The Seattle region may be known as the birthplace of Microsoft Windows and the seat of Amazon’s e-commerce empire, but the city is less well-known around the world for its incredible, even revolutionary work in cloud computing.
Sponsored by the Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, these events draw together communities working on disparate, but not unrelated, elements of the cloud ecosystem and provide a place to organize around cloud native computing.
The conferences both take place Nov. 8-9 at the Sheraton in downtown Seattle. Check out more info and ticket options for CloudNativeCon here, and KubeCon here. If you can’t make it, watch for coverage on GeekWire next week.
This is a fun one! At the event, 10 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean will pitch their business plans to a panel of local judges. All the presenters are taking part in President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, and the winner of this fast pitch will go on to present at the YLAI Entrepreneurship Summit in Washington, DC. We had the chance to meet these young innovators when they toured the GeekWire office, and can’t wait to see what they pitch.
When: Nov. 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: CoMotion Incubator, Seattle
No registration required.
This self-described “throwback” comic show focuses largely on comics and comic creators. It’s 50,000 square feet of good old geekiness! Check out the con’s website for a full list of featured guests, events, and more.
When: Nov. 5 – 6
Where: Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, Wash.
Register: One- and two-day passes are available on the con’s website.
Join us for a live recording of the GeekWire radio show and podcast, featuring Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Jim Olson, whose lab pioneered Tumor Paint — a molecule derived from Scorpion venom that attaches to and lights up cancer cells so surgeons can more easily see and remove them. This is a chance to see behind the scenes at GeekWire, as editors John Cook and Todd Bishop interview Dr. Olson about this and other breakthroughs in cancer research that lie in nature — and, as always, audience prizes abound.
When: Nov. 10, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center — Pelton Auditorium, Seattle.
Register: RSVP for the recording here. There is no charge, but spots are limited!
New Tech Eastside is a monthly meetup for those working across the full spectrum of the Seattle area’s tech community. Each event features mini presentations from local innovators, and plenty of opportunities to mingle and meet other techies. This month’s presentations include: ADA Academy, presented by Cynthia Tee; Here Seattle, presented by Seth Stell; Greater Foundation, presented by Andrew McGee; GoDaddy, presented by Deb Weissman; and Microsoft, presented by Tammarrian Rogers.
When: November 10, 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Where: EBAY One Bellevue Center, Bellevue, Wash.
Register: Tickets available for purchase here.
An event for our Portland readers! Peter van Hardenberg was an early team member at Heroku, a San Francisco cloud application platform that was founded in 2007 and acquired by Salesforce in 2011. He later co-founded Heroku’s Department of Data. Van Hardenberg will talk about the challenges of scaling from a small team to a massive enterprise, and the bumps of acquisition.
When: November 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Zapproved office, Portland, Oregon
Register: Event is free, register here.