation around pathways to education and ways you can get involved. The event will feature lightning sessions where attendees can learn about and connect with the efforts of local groups that help young people become tomorrow’s superstars.

Agenda

5:00 Doors open and welcome

5:30 Lightning talks begin

6:45 Wrap up

7:00 Event ends

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street Parking Only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The Max Red and Blue lines run right to the office

Q: Is the office pet friendly? A: Yes!

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.

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

Website
Monday
Sep 11, 2017
PDXWIT Quarterly Seasoned Women in Tech Event
Mozilla

If you are a woman working in tech and you have 15 or more years of experience, we are your people! Come join us for a happy hour with a Lean Coffee discussion about what has and — has not — changed since 1986 for women in the workplace. If you have an item women used to wear or take to work in the mid-80's, bring it along. Photo evidence works too! That ought to get us going and generate a new perspective.

Agenda :
5:30p.m. Gather, chat and nosh.
6:00p.m. Lean Coffee: What’s changed for women in the workplace — and what hasn’t — since 1986?
7:15p.m. Compare learnings across the Lean Coffee subgroups.

PDXWIT 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.

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

Website
Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
PDX Women In Tech Happy Hour Networking Event
Airbnb Portland

***Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event***

Join us for happy hour at Airbnb on September 19th.

PDXWIT exists as a way to encourage, support and empower women in the Portland tech community. One way to feel empowered is to get comfortable being brave and bold. This is so important that we’ve made it the theme of this event. The conversation starter “Which country would you move to tomorrow if you knew you had a job there?” will give you a chance to engage in a thought experiment wherein you take a huge personal leap.

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

᛫ Introduction to Airbnb, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

᛫ Deena Anreise, Senior Marketing Manager at Prialto, will tell us how to use your gut to make a major career change.

᛫ Kathy Lee, Software Developer, will talk about why she started speaking publicly and why you should, too.

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.

Event FAQ

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Limited street parking

Q: Is there secure bike parking?

A: Not available for public use

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes!

Q: What I can expect at check-in?

A: In addition to PDX WIT check-in through Eventbrite, Airbnb requires everyone to sign-in and wear their name tags. Name tags will be printed in-advance for early registrants as well as onsite.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Saturday
Sep 23, 2017
PDXWIT Quarterly N/NE Lean Coffee Gathering
Compass Coffee Roasting

Women and other underrepresented groups in tech, particularly those who call North and Northeast Portland home, are invited to a special Lean Coffee networking event. This is a great opportunity to cross boundaries and broaden networks in a safe space. IntraEdge Technology Service & Solutions is happy to host us at Compass Coffee Roasting. If you’d like to start your Saturday off with a casual networking event, join us! The event is geared towards those who “find ourselves at the edges of the bell curve of demographics in tech fields,” as Brittany Newhouse so eloquently put it. Don’t be intimidated by the Lean Coffee format; it’s not just for Agile practitioners. It’s simply an informal way to meet and discuss what interests and affects us.

The meetup will run from 8:30-10 a.m. Be there early to make your order before we start; coffee and snacks will be provided. This event is sponsored by PDXWIT, AgilePDX and Portland Lean Coffee.

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.

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

Website
Tuesday
Sep 26, 2017
PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event
New Relic

Please RSVP at Eventbrite

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by New Relic! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

Agenda

5:30 Doors open

6:15 Program beings

  • Welcome address by New Relic’s Anne Buckley
  • Special guest from Intel
  • Desiree Sylvester will talk about both a mentor and mentee influenced her career, sticking around for a Q&A
  • Mentorship spotlight on Claire Hernandez and Angela Gaffney, who will discuss how they connected outside of the mentorship program and subsequently joined

7:10 Networking

7:30 Event ends

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear! You can still sign up and we will try to match you as soon as we have a mentor available.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Monday
Oct 2, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women Veterans in Tech
Viewpoint

Description: Are you a woman with current or prior military service? Want to examine how your military experience can help you land a job in today's tech field? Join Portland Women in Tech and Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs to learn about the many opportunities available, find out how you can increase your wage, and how that job you never saw as a tech job can get you in at any level, from the ground up. Don't settle for less than you deserve with your skills. Join us for a night of camaraderie, job-finding, and tools for career advancement. We’ll be hosting a panel featuring women veterans who turned their military skills into tech careers. There will be networking opportunities with managers working for hiring companies, recruiters, and other women veterans.



Meet the panelists:


Dana Lawson, VP of Engineering at InVision
Tiffany Longworth, Products Operations Manager at Puppet
Amber Buckley, Release Manager at InComm Digital
Shannon Langley, State Veterans Program Coordinator with the Oregon Employment Department

Agenda:


5:30 - Networking
6:00 - Panel begins, followed by Q&A
6:30 - More networking time, résumé updating, etc.
7:30 - Event ends

PDXWIT 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.

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

Website
Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
PDXWIT How to be a workplace ally in tech
1000 SW Broadway Suite 1900 Portland

Tech’s lack of diversity can feel like an affront to all of us, with cultural biases and implicit messages that are particularly harmful to underrepresented groups. Changing the tech culture requires a lot of people making individual choices that actively tear down and confront everyday biases and microaggressions. Such work is difficult and takes practice. Join Kristina Houck and Tanya L. Crenshaw as they guide participants through exercises and discussions. You will uncover personal obstacles and practice strategies to engage in culture change. Anyone who wants be be an ally to underrepresented groups is invited to join this engaging event.

Agenda:
5:30 p.m. Doors open, mingle and network
6:15 p.m. Introduction to PDXWIT and speakers
6:30 p.m. Program begins
7:30 p.m. Thanks, questions and goodbyes.

PDXWIT 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.

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

Website
Tuesday
Oct 17, 2017
PDXWIT Job Board Live Event
CENTRL East Side Location

Don’t miss our first ever Job Board Live event, where companies that have posted featured jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be there to meet you in person and give you a chance to share your brilliant skills and qualifications. We’ll also have a team of recruiters from 52Ltd to review resumes; bring one along, and they can help you polish it and make an even better impression.

When registering for this event, please select ONE of TWO ticket types:


-General Admission: Entrance to the Job Board Live Event only
-General Admission + Resume Review: Entrance to the Job Board Live Event with a 20-minute resume review time slot. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your time slot.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and we’ll have light snacks available until 7:00 p.m. You’ll also have a chance to check out the gorgeous new CENTRL Office eastside location. Due to our desire to create a productive and thoughtful space for job seekers, space will be limited to the first 100 attendees, so please plan to arrive early. Note: This excludes individuals who have registered for a General Admission + Resume Review ticket.

PDXWIT 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.

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

Website
Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Machine Learning Workshop, Part 3
Avea Solutions 160 NE 6th Ave. #400 Portland, OR 97232

We highly encourage taking public transportation or carpooling. There is limited parking around Avea Solutions.


Join Andrew Ferlitsch and Ernest Bonat, Ph.D., from the Portland Data Science Group for an introduction into Machine Learning fundamentals. Mostly focused on the concepts, this workshop will be intermixed with some Python programming examples. We will cover Artificial Neural Network (ANN) using scikit-learn Machine Learning framework. All skill levels welcome; you just need to bring a Windows or Mac laptop. Follow the Python Laptop Setup document for Data Science projects development.


Note: This is the third workshop in a three-part series.


Agenda


5:00 p.m. - Doors
5:15 p.m. - Workshop beings
6:45 p.m. - Data Regression Demo
7:15 p.m. - Q&A

Python Laptop Setup for Data Science Projects Development (View Eventbrite link for Install links)


1.) Install Java SE Development Kit 8
2.) Install Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
3.) Install PyDev plugin - Python IDE for Eclipse (in Eclipse, select Help menu, click on Eclipse Marketplace, search for PyDev plugin and install it.)
4.) Install Anaconda package
Feel free to contact Ernest by email ebonat@15itreseources.com at any time you need.

PDXWIT Purpose:


PDXWIT Westside Happy Hour is a satellite event series launched in mid-2017 to serve the tech community in/near the West Hills, SW Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and Tualatin. It will become quarterly beginning with the December 2017 gathering.
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.
Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.
Website
Monday
Oct 30, 2017
PDXWIT #Action: Fireside Chat with Congresswoman Bonamici
New Relic

Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Description: Join us for a fireside chat with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, who has represented the First Congressional District of Oregon since 2012. Suzanne is the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus, which aims to encourage innovation and creative thinking by integrating arts and design with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education. She also serves as a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and she is the top Democratic member on the Subcommittee on the Environment.

We will use this as an opportunity to learn how our top National issues — Civil Rights, Women's Health, Gender Equity, and Health Care — are playing out on the national stage. The Congresswoman has an hour to answer any questions we have. We will be drawing tickets to ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to ask questions.

Agenda:

5:30 - Doors open and welcome

6:00 - Congresswoman Bonamici arrives

6:05 Congresswoman begins with remarks followed by Q&A

7:00 Final remarks by Congresswoman Bonamici

7:30 Event Ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Monday
Nov 6, 2017
PDXWIT Presents Invest in Yourself: A Night Dedicated to Your Financial Plan
WeWork

We can always find excuses to avoid working on our financial plan. It’s boring. It’s confusing. I’ll do it next week. I don’t have the money. This is a huge problem. In a world where women earn less money than men and spend, on average, eleven fewer years in the workforce, women have to plan and work harder than their male counterparts. No more excuses! It’s time to take ahold of financial planning so that you can make clear, confident money decisions that will best benefit your future.

Join us for an evening of discussion about all things personal finance. The speaker will be Amanda Holden of Invested Development, who uses humor and candor to educate women on long-term financial planning and investing. She will be available for questions after the presentation. This event does not require any prior experience with financial planning.

Agenda :
5:30 : Doors open
6:00-7:00 : Presentation
7-8:00 : Questions and mingling!

PDXWIT 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
Nov 14, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Building a technology company that lasts in a male-dominated industry
BlueVolt

Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Interested in learning how a woman CEO works to build a company that lasts in a male-dominated industry? This event is for the technical, non-technical, and the curious in learning new insights from a woman entrepreneur in software. She’ll discuss what it takes to lead through real business challenges for over two decades.

PDXWIT is partnering with OpenMake's CEO, Tracy Ragan, for an informational event to share real-life experiences and insights in leading and making a mark in DevOps. "If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Register today, you don't want to miss this event!

Agenda: 5:30: Doors 6:00-7:00: Speaking segment 7:00-7:45: Q&A and Networking

PDXWIT 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
Saturday
Nov 18, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Global Day of Code Retreat
Alchemy Code Lab

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-national-code-retreat-day-tickets-38483100991) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Come join us for the first anniversary of PDXWIT Coderetreat! Our first Coderetreat was on last year’s Global Day of Coderetreat, an event during which groups of coders the world over follow the sun and stay in communication via Twitter about their progress and learning throughout the day. If you have attended one of our Coderetreats in the past, please come back and help us celebrate.

If you are new to Coderetreats, know that Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer-led organization dedicated to enabling software developers to help each other improve their craft and teaming skills. Software developers of all sorts gather with their machines, IDEs and the ready-to-code Conway's Game of Life. A Coderetreat facilitator assists the developers during several 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Iman Bilal, Tracie Lee, and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate this Coderetreat.

Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development! If you were there in February, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and join us.

Agenda: 8:30 AM: Doors open 9:00 AM: Introduction and orientation 5:00 PM: Event ends

PDXWIT 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.

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

Tuesday
Dec 5, 2017
PDXWIT Presents Intro to Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency
CENTRL Office

Please note that space is limited for this event. Please plan to arrive early and register through Eventbrite for best chance of securing a seat.


Want to learn how Bitcoin and Ethereum work, how cryptography plays a key role in securing funds, or how a network of untrusted computers guessing random numbers quadrillions of times per second adds security to the blockchain? Join Scott Bigelow, Back-end Developer at Augur, in an introduction to the blockchain and some common blockchain-based applications. New technologies, such as the blockchain and Ethereum, can provide new opportunities in the startup-rich ecosystem of Portland. Additionally, understanding these revolutionary new design principles can help illuminate new ways of designing your own systems. No previous working knowledge of cryptography or other supporting technologies necessary, this will be a ground-up introduction.

More about Scott Bigelow: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smbigelow/
More about Augur: https://augur.net/

Agenda:
12:00 - Introductions
12:10 - Discussion Begins
12:50 - Q&A

Event FAQ
Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
A: Yes, our space is ADA accessible.

Q: What is the parking situation?
A: We do not have onsite parking, though street and garage parking sites are available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: We do not have available indoor bike parking, but there are bike rails along the sidewalk outside the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: Yes, we are close to the Streetcar and bus lines. And street parking and parking garages are always options.

PDXWIT 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
Dec 11, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Seasoned Women in Tech (Winter 2017)
comScore , #250 | Portland, OR 97214

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-quarterly-seasoned-women-in-tech-winter-2017-tickets-39261189274] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

PDXWIT supports women in all stages of their career, so we launched Seasoned Women in Tech to create space for women with 15+ years of experience in tech. The group meets quarterly, and this event is organized by Tracy Thomas and Claire Hernandez.

What kind of "time- brain" do you have? To find out, join international speaker, trainer and author, Marydee Sklar for an interactive evening about your brain and its connection to how you relate to time. Come away with new insights into your own behavior as well as those around you. She'll share tips to support aging brains and young ones too!

Entrance on MLK - mirrored door, with signage that reads "Gardener's and Ranchers Building" with hours. Please follow the PDXWIT signage.

Agenda:

5:30p.m. Gather, chat and nosh.

6:00p.m. Introductions

6:15 - 7:15: Interactive discussion

7:15 - 7:30: Questions and wrap-up

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secure bike parking available.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! There is a Streetcar stop in front of the building.

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
Dec 13, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Westside Happy Hour
Intel

Many of us live and/or work this side of the West Hills but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Intel's support, let’s get together to talk tech.

Event co-organizer Rose Flores Medlock will speak about the value she’s derived from attending recent conferences and offer suggestions for cultivating professional development.

Anyone who works or is interested in tech is invited to join for casual conversation about the role professional development opportunities (conferences, workshops, webinars, classes, etc.) have played in your career. Think of topics you’ve learned about recently or find most interesting and contribute to the discussion!

5:30 pm - Doors open 6:00 pm - Introductions + Welcome by Mandy Mock [https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandy-mock-8672a02/], Vice President, Information Technology General Manager, Product Engineering Solutions at Intel 6:15 pm - Lightning Talks 6:30 pm - Networking

Mandy J. Mock is a vice president in the Information Technology group and serves as the general manager of product engineering solutions at Intel Corporation.

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Lots of free parking!

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Bike racks only

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: The closest MAX station is Orenco Station, which is a little over 1 mile away, so public transportation is possible, but may not be practical

PDXWIT Purpose:
PDXWIT Westside Happy Hour is a satellite event series launched in mid-2017 to serve the tech community in/near the West Hills, SW Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and Tualatin. It will become quarterly beginning with the December 2017 gathering. 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
Jan 8
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women in Technology in the Creative Industry
Planet Argon

Please note that space is limited for this event. Please plan to arrive early and register through Eventbrite for best chance of securing a seat.

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-women-in-tech-in-the-creative-industry-18-tickets-39661255884] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join PDXWIT as we collaborate with Portland Ad Federation (PAF) for a fun and informative panel discussion. We will be featuring a panel of women in the creative and tech industries:

Lorien Steele, Creative Director at Sparkloft Media

Rebecca Armstrong, Principal and Managing Director at North

Kristin Casaletto, Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Wendy Lane, Managing Partner at LANE a Finn Partners company

Teresa O’Neil, Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships at Travel Oregon

Moderated by Nadya Ighani, Associate Digital Producer at Swift

Organizers Arianna Howe and Kasey Huber are excited to bring women together to build community in the growing creative industry around Portland. There will be networking, and there will be snacks, so bring a friend!

Hosted by Planet Argon

Agenda:

5:30-6:00 - Event Begins/Networking

6:00-7:00 - Introductions + Panel

7:00-7:30 - Networking/Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking is in the neighborhood only, though it is free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Our bike room is downstairs and keycard access only, though we can arrange for someone to be down there and let people in. There are also bike racks outside of the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: There is a bus stop across the street, but parking in the neighborhood is ample so it shouldn't be an issue to drive.

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
Jan 9
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fireside Chat with Mayor Ted Wheeler
New Relic

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-fireside-chat-with-mayor-ted-wheeler-tickets-39088561941) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event *

Join PDXWIT for a lively discussion of Portland’s present and future with Mayor Ted Wheeler. The city faces complex challenges and new opportunities, and the tech industry has a pivotal role to play. Mayor Ted Wheeler will discuss the city’s policy agenda for the coming year and address your questions about some of PDXWIT’s top local issues: education, homelessness, transportation and public safety.

Ted Wheeler started his term as Portland’s mayor on January 1, 2017. Prior to that, he was the Chair of Multnomah County from 2007-2010 and the State Treasurer from 2010-2015. A sixth-generation Oregonian, Ted was born in Portland and graduated from Lincoln High School. Ted earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Columbia University, and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Moderator Terra Soma works at Legacy Health as a Sr. Organizational Development and Change Consultant where she leads teams through strategic planning, improving their culture, and reducing burnout.

Agenda:

5:30 Doors open and welcome

6:00 Conversation begins

7:00 Final remarks from Mayor and moderator

7:30 Event Ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the Max green, yellow, blue and red lines are very close.

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
Jan 10
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Jama Software (New Office)

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-introduction-to-bitcoin-the-blockchain-and-cryptocurrency-tickets-41217187718] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Note: Food and drink will not be provided, though you may bring your own.

Do you want to learn how Bitcoin and Ethereum work, how cryptography plays a key role in securing funds, or how a network of untrusted computers guessing random numbers quadrillions of times per second adds security to the blockchain? Join Scott Bigelow, Back-end Developer at Augur, in an introduction to the blockchain and some common blockchain-based applications. New technologies, such as the blockchain and Ethereum, can provide new opportunities in the startup-rich ecosystem of Portland. Additionally, understanding these revolutionary new design principles can help illuminate new ways of designing your own systems.

No previous working knowledge of cryptography or other supporting technologies necessary, as this will be a ground-up introduction.

Agenda:

12:00 - Introductions

12:10 - Workshop starts

12:50 - Q&A

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?

A: No, though you may bring your own food/drink to consume.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking only.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

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
Jan 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Winter Volunteer Orientation
Epicodus

Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the 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 winter volunteer orientation. PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. 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 catch up with other PDXWIT community members. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda

5:30 Doors Open

5:45 Program Begin

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

Volunteer Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the Regular teams

Review upcoming volunteer needs

7:00 Program Ends

Event FAQ Q: What is the parking situation? A: Off street parking only.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes - The host can accommodate bike parking in the basement vault for the hours of the event only, and bikes would be stored at owner’s risk. They ask for advance notice to get an idea of space needed.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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
Jan 17
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Presents IP Law for the Tech Industry
Skyward

Trademarks, patents, trade secrets and copyrights are important assets to any tech company. Whether you want to advance at your current job or start your own business, familiarity with intellectual property will help you succeed. Listen to Carla Quisenberry and Alicia Bell talk about the various types of intellectual property law, including how they can be distinguished by what they cover, how to get coverage, and how long the coverage lasts.

Agenda:
5:00 : Arrive and mingle
5:15 : Introduction of ourselves and short overview of the different types of IP.
5:20 : More in-depth discussion of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets—how to get coverage, what is covered, how long does coverage last—including issues specific to the tech field.
6:30 : Q&A
7:00 : Event Ends

Carla Quisenberry is an Intellectual property attorney at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. As a woman who has been in a male dominated field for the past ten years, she has a great interest in advancing the careers of other women. She believes that familiarity with intellectual property law is a big step towards increasing the number of women in leadership positions in tech companies and helps reduce the gender imbalance in the industry.

Alicia Bell helps develop and implement intellectual property strategies that are consistent with clients’ business priorities and corporate culture. She assists clients with clearance, registration, licensing, and enforcement of their intellectual property assets, corporate transactions, and general business matters. Ali is the leader for the firm's Intellectual Property team. She also assists clients with issues related to their online presence, such as Digital Millennium Copyright Act compliance, domain name disputes, and development of website policies, including terms of use and privacy policies. She is a member of Oregon Women Lawyers and has also been recognized as an Oregon Rising Star℠ by Super Lawyers® from 2013-2016.

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Unfortunately, no

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?
A: There is a pay-to-park lot located on the corner of SW Naito Parkway and Oak St. (across from our location), but street parking is also available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: Indoor bike parking is available in the basement, accessible via a flight of stairs. There are also bike racks on the blocks surrounding our location.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: There is a red/blue MAX stop a block away from the location, and other MAX lines and several bus lines within 8 blocks.

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
Saturday
Jan 20
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Goal Setting for the New Year
Moovel

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-goal-setting-for-the-new-year-partner-event-tickets-41427789634] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

It's that time of year when we start to reflect and plan for the year ahead. LearnLife + PDXWIT want to help you roadmap your goals and connect with a community to champion your progress.

We are hosting a goal-setting workshop to test our idea that achieving goals isn't done alone, but with a community of champions.

The format: we'll share proven methods, highlighted in The Power of Habit and Drive, to help you identify and roadmap your own goals. Then we will collaborate as a group to create champion connections — then we can hold each other accountable to achieving them.

The workshop will be facilitated by Beth Long, Senior Engineer at New Relic + Jesseca Ryan, Product Manager at World Pulse / Founder of LearnLife.

Agenda:

10:00 a.m. - Doors open

10:15 a.m. - Workshop

1:00 p.m. - Workshop Ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink?

A: Bagels and fruit will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own food.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Metered street parking, private paid lot across the street.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: There are bus stops right by the office, but driving is fine too

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
Jan 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) January Happy Hour Networking Event
SurveyMonkey

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-january-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-40888648047] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for happy hour at SurveyMonkey on January 23rd.

People often talk about creating a work culture that allows people to “bring their best self to work.” To start the conversation, we are asking “what is an important personal value you bring to work?” with an aim to allow us to explore our best selves.

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

Introduction to SurveyMonkey, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Rebecca Alexander, Co-founder and CEO of Allgo, will share details about how her early-stage startup will help people be more comfortable and confident with themselves at work.

Madonnalisa Chan, Freelance Information Architect - Taxonomist, will talk about making values-based decisions in your career.

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

  • We are celebrating our 6th anniversary (yes 6 years!) with a photo booth courtesy of The Snapbar [https://thesnapbar.com/]

  • 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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking and parking garage nearby (no free parking)

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, bring your bike to the event and you can park it in the office

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

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
Jan 24
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-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-12418-tickets-39530989253] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the 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 lead by Khawaja Shams, VP of Engineering at Elemental Technologies, 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 20. Never fear, we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this workshop!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Workshop begins

6:30 PM: Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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.

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
Jan 30
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Mentorship Event
FINE

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-quarterly-mentorship-event-january-30th-2018-tickets-39731398683] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by FINE! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up and we will match you during our next round.

Agenda:

5:00 - Doors open

5:45 - Welcome Address by Tsilli Pines, FINE Digital Creative Director

5:55 - Mentorship Spotlights

6:00 - Deena Anreise will speak about the impact of mentorship on her career

7:00 - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No parking onsite but street parking is available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes! Bring up to 2nd floor on elevator.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes!

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
Feb 1
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Accelerate the Growth of Your Startup
Jama Software 135 SW Taylor #200, Portland, OR 97204

Hey founders...it's time to think business! Insiders from Portland's startup scene will provide concrete tips for growth at this event. In this informative Q&A panel, we will discuss key tips to accelerate the growth of your startup. We will discuss many strategic topics:

  • Choosing the right legal entity to set up your startup for investment
  • Top tips for entrepreneurs looking for equity financing from angels, VCs, etc.
  • Intellectual property concerns (i.e., confidential information, trademarks, patents)
  • The importance of collecting and showcasing financial data for your investors
  • How to choose and compensate the right team of early hires

Our panelists hail from professional service firms offering legal, financial, and HR advice for startups, and have collectively supported many early-stage entrepreneurs in the Portland area and across the country.

Agenda:

6:00: Doors open 6:30-7:30 pm: Panel discussion 7:30-9 pm: Q&A and networking

Panelists:

Teela Crosthwaite Smith is a corporate lawyer and litigator. Her practice is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build, grow, and protect their start-ups and small businesses. She provides a wide range of counseling and transactional services, including business formation, contract drafting and negotiation, funding and financing, and employment matters. Teela has also guided entrepreneurs, including venture funds, in restructuring their business ownership interests in mergers and acquisition matters.

Jessica Crannell-Menard has spent the last 4 years as Now CFO’s Northwest Business Development Manager in the Portland office. She has helped clients of all sizes — from startup to billion-dollar entities — through accounting pain-points and staffing issues. NOW CFO specializes in outsourced accounting support, and has impacted companies in industries like Construction, Healthcare, Non-Profit, Manufacturing, Food/Beverage, and several others throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Jessica also prides herself as a local networking powerhouse committed to connecting businesses with other providers.

Jean Roque is the founder and President of Trüpp, a human resources company committed to helping growing organizations thrive through consulting services, HR outsourcing, and leadership development solutions. Jean’s straightforward yet strategic approach focuses on delivering HR services that are tailored to the unique needs, risks, and business objectives of each organization while removing the complexity often associated with the HR function. Jean is honored that Trüpp has been named among the Portland Business Journal’s Top Women-Owned Businesses and Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies in Oregon for three consecutive years.

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, but limited

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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
Feb 5
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) + SupportDriven Getting on Stage Pitch Workshop
Janrain

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-supportdriven-getting-on-stage-pitch-workshop-tickets-40950472967] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Do you have an idea to share with the world? Lessons learned that could help others? Do you want to speak at a conference? Conference organizers often receive far more pitches from potential speakers than they have time on the schedule. Help your idea stand out and improve your chances for getting accepted as a conference speaker by improving your pitch. Kathy Lee, a .net software developer who has spoken at two national conferences and for PDXWIT, will lead a workshop to prepare you.

[links to conferences/talks that Kathy has done]

https://youtu.be/57mQ2cpTxsI

https://puppet.com/blog/how-puppet-helps-government-agencies-stig-compliance

You’ll learn:

How to find the best conference for your submission

How to weave storytelling into your talk

How to write a compelling abstract

How to maintain audience interest and ensure they leave understanding what you wanted them to take away

How to find a speaking mentor —f you don’t know one, add Kathy on LinkedIn and ask her to help

Space is limited, so sign up today and take a step towards speaking on stage!

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:00 p.m. - Introduction with Jim Kaskade of Janrain.

5:15 p.m. - Workshop beings

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There are two and four hour meters surrounding our location, and after 7:00 p.m. parking is free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, we have secured bike parking at our location.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the Portland Streetcar is nearby our 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.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 7
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Why Gender-Inclusive Software Matters to Everyone
ThinkShout

Seating is limited, please plan to arrive early to ensure a seat!

We are hosting an event to further the cause of inclusivity, focused on gender. By attending, you’ll earn talking points about why gender-inclusive software matters to your business, to our society, and to everyone. You will leave with an idea of how to achieve it in your own software with a practical and freely available method called GenderMag. We will also discuss ideas about how you can help make software more inclusive to diversity of thought. This event is suitable for anyone who helps shape software (software managers, software developers, UXers, tech CEOs, tech CIOs, ...)

About the speaker: Margaret Burnett is an OSU Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University. She began her career in industry, where she was the first woman software developer ever hired at Procter & Gamble Ivorydale. A few degrees and shattered glass ceilings later, she joined academia, with a research focus on people who are engaged in some form of software development. Burnett is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a member of the ACM CHI Academy, and an award-winning mentor. She is also on the Academic Alliance Advisory Board of the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT).

Recent podcast interview with Burnett: http://www.changingacademiclife.com/blog/2017/7/5/margaret-burnett

This is a method for de-marginalizing one aspect of tech.



Agenda:


6:00: Talk
6:30: Q&A
7:15: Networking

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes


Q: What is the parking situation?
A: Paid street parking. Generally, not a problem to find space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: Yes.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: We are on Max and Trimet making public transportation an easy option.

Q: I have a pet allergy. Will office pets be present at the host’s space?
A: Office pets *may* be present.

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
Feb 13
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Confronting the Gender Gap: Stories from The Home Depot QuoteCenter
Regus

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-driving-retail-growth-through-technology-innovation-tickets-38715540223) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

QuoteCenter, located in Vancouver, Washington, is a 139-person software startup within The Home Depot. QuoteCenter builds a portfolio of software applications using cutting-edge technology to facilitate building material sales to Pro contractors. Their team has grown dramatically to 150 people from 70 people in October 2016 due to their proactive and intentional diversity recruiting efforts. These diverse people account for 40% of all new hires!

Come hear real stories of real people who joined QuoteCenter. This event will be an informal collections of stories about why they joined the team and why they are important to The Home Depot.

QuoteCenter is committed to building a diverse team, which they see as an important reason for their success and growth, from $0 in revenue at time of acquisition (2013) to $400M in 2015, $600M in 2016. (Revenue’s for 2017 were even larger!)

Agenda:

5:00 - Door open, networking

5:30 - Intro + 3 minute lightning talks throughout the evening from:

Natalee Webb (Mgr, Product Management)

Denise Hale (Lead Software Engineer)

Lena Bruncaj (Digital Content Data Analyst)

Caitlin Cox (Digital Content Data Analyst)

Dianna Chavarria (Vendor Operations Analyst)

Whitney Williams (Frontend Software Engineer)

Kelly Leverich (Associate Product Manager/Product Owner)

6:00 - Q & A

6:30 - 7:00 Networking, 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. Paid street parking is available.

Q. Is there secure bike parking? A. The secure bike parking is in the parking garage and requires a FOB for the building. However, there are racks in front of the building.

Q. Should I consider using public transportation? A. We are close to the street and not far from bus routes. However, we would recommend driving and plenty of street parking is available.

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
Feb 20
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) February Happy Hour Networking Event
Viewpoint Tech Center

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-february-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-42337138521] is required to gain entry to this event

The words we use matter, and we at PDXWIT have decided to be more intentional about our use of language to ensure everyone feels included and safe. Join us on this journey at Viewpoint where we dedicate the event to Inclusive Language. Our topic of conversation will start with the question “how can language be more inclusive in your work environment?”

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

Introduction to Viewpoint, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Pamela Cournoyer, Executive Leadership Coach at Powerful & True, Leadership Mastery will talk to us about getting along at work to create an inclusive culture.

Paige Berry, Software Engineer at New Relic will tell us the The Practice of Positivity: how to be open-minded, thoughtful and caring.

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

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 available, after 4pm, at the REC building located at 1515 SE Water Ave., (on the river side)

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

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
Feb 27
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women of Color in Tech
Puppet, 308 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-40793481401] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as a woman of color.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

5:30 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

6:00 p.m. - Speaker - Joy Fowler - VP, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, Umpqua Bank

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There are a number of pay-to-park lots within a few blocks of our location.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Secured bike parking is not available, however we do have public access bike parking by the parking garage entrance beneath our building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The Red and Blue MAX lines stop in front of our building.

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
Feb 28
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Salesforce

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-41628485922] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Many of us live and/or work on this side of the West Hills but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Salesforce’s support, let’s get together to talk tech and other work topics.

The news at the end of 2017 was dominated by issues we encounter at the workplace regularly, so let’s talk about the part HR has played in our professional experiences. Have you seen or participated in particularly positive human resources instances? Do you have lessons to share from any “less than” situations? Hopefully, this ongoing discussion will provide support to all of us now and in the future.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions + Lightning Talks by:

Liz Alves, Employee Communications Strategy and Content Lead at HP: “If #metoo is you too, how HR can help”

Jess Nichols, Assistant Manager at Orangetheory Fitness Orenco Station: “Strong Bodies, Strong Minds”

6:30 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: Yes, there is plenty of free parking.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is some space for bikes inside the building, and racks outside, but riders will need to bring locks for those racks.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Not necessarily; Salesforce is out in the ‘burbs with plenty of parking. There is, however, a MAX stop (Orenco station, blue line) about a 10 minute walk away.

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
Mar 1
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech
The Encorepreneur Cafe

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-seasoned-women-in-tech-tickets-42885948025] is required to gain entry to this event

If you are a woman working in tech and you have 15 or more years of experience, we are your people!

Come join us for a happy hour with a Lean Coffee discussion drawing wisdom from the group about what has worked well — or not — in building good working relationships with staff much younger than you. If you’re tired of dressing in jeans or workout gear to fit in with the crowd, if video games have lost their allure as a topic of conversation, and drinking games with the guys after work is not attractive, we’re with you.

That said, as you’ve evolved, you’ve likely learned a tip or two to preserve your sense of who you are as seasoned women while “playing well with others.” Show up and do tell.

You can learn more about how Lean Coffee works here. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of our friends at Garden Bar.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Gather, chat and nosh.

6:00 p.m. - Lean Coffee discussion, broken into groups.

7:15 p.m. - Compare learnings across the Lean Coffee subgroups.

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes. However, we have a step at the main entrance, so we will guide attendees with wheelchairs through an alternate entrance.

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

A: Yes, drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Metered parking is available on NE 15th Avenue, and free street parking is available along NE 16th Ave.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Secured bike parking is not available at this venue.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! There are multiple public transit options convenient to the venue.

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
Mar 8
PDX Women in Tech How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-42283419847] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the 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 Manjiri McCoy, Software Development Engineer 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 20. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this workshop!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Workshop begins

6:30 PM: Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: Where 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 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.

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
Friday
Mar 9
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer with Girls Inc.
Moda Center

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-wgirls-inc-tickets-43483541443] is required to gain entry to this event

At the March 9th Trail Blazers game, PDXWIT is partnering with Girls Inc. to sell raffle tickets for a 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds will go to Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. They equip girls aged 6-18 with the skills and confidence to access a bright and economically-independent future, through after school programs and experiences that help girls grow up to be healthy, educated, and independent.

Note, this is a volunteer event that requires 3-4 hours of standing, walking, and sales of raffle tickets to the general public. Talking points to assist with sales will be provided. Additionally, volunteers will be provided tickets to the Blazers game to watch the second half.

Agenda:

4:50 p.m. - meet at Moda Center box office to check-in as a volunteer (all volunteers must arrive before 5 p.m.) and receive instructions

5:00 p.m. - leave box office to enter Moda Center

5:30 p.m. - doors open to general public, sales begin

End of halftime - turn in equipment at 5050 booth on the 100 level concourse near entry to A7 After equipment is returned, volunteers can leave or enjoy the remainder of the game from their seats.

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, Gender neutral bathrooms are located at A21 on the 100-Level, and C15 on the 300-Level.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Volunteers will be circulating the building for about 3 hours, and so it does require the ability to stand/walk for about that long. Should that be a barrier for some, we do have a booth on the 3rd level that will require 2 volunteers to be stationary. The building is ADA accessible, and there are also ADA tickets available for the game afterwards. If any volunteers require ADA accessible game tickets, please let us know in advance so we can reserve some!

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: None will be provided. There are concessions with food for purchase available after the volunteer portion of this event has concluded (after 3rd quarter of the game begins).

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Parking near the Moda Center on game day is in high demand. Free street parking is limited and neighboring lots usually charge between $10 and $25, but you are welcome to pay to park in any of these spaces. DO NOT park in the Lloyd Center parking structure or any neighboring lots without permission, as you risk getting your vehicle ticketed or impounded.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A:. Bike parking is available behind the box office, as well as various other stations around the Moda Center campus.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! Several public transportation options including the bus, MAX, and Street Car can be taken to the Moda Center. The Rose Quarter Transit Center is located at the South end of the Moda Center and the Street Car stops are at the North end. Visit trimet.org if you need help planning your trip.

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
Mar 13
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Closing the Workforce Skills Gap (Partner Event)
Vacasa

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-closing-the-workforce-skills-gap-tickets-43002458511] is required to gain entry to this event

Today, businesses are experiencing a shortage of skilled workers to fill roles and workers are lacking the relevant programs and training necessary to transition their careers and job experience to the positions companies are hiring for. Brittney Cunningham, Head of Learning Engineering at IntraEdge will talk about the benefits of recruitment and on the job training for non traditional candidates and how IntraEdge plans to design programs to bridge the gap between companies who need skilled workers and workers who need skills and pathways for professional growth.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Door open, Network and Food and Drinks

6:00: p.m. - Vasaca - Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

6:15 p.m. - IntraEdge - Closing the Workforce Skills Gap

6:45 p.m. - Open Discussion

7:30 p.m. -Wrap Up

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Lots of street parking available

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Driving or public transportation are good options

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
Mar 15
PDX Women in Tech Vision Boarding Workshop/Fundraiser
OpenSesame

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-vision-boarding-workshopfundraiser-tickets-43145411086] is required to gain entry to this event

Vision boards have quite literally changed Sarah’s life. In 2008 she found herself destitute, broke and having to recreate her life from scratch after her husband’s affair ended their 8-year marriage, leaving her to pick up the pieces with their three very small children. (Read her story) ​ Hitting rock bottom sparked in Sarah a desire to totally recreate her life.

So what did she do?

Sarah created a #FutureBoard (a.k.a. vision board). And within 18 months, went from poverty to living her dreams as a corporate executive, manifesting nearly her entire board in that timeframe! Since then, she has manifested FOUR vision boards and an entirely new life, one where she is daily living her wildest dreams.

If you are ready to build a clearer vision for your life, join us at this workshop.

A few things to note

Be sure to bring any magazines or photos, and a notepad and pen. Ticket proceeds will include Sarah’s book Hustle Believe Receive: An 8 Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream and support PDX Women in Tech. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship to have the ticket price waived, please complete this form.

About Sarah

Sarah Centrella is the author of the #1 best-selling self-help book Hustle Believe Receive: An 8 Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream. She is also a master life coach who's worked with professional athletes (NBA and NFL players and coaches and their wives) and people from around the world, helping them live their dreams. ​ Centrella has been featured by “ABC News,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” the New York Times, OK! Magazine, The Oregonian, Yahoo News, “Good Morning America” and many others. ​ She regularly delivers keynote speeches and leads workshops for clients such as Pinterest, Nike, BMW, Xerox, Morgan Stanley, and NBA Wives Association. She is also a national spokesperson for the American Red Cross.

Centrella is also a contributor for several major sites including Elite Daily, Mindvalley, and Huffington Post.

Come join us for an evening to transform our dreams into a a visual framework that sets the plan for making it all happen!

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open

5:15 p.m. - Introduction

5:30 p.m. - Sarah’s opening remarks

6:30 p.m. -Workshop begins

7:30 p.m. - Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q:What should I bring? A: Bring some magazines or photos that illustrate some goal or vision for your future. PDXWIT will provide the poster board and other supplies.

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Our restrooms signs read, “Women and Those Who Identify” and “Men and Those Who Identify”

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Unfortunately no, the event space is on the 2nd floor without elevator accessibility. If you have partial mobility and need assistance using the stairs, let us know ahead of time and we can arrange it.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Metered street parking and paid parking lot underneath the building and across the street.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We are right next to multiple bus stops and the Providence Park MAX station.

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
Mar 20
PDXWIT March Happy Hour
Quantum Spatial

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-march-happy-hour-tickets-43100149708] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Quantum Spatial on March 20th.

Holding other people accountable is one thing; holding yourself accountable is something else altogether. This month, we want to explore self-accountability and talk about what you can do to hold yourself more accountable this year.

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

Introduction to Quantum Spatial, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Maureen Jemison, Associate Vice President, Series25 Development at CollegeNet, will share how to teach yourself to be a good manager.

Gabrielle Blackwell, Business Development Leader at Cloudability, will talk about transitioning into leadership as a woman and how to find help outside of your employer.

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/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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking and parking garage nearby (no free parking)

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, bring your bike to the event and you can park it in the office

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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
Mar 21
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner & Discussion
Thinkful

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-and-discussion-tickets-43935950611 is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for an invite-only informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be lead by Gabrielle Blackwell, Emma Holland and Heather Knight. This is an 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. To apply to attend, please complete this form. All invitees will be notified by March 14th.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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
Mar 22
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Project Presentation Event
Opal

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-project-presentations-event-31518-tickets-39199839776] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

PDXWIT is excited to announce the launch of Project Presentations Event. Collaboration, support, and the ability to clearly communicate about your project are critical factors for success. The brainchild of Nathan Keene and Abeer Eltanawy, this event is designed to:

Introduce new ideas within our community Find solutions to project challenges Encourage networking and collaboration Improve presentation skills Create access to mentors Provide a safe space to learn and grow Help you accelerate your project

Who is it for?

Members with a coding, hacking or maker project seeking a supportive audience to provide potential solutions to challenges, constructive questions and feedback. Please apply!.

Members with a pet project on the back burner (or the front one!) who would like to present, discuss and gain traction? Come on out and share it!

Folks interested in hearing about innovative projects and providing helpful audience feedback. Join us!

How does it work?

Here’s the scoop: The event starts with 15 minutes of networking. We will also encourage you to reconvene informally at the end. 3 projects will be selected for presentation.

Each project presenter has a total of 20 minutes for their project (10 minutes to present, 10 minutes for brainstorming challenge solutions and receiving feedback). Presentations will be timed.

Presenters have the option of a free one hour presentation coaching session with Tambre Leighn, a certified high performance coach who specializes in training experts in the medical, research, and technology sectors to present powerfully and with ease.

How do I apply to present?

Register for the event by selecting the “Presenter” ticket type by February 12th, 2018. We will notify selected presenters by email on February 16th, 2018.

What if I want to attend but not present?

Register for the event by selecting the “General Admission” ticket type.

What if I have more questions?

Please email hello@pdxwit.org for more information or with any questions.

We look forward to making this a successful evening for the presenters and the audience.

Agenda:

5:30 PM: Door open

5:35 PM: Introduction

5:45 PM: Refreshments/Networking

6:00 PM: Presentation 1

6:20 PM: Presentation 2

6:40 PM: Presentation 3

7:00 PM: Recap/Feedback/Announcements

7:10 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: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking, there is a Star Park behind the office and parking is $2/hr.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is an indoor bike rack that can be used.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Finding parking near the office is not difficult, but it is not free - we recommend attendees use public transportation if that is what’s best for them.

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
Apr 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
Showpad - 309 SW 6th Avenue, 8th Floor, #830 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-orientation-tickets-41960066689] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the 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 volunteer program overview.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission.

There are plenty of ways to get involved. At the volunteer program overview, 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 catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

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:

Volunteer Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the Regular teams

Review upcoming volunteer needs

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: What is the parking situation? A: Paid parking is available, but closes at 6 pm. There are other parking lots within walking distance.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, secured bike parking is not available.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, public transit is easiest. There are parking lots within walking distance if needed.

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
Apr 17
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) April Happy Hour
Squarespace

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-april-happy-hour-tickets-43860513978] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Squarespace on April 17th.

Do you want to amplify your voice? We do too, so we are dedicating this event to being heard, which can be accomplished in a number of ways. To facilitate the conversation, the topic of the night is “how do you inject your voice into the workplace?”

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

Introduction to Squarespace, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Meg Aul, CRM Analyst and Salesforce Administrator at Viewpoint, will talk about asking for what you want at work and what to do when the answer isn't 'Yes'

Tiffany Longworth, Site Reliability Engineer at Puppet, will talk about tactical and whimsical ways to leverage fun to get work done.

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/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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking and parking garage nearby (no free parking)

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, bring your bike to the event and you can park it in the office

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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
Apr 19
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Venture Capital & Startup Investing 101
R/GA

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-pdxwit-venture-capital-startup-investing-101-tickets-43619659576] is required to gain entry to this event

Is Investment Right For You?

Many entrepreneurs assume they need an investment to launch or grow their businesses. While angel investment and venture capital can provide critical sources of support and financing for early-stage companies, it is crucial to do your research before you start seeking investors.

Join us along with Bill Bryant from DFJ, Angela Jackson from Portland Seed Fund, and Julianne Brands from the Oregon Angel Fund to learn about the pros and cons of taking on investment, how various funding options differ, and what investors look for when evaluating a company.

We would like to thank Oregon Angel Fund (OAF) and Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) for putting this event together with PDXWIT.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:00 p.m. - Panel Begins

6:00 p.m. - Questions

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Only street parking available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, several areas on our front deck (behind a secure gate) as well as inside our building in our lower level, down interior stairs or via elevator.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Absolutely Yes. The max line runs along NW 11th/Glisan (we’re located on NW 13th/Glisan) & the 77 bus runs west on Glisan & east on Everett

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
Apr 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) A Primer for Digital Forensics
Mozilla

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-a-primer-on-digital-forensics-tickets-42957944368] is required to gain entry to this event

News today is thick with stories of government agencies trying to find digital evidence of wrongdoing: interrogating mobile phones for evidence, tracing emails to find a stalker or looking at a killer’s search history to discover motives. Digital forensic analysis now plays a pivotal role in both corporate and legal investigations. However, few outside of the industry understand the intricacies involved in a forensic undertaking — the capabilities and limitations of the forensics investigative process, the role of the digital forensic investigator or the extent of the laws governing these actions.

In this session, Tiberius Hefflin, Founder of Go Boldly, will delve into the basics of digital forensics. Attendees will learn what digital forensics draws from forensic science, how the law informs what a forensic investigator is ethically able to do, the many uses of digital forensics, evidence collection methods, anti-forensics methods, what the incident response process should look like and how they can maintain crime scene integrity until investigators can carry out an assessment.

While the subject is dense and could certainly be expanded, this introduction is aimed at those new to digital forensics with the goal of providing a solid foundational understanding which can be built upon with self directed learning.

TW: Violent Crime, Child Abuse, Murder

While the talk will not cover these topics in great detail, Tiberius Hefflin will be discussing real crimes that have been solved due to digital forensics.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Introductions

6:30 p.m. - Workshop begins

7:30 p.m. - Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Ample parking is available in the Brewery blocks underground however it is not free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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
Apr 26
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Digital Health Collaborative

*Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-43553330183] 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 the City of Beaverton’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

People use social media for many purposes, including networking. How have you leveraged your social media presence to build your professional network? What lessons have you learned along the way? We’ll focus this event on tips and ideas for folks embarking on their own strategy and anyone looking to improve their digital profile.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions + Lightning Talks Jess Nichols, Assistant Manager at Orangetheory Fitness Orenco Station: “Free Advertising and Authentic Customer Service”

6:30 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: Lots of free parking available. There is a parking lot and some street parking available but I wanted to let you know that there is a parking garage (called The Round Parking Garage) on 12655 SW Millikan Way, which is a very convenient location for parking: http://theroundbeaverton.com/transit-parking/parking/

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Absolutely! The Watson Building is located right at the Beaverton Central MAX stop, so it’s an easy trip in from either Portland or Hillsboro.

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
May 1
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Bi-Annual Job Board Live Event
Field Office

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-bi-annual-job-board-live-tickets-44928830341] is required to gain entry to this event

Don’t miss the latest edition of our live Job Board Live event, where companies that have posted featured jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be there to meet you in person and give you a chance to share your brilliant skills and qualifications. We’ll also have a team reviewing resumes; bring one along, and they can help you polish it and make an even better impression.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and we’ll have light snacks available until 6:30 p.m. You’ll also have a chance to check out the gorgeous new Field Office on NW Front Avenue. Due to our desire to create a productive and thoughtful space for job seekers, space will be limited to the first 100 attendees, so please plan to arrive early.

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes! Onsite parking is available, but its not free

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes. There is commuter lounge area with bike racks that is accessible directly from sidewalk level. There are also many bike racks around the building & courtyard.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. The #16 runs right out front. Cabs, Lyft, & Uber are always a good option.

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
May 2
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-pdxwit-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-45062843177] 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 Matt Scharr, Sr. Technical Program Manager, and Ramya Krishnamoorthy, Sr. Software Development Engineer 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 20. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Session begins

6:30 PM: Session ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: Where 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 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.

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
May 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Values-Driven Portland: a Diversity Dinner & Discussion
CENTRL Office

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-and-discussion-tickets-45346117458] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for an invite-only informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Marcus Carter, Emma Holland 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. To apply to attend, please complete this form. All invitees will be notified by May 9th.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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
May 22
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) May Happy Hour
Expensify

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-may-happy-hour-tickets-44921186478] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Expensify on May 22nd.

There is always so much going on at work and in our personal lives. We are curious — how do you do it? This month we want to hear from you about balancing the stress of constant growth. We will spark the conversation with our prompt “How do you balance stress with self care?”

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

Introduction to Expensify, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Deborah Ivanoff, Life Coach, will share how to prevent stress from hijacking your success.

Judy Ossello, Writerloop Consulting, President will talk about managing the stress of constant change, whether at work or home.

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/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, on the 2nd, mezzanine and 3rd floors

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: The building elevators are not up to ADA code (wheel in and turn around) but all of our floors are ADA. However getting to our floors via elevator is doable, just not up to code. Let us know if we should prepare for this.

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

Q: What is the parking situation?
A: No on-site parking

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. 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
Wednesday
May 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Creative Women in Tech
Quango Inc.

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-creative-women-in-tech-tickets-45042852384] is required to gain entry to this event

For the second installment of PDXWIT Women in Technology in the Creative Industry sponsored by Portland Ad Federation, we are focusing on Lessons in Failure.

We all fail at some point, but what matters most is if you learn from it, right?

Join us for a night of storytelling from a group of innovative women in the tech & creative industries. They will share not only their failures, but how they grew from them. It will surely be an evening of inspiration.

Panelists for the evening will be:

Lynn Le - Founder of Society Nine

Eugenie Jolivett Fontana

Paige Hudson - Creative Director at Struck

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Door 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.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There are 24 parking spots right in front of the building and additional visitor parking a bit further off.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes. Bike parking is located in an underground parking garage but attendees will have to enter through the main entrance on the ground floor (not via the elevators in the parking garage).

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: There is a streetcar stop a couple of blocks away so getting here by public transit is easy.

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 5
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-45699976861] 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 NIKE’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

With so many tools to help keep us organized and projects moving along, it can be tough to decide which one to use and effective strategies or processes to follow. Tonight, we’ll hear from Tibbs Hefflin, who will talk about using Kanban boards for fun and profit.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions & Talks

6:30 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: Yes, ample parking is available after 4:30pm

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are bike racks

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. The max stop is a ¾ mile walk to the Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

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 7
PDX Women in Tech Women of Color in Tech
inDinero, 919 Southwest Taylor Street, Suite #500 Portland, Oregon 97205

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-43753058576] 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 to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as a woman of color.

Panelists:

Quaneisha Jenkins – Autonomous Vehicle Experience Requirements Engineer, Intel Corporation

Teresa Scott, Business Intelligence Architect, Oregon Youth Authority

Daisy Steele, Director of Technology, Catlin Gabel

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

5:30 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

5:45 pm - Video

6:00 p.m. - Women of Color Panel -TBD

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: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, we can provide light food, and beer and wine

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking and 3 nearby parking garages. Not free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: We have limited space upstairs on our floor. We do not recommend locking bikes on the street.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We are 1 block from the red/blue max line!

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 19
PDX Women in Tech June Happy Hour
Simple

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-june-happy-hour-tickets-45973460859] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Simple on June 19th.

Each one of us has a rich set of values that guide our lives. At this month’s happy hour, we’d like to encourage everyone to think about the convictions you have and what your workplace does or can do to support you in expressing your values.

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

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

Padmashree Koneti, Sr. Director of Operations and Chief of Staff to CPO at Puppet, will tell us how to speak your mind with conviction.

Molly Lebowitz, IT Transformation Business Analyst, will give her talk: "Positively Powerful - Building Bridges @ Work"

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/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, all of our restrooms are gender neutral.

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: Free street parking; people can park in the lot on the East side of the building for free after 6pm.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are a couple of bike posts outside the building where people can lock their bike.

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
Tuesday
Jun 26
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Get Hired Up
Shiftwise

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-get-hired-up-tickets-46451805601] is required to gain entry to this event

Looking for a job in tech? Join PDXWIT for an afternoon at Shiftwise dedicated to helping you find your next job. You get what you put in, so come prepared to share. Let us know what you need most right now (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 Chris Hayes, Career Coach, who will share a few simple steps to improve your LinkedIn profile. Chris will also be available for 1:1 coaching during the event.

We’re also looking for volunteers to participate in the reviews. If you’re interested, please complete this form. If you’d like to volunteer, please do not register for the event as we will handle it separately.

Agenda:

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

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

5:20 p.m. - Short presentation with Q&A: “Simple steps to impress using LinkedIn”

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: Yes, there is parking in the 200 Market building, enter off of Market Street. It is NOT free. There is also a garage at 2nd & Clay. (Shiftwise is near the Keller Auditorium.)

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Entry from the street level is gained off Market Street, through the garage and up the escalator to the 7th floor. Participants can also take the escalator from Market Street to the lobby/elevator. There are revolving doors from the courtyard on the South side though they may be locked after hours.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is bike parking available in the garage of 200 Market that, while not secure, is off the street and near a staffed parking booth.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Public transport is a great option. Many Shiftwise employees use it.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, except service animals, otherwise 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
Jun 27
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Moving Beyond #MeToo at Work - Perspectives from Legal, HR and the Front Lines
Puppet

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-avoiding-metoo-at-work-perspectives-from-legal-hr-and-the-front-lines-tickets-46083725664] is required to gain entry to this event

Are you curious about what constitutes harassment or how to handle it?

Join our event to hear perspectives and guidance from HR and Legal professionals, as well as an experienced software executive. We’ll talk about what constitutes harassment from a business and legal perspective, will tell stories from real experience, and give you practical advice on how to handle and avoid intimidating situations.

You will leave this event with tools and tips to help you avoid and handle harassment at work.

Panelists:

Ellen Raim, Strategy and Organizational Design Consultant. Former VP of HR at Cascade Microtech

Lindsay Reynolds, Attorney, Tonkon Torp LLP

Claire Hernandez, Director Customer Support and Technical Account Management, Puppet

Stacey McPherson, Senior Customer Success Manager, Puppet

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Networking

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:10 p.m. - Panel and Q&A

7:15 p.m. - Panel 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, appetizers and drinks, provided by First Tech Federal Credit Union

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No, all street parking or parking lots.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. Max stops at the back of the building at 1st and Oak.

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
Jul 12
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Micro-Services
New Relic

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-introduction-to-micro-services-tickets-45780172729] is required to gain entry to this event

Join Paige Bernier and Maureen Dugan for “Introduction to Microservices,” a primer on this popular software architecture. They will cover the technical side including best practices for writing, testing, deploying and monitoring microservices, as well as the collaboration required with your team to maintain them. You will leave with a high level understanding and many resources to dive deeper!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m.. - Introduction

6:10 p.m. - Talk Begins

7:00 p.m. - Q&A, 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 free parking available, but there are multiple parking garages around the building and some street parking

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, we are very close to MAX and bus lines.

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 18
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
Incomm Digital Solutions

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-44160436053] 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 have a chance to 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: What is the parking situation? A: Yes, across the street is a parking garage and under the building, we can validate parking for both garages

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, under the building in the parking garage is a secure bike box.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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
Jul 19
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women + Tech Summer Soiree
Weiden & Kennedy

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-tech-summer-soiree-tickets-46660516862] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for our annual summer soiree, brought to you by PDX Women in Tech and Women Who Code, in partnership with Lesbians Who Tech, ChickTech, Girls Inc. and PyLadies, hosted by Wieden+Kennedy and sponsored by Cambia!

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, a civil rights advocate, feminist and UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law professor specializing in race and gender issues, coined the term intersectionality to describe how people's various identities (racial, gender, class. etc.) intersect and overlap, creating a cumulative effect in the discrimination they receive.

At this year’s summer soiree, we dedicate our theme to looking at the future of tech through an intersectional lens. Otherwise, the technologies that are being developed today will not consider the needs of large swaths of our population and thus will not succeed. This night is dedicated to introducing you to leaders in the spaces of blockchain, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence to demonstrate the accessibility of these spaces to the people of our community. We also hope to carve a path forward, together, where we can push for the change that needs to happen in these industries. To support this discussion our conversation starter for the evening is “how can tech be more accessible to underrepresented communities?”

The summer soiree will feature a panel. To see full list of panelists, visit the Eventbrite link listed above.

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.

About Cambia Health Solutions

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.

Please plan to arrive on time to grab your cool beverage and get a seat, since the program will start promptly at 5:45. We will be giving away a PDXWIT tank to the first 100 people who check-in.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open 5:45 p.m. - Introductions 6:00 p.m. - Panel Begins 7:15 p.m. - Networking begins

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: Street parking only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes!

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 25
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-pdxwit-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-45803234708] 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 20. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Session begins

6:30 PM: Session ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: Where 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 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.

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
Aug 6
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Navigate the Tech Field: A Beginners Guide
New Relic

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-navigate-the-tech-field-a-beginners-guide-tickets-43350506532] is 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 principal engineer and architect at New Relic, will cover some useful tools and terminology engineers encounter on a daily basis.

Elisa Binette, the senior manager of Site Reliability 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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes, pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is paid parking around the building.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No, there is no secure bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, public transportation is best.

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
Aug 14
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Columbia

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-814-tickets-47195115862] 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 Columbia’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

Regardless of company or industry, often our work centers around designing products, communication, functionality, etc. for end users. What strategies do you follow to be successful? What challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them? Let’s chat about this and other topics, share ideas, and network on the West Side.

We will have guest speaker Jess, from Orangetheory Fitness [https://www.orangetheoryfitness.com] telling us about Communication and Time Management and Tibbs from Intel [https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/homepage.html] will tell us about using Kanban Boards for Fun and Profit.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions

6:30 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: Onsite parking is available

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are spots to lock up bikes in front of the building

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: No

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
Aug 15
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women of Color in Tech
NWEA

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-47721197386] 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 metro area. We’ll dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as a woman of color.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

6:00 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

6:15 p.m. - Activity

6:30 p.m. - Guest speaker presentation

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Gender neutral restrooms will not be available at this event location.

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-site parking is not available, but there are a few parking structures and 2-4 hour street parking near the location.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the event is 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
Aug 21
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) August Happy Hour
Marmoset Music

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-august-happy-hour-tickets-47928719089] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Happy Hour at Marmoset on August 21st.

Transitioning into the tech industry can be scary, intimidating and for some,insurmountable. Since those of us who have been around for a while may have forgotten the struggle, this month we are asking ourselves how we can make space for those who are new. If you are new, we’d love to hear from you how others can help.

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

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

Lynn Krogseng, experienced Full Stack Developer, will tell us about returning to tech after a long absence.

Kimberly Embry, Sales Development Rep at Jama, will talk about pivoting into the tech field.

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/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: They are gender neutral

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Mostly, please let me know if you need the garage doors open for this event upon arrival. Provides easier entry

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: We are planning to provide light food. I believe you are bringing the beer? University of Portland is sponsoring and bringing the beverages!

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We have a small lot behind the building, people are welcome to try there, otherwise there should be ample street parking at that time.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: You may choose from the patio entry or the door on Lincoln for folks to come in. If it's nice, you'll probably want to use the patio.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Either

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 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Search Skills: Getting the Edge on the Competition
Corvel

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-job-search-skills-getting-the-edge-on-the-competition-tickets-47092651388] is required to gain entry to this event

Getting noticed as an applicant is tough these days. The competition is fierce and even if you have the perfect key words to make it past the automated screening, you still have to sell yourself. This two hour workshop will offer tips from someone on the employer side of applying, providing the inside edge on what we really look for in applicants. The second half of this session will cover all things interviews, from prepping through the time you walk out the door. Learn what‚—and what not— to do!

This is a hands-on workshop so participants should bring a job posting they are interested in as well as a current resume.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Introductions and icebreaker

5:45 p.m. - Everything about resumes, cover letters and applications

6:30 p.m - Break

6:45 p.m. - Interviewing – from beginning to end

7:45 p.m. - Questions and closing

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: The event is located in the US Bank Tower downtown – paid street parking is available, as is paid parking under the building and across the street.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No secured bike parking is available.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: The event is located along several bus and MAX lines.

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 5
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner & Discussion (Must apply to attend)
Cloudability

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-discussion-tickets-48711923675] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for an invite-only, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate 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. To apply to attend, please complete this form. All approved invitees will be notified by August 29th.

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: There is no on-site parking, metered street parking only.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Enter at the front of the building, near 11th and Flanders.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, the public street car stops at 11th and Glisan, just 2-3 blocks from the location.

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
Saturday
Sep 8
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Goal Champions Workshop
Alchemy Code Lab

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-goal-champions-workshop-tickets-48738435974] is required to gain entry to this event

Are you intrinsically motivated and working towards the next level in your tech career? Are you progressing on your goals, but seek connection with other career-oriented professionals? PDXWIT is partnering with Goal Champions to offer a goal setting workshop for mid to senior-level tech professionals (5+ years experience).

The SMART goal workshop guides participants to envision their goals, get specific, and create an actionable roadmap. In the workshop we'll exchange resources to help champion each others' goals.

Your co-facilitators are Jesseca Ryan, GoalChampions.io and Beth Long, New Relic. Hosted by Alchemy Code Lab.

Workshop Agenda:

9:45 a.m. Doors open

10 - 10:45 a.m.Get SMART: goal setting session

11 - 12 p.m. Envision it: art project creating vision boards

12:15 - 1 p.m. Get support: exchange resources and organize into Pods

1:00 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. The location is just off Burnside by Powell's and there is street and lot parking.​

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The only entrance is from the street off 10th Avenue North of Doc Martins and East of Powell's.​

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, there are bike racks on the second floor where the campus is located.​

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, due to the location, public transportation by bus, max and streetcar are very accessible.​

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
Tuesday
Sep 11
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-pdxwit-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-48166127183] 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 harder 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 guided 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:

5:30 p.m. Doors open

5:45 p.m. Introduction

6:00 p.m. Session begins

7:00 p.m. Session ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: Where 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 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.

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 18
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) September Happy Hour
WeWork 700 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-september-happy-hour-tickets-49177317681] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Happy Hour at Schrodinger on September 18th.

We talk a lot about the importance of technical skills at every level of the technology industry, but our soft skills can be just as important, if not more! This month we are focusing on how we can nurture and leverage our soft-skills and natural strengths at work. To facilitate this discussion we’ve set the conversation starter to “What are your go-to soft skills at work?”

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

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

Shauna Levy, of Shauna Levy Strengths + Leadership LLC, will tell us how understanding our natural strengths (the things we do without thinking) can be applied to improve our performance and satisfaction at work.

Caroline Clyburn, licensed massage therapist, will talk about self-care, and how it relates to health, happiness, and performance!

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/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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes there will be food and drink with labeled vegan and GF options

Q: What is the parking situation? A: NO - Best Option = SmartPark at 4th and Yamhill - we don't validate parking

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Entering: Guests can come in through SW 5th and SW Morrison Avenue and make their way to the top floor of Pioneer Place mall. Exiting: When the mall is closed (after 8 pm), guests can use our private elevator exit that will drop them directly on 5th Avenue.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: YES - max and bus accessible

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 26
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Transition into Product
Mercy Corps

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-transition-into-product-tickets-49222565017] is required to gain entry to this event

Very few product managers started out thinking “I want to be a product manager when I grow up.” Much more commonly they come from other disciplines, such as engineering, marketing, or customer support.

In this session, we’ll discuss how we got into product management, the successful paths we’ve seen for others and how we’ve coached others seeking to make this transition. We will also discuss some common pitfalls to avoid when moving from another discipline.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Introduction, with a few words about Skyward

5:40 p.m. - Talk: How to Transition into Product

Mariah Scott, President, Skyward (a Verizon Company)

Susannah Axelrod, VP Product Management, Skyward (a Verizon Company)

Additional speakers TBA

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: Mercy Corps has a small parking lot located on the Northside of the building that is free after 5:00 p.m., if spots are available. There is also plenty of street parking available and nearby paid parking lots (the least expensive all day parking is located at the Smart Park lot— 33 NW Davis Street).

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The event will be held a few blocks from the Skyward offices at Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204. Participants will enter through the main doors on Ankeny between SW Naito and 1st.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, there will not be secured bike parking at the event location.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Public transportation is always a great alternative. The event is near the Skidmore Max 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.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 3
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-seasoned-women-in-tech-tickets-49441524932] 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 build relationships with other women in tech who are still swinging? PDXWIT’s Seasoned Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

Join us October 3rd at The Armory for an evening dedicated to bringing experienced women in tech together to support one another and talk though challenges. Our focus will be on identifying and working to resolve issues we are currently facing at work. The evening’s agenda will involve identifying the top three issues at work that are bothering us, splitting into small groups to brainstorm solutions, and coming back together as a group to conclude our discussion.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 - Door open/networking

6:00 - 6:10 - Introduction

6:10 - 7:00 - Group event followed by sharing of take-away points.

7:00 - 7:30 - Wrap up/networking/leave

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: We do have gender neutral bathrooms

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes. Free beer and wine until 7pm. Cash bar available.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No parking – several large parking garages nearby. This page might be helpful https://www.pcs.org/inside-pcs/directions

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: No

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
Wednesday
Oct 10
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Project Presentations
Caffelli

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-project-presentations-tickets-49571320153] is required to gain entry to this event

Collaboration, support, and the ability to clearly communicate about your project are critical factors for success. The brainchild of Nathan Keene and Abeer Eltanawy, this event is designed to:

  • introduce new ideas within our community
  • find solutions to project challenges
  • encourage networking and collaboration
  • improve presentation skills
  • create access to mentors
  • provide a safe space to learn and grow
  • help you accelerate your project

Who is it for?

Members with a coding, hacking or maker project seeking a supportive audience who will provide potential solutions to challenges, constructive questions and feedback. Please apply!

Members with a pet project on the back burner (or the front one!) who would like to present, discuss and gain traction? Come on out and share it!

Folks interested in hearing about innovative projects and providing helpful audience feedback. Join us!

How does it work?

Here’s the scoop:

The event starts with 15 minutes of networking. We will also encourage you to reconvene informally at the end.

2 to 3 projects will be selected for presentation.

Each project presenter has a maximum of 20 minutes for their project (10 minutes to present, 10 minutes for brainstorming challenge solutions and receiving feedback). Presentations will be timed.

How do I apply to present?

If you want to present your idea or project, please fill out this form before September 13th, 2018 and choose the Access to Invite-Only option to be invited to present; first consideration will be given to the earliest entries.

We will notify selected presenters by email on September 17th, 2018.

What if I want to attend but not present?

Sign up for the event by clicking on the Free ticket Register link.

What if I have more questions?

Please email hello@pdxwit.org for more information or with any questions.

We look forward to making this a successful evening for the presenters and the audience.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Door open

5:35 p.m. - Introduction

5:45 p.m. - Refreshments/Networking

6:00 p.m. - Presentation 1

6:20 p.m. - Presentation 2

6:40 p.m. - Presentation 3

7:00 p.m. - Recap/Feedback/Announcements

7:10 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, access is via the freight elevator.

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:The main entrance is on Hoyt in-between 12th and 13th. If someone needs assistance they will need to use the side entrance on 13th.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, parking can be difficult to find since location is on 13th.

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
Oct 11
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fireside Chat with Heidi Roizen
Silicon Valley Bank

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-fireside-chat-with-heidi-roizen-tickets-49653543084] is required to gain entry to this event

Just 2 percent of VC dollars go to women, according to PitchBook, and the deal sizes are far smaller than what male counterparts receive. On the other side of the pitch table, women make up less than 10% of the partner roles at VC firms. In the world of VC, money means power. When women have power, they are more likely to invest in other women and their communities. How do we increase the number of female entrepreneurs and VCs so that the world of invention and innovation is not reserved for just one kind of leader?

Please join PDXWIT for an exclusive opportunity to hear from one of Silicon Valley's most respected leaders and VCs Heidi Roizen. Heidi has been a VC for nearly 20 years and today is a partner at DFJ. She also co-leads Stanford's Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship Program and advises a variety of companies including DMGT, Zoox, Planet, Memphis Meats and ShareThis. She co-founded software company T/Maker and served as its CEO for a dozen years until its acquisition. She also worked as VP of Worldwide Developer Relations at Apple. She is a well-known champion for entrepreneurs and women in tech.

The program will include an opportunity to network and hear directly from Heidi about what is working in Silicon Valley, and beyond, to increase the number of women both raising VC and sitting behind the table. Her transparent and candid style will provide insights that are actionable.

Julianne Brands will be moderating.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:15 p.m. - Introduction

5:20 p.m. - Talk begins

6:00 p.m. - Q&A with Networking at the end if there is time

6:45 p.m. - Event ends

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.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There are multiple daily/hourly paid parking lots near the event location.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There are two entrances to the building, one in the front and the other on the side of the building.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is bike parking inside the building, though it requires fob access. Bike parking is also available on the street.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The event is close to multiple public transit options, and is near the Oak Street / SW 1st Ave station on the Red and Blue MAX 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
Monday
Oct 15
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
R2C Group

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-49698771363] 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 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 have a chance to 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 free onsite parking, but there is metered street parking

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Discogs

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-49847412954] 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 Discogs support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

Regardless of company or industry, often our work centers around designing products, communication, functionality, etc. for end users. What strategies do you follow to be successful? What challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them? Let’s chat about this and other topics, share ideas, and network on the West Side.

Guest speaker Mark Chesney will tell us about machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer vision, and why women should be involved in all of these technologies.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions

6:30 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: Onsite parking is available for free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

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 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) October Happy Hour
Autodesk

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-october-happy-hour-tickets-50234060427] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Happy Hour at Autodesk on October 23rd.

We all know that the professional world can have its challenges. The good news is that the challenges we face at work can often support our growth and development. This month we are reflecting on personal growth from professional challenges. To facilitate this discussion our conversation starter will be: How have you grown from a past or current professional challenge?

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

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

Melanie Rickmann, of Grey Ghost Studio, will tell us how to Use Adversity to Fuel Your Career

Zhou Fang, Advisor, will talk about Navigating biases and coming out on top

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/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: 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 street car 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
Tuesday
Nov 6
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Digital Marketing - Extending Your Reach
IOTAS

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-digital-marketing-extend-influence-past-a-single-post-tickets-50505408035] is required to gain entry to this event

It is no secret that our Portlandia has become a travel and relocation hotspot for big city slickers. This is in part because Portlanders have found a way to monetize and scale what looks to be a casual flawless lifestyle, but in reality they are hustling a small business as a social media influencer.

Willamette Weekly published an article acknowledging that Portland-based influencers have become trendsetters to modern cities like New York and Tokyo.

In this panel, we will hear from influencers and brands on what makes a successful partnership and how to extend your ROI past a single post.

Moderator + B2B Content: Erica Tavfavoti @ Planet Argon

Operations + data + performance: Elizabeth Lui @ Degreed

Brand + Influencer: Candace Molatore @ Tea Bar

Paid Search/SEM + PPC + Paid Social: Wen Guo @ Nike

Agenda:

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

6:00 p.m - Panel Begins

7:00 p.m. - Panel ends / networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the event is ADA accessible.

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

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

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Onsite parking will not be available. However, there is plenty of street parking close to the event.

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

A: The entrance to the event is 1737 NE Alberta Street, and the event will be located in Suite 201.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No, secured bike parking will not be available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The number 72, 8 and 17 bus lines are close to this event.

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
Nov 8
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Setbacks to Comebacks in the Creative Industry
eROI

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-setbacks-to-comebacks-in-the-creative-industry-tickets-50602237655] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Setbacks to Comebacks, an ongoing panel series that highlights a group of innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their careers. It will surely be an evening of inspiration.

Panelists for the evening will be:

Tatiana Mac - Art Director

Anna Hutson - Founder & CEO at Avenue

Tia Coachmen - Director of People Operations at Laundry Service

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: No, gender neutral restrooms will not be available at this event.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: No, this event will not 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 are several pay-to-park lots near the event, as well as street parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There is a ground-level entrance on NW Couch Street, which will be attended.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, secured bike parking is not available.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The event is on NW 5th Street, nearby stops on the MAX and bus 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.

Website
Thursday
Nov 15
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Value by Design
Smarsh

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-value-by-design-tickets-50078626520] is required to gain entry to this event

While many of us agree with IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr.’s famous declaration that “good design is good business,” we often struggle to be able to prove it. As a systems thinker, Deb Mrazek has developed an array of frameworks, tools, and platforms to leverage the power of design and systems thinking at project, group, organizational and global levels, bridging the language of design and the language of business.

In this event, Mrazek will share her expertise on how the value of design can truly be realized, and pay off!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6 p.m. - Introduction and any PDXWIT announcements

6:10 p.m. - Presentation

6:40 p.m.- Q&A

7 PM - 7:30 p.m. - Open time to network

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 have paid parking in the building, the entrance is on Taylor St. between 6th Ave and Broadway on the right side of the street. There are several other pay garages nearby as well.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The main entrance to the building is on 6th Ave and there is a secondary entrance on Broadway to the left of Ruth’s Chris Steak House (this entrance does have stairs once you are inside the building). All guests will need to come to the 8th floor reception area to sign in for the event.

Q: Is there secure bike parking? A: There is bike parking outside at the entrance of the building, but it is not secured, it is a rack on the transit mall. Please note that bikes can not be brought into the office for storage.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We always recommend public transportation when possible as we are on the transit mall on 6th Ave.

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
Dec 6
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Inside the Mind of a Hiring Manager
Squarespace

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-inside-the-mind-of-a-hiring-manager-tickets-51732000807] is required to gain entry to this event

Ever wonder what the hiring manager on the other side of the table, phone screening, or video interview is thinking? This is your chance to ask a panel of hiring managers and tech recruiters ANY job search-related question. This is a safe space with no judgement. No question is off limits! Should I state my desired salary? Is it too soon to send another follow up email? What do I do if I don’t know the answer? What are the most common mistakes candidates make? We’ll kick off the event with a few questions to get the conversation rolling, then it's open to anyone in the audience to ask a question. Come ask the experts who have seen it all!

The event will be moderated by Asia Kane of Opal and will include the following panelists from Portland’s technology community:

Amanda Lopez of Ruby Receptionists

Andrew Butt of Squarespace

Evan Reeves of Opal

Lauren Wordell of Puppet

Keli Van Holde of Zapproved

Agenda:

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

6:00 p.m - Panel Begins

7:00 p.m. - Panel ends / networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available at this event.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, the space for this event 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: Paid street parking is available nearby the event.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The main entrance to the event is on SW 3rd Avenue and Washington.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, secured bike parking will not be available at the event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, the event is located in Downtown Portland near multiple public transit options.

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
Dec 11
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Salesforce

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-51343721453] is required to gain entry to this event

Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the Portland metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to support from PDXWIT and Salesforce, on December 11 we will get together to talk tech and other work topics in Hillsboro.

In addition to our usual networking format, a representative from Salesforce will tell us about the company and share available opportunities. Charlotte Chipperfield, the founder and CEO of Chipperfield Media, will share the top do’s and “don’ts” of social media and how to leverage social for building either a business or personal brand.

Agenda:

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

5:45 p.m. - Introduction

6:00 p.m. - Speaking segments begin

6:30 p.m. - Networking

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 including vegan and gluten free.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes, plenty of free parking

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We have a main entrance at the front that everyone will need to use. All guests will be required to sign a NDS and take a visitors badge while on site.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: We have some space for bikes inside the building, and racks outside but riders will need to bring locks for those racks.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Not necessarily, we are out in the burbs and have plenty of parking. There is, however a max stop (Orenco station, Blue Line) about a 10min walk away.

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
Wednesday
Dec 12
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner
A.wordsmith

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-tickets-52013262067] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for an invite-only, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate 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 November 30th and invitees will be notified by December 10th

APPLY HERE.

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, there is a gender neutral restroom.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, there will be food and drink. Vegan and gluten free options will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street and parking available in Smart Park lot.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There is one entrance to the building, off of SW Washington

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, there are bike racks outside of the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, there are several bus and max lines nearby.

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

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website