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Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight

April 3 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 8:00 am
– Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight” will be at the Future of…

Young Professionals of Seattle and The Balvenie Present: Sunset Scotch Tasting

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Take your taste buds on a single malt adventure for an exclusive tasting of the Balvenie Distillery’s single malts. On Wednesday, May 27th @ 6 pm we invite you to…

Seattle Scalability: Indexing the Future with Google and Microsoft

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This meetup focuses on Scalability and technologies to enable handling large amounts of data: Hadoop, HBase, distributed NoSQL databases, and more! There’s not only a focus on technology, but also…

You made an app. Now make a business.

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Startup Panel – Mobile App Series From launching an app to building a successful business How do you build a successful app business? Are you about to launch an app?…

Dine & Dash: Intro to Front End Web Development

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dash is the easiest tool to learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Come meet and work alongside other hackers-in-the-making as we navigate our way through fun online tutorials. You’ll walk away…

“Hacking Innovation” in Healthcare

May 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Innovation Seminar: Beth Kolko, Shift Labs Shift Labs Platform Speaker: Beth Kolko Thinking about getting your work out of your lab or office and into the marketplace? Take the next…

Pitch & Demo Night: How to Raise Capital… Organized by the Seattle Angels

May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seattle Angels’ Pitch & Demo Night: How to Raise Capital… This is the best Meetup in the World, for meeting the Founders and the Funders of Great StartUps, and the…

Big Data: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Big Data, while still a buzzword, has matured into a discipline that promises to profoundly transform the ways businesses, governments, and individuals go about their business. Already, Big Data has…

Seattle Spark Meetup: Data Engineering With XFrames

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Topic: xFrames is a new Python library for easily manipulating structured data at scale. It is especially well suited for data scientists and Python application developers, who can write compact…

Alliance of Angels – Pitch Clinic

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Rachel Azaroff About This Class How do you craft and deliver a compelling pitch to get angel or VC investors interested? As an entrepreneur you’re constantly competing for the…

Unix & Git for Everyone Workshop

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to work with the essential tools used by professional developers around the world! In this workshop, students will become more comfortable with the Unix command line and master…

Empower Your Consultants

June 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Innovation Seminar: Kapil Sharma How to Engage Consultants Speaker: Kapil Sharma Thinking about getting your work out of your lab or office and into the marketplace? Take the next step…

Where Freedom Stands: The State of Civil Liberties at the Supreme Court

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the ACLU of Washington to hear the latest about legal battles for civil liberties at the U.S. Supreme Court. National ACLU legal director Steve Shapiro will discuss vital cases…

SURF EXPO 2.0

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Second Annual SURF EXPO: The largest gathering of the Seattle startup community 100+ STARTUPS ON DISPLAY 22,000 SQUARE FOOT VENUE DRINKS AND APPETIZERS FOR ATTENDEES See what 100 startups are…

Alliance of Angels Workshop: How to be an effective angel board director

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Dan Rosen and Susan Schreter for an interactive session on best practices for angel investors who choose to serve on the board of directors of their portfolio companies. We…

Alliance of Angels Workshop: Equity Term Sheets

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This interactive session will provide angel investors with explanations and examples of the most important elements of a term sheet for an early stage equity financing, enabling investors to understand…

Postback ’15

July 23 - July 24
2014 was another stellar year for mobile. You made huge strides shifting the conversation from installs to lifetime value, added privacy and data to the agenda to be trusted data…

Sally Ride Science Festival

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more than 14 years, Sally Ride Science Festivals have delivered a fun-filled day of science and socializing for 5th-8th grade students across the country. We’ve held more than 100…
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