What we're about

Join us by attending a WWCode event or signing up at http://www.womenwhocode.com .

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.

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

Share a Job with our Community:

Post your jobs on the Women Who Code Job Board and hire from our exclusive community of technical professionals. Get started at womenwhocode.com/companies.

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

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

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Upcoming events (5)

Resume Review and Salary Negotiation Workshop

** Please make sure to sign up via Eventbrite for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resume-review-salary-negotiation-workshop-tickets-61107550328 ** Women Who Code Portland is hosting a Resume Review & Salary Negotiation workshop. The goal of this workshop is to provide people with the opportunity to have their resumes reviewed by recruiters from local companies and hear from members in our community about their experiences negotiating their salaries. This event is geared towards helping women, but we welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers and follows our code of conduct. EVENT COST The event cost is $12 for participants and includes lunch. Scholarships: If you are a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance, we have full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application here (https://forms.gle/WrDqVE7zmbHLaG366). There will be no refunds for this event. If you cannot attend, you can email us to transfer the ticket to another attendee, or we can add it to our scholarship pool. AGENDA 9:30 - Doors Open, Introductions & Welcome note by WWCode 10:00 - Salary Negotiation Panel 11:00 - Jarvis Sam talk: In the Know - Demystifying Resume Writing and Interviewing 12:00 - Lunch 1:00 - Breakout sessions for resume review with recruiters 4:30 - Finish RULES - By coming to this event, you are agreeing to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) 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). ** Please make sure to sign up via Eventbrite for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resume-review-salary-negotiation-workshop-tickets-61107550328 **

Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Martha Valenta

🎉 Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the last Tuesday of the month. Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities. ➡️➡️➡️ Join the Zoom call: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134 ⬅️⬅️⬅️ ⏰ Agenda 4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intros from WWCode Portland and LaunchCode 4:05 – 4:25 PM – Our speaker shares her tech journey 4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience 👩🏽 Our Speaker Martha has been a Human-Centered Design consultant for the past 15 years, with a focus on the financial industry. She has collaborated on strategy, experience, and interaction design with business stakeholders, development teams, and users to create or improve processes and experiences. She is the President of the St. Louis Experience Design organization (STLX) and occasionally teaches UX at LaunchCode's CoderGirl. An artist advocate and prolific painter in her free time, she recently founded I Need That Art, where she connects artists with buyers. Martha is presently a Human-Centered Design Lead at 1904labs. 👩🏽‍💻 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 LaunchCode LaunchCode is a non-profit organization based in St. Louis, Missouri, that works with hundreds of companies to set up paid apprenticeships in technology for talented people who lack the traditional credentials to land a good job. For more information, please visit: https://www.launchcode.org/ 📃 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.

Workshop: A Beginner's Guide to Contributing to Open Source

This workshop is the third in our three part "Beginner's Guide to Open Source" series. Thanks to our sponsors, Mozilla and Intel Open Source! Have you ever asked the question: "How do I contribute to Open Sourced Software (OSS) and projects?" This event is for you. In this workshop, we’ll provide a guide to what OSS is, allow users to submit more detailed code PRs to a safe OSS repo created by Women Who Code, go through a code review process and have a guide to choosing OSS libraries. Women Who Code has created a simple repo full of possible data projects that participants will make pull requests into. We may ask participants to complete their coding projects ahead of time, to give us more time to focus on the act of PR merging, changing your PR and going through code reviews. Key Takeaways: - How to find OSS and projects to contribute to and where to go first - How to contribute to those projects - Build your coding skills by working on OSS projects - Best practices for contributing to OSS Program 5:00-5:30 - Doors open 5:30-7:45 - Introduction to Open Source 7:45-8:00 - Pack up + Clean up Prerequisites: - Basic command line knowledge (know how to move directories and create files) - Basic git knowledge (know how to create branches, pull and push) - A GitHub account Who Should Attend? Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct. {short} Code of Conduct Women Who Code (WWCode) is 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. 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 (https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/pages/22236117/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmJq0Evb0aDbx4flmmZT1xX0GCXj_F--5asjfH7XvkrLo4xA/viewform).

Design Study Night: Designing Augmented Reality Experiences with Torch

moovel North America - Portland

🎨 Designing Augmented Reality Experiences with Torch The field of AR/VR/XR is growing rapidly, and Kami Karras will help you dip your toes in. Kami will share her spatial design process and examples of augmented reality (AR) projects built with the free Torch iOS app (https://www.torch.app/download). Be sure to bring an ARKit-available device (iPhone 6S and later, iPad 2017 and later) if you would like to follow along with Kami as she live-builds an AR experience. ⏰ Agenda 5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food 5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel 6:00-7:00 - Designing in Augmented Reality with Torch 7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks 👩🏽 About our Speaker Trained as both designer and engineer, it's not very surprising Kami Karras landed in between those worlds and found herself working in AR. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Portland's Pacific Northwest College of Art, Kami pursued her love of code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women in the Bay Area. She now works at Torch (https://www.torch.app/) building AR experiences and educating others on how to build these experiences. Kami strives to inspire the world with the potential of AR and encourages everyone to play with the emerging technology while it's still young. 👩🏽‍💻 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 our Host moovel North America (becoming REACH NOW), a part of moovel Group, offers cities, public transit agencies and customers seamless access to multimodal transportation options through simple smartphone applications. A pioneer in Mobility-as-a-Service and the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing solutions for public transit, moovel NA (becoming REACH NOW) provides a next-generation mobile platform that streamlines the operations for transit agencies, and simplifies the travel experience for riders. 📃 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. ❓ Event + Venue Q&A Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes. Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, there is a gender neutral bathroom. Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event? A: We will have pizza (with vegetarian and vegan options available). Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue? A. Public transportation. REACH NOW is located by the Old Town stop for the MAX Blue/Red line and the Couch stop for the MAX Green/Yellow line. There is street parking ($2/hr) and various parking lots within a block or two. There is bike storage inside the building. Q: How do I enter the building? A: The entrance is on 4th between Davis and Everett. Someone from REACH NOW will be in the lobby starting at 5:15pm to greet people.

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