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1414 NW Northrup Street #700
Portland, OR 97209, USA (map)

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.

Future events happening here

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Past events that happened here

  • Tuesday
    Dec 10 2019
    PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner (Apply to Attend)

    Zapproved

    Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-diversity-dinner-apply-to-attend-tickets-79037087055) 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 Marcus Carter, and Crystal Sincoff, and Zhou Fang.

    Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by completing this form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX2HwaaTXHyhzkaNlkrWeOpBWVetYRse1ICTN3_dTzjy4_IA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1. Applications are due by November 25th and the 10 invitees will be notified by December 2nd.

    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
    Nov 12 2019
    Portland OWASP Chapter Meeting: Overcoming Your Greatest InfoSec Adversary: You!

    Zapproved

    Tips on formulating complete sentences without acronyms, learning to pretend you aren't the smartest person in the room, choosing the right animations for your PowerPoint presentations, and more! Let's be honest, you probably didn't get into info-sec because of your love for public speaking, your mastery of written and verbal communication, or your highly-tuned social skills! Regardless, these things are key to your success or failure in info-sec. Dare to join me for a frank if somewhat tongue-in-cheek conversation regarding strategies for simplifying complex conversations, recognizing and overcoming common communication obstacles, translating leet-speak to business language and creating effective visual presentations.

    Speaker: Patterson Cake

    Patterson has been in information technology for over 20 years, focusing on security for the past several years in offensive, defensive and leadership roles. He is the founder of Haven Information Security, an instructor for SANS, and the Principal Cybersecurity Engineer for PeaceHealth.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 14 2019
    Portland OWASP - InfoSec and AppSec: Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring Q&A

    Zapproved

    Following up Ryan Krause's talk on breaking into the cybersecurity industry, May's chapter meeting hosted by Zapproved will offer attendees an opportunity to hear from hiring managers and InfoSec/AppSec leaders on what they look for in hiring for their roles and thoughts on career progression. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions and engage our panel.

    Panel:

    Zefren Edior - Umpqua Bank

    Zefren currently works at Umpqua Bank, and he is the Information Security Assurance Lead. He has 10 plus years of experience in IT operations, information security, risk management, compliance and audit. He mentors and advises students, who have worked at public accounting firms, big tech companies, and startups. He is passionate about technology, cybersecurity, and helping people align their knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve personal and professional growth.

    Patterson Cake - Haven Information Security / PeaceHealth

    Patterson has been in information technology for over 20 years, focusing on security for the past several years in offensive, defensive and leadership roles. He is the founder of Haven Information Security, an instructor for SANS, and the Principal Cybersecurity Engineer for PeaceHealth.

    Josha Bronson - Bronsec

    Josha is a founder at bronsec, working with clients big and small on all aspects of security. Former security team founder at yammer.

    Sam Harwin - Salesforce

    Sam leads a technical team of security engineers that assess a wide variety of Enterprise facing infrastructure for the organization. They focus on performing technical security testing, risk assessments, and providing business risk guidance on a wide variety of infrastructure technologies such as operating systems (Mac, Linux, Windows, iOS, Android), devices (mobile, embedded technologies, IOT), networks (wired, wireless, cloud), and applications (endpoint, mobile, public cloud).

    Philip Jenkins - Zapproved

    Philip is director of compliance and IT at Zapproved. He has over 20 years’ experience in IT security, network management, system engineering, and IT processes. His past experience includes Director of Security at Jama Software and CISO at Strands Finance. Philip holds his CISSP and CISM certifications and is a recognized leader in information security. He is active in (ISC)2, ISACA, OWASP, InfraGard, and ISSA.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 9 2019
    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.

    Website