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GW calendar logoTeams from around the world descended on the Seattle region this week for the finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup student technology competition, leading up to the announcement of the winning team this morning.

This weekend, on Saturday, Aug. 2, the public will have chance to see their projects first-hand. Microsoft is hosting Imagine Cup Day, a showcase of the finalists in the world’s premier student technology competition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle.

MOHAI will open its doors to the public for free so guests can check out projects made by students from around the world. Attendees can vote for their favorite project and the winners will receive a $2,000 cash prize.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to take a spin in a Lotus F1 Simulator and watch musical and dance performances. MOHAI will have “mad science activities” for kids and free snacks.

That’s just one of our selections from the GeekWire Calendar — our curated list of the top tech events in the Pacific Northwest.

Keep reading for more highlights and check out the calendar for more.

Cannabis Tech MeetupLogo_Medium

As the legal recreational cannabis industry takes its first tentative steps, it’s only natural that it should get its own meetup. This is a monthly networking event for people involved in marijuana-related businesses and members of the Seattle tech community. This month’s agenda feature refreshments, a talk from cofounders, and an after party at Hooverville Bar. Tickets are available for $10 here.

When & Where: Aug. 4, 6:00pm – 8:00p. Magical Butter Studios.

Hacker News Meetuphackernews

In celebration of the season, this month’s Hacker News Meetup will focus on “the value prop and idea of summer as it relates to business and tech.” Alex Legault from ActivityPal and Ryan Reiter of Piranha will share lessons on creating successful community events and getting people together for activities through mutual interests in business. RSVP for free here.

When & Where: Aug. 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Redfin.

Civic Hacking Night at Socrata

If you want to do some actual hacking, the same evening Socrata is hosting a civic hacking night. Organizers of this meetup want you to “do your part to increase civic engagement through technology.” To participate in this free night of hacking all you need is a laptop (or a teammate with one). Check out this list of current projects attendees are working on.

When & Where: Aug. 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Socrata.

First Annual Vintage Computer Faireliving computer museum

Nostalgic techies should be sure to stop by the Living Computer Museum on Aug. 9 for Seattle’s first vintage computer faire. This free event will have workshops, activities and of course displays that trace the history of the computer. You’ll never look at your laptop the same way again. RSVP here.

When & Where: August 9, 10:00am – 5:00pm. Living Computer Museum.

Mark your calendar for the geekiest rooftop tailgate party in soccer: Tickets available now for Geekwire Sounders Day on Aug. 20.

Contact GeekWire’s Monica Nickelsburg at Listings for this feature are picked from the GeekWire Calendar, where you can submit free listings for technology-related events in the Pacific Northwest. 

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