Community

Women Who Tech: Nikole Gipps

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This month we sat down with Nikole Gipps. Most of Eugene knows Nikole through her Gigabots program and her awesome bot, Jimmy-Kyle, but we learned so much more about Nikole and how she wants to make an impact in our community. I am from Santa Clara, CA – in the heart of Silicon Valley. When […]

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Women Who Tech: Charu Pasternak

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  This month we are talking to Charu Pasternak, tech guru and self-proclaimed nerd mom. Charu is a bright light that exudes positivity. If you are looking for some motivation, Charu has what you need! Charu is not from Eugene or even the US. She was born and raised in India where she lived for […]

Careers

Women Who Tech: Julie Anderson

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If you are looking for a definition of “redefining yourself” you should look no further than Julie Anderson. Julie has had many different careers that taught her all the skills she needed to have a career in tech. She sat down and with us to share her fascinating story and how she is redefining herself […]

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Women Who Tech: Kiki Prottsman

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This month we sat down with Kiki Prottsman, Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Geek who is on a mission to shake up the world. Kiki shares the importance of having support, how important allies can be and why a flying cow gave her motivation! Kiki tells us about her tech journey. Kiki: My dad is an […]

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Women Who Tech: Emily Clyde

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Emily Clyde has become a staple in the community here in Eugene, OR. You will find her wherever you can find a tech event as she works to invite more women into the Eugene Tech scene. Originally from Northern Willamette Valley, life and serendipity brought Emily to Eugene. She sat down with us to tell […]

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Women Who Tech: Cat Whitaker

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We are kicking off our Women Who Tech series with Cat Whitaker, a world traveling, adventure seeker trying to solve problems with tech. Each month we will share another interview with women who are in tech or tech adjacent. Cat came to Eugene by way of Colorado, by way of Florida, by way of several […]

Community

Community Support and the Future of Women in Tech

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 When we talk about encouraging more women to enter tech, you often hear we need to start early. You have probably seen the studies showing that girls interest in tech wanes around middle school which had led to the creation of many girls groups like Girls Who Code or Girl Develop It. Even the Girl Scouts has added badges for […]

Careers

11 High Demand Jobs Prime for Career Transition

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Discover the strategic, operations, and communications roles in technology and learn how to compete for them. As the lines between the tech industry and every other industry become increasingly blurred, the call for talented coders has become widespread. Yet, for each programming job in tech there are plenty of other jobs prime for mid-career professionals ready for […]

Health

The Purple Path

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 What to do with what the news and social media do to us? Many people check their phones in the morning before their first sip of coffee or tea. Our first moments of wakefulness are most often filled with information about other people’s lives, whether through social media or news stories about global warming, war, injustice […]

Equity & Equality

#MeToo — A Battle Cry

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 Accepting the unacceptable. That’s me, pictured on the right. Maybe it was my introduction to power tools and SciFi as a kid, but my interests have never been “normal” for a girl my age, at any age. My style, if you could call it that, has always been colorful, and I’ve always had a hard […]