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The 4th NEXTCon: AI NEXTCon Seattle 2018

January 17 - January 19

Join us at the 4th AI NEXTCon, the leading technology conference for AI hosted around the world. AI NEXTCon Conference Seattle brings together top technical engineers, practitioners, influential technologists and data scientists to share solutions and practical experiences in machine/deep learning, computer vision, speech recognition and NLP. The conference features a blend of hands-on workshops, inspirational keynotes, deep dive tech talks, and networking opportunity with like minded colleagues. The conference features keynote speeches in the morning and five breakout tech…

Women In Cloud Inaugural Summit

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Welcome to the inaugural Women in Cloud Summit! In 2017 we learned “the future is female” and in 2018 we are catalyzing women to come together to create it! Women in Cloud strives to inspire and empower women and accelerate the growth of women-led technology companies in Washington and beyond. This Summit brings together women tech leaders and women entrepreneurs along with diverse female luminaries in technology, business and government to share knowledge, insights, and experiences and work together to grow…

Pink Elephant Unicorn 4.5 Cyber Capture the Flag

January 19 @ 1:30 pm - January 20 @ 5:00 pm

What does a Pink Elephant Unicorn have to do with cyber security? Join Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Northeastern University Seattle for a free “capture-the-flag” competition to find out! How does it work? Working clue to clue to solve cyber puzzles, participants learn what makes a computer security system vulnerable, how attackers infiltrate even the most complex networks, and how to defend these systems. This year’s event energy grid and industrial control system theme. Who’s invited? Pink Elephant Unicorn is…

D4D Programming Night

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

Come hang out with us and work on Data for Democracy projects! Data for Democracy (D4D) was born as a remote organization, but due to the overwhelming response to the Hackathon we hosted here in Seattle (read about in Geekwire (http://bit.ly/2ouXWk6)), we are now hosting a weekly programming night for people to meet up, hang out, and play with data. Programming nights are intended to be working meetings and a time for D4D members to connect in-person; they have no…

Master of Science in Information Systems Open House

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Have you been wondering if an MSIS degree is for you? Join us for an Open House to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the UW Foster School of Business! During this session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have.

Practicing Coding Interviews

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ready to find a new software development job? Just want to keep your skills sharp, or learn a new way of solving problems? We'll focus on writing code as well as finding conceptual solutions. We have copies of the book. All you need to bring is pencil and paper or a laptop. Please sign in and get a nametag at the front desk, then come join us on the 2nd floor, on the opposite side of the building from the…

Start-Up Seattle: Lessons Learned from the Seattle 10

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What does it take to be a successful start-up company in Seattle? Join John Cook, co-founder of GeekWire, as he moderates a panel of past Seattle 10 winners to find out where they are now and the lessons they have learned. Gain insights into Seattle’s innovative start-up culture and discuss start-up strategies at this panel and networking event. GeekWire readers can use code GW$15Off to get $15 off tickets to the event.

Profitable Selling on Amazon Meetup Group

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Selling on Amazon isn't difficult. But there is a steep learning curve to do it efficiently and most importantly, profitably. This is a meetup where we share best practices of listing on Amazon, improving your products' search relevancy, and leveraging Amazon Marketing Services and other tools to maximize revenue and profits. Come learn, discuss, and indulge your curiosities with Tik Yip, Director of Amazon Marketing at Add3. He's managed a portfolio of clients totaling over 500k in products and 50mm…

Deal Terms – Understanding Financing Deal Terms

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When you are looking to do an Angel Investment deal, What are the terms of the deal? What is a Term Sheet? What are the details of discounts, warrants, terms and other stuff that show up in those agreements. What kinds of deals are possible? Being offered capital to fund your new venture or existing business can be flattering, gratifying to your idea or vision, as well as a necessity for your business’ survival. Yet, the terms of a financing…

The Actuality of Virtual Reality

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality…learn what these new technologies are, how they work, and how they will affect your daily life in years to come. Featuring Ellen Beeman with DigiPen.

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Have an idea for a product? Want to start a company? Or have you already started a company but want to expand your skill set? Join the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship team at the UW Foster School of Business for an informative session where you’ll learn how to turn that spark into reality! Discover the benefits of this 12-month, full-time/daytime program, how to apply, who we’re looking for and why. We look forward to meeting you and answering your…

#MeToo In Seattle Tech: What Men Can Do

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you troubled by gender-based discrimination and harassment in Seattle’s tech community? Come learn what we can do to change our industry for the better. Hosted by Tech Workers Coalition: Seattle, in association with Women of Color Speak Out, our panel will lead a discussion covering the extent of this problem in our community and what actions we can take to solve it. We'll share the results of a survey we circulated at local tech companies, in which people shared…

AoA Workshop – Top 4 HR Mistakes Made by Startups (And How to Avoid Them)

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

Amidst all the business licensing requirements, capital expenditures and strategic planning, startups can easily overlook one very important function on the path to success: human resources. Business owners get into business to do what they are good at in the first place, not to do HR. However, the ability to hire good people, manage them effectively and have policies and processes in place to scale with growth are crucial for even the earliest stage startups. This presentation will highlight the…

Japan-Seattle AI Innovation Meetup 7.0

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

If you are an entrepreneur looking for customers, alliance partners, distributers and investors, please come to Japan Seattle AI Innovation Meetup on 25th Jan at Columbia Center, downtown Seattle. This is the event where the major Japanese corporations pitch to innovators, what kind of technology they are looking for, how they would like to do business with you and what their market potential is. Familiar faces from Softbank, Epson, Denso and Fujitsu are joined by new comers such as Fuji…

New Tech Job Fair

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This Job Fair event is later in the evening specifically for all job seekers including senior engineers and people currently working to be able to attend and connect with new job opportunities! If you’ve ever been to a New Tech Northwest event and experienced our vibrant community, then you already know that this is going to be a great job fair. Grab an early ticket! You’ll benefit from meeting companies of all sizes hiring tech, sales, marketing, operations people and…

New Tech Job Fair

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you’ve ever been to a New Tech Northwest event and experienced our vibrant community, then you already know that this is going to be a great job and training fair. Grab an early ticket! You’ll benefit from meeting companies of all sizes hiring tech, sales, marketing, operations people and more. There will be: A large area with hiring companies and coding schools A room for you to have professional recruiters review your resume and help you optimize it Workshops…

Shopify Meetup: eComm Talks 2018

January 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Helium and Mammoth Factory are partnering together to bring you eCom Talks 2018, a Shopify Meetup of eCommerce discussion, connection and all around rad fun. Our venue is Galvanize - Seattle. See you there!

Founders Live Seattle

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

***FIRST EVENT OF 2018*** 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…

She’s Coding meeting (women-only)

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of fun, networking, making friends, discussions, coding and more, whether you are a current She's Coding (http://shescoding.org) volunteer or want to learn more about what we are doing! What is She's Coding? She's Coding is an open-source project that aims to close the gender gap in tech through community involvement, education, and empowerment. We love your involvement and are always on the lookout for passionate people of all skill sets that want to help out…

Amazon Alexa: Skill Development Workshops – Seattle

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Become an Amazon Alexa Skill Developer! Join a free workshop hosted by Galvanize and Amazon to learn more about building applications for Alexa! Students will learn to create applications for a voice user interface (VUI) and prepare for the jobs of tomorrow in AI, VUI design, and voice computing.   In this workshop, you’ll learn: Introduction to Alexa Skills Kit Introduction to basic concepts like intents, utterances, and slots How to build your first skill How to leverage AWS Lambda…

Carbon Five Hack Night

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Carbon Five hosts a semi-regular hack night for developers and designers who enjoy getting together and coding for a few hours (and at times, into the night!). It’s a low-key, demo-free event created to unite talented folks who enjoy building stuff :) The format is super casual. A quick "standup” for intros, and then we get down to programming. Developers and designers of all levels are welcome. Bring a project or pair up with someone else. Members of the C5…

Kick Off The Cons Party!

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Party with various local conventions, game companies, vendors, artists, & podcasters! We will also have a exhibition area, artist ally, puzzle escape room, lightsaber performances, 21+ beer garden, & a dance party with DJ Trishy. Enter the kid or adult cosplay contest & you could win a badge to Emerald City Comic Con 2018. Price of ticket includes one entry to the con badge raffle. Cons & shows in attendance are: Toy and Geek Fest, Lake City Toy Show, Vancouver…

Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age – A conversation with historian and author Leslie Berlin

January 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

At a time when the five most valuable companies on the planet are high-tech firms and nearly half of Americans say they cannot live without their cell phones, Troublemakers reveals the untold story of how we got here. This is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. Together, they worked across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. In…

Practicing Coding Interviews

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ready to find a new software development job? Just want to keep your skills sharp, or learn a new way of solving problems? We'll focus on writing code as well as finding conceptual solutions. We have copies of the book. All you need to bring is pencil and paper or a laptop. Please sign in and get a nametag at the front desk, then come join us on the 2nd floor, on the opposite side of the building from the…

D4D Programming Night

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

Come hang out with us and work on Data for Democracy projects! Data for Democracy (D4D) was born as a remote organization, but due to the overwhelming response to the Hackathon we hosted here in Seattle (read about in Geekwire (http://bit.ly/2ouXWk6)), we are now hosting a weekly programming night for people to meet up, hang out, and play with data. Programming nights are intended to be working meetings and a time for D4D members to connect in-person; they have no…

5 Points Conference

January 30 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Cambia Grove’s 5 Points Conference is a six-part event series during the first quarter. The goal is to lower the barrier of entry for innovators seeking to make changes in the health care system. The event is also geared to be a refresher course for those working in the health care system who are interested in understanding how each vertical works. During the events, entrepreneurs will be introduced to the primary stakeholders in health care in such a way that…

Startup253: Women in Tech Roundtable

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Startup253: Women in Tech Roundtable Join Startup253 for the Startup253: Women in Tech Roundtable on Tuesday, January 30th at Union Club in Tacoma! The Startup253: Women in Tech Roundtable is an inclusive event. Regardless of your area(s) of expertise, all genders and career levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. This event is about tapping into our dynamic, talented community. We’ll come together to amplify careers, actualize goals, define the future of tech and blow our own minds. Startup253 is…

Startup Grind Hosts Rian Buckley CEO/Co-Founder Fitcode

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rian is the CEO/Co-Founder of Fitcode, a fashion-data company that enhances the shopping experience by focusing on fit, not size. At the age of 26, Rian co-founded Fitcode. Three years, $2.3M in funding, and 95,000+ users later, Rian is at the helm of an innovative startup that’s using technology to solve problems for some of the industry’s biggest brands, including JOE'S Jeans and AG Jeans.

Getting Ready to take an investment

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As your startup gets ready to take an outside investment, there are many details to be done. If you take care of those details, the process can be smoother and happier for every one. Come join us for a discussion about how to best prepare for an investment, so that when you find a willing investor, who is willing to dig into the question, you have all the materials and answers ready for the due diligence process and the investment.

AWC, LWT and Lane Powell present “Crucial Conversations” on 1/31

January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is free for all, but limited to the first 50 registrants. To kick off the new year, AWC and the Seattle chapter of LWT (Leading Women in Technology) present "Crucial Conversations". This is a free event to all attendees. About the Topic Crucial Conversations draws our attention to those defining moments that shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. This presentation will…

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