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ONLINE EVENT: Microsoft 45th Anniversary Online Celebration

April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 5 @ 7:00 pm

45 years ago a company was formed that changed the world forever. In 1975, childhood friends Paul Allen and Bill Gates formed Microsoft. Microsoft has provided a lasting impact in many areas over the last 45 years, not only in the software field but a plethora of others including hardware, productivity, gaming and more. To mark this latest anniversary, Living Computers: Museum + Labs will honor Microsoft with a fully immersive online experience, starting with the official anniversary date on…

POSTPONED: Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Seattle

April 6 - April 8

Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Seattle is a supply chain event that brings together aerospace and defense primes, tier suppliers and contract-manufacturers. With over 800 companies from the US and overseas, A&DSS Seattle is the venue where requirements meet technologies and capabilities without the distractions found at traditional exhibitions. Aerospace supply chain offers countless opportunities to suppliers developing artificial intelligence technologies. This will be an outstanding venue for innovators, start-ups and other tech-companies involved in the topics below to target…

POSTPONED: Wake Up! Part 2

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wake Up! is a series of moderated conversation curated by Seattle-based Arts Curator Vivian Phillips with expert guests on climate change/the climate gap, as well as futurists, and speculative fiction writers.

ONLINE EVENT: CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series: Maritime Blue: Accelerating Innovation and Sustainability Panel

April 8 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Moderator:  Joshua Berger, Governor’s Maritime Sector Lead, Washington State Department of Commerce. Before joining the Department of Commerce in 2015 as the Director of Economic Development for the Maritime sector, Joshua served as Coordinator of the Washington Maritime Federation and brings extensive maritime industry experience to his position. During his career, he has developed a successful record of leadership in a number of positions including: Maritime Sector Business Development Manager for the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County; Program Director and…

CANCELED: Norwescon 2020

April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm

No matter your age or interest, Norwescon strives to make sure there is always something appealing to do over the four days of the convention. Our programming department schedules hundreds of hours of panel programming covering a myriad of subjects. Whether you’re looking for writer’s workshops, costuming tips, artistic creativity, musical concerts, or deep dives into any number of science fiction, fantasy and science topics, you’ll find it here! We also feature a number of special events over the course of the weekend. Thursday,…

ONLINE EVENT: Startup Grind Virtual Summit

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It's time for our first virtual event. We will be having interviews, panel discussions and breakout sessions to you can hear from these Allstars "What are things that were the most painful in their startup journey." Our guests include Rand Fishkin, Chris Devore, Fran Dunaway, Matt Oppenheimer and Lisa Nelson plus a few more surprise smarties.

Tech Alliance Discovery Series: April 2020

April 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

April 10, 2020 - Lee Hood, MD. PhD, Institute for Systems Biology Co-founder: The Art and Science of Aging Well, hosted at Google HQ Reading the news, it can be easy to imagine that all of the cool research is coming out of MIT or Stanford. But folks at the Fred Hutch, WSU, UW, PNNL, and other local research institutions are turning out game-changing, and in some cases, life-altering, research. The Discovery Series offers the broader community an opportunity to learn about new discoveries…

ONLINE EVENT: DigiPen Masterclass – “Building the World of Warcraft” with Matthew Yan

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Having played "World of Warcraft" since aged 12, Matthew Yan is now a Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment working on...wait for it..."World of Warcraft!" Being able to achieve his dream to work for this highly successful game studio required a tremendous amount of study and hard work. Come hear about Matt's journey and learn about the myriad of challenges working on a game franchise that was launched in 2004. You can register for this class at the event website provided.

CANCELED: Yuri’s Night 2020

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The whole world celebrated on April 12, 1961 when Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit the Earth; now, the festivities continue with our annual Yuri’s Night 21+ spaceflight party! Don’t miss this space-themed spectacle that joins art, dance, music and technology in tribute to everyone’s celestial journey. Dance in the towering all-glass Great Gallery, transformed into an intergalactic nightclub with some of the best electronic music DJs from Seattle and beyond, with MOONBOOTS taking center stage and support…

ONLINE EVENT: ODSC Virtual Conference & Expo

April 14 @ 9:00 am - April 17 @ 5:00 pm

ODSC is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. Speakers include some of the core contributors to many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Register now to experience ODSC live wherever is your location.

AoA Pitch Clinic @ UW

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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 Ravi Kumar. Please use the EXEC main building entrance off of Stevens Way. UW Campus Map to help https://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/exed

ONLINE EVENT: Live Demo Day: Women in Voice Seattle

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Demo Day: Women in Voice Seattle About this Event Join us for an evening of live demos, QA, and networking. Note: This event has been moved to a digital forum. Stay tuned! Overview 5:00pm Mingle and Network 5:30pm Live Demos Begin Symbl.ai (formerly Rammer.ai) Jargon Novel Effect Pulse Labs Mingle and Network and Feel Inspired -- What are these startups about? Symbl.ai A complete conversational intelligence API Platform that can be natively integrated into any platform or business. The first…

Techstars Youth Startup Weekend Mercer Island

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - April 19 @ 5:30 pm

For all event details, please visit http://communities.techstars.com/events/15042 About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and…

Seattle Surge Homestand | Insurgence: A Call of Duty Experience

April 18 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm

Welcome the Seattle Surge home for the first time as they participate in a weekend of competitive matches featuring 7 other top teams from the Call of Duty League! April 19 at WAMU Theater Match filled weekend featuring Chicago Huntsmen, London Royal Ravens, Los Angeles Guerrillas, Minnesota RøKKR , Optic Gaming Los Angeles, New York Subliners, Paris Legion, and your Seattle Surge. Exclusive merchandise drops 64 team Challengers tournament* And much more Pick up your weekend passes now! VIP Passes…

POSTPONED: Coders Can Play

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for Coders Can Play, the annual showcase of musicians from the Play at Work community!  Performances will span instruments and experience levels, as well as musical styles, and offer testimony as to the possibilities of integrating work and music.  "Musician of the Year" will be awarded in multiple categories by audience choice. Play at Work provides music lessons for corporations and offices throughout the Greater Seattle Area.

Warbirds & Wine

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum April 18th from 6 PM – 8 PM for a wine and chocolate tasting. Toast to some of the rarest warbirds from WWII that have been fully restored to take to the skies as you enjoy six wine tastings in a beautiful FHCAM wine glass included in your ticket. Only 500 tickets are available and are pres-sale only. Last year, the event sold out so get your tickets before they…

ONLINE EVENT: FastFWD, K2 Global User Conference

April 21 @ 8:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm

FastFWD is K2’s global user conference taking place on April 21-23. The three-day experience is the industry’s premier process automation conference for enterprises that are focused on innovating with K2 and its partner ecosystem to drive meaningful end-to-end business outcomes. FastFWD is designed to offer attendees critical insights on the next generation of intelligent automation from industry influencers, analysts and product leaders. The conference will reinforce how real-world practitioners are building K2-powered business solutions to transform work and accelerate growth.

Albers Executive Speaker Series: John Burke, CEO of Trek Bikes

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sponsored by the dean's office, the Albers Executive Speaker Series is offered twice a quarter in the fall, winter, and spring. Executives from around the Puget Sound region are invited to speak on a topic of their choice and then respond to questions from a selected panel and the audience. These events are an excellent opportunity for students across the Seattle University campus to learn from the leaders in our region. The Albers Executive Speaker Series is free and open…

WiFiSciFi Live

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live recording of six science fiction podcasts.

Crypticon Seattle

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Crypticon will fill the DoubleTree with hundreds of gorehounds, bloodsluts, zombbros, and creepazoids. Dress up and enter the cosplay contest, compete in the writing and horror makeup competitions, browse haunted Cthulhu/zombie/vampire/etc. goods, and party on the 13th floor.

Fight Kingdom

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fight Kingdom is a retro fighting game tournament hosted by the Northwest Fighting Game Community! When: May 2nd, 2020 - Doors open at Noon Where: Gameworks Seattle, 1511 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 Registration: https://smash.gg/FK/register Early Bird Venue Fee (Before Apr 11): $10 Venue Fee: $20 Spectators: FREE Livestream: https://twitch.tv/hauntedheavy If you're interested in being a commentator, please apply here: https://forms.gle/s1YTyiWz3WJEJooSA

DeveloperWeek Seattle: Cloud Edition (May 4-5, 2020)

May 4 - May 5

DeveloperWeek Seattle: Cloud Edition is Seattle’s premiere cloud computing conference, where 800+ cloud engineers, IT managers, entrepreneurs, and innovators will converge to discover this year’s newest cloud computing innovations! Seattle is already seen by the world as the cloud computing capital, hosting many of the world’s largest cloud providers.

Tech Alliance Discovery Series: May 2020

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

May 8th, 2020 - Virginia Emery, PhD and Insect Entrepreneur, Beta Hatch - Founder & CEO: Insects for Protein and other Food Chain Disruptions, hosted at F5 Tower Reading the news, it can be easy to imagine that all of the cool research is coming out of MIT or Stanford. But folks at the Fred Hutch, WSU, UW, PNNL, and other local research institutions are turning out game-changing, and in some cases, life-altering, research. The Discovery Series offers the broader community an opportunity to…

Hack For Your Mother

May 9 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

A gathering of our tech-for-good community to make a difference for nonprofits and social impact startups. Join us online (and in Redmond, WA, Covid-19 permitting) on May 9th to celebrate Mother's Day with a convening of our 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…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist brings science and nature to life with his creative, interactive and engaging music. He brings his energetic and educational songs to Town Hall’s stage for a science-filled Saturday Family Concert—from the adventures of a water molecule named Carlos, to a musical journey to the center of the earth. Join Mikey for a great time dancing and singing while learning about the wonders of the natural world. Mikey has been teaching and singing nature songs for over…

Albers Executive Speaker Series: Amy Hood, CFO, Microsoft

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sponsored by the dean's office, the Albers Executive Speaker Series is offered twice a quarter in the fall, winter, and spring. Executives from around the Puget Sound region are invited to speak on a topic of their choice and then respond to questions from a selected panel and the audience. These events are an excellent opportunity for students across the Seattle University campus to learn from the leaders in our region. The Albers Executive Speaker Series is free and open…

CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series: The Financing Arc: from Founders to Funders

May 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Moderator: TBD Zachery Gray, VP, Business Development, Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies Zach is a driven and entrepreneurial minded executive with over 13 years of experience in fundraising, investor relations, business development, sales and marketing. He has a long track record of excelling as a strategic planner and building key relationships, both internally and externally, to bring success to all activities of business development cycles. His experience in managing personnel and budgets make him an ideal fit for V.P. of Business Development. Brad…

Secure Your Business Workshop

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Securing your Business workshop will assist businesses to better understand and to protect their business from potential security breaches. About this Event The Secure Your Business Workshop is designed to assist businesses to better understand and protect their business from potential security breaches. Working with businesses of all sizes for the past 14 years, we discovered many businesses are not prepared nor have the essential knowledge in protecting their business from a security breach. This includes employees who do not…

ONLINE EVENT: Microsoft Build Conference

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm

Experience the latest technologies and learn new ways to solve your development challenges. At Microsoft Build, you’ll meet with the engineers behind the products you use every day and connect with your peers.

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