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GW calendar logoComputer science education week, an annual program designed to inspire kids to code, kicks off globally Dec. 7. As part of this initiative Seattle’s CoderDojo is hosting an Hour of Code event at Amazon’s South Lake Union headquarters on Dec. 12.

dojologoKids eight and up are encouraged to attend. No experience is necessary, as CoderDojo offers a variety of tutorials and lessons. Parents can register their children for free here. A printed ticket is required for admission.

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.

workoutevent_9Network – Out @ Flow Fitness

What: “We wanted to get a jump start on achieving those year- end workout resolution goals! So, join us for ‘Network – Out’! An event combining a light workout, followed by healthy hosted appetizers, thirst-quenching drinks, and of course networking with other active young professionals!”

Where: Flow Fitness, Seattle.

When: Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $10 here.

geekwiregala-300x250GeekWire Gala

What: “Help us celebrate the region’s tech community, support non-profit groups and recognize GeekWire’s Newsmakers of the Year. We will also once again unveil The Seattle 10, our list of the 10 most promising startup companies in the region who’ll display their business concepts on giant cocktail napkins inside the museum. Make our gala your holiday party!”

Where: MOHAI, Seattle

When: Dec. 2, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $70 – $85 here.

uw seminar series“Being Human in a Big Data World: Human-Centered Data Science,” a talk by UW Professor Cecilia Aragon

What: “In this talk, Cecilia Aragon will discuss and explore some of the particular sets of problems and challenges sociotechnical researchers face with regards to small-data versus big-data tension, and seek ways of overcoming (or at least identifying potential solutions to) these problems and addressing the challenges.”

Where: Mary Gates Hall at UW, Seattle.

When: Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Register: This event is open to the public.

SeattleActivateNetworkingMixerAWS Activate Startup Pitch Event and Networking Mixer

What: “It’s been an awesome year in the Seattle startup scene. Come celebrate and kick off the holidays by watching five hot, AWS-powered startups pitch their latest ideas. Everyone in attendance will be part of the audience panel, who will vote on which category each startup best represents. After the pitches wrap up we will turn up the music and kick the party into high gear.”

Where: Stout Pub, Seattle.

When: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Register: RSVP for free here.

newtech-eastsideNew Tech Eastside

What: “Welcome to the dolphin tank – more than just a meetup, we’re a community that loves people, Seattle and tech. New Tech Eastside is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle area tech community.”

Where: Coding Dojo, Bellevue.

When: Dec. 15, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $10 here.

Items for this feature are picked from the GeekWire Calendar, where you can submit free listings for geeky gatherings and technology-related events in the Pacific Northwest.

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