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Women in TechDespite huge growth in tech jobs over the last decade, only about 20 percent of technology workers are women, and many women who enter the tech workforce do not follow traditional pipelines.

The New York Code and Design Academy is teaming up with Chick Tech Seattle for Breaking the Barrier into Tech, an event of panels, networking, and brainstorming to help women find their way into the tech field.

This event will feature a panel of four women from Seattle’s tech community, who will share their career journeys and the non-traditional pathways many of them followed. There will also be space for networking and discussing diversity in tech.

The event takes place Wednesday Aug. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. WeWork, 1601 5th Avenue in Seattle. Register 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.

CascadiaFest 2016CascadiaFest_2016

What: “CascadiaFest is a three-day, community-driven developer conference focusing on the cutting edge of JavaScript, Node and CSS. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.”

When: August 3August 5

Where: Semiahmoo Resort

Register: You can purchase tickets for this event here.

Virtual Reality Enthusiasts Meetupunity[1]

What: “Fellow VR Enthusiasts, for the August Meetup we are pleased to announce that Unity will be visiting us, and our special guest is, you guessed it, VR dude Mr. Pete Moss. Join us for this very special evening on August 3rd. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Spaces are limited. We will sell tickets at the door if spaces are left, but we can’t guarantee it. Come see Unity and VR Dude!”

When: August 3, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Where: Chronos VR at SURF Incubator in Seattle.

Register: You can sign up for the event here.

Anglicon 2016Anglicon2016

What: “Seattle’s Doctor Who / British Media Convention. With Guests of Honour Annette Badland, Dan Starkey, Norman Lovett, Terry Molloy, Dutch Bihary. Featuring panels, live body paint demo, game shows, trivia contest, costume contest, masquerade ball, Sunday breakfast banquet (tickets extra), video room, gaming room, and lots more.”

When: August 5  – August 7 

Where: Doubletree by Hilton, Seattle Airport

Register: You can register for the event and find out more here.

Startup Grind Hosts Nick Huzar, CEO of OfferUpstartupgrindseattle1

What: “He is presently founder, CEO of OfferUp with a mission to revolutionize how people buy and sell locally by providing the simplest and safest solution. OfferUp is the largest mobile marketplace in the USA. Most recently, Nick was the co-founded of Konnects Inc. There he designed the original platform and directly managed the engineering and design teams in addition to his daily duties as the company’s Chief Technology Officer.”

When: August 10, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Where: OfferUp offices in Bellevue, Wash.

Register: You can buy tickets for this even here.


What: “End summer with a bang – or a pop! The summer’s most family-friendly event, BubbleFest: A Summer Science Celebration returns to Pacific Science Center. Explore the science behind bubbles through live demonstrations and hands-on activities August 12 – 14 under the arches. BubbleFest features three days of educational entertainment for guests of all ages. Visit our “Bubble Lab” and enjoy experiments that reveal the science concepts behind the art of bubble making, including elasticity, surface tension, air pressure and more! Create beautiful giant bubbles at our outdoor bubble stations and don’t miss The Bubbleman of Seattle who will be performing twice a day. Top it all off with a relaxing kayak ride around our ponds.”

When: August 12  – August 14

Where: Pacific Science Center, Seattle.

Register: You can learn more and buy tickets for this event here.

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