- Let's explore eBay Mobile with Peekay Chan (powered by FREE PIZZA!)
this month we want to introduce Peekay Chan from ebay! Peekay is currently a Senior Product Manager at eBay. He spanned his career across both technical and product management disciplines. Some of his achievements include launching a platform that enabled millions of IoT devices with Intel/Samsung, machine learning based authentication solution for Starbucks and Amazon. Peekay has experience working for Fortune 500 and startups including one of he co-founded! He is passionate about customer/lean development with a focus on technological innovation. Please join us and help learn from a successful PDX Product leader!
- Explore eBay mobile w/ Ami (powered by FREE PIZZA)!
- Let's explore NAVEX Global w/David Nash (powered by FREE PIZZA)!
For November, we have David Nash as our very special guest. This is the last meetup for the year as we will be taking a winter/holiday break in December. So make sure you join us and learn from a Product Management legend in Portland! Here's David's self-introduction: "Since arriving here in ’92 from New York, Portland has been very, very good to me. Like the TV commercial says, ‘I know a few things because I’ve seen a few things’. I would add that I’ve been blessed to meet some amazing people along the way. I came here courtesy of Intel, where I worked for some 17 years, and where I had the good fortune to reinvent myself several times: from motherboards to software-video & telecom, from Intel Labs, to venture investing and internal startups, I did everything I could to try new things, soak it all in, and become versatile. After leaving Intel in 2006, I spent 10 years at ADP Dealer Services (now known as CDK Global) where we built software for Automotive Retailers & OEMs. Last October – just about 1 year ago – I had the amazing good fortune to join NAVEX Global, who provides the world’s most comprehensive Ethics & Compliance SaaS platform – and has the inspiring mission of helping organizations protect their people, reputation, and bottom line. Our mission really speaks to me because, as a Boy Scout Leader for 25 years, I care a lot about integrity and being a servant leader. In addition to networking relentlessly along the way, I’ve also followed my passion in Product Management and created ProductCamp Portland in 2012. We’re running our 7th camp in March 2018. This one will be exciting for sure. And free pizza as usual!
- Explore Tenable Security w/Russ Smith (powered by FREE PIZZA)
This month at our meetup, we are featuring Russell Smith from Tenable Security (http://www.tenable.com/). I think this one will be exciting for all of our loyal members and newcomers equally for the following reasons: • Tenable Security is growing quite rapidly • Russ and his team(s) have nailed down the remote-friendly culture and they are open to hiring remote! • The engineering team at Tenable is doing some pretty cutting-edge stuff including full automation via CI/CD, fully trusted engineering team autonomy etc. Russ is planning to share all of these details at the meetup • Also, Russ will be our very first remote guest!!! Even though Russ lives in Sandy, about 45 minutes from downtown, we wanted to prove how successful remote collaboration can be! • We are settling into our brand new, beautiful location at Regus - Pearl. It will be a one of a kind, fast-paced experience with many actionable takeaways. You have our promise. And all powered by FREE PIZZA :)
- Explore Slalom Consulting with Vik Ramnath
At this unique meetup, "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _", each month we introduce a new company through one of their star employees. For September, we have a special and unique guest, Vik Ramnath. Vik and I worked at a tech company exactly for a year and became great friends.We shared many ups and downs while at that company and in our subsequent career quest. Vik is a very empathetic and discerning leader. You will get to experience that right away when you meet him next Thursday! Vik currently works as a Consultant at Slalom in their Delivery Leadership practice. Slalom is a .... Slalom has been named a best company to work for by numerous sources such as Forbes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes) Magazine, Fortune (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_Magazine) Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Glassdoor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glassdoor), and various business journals and news publications Slalom was recognized by Consulting Magazine as they earned the #3 ranking on the "Best Firms to Work For" list. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slalom_Consulting#cite_note-12)
- Let's explore Renew Financial w/Mark & Amanda
At this unique meetup, "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _", each month we introduce a new company through one of their star employees. Watch this space as we announce new companies and guest speakers. You definitely don't want to miss this :)
- Let's explore PayTrace (powered by FREE PIZZA)!
In May, we will have the executive team from a remote-first company called PayTrace. PayTrace is a payment processing company that's building a solid gateway for merchants all across the US! They have 1000s of happy merchants using their 100% Saas-based payment processing solution. And they have an amazing culture and technology. Scott Judkins, CEO and Trevor Redfern, VP of Technology will join us and answer our questions about the company, technology and culture. A few other PayTracers may also join to network with us, but for now Scott and Trevor are confirmed. See you all there!
- Explore Salesforce w/Shannon Santorineos (powered by FREE PIZZA)!
For our April meetup, I would like to introduce our special guest Shannon Santorineos. Shannon is the Customer Success Director at Salesforce, a company that is constantly ranked among the top most admired places to work in the last few years and a major force in the CRM space. Shannon began her career by building up significant experience in web development and e-commerce before moving onto learn about online marketing, SEO and Social Media marketing and finally becoming a Customer Success Director at Salesforce. There will be plenty to look forward to at our April meetup so do join us and of course there will be pizza as well :) Raghavan
- Explore JetReports w/their engineering leaders (powered by FREE PIZZA)!
In March, we are looking forward to welcome a couple of leaders from the engineering team at JetReports. JetReports is a unique company based right here in Portland! JetReports provides reporting and Business Intelligence solutions to help business users make informed decisions. They have >100K users worldwide and build all of their technology here. Their engineering leaders Sam, Scott, Malu and their talent development leader Emiley will join us to talk about their culture and growth plans. Bring your questions for this leadership team on March 8th. This will be another awesome opportunity to learn what it takes to be successful in the Portland tech market.
- Introducing ShiftWise & Michael Belding (powered by FREE PIZZA)
At this unique meetup, "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _", each month we introduce a new company through one of their star employees. This month we will have Michael Belding, VP of Engineering at ShiftWise. Michael helped the engineering team at ShiftWise to grow from 7 to 52 during the 9 years he was a leader there. We are excited to hear about the talent and culture at ShiftWise and the Portland tech community in general. Definitely come join us -- hopefully the weather co-operates this month!