Bring your mug, mentor, or mentee!
Feb 20, Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Bring your mug, mentor, or mentee!
Feb 20, Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
The GAP-REDUCE workshop series is aimed at providing help learning useful tech tools to CS students!
Our first workshop is on setting up Virtual Machines to help students get Linux access locally! Our top three goals are for participants to:
Targeted to CS162 and up, welcome to all.
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Bring your resume and your interview chops to the Annual Careers in Tech Workshop hosted by We in Computer Science (WiCS)!
This workshop brings together tech industry professionals and computer science students from PSU, CCC, and PCC to talk about invaluable topics such as resume critique, mock interviews, internship and job search tips, networking advice, salary negotiation, understanding various CS jobs, CS jargon, and advice on transferring into PSU’s CS program.
Please RSVP here by January 17, 2020.
January 23, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Engineering Building Atrium
1930 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
Snacks and Refreshments Provided
Giving Tuesday is here! And we need your help 🙂
In addition to weekly and monthly community-building activities, WiCS runs three major initiatives each year — a mentorship program, a careers in tech workshop, and a hackathon. In order to continue our work, we need your help!
Please donate here -> http://c-fund.us/o67
In 2018-19, over 100 students have benefited from our programs. Here’s what students are saying about our programs!
“…When I attended the hackathon last year, I found it to be something that bridges ideas throughout everybody. I found myself in a space where everyone had the equal right to say what their ideas were and discuss the best approaches to solve the problem. I firmly believe that this type of community is what’ll change the world for the better…” – Alejandro Castaneda
“I could not have succeeded in the CS program without a mentor….Being a mentor is about paying it forward to an individual, but also helping that individual grow and working together to be advocates for a more functional and healthy culture.” – Molly Shove
“…I think [Grace Hopper Celebration] gave me an increase in confidence. I felt so pumped to be around so many cool women and people in tech. It was sad when I came back and one of my classes only has like 4 or 5 women in it, of like 40 or 45 students. This made me feel even more driven to embody the WiCS mission and do all I can to increase representation in tech.” – Allie Hanson
CHIT CHAT MEETINGS
EVERY FRIDAY | 4P – 6P | CHIT CHAT
Come talk computer science and data structures over bubble tea!
TOWN HALL MEETING
NOV 6 | 1P – 2P | FAB 130
Come for interview prep and some exciting announcements!
FRI, NOV 15 | 5:30P – 8P | EB ATRIUM
Bring resumes, CVs, LinkedIn, and other business things for peer feedback. Pizza will be served!
GENDER, STEM, & OPERA PANEL
TUE, NOV 26 | 3:30P | LINCOLN HALL 326
Learn more about transgressing sterotypes to overcome the challenges of systemic bias in STEM and Opera.
MIRROR GAME DRESS REHEARSAL
WED, NOV 27 | 6:45P | LINCOLN HALL 115
WiCS Members are invited to attend the dress rehearsal for free! Don’t be late!
Applications for the 2019-2020 Mentorship Cohort are now open! Whether you are new to CS or have a few internships under your belt, you would be a wonderful asset to our incoming cohort. We believe that having a community support system will shape your education and your career for the better!
If accepted into the 2019-2020 Mentorship Cohort you will be invited to our Kick Off Party, Saturday October 12, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Parkway North in the Smith Memorial Student Union. Here the pairings will meet, have lunch (on us, of course), play games and do a scavenger hunt to help new students get to know the PSU campus.
Prior to the Kick Off Party, accepted mentors are required to attend a training event to give our mentors the tools and training they’ll need to be great mentors! The Mentors Only Training is before the kick off party from 10:00 am to 11:00 am also at Parkway North in the Smith Memorial Student Union. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.
Apply Here: https://forms.gle/2E9wb59ZPeWMkhCN6
Wed, 09/25 – Mentorship Applications are open!
Wed, 10/09 – Mentorship Application closes
Th, 10/10 – An introductory email will be sent to the accepted mentorship
cohort with their pairing information.
Sat, 10/12 – Mentorship Kick Off Festivities begin!
Parkway North in the Smith Memorial Student Union
– 10:00 am Mentor Training
– 11:30 am Kick Off Party
Oct. 1 – 4 2019
“Grace Hopper Celebration is the premier event for women technologists worldwide. We support and inspire women to further their careers, break boundaries, and transform the world of technology.”
MCECS & WiCS is sponsoring up to 4 students to attend! Registration, lodging, travel and meals will be provided for you so apply now!
The deadline to apply is Monday July 15, 2019 at 5pm Pacific Time.
Grace Hopper Celebration is the “world’s largest gathering of women technologist.” We encourage only those who identify as women to apply.
We will select applicants based on the following criteria:
More information about the conference: https://ghc.anitab.org/
See their impact report here: https://ghc.anitab.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/01/ghc-18-impact-report.pdf
Congrats to the Mentorship Program Cohort 2018-2019 and graduating WiCS Members! Thanks for joining us in our end of the year celebration at Puppet last week. Here are some scenes from the party! We would like to thank the photographer and fellow WiCS member, Mike Wilson, for capturing the excitement from this event! It was a blast and we hope you all have an enjoyable summer. See you in the Fall!!
*Make sure you are accessing the link with your pdx email
Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/cKcAX5FBGNELhvcH8
We must rethink cities to be beyond smart, to be brilliant cities that integrate technology for the promotion of improved education, human health, environmental health, resiliency, quality of life and equity.– Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Strategic Vision
It’s that time of year again! No, not dead week of the darkest, coldest season in the PNW. Rather, the long awaited reveal of this year’s Spring hackathon theme and sign up form – the literal light at the end of the winter tunnel. This year our theme is Brilliant City, borrowed from MCECS’s Strategic Vision introduced last fall. What better way for us to uphold our school’s vision than to plan a hackathon around the concept!
So without further ado, here are the details regarding Brilliant City Hackathon 2019.
When: Friday, April 12 to Saturday April 13. Full Schedule Here
Where: We’d like to thank Vacasa for donating their downtown office for this year’s hackathon. While the EB Building has been a good home to this event in previous years, Vacasa’s space will inspire and motivate our creators in ways that only being off campus can provide (no offense EB building – it’s almost finals week so we need a break).
What: A hackathon is a safe space for students of all levels to come together and create something related to the theme. The overarching mission of a [brilliant] city is to optimize city functions and drive economic growth while improving quality of life for its citizens using smart technology and data analysis.
How: Click the button below to access the sign up form. Visit the FAQ Page and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org will questions!
If you would like to donate or sponsor to this event please email us at email@example.com. For sponsorship information visit wics.cs.pdx.edu/support-us