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Tech Alliance Discovery Series: April 2020

April 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

April 10, 2020 - Lee Hood, MD. PhD, Institute for Systems Biology Co-founder: The Art and Science of Aging Well, hosted at Google HQ Reading the news, it can be easy to imagine that all of the cool research is coming out of MIT or Stanford. But folks at the Fred Hutch, WSU, UW, PNNL, and other local research institutions are turning out game-changing, and in some cases, life-altering, research. The Discovery Series offers the broader community an opportunity to learn about new discoveries…

Fundamentals for Startups: Negotiating Startup Life through a Crisis

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this conversation, Dan Rosen, Xiao Wang and Ken Myer will dive into the challenges and opportunities of navigating a startup through the COVID-19 crisis. As an experienced investor and chairman of Alliance of Angels, Dan has a wealth of experience investing and advising startup companies in a variety of industries. Xiao Wang is President and CEO of Boundless Immigration, a technology startup whose mission is to empower families to navigate the immigration system. Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 crisis has…

ONLINE EVENT: DigiPen Masterclass – “Building the World of Warcraft” with Matthew Yan

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Having played "World of Warcraft" since aged 12, Matthew Yan is now a Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment working on...wait for it..."World of Warcraft!" Being able to achieve his dream to work for this highly successful game studio required a tremendous amount of study and hard work. Come hear about Matt's journey and learn about the myriad of challenges working on a game franchise that was launched in 2004. You can register for this class at the event website provided.

ONLINE EVENT: Live Demo Day: Women in Voice Seattle

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Demo Day: Women in Voice Seattle About this Event Join us for an evening of live demos, QA, and networking. Note: This event has been moved to a digital forum. Stay tuned! Overview 5:00pm Mingle and Network 5:30pm Live Demos Begin Symbl.ai (formerly Rammer.ai) Jargon Novel Effect Pulse Labs Mingle and Network and Feel Inspired -- What are these startups about? Symbl.ai A complete conversational intelligence API Platform that can be natively integrated into any platform or business. The first…

JavaScript Final Presentations – Live Online

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

*NOTICE: Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak this presentation will be operating remotely. Please join us from the comfort of your own home! Code Fellows has gone to many lengths to ensure this is still a valuable experience for our community. Join our community in celebrating the accomplishments of our 401 graduates while also getting an exclusive look at the projects that are created during a week-long development sprint. The group presentations will give you a great sense of the…

Fundamentals for Startups: BANKERS ARE FROM MARS, FINTECHS ARE FROM VENUS: Lessons for All Entrepreneurs Working with Conservative Corporate Partners

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Over $100 billion has been invested in the fintech technology (FinTech) sector over the past five years, but the ‘move fast and break things’ ethos of Silicon Valley doesn’t work in the heavily regulated environment of financial services. The lessons learned and best practices developed for balancing creativity with compliance are applicable well beyond FinTech for any entrepreneur seeking to sell to and collaborate with more conservative corporate partners. JP Nicols has been internationally recognized as a leading voice for…

Techstars Youth Startup Weekend Mercer Island

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - April 19 @ 5:30 pm

For all event details, please visit http://communities.techstars.com/events/15042 About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and…

Entrepreneurship School for the Quarantined

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Female Founders Alliance CEO Leslie Feinzaig for an hour of learning and conversation with very special guests, from the comfort of your home, as long as we're all sheltering in place. Conversations will be kid-friendly for those who want to dial-in with their kiddos. Next up: we're talking to Dan Shapiro, CEO of Glowforge, about building great things from scratch.

Entrepreneurship School for the Quarantined

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Female Founders Alliance CEO Leslie Feinzaig for an hour of learning and conversation with very special guests, from the comfort of your home, as long as we're all sheltering in place. Conversations will be kid-friendly for those who want to dial-in with their kiddos. Next up: we're talking to Dan Shapiro, CEO of Glowforge, about building great things from scratch.

Albers Executive Speaker Series: John Burke, CEO of Trek Bikes

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sponsored by the dean's office, the Albers Executive Speaker Series is offered twice a quarter in the fall, winter, and spring. Executives from around the Puget Sound region are invited to speak on a topic of their choice and then respond to questions from a selected panel and the audience. These events are an excellent opportunity for students across the Seattle University campus to learn from the leaders in our region. The Albers Executive Speaker Series is free and open…

Young Professionals Earth Day Virtual Event

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tired of waiting for government mandates to fix environmental problems? Curious what types of solutions provide the best hope for a bright and sustainable future? Learn to make a positive environmental difference NOW and how science and technology can be used to find meaningful solutions to the problems we face. Join WPC Young Professionals as we gather online to hear from environmental experts across the state. This will be an interactive event open to the public and all ages.

Fundamentals for Startups: Building Your Culture as You Scale Your Business

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Building a company of the future does not happen by accident. No matter how early you are in your business, you want to build a strong culture from the beginning. Join La’Kita Williams, founder of CoCreate Work, who will share the steps you can take to build strong team communication, collaboration, and stay connected as you scale. While there is no single strategy for creating a successful culture, there are concrete steps you can take to build a better company…

Tech Alliance Discovery Series: May 2020

May 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

May 8th, 2020 - Virginia Emery, PhD and Insect Entrepreneur, Beta Hatch - Founder & CEO: Insects for Protein and other Food Chain Disruptions, hosted at F5 Tower Reading the news, it can be easy to imagine that all of the cool research is coming out of MIT or Stanford. But folks at the Fred Hutch, WSU, UW, PNNL, and other local research institutions are turning out game-changing, and in some cases, life-altering, research. The Discovery Series offers the broader community an opportunity to…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

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

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Albers Executive Speaker Series: Amy Hood, CFO, Microsoft

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sponsored by the dean's office, the Albers Executive Speaker Series is offered twice a quarter in the fall, winter, and spring. Executives from around the Puget Sound region are invited to speak on a topic of their choice and then respond to questions from a selected panel and the audience. These events are an excellent opportunity for students across the Seattle University campus to learn from the leaders in our region. The Albers Executive Speaker Series is free and open…

CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series: The Financing Arc: from Founders to Funders

May 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Moderator: TBD Zachery Gray, VP, Business Development, Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies Zach is a driven and entrepreneurial minded executive with over 13 years of experience in fundraising, investor relations, business development, sales and marketing. He has a long track record of excelling as a strategic planner and building key relationships, both internally and externally, to bring success to all activities of business development cycles. His experience in managing personnel and budgets make him an ideal fit for V.P. of Business Development. Brad…

Secure Your Business Workshop

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Securing your Business workshop will assist businesses to better understand and to protect their business from potential security breaches. About this Event The Secure Your Business Workshop is designed to assist businesses to better understand and protect their business from potential security breaches. Working with businesses of all sizes for the past 14 years, we discovered many businesses are not prepared nor have the essential knowledge in protecting their business from a security breach. This includes employees who do not…

ONLINE EVENT: Microsoft Build Conference

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm

Experience the latest technologies and learn new ways to solve your development challenges. At Microsoft Build, you’ll meet with the engineers behind the products you use every day and connect with your peers.

Tech Alliance State of Technology Luncheon

May 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Technology Alliance’s annual State of Technology Luncheon attracts an exclusive group of the region’s top business, education, research, and government officials. We are thrilled to welcome Mary Kipp, CEO of Puget Sound Energy as the featured speaker. Ms Kipp became President of PSE last year and assumed the mantle of CEO in January. She’ll be talking about innovation in the energy sector and her plans to make PSE a leader when it comes to solving climate change. With all of the recent announcements around…

Tankfest NW

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This action packed day boasts of fun for the entire family including military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, educational speaker, amazing food from some of the region’s top food trucks, WWII mock battle reenactors, kids crafts, and much more. See amazing tanks, vehicles and artillery take to the arena in a fantastic display you can’t see anywhere else at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, the finest collection of vintage planes and tanks in…

Bellevue Code 101: Explore Software Development at CodingU (WTU)

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

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Join Code Fellows for a Code 101 workshop hosted by CodingU, our new PoweredBy code school. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience,…

Tech Alliance Discovery Series: June 2020

June 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

June 12, 2020 - Sapna Cheryan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at UW: Battling STEM Stereotypes & Helping Barbie Evolve, hosted at Alaska HUB Reading the news, it can be easy to imagine that all of the cool research is coming out of MIT or Stanford. But folks at the Fred Hutch, WSU, UW, PNNL, and other local research institutions are turning out game-changing, and in some cases, life-altering, research. The Discovery Series offers the broader community an opportunity to learn about…

ACT-W National Conference – Portland

June 19 @ 9:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm

Presented by ChickTech, ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women): National is an annual action-packed conference where talented women and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path. Join us and other women and allies in tech for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. We welcome people from all backgrounds and genders! All proceeds from ACT-W: National go towards ChickTech’s programs providing high school girls around the United States with…

Code 101: Explore Software Development

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Code 101: Explore Software Development

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

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Securing Your Business Online Workshop for IT Managers and CIOs

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Securing Your Workshop is designed to assist businesses to better understand and protect their business from potential security breaches. Working with businesses of all sizes for the past 14 years, we discovered many businesses are not prepared nor have the essential knowledge in protecting their business from a security breach. This includes employees whom do not have the basic understanding or practice in recognizing threats to the business. In addition, businesses have not performed security assessments on their business,…

Tanktoberfest

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Welcome to the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's third annual Tanktoberfest- a beer tasting event. This action packed day takes the fun of Germany’s Oktoberfest and adds tanks! As you enjoy an ice-cold beer, watch history come to life as tanks and rare vehicles take to the arena for your viewing pleasure every 30 minutes. If the promise of delicious beer and tank shows throughout the day is not enough to lure you, how about food trucks, Jenga, corn…

Code 101: Explore Software Development

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Code 101: Explore Software Development

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Code 101: Explore Software Development

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

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