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Startup 425 Small Business Finance: Managing Your Finances

July 24 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Ready to take your business to the next level? Need capital to help your firm grow? Join Startup 425 for its inaugural series of small business finance workshops! These in-depth, interactive workshops are designed to help accelerate your business' growth, and if you attend all seven, you'll leave with a well-developed financial plan. Come join us as we explore small business finance! (Lunch included...!) Session 3 (July 24, 2018): Managing Your Finances This workshop covers the main areas of managing…

Building a Culture That Embraces Security

July 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Look no further than the headlines for examples of why information security matters. While businesses need to protect themselves, there's one big problem. Though best practices like multi-factor authentication and flash drive bans make your company more secure, they can frustrate employees. How do HR teams compromise between security and employee engagement? Here's the thing—they don't have to. In this session, you'll learn how to foster a culture that embraces security, and how you can use your policies to drive…

Harnessing AI To Fight Global Poverty

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Underserved communities around the world lack basic medical equipment, agricultural tools and skilled professionals. Thanks to recent advances in machine learning, new on-the-ground devices could be the key to fixing this. Charles Delahunt and Matt Keller, research scientists at Intellectual Ventures Lab, will share how harnessing machine learning can bring cutting-edge technology and expertise to the frontlines of global health and development.

Critical Thinking at Work: Does Your Company POUND or FLEX?

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

We often talk about critical thinking skills in terms of recruiting new talent for projects or building teams. But how often do we take time to sharpen how we use critical thinking to approach challenges in business and life? Join us for a workshop to help enhance our approach to critical thinking, and use it to improve processes and products. This workshop is for you if: • You’re a manager and need to help your team identify and solve problems…

Data Studio – turn Google Cloud data into dashboards and visualizations

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tacoma Visual Analytics Meetup 5:30 networking- This is your opportunity to meet other local Alteryx, Tableau, PowerBI and Excel users predicting the future, telling visual stories, and solving problems with the data. 6-8pm meeting. See Data Studio in action turning Google Cloud data assets (AdWords API, Attribution 360, BigQuery, DoubleClick Campaign Manager, Google Analytics, Google Sheets, and YouTube Analytics) into insightful dashboards. Data Studio is Google's answer to visual analytics. With so much data collected and and stored in the…

TechMentor: Geek of Thrones

August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for TechMentor, August 6 – 10, 2018, as we return to Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, WA. In today’s IT world, more things change than stay the same. As we celebrate the 20th year of TechMentor, we are more committed than ever to providing immediately usable IT education, with the tools you need today, while preparing you for tomorrow – keep up, stay ahead and avoid Winter, ahem, Change.

5th Annual Traction Confernce

August 8 - August 9

We're excited to announce our 5th Annual Traction Conf on Aug 8 & 9 at the brand new JW Marriott Parq Hotel & Casino in downtown Vancouver. Speakers include Founders, C-suite, and executives from multi-billion dollar companies who will be sharing learnings from scaling up their businesses: - Sameer Dholakia, CEO, SendGrid - Amy Pressman, Cofounder & President, Medallia - Karen Peacock, COO, Intercom - Dave Pickles, Founder, The Trade Desk - Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer, Box - Matt…

Token Forum – Blockchain Conference

August 9

Token Forum is a Blockchain Collaboration and Conference focusing on advanced level topics, lead by panel discussions and speaker sessions from Seattle top blockchain thought leaders, along with influencers from around the country. Token Forum is hyper focused on creating opportunities for attendees with each other and with speakers by having dedicated and directed networking opportunities and having our speakers pose questions to the audience for peer group discussion.

Seattle Tech Talks

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Pitch event @ PREMIER WATERFRONT PENTHOUSE PITCH YOUR IDEAS OR COMPANY IN FRONT OF NEW/ESTABLISHED ANGEL INVESTORS. TOP TEN WILL MOVE ON TO THE FINALS ROUND. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION. Affordable housing can mean so many things, but in this case Attain Housing provides homes to formerly homeless families and very, very low income people. These are people who might be paying 50-75% of their income for a place to live. With this juggernaut…

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…

Seattle Mini-Maker Faire: The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth

August 18 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is a gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it.

Call for Makers

August 18 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

Do you make cool stuff? Show it off at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire at MoPOP August 18 and 19. We’re looking for creators of all kinds: crafters, tinkerers, engineers, hobbyists, authors, educators, inventors, filmmakers, musicians, and everything in between. Apply at

Blockchain Seattle 2018

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

Blockchain Seattle 2018 is a two-day conference that will focus on community-building, educating, and showcasing all that the Seattle-region offers to the blockchain ecosystem. The event will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on September 10-11th and will feature a panorama of educational and networking activities that offer wide-ranging appeal to a global audience. The agenda will include multiple interest-specific tracks, a Developer’s Academy, a Women in Blockchain Breakfast, and an Expo-Zone for business professionals.

Wonder Women: Best Practices from Puget Sound’s Top Women in Business

September 25 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Running a business is a demanding, non-stop endeavor. Meet the women who are building and growing thriving companies here in the Pacific Northwest. The World Trade Center Seattle, in conjunction with Berntson Porter & Company, assembled an impressive group of local women in business who will share their perspectives on key issues including effective executive management, financial and operational success and achieving work/life balance. Tony Matta, President of Global Channel Development for Starbucks, will also be on hand to share…

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…

From the CEO’s Perspective: Leadership in Our Challenging Times

November 8 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

The upheavals of the last 18 months have created unprecedented challenges for leaders. We’ve seen CEOs from companies of all sizes speak up as leaders and speak out as citizens. The highly-charged issues range from immigration, racism, sexual harassment and gun control and are magnified by the rapid dissemination of real, fake and moment-to-moment-changing news, as well as being amplified by social media. This is such a broad and important issue, it will be the focus of both CEO forums…

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