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

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Upcoming events (4)

Hacktoberfest: Study Night

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Participating in Hacktoberfest, or want to participate? This will be a relaxed, free-form study night that will let you work on pull requests or pair with others while sharing food, drinks, and great company. Commit your first PR to an open source project! We'll be leading a small intro to submitting a PR on GitHub, for those who have never submitted one before; most of the event will be a relaxed study space, where you can set your own pace and ask others for help if needed. We'll offer small prizes to anyone who submits a PR during the event. What's Hacktoberfest? Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and DEV — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like, and ones they've just discovered. No contribution is too small—bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating. Can't make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using the hashtag, #hacktoberfest. Sign up to participate today: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/ Rules and Prizes First sign up on the Hacktoberfest site. If you open up five pull requests between October 1 and October 31, you'll win a free, limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. (Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted; as long as they've been opened between the very start of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count towards a free T-shirt.) Come prepared with: * Laptop/Computer * IDE of your choice - we like Visual Studio Code * Git/GitHub or GitLab. If you don't know git, we'll teach you! 🙅🏼‍♀️ CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️ By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct). 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.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

Kubernetes Workshop

Bumped

*** An Eventbrite ticket is required to participate in this workshop https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kubernetes-workshop-wwcode-portland-tickets-74275970427 *** Women Who Code Portland is holding a Kubernetes workshop! Kubernetes has the reputation of being a complex system with a steep learning curve. We will see that it is, indeed, a complex system, but that it is possible to tame its most essential features in just a few hours. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn about Kubernetes and its key concepts, both in theory (we will become familiar with all the things evoked in the previous paragraph) and in practice (we will know how to use them to deploy and scale our applications). This workshop is for developers, system administrators, and architects alike: anyone who needs to interact with a Kubernetes cluster, or who wants to understand practical Kubernetes concepts in order to design scalable applications. This is what we will do: • See what a containerized application looks like • Learn about Kubernetes concepts, architecture, and network model • Interact with a Kubernetes cluster with the kubectl CLI • Create deployments, pods, services, daemon sets, and more • Implement high availability and load balancing for our services • Export and import YAML description of Kubernetes resources • Deploy new releases of our application without downtime • ... and some more! EVENT COST: The event cost is $15 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/EFjfHWHgBayNihaU8). 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 9:30am - Doors Open + Check-In 9:45am - Welcome from WWCode Portland & Bumped 10:00 am- K8s 12:30pm - Lunch 1:00pm – K8s 4:30pm - Wrap up PREREQUISITES To make the most out of this workshop, you should be comfortable with the UNIX command line (be able to SSH into a remote machine, navigate directories, edit files with `vi` or a similar editor), and have basic knowledge of containers. It's not necessary to be a Docker expert, but ideally, you'll have already built and run a container image (for instance with `docker build` and `docker run`). If you don't have much experience with containers but still want to attend, we suggest that you catch up by following the "Hands-on Learning" tutorials on https://training.play-with-docker.com/ops-stage1/, for instance. (Other tutorials are good too!) OUR HOST Bumped 111 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor, Portland PARKING/COMMUTE Bumped is right off of Green, Yellow & Orange MAX lines There are also many parking structures near by (like City Center Parking etc) 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, or socioeconomic status. 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 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. *** An Eventbrite ticket is required to participate in this workshop https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kubernetes-workshop-wwcode-portland-tickets-74275970427 ***

Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys - Panel Discussion

🎉 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 panelists shares their tech journeys 4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience 👩🏽 Our Speakers Beth Effertz is currently the Enterprise Program Management lead at Bunzl Distribution, a $7B St. Louis company. She has worked in a number of roles in Technology Leadership, including the CIO at Furniture Brands and North American CIO Curium Pharma. She enjoys finding the best ways to integrate a business’ strategy into its IT Strategy and looks forward to finding new technologies that can be used to satisfy a business need. Beth started her career in IT as a Business Analyst and spent time configuring and managing SAP projects. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for the St. Louis Alumnae Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta and traveling as much as possible! Martha Valenta 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. Panelist #3 - TBA 👩🏽‍💻 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

CSS Study Night: Drawing with CSS - Halloween Edition 🎃

TBD (Portland location)

🎉 Welcome to CSS Study Night! Throughout the year, we will cover various CSS topics in these events. CSS Study Nights take place on the last Tuesday of every other month. They’ll open with a talk or two followed by a mini-workshop where attendees will work on a project related to that night’s topic. This month, we'll learn how to draw with CSS and collaboratively decorate a haunted house. We had a similar workshop last December where attendees collaboratively decorated this Christmas tree: https://codepen.io/sajoy/full/XyyBQX Please bring your laptop and sign up for a CodePen (https://codepen.io/) account before arriving. We highly encourage pair programming so if you can’t bring a laptop, that’s okay. 🕠 Schedule 5:30-5:50 - Check-in + Grab food 5:50-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland 6:00-6:30 - Drawing with CSS - Sarah Joy Calpo 6:30-7:30 - Collaborative Haunted House Decorating 👩‍💻 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. 🚈 About our Host Info coming soon. ✨ 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: To be determined (TBD) Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: To be determined (TBD) Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event? A: Yes. Details TBD. Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue? A. To be determined (TBD) Q: How do I enter the building? A: To be determined (TBD)

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