Go Forth And Evangelize

What an awesome evening that was, Portland! After a little over a year here, I gotta say, that: between Jared’s presentation and the energy y’all brought to the event, I had one of my best yet evenings in town, yet! Sure, organizing all this can be a lot of work, but, wow: the high from such a great community coming together for inspiration and fun, like that, makes it all worth it.

So: A personal note from me (Nina) to all of you: Thank you, and I’m excited as hell for what’s to come!

As promised: here’s the video of jared’s talk and the UX Tipping Point deck as a PDF. Big shoutout to the Wacom Experience Center, who helped make our evening such a success. We’re definitely looking forward to continued collaboration! 🙂

Even as the last of us were cleaning-up and putting away chairs, we couldn’t stop identifying folks we feel need to show that video. UX Tipping Point Interventionists, unite! Hope to see some of you at UIE’s Interactions Immersive this May!

March 22nd: Let’s Fight Fascism!

IxDA Portland is proud to host Mike Monteiro, in town to fundraise & rouse the weary with his latest call to arms: How To Fight Fascism. Doors open at 6pm for drinks, snacks, catching-up with friends, and checking-out Wacom’s swanky “Experience Center” in the Pearl District. Mike’s talk will begin at 7pm and span ~45min, with time after for Q&A.

RSVP on Eventbrite

All design is political, because all politics are designed. The world is a mess because a certain set of people designed it to be a mess. Now we need a different set of people to design our way out of it. This is not a choice. Regardless of whether this is what we wanted or not fascism is knocking on our front door. This is how we knock back.

Donations will be collected by IxDA PDX for The Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, and ACLU of Oregon, with IxDA getting the refreshments, so… LET’S DO THIS PORTLAND!!!

PS: For donations larger than $50—or—if you’d like to set-up a recurring donation, please tender those transactions at the website of your preferred org, directly, and email us a PDF of your reciept. Eventbrite’s fees stink, and you’ll have more options, that way. Links to each org’s donation page, are above. pdx at ixda dot org is our email.

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