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Devrel summitThe first Seattle DevRel Summit kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 11, with a day of events focused on developer relations. Speakers include Kate Edwards, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, and Cynthia Tee of Seattle’s Aida Developers Academy, among many others.

The summit brings together directors and managers from all reaches of Seattle’s developer community to discuss engagement, growth, and diversity within the tech ecosystem. Topics range from indie game design to communication strategies, all focused on professional development for developer evangelists.

The event will be held in the Seattle Center’s Armory Loft. For more information and to purchase tickets for $120 click 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.

Startup Grind Hosts Dan Lewis, CEO (Convoy)

startupgrindseattle1What: “With 15 years in the technology and transportation industries, Dan Lewis is cofounder and CEO of Convoy, a Seattle startup that is reinventing trucking with on-demand services for local and regional shippers and carriers. Convoy is backed by a group of notable industry and technology leaders, and recently raised a $16M round led by Greylock partners. Before starting Convoy, Dan ran a group developing new products for Amazon, and prior to that led product and operations at Wavii (acquired by Google).”

When:  July 26,  6:00 pm8:15 pm

Where: Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square

Register: You can buy tickets for this event here.

Data Storytelling, Infographics and Visualization Workshop

vizcommWhat: “Learn the art and science, the theory and practical hands-on tactics of creating compelling communications experiences based on surveys, scientific research, public or proprietary data sources.

Join Bill Shander,’s data visualization expert and top-rated workshop presenter, as he walks through two days of curriculum specially designed for different members of your team. Space is limited (the event is restricted to 30 people) – which means you have a lot of access to Bill’s expertise. In this very hands-on practical and intimate setting, you will get to do the work, not listen to lectures all day.”

When: July 27July 28

Where: SURF Incubator

Register: You can buy tickets for this event here.

Seattle Microservices Meetup – Adobe and Pavia Systems in Fremont

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 3.44.11 PMWhat: “This meetup is an open forum for the Seattle community to share insights, best practices and experiences around microservices-based architectures and related tools and processes for cloud deployments. We’re lucky to have had a very strong response from the local cloud community and some great speakers in our first few meetups this year.

For July, we’ve lined up two distinctly different Seattle-based teams to share their experiences using microservices in practice and get deeper into their specific use cases, lessons learned, challenges, benefits, etc.”

When: July 27, 5:00 am9:00 pm

Where: Adobe Fremont Campus

Register: This event is free, you can register here.

Google For NonprofitsGoogle for nonprofits

What: “The Google for Nonprofits program offers organizations like yours access to free or highly discounted tools like Adwords, Apps, and YouTube, which can help you find new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and drive supporters to take action. Learn more and hear from Google staff about how these tools can help your organization.”

When: August 4, 9:00 am12:30 pm

Where: Google Fremont Office

Register: This is a free event, but registration is required. You can register 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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