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

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

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

Agenda:

6pm p.m. - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

8 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Thursday
Aug 1
PDXWIT Presents: Finding Your Confidence in the Tech Industry
KinderCare National Headquarters 650 Northeast Holladay Street #1400 Portland, OR 97232

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

Increasing our own inspiration so that we can inspire others

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

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

About the speaker:

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

Agenda:

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

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

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

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking and a paid parking garage

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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

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Description Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for Fast Pitch.

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

Format:

4:00 PM - Doors Open / networking

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

5:15 PM - Entrepreneurs and investors connect

6:00 PM - Event ends

Entrepreneurs:

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

OVF Investors:

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

Community Members (space is limited):

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

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

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

A: Yes, food and drink will be available.

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

During the event, we’ll have an Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

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

Women Who Code

Adelante Mujeres

Lesbians Who Tech

Girls Inc

Here’s more on our event sponsors:

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

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

Agenda:

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

6:30 p.m. - Introductions

6:45 p.m. - Panel Begins

7:30 p.m. - Networking

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: We do have gender neutral bathrooms

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Our spaces are ADA accessible.

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

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

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

A: Entrance is on NW 11th.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No designated bike parking

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, we recommend public transportation

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

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

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, and Crystal Sincoff.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by completing this form. Applications are due by June 28th and the 10 invitees will be notified by July 5th.

Agenda:

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

6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, we have all gender restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, we are ADA compliant.

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

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

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about Health Equity Partners here.

Our Panelists

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

  • Jane Ni, Co-Founder, Stempathy

  • Tina Semko, Co-Founder, Health Equity Partners

  • Tara Horn,Founder, The Praxis Department

Agenda:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking and several lots within walking distance

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Either driving or public transportation work just fine!

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Thursday
Jun 20
PDXWIT Women of Color in Tech
Puppet

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

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

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

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Check-in (mingle)

6:00 pm - Introductions (PDXWIT and Puppet)

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

6:45 - Networking

7:30 - Raffle Prize and Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

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

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

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

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking, just street parking.

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

Website

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Tuesday
Feb 22, 2011
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting: Git Workshop!
Shopigniter Office

This month Addie and Sam will cover specific areas of git that you've said you want to learn more about (see the wiki).

There's still time to request a topic (just send an email to the list or update the wiki).

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. Men are welcome in CnS when accompanied by a self-identified female member of the group.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 22, 2011
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting: Interactive Fiction
Shopigniter Office

Topic: Interactive Fiction

Description: Audrey will give an overview of Interactive Fiction (IF), including:

  • The history of text games / interactive fiction in general (i.e., in the beginning, there was Adventure...)
  • Tools for making IF, mostly focusing on Inform (with coding demo).
  • Open source practices within IF, and how the history of this tech plus the commercial game markets moving on to graphical works has encouraged open source & open (sharing) culture.
  • Short demos of some modern games.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. Men are welcome in CnS when accompanied by a self-identified female member of the group.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 26, 2011
Code 'n' Splode: Introduction to the Lambda Calculus
Shopigniter Office

Caylee will be giving an introduction to Turing machines, the lambda calculus, and the foundations of computer science by way of interpreters and example programs. No CS background necessary!

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All women are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

Website
Tuesday
May 24, 2011
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
FlightStats

Topic Show 'n' Tell. Come and show the group cool things that you've been working on lately.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All women are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 28, 2011
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting: OSBridge Review
Bailey's Taproom

Let's talk about Open Source Bridge!

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All women are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 23, 2011
Code 'n' Splode: Exploring an Android App
Collective Agency Downtown

In this episode of Code N Splode, Sarah Sharp will lead an exploration of an Android App called Garden Weather Alert. We'll cover some of the basics of Android App structure: intents, activities, and services. Sarah will also show the app development workflow in the Eclipse Android SDK, and how to debug apps. If time permits, we'll talk about storage and background services.

The git repo for the app is here:

https://github.com/sarahsharp/gardengeek

The android app source code is under the src/android-get-temp/ directory. Feel free to browse the source code history to see how Sarah has added functionality over time.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All women are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 27, 2011
Code 'n' Splode: Topic TBD
Collective Agency Downtown

Topic TBD

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All women are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 25, 2011
Code 'n' Splode: Face-Melting File Formats
Collective Agency Downtown

This month we're reviewing face-melting file formats!

Bring your most hideous, complicated, verbose, yak-ridden file formats for a lightening talk style show and tell.

Please sign-up here if you plan to present: http://etherpad.opensourcebridge.org/cns-10-25-2011

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All women are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

Website
Sunday
Jan 8, 2012
Women Who Hack #1
Collective Agency Downtown

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 24, 2012
Code 'n' Splode: 15 Signs Your UX is Busted
Collective Agency Downtown

Crystal Beasley (@skinny) will present "15 Signs Your UX is Busted"

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

Website
Sunday
Feb 19, 2012
Women Who Hack #2
Collective Agency Downtown

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Feb 28, 2012
Code 'n' Splode: The Smart Woman's Guide to Getting Things Done
Collective Agency Downtown

Amye Scavarda (@msamye) and Leslie Hawthorn (@lhawthorn) will present The Smart Woman's Guide to Getting Things Done: 7 Essential Skills to Cultivate for Career Happiness

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Mar 18, 2012
Women Who Hack #3
Collective Agency Downtown

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Mar 27, 2012
Code 'n' Splode: Conference Proposal Sprint
Collective Agency Downtown

Topic: Conference Proposal Sprint.

Thinking of submitting a talk idea to a technical conference? Bring your ideas and drafts to this evening's Code 'n' Splode for feedback and advice. We'll follow a casual workshop format.

This sprint is geared towards Open Source Bridge, whose proposal deadline is this Friday, but you can work on and get feedback on proposals for any conference.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Apr 15, 2012
Women Who Hack #4
Collective Agency Downtown

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Apr 24, 2012
Code 'n' Splode: Code Reviews with Gerrit
Collective Agency Downtown

Topic: Addie (@demew) will present on how software teams can utilize Gerrit for code reviews.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Tuesday
May 22, 2012
Code 'n' Splode: Pub Meet Up!
Deschutes Brewery

All 'Splode meeting this month. Meet at the Dechutes Brewrey.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Jun 17, 2012
Women Who Hack #5
Analog Analytics

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Jun 26, 2012
Code 'n' Splode: Topic TBD
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

(June's meeting will most likely be a Birds of a Feather session at the Open Source Bridge conference. Stay tuned for details.)

Topic TBD.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Tuesday
Jul 24, 2012
Code 'n' Splode: Topic TBD
FlightStats

Topic TBD.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Tuesday
Sep 25, 2012
Code 'n' Splode: Internet Relay Chat (IRC) How To
FlightStats

Topic: Internet Relay Chat (IRC) How To

Lots of open source projects and companies rely on IRC for internal communication, but many people don't feel comfortable using it. Christie Koehler will present a hands-on guide for getting up and running with IRC.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

***No fragrances please (perfumes, scented lotions, etc.), to make our meetings welcoming to those with chemical sensitivities.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Sep 30, 2012
Women Who Hack
Metal Toad Media

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Monday
Oct 8, 2012
ChickTech Monthly Meeting
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Come join us for our monthly meeting! We'll be brainstorming the answers to a few questions... 1. How can we partner with other organizations in town to create events? (TAO and others) 2. How should ChickTech take advantage of all of the talented people who want to volunteer now that our workshop teams are mainly formed? Also, those in other states... 3. How should we strategically build our board of advisors/directors? 4. What will ChickTech: Career look like? What will best support women in tech/women who want to be in tech? We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Tuesday
Oct 23, 2012
Code 'n' Splode: Techy Sexagenarians
FlightStats

Topic: Techy Sexagenarians; Speaker: Jen Davidson

What are you going to do when you retire? Contribute to open source software, right? Do all those side-projects you never get around to doing while working? The first generation of programmers are retiring right now, and I plan to examine their experience contributing to open source software. Most open source communities are notoriously homogeneous, dominated by 20-30something white males. Through my research, I hope to provide open source communities with a proposal for involving older adults. During the talk, I'll go over my research goals, how I plan meet those goals, and discuss some of the human-computer interaction research methods that I'm using. If you want to know more about life as a computer science/human-computer interaction PhD student, we can talk about that too.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

Please, no fragrances (perfumes, scented lotions, etc.), to make our meetings welcoming to those with chemical sensitivities.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Wednesday
Nov 14, 2012
Portland Girl Geek Dinners #3
Cloudability

It's no secret there is a depressing lack of women in technology & STEM related careers—even worse is the societal focus on the problem not the solution. The solution is clear: inspire women to pursue their interests in technology and provide a support system with wisdom and encouragement to develop their careers.

Join us for a honest and proactive conversation about all things career; from resume & interview tips to salary neogations to dealing with cultural norms & expectations to unique insight on how we as women can kick ass AND climb the ladder.
Our conversation will be lead by Jenny Walsh, VP Web Services, GigaPan Systems - http://www.gigapan.com and Aimee Fahey, Recruiting Consultant & Career Coach - http://ecogrrlconsulting.wordpress.com

One of Portland's favorite food trucks will be on site from 5-7pm to purchase your favorite food truck treats before and during the event. Various yummy snacks & beverages will be provided as well.

Attendees are invited to submit questions about technology & STEM careers for a Q&A discussion. Questions can be submitted via Email, Twitter or FB.

HUGE thanks to our friends at Urban Airship for hosting the event. As always men are encouraged to attend.

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Saturday
Nov 17, 2012
Portland Girl Geek Dinners #4
TBD - Portland

Details coming soon! If you'd like to be a sponsor or have an idea for a topic or a speaker please let us! Portland@GirlGeekDinners.com

Tuesday
Nov 27, 2012
Code 'n' Splode: Show & Tell
FlightStats

We’ve had to postpose “The Logic of Programs” until January, so we’ll have a Show & Tell instead! That means each of you will have a few minutes to show off something of your choosing. It can be a recent work project, something you’re working on for fun, or something you would like feedback on. Never spoken at Code ‘n’ Splode? This is a great way to start!

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Monday
Dec 10, 2012
ChickTech Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

We'll be discussing two questions: 1. Could we create ChickTech chapters in the schools to grow the movement in each high school and strengthen our connection with them?
2. What would that look like and who can we partner with to support it?

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Sunday
Dec 16, 2012
Women Who Hack
Engine Yard

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Jan 22, 2013
Code 'n' Splode (CANCELLED)
FlightStats

This month's meeting is cancelled due to an outbreak of stomach flu at the organizer's house.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Feb 24, 2013
Women Who Hack
Simple

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options (Simple's buying pizza for us this time!).

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Feb 26, 2013
Code 'n' Splode: Origin Story - Amy Farrell
FlightStats

Topic: Amy Farrell (@akfarrell) will share her tech Origin Story.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Wednesday
Feb 27, 2013
Portland Girl Geek Dinners Volunteer meetup
House Happy Office

Portland Girl Geek Dinners is growing and we are looking for more volunteers!

Join us Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 for an informal conversation about how you get involved with PDX GGD in 2013!

We'll meeting from 6pm-8pm, at the HouseHappy office, in the Pearl. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact Portland@GirlGeekDinners.com

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Wednesday
Mar 13, 2013
Women supporting Women in Stem
City of Portland Building Auditorium 1120 SW 5th Ave

The City of Portland is hosting a panel to connect women to outside resources to increase support, mentoring, volunteerism, experience and networking of women working technology related jobs through out the metro area.

Panelists include representatives from Chick Tech, PDX Girl Geek Dinners, PDX WiIT & Women in Transportation.

For more information contact Penelope Luedtke 503 823 4001

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Monday
Mar 18, 2013
PDX Girl Geek Dinner Volunteer Meeting
Cloudability

Portland Girl Geek Dinners is growing and we are looking for more volunteers!

Join us Monday, March 18th, 2013 for an informal conversation about how you get involved with PDX GGD in 2013!

Participation opportunities include but aren't limited to the following areas;

  • Volunteer Speakers
  • Sponsor & Venue Coordination
  • Event Assistance
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Board member participation
  • Blog Submissions and content strategy

Whether you've attended an GGD event before or not, we want your input!

Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Tuesday
Mar 26, 2013
Code 'n' Splode: Topic TBD
FlightStats

Topic: TBD

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Mar 31, 2013
Women Who Hack
Engine Yard

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Apr 23, 2013
Code 'n' Splode: Activism and Organizing
FlightStats

Topic: Audrey will lead a group discussion on topics related to activism and organizing.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Monday
Apr 29, 2013
DevChix presents: Tech Women's Communities Social
New Relic

DevChix invites you to a special Tech Women's Communities evening in Portland. Join us at New Relic this Monday.

Discover many local, national, international, and online groups for tech women. Learn what they're doing, and how you can jump in. Meet the women who lead and participate in these vibrant communities.

Schedule:

  • 7:00pm: food, drinks, and networking
  • 7:30pm: groups introductions
  • 8:30pm: socialize!

Groups (more TBD; see below)

  • Code n Splode
  • Code Scouts
  • DevChix
  • PyLadiesPDX
  • RailsBridge
  • RailsGirls Summer of Code
  • RubyNest
  • Women Who Code
  • Women Who Hack

REGISTER on Eventbrite.

Big thank you to our wonderful sponsor New Relic.

(Totally optional) If you'd like to say a few words about a tech women's group you're involved in, during the event itself, then we'd love to hear from you. How to sign up for that part: http://bit.ly/ZRuKQ7

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Tuesday
Apr 30, 2013
Advancing the Career of Women in Technology
Puppet

Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech
4/30/2013

When: Tuesday, April 30th 4:30 - 8:30 PM Where: Puppet Labs 926 NW 13th Ave Portland, Oregon 97209 United States Contact: Kari Naone (kari.naone@techoregon.org)

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Online registration is available until: 5/1/2013 Register for this event » https://sao.site-ym.com/events/register.asp?id=304711

DETAILS Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech brought to you by: TAO, Women in IT, and ChickTech

A few PDX orgs passionate about increasing the numbers of women in tech invite women of all levels of interest and involvement in tech to join them for a career-building interactive booths, networking, and refreshments. Whether you have a lot to learn or a bit to teach, we hope you join us.

Schedule:

4:30 -- Registration, Networking, Refreshments,

5:00 -- Career Booths Open

5:30 -- Welcome From Hosts (TAO, WIIT and ChickTech)

5:45 -- Career Booths Re-open

8:15 -- Closing (15 min warning)

8:30 -- End

Career Booths:

  1. Improve your elevator pitch through effective body language

  2. Practice your interview skills with mock interviews with local tech recruiters

  3. Get great ideas on how to improve your resume with a one on one resume review with local tech recruiter

  4. Learn how to survive a tech interview with Celia Cottle of Puppet Lab

  5. Talk with style experts on professional presentation

  6. Learn about mentoring and supporting a motivated HS girl through ChickTech's mentoring program

  7. More!

Price: FREE! Free to attend however registration is required

Date: April 30, 2013

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Place: Puppet Labs, 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

To Register via PDX Women in IT - http://lanyrd.com/2013/pdxwiitapr13/

Donations are welcome – help support ChickTech by donating today! http://www.chicktech.org/

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Comcast Business

Supporting Sponsor:

SalesForce

Additional sponsorship opportunities available - contact Kari.Naone@techoregon.org.

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Tuesday
May 28, 2013
Code 'n' Splode: FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW)
FlightStats

Topic: FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) Speaker: Sarah Sharp

For the last three years, the GNOME Foundation has worked to improve the number of women involved in open source, by offering internships through the FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW). Women and genderqueer or genderfluid interns receive $5,000 for working for three months on one of 16 different open source projects.

The Linux kernel (a notoriously unfriendly project) joined OPW for the first time this year, and the response was really amazing:

41 women applied for 6 Linux kernel internships. 18 of those women submitted at least one kernel patch.

In 13 days, 374 patches were submitted, and 137 patches were accepted.

Diff stat for accepted patches: 105 files changed, 3889 insertions(+), 4872 deletions(-)

Sarah Sharp will talk about OPW, in order to encourage women to apply for the next round of OPW, and explain how more experienced women can become OPW mentors.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Jun 30, 2013
Women Who Hack
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Saturday
Jul 27, 2013
ChickTech Mid-Summer Picnic
Powell Park

Join ChickTech at our annual Mid-Summer Picnic! Families (including children) are welcome. Please make sure each person is counted in your registration so we have an accurate count!

Other than eating free food, we'll have two fun activities. The first will be a soldering station, where anyone can learn to solder (or teach others to solder!). The second will be an activity creating a simple e-textile project (using fabric or felt to create an item that uses a small battery, sensors, and lights/sounds to react to the sensors--here are some more complex examples: http://makezine.com/2010/04/06/geek-chic-massive-e-textiles-roundu/). This is going to be a really fun event! We're excited, and we hope you'll join us to celebrate a summer that is starting any day now, tasty food, and of course women in tech. :)

This is a free event, but please feel free to make a donation to help defray our costs if you are able. All donations are tax-deductible and help keep our K-12 activities free to participants.

Food will be provided. Transportation will be provided as needed to HS participants, either through transit passes or pickup.

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Tuesday
Aug 27, 2013
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Sep 1, 2013
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Saturday
Sep 14, 2013
ChickTech Problem-Storming for Nonprofits
Thetus Corporation

NOTE: This is now a 1 day event. We hope you can join us.

Let's use our skills to make our community a better place for women and girls!

Are you a woman interested in brainstorming and creating solutions for a nonprofit? Well, we have the event for you! We're bringing in nonprofits who are focused on women and girls (or issues that women and girls encounter) who have something that they've been struggling with...and our goal is to have a viable solution for each of them by the end of the weekend!

Do I have the skills to attend?

  • Are you a women who is 15 years of age or older?
  • Are you a programmer?
  • Are you an interface designer?
  • Are you a manager?
  • Are you a teacher (either officially or not)?
  • Do you have experience with psychology?
  • Are you an artist?
  • Are you passionate about helping non-profits?

If you answered yes to any of those, then yes! You should. We are looking to have teams of women with diverse backgrounds. If you are under 15, let us know and we will see if we can work something out.

Why should I attend?

  • Altruism. Community-Mindedness. You'd like to help the local community with your skills.
  • Learn from your group members. You'll be on a diverse team of women. We are sure that you'll learn a lot from each other!
  • Learn about the non-profits. Portland has a great nonprofit community and this event will help you get in touch with some of them.
  • Help fundraise for ChickTech K-12 events. By paying for your participation, you are not only getting this experience (and food for days!), you are also helping to make our K-12 events free for participants. Thank you in advance for your support!
  • Childcare is provided.
  • Delicious food is provided. Eat up!

What are we doing, exactly?

You will be in a group of women working on a project for a local nonprofit. The projects are listed below under the Nonprofits section.

Each project will have a tech component, but we're looking to create a team with diverse skills to address the needs of the nonprofit. Each group will have a ChickTech or Thetus volunteer to help out. Each group will have a representative from the nonprofit to answer any questions. At the end of the weekend, we want to have a viable solution for the non-profit.

Can men attend?

YES! We are looking for supportive techie guys to help provide childcare for the event in order to break yet another stereotype. We are hoping to have some fun, hands-on activities for the kids too, depending on ages and age ranges.

Can I attend for free?

YES! We are offering a sliding scale because we do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend. If you can afford any of the cost options, please help us out! This will help us cover the costs of this event. Any extra money goes to funding our K-12 programs to ensure that they remain free for participants.

Event Schedule

Friday: 6:30p - 9p, hors d'oeuvres, choose projects, meet teams! Saturday: 9:30a - 5:30p, breakfast, work with teams, lunch, more work! Sunday: 9:30a - 5:30p, breakfast, work, lunch, work, present (not the noun, the verb)!

Help us by spreading the word!

Tweet: "Let's help nonprofits in #pdx! Join me for @ChickTechOrg's Nonprofit Problem Storming Event! Learn more: http://chicktechproblemstorming.eventbrite.com/" Facebook: "Let's help nonprofits in #pdx! Join me for @ChickTech's Nonprofit Problem Storming Event! Learn more: http://chicktechproblemstorming.eventbrite.com/"

Nonprofits and Projects

Below are the nonprofits who are involved with this event. If you have one of any of the skills listed on any of the projects, consider attending this event to help out our nonprofit community.

My Sister's House

My Sister's House is a home for women with children who have suffered domestic violence/and or abuse and need a safe environment to create new lives.
Problem: Need complete website and branding overhaul! http://mysistershouse.net/ Skills needed (including but not limited to): website design, website development, user experience, branding, artists

Oregon Tradeswomen

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. (OTI) is dedicated to promoting success for women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship. Problem: Need help with communications throughout the organization! Especially around email, calendars, etc. Skills needed (including but not limited to): experience with nonprofits, organizational skills, management, software/website development

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves members throughout Oregon, and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington; they currently serve 24,000 girl and adult members. Problem: Need help creating a training strategy that works for the adult volunteers in the organization, especially with regards to online and blended methods. Skills needed (including but not limited to): education, pyschology, web service development, training experience, evaluation experience, web design

Betties360

Betties360's mission is to inspire confidence, well-being, and community in girls through action sports, outdoor adventure, and life-skill education. Problem: Need help with publicity and fundraising...in general getting the word out to more people! Possibly a creative marketing campaign? Skills needed (including but not limited to): nonprofit fundraising, marketing, social media experience, branding experience, designers, artists

Snowdrift.coop

Snowdrift.coop is an in-progress web platform aiming to provide on-going community engagement and fundraising for all manner of creative projects (software, music/art, research, educational resources, and more) where results are released freely with no proprietary restrictions on access, modification, or sharing. Problem: We need help introducing the Snowdrift.coop system to creative projects and to patrons; maybe an infographic or a game? Skills needed (including but not limited to): nonprofit fundraising, marketing, designer, game development, user experience designer

Lilka, Inc

[Note: Lilka is not a nonprofit, but their mission is to help nonprofits work together better, which we think is worth supporting! Plus, it's a women-founded tech startup, which is awesome.] Lilka, Inc is creating a project coordination tool for nonprofit organizations to help them coordinate both internal projects and projects between nonprofits who want to work together.
Problem: We're at the stage where we're fleshing out our ideas, and we would love some help integrating the functionality of Asana and Google Docs/Drive as a first step. This tool will be used to coordinate NPOs in both everyday situations and emergencies where cooperation between NPOs will save lives. Skills needed (including but not limited to): Front end web design, user interface design, business, project management, back-end programming, nonprofit experience, graphic design

If you know of other nonprofits who would like to participate email us at info@chicktech.org. If you would like to get more information on volunteering for this event, also email us at info@chicktech.org. ChickTech's fiscal sponsor is TechStart, a registered 501(c)(3).

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Tuesday
Sep 24, 2013
Code 'n' Splode: Peer-Led Resume Workshop
Mozilla

Topic: Peer-Led Resume Workshop

Dust off those resumes and bring them to share with the group! We'll review as many resumes as possible, giving thoughtful and constructive feedback. If you would like your resume reviewed, please come with at least a complete draft.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Sep 29, 2013
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Saturday
Oct 19, 2013
Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2013
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2013 conference, to be held in October, is the second annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come: College professionals, industry leaders, Job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students(must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for an early bird special: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3872721414?ref=elink

Top companies and universities will be present

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Sunday
Oct 20, 2013
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Oct 22, 2013
Galois Tech Talk: Programming Diversity
Galois, Inc

presented by: Ashe Dryden

abstract: It's been scientifically proven that more diverse communities and workplaces create better products and the solutions to difficult problems are more complete and diverse themselves. Companies are struggling to find adequate talent. So why do we see so few women, people of color, and LGBTQ people at our events and on the about pages of our websites? Even more curiously, why do 60% of women leave the tech industry within 10 years? Why are fewer women choosing to pursue computer science and related degrees than ever before? Why have stories of active discouragement, dismissal, harassment, or worse become regular news?

In this talk we’ll examine the causes behind the lack of diversity in our communities, events, and workplaces. We’ll discuss what we can do as community members, event organizers, and co-workers to not only combat this problem, but to encourage positive change by contributing to an atmosphere of inclusivity.

bio: Ashe Dryden is an indie ruby developer living in Madison, WI. She's been involved with the web in some form or another over the course of the past 12 years. Ashe is an outspoken educator for diversity, inclusiveness, and empathy. She's currently writing a book on increasing diversity within companies, as well as working on a video series and site to serve as a resource to people who want to get involved. When she isn't discussing technology or it’s intersection with culture, she's cycling, tweeting, playing board games, debating the social implications of Star Trek episodes, being that awkward girl at the party, and waiting for her next burrito fix.

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Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting CANCELLED
Mozilla

Topic: TBD

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Nov 10, 2013
Women Who Hack
Simple

VENUE CHANGE As of 11/7, we will be meeting at Simple rather than Mozilla for this meeting!

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Your lovely self!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Wednesday
Nov 20, 2013
ChickTech Beginner Arduino Workshop
through Jama South

Nov 20, 5:30-8:30 Nov 21, 5:30-8:30

Come learn how to make a simple project with hardware!! No experience necessary.

$50, which pays for the hardware and food; if you have your own hardware, $20. Scholarships available. Limit 30, so sign up soon! Also, if you're interested in volunteering, let us know.

We'd love to start an group of women who meet monthly to continue working on their projects, and/or to go to different hardware groups and events together!

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Tuesday
Nov 26, 2013
Code 'n' Splode: Tools and Tips Roundtable
Elemental Technologies

Topic: Tools and Tips Roundtable

Bring an example of something - a technique or tool - that helps you get things done!

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Dec 15, 2013
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Sunday
Jan 26, 2014
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Jan 28, 2014
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: Salary Negotiation & Interviews

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Feb 23, 2014
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Feb 25, 2014
Code 'n' Splode: Moving Comfortably & Easily
Mozilla

Topic: Moving Comfortably & Easily Speaker: Sonia Connolly

Learn how to work with your body's muscular-skeletal system to move more comfortably and easily through your work day and beyond!

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Mar 2, 2014
ChickTech: High School Tech Show 2014
Portland State University Engineering Building

ChickTech invites you to our second annual ChickTech: High School Tech Show! Our 100 high school participants will have worked hard all weekend to create an awesome project in one of our seven workshops. Stop by and see what they've created! We think you'll be amazed by their creativity and progress, especially since most of our participants have never been exposed to programming or hardware before.

Cheer them on and encourage them to keep making progress! The event is free, but please feel free to donate* so we can keep doing what we're doing! We look forward to seeing you there.

Parking info from PSU: "Parking Structure 1 is the best place to park for the event. There are two entrances into the garage but event guests, volunteers, students, staff should enter off of 6th ave. between Hall and Harrison. This garage is 2 short blocks away from event location. Parking on Sunday in this structure is free." See map here.

Learn more about ChickTech: High School on our website: http://www.chicktech.org/events/chicktech-high-school-2014-portland/.

*All donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID, through our fiscal sponsor (TAO Foundation), is: 20-0072527.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://chicktech-hs-tech-show2014.eventbrite.com. This event is open to the public, so please spread the word!

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Sunday
Mar 23, 2014
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Mar 25, 2014
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2014: Women Pioneering Innovation
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2014 conference is the third annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

  • College professionals
  • industry leaders
  • Job seekers
  • STEM/Technology leaders
  • Thought leaders
  • Professors
  • Teachers
  • High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for an early bird special until March 12th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-regional-women-in-computing-2014-registration-10400188243

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Tuesday
Apr 22, 2014
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Elemental Technologies

Topic: Refactoring Legacy Codebases

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Apr 27, 2014
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Sunday
May 25, 2014
Women Who Hack
Portland Code School

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
May 27, 2014
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: Communities of Practice, Situated Learning and Working with Contributors Speaker: Christie Koehler

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Jul 27, 2014
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Sunday
Aug 24, 2014
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Tuesday
Aug 26, 2014
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Tuesday
Sep 23, 2014
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Sep 28, 2014
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
Lesbians Who Tech // Workshop: A strengths-based approach to leading from within
Esri Portland R&D Center

Join LWT PDX for: A Strengths-Based Approach To Leading From Within A Workshop with Dani Rukin, CPCC, PCC Thursday, October 9 5:30-7:45 PM Esri Portland R&D Center 309 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR

Don't miss our October LWT PDX special event, "A Strengths-Based Approach To Leading From Within"! Mark your calendars for an exciting evening of professional development with seasoned Career and Leadership Development Coach, Dani Rukin, leading us through what promises to be an inspiring evening of the latest and most effective methods for developing your leadership skills.

This event is being held at Esri PDX, a cool software company in downtown Portland. Please RSVP so we can accommodate everyone! Suggested contribution is $10.00. Light snacks will be provided.

Schedule: 5:30 - 6: Networking 6 - 7:45: Workshop starts promptly at 6 pm. 7:45 - ? After the workshop, whoever wants to can migrate over to The Original (just across the street) to grab food and drink and network further.

We hope you can join us!

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Wednesday
Oct 15, 2014
ChickTech Imposter Syndrome Workshop
New Relic

More more info and to RSVP, please visit the eventbrite link above. Cost of the workshop is $15 for students and $20 for community members.

Have you ever felt like a fraud? Do you attribute your successes to luck or chance? Do you feel inadequate despite evidence to the contrary and worry that others will “find you out”? If you answered yes to any of these questions - guess what, you are not alone! You merely have a case of . . . Imposter Syndrome.

What is Imposter Syndrome? Come join us for an evening and find out! We will kick off the night with dinner and our Keynote speaker, Vanessa Van Edwards (http://www.scienceofpeople.com/about-vanessa-van-edwards/).

We will then break into small groups to discuss how Imposter Syndrome affects us in our everyday lives and do activities that help build confidence in the value we bring to the table. Still not convinced? Tina Fey, Maya Angelou, and Sheryl Sandberg have all admitted to feeling like imposters in their careers at some point. If these "low-achieving" women can overcome the thickets of Imposter Syndrome so can you! We hope to see you at the workshop!

Please note, although this is a female-centered workshop, everyone is welcome to attend.

Please see ChickTech's inclusion policy for more detail (http://chicktech.org/about-us/inclusion-policy/).

Dinner and supplies are included in the cost of this workshop.

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Sunday
Oct 26, 2014
CANCELLED: Women Who Hack
Mozilla

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Monday
Oct 27, 2014
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
CorSource

Join us for happy hour at CorSource Technology Group! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! Make sure you say hi to Karen Pesznecker, Senior Sales Executive at CorSource. Read our newsletter for more information about Karen!

PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company–or anything in between–come join us!

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Tuesday
Oct 28, 2014
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Epicodus

Topic: TBD Speaker: All?

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Sunday
Nov 9, 2014
Women Who Hack
Mozilla Portland Office

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Wednesday
Nov 12, 2014
Lesbians Who Tech // PDX happy hour

Lesbians Who Tech is global community of over 5,000 queer women in and around tech. Whether you work at a tech company, have a technical job or just love technology. Yes, even if you’re just obsessed with every new app that comes out. We want you to join Lesbians Who Tech and: Get geeky with techy folks just like you Enjoy tasty adult beverages Land gigs, make new friends & connections

Why Lesbians Who Tech? To Be More Visible To Each Other We all know that familiar feeling of meeting someone in a work setting, knowing she’s a lesbian, and trying to work it into a conversation and make that connection. We’re about making that happen: connecting lesbians and building a network of colleagues, associates and friends in the industry. To Be More Visible To Others Outside of Ellen, Rosie, Melissa, and now Tammy, what other mainstream lesbian role models can most people name? We need more examples of lesbian leaders and that means we need to come out as the amazing, successful people we are. To Get More Women and Lesbians in Technology Lesbians are women first, and right now women are some of the most gifted folks in technology, yet there are far fewer of us than there should be (women account for 1 in 15 people in STEM fields). Because there aren’t enough women, women are rarely quoted as experts by the mainstream media and blogs, on panels, etc. And add the element of being lesbian, it’s equally important for us to represent women, and out women, for our communities. Have questions about Lesbians Who Tech (and friends) Portland // November Happy Hour? Contact Lesbians Who Tech

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Tuesday
Nov 25, 2014
Code 'n' Splode CANCELLED (get ready for Thanksgiving!)
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Thursday
Dec 11, 2014
Portland Women who Tech, Code, and Hack: Holiday Event
West Cafe

RSVP REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-women-who-tech-code-hack-holiday-party-tickets-14346263059

Portland Women who Tech, Code and Hack Holiday Party

What: Come enjoy a snack and drink and celebrate the holidays with other Portland women in technology! Network, learn about all the groups serving women in computing and technology in PDX, and hatch fun plans for future collaborations!

Join with us: ChickTech Code Scouts Girl Develop It PDX Lesbians who Tech PDX PDX Women in Tech Pyladies PDX Women who Code Women who Hack

event contact: Jenny Stoffel (js@wiredpinecone.com)

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Sunday
Dec 28, 2014
Women Who Hack: Tabletop Games Edition!
Mozilla Portland Office

This will be a special holiday tabletop games edition of Women Who Hack. Bring your fav table top games, or simply stop by as we'll have plenty on hand for you to try out!

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Saturday
Jan 31, 2015
WIN with ChickTech: Girl Rising STEM Event
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

Did you ever think you could change the world by pursuing your dreams? But how do you get there and reach your full potential? What does education has to do with all of this? Women can transform their lives by jumping in and getting involved in their dreams. At this event, you’ll see an inspiring movie called Girl Rising.

Want to understand the basics behind all the cool gadgets we use every day? It all starts with circuits! And we’ll have a fun activity for beginners.

What is this event? It’s a combination movie showing and hands-on activity. It’s a chance for high school girls to meet women in technology and a chance for women in technology to be inspired by high school girls!

Who's invited? We’re excited to have an Intel WIN and ChickTech event! If you identify with any of the following, we’d love to have you:

Current and past ChickTech: High School participants Current and past ChickTech volunteers ChickTech supporters Intel WIN members Future ChickTech volunteers and supporters

Why should you come? It’s free! There will be snacks.

But seriously, this is an event to watch and reflect on women’s empowerment in tech by watching Girl Rising. We’ll also have an educational (and fun, we promise!) hands-on activity and create your very own circuit.

If you’re a ChickTech: High School participant, we’ll do our best to provide transportation to the event, free of charge.

Who’s hosting? Intel WIN (Women in Intel Network) Oregon will be co-hosting this event with ChickTech. Intel is graciously hosting the event, and ChickTech is working hard to plan and run the event.

Public Transportation HF3 is a 7 minute walk from the Hawthorn Farm MAX Station on the blue line and 4 minutes from the nearest bus stops on Cornell Rd on route 48.

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Tuesday
Feb 3, 2015
Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the data really telling us?
Quick Left

Stop by Quick Left to see CEO of Consulting Ingrid Alongi give her wildly popular, data-driven talk - Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the Data Really Telling Us? Ingrid's is passionate about creating an environment for our developers that harbors creativity and collaboration, and believe incorporating women on the team is a key element to what makes our company work so seamlessly.

In her opinion, there are 7 ways to promote a better performing team:

Make a commitment Host team building events during business hours Provide ample outlets for feedback to leadership team  Examine your hiring practices: from job posts to interviewing style  Examine your bonus and raise criteria - not everyone is good at asking  Having more women in leadership encourages more women in general 

Your job is a place of business where adults work, but it can still be fun! If you would like to see the stats on women in technology, and reasons why females aren't coming up the pipeline, check out the slideshare from Ingrid's keynote at GlueCon. This is one of the talks that you can't miss during Portland Startup Week! Plus we'll have Q afterwords and happy hour on Quick Left!

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2015
WIT: Opportunity Knocks! How to Get into Tech Without an Engineering Degree
eBay Community Lounge

“How do we get more women in tech?”

The tech industry provides stability and great opportunities for career advancement, so it’s an important question - and one being asked around the world. Companies like Intel and eBay are answering by launching initiatives to increase the number of female engineers in their workforces. Non-profits are responding by establishing programs that teach girls to code so they can grow up to be developers. Universities are contributing to the conversation by offering scholarships to young adult females who choose to pursue degrees in Computer Science.

While there’s no argument that all these solutions are valuable and will help further the cause, what about women who want to work in tech, but aren’t interested in coding? What options do they have? In an effort to provide answers to these questions, eBay Portland will be hosting a special WIT Startup Week event focused on looking beyond engineering roles for women in tech.

Five women from the local tech community will be talking about their individual jobs and sharing their experiences as non-technical women working in an industry that is predominantly focused on technical roles. Kirsten Golden, Program Manager at PIE, will be emceeing the event.

Presenters include:

  • Gina Hudson, Office Manager/Operations, eBay Portland
  • Heidi Tretheway, Director of Marketing Communications, Urban Airship
  • Susan Wheeler, Director of e-Discovery Services, Streamline Imaging
  • Grace Andrews, Co-Founder & Business Development, GraphAlchemist

The WIT talk will conclude with a short Q&A, after which attendees are invited to stay for an hour of networking and have their resume critiqued by recruiters and HR representatives from eBay, Jama Software, Simple, Puppet Labs, Treehouse, and Tech Talent Link.

This event is free and open to the tech community as well as the general public. If you’re working in tech, interested in working tech, or simply exploring career options, please RSVP now to join us!

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WIT: Opportunity Knocks! How to Get into Tech Without an Engineering Degree
eBay Community Lounge

“How do we get more women in tech?”

The tech industry provides stability and great opportunities for career advancement, so it’s an important question - and one being asked around the world. Companies like Intel and eBay are answering by launching initiatives to increase the number of female engineers in their workforces. Non-profits are responding by establishing programs that teach girls to code so they can grow up to be developers. Universities are contributing to the conversation by offering scholarships to young adult females who choose to pursue degrees in Computer Science.

While there’s no argument that all these solutions are valuable and will help further the cause, what about women who want to work in tech, but aren’t interested in coding? What options do they have? In an effort to provide answers to these questions, eBay Portland will be hosting a special WIT Startup Week event focused on looking beyond engineering roles for women in tech.

Five women from the local tech community will be talking about their individual jobs and sharing their experiences as non-technical women working in an industry that is predominantly focused on technical roles. Kirsten Golden, Program Manager at PIE, will be emceeing the event.

Presenters include:

Gina Hudson, Office Manager/Operations, eBay Portland Heidi Tretheway, Director of Marketing Communications, Urban Airship Susan Wheeler, Director of e-Discovery Services, Streamline Imaging Grace Andrews, Co-Founder Business Development, GraphAlchemist

The WIT talk will conclude with a short Q, after which attendees are invited to stay for an hour of networking and have their resume critiqued by recruiters and HR representatives from eBay, Jama Software, Simple, Puppet Labs, Treehouse, and Tech Talent Link.

Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2015 Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Doors open at 4pm Location: eBay Community Lounge, 1400 SW 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Portland

This event is free and open to the tech community as well as the general public. If you’re working in tech, interested in working tech, or simply exploring career options, please RSVP now to join us!

**Please note that in order to ensure that this event is a safe place for attendees, guests will be required to sign in and present picture ID upon arrival. Anyone refusing to do both will be asked to leave.

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
Negotiation: In Life and At Work
Crowd Compass

Event is $10, please RSVP on our meetup page linked above

The ability to negotiate successfully in today's climate can make the difference between success and failure in both life and work.

Have you tried to get your child to go to bed on time? Have you tried to get someone to chip in on a bill when dining out? Do you want to effectively ask for a raise at work?

Join us for this hands-on workshop that will help you get the most out of your life by asking for more and GETTING IT!!!

Learn secrets of the professionals from Sam Imperati, a negotiation and conflict resolution expert with a great sense of humor! He's studied the best ways for women to negotiate in our current climate and coached as many through some of the most difficult negotiations! We will do workshops to find ways to overcome the fear of asking for what you want, asking for what you want and getting it!

6-6:30pm Networking, food and drink 6:30-6:45pm Introductions 6:45-7:45pm Negotiation Foundation 7:45-8:30pm Focused Negotiations

Cost = $10.00. (Dinner will be provided and the proceeds will support ChickTech: High School programs.)

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Saturday
Apr 18, 2015
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2015 conference is the fourth annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

College professionals
industry leaders
Job seekers
STEM/Technology leaders
Thought leaders
Professors
Teachers
High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for the event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2015-tickets-15378773325?ref=ebtnebregn

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Tuesday
Apr 28, 2015
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
ThinkShout

Join us for happy hour at ThinkShout! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! Make sure you say hi to Amy Vaillancourt-Sals, a developer at ThinkShout. Read our April newsletter to learn more about Amy!

PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company - or anythin gin between - come join us!

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Friday
May 15, 2015
Celebrate with ChickTech: Year-End Event
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

CELEBRATE THE 2014-2015 CHICKTECH HIGH SCHOOL COHORT!

It's an evening at OMSI with LEGOs, soft circuits, dinner, dance lessons, raffles, and more!

The Portland Chapter ChickTech High School Program is having its last event of the 2014-2015 year! Over the year, our high school girls have been offered over 12 free tech workshops, 1:1 mentoring, and internships. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments, and honor all of our partners, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make it happen -- and help us get a great start to the 2015-2016 year.

Register today so you don't miss out!

$15 per ticket help cover the costs of the event. Any proceeds go to support ChickTech's 2015-2016 year.

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Friday
Jul 24, 2015
How to pitch to an Angel Investor
Quick Left Portland

Learn what Angel Investors expect from a Startup Pitch and how to get ready.

You attended a Startup Weekend event and you have decide to move forward and launch your startup, you already have your team, prototype, acquired some clients and now you are ready to talk with Angel Investors but you don't know what they are looking for in a Startup before they can invest.

This is your opportunity to ask those poignant questions and learn from two of the more active Angel Investors group here in Portland.

Portland Seed Fund

The Portland Seed Fund is a privately managed fund and non-resident accelerator focused on providing emerging companies the capital, mentoring, and connections to propel them to the next level.

The PSF, typically invest $50K-$100K initially, with the potential for follow-on funding for exceptional companies and entrepreneurs. Our portfolio companies participate in a 12-week curriculum focused on operations within a rapidly-growing business. Each weekly in-person class session takes place in Portland, OR.

While sector agnostic,The PSF focus on investments in capital efficient high growth businesses. PSF strongly prefer to invest in Portland-based companies or and/or those doing a substantial amount of business in Oregon.

TiE Angels

The success of early stage companies depends on access to capital, critical advice and support networks.

TiE Oregon is pleased to feature TiE Angels, an angel investment group formed by Charter Members of TiE Oregon. The mission of TiE Angels Oregon is to support top-tier emerging companies with early stage investment, mentorship, and support.

Since inception, TiE Angels Oregon members have invested nearly $3.8M in dozens of Oregon companies.

On July 24th we will be able to learn about how to get ready for that crucial meeting with an investor and get funded.

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Thursday
Oct 15, 2015
Navigate IT
eBay Community Lounge

Mara Zepeda is the co-founder and CEO of Switchboard, an online community building platform often described as a non-creepy Craigslist. She will share some insights into how the feminine approach to work is different than the masculine approach (and how that's okay).

You'll leave feeling inspired to embrace your feminine strengths!

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Tuesday
Oct 20, 2015
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Vacasa

Join us for happy hour at Vacasa! Make sure you say hi to our spotlight Candace Camarillo, Senior Developer at Vacasa! Read our October newsletter to learn more about Candace.In addition to networking, this month we will have a series of "in the style of TED" short talks featuring guest speakers Melody Dawn, Nechama Katan, Deepthi Sid and Kristina King. Topics will include how to prioritize, how to learn, your 6 year old is learning to code so you can too, and there's no such thing as creating an online community.

As PDXWIT is growing, we've been given the opportunity to have our very own t-shirts! We will be kicking off a t-shirt campaign ending October 21st. More details can be found here: tspr.ng/5AMy9tsc. Hurry up and reserve your awesome t-shirt now!

PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company - or anything in between - come join us!

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Tuesday
Nov 17, 2015
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Smarsh

Join us for happy hour at Smarsh! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! Make sure you say hi to Lila Logue, Marketing Operations Manager at Smarsh. Read our November newsletter to learn more about Lila!

PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company - or anything in between - come join us!

Please note that after you RSVP, you may receive an email with a ticket. You do not need to bring the ticket with you to the event. Thank you for registering and can't wait to see everyone!

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Thursday
Dec 10, 2015
The Women + Tech Holiday Party hosted by Puppet Labs
Puppet

Save the Date for the Women + Tech Holiday party hosted by Puppet Labs! The ladies of Puppet Labs will be doing "raise your voice" talks. Speakers will include Pamela Ju (Sr Analyst), Hailee Kenney (Software Engineer), and Grace Andrews (Associate Technical Solutions Engineer).

Expect an amazing night of networking and learning!

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Tuesday
Jan 26, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
WeWork US Custom House

Join us for happy hour at WeWork! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! Make sure you say hi to Lisa Siems, Community Manager at WeWork. Read our January newsletter to learn more about Lisa!

Thanks to this amazing group, we will be celebrating our 4 year anniversary! We will have a keepsake at the event for the first folks that show up to commemorate our anniversary! Start thinking of your favorite PDXWIT memories!

PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company - or anything in between - come join us!

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Monday
Jul 18, 2016
PDXWIT Professional Head Shots Fundraiser!
Jama Software (New office)

PDX Women in Tech is embarking on a journey to transform into a non-profit 501c3! Help us raise some funds to cover the costs by joining the PDXWIT Board and Volunteers to get professional headshots.

A small fee of $25 will get you the following and will help us cover filing fees:

  • You are purchasing a 10 minute photo shoot and will receive 3 individual head shots.
  • Images will be emailed to the address provided on the day of the shoot.
  • Images will be selected and edited by the photographer.
  • Images will be 8in.x10in., high resolution, color JPG files.
  • Images will receive light retouching, any additional retouching is not included.
  • Email delivery of the images will take 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Photos will be taken in a studio with white background.

Email info@pdxwit.org if you have additional questions

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Thursday
Jul 21, 2016
PDXWIT Yoga and Mindfulness to Reboot in a High Tech World
Momentum Studio

Are you like us and often find yourself too tired to think? PDXWIT is partnering with Kimi Marin to help you with this!

You work and live in a busy world which can elevate emotional and physical distress signals in your body and create feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. This yoga and mindfulness event will give you simple, everyday tools to remain open and receptive to your immediate experience so you feel more calm, organized, and focused in all aspects of your life. Come prepared to practice a light yoga and meditation session and discuss tips on how to stay mindful in your daily life. We'll conclude the workshop with an opportunity to socialize with other women in tech in a relaxing and supportive environment.

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Friday
Aug 5, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Book Discussion on #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
Bottle + Kitchen

PDXWIT is organizing a "no host" book discussion on Sophia Amoruso’s #Girlboss. Here’s what Amazon say’s about the book:

In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called "Lean In for misfits," Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.

Sophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school--a job she'd taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Flash forward ten years to today, and she's the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $100-million-plus fashion retailer. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.

#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn't about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It's about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

Jean Richardson will be leading the book discussion. Jean says about the book, “As a long time business owner and consultant I was engrossed in what Amoruso had to say about leading a business, hiring people, getting things done, and growing up. She learned the hard way many things that seasoned business owners might have told her—with a 21st Century feminist spin. I admired her wit, drive, candor, tenacity, and self- possession.

There are lessons for every woman and girl over 12 in this book, and plenty of lessons for men who want to succeed in business and in life, as well. I mailed my print copy to my niece and bought the book on Kindle.”

This book is a best seller at Powell’s, as well, and they have stacks of them. You can find the book on paper, Kindle, and Audible. Read the book and come ready to talk about it. If you don’t have time to finish it, come anyway. Be ready to laugh, learn, share stories and make new connections.

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Monday
Aug 8, 2016
PDXWIT Volunteer Social
Notion

Come meet the other stellar people who have signed up to volunteer with PDXWIT and explore what's possible with this new arsenal of expertise and energy!

At this informal get-together, we will...

•Share specific volunteer opportunities

•Source ideas for new ways volunteers can shape and support our community as we continue to grow

•Solicit your input on how we can set you up for an all-around awesome volunteer experience that aligns with your goals and interests

We are thrilled to have you on board and can't wait to see what we'll catalyze together.

Not on the volunteer list yet? Simply sign up via this form on our website. We'd love for you to join us.

Can't attend but want to contribute your ideas? Email us at andrea@pdxwit.org.

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Tuesday
Aug 23, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
CorSource

Join us for happy hour at CorSource! Come network and have fun! We will have a short segment at 5:30, which includes:

  • Introduction to CorSource

  • Hear from our Community Leader Spotlight Stephanie Dunker

  • Lightning talk from Kristina King

PDX Women in Tech 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.

Please RSVP Here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-26628615907

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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

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Tuesday
Sep 20, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Perka

Join us for happy hour at Perka! Come network and have fun! We will have a short segment at 5:30, which includes:

Introduction to Perka

Hear from our Entrepreneur Spotlight, Anne Meixner From The Engineer's Daughter

Lightning talk from Benaz Shidfar on Mindfulness In The Workplace

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-27346502124

We are 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.

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Monday
Sep 26, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Yoga In The Park
Fields Park

Reflect, write, yoga.

PDXWIT knows how hard it is to find time for yourself, so we've worked with Allison Krug (https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonappnexus) to create space and celebrate you and the changing season.

Join us to celebrate the beginning of fall by taking time to reflect, write, let go of summer, and BREATHE.

We’ll start with a brief personal writing exercise, practice a 45 minute yoga class, and end with writing a few encouraging words down and passing them off to someone in the group. We’ll leave rejuvenated, supported, and optimistic :) Bring your own mats.

*Inclement weather: we will secure an indoor venue.

Please RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-in-the-park-tickets-27269854870

PDX Women in Tech 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday
Oct 25, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Pollinate

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-28096814328

Join us for happy hour at Pollinate! Come network and have fun! We will have a short segment at 5:30, which includes:

Introduction to Pollinate

Hear from our Entrepreneur Spotlight, Molly Lindquist, Founder of Consano

Lightning talk from Melody Dawn, an educational entrepreneur.

We are 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday
Mar 21, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Moovel

Please RSVP on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-32394049474

Join us for happy hour at moovel! We know that everyone uses tech tools on a daily basis to conduct your life, so we decided to explore this topic as it relates to your career. At this event, the theme will be “Simple machines: using your tools to leverage your career” and the conversation starter will be “What’s your favorite tech tool?”

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 moovel, including what they do and how you can support them.

Learn how Farrah Campbell, Customer and People Operations at Reflect.io, makes connections with others and the tools that help her.

Caito Scherr, Software Engineer at New Relic, will tell us about the tools and advice that has helped her achieve her career goals and break into tech from a non-technical background.

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.

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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.

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Saturday
Apr 8, 2017
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Jones Farm Campus (JFCC Auditorium)

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2017 conference will focus on Internet Security in Our Evolving World. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

College professionals, Industry leaders, Tech job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian), Register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2017-tickets-27733352203,

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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

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

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

You'll be in the right place at our 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!

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Thursday
Jun 8, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) CryptoParty
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor, Portland, OR 97204

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

With increased regulations for ISPs to track consumer data and the ever-present possibility for fraud, keeping our internet activity private is more important than ever. CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space.

Join Bhavna Soman of Intel, Justin Mitzimberg of Cylance and Information Security professionals from all over Portland as they cover secure browsing, password security and management, two-factor authentication, and setting up VPNs to protect your privacy. They will also be available to discuss any advanced questions or specific issues.

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but are especially valuable to ​those without prior knowledge and haven't yet attended one.

To try the tools and apps directly at the CryptoParty, bring your laptop or smartphone.

Puppet Event Code of Conduct: https://docs.puppet.com/community/community_guidelines.html#event-code-of-conduct

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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Sunday
Jul 16, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Fighting Hunger in the Park Volunteer Event
O'Bryant Square - 808 SW Stark St 808 Southwest Stark Street Portland, OR 97205

We started PDXWIT #Action in January to give our community the opportunity to make a difference for issues we care about.

For July, we’ve organized a team volunteering event with Hands on Greater Portland’s Potluck in the Park to offer you the opportunity to help fight hunger in Portland. Potluck in the Park has been providing hot meals to hundreds of people in need every Sunday in Portland. They believe access to food is a human right, and volunteers with this organization have worked tirelessly to fulfill this fundamental right. For the past 25 years inspiring volunteers have dedicated their Sunday afternoons to provide healthy meals to anyone that attends the potluck.

Are you interested in helping with the Potluck in the Park food service? Volunteers with #Action will be meeting at 1:50pm on July 16th at the O’Bryant Square corner of SW 9th and SW Washington. If you can commit to helping serve food please RSVP before Friday, July 7th. Volunteers will be contacted via email a few days prior to the event for confirmation of planned attendance.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday
Aug 22, 2017
PDX WIT #Action - Oregon State Legislature Panel
Stoel Rives LLP 760 Southwest 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

Join our Oregon State Representatives and Senators in August for an educational panel on state government. While national legislators grab headlines, state legislators are doing the hard work of local governance.

As we voted in February, many of our key issues like civil rights, women’s health, education, homelessness and transportation are actually most influenced at the state level.

The Oregon State government is at the forefront of policies that impact our daily lives. We’ll discuss how lawmaking is segmented by the national, state, and local level;, how state governments enact policy; how public opinion influences state policy; and how our key issues are playing out at the state level.

Agenda: 5:30pm – Doors Open 6:00pm – Panel Begins 7:00pm - Networking

The following Oregon State Representatives and Senators will be joining us:

Representative Tawna Sanchez (District 43): Rep Sanchez represents North and NE Portland. She’s a Vice-Chair of the Human Services and Housing Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee, and Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety.

Representative Janelle Bynum (District 51): Rep Bynum represents East Portland, Damascus, Gresham, Boring, North Clackamas, and Happy Valley. She is the Vice Chair for the Committee on Business and Labor and is a member of the Early Childhood and Family Supports and Higher Education and Workforce Development committee.

Senator Chuck Thomsen (District 26): Senator Thompson represents Hood River. He’s the vice chair of Committee On Business and Transportation and is a member of the of Ways and Means and Legislative Policy and Research committees.

Representative Janeen A. Sollman (District 30): Rep. Sollman represents Hillsboro. She is a member of the House Committee On Education and Committee On Higher Education and Workforce Development.

We will lead the panel in a discussion of state government and then open it up to audience questions, so come prepared with any questions.

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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.

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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
Women Who Code PDX - Design + Product Study Night: Introduction to Sketch Workshop
New Relic

The Women Who Code PDX Workshop: Introduction to Sketch

Sketch is a popular digital design tool for Mac. Most companies and screen-based designers use Sketch at work. (It's pretty great).

This workshop will be hands-on, and you will need your Mac laptop to follow along. By the end, you will have designed a couple of screens that you will test using InVision (a collaboration tool for design and product teams), animated through Principle or Framer, and handed off to developers through Zeplin.

You don't need to have any experience with Sketch to come. Beginners totally welcome!

Requirements:

  • A MacBook of some kind. Sketch is a Mac-only tool.
  • A copy of Sketch. You can download a free 30 day trial.

About the Instructor:

Kristin Lasita is a Product Designer at Simple, an online bank with super customer service and well-designed tools to help you save and budget.

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For general information about the Design + Product Study Night, including our Code of Conduct, check out our Meetup page.

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Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
Women Who Code PDX - Networking Night @ AKQA
AKQA

Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to announce that our October Networking Night is being hosted by AKQA! AKQA is a digital agency that specializes in creating digital services and products.

This month, we are featuring a creative talk from Kathryn Webb (Creative Developer @ AKQA), a creative panel hosted by AKQA's creatives and developers, and a lovely tour of AKQA's space.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:15: Doors Open + Networking 6:15 - 6:30: Intro from Women Who Code & AKQA 6:30 - 7:00: Presentation by Kathryn Webb, Creative Developer at AKQA 7:00 - 7:30: Panel: Development & Design at AKQA with Kathryn Webb and other female leadership 7:30 - 8:00: More Networking + Closing Remarks

About AKQA: AKQA is an ideas and innovation company that specializes in creating digital services and products. With 23 studios globally, AKQA provides the imaginative application of art and science to create the future with their clients.

About Women Who Code Portland: Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

Our {short} Code of Conduct: Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

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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
Thursday
Nov 2, 2017
PDXWIT Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality
Emerge Interactive

Are you looking for an event to get better acquainted with Virtual Reality? In partnership with Joshua Alan Young from the Portland VR Meetup, co-organizers Judy Fischbach and Marguerite Gallagher invite you to come learn what Virtual Reality offers and to understand why there is so much trending interest. An emerging technology that is expected to impact many fields, including entertainment, journalism, education, and health care, VR/AR has been identified by the Technology Association of Oregon as one of top areas of technology growth in our state. The community in Portland is gaining momentum. It's an exciting time for many of us to jump in as the technology is so new. The playing field is more level and there is much interest beyond non-technology in areas such as the arts and education. The integrative nature of creating applications in VR can be unique and fun!

Don’t know where to begin? We will have an overview, hands-on opportunities to experience the technology, and information on tools and resources. Our panel will include speakers from the community on VR education and on companies/projects with promising VR related work which demonstrates the variety of exciting applications. Bring your questions!

We promise this will be a fun and memorable evening as we explore ways to grow community together in this fascinating new area of technology!

Agenda: 5:30 - 6:30 : Networking / Trials-Demos / Vendors 6:30 - 6:45 : Welcome and Overview 6:45 - 7:45 : Guest Speakers 7:45 - 8:15 : Networking

Guest Speakers and Talk Description:

Females in social virtual reality get unwanted attention, which is a barrier to widespread adoption. How might we learn more about female users in order to make Social VR appealing to all? Jessica Outlaw and Beth Duckles will share results from their qualitative study of women in social virtual reality and their recommendations for all tech creators.

Jessica Outlaw, M.S., is VR/AR experience researcher and founder of Data Driven LLC. Trained as a behavioral scientist, she uses qualitative and quantitative research methods to strategize and test experiences. She blogs at "The Extended Mind on how changes in the body and the environment influence the way that users think, feel, and behave in VR. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Scripps College and her Masters from U.C. San Diego.

Beth M. Duckles, Ph.D. is a sociologist and ethnographer who has worked in industry, nonprofits, government agencies and higher education. She has taught topics such as qualitative research, energy policy, organizational theory and nonprofit organizations. She received her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Earlham College and her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Arizona. More information can be found here.

Rachel Bracker is a virtual reality video editor and producer at 360 Labs, a Portland-based VR video production company that creates immersive experiences for clients like Google, The United States Coast Guard, and Columbia Sportswear. A graduate from the University of Oregon's Multimedia Journalism Master's degree program, Rachel specializes in documentary storytelling and is passionate about using VR to tell better stories. She will share her experiences creating 360 videos and provide insight into the inherit strengths of storytelling in this exciting medium.

Kerri Lynne Thorp will be discussing experiments and experience in non-fiction immersive storytelling. Kerri is an artist, futurist and feminist, exploring story and culture through documentary, virtual reality, and public engagement. Her desire to expand access to technology is driven by her use of storytelling as a crucial way to affect social change. Kerri is the Board VP of NW Documentary and Woman Led. She is currently and teaches 360 video production and is developing a mobile art gallery VR application, Kerri is also the creative director for the youth documentary program Produced by Her.

Demo Experience - HAUBERK 360 An interactive 360 exploration of artist Rosana Ybarra's solo exhibition Hauberk. Hauberk is a collection of works that act as hybrid between the amulet (a good luck charm) and the shield which would protect the heart. They are spiritual armor in physical form, a psychic safety zone. They say: better to have false comfort than no comfort at all.

Event FAQ Q: What is the parking situation? A: Public parking and street parking is available (though we cannot validate parking).

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is an open bike room, but please bring locks as it is in a common space.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We always recommend public transportation as a way to cut down on Co2, and there is plenty of public transportation nearby.

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

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

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Monday
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
Nov 28, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Free Geek

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We are celebrating Giving Tuesday by joining forces with Free Geek for our Happy Hour on November 28th.

PDXWIT exists as a way to encourage, support and empower women in the Portland tech community. One way to feel empowered is to lift each other at work, and because we feel this is so important, we’ve made it the theme of this event. The conversation starter is “What's something new you can do to empower your coworkers and colleagues?”

In the spirit of giving, we will be offering a number of ways to give back to your community:

• Donate your used electronics to support Free Geek • P:ear is organizing a “Women Supporting the Women” bra and underwear drive! For young, homeless women, it is hard to find support for their diverse and changing bodies. Let’s give them the support they need! Bring in gift certificates to Ross or other easy-to-access clothing stores for custom purchases, or raid your wardrobe for new or very lightly used bras. All sizes are needed. Practical styles encouraged, including sports and maternity. New underwear also encouraged. • Sign up to be an individual or sustaining supporter for PDXWIT and get a green shirt!

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 Free Geek, including what they do and what job opportunities are available. ᛫ Pippa Arend, Development Director at p:ear, will talk about Ladies Supporting the Ladies. ᛫ Commissioner Smith will talk about how Multnomah County is giving women and people of color access to startup funds.

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: Street parking is available

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Not necessarily

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

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

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Tuesday
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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Monday
Jan 8, 2018
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.

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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.

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Tuesday
Jan 9, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fireside Chat with Mayor Ted Wheeler
New Relic

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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.

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Wednesday
Jan 10, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Jama Software (New Office)

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Winter Volunteer Orientation
Epicodus

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Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our 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.

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Wednesday
Jan 17, 2018
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.

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Saturday
Jan 20, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Goal Setting for the New Year
Moovel

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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.

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Tuesday
Jan 23, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) January Happy Hour Networking Event
SurveyMonkey

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Mentorship Event
FINE

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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.

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Thursday
Feb 1, 2018
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.

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Monday
Feb 5, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) + SupportDriven Getting on Stage Pitch Workshop
Janrain

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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.

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Wednesday
Feb 7, 2018
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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Confronting the Gender Gap: Stories from The Home Depot QuoteCenter
Regus

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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, 2018
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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women of Color in Tech
Puppet, 308 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Salesforce

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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, 2018
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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

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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.

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Friday
Mar 9, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer with Girls Inc.
Moda Center

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Closing the Workforce Skills Gap (Partner Event)
Vacasa

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech Vision Boarding Workshop/Fundraiser
OpenSesame

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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.

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Tuesday
Mar 20, 2018
PDXWIT March Happy Hour
Quantum Spatial

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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.

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Wednesday
Mar 21, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner & Discussion
Thinkful

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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.

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Thursday
Mar 22, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Project Presentation Event
Opal

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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.

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Monday
Apr 16, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
Showpad - 309 SW 6th Avenue, 8th Floor, #830 Portland, OR 97204

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Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our 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.

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Tuesday
Apr 17, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) April Happy Hour
Squarespace

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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.

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Thursday
Apr 19, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Venture Capital & Startup Investing 101
R/GA

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) A Primer for Digital Forensics
Mozilla

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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.

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Thursday
Apr 26, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Digital Health Collaborative

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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.

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Tuesday
May 1, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Bi-Annual Job Board Live Event
Field Office

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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.

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Wednesday
May 2, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

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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.

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Wednesday
May 16, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Values-Driven Portland: a Diversity Dinner & Discussion
CENTRL Office

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) May Happy Hour
Expensify

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Creative Women in Tech
Quango Inc.

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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.

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Tuesday
Jun 5, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

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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.

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Thursday
Jun 7, 2018
PDX Women in Tech Women of Color in Tech
inDinero, 919 Southwest Taylor Street, Suite #500 Portland, Oregon 97205

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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.

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Tuesday
Jun 19, 2018
PDX Women in Tech June Happy Hour
Simple

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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.

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Tuesday
Jun 26, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Get Hired Up
Shiftwise

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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.

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Wednesday
Jun 27, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Moving Beyond #MeToo at Work - Perspectives from Legal, HR and the Front Lines
Puppet

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Micro-Services
New Relic

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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.

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Wednesday
Jul 18, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
Incomm Digital Solutions

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Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our 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.

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Thursday
Jul 19, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women + Tech Summer Soiree
Weiden & Kennedy

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

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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.

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Monday
Aug 6, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Navigate the Tech Field: A Beginners Guide
New Relic

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Columbia

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women of Color in Tech
NWEA

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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.

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Tuesday
Aug 21, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) August Happy Hour
Marmoset Music

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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.

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Thursday
Aug 23, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Search Skills: Getting the Edge on the Competition
Corvel

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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.

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Wednesday
Sep 5, 2018
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.

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Saturday
Sep 8, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Goal Champions Workshop
Alchemy Code Lab

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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.

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Tuesday
Sep 11, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

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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.

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Tuesday
Sep 18, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) September Happy Hour
WeWork 700 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

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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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Transition into Product
Mercy Corps

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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.

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Wednesday
Oct 3, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech
Gerding Theater at the Armory

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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.

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Wednesday
Oct 10, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Project Presentations
Caffelli

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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.

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Thursday
Oct 11, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fireside Chat with Heidi Roizen
Silicon Valley Bank

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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.

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Monday
Oct 15, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
R2C Group

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Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our fall volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and 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, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Discogs

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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.

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Tuesday
Oct 23, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) October Happy Hour
Autodesk

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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.

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Tuesday
Nov 6, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Digital Marketing - Extending Your Reach
IOTAS

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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.

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Thursday
Nov 8, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Setbacks to Comebacks in the Creative Industry
eROI

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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.

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Saturday
Nov 10, 2018
Chicktech Portland High School Kick-off - call for Volunteers!
Maseeh College of Engineering, Portland State University

ChickTech is excited to host the annual High School Kickoff from November 10th-11th at the Maseeh College of Engineering at Portland State University! Every year, this inspiring weekend-long event gives 150 underserved high school girls the opportunity to explore technology careers through hands-on workshops. They leave the event with new found confidence, their very own technological project, a deep connection to empowering peers and mentors, and inspiration to pursue a technical career. We need your help in transforming their lives! Sign up now to volunteer at the event in a number of roles here: https://goo.gl/Ynbem4

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Thursday
Nov 15, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Value by Design
Smarsh

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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.

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Thursday
Dec 6, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Inside the Mind of a Hiring Manager
Squarespace

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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.

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Tuesday
Dec 11, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Salesforce

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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.

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Wednesday
Dec 12, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner
A.wordsmith

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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.

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Friday
Dec 14, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women + Tech Holiday Party
p:ear

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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
Wednesday
Jan 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Blockchain - Practical Applications of Distributed Ledger Technology
Ask Nicely

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

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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
Monday
Feb 11
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
TENpod Dumbell

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Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our 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
Tuesday
Feb 19
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) February Happy Hour
Puppet

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Join us for February Happy Hour at Puppet!

PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our February Happy Hour at Puppet! Most of us procrastinate from time to time, but maybe that is not such a bad thing. The theme of the evening is Overcoming Procrastination, and we will discuss how that last minute pressure can often help us crank out some great work. The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What helps you focus when you need to get work done?”

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

  • Rebecca Snyder will talk about how improv can help us in business

  • A local engineering leader will present “A Nerd’s Guide to Debugging Procrastination”

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: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We will have signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, please leave your furry friends at home. There are dogs in the building during work hours.

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Thursday
Feb 21
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Application Secrets
Custom House/WeWork

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Job Application Secrets: Nine Common Mistakes Candidates Make

A hiring manager at any given tech company in Portland receives hundreds of applications for an open position in Sales, Marketing, Operations, or Administration. More than half of the received applications are discarded immediately, or soon after, due to simple (and preventable!) mistakes that applicants routinely make. During this presentation we’ll cover the 9 most common mistakes applicants make on their cover letters, resumes, email responses, phone screens, and in-person interviews that disqualify them from the applicant pool. A successful job application means successfully marketing and selling yourself to the company—and in this presentation marketer Carly J. Cais shows you how to jump through each job application hoop successfully. Getting a job is ultimately 10% luck and 90% meeting the company’s criteria, but coming to this presentation will help you ace that 90%. You can get in the room with the decision-makers...and ultimately get HIRED.

Carly J. Cais, Senior Sales & Marketing Operations Manager, Routeware LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlyjcais/

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Doors open /networking

6:00 pm - Introduction

6:15 pm - Presentation

7:00 pm - Networking

7:30 pm - 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: Garage parking available at Metropolitan Garage or 1000 Broadway Building Garage

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: After 6pm, elevator to 12th Floor needs key card to access. But we will have a team member downstairs to badge people in

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, Pioneer Place/SW 5th MAX line are nearby

Q: Can I bring my dog? 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 6
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

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Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset

• Preparation for the non-technical parts

• How to study for the coding interview

• How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 40. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

Agenda:

5:00 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: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No on-site parking available at this event.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

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

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agenda:

5:00 pm - Doors open / networking

5:45 pm - Introduction + guest speaker

6:30 pm - Networking

7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

Tuesday
Mar 19
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) March Happy Hour
Cambia Health Solutions

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Join us for March Happy Hour at Cambia Health!

PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our March Happy Hour at Cambia Health! A lot of people talk about the Importance of diversity in the technology Industry, but does diversity even matter if there are not meaningful efforts to achieve inclusion? The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What is the Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion?”

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

Filmmaker Casey Hastings will screen her short film “Diversity Hires,” and she and the actors involved will speak briefly on the making of the film

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

  • An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

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

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We will have signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, please leave your furry friends at home. There are dogs in the building during work hours.

Purpose:

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

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

Website
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) March Happy Hour
Cambria

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Join us for March Happy Hour at Cambia Health!

PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our March Happy Hour at Cambia Health! A lot of people talk about the Importance of diversity in the technology Industry, but does diversity even matter if there are not meaningful efforts to achieve inclusion? The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What is the Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion?”

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

Filmmaker Casey Hastings will screen her short film “Diversity Hires,” and she and the actors involved will speak briefly on the making of the film

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

  • An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

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

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We will have signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, please leave your furry friends at home. There are dogs in the building during work hours.

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Thursday
Mar 21
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Board Live Event
Finastra

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Don’t miss the latest edition of our 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 a printed copy 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.

Agenda:

4:00 p.m. - Hiring company setup

4:30 p.m. - Networking and resume review begins

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

*Note that there is no formal presentation or announcement section at this event, it's just networking and resume reviews.

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 metered street parking available.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The building entrance for 1320 SW Broadway is on Broadway, when entering the building, turn left to access the Finastra reception desk to check in.

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.

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

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

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

Moderated by:

Nadya Ighani - Producer at Swift Agency

Agenda:

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

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Panel Begins

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

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, with accommodations.

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:00 pm - Doors open / networking

5:30 pm - Introductions (PDXWIT & Intel)

6:00 pm - Featured Speakers

6:30 pm - Networking

7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

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

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

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, and Heather Knight. This is an incubator opportunity which could result in future programming.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by completing this form. Applications are due by March 20th and the 10 invitees will be notified by March 27th.

Agenda:

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

6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

A: Front door is on NW 1st Ave.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We do not have secured bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

Table Topics to help break the ice.

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

Agenda:

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

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

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Yes, but it is not free.

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

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

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

City Center Parking - 429 SW Oak St

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

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

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, but not necessary.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, there will be gender neutral restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

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

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, public transportation is best.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-experienced-women-in-tech-tickets-58438430920] is required to gain entry to this event

Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology? Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for awhile? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

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

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Doors open

6:00 pm - Introduction

6:15pm - Presentation/Discussion Begins

7:00 pm - Networking

7:30 pm - Event Ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset

• Preparation for the non-technical parts

• How to study for the coding interview

• How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 40. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open

5:15 p.m. - Introduction

5:30 p.m. - Session begins

6:30 p.m. - Session ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

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

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

Agenda:

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

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

A: No.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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

Get Hired Up!

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

We’ll have a short presentation from Jesselle Hedman, EDI Success Manager at Treehouse, titled Navigating Career Transitions: Branding Your Future. This is a brief talk on understanding your personal brand and infusing that into any job you want.

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

Registration Questions for Volunteers:

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

Option 1: Mock interviews (technical)

Option 2: Mock interviews (non-technical)

Option 3: Resume review

Option 4: Portfolio review (creative)

Option 5: Portfolio review (technical)

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

Option 7: Not sure but I want to help

Q2: Please list any scheduling restrictions you have between 5:30-7:30 p.m.? __________________

Registration Questions for General:

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

Option 1: Mock interviews (technical)

Option 2: Mock interviews (non-technical)

Option 3: Resume review

Option 4: Portfolio review

Option 5: Q&A with recruiters

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

Agenda:

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

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

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

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the event will be ADA accessible.

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

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

Join us for May Happy Hour at Vacasa!

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

Table Topics to help break the ice.

A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

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

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this presentation you will:

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

• Discover the guiding principle that nourishes more effective collaboration.

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

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Introduction

6:00 p.m. - Presentation Begins

7:00 p.m. - Presentation Ends

7:30 p.m. - Event Ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This event will sell out, so RSVP soon!

Agenda:

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

6:00 p.m. - Introductions

6:15 p.m. - Presentation begins

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

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

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

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We do not have onsite parking.

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, we can provide bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agenda:

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

5:45 p.m. - Introductions

6:00 p.m. - Guest speaker

6:30 p.m. - More networking

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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

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

Website