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The Future of Art: Art in the 21st Century

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

As we look forward into the 21st century, we ask ourselves—what will art look like in future generations? How will it be produced? How will it be appreciated? How will it be valued? How is the convergence of art and technology redefining what art is? Join MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest on January 16, 2019 as we explore these questions with some of the most innovative artists in our community. Featuring presentations and a panel discussion with: Ginny Ruffner is a…

Microsoft & Flatiron: Manage Your Financial Future | Flatiron School Seattle

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Conquer your financial fears in 2019! Learn how you can take control of your financial future, gain insights on key financial topics that impact your life, and be better equipped with information that will help individuals in tech, make better financial decisions. Hear from financial advisor, Alyssa Jarman of Pacific Capital Resource Group, as she shares her advice on how professionals in tech can strategically manage their financial lives.

Kick off the Cons 2

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday January 19th - 10am to 6pm @ Renton technical college Renton City Comicon, or Rencon for short, is at it again! This will be the second time multiple conventions gather to collaborate and share their plans for the upcoming year all under the banner of a mini convention itself. While the Rencon team’s 4th year convention is slated for early September, the development team wanted to create something that would blur the lines between convention silos! The team has…

Intro to Coding: Parent’s Guide to Entering Tech | Flatiron School Seattle

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Begin your coding journey at this family friendly event and meet Flatiron alumni who juggled parenthood while attending our coding bootcamp! Spend your Saturday with us and learn key concepts of HTML/CSS! Our Flatiron School staff will be on hand to show you the ropes, plus answer any questions you have about learning to code and launching a career in tech. Children are welcome! We’ll have a staff member available to facilitate fun kid activities while you learn new skills.

Tech & the Climate

January 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

From using your skills directly to support climate justice work, to contributing resources, to organizing with others in the industry, there’s an amazing array of actions you can take to support climate justice. Come hear from our panel of tech workers about how they’re using their positions and skills to push for action on climate change, then stick around for discussion and opportunities to get active yourself. This event is open to anyone who cares about tech and climate --…

UW Japanese collaboration : Intelligence in Data Symposium Jan 22 2019

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free Entrance for academics, students and developers. In the age of Machine Learning and AI, the success of a system depends heavily on the data. To train an AI model, you need a good quality data and that data must be collected, organized and structured in an intelligent way. So much so that much of the AI system development is structured around how to prepare the incoming data and then processing the out coming data. We will have speakers from…

The Foundations of Discovery

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Embark on a journey of discovery with a special screening of the documentary The Most Unknown, as researchers seek to answer some of the biggest questions in science: how did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness, and how much do we really know? Alex Lincoln, an ecologist working with UW’s Alaska Salmon Program, will set the stage for the evening, sharing details of her own fieldwork studying the lives of salmon and grizzly bears in remote regions of…

Open House – Master of Science in Information Systems

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an Open House to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During this session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have.

OneRedmond: Economic Outlook Event

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

OneRedmond will bring you the well-known local economist Chris Mefford to share need-to-know insights for the year. Join us for a continental breakfast as we listen to what to expect in 2019. Mr. Mefford is President and CEO of Community Attributes and has a remarkable track record of providing sound forecasts and an entertainment delivery. A breakfast and networking you don’t want to miss!

Investment Outlook Panel 2019

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Annual Investment Outlook Panel 2019 2018 was a banner year for venture capital investment, with numerous new unicorns, countless $100 million venture financings, a bounce in VC-backed IPOs and best year for venture backed startup sales. 2019 starts on the heels of a record 2018 with over 230 startups in the tech IPO pipeline including highly anticipated IPOs for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Palantir, Pinterest, Postmates, CrowdStrike, and Zoom. Strong VC returns and rising valuations have brought in non-traditional investors such…

Introduction to Project Management Course

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This 1-day, 8-hour class is designed to give participants an introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of formal project management. Participants will come to understand more about project management, learn to produce better project plans, reduce project risk, capture the complexity of projects, stay on top of the projects when they are underway, present a more organized and professional management style and a number of other practical project management skills. This course is ideal for anyone interested in learning…

Liberating Structures Deep Dive Workshop

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Disrupt conventional patterns in how we work together, making it possible to immediately include, engage, and unleash everyone using Liberating Structures. Learn how to structure generative interactions among your co-workers, administration, and students in ways that enliven engagement and inquiry, and help us lead better without relying on methods that are top down, or too loose and unstructured. In this Deep Dive workshop format, we’ll learn and practice versatile Liberating Structures that explore how we can work together to meet…

Final Friday VR Event

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Explore our immersive augmented and virtual reality experiences in Building 4 after hours! Join us as we fly through a mind-bending billion year evolutionary exploration, chill at the VR bar, compete with your friends in a Beat Saber competition and participate in many other one-night only presentations and activities. While here, take in a laser show in the Laser Dome or a feature film in IMAX at a bundled price.

Women in Cloud Annual Summit

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Women! We are key drivers of economic growth. Yet we continue to face substantial hurdles in accessing the resources needed to launch and sustain businesses and grow our careers. From addressing the financial inclusion gender gap in funding to providing women the tools, knowledge, and networks they need to reach their full potential, 2019 is the year to ACCELERATE women. The Women in Cloud Summit is one building block in the solution. This Summit will connect you, cloud industry leaders,…

UW Foster School’s Technology Management MBA Info Session

January 28 @ 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.

Open House – Master of Science in Information Systems

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an Open House to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During this session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have.

Science and a Movie: Real Genius

January 30 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Let’s talk lasers with scientist Maria Viitaniemi! These concentrated beams have been staples of science fiction and fact for many years. Some cut through metal. Others can transfer information from extreme distances. And in Real Genius, they can even be used to make popcorn. Maria shines the light on lasers, then we watch one of the finest comedies from the 80s, Real Genius. Val Kilmer stars as Chris Knight, a brilliant young man who rules the school. But when he finds…

3HAG Strategy Execution Workshop – Make your 3 Year Highly Achievable Goal a reality

January 31

Pacific Northwest Gravitas Impact Premium Coaches (formerly Gazelles International Coaches) presents best selling author Shannon Byrne Susko leading a high energy Strategic Execution workshop based on the principals in her best selling book - 3HAG WAY - The Strategic Execution System that ensures your strategy is not a "Wild-Ass-Guess!" Register here... This all day workshop will focus on the following elements of building your 3HAG (3 Year Highly Achievable Goal) in order to build confidence in your strategy: Overview…

Power [UP] with Women in Tech

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

There has never been a better time to Power in the tech industry! Join the Foster School of Business for a night of networking, learning, and encouragement as we celebrate the value of women in tech. Hear how to be bold, intentional, and memorable in what you do, from our community of tech executives featuring: Julie Averill, EVP & CTO, lululemon Sue Taylor, CIO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Lily Ley, VP & CIO, PACCAR Inc. Charu Jain, VP &…

Pink Elephant Unicorn cybersecurity capture-the-flag

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - February 2 @ 5:00 pm

The Pink Elephant Unicorn cybersecurity capture-the-flag competition returns to Northeastern University Seattle on February 1-2, 2019. This fun, FREE, and engaging event is open to anyone interested in learning more about cyber security, regardless of skill or experience level. Cyber professionals will be on site to teach tutorials for beginners. This year’s event will feature new puzzles tailored to the NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework, exposing participants to real-world tasks, specialties, and work roles in cybersecurity. Grab…

Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop – Seattle

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at Epicodus for our free Intro to Programming Workshop. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment, and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there! What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery What to bring?: We will provide…

UW Foster School’s Technology Management MBA Info Session

February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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 one hour, in-person Information Session to learn more about the program, get your questions answered, and see if this 18-month journey is right for you.

Lunch + Learn: The Entrepreneurial Equation Seminar

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Entrepreneurs and business owners one and all: join us to learn retirement for businesses; cash flow; business ‘life insurance’ including intellectual property considerations for partnerships, disability/injury, and potential loans.  Put banking, retirement and insurance tools to work to build and protect your business.

Automated Web Scraping in R

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What is this Meetup about? How to automatically web scrape so you can analyze timely/frequently updated data. There are many blogs and tutorials that teach you how to scrape data from a bunch of web pages once and then you’re done. But one-off web scraping is not useful for many applications that require sentiment analysis on recent or timely content, or capturing changing events and commentary, or analyzing trends in real time. As fun as it is to do an…

The Flawed Brilliance of Steve Jobs

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What were the formative events in Steve Jobs’ life? How do you tell the story of a man who revolutionized human communication while struggling to find personal connection himself? GeekWire joins the creative forces behind Seattle Opera’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs for a discussion of the visionary Apple cofounder. The panel will address the discourse surrounding Jobs in popular culture, and the creative process of turning his life into an opera. We will also examine portrayals of Jobs in…

Warbirds & Wine

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Treat your taste buds to delicious wines and decadent chocolates as you explore living history at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. Toast to some of the rarest warbirds from WWII that have been fully restored to take to the skies as you enjoy six local wine tastings in a beautiful wine glass included in your ticket. Warbirds and Wine is a 21 and over event and ID’s will be checked at the door. Ticket Info: $40 Tickets URL:…

Women in Tech

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This month, join us to celebrate and empower women in the tech industry, discuss ways we can ensure women will be fully represented, and advance the conversation forward. Our theme for this month is Women In Tech. It’s no secret, companies with more women and more gender diversity perform better than those with less. We’re excited to invite you to learn about the difficulties, successes, and benefits of women in the tech industry, and what we can all do to…

Tech has changed Seattle. Now what?

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Tech has changed Seattle. Now what?” on Feb 12 is inspired by the opera’s wrestling with themes of counterculture versus corporate culture. For better or worse, the technology industry has forever changed Seattle. As industry and the population expand, how can everyone—from longtime residents to newcomers—help secure the legacy of arts, culture, and civic engagement in Puget Sound?   KUOW’s Carolyn Adolph and Joshua McNichols, creators of the Prime(d) podcast, moderate a discussion with panelists: Cynthia Brothers, Creator of the…

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

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

EDCO’s Annual Luncheon

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker Pablos Holman Hacker, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Futurist   Pablos Holman implements science fiction. His vast experience gives him a unique view into breaking and building new technologies. Pablos consults worldwide on invention and design projects that assimilate new technologies - making wild ideas a bit more practical and vice versa. He helped create the world's smallest PC, 3D printers at Makerbot, spaceships with Amazon's Jeff Bezos, artificial intelligence agent systems, and the Hackerbot, a Wi-Fi seeking robot.   With…

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