GeekWire Calendar: Conferences

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Visual Studio Live! Redmond

August 13 @ 8:00 am - August 17 @ 5:00 pm

Visual Studio Live! is celebrating 25 years of coding innovation in 2018, and we can’t wait to bring our unique brand of practical developer training to Microsoft Headquarters! From August 13 – 17, developers, software architects, engineers, designers and more will come together for 5 days of unbiased education on the Microsoft Platform. Hone your skills in Visual Studio, ASP.NET Core, AngularJS, SQL Server, and so much more. Plus, you can eat lunch with the Blue Badges, rub elbows with…

ProDev Day, August 2018

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

ProDev (professional development) has been bringing together Seattle's most passionate technophiles, entrepreneurs, job seekers, investors and those simply looking for a fun atmosphere to get to know each other, for just over a year now. In a city full of tech and entrepreneur focused events, ProDev Day is a quarterly, conference style, event that celebrates ALL professionals. Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, accelerating growth in your current career, finding another industry to dive into or simply looking for employment opportunities, ProDev Day has your back.

Reimagining Software Testing with Testify

August 21 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

In a world where Microservices and CI/CD is the norm, how do we make software testing simpler? How do we make it easy to explain, to understand and to write? Can we provide developers and framework makers a unified testing tool to make their lives simpler? I think we can, but first, we have to define the job to be done and reimagine software testing. SPEAKER: Sharmarke Aden Sharmarke is a software engineer who loves software craftsmanship and testing. He…

Angel Capital Expo

August 23 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel capital community, bringing together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. Angel Capital Expo is organized by Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment network, and was created to foster collaboration among angel groups, as well as reach out to the larger investment community. The Expo will feature fifteen high-quality, diverse investment opportunities in technology, healthcare/life sciences, consumer products, real estate, and funds. Companies that apply to Keiretsu Forum are typically…

Open Source Summit North America

August 29 - August 31

Open Source Summit North America is the leading conference for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Open Source Summit connects the open source ecosystem under one roof. It covers cornerstone open source technologies; helps ecosystem leaders to navigate open source transformation with the Diversity Empowerment Summit and tracks on business and…

Seattle Indies Expo

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SIX (Seattle Indies Expo) is a free one-day exhibition celebrating local independent video games. At SIX, you'll get to play 25 amazing indie games made by Seattle and Pacific Northwest game developers, and chat face-to-face with some of the friendliest and most down-to-earth game makers around! Between 6pm - 9pm, we'll also be hosting an after-party with free drinks!

Frontiers (San Francisco): A conference by Slack

September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm

Clarity. Alignment. Empowerment. In a world of information abundance, these are the new metrics for organizational success. At Frontiers, we’ll share best practices to help leaders and their teams create the right conditions for collaboration. You’ll explore how new ways of working through Slack can accelerate performance, bring bigger gains, and keep your organization competitive as you boldly chart the new frontiers of work.

Blockchain Seattle 2018

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 6:00 pm

Blockchain Seattle 2018 is a premier blockchain event in the Pacific Northwest that aims to establish Seattle as a hub of innovation, showcase current applications, and foster a blockchain community focused on education and adoption. This exclusive event is gathering business leaders and innovators within the fast-evolving blockchain space to create a blockchain community and establish a platform for relationships that enable this industry to thrive in Seattle. The event is proud to feature guests such as Matthew Roszak, the…

Mobile World Congress Americas

September 12 - September 14

Join the Washington State delegation to Mobile World Congress Americas. This mobile tech B2B show attracts leading players from across the mobile ecosystem, as well as sectors such as automotive, consumer electronics, and media and entertainment. Logistics support and full-time booth staffing frees you to walk the show, attend meetings and develop sales leads. Export vouchers available to offset delegate fees and other expenses (qualified companies only).

TINYcon 2018

September 12 @ 11:00 am - September 14 @ 12:00 pm

Now in its third year, TINYcon brings together leaders from across the world who care deeply about the human side of work. This year we’re going beyond employee engagement and focusing on the complete Employee Experience. Over the course of three days, you will hear from exceptional speakers and attend tactical sessions that span the elements of the employee experience. We will cover a wide range of topics, including employee engagement, company culture, performance management, and talent retention. TINYcon is…

2018 BABC Transatlantic Aerospace Symposium

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join us for a dynamic Transatlantic Aerospace Symposium and learn all about the technology breakthroughs that are transforming global aerospace operations. Industry experts will share insights and live demos in the areas of AR / VR, as well as automation and robotics. Hear perspectives from Steve Nordlund, Vice President of Boeing HorizonX, as he shares the insider’s view on HorizonX’s impacts on Boeing operations, culture, and position as a leader in the aerospace industry. Get a preview of the next…

Lambda World Seattle

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - September 18 @ 6:30 pm

Lambda World is a two-day functional programming conference bringing together world-class speakers, developers, students, and enthusiasts to explore the latest in languages, tools, and libraries. The event centers around languages like Scala, Kotlin, F#, Clojure, Java, and more in an environment focused on celebrating the past and future of technology.

Transformational HR Summit hosted by the HR Collective

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The goal of the Seattle HR Collective is to support strategic and effective HR/People Operations leaders. We're a startup friendly community that provides professional development beyond the basics of people ops in the form of training, best practices, guest speakers, and high caliber networking. We could not think of a better way to deliver on this goal than bringing together experienced leaders with Seattle's startup HR community. Speakers: Mala Singh from Electronic Arts Myra Gregorian from Seattle Children's Christy Johnson from Artemis Connection Aiko Bethea from Fred Hutch…

Security Summit: Scaling Smart

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As you grow and integrate new technologies into your business, how do you stay secure? Join Deja vu Security for their third security summit, “Scaling Smart,” on Thursday, September 20, 2018, noon – 5 pm at the Columbia Tower Club, 701 5th Avenue in Seattle. As organizations grow, their cybersecurity challenges grow along with them: • A small team of security-minded programmers now finds itself responsible for teaching hundreds of non-technical staff how to keep company information safe. • The…

Radical Research Summit

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

The summit is a one day symposium with speakers from large technology organizations, start-ups and academia. It is an excellent opportunity for companies to connect with leaders in user experience research, engage with potential new talent and share your work in the fast changing space of user experience research, design and strategy.

Smartsheet ENGAGE

October 1 - October 4

Smartsheet's 2nd annual customer conference for leaders, practitioners, and innovators in the Collaborative Work Management community. The agenda includes a mix of inspiring educational sessions and hands-on learning opportunities.

GeekWire Summit 2018

October 1 - October 3

The GeekWire Summit, taking place on Oct. 1-3, 2018 in Seattle, is one of the country’s premier technology conferences, bringing together more than 900 innovators, entrepreneurs, business executives and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy. An immersive two-day conference, the Summit features on-stage Q&As, insightful talks, fun cocktail parties and interactive product demos by leaders in tech, science and business. The 2018 Summit will feature many of the top tech, business and government leaders. Past speakers have included…

Seattle API City Conference

October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for our huge event at the Kitsap Conference Center on the Waterfront in Bremerton, WA, 1 block from the ferry terminal. With a focus on diversity, our 3 track conference creates an open event. We also keep in mind the importance of accessibility. Our venue holds up to 450 people. Our mission is to gather all varieties of developers and business people together to network and learn about other APIs and the business value it can bring to…

Spinnaker Summit

October 8 - October 9

We're working with the team at Netflix to produce a two-day summit taking place in Seattle,WA from October 8-9 at the Motif. The event will showcase the power of Spinnaker’s continuous delivery platform. Over 350 developers, designers, C-Level executives, brands, agencies, platforms and startups are expected to attend this event. Companies such as Netflix and Google are spearheading the event with speakers such as Andy Glover and Steven Kim. June 15th: CFP deadline. Are you ready to share how your…

Smart Kitchen Summit

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm

The fourth-annual Smart Kitchen Summit, a global B2B event tackling the future of food, cooking and the kitchen, will return to Seattle on October 8-9. This year’s themes will center around the reinvention of the meal journey, and the impact of technologies like AI, Big Data, connectivity and robotics are having on the consumer kitchen. Come see product demonstrations from emerging startups and established brands alike, network with thought leaders, execs, press and much more at the world-famous Benaroya Hall.

AFA’s 13th Annual Aerospace Summit

October 10 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

AFA's Annual Aerospace Summit is one of the most anticipated aerospace events of the year, with presentations, fireside chats, and in-depth analyses from top executives in the aerospace industry with unique and insider views of the trends and developments that are changing the industry today and into the future. ​This year's Summit Keynote Speaker is Kevin McAllister, Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company and President & CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Other speakers include Bob Smith- CEO of Blue…

Elevate Inclusion 2018

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Providing startup funding to the next group of break-out entrepreneurs is only part of what Elevate Capital believes that venture capitalists and other investors should do. Working to ensure inclusion while providing mentorship and funding to entrepreneurs from underserved communities is a vital part of building thriving business communities. Please join us at Elevate Capital’s first annual Elevate Inclusion conference, a gathering of entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds including women, minority entrepreneurs from underserved communities, and veterans as well as venture…

Arm TechCon 2018

October 16 - October 18

Arm TechCon is the only comprehensive technology event that showcases the latest advances in Arm’s world-class architecture—from silicon design and software development to platform security and IoT solutions. Join 4,000 like-minded engineers, architects, developers and product designers in an immersive, exciting three-day experience with Arm and its renowned ecosystem of leading companies in the embedded industry. At Arm TechCon, you’ll improve your knowledge in embedded technology, be inspired by industry visionaries, learn about the latest Arm product releases and ecosystem…

Master the Marketplace

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - October 18 @ 12:00 pm

Ninety-seven percent of online shoppers purchase on marketplaces according to The 2017 Pulse of the Online Shopper by UPS and comScore. etailz, Inc., the #1 Amazon marketplace retailer with over $500M in lifetime marketplace sales, will hold its second annual Master the Marketplace conference, Oct. 16-18, 2018. The conference will offer best practices and new marketplace strategies aimed at increasing online marketplace sales through sessions taught by subject matter experts. Designed to help brands Master the Marketplace, attendees will leave…

Seattle Interactive Conference

October 17 - October 18

The Seattle Interactive Conference spotlights the convergence of technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of the world's most innovative cities. SIC brings together thousands of entrepreneurs and online business professionals for a powerful combination of in-depth presentations, master classes and innovative networking. Attendees explore disruptive technologies and business models with visionary thinkers in areas ranging from storytelling, branding, creativity, PR, online commerce and social media, interactive advertising, entertainment, and much, much more. 100+ Speaker & Sessions.

The IT Summit Seattle / Fall

October 17 @ 11:00 am

The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Seattle/Bellevue for our seventh annual event on Wednesday, Oct 17th, 2018. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in the Puget Sound area. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the educational sessions and sponsor participation. The IT Summit is designed to address the real-world opportunities and challenges faced by…

Blockchains for Social Good

October 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Providing trusted, anonymous, secure and cost-effective transactions, blockchain technologies have the potential to provide underserved and vulnerable populations with access to critical services and basic rights such as identity, financial services, education, democracy, healthcare, energy and humanitarian aid. The Blockchains for Social Good conference will present new concepts and technologies that have the potential to deliver humanitarian services that leverage blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies.

Frontiers (London): A conference by Slack

November 13 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 5:00 pm

Clarity. Alignment. Empowerment. In a world of information abundance, these are the new metrics for organizational success. At Frontiers, we’ll share best practices to help leaders and their teams create the right conditions for collaboration. You’ll explore how new ways of working through Slack can accelerate performance, bring bigger gains, and keep your organization competitive as you boldly chart the new frontiers of work.

Launching for Revenue Workshop

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you launching (or re-launching) a new product, service or company? Did you know that 35-80% of launches fail? Learn about the 10 Elements of Launch Success and how to make the difference between a successful launch and a failed one. This workshop is based on the #1 Amazon best seller, Launching for Revenue: How to Launch Your Product, Service or Company for Maximum Growth by Jennifer S. LeBlanc. The book is a product of the lessons learned in over…

Interaction Week 2019

02/04/2019 - 02/10/2019

Interaction 19 will assemble a diverse group of practitioners and academics from around the world to explore the edges of interaction design, and help spark a transformation of the discipline to be relevant to the needs of the 21st century. We will give interaction design practitioners an inspiring and transformative experience that will help them to learn what to learn, to build their personal toolbox and to grow their professional networks.

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