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Selling Your Startup Panel and Q/A Event

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

About us: Cofounders Connect is about connecting startup cofounders to the resources they need within our local Seattle community. We have everyone from veteran Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Serial Entrepreneurs to first time entrepreneurs attending our events. During our event we have a 2 hour networking session and in between a 30 minute Q/A panel discussion with our featured guests as well as an after party! For our this event we'll be focused on what it takes to sell…

Can We Talk? Networking with Purpose

July 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Networking is a crucial part of a successful career. It helps build relationships, grow businesses and develop skills. However, men and women network differently. How can we use this knowledge to become networking experts? It’s time to get intentional about how we network and mentor. Join us to learn how to recognize your own power, use it to help others, and foster a community in which people feel empowered to help others at every level. Price: • WTCSE Members o…

Small Business Tax Series – July 24 – Common Small Business Tax Mistakes that Trigger an Audit

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come and learn the most common tax mistakes made by small businesses that trigger an audit. You will see examples of audit notices and letters from the federal and state tax agencies, and learn the next steps to take.

UW Foster Technology Management MBA App Workshop

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to submit your best possible application to the UW Foster Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program. In this one-hour, small group session, you will learn about the TMMBA admissions process, application requirements, and get answers to your specific questions.

Emerging Technology 101: Internet Of Things

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

How does it work, what should you expect from the future, and what issues should you be aware of? Learn about the Internet of Things from Aadithya (Aadu) Prakash, a consumer electronics firmware engineer at Synapse Product Development. Aadu is currently pursuing his Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington and spends his time outside of work long-distance running, birdwatching, reading, and developing products and systems that drive change in the areas of social justice and climate crisis."

Intro to Python: Fundamentals

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Curious what Python is all about? Are you data-driven and interested in finding out how Python can take you to the next level? Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore variables, data structures, functions, and go over basic data science concepts. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no prior programming experience is needed What to Bring: Laptop Water bottle How to find us: The event will be held at the Pioneer Collective located at 100 S King St #100,…

Kit Build: LED Badge!

July 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

What does metal plus metal equal? More metal! Learn the art of soldering, an essential skill for engineers that enables them to build and create the technology we use every day. Students will learn soldering basics and safety in this workshop with our Labs instructors. Students will also put together their very own LED Bit Badge to take home! Kids under 10 years are welcome but must come with a supervising adult. Ages 10+, $30 | $12 for Members

How to develop and maintain a motivated attitude toward learning in Tech

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Interested in learning what makes a successful software developer? Want to hone your skills and advance your career? Whether you’re at the beginning of your coding journey or have some experience, join us at Ada Technical Books and Cafe for a panel discussion (and yummy snacks!) with 4 talented software developers right here in Seattle for tips on how to develop and maintain a motivated attitude towards learning throughout your career. With the ever-evolving technology landscape of the 21st century,…

Electric Sky 2019: An Art and Tech Weekend Retreat

July 26 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us for Electric Sky 2019, our fifth annual art and tech weekend retreat bringing together artists, technologists, designers, hackers, makers and friends, where you'll spend several days in the woods, on the river, in our maker space, creating stuff with people like you. Event details, including the schedule and how to participate, are available at Registration is required for all overnight attendees to reserve your camp spot, or for workshop attendees. If you are not camping or atttending…

Partner Power Hour: From Photojournalist to Software Engineer

July 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Making a career change can be hard! Bring your questions & come hear how our speaker, Amanda Koster, made the move from Photojournalist to Software Engineer in this Q&A style Partner Power Hour About the presenter: Amanda Koster is a highly driven and passionate software developer, UX minded and hailing from a creative background with a relentless focus on scalable systems and user needs. She thrives in Agile development teams and has experience working side-by-side with front-end developers and designers…

Making Games with Micro:bit

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Discover the power of microcontrollers in this fun, hands-on workshop all about inputs, outputs, and game design. Using a free online, block-based coding interface, students aged 9 and up will learn how to construct, test, and debug their scripts to take classic games to the next level. Ages 9+, $24 | $6 for Members

Intro to 3D Printing

July 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how easy it is to create custom designs for one of the most popular engineering tools out there—the 3D printer! Using a free online program, students in this introductory workshop will learn how to use TinkerCAD to design good, fast prints, with plenty of advice from our seasoned instructors. This workshop is suitable for students 8+ years. All tech included—participants should set up a free TinkerCAD account before arriving with a personal or parent email. Prints made at Living…

Build Your Own Keyboard with CKEYs

July 28 @ 2:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Learn the basics of keyboard electronics, microcontrollers, and soldering by building your own 4x4 USB keyboard with CKEYs, Seattle’s biggest keyboards enthusiasts. Your microcontroller will come pre-flashed with a working QMK layout. After the workshop you can learn how to program and flash your fully programmable keyboard yourself. Registration through CKEYs website only. Ages 12+, $56 | $38 for Member

Global Game Jam NEXT

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

GGJ NEXT is part of Global Game Jam, Inc., providing educational opportunities about game development and a yearly jam for young people aged 12-17. The event aims to bring together talented young people within their school and community through the support of local educators. It is a unique opportunity for students to learn new STEAM skills, and improve their creative thinking and exploration in a safe space. This event runs through August 3.

Small Business Tax Series – July 31 – Small Business Ask a Tax Expert: Q&A Session

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bring your questions and receive expert advice. This workshop will provide resources and tools to assist you in the financial and business decision-making process. Here are a few of the questions that will be answered: What’s the difference between an EA vs a CPA? How often should I pay my taxes? What if I can’t pay my federal taxes? How long should I keep my records? I received an IRS notice, what should I do? When is it time to…

Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The beauty behind the data...visualizations. In a data science career, you need more than the ability to process a large amount of data, you need to be able to communicate your findings to the right audience. You need the beauty behind the need visualizations! Visualizations help you understand your data, and most importantly, they help you communicate your data. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss the different visualization packages in Python, and walk through how to implement them while…

Free Crash Course | JavaScript Fundamentals

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ever wonder how websites work? How does clicking on this make that happen? Join us and learn how to make a functioning website using the most popular programming language, JavaScript. JavaScript is the language of the browser, 95% of all websites you’ve ever visited were built with JavaScript. In this interactive workshop, we'll cover everything you need to know to begin your JavaScript journey, including different data types, variables, and functions.

TruffleCon 2019 – Learn to be a blockchain developer

August 2 - August 4

TruffleCon is a gathering for blockchain developers, fans, industry enthusiasts, and those who want to build world-changing applications powered by decentralized technologies. Join people from around the world as we meet August 2-4 at Microsoft's campus in Redmond, WA to build community and foster connections in the blockchain developer space, share tips and tricks, challenges and successes. Our goal is to inspire you to build your DApps and smart contracts to bring your ideas to the world! And we'll have…

Understanding the real value of Open Source with nopCommerce

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Source. Developers hear about it a lot. What should you really look for and why? For example, I choose to study nopCommerce, a .NET eCommerce solution, which has led to some amazing opportunities. nopCommerce has a familiar architecture, a plug-in model, and an active community. This is a fast-paced walk-through of the nopCommerce architecture and source code. More importantly, you will discover the many ways to get involved with any other open source software to better your career and…

AI Bootcamp: End to End Deep Learning for Computer Vision

August 6 - August 7

As applied engineering just knows building models are not sufficient for production grade software, these roles focus on core principles, best practices, design patterns, and expertise with a framework and toolset, such as deploy models, and scale for your fast-growing applications/services. This two-day immersive instructor-led training will teach everything you need to know to become a software engineer in computer vision and deep learning! You will learn: *Recognize problems can be solved with deep learning and Select the right technique…

2nd Annual Seattle Tech Diversity Summit

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

The focus of this annual event is to provide professional development opportunities in the Tech Industry. The Tech Diversity Summit is dedicated to bringing together a diverse set of individuals within the technology industry to celebrate and advance diversity in the tech field.

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

August 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have a great idea? Want to start a company? Have you started a company but want to broaden your skill set? Join the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship team at the UW Foster School of Business for an informative session where you’ll learn about the details and benefits of this 12-month, full-time program. Discover more at If you aren't available on this date, please reach out to us directly at and we will be happy to set up…

Business Owners Support (BOS) Group

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

Come join a community of fellow business owners who understand the stresses of running a business, recharge in a unique setting, and brainstorm solutions with like-minded professionals. Whether you're a restaurant owner, an electrician, or a startup founder, all business owners are welcome. Sorry, no MLM or Sales Reps allowed. Food and Non-Alcoholic drinks will be provided. There will be adult beverages for purchase as well. Schedule: 5:00-6:00 Social Hour 6:00-6:30 1 Minute Introductions 6:30-7:00 Open Forum 7:00-7:30 Advice From…

Robot Smart City!

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Help us build a smart city for our army of Ozobots – small toy robots that follow lines & read color! Your kids will have a blast as they play with these robots which can be programmed screen-free! Take on the role of urban planner as we design buildings, highways, and all the rules of the road needed to keep both robots and humans safe in a busy metropolis. This playful workshop is a great activity for 7 to 10…

Intro to 3D Printing

August 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how easy it is to create custom designs for one of the most popular engineering tools out there—the 3D printer! Using the free online program, TinkerCAD, students in this introductory workshop will learn how to design easy and efficient prints under the supervision of our seasoned Labs educators. This workshop is suitable for students 8+ years. All tech included—participants should set up a free TinkerCAD account before arriving with a personal or parent email. Prints made at Living Computers…

Curiosity Days: Games

August 17 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

Curiosity Days Curiosity Days are science-filled weekends for the whole community, with hands-on activities led by local experts built around a single, inspiring theme. Included with general admission and FREE for Members.

Hack the House: A Smart Home Challenge!

August 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Architecture and engineering collide in this special Internet of Things workshop designed for middle school students. Over 2 hours, students work together in teams to design, test, and code a miniature Smart Home for a variety of clients, each with their own set of needs and desires. Using predictive sensors, circuits, and a bit of block-based coding, learn what it takes to completely automate a home to predict and answer your every need. Space is limited to 16 participants. Students…

Climate Science on Tap Presents: Ask a Scientist!

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The 2019 Ask a Scientist — an annual extravaganza in the Climate Science on Tap series — will be again bringing a fascinating variety of scientists, engineers, energy experts and others to answer perplexing questions that around climate change, its causes, impacts, and solutions.  Adding to the fun of discussions over beer and food in the Lagunitas beer sanctuary, the hands-on demonstrations of science of ocean acidification, global warming, and extreme weather events and a climate bingo game with prizes will be fun for all ages! Come Ask a Scientist a question that…

Light-Up Crafts with Paper Circuits

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the wonderful world of paper circuits at Living Computers! In this artsy activity, students will work with our Labs educators to plan, test, and build a real functional circuit inside a craft creation of their very own. Whether it’s a card, a light-up sign or an even a pop-up book – the possibilities are endless with paper circuits! All Ages Included with Admission ($18)

Seattle API City Conference 2019

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

API City Conference is a non-profit community event that brings together a diverse set of developers and business people to network and learn about APIs and the business value it can bring to you and your company. With a focus on diversity and accessibility, our single track conference creates an open event where everyone is welcome. Our 2019 event is being held at the Hilton Convention Center near the Seatac airport in Seattle, WA with expected attendees of up to…

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