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TeamsCode Development Challenge

February 4 @ 8:00 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm

In the TeamsCode development challenge, high school teams have two months to develop an application or other software that aligns with the theme of the challenge. The winning teams will get prizes of up to $500 for their schools' computer science or other tech-related departments. When the two-month development phase of this challenge is over, participants will come to the Showcase Event where they are provided with lunch and can present their projects to judges, who will ultimately assemble together…

Game Developers Conference

March 19 - March 23

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest professional game industry event.  GDC attracts over 26,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and virtual reality gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. GDC is produced by the UBM Game Network. This market defining conference features over 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection…

Free seminar: Run your entire business online with Zoho One

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 03/23/2018 at 9:00am

We're holding a free, educational seminar on our complete business suite, Zoho One, in Seattle on March 22nd and Portland March 23rd, and would love to have you all join! Register here: Whether you're moving your business online or looking to try out some new apps, we welcome all experience levels. We'll be discussing how to enhance your business' productivity and drive sales and innovation with our cloud-based suite, with full-fledged apps for everything from sales and marketing to HR…

Alliance of Angels – Angel Connect Panel

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of an angel investor? Now is your chance! Join AoA chair Dan Rosen along with AoA members Shelley Whelan, Dennis Joyce, and Joe Nekrasz for this one-hour panel discussion. Bruce Bailey from Seattle Bank will moderate this session where entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain feedback from some of AoA’s most experienced angel investors.

Seattle Women in Tech Salesforce User Group Happy Hour

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the other Women in Tech for a Salesforce User Group Happy Hour on March 22nd! Admins, Developers, Consultants, Architects, End Users, Executives, all those that are part of the Salesforce ecosystem are welcome. Informal networking event for the Salesforce Ohana to connect with local WIT to talk about current projects, get advice and tips, learn trips, share about apps, and hear what events have happened so far in 2018 and how they went, what events are coming up in…

Outreach’s Women Empowerment Panel

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You're invited to Outreach to celebrate Women's History Month! Join us at Outreach for an evening to celebrate women who are making history in Seattle and around the world. There will be a panel of women sharing their stories, empowering discussion groups, and time to network with local professionals. Food and beverages will be provided. Attendees must visit the official event website to register for the RSVP only event. Women's History Month Panel: Deena Pierott, CEO & Founder of iUrbanTeen Karen Okonkwo, Founder of TONL…

Highlight Networking Mixer at Industrious Seattle (FREE DRINKS)

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

Thursday, March 22nd Starting at 6pm! Drinks, Presentations, Networking! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Seattle community. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make awesome connections with people across all industries. We always have a great mix of people from Influencers to Startup CEO's and more. Register immediately for an early bird ticket. Quick note: Book a presentation ticket and get 5 minutes of stage time to present…

SIXR – Cinematic VR Challenge #6: Ready Player One

March 23 - March 25

Come create a virtual reality experience with us! Come alone or with friends. We welcome all current and future directors, choreographers, actors, programmers, artists, musicians, sound designers, students, and people just trying to have fun. People will float their ideas in front of the room. People will then choose which project they want to be a part of. Please feel free to bring your own equipment, cameras and computers, and we will have that equipment available, as well. See full…

Tech Women Rising

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

Tech Women Rising is She’s Coding’s inaugural conference for women in tech – happening March 23-25 2018 in Seattle! Tech Women Rising is not a typical tech conference – it combines three parts into one event: workshops meant to teach and empower; a career and community fair meant to connect and build bridges; an unconference meant to inspire, support and grow a community. Are you a woman or non-binary person in tech? Get your ticket at for any or…

Capital One DevExchange Series – Seattle

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - March 24 @ 6:00 pm

What does the future of finance look like? Our world and our tech is changing every day, and the way we interact with finances is no different. We are looking towards the future, so we are opening up our API’s across the country to you - the best U.S. developers, entrepreneurs, and designers to create innovative products using our APIs.

Recess on the Rocks: Hoops & Hops

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Remember how much you looked forward to recess? It’s back! Combine the best part of being a kid with the coolest parts of being an adult. No curfew and no kids means you, your significant other, friends, and colleagues have exclusive after-hours access to KidsQuest, where the best part of your school day will be re-imagined. Come enjoy KidsQuest’s unique exhibits, experiment with bubbles and fermentation, learn your IPA IQ, and participate in the ultimate basketball shoot-out challenge. Drinks included,…

Def Hacks Seattle

March 24 - March 25

If you're a student in the Seattle area, join us at the DefHacks Seattle hackathon on March 24 - 25 at the Microsoft HQ in Redmond. Sign up online at! Get ready for a weekend dedicated to exploring technology, coding the next top app, and a lot of free food! No experience necessary, all high school and college students are welcome. We will have swag, free food, prizes, late night snacks, and professional mentors to guide students. It's totally…

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Go on tour with a radioactive rock band, take on a Trump-like mega robot, and discover whether death can stand in the way of true love at the 13th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival. SFFSFF will feature twenty short films from all over the world at Seattle’s historic Cinerama Theater on March 24, 2018. The lineup is presented in two sessions of films with a 30-minute intermission and concludes with an awards ceremony. SFFSFF brings together industry professionals…

Totally 80s Rewind: The Party

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The ultimate 80s wonderland is at Living Computers! Celebrate why it’s best to be geek as we party all night long – hop into an original DeLorean, belt out 80s classics in our karaoke lounge, or throwback to the future as you bust a move with R2DJ. Put your retro gaming skills to the test with arcade favorites and try your chance at winning the mystery grand prize. Ages 21+

MIT Technology Review Presents: EmTech Digital 2018

March 26 - March 27

Join MIT Technology Review for the latest in its esteemed EmTech Events Series: EmTech Digital 2018. EmTech Digital is an annual conference designed to explore the latest digital technologies and trends, providing innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and venture capitalists the insight and intelligence to navigate this rapidly shifting landscape. This year, EmTech Digital will focus on the latest Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) research and the emerging economic and social impact. The program delivers newsmaking and insightful conversation around the commercialization of…

Blockchain Basics: Crypto millionaires, Taxes, Angel investing and the path to diversification

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join CoMotion Labs, the Seattle Angel Conference, the Seattle Angel Fund, and the Seattle Entrepreneurship Club to discuss the ins and outs of blockchain. Moderator, John Sechrest, Seattle Angel Kory Hoang Casey Moore, Moss Adams Pat Larsen,   Bring your lunch or enjoy light snacks on us!

Startup253: Tacoma and South Sound Founders Series

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Startup253: Tacoma and South Sound Founders Series Join Startup253 for the Startup253: Tacoma and South Sound Founders Series on Tuesday, November 28th at Union Club in Tacoma! The Startup253: Tacoma and South Sound Founders Series is a happy hour event where five, Tacoma and/or South Sound based startups have 1 minute to pitch their company and detail their value proposition. Following the startup pitches, attendees will vote for the winner. The winning startup, based on attendee voting, will be given…

Startup Grind Hosts Cal McAllister CEO Wexley School for Girls

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

Cal is the CEO of the most interesting company in Seattle. We cultivate and ignite consumer’s love for brands. We’re an advertising agency that creates engaged fanatics who deliver value in the real world and on the wide web one. We turn people into fans by creating experiences that interest and engage them over time. We make hearts race. We make voices scream. We make it rain dead presidents.

Seattle Immersed: The Business of XR

March 28 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

The growth and impact of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality ("XR") are undeniable. Per recent IDC reports, the AR/VR market is projected to grow from $11.4 billion this past year, to $215B by 2021. Not surprisingly, Seattle is at the forefront. Is your company ready? Join the World Trade Center Seattle and IME Law for Seattle Immersed: The Business of XR, an exclusive, fast-pass for business leaders into the world of immersive technology. Discover the impact of AR/VR on our…

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) Lunch & Learn

March 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

According to Gartner, by 2018, 40% of Office 365 deployments will rely heavily on third party tools to fill in gaps in security and compliance and 60% of enterprises that implement appropriate cloud visibility and control tools will also experience one third fewer security failures. Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) address gaps in cybersecurity resulting from the ‘Cloudifying effect’ of cloud service consumption and mobile usage by enterprise companies. CASBs provide Information Security professionals with a single point of control…

Alliance of Angels 20th Anniversary Celebration

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join fellow influencers of our technology fueled economy at the Alliance of Angels 20th Anniversary Celebration. With over 350 expected attendees, including prominent angels, company CEOs, and entrepreneurs this is a unique opportunity to be associated with the success of the Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystem.  The cocktail reception begins at 4:30 pm followed by dinner and our program. We expect the event to sell out so get your tickets early!

Trust on Demand Seattle

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join other on demand trust & safety leaders for a couple hours of networking and best practice sharing. We'll be sure to leave plenty of time for cocktails and fun, but will also have one peer-led panel on "Building Safe, Trustworthy Marketplace Communities" with reps from Aribnb, Rover, Avvo, more. This is a great opportunity to see meet your peers, get some learnings, and have some fun. We expect 50-75 attendees from around the country, all trust & safety execs…

Unit economics : Pricing

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mike Pritchard from will outline the process of discovering the most effective pricing for your business and the consequences of improper pricing for the company.

Highlight Networking Mixer at Industrious Seattle (FREE DRINKS)

March 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Seattle community. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make awesome connections with people across all industries. We always have a great mix of people from Influencers to Startup CEO's and more. Register immediately for an early bird ticket. Quick note: Book a presentation ticket and get 5 minutes of stage time to present your company, talent or host a demonstration.   Use…

Seriously, why managed services? – Discussion Panel

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What are "managed services?" Better yet, why are businesses and organizations depending on MSPs for IT? Several years ago, various industries partnered with IT managed services to address their growing staff and network support needs. Today, their success stories are causing CEOs, owners, and managers to explore MSP strategies in 2018. Join us for a discussion with a panel of IT experts. They'll explore planning, strategy, and financial topics like: - Scaling IT resources in a growing business - One…

The Access Series, Event #1: Meet the VCs

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In 2017, a group of female VCs in Silicon Valley combined efforts to provide 1-1 feedback, coaching and access to female founders. Inspired by their mission, FFA and a group of experienced venture investors from Seattle are hosting an afternoon of speakers, networking, and 1-1 coaching sessions for female startup founders. The participating VCs include Christiana DelloRusso, Michelle Goldberg, Stacey Giard, Serena Glover, Sheila Gulati, Elise Hebb, Sarah Imbach, Maria Karaivanova, Judy Loehr, Amy McCullough, Lisa Nelson, Heather Redman, Julie…

2018 Eastside Business Awards

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Eastside Business Awards (EBA) recognizes outstanding Eastside businesses that uphold a strong commitment to quality, community, and innovation. Innovation, creativity, talent and leadership are the drivers that set great companies apart. 2018 Award Categories: -Eastside Business of the Year -Eastside Small Business of the Year -Innovative Product or Service of the Year -Entrepreneurial Spirit - Startup of the Year Join us to meet the impressive Eastside companies who have been nominated for an Award!

Founders Live Seattle

March 29 @ 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…

DigiPen Undergraduate Programs Preview Day!

March 31 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Attend one of our preview days to learn what it takes to be a successful DigiPen student and whether it's the right school for you! At our Undergraduate Preview Day, you will have the chance to tour the campus, meet with our students, faculty and alumni, and learn about our degree programs in video game design and development, computer science, engineering, digital arts, sound, and music. Preview Days include: ■ Welcome presentation ■ Admissions and financial aid overview ■ Degree…

TeamsCode MIHS Programming Contest 2018

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our third biannual MIHS Programming Contest! We're excited to be back with more support than ever, from Twilio, JetBrains, and Pagliacci's! Students will compete in either the Intermediate or Advanced division to solve as many of the 15 problems in three hours. Sign up and receive a free raffle ticket for prizes like Amazon Echo Dots or a JetBrains 1-year subscription (worth up to $150)! We're looking forward to seeing everybody there!

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