Back to All Events

May Happy Hour

  • Vacasa 850 Northwest 13th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Join us for May Happy Hour at Vacasa!

PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at Vacasa for our next happy hour! The theme for this month is Accessibility in Technology. The conversation starters to keep the networking flowing will be “How can tech be more accessible?” and “What does an accessible tech environment mean to you?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase some individuals in our community.

  • An employee of Vacasa will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

  • Ilana Davis, Creative Director at Ilana Davis LLC, will do a lightning talk titled, “Designing for Inclusion.”

  • Tasha Zuniga, Full Stack Javascript Developer, will talk about fonts and how to make them accessible.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

  • An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

4:30 p.m. - Doors open
5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speaking segments
6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.


Host Spotlight

Amy Hillman

Meet Amy Hillman

Director of Product Design

How did you become involved in PDXWIT?

LinkedIn was the first place I learned about PDXWIT. I've worked in tech my entire career, and it's always been a very male dominated space for me. I'm happy to see much more gender diversity evolving in the tech field overall.

What do you like to do for fun in Portland?

I love a good hike and am excited to get back into rock climbing with my husband and young daughter. Portland's excellent coffee scene is probably my biggest weakness.

Where can we find you on a Saturday night?

With a young one at home, bedtime routines and reading books by the fire is a hot Saturday night for me right now. It's not the most glamorous phase of my life but I'm super into it, and I know these days will go quickly.


We’re on the lookout for speakers

Do you have a unique story to tell? Do you have a specific skill set you’d like to share with our community? We’re always looking for speakers to share their knowledge at an upcoming PDXWIT event. Learn more about our current speaking opportunities.

Do you want to host an event?

Is your company interested in hosting a PDXWIT event? This is a great opportunity to gain powerful exposure to the local workforce while showing your support for inclusion in Portland’s technology industry.

Our Sponsors

Executive Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Earlier Event: May 15
Get Hired UP