Fast Pitch: Get your rad idea in front of investors!
Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

Fast Pitch: Get your rad idea in front of investors!

Calling all entrepreneurs! Got an idea that you think has potential, but you want some experts to weigh in? Or perhaps you are already making your dream a reality, have some investment and want to keep your momentum going? Perhaps you’re somewhere in between. Get in front of Oregon Venture Fund investors so they can provide informal, constructive feedback and connections.

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Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks
Jul
30
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks

Join PDXWIT in partnership with PAF (Portland Ad Federation) for Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks. This an ongoing series that highlights innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their personal lives and careers. It will surely be an evening of inspiration.

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Human Centered Design
Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

Human Centered Design

Design is everywhere. From the clothes you’re wearing to the smartphone you’re holding, everything is designed. Design is crucial to just about everything—it renders the latest technology accessible to the masses, makes our favorite apps and products a pleasure to use, and determines which brands we return to over and over again. To put it simply, design matters.

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Vancouver Mixer
Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

Vancouver Mixer

While the event will be primarily focused on networking, guest speaker Jennifer Baker, President, Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), will share an inside look at her professional journey, from Washington D.C. to Ethiopia and Vanuatu and, most recently, to Clark County, where she leads the CREDC team working with private and public sector partners to accelerate the economic vitality of the region.

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August Happy Hour Networking Event
Aug
20
4:30 PM16:30

August Happy Hour Networking Event

Calling all introverts!

We all know the tech industry is full of networking events, but networking can be daunting, especially for introverts. The theme of our August Happy Hour is “Calling All Introverts!” To get people talking about this, our conversation prompt for the event will be “How does being an introvert or extrovert affect networking for you?”

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Volunteer Info Night
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Info Night

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our Fall volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

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Self Care and Mitigating Workplace Stress
Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

Self Care and Mitigating Workplace Stress

Join us June 25th for a panel discussion and action-oriented evening on tackling this complex, critical topic. Co-hosted by workplace wellness consultancy Health Equity Partners, come ready to listen, learn, share and—we hope—leave inspired and motivated to make changes you need both for yourself, your company, and your community. 

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June Happy Hour
Jun
18
4:30 PM16:30

June Happy Hour

Join us for June Happy Hour at WeWork Pioneer Place, hosted by Green Bits!

In our aim to be an organization that supports and empowers women, non-binary folks and people of color, we want to address racism head on. One way that racism can be expressed is through lack of recognition of indigenous lands and erasure of indigenous history. We are moving towards incorporating land acknowledgement into the introduction at all of our events and will be dedicating our June happy hour to providing some additional context on how we will be doing this.

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Volunteer Info Night
Jun
3
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Info Night

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our summer volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT

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How to Study for a Technical Interview
May
1
5:00 PM17:00

How to Study for a Technical Interview

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates.

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How to Navigate The Tech Field: A Beginner's Guide
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

How to Navigate The Tech Field: A Beginner's Guide

Many people starting out in the software industry experience frustration when work conversations are riddled with acronyms or tech jargon they do not understand. They become overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information to learn and do not know where to start. To rectify that, we have a group of women speaking who can demystify some of the tools, jargon, and jobs around software.

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April Happy Hour Networking Event
Apr
16
5:00 PM17:00

April Happy Hour Networking Event

We all know the tech industry is full of networking events; in fact, you are reading about one right now! It can be tough to be our authentic selves in these situations. Let’s face it: sometimes it can be awkward to network. The theme of our April Happy Hour is “Stay Authentic: From the Office to Networking.” To get people talking about this, our conversation prompt for the event will be “What does authenticity mean to you?”

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Diversity Dinner (APPLY TO ATTEND)
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Diversity Dinner (APPLY TO ATTEND)

Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, and Heather Knight. This is an incubator opportunity which could result in future programming.

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Job Board Live Event
Mar
21
4:30 PM16:30

Job Board Live Event

Don’t miss the latest edition of our Job Board Live event, where companies that have posted featured jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be there to meet you in person and give you a chance to share your brilliant skills and qualifications.

We’ll also have a team reviewing resumes; bring a printed copy along, and they can help you polish it and make an even better impression.

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March Happy Hour
Mar
19
5:00 PM17:00

March Happy Hour

PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our March Happy Hour at Cambia Health! A lot of people talk about the Importance of diversity in the technology Industry, but does diversity even matter if there are not meaningful efforts to achieve inclusion? The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What is the Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion?”

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