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Black Women Founders Creating Change Through Tech

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - October 17 @ 8:00 pm

Do you have an idea about how to solve a problem or an idea of how to improve a product or service? Want to learn the real details about starting and growing a Tech business? Do you believe that women can create successful tech companies? Join us on October 10, 2019 for an evening of real talk with Female Tech founders and a Venture Capitalist who invests in Startups.

Candidate Night Out

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A tech focused evening with Seattle's next City Council About this Event Seattle is one of the most important and influential tech cities in the country and the future City Council will make critical decisions that affect every aspect of your daily life. From transportation to the environment, housing to homelessness. These policymakers touch it all, including our local tech economy. Join us for a friendly chat with the leaders that will help Seattle continue to move forward. We will…

Flynn Coleman: A Human Algorithm Reading

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Age of Intelligent Machines is upon us, and we are at a reflection point. The proliferation of fast-moving technologies, including forms of artificial intelligence, will cause us to confront profound questions about ourselves. The era of human intellectual superiority is ending, and, as a species, we need to plan for this monumental shift. A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are examines the immense impact intelligent technology will have on humanity. These machines, while challenging our personal…


October 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In the past, FullConTech has showcased successful strategies for addressing the issues we face as a community. This year, we’re focusing on how those strategies are generated and what it takes to implement them successfully. In a world of complex problems, the most meaningful solutions are created when people of different backgrounds, strengths, and skill sets put their minds together. That’s why FullConTech 2019 will be inspired by the WTIA Ion Collaborators and their quest to understand what makes for…

3D Printing for Everyone: For Business, For Home, For Fun!

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Whether you’re a small business owner, an artist, or just interested in cutting-edge technology, 3D Printing opens a world of possibilities. The CAD Advantage is offering an hour-long workshop introducing you to 3D Printing – one of the fastest-growing and accessible manufacturing technologies – and how it can help you! Taught by Brian Jaffe, founder of The CAD Advantage; Seattle's source of 3D printing design, fulfillment, and education. Hosted at Makers Workspaces, a co-working space near the heart of downtown…

Tickets, Events and Retail on Blockchain

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We will be discussing how Tickets, Events, and Retail will be managed on Blockchain, hearing from Eventchain Founder and CEO, Ashton Addison. We will be discussing the security of tickets, authenticity, event records, and sales on blockchain for the audit-ability in the future and to run a smooth event.

New Tech Eastside

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

More than just a meetup, we're a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Eastside is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle area tech community.

Serverless and Event Driven Microservices with Micronaut

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Micronaut is an exciting new framework JVM-based, full-stack framework for building modular, easily testable microservice applications. This session focuses on building serverless and event-driven microservices using micronaut's integration with AWS lambda and Azure functions as well as building event-driven microservices by easily integrating micronaut with Apache Kafka. In this session we dive deeper into the capabilities of this framework, exploring serverless and event-driven microservices. Michael Carducci is a problem-solving software engineer, entrepreneur, entertainer and speaker with a reputation for doing…

UW MS in Information Systems Open House

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Admissions staff to learn about the Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. The one-year, work-compatible program trains students to be at the forefront of technological innovation with courses in data mining and analytics, cloud computing, information and cyber security, executive leadership, and more. Join us to hear more about the program curriculum, features, and admissions process and get your questions answered! RSVP Here:

Connected Healthcare in the Home

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Connected healthcare products and services have become increasingly available at home and integrated into our daily lives (clinical chat bots, IoT , mobile devices, voice assistants, smart scales, telemedicine, etc.). What does that mean for us as designers, clinicians, and patients? How do we design healthcare for the future of the home? Join us as we dive into a rich topic and its exciting possibilities, extraordinary challenges, and cool opportunities with five outstanding experts: Janet Chang (Best Buy) Christine Eng…

Private Company Financing Trends Workshop

October 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us at Summit Law Group on Wednesday, October 16th at 3:30pm for an overview of current private company financing trends and a panel of investors discussing the “state of the market” for private company fundraising. > What will be discussed? Attorneys, investors and entrepreneurs will discuss financing structures (Preferred Stock, Convertible Note, Convertible Security/SAFE, alternative structures, etc.), the fundraising process, the impact on founders, and recent developments in deal terms and valuations. > Who should attend? Entrepreneurs, CEOs…

Melanie Mitchell: A Thinking Human’s Guide to AI

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

No recent scientific enterprise has proved as alluring, terrifying, promising, and frustrating as artificial intelligence. Leading computer scientist Melanie Mitchell joins us to reveal the turbulent history of this field and the recent surge of apparent successes, grand hopes, and emerging fears that surround AI. She presents insights from her book Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans, addressing our many burning questions concerning AI today. How intelligent—really—are the best AI programs? How do they work? What can they actually do, and…

Bend Venture Conference

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 4:00 pm

EDCO will again host the annual two-day Bend Venture Conference on Thursday, October 17 - Friday, October 18, 2019, at the iconic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Last year, 600 attendees, 50 prominent investors, and over 70 companies joined us for a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the past five years, investments, awards and prizes upwards of $10 million were awarded to 38 companies as a result of the conference. Companies in the Impact Competition have historically competed for…

Seattle Interactive Conference 2019

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm

Seattle Interactive Conference spotlights the convergence of technology, creativity and industry in one of the world's most innovative cities. Thousands of entrepreneurs and online professionals gather for in-depth presentations, workshops and networking events. Sessions explore disruptive technologies and business models in areas ranging from branding, creativity, social media, commerce, PR, content, interactive advertising and more.

CrowdSolve Seattle

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO HELP SOLVE A REAL COLD CASE? The question is simple enough: can hundreds of attendees with varied experiences and backgrounds work alongside our world-class experts in profiling, criminology, law enforcement, forensics, and crime scene reconstruction to help develop new ideas and leads in a case where a Hail Mary pass is all that’s left? WITH YOUR HELP WE'RE GOING TO FIND OUT. CrowdSolve is an entirely new kind of true crime experience: a…

Japan Seattle AI Innovation Meetup

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Japan-Seattle AI Innovation Meetup connects Washington State tech innovators with leading companies from Japan. Each of the Japanese presenters at the Reverse Pitch Session will discuss what kind of innovation their businesses need and how they would like to do business with you. This is a unique revenue and partnership opportunity that brings you face-to-face with serious innovation scouts from Japan and delivers market intelligence on this potentially lucrative and complex market—right here in your home market, without the…

UW CoMotion’s Startup Career Fair

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Are you looking to grow your company with new hires or internships? On behalf of CoMotion Labs, we would like to extend a FREE opportunity for your company to participate in our Startup Career/Internship Fair. Please click the link below to register. This is a great opportunity to meet with hundreds of potential student and professional candidates. Our previous career fair was attended by several hundreds of people looking to add their value to the startup ecosystem in Seattle. Please…

Retail Tech & Blockchain

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

TF Blockchain is hosting Episode 7 of our Portland Chapter, Evening Event on October 17, 2019, held at WeWork Labs in Portland. During our next event we will be discussing how big name retailers and brands are using blockchain from everything to payments, commerce, ads, manufacturing, and supply chain.

Real Talk: Diversity in Tech

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In 2017, Karat launched Real Talk: Diversity in Tech. The objective is simple: create a space for leaders and innovators to openly discuss what they’ve experienced as underrepresented minorities working in tech—and what companies can do to truly create diverse teams and inclusive environments. To date, we’ve partnered with Dropbox, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Indeed, Convene, and Snap Inc. to share the real experiences of underrepresented minorities working in tech. Now we are continuing this series with Airbnb at their Downtown…

GIX Tech Talk: AI Empowers Large-Scale Convenience Store Chain in China

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

China is the world’s second-largest economy, with enormous buying power on a scale difficult to imagine. More and more businesses have learned that Chinese markets and consumer behaviors are different than in North America, often the hard way. Cash may have been king before, but that’s not necessarily true in China anymore, as it leads the way to become a cashless society. And now the largest store chain in China is beginning to operate cashier-free stores and use AI to…

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

About This Event Have you ever felt like you’re only winging it and that it is only a matter of time until people find out that you are not as competent as they may think? Are you sometimes convinced that your successes are just down to blind luck or being in the right place at the right time? If so, you may be struggling with impostor syndrome. Many of us do, also—and especially—people who are hard-working, well educated, and successful.…

Ready Set Raise Demo Night + Closing Party

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

On October 17, the Female Founders Alliance will present Cohort 2 of Ready Set Raise, a national startup accelerator consciously designed by and for women and non-binary founders. Come see eight phenomenal founders pitch eight amazing companies to a sold-out crowd at Demo Night + Closing Party! About the Female Founders Alliance The Female Founders Alliance is a network of founders, investors, partners and supporters that collaborate to help women and non-binary startup leaders succeed. FFA offers programming, community, incubation,…

Susan Schneider: AI and the Future of Our Minds

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Humans may not be Earth’s most intelligent species for much longer: the world champions of chess, Go, and Jeopardy! are now all AIs. Given the rapid pace of progress in AI, many predict that it could advance to human-level intelligence within the next several decades, and could even outpace human intelligence. Susan Schneider takes Town Hall’s stage to delve into these theories of the mind with perspectives from her book Artifical You. She contends that it is inevitable that AI will take…

NASA International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon

October 18 - October 20

It's NASA's hackathon in the city that unites tech and space! This year at Space Apps Seattle, you'll get to connect with NASA's global mission and the amazing local scene. NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge takes place each year over the course of 48 hours to spark innovation on NASA challenges that benefit missions in space and life on Earth. Join us if you are... • A programmer, a data scientist, an engineer, a storyteller, a student, an educator, a…

Fundamentals for Startups Friday: Demonstrating Inclusiveness & Diversity Through Branding

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Diversity, equity, and inclusion yields more innovation, better business results, and produces a work environment that can be fun and fulfilling. It can also be an effective way to attract and retain talent. In this talk, Christy Johnson, CEO, Artemis Connection, will explain how focusing on diversity, inclusion, and corresponding branding, can help you build a great company where people want to work and grow. Learn more about specific actions you can take during this interactive session. Topics: * Benefits…

JavaScript Final Presentations – Open to the public!

October 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our community in celebrating the accomplishments of our 401 graduates while also getting an exclusive look at the projects that are created during a week-long development sprint. The group presentations will give you a great sense of the stories and backgrounds of the graduates coming out of Code Fellows, while also providing insights into the skill sets gained over the past 10 weeks. In just 5 days, these students plan, build, and launch an MVP to demonstrate their development…

Small Business Roundtable

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Sen. Manka Dhingra, who represents parts of Kirkland and Redmond, will host a roundtable discussion on reducing barriers to success for small business. Open to all small business owners and entrepreneurs in the 45th legislative district, the roundtable is an opportunity to discuss how the State can help ease the burden and collaborate to encourage success. RSVP required: or 425-242-1764


October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brewology is back, this year for a spooktacular Halloween event…dare we say Booology! Discover the skill behind your favorite seasonal craft brews, enjoy some spine-chilling science demos, and show off your costume in our first ever costume contest. You’re sure to have a hair-raising good time! This is a 21+ event.

Minecraft Exhibition Opening Weekend Celebration

October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

OPENING WEEKEND CELEBRATION IS OCTOBER 19–20 packed full of immersive activities, photo ops, arcade play and more. The immersive exhibition brings the virtual landscape of Minecraft to life through full-scale creatures, scenic backdrops, a day-night lighting cycle, dynamic audio effects, and a gallery score designed for players and non-players of all ages. Created in partnership with Mojang, the exhibition celebrates the game’s 10th anniversary by exploring how Minecraft has developed into a platform for unlimited creative expression, community-crafting, and inspiration…


October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

An annual event dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien & His Works For scholars, gamers, and all kinds of Tolkien enthusiasts. A free event, in Spokane, Washington, open to the public (through RSVP) each summer, and broadcast live over the Internet.

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