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Columbia University Alumni Entrepreneurship Night

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In cooperation with the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Seattle and Columbia Venture Community, we’re excited to be hosting Chris McGarry, Director for Entrepreneurship at Columbia, Ethan Rudin, CFO…

Dine & Dash: Intro to Front-End Web Development

March 2 @ 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…

Wine & Wireframes: Intro to UX

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is, while also explaining some of the core concepts of user centered design (UCD).…

Dine & Dash: Intro to Front-End Web Development

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
About This Workshop 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.…

Roundtable: Cyber Civil Rights and Effective Responses to ‘Revenge Porn’

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 3, 4:00-6:00 pm K&L Gates and the University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab will be co-sponsoring a roundtable on cyber civil rights and revenge porn. We have assembled…

Product Market Fit: Why and How with Mukund Mohan / MS Ventures

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
You have an idea and have thought of a product and have a target market in mind. How do you achieve product-market fit ? What is the one thing that…

Code Carrots Demo Day

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
If you’ve ever wondered what Geek Girls Carrots does and how we can help you expand your technological knowledge, or how we train the freshest female tech talent, this is…

Break Into Freelance Design

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Do you prefer to keep a flexible schedule? Do you find it more convenient and productive to work from home? Do you want to escape the bureaucratic environment of corporate…

SETI: Past, present and future — finding aliens and finding ourselves

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
As science and human imagination begin to fully realize the breadth and scope of our universe, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence becomes not a question of “if,” but of “when.”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

MITEF: The Future of Food

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Food has long been recognized as both an art and a science. Too much, too little, healthy, not healthy – food and the food system have long reflected our knowledge,…

Design Thinking in Practice

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
About This Workshop Design Thinking is a framework for understanding design processes, the relationship between design and business, and “how designers think.” It emphasizes empathy building, problem framing, ideation, and…

Coding for Beginners: Intro to HTML and CSS

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
About This Class HTML and CSS are the fundamental building blocks of the web. Whether you’re a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to…

The Next Generation of Innovations for Health

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Seattle-based global health innovator PATH has been searching far and wide for big ideas to save lives and we’d like to share what we’re learning. Join PATH and Wells Fargo…

Behavioral Design 101: The science of changing what people do

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
When we build products, we often have very specific behavioral goals in mind, things we want users not just to think and feel but actually do. And yet our design…

How to Establish Your MVP

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This workshop will cover the concept of minimum viable product (MVP) for startups, new products, or new features. Real world examples will be provided to prepare you to identify what…

Digital Marketing Trends of 2015

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Change is the only constant, but which digital marketing change is meaningful? 2015 seems to be the year of a lot changes, from Pinterest’s expected sponsored pins advertising to developing…

How to Establish Your MVP

March 28 @ 10:00 am - March 29 @ 4:00 pm
About This Workshop Series WordPress is awesome, but often misunderstood. Is it a blogging platform? A CMS? Should you buy a custom theme or develop your own? WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org?…

Startup Educational Series – Pitch Clinic

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This weeks event will be hosted by Alliance of Angels who are a group of more than 120 Investors who fund and mentor early stage companies based in the PNW.…
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