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Application Deadline for Seattle Angel Conference SAC XII

July 10 - September 4

The application deadline for Seattle Angel Conference SAC XII is on September 4th 2017.See our Blog or follow us on twitter for updates @nwangelconf

App Camp for Girls – Seattle

July 17 - July 21

App Camp For Girls is a one-week summer day program where girls* can put their creative powers to work, designing and building apps, while learning more about the business of software and being inspired by role models in the industry. We are proud to bring App Camp to Seattle in 2017. Registration is now open. Space is limited so register your camper ASAP. * App Camp For Girls welcome individuals who self-identify as female, trans (regardless of identity), or gender…

Rain RFID Alliance Meeting

July 18 - July 20

RAIN RFID is a wireless technology that connects billions of everyday items to the internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate, and engage each item. Co-presented by Seattle businesses Impinj and Amazon, the Rain RFID Alliance Meeting features speakers and working group meetings from the RFID industry and across industries impacted by RFID technology.

ASCEND Conference & Expo

July 19 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 5:15 pm

ASCEND Conference & Expo is committed to helping pilots, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and businesses get past liftoff to realize the full potential of unmanned aerial vehicles and the associated technology. Attendees will go home with practical, actionable information they can put to use to start or grow their businesses. We will convene cutting-edge minds to deliver hands-on workshops, insights into their success, best practices, and other programming that will drill down to the fundamentals that entrepreneurs in the commercial UAS…


July 20 - July 21

Connect with marketing insiders. Share ideas and memorable moments. 1000 marketers, ad partners, agencies, CMOs Check out the 2017 speakers here.

Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival (STIFF)

July 20 - July 23

Thursday July 20th at the Factory Luxe, STIFF kicks off opening night with 'womens' voice' program featuring 2 women made documentaries. True to STIFF style, the party extends beyond screenings with live music by Champagne Sunday, cannabis installation, transmedia VR gallery, grub and refreshments. The festival continues through Sunday evening. Details: All-Access-Passes: For 13 years and counting, Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival provides year-round events focused on the intersection of storytelling and technology. Dedicated to the exhibition…

Oregon Bio’s Diversity in the Workplace and Bio on the Vine

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Whether you are in high tech, advanced manufacturing, food and beverage, outdoor gear and apparel or bioscience, diversity and inclusion are essential to driving innovation. Join us on July 20 in Hillsboro as we highlight the impact of diversity in the workplace, starting with creating opportunities for all Oregonians. Where someone grows up determines more than just their schooling or their opportunities – it also affects their health and the health of their community. “The difference between a good zip…

Beers with Engineers

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

No agenda, no pitch, no bullshit. As always, come geek out, network, and have a good time. Booze and food is on somebodies company card (to a limit). If group size demands it reservations will be made, otherwise check the bar area or a hostess for the group. Over the years the group has defined some "regulars" but we continue to host a diversity of interesting folks from all over the industry in all types of engineering roles. This continues…

Seattle Sports Tech Meetup

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome Seattle Sport Techies! We will follow up our 2nd Annual Seattle Sports Tech Hackathon with a download session, food and beverages, followed by some game watching on the big screen. Also we will be able to answer questions about Sportradar's Acceleradar program. Keep an eye our for a Tacoma Rainiers game in August and Sounders game this Fall! Cheers, Seattle Sports Tech Team

Summer AAPI Arts & Crafts Fair

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our Summer Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Arts & Crafts Fair on Thursday, July 20th from 6-9pm. Our first fair attracted more than 200+ attendees and 16 vendors. This year we look forward to showcasing 20+ vendors. Our goal is to increase awareness, visibility and patronage of AAPI community artists and crafters by providing a new market venue for artists to sell their original arts and crafts in the Seattle Chinatown International District. Make it a…

Intro to HTML & CSS: Beginner Tools for Building Web Pages

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

Come to Dev Bootcamp to learn HTML & CSS! These are the core technologies to begin creating websites. Here at DBC, we understand stepping into the world of web development can be intimidating but it doesn't have to be. We genuinely believe that anyone with the desire to learn can do so and we've supported over 3,000 students in doing just that. In this free, beginner-friendly workshop you will learn the basics of HTML & CSS. You will get a…

APIs and IPAs

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This meet-up is for Software developers and technology professionals that want to know more about APIs, while enjoying some IPAs. API IPAs will have talks and tastings of both technology and beer, usually on the same night.

Hack the Now & Next: Alexa Edition

July 21 - July 22

Alexa, how do you create a Skill? Join Ratio’s Hackathon: Hack the Now & the Next: Alexa Edition! Alexa is the brain behind the voice service powering the Amazon Echo and its family of devices. Alexa has capabilities (known as Skills) that provide customers with personalized experiences (“Alexa, what’s the weather like in Maui?”). There are now more than 13,000 skills allowing users to play music, order coffee or call an Uber, all with the just the power of their…

Women’s Startup Hackathon

July 21 - July 23

This July, extraSlice is taking the lead in promoting women's’ opportunities in tech fields by hosting a 3-Day Hackathon for women and girls. We’ll hear 60 second pitches from the first 30 participants. We will take the top 10 ideas, and divide the groups in to 10 teams, to execute each idea. Participants will use technology to create a solution to a common problem from any industry, from shopping and retail, parking, use in volunteer programs, and more. Each of…

Child’s Play Charity Summer Faire and Table Tennis Tournament

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Do you love Table Tennis? Enjoy the idea of watching your friends go up against the fiercest (or maybe not so fierce) competitors in hitting a tiny ball back and forth across a table? Trade in your golf clubs for paddles and join us as we participate in an unironic, game-industry sportsball tradition with our Second Annual Child's Play Table Tennis Tournament! Yes, Penny Arcade Staffers will be playing, but fear not there are two levels of play (Hardcore and…

AoA Workshop – How to be an Effective Angel Board Director

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Dan Rosen and Susan Schreter for an interactive session on how entrepreneurs can build and maximize value from their board of directors. We will discuss best practices for selecting board members, conducting board meetings, suitable approaches for executive coaching & managing succession, board director compensation, as well as the importance of financial controls, capital staging and guiding the company towards a successful exit.”

Fireside Chat with Senator Bill Frist & Andy Slavitt: The Future of Health Care

July 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Cambia Grove and Bipartisan Policy Center are hosting a fireside chat with two health care policy leaders and public servants who are well-known for their tireless efforts to bring innovative change to our health care system. Please join our honored guests, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and former Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, from 4:30-6 pm on July 25th for a conversation focused on the role policy and technology play in designing a more consumer-centric health care…

Angel Investor Panel – A discussion of Angel Investor experiences

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our panel of Angel Investors will talk about the investments that they have made, the ones they have passed on and what they look for in an investment. What kinds of things might you want to look for if you start Angel Investing? What kinds of things should your startup be prepared for? Come with your questions about Angel Investing experiences.

Tech and Careers

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ever wondered how fellow developers got to where they are today? The answer likely lies in tech skills. Overview: At this exclusive panel event, we host thought-leaders and developers who have accelerated their careers and taken on new roles. Together, we discuss how they’ve been impacted by the rise of tech, ways they’ve adapted and innovated along the way, and what they expect to see in the future. What You’ll Take Away: Gain insight and inspiration from fellow developers and…

Harvesting Renewable Energy from the Ocean

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

New technology exists to harvest renewable energy from waves, tides, offshore winds, and ocean currents. What are the potential environmental effects of collecting energy from the ocean? Andrea Copping of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory explains this developing industry and the challenges of establishing renewable ocean energy as a leading force in meeting our energy needs nationally and globally. About the speaker: Andrea Copping spent her summers as a child messing around in the tide pools and beaches of Prince Edward…

US – China Briefing: Opportunities and Risks in Investment and Trade

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Featuring: Yuping Wang Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT) Robin Chen Co-Head of the China Desk, Wells Fargo Join Wells Fargo and TDA for an update on business and investment opportunities with China! Speakers will address the following topics: Capital Restrictions Recently, China implemented stricter capital controls which have the potential to impact foreign transactions. Cyber Security Law China has recently levied new data storage laws, which require all companies located in China to store their data on Chinese servers. One-Belt-One-Road…

Infrastructure Security in the post-Snowden era

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trying to build a perfect security perimeter is an endless, thankless and constant battle. Given enough time, eventually, everything fails. In the Cloud world, the new security model is best described as "assumption of breach". If you assume that every single thing is already compromised by one or more unknown third parties, you change your way of thinking. During this Lunch & Learn, Cascadeo CTO, Jared Reimer, and Josh Sordelet, Global Solutions Architect from Equinix, will discuss the value of…

Beyond the Hype: Real Applications of Blockchain for Health Care

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us to learn from an executive panel of health care pioneers who believe in the promise of blockchain and are taking steps to prove it by solving real health care challenges. These pioneers will discuss: • Blockchain 101 for business–highlighting use cases that will materially change the cost and delivery of health care • Market momentum across industries and within health care • How and why to start exploring Our panelists are all actively working on initiatives in blockchain…

Cigars & Startups with John Sechrest of SeaAngelConf

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cigars & Startups is an event that connects Entrepreneurs and Angel investors over a drink and if you chose, a cigar. This is not an angel investor group like shark tank, where Entrepreneurs are entertainment for wine drinkers, this is a place where real relationships are built! John Sechrest is the founder of Seattle Angel Conference and he has agreed to attend cigars and startups in a "fire side chat" format to talk about how to be successful at SAC…

Seattle Startup Drinks July

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A simple concept: tech startup culture in cities around the world gathers around a bar to have a pint and discuss what they are working on, what they need help with and what they can do for each other. ----------- We'll have the upstairs mezzanine area starting at 8:00pm. There will be a bar and food menu available if want to purchase food or drink, and dedicated waitstaff to our event (thank you, Belltown Pub!). ----------- Please check our Facebook…

Global Health Futures: People, Planet & Beyond – APF Seattle Gathering

July 27 - July 29

In honor of the Association of Professional Futurists’ fifteenth anniversary, we are returning to Seattle, the city where the organization was first founded. Join us as we explore the future of health and well-being of humans and of the planet that sustains us. We'll examine threats and opportunities facing global health of our bodies, minds, and environment, both natural and built. How do we define health and well-being for people, the planet, and even the solar system? What are our…

Founders Live Seattle

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

***NEW DAY THIS MONTH - A THURSDAY EVENING*** 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…

Startup storytellers: Raising capital

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join GA and Techstars each month for a discussion on the good, the bad and the ugly in the startup world from Seattle's most innovative and inspiring founders. This month we're talking about Raising Capital. Bootstrapping, crowdsourcing, angel investors and venture capital, there are plenty of ways to raise capital for your startup and we'll get into all of them. Hear from startup founders and industry experts on how to get your company funded.

GA + Seattle tech design community happy hour

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly tech community happy hour. Network with other Seattleites in the tech industry. Play some cornhole. And be a part of the community. Drinks are on us! This month, we're joined by the team from Spin, a smart bike share that's new to Seattle. Fresh off bringing Spin Seattle from San Francisco, the co-founders will share lessons learned about launching their product and a case study on how to rethink the bike sharing system. Meet the…

THEORY: Festival 2017

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - July 29 @ 12:00 am

A new take on a classic Pacific Science Center event, THEORY: Festival 2017 is Seattle’s premier outdoor event of the summer. Experiment, test, and discover the quintessential elements of the Pacific Northwest with local food, craft cocktails, and drafts under our iconic arches. Enjoy music curated by KEXP DJs including: Darek Mazzone, DJ Miss Ashley, Chilly, and Larry Rose. Grab a mic and perform your best karaoke paired with a live laser light show or roll up your sleeves and…

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