Join us for happy hour at New Relic on April 16th.
We all know the tech industry is full of networking events; in fact, you are reading about one right now! It can be tough to be our authentic selves in these situations. Let’s face it: sometimes it can be awkward to network. The theme of our April Happy Hour is “Stay Authentic: From the Office to Networking.” To get people talking about this, our conversation prompt for the event will be “What does authenticity mean to you?”
While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 6:00pm to share important announcements and showcase three members of our community.
A representative from our host company New Relic will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company
Chikeola Karimou, Lifestyle Mentor, will talk about how we can show up to work as our best selves
Shannon Wolcott, Marketing and Career Services Director at Alchemy Code Lab, will talk about how we can be authentic when networking
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.
5:00 p.m. - Doors open/Networking
6:00 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers
7:00 p.m. - Event ends
Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?
Q: What is the parking situation?
A: Yes, but it is not free.
Parking Options: There are multiple parking garages located nearby. We do encourage public transportation, however, as we do not validate parking.
PMC Parking - US Bancorp Garage (in building) 127 SW 5th Ave
City Center Parking - 435 SW Pine St (close by)
City Center Parking - 429 SW Oak St
Star Park US Bank - 654 SW Oak St / 311 SW Broadway Ave
Our office is also located directly on the Yellow, Orange, and Green Trimet Max lines.
Upon arrival, please take the elevator to Reception on the 27th floor.
Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?
A: Elevators and doors are unlocked from 8:00am-5:00pm, and are keycard only at all other times unless otherwise scheduled.
Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: New Relic does indeed have secure bicycle parking! There are spaces to securely hang bicycles outside our event space. There is bicycle parking in the building parking garage, but we cannot guarantee the security down there.
Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: Yes, but not necessary.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.
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.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019