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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) November Happy Hour

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Free Geek

1731 SE 10th Ave.

Portland, OR 97214

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PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Free Geek for a special edition happy hour on #givingtuesday November 27th! The theme of the evening is Supporting our Community. Let’s connect to talk about how we can really show up and support one another.

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 Free Geek will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

  • A guest speaker will share their story of the impact Free Geek and PDXWIT has had on their professional and personal life.

  • Elizabeth Stock and Hilary Shohoney will talk about how critical it is for community members to do what they can to support organizations that matter to them.

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

  • An activity table where you 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.

  • A #givingtuesday table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support BOTH FreeGeek and PDXWIT at the event.


Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + lightning speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends


Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: We are largely ADA accessible with a few narrow hallways leading to the rear bathrooms.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes. There will also be labeled vegan and GF options labeled

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We do have onsite street parking, most of it is free, but pay attention to signage. We are also right off of major bus lines.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: We will have our front door open and there will be an optional coat and bag check. The front door will lock to the outside at 6pm, but can be opened from inside.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We do have secured bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Not particularly.

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.

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