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First Annual Hours of Code Celebration

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

From block-based to BASIC and beyond, we’ve packed the entire day with hours of computing fun with interactive tours, drop-in workshops, and more.  Plus, celebrate the launch of our new free Educator Membership with light snacks and special demos from LCM+L staff and our new 2020 spring training partners. Bring your friends, bring your family – and be part of Hour of CodeTM at Living Computers: Museum + Labs!

POP+ Doctor Wholidays

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We’re welcoming Time Lords big and small through MoPOP’s doors as we travel through time and space to celebrate the good Doctor in his many iterations. Grab your best Companion and head over to MoPOP’s Sky Church (FREE to the public all day) on December 15 for a yule-tide Tardis photo op, costume contest, board games, and an interactive art activity. Buy a ticket to the museum to explore more Doctor Who artifacts and pop-culture connections in our Science Fiction…

3D Printed Ornaments Workshop

December 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Design Your Own Ornaments – Snowman, Snowflake, and Tree! Why go out and buy ornaments when you can design your own!? This workshop will teach you how to design three holiday-themed ornaments: a tree, a snowflake, and a multicolor Snowman. After the course, Seattle Makers will 3D Print your ornaments and send them to you for free! This course is open to Members and Non-Members of Seattle Makers, but Members can enroll for a discounted rate. You'll learn how to…

The Truth About Startup Accelerators

December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thinking of doing a startup? Wondering if you should apply to one of the numerous accelerators? What is the difference between an incubator, an accelerator and a studio? What do the investors look for and how can I increase my odds of getting into one? "Wait a minute, I am a hot shot founder guaranteed to create a 'unicorn'! I should be assessing them, and it seems like they are new ones coming out of the woodwork every day! How…

New Tech Eastside

December 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

More than just a meetup, we're a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Eastside is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle area tech community.

Podcasting: An Intimate How To

December 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come and learn all about podcasting with Larj Media! Larj is an award winning podcast production company lead by producer Tina Nole. Tina and her team will teach you all the basics of making your own podcast - from what equipment to buy, to how to distribute your show. There will also be time for a Q&A where you can pick the Larj Team’s brain on everything and anything podcast related. From equipment to publishing we’ll tell you what you…

Ugly Sweater Weekend

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Put on your favorite, ugliest sweater and get festive at Ugly Sweater Weekend at PacSci! Make a miniature ugly sweater in Tinker Tank, challenge your friends and family to a snowball fight in SNOWZONE, and knit your very own ugly scarves in the Artist Living Studio. Make sure to get your photo taken with the Abominable Snowman! This friendly giant will be available for photo-ops with the whole family during two sessions on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. –…

Partner Power Hour: Living The Dream…

December 20 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

After 25+ years of professional leadership experience building teams in both nonprofit and for-profit business industries, David returned to his coding roots and is living his dreams. Join him for a Partner Power Hour to learn why living your dreams is not about the destination, but the journey. You’ll get to hear about David’s transition back into coding and, most importantly, you will leave with practical tips/advice that will help you make the most of your journey. About the presenter:…

Dotnet & JavaScript Final Presentations – Open to the public!

December 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join our community in celebrating the accomplishments of our 401 graduates while also getting an exclusive look at the projects that are created during a week-long development sprint. The group presentations will give you a great sense of the stories and backgrounds of the graduates coming out of Code Fellows, while also providing insights into the skill sets gained over the past 10 weeks. In just 5 days, these students plan, build, and launch an MVP to demonstrate their development…

Snowzone

December 21 @ 10:00 am - December 23 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy the holiday season at PacSci’s SNOWZONE. Experience the magic of winter step into an artistic light and sound installation by Lusio Lights. SNOWZONE features falling snow and twinkling lights to create a mystical atmosphere. Snow also means snowball fights! Challenge your friends and family to an epic snowball fight, build a fort, or dance among the lights, snow, and sounds of winter. The Abominable snowman will also be making special appearances for the perfect Winter photo-op! Snowball fights take…

Beer and Board Games

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What: Beer Tasting & Board Games Cost: $5 Each person will get three 4oz tastes of different beers from the featured Brewery. The first 24 people will receive a pint glass. Raffle drawings throughout the evening. Space limited, first come first served. Due to the event's popularity, everyone must pay to enter the library space.

Artist’s Choice: Laser White Stripes

December 21 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

December features Artist Choice laser performances each Saturday night. Each show features different musical experiences interpreted by one of our laser artists, and is a limited engagement for one night only! Every performance will be different—make sure to see them all! This performance features the music of the White Stripes interpreted by the laser artist, Lazer Wolf. Pounding beats and scorching guitar riffs combine with brilliant laser light in Laser White Stripes! We’ll paint the dome and the air above…

May the Forks Be with You

December 22 @ 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, The Melting Pot created a special menu for one special day! Join us as we pay tribute to one of the greatest film franchises of all time with a special four-course menu, trivia, mock-tails, cocktails and more!

Video Game Tap Takeover

December 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us every second and fourth Wednesday for our Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros tournament featuring a new cidery, distillery, or brewery at each event. Stay tuned for updates and information on our featured guests. Tournament sign up starts at 7:30 pm, so come early, grab a drink, and get your gaming thumbs ready for flying shells, golden mushrooms, dash attacks and final smashes! Whether you're playing for prizes or just all the glory, you're definitely going to have…

Friday Game Night

December 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Everyone is welcome at our Friday Night Game Meet-Up. We’re just here to help you mix, mingle, and play board games. Every Friday, that is not an event night (Ex. Beer & Board Games), we will facilitate a game night starting at 7pm sharp. This is free, but you will need to pre-register by 6:30 that day so we can RESERVE enough tables. Then show up on time ready to meet new players and play games. At 7pm sharp we…

Artist’s Choice: Laser Frank Ocean

December 28 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

December features Artist Choice laser performances each Saturday night. Each show features different musical experiences interpreted by one of our laser artists, and is a limited engagement for one night only! Every performance will be different—make sure to see them all! This performance features the music of Frank Ocean interpreted by the laser artist, Ziggy. Beautiful music meets beautiful lasers in Laser Frank Ocean. Wrap yourself in warm sounds and beautiful imagery in this one-of-a-kind immersive experience, only at Laser…

Remembering Y2K

December 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Y2K bug was a watershed cultural moment.  Mark the 20th anniversary of Y2K with an informal discussion with some of LCM+L’s resident experts, including engineers Stephen Jones, Josh Dersch, and Rich Alderson.

Spectra NYE 2020

12/31/2019 @ 9:00 pm - 01/01/2020 @ 9:00 pm

Throw it back to the 1920s while kicking off 2020 at PacSci’s annual NYE party, Spectra. The roaring 20s themed evening features live DJs, dancing, cocktails, laser karaoke, and incredible views of the fireworks show at the Space Needle. Spectra is THE party of the new year—kick-off 2020 with a bang!

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

01/04/2020 @ 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:…

Seattle Aerospace BBQ

01/05/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It's time for the aviation & space kickoff event for 2020! What: Seattle Aerospace BBQ Who: Aerospace enthusiasts & geeks gathering together as we look forward to the year to ahead. When: Sunday January 5th, 2020 4pm-7pm. Where: Jack's BBQ , just north of Boeing Field KBFI. Why: Because there needs to be a fun air and space event held in the Aerospace Capital of the Globe. Enjoy great BBQ meal at Jack's. You pay for your own meal, entertainment…

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

01/08/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have a great idea? Want to start a company? Have you started a company but want to broaden your skill set? Join the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship team at the UW Foster School of Business for an informative session where you’ll learn about the details and benefits of this 12-month, full-time program. Discover more at www.foster.uw.edu/startup If you aren't available on this date, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up…

PODCAST RX

01/08/2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Having trouble getting audience? Do you love your subject but can't figure out how to convey it all for a great show? Is your show underperforming? Do you simply need a refresh? We can help! In this collaborative workshop, you'll work in teams to gain objective feedback on your show, we'll audit your podcast process and find solutions to your most concerning podcast issues. Larj Media's team will arm you with everything you need to take your podcast to the…

Video Game Tap Takeover

01/08/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us every second and fourth Wednesday for our Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros tournament featuring a new cidery, distillery, or brewery at each event. Stay tuned for updates and information on our featured guests. Tournament sign up starts at 7:30 pm, so come early, grab a drink, and get your gaming thumbs ready for flying shells, golden mushrooms, dash attacks and final smashes! Whether you're playing for prizes or just all the glory, you're definitely going to have…

Samuel Woolley: How Technology Will Break the Truth

01/09/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Despite Samuel Woolley’s warnings as early as 2013, the problem of online disinformation stormed our political process in 2016 and has only worsened since. Woolley makes his way to Town Hall with urgent perspectives from his book The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth. He cautions that technology may soon play an even deeper role in the rise of disinformation—with human-like automated voice systems, machine learning, “deepfake” AI-edited videos and images, interactive memes, virtual reality, and…

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OrcaCon 2020

01/10/2020 @ 10:00 am - 01/12/2020 @ 6:00 pm

Hello OrcaFriends! Time to meet up for games, food trucks, fantastic shinies, and meeting the best people around. OrcaCon is a tabletop games convention, which includes board and card games, role-playing games, and miniatures games. OrcaCon is focused on creating a safe and welcoming space for promoting the tabletop games hobby, supporting diversity in tabletop games, and building a community of both novice and experienced game players.

Winter Seminar Series at Historic Flight: “The Korean Air War” Naval Operations

01/11/2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Barry Latter, retired Boeing chief engineer of 34 years, aviation historian and historical archivist. Amid the political arguments and chaos of big carriers versus long-range strategic bombers, the Navy struggled to find its future direction in the wake of WWII. President Truman’s immediate response to the North Korean invasion south across the 38th parallel, pitchforked the Navy into a situation for which it was ill-prepared. We will examine the roles played by the Navy throughout the Korean campaign…

Founders Live PDX

01/14/2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FL PDX returns on Tuesday, January 14th! Networking. Fast-paced startup pitches. Food. Drink. Can you think of a better way to kick off the new year? FREE tickets available through end of day, Friday the 13th... Grab yours before Early Bird (half-priced) tickets kick in on Saturday. We'll have those at $5 through 12/15 and then at our regular $10 price after that. Whether free or $5 or $10, food and drink are ALWAYS included with your ticket!

The Future is Firebrand

01/15/2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join author Mikaela Kiner and firebrand Erin Jones in a candid conversation about obstacles facing women at work and what we can do about it. Female rivalry is alive and well, and it feels personal How people of all genders can become better allies and advocates HR’s job is to protect the company, but what does that really mean? All attendees will receive a signed copy of Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in…

Management Essentials for Developing People Leaders

01/16/2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hello leaders! As startups grow, you may have moved quickly into leadership role where you’re managing teams, and sometimes even managing managers for the first time. As a new manager there’s a lot to know, so why not speed up your learning curve? Reverb has created this manager boot-camp to provide practical tips and hands-on experience helping you improve team engagement, learn to coach your direct reports, and foster innovation. As a bonus, you will also build a network of…

Startup253 Product/Development People Get Together

01/16/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join fellow CTOs, Heads of Product, Engineers, and like-minded individuals for an event focused on getting to know each other. There will be a fun "get to know you game", a 5-minute presentation about "Products Investors Love" from an extremely accomplished local investor, and frosty beer (provided by Startup 253) to raise in a toast to the South Sound community that we all enjoy! This event is targeted at those currently working in technology in some aspect, especially those with…

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