• Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Tiberius Hefflin

    🎉 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 – Tiberius shares her tech journey 4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience 👩🏽 Our Speaker Tibbs graduated from the University of West of Scotland with a degree in computer security. She has since relocated to Portland, OR, where she evangelizes for privacy and security while doing Open Source Security Research at a large blue chip company. She is passionate about creating opportunity for diversity in the InfoSec community, teaching InfoSec best practices to average computer users, encouraging small children to learn more about STEM topics and about laughing at cats on the internet. 👩🏽‍💻 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.

  • Design Study Night: Craft Your Personal Brand

    moovel North America - Portland

    🎨 Craft Your Personal Brand Do you know how to capture the attention of your audience and make yourself stand out from the competition? Whether you are a soloprenuer, moonlighter, or full-time employee, diving into the world of branding can be the key factor that gives you the clarity, focus, confidence, verbal and visual cohesiveness that delivers an unforgettable impact on others. Attend this session with Kate Mueller to discover the process of building your brand along with the best practices for designing and developing your visual identity system. Participants will be guided through a worksheet to jump start their own branding discovery process. ⏰ Agenda 5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food 5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel 6:00-7:00 - Personal Branding 7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks 👩🏽 About our Speaker Kate Mueller is a Portland-based Senior Graphic Designer with 16 years experience in the worlds of marketing and graphic design. She currently works as a Senior Designer at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. She also helps others define and focus their businesses through her own company, Gilded Branding (GildedBranding.com). Kate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Advertising from Iowa State University. 👩🏽‍💻 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.