Networking Night @ Vernier - "What Does It Mean to Do What You Love?"

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Our August Networking Night is being hosted by Vernier Software & Technology (, a company whose mission is to inspire scientific curiosity in students around the globe. Vernier strives to increase student learning and to support science educators by pioneering technologies used to collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data.

This month we are featuring an exciting workshop by Maigen Thomas called: What Does It Mean to “Do What You Love?” This workshop helps you explore your own values and passions, and how that relates to your career.


5:30 – 6:00: Networking and snacks

6:00 – 6:15: Intro from Women Who Code & from Vernier

6:15 – 8:15: What Does It Mean To “Do What You Love?” workshop with Maigen Thomas

8:15 – 8:45: More Networking + Closing Remarks

About Vernier

Founded in 1981, Vernier pioneers award-winning interfaces, sensors, software, and curriculum to transform how educators teach science and how students collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data.

When it comes to scientific data collection, Vernier has perfected the development and production of affordable, easy-to-use data-acquisition products (probeware) for science classrooms and labs around the world.

Vernier is dedicated to creating a unique and comfortable work environment and providing quality customer service. Vernier is one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon for over ten years.

About Maigen Thomas

As a Developer of Businesses and Lover of Startups, Maigen is passionate about helping people be and do BETTER.

Maigen is the lead Front-End Developer and UX Designer at Unigo, a SaaS company focused on helping students find the perfect college and scholarships to help pay for it. She also serves her community as a Business Development Consultant, helping small businesses and entrepreneurs build a better business through an optimized user experience for everyone.

Maigen is the author of three books and is a regular contributor on HuffPost and Medium. Additionally, she has been featured on various radio shows, USA Today, ValuePenguin, Mashable, ThePennyCounter, and US News & World Report.

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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