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Techstars Startup Weekend Seattle: Space Edition

November 15 - November 17

Build your space startup idea in 54 hours! Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? At Techstars Startup Weekend  you'll connect with engineers, designers and business-types to learn the fundamentals of forming a startup with a space focus. Over the course of the weekend, you'll go through the highs, lows, fun and pressure that make up life at a startup.…

Spinnaker Summit 2019

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

Spinnaker Summit 2019 brings together the rapidly growing global community of Spinnaker users – an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence, created at Netflix and used by JP Morgan Chase, Cerner Healthcare, Capital One and others around the globe. Spinnaker has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers. This year’s…

Dungeon Siege West

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

Dungeon Siege West is a festival for all fans of Fantasy Music, Dungeon Synth and Tabletop/RPG Gaming. After the successful inaugural edition in New England, the Siege will now make its debut on the west coast in Seattle! Spawning from the 90s black metal underground, Dungeon Synth has become the perfect accompaniment to the culture of Role Playing Games, Fantasy Fiction, and Dungeons & Dragons. Being held November 15-17, the festival will be hosted at Seattle's best vegan bar on…

Samsung Enterprise AppDev Launchpad Seattle Hackathon

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

Do you want a hand in changing the world through innovative solutions? Are you a developer working on solutions fit for enterprise? Then Samsung would like to invite you to our Enterprise AppDev Launchpad Hackathon, featuring the Galaxy Note10. Participate in this opportunity to educate, collaborate, challenge and motivate yourself through friendly competition. Show off your ability to innovate and create compelling, real-world solutions, utilizing Samsung’s ecosystem of devices—including the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Watch—and differentiating technology—including Knox, Bixby, DeX,…

Seattle Film Summit

November 16 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

The Seattle Film Summit combines the art and business of filmmaking to advance the funding, creation and distribution of stories that reflect the thriving, socially aware film culture of the Pacific Northwest. Join the rising tide of creativity and innovation that is friendly with, but arises outside of, the mainstream entertainment industry.

GeekGirlCon 2019

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 7:00 pm

GeekGirlCon is an organization that works to empower women and girls to pursue their passions—whether they love science and technology, comics, literature, gaming, or anything else! Everybody is a geek at heart, in one way or another. Our mission is to ensure all these geeks are supported, welcomed, and encouraged to pursue what they love. GeekGirlCon’s largest event is a two-day convention that gives female geeks and their supporters the opportunity to build a community, share facts and fandom, and…

Seattle Innovation Startup Competition (SISC)

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Introduction: SISC is a pitch competition organized by Seattle Entrepreneurship Club (SEC) and Global Innovation Exchange (GIX). The mission is to provide a platform for local tech ventures to connect with broader start-up community in the Greater Seattle Area. Competition judges are from local incubators and leading tech companies. You will have the opportunity to promote your start-up ideas/projects in front of local entrepreneurship experts and get access to potential business partnership and investment. Competition Theme: Our theme for this…

Sports, Leadership & Community

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Valor Worldwide (publisher of, presents: SPORTS, LEADERSHIP, AND COMMUNITY Moderated by ESPN personality Kenny Mayne, sports leaders Doug Baldwin, Nate Boyer and 2019 ESPY Pat Tillman Award winner Kirstie Ennis will be discussing "Sports, Leadership, and Community: How athletes at all levels can develop as leaders and become catalysts for positive change in their communities." 100% proceeds will go to Kenny Mayne's that provides support to Veterans to help them with limb salvage solutions to avoid amputation; and…

HRTech Breakfast for HR/TA/PeopleOps

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Are you interested in learning about the latest HR Technology? What about the best practices for discovering/buying/implementing HRTech? Monday November 18th we're going to host a small breakfast for local People/HR/TA leaders who are interested in HRTech - what's new and how to think about evaluating new tools. It'll be a casual conversation lead by Phil Strazzulla: Please stop by for some coffee, breakfast, and great conversation. We'll be in the "Ping Pong" room just inside the TINYpulse offices.…

Access Seattle

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Female Founders Alliance Access Tour is designed to help founders move their business forward by fostering meaningful connections with the people and organizations that are most difficult to access for underrepresented founders. Through a combination of panels, 1:1 VIP coaching, founder AMAs, and facilitated networking, our guest speakers and coaches will meaningfully support founders in their area of business expertise. Founders will leave with new connections and newfound wisdom in an area of their business. Event format *Topical panels…

Coffee with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Presented by Coffee with Co-Founders and WeWork Labs

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Seattle Coffee with Co-Founders and WeWork Labs for a fireside that will feature a very special guest: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. While we'll learn more about how Mayor Durkan plans to engage with Seattle's innovation economy, we want to turn the conversation on its head. Instead of just asking the City how it can help Seattle's startups, we want to find out how Seattle's startups can help the City tackle some of our greatest, shared challenges. The conversation will…

3D Printing for Everyone: For Business, For Home, For Fun!

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whether you’re a small business owner, an artist, or just interested in cutting-edge technology, 3D Printing opens a world of possibilities. The CAD Advantage is offering an hour-long workshop introducing you to 3D Printing – one of the fastest-growing and accessible manufacturing technologies – and how it can help you! This workshop will cover: -Information on 3D Printing, including the machines, materials, design process, and basics of the technology. -Introductions to some of the best resources for first getting into…

Making an Impact Through Sustainable Fashion

November 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Help the planet while supporting a homegrown start-up? Come hear Ambika Singh share the sustainability evolution of! We will also plan to discuss what is currently being done within the industry to make fashion more sustainable. In addition, we will talk about some of the positive solutions for change we all have within us. Our panelists: Erika Massaquoi - Owner & Designer | OULA Ambika Singh - Founder of Armoire Amy O’Brien, author of “The Power of Green Our…

Albers Executive Speaker Series Presents: Mark Mader, Smartsheet CEO

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Albers Executive Speaker Series at Seattle University features business leaders from the Puget Sound region talking about a topic of their choice and responding to questions from a panel and the audience. Smartsheet President & CEO Mark Mader is our featured speaker on November 19, 2019, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. His chosen topic is ‘Smartsheet: ‘Overnight success’ 14 years in the making’. The Albers Executive Speaker Series is held at the Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University’s Albers School…

Machine Learning with k-NN search in Open Distro for Elasticsearch

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

k-NN search algorithms are often used in applications for similarity search and image recognition. In this talk, we will cover the open source k-NN search plugin, a Java component in Open Distro for Elasticsearch. The talk will walk through the plugin design and code in development on GitHub. We will also talk about how you can get involved in this project and contribute to machine learning in search with Open Distro for Elasticsearch. Speakers: Vamshi Vijay Alolita Sharma

Supporting the Roof

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Walk past the construction site of the New Arena at Seattle Center and you'll see the historic 1962 World’s Fair roof floating in mid-air, but there's no magic going on here. So how exactly does the 44-million-pound roof remain intact, in the heart of Seattle Center, while a brand-new arena is constructed underneath? Join representatives from Mortenson Construction, Thorton Tomasetti, and CAA Icon as we take a deep dive into the engineering and science behind holding up the iconic roof…

The Great Northwest Cloud Summit: Hyperscale, Colocation, Edge & Beyond

November 20 - November 22

THE GREAT NORTHWEST CLOUD SUMMIT: HYPERSCALE, COLOCATION, EDGE & BEYOND Three-Day Mega Summit to Convene Seattle, Portland and Emerging Northwest Markets Executives ACTIVE EXECUTIVES FROM NORTHWEST MARKETS TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE FOR DISCUSSION, DEBATE AND NETWORKING: NORTHWEST EVENT OF THE YEAR It has been a busy yet exciting time for CAPRE’s International Data Center Series. As 2019 nears an end, we are hosting one of our final events of the year: The Great Northwest Cloud Summit: Hyperscale, Colocation, Edge &…

Meet the Storytellers, Meet the Cash

November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on November 20th at Galvanize in Seattle for Meet the Storytellers and Meet the Cash. Entreprenuer and Startup Community, MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest, wants to help support your vision. Experience a panel of succesful Storytellers and Angels who will help you to learn the basics of marketing, pitching and scaling your business. This evening is sure to educate as well as entertain. Schedule: 5:30 - 6:00pm, Registration and networking reception with refreshments and light snacks 6:00 - 6:30pm,…

HealthTech Summit 2019 hosted by King County Medical Society and IntuitiveX

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How can physicians get involved in a startup? Find out at HealthTech Summit hosted by King County Medical Society and IntuitiveX About this Event King County Medical Society and IntuitiveX have partnered together to host a Health-Technology summit to advance innovations in Health and Medicine by highlighting topics that engage physicians with entrepreneurship concepts. The panel discussions, speakers, and workshops will focus on the many ways that physicians can get involved in a startup - as inventors, advisors, investors, etc.…

Connect for Good- Fighting Homelessness

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

YP Impact has teamed with United Way Emerging Leaders on their Connect For Good -Fighting Homelessness Series! Connect for Good is a chance to take your volunteering and community engagement up a notch. Do you have questions about why people are homeless? What our community is doing about the issue? What’s working, what’s already been tried and what isn’t working? This experience will give you the chance to get answers to all those questions (and more) so that you can…

YugabyteDB on k8s & Docker for Blockchains and Smart Contracts

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

6.00 pm - Networking, food and drinks 6.30 pm - YugabyteDB on k8s 7.15 pm - DragonChain Talk #1 - Running YugabyteDB on Kubernetes: Recommendations for Success This talk will describe the lifecycle of a stateful, distributed SQL database application on Kubernetes. It details the design, provisioning, implementation and monitoring best practices relevant to Kubernetes admins and operators using a 100% open-source database as an example. Speaker: Andrew Nelson Currently Developer Advocate at Yugabyte. Formerly 4 years at Nutanix as…

FCC Seattle Presents: Let’s try test-driven development

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Whether you're new to test-driven development, automated testing, or development as a whole, come join us on Thursday, November 21st from 6-9pm at thinkspace to try out test-driven development. Test-driven development is a popular development philosophy that has you write tests before you even start writing code. Many professional developers swear by it. At the very least, it's an interesting approach. You never know when it might come up in an interview! To kick off our November event, we'll work…

Founders Live Seattle

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible fall evening at WeWork 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…

Java Final Presentations – Open to the public!

November 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 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…

Step Up: Plymouth Housing

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Help bring some holiday cheer to people who have been chronically homeless! Join YP Impact as we create holiday cards, decorate ornaments and make paper snowflakes with Plymouth Housing residents who otherwise cannot afford ornaments, decorations and gifts.

Happy Hour: Science Improve

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This Happy Hour features an evening of competitive science improv with Infinity Box Theater Project. Have no fear those affected by the Seattle freeze, the audience can simply watch this faraday cage match between our Science Communication Fellows and other improv professionals. At the end of the night, a Science Improv Champion will be crowned and given bragging rights and other prizes. This event is 21 and over.


November 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join a community of thinkers and doers at the 10th anniversary of TEDxSeattle. This year’s theme, SHIFT, explores moments of change from one position to another. Twelve of the Pacific Northwest’s most thought-provoking artists, activists, researchers and innovators will give live talks about shifts in relationships, beliefs, cultures and perspectives. TEDxSeattle will take place at McCaw Hall in Lower Queen Anne on Saturday, Nov. 23. Tickets are now available at

Hack To Give Thanks

November 23 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on November 23rd for a convening of the local tech-for-good community. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent to projects that need your help. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers, subject matter experts, test users, and just ordinary people. Bring your laptop, your creativity, and your collaborative spirit.

The Science of Christianity

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Can there really be a science to Christianity? “The Science of Christianity” is the title of a lecture to be given by Mary Alice Rose, a practitioner of Christian Science healing. Rose will present this free one-hour talk on November 24, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, from 2-3pm, in the Bellevue Public Library at 1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue. Come and learn the science behind the law of Love! Rose’s interest in science and technology led to a 20-year career in…

Startup Grind hosts Matt Oppenheimer CEO, Founder Remitly

November 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Matt, the co-founder, CEO of Remitly, the largest independent digital money transmitter in the United States, whose customers transfer more than $6 billion annually. Remitly is disrupting the broken $588 billion remittance industry with its mobile-first money transfer service that is easy, affordable and secure. To date, Remitly has raised more than $150 million from leading venture capital firms.

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