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GW calendar logoDockerCon 2016 is pulling into Seattle June 19 – 21 for two-and-a-half-days of all things Docker — the popular technology used by developers to bundle up apps and the components needed to run them in an easy-to-deploy package. The agenda includes a variety of topics catering to developers, DevOps, Ops, system administrators and C-level executives from companies of all sizes using Docker.

dockerconFollowing a general session each morning, attendees will break out into specific tracks including the practical application of Docker, Black Belt talks for experts, and the WildCard track where anything Docker-related is fair game. Full-day Docker training courses are available at special DockerCon rates.

Organizers say the event is “the largest Docker-centric event taking place in the World.” More information and registration is available 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.

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds Opens at the EMP

startrekWhat: “Fifty years after a show with modest ratings called Star Trek first aired, its stories continue to echo worldwide. Its famous opening line, “To boldly go where no one has gone before…” encapsulates the heart of this iconic series: the dare to hope for a better world.

As part of the franchise’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds presents the phenomenon, its enduring impact on our culture, and how Star Trek has inspired people to imagine, explore, and create.” Check out GeekWire’s video preview here.

When: Opens May 21

Where: EMP Museum

Register: Tickets for Museum Admission and this special exhibition are available here.

(Her)story: A Journey from Idea to Product

May25thEventPoster-page-001What: “Please join us on Wednesday, May 25th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, for a focused talk on the process of finding that elusive product-market fit.

Adriana Moscatelli, founder and CEO of Robiis, will share her experience from idea conception to shippable product. Get insights on real problems facing her team as they develop a robotics game aimed at getting girls, and boys, excited about STEM.

When: May 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Hing Hay Coworks

Register: Seating is limited, please RSVP to attend this free event here.

Pacific Science Center: The Art of the Brick opening

art of the brickWhat: “Named one of CNN’s Top Ten “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child’s toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the world’s largest display of LEGO art ever features original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of the world’s most famous art masterpieces like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa as well as a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.

Guests will have the opportunity to get an up-close and in-person view of the iconic, pop culture fan favorite, Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of sunshine yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. In addition, visitors will be able to walk under a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks and come face-to-face with a giant LEGO skull.”

When: May 28

Where: Pacific Science Center

Register: Tickets available for the special exhibition here.

Startup Grind Seattle hosts Sara Bird, CEO (MOZ)

startupgrindseattle1What: “Sarah Bird serves as the CEO of Moz, the world leader in search, social, and content marketing software. Sarah has overseen the growth of Moz from a few hundred to over 23,000 passionate customers from all over the world. Moz also host the world’s largest community of online marketers with over two million visits to the Moz blog each month. Prior to Moz, Sarah practiced law and traveled the world. Sarah attended Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada; Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey; University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington; and East China University School of Law and Politics in Shanghai, China. Sarah regularly speaks about inbound marketing, business models, entrepreneurship, women in tech, and fostering an inspiring company culture. She also serves on the boards of the Washington Technology Industry Association and Sitrion, a private company.”

When: May 31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square

Register: Tickets are available for $17 – 23 here.

Microsoft Accelerator Seattle Demo Day 2016

microsoftventures111What: “Join us for the grand finale of Microsoft Accelerator Seattle 2016! Our Demo Day will feature business pitches from the current cohort of startups. In addition to startup presentations, Demo Day will include opportunities to interact with special guests, as well as national leaders in industry, entrepreneurship and technology.”

When: June 2, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Showbox SODO

Register: RSVP for this free event here.

Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

nwpbaas_2016_posterWhat: “The Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show is an annual pinball and arcade game festival held in the Seattle Metro regions of Washington State. The show draws between 2,500-3,000 collectors and fans each June. The festival began as a small annual event held by Washington pinball collectors, but in 2008 became a full-fledged regional convention featuring hundreds of pinball machines, arcade games, electro-mechanical games, speakers, vendors and tournaments.”

When: June 3 – 5

Where: Tacoma Convention Center

Register: One-day and weekend passes are available 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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