Tech Hiring Insights: A Discussion with Experts in the Silicon Forest


851 SW 6th Ave #800 · Portland, OR

How to find us

Enter the Pacific Center building either on 6th Ave or Broadway and use the elevators to proceed to the 8th floor to check in!

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As the Silicon Forest continues to grow, we turn to established hiring specialists in the tech community for answers on how to navigate everything from IT management struggles like retention and hiring, to the effects of the latest technology trends on your career path.

Our panelists have a combined 25+ years in tech and are excited to share their experiences and answer questions.

* Neil Hefty, Talent Solutions Director at ProFocus Technology, an Inc. 500 Staffing and Consulting Company.

* Chris Miller, VP of Human Resources at Smarsh, the leading provider of data archiving solutions. Helping organizations capture content, reveal risk and provide insights and opportunity for a proper response.

* Lauren Shey, HR Generalist at Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner providing cloud migration, AWS-based IoT, and Mobile solutions.

6:00-6:30 Networking/Food/Drinks/Door Prizes
6:30-7:05 Panelist Presentations
7:05-7:40 Breakout Discussions with Presenters
7:40-8:00 Report Out and Wrap Up

This special event is made possible by platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology ( with space provided by Smarsh ( Learn more about our sponsors at or come chat with us at the event!

** Additional Information: **
Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible via the entrance to Pacific Center on 6th Ave.

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
A: Contact an event facilitator for further information.

Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event?
A: Food & Drink provided by ProFocus. GF/DF/V options available.

Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue?
A: If you can get to Pioneer Courthouse Square, you can get to this event! Trimet serves the area very well. Parking is available nearby in many paid lots. Parking validation will not be provided.

Q: How do I enter the building?
A: Enter the Pacific Center building on 6th Ave, near Water Ave Coffee (in the adjoining building)

This event is inclusive and open to all.