What we're about

Women Who Code is the largest and most active community of engineers dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We envision a world where women are representative as technical executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. Our programs are designed to get you there.

Who should join?

Our community is for professional women in technology careers, including software engineers, developers, UX/UI designers, data scientists and more. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Bring your laptop and a friend!

What to expect?

Our events offer free hands on technical events, study groups, panel discussions, lightning talks, and keynotes featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success.

Connect with #WWCode Portland:

WWCode Portland: https://www.womenwhocode.com/portland
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/wwcodeportland
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wwcodeportland
Medium: https://www.medium.com/@wwcodeportland

Support us:

WWCode relies on donations to support this catalytic movement. Funding directly impacts our ability to deliver programs and expand to more cities, ensuring that even more women have the opportunity to excel in tech careers. https://opencollective.com/wwcodeportland

Code of Conduct:

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version and access our incident report form at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct

Terms of Service:

Everyone who participates in our community agrees to abide by our Terms of Service. Read it at http://www.womenwhocode.com/tos

Privacy Policy:

Everyone who participates in our community agrees to abide by our Privacy Policy. Read it at http://www.womenwhocode.com/privacy-policy

Upcoming events (4)

Lunch Hour Live Session: Psychological Safety in Agile with Ann Hazzart

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🎨 Lunch Hour Live Session: Psychological Safety in Agile with Ann Hazzart

An exploration of the concept of psychological safety in workspaces and our personal lives.

⏰ Agenda (Virtual event)

12:00 - Icebreaker, chatting
12:05 - Event and speaker introductions
12:10 - Psychological safety talk
12:40 - Discussion
12:55 - Closing

👩🏽 About Our Speaker

Ann Marie Hazzart is an account officer in the government of Jamaica with 7+ years of experience engaged in meeting facilitation, policy evaluation and analysis, stakeholder engagement, coaching and corporate training. She is: a lifelong learner who is always striving for success, self-improvement and seeking better ways of doing things; an Agile practitioner, aiming to work smarter by using Agile methodologies to accomplish greater success in the work environment and in my personal life; a goal-oriented over-achiever excelling in last annual performance in three main areas of responsibility; and creating an e-form for monitoring companies’ compliance during the onset of COVID-19. She implemented Agile methodologies in the execution of her functions, and as a new Scrum Master, she is eager to transition into a technical role and in time become a dynamic Scrum Master.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

📃 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct
If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

📚 Book Club: Confident Women

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📚 Book Club: Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion

For our May Book Club, Women Who Code Portland and IEEE Oregon Women in Engineering (WIE) will be reading and discussing "Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion" by Tori Telfer.

In the 1900s, a 40something woman named Margaret Lydia Burton embezzled money all over the country and stole upwards of forty prized show dogs, while a few decades later, a teenager named Roxie Ann Rice scammed the entire NFL. And since the death of the Romanovs, women claiming to be Anastasia have been selling their stories to magazines. What about today? Spoiler alert: these “artists” are still conning. Confident Women asks the provocative question: Where does chutzpah intersect with a uniquely female pathology—and how were these notorious women able to so spectacularly dupe and swindle their victims?

📘 Book Selection

Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion
Author: Tori Telfer
More info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53487125-confident-women

If you are a student, unemployed, underemployed, or need assistance to purchase this book, we will buy it for you and mail it to your house. Fill out this form by Apr. 15: https://forms.gle/UPK6Hpz1USXbpYNc6

⏰ Agenda

6:00 - Welcome & Introductions
6:15 - General Discussion
7:30 - Closing Remarks

☎️ We will send out the link to a Zoom invite prior to the event.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

👩🏽‍🦱 👩🏻 Event Co-Hosts

Tyne Riddick (she/her) is a second-year graduate student at Oregon Health & Science University School of Public Health. Her interests lie in improving the health and well-being for older adults and the application of digital health interventions to public health. She is also a premedical student applying to medical school for the entering class of 2022. Her goal is to practice Internal Medicine, specializing in Geriatrics. In her spare time, she enjoys learning coding languages and creating her video game in the Unity game engine.

Meredith Sykes (she/her) is a software tester/QA Analyst who moonlights preparing taxes during tax season. She moved to Portland, Oregon from North Carolina in 2019 with her wife, just about in time to settle in for COVID. A trans ally, she enjoys helping transgender and intersex individuals with pro bono legal name and gender marker changes. She digs puzzles, board games, reading nonfiction, her Meetup discussion group, "An Amazing Discussion with Someone I Disagree With," and her two role-playing groups. Meredith enjoys traveling, but hasn't traveled much lately. She recently started taking a sewing class and is finding it quite fun.

👩🏽‍💻 About the IEEE Oregon Section WIE Affinity Group

This book club is also brought to you by the Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group for IEEE Oregon Section. IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the organization within IEEE dedicated to supporting and promoting women engineers and scientists; this community consists of women in engineering as well as their allies. We are all here to work together to support each other and increase the number of women working in the most interesting of all areas of engineering – electrical engineering!!

🔷 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

CONNECT Recharge 2022 - Part 3

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Join Us Live for Part 3 of Our One-Day Online Conference to CONNECT and Recharge!

Staying connected with industry experts and other women in tech from around the world is the best way to recharge your network and passion for what you do.

Women Who Code has created a three-part one-day live online event of diverse speakers to help you grow your skills and get inspired to take your career to the next level. Wherever you are on your journey, this conference has something for you!

What Can You Expect at CONNECT Recharge 2022?
Technical Resources

  • Technical Talks about python, cloud, mobile, frontend, blockchain, data science, and more
  • Technical Talks about trending tools and advancements
  • Workshops to improve accessibility, cyber security, UX/UI and more

Career Navigation

  • Meet with hiring managers looking for junior, mid, and senior technologists
  • Learn how to revise your resume and improve your interview skills
  • Develop a plan that optimizes your soft skills to transition to tech

Leadership

  • Connect with junior, mid, and senior tech technologists looking for new roles
  • Gain insight into creating more diverse teams
  • Scale your leadership skills to improve remote team culture

And more!

Part 3 Highlights: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Finish the day strong with even more great talks, workshops and panels, such as:

  • Accessibility Is a Moving Target
  • What They Don’t Tell You About Tech Interviews
  • De Backend Developer a Data Engineer: ¿Cómo dónde iniciar?
  • Coders Hangout
  • Today's Cryptography and the Impact of Quantum Computing

See the full schedule and register now!

Registration & Tickets
Register once for access to the entire day of talks, workshops and panels, as well as recruitment and networking events. Register now to purchase a ticket — or even donate a ticket to support another attendee.

Scholarship Tickets Available
Women Who Code events are inclusive and open to all, so we also provide scholarship tickets for anyone who needs one.

Code of Conduct + Issue Reporting
Women Who Code is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community. 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 Women Who Code events. Any issues? Reach out to [masked].

Questions?
We have a handy help desk that you can visit during CONNECT Recharge and chat your questions. You can also email [masked].
We hope to see you there!

📚 Book Club: The Gift of Fear

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📚 Book Club: The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

For our June Book Club, Women Who Code Portland and IEEE Oregon Women in Engineering (WIE) will be reading and discussing "The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence" by Gavin de Becker.

In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger—before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including how to act when approached by a stranger, when you should fear someone close to you, what to do if you are being stalked, how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls, the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person, and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.

📘 Book Selection

The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
Author: Gavin de Becker
More info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56465.The_Gift_of_Fear

If you are a student, unemployed, underemployed, or need assistance to purchase this book, we will buy it for you and mail it to your house. Fill out this form by May 15: https://forms.gle/Hf9w4CyAdpDrrX9T9 (Make sure you indicate the name of the book in the form and confirm that you will attend the event.)

⏰ Agenda

6:00 - Welcome & Introductions
6:15 - General Discussion
7:30 - Closing Remarks

☎️ We will send out the link to a Zoom invite prior to the event.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

👩🏽‍💻 About the IEEE Oregon Section WIE Affinity Group

This book club is also brought to you by the Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group for IEEE Oregon Section. IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the organization within IEEE dedicated to supporting and promoting women engineers and scientists; this community consists of women in engineering as well as their allies. We are all here to work together to support each other and increase the number of women working in the most interesting of all areas of engineering – electrical engineering!!

🔷 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

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📚 Book Club: The Psychology of Money

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