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ChefConf 2018

May 23 - May 26

ChefConf brings together the best voices in the DevOps and automation industry for a week of insightful, disruptive, and thought-provoking conversations driving digital change in IT. Learn about the state of the art and the state of the future from the minds shaping the direction of modern apps and teams. Return with key insights to help you build, deploy, and manage applications at velocity, and stronger connections to a vibrant worldwide DevOps community.

Movie Night With Complimentary Chiropractic Adjustments

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - June 7 @ 9:30 pm

Join us for the screening of The Hunger Games, and complimentary chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Vivian Ledesma and Dr. Morgan Rilling of Alliance Healing Arts. Dr. Vivian Ledesma has been a practicing chiropractic for over 25 years. She has been recently joined by Dr. Morgan Rilling at Alliance. They both love leading active and healthy lifestyles and are very excited about the opening of Datza Studios as it is walking distance from their office.

ISB’s 2018 Consilience Event: Exploring Plasticity

May 25 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Awareness is at the heart of transformation. ISB’s annual consilience event brings together two speakers who harness the power of awareness, integration and technological advancements to positively change the human experience. Dr. Michael Merzenich’s pioneering research created a paradigmatic shift in our understanding of the human brain. Individuals have the ability to improve their cognition in shorter timescales than ever thought possible, and aging citizens can sustain cognitive function or even prevent cognitive decline. No longer must we passively accept…

Crypto Traders of Seattle by Nate Whitehall

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The founder of Cryptoslate Nate Whithall is our featured speaker. is a crypto news site that gets 250k views a month. After the Q/A session with Nate we will network. Attendees will be discussing their their predictions of the 2018 crypto market networking/roundtable style, our favorite alt coins and our biggest questions! Also pitch me if you'd like to speak about anything! The main thing I'd like to hear is your background and experiences! • Bring a pen and…

Tankfest Northwest

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum on Saturday, May 26 for our seventh annual Tankfest Northwest event! Tankfest NW is bigger, badder, and fiercer than ever! Bring the family out to enjoy tanks, military vehicles, and artillery weapons as they cruise just feet from you. Enjoy dozens of activities, movies, video games, and much more at this action packed day. Buy your tickets today:

Seattle Personal Networking

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

We are a new startup focused on building friendships. Come to our first event! This event is a local meet and greet at Starbucks Reserve Roastery. Chat with members of your community--We will help introduce attendees and ensure everyone is included. RSVP and suggest discussion topics!

Free Coding for Kids and Adults

May 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until 06/09/2018

Join West Sound CoderDojo, West Sound Techies, and Kitsap Women in Tech for this fun and biweekly coding session. Learn to code, mentor kids who are learning, or just hang out with others and code or work on projects together. Registration always required. West Sound CoderDojo is part of an international open source, free, and inclusive learning environment where kids learn code, leadership, peer collaboration, computational thinking, and so much more!

Celebrate Female Founders month with Amy Buckalter CEO/Founder of Pulse

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an exciting evening to celebrate Female Founders month with Amy Buckalter, CEO/Founder Pulse. We will have a 45 min interview and then open Q & A for as long as needed. Amy is a rockstar Founder that has raised more than $3M to get Pulse off the ground. She has worked at major brands like Nike, K2, Rollerblade, and Burton and is creating a great consumer experience for women with Pulse personal care formulations delivery system.

ASCEND Leadership Summit

May 30

Join leaders from the West Coast for an in-depth and unforgettable day dedicated to discussing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in American workplaces. In 2016 and 17, Artemis Connection launched two major Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives: Project Ascendance™, a research project on the racial and gender divide in American workplaces, and ASCEND, a program designed to build new paths to leadership inside of the world’s most influential companies. On May 30th, we’re bringing together leaders in technology, venture capital, entertainment,…

Which China to Engage? Learning the Different Sets of Applicable Rules & Etiquette

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

When you think about doing business with China, what picture comes to mind? Did you know that, just like America cannot be generalized by New York, LA, Louisiana, Texas, or Kansas City culture, China also cannot be generalized as Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Lanzhou, or Zhengzhou culture? Come get a lay of the land of which China you are interested in engaging, and discover with our speaker how to best engage the local business culture.

Founders Live Seattle

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

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the country 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…

Upstream Music Fest + Summit

June 1

Upstream returns with three days of music discovery Friday, June 1 – Sunday, 3 in Pioneer Square. See more than 200 national and regional rising music stars, alongside a summit of events and talks on the future of music and technology.

State Of Technology Luncheon

June 1

We are thrilled to welcome Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin, as the featured speaker at our 2018 luncheon on Friday, June 1st at the Westin Hotel in Seattle.  Under Glenn's leadership, Redfin has transformed the real estate market using big data to democratize how we look for and purchase our homes. Redfin's tremendously successful IPO in the summer of 2017 further solidified its position as a leading disrupter in the real estate sector. Prior to joining Redfin, Glenn co-founded Plumtree Software, a…

University of Washington Electrical Engineering Capstone Fair

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

What does the future of electrical engineering look like?  Join us Friday, June 1, 4:00-6:30 pm, for our annual Capstone Fair to meet the innovators of tomorrow.  UW EE capstones are the culmination of a student’s electrical engineering education. Learn about our students' work, meet the next generation of electrical engineers and vote on the best capstone. We will be showcasing over 50 projects. Our students have partnered with industry professionals and faculty to develop cutting-edge projects in transportation, space communications, IoT, machine learning, health,…

Young Professionals of Seattle at Upstream Music Fest + Tech Talks

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - June 3 @ 10:00 pm

Upstream Music Fest returns June 1 – 3 to Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square with 200+ local, regional, and international artists performing alongside Northwest rising stars. We’re working alongside the Upstream team to enhance the festival experience by added a series of talks from influencers and tech and marketing leaders from up and down the west coast. We have some of the top growth hackers and marketers in the world flying in to give you 100% actionable advice you can begin…

Olympia Comic Festival

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm

It's the 2018 Olympia Comics Festival, the Northwest's longest-running alternative comics event! Come meet and greet and be dazzled by many talented folks eager to show you their contributions to the sequential art form! 11 am - 4 pm - Cartoonists Expo at Olympia Center (222 Columbia St NW) - Come see many dozens of talented artists display their wares for your perusal and purchase! FREE! 5 - 7 pm - Stage Show at Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave) -…

Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018

June 4 - June 8

Apple's annual developer's conference. When technology connects with creativity, incredible ideas come to life. This summer, we invite thousands of talented minds from around the world to join us and turn their ideas into reality.

Scale – Lean Startup – Solution Channel Fit

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lean Startup Seattle is for anyone interested in the application of Lean Startup Principles and the Customer Development process developed by Steve Blank and refined by Eric Ries. We are bringing the Seattle Lean Startup community together in a variety of formats to learn from each other. Agenda 6:00 - Registration 6:15 - talking starts

Sustainable Brands Innovation Open

June 5 - June 6

The SB Innovation Open is a business plan competition for the most disruptive mission-driven startups and entrepreneurs. In its 7th year, the Innovation Open will provide an opportunity for next generation brands to showcase their innovative solutions to today’s pressing environmental, social, and economic challenges, as well as connect and collaborate with multinational brands, accelerators, and thought leaders in sustainability. Ventures in their post-launch phase are strongly encouraged to apply. 11 semi-finalists will receive full conference passes to compete at…

Level Open House: Donuts + Data

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Level on 6/5 at WeWork Westlake Tower at 10 AM for some morning networking and breakfast. We will have breakfast treats and coffee galore. Come and meet people interested in data analytics, just like you. Bring business cards! What You Can Expect: Meet Level staff and learn about our program Network with alumni, current students, and people interested in data analytics Morning munchies

CoMotion Labs Taco Tuesday

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a yummy Taco Bar lunch and the opportunity to connect and catch up with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Bring a friend and make some connections over a delicious lunch! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, don't miss out! The event is for the Seattle startup community. Thanks to UPS for your sponsorship.

Cloud, Big Data & AI

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please mark your calendar for our annual exploration of cutting-edge legal, business, and technology issues in Cloud, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence. New content for 2018 includes self-learning machines, autonomous systems, and blockchain. We’ll revisit the continued tension between national security and privacy; take a deep dive into global privacy and security; and in this year’s practicum, examine sophisticated solutions to challenging cloud contract issues across industries.  Claim your seat now for one of the most popular CLEs of the…

Tacoma Visual Analytics: HR Analytics: Employee Retention Data Visualization

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Who Gets a Bonus, Who Gets a New Job - Your Success Depends on HR Analytics: Employee Retention Data Visualization and Analytics 5:30 - 6:00 Networking for friends, internships, jobs, help, hiring, tips, tricks. This is your opportunity to meet other local Alteryx, Tableau and PowerBI users predicting the future, telling visual stories, and solving problems with data. 6:00 - 6:15 Introduction about Tacoma Visual Analytics 6:15 -7:30 HR Analytics by Virgilio Cintron of TrueBlue focusing on employee data visualizations…

From the CEO’s Perspective: Leadership in Our Challenging Times

June 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

The upheavals of the last 18 months have created unprecedented challenges for leaders. We’ve seen CEOs from companies of all sizes speak up as leaders and speak out as citizens. The highly-charged issues range from immigration, racism, sexual harassment and gun-control and are magnified by the rapid dissemination of real, fake and moment-to-moment-changing news, as well as being amplified by social media. This is such a broad and important issue, it will be the focus of both CEO forums this…

Seattle Technology Leadership Summit

June 7 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

June 7, 2018 Seattle SIM will be hosting their 9th annual Seattle Technology Leader Summit. This will be a day filled with great speakers and networking. Below you will find all the details about the event and registration information. Feel free to bring peers, colleagues and staff members that you think would benefit from this event. We look forward to connecting with you there. This event is free and funds raised will benefit Year Up Puget Sound and Ada Developers…

Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

June 8 - June 10

-This is our 11th year and it's one of the biggest and smoothest running shows in the world! -Featuring over 400 pinball and arcade games from the 1950s to the newest games! -5 pinball tournaments! -Over a dozen satellite pinball tournaments leading up to the show where you can win prizes, weekend passes, and tournament entries! -The Northwest Show draws over 4,000 collectors, players and fans of classic coin-op games! -Top national and local vendors and sponsors! -One of the…

CoMotion Innovation Chat: Brent Frei Co-Founder of Smartsheet

June 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for an Innovation Chat featuring Smartsheet Executive Chairman and co-founder Brent Frei. Frei will talk about his experience taking Smartsheet from startup to IPO. He’ll also be discussing his new invention, TerraClear, which he has dubbed “a Roomba for rock-picking”. The event begins with a light lunch followed by introductions from UW Vice President and CoMotion Executive Director Vikram Jandhyala, who will be on hand to moderate a Q&A following the talk. Seats are limited, please register.

In Search of a Prophet: Kahlil Gibran – An Unparalleled Spiritual Guide for Our Times

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Based on his new book, IN SEARCH OF A PROPHET: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran (Rowman & Littlefield, September 2017), Paul-Gordon Chandler will take the listener on a fascinating journey through the all-embracing spiritually of Kahlil Gibran, the early 20th century Lebanese-American poet artist and mystic, author of the bestselling book The Prophet. He will explore how Kahlil Gibran, a supreme East-West figure, is an unparalleled spiritual guide in the midst of today's global challenges, related to peace, harmony…

Tech Contractors: Know Your Rights

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop is open to all workers, but will primarily focus on rights and legal concerns for independent contractors. Contract work in tech is becoming the new normal as companies increasingly rely on white-collar contractors in the tech industry. "What can I negotiate?" "Do I have the same protections as a full-time employee?" Come to a free and public workshop to learn about your rights in the workplace!


June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

I AM is an international touring contemporary art exhibition featuring the works of 31 acclaimed Middle Eastern women artists from 12 countries. Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the ‘other’, the exhibition is a celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future. The exhibition runs June 10 - August 7, 2018 The…

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