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GW calendar logoWhat is it really like to be a woman in tech? On March 29, Town Hall Seattle will host How to Succeed as a Women in Tech with Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack, a panel discussion that coincides with the release of Wheeler Van Vlack’s book, Women in Tech.

womenintechThe panel includes Kamilah Taylor, LinkedIn software engineer; Angie Chang, VP of Hackbright Academy; Brianna Wu, co-founder of Giant Spacekat; and former Code Fellows CEO Kristin Toth Smith. It will be moderated by tech industry veteran Stephen (Stepto) Toulouse.

According to the publisher, Women in Tech “will help dismantle the unconscious social bias against women in the tech industry.” The book discusses salary negotiation, interviewing, and business practices. Along with practical career advice, the book includes personal stories from female tech professionals including all of the panelists.

How to Succeed as a Women in Tech begins at 7:30 p.m on March 29, and tickets are available for $5. 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.

The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival 

SFFSFF_2016_PROMO_490x265What: “A not-to-be missed annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe.

EMP Museum in partnership with SIFF presents the eleventh annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival. This celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists for a showcase of illuminating and unconventional films.”

Where:  EMP Museum

When: March 19, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and March 20, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Register: Tickets are available for $12 here.

Teen Action Fair

MK438522What: “Join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for the 3rd Annual TEEN ACTION FAIR, a youth-led celebration showcasing young leaders who are inspiring positive change. This event is FREE and open to the public.”

Where:  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

When: March 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

GeekWire’s 5th Anniversary Bash

GeekWireBash-Final-300x250-v2What: “We’ll be bringing back the ping-pong and foosball tables and celebrating GeekWire’s 5th anniversary at the biggest, geekiest tech party Seattle has ever seen: the GeekWire Bash, presented by Point Inside. We’re expanding the Bash this year to include a whole host of other games and activities, like arcade games, sumo wrestling, and many more! The Bash is moving to a bigger venue this year to accommodate all of the geeky madness.”

Where:  CenturyLink Field Event Center

When: March 24, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Register: A limited number of tickets are available for $79 here.

Norwescon 39: Remembering the Future

norwesconWhat: “Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s Premiere Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention and one of the largest regional Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.”

Where:  Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport

When: March 24 – March 27

Register: Purchase a membership to attend click here.

The Future of Artifical Intelligence/Robotics

dreamstime_m_60392997 100dpiWhat: “Our presenters help us understand the emerging scientific and technological innovations, as well as the societal and ethical implications of a future world shared with robots that possess super-human abilities and intelligence. GeekWire’s science editor, Alan Boyle, kicks the evening off with a brief introduction.”

Where:  Impact HUB Seattle

When: March 30, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Register: Tickets are available for $39 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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