Gorge Tech Alliance Newsletter
February 2021

Supporting, connecting and developing the tech community of the Columbia River Gorge.
In This Issue
Members and Sponsors
GTA Events
GTA Board Recruitment
Oregon Tech Awards
GTA Partner Events
Job Openings
Premier Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors

 ICE logo
Orbital UAV
Overwatch logo
 Prigel Machine Logo
Real Carbon

Silicon Sponsors
 Chernoff Vilhauer LLP logo

Columbia River Insurance logo
Jentay Group


Port of Hood River
R.L. Blaisdell Consulting

Silicon Forest Electronics
Tech Talent Link
GTA Members and Sponsors
Thank you to our new members:
  •   Queue Design, Tech Company Member    
Can't remember all the great reasons to be a member or sponsor? Follow the links for all the details.
Upcoming GTA Events

February Geek Lunch Recording Available 
Did you miss out on the Biodegradable Agricultural Fabrics Geek Lunch? Video is now available on the GTA YouTube channel here.

March 2 @ 8:30am | Human Resources/ Recruiters Coffee | The GTA invites the human resources/ recruiting staff of our member companies to this bi-monthly networking event. Attendance is restricted to HR staff of GTA Members and an RSVP to Alice is required. These events are helpful to share what you're working on and get ideas from others working in this role in the Gorge. Join us!

Visit the GTA events page for full details on all  our upcoming events. 

Board Recruitment
The GTA Board of Directors is seeking a new member! Brad Schrick of Insitu has relocated to California and vacated his seat. This seat will be appointed by the Board, and will fill the rest of Brad's term through April 2022.  This appointment will be eligible to run when the position comes up for reelection at that time.  Full members/sponsors that have been a member/sponsor for at least one year are eligible to apply. GTA members in all fields (including marketing. design, and remote workers) are encouraged to apply, as are women, minorities, and others traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields.
The GTA board currently meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The meetings are virtual for the foreseeable future.
Please complete the application by March 10, 2021 to be considered for the position. Contact Alice with any questions.
Oregon Tech Awards are Open
The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry and honors outstanding individuals with prestigious the Sam Blackman Award (formerly Technology Executive of the Year), Lifetime Achievement, and Tech Champion awards. Learn more and apply here. The deadlines are as follows:
  • March 26, 2021: Company nomination deadline
The GTA is working with  Career Connect Southwest to explore bringing the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee's apprenticeship programs to the Gorge. Interest and engagement of tech employers in the region is a critical component. If you have thoughts about apprenticeships, are interested in providing feedback, or would like to learn more about potential opportunities, please contact Alice.
Partner Events
MCEDD |  Digital Marketing Strategies   
  • March 9, 2021 (9:00 am - 11:00 am) 
  • March 10, 2021 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm) |
         Strengthen your online presence and online              communications.

MCEDD |   Business Resiliency Training Session 
  • March 16, 2021 (9:00 am - 11:00 am) |  In this session, learn more about developing        business continuity, financial, and succession    plans to help your business become more        resilient.
 MCEDD |  CEDS Meeting 
  • March 31, 2021 (8:30am - 10:30am) via Zoom | Topics: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 &  Resiliency  
Learn more about these and other events and register here.

PNDC | Leading Ladies of Defense Expand and Excel: Women Shaping the Industry
  • March 18 (8am-12pm) |A professional development and networking        opportunity in the Defense Industry
Learn more and register here.

TAO | AG Innovation Challenge 
  •  March 1-3 | A team and individual virtual event series with the goal to design, develop and prototype scalable solutions that will solve regional agricultural challenges in Oregon.
TAO | 2021 Impact: Economic Competitiveness 
      Three interactive sessions focused on Economic        Competitiveness
  • March 510:00-10:30 AM | One On One with Representative John Lively |11:30 AM-12:30 PM  Panel Discussion on Service Supporting Tech |4:00 -5:00 PM  Q&A Topic: Regional Economic Development Partners
TAO | Member Mix  
  • March 10 (4:30-5:30pm)  | Networking

TAO | I am Tech Oregon 
  • March 11 (11-11:30am)| Featured Women in Tech: Priyansha Bagarea, Daniela Marino and Aliina Sconiers.
TAO | HackOR 
  • March 26, 27, 28| A free virtual hackathon for all! 

Learn more about these and other events and register here.

Job Openings with GTA Members
Newest jobs in bold! 
  • Cardinal IG in Hood River seeks a Quality Control Manager, a Production Technician, and an IT Manager.
  • CGCC is searching for an Aviation Maintenance Instructor.
  • Collins Aerospace Hood River has openings for a Senior Supervisor in Mfg/Ops.
  • Google - The Dalles is seeking a Communications Program Manager, Technical Program Manager, a Program Manager, and more.
  • GorgeNet is hiring a Broadband Technician, and a Customer Support Specialist.
  • GVB Biopharma is seeking a Production Manager.
  • Hood River Electric Coop is hiring an Operations Manager.
  • Insitu has many new openings, including
    Embedded Firmware Software Test Engineer, Accounts Payable Accounting Assistant 2 and Computer Aided Drafter/Designer 4.
  • Klein & Associates is hiring an Engineering Geologist or a Geotechnical Engineer.
  • MCEDD is seeking a Deputy Director of Transportation.
  • Mid-Columbia Medical Center is hiring a Radiology Technologist and more.
  • Overwatch Imaging seeks a Customer Program Manager, Computer Vision Software Engineer and an Electro-Optical Engineering Technician.
  • RADCOMP is seeking a Level 1 Technician, Level 2 Technician and Level 3 Technician.
  • Real Carbon is seeking a Programmer/ Machinist.
  • Seeq has openings for a Senior Application Development Engineer, a 2021 Software Quality Engineer Internship, and more.
  • Sierra-Olympic Technologies is seeking a 
    Systems Engineer - Optics.
  • Sigma Design is hiring a CNC Machinist, a CNC Programmer, a Designer/Drafter, a Director of Software/Firmware Engineering, and more.
  • Trillium Engineering is seeking a Software Engineer, Manufacturing Technician, Sales Coordinator and more. 
  • Zepher has openings for a Programming CNC Machinist and a CNC Machinist.
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