PDXWIT Award Winners

 

2018

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Perry Eising

Community Strategy and Management at Netify

Perry was chosen as the 2018 Best Contributor for providing tremendous and transformative guidance on creating safe, welcoming and empowering spaces for all genders.

PDXWIT has donated $1000 in Perry's name to Rose Haven, a day shelter and community center serving women, children and gender non-conforming folks experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges.

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Tiffany Longworth

Site Reliability Engineer at Zapproved

Tiffany was one of three finalists for Best Speaker and after a runoff with the other finalists clinched the title for her 3 minute lightning talk entitled: "DevOps Preppers: What the Zombie Apocalypse Can Teach Us About Incident Management."

PDXWIT has donated $1000 in Tiffany's name to Black Girls Code, an organization providing young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn in-demand skills in technology and computer programming.

2017

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Katharine Nester

Chief Product and Technology Officer at Ruby Receptionists

Katharine was chosen as the Best Contributor of 2017 as a result of her relentless efforts and accomplishments in closing the gender gap in tech by achieving a sought-after employee base of 50% women, including engineering roles.

PDXWIT has donated $2000 in Katharine's name to the Girls Inc., Eureka! program, an actionable initiative, making real progress for diversity in the pipeline of talent for our industry.

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Tanya Crenshaw

Senior Software Engineer at New Relic

Tanya was chosen as the Best Speaker of 2017 after being nominated by our community for her lead role in our "Become a Workplace Ally" and officially selected as the winner for her performance at the Women + Tech Holiday Party Best Speaker runoff.

PDXWIT has donated $2000 in Tanya's name to Rose Haven, a day shelter and community center serving women, children and gender non-conforming folks experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges.