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— Lots of science fiction movies and television series feature alien life that looks, for the most part, like us. Star Trek in particular is filled with this representation of aliens. Dr. Mohamed Noor, a long-time Trek fan, professor of biology, and dean of natural sciences at Duke University, will be giving a presentation called Star Trek and the Science of Human(oid) Evolution at the Pacific Science Center on July 29.

— The Pacific Science Center is hosting Global Game Jam NEXT, also starting July 29 and running through Aug. 3. The event is aimed at teenagers who want to learn about video game development. During the event, kids will have the chance to design a game of their own by working with the local development community and educators in the space.

Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:

  • Kit Build LED Badge: A workshop where you can learn soldering and build an LED badge at the Living Computers Museum + Labs in Seattle; 2:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, July 25.
  • Founders Live Seattle: An event where five startups pitch their companies in 99 seconds at The Collective in Seattle; 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 25.
  • How to Develop and Maintain an Attitude Toward Learning: Local software engineers share their experiences about how to keep learning throughout your career at Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle; 6 to 7:15 p.m., Thursday, July 25.
  • Electric Sky 2019: A weekend event all about tech and art at Skykomish Ballpark in Skykomish; Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28.
  • Partner Power Hour: From Photojournalist to Software Engineer: A presentation from a software engineer about how she made the career switch at Code Fellows in Seattle; 12:15 to 1 p.m., Friday, July 26.
  • Making Games with Micro:bit: A workshop about designing games using a block-based coding system at The Living Computers Museum + Labs in Seattle; 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Saturday, July 27.
  • Summer Solve-A-Thon: A chance for local tech individuals to come together and help build community projects at Microsoft Reactor in Redmond; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 27.
  • 7th Annual Startup Grind Summer Party: An event celebrating the advances in the Seattle startup community at Create 33 in Seattle; 5:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 30.
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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