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Launch & Grow Your Business

January 16 @ 10:00 am - February 27 @ 1:00 pm

Business Impact NW's Launch & Grow Your Business is a Washington State SEAP approved course designed to train participants on starting and running their business. Through seven, 3-hour sessions participants will learn how to manage, market and finance their business while creating a solid business plan. This opportunity is designed to be an immersive, seven-week program and is a paid course.

Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

February 12 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm

The largest exhibition ever staged at MoPOP, MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 original artifacts including iconic artwork, costumes, and props from such comics and films as Captain America, The Avengers, Jessica Jones, and many more. The exhibition invites guests to journey through Marvel’s 80-year history from inception to modern day with comics, films, artifacts, and interactives. Immersive set pieces place guests into classic comic book scenescapes like Tony Stark’s lab, giving them a first-person view of…

Community Hack Night Final Celebration

February 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come join us in celebrating the completion of our most recent Community Hack Night open source project cycle hosted in collaboration with DemocracyLab (https://www.democracylab.org/index/?section=FindProjects). Don't miss this chance to celebrate the outcomes and build new connections in the industry. This event is open to recruiters or hiring managers looking to scout top talent, as well as greater community members who want to connect with an awesome community of developers. Agenda: 4:30-5:30 - Happy Hour & Community Project Demo Fair 5:30-5:45…

Calculating Dilution with Carter Mackley

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the beginning, the founders of a company own all of the stock. As they take outside funds and sell stock, each round dilutes the current stock owners. Overly zealous Angel Investors and misplaced donations of stock to vendors can lead to unexpected results later in the process. Carter Mackley will walk through the process of understanding stock dilution, cap table calculations and the ways that Startup Founders need to track the process of framing their rounds of outside funding.…

Code && Caffeine

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

• What we'll do Our weekly meetup at Spotted Cow in Everett. We will be working on projects and talking about code. This is a good chance to share new ideas and get some coding done on that project you have been meaning to do. Please make sure to RSVP if you plan to attend and let us know if you can not make it as seats are limited. * Parking There is parking behind and in front of Spotted…

SeaJUG: The Future of Java SE

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With the new late binding of features to a release, we no longer have a Java road-map that calls out what features will come out in the next releases. We do have many interesting projects in OpenJDK that Oracle and others in the community are working on “for some future release”. Come get a high-level overview of the most-interesting and most-innovative projects that might deliver features to a version in the near future. We will also discuss how some new…

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club: Lovecraft Country

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lovecraft Country - Matt Ruff The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his…

DevExec World 2019

February 20 - February 22

DevExec World — The Conference for Developer & Engineering Leaders: This exclusive conference co-located with DeveloperWeek 2019 is the leading event for developer & engineering managers, team & product leaders, and technical executives. DevExec World features peer collaboration and expert guidance on hiring (and retaining) great technical teams, effective product management, productive team skill development, successful career advancement, and best practices for selecting and maintaining your technical skill set.

CoMotion’s Carbs & Coffee

February 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Start your morning off right by attending CoMotion's infamous breakfast event--Carbs & Coffee! Each Carbs & Coffee event rotates breakfast items anywhere from waffles, to bagels, to donuts, to breakfast burritos. Come enjoy a free breakfast while relishing in Seattle's entrepreneurial and startup community. We look forward to seeing you there for food, coffee, and networking! The official registration page can be found through the following link: https://comotion.uw.edu/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D124885708 Thanks to UPS for sponsoring this event.

CoMotion Labs Public Tour

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Interested in learning more about our CoMotion Labs spaces? Come and visit our multi-industry spaces and learn all about how we’re driving innovation in Seattle. We are now offering public tours on the second Wednesday of every month in the afternoon. Join us for the entire afternoon or just come for a specific lab tour. Our tour schedule starts at 1:00pm at Fluke Hall. Transportation to and from each location will not be provided. We have left ample time for…

Podcasting Workshop – An Intimate ‘How To’

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come and learn all about podcasting with Larj Media! Larj is an award winning podcast production company lead by producer Tina Nole. For three hours Tina and her team will teach you all the basics of making your own podcast - from what equipment to buy, to how to distribute your show. There will also be time for a Q&A where you can pick the Larj Team’s brain on everything and anything podcast related. From equipment to publishing we’ll tell…

The Seattle Podcasters Guild Meetup

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our mission is to support and learn from each other. Everyone is welcome! Doesn't matter if you are a podcasting veteran or someone that is just thinking of starting a show. You just need to want to talk about podcasting. Come on down and join us!

Women in Fashion and Tech, Machine Learning and Style

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fashion-tech startup Armoire pride themselves on "building the most personal way for women to get dressed every day" by curating personal collections of 40 to 50 styles, matched to each user's preferences "with the perfect human and tech hybrid of machine-learning and professional stylists." At this talk, learn how the Seattle-based, women-founded business developed its customer and clothing matching algorithm.

UW Foster School’s Technology Management MBA Info Session

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

The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program will reshape the way you work in teams, evolve the way you think about leadership, and provide new perspectives for tackling complex business challenges. Attend this Online Information Session to learn more about the program, get your questions answered, and see if this 18-month journey is right for you.

Fundamentals for Startups Friday: The Startup Studio Model – Building A Startup in Six Months

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

Ready to get your startup up and running quickly? Come learn about the startup studio model: a systematic approach to rapid venture-building by sharing coveted resources, management, infrastructures, software, and skilled community competencies. Topics • Pros and cons of the startup studio model • How to leverage resources within the studio model • Tips for how to make the startup studio model work for you Shauna Causey, long-time Seattle marketing veteran, recently joined Madrona Venture Labs. Causey is a partner…

Partner Power Hour – Personal Enrichment to Become a Better Developer

February 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Even when you are done with school, you should never be done with learning. Personal enrichment is the process by which an individual ensures that they continue to grow, be it mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc. We'll discuss how personal enrichment plays an important role in the daily life of a developer, how it can be paramount to your career growth, and how it can prevent you from burning out. Q & A to follow. About the presenter, Tim Fuqua:…

Wizard World

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - February 24 @ 5:00 pm

Wizard World is a major comic book and pop culture event that takes place in Portland, OR. This year's show features appearances from Jason Momoa (Aquaman and Game of Thrones), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), and many guests from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

GoVertical AI/ML Startup Creation Weekend

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - February 24 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at Madrona Venture Labs on Feb 22-24 for a startup creation weekend. Pitch a startup idea or join a team. The winning team will not only make contact with leading experts and VCs judging the competition but will also receive follow-on mentorship that will allow them to turn their plans into reality. The winners will also be advanced into the final round of consideration for the Madrona Labs Accelerator. Accepted Accelerator companies will receive further mentoring, office space…

Board Game Night with GeekGirlCon

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

GeekGirlCon hosts BOARD GAME NIGHT. Join us for a hosted night of tabletop gaming, socializing, and delicious coffee! Games available or bring your own.

Comics, Costumes & Cocktails

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Indulge in a night of "nerdy fandom" by dressing as your favorite comic book character (you could win a prize in a costume contest), making silkscreened capes and bedazzling masks, meeting Batman, drinking cocktails, and more. 21+.

Hack the Now and Next: Education of the Future

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - February 23 @ 9:00 pm

Innovation in education is nothing new. It’s not unique to the last 500 years, or even the last millennium. After all, we long ago replaced the abacus with the calculator, and we no longer rely on the printing press for the dissemination of information. But there is something undeniably new about innovation in education now. Modern technology has prompted sweeping changes in education at a faster pace and with a further reach than ever before. Laptops and tablets are regular fixtures in…

Lakewood Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers in Tech

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! This one-day workshop is the perfect place to figure out if it’s for you. You’ll get a sneak peek of what a career in coding involves, plus a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices. An hour before the start of the workshop will be dedicated to helping students get their computers set up…

Gaming at the Shoreline Library

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Library rules: Drinks (non alcohol) and snacks allowed (but be neat and please clean up after yourselves). Meetup will be open to the public (we will post an invitation in the library to come game with us). We will need to stack chairs and take down tables around 6:45pm, so gaming must end by then. The organizers and "regulars" bring games and the attendees decide what they'd like to play. Bring some favorite games of your own too if you…

Sunday Coffee Break

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A bimonthly coding session at a great location. There's not really an agenda, just bring a laptop and something to work on! We have developers of many skill levels at the event, so don't feel intimidated if you are brand new. Many of us love to help out newbies. Nick and/or Cat will be there from 12-3 so feel free to show up and leave at your convenience.

How Startup Valuation Works

February 25 @ 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…

Lean Coffee JS @ WeWork SLU

February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Welcome to Lean Coffee JS hosted by WebMocha @ WeWork SLU Come join your fellow JavaScripters to discuss and learn together! Timeline 5:30 - 6pm Snacks and Socialize, write topics on post-its 6pm - 6:10 Participants briefly explain their submitted topics 6:10 - 6:20 Review Topics and Vote 6:20 - 7pm Discuss the top voted topics 7pm - 7:30 Closing and socializing Light snacks and refreshments will be provided courtesy of WebMocha What is Lean Coffee? --------------------- If you don't…

North Seattle Open Source Project Hackathon

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

Open Source Hackathon meetups provide an opportunity to work with others on Open Source Projects. For new contributors, there will be seasoned contributors and projects maintainers available during the meetup to help direct you through the process. For seasoned maintainers and contributors, it's a great way to meet other local developers and build your contribution base. Both groups will find it is a great venue to make friends and industry connections! This event is free and open to all. Food…

Digital Summit Seattle

February 26 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Why should you attend? Phenomenal Content (and more of it!). We've expanded agenda to contain over 50 sessions from industry leading companies — each promising the forward-leaning strategies and tactics you need to be successful for 2019. Awesome Keynotes - including entrepreneur, best-selling author, and tech media personality, Randi Zuckerberg, MGM Resorts' Social Media heavyweight, Beverly Jackson, and SparkToro CEO, Rand Fishkin. They're just a small fraction of our all-star lineup. A ridiculous, expanded list of industry heavyweights and innovators…

Founder Talks – “PR Strategy for Startups”

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session is all about how to navigate the Public Relations (PR) world on a Startup budget. Bring your strategy questions and let's get the word out together.

Pitch Premier Night 2019

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of pizza and beer as we watch student pitch videos and read one page executive summaries! We've gone paperless this year! So please bring a laptop for judging. Help us select the finalists in Washington State's second largest business plan competition! www.nwentrep.com

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