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We are a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community. We encourage women and other under-represented groups who are in or around tech and their allies to join us! Trans and non-binary people are always welcome.

Upcoming events (5+)

PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Experienced Women In Tech

***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.

PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT)How to Study for a Technical Interview

***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.

PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) Cryptocurrency: Exploring the Potential

***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.

PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) Get Hired UP

SurveyMonkey

***Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-get-hired-up-tickets-59468803793] is required to gain entry to this event *** 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.

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