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An early computer at Seattle’s Living Computers Museum + Labs. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota).

— Computers, at least the ones somewhat resembling what we know today, have been around since the mid-20th Century. Seattle is lucky enough to have some of the original gems on display at the Living Computers Museum. While you can take a tour of the museum on your own, there’s only so much you can learn from the brief text on a placard. That’s why the museum is offering a special Curator’s Choice Tour that will feature five of the artifacts housed at the museum, giving participants a much more detailed look at some of the advances made in the history of computers. The tour is open to all ages and takes place June 22.

— Many pieces of legislation about evolving, reducing or removing carbon-based energy are making their way through government. In Washington, proposed legislation would aim to have the state’s energy completely carbon-free by 2045. Making those changes will involve the cooperation of many sectors, but the tech sector, in particular, has a lot to add. Discussions about how to make energy cleaner will be featured at the CleanTech Innovation Showcase on June 24. The conference aims to bring together experts in policy, research, and tech to help develop plans for the future.

Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:

  • Partner Power Hour: Automate Yourself Out of A Job: A presentation about how to use automation to increase your productivity at Code Fellows in Seattle; 12:15 to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 22
  • Kit-Build: Clockit!: A workshop about programming SparkFun’s ClockIt kit at The Living Computers Museum + Labs in Seattle; 1:30 to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 22.
  • ODTUG Kscope 19: A full-day Oracle development conference at The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle; Sunday, June 23.
  • Seattle Cyber Security Summit: A full-day event addressing multiple topics related to cybersecurity at the Sheraton Grand Seattle in Seattle; Tuesday, June 25.
  • Apollo 11 Artifact Public Viewing: A chance to learn about the Apollo Mission at The Living Computers Museum + Labs in Seattle; Tuesday, June 25.
  • Where Is the Cannabis Biz Going?: A panel about the progress of the cannabis business and how new companies might be able to get involved Create 33 in Seattle; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 25.
  • LGBTQ+ Business Founders Panel: A panel featuring LGBTQ+ business owners sharing their experiences at The Riveter in Seattle; 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 25.
For more upcoming events, check out the GeekWire Calendar, where you can find meetups, conferences, startup events, and geeky gatherings in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Organizing an event? Submit details here.
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