GeekWire Calendar: Developer

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Building usability into your Alexa skill

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

In this talk, we'll review, with examples, potential usability traps we've seen from testing over 100 Alexa skills, discuss the impact of usability traps for voice, and present strategies to avoid them. OUR SPEAKERS: Phillip Hunter, VP of Product at Pulse Labs Phillip currently building the product and business at Pulse Labs. His recent products include the Alexa Skills Blueprints and the updated Alexa Skills Kit developer portal. Prior to Pulse Labs, Phillip was Head of UX for Alexa Skills…

How to Build a Modern Web Application Workshop

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

Learn how to build a modern application in this guided workshop. Join Nicki and AM for a brief introduction to the concepts of modern app development, step-by-step instructions to build a sample app, nerdy witty banter, and probably some side commentary around anything .NET. We invite all developers/programmers to attend – no AWS is experience necessary. Familiarity with Python will be helpful, but is not required. Modern applications are built as independent microservices that communicate over well-defined APIs. They are…

Docker and ML/AI && CLI

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

AGENDA 6.30 - 7.00 pm: Network, food and drinks 7.00 - 7.45 pm: Adding intelligence to your dockerized microservices 7.45 - 8.30pm: Docker Powered CLIs ADDING INTELLIGENCE TO YOUR DOCKERIZED MICROSERVICES Containers not only accelerated development and made it more consistent, but also it opened up the door to greater innovation in how we orchestrate and manage our stack. Teams have to deal with lots of moving parts to keep their systems healthy: users workloads, run-time architecture, infrastructure properties, capacity…

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…

How to build your hardware startup

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

While there seem to be a million resources online about starting a startup, there are very few places to find good information about starting a HARDWARE startup. In honor of Seattle Startup Week, we have some amazing guests who are building hardware startups in Seattle and who can give us practical advice about building a hardware startup. Speakers: Christina Cyr, Founder - Dtoor Filipp Shpomer, Co-founder & CTO - Strive Tech Stay tuned for more speakers!

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…

NASA International Space Apps Challenge – Seattle,WA

October 19 - October 21

A GLOBAL COMMUNITY Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Because of citizens like you, we continue to grow each year. If you haven't already, join us to share ideas and engage with open data to address real-world problems, on Earth and in space. Work alone or with a team to solve challenges that could help change the world. THE WORLD NEEDS YOUR IDEAS Part of the Open Government Partnership, Space…

Rotary Encoders and Interrupts

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We'll touch on both in this hands-on presentation so bring your laptop and favorite Arduino-compatible board to follow along. A limited number of rotary encoders (the one pictured) will be available for $3 each if you want to experiment with the sample code as we go. Rotary encoders are deceptively simple and ingenious devices. They sense rotary motion, but unlike a potentiometer you can keep spinning them to your hearts content. We'll talk about the signals they emit and how…

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