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Lunar Block Party

July 19 - July 21

A three-day celebration with live performances by ABC's American Idol season 2 winner Laine Hardy and all of the Top 10 finalists, Britishmania, a Brunch Meet 'N Greet with space experts, and daytime activities all to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and our future in space. Celebrate like it’s 1969 at the only place in the world where you can see the command module Columbia—the actual spacecraft from the first Moon landing mission—on the 50th anniversary of…

Nintendo Switch Road Trip

July 19 @ 11:00 am - July 21 @ 9:00 pm

Nintendo plans to bring Nintendo Switch games, memorable photo opportunities and activities for the whole family to cities across the country. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip tour runs June 26 through October and offers visitors a colorful and highly interactive space featuring playable demos of some of the hottest Nintendo Switch games of the summer like Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, among others. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip is a great place to get hands-on time…

Selling Your Startup Panel and Q/A Event

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

About us: Cofounders Connect is about connecting startup cofounders to the resources they need within our local Seattle community. We have everyone from veteran Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Serial Entrepreneurs to first time entrepreneurs attending our events. During our event we have a 2 hour networking session and in between a 30 minute Q/A panel discussion with our featured guests as well as an after party! For our this event we'll be focused on what it takes to sell…

Plant Geek Trivia

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a FREE event, with 100% of the beer proceeds being donated to PlantAmnesty. George Lasch is on board to be the host trivia master, and we're planning on a night full of laughter, beer, games and fun. This venue is family friendly and we will have games to play on the patio for anyone who isn't feeling like trivia. Doors open 5:30 pm, trivia starts at 6:30 pm.   We will have non-alcoholic beverages and snacks on hand…

Hardware Meetup Seattle – Pitches and Pints with HAX and Alexa Fund

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

HAX and Amazon's Alexa Fund are teaming up to welcome Seattle's hardware community for an evening of pitches, pints, and socializing. Are you a hardware startup, an engineer looking for a job, considering starting a company, a VC, or in any way involved with hardware? We'd love to meet you! HAX invests in early-stage startups (robotics, health, consumer, enterprise IoT). We love all hardware and would love to learn more about what you're building! Startups will have the opportunity to…

Expanding the Product Portfolio

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Dropbox and Advancing Women in Product for an evening discussion on what makes companies pursue new product ventures. We will explore what happens behind the C-suite decisions made when expanding product portfolios. How do companies decide to pursue new ventures? As markets and categories evolve, businesses must constantly adapt their product offering in response to customer and competitive pressure. Parking is available free of charge (validation) for vehicles that meet Columbia Tower Building height restrictions. Please bring your parking…

Can We Talk? Networking with Purpose

July 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Networking is a crucial part of a successful career. It helps build relationships, grow businesses and develop skills. However, men and women network differently. How can we use this knowledge to become networking experts? It’s time to get intentional about how we network and mentor. Join us to learn how to recognize your own power, use it to help others, and foster a community in which people feel empowered to help others at every level. Price: • WTCSE Members o…

Small Business Tax Series – July 24 – Common Small Business Tax Mistakes that Trigger an Audit

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come and learn the most common tax mistakes made by small businesses that trigger an audit. You will see examples of audit notices and letters from the federal and state tax agencies, and learn the next steps to take.

UW Foster Technology Management MBA App Workshop

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to submit your best possible application to the UW Foster Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program. In this one-hour, small group session, you will learn about the TMMBA admissions process, application requirements, and get answers to your specific questions.

Emerging Technology 101: Internet Of Things

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

How does it work, what should you expect from the future, and what issues should you be aware of? Learn about the Internet of Things from Aadithya (Aadu) Prakash, a consumer electronics firmware engineer at Synapse Product Development. Aadu is currently pursuing his Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington and spends his time outside of work long-distance running, birdwatching, reading, and developing products and systems that drive change in the areas of social justice and climate crisis."

Intro to Python: Fundamentals

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Curious what Python is all about? Are you data-driven and interested in finding out how Python can take you to the next level? Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore variables, data structures, functions, and go over basic data science concepts. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no prior programming experience is needed What to Bring: Laptop Water bottle How to find us: The event will be held at the Pioneer Collective located at 100 S King St #100,…

Seattle Startup Drinks

July 24 @ 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're meeting on Wednesday, July 24th at Connect Lounge (http://www.connectloungeseattle.com/), a fantastic NEW venue built around conversation and community. Food and drinks will be available, please order from the bar. ----------- Please join our Facebook group to see our monthly…

Seattle Innovation Investor Track

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Every quarter we organize this investor reverse pitch for entrepreneur seeking to raise money. This is a great opportunity to learn how to raise and actually meet them during the networking session. We will have investors locally as well as Japan and Canada. We also organize one-on-one sessions on the following day. This event is organized by Innovation Finders Capital, Washington State Dept. of Commerce and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. This is a free event.

Japan Seattle AI Innovation meetup 13.0

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Many of the largest Japanese companies will be pitching to the Seattle innoavtors, what kind of innovation they are looking for and how they would like to do business with you. So if you are looking for serious revenue opportunity, just come to downtown Seattle to hear them out and meet them for the networking session. If they like to meet you, we will make sure that you get to sit down with them for one-on-one on the following day.DNP…

Kit Build: LED Badge!

July 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

What does metal plus metal equal? More metal! Learn the art of soldering, an essential skill for engineers that enables them to build and create the technology we use every day. Students will learn soldering basics and safety in this workshop with our Labs instructors. Students will also put together their very own LED Bit Badge to take home! Kids under 10 years are welcome but must come with a supervising adult. Ages 10+, $30 | $12 for Members

Founders Live Seattle

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

Join us for an incredible summer evening at The Collective as you hang with other entrepreneurs and hear from 5 awesome Seattle startups. Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe 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…

How to develop and maintain a motivated attitude toward learning in Tech

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Interested in learning what makes a successful software developer? Want to hone your skills and advance your career? Whether you’re at the beginning of your coding journey or have some experience, join us at Ada Technical Books and Cafe for a panel discussion (and yummy snacks!) with 4 talented software developers right here in Seattle for tips on how to develop and maintain a motivated attitude towards learning throughout your career. With the ever-evolving technology landscape of the 21st century,…

Mario Kart N64 Tournament

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

32 players enter. Only one remains victorious! Prepare yourselves for Mario Kart Thunderdome

Electric Sky 2019: An Art and Tech Weekend Retreat

July 26 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us for Electric Sky 2019, our fifth annual art and tech weekend retreat bringing together artists, technologists, designers, hackers, makers and friends, where you'll spend several days in the woods, on the river, in our maker space, creating stuff with people like you. Event details, including the schedule and how to participate, are available at http://ElectricSkyArtCamp.com. Registration is required for all overnight attendees to reserve your camp spot, or for workshop attendees. If you are not camping or atttending…

Partner Power Hour: From Photojournalist to Software Engineer

July 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Making a career change can be hard! Bring your questions & come hear how our speaker, Amanda Koster, made the move from Photojournalist to Software Engineer in this Q&A style Partner Power Hour About the presenter: Amanda Koster is a highly driven and passionate software developer, UX minded and hailing from a creative background with a relentless focus on scalable systems and user needs. She thrives in Agile development teams and has experience working side-by-side with front-end developers and designers…

THEORY, 21+

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - July 27 @ 1:00 am

Join Pacific Science Center as we dance, drink, and discover under the stars—the third annual Theory is Seattle’s ultimate summer party. Discover the quintessential elements of the Pacific Northwest with a night of craft cocktails, wine, and beer under our iconic arches. Dance the night away, enjoy a laser light show, or roll up your sleeves and build your own creation in Tinker Tank. Take our word for it: you don’t want to miss this party.

Summer Solve-a-thon

July 27 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on July 27th for a convening of the local 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, and just ordinary people. Bring your laptop, your creativity, and your collaborative spirit. Check out the projects we're recruiting to participate on DemocracyLab. This hackathon will continue the momentum from our previous six events. Check out…

Making Games with Micro:bit

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Discover the power of microcontrollers in this fun, hands-on workshop all about inputs, outputs, and game design. Using a free online, block-based coding interface, students aged 9 and up will learn how to construct, test, and debug their scripts to take classic games to the next level. Ages 9+, $24 | $6 for Members

Intro to 3D Printing

July 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how easy it is to create custom designs for one of the most popular engineering tools out there—the 3D printer! Using a free online program, students in this introductory workshop will learn how to use TinkerCAD to design good, fast prints, with plenty of advice from our seasoned instructors. This workshop is suitable for students 8+ years. All tech included—participants should set up a free TinkerCAD account before arriving with a personal or parent email. Prints made at Living…

Build Your Own Keyboard with CKEYs

July 28 @ 2:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Learn the basics of keyboard electronics, microcontrollers, and soldering by building your own 4x4 USB keyboard with CKEYs, Seattle’s biggest keyboards enthusiasts. Your microcontroller will come pre-flashed with a working QMK layout. After the workshop you can learn how to program and flash your fully programmable keyboard yourself. Registration through CKEYs website only. Ages 12+, $56 | $38 for Member

Global Game Jam NEXT

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

GGJ NEXT is part of Global Game Jam, Inc., providing educational opportunities about game development and a yearly jam for young people aged 12-17. The event aims to bring together talented young people within their school and community through the support of local educators. It is a unique opportunity for students to learn new STEAM skills, and improve their creative thinking and exploration in a safe space. This event runs through August 3.

AoA Workshop – How Startup Valuation Works

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Many entrepreneurs struggle with having the “valuation” discussion with investors. Given that many startups have no revenue, much less profits, well established quantitative methods simply do not work well. All too often, it feels to the entrepreneur that valuations are just being pulled out of thin air. Join Yi-Jian Ngo from the Alliance of Angels for an interactive workshop on startup valuation. We will walk thru some practical guidelines and three specific methods that entrepreneurs can use to guide their…

Star Trek and the Science of Human(oid) Evolution

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever wondered why alien life in the Star Trek multiverse resembles us Earthlings so closely? It’s not just because they filmed with human actors! On July 29, come explore the possibility of humanoid or other life on alien planets with Dr. Mohamed Noor, long-time Trek fan and professor of Biology and Dean of Natural Sciences at Duke University. Drawing on scenes from Star Trek as well as principles of evolution, Dr. Noor will evaluate hypotheses for why so…

Celebrate Startups @ 7th Annual Startup Grind Summer party

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join us for a fun time and many fun people. We will be celebrating the Seattle Startup Community and all the great things that have happened in the last 12 months... Come enjoy the fun games.. yes there will be some games. Come enjoy fun people, fun food, fun drinks, fun atmosphere and fun money. This event is our annual chance to just enjoy ourselves and make friends not contacts.

Small Business Tax Series – July 31 – Small Business Ask a Tax Expert: Q&A Session

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bring your questions and receive expert advice. This workshop will provide resources and tools to assist you in the financial and business decision-making process. Here are a few of the questions that will be answered: What’s the difference between an EA vs a CPA? How often should I pay my taxes? What if I can’t pay my federal taxes? How long should I keep my records? I received an IRS notice, what should I do? When is it time to…

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