PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Simple for a special edition happy hour on November 19th as part of the Give!Guide drive!

The theme of the evening is Supporting our Community. Let’s connect at Simple and talk about how we can really show up and support one another. New Relic is also going to be matching the first $3k to PDXWIT as part of #givingtuesday!

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

We are excited that CymaSpace, a non-profit performance venue and technology incubator here in Portland, will be providing their stand-alone system dedicated to providing a more accessible and inclusive event to Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities utilizing Cymatic technology (translating sound waves into visual and tactile phenomena).

An employee from Simple will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities, and a representative from New Relic will also be on-hand to let everyone know about opportunities in their organization.

Guest speaker Hazel Valdez will share her story of the impact PDXWIT has had on her professional and personal life.

Megan Bigelow 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 PDXWIT at the event.

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