March is Woman’s History Month, and Seattle’s tech community is already gearing up to celebrate and support women in tech.
The TUNE House, a scholarship program for women studying computer science, is kicking things off with an event on March 1 — Women’s History Month: Throughout The Generations. The event is focused on the idea of success and what it can mean for different people, from creating a stellar product to leading a company.
Speakers include current and future tech leaders like Moz CEO Sarah Bird and Bhavya Manohoran, a fourth grade student and aspiring software engineer. Also hear from TUNE house scholars and other Seattle tech executives about their experiences and how they define success in the innovation economy.
The event is free to attend takes place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at the TUNE Kitchen in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Check the event website for more details and to RSVP.
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.
What: “We are thrilled to bring the first International Startup Weekend to town!! Our goal is to bring together the multicultural communities that are making differences in various of industries around the Seattle area. We want you to be part of this diverse community and join some of the most passionate, talented, and entrepreneurial-minded people to build a brighter future collectively!”
When: Feb. 23 – 25
Where: Amazon-Arizona building
Get involved: See the full agenda and buy tickets here.
What: “Black History Month is a time to highlight the achievements of black leaders in the past and present. In Seattle alone, Black and Hispanics comprise 15 percent of the population but own less than 5 percent of businesses… Join us for a unique pop-up marketplace in The Riveter, Capitol Hill: Shop, network, and learn more about how you can support more black women-owned businesses on a regular basis (not just during the month of February!) over food and drinks.”
When: Feb. 27, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: The Riveter
Get involved: More information and tickets available here.
What: “Follow the news and you know: Scientists are more than just chipping away at cancer. They are kicking down the barricades. Cell therapies are, at long last, delivering lasting remissions in a few indications… Hear from the leaders in Big Biotech, venture capital, and emerging startups at The Seattle Cancer Summit, Mar. 5. All proceeds go to the Mt. Everest Climb to Fight Cancer campaign at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.”
When: March 5, 1 – 6 p.m.
Get involved: See the full list of speakers and ticket options here.
What: “Future Festival’s Seattle Business Conference will begin with a comprehensive overview of the 6 Patterns of Opportunity and the 18 Megatrends that are currently shaping consumer insights. The rest of the day will be filled with highly curated sessions that will explore future trends and pinpoint overlooked opportunities. The innovation conference will end with an immersive Future Party and you will go home with $4,000 worth of practical takeaway materials.”
When: March 12
Where: AMC Pacific Place
Get involved: See the full agenda and find tickets here.