Trending: Steve Carell as Jeff Bezos on ‘Saturday Night Live’ trolls Trump just days after Amazon picks HQ2 sites

hack for healthcare event logo (1)Seattle is a hub for healthcare innovation. But issues like high rates of hospital readmission, lack of accessibility, and costly diagnostics remain pressing concerns in the industry.

The Kal Academy, a nonprofit coding school for minorities, is teaming up with Microsoft’s LEAP program to host Hack for Healthcare, a one-day coding event focused on finding solutions to these pressing healthcare needs.

Attendees will work in teams to create tech-based solutions to these issues, with support from Microsoft Azure. At the end of the twelve-hour event, teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, and the winning team will be awarded $120,000 in Azure credits.

The event takes place Saturday, August 27, from 10 am to 10 pm at Startup Hall, in Seattle’s University District. Registration and more information 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.

New Tech Eastsidenewtech-eastside

What: Meet hot startups, and learn who is building cool stuff at New Tech Seattle. Presenters at this coming week’s event include:

code.org presented by Jeremy Stone
Radish Medical presented by Joe Fogel
Beepi presented by Tyler Infelise
Scrum Inc. presented by William Newing and Joe Justice”

When: August 16, 5:00 pm7:15 pm

Where: OfferUp, Bellevue, WA

Register: More information and tickets available here.

Angel Capital Expo2Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo

What: “The Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel capital community, bringing together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. It is organized by Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment network, and was created to foster collaboration among angel groups, as well as reach out to the larger investment community.”

When: August 18, 8:30 am5:00 pm

Where: Microsoft Conference Center Building 33, Redmond, WA

Register: More information and tickets available here.

pacific science centerNational Parks Centennial at Pacific Science Center

What: “Celebrate the National Parks Centennial at Pacific Science Center on August 25 with additional showings of the acclaimed IMAX documentary, National Parks Adventure 3D, hands-on activities from local organizations, environmental science demonstrations and prizes.

National Parks Centennial will feature environmental science, conservation efforts, activities relating to the National Parks, as well as giveaways. It will be a celebration of the service achievements from the past 100 years and will encourage a lifelong interest in exploring, learning and being inspired by the 400+ national parks and monuments around the country. Pacific Science Center will also host Tourism Arizona, who will provide an Arizona National Parks Ranger, photo booth and a special giveaway trip to visit one of their 24 National Parks.”

When: August 25, 11:00 am4:00 pm

Where: Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA

Register: No registration needed for this event.

Cambia Grove’s Reverse Pitch Day, with Anchor Partner Overlake Medical CenterCambiaGrove_Brown

What: “We’re excited to announce our next Reverse Pitch Day event, with Cambia Grove Anchor Partner Overlake Medical Center. Overlake is an award winning medical center committed to maintaining the highest standards in medical care as well as providing patients with innovative approaches to their health care. Overlake will present two opportunities for startups to earn a paid pilot on August 25. At their Reverse Pitch, you’ll learn how to propose your own customized solutions for the organizations’ business needs.”

When: August 25, 5:30 pm8:30 pm

Where: Cambia Grove, Seattle, WA

Register: More information and tickets for this event are available here.

SeattleTechDays2016 Seattle Tech Days

What: “Meet Ukrainian high tech companies at the Westin Seattle on August 25th-26th, 2016, and see product demos of innovative new technologies in the area of IoT, Big Data and AR/VR.”

When: August 25August 26

Where: The Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA

Register: More information and tickets for this event are available here.

Coming up…

Editor’s note: Speaking of awesome events, don’t forget that GeekWire Summit early-bird ticket rates expire at the end of this month. Get yours today here!

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to GeekWire's free newsletters to catch every headline

Comments

Job Listings on GeekWork

Find more jobs on GeekWork. Employers, post a job here.