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Star Wars Exhibit at EMP

January 31 - October 4
Tickets are on sale now for the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. The exhibition will begin a 12-city national tour at…

LAUNCH Festival

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 5:00 pm
The best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company. GRAND JURY Our grand jury of seasoned investors and top journalists will observe all of…

Mobile World Congress

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm
Over the course of four days, 2-5 March 2015, Mobile World Capital Barcelona will host the world’s greatest mobile event: Mobile World Congress. The mobile communications revolution is driving the world’s…

UW Data Science Seminar-The Emerging Scholarly Brain (with Applications)

March 4 @ 3:30 pm
The Data Science Seminar is a university-wide effort bringing together thought-leading speakers and researchers across campus to discuss topics related to data analysis, visualization and applications to domain sciences. Our…

Seattle Tech Mentors — Tech Career Mentoring

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seattle Central College — 1701 Broadway, Seattle WA. Get (or give) real-world advice on tech careers with seasoned experts. Join the meetup group and RSVP to attend. Agenda is wide open,…

Intro to Adobe InDesign

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe InDesign, the professional page layout standard, used by designers and production professionals to design, preflight, and publish a broad range of documents…

Junior Developer Meet and Hire

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Meet developers who’ve honed their skills in General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive program. Hiring managers, recruiters, and HR personnel are welcome. You will have the opportunity to connect with developers…

Alaska Business Forum: Alaska’s Digital Future – Telecom and IT Links with the Lower 48

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
As the Arctic opens for business, telecommunications and technology will increasingly become part of the remote Alaskan landscape. Already an ambitious project to ring the state of Alaska with high…

Seattle Health Innovators Meetup: Telehealth Forum

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Telehealth is a rapidly growing global market opportunity that can improve the patient experience, lower costs, and improve quality. Our March 5th networking event features a panel of leaders who…

Emerging Standards of SDN & NFV Improve Networking in Cloud & Carrier Grade Environment

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The cloud has revolutionized the manner in which IT assets are consumed, driven by advances in the resources (viz. compute and storage) in a software defined manner. The networking industry…

Food Innovation Happy Hour

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MarketShare is an accredited 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization in Seattle endeavoring to empower immigrants and refugees within our community to become small business owners of their own mobile food operation. Have…

Startup Weekend Ecommerce Edition

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - March 8 @ 8:00 pm
First-Ever Startup Weekend Ecommerce Edition Hits Seattle If you’ve ever felt the urge to explore a startup idea in the retail or ecommerce world, this event is for you. eBay…

Photoshop Bootcamp

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe Photoshop, the professional digital imaging standard, used by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Photoshop allows you to…

Mobile Growth Hacking with Zillow and Porch at Madrona Venture Group

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join our growth chats with Jeremy Wacksman, VP Marketing at Zillow and Joanna Lord, VP Marketing at Porch.com. As Vice President of Marketing and Product, Jeremy leads marketing and communications…

Ladies in Seattle Tech | Kickoff Night

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you a woman? Do you work at a tech company? Do you want to meet other women who work at tech companies? In recognition of International Women’s Day, the…

Alliance of Angels Workshop: Due Diligence

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Bill Payne for an interactive session on how to prepare for, set up, and execute an effective due diligence process for early stage startups. Includes a panel discussion, group…

Alliance of Angels Workshop: Valuation of Early-Stage Companies

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Bill Payne for an interactive workshop about the art and science of valuing an early-stage company using the Risk Factor Summation Method, Venture Capital Method & Scorecard Method. Includes…

New Tech Seattle

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Tech Seattle is the heart of Seattle tech where you’ll connect with smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of our tech community. We’d love you to…

DRIVE/2015

March 11 - March 12
DRIVE/ is the conference designed exclusively for professionals in the fields of Data, Reporting, Information, and Visualization. DRIVE/2015 will offer a robust platform for data professionals to connect with their…

Startup Educational Series – Legal

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Orange Studios is a coworking space located in Redmond WA. We host a Startup Educational Series two wednesdays a month which are open to our members and the public. This…

UW Data Science Seminar

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Data Science Seminar is a university-wide effort bringing together thought-leading speakers and researchers across campus to discuss topics related to data analysis, visualization and applications to domain sciences. Our…

Three nearly fatal mistakes…

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Everyone likes to talk about success, never about failure, but sometimes near failure teaches us more than we might imagine. Come learn how Buzz Bruggeman and by extension ActiveWords careened…

Communications: PR, Social Media and Your Company Story

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
About This Class Communications is a rapidly evolving discipline that melds social media, digital platforms and PR. The way your company uses these channels will directly effect your overall ability…

Noted ACLU technologist Chris Soghoian on reining in the surveillance state

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aerial drones … license plate scanners … Stingrays. Government has more means than ever to conduct surveillance and intrude on our privacy. Noted technologist Chris Soghoian of the national ACLU…

SXSW

March 13 - March 21
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier…

User Experience Design Basics Bootcamp

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
As technology changes and more channels compete for people’s time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This half-day bootcamp aims to demystify UX by…

SEATTLE WEB FEST

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Seattle’s first web series festival will take place at Northwest Film Forum on March 14th, 2015. From 10am to 8pm, we’ll be screening over 40 web series from around the…

Tech in Focus: Monetization of Gaming

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Premium pricing? Free to play? In-game purchases? Advertising and offers? What pricing strategies are the most effective for each type of game release? This is a factor that can be…

SeaJUG: 17 Mar, 6.45 pm – Will Iverson’s Three Ring Circus

March 17 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
For this session, Will Iverson will present three smaller talks, touching on the past, present, and future. Here’s his description: For the first mini-warmup talk, I’ll bring my Oculus Rift…

Cloud Smackdown 2015: Where should you put your infrastructure?

March 18 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
StrataCore and the Seattle SIM proudly present: A panel discussion with industry leaders who are ahead of the curve when it comes to figuring out the optimal solution for their…
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