About Portland

Portland’s technology scene has been gaining momentum for several years, with the tech talent pool growing nearly 30 percent between 2010 and 2013. Still, the demand for technology skills is high, and Portland is welcoming industry giants like Google and others into the lush Pacific Northwest region.

Who we are

ABI.Local is a newly launched network of local communities that connects women technologists from around the world to network, find new opportunities and support each other in their careers. ABI.Local communities offer meetups, codeathons, GHC/1 conferences and other valuable events for technical women. We created ABI.Local to help further the mission of AnitaB.org, a non-profit dedicated to advancing women technologists. We aim to sustain the inspiration and excitement generated at our flagship event, the Grace Hopper Celebration. As the largest gathering of women technologists in the world, it’s an incredible event – but it only occurs once a year. ABI.Local communities provide a year-round platform for women to network, find inspiration, and advance their careers.