PNW ConnectionsWant to connect with your fellow SWEsters while at WE Local? Be sure to hop over and request to join our "SWE PNW @ WE Conferences" facebook group! There are a few question to answer to join (make sure to answer them or your request won't be reviewed until you do).
Here you can connect with other SWE PNW members that are at the conference, coordinate meet-ups both at session and outside of the conference, and share your WE Local stories!
You can find the group from our Facebook page or through direct link here.
Support your SWEster PresentersWondering what session to check out? Then take a look at some of the sessions being presented by your fellow PNW SWEster! Presenting and don't see yours listed? Send our Virtual Brand Team an email at email@example.com and they'll be happy to update to include your session!
Yoga for the Office Space
Fri, Jan 31, 12:25pm - 12:45pm, Kat McCoy
As engineers, we all too often spend our days at our desks for hours at a time. This can leave us exhausted, stressed and sore. Taking short stretch breaks during the day can keep your mind relaxed and your body more comfortable so that throughout the day you can stay refreshed and your mind and body are ready to take on the challenges you are faced with. During this session, I will walk everyone through some breathing techniques and stretching exercises that can be performed at your office desk. Each of these exercises only take a few moments and as a whole routine can be performed in a matter of just a few minutes. Breathe in and stretch out at your desk.
1. Establish good stretching routines for your daily life.
2. Practice breathing techniques for relaxation and focus.
Alone Amongst Many: Establishing Yourself in a New Community
Fri, Jan 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, SWE PNW Panel
Across your collegiate and professional career, you may be faced with the daunting decision of whether or not to move to a new area. Or you may find yourself in a new area, feeling very alone and wondering how to get connected with the locals. You may find yourself wondering, what can I do to establish my own new personal community? Our panel of speakers are all transplants, at one point making their home in the Pacific Northwest. They have moved city to city, coast to coast, and even country to country. The panelists will share what worked for them, what didn’t, and what they wished they would have done differently. And the look forward to answering questions to help you on your journey!
1. Learn how to develop a strategic plan to be able to engage in the new community and make connections.
2. Learn to interpret the feedback from the panelist to their own unique situation to create an actionable plan in their new area.
3. Recognize and understand different approaches for making community connections so that they can tailor it to their own approach.
SWE Board of Trustees Overview and Endowment Basics
Sat, Feb 01, 10:00am - 10:45am, Ester Barbuto
This session will be an overview of the SWE Board of Trustees. At the end of the session, you'll have an understanding of what the group does, what an endowment is, and how to get involved.
1.Explain Endowment basics.
2.Describe SWE’s Endowment Fund.
3. Describe the role and function of the SWE Board of Trustees.
The Next Evolution of Your SWE Section’s Digital Infrastructure
Sat, Feb 01, 4:15pm - 5:00pm, Theresa Krack
As technology evolves and new communication tools become available, SWE sections must continually reevaluate the best options to serve their local members. Adapting to technological change is a challenge in any local section, and affects both the section’s infrastructure behind the scenes as well as its public footprint.
This session will be an interactive workshop to help sections determine what the next evolution of their Section’s digital infrastructure will be and learn from one section’s path.
Theresa will first share her experiences developing, launching, and implementing a comprehensive, multiple year plan for the revitalization of the SWE Pacific Northwest Section`s Virtual Brand. She’ll share the lessons she learned, along with challenges and changes to the short and long-term vision. She will provide a space for discussion on both tools and techniques for deployment of a digital infrastructure for a section.
1. Understand the advantages of laying out a multiple year plan for developing a virtual brand for the SWE section.
2. Grow awareness of key tools that can help support a Section’s virtual footprint/brand and infrastructure.
3. Apply shared lessons learned from the PNW experience to virtual brand development in other sections.
Be A Panelist on Alone Amongst ManyIf you're heading to WE Local San Diego and want to try your hand at being a panelist, we're still looking for a few people to join our SWE PNW developed panel on the lessons learned when trying to establish a new community after a move.
If you've done a significant move (state to state, country to country, etc) and would interested in being on the panel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
Want to help hand out ribbons? Let us know! Email email@example.com to help spread our ribbon fun!
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