http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic2015-07-30T20:13:27.000ZSeattleTechCalendarSeattle Tech Calendarroyleban@groupthink.comroyleban@groupthink.comGoogle Calendar1819125http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/d46nb8rjqj9nr665l7j00hdai02015-07-24T03:26:26.000Z2015-07-24T03:26:26.000ZAngel Investing in the NorthwestWhen: Tue Aug 25, 2015 6pm to 7pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: Impact HUB Bellevue, 555 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/angel-investing-in-the-northwest-tickets-17840368021 Price: $15 Join Josh Maher, author of Startup Wealth, for an exclusive interview with NorthWest angel investors. Josh digs into how they find the best companies, how hard they really work, and what advantages investors have in the NorthWest.When: Tue Aug 25, 2015 6pm to 7pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: Impact HUB Bellevue, 555 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/angel-investing-in-the-northwest-tickets-17840368021 Price: $15 Join Josh Maher, author of Startup Wealth, for an exclusive interview with NorthWest angel investors. Josh digs into how they find the best companies, how hard they really work, and what advantages investors have in the NorthWest.josh.maher@gmail.comjosh.maher@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/v64f0dkl0fd638qd3o96sg6cro2015-07-24T03:16:48.000Z2015-07-24T03:16:48.000ZSetting up a Group Angel InvestmentWhen: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6pm to 7pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: Impact HUB Bellevue, 555 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/setting-up-a-group-angel-investment-tickets-17803084505 Price: $15 Are you a prospective angel investor but not sure quite where to start? Are you a startup founder wondering how to increase the sources of funding for your company? Most academic studies have concluded that investing as a group creates higher returns on average than going it alone. In addition, angel investors can commit smaller sums to more companies thus increasing their diversification when investing as part of a group. This talk will examine the steps necessary to create a group investment in a startup and will explore the options for completing these steps ranging from DIY to utilizing the many online and offline platforms established to serve this growing trend.When: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6pm to 7pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: Impact HUB Bellevue, 555 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/setting-up-a-group-angel-investment-tickets-17803084505 Price: $15 Are you a prospective angel investor but not sure quite where to start? Are you a startup founder wondering how to increase the sources of funding for your company? Most academic studies have concluded that investing as a group creates higher returns on average than going it alone. In addition, angel investors can commit smaller sums to more companies thus increasing their diversification when investing as part of a group. This talk will examine the steps necessary to create a group investment in a startup and will explore the options for completing these steps ranging from DIY to utilizing the many online and offline platforms established to serve this growing trend.josh.maher@gmail.comjosh.maher@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/38lj15fcq88l060f389c2a74r82015-07-24T03:01:35.000Z2015-07-24T03:01:35.000ZPreparing to Take an InvestmentWhen: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6pm to 7pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: Impact HUB Bellevue, 555 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-to-take-an-investment-tickets-17840305835 Price: $15 This talk will cover creating the material in order to raise capital from angel investors. Bryan was the co-founder and CEO of TalentSpring, a B2B Enterprise SaaS company based on machine learning. TalentSpring was acquired in 2010. Bryan’s second company, SPARKON was a B2C company. TalentSpring raised $2.7m and SPARKON raised $1.2m, and most of the investment came from angel investors. Bryan now runs WhiteHat Engineering, a software engineering firm that builds entire startups for non-technical founders. WhiteHat Engineering can build a startup from the first line of code, or come into an existing project. WhiteHat Engineering has the ability to build startups while the company is pre-seed round and is highly capital constrained.When: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6pm to 7pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: Impact HUB Bellevue, 555 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-to-take-an-investment-tickets-17840305835 Price: $15 This talk will cover creating the material in order to raise capital from angel investors. Bryan was the co-founder and CEO of TalentSpring, a B2B Enterprise SaaS company based on machine learning. TalentSpring was acquired in 2010. Bryan’s second company, SPARKON was a B2C company. TalentSpring raised $2.7m and SPARKON raised $1.2m, and most of the investment came from angel investors. Bryan now runs WhiteHat Engineering, a software engineering firm that builds entire startups for non-technical founders. WhiteHat Engineering can build a startup from the first line of code, or come into an existing project. WhiteHat Engineering has the ability to build startups while the company is pre-seed round and is highly capital constrained.josh.maher@gmail.comjosh.maher@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/6s2gaavp52g6tfqh54u7eljkkk2015-07-24T02:52:16.000Z2015-07-24T02:52:16.000ZA Mini-IPO as a Professional Investor Liquidity EventWhen: Tue Aug 4, 2015 6pm to 7pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: Impact HUB Bellevue, 555 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-mini-ipo-as-a-professional-investor-liquidity-event-tickets-17803173772 Price: $15 New regulations under Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act allow small private companies to make an initial public offering of up to $50 million every 12 months without the ongoing burdensome regulation associated with full registration under the Securities Act of 1933. Of these, 30% may be sold on behalf of existing major shareholders, such as venture capitalists and angel investors. Underwriters and shareholder relations firms are gearing up to accommodate small trading venues in Regulation A+ securities. It is often a good strategy to prepare a small company for a mini-IPO as one of several possible liquidity events, because the process is often the same as preparation for other possible liquidity events.When: Tue Aug 4, 2015 6pm to 7pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: Impact HUB Bellevue, 555 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-mini-ipo-as-a-professional-investor-liquidity-event-tickets-17803173772 Price: $15 New regulations under Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act allow small private companies to make an initial public offering of up to $50 million every 12 months without the ongoing burdensome regulation associated with full registration under the Securities Act of 1933. Of these, 30% may be sold on behalf of existing major shareholders, such as venture capitalists and angel investors. Underwriters and shareholder relations firms are gearing up to accommodate small trading venues in Regulation A+ securities. It is often a good strategy to prepare a small company for a mini-IPO as one of several possible liquidity events, because the process is often the same as preparation for other possible liquidity events.josh.maher@gmail.comjosh.maher@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/s54kfavrsmoaq1eiqle7nct9no2015-07-24T02:43:27.000Z2015-07-24T02:43:27.000ZStories for Angels: How to connect with Investors through StorytellingWhen: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6pm to 9pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: Impact HUB Bellevue, 555 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-for-angels-how-to-connect-with-investors-through-storytelling-tickets-17803265045 Price: $15 In this entertaining presentation, we'll learn that despite conventional wisdom, the way to an investor’s wallet is not through facts but through a well-told story. We'll delve into how the brain receives information and why leading with a story is more effective for a pitch. We'll explore the heart of story structure and the best way to find your own authentic product story that will carry you through the rough times and communicate passion to your Angel Investor.When: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6pm to 9pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: Impact HUB Bellevue, 555 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-for-angels-how-to-connect-with-investors-through-storytelling-tickets-17803265045 Price: $15 In this entertaining presentation, we&#39;ll learn that despite conventional wisdom, the way to an investor’s wallet is not through facts but through a well-told story. We&#39;ll delve into how the brain receives information and why leading with a story is more effective for a pitch. We&#39;ll explore the heart of story structure and the best way to find your own authentic product story that will carry you through the rough times and communicate passion to your Angel Investor.josh.maher@gmail.comjosh.maher@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/sun2v52cn1cj21p9bgrrmgi1c02010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-19T04:06:09.000ZSeattle Robotics Society MeetingRecurring Event<br> First start: 2010-07-17 PDT <br> Duration: 86400 <br>Where: Renton Technical College <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Monthly gathering of robot enthusiasts. Includes event announcements, show-n-tell, &amp; technical presentations. See http://www.seattlerobotics.orgRecurring Event<br /> First start: 2010-07-17 PDT <br /> Duration: 86400 <br />Where: Renton Technical College <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Monthly gathering of robot enthusiasts. Includes event announcements, show-n-tell, &amp; technical presentations. See http://www.seattlerobotics.orgjkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/9uc9168h4d22bhdv646bdkup1o2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZXCoders Seattle MeetingRecurring Event<br> First start: 2009-08-13 18:30:00 PDT <br> Duration: 5400 <br>Where: 925 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: More info: http://www.seattlexcoders.org/index.php Please arrive BEFORE 7pm, as the building doors are locked for external access at that time. On street parking is likely the best - parking is available in the building, but at some cost. The entrance is on 4th Ave or 3rd Ave. Come in and head up to the 16th floor. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=925+4th+Ave,+Seattle,+WA+98104&amp;sll=47.633311,-122.351731&amp;sspn=0.009196,0.016565&amp;g=925+4th+Ave,+Seattle,+WA+98104&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=47.60583,-122.332592&amp;spn=0.009201,0.016565&amp;t=h&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=addr&amp;layer=c&amp;cbll=47.605914,-122.332677&amp;panoid=cIAt0X6DoviO2mTADrnctA&amp;cbp=12,221.2657615992657,,0,-17.845430754296203Recurring Event<br /> First start: 2009-08-13 18:30:00 PDT <br /> Duration: 5400 <br />Where: 925 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: More info: http://www.seattlexcoders.org/index.php Please arrive BEFORE 7pm, as the building doors are locked for external access at that time. On street parking is likely the best - parking is available in the building, but at some cost. The entrance is on 4th Ave or 3rd Ave. Come in and head up to the 16th floor. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=925+4th+Ave,+Seattle,+WA+98104&amp;sll=47.633311,-122.351731&amp;sspn=0.009196,0.016565&amp;g=925+4th+Ave,+Seattle,+WA+98104&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=47.60583,-122.332592&amp;spn=0.009201,0.016565&amp;t=h&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=addr&amp;layer=c&amp;cbll=47.605914,-122.332677&amp;panoid=cIAt0X6DoviO2mTADrnctA&amp;cbp=12,221.2657615992657,,0,-17.845430754296203jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/cd6ce1sjhv44nkd4f1n9dq8qrk2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZXCoders Eastside MeetingRecurring Event<br> First start: 2012-09-27 19:00:00 PDT <br> Duration: 9000 <br>Where: Thinkspace in downtown Redmond <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: More info: http://www.seattlexcoders.org/index.php This is the current location for the Eastside XCoders meetings. More exact information on the site. Our focus is primarily on Cocoa. The group also explores other related technologies like Unix, relational databases, and scripting languages. You are invited to share your ideas on how we can best serve your needs and have a bit of fun while doing it. Location info: http://thinkspace.com/about/location/Recurring Event<br /> First start: 2012-09-27 19:00:00 PDT <br /> Duration: 9000 <br />Where: Thinkspace in downtown Redmond <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: More info: http://www.seattlexcoders.org/index.php This is the current location for the Eastside XCoders meetings. More exact information on the site. Our focus is primarily on Cocoa. The group also explores other related technologies like Unix, relational databases, and scripting languages. You are invited to share your ideas on how we can best serve your needs and have a bit of fun while doing it. Location info: http://thinkspace.com/about/location/submit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/unpjhe13s9jb4jel28b9kmo4h82013-07-22T22:25:49.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZWkly Django Hack NightRecurring Event<br> First start: 2013-04-04 17:00:00 PDT <br> Duration: 10800 <br>Where: 227 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: submitted by akoumjian@gmail.comRecurring Event<br /> First start: 2013-04-04 17:00:00 PDT <br /> Duration: 10800 <br />Where: 227 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: submitted by akoumjian@gmail.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/88m0m5nca341lf508vkihhkhl42010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZWireless - HackNight for Seattle WirelessRecurring Event<br> First start: 2010-09-15 19:00:00 PDT <br> Duration: 10800 <br> Except on: Wed Oct 17, 2012&nbsp; <br>Where: 623 A Broadway E, Seattle <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: http://seattlewireless.net/HackNight Hack Night is a weekly meeting held by Seattle Wireless. We now meet at Metrix Create Space at 623 A Broadway E around 7:00 PM. http://metrixcreatespace.com/ Always check the EventCalendar to confirm that we are planning to meet. This is a generally a work meeting. The purpose is to get together, communicate, relate problems, and actively work out technical issues that directly relate to building out the SeattleWireless network. We also work on problems encountered by individual node operators. Demos of software or hardware are also done on occasion. In the process, we all learn about things we didn't know before which is certainly in the spirit of Seattle Wireless. If you think Seattle Wireless is cool and are interested in setting up a node, stopping by HackNight is a great way to meet the other people involved and figure out how to get started.Recurring Event<br /> First start: 2010-09-15 19:00:00 PDT <br /> Duration: 10800 <br /> Except on: Wed Oct 17, 2012  <br />Where: 623 A Broadway E, Seattle <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: http://seattlewireless.net/HackNight Hack Night is a weekly meeting held by Seattle Wireless. We now meet at Metrix Create Space at 623 A Broadway E around 7:00 PM. http://metrixcreatespace.com/ Always check the EventCalendar to confirm that we are planning to meet. This is a generally a work meeting. The purpose is to get together, communicate, relate problems, and actively work out technical issues that directly relate to building out the SeattleWireless network. We also work on problems encountered by individual node operators. Demos of software or hardware are also done on occasion. In the process, we all learn about things we didn&#39;t know before which is certainly in the spirit of Seattle Wireless. If you think Seattle Wireless is cool and are interested in setting up a node, stopping by HackNight is a great way to meet the other people involved and figure out how to get started.jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/65touiqvb8itrhbdpfb47corns2015-07-03T01:50:42.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZWest Sound CoderDojo at WWU Center, OC PoulsboWhen: Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:30am to 12:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: WWU Center at OC Poulsbo, 1000 Olympic College Way NW Room 119, Poulsbo, WA 98370 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Part of this class will be taught by 5th grade Josh Rosenberg! He will be using Scratch. (1) Free parking is available on campus. (2) Please use main entrance closer to public parking lot and enter elevator or inside stairs to first floor. CoderDojo is in room 119. (3) There will be security on site. Please do not wander the campus or campus buildings. Top bullet points about Coder Dojo: (a) Suggested Ages: 8 – 18. Skill Levels: All (b) Students and Parent/Guardian or Volunteering Parent must both be registered on Eventbrite. NO EXCEPTIONS. (c) No drop-offs. Parent/Guardian must remain. See this a great opportunity to learn with and/or help your child. (d) Please bring a laptop. Some content will not run on tablets. (e) Emergencies happen, but avoid last minute cancellations wherever possible. Cancelling the night before or morning of a coderdojo doesn't give the Eventbrite system enough time to notify the next persons on wait-list who may really want to attend. (f) Please do not write us asking up to cancel or update your registration. (1) On your ticket confirmation, click My Tickets in the upper right hand corner. This will take you to your orders, where you can Mange your tickets, including cancellation. (2) Visit http://help.eventbrite.com/customer/portal/articles/581556-how-to-cancel-a-registration-for-a-free-event for more detailed instructions. TICKETS AT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-sound-coderdojo-july-11-at-olympic-college-poulsbo-western-washington-university-tickets-17448308360When: Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:30am to 12:30pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: WWU Center at OC Poulsbo, 1000 Olympic College Way NW Room 119, Poulsbo, WA 98370 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Part of this class will be taught by 5th grade Josh Rosenberg! He will be using Scratch. (1) Free parking is available on campus. (2) Please use main entrance closer to public parking lot and enter elevator or inside stairs to first floor. CoderDojo is in room 119. (3) There will be security on site. Please do not wander the campus or campus buildings. Top bullet points about Coder Dojo: (a) Suggested Ages: 8 – 18. Skill Levels: All (b) Students and Parent/Guardian or Volunteering Parent must both be registered on Eventbrite. NO EXCEPTIONS. (c) No drop-offs. Parent/Guardian must remain. See this a great opportunity to learn with and/or help your child. (d) Please bring a laptop. Some content will not run on tablets. (e) Emergencies happen, but avoid last minute cancellations wherever possible. Cancelling the night before or morning of a coderdojo doesn&#39;t give the Eventbrite system enough time to notify the next persons on wait-list who may really want to attend. (f) Please do not write us asking up to cancel or update your registration. (1) On your ticket confirmation, click My Tickets in the upper right hand corner. This will take you to your orders, where you can Mange your tickets, including cancellation. (2) Visit http://help.eventbrite.com/customer/portal/articles/581556-how-to-cancel-a-registration-for-a-free-event for more detailed instructions. TICKETS AT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-sound-coderdojo-july-11-at-olympic-college-poulsbo-western-washington-university-tickets-17448308360wsta08@gmail.comwsta08@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/tcj3bqippar7h0utjt8q5btloo_20120107T033000Z2011-07-01T18:24:17.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZWeird Science &#39;Salon&#39;When: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:30pm to 12am&nbsp; PST<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Fri Jan 6, 2012 7:30pm<br> <br>Where: Jigsaw Renaissance, 815 Airport Way S, 98134 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: WEIRD SCIENCES 'SALON' _________________________________________________________________ ATTENTION ALL TESLA WORSHIPPERS, FREE-ENERGY BUFFS, "CRAZY" INVENTORS, ANOMALY HUNTERS, SCALAR RESEARCHERS, ANTIGRAVITATIONALISTS, AND O/U-NITARIANS! ;) _________________________________________________________________ Meetings of Seattle's "weird sciences group" will take place the first Friday of each month, 7pm to midnight or more. The next meeting will be at Jigsaw Renaissance, INScape , 815 Airport Way S, 98134 SEE THE [MAP LINK] http://www.amasci.com/freenrg/seameet.html http://bit.ly/fjT1SA TRAVEL: FROM THE SOUTH: On I-5, take the Dearborn St. exit in Seattle. Turn left on Dearborn, under I-5, four blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE FROM THE NORTH: Take the Airport Way/Dearborn exit. Exit on Dearborn, turn right on Dearborn, three blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE Or call 206-523-6348 if lost _________________________________________________________________ Yes, the general public is very welcome to attend. BRING SNACKS! _________________________________________________________________ Email me at billb(a)eskimocom and ask to be put on the seattle weird-sci email announcements list, or see http://amasci.com/wsci/ (((((((((((((((((( ( ( ( ( (O) ) ) ) ) ))))))))))))))))))) William J. Beaty http://staff.washington.edu/wbeaty/ beaty * chem washington edu Research Engineer billb eskimo com UW Chem Dept, Bagley Hall RM74 206-543-6195 Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700When: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:30pm to 12am  PST<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Fri Jan 6, 2012 7:30pm<br /> <br />Where: Jigsaw Renaissance, 815 Airport Way S, 98134 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: WEIRD SCIENCES &#39;SALON&#39; _________________________________________________________________ ATTENTION ALL TESLA WORSHIPPERS, FREE-ENERGY BUFFS, &quot;CRAZY&quot; INVENTORS, ANOMALY HUNTERS, SCALAR RESEARCHERS, ANTIGRAVITATIONALISTS, AND O/U-NITARIANS! ;) _________________________________________________________________ Meetings of Seattle&#39;s &quot;weird sciences group&quot; will take place the first Friday of each month, 7pm to midnight or more. The next meeting will be at Jigsaw Renaissance, INScape , 815 Airport Way S, 98134 SEE THE [MAP LINK] http://www.amasci.com/freenrg/seameet.html http://bit.ly/fjT1SA TRAVEL: FROM THE SOUTH: On I-5, take the Dearborn St. exit in Seattle. Turn left on Dearborn, under I-5, four blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE FROM THE NORTH: Take the Airport Way/Dearborn exit. Exit on Dearborn, turn right on Dearborn, three blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE Or call 206-523-6348 if lost _________________________________________________________________ Yes, the general public is very welcome to attend. BRING SNACKS! _________________________________________________________________ Email me at billb(a)eskimocom and ask to be put on the seattle weird-sci email announcements list, or see http://amasci.com/wsci/ (((((((((((((((((( ( ( ( ( (O) ) ) ) ) ))))))))))))))))))) William J. Beaty http://staff.washington.edu/wbeaty/ beaty * chem washington edu Research Engineer billb eskimo com UW Chem Dept, Bagley Hall RM74 206-543-6195 Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700celestialprophecy@jigsawrenaissance.orgcelestialprophecy@jigsawrenaissance.orghttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/tcj3bqippar7h0utjt8q5btloo2011-07-01T18:24:17.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZWeird Science &#39;Salon&#39;Recurring Event<br> First start: 2011-07-01 19:30:00 PDT <br> Duration: 16200 <br>Where: Jigsaw Renaissance, 815 Airport Way S, 98134 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: WEIRD SCIENCES 'SALON' _________________________________________________________________ ATTENTION ALL TESLA WORSHIPPERS, FREE-ENERGY BUFFS, "CRAZY" INVENTORS, ANOMALY HUNTERS, SCALAR RESEARCHERS, ANTIGRAVITATIONALISTS, AND O/U-NITARIANS! ;) _________________________________________________________________ Meetings of Seattle's "weird sciences group" will take place the first Friday of each month, 7pm to midnight or more. The next meeting will be at Mystery Museum, INScape , 815 Airport Way S, 98134 SEE THE [MAP LINK] http://www.amasci.com/freenrg/seameet.html http://bit.ly/fjT1SA TRAVEL: FROM THE SOUTH: On I-5, take the Dearborn St. exit in Seattle. Turn left on Dearborn, under I-5, four blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE FROM THE NORTH: Take the Airport Way/Dearborn exit. Exit on Dearborn, turn right on Dearborn, three blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE Or call 206-523-6348 if lost _________________________________________________________________ Yes, the general public is very welcome to attend. BRING SNACKS! _________________________________________________________________ Email me at billb(a)eskimocom and ask to be put on the seattle weird-sci email announcements list, or see http://amasci.com/wsci/ (((((((((((((((((( ( ( ( ( (O) ) ) ) ) ))))))))))))))))))) William J. Beaty http://staff.washington.edu/wbeaty/ beaty * chem washington edu Research Engineer billb eskimo com UW Chem Dept, Bagley Hall RM74 206-543-6195 Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700Recurring Event<br /> First start: 2011-07-01 19:30:00 PDT <br /> Duration: 16200 <br />Where: Jigsaw Renaissance, 815 Airport Way S, 98134 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: WEIRD SCIENCES &#39;SALON&#39; _________________________________________________________________ ATTENTION ALL TESLA WORSHIPPERS, FREE-ENERGY BUFFS, &quot;CRAZY&quot; INVENTORS, ANOMALY HUNTERS, SCALAR RESEARCHERS, ANTIGRAVITATIONALISTS, AND O/U-NITARIANS! ;) _________________________________________________________________ Meetings of Seattle&#39;s &quot;weird sciences group&quot; will take place the first Friday of each month, 7pm to midnight or more. The next meeting will be at Mystery Museum, INScape , 815 Airport Way S, 98134 SEE THE [MAP LINK] http://www.amasci.com/freenrg/seameet.html http://bit.ly/fjT1SA TRAVEL: FROM THE SOUTH: On I-5, take the Dearborn St. exit in Seattle. Turn left on Dearborn, under I-5, four blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE FROM THE NORTH: Take the Airport Way/Dearborn exit. Exit on Dearborn, turn right on Dearborn, three blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE Or call 206-523-6348 if lost _________________________________________________________________ Yes, the general public is very welcome to attend. BRING SNACKS! _________________________________________________________________ Email me at billb(a)eskimocom and ask to be put on the seattle weird-sci email announcements list, or see http://amasci.com/wsci/ (((((((((((((((((( ( ( ( ( (O) ) ) ) ) ))))))))))))))))))) William J. Beaty http://staff.washington.edu/wbeaty/ beaty * chem washington edu Research Engineer billb eskimo com UW Chem Dept, Bagley Hall RM74 206-543-6195 Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700celestialprophecy@jigsawrenaissance.orgcelestialprophecy@jigsawrenaissance.orghttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/p0bol2abeq0sshfclpvcqsad3o2012-05-14T21:03:00.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZWeb App Developers MeetupRecurring Event<br> First start: 2012-06-14 18:30:00 PDT <br> Duration: 5400 <br>Where: Adobe, Freemont - Usually ( check the Meetup) <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Time: 6:30 - 8:30 Place: Adobe, Fremont (usually, check Meetup) Contact/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Web-App-Developers-Group/ As Web Apps get more popular, it becomes more difficult for devs to stay on top of the new technology. Seattle Web App Devs is a great way to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in the SDKs, Frameworks and Tooling that devs need to know, regardless of their Back End Stack. JavaScript, ActionScript, HTML or Flash... we focus on the best practices for developing applications TODAY.Recurring Event<br /> First start: 2012-06-14 18:30:00 PDT <br /> Duration: 5400 <br />Where: Adobe, Freemont - Usually ( check the Meetup) <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Time: 6:30 - 8:30 Place: Adobe, Fremont (usually, check Meetup) Contact/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Web-App-Developers-Group/ As Web Apps get more popular, it becomes more difficult for devs to stay on top of the new technology. Seattle Web App Devs is a great way to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in the SDKs, Frameworks and Tooling that devs need to know, regardless of their Back End Stack. JavaScript, ActionScript, HTML or Flash... we focus on the best practices for developing applications TODAY.sechrest@gmail.comsechrest@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101207T233000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Tue Dec 7, 2010 3:30pm to Tue Dec 7, 2010 4:30pm&nbsp; PST<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Dec 7, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: 5th and final lecture in CSE's Distinguished Lecturer Series for 2010-11: David Culler, UC Berkeley "Rethinking the Energy Infrastructure from an IT Perspective" For more information on this distinguished lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=958When: Tue Dec 7, 2010 3:30pm to Tue Dec 7, 2010 4:30pm  PST<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Dec 7, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: 5th and final lecture in CSE&#39;s Distinguished Lecturer Series for 2010-11: David Culler, UC Berkeley &quot;Rethinking the Energy Infrastructure from an IT Perspective&quot; For more information on this distinguished lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=958jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101202T233000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Thu Dec 2, 2010 3:30pm to Thu Dec 2, 2010 4:30pm&nbsp; PST<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Thu Dec 2, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Xiaofeng Ren, Intel Research Seattle "TBD" To learn more about this colloquium, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=982 The UW CSE Colloquium Series features accessible talks by leading computer scientists and computer engineers from the University of Washington, the region, the nation, and the world.When: Thu Dec 2, 2010 3:30pm to Thu Dec 2, 2010 4:30pm  PST<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Thu Dec 2, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Xiaofeng Ren, Intel Research Seattle &quot;TBD&quot; To learn more about this colloquium, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=982 The UW CSE Colloquium Series features accessible talks by leading computer scientists and computer engineers from the University of Washington, the region, the nation, and the world.jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101130T233000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:30pm to Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:30pm&nbsp; PST<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Carl Ebeling, UW CSE "TBD" To learn more about this colloquium, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=981 The UW CSE Colloquium Series features accessible talks by leading computer scientists and computer engineers from the University of Washington, the region, the nation, and the world.When: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:30pm to Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:30pm  PST<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Carl Ebeling, UW CSE &quot;TBD&quot; To learn more about this colloquium, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=981 The UW CSE Colloquium Series features accessible talks by leading computer scientists and computer engineers from the University of Washington, the region, the nation, and the world.jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101116T233000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:30pm to Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:30pm&nbsp; PST<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: 4th lecture in CSE's Distinguished Lecturer Series: Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK "Speaking the Language of Molecules" For more information on this distinguished lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=950When: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:30pm to Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:30pm  PST<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: 4th lecture in CSE&#39;s Distinguished Lecturer Series: Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK &quot;Speaking the Language of Molecules&quot; For more information on this distinguished lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=950jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101104T223000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Thu Nov 4, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Thu Nov 4, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Dan Suciu, UW CSE "Querying Probabilistic Data" Abstract A major challenge in data management is how to manage uncertain data. Many reasons for the uncertainty exists: the data may be extracted automatically from text, it may be derived from the physical world such as RFID data, it may be integrated using fuzzy matches, or may be the result of complex stochastic models. Whatever the reason for the uncertainty, a data management system needs to offer predictable performance to queries over large instances of uncertain data. In this talk I will address a fundamental computational problem in probabilistic databases: given a query, what is the complexity of evaluating it over probabilistic databases? Probabilistic inference is known to be hard in general, but once we fix a query, it becomes a specialized problem. I will show that Unions of Conjunctive Queries (also known as non-recursive datalog rules) admit a dichotomy: every query is either provably #P hard, or can be evaluated in PTIME. For practical purposes, the most interesting part of this dichotomy is the PTIME algorithm. It uses in a fundamental way the Mobius' inversion formula on finite lattices (which is the inclusion-exclusion formula plus term cancellation), and, because of that, it can perform probabilistic inference in PTIME on classes of Boolean expressions where other established methods fail, including OBDDs, FBDDs, inference based on bounded tree widths, or d-DNNF's. For more information on this lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=980 The UW CSE Colloquium Series features accessible talks by leading computer scientists and computer engineers from the University of Washington, the region, the nation, and the world.When: Thu Nov 4, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm  PDT<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Thu Nov 4, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Dan Suciu, UW CSE &quot;Querying Probabilistic Data&quot; Abstract A major challenge in data management is how to manage uncertain data. Many reasons for the uncertainty exists: the data may be extracted automatically from text, it may be derived from the physical world such as RFID data, it may be integrated using fuzzy matches, or may be the result of complex stochastic models. Whatever the reason for the uncertainty, a data management system needs to offer predictable performance to queries over large instances of uncertain data. In this talk I will address a fundamental computational problem in probabilistic databases: given a query, what is the complexity of evaluating it over probabilistic databases? Probabilistic inference is known to be hard in general, but once we fix a query, it becomes a specialized problem. I will show that Unions of Conjunctive Queries (also known as non-recursive datalog rules) admit a dichotomy: every query is either provably #P hard, or can be evaluated in PTIME. For practical purposes, the most interesting part of this dichotomy is the PTIME algorithm. It uses in a fundamental way the Mobius&#39; inversion formula on finite lattices (which is the inclusion-exclusion formula plus term cancellation), and, because of that, it can perform probabilistic inference in PTIME on classes of Boolean expressions where other established methods fail, including OBDDs, FBDDs, inference based on bounded tree widths, or d-DNNF&#39;s. For more information on this lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=980 The UW CSE Colloquium Series features accessible talks by leading computer scientists and computer engineers from the University of Washington, the region, the nation, and the world.jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101102T223000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Tue Nov 2, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Nov 2, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: Atrium, Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science &amp; Engineering, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: 3rd lecture in CSE's Distinguished Lecturer Series: John Hennessey, Stanford University "The Future of Research Universities" Abstract American research universities are widely admired as the best in the world. The ability to turn research discoveries into new products, companies, and even industries make them the envy of the world. But, there are storm clouds on the horizon, including inadequacy of federal research funding, decreasing state commitments to higher education, emerging well-funded challengers for scientific leadership, and lagging interest and preparation in science and engineering among U.S. students. Many of these challenges will require policy challenges at the state and national level. There are, however, also steps that universities can take to improve their ability to excel and to address the major challenges society faces around the world. Bio: John L. Hennessy is the 10th President of Stanford University, and a world renowned computer architect. Hennessy joined Stanford's faculty in 1977 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. He became the inaugural Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1987, Chair of Computer Science in 1994, Dean of Engineering in 1996, Provost in 1999, and President in 2000. Hennessy is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. For more information on this distinguish lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=928When: Tue Nov 2, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm  PDT<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Nov 2, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: Atrium, Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science &amp; Engineering, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: 3rd lecture in CSE&#39;s Distinguished Lecturer Series: John Hennessey, Stanford University &quot;The Future of Research Universities&quot; Abstract American research universities are widely admired as the best in the world. The ability to turn research discoveries into new products, companies, and even industries make them the envy of the world. But, there are storm clouds on the horizon, including inadequacy of federal research funding, decreasing state commitments to higher education, emerging well-funded challengers for scientific leadership, and lagging interest and preparation in science and engineering among U.S. students. Many of these challenges will require policy challenges at the state and national level. There are, however, also steps that universities can take to improve their ability to excel and to address the major challenges society faces around the world. Bio: John L. Hennessy is the 10th President of Stanford University, and a world renowned computer architect. Hennessy joined Stanford&#39;s faculty in 1977 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. He became the inaugural Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1987, Chair of Computer Science in 1994, Dean of Engineering in 1996, Provost in 1999, and President in 2000. Hennessy is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. For more information on this distinguish lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=928jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101021T223000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: 2nd lecture in CSE's Distinguished Lecturer Series: Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University, E. Fredkin University Professor "Never-Ending Learning" Abstract What would it take to develop machine learners that run forever, each day improving their performance and also the accuracy with which they learn? This talk will describe our attempt to build a never-ending language learner, NELL, that runs 24 hours per day, forever, and that each day has two goals: (1) extract more structured information from the web to populate its growing knowledge base, and (2) learn to read better than yesterday, by using previously acquired knowledge to better constrain its subsequent learning. The approach implemented by NELL is based on two key ideas: coupling the semi-supervised training of hundreds of different functions that extract different types of information from different web sources, and automatically discovering new constraints that more tightly couple the training of these functions over time. NELL has been running nonstop since January 2010 (follow it at CMU Read the Web project) and had extracted a knowledge base containing hundreds of thousands of beliefs as of June 2010. This talk will describe NELL, its successes and its failures, and use it as a case study to explore the question of how to design never-ending learners. Bio: Tom M. Mitchell is the E. Fredkin University Professor and head of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests lie in machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and cognitive neuroscience. Mitchell is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a Fellow and Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Mitchell believes the field of machine learning will be the fastest growing branch of computer science during the 21st century. For more information about this distinguish lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=957When: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm  PDT<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: 2nd lecture in CSE&#39;s Distinguished Lecturer Series: Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University, E. Fredkin University Professor &quot;Never-Ending Learning&quot; Abstract What would it take to develop machine learners that run forever, each day improving their performance and also the accuracy with which they learn? This talk will describe our attempt to build a never-ending language learner, NELL, that runs 24 hours per day, forever, and that each day has two goals: (1) extract more structured information from the web to populate its growing knowledge base, and (2) learn to read better than yesterday, by using previously acquired knowledge to better constrain its subsequent learning. The approach implemented by NELL is based on two key ideas: coupling the semi-supervised training of hundreds of different functions that extract different types of information from different web sources, and automatically discovering new constraints that more tightly couple the training of these functions over time. NELL has been running nonstop since January 2010 (follow it at CMU Read the Web project) and had extracted a knowledge base containing hundreds of thousands of beliefs as of June 2010. This talk will describe NELL, its successes and its failures, and use it as a case study to explore the question of how to design never-ending learners. Bio: Tom M. Mitchell is the E. Fredkin University Professor and head of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests lie in machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and cognitive neuroscience. Mitchell is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a Fellow and Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Mitchell believes the field of machine learning will be the fastest growing branch of computer science during the 21st century. For more information about this distinguish lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=957jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101019T223000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Abie Flaxman, UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation "Computational Social Science in Medicine" Abstract "Medicine is a social science", this has been the mantra of public health since 1848. Today, medicine is a computational social science. In this talk, I'll give an overview of the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD), and describe some of its many algorithmic challenges. GBD is a systematic effort to produce estimates of how 200+ diseases, injuries, and risk factors impact people around the world. Naturally, there are a lot of numbers to crunch. But you may be surprised to learn how many of the relevant numbers are missing. And the numbers we do have often don't add up. This is where we need computational tools, and where we leverage research from probability theory and machine learning, as well as economics and political science. I'll give you a quick tour of the interdisciplinary area that is Health Metrics. BIO: Abraham Flaxman was trained a theoretical computer scientist in the Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization program at CMU, but has recently "changed fields", which is to say learned how interesting global health research is and how important computer science skills are in that field. He is now an Assistant Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, and instead of approximately counting colorings of random graphs he is approximately counting mosquito nets. He blogs about the computer science challenges in global health at Healthy algorithms. For more information about this lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=960When: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm  PDT<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Abie Flaxman, UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation &quot;Computational Social Science in Medicine&quot; Abstract &quot;Medicine is a social science&quot;, this has been the mantra of public health since 1848. Today, medicine is a computational social science. In this talk, I&#39;ll give an overview of the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD), and describe some of its many algorithmic challenges. GBD is a systematic effort to produce estimates of how 200+ diseases, injuries, and risk factors impact people around the world. Naturally, there are a lot of numbers to crunch. But you may be surprised to learn how many of the relevant numbers are missing. And the numbers we do have often don&#39;t add up. This is where we need computational tools, and where we leverage research from probability theory and machine learning, as well as economics and political science. I&#39;ll give you a quick tour of the interdisciplinary area that is Health Metrics. BIO: Abraham Flaxman was trained a theoretical computer scientist in the Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization program at CMU, but has recently &quot;changed fields&quot;, which is to say learned how interesting global health research is and how important computer science skills are in that field. He is now an Assistant Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, and instead of approximately counting colorings of random graphs he is approximately counting mosquito nets. He blogs about the computer science challenges in global health at Healthy algorithms. For more information about this lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=960jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101014T223000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: Atrium, Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science &amp; Engineering, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: First talk in CSE's Distinguished Lecturer Series: Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corporation "A Conversation with Steve Ballmer" Bio: Steven A. Ballmer is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of software for personal and business computing. Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 and was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates. Since then, Ballmer's leadership and passion have become hallmarks of his tenure at the company. Ballmer and the company's business and technical leaders are focused on continuing Microsoft's innovation and leadership across the company's core businesses. Microsoft's goal is to provide an integrated platform to enable a seamless experience across a wide range of computing and non-PC devices and services. Variously described as ebullient, focused, funny, passionate, sincere, hard-charging and dynamic, Ballmer has infused Microsoft with his own brand of energetic leadership, vision and spirit over the years. For more information on this distinguished lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=905When: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm  PDT<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: Atrium, Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science &amp; Engineering, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: First talk in CSE&#39;s Distinguished Lecturer Series: Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corporation &quot;A Conversation with Steve Ballmer&quot; Bio: Steven A. Ballmer is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation, the world&#39;s leading manufacturer of software for personal and business computing. Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 and was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates. Since then, Ballmer&#39;s leadership and passion have become hallmarks of his tenure at the company. Ballmer and the company&#39;s business and technical leaders are focused on continuing Microsoft&#39;s innovation and leadership across the company&#39;s core businesses. Microsoft&#39;s goal is to provide an integrated platform to enable a seamless experience across a wide range of computing and non-PC devices and services. Variously described as ebullient, focused, funny, passionate, sincere, hard-charging and dynamic, Ballmer has infused Microsoft with his own brand of energetic leadership, vision and spirit over the years. For more information on this distinguished lecture, please see: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=905jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101012T223000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Richard Anderson, UW CSE "Computing and Global Health: Bridging between Health System Needs and Computing Solutions" Abstract Richard Anderson is completing a year's sabbatical at PATH, a Seattle based NGO working in Global Health. As part of a nascent effort in Health Information Systems, he has been working on computing projects tied to PATH's core mission of "improving the health of people around the world by: advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors". This talk will focus on the connections between the challenges of global health and the design of computing solutions. The process of spanning these domains will be illustrated by specific projects he has worked on at PATH including: * Building and deploying an application for modeling national scale vaccine refrigeration capacity, * Requirements analysis for Tuberculosis case detection and surveillance reporting in Tanzania, * Analyzing the communication needs of peripheral health facilities and deploying clinic level devices for temperature monitoring and surveillance reporting. For more information on this lecture, please view: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=979 The UW CSE Colloquium Series features accessible talks by leading computer scientists and computer engineers from the University of Washington, the region, the nation, and the world.When: Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm  PDT<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Richard Anderson, UW CSE &quot;Computing and Global Health: Bridging between Health System Needs and Computing Solutions&quot; Abstract Richard Anderson is completing a year&#39;s sabbatical at PATH, a Seattle based NGO working in Global Health. As part of a nascent effort in Health Information Systems, he has been working on computing projects tied to PATH&#39;s core mission of &quot;improving the health of people around the world by: advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors&quot;. This talk will focus on the connections between the challenges of global health and the design of computing solutions. The process of spanning these domains will be illustrated by specific projects he has worked on at PATH including: * Building and deploying an application for modeling national scale vaccine refrigeration capacity, * Requirements analysis for Tuberculosis case detection and surveillance reporting in Tanzania, * Analyzing the communication needs of peripheral health facilities and deploying clinic level devices for temperature monitoring and surveillance reporting. For more information on this lecture, please view: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=979 The UW CSE Colloquium Series features accessible talks by leading computer scientists and computer engineers from the University of Washington, the region, the nation, and the world.jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ki3j3f47gjdoo3l8mjkhma53j0_20101007T223000Z2010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-07-06T16:10:22.000ZUW - LectureWhen: Thu Oct 7, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Thu Oct 7, 2010 3:30pm<br> <br>Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Steven Gortler, Harvard University "Springs, Springs, Springs, and Struts" Abstract Consider replacing each edge of a mesh or a graph with either a spring or a strut. Suppose the we then place the vertices of the graph in space such that this physical system is in equilibrium. What does this imply? In this talk, I will describe a number of applications of spring and strut systems of graphs. These will include mesh parametrization, sensor network localization (calculating geometry from edge lengths), and rigidity theory (the study of the uniqueness of "fixed-edge-length" graph embeddings in a fixed dimensional space). I will also draw connection to other topics such as non-linear dimensionality reduction, low-rank matrix completion, and semi-definite programming. Bio: Steven (Shlomo) Gortler is the Robert I. Goldman professor of computer science at Harvard University. His home area of research is computer graphics with a wider interest in geometry. For more information regarding this lecture, please view: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=973 The UW CSE Colloquium Series features accessible talks by leading computer scientists and computer engineers from the University of Washington, the region, the nation, and the world.When: Thu Oct 7, 2010 3:30pm to 4:30pm  PDT<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Thu Oct 7, 2010 3:30pm<br /> <br />Where: EEB105, Electrical Engineering Bldg, UW Campus <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Steven Gortler, Harvard University &quot;Springs, Springs, Springs, and Struts&quot; Abstract Consider replacing each edge of a mesh or a graph with either a spring or a strut. Suppose the we then place the vertices of the graph in space such that this physical system is in equilibrium. What does this imply? In this talk, I will describe a number of applications of spring and strut systems of graphs. These will include mesh parametrization, sensor network localization (calculating geometry from edge lengths), and rigidity theory (the study of the uniqueness of &quot;fixed-edge-length&quot; graph embeddings in a fixed dimensional space). I will also draw connection to other topics such as non-linear dimensionality reduction, low-rank matrix completion, and semi-definite programming. Bio: Steven (Shlomo) Gortler is the Robert I. Goldman professor of computer science at Harvard University. His home area of research is computer graphics with a wider interest in geometry. For more information regarding this lecture, please view: http://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=973 The UW CSE Colloquium Series features accessible talks by leading computer scientists and computer engineers from the University of Washington, the region, the nation, and the world.jkrich@gmail.comjkrich@gmail.com