— Atari Women, a University of Washington research project, is looking to give more limelight to the women who were crucial during the early age of game development. The group, as profiled by GeekWire in April, hopes to help boost the number of girls and women interested in computer science, as well as breaking down definitions and misconceptions about the sector that exclude people by gender, age, sexual orientation, education level and other traits. Leaders of the organization will be giving a lecture and sharing a pop-up installation at the Living Computers: Museum + Labs on May 16.
— Often when we think of technology, we think about hardware and software, but advances in innovation mean so much more than that. As the biggest tech companies continue to grow, a discussion has emerged about technology’s ethics and impact on people and how to make access to the latest technology more equitable around the world. All Tech Is Human will tackle these topics among others at a one-day conference in Seattle on May 18.
Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:
- Product Inspire: A Product Management Symposium: An event featuring panels and presentations about best practices in product management at Cathedral in Seattle; 12 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 16.
- 2019 YWCA Inspire Luncheon: An event about helping women, featuring keynote speaker Soledad O’Brien at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle; 12 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.
- CONNECT 2019: Supply Chain and Technology Management: An all-day conference about advancements in supply chain technology at Cascadia College/University of Washington in Bothell; Friday, May 17.
- B2B Sales: Practical Tips to Drive Scale: A workshop focused on learning better B2B practices at K&L Gates in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m. Friday, May 17.
- Partner Power Hour: Habits for Success in Software: A presentation about effectively utilizing soft skills in software engineering professions at Code Fellow in Seattle; 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday, May 17.
- Minefaire: An 2-day event centered around Minecraft featuring tournaments, costume contests and live stage shows at CenturyLink Field in Seattle; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.
- Partner Power Hour: Estimating Team Velocity in an Agile Work Environment: A presentation about the basics of agile work methodology at Code Fellows in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 18.