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GW calendar logoNext week is a big one for open-source and cloud technologies in Seattle: The Linux Foundation is bringing its flagship LinuxCon North America event to the city, joined by a great lineup of companion events and conferences: CloudOpen North America, OpenStack Day Seattle and ContainerCon.

Executives from companies including IBM, Redhat, Oracle, Intel, Docker, Zipcar and many others will deliver keynotes at LinuxCon. Conference tracks will dive deep into topics including container technologies, distributed databases, security issues and many other areas.

A mystery “special guest” is on the agenda for the Wednesday morning keynote.

Tickets are still available for LinuxCon and related events, but we’re told they’re nearing capacity and could sell out by the weekend.

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.


vloggerCalling all vloggers and vlog enthusiasts! Chris Pirillo, Diana Pirillo, and their daughter Jedi Pirillo of Pirillo Vlogs are hosting the 3rd annual Vloggerfair in Seattle. Whether you are already engaged in the vlogging community, looking to start your own vlog, or are completely new to video blogging, this community gathering welcomes you.

The event will take place at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall on Saturday Aug. 22 and Sunday Aug. 23. Doors open at 10:00 am and close around 5:00 pm.

Find the list of featured vloggers and buy your tickets here.

Photo via Kaleidoscope Virtual Reality Film Festival
Photo via Kaleidoscope Virtual Reality Film Festival

Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival

What: “The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival is a premiere event series exclusively featuring virtual reality films made by independent artists. Presented by Vrideo, the world’s most fully built out immersive video platform, each festival event will involve talks and demos from top VR filmmakers and industry members. Audiences will also have the opportunity to experience the full line-up of films on Gear VR equipment supplied by Samsung, as well as Oculus VR headsets.”

When: August 26, 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: TBD, Seattle

Register: Buy an early bird ticket for $15 here.

Dapper_Ad_952x480_Hair_Do_EditDapper As ______. The YPOS 2nd Annual End of Summer Party

What: “Our end of the summer party is BACK! Last year we broke out our pocket squares, bowties and most dapper outfits to host a party with over 500 young professionals. This year we are bringing everything back and better than ever! Join us for Seattle’s biggest patio party on Saturday, August 22nd from 5-10pm on the roof top of Sullivan’s Steakhouse at Arne Gilam Park. We’ll have music, dancing, a cigar bar, shoe shine, Hendricks Gin lounge, an old school arcade playground, dapper giveaways and a photo booth. Sullivan’s top chefs will be cooking up street eats on the rooftop for your tasting pleasure, and by popular demand the copper mugs from our anniversary party will make an encore appearance, but with a uniquely dapper touch. Power Hour from 5pm-6pm for $3 off all drink tickets to start.”

When: August 22, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Seattle

Register: Buy tickets for $20 here.

thumb_Increasing-Your-Excel-EfficiencyExcel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics

What: “We’ve all heard of Microsoft Excel, and yet a surprising number of people have little to no experience using it. In this class — ideal for people working in business, management, or simply interested in getting more organized — you’ll learn the basics of the application, including calculation, formatting, and charts. There will also be an introduction to some intermediate functions such as VLookup. A basic understanding of Excel goes a very long way when it comes to managing your job or business. This class will make you more desirable job candidate and more productive as a worker ”

When: August 19, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: WeWork Seattle

Register: Buy tickets for $35 here.

Dark BackgroundStartup Grind Seattle Hosts Rahul Sood (Unikrn)

What: “‘Learn how this startup got on CNBC, ESPN,, Fortune, Forbes, signed a partnership with a multibillion dollar company, and raised $10m from Binary Capital, Liz Murdoch, Shari Redstone, and even Mark Cuban – all in 7 months.’ Rahul Sood is the CEO of Unikrn, a Seattle based gaming startup. Previous to Unikrn, Sood created the first incubation fund for startups at Microsoft, and eventually Microsoft consolidated their global startup activities under Sood’s leadership. In June of 2013 he launched Microsoft Ventures.”

When: September 2, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: WeWork Seattle

Register: Buy tickets for $12 here.

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