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SG: Learn how virtual reality (VR) is working the reality of today

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

Need to learn more about VR? Come to the panel discussion that will serve as a workshop on how VR is being used in different industries. Construction companies are using VR, sales training and event companies are using VR and of course gaming is using VR. We are going to learn from 3 CEO's that have real products solving real problems today. Bring your questions, you will get answers.

JFrog’s Donkey Car Race Finale

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ready for a fun tech event that involves a Donkey Car Race?? Well, us too! On March 26th, JFrog in partnership with Code Fellows, WeWork Labs, IoT Hub, Makerologist , dev2device, and PuPPy will be hosting a Donkey Car Race Finale. We are partnering with the Code Fellows Community Hack Night during the month of March to bring you this series of hack-nights. If you are interested in being one those hackers, please register here. Otherwise, come celebrate with the…

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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.

Women in STEM: Breaking Down Barriers

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Today there are more women than men entering medical school nationwide, when three decades ago women made up only a third of medical students. While this is something to celebrate, in other STEM subjects, such as engineering, computer science, and physics, women still only make up 25% or less of bachelor’s degrees. Join us as Dr. Sarah Myhre, Founder of Rowan Institute and Founding Board Member of 500 Women Scientists, leads a conversation with female professionals, across STEM disciplines, about…

The End of Ice

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After nearly a decade overseas, acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering—only to find that the slopes he once climbed have been irrevocably changed by climate disruption. He embarked on a worldwide journey to see for himself the consequences of climate change across the globe—from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the Amazon rainforest. Now his travels have taken him to our stage, where he presents his findings in The End of Ice: Bearing Witness…

Meet Venture Capitalists and Learn How to Raise Your Series A

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Details Following up on our Angel Investor panel the startup to scale series will be having a panel of Venture capitalists. What happens during our events? 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…

Bellevue College Continuing Education Open House – Professional

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you looking to gain new skills for professional development? Join us for the Certificate and Professional Programs Open House at Bellevue College North Campus! Guests will have the opportunity to attend Information Sessions, meet instructors for our certificate programs, and explore the North Campus. Attendees are encouraged to explore multiple program areas throughout the evening. Light food and refreshments will be served. Featured program areas: Project Management, Human Resources, Technical Writing, C# Programming, Database, Software Test Engineer, Web Design,…

Connecting in the IoT Landscape: Samsung Smart Things

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come learn from a Certification Systems Engineer at Samsung SmartThings, Sean Buizer, about the Works With SmartThings Program and the Connected With SmartThings Program emphasizing the simplicity of joining the SmartThings’ ecosystem through ST Schema. If you are interested in cloud-connected device integration for connected devices, this event is for you. A Galaxy watch will be given away + pizza and wine will be provided. Developers are invited to sign up for a free SmartThings Developer account at: Organizers:…

TF Blockchain Conference

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TF Blockchain Conference is an advance level Blockchain and FinTech conference filled with top industry leaders discussing their thought leadership and expertise in this emerging space. To make the most of your attendance, TF Blockchain focuses on creating several dedicated and directed networking opportunities where our speakers ask questions of the audience and attendees are easily and quickly able to identify fellow participants in the same industry, vertical, and level of interest. TF Blockchain is held at the top of…

The Impact of AI on Future Workforce

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Today, one of the hottest futurist topics we love to talk about is Artificial Intelligence. Nearly everyone is interested in how AI will impact the work they do. Not all questions are answerable, but what we do know with certainty is that there is hardly a single occupation that will not be affected by the adoption of currently available technologies. On Thursday afternoon March 28 at TheLab@everett we are going to explore the topic of Artificial Intelligence and the impact it is…

LoGeek Night meetup

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

WHAT LOGEEK NIGHT IS? This is the place where you can make meaningful connections, learn from the industry's best, and have a fun night out. Imagine a comfortable place, where snacks and drinks will be served and all you have to do is to open your mind to knowledge sharing. There will be time for speakers, there will be time for discussions and there will be time for networking too. Feed your curiosity and see what's going to happen! INSIDE…

Visionaries Panel: The present is female.

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In honor of International Women's Month, we'll be hosting female leaders who are making waves in their respective industries. Stop into WeWork Holyoke for a discussion on how modern day challenges are being solved by modern day women with cutting-edge ideas. Not in the future—right now. Libations and light fare from Voyager's Table included. While you're here, fuel the fire for the future. We'll be collecting donations for Girls, Inc. Help us to equip today's girls with the skills and…

Meet the Startups in Immersive Tech | Flatiron School + WeWork Labs Seattle

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Flatiron School and WeWork Labs are thrilled to announce our new partnership event series, Learn and Launch. In this series we’ll highlight current tech trends, introduce core concepts and explore their societal impacts. We’ll showcase the creators that help define these technologies as well as the entrepreneurs who utilize this tech to create innovations that are impacting our lives. LAUNCH events will be hosted at WeWork Labs Seattle and will focus on the use case on a chosen technology featuring…

Partner Power Hour: Overview of Agile Scrum

March 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

A high-level overview of Agile Scrum, including best practices around common activities. About the presenter: Bo English-Wiczling is a Director in Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure team. She has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, has led development teams of more than 450 people, as well as large scale programs from scratch, including the first mobile phone activation platform at Best Buy and the first Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering platform at Amazon for 3rd party marketplace sellers. Bo is…

Roger McNamee with Ross Reynolds: A Reckoning With Facebook

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Longtime Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee would have howled with laughter just a few years ago if he had been told he would soon be devoting himself to decrying the massive social media engine that is Facebook. But despite his career as a mentor of tech leaders and his large shareholdings in Facebook, that’s exactly what McNamee is doing. He takes the stage in conversation with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds for an exploration of his book Zucked. McNamee offers us his unflinching account of…

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There’s a lot of buzz and hype on AI, ML, deep-learning, within Microsoft and the competition, and for good reasons! But, how can you easily learn about it without being a Data Scientist? – How can you start extending your .NET and .NET Core applications with AI features? This session will show you the multiple ways you can implement AI features on .NET apps, starting by positioning ML.NET with other products like Azure Cognitive Services, but also moving forward to…

Making Waves: Driving Toward Meaningful Progress on Pay Equity

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

What will it take to make real, and faster, progress on pay equity for women, people of color and other historically marginalized populations in the labor market? The first step is to better understand the drivers around pay inequity and formulate a plan of action. Too often, though, organizations get mired in discussions around the ideal approach or legal considerations and are stalled before they even start. The intention for this year’s Equal Pay Day event at PayScale is to…

Creators of Java, C#, TypeScript, Perl, and Python in a Live Discussion – Fundraiser CSforALL

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

PuPPy, Seattle's Python user group presents our 1st annual charity event. We will feature the creators of C#, Java, Perl, Python, and TypeScript in a conversation about programming languages and language design. At a minimum our featured guests will delve into the intricacies of computing languages for 70 minutes, moderated by Carol Willing. We may hold an additional 70 minutes of discussion following an intermission if our event attendees want it. Proceeds benefit CSforALL. Requests are out to potential sponsors…

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Global Access to Cancer Treatment

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

By 2030, the number of new cancer patients diagnosed each year will double to more than 23 million worldwide. Of those, 7 out of 10 will live in developing countries with no way to access the treatment they need. What are we doing globally to combat these statistics? In recognition of World Cancer Day, join guest speaker Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of The Max Foundation, as she discusses lessons learned from 15 years of facilitating access to cancer treatment…

Everything About 3D Printing Without A 3D Printer

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Details: Learn 3d modeling for free with Tinkercad, how to find free stuff to print with Thingiverse, how to pay someone else to 3d print your stuff with 3dHubs, or how to just buying 3d printed stuff designed by individuals with Shapeways or buy individually crafted 3d printed products with Etsy. Includes: A live walk-through and a chance to get hands on the results of these resources. Speaker: Anthony Seo Software Engineer at Microsoft 1st Place Finisher in the World's…


April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 5 @ 5:00 pm

Curated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; parties draw you together to network and mingle; the demo floor boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchfestNW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world. Experience TechfestNW.  Tickets go on sale late January 2019.

Alliance of Angels Workshop – Importance of IP/Patents for Entrepreneurs Investors

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Pam Jacobson and Hugh Matsubayashi for an interactive session on what entrepreneurs & investors need to know about patents & intellectual property, including a discussion on how to identify and protect startups’ technology innovations to secure value. Pam Jacobson is a Partner at K&L Gates and serves as the Firmwide Practice Group Coordinator for the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She has a broad IP practice and has successfully litigated patent, trademark, and other IP disputes throughout the United States.…

Women Of The Channel On The Road Seattle

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Women of the Channel On The Road Seattle is a regional summit and extension of The Channel Company’s highly successful Women of the IT Channel Leadership conferences. The half-day gathering will provide in-depth content on personal and professional development focused on helping women propel their careers, and boosting inclusion and diversity. Attendees will benefit from motivational and inspirational keynotes and workshops, peer networking, and engaging executive leadership sessions. It is here where the channel’s current and future leaders can…

Seattle Catalysts

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Seattle is a city on the rise, full of change and innovations for the future. Vulcan, WeWork, and The Evergrey are proud to present a transformative evening with Seattle’s Catalysts. We invite you to join us and celebrate the changing face of Seattle and the catalysts creating it — think innovators for equality and change, both for-profit and non-profit leaders looking to better the communities they are in. The evening will take on storytelling with a twist. You will learn…

Presentation: “Aircraft Radio Navigation”

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The first airplane pilots navigated by looking over the side at the ground below. As radios and navigation equipment became smaller and able to fit inside the cockpit pilots began to look inside. This presentation will explore the evolution of the equipment pilots depended on during the golden age of aviation in the 1920’s to the early 1950’s to take to the sky.

Playtest NW Open Board Game Testing

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us every 1st Saturday at Blue Highway Games in Seattle from 1pm to 5pm to playtest prototype board games from indie tabletop game designers. If you love playing board games or want to learn more about the game design process, this event is for you! Enjoy an afternoon of playing games, sharing your feedback, and meeting indie game designers in our community. Please RSVP so we can see you there! Drop-ins are most welcome!


April 11 - April 12

Explore the intersection of Bible and technology at this year’s BibleTech conference, coming to Seattle on April 11–12, 2019. Learn about advances in biblical studies from over 25 leaders in the tech, Bible translation, and publishing industries. Plan on discovering new ways technological advances equip us to explore and share God’s Word. See the complete list of topics and speakers at

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

April 11 @ 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 If you aren't available on this date, please reach out to us directly at and we will be happy to set up…

UW Foster School’s Technology Management MBA Info Session

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

The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program will reshape the way you work in teams, evolve the way you think about leadership, and provide new perspectives for tackling complex business challenges. Attend this Online Information Session to learn more about the program, get your questions answered, and see if this 18-month journey is right for you.

Def Hacks Seattle 2019, Co-Hosted by Even

April 13 - April 14

This is a 24-hour hackathon hosted at Microsoft HQ (noon-to-noon), with a heavy focus on FinTech. The event is open to all college students, and we will have company APIs, Hardware Labs, and prizes available! Learn more at

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