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GeekWire Calendar Picks: DeveloperWeek, Seattle Sports Tech Meetup, and more

San Francisco’s largest week-long tech event series is coming to Seattle. DeveloperWeek Seattle brings together hundreds of developers, technology executives, and startup founders “not just to learn new skills — but to build new apps, get jobs, and connect to the Seattle tech scene,” according to the event organizers. The week will kick off Friday… Read More

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GeekWire Calendar Picks: Play Nintendo Tour, Wearable Tech Meetup, Developers’ BBQ, and more

Nintendo has been through a difficult period in the home console business, with a rough reception for its Wii U console following the breakout success of the original Wii. But the iconic video-game company, whose North American headquarters are right here in Redmond, is known for one thing — great games. If you have children (or… Read More

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GeekWire Calendar Picks: Digitally Rendered Mind, WeWork Gallery Night, Aaron Swartz film and more

The relationship between the human experience and technology is hotly debated and constantly evolving. While some people unyieldingly charge forward on a mission to make the tech-human experience seamless, others are skeptical about the ramifications of allowing our tech to become part of us. Digitally Rendered Mind, a new video program being screened at the Northwest Film Forum, examines… Read More

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GeekWire Tech Trivia Night: What to know if you’re going

We’re getting ready for a great event Thursday night at the Spitfire in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood: It’s GeekWire Tech Trivia Night — the ultimate test of your geekiness, or at least your ability to retain random tech knowledge. Even if you’re not into trivia, it’s a great chance to network with other members of the tech community. If… Read More

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GeekWire Meetup: The night in pictures and tweets

That was really fun. Team GeekWire was excited to be joined by more than 250 of you last night for the GeekWire Meetup at the Hub Seattle in Pioneer Square. The evening featured an insightful and inspiring conversation with Tableau Software CEO Christian Chabot, who shared his perspectives and lessons learned from building the company… Read More

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GeekWire Meetup tonight: What to know if you’re going

It’s almost time for our first GeekWire event of 2013. We’re looking forward to seeing more than 250 of you tonight at the sold-out GeekWire Meetup, featuring a conversation with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot, great food and drink, plus a chance to connect with key members of the Seattle tech community in GeekWire style. The… Read More

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Name that Tech Tune: Win GeekWire Meetup tickets

Post updated below with answer and winner. We’re returning to the realm of classic video games for this week’s Name that Tech Tune contest, challenging you to go back into your own memory to remember a sound from a few decades ago. Up for grabs: A pair of tickets to the upcoming GeekWire Meetup, Feb…. Read More

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Sex talk, Chewbacca and penguins: Welcome to the Tech Show (PHOTOS)

Ramez Naam reading a steamy sex scene from his new sci-fi novel. Glenn Walcott groaning and moaning while doing his best Chewbacca impression. Jenni Hogan talking about penguins. These are just snippets from Wednesday’s first-ever Tech Show, Seattle’s newest tech-centric and entertaining version of a meetup. About 100 or so from the local tech community… Read More

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VIDEO: Hittin’ the high notes at the GeekWire Fall Meetup

It wasn’t the finals of American Idol, but the karaoke session at our Fall Meetup Tuesday evening sure seemed like it. More than 200 people from the Seattle community enjoyed drinks, networking and elevator pitches at the Crocodile Cafe in downtown Seattle, but the karaoke might be what we remembered most. And not just because… Read More

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Name that Tech Tune to win GeekWire Meetup tickets

Updated below with answer and winners. We’re trying something a little bit different with this week’s Name that Tech Tune contest — technically, we’re not asking you to name the tune this time around. That’s too easy, and in fact, I’ll just point out that the song is “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Instead,… Read More

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GeekWire Meetup Preview: Catching up with former Microsoft design director Bill Flora

Microsoft and great design haven’t exactly been synonymous over the years, but the company has been changing its reputation with the rollout of the straightforward, clean and functional Metro user interface across its product line — culminating with the release of Windows 8 later this year. “I feel great about it,” says Bill Flora, the former… Read More