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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality

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Emerge Interactive

412 SW 12th Avenue

Second Floor

Portland, OR 97205

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Are you looking for an event to get better acquainted with Virtual Reality? In partnership with Joshua Alan Young from the Portland VR Meetup, co-organizers Judy Fischbach and Marguerite Gallagher invite you to come learn what Virtual Reality offers and to understand why there is so much trending interest. An emerging technology that is expected to impact many fields, including entertainment, journalism, education, and health care, VR/AR has been identified by the Technology Association of Oregon as one of top areas of technology growth in our state. The community in Portland is gaining momentum. It's an exciting time for many of us to jump in as the technology is so new. The playing field is more level and there is much interest beyond non-technology in areas such as the arts and education. The integrative nature of creating applications in VR can be unique and fun!

Don’t know where to begin? We will have an overview, hands-on opportunities to experience the technology, and information on tools and resources. Our panel will include speakers from the community on VR education and on companies/projects with promising VR related work which demonstrates the variety of exciting applications. Bring your questions!

We promise this will be a fun and memorable evening as we explore ways to grow community together in this fascinating new area of technology!

Agenda:
5:30 - 6:30 : Networking / Trials-Demos / Vendors
6:30 - 6:45 : Welcome and Overview
6:45 - 7:45 : Guest Speakers
7:45 - 8:15 : Networking

Event FAQ
Q: What is the parking situation?
A: Public parking and street parking is available (though we cannot validate parking).

Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: There is an open bike room, but please bring locks as it is in a common space.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: We always recommend public transportation as a way to cut down on Co2, and there is plenty of public transportation nearby.


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.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Portland, OR 97205

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