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Compete in a year-long televised contest. Beat out 36,000 candidates. Complete rigorous cosmonaut training in Russia. Then — travel through space.

This is just a fraction of the journey of South Korean astronaut Dr. Soyeon Yi, who traveled to the International Space Station in 2008, becoming the first and only Korean astronaut to get to space. On June 5, she’ll share the story of her journey during a fireside chat at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center.

The lecture, part of the center’s Science in the City series, also includes a meet-and-greet. The event begins at 7 p.m., and doors open at 6:40 p.m. The event is free to attend for Pacific Science Center members and tickets cost $5 for non-members.

Find more information and buy tickets 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.

Upstream Music Fest + Summit 

What: Upstream returns with three days of music discovery Friday, June 1 – Sunday, 3 in Pioneer Square. See more than 200 national and regional rising music stars, alongside a summit of events and talks on the future of music and technology.”

When: June 1 – June 3

Where: Pioneer Square

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Cloud, Big Data & AI 

What: “Please mark your calendar for our annual exploration of cutting-edge legal, business, and technology issues in Cloud, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence. New content for 2018 includes self-learning machines, autonomous systems, and blockchain. We’ll revisit the continued tension between national security and privacy; take a deep dive into global privacy and security; and in this year’s practicum, examine sophisticated solutions to challenging cloud contract issues across industries.”

When: June 6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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From the CEO’s Perspective: Leadership in Our Challenging Times 

What: “Join us for conversations with several of the northwest’s most influential leaders to hear how they are adapting their thinking and leadership to the challenging times in which we live. How they have and continue to reassure employees who are concerned for their safety, and keep themselves and others engaged and motivated despite the play-by-play of revolving-door headlines and tweets that affect us all.”

When: June 7, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Where: World Trade Center Seattle, 4th Floor

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What: “I AM is an international touring contemporary art exhibition featuring the works of 31 acclaimed Middle Eastern women artists from 12 countries. Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the ‘other’, the exhibition is a celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future.”

When: June 10 – August 7, Opening reception is June 10, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral

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TechFair Seattle 

What: “Comparably invites you to join us for TechFair Seattle 2018, an incredible Tech Job Fair on June 21st. 100+ Seattle Tech companies will be hiring at the best Tech Job Fair of the year. The day will feature a variety of expert speakers, access to the best Seattle Tech Companies, and keynotes from the brightest stars in Seattle Tech. Visit the booths of various tech companies, and meet directly with leaders looking to hire great talent. The event is free to attended for job seekers, an RSVP is required. To reserve an early spot please register today.”

When: June 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Bell Harbor Conference Center

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