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GW calendar logoAs the holidays approach, the tech community has the opportunity to reflect on 2014 and celebrate the innovation yet to come in the new year.

In that spirit, the West Sound Technology Association is hosting a year-end party at the Non-Profit Retreat Center on Bainbridge Island. The venue, appropriately, overlooks the Sound and serves as a hub for the WSTA’s advocacy programs.

Learn about the WSTA’s mission, share your ideas, and network with members of the community at this celebration. Drinks and appetizers will be served and though admission is free, a $10 donation is suggested.

Guests can register here.

That’s one of the selections from the GeekWire Calendar, our curated list of the Pacific Northwest’s top tech events. Keep reading and visit the full calendar for more.

Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention Star_Trek_Seattle_Area_-_The_Official_Star_Trek_Convention_-_Creation_Entertainment

Star Trek fans, mark your calendars for this two-day celebration of the iconic sci-fi series. Meet cast members, check out the costume parade, and show off your knowledge at the trivia game. Online registration is no longer available but tickets can be purchased at the door. More information here.

When and Where: Dec. 12 – 14. Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue.

YPOS December Happy HourDecember_Happy_Hour_Rumba

The Young Professionals of Seattle are also getting in the holiday spirit with the December installment of their monthly meetup. An expected 100+ attendees will gather at Downtown rum bar Rumba, for an evening of casual networking. To maintain its signature relaxed environment the YPOS only has two rules: “no name-tags, no sales pitches.”

When and Where: Dec. 16, 6:00p.m. Rumba, Seattle.

John Boylan’s Conversation: “Startup Culture”website_logoMED

Microsoft vet John Boylan is collaborating with other members of the Seattle tech community for this evening of debate and discourse, focused on startup culture. Brett Greene and Red Russak of New Tech Seattle, Siren CEO Susie Lee, and City of Seattle Startup Advocate Rebecca Lovell will participate in the discussion. More information about this free event is available here.

When and WhereDec. 16, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. Vermillion, Seattle.

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians Marathon santa_claus_conquers_the_martians

Nothing says “Geek Christmas” quite like a cult classic sci-fi Santa movie. Head to EMP for a screening of what the event organizers call “one of the worst films ever made.”

In this bizarre and funny film, Martian kidnappers attempt to capture Santa Claus from Earth, to bring joy to their desolate planet. EMP will have back-to-back screenings throughout the day. The shows are free and seating is first-come, first-served. More information here.

When and Where: Dec. 20, 11:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. EMP, Seattle.

Code Fellows Open House & Info SessionCode-fellows-logo-stacked-lettering

Code Fellows, the digital trade school that guarantees Development Accelerator grads at least a $60,000/year starting salary, is opening its door to the public. This is an opportunity for potential students to meet instructors, ask questions, and see the space. RSVP for free here.

When and Where: Dec. 18, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. Code Fellows, Seattle.

Contact GeekWire’s Monica Nickelsburg at monica@geekwire.com. 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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