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Code.org president Alice Steinglass

Code.org has quickly become a name known around the world. The nonprofit’s goal is to make sure every student across the globe has access to a computer and the chance to learn coding, computer science and other tech skills.

On Thursday, Nov. 9, people in the Seattle region will have a chance to meet Code.org president Alice Steinglass. She is one of two stellar speakers presenting at the next Hacker News Seattle meetup, a monthly get-together of people from all corners of the tech community.

Steinglass is a Harvard alum who spent 14 years at Microsoft before joining Code.org. For two years, she was a group program manager for Microsoft’s mixed reality HoloLens platform.

The other speaker is tech veteran Joseph Snell — who has founded five successful tech companies, which raised a total of $58 million — and was once an advisor to Elon Musk and Mark Cuban, among others.

Aside from talks by Steinglass and Snell, the event will also provide time to network and meet others in the community, plus a chance to win tickets to the GeekWire Gala. Now that’s a good deal!

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Atlas Workbase. Find more details and RSVP here.

That’s one of the highlights from our GeekWire community calendar, the spot for geek and tech events in Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. See the full calendar here, submit your event here and keep reading for more suggested events over the next few weeks.

A New Space Age: The business case to dream

What: “New capabilities and an atmosphere of entrepreneurialism have resulted in a wave of terrestrial technology with the possibility of turning Space dreams into profitable realities. Join Economist editors and 200 aerospace engineers, venture capitalists, financiers, astronauts, scientists, telecommunication executives, academics and policymakers at A New Space Age: The business case to dream.”

When: Nov. 9

Where: Museum of Flight

Get involved: Full lineup and tickets available here.

Seattle International Auto Show

What: “One of the top 10 auto shows in the country, the Seattle International Auto Show will pack the CenturyLink Field Event Center with more than 500 of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs, commercial vehicles and alternative fuel options as well as exotics, hot rods, new technologies, concept vehicles, driving simulators and more than 75 vehicles to test-drive.”

When: Nov. 9 – 12

Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center

Get involved: Tickets and more details here.

Seattle Angel Conference SAC XII November 2017

What: “The Seattle Angel Conference is an investor led event, connecting Entrepreneurs and new Angel Investors… This conference brings a collection of new and experienced Angel investors into a fund, where each investor puts up $5,500, creating a fund which we expect to be between $100K and $200K.”

When: Nov. 15, 12:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Microsoft Building 99

Get involved: Tickets and more details here.

Physicist, Engineer, Spy: The True-Life Story of Peter F. MacDoran

What: “Former NASA physicist and engineer Peter F. MacDoran will share his true-life story of Cold-War espionage depicted in his book, The Old Men Will Die First. In October 1973… underground Soviet dissenters chose visiting scientist Peter F. MacDoran to carry crucial papers back to the United States. The KGB knew a messenger existed, but not who or where he was. How was a space scientist, entirely untrained in matters of espionage, to carry out such a mission?”

When: Nov. 15, 7 – 8 p.m.

Where: Pacific Science Center

Get involved: Tickets available here.

Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems Workshop

What: “This workshop is designed for individuals that are interested in learning about Pacific Northwest startup ecosystems – including entrepreneurs, startup teams, consultants, business coaches, enterprise executives… ecosystems we will cover include Eugene, Bend, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria.”

When: Dec. 7, 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: The Boardroom, Ankorage, Alaska

Get involved: Tickets and more information here.

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