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GW calendar logoInterested in cyber hacking or cyber puzzles? The Pink Elephant Unicorn (PEUx2.5) “capture the flag” competition is bringing a fun and
engaging cyber security experience to Seattle.

Participants of all skill levels are invited to attend this free event and gain experience in some of the challenges facing PinkUniPhant_Umbrellacyber professionals. More experienced participants will be able to practice their skills, and teams will be formed at the event to balance skill levels.

The cyber challenge takes place on Friday, Jan. 22 beginning with check-In at 4:30 p.m. The competition will continue until 9:30 p.m. and begin again on Saturday, Jan. 23. PEUx2.5 is organized by Northeastern University Seattle and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Register online 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.

Ideas Ignited presents “Most Likely to Succeed”

What: “Ideas Ignited ( with the mission of bringing more creativity into public schools Free_VIP_Screening___Most_Likely_to_Succeed__Tickets__Mon__Jan_18__2016_at_7_00_PM___Eventbriteis hosting an event with Ted Dintersmith, the Executive Producer of the movie, “Most Likely to Succeed” at Roosevelt High School in Seattle…After the movie, we have lined up a great panel of Seattle School District administrators, students and business leaders.”

Where: Roosevelt High School, Seattle.

When: Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Register: For a free ticket, register here.

Trends in the Ecosystem 

muru-DWhat: “John Cook (GeekWire) and Adrian Smith (Ignition Partners) will talk about the trends in the tech ecosystem and offer their perspectives on its strengths, weaknesses and what’s in store for 2016. muru-D will be presenting 12 of startups from Australia and South East Asia. Come along and get inspired, meet our teams, create connections! Food and drinks provided.”
Where: Startup Hall, Seattle

When: Jan. 19, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Register: For a free ticket, register here.

ChickTech Careers Series: Senior Leadership and Executive Presencechicktech

What: “ChickTech is committed to tech and through our Career Series, we support women and professional challenges we face throughout our careers.

During this reflective time of the new year, many are taking inventory of where they are and where they’d like to be both professionally. Advancing in your career is more than just being skilled at your craft. It involves the ability to engage, inspire and move people to act – more than just a manager, gaining the position of a leader. To help in this journey we invite you to join ChickTech Careers Series: Senior Leadership and Executive Presence.”

Where: Nuance Communications, Seattle

When: Jan. 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Register: For a free ticket, register here.

Capital Advantage

Capital AdvantageWhat: “Capital Advantage is the #1 (premiere) event for business growth and fundraising bringing together an unprecedented line up of top investors that have and are currently funding for early-stage startups, seed capital, software as a services (SAAS), debt and equity financing, small business, expanding business and new concepts.”

Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle.

When: Jan. 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $697 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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