— Since its founding in 1984, TED has become the most prolific provider of expert talks on a wide range of topics. TEDxSeattle, now in its 10th year, has given local artists, activists, and scientists a platform to provide their expertise to the local community. This year’s show features presentations about gene editing, biomechanics, and using virtual reality to combat pain. TEDxSeattle takes place at McCaw Hall on Nov. 23.
— As the holiday season gets underway, lots of people take extra time to help others. That’s exactly what multiple Seattle area schools and tech organizations are doing. Hack to Give Thanks is a full-day event where anyone, regardless of background, can come work on tech projects aimed at helping the environment and community. Some of the projects in development include an app that will allow people to listen for orcas; an app aimed to help rural people get a good education; and a project to help close the gap on the digital divide. Hack to Give Thanks takes place at Code Fellows on Nov. 23.
Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:
- FCC Seattle Presents: Let’s Try Test-Driven Development: A workshop about how to utilize automated testing at Thinkspace in Seattle; 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21.
- Founders Live Seattle: An event where five startups pitch their companies in 99 seconds at WeWork in Seattle; 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21.
- Happy Hour: Science Improv: An improv event featuring local scientists at The Pacific Science Center in Seattle; 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22.
- The Science of Christianity: A talk from an applied physical scientist about how she weaves science into religion at the Bellevue Library in Bellevue; 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24.
- Startup Grind hosts Matt Oppenheimer: A talk by the CEO of Remlity at Create 33 in Seattle; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26.
- Dangerous Products: In the Home and In Our Stomachs: A talk about what tech products are safe and what products are not at The Pacific Science Center in Seattle; 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26.