GeekWire Calendar: Conferences

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Connecting in the IoT Landscape: Samsung Smart Things

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come learn from a Certification Systems Engineer at Samsung SmartThings, Sean Buizer, about the Works With SmartThings Program and the Connected With SmartThings Program emphasizing the simplicity of joining the SmartThings’ ecosystem through ST Schema. If you are interested in cloud-connected device integration for connected devices, this event is for you. A Galaxy watch will be given away + pizza and wine will be provided. Developers are invited to sign up for a free SmartThings Developer account at: Organizers:…

TF Blockchain Conference

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TF Blockchain Conference is an advance level Blockchain and FinTech conference filled with top industry leaders discussing their thought leadership and expertise in this emerging space. To make the most of your attendance, TF Blockchain focuses on creating several dedicated and directed networking opportunities where our speakers ask questions of the audience and attendees are easily and quickly able to identify fellow participants in the same industry, vertical, and level of interest. TF Blockchain is held at the top of…

Partner Power Hour: Overview of Agile Scrum

March 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

A high-level overview of Agile Scrum, including best practices around common activities. About the presenter: Bo English-Wiczling is a Director in Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure team. She has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, has led development teams of more than 450 people, as well as large scale programs from scratch, including the first mobile phone activation platform at Best Buy and the first Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering platform at Amazon for 3rd party marketplace sellers. Bo is…

Creators of Java, C#, TypeScript, Perl, and Python in a Live Discussion – Fundraiser CSforALL

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

PuPPy, Seattle's Python user group presents our 1st annual charity event. We will feature the creators of C#, Java, Perl, Python, and TypeScript in a conversation about programming languages and language design. At a minimum our featured guests will delve into the intricacies of computing languages for 70 minutes, moderated by Carol Willing. We may hold an additional 70 minutes of discussion following an intermission if our event attendees want it. Proceeds benefit CSforALL. Requests are out to potential sponsors…

Science Talk ’19

April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 5 @ 5:00 pm

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to someone else? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media or how it is "misused" in policy? SCIENCE TALK '19 will unite science communicators, practitioners, and facilitators for two exciting days of learning best practices for how to talk science better. It will feature presentations, workshops, expert panels, and networking opportunities galore.


April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 5 @ 5:00 pm

Curated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; parties draw you together to network and mingle; the demo floor boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchfestNW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world. Experience TechfestNW.  Tickets go on sale late January 2019.

Women Of The Channel On The Road Seattle

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Women of the Channel On The Road Seattle is a regional summit and extension of The Channel Company’s highly successful Women of the IT Channel Leadership conferences. The half-day gathering will provide in-depth content on personal and professional development focused on helping women propel their careers, and boosting inclusion and diversity. Attendees will benefit from motivational and inspirational keynotes and workshops, peer networking, and engaging executive leadership sessions. It is here where the channel’s current and future leaders can…

Digital Summit LA with SparkToro’s Rand Fishkin and Amazon’s Dave Isbitski

April 10 @ 8:30 am - April 11 @ 6:30 pm

Why Attend in 2019? Phenomenal Content (and more of it!). We have 45+ sessions from industry leading companies — each promising the forward-leaning strategies and tactics you need to set up big wins in 2019. Awesome Keynotes - including entrepreneur, best-selling author, and tech media personality, Randi Zuckerberg; Amazon's Chief Evangelist, Dave Isbitski; and SparkToro CEO, Rand Fishkin. will be joining our all-star lineup — with more to be announced! A ridiculous, expanded list of industry heavyweights and innovators on…

Pop Con 2019: Music, Death, and the Afterlife

April 11 @ 10:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm

Explore music, death, and the afterlife through presentations by academics, critics, musicians, and dedicated fans that bring attendees into a collective conversation. Get tickets at Four-day pass includes access to all Pop Conference events (plus GA admission to MoPOP galleries) including the keynote panel and welcome reception.

10th Annual Women’s Success Summit

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The 10th annual "Women's Success Summit" will help you move farther and faster than you could ever do alone! You have what it takes, and the time is now! The door is open for you to step into your full magnificence! G.R.O.W. Big Through Influence! Join Sandra Yancey, international award-winning entrepreneur, #1 Best Selling Author, Life & Business Transformation Expert for the Emmy award-winning TV show The DOCTORS, and the Founder & CEO of eWomenNetwork, live as she unveils how…

Additive Tomorrow: 3D Printing is just getting started

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

What will additive manufacturing look like tomorrow? The layered, glue gun style, FDM 3D printers we’ve got in our garages are getting a serious upgrade. Industry 4.0 is here. In the age of edge intelligence and industrial robotics, additive manufacturing is bridging new frontiers in information, distribution, scale, materials science, and engineering. This is your opportunity to catch a glimpse of the future from industry innovators - 3D Printing is just getting started! Speakers: -Rolly Seth: Program Manager, Microsoft Garage…

Women in Tech Regatta

April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm

A gathering to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, and resources.

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…

Life Science Innovation Northwest

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm

he Pacific Northwest’s biggest annual life science conference. A two-day event bringing together investors, public and private life science organizations, research institutions, scientists, entrepreneurs, and the global health community to discuss and feature some of the most compelling technology breakthroughs of our time.

Facebook F8

April 30 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm

F8 is a two-day event where developers, creators, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world gather to network and explore the future of technology with Facebook and its family of apps. In addition to keynotes from Facebook leaders, there will be sessions, meetups and demos that showcase the latest in AI, open source, AR/VR, developer programs and new tools designed to help you build your products and grow your business. We'll also celebrate and highlight the people and products coming…

Crosscut Festival

May 3 - May 4

Let's talk solutions. Join us at Seattle University this May for the Pacific Northwest's premier news & ideas festival featuring the boldest names in politics, science & the environment, business and social justice from across the region and around the nation. This year's festival will feature keynote speakers as well as tracks on Race & Social Justice, Politics and Business. Additionally, we have made this year's festival more engaging and interactive thanks to your feedback! Last year we welcomed more than 80 speakers…

Google I/O 2019

May 7 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm

I/O brings together developers from around the globe for talks, hands-on learning with Google experts, and a first look at Google’s latest developer products.

Bellevue Tech Expo

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Bellevue Tech Expo brings the tech community of The Puget Sound together for one day. Tech companies looking to show the world their newest innovations, and job-seekers and employers alike can find a wealth of opportunities to make lasting connections.

Nordic Innovation Summit

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Nordic region and the greater Seattle area are global leaders in innovation. Given the Nordic Museum’s deep roots in both the Nordic region and the Pacific Northwest, the Museum is a natural convener of the innovation communities across both regions. The first Nordic Innovation Conference, held in May 2018, featured exceptional speakers and panels, and launched several collaborative relationships across private and public sectors. The 2019 Nordic Innovation Summit will build and expand on this momentum. Innovation leaders from…

ChefConf 2019

May 20 @ 8:00 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm

ChefConf is designed from the ground up to deliver the strategies, tactics and insights for application delivery organizations. As organizations struggle to balance velocity with compliance, the experts at ChefConf share how they have solved these problems to deliver business value with confidence. Whether you are creating app delivery strategies for hybrid platforms, sharpening your skills in infrastructure modernization, or automating compliance to ease the pain and efficacy of audits, ChefConf19 has the right content from the experts in the…

2019 Seattle Sounders FC Sports Science Seminar — Roots of Performance

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - June 22 @ 12:30 pm

The Seattle Sounders FC will bring in some of the brightest minds in sports science and performance enhancement to join their coaching staff in sharing the latest methodologies in sports-specific training, strength and conditioning, performance coaching, and sports science. We invite coaches from professional, top college, club, and high school programs to join us in investigating the needs of elite-level athletes both on and off the field. The content provided in this seminar will be applicable for coaches working at…

Inaugural Sounders FC Analytics Conference

June 22 @ 1:30 pm - June 23 @ 12:30 pm

Seattle Sounders FC is excited to host the inaugural Sounders Analytics Conference this June! This conference is ideal for data analysts, video and match analysts, scouts, coaches, front-office executives, and soccer analytics enthusiasts. The objective of the Analytics Conference is to highlight the importance and the rising usage of analytics to help coaches and front-office executives make better decisions. Application of analytics in soccer/futbol is the primary focus of the conference, but examples from other sports will also be included. The conference features…

ODTUG Kscope19

June 23

ODTUG Kscope19 is the premier Oracle developer conference, attracting Oracle experts from all over the world. Individuals from over 30 different countries gather in June each year to learn, share technical content, network, and have fun with like-minded professionals. The inaugural ODTUG Kscope was in 2006; since then it has continued to grow, drawing more presenters and attendees every year. ODTUG Kscope offers many technical content topics—Oracle Database, Oracle Application Express, Oracle EPM-Hyperion, and Oracle Business Intelligence, just to name…

6th Annual Traction Conf

August 7 - August 8

We are so excited to announce our 6th annual #TractionConf on Aug 7 & 8, 2019 at the beautiful JW Marriott Parq Hotel & Casino in downtown Vancouver. While most successful companies seem to be overnight successes and quickly become household names across the world, the truth is that there’s a lot of blood, sweat, and tears behind the scenes before they get there. Traction is the perfect chance to meet and learn from the fastest growing companies, who will…

Visual Studio Live! Microsoft HQ

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm

Visual Studio Live! is proud to be one of the most respected, longest-standing independent developer conferences, bringing folks together for intense developer education, knowledge-share and networking for over 25 years.

Cause-Effect One-Day Conference

September 10

Cause-Effect is a one-day conference for UX, product, and marketing professionals. Industry leaders from Google, Zillow, Rover, and more will share how they understand and influence behavior, find clarity in their product's vision, and infuse meaning. You’ll learn from the best, see what’s next, and get a chance to connect with others in Madrona Venture Lab’s and Create 33's new event space in downtown Seattle.

Global Gamesforum

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm

Gamesforum Seattle is a two day conference that brings together senior executives, influential managers and ambitious independent developers with the aim of supporting cross platform game developers. Returning to Seattle in October 2019, Gamesforum plays host to a hundred speakers from leading developers, publishers, brands and service providers discussing topics across six fascinating content tracks. The event will also play host to a number of additional micro events, including a game pitching competition, a meet the publisher session and workshops…

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