Wednesday, July 29, 2009

August WoTech, August Tech Talk

Oh for heaven's sakes. It's August already.

Let's meet at Jackson's Corner again on Monday, August 3rd to chat. I'll be there from 11:30-1:00. At least that's what I always say. Thanks to anyone who arrives early to snag the big table in the corner!

I want to tell you about the event I'm organizing for the Tech Alliance on August 21st, at the Silvermoon Brewing Company. We're hosting Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners, who also has a band Moonalice.

Roger's talk will be about Mobile Web Innovation, and Moonalice will be playin that night on stage at the Silver Moon.

The Tech Talk event is free, with Pizza and Beer provided by our generous sponsors Alpine Internet (and another one who I'll announce soon!) but you have to buy tickets to the concert, which are $10 a the door. The Tech Talk goes from 5:00 to 7:00 and the concert starts at 9:00 p.m.

More details HERE through this Meetup site. You have to RSVP through this link, and you should do it soon the space is rather small. This local tech meetup site is a great place to network, so I encourage you to sign up as a member. It's free.

I promise to get better about posting this fall and yes, yes, yes, I'd like to have more companies host talks, so please continue to ask. It's been a busy summer, but we'll get back on track in September.

Cheers and I hope you're staying cool in this ridiculous weather!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

WoTech: Local Tech Blog Roundup!

Thanks to everyone who attended Amy Tykeson's talk at Bend Broadband yesterday! We had about 40 people show up, and I'll add the new people to the mailing list.

Special thanks to Amy for her entertaining and informative talk about corporate culture, building a successful local business, finding work/life balance and her history as a woman working in a male-dominated field. I hope she'll consider doing an Ignite Bend presentation some day, maybe showing us all how to program our remotes.

Here's a quick list of some of the local tech groups I mentioned, please feel free to send me more:

  1. COWPU- Central Oregon Web Professionals User (group)
  2. BendTech - informative blog, and great Meetup Group
  3. COISUG - Central Oregon's Information Systems User Group
  4. IgniteBend - Join us this Thusday Night at the Tower! RSVP required.
  5. EDCO - Economic Development of Central Oregon
  6. SAO - Software Association of Oregon, headquartered in Portland
  7. TACOTA - Tech Alliance: Central Oregon's Tech Association, our site is coming soon!
  8. GSI Social Media Brunch - Free monthly meetings at the Poet's House 
Hope to see you at the next WoTech event on Monday, July 6th at Jackson's Corner, any time between 11:30-1:00 for a no-host networking lunch. If any one's business would like to host a lunch and a guest speaker in the future, please let me know: julieanderson at hotmail dot com

Saturday, May 30, 2009

WoTech at Bend Broadband

Click on the image, above, to see a close-up version you can read.

Whoa - sorry for the late post, folks! I hope everyone on the mailing list has seen the invitiations to the lunch with Bend Broadband's CEO, Amy Tykeson this Monday, June 1st at 11:30 a.m. Please rsvp to Molly Renner,



Friday, February 27, 2009

Secrets of Six Figure Women

I was talking to a Finance Recruiter/Friend/Colleague this morning who referred me to a really good book. I thought I'd pass along to all of you. It's Barbara Stanny's "Secrets of Six-Figure Women". Check out her website -

TGIF!!!!! It's been a long week. How I hope so much this "Stupid Economy" (or is it "Economy Stupid") turns around!!!! I do believe it's a very complicated situation.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Three Women Start


Another great article on three women who lost their publishing jobs during this sudden and unexpected downturn. Instead of drowning in their sorrows, they picked themselves up to start

New York Times Article


Ruth Ann

Friday, February 6, 2009

WoTech Gets A Breath of Fresh Air!

Hey Everyone - I want to say a special thanks to Ruth, one of our new members, for volunteering to update the blog. Please let us know if you have anything specific you want to see featured, or submit an article or a topic, and one of us here at WoTech will do our best to write about it.

Wanna write for our blog? Excellent! Would love to have you!

I got a note from Ben Montgomery at the Bend Bulletin's U-Magazine, a special publication that features stories about and for women. He'd like to know more about us for a possible article. This seems like a good time to redefine who we are and what we're all about.

Here are some things that came up in our last, impromptu meeting:

WoTech is a social group where women who work in technology can come together to network and establish friendships and business contacts. We want to support women in their tech careers.

Several members would like to do some outreach in the local schools and hopefully start a “GirlTech” group soon to work with high school girls.

We have about 60 people in the group, although we’ve fallen off on regular meetings and are now working to start meeting again and infusing new energy into the group.

We want to meet monthly, on the first Monday of each month for lunch (let's say we'll meet at Jackson's Corner until further notice!)

That means: Next Meeting March 2, 2009!

Some members would like a quarterly meeting where we invite guest speakers. Last year, Amy Tykeson, the CEO of BendBroadband spoke at a WoTech event, and we'd like to get more tech leaders to share their stories and talk about their companies.

I am also on the newly formed board of Tech Alliance: Central Oregon’s Tech Association with other tech group leaders, business leaders, and EDCO. We are working with the Software Association of Oregon to help grow the tech initiative in Central Oregon. The Tech Alliance will support WoTech's efforts and help with events.

Thanks so much for your interest in our group, and feel free to email me with questions or ask about volunteer opportunities!



Magazine pays tribute to 10 women in technology

Great article that I thought would be of interest to all of you - it looks to be a few weeks old, but still good reading.

Tech Women to Watch Award