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Ever wanted an in-house microscope for all yourunnamed-3 home science needs? Search no longer.

Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry will be hosting their April Maker Day event this Saturday, April 30th. Museum visitors can create homemade devices that will turn any smartphone into a microscope, no skill necessary.

This all-ages event features minds from HiveBio and other Seattle creators and tinkers, who will assist museum goers in making microscopes out of household materials.

Attendance is free with museum admission. Museum visitors can drop by the Bezos Center for Innovation between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to join in.

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.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Screening & Women in Engineering Panel

code-debugging-gender-gap-300x300What: The CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. What would society gain from having more women and minorities code? Join Dev Bootcamp & She’s Coding for a screening of the film, immediately followed by a panel discussion with prominent women working in computer science, software development, and engineering.”

Where: Seattle Central Library

When: April 30, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Register: This event is free, register online here.

Tech Alliance: State of Technology Luncheon

What: “The State of Technology Luncheon brings together nearly 1,000 leaders from business, research, education and government to gain perspectives from world-renowned technology visionaries and to celebrate the contributions of our state’s vibrant innovation community. Join 2016 luncheon co-chairs Tom Alberg, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group and Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft, as we mark the Technology Alliance’s 20thTA-2016-Luncheon-Nadella-REVISE_SLIM_JAN-ALT-300x178 anniversary with a keynote presentation featuring Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear from one of our own globally-respected technology leaders.”

Where: The Westin Seattle

When: May 2, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Register: Tickets available here.

Xconomy’s EXOME Presents: Seattle’s Life Science Disruptors

What: “Seattle is one of the few citiesfredhutch-300x85 in the world with a dense confluence of biotechnology, medicine, information technology, and public health expertise, and a footprint small enough to encourage intense collaboration between the sectors. From that mix come new ideas, products, and organizations that aim to change the way new therapies are created and how people in the U.S. and around the world get their healthcare.

Hear from and talk to some of the most forward-thinking scientists, executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from Seattle and beyond whose work is shaking up entrenched healthcare practices. New drugs. Global initiatives. Better prevention and diagnosis. Deeper analysis. Join us for a healthy dose of thought-provoking conversation.”

When: May 2, 12:30 p.p. – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Pelton Auditorium, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Register: Tickets available here.

Bingo and Beer – May the Fourth be with you

twif-bingo-248x300What: Join us for a special evening of bingo at the Ninkasi Better Living Room at The World is Fun Headquarters playing some intense rounds of bingo. If you’ve never played our bingo before you should know it comes laced with trivia, physical challenges, name that tune, and interesting prizes.

The theme for this bingo edition is “May the Fourth be with you” so come prepared to answer trivia and name songs Star Wars related. Your donation will get you an evening filled with 6 full games of bingo, beverages, fun and entertainment.”

When: May 4, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: The World Is Fun HQ

Register: Tickets available here.

Fundamentals for Startups Fridays: Pitching with Jeanette Ennis

SWFWhat: “To provide our CoMotion Incubator Community and ELC Community with access to leading experts that can close the GAP in startup knowledge. These workshops will give startups, teams and students a chance to learn practical knowledge, as well as provide hands-on training, and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches of business.

Jeanette Ennis supports UW researchers pursuing grant money to commercialize their innovations, and helps CoMotion secure economic development grant opportunities. She has more than 15 years of broad research experience as a scientist, entrepreneur, and manager with areas of expertise in: pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, tissue engineering, and medical devices.”

When: May 6, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: CoMotion Incubator, Fluke Hall, University of Washington campus

Register: This event is free, more information is available here.

Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend

Paws-on-Science-300x226What: “Pacific Science Center welcomes the University of Washington for Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend with plenty of purple, gold and hands-on science experiments for the whole family. Huskies of all ages are invited to participate in three days of interactive activities that highlight the cutting-edge research from a globally ranked university located right in the heart of Seattle.

Learn about the boundless research breakthroughs happening in our own backyard. Don’t miss out on special appearances made by Harry the Husky, the Husky Marching Band, UW Cheer and Dance, and live UW mascot, Dubs.”

When: May 6, 10:00 a.m. – May 8, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Pacific Science Center

Register: This event is free with admission to the Pacific Science Center, no registration required.

GeekWire Awards

Awards 2016What: We’ll reveal the winners of the Pacific Northwest’s annual startup and technology awards, as nominated and chosen by GeekWire readers. Past winners of this prestigious event include Zulily, PopCap Games, Tune, Tableau Software, Sam Blackman of Elemental Technologies and many others.

When: May 12, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m

Where: EMP, Seattle

Register: Tickets available 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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