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GW calendar logoBeginning on Feb. 9, Flying into the Future: the 15th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference, presented by Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA), brings together commercial aerospace leaders and innovators from the Pacific Northwest and around the globe to discuss the future of the aerospace manufacturing industry.

PNAASpeakers from Boeing, Airbus, GE Aviation, Mitsubishi and other companies will cover a range of industry analytics, forecasts, and transformative technologies. The 3-day event will include a “global-to-local” overview emphasizing the PNW aerospace industry and supply chain.

Flying into the Future: the 15th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference runs from Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Lynnwood (Wash.) Convention Center. Register for the conference here, and rates increase on Feb. 1.

Feature Friday

featurefridayWhat: “Feature Friday is back!…Kick off your weekend with a one-of-a-kind happy hour event where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to announce and demo their latest product or feature. After the demos are finished, the crowd will vote on a favorite who will not only receive recognition from the crowd but also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next next big thing… built in Seattle.”

Where: We Work Holyoke, Seattle

When: Jan. 29, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Register: For a free ticket, register here.

Seattle CoderDojo: Teaching kids to code for free

Free Coding Club for kidsWhat: “Help your kid learn to code…for free! Seattle CoderDojo is a free coding club for kids, powered by volunteers, donors, and sponsors…Kids can learn fun educational games to help them understand computers and programming, or learn professional programming languages to develop web sites, web apps, mobile apps, and the back-end server code to power them.”

Where: – Wainwright Bldg., Seattle

When: Jan. 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Register: For a free ticket, register here.

Live west of Puget Sound? Check out West Sound CoderDojo’s free coding class on Jan. 30 in Poulsbo, WA.

Star Trek Geek Out: A Weekend of Star Trek Revelry

Star Trek Geek OutWhat: “Do you love Star Trek? EMP Museum and The Seattle Public Library are joining forces for a weekend celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. Join us at the Central Library for two days of Star Trek love featuring live performances, films and interviews with EMP. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to best costumes.”

Where: Central Library, Seattle

When: Jan. 30, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Register: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat.

Social Justice Hackathon Demo Day

Demo_Day_BannerWhat: “In November of 2015, Seattle University School of Law was the host of the first ever “Social Justice Hackathon”. For two days, legal service providers, attorneys, technology experts, community activists and students all collaborated to create exciting solutions that expanded access for those who cannot afford legal services…Join us at the Social Justice Hackathon Demo Day hosted by the City of Seattle, Office of the Mayor…We will showcase results of the hackathon and a brief discussion on the future of civic technology’s role in expanding legal access.”

Where: Bertha Landis Room at City Hall, Seattle

When: Feb. 3, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Register: To RSVP, register for free 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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