PDXWIT and Blacks in Tech (BiT), along with host NV5 Geospatial, have teamed up to highlight Portland organizations working to provide access to tech to marginalized and underserved communities in
PDXWIT and Blacks in Tech (BiT), along with host NV5 Geospatial, have teamed up to highlight Portland organizations working to provide access to tech to marginalized and underserved communities in our school system.
Dwayne Thomas, BiT Portland Chapter President will share the work BiT is doing to make sure students understand their path and opportunities in tech and other Portland organizations will share how they are supporting underserved students with access to learning, opportunities and funding.
5:00pm – Doors Open
5:30pm – Welcome, Announcements & Introductions
5:40pm – Program Begins
6:10pm – Networking
7:00pm – Event Ends
Please note: all attendees will be required to show proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event start.
PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.
COVID Safety FAQ:
Q: Will masks be required in indoor spaces? Will masks be required outside? Will hand sanitizer be provided and plentiful?
A: Masks are optional and our host will provide hand sanitizer. We will ask all attendees to show proof of vaccination OR have a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event.
Q: What is the in-person event capacity?
A: 50-75 people
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: NV5 Geospatial is located at 421 SW 6th Avenue between SW Washington and SW Harvey Milk. There may be street parking but it is limited. The building is on several major bus lines and close to the Pioneer Place Max Station. There are also several parking structures nearby, including: Alder Street Garage; 111 SW 5th Ave. Garage; and City Center Parking (Broadway).
Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?
A: Guests will enter through the main entrance on SW 6th Ave. There will be a security guard present who can let guests in. The elevators are visible upon entering – use them to access the 8th floor and our suite is the only one on that floor. The suite door will be open
Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: Yes, with assistance. If you will need bike parking please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements.
Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: Yes. NV5 Geospatial is on several major bus lines and close the Pioneer Place Max Station.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Sadly, no.
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
421 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR