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Prifender Hands on Labs

July 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Prifender, a pioneer of identity-aware technology, is pleased to introduce the Prifender Labs session to Seattle for data professionals concerned with privacy management and GDPR compliance. Session highlights: - Gain practical experience and insight into personal information discovery and mapping technologies. - Learn step by step how to deploy and use Prifender for the discovery and mapping of personal information. - Build a simple environment on live data to test common actions such as repository connection, personal information discovery, repository…

The Riveter Presents: No One Tells You This With Glynnis MacNicol

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

Since there was no good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world, award-winning author Glynnis MacNicol decided she would create one. Join us on July 17 as Glynnis unveils her sharp, engaging and honest memoir “No One Tells You This” At The Riveter Capitol Hill “No One Tells You This” provides an honest look at the perceptions and stereotypes that women face and offers a piercing examination of what it means both to love grown-up, complicated…

How Leaders and Managers can Serve as Agents of Continuous Talent Development.

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

Join fellow Learning and Talent Development leaders for an evening of low key networking, food & drink and a thought provoking discussion by Dr. Carl Binder on how leaders and managers can serve as agents of continuous talent development. Most efforts to develop leaders and managers focus on “soft skills” that enable them to work more effectively with their people. Many leadership programs, for example, teach HOW to work with people, HOW to determine best ways to communicate, and HOW…

New Tech Eastside

July 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

Angel Investor Panel Discussion – Bonnie Beeman, Ryan Porter and Lee Otis

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Angel Investing has a lot of unknowns and a significant amount of art to it. One of the great ways to learn about how to make successful Angel Investment deals is to learn from others who have made deals and see what went well and what did not go well. Bonnie Beeman, Lee Otis, and Ryan Porter are all Seattle Angel Conference alums and currently active in the angel community in Seattle. Come hear about how they got started in…

Emirates Pilot Roadshow

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Emirates airline invites interested pilots from the USA to fly one of the world's most modern fleets, across its growing network of international routes. The Dubai-based airline will be hosting an upcoming Pilot Roadshow in key gateway city, Seattle. The Emirates Pilot Roadshow is a chance for pilots looking for a rewarding career experience to learn more about the role and recruitment process, speak with Emirates' staff about the benefits of working as a pilot for Emirates and find out…

An Evening w/ Nathan Myrhvold, CEO & Founder Intellectual Ventures

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Nathan Myhrvold, former Chief Strategist & Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, and present Cofounder of Intellectual Ventures, a $6 billion, 40,000 asset Intellectual Property portfolio/patent development and deployment business. From his article on Intellectual Venture's "invention capital market" purpose & business model: "What we’re really trying to do is create a capital market for inventions akin to the venture capital market that supports start-ups and the private equity market that revitalizes inefficient companies. Our goal is to make applied research…

Tune Postback

Postback 2018

July 19 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm

Connect with marketing insiders. Share ideas and memorable moments. 1000 marketers, ad partners, agencies, CMOs Check out the 2018 event here and check back for speakers as they are announced.

New Tech Job Fair

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

THIS IS YOUR KIND OF JOB FAIR! If you’ve ever been to a New Tech Northwest event and experienced our vibrant community, then you already know that this is going to be a great job fair. Grab an early ticket! You’ll benefit from meeting companies of all sizes hiring IT professionals, UX + UI designers, data scientists, front end developers, back end developers, graphic designers, database administrators, product managers, project managers, full stack engineers, mobile developers, Python programmers, JavaScript programmers,…

AoA Workshop – Marketing and PR Essentials for Startups

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Marketing for startups is whole different ball-game. How do you attract investors, build a crowd-funded campaign and gain traction? How do you secure distribution channels, attract early adopters and build a MVB (minimum viable brand) to get to the next level without spending huge amounts of money? Join Marc Williams and Martin Maisonpierre from Active Labs as we talk through successful strategies and where to focus your marketing attention. We promise this will be fun!

July Fly Day

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience History in Motion. Take a vintage ride in a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Douglas DC-3, T-6 Texan, Beechcraft Staggerwing or DH-89 Dragon Rapide. Climb inside the world’s oldest B-25 Mitchell Bomber “Grumpy” or stroll the executive aisle of a Douglas DC-3 for the ultimate “hands-on” experience of a bygone era. Explore up-close, the cockpit, wheel wells and fully-armed gun bay of an extremely rare P-51B Mustang. Enjoy an informative presentation of the de Havilland Dragon Rapide at noon.

Seattle Robotics Society

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Regular Monthly Meeting including a special presentation. Alex Kaehler will take us on a mathe-magical journey to the 4th Dimension. Join us for a fascinating presentation and discussion about and hands-on experience with 4D-objects and the amazing things they do. He needs to 3D-printed models to enhance the demonstration. If you would like to print some and bring them to the meeting, here's a list of what he needs. Duplicates are no problem as he wants to pass some around…

FHCAM SkyFair

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for FHCAM’s Biggest Air & Ground Show event of the year on Saturday, July 21! Come see vintage aircraft rake to the skies and tanks cruise the grounds! Enjoy amazing food, see WWII planes fly, and enjoy dozens of fun activities and more at SkyFair 2018! Buy your tickets today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhcam-skyfair-tickets-41325367286?aff=es2

Equity Compensation Do’s and Don’ts Workshop

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Do you want to learn the do’s and don’ts around creating and managing equity compensation? Join us for an exclusive intimate workshop to help you get answers to your pressing legal and tax questions around giving and receiving equity compensation.

Tech Symposium : “Intelligent Data”

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

AI/ML developers rejoice! Biggest roadblock to quality model development is the data. Now, we’ve created a brand new series of symposium, just for Data. Come and Machine Learn about Intelligent Data at University of Washington. In the age of Machine Learning and AI, the success of a system depends heavily on the data. To train an AI model, you need a good qwuality data and that data must be collected, organized and structured in an intelligent way. So much so…

Building a Culture That Embraces Security

July 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Look no further than the headlines for examples of why information security matters. While businesses need to protect themselves, there's one big problem. Though best practices like multi-factor authentication and flash drive bans make your company more secure, they can frustrate employees. How do HR teams compromise between security and employee engagement? Here's the thing—they don't have to. In this session, you'll learn how to foster a culture that embraces security, and how you can use your policies to drive…

Seattle Networking Mixer With Presentations at Industrious in Seattle (Free Drinks)

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking, Presentations and Free Drinks Come learn more about local startups and meet new people in the Seattle community. Feel free to bring company swag to hand out to guests. Want to present? Book a presentation ticket and get 5 minutes of stage time to present your company, talent or host a demonstration. Event Details This event is hosted at Industrious in Seattle Event starts at 6 pm sharp Presentations start around 7pm Networking from 7:30 - 8pm Complimentary drinks…

Harnessing AI To Fight Global Poverty

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Underserved communities around the world lack basic medical equipment, agricultural tools and skilled professionals. Thanks to recent advances in machine learning, new on-the-ground devices could be the key to fixing this. Charles Delahunt and Matt Keller, research scientists at Intellectual Ventures Lab, will share how harnessing machine learning can bring cutting-edge technology and expertise to the frontlines of global health and development.

The Playbook from GeekWire

July 25 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Playbook: Business, Sports, Tech and Culture is a new event series hosted by GeekWire and the Seattle Sounders, presented by Lane Powell. The series will focus on the innovators and iconoclasts who are reshaping the rules of business, technology, sports and culture. The three-part speaker series will be timed to weekday matches of the Seattle Sounders FC, featuring some of the top minds in sports, business and technology talking about the lessons they’ve learned on their entrepreneurial journies. The…

Technology Management MBA Application Workshop

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how to submit your best possible application to the UW Foster Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program. In this one-hour, small group session you will learn about the TMMBA admissions process, application requirements, and get answers to your specific questions.

Japan Seattle AI Innovation Meetup 9.0 at Columbia Center

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This is a “Reverse Pitch” business development event, where key decision makers from the largest Japanese companies will pitch to the innovators in Seattle, explaining what kind of innovation they are seeking, how they would like to do business with you. In order to make your time worth your while, we will give you the list of the Japanese participants well in advance. Also, we give the list of attending companies to the Japanese side so that they can view…

Happy Hour

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy drinks, snacks and good conversation with Code Fellows' students, staff, and alumni. You will have an opportunity to learn more about Code Fellows’ programs and what a future career in coding can look like for you. Thinking about applying to Code Fellows, but unsure where to start? This is the happy hour for you! Agenda: 4:30 - 5:00: Mingling 5:00 - 5:30: Brief introduction to Code Fellows 5:30 - 6:30: Additional networking and mingling with Code Fellows staff…

Critical Thinking at Work: Does Your Company POUND or FLEX?

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We often talk about critical thinking skills in terms of recruiting new talent for projects or building teams. But how often do we take time to sharpen how we use critical thinking to approach challenges in business and life? Join us for a workshop to help enhance our approach to critical thinking, and use it to improve processes and products. This workshop is for you if: • You’re a manager and need to help your team identify and solve problems…

Founders Live Seattle

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your…

Theory: Dance, Drink and Discover in the Name of Science

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - July 28 @ 1:00 am

Join Pacific Science Center at the second annual Theory, Seattle's premier outdoor 21+ cocktail party of the summer. Dance the night away under our iconic arches in the beautiful summer sun with eight open bars, each featuring science-infused signature cocktails! Enjoy an Into the Black - concocted with rum, pineapple and activated charcoal - while dressed in your favorite cocktail attire. Come out this summer to hit the dance floor, experiment with cutting-edge VR technology and sing your heart out at Laser Karaoke. Need more convincing?…

Seattle Mechanical Keyboard Meetup

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

cKeys is throwing our 5th semi-annual SMKmeetup! Keyboard and electronics presentations, keyboard building workshops, contests, giveaways, great community, and more. Expect keyboards in all shapes and sizes. All kinds of keyboards. A lot of keyboards. So many keyboards! This will be an all day event. Expect talks and workshops in the morning and games, giveaways, and plenty of keyboards on display in the afternoon. cKeys is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to spread electronics, soldering, and hardware…

Pitch Deconstruction – Getting into the details of your Pitch

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the Startup Journey, the pitch is a key part of engagement between a startup and investors. Everyone on the team needs to be able to make a credible and succinct pitch about the startup and what you're doing. Frequently, startups receive little feedback about the pitch from investors or angel groups. The startup does not get feedback about what was missing, what the investors were concerned about, or even what came across clearly. During this Pitch Deconstruction workshop, any…

Anniversary Party VI (6) on Rooftop @Galvanize

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Startup Grind is celebrating 6 wonderful years in Seattle, and creating friends not just making contacts. Come join us to just have a party... no other reason... come to the rooftop deck at Galvanize and enjoy your fellow founders, investors, and other great humans. Live Band?, Food, Drinks, Fun, Laughter, Friends, Smiles and your create the rest.

Data Studio – turn Google Cloud data into dashboards and visualizations

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tacoma Visual Analytics Meetup 5:30 networking- This is your opportunity to meet other local Alteryx, Tableau, PowerBI and Excel users predicting the future, telling visual stories, and solving problems with the data. 6-8pm meeting. See Data Studio in action turning Google Cloud data assets (AdWords API, Attribution 360, BigQuery, DoubleClick Campaign Manager, Google Analytics, Google Sheets, and YouTube Analytics) into insightful dashboards. Data Studio is Google's answer to visual analytics. With so much data collected and and stored in the…

2018 IEEE PES General Meeting

August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

The 2018 IEEE PES General Meeting, held by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES), will be coming to Portland, Oregon on August 5-9. The technical program theme of “Re-Imaging the Electric Grid” will provide a platform to offer new insights, innovative ideas and answers to some of the most intriguing and important questions facing the power industry today. The Local Organizing Committee, PES Technical Committees and the General Meeting Coordinating Committee welcome colleagues and friends from all facets…

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