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🎨 Knitworking night Winter is coming, time to pick up a new hobby! Women Who Code Portland is glad to bring you events to fight the winter blues. Come to Vevo for this networking event where you can learn how to knit (a dishcloth) or bring your own knitting or crochet-ing projects. If you want to learn how to knit please bring the following gear: ø Knitting Needles: 9 inch straight single point, size 8 (i suggest bamboo for new knitters) ex: https://www.amazon.com/Clover-Takumi-9-Inch-Single-Point/dp/B00175U7KK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=30WQTO339F5DA&keywords=knitting+needles+size+8&qid=1573856691&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011&rnid=2470954011&rps=1&sprefix=knitting+needles+size+%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-3 ø Yarn: Worsted weight cotton yarn (I suggest Lily Sugar N' Cream) 1 ball https://www.amazon.com/Lily-Sugar-Cream-Original-Solid/dp/B000QHF95I/ref=sr_1_7?crid=3AIJRSZK3MSC6&keywords=sugar+and+cream+cotton+yarn&qid=1573856809&sprefix=sugar+and+cream%2Caps%2C214&sr=8-7 ⏰ Agenda 5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food 5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Vevo 6:00-7:30 - Knitworking 👩🏽💻 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. ❓ Event + Venue Q&A Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes. Q: Are pets allowed? A. Only service animals are allowed. Q: Can I come with my kids? 👶 A. We do not offer childcare but you are welcome to bring your little ones. They will be under your own supervision. Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, there is a gender neutral bathroom available downstairs. There are Women's and Men's bathrooms at Vevo. Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event? A: We will have light snacks. Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue? A. Public transportation. Vevo is located on the 36th floor of the Big Pink. You can also find off-street parking in the evenings.
➡️➡️➡️ Please RSVP on Eventbrite to help us expedite checkin: http://bit.ly/wwcode-holiday-party ⬅️⬅️⬅️ It's the end of a decade, and we're so thrilled to celebrate it with all of you! Join us on Friday, December 6th at Airbnb for our Holiday Party + Tech Awards, an evening of networking, inspiring speakers, giveaways, and delicious food and drinks. ⏰ Agenda 5:30 - 6:15: Doors open + Networking Activity 6:15 - 6:30: Welcome from Women Who Code Portland + Airbnb 6:30 - 7:30 : Panel: Support Products at Airbnb - Building for a Diverse Community" 7:30 - 8:30: Networking + Tech Award Presentations 🏆 Women Who Code Portland Tech Awards At the end of the night, we'll be giving out our annual tech awards! We're accepting submissions through November 23rd - if you know of any women or non-binary person who you think deserves to be nominated, nominate them here: Technical Leader: http://bit.ly/wwcode-tech-award Community Leader: http://bit.ly/wwcode-community-award Rising Star: http://bit.ly/wwcode-rising-star 👩🏽 Panel Details Our talented panelists and moderator will discuss how the product pipeline works at Airbnb: Heesoo Kim (she/her): Heesoo is a data scientist at Airbnb. Before entering the world of tech, she pursued an academic career in Neuroscience studying the little brains of little creatures. Previously, Heesoo worked in pre-clinical drug discovery and health insurance where she was also involved in analytics career development and women's groups. Megan Dropela (she/her): Megan is a Product Manager at Airbnb. Originally from the east coast, she went to school in New England and graduated with a degree in Market Research. Megan has a long history with Airbnb, starting as a community support agent, where she had first hand experience with the issues facing the Airbnb community. This experience and knowledge has allowed her to grow her career in Product, always focused on the user. Colleen Purdy (she/her): Colleen is a Designer at Airbnb. After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design, she embarked on her career in tech in Portland working for companies like Intel, McAfee, and Instrument. Colleen is passionate about designing beautiful and usable products for complex problems that people rely on to do their jobs. Martha Sander (she/her): Martha is a Software Engineer at Airbnb. After graduating with a degree in Philosophy and Teaching, she decided to leave Brazil to travel the world. After returning from Asia, she started working at Airbnb as a Customer Support Specialist. Last year, Martha transitioned to an Engineering role, through an internal program, in which she learned web developing with the engineering team here in Portland. Elizabeth Clarkson - Moderator (she/her): Elizabeth is a founding member of the Portland Nerdettes, an Airbnb group for women in engineering, data science, ITX and allies. She is a Computer Science student and works in Airbnb's Trust organization. In addition to her love of coding, Elizabeth developed after-school bike riding and mechanics programs for youth in Chicago and New York, and currently volunteers for Portland Baroque Orchestra. 📃 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. 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 RSVP on Eventbrite to help us expedite checkin: http://bit.ly/wwcode-holiday-party ⬅️⬅️⬅️