GeekWire Calendar: Civics

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Burn Contract Burn: The Rise of Tech’s Contingent Workforce

March 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

An event for tech vendor employees and contractors. As the tech industry faces unprecedented growth, contracting is becoming the new normal. Companies like Google—where over half the employees are temps, vendors, and contractors—have felt the sting of workers who call contracting a de-facto caste system, defined by precarious working conditions, unequal treatment, and less job security. Tech companies hire contractors to clean offices, drive shuttles, write code, manage teams, do design work, etc. Contractors hired for tech positions often do…

Seattle Catalysts

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Seattle is a city on the rise, full of change and innovations for the future. Vulcan, WeWork, and The Evergrey are proud to present a transformative evening with Seattle’s Catalysts. We invite you to join us and celebrate the changing face of Seattle and the catalysts creating it — think innovators for equality and change, both for-profit and non-profit leaders looking to better the communities they are in. The evening will take on storytelling with a twist. You will learn…

The Why, How, Where and What of Earthquake Early Warning

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Why should we prepare for earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest? How could seconds of warning help make us less vulnerable to damage and injury? How do earthquake early warning (EEW) systems work, and when might we have one? As part of its 2019 Annual Meeting, the Seismological Society of America is hosting a public town hall meeting Tuesday, April 23 regarding earthquake early warning (EEW) systems in the Pacific Northwest. The meeting takes place at The Westin Seattle in rooms…

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