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How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work

November 27 @ 7:30 pm

Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is among the startup companies leading the charge. Technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat lends us a wealth of firsthand perspective on the subject to share insight from her book Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work. She spotlights Uber’s remarkable new template for employment using algorithms and internet platforms, upending our understanding of work in the digital age. Rosenblat chronicles the stories of drivers in more than twenty-five…

Meetup: Interactive Graphics with Shiny and Plotly

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

Come join Data Science Dojo for a community talk on Interactive Graphics with Shiny and Plotly! About the Event: We can probably all recall a time in which we created a great chart and in the midst of discussion someone asks “What if…?” or “Why?”. Using conventional plotting libraries would require manual manipulation of the data or code to update the chart in order to answer such questions, taking us out of the moment and potentially losing an opportunity for…

Hacking Elections: A Conversation with Matt Tait

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Tech Policy Lab for an interview with cybersecurity expert and former British intelligence officer Matt Tait on foreign interference with the midterm elections. Tait helped detect Russian interference in the 2016 election and will discuss a range of topics, including meddling in the midterms, the status of the Russia investigation, and what can be done about foreign interference in a digital age. Matt Tait is a senior fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and…

SMART CITIES: Infrastructure Protection – Opportunities & Challenges

November 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Northeastern University-Seattle College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be coordinating a one-day discussion named Smart Cities: Critical Infrastructure Protection – Opportunities and Challenges on Thursday November 29, 2018 at the Museum of History and Industry. The symposium will explore the public- private sector perspective on technology and policy opportunities and challenges facing the smart city evolution, and is organized by Ann Lesperance, Director of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Northeastern-Seattle campus.

Gods and Robots

December 3 @ 7:30 pm

The first robot to walk the earth was a bronze giant called Talos. This wondrous machine was created not by MIT Robotics Lab, but by Hephaestus, the Greek god of invention. For a history on these ancient mythological AIs and more, folklorist and historian of science Adrienne Mayor arrives at Town Hall to present Gods and Robots: The Ancient Quest for Artificial Life. She brings us a richly illustrated exploration of mythology and the history of humanity’s timeless impulse to…

Filtering through the FOMO and FUD

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

We're inviting a few speakers to describe how they protect themselves from misinformation designed to trigger FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) in order to publish reliable news about the crypto space and make informed investment decisions.

Filtering through the FOMO and FUD

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

How do you protect yourself from the twin dangers of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) when even respected companies like American Express publish fake news and false facts about crypto? We’ve invited speakers from the news site CryptoSlate, VC firm Bloccelerate and content rating platform RedPen to describe how they solve this problem.

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

December 11 @ 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…

Packaging Experience Summit 2019

03/19/2019 - 03/20/2019

Packaging Experience Summit 2019 takes place on March 19-20, 2019 just outside of Seattle, WA. This 2-day event will bring together brand leaders, operations managers, and growth-focused businesses for a high-value packaging conference focused on leveraging the power of digital production. Connect Through Packaging Learn how to implement digitally printed packaging to connect with consumers in meaningful and innovative ways. Explore the possibilities that digital print & production technology delivers! With a powerful lineup of industry professionals and packaging evangelists,…

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