PDXWIT Presents: October Happy Hour Networking Event
Join us for happy hour at Viewpoint on October 15th! We have all experienced uncertainty in our lives and career, but sometimes this uncertainty can lead us in amazing directions. This month’s theme will be “Pivoting from uncertainty to passion.” To help get the networking flowing we will be using the conversation prompt “How have you overcome uncertainty in your career?” While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 p.m. to share important announcements and showcase three members of our community. A representative from our host company Viewpoint will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company Kathy Lee, Software Engineer at Microsoft, will give a lightning talk titled "How to push through uncertainty into potential" Molly Lindquist, Founder and CEO at Consano, will talk about Channeling Personal Crisis into Professional Passion 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 those hiring, to ensure people get connected. Agenda: 4:30 pm - Doors open 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 6:30 pm - Event ends Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, we have one bathroom that is gender neutral downstairs, and male/female designated restrooms on the main floor.. Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, we will be providing snacks and beverages. Q: What is the parking situation? A: REC center lot is across the street from the venue. The location for the event will be at 1510 SE Water Avenue, and there is a second building across the street that has parking available after 4pm. There is street parking available in the surrounding area. (G permit parking on the street is free for the first 2 hours and open to anyone after 6PM.) Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The doors require key card to get in at any time, so if someone leaves and wants to return, they will have to be let in by Viewpoint staff or PDXWIT Volunteer. Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No garage or secured bike storage is provided; however, there are 2 bike racks in the outside parking lots that can be used. Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Not necessarily, but Tilikum crossing transit junction is a short half-mile walk. Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.
1510 SE Water Ave , #300
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