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Geeks on Floats

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Geeks on Floats is a series of unique one-day excursions for business leaders in the Pacific Northwest US & Canada to build relevant connections across the region. A small group of applicants is selected based on existing business interests and future goals in the destination city. We then work with a local partner to curate a relevant set of private meetings and tours designed to produce meaningful connections and actionable insights.

SAC Workshop – How to prepare for due diligence

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As you are starting to finalize a deal for an Angel Investment, a good Angel Investor is going to want to validate and verify the details of your business. On one side of the process, there are many different documents and materials which you might want to have prepared for the due diligence process. On the other hand, just as the Investor is doing due diligence on you, you will want to be doing due diligence on the Angel Investor.…

Ballard WeWork Opening Party

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WeWork in Ballard is officially open - please join us in celebrating our opening! WHO: WeWork Ballard Team WHAT: Check out the space and take a tour! We’ll have food, drinks, and fun raffles and giveaways! WHERE: 1448 NW Market Street Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98107 WHEN: February 27th 4pm-7pm HOW: Please RSVP at https://1448nwmarketstopeningparty.splashthat.com/

Learn React Basics

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Indeed currently lists just under 1,100 open React positions in the Seattle area. If you want to unlock these for your job search, you need to start by learning the basics. FCC Seattle is here to help! Join us 2/27 from 6 to 9 pm at Thinkspace for pizza, mentorship, and building a React app live (with help in case you get stuck). This class will have a special focus on components in React and how they can streamline your…

Founders Live Seattle

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible winter evening at Galvanize as you hang with other entrepreneurs and hear from 5 awesome Seattle startups. Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive…

Ignite Seattle #41

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ignite Seattle is an evening of fast-paced talks on a wide range of interesting, inspiring, and challenging topics. After several wildly successful seasons at Town Hall, the popular series returns with its simple premise: Enlighten us, but make it quick. Presenters are asked: If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What if you got only 20 slides, and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Touching briefly on a variety of topics, from the DIY community to parent-educator…

Fundamentals for Startups: Top Ten Ways to Screw-Up Your Startup

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The foundation of a start-up is built in the early days and, unfortunately, there’s lots of ways to screw this up and many of them are irreversible and painful. Come hear Andy Albertson discuss the Top Ten Ways to Screw-Up Your Startup, so you can avoid these predictable pitfalls. Andy Albertson: Andy Albertson, partner at Fenwick and West LLP, represents companies at all stages of development, ranging from mature public companies to founding teams with a business plan and a…

Permission to Succeed: Why we self-sabotage & how we can stop

February 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you feel that sometimes you are your own worst enemy? Is there a goal you have had for a long time but you just don’t make it? Do you catch yourself binge-watching Netflix when you are almost done with an important project, overspending when are really close to reaching your savings goal, or quitting exercise when your weight goal is just a few pounds away? The reasons why we self-sabotage are complex. Most of them are rooted in fear…

Star Brews Beer Festival

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the Star Brews Beer Festival as we transform Seattle's Withinsodo into an intergalactic playground complete with tastings of over twenty stellar craft beers. Be sure to explore the Darth Lair of Ciders and the Rebel’s Beer Base. There will be multiple characters, photo ops, plenty of food, and live music from the Storm Rockers and R2-DJ2.

Faraday Cage Match: An Evening of Competitive Science Improv

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Five grad students each describe the main idea of their research to our improv team, then join them on stage in a short improv based on that idea. We quiz the audience to see who got their idea across best, a bit of math later, we declare the winner!

Pokémon Go Scavenger Hunt

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

"It’s Pokémon day celebration week Feb 25-March 2nd! Party Hat Pikachu and Eevee in the wild! Armored Mewtwo back in 5-star raids! And we will host a Pokémon go scavenger hunt! Come in at 11 am and get your list, and meet back at 4 pm for rewards and raffles!!!

A Short History of Journalism Technologies: Or, How the Computer Came to the Newsroom!

February 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dr. Will Mari is an assistant professor of media law/history, with a particular focus on transition(s) from analog to digital technologies in journalism and the impact they have on the everyday lives of people working in the news industry, including legal and social-cultural implications for news workers. Want to learn more? Check out his book, A Short History of Disruptive Journalism Technologies, which provides a swift analysis of the computerization of the newsroom, from the mid-1960s through to the early…

Bank Innovation Ignite

March 2 @ 11:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm

This one-of-a-kind, invitation-only event is designed for fintech executives looking to learn about the latest emerging technologies.

Black Dot Mastermind Mondays

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We all need consistent check ins to keep us performing at our highest as business builders. Black Dot Mastermind Mondays provides a weekly place to connect with motivated entrepreneurs, get inspired, and solve problems collectively. This meetup is for small business owners, startups, entrepreneurs, and those who have a hobby or talent they want to monetize. We will be sharing wins, discussing challenges, and exploring best practices for starting and growing business as well as getting connected to resources that…

Redefining Success

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s time to redefine success for today’s modern woman. Our pursuit of society’s definition of success – power, respect and wealth – is creating an epidemic known as burnout. If we don’t take success into our own hands, we will continue to pay the price in terms of our health and well being. Redefining Success is a conversation about the ways in which success is a personal experience; independent from others' thoughts, or decisions about us. When we shift our…

Facebook: The Inside Story: Author Steven Levy in conversation with Todd Bishop

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

He had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for three years. Now, renowned tech writer Steven Levy delivers the definitive history of one of America's most powerful and controversial companies: Facebook. In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. The site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerbergs first, modest iteration. It has grown into a…

Taco Tuesday

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join CoMotion for lunch and the opportunity to connect with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, so don't miss out on an opportunity to enjoy tacos while getting to know the startups in your area. Thanks to UPS for your sponsorship.

XR Day: Exploring the future of XR design and technology

March 3 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

The development of extended reality hardware, devices, interactions, and apps is advancing at a rapid pace. The XR revolution spans augmented, virtual, and mixed realities (AR, VR, MR). Past all the hype, what are the capabilities now and in the future? What are the hurdles to broader adoption? How do we understand the user needs and applications to design for a better future? What are the career and research opportunities? Join the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering…

Built In Seattle’s Top Companies Hiring

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Built In Seattle invites you to meet the top tech companies in Seattle! We’re bringing together tech leaders and teammates alike to enjoy a brew with you! Get to know them in person, have real conversations instead of reading their "About Us" pages online. In short, it’s a night dedicated to you and your career. See what 2020 has in store and how these growing companies can impact your future. Here’s our hand-picked partners who can’t wait to meet you:…

Inside ‘Outsiders’: What One City Can Teach Us About Homelessness

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Homelessness on the West Coast is rising to crisis levels, even at a time of historic economic growth and prosperity. To understand why, KNKX Public Radio and The Seattle Times‘ Project Homeless team spent one year watching homelessness unfold in Olympia, Washington. Reporting from the streets, under bridges, and inside encampments, KNKX and Project Homeless partnered to produce a new podcast series, Outsiders, that tells the story of that year. Listen to excerpts from the new podcast and hear from the people who made…

Founders Live South Sound

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible winter evening at The Pioneer Collective in Tacoma as you hang with other entrepreneurs and hear from 5 awesome South Sound startups. Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner…

A Conversation with Rahm Emanuel

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Crosscut and Elliott Bay Books welcome Rahm Emanuel to Temple de Hirsch Sinai for a conversation surrounding his new book The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running The World. Emanuel, the former two-term mayor of Chicago and White House Chief of Staff for President Obama will discuss how cities, rather than the federal government, stand at the center of innovation and effective governance. Your ticket includes a copy of The Nation City. Date: Wednesday, March 4th Time: Doors @ 6:30 PM, Program @ 7:00…

Coaching for Managers

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hello leaders! As a manager, you have a wide variety of conversations with your colleagues and the people who report to you – spanning from tactical work guidance (“I don’t know how to get X done.”) to career advice (“I might want to try a new role.”) to frustrations at work (“I’m having a hard time negotiating resources.”) to performance feedback (“Am I meeting expectations?”). This workshop is focused on giving managers a mental framework and tools, along with ample…

Be Bold Now International Women’s Day Celebration

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day to acknowledge and celebrate women’s cultural, social, and economic contributions but is also a call to action for women and their allies to take action to accelerate gender parity. IWD has been celebrated for 111 years and recognized but the UN since 1975. 2020 will mark the fifth annual Be Bold Now International Women’s Day celebration, March 5, 2020, at Benaroya Hall. The event is an evening celebration were we share women's stories…

Fundamentals for Startups: My $100M First-Time Founder/CEO Education

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dan Cordingley co-founded and led Teradici as CEO for 14 years, raising almost $100M for the venture-backed company, building it from inception to become the worldwide technology leader for cloud-based virtual desktops, deployed by thousands of Enterprises serving tens of millions of end users. In this session, Dan will share what he learned as a first-time founder and CEO, including the challenges of nailing product market fit, finding the right business model, evolving the go to market strategy, executing a…

Food Biz Day

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Food Biz Day is a day-long conference and marketplace providing insight, education, and networking for food entrepreneurs. The conference features a combination of speakers, breakouts, and panel discussions, followed by a food entrepreneurs’ Marketplace, open to the public where food businesses of all stages table their products for invaluable feedback and vending experience.

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Girls’ Night Out: Get Scent-imental

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Explore the science of scents from your past and create new ones for the future! Journey through your individual scent memory and take a virtual visit to a local fragrance lab with Molly Ray, fragrance designer and founder of Fragrance by Molly Ray. Get hands-on experiences while delving into the biology behind fragrance design and make a unique scent tailored to you. Join us and explore the intersection of science and art through our most underrated sense: smell! Celebrate your…

The Riveter’s Brunch & Rally Womxn’s March Gathering

March 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

To celebrate this year’s Seattle Womxn’s March, The Riveter is hosting a pre-march gathering at their Seattle location, for locals to rally together before making their way to Cal Anderson Park. Join The Riveter community for brunch, sign-making, and inspiration from some surprise speakers before leaving at 10:30 am to march together through the city in support of womxn and their allies! Brunch will be provided by local favorites Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt, Raised Doughnuts, and GTS Kombucha.

Board Games and Beer at Elliott Bay

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join us for an evening of board games and a few pints of one of Elliott Bay's award-winning beers (or cider/wine if that's more your thing). Bring your own games or play one of the many provided for the night. There will even be a D&D session run by one of our brewers. The event runs from 5pm to 9pm on Sunday, March 8th. Admission is free! This is a 21+ event. While we adore kids we ask that…

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