Gorge Tech Alliance Newsletter

June 2023

Supporting, connecting and developing the tech community of the Columbia River Gorge.

Premier Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Silicon Sponsors 

Happy July 4 from the GTA!

GTA Members and Sponsors

Thank you to this month's renewing sponsor!

Insitu as Premier Sponsor

See the full list of benefits for all levels of engagement here.

2023 Corwin Hardham Scholarship Award

The Gorge Technology Alliance is proud to announce Andrea Lachino as our 2023 Scholarship recipient! 

Andrea is fascinated by the creativity that computer programming offers. This fall, she will attend Oregon State University, majoring in Computer Science. The GTA was pleased to select her for the annual Corwin Hardham Memorial Scholarship to fuel her future. Read more here.

Grant Project Focuses on Gorge UAV Companies

The ICAP (Innovative Cluster Accelerator Program) Launch program is run by the WA Dept. of Commerce to support the development of industry ecosystems and potential innovation clusters in Washington state, and is designed to support regional and rural economic development.


Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) has been awarded a capacity-building grant from WA Dept of Commerce to lead this program for the Uncrewed Aerial Systems/Vehicles (UAS/UAV) industry ecosystem in Klickitat and Skamania Counties, with inclusion of our Oregon Gorge counties/ companies as well. The program will foster learning and implementation of strategies and techniques to drive collaborative action, begin building an innovation cluster strategy, and position the industry's networks to pursue private and public investment for collaborative projects.

MCEDD will be working closely with the GTA, UAV companies and other partners from July through May 2024. Let us know if you'd like to get involved! Learn more about ICAP Launch here.

June Employee Spotlight

Meet Bill Howland, an Embedded Hardware Engineer who has been on SightLine Applications’ hardware engineering team in Portland for the past five years. Read more about Bill and his work at SightLine here!

GTA Board Vacancies, New Officers 

The GTA has two Board vacancies! GTA full Members or Sponsors who have been involved for at least a year are eligible. Contact Jessica by July 1 with your statement of interest to be considered by the Board.

The GTA Board in June elected Rachel McKay of Overwatch Imaging as President and Jarret Gilbert of CGCC as Treasurer. They join Vice President Beth Alcouloumre of Trillium and Secretary Erica Bogard of SIGMADESIGN, elected in April. The Board also voiced appreciation for the long service of Treasurer Christy Christopher who stepped down from the board in June.

July GTA Events

Human Resources Coffee Hour

This is an informal and virtual networking opportunity for Human Resources staff at GTA Member companies.

July 11th | 8:30 - 9:30am

Contact Jessica to register.

GTA Happy Hour

Join us for networking with others in the tech industry in the region. First drink is on the GTA!

July 13th | 5:00 - 6:30pm

@Volcanic Bottle Shoppe in Hood River


Thanks to

our Host:

Reserve Your Tickets Here! 
CHIPS Manufacturing and Research  Funding Available Through Business Oregon

CHIPS Manufacturing and Research Program Now Accepting Applications

State funding is available to assist smaller semi-conductor industry suppliers (with 200 full time equivalent employees (FTE) or less) throughout Oregon to create economic development opportunities for multiple communities.

Applications will be accepted until July 28th! 

To learn more about this funding opportunity, the Oregon semiconductor industry ad the CHIPS Act, visit the CHIPS Manufacturing & Research Grant Program webpage.

Partner Events & Resources

Connect 2 Oregon

Millions of dollars are being contracted for in your local area! Come learn about State, Local, and Federal Opportunities.

July 12th | 7:30am - 2:30pm

The Dalles

See the flyer below or learn more and register here.

Next Generation Leadership Symposium

Emerging leaders gather to explore innovative approaches, strategies, and skills needed to navigate and thrive in an ever-changing landscape. This symposium is specifically designed to empower the next generation of leaders and equip them with the tools necessary to make a lasting impact.

July 12th | 9:00am - 12:00pm at Moss Adams in Seattle, WA

Learn more and Register here.

Party in the Pinot!

TAO's premier wine and food event is held each year under the summer sky at Scholls Valley Lodge. Featuring amazing food provided by Grand Cru Hospitality, wine pairings, music, dancing, a whiskey bar, and fun in the summer sun, this is the perfect event to show appreciation to your clients, bond with team members, and mingle with movers and shakers in Oregon's technology community!

July 22nd | 5:00 - 9:30pm at Scholls Valley Lodge in Hillsboro, OR

Learn more or register here.

Export Administration Regulations & International Traffic in Arms Regulations Conference

This annual program covers updates and advice to assist Northwest companies in complying with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other related trade controls.

July 27th | 8:30am - 4:30pm in Vancouver, WA

Learn more and register here.

The WSAS Symposium convenes scientific and technical experts to discuss and move towards solutions on issues that affect Washington State. This Symposium will inform participants of the status, opportunities, and challenges in the rapidly developing sustainable aviation sector, including science, technology, infrastructure, and workforce development.

August 17, 2023 |12:30 pm to 7:00 pm at The Museum of Flight, Seattle

Learn more and register here.

GTA Member Job Openings

Newest jobs in bold!

  • ANPC is hiring a Senior Software Engineer (Remote possible) and a Production Technician and a Systems Engineering Manager and an Intern Technician.
  • Cardinal IG in Hood River is hiring a Quality Engineer, Maintenance Technicians and Production Technicians.
  • Columbia Gorge Education Service District (CGESD) has openings for a Classified Substitute in Early Learning, a Coordinated Enrollment Specialist & Interpreter for Early Learning Hub, a Part-time Instructional Assistant, a Spanish Translator for Early Learning, and a Speech Language Pathologist.
  • Decavo is searching for a Composite Laminator and an Engineering Drafter.
  • Google – The Dalles is seeking a Data Center Technician, a Technical Program Manager for Environmental Compliance for Data Centers, an Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Regional Data Centers, Data Center Operations System Enhancement, a Technical Program Manager for Environmental Compliance for Data Centers, and a Program Manager III for Data Center Regional Maintenance Planning.
  • ICE (Innovative Composite Engineering) is seeking a CNC Machinist and a Machinist.
  • Insitu has many new openings, including a Vice President in Program Management (Hybrid Capable), a Manager for Quality Assurance, Machinists, Firmware Engineers, Material Handlers, Business Development Specialists (Remote), Senior Strategy Manager, Supplier Quality Engineer II, a Business Operations Analyst, multiple MRO Technician 3 positions, Mechanical Engineers and more!
  • Jacobs has remote positions from Portland open for a Senior Stream Designer, a BIM Engineer, Senior Instrumentation & Controls Engineers, a Senior Telecom Systems Engineer, a Chemical Engineer, Project Engineer/Lead Mechanical Engineer, and more!
  • Overwatch Imaging is seeking a Senior Software Engineer – Cloud, a Hardware Manager, an Automated Intelligence Product Manager, a Senior Software Engineer, an Imaging Payload Design Mechanical Engineer, a Product Development Engineer Intern, a Director of Human Resources, and General Applicants.
  • Radcomp is hiring for Helpdesk Specialists, an IT Solutions Analyst and a Systems Admin L3.
  • Sierra Olympia is hiring an Inside Sales Administrator, an Integration and Test Engineer and is taking General Applications.
  • Sightline Applications has an opening for a Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Hood River.
  • SIGMADESIGN is hiring a Controls Engineer and a Panel Assembly Technician at its Vancouver, WA location.
  • Silicon Forest Electronics is hiring a Quality Assistant in Electronics Manufacturing.
  • Trillium Engineering is hiring a Mechanical Engineer, an Embedded Software Engineer Image Processing, a Senior Quality Engineer, an Electro-Mechanical Technician, a Manufacturing Engineer, an Intern and General Applicants.
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