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SharePoint Fest Seattle 2019

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SharePoint Fest brings to you the world’s leading experts in SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Teams and Azure. Whether you are new to SharePoint or an experienced power user, admin or developer, SharePoint Fest has content designed to fit your experience level and area of interest. Our workshops and sessions are taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft Regional Directors and Microsoft engineers. At SharePoint Fest, subject matter is divided into tracks and each session is designated for beginner, intermediate…

Seattle Surveillance Ordinance: Information for Tech Activists by Cynthia Spiess

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Seattle Surveillance Ordinance: Information for Tech Activists Speaker: Cynthia Spiess The City of Seattle is in the midst of undertaking important steps that impact the privacy (and security in some cases) of all persons living, working, and traveling in Seattle for likely many years to come. This work is partially underway, with different surveillance technologies in different stages of the process. This presentation will cover what the ordinance is & the overall process end-to-end; what stage we’re at; noteworthy findings…

Data at Hyper-Scale w/ Uber’s Phil Geurin: Keynote| Flatiron School Seattle

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Data scientists often deal with having too little data, but how do we deal with having too much data? Your engineer asks you, “how much can we subsample this data without error?” The answer is, of course, is not at all. And yet... what if we are willing to get wild and take on error? How much faster can we go? Join Philip Geurin, a data scientist at Uber, as he sifts thousands upon thousands of data points per second...…

New Tech Eastside

August 20 @ 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.

Explainable AI with H2O Driverless AI’s Machine Learning Interpretability Module

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us this evening to hear from our own Michelle Tanco about Explainable AI with H2O Driverless AI’s Machine Learning Interpretability Module. Explainable AI is in the news, and for good reason. Financial services companies have cited the ability to explain AI-based decisions as one of the critical roadblocks to further adoption of AI for their industry. Transparency, accountability, and trustworthiness of data-driven decision support systems based on AI and machine learning are serious regulatory mandates in banking, insurance, healthcare,…

Science in the City: Recompose: Innovation in Death Care

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what will happen to your body after you die? Join Katrina Spade, founder and CEO of Recompose, as she explains the new death care option developed by her team that gently converts human remains into soil, nourishing new life after we die. Learn about the origins of the American Funeral Industry, the damages our current practices have on the environment, and the inspirational idea that there can be life after death.

Data Science for Social Good Final Presentation

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The UW eScience Institute's Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program brings together students, stakeholders, data and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit. The 2019 fellows will present the exciting results of their 10-week data science-focused projects at this event. Project descriptions can be found here: A reception will follow the presentation in the WRF Data Science Studio.

Bellevue College Continuing Education Open House

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

BC's Continuing Education Department is hosting an Open House of Wednesday, Aug. 21. This free event is a chance to learn about our programs, including technology. Register today.

AutoCompete, a Programming Contest: Workshop| Flatiron School Seattle

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

AutoCompete is a monthly programming contest organized by JS Hackers, and Flatiron School's Lead Instructor Steve Geluso. Teams of up to three people work together competing to solve the most problems in 90 minutes. The problems come from a problem packet custom created each month. Teams can use whatever programming language they want. The problems are designed for programs to read from standard input and write to standard output. Check out the problems from previous events! Check out the programming…

Prototyping with Glowforge at WeWork Labs

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

Learn how to save time and money by prototyping your designs before starting production. Prototyping is one of the most important things an entrepreneur can do. It's a low-risk and efficient way to test your ideas with customers, or any audience that's important to you. Join WeWork Labs for a hands-on prototyping workshop, where the Glowforge team will walk through how and why prototyping can be powerful for your design process! You'll also have a chance to 3D laser print…

YEAR OF THE EAR – a workshop for brands

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

2019 is the most pivotal year for branded audio across podcasts, voice experiences, music and more. Our YEAR OF THE EAR workshop, in partnership with The Coterie worklounge, explores the key opportunities for brands and content creators to invest across these important audio platforms to reach your audience. But how do you find your voice and create audio that people want to hear? Is it functionality? Big budget talent? Pure chance? We argue that it’s none of these. We cut…

Intro to Python: Fundamentals

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Curious what Python is all about? Are you data-driven and interested in finding out how Python can take you to the next level? Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore variables, data structures, functions, and go over basic data science concepts. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no prior programming experience is needed What to Bring: Laptop Water bottle

Keiretsu Forum Northwest Presents: Angel Capital Expo

August 22 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

KEIRETSU FORUM NORTHWEST PRESENTS ANGEL CAPITAL EXPO THE PREMIER GATHERING OF THE ANGEL CAPITAL COMMUNITY August 22nd, 2019; 7:30am - 6:00pm​​​​​​ Microsoft Building 33 16070 NE 36th Way Redmond, WA 98052, USA ABOUT Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel capital community, bringing together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. Angel Capital Expo is organized by Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment network, and was created to foster collaboration among angel groups, as well as reach…

Executive Speaker Series: Machine Learning and AI

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Is artificial intelligence coming for your job – or does this technology open up more creative pursuits for humans? Join our panel of experts for a nuanced discussion on how AI is changing the way we live and work, potential applications for your industry, and how to address the risks inherent in this technology. Panelists will also share their insights on how the Seattle metro region can stay at the forefront of this growing sector. According a recent Edelman report,…

Hack the House: A Smart Home Challenge!

August 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Architecture and engineering collide in this special Internet of Things workshop designed for middle school students. Over 2 hours, students work together in teams to design, test, and code a miniature Smart Home for a variety of clients, each with their own set of needs and desires. Using predictive sensors, circuits, and a bit of block-based coding, learn what it takes to completely automate a home to predict and answer your every need. Space is limited to 16 participants. Students…

Happy Hour at Code Fellows

August 22 @ 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…

Ask a Grad: Real-World Advice for Your Career Change

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We've invited a group of Code Fellows' Alumni who are currently working in the tech field to answer your questions about the program, job seeking, and landing a career in tech. We'll be starting off by hearing from our panelists, about their background, what they do now, and opening the door to the struggles and personal success of having a career in the tech field, followed by audience q&a. This panel discussion is open to anyone currently, or even just…

Founders Live Seattle

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

Join us for an incredible summer evening at Thinkspace 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…

Partner Power Hour: Cambia – Cloud Migration Strategy for the Enterprise

August 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Cambia is leading health care innovation and our cloud strategy helps us build faster, smarter, more secure systems to deliver on our mission to provide person focussed and economically sustainable health care services. About the presenter: Hazel John is an Assistant Director of Technology for Cambia Health Solutions and leads Enterprise Engineering teams focussed on building foundational services used by Health Plan Engineering teams to serve our consumers.

Seattle Public Space: Balance and Equity in Thriving Cities

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an interactive discussion on how public open space can promote balance and equity in the City of Seattle. This discussion will explore how designers can support holistic and systemic solutions that address barriers to equity in the community. We will examine a collection of case studies from local design teams, neighborhood coalitions and city policymakers that seek to implement place-based solutions. Following the presentations, we will expand the conversation through a moderated Q&A emphasizing community-based design approaches…

Windows 95 Weekend

August 24 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 6:00 pm

Sat & Sun, August 24 & 25 | 10am-6pm Can you remember your favorite Windows 95 program? We have a few in mind! Come and celebrate the 1995 release of Windows 95 with the Living Computers Museum! We will be highlighting our collection of Vitrine & other Windows 95 ephemera. We can’t wait to share our favorites with you. All Ages Included with Admission ($18) NO REGISTRATION NEEDED


August 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

On Saturday, August 24th, spend the day exploring Living Computers: Museum + Labs with our first-ever West Seattle Appreciation Day – dedicated to you! Explore two floors of hands-on computing technology and celebrate the launch of Windows 95 as we commemorate its anniversary. Take a deeper dive with our family-friendly educational workshop, Intro to Breadboarding, or catch our documentary screening of “The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart,” featuring an in-person Q&A with the film’s director and executive producer. Don’t miss this chance to…

Meet a Scientist

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover current research from leading local organizations and the scientists themselves at Meet a Scientist. Meet a Scientist features local scientists who share their work with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Cost: Free for members / Included with admission Recommended Ages: All ages Members receive program and event discounts and free admission. Become a PacSci Member Saturday, August 24, 2019, 1-4 p.m. In the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery: Emily Norton University of Washington, Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean…

Return of the Dragon: A Digital Scavenger Hunt

August 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CRITICAL INFORMATION We are excited to debut Return of the Dragon: A Digital Scavenger Hunt, a sequel to last year's Dragon Run. Last year we had 1,000 people playing this game! All ages are welcome to play the game, however we think you'll have the most fun if you are over 5 years old. As always, young children must be accompanied by an adult. Register now and get your DRAGON TEE SHIRT for only $10. Guarantee your shirt by August…

Marvel Trivia Bar Crawl – Seattle

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - August 25 @ 12:00 am

5+ Venues Trivia At Multiple Bars Awesome After Party View The Event Details On Our Website! www.CrawlWith.US/ FAQ & Terms Of Service

Burien UFO Festival

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are excited to announce that the Burien UFO Festival will take place on the third Saturday in August beginning in 2019! Discover Burien welcomes the community to a spirited night full of fun festivities of the otherworldly kind! Join us for a "landing party" unlike any other! This is a FREE all-ages event! -- The Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) is entering a new phase. John White and Shelli Park are no longer able to continue producing the event and…

The Empire Strikes Back in the Park

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 5:00 pm

Hello Earth's Wars Outdoors continues this year with the long-awaited sequel to A New Hope! Come see Han struggle with commitment, explore Luke's domestic drama, and find out how Lando will keep his business interests solvent! Performances are a 5pm--note the time change from last year, due to difficulty acting and watching in the dark. Hot dogs will be available to purchase at every performance. Feel free to bring (non-alcoholic) provisions and the whole family! As always, ALL PERFORMANCES ARE…


August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HangarFest brings together games, live music from OnCore, and food trucks in Seattle’s most unique venue: the Aviation Pavilion, a 140,000 sq ft. hangar that houses iconic aircraft like the original Boeing 747 and Air Force One. At this end-of-summer bash, you’ll enjoy space-themed activities and virtual reality experiences in our Space Gallery, walk through the aircraft in the Pavilion, and each ticket includes unlimited tastes from local breweries and wineries. Featuring yard games giant connect four, shuffleboard, foosball, giant…


August 25 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join PacSci for a fun-filled day in the sun as we play and experiment with bubbles in our courtyard all day. The day includes hands-on activities, live demonstrations, and of course, blowing bubbles.

Tinker Tank Workshop: Plastic Mechanics Workshop

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let’s explore the moving, structural elements of linkage mechanisms! During this 120-minute workshop, we will examine and create linkages to fabricate a paper and plastic mechanism that converts motion in surprising ways. At the end of the workshop, participants will bring their creation home! 20 seats available (inclusive of all attending including guardians/family members) Recommended Ages: Families and groups with children age 6+

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