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GW calendar logoDo you dig data? IBM’s Datapalooza tour hits Seattle Feb. 9 – 11 at Galvanize Seattle. The 2.5-day experience brings together the data science community with music and creative data products.

Datapalooza offers attendees two tracks to pursue: “Compose the music” with data science  or “Produce the Concert” with data engineering. Sessions in both tracks are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

datapaloozaIBM invites “data scientists, data engineers, and app developers who want to build super-powered data products” to attend. Seattle-based band Pickwick will be performing for all attendees on Day 2 of Datapalooza. 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.

An Evening with Techstars Retail Accelerator with Target

Techstars LogoWhat: “Applications are currently open for the new Techstars Retail Accelerator, in partnership with Target…This info session will be an informal discussion about Techstars, Target, retail innovation, and hopefully answer any and all questions you may have about this amazing opportunity. Join us!”

Where: Startup Hall, Seattle.

When: Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Register: To RSVP, register here.

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Scott Oki

startupgrindseattle1What: “Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs…Oki Developments, Inc. is an investment company with diverse interests in real estate, golf course development and management, restaurants, and early to development stage information technology companies. Prior to founding Oki Developments, Inc., Mr. Oki retired in 1992 after 10 years with Microsoft Corporation where he served in a variety of executive positions.”

Where: HUB Bellevue.

When: Feb. 10, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $17 here.

IN-NW Digital Innovation Series: REI’s #OptOutside: A Digital Playbook

IN-NW Seattle ChamberWhat: “REI’s #OptOutside campaign was the talk of the holiday season, turning traditional BlackFriday marketing on its head by encouraging people to stop shopping and get outside.

Hear from Alex Thompson, REI’s Vice President for Communications, and Josh Chaitin, Edelman SVP, about the development of the #OptOutside Campaign, how REI thinks about pushing the envelope, and how you can apply these tactics to your own marketing plans.”

Where: Microsoft Events Center at the Seattle Metro Chamber

When: Feb. 11, 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $35-50 here.

GeekWire Startup Day

Startup-Day-2016-300x250 (1)What: “Startup Day is the preeminent startup conference in the Pacific Northwest — bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, tinkerers and builders for a day of discussion, inspiration and learning about the startup journey.”

Where: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue.

When: Feb. 12, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $159 – $650 here.

BIA/Kelsey NOW

4c2f0edc23a246e4a565b21ef85c586cWhat: “From ride sharing and hospitality to house cleaning, odd jobs and roadside assistance, consumers, workers and investors have been enthusiastically joining what BIA/Kelsey terms the local on-demand economy (LODE)…Join us Feb. 18 for BIA/Kelsey NOW Seattle: The Local On-Demand Economy’s Next Phase, where entrepreneurs, CEOs, venture capitalists and executives from across the local commerce arena will spend a day drilling into the opportunities for businesses within and supportive of LODE.”

Where: Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square, Seattle.

When: Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $595 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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