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aws2Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing sectors in tech, and Seattle is an integral part of this revolution with local cloud superstars like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s Azure.

Next week, AWS will open its doors for a peek into the world of cloud computing at Amazon, inviting engineers interested in cloud computing to interact with AWS team members and learn about the division’s work.

The event will also include presentations by representatives of AWS’s Kinesis, Snowball, and Glacier teams, who work on everything from data streaming services to secure cold data storage.

The event takes place Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Bellevue, Washington. Mandatory registration, and more information, 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.

ACT-wACT-W Seattle Conference – For Women in Tech and Advocates

What: “ChickTech is excited to announce the second annual ACT-W Seattle Conference, an event advocating for the education, career advancement, and inclusion of women in tech. The Advancing the Careers of Technical Women Conference (ACT- W) addresses issues relevant to the women-in-tech landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re a woman in tech or an advocate (That’s right! Everyone is invited!), join us for a weekend of networking, talks by 30+ female leaders in tech (and some great allies), one-on-one coaching sessions, and more! There will also be a KICKOFF HAPPY HOUR ON SEPTEMBER 9TH at 6pm at TUNE (99 Blanchard St, Belltown).”

When: September 10

Where: ChickTech Seattle, Seattle, WA

Register: Tickets available here.

AoA Logo FinalAlliance of Angels Pitch Clinic

What: “The Alliance of Angels Pitch Clinic is an educational event tailored specifically to entrepreneurs on how to effectively pitch a startup business plan to angel investors… The Alliance of Angels is the largest and most active angel group in the Pacific Northwest. Each year, we invest $10M+ into 20+ companies. Our network of 140+ active angel investors is further augmented by a $6.6M seed fund. Learn more at”

When: September 14, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Where: ExtraSlice, Bellevue, WA

Register: Registration and more information available here.

Empowerment Series: Conversations with Trailblazing Women in Seattle’s Business and Tech Communities

What: “While there is no one size fits all methodology or a specific road map for success when it comes to building a business or establishing a successful career path, there is something incredible that happens when entrepreneurs come together to share advice, fears, failures and successes – it’s called empowerment.

Join ARA Seattle for an evening of candid conversations with dynamic, strong and passionate leaders and entrepreneurs making a name for themselves in the Seattle business and technology community. In partnership with Harvey Nash and Uber, ARA is thrilled to present you with an opportunity to walk away feeling inspired, connected and most of all, confident that you, too, can find your own path to success.”

When: September 14, 5:30 am to 8:30 pm

Where: Uber offices, Seattle, WA

Register: Tickets and registration available here.

triangleventureTriangle Venture Expo

What: “The Triangle Venture Expo will be a showcase of 12 of the most successful entrepreneurial companies in our geographic area that are building great products, developing cool services and growing great industries here in the Inland Northwest. The Triangle Venture Expo will highlight 12 of our regions most compelling, emerging companies that between them employ more than 1,200 people and have all started as entrepreneurial startups and grown into large, successful ventures with clients world-wide.

Our region, represented by “The Triangle”-the area boarded by Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Pullman/Moscow and Spokane/Cheney-has so many success stories to tell and Startup Spokane, the Spokane Angel Alliance and Greater Spokane really want to start telling those stories and see this event as a way to do it. The event audience will include entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, members of the press and other community members from the Northwest and from areas such as Seattle, Boise and Portland.”

When: September 14-15

Where: Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, WA

Register: Tickets and more information available here.

AoA Logo FinalFireside Chat with Bill Bryant

What: “Join us for an interactive workshop with Bill Bryant from DFJ and Josh Williams from Seattle Bank. They will discuss trends in startup financing, angel investing and venture capital, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Bill Bryant is a partner at DFJ. He has had early and instrumental involvement in more than 25 leading software, Internet, mobile, and digital media companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor, and board member… Josh Williams is Chief Banking Officer at Seattle Bank, a boutique bank focused on the needs of individuals, family offices, businesses, business owners, and community organizations in the Pacific Northwest.”

When: September 15, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Where: Peterson Sullivan LLP, Seattle, WA

Register: Tickets and more information available here.

pnwphpPacific Northwest PHP Conference

What: “The Pacific Northwest PHP Conference is a 3-day event (September 15th-17th, 2016) for PHP developers living in the Pacific Northwest region. Last year, we were joined by nearly 200 PHP developers, and this year’s event is going to be even bigger. PNWPHP 2016 will be held at the Cornish Playhouse, which is a beautiful theater within the Seattle Center grounds, nearly in the shadow of the iconic Space Needle.
This year, our event will consist of a full-day of workshops, followed by two full days of an enthralling, single-track conference, with some of the most talented speakers from the PHP community and software industry.”

When: September 1517

Where: Cornish Playhouse, Seattle, WA

Register: Tickets and more information here.

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