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Girls’ Night Out: Surgical Robotics and Science Fiction

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:00 pm

Explore how science fiction influences modern technology in the medical field! Meet scientist Niveditha Kalavakonda and learn about her current research in the University of Washington’s BioRobotics Lab. Participants then dive into basic mechanics and design an autonomous robot!

Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business.

November 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Zoho's holding a free educational seminar on Tuesday November 12th in Seattle. Register now: zco.to/calendar19 Learn how to enhance your business' productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and increase growth with one cloud-based platform. Zoho experts will go over how you can manage everything from sales and marketing to finance, support, analytics, and beyond. They'll also cover basics and best practices, and even show you tips and tricks to drive more sales and collaborate seamlessly. Free breakfast included. Free event 8:30am-12:15pm Location: Bell Harbor 2211 Alaskan…

5 Boxes to Check When You’re Ready to Launch!

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Blue Couch Conversations - From Launch to Exit Planning and Everything in Between Blue Couch Conversations is a series of events brought to the small business and tech community by Columbia Bank, Bader Martin and Hughes Media Law Group. Our goal is to provide banking, accounting and legal advice to help you grow your business and succeed. This event will feature an expert panelist from each company who will go over 5 key boxes you must check if you're about…

Antimicrobial Resistance: Addressing the Global Threat

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The World Health Organization estimates antimicrobial resistance will cause 10 million deaths worldwide by 2050 if no effective interventions are made. To address this issue, Dr. Sylvia Omulo of Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, has spent the last six years researching on antimicrobial resistance. Based in Kenya, Dr. Omulo is leading a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded study to determine the prevalence of, and relationships between, antibiotic resistant organisms in the communities of…

Northwest Event Show

November 13 @ 7:00 am - November 14 @ 4:00 pm

The Northwest Event Show is where event professionals like us come together to share what’s next. Join us the week of November 13-14 in Seattle for an exclusive look into how events are changing the way we interact with our clients, peers and co-workers, from event leaders and practitioners shaping the future of trade shows, meetings, offsites and private events. With insights, updates, and ideas directly from both your peers and experts, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the…

AUVSI Cascade Networking Social

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for light snacks and a libation or two while you enjoy great conversations with innovators and industry experts in the unmanned systems and robotics marketplace here in the Pacific Northwest. This is a great opportunity to engage with AUVSI members and friends, make and renew business contacts! Guest Speaker Matt Carlson, Vice President of Business Development, WiBotic Inc. It can be a challenge to maintain reliable autonomous charging systems for robots, drones and underwater vehicles due to environment…

An Evening with Magnix CEO (Maker of Electric Planes)

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Roei Ganzarski, the CEO of Magnix, maker of electric planes. They don't yet get us much attention as Tesla but could be just as impactful in the long term. The first hour is networking and the formal speaking part starts at 6pm and ends at 7pm. Roei will do a presentation on the exciting things his company is working on. There may be an after party.

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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 www.foster.uw.edu/startup If you aren't available on this date, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up…

TF4

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

Only 200 Available Tickets to the Pacific Northwest Premier Blockchain Conference. More details at https://tfblock.io After 3 SOLD OUT TF Blockchain Conferences, we are back to take it to an even higher standard with our 4th event, TF4! Our 4th Conference will be focusing on the Economics and Technology of Blockchain and Bitcoin. Join us at the Pacific Northwest's Premier Blockchain Conference attended by Blockchain Innovators who are top Enterprise Executives, Founders, Investors, Policy Makers and Legal Experts.

KNOW Identity Forum Seattle: Privacy and the Data Economy

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

A renowned “Tech Hub,” Seattle has been home to some of the Internet’s biggest success stories, like Amazon and Microsoft, as well as over 1,500 growing tech companies. As the digital transformation continues to unfold, It is critical for tech companies to recognize the importance of collecting data is a secure and private manner. Brought to you by OWI, Uniken, Sentinel, and Blueprint, this KNOW Identity forum will dig into the narratives around the data economy, exploring the balance between…

Lunar Rover STEM Festival

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Just three Lunar Roving Vehicles (LRV's) went to the moon; only six people have driven them. Never has so much imagination and research gone into the production of a wheeled vehicle, making possible the greatest manned explorations of the Moon, and they came from Kent, Washington! Commonly known as the Lunar Rover or Moon Buggy, its history’s first and only crewed surface transportation system designed to operate on the Moon. At its Kent-based Space Center, the Boeing Company designed, tested…

Innovations in Physical Retail and E-Commerce

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Twenty-five years after the launch of Amazon.com, e-commerce represents about 10% of all retail sales. From zero to ten percent of a multi-trillion dollar sector in just 25 years is astronomical growth, but as convenient as shopping on the internet has become, it’s notable that nine out of ten transactions still take place offline. And yet, as we marvel at the pace of change and innovation in e-commerce over the last two and a half decades, the technological advancements in…

Spinnaker Summit 2019

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

Spinnaker Summit 2019 brings together the rapidly growing global community of Spinnaker users – an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence, created at Netflix and used by JP Morgan Chase, Cerner Healthcare, Capital One and others around the globe. Spinnaker has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers. This year’s…

Women in Tech Brunch – Leading Disruptive Innovation

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Foster School of Business for our Women in Tech Brunch as we take steps to empower, thrive, and disrupt the status quo as women in tech. The VP of Windows and Enterprise Workloads at AWS and the VP of Product Innovation at Netflix will share insights on how to be at the forefront of innovation, lead important decisions to leverage the competitive advantage, and transform customers leading them to a better future!

Parents’ Night Out: Energetic Enzymes

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our exhibits, hands-on activities, and a live show. This month we’re exploring where energy comes from. Find out how special proteins called enzymes function in your body and help with digestion. Through a handful of food-based experiments, observe how temperature and acidity affect enzyme activity. Watch reactions take place and learn how to stop them. Recommended Ages: Grades K-5

3D Printing for Everyone: For Business, For Home, For Fun!

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whether you’re a small business owner, an artist, or just interested in cutting-edge technology, 3D Printing opens a world of possibilities. The CAD Advantage is offering an hour-long workshop introducing you to 3D Printing – one of the fastest-growing and accessible manufacturing technologies – and how it can help you! This workshop will cover: -Information on 3D Printing, including the machines, materials, design process, and basics of the technology. -Introductions to some of the best resources for first getting into…

Supporting the Roof

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Walk past the construction site of the New Arena at Seattle Center and you'll see the historic 1962 World’s Fair roof floating in mid-air, but there's no magic going on here. So how exactly does the 44-million-pound roof remain intact, in the heart of Seattle Center, while a brand-new arena is constructed underneath? Join representatives from Mortenson Construction, Thorton Tomasetti, and CAA Icon as we take a deep dive into the engineering and science behind holding up the iconic roof…

Meet the Storytellers, Meet the Cash

November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on November 20th at Galvanize in Seattle for Meet the Storytellers and Meet the Cash. Entreprenuer and Startup Community, MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest, wants to help support your vision. Experience a panel of succesful Storytellers and Angels who will help you to learn the basics of marketing, pitching and scaling your business. This evening is sure to educate as well as entertain. Schedule: 5:30 - 6:00pm, Registration and networking reception with refreshments and light snacks 6:00 - 6:30pm,…

FCC Seattle Presents: Let’s try test-driven development

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Whether you're new to test-driven development, automated testing, or development as a whole, come join us on Thursday, November 21st from 6-9pm at thinkspace to try out test-driven development. Test-driven development is a popular development philosophy that has you write tests before you even start writing code. Many professional developers swear by it. At the very least, it's an interesting approach. You never know when it might come up in an interview! To kick off our November event, we'll work…

Java Final Presentations – Open to the public!

November 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 stories and backgrounds of the graduates coming out of Code Fellows, while also providing insights into the skill sets gained over the past 10 weeks. In just 5 days, these students plan, build, and launch an MVP to demonstrate their development…

TEDxSeattle

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join a community of thinkers and doers at the 10th anniversary of TEDxSeattle. This year’s theme, SHIFT, explores moments of change from one position to another. Twelve of the Pacific Northwest’s most thought-provoking artists, activists, researchers and innovators will give live talks about shifts in relationships, beliefs, cultures and perspectives. TEDxSeattle will take place at McCaw Hall in Lower Queen Anne on Saturday, Nov. 23. Tickets are now available at tedxseattle.com.

Startup Grind hosts Matt Oppenheimer CEO, Founder Remitly

November 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Matt, the co-founder, CEO of Remitly, the largest independent digital money transmitter in the United States, whose customers transfer more than $6 billion annually. Remitly is disrupting the broken $588 billion remittance industry with its mobile-first money transfer service that is easy, affordable and secure. To date, Remitly has raised more than $150 million from leading venture capital firms.

Charlton McIlwain: Black Software

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Activists, pundits, politicians, and the press frequently proclaim today’s digitally mediated racial justice activism the new civil rights movement. But according to Charlton D. McIlwain, the story of racial justice movement organizing online is much longer and varied than most people know. With insight from his book Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter, McIlwain chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology, and the Internet. He argues that the forgotten figures who worked…

Can We Talk? Intersectionality: Presented by Port of Seattle

December 4 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Intersectionality: what does it mean, and why is it important? The term was coined thirty years ago as a framework for conceptualizing what happens when multiple forms of discrimination (such as sex, gender, culture, race and class) overlap and create multiple levels of social injustice. For example, how is the experience of a black woman different than that of a black man or a white woman? Intersectionality remains confusing to some, despite steadily growing awareness of it. Join us for…

SWIPELESS IN SEATTLE: HOW TO LIVE WITHOUT A SMARTPHONE

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to dump your smartphone but didn’t know where to start? In this 2-hour training, 13-year flip-phone veteran, Michael Valeri, will offer practical advice and resources for folks looking to retire their smartphone and offer a glimpse of the inherent fulfillment of living a completely app-less life. Topics Covered Transportation: Overview of alternatives to ride-share services such as Lyft, Uber, Car2Go and Lime bikes. Navigation: Understand the map of Seattle; practical tips and advice for navigating the…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

December 7 @ 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:…

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

December 10 @ 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 www.foster.uw.edu/startup If you aren't available on this date, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up…

Dotnet & JavaScript Final Presentations – Open to the public!

December 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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 stories and backgrounds of the graduates coming out of Code Fellows, while also providing insights into the skill sets gained over the past 10 weeks. In just 5 days, these students plan, build, and launch an MVP to demonstrate their development…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

01/04/2020 @ 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:…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

03/07/2020 @ 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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