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Founders Network Seattle Pitch Competition

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

Join startup founders and investors for Founders Network’s Seattle Launch! In partnership with Create33, Microsoft for Startups, and Stackpath, Founders Network is opening up its Seattle Chapter with a Pitch Competition featuring a panel of experts from the local startup ecosystem. How it Works – 5 founders will be selected to pitch – Each pitch will be 7 minutes, include slides, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A – The winner will receive: $2,500 value Membership to FN, up to $320K…

UW Foster School’s Technology Management MBA Info Session

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program will reshape the way you work in teams, evolve the way you think about leadership, and provide new perspectives for tackling complex business challenges. Attend this Online Information Session to learn more about the program, get your questions answered, and see if this 18-month journey is right for you.

Tech Career Mentoring

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get (or give) real-world advice on Seattle-area tech careers. Bring laptops and be prepared for real-time resume updates and job searches.

Fireside Chat with Microsoft | Flatiron School Seattle

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

At Flatiron School, we believe in choosing careers we love. Sometimes that means reinventing and redefining our career paths to align with our passions and values. Please join us in a night of career exploration conversations with Ashley McNamara, Director of Open Source Initiatives at Microsoft. Ashley leads Microsoft’s Developer Advocacy and specializes in Linux, Containers, Go, and OpenSource Technologies. She acts as a bridge between outside developers and Microsoft, driving platform adoption through developer communities and driving change into…

Executive Speaker Series: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What is blockchain and what does it mean for your business? According to a 2018 Deloitte survey, nearly three quarters of respondents reported that their organizations see a compelling business case for the use of blockchain, and more than half expected their company to deploy a blockchain application in the next year. Why all the buzz? Blockchain is a decentralized database in which transaction records, or blocks, are stored across multiple computers. Each block has a timestamp and a link to…

Machine Learning Workshop

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

During this solution based workshop, TensorIoT engineers will highlight how we build Machine Learning solutions leveraging Amazon Web Service's Machine Learning tools and best practices. This event will educate participants on how TensorIoT utilizes Amazon Web Service's Machine Learning services, such as AWS Sagemaker, to give our customers the ability to predict and analyze critical business metrics. Please join us as the top ML architects at TensorIoT demonstrate how they help industry leaders derive business insights, optimize production, and surpass…

Spring has Sprung Happy Hour at Code Fellows

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for drinks, snacks and good conversation with Code Fellows' students, staff, and alumni. You'll have an opportunity to learn more about Code Fellows’ programs and what a future career in coding can look like 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 and instructors We’re here to hang out and answer your questions. Low pressure, great drinks, top-notch alumni, and…

Founders Live Seattle

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible Spring evening at The Collective 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…

Sharks at the Beach

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A “Shark Tank” styled pitch event, provides local entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their ideas and win start-up capital!

PreserveIT! 2019: Disasters

April 26 @ 10:00 am - April 27 @ 4:00 pm

Friday & Saturday, April 26th & 27th | 10am-4pm | All Ages People protect what they love most. Whether it’s formalized in museums and archives or on an individual basis, societies have continued to develop ways to preserve and share their most treasured items. But what happens when disaster strikes? When an institution catches fire? A neighborhood floods? A website gets hacked?... Join us for PreserveIT! 2019 as we explore disasters and their impact on preservation across industries. Featuring speakers,…

Python Final Presentations – Open to the public!

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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…

State of Technology Luncheon

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Tech Alliance’s annual State of Technology Luncheon is a not-to-be-missed event that attracts an exclusive group of more than 800 of the region’s top business, education, research, and government officials. This year we are thrilled to welcome Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines, as the featured speaker at our luncheon. He also serves as the chairman, president, and CEO of the Alaska Air Group and chairman of Horizon Air. The combined airlines have 23,000 employees, more than 300 aircraft, and fly to 115 destinations throughout North America and Costa Rica, serving 46 million…

The Business Lunch: OfferUp – The Business of Disruption

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What does it take to grow a company from a few employees to over 200 in eight years? A great idea and a great city! Bellevue-based OfferUp recently received the Bellevue Chamber 2019 Eastside Business of the Year Award for their achievements in business. The platform is now the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S. Shiraz Cupala, VP of UX and Incubation will share how their disruptive business idea combined with an entrepreneurial business climate…

Fundamentals for Startups Friday: Entrepreneurial Grit – Climbing Uphill When The Winds Are Blowing Downhill

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Entrepreneurs are brilliant people who are crushing it every day and building overnight unicorn companies. Really? The reality is that starting a company is hard and alienating. And, the uncertainties, insecurities, and imposter syndrome that greets you every day is even tougher than funding negotiations with investors. This conversation is about the personal toll of entrepreneurship that affects all entrepreneurs, and how we can enable ourselves to continue the uphill climb. Topics • The personal toll of entrepreneurship as described…

Partner Power Hour – The Interview Process, What Hiring Managers Are Looking For

April 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

You landed the interview, now what? How do you prepare? What's involved? In this talk, we'll go over some of the industry standards for an engineering interview, what hiring managers are looking for and most importantly, how to increase your chances of getting hired! About the presenter: Dariel Unson is a Software Development Manager with over 18 years of industry experience designing and coding for a variety of application and content sites ranging from sporting news to programmatic advertising applications.…

Women’s Pitch Night

April 26 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

On April 26th we're hosting our inaugural Women’s Pitch Event Seattle as part of WiTRegatta Seattle (details below)! Volition Events has hosted 54 pitch events across Canada and Europe, and are excited to launch in Seattle! This event provides a comfortable space for entrepreneurs to gain practical experience and valuable feedback on their 3-minute pitch and presentation, in front of an industry panel and live audience (all genders welcome). Our Women's Pitch Event series has consistently sold out since launching…

41st AEC Hackathon: Hacking the $10 Trillion Construction Industry

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

Info and Registration: The AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) Hackathon returns to Seattle for a 4th time. Join us to hack the building industry and the built environment in which we all live. Immersive tech, robotics, manufacturing, digital making, construction as a technology industry, proptech and more. Jon us at the University of Washington's Center for Education and Research in Construction for our 41st AEC Hackathon. Here is a post with some great videos and the history of our…

Board Game Night with GeekGirlCon

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a hosted night of tabletop gaming, socializing, and delicious coffee! Games available or bring your own.

Final Friday

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore Pacific Science Center’s augmented and virtual reality experiences in Building 4 after hours! Chill at the VR bar, compete with your friends in a Beat Saber competition and participate in other one-night only presentations and activities. While there, take in a laser show in the Laser Dome or a feature film in IMAX at a bundled price.

SclObo Geekfest

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come join us for the day and release your inner (and outer) nerd! Whether a hard core gaming fan or a part-time dabbler in board games, SclObo's Geekfest is the place for you! What’s better than an afternoon of video & tabletop games, mini golf & Duffleboard? Live music and free food & drinks, of course! In between games, come check out our streetwear merch- made by nerds, for everyone. And the best part, $2 of each ticket sold will…

Partner Power Hour: Games, Startups, and Big Companies

April 27 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Should you join a tiny startup or a big established firm? Should you follow your passion and try to create a great indie game or take a steady job and write business logic? These are the questions that every developer struggles to answer. This Power Hour includes tales from the trenches of every kind of company: big firms with lots of politics, videogame firms with unrealistic deadlines, and dotcom startups both successful and doomed. There's no right answer, so please…

The Journey Back to Graduate: Documentary Screening & Discussion

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Young people drop out of high school for many reasons and if they decide to return to school to get their GED, the journey back is not always an easy one. Join YP Impact at the Ballard Library for a screening of the award-winning documentary Night School. Daniel Benner, Education and Employment Program Coordinator for the Eastside Reengagement Center at Friends of Youth (YP Impacts featured nonprofit of the quarter) will talk briefly about the work they are doing to…

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament at Elysian Taproom

April 27 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Put your Smash skills to the test and duke it out in Seattle! This event is a fundraiser for the Providence Cancer Institute. Learn more about our fundraising goals here: **PRIZES** First and Second place winners will take home some awesome prizes from Elysian Brewing. **FOOD AND DRINK** There will be Elysian beers on draft. Bring your growler to take some home for later! Elysian does not serve food, but you are welcome to bring outside food if you want.…

Alliance of Angels Pitch Clinic

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you fundraising for your startup? Learn how to pitch like a pro to investors at this interactive workshop hosted by veteran angel investor Gregg Bennett and K&L Gates Fellow Daniela El Saghir.

Startup Happy Hour at Jobscan

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our first Startup Happy Hour was a success! Join us again in April for happy hour, where you can learn about what other entrepreneurial minds are working on and network with other founders, engineers and creatives! Any local startups are welcome to come. Attendance is free and snacks and drinks will be provided, but we ask that you register on Eventbrite to confirm attendance. The event will be held at Jobscan’s headquarters in the heart of Pioneer Square. Jobscan is…

Pitch In for Second Chances

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

You're invited to Lagunitas to celebrate our amazing Pitch In fundraisers and supporters. Our goal is to raise $40,000 in 40 days so that 40 incarcerated women can build a new future as small business owners after prison. We’ve raised $25,000 so far and there are two weeks left to raise the remaining $15,000. Thanks to the generosity of the Goldberg Family, all donations and proceeds from beer sales will be matched one-to-one! This means each $5 beer you buy…

North Seattle Open Source Project Hackathon

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Open Source Hackathon meetups provide an opportunity to work with others on Open Source Projects. For new contributors, there will be seasoned contributors and projects maintainers available during the meetup to help direct you through the process. All contributions, from code to graphic design and documentation are welcome. If you’ve always wanted to get involved in Open Source or work on projects with other developers in the community this is a great way to start! Free and open to all…

W/S/C: Open Source Hours

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate open source over food, drinks, learning and great company. We'll be working together with mentors to make contributions to various open source projects. Featured projects include Google's Flutter and Formidable's Nuka-Carousel, Spectacle and Victory. All experience levels welcome! Note: This meet-up is only for those who identify as a woman or non-binary.

Table 4 Twelve: Racial Diversity in Tech

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Net Impact Seattle is excited to host our first Dinner 4 Twelve, a round table dinner (with a set menu) with special guests, Laura Clise, Founder of Intentionalist and Maya Appiah, Co-lead, Upwardly Global– Seattle Chapter. According to a study by Fortune, less than 1 percent of employees at major tech companies are Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander or Native American, only 5 percent are Black and only 7 percent are Hispanic. Fewer than 50% of employees are women at most…

Facebook F8

April 30 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm

F8 is a two-day event where developers, creators, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world gather to network and explore the future of technology with Facebook and its family of apps. In addition to keynotes from Facebook leaders, there will be sessions, meetups and demos that showcase the latest in AI, open source, AR/VR, developer programs and new tools designed to help you build your products and grow your business. We'll also celebrate and highlight the people and products coming…

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