Conferences and Professional Development Events

WeWork Event Space on August 21

Jean is speaking on a panel titled “Consciousness Hacking–What’s That?” with her colleagues Julie Nelligan and Aaron Vannater in WeWork’s event space on 8/21.  Lunch is provided by Oracle.  (

PMI Portland Annual Conference on September 14 and 15

Jean is speaking on “What Does an Agile PM Do?” at the Portland Chapter, Project Management Institute Annual Conference on 9/14/17 and is convening a full day of Open Space at the conference on 9/15/17 (

Pacific Northwest Quality Conference on October 9 and 10

Jean is speaking on “How Does Pervasive Leadership Improve Agility?” a the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference on 10/9-10/17 (

Global Day of Coderetreat on November 8

Coderetreat!  Jean co-facilitates approximately quarterly Coderetreats through PDX  Women in Technology in Portland, Oregon. The next Coderetreat is 11/8/2017, which is also the Global Day of Code Retreat.  Find this event on Eventbrite this fall.

She announces these events to her LinkedIn network as they are scheduled.  Feel free to link with her.

Public Classes

Jean greatly enjoys teaching and public speaking. Her classes through local universities, public workshops, and public speaking events are publicized through her LinkedIn network.  Feel free to link with her.

“It is always wonderful to be in a class with someone who is so well prepared and has the combination of knowledge and experience in the field they are teaching in. I will most definitely recommend “Collaboration Skills for Cross-Functional Teams”  to others. Prior to  taking your course there were two instructors at PSU that I found to be so well prepared and thorough that I would take whatever class they offered. Now there are three.  Thank you.” – Chris Wilcox

Monthly Facilitated Conversations

Shut Up and Eat Poetry Open Mic

Jean hosts a monthly open mike poetry reading at Shut Up and Eat at 3848 SE Gladstone St in Portland, Oregon.  This group is managed on Meetup.

AgilePDX Monthly Downtown Lunch

First Friday of the month at McMenamin’s Ringler’s (12noon–1pm)

Jean facilitates this free no-host open discussion forum for Agile practitioners in the downtown Portland area, open to anyone who can get here. Discussion topics are selected from the AgilePDX mailing list or by the attendee’s at the prior month’s discussion. For more info: For the next meeting date and location, please check the AgilePDX entry for the first Friday on the month on the Calagator Events calendar.