http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic2015-05-28T20:22:10.000ZSeattleTechCalendarSeattle Tech Calendarroyleban@groupthink.comroyleban@groupthink.comGoogle Calendar1813125http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/mc774og2dscq8i1usrk31aa8rc2015-05-26T22:02:16.000Z2015-05-26T22:02:16.000ZLadies of Startup: Attributes of a Great Leader - Fireside ChatWhen: Wed May 27, 2015 6pm to 8:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: Galvanize Seattle <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Event page: http://www.meetup.com/Ladies-of-Startup/events/222072563/ Being a leader today is different from what it was 10 or even 5 years ago. Today’s workplace has a fast pace of change and many more demands. It could involve working with many teams across different time zones, etc. It’s a complex environment out there. Leading and managing have moved well beyond just commanding the troops to “get it done.” While there are a number of different leadership styles, the best leaders share some common traits. We have asked these panelist to talk about their experiences and share the attributes they find the most effective. Panelists: - Susie Lee, Founder and CEO, Siren; contemporary artist - Susan Preston, General Partner of CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund. Managing Director, Seattle Angel Fund - Tim Porter, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group.When: Wed May 27, 2015 6pm to 8:30pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: Galvanize Seattle <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Event page: http://www.meetup.com/Ladies-of-Startup/events/222072563/ Being a leader today is different from what it was 10 or even 5 years ago. Today’s workplace has a fast pace of change and many more demands. It could involve working with many teams across different time zones, etc. It’s a complex environment out there. Leading and managing have moved well beyond just commanding the troops to “get it done.” While there are a number of different leadership styles, the best leaders share some common traits. We have asked these panelist to talk about their experiences and share the attributes they find the most effective. Panelists: - Susie Lee, Founder and CEO, Siren; contemporary artist - Susan Preston, General Partner of CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund. Managing Director, Seattle Angel Fund - Tim Porter, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group.caitlin.goetze@gmail.comcaitlin.goetze@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/sun2v52cn1cj21p9bgrrmgi1c02010-06-28T21:02:10.000Z2015-05-15T20:50:48.000ZSeattle 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/d7lmtdq82jq8gb7f1lvqvpqgts2015-05-10T19:11:35.000Z2015-05-10T19:11:35.000ZMITEF: 2015 DEMO CompetitionWhen: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:30pm to 8:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: One Union Square Boardroom. 600 University Street, Seattle WA 98101 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Discover the next big thing! What do Limeade, Mobisante, Spiral Genetics, Tilting Motor Works and Swype (albeit under a previous name) have in common? They all presented at the MIT Enterprise Northwest DEMO competition. Over the years, many of the Northwest's hottest products appeared on the scene with presentations at our DEMO events. This year you’ll meet—up close and personal—six of the most exciting new companies in our region as they demonstrate their innovative and breakthrough products. And you'll hear the insightful questions and comments of our panel of judges who will determine the winner. DEMO is the only demo competition in the Northwest and it only happens once a year. Come see the next big thing in the Northwest and, perhaps, the world. http://www.mitwa.org/events/venture-lab/demo-2015-competitionWhen: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:30pm to 8:30pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: One Union Square Boardroom. 600 University Street, Seattle WA 98101 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Discover the next big thing! What do Limeade, Mobisante, Spiral Genetics, Tilting Motor Works and Swype (albeit under a previous name) have in common? They all presented at the MIT Enterprise Northwest DEMO competition. Over the years, many of the Northwest&#39;s hottest products appeared on the scene with presentations at our DEMO events. This year you’ll meet—up close and personal—six of the most exciting new companies in our region as they demonstrate their innovative and breakthrough products. And you&#39;ll hear the insightful questions and comments of our panel of judges who will determine the winner. DEMO is the only demo competition in the Northwest and it only happens once a year. Come see the next big thing in the Northwest and, perhaps, the world. http://www.mitwa.org/events/venture-lab/demo-2015-competitionmitefnw@gmail.commitefnw@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/e0umsf4apt83u0mqgvjql8tpvg2015-05-05T01:16:22.000Z2015-05-05T01:16:22.000ZScience Fiction: Catalyst for RealityWhen: Wed May 20, 2015 5:30pm to 8:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: Microsoft Campus, Building 99, Room 1919 | 14820 NE 36th Street <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Remember the first time science and technology captivated you? Maybe it was the sight of an airplane or a helicopter in flight. Or perhaps it was an episode of Star Trek or writings of Jules Verne. Science fiction has always been a source of inspiration for breakthrough innovations in technology. Star Trek inspired Martin Cooper to invent the first cell phone. Jules Verne’s writings led to the invention of the submarine and the helicopter. On May 20th, join MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest for a deep exploration of the fascinating intersection between science fiction and reality. The evening begins with a fireside chat featuring Jason Pontin, publisher of MIT Technology Review’s special sci fi edition, Twelve Tomorrows. Jason along with award-winning authors and visionaries Greg Bear and Nancy Kress, will explore science fiction’s awe-inspiring vision of the future and its impact on reality. Following will be a brief TEDx-type talk from prominent University of Washington scientist, Paul Yager, who credits science fiction with influencing his work. The evening will conclude with a presentation by Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer, Rick Rashid, about executing the vision and turning science fiction into reality. We look forward to you joining us for this fascinating program. http://www.mitwa.org/events/innovation-forum/science-fiction-catalyst-realityWhen: Wed May 20, 2015 5:30pm to 8:30pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: Microsoft Campus, Building 99, Room 1919 | 14820 NE 36th Street <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Remember the first time science and technology captivated you? Maybe it was the sight of an airplane or a helicopter in flight. Or perhaps it was an episode of Star Trek or writings of Jules Verne. Science fiction has always been a source of inspiration for breakthrough innovations in technology. Star Trek inspired Martin Cooper to invent the first cell phone. Jules Verne’s writings led to the invention of the submarine and the helicopter. On May 20th, join MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest for a deep exploration of the fascinating intersection between science fiction and reality. The evening begins with a fireside chat featuring Jason Pontin, publisher of MIT Technology Review’s special sci fi edition, Twelve Tomorrows. Jason along with award-winning authors and visionaries Greg Bear and Nancy Kress, will explore science fiction’s awe-inspiring vision of the future and its impact on reality. Following will be a brief TEDx-type talk from prominent University of Washington scientist, Paul Yager, who credits science fiction with influencing his work. The evening will conclude with a presentation by Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer, Rick Rashid, about executing the vision and turning science fiction into reality. We look forward to you joining us for this fascinating program. http://www.mitwa.org/events/innovation-forum/science-fiction-catalyst-realitymitefnw@gmail.commitefnw@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/n6f1kgs7n1dtcdpb3o77s1tpl02010-09-16T18:22:12.000Z2015-04-21T02:22:30.000ZAlt.Net Seattle Monthly Open Space MeetingRecurring Event<br> First start: 2014-04-19 10:00:00 PDT <br> Duration: 21600 <br>Where: Microsoft South Lake Union, 320 Westlake Ave, Seattle WA 98109 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Backup Location: Uptown Espresso 500 Westlake Ave N Monthly Open Space Meeting Bring your interests and share your knowledge and experience on how to improve software development. You don't have to attend the whole time but the agenda is set at the beginning per Open Space conventionRecurring Event<br /> First start: 2014-04-19 10:00:00 PDT <br /> Duration: 21600 <br />Where: Microsoft South Lake Union, 320 Westlake Ave, Seattle WA 98109 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Backup Location: Uptown Espresso 500 Westlake Ave N Monthly Open Space Meeting Bring your interests and share your knowledge and experience on how to improve software development. You don&#39;t have to attend the whole time but the agenda is set at the beginning per Open Space conventionsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/19cjr4ibltugju12k368tm47002015-03-19T05:07:05.000Z2015-04-16T17:03:58.000ZB2B Startup Weekend SeattleWhen: Fri Apr 17, 2015 to Sun Apr 19, 2015&nbsp; <br> <br>Where: SURF Incubator, 999 3rd Avenue #700, Seattle, WA, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: B2B Startup Weekend Seattle Friday, April 17 - 19, 2015 Event starts at 6:30 pm Surf Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700 Seattle, WA 98104 Launch a your own business in 54 hours! Startup Weekend wants to bring the B2B community together to spur activity, connections, and growth. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Seattle designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback! submitted by brian@bmackerman.comWhen: Fri Apr 17, 2015 to Sun Apr 19, 2015  <br /> <br />Where: SURF Incubator, 999 3rd Avenue #700, Seattle, WA, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: B2B Startup Weekend Seattle Friday, April 17 - 19, 2015 Event starts at 6:30 pm Surf Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700 Seattle, WA 98104 Launch a your own business in 54 hours! Startup Weekend wants to bring the B2B community together to spur activity, connections, and growth. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Seattle designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback! submitted by brian@bmackerman.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/1v4phl6k2r4r6jjlgqm68k2194_20111119T180000Z2010-09-16T18:22:12.000Z2015-03-27T04:35:47.000ZAlt.Net Seattle Monthly Open Space MeetingWhen: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:30am to 3:30pm&nbsp; PST<br>Replaces event originally scheduled for: Sat Nov 19, 2011 10am<br> <br>Where: Microsoft South Lake Union, 320 Westlake Ave, Seattle WA 98109 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Backup Location: Uptown Espresso 500 Westlake Ave N Monthly Open Space Meeting Bring your interests and share your knowledge and experience on how to improve software development. You don't have to attend the whole time but the agenda is set at the beginning per Open Space conventionWhen: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:30am to 3:30pm  PST<br />Replaces event originally scheduled for: Sat Nov 19, 2011 10am<br /> <br />Where: Microsoft South Lake Union, 320 Westlake Ave, Seattle WA 98109 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Backup Location: Uptown Espresso 500 Westlake Ave N Monthly Open Space Meeting Bring your interests and share your knowledge and experience on how to improve software development. You don&#39;t have to attend the whole time but the agenda is set at the beginning per Open Space conventionroy@royleban.comroy@royleban.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/1v4phl6k2r4r6jjlgqm68k21942010-09-16T18:22:12.000Z2015-03-27T04:35:47.000ZAlt.Net Seattle Monthly Open Space MeetingRecurring Event<br> First start: 2010-08-21 10:00:00 PDT <br> Duration: 21600 <br>Where: Microsoft South Lake Union, 320 Westlake Ave, Seattle WA 98109 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Backup Location: Uptown Espresso 500 Westlake Ave N Monthly Open Space Meeting Bring your interests and share your knowledge and experience on how to improve software development. You don't have to attend the whole time but the agenda is set at the beginning per Open Space conventionRecurring Event<br /> First start: 2010-08-21 10:00:00 PDT <br /> Duration: 21600 <br />Where: Microsoft South Lake Union, 320 Westlake Ave, Seattle WA 98109 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Backup Location: Uptown Espresso 500 Westlake Ave N Monthly Open Space Meeting Bring your interests and share your knowledge and experience on how to improve software development. You don&#39;t have to attend the whole time but the agenda is set at the beginning per Open Space conventionroy@royleban.comroy@royleban.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/8jlavo3tas1poidv9ghbire93s2015-03-26T21:28:05.000Z2015-03-26T21:31:18.000ZStartup Weekend BothellWhen: Fri May 15, 2015 5:30pm to 10pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: UW Bothell , Discovery Hall <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: http://bothell.up.co/events/5358When: Fri May 15, 2015 5:30pm to 10pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: UW Bothell , Discovery Hall <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: http://bothell.up.co/events/5358sechrest@gmail.comsechrest@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/61enesb214nti2cieepmgl5acs2015-03-26T21:30:55.000Z2015-03-26T21:30:55.000ZStartup Weekend BothellWhen: Sun May 17, 2015 9am to Sun May 17, 2015 10pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: http://bothell.up.co/events/5358When: Sun May 17, 2015 9am to Sun May 17, 2015 10pm  PDT<br /> <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: http://bothell.up.co/events/5358sechrest@gmail.comsechrest@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/n3v5sfdohg6k326jv4d9ug6ias2015-03-26T21:29:24.000Z2015-03-26T21:30:28.000ZStartup Weekend BothellWhen: Sat May 16, 2015 9am to Sat May 16, 2015 10pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: http://bothell.up.co/events/5358When: Sat May 16, 2015 9am to Sat May 16, 2015 10pm  PDT<br /> <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: http://bothell.up.co/events/5358sechrest@gmail.comsechrest@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/7t1f1q5orbgo3u7iausqu2jfno2015-03-20T04:13:14.000Z2015-03-20T04:13:14.000ZMITEF: Meet The AngelsWhen: Thu Apr 2, 2015 5:30pm to 8pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: One Union Square Boardroom <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Angel organizations connect entrepreneurs and investors. This exclusive, once-a-year event will provide you with an overview of angel investing and an opportunity to get your questions answered by representatives from our region’s most prominent angel groups. This perennial favorite includes speakers from each angel organization who will profile the services they provide and explain how entrepreneurs work with them to achieve mutual success. Then they'll address key early-stage financing issues and answer your questions. http://www.mitwa.org/events/venture-lab/meet-angels-3When: Thu Apr 2, 2015 5:30pm to 8pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: One Union Square Boardroom <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Angel organizations connect entrepreneurs and investors. This exclusive, once-a-year event will provide you with an overview of angel investing and an opportunity to get your questions answered by representatives from our region’s most prominent angel groups. This perennial favorite includes speakers from each angel organization who will profile the services they provide and explain how entrepreneurs work with them to achieve mutual success. Then they&#39;ll address key early-stage financing issues and answer your questions. http://www.mitwa.org/events/venture-lab/meet-angels-3mitefnw@gmail.commitefnw@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/uv30b0308j1475obkm64hdjrsg2015-03-18T23:43:01.000Z2015-03-18T23:43:02.000ZScaling Sales Development Hosted by sales Hacker When: Wed Apr 15, 2015 6pm to 9pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: 2205 152nd Ave NE Redmond WA 98052 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: We invite you to join us at our Series Event on the topic Scaling Sales Development, where local top sales leaders provide creative answers to some of the most common questions asked by members of today’s Sales teams. Our objective is to send our attendees home with an arsenal of tips and strategies for overcoming the following challenges • Training and fostering strong SDRs • Increasing the efficiency of your Sales Prospecting efforts • Outsourcing aspects of the SDR role/prospecting/email outreach etc. • Identifying metrics and effectively measuring the performance of your sales team • Fostering Sales Development through strong team culture Come enjoy pizza, beer+wine, and great people! RSVP Here: https://www.eventjoy.com/e/saleshackerseriesbellevue?p=orange submitted by info@orangestudios.usWhen: Wed Apr 15, 2015 6pm to 9pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: 2205 152nd Ave NE Redmond WA 98052 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: We invite you to join us at our Series Event on the topic Scaling Sales Development, where local top sales leaders provide creative answers to some of the most common questions asked by members of today’s Sales teams. Our objective is to send our attendees home with an arsenal of tips and strategies for overcoming the following challenges • Training and fostering strong SDRs • Increasing the efficiency of your Sales Prospecting efforts • Outsourcing aspects of the SDR role/prospecting/email outreach etc. • Identifying metrics and effectively measuring the performance of your sales team • Fostering Sales Development through strong team culture Come enjoy pizza, beer+wine, and great people! RSVP Here: https://www.eventjoy.com/e/saleshackerseriesbellevue?p=orange submitted by info@orangestudios.ussubmit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/mmaj3ijbgres1huml8gf7kpse82015-03-18T23:41:42.000Z2015-03-18T23:41:42.000ZIntroduction to the Seattle &amp; Eastside Startup CommunityWhen: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6pm to 8pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: 2205 152nd Ave NE Redmond WA <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Description: This free class is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Seattle and Redmond. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, organizations, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more. We'll hear from two speakers, Ed who runs audience development with General Assembly and has been getting acquainted in the Seattle Startup Scene and Kaitlyn who runs Orange Studios and can talk in more detail about the Redmond Startup Scene. Be sure to stick around after the presentation to meet local entrepreneurs! RSVP Here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/introduction-to-the-seattle-startup-community/seattle/11894 submitted by info@orangestudios.usWhen: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6pm to 8pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: 2205 152nd Ave NE Redmond WA <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Description: This free class is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Seattle and Redmond. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, organizations, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more. We&#39;ll hear from two speakers, Ed who runs audience development with General Assembly and has been getting acquainted in the Seattle Startup Scene and Kaitlyn who runs Orange Studios and can talk in more detail about the Redmond Startup Scene. Be sure to stick around after the presentation to meet local entrepreneurs! RSVP Here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/introduction-to-the-seattle-startup-community/seattle/11894 submitted by info@orangestudios.ussubmit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/hdmavde9ges8lgr7ntrsihs0142015-03-13T04:23:22.000Z2015-03-13T04:23:22.000ZHow to Ace the UX/UI Job InterviewWhen: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7pm to 8pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: Code Fellows, 511 Boren Avenue North, Seattle, WA, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Whether you&#39;re a designer looking to up your interviewing game or a hiring manager looking for tips, join us for an evening of practical insight from one of Seattle&#39;s most seasoned design managers. Phillip Hunter, UX Design Manager for Amazon Web Services, will be sharing his insight on acing the UX/UI job interview. RSVP today! https://www.codefellows.org/events?utm_source=stc&amp;utm_medium=calendar&amp;utm_campaign=sea-3-24-phillip-hunter#sea-phillip-hunter submitted by sarah@codefellows.comWhen: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7pm to 8pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: Code Fellows, 511 Boren Avenue North, Seattle, WA, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Whether you&#39;re a designer looking to up your interviewing game or a hiring manager looking for tips, join us for an evening of practical insight from one of Seattle&#39;s most seasoned design managers. Phillip Hunter, UX Design Manager for Amazon Web Services, will be sharing his insight on acing the UX/UI job interview. RSVP today! https://www.codefellows.org/events?utm_source=stc&amp;utm_medium=calendar&amp;utm_campaign=sea-3-24-phillip-hunter#sea-phillip-hunter submitted by sarah@codefellows.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/mtpvtbfsuilaffeoaroubme8s42015-03-05T08:56:48.000Z2015-03-05T08:56:48.000ZCode Fellows Seattle Info SessionWhen: Thu Mar 19, 2015 7pm to 8:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: Code Fellows, 511 Boren Avenue North, Seattle, WA, United States 98109 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Come meet our instructors, see our space, talk with graduates, and get all of your questions answered. Interested in learning more about an offering or Code Fellows in general? RSVP today! https://www.codefellows.org/events?utm_source=stc&amp;utm_medium=calendar&amp;utm_campaign=sea-3-19-is#sea-mar-info-session submitted by sarah@codefellows.comWhen: Thu Mar 19, 2015 7pm to 8:30pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: Code Fellows, 511 Boren Avenue North, Seattle, WA, United States 98109 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Come meet our instructors, see our space, talk with graduates, and get all of your questions answered. Interested in learning more about an offering or Code Fellows in general? RSVP today! https://www.codefellows.org/events?utm_source=stc&amp;utm_medium=calendar&amp;utm_campaign=sea-3-19-is#sea-mar-info-session submitted by sarah@codefellows.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/036n822b2vtfhkra4i5j191jco2015-02-20T23:00:04.000Z2015-02-20T23:00:04.000ZMITEF: The Future of FoodWhen: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:30pm to 8:30pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: 701 5th Ave #6100, Seattle, WA 98104 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Hear the latest from an inventive wheat breeder, the break-through concepts of the modernist cuisine, how the food system is being developed globally as well as locally among cutting edge restaurants. Discover what you do, and do not know, about food and its influence on our daily lives. http://www.mitwa.org/events/innovation-forum/future-foodWhen: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:30pm to 8:30pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: 701 5th Ave #6100, Seattle, WA 98104 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Hear the latest from an inventive wheat breeder, the break-through concepts of the modernist cuisine, how the food system is being developed globally as well as locally among cutting edge restaurants. Discover what you do, and do not know, about food and its influence on our daily lives. http://www.mitwa.org/events/innovation-forum/future-foodmitefnw@gmail.commitefnw@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/2ajm0fa8beb7h8a1h7abb13lkk2015-02-13T05:38:45.000Z2015-02-13T05:38:45.000ZCode Fellows Info SessionWhen: Thu Feb 19, 2015 7pm to 9pm&nbsp; PST<br> <br>Where: Code Fellows, 511 Boren Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Come meet our instructors, see our space, talk with graduates, and get all of your questions answered. Interested in learning more about an offering or Code Fellows in general? RSVP today! When: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Where: Code Fellows Headquarters, 511 Boren Ave. N, Seattle WA 98109 How: RSVP at https://www.codefellows.org/calendar?utm_source=seatechcal&amp;utm_medium=calendar&amp;utm_campaign=2-19-oh#feb-19-open-house Cost: Free Questions? hello@codefellows.com 206-681-9318 www.codefellows.org Code Fellows is a Seattle-based digital trade school that provides world-class technical education, career coaching, and job placement services. submitted by hello@codefellows.comWhen: Thu Feb 19, 2015 7pm to 9pm  PST<br /> <br />Where: Code Fellows, 511 Boren Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Come meet our instructors, see our space, talk with graduates, and get all of your questions answered. Interested in learning more about an offering or Code Fellows in general? RSVP today! When: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Where: Code Fellows Headquarters, 511 Boren Ave. N, Seattle WA 98109 How: RSVP at https://www.codefellows.org/calendar?utm_source=seatechcal&amp;utm_medium=calendar&amp;utm_campaign=2-19-oh#feb-19-open-house Cost: Free Questions? hello@codefellows.com 206-681-9318 www.codefellows.org Code Fellows is a Seattle-based digital trade school that provides world-class technical education, career coaching, and job placement services. submitted by hello@codefellows.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/vllq8he04le73enrhi17523vm02015-02-13T05:38:08.000Z2015-02-13T05:38:08.000ZMobile Growth Hacking with Zillow and Porch at Madrona Venture GroupWhen: Mon Mar 9, 2015 6pm to 9pm&nbsp; PDT<br> <br>Where: Madrona Venture Group - 999 3rd Ave - Seattle, WA , US <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: For full details, including the address, and to RSVP see: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Mobile-Growth-Hackers-Meetup/events/220356332/ Seattle Mobile Growth Hackers Meetup Join our growth chats with Jeremy Wacksman, VP Marketing at Zillow and Joanna Lord, VP Marketing at Porch.com. As Vice President of Marketing and Product, Jeremy leads marketing and communications for the company, and oversees product strategy for Zillow Mobile. Prior to joining Zillow, Jeremy drove marketing and product management for Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE and consumer mobile efforts, where he grew digital distribution for Xbox, and led product strategy for a mobile incubation group. Prior to Microsoft, he worked in product management and sales for Trilogy Software, a pioneer in ecommerce software. Jeremy holds an M.B.A from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern and a B.S. in engineering from Purdue University. Joanna is VP of Marketing at Porch, the home network. Prior to that she served as CMO at BigDoor, a loyalty software provider in Seattle, WA, and VP of Growth Marketing at Moz (previously SEOmoz), a leading inbound analytics software. She’s an expert in brand marketing, acquisition models, engagement tactics and retention marketing that drives business growth.She’s a global keynote speaker on all things digital, as well as a mentor to a variety of tech incubators and teaches Advanced Digital Marketing at the University of Washington. Additionally, she is a tech advisor to a handful of startups around the globe.Joanna was also a keynote speaker at SEMpdx’s SearchFest 2014. RSVP on our Mobile Growth Hackers Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Mobile-Growth-Hackers-Meetup/events/220356332/ submitted by lida@branch.ioWhen: Mon Mar 9, 2015 6pm to 9pm  PDT<br /> <br />Where: Madrona Venture Group - 999 3rd Ave - Seattle, WA , US <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: For full details, including the address, and to RSVP see: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Mobile-Growth-Hackers-Meetup/events/220356332/ Seattle Mobile Growth Hackers Meetup Join our growth chats with Jeremy Wacksman, VP Marketing at Zillow and Joanna Lord, VP Marketing at Porch.com. As Vice President of Marketing and Product, Jeremy leads marketing and communications for the company, and oversees product strategy for Zillow Mobile. Prior to joining Zillow, Jeremy drove marketing and product management for Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE and consumer mobile efforts, where he grew digital distribution for Xbox, and led product strategy for a mobile incubation group. Prior to Microsoft, he worked in product management and sales for Trilogy Software, a pioneer in ecommerce software. Jeremy holds an M.B.A from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern and a B.S. in engineering from Purdue University. Joanna is VP of Marketing at Porch, the home network. Prior to that she served as CMO at BigDoor, a loyalty software provider in Seattle, WA, and VP of Growth Marketing at Moz (previously SEOmoz), a leading inbound analytics software. She’s an expert in brand marketing, acquisition models, engagement tactics and retention marketing that drives business growth.She’s a global keynote speaker on all things digital, as well as a mentor to a variety of tech incubators and teaches Advanced Digital Marketing at the University of Washington. Additionally, she is a tech advisor to a handful of startups around the globe.Joanna was also a keynote speaker at SEMpdx’s SearchFest 2014. RSVP on our Mobile Growth Hackers Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Mobile-Growth-Hackers-Meetup/events/220356332/ submitted by lida@branch.iosubmit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/4stnqs0cc11rgegr0mcuat24p02015-02-04T03:46:15.000Z2015-02-04T03:46:15.000ZMITEF: Biotech CollaborationsWhen: Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:30pm to 8:30pm&nbsp; PST<br> <br>Where: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: No one organization can be all things to all people. In the past few years, big pharma has been pressed to find new means to innovate. At the same time, the shifting venture capital market has created financial instability for biotech companies. The solution? Collaboration. Join us to learn how pharma and biotech groups are working together to overcome issues related to intellectual property governance and oversight, turning early stage investments into approved therapies, and coping with funding woes. You'll gain insight into how biotech collaborations are created, administered, and successfully maintained, including a discussion of IP management, operation of collaborations, and partnership selection. You'll also discover how nonprofits, for-profits, and educational institutions are leveraging intellectual property to create unique technological opportunities for all players in the industry. http://www.mitwa.org/events/innovation-forum/biotech-collaborationsWhen: Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:30pm to 8:30pm  PST<br /> <br />Where: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: No one organization can be all things to all people. In the past few years, big pharma has been pressed to find new means to innovate. At the same time, the shifting venture capital market has created financial instability for biotech companies. The solution? Collaboration. Join us to learn how pharma and biotech groups are working together to overcome issues related to intellectual property governance and oversight, turning early stage investments into approved therapies, and coping with funding woes. You&#39;ll gain insight into how biotech collaborations are created, administered, and successfully maintained, including a discussion of IP management, operation of collaborations, and partnership selection. You&#39;ll also discover how nonprofits, for-profits, and educational institutions are leveraging intellectual property to create unique technological opportunities for all players in the industry. http://www.mitwa.org/events/innovation-forum/biotech-collaborationsmitefnw@gmail.commitefnw@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/gl8unrpinc30n98q6s7kvjr3002015-01-23T01:07:13.000Z2015-01-23T01:07:13.000ZWSTA Briefing: Using Open Data to Drive Innovation and EntrepreneurshipWhen: Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:30am to 1pm&nbsp; PST<br> <br>Where: Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 Sixth Street, Bremerton, WA 98337 <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: The benefits of open data and transparency are uniquely visible within the entrepreneurial world. Data is what fuels innovators' work; the more data available for them to use, the easier it is for them to create new tools, apps, projects, and programs, all of which can be geared towards boosting entrepreneurship. With this in mind, it is important for us to promote the idea that fusing the two - open data and entrepreneurship - will result in more positive, impactful results. More cities are putting information on everything from street-cleaning schedules to police-response times and restaurant inspection reports in the public domain, in the hope that people will find a way to make money off the data. Supporters of such programs often see them as a local economic stimulus plan, allowing software developers and entrepreneurs in cities ranging from San Francisco to South Bend, Ind., to New York, to build new businesses based on the information they get from government websites. The origins of city open-data programs can be traced back to a December 2009 Obama administration directive to federal agencies to post more public information online. Since then, some 175 federal agencies-including the Defense and Justice departments-have posted more than 88,000 data sets on data.gov, the federal government's open-data site. And more than 43 cities have followed suit. Since 2010, City of Seattle has put more than 200 data sets online, including crime rates, 911 calls and the precise locations of bicycle racks. Panelists: Deep Dhillon - Chief Technology Officer, Socrata - the world leader in cloud solutions for open data and data-driven governments Wilford Saunders, Jr. - Senior Program Manager, Open Data - State of Washington Bud J. Harris - Director of Information Service, Kitsap County Moderator: Charles Keating, president, West Sound Technology Association and president, Keating Consulting Service, Inc. Audience: Entrepreneurs, Business, Decision makers, Technical (not just for geeks) Some questions we hope to answer: What is the relationship between open and big data, business Intelligence and data analytics? What are the key attributes of Open/Big data ? - a primer on the key terms What are the opportunities for entrepreneurs regarding apps or solutions to solve problems? What is Washington State and Kitsap County doing for Open Data policies and coordination? Where are some of the issues and challenges with achieving the full potential of Open Data? What local applications exist now? Partnerships, hackathons? Registration required at http://bit.ly/WSTA-opendataWhen: Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:30am to 1pm  PST<br /> <br />Where: Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 Sixth Street, Bremerton, WA 98337 <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: The benefits of open data and transparency are uniquely visible within the entrepreneurial world. Data is what fuels innovators&#39; work; the more data available for them to use, the easier it is for them to create new tools, apps, projects, and programs, all of which can be geared towards boosting entrepreneurship. With this in mind, it is important for us to promote the idea that fusing the two - open data and entrepreneurship - will result in more positive, impactful results. More cities are putting information on everything from street-cleaning schedules to police-response times and restaurant inspection reports in the public domain, in the hope that people will find a way to make money off the data. Supporters of such programs often see them as a local economic stimulus plan, allowing software developers and entrepreneurs in cities ranging from San Francisco to South Bend, Ind., to New York, to build new businesses based on the information they get from government websites. The origins of city open-data programs can be traced back to a December 2009 Obama administration directive to federal agencies to post more public information online. Since then, some 175 federal agencies-including the Defense and Justice departments-have posted more than 88,000 data sets on data.gov, the federal government&#39;s open-data site. And more than 43 cities have followed suit. Since 2010, City of Seattle has put more than 200 data sets online, including crime rates, 911 calls and the precise locations of bicycle racks. Panelists: Deep Dhillon - Chief Technology Officer, Socrata - the world leader in cloud solutions for open data and data-driven governments Wilford Saunders, Jr. - Senior Program Manager, Open Data - State of Washington Bud J. Harris - Director of Information Service, Kitsap County Moderator: Charles Keating, president, West Sound Technology Association and president, Keating Consulting Service, Inc. Audience: Entrepreneurs, Business, Decision makers, Technical (not just for geeks) Some questions we hope to answer: What is the relationship between open and big data, business Intelligence and data analytics? What are the key attributes of Open/Big data ? - a primer on the key terms What are the opportunities for entrepreneurs regarding apps or solutions to solve problems? What is Washington State and Kitsap County doing for Open Data policies and coordination? Where are some of the issues and challenges with achieving the full potential of Open Data? What local applications exist now? Partnerships, hackathons? Registration required at http://bit.ly/WSTA-opendatawsta08@gmail.comwsta08@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/02e0r9vvrsgaoofhluo1repaog2015-01-14T19:58:28.000Z2015-01-14T19:58:28.000ZMITEFNW: Our Living CityWhen: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:30pm to 8:30pm&nbsp; PST<br> <br>Where: Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Enhanced climate resilience. Meters and analytics. Policy frameworks. Smart technologies that optimize a city’s built environment of infrastructure, buildings and green space. Reuse and recycling efforts. Carbon neutrality. Water and energy conservation. Mobility and urban transport. Economic and social prosperity. They’re all elements of a more sustainable urban ecosystem. And reflections of an increased focus on creating more livable and more prosperous urban environments. So, what can we do now to seize the moment and move beyond the rhetoric? And how do we separate false promises from the technologies, best practices and governmental structures that can actually make for a greener and more sustainable future? See more at the following link: http://www.mitwa.org/events/innovation-forum/our-living-cityWhen: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:30pm to 8:30pm  PST<br /> <br />Where: Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Enhanced climate resilience. Meters and analytics. Policy frameworks. Smart technologies that optimize a city’s built environment of infrastructure, buildings and green space. Reuse and recycling efforts. Carbon neutrality. Water and energy conservation. Mobility and urban transport. Economic and social prosperity. They’re all elements of a more sustainable urban ecosystem. And reflections of an increased focus on creating more livable and more prosperous urban environments. So, what can we do now to seize the moment and move beyond the rhetoric? And how do we separate false promises from the technologies, best practices and governmental structures that can actually make for a greener and more sustainable future? See more at the following link: http://www.mitwa.org/events/innovation-forum/our-living-citymitefnw@gmail.commitefnw@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/a5me4sqccp3ks44rkipls877og2015-01-02T22:29:29.000Z2015-01-02T22:29:29.000ZHow Much Is Your Startup Worth?When: Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:30pm to 8pm&nbsp; PST<br> <br>Where: One Union Square Boardroom <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Just how much is your startup worth? The short answer is probably less than you'd like and more than an investor would prefer to pay. So how do you reconcile the various perspectives and settle on a valuation for your pre- or post-revenue startup or emerging growth company? It's not a simple task. It'll depend on things like your industry, timing, stage of development and the type and amount of money you're looking for. And the process is rife with terms like EBITDA, financial forecasts and discounted cash flow analysis. Want to know more? Join us for an enlightening and interactive discussion of just how young companies are valued. We've assembled an expert panel of been-there-done-that entrepreneurs, investors and consultants to help you understand the key drivers of valuation, including approaches to take, factors to consider, information to prepare and questions to answer. We'll also look at how various types of financing -- crowdfunding, for example -- can influence value. Bring your questions and share your experiences. More information and registration at mitwa.orgWhen: Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:30pm to 8pm  PST<br /> <br />Where: One Union Square Boardroom <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Just how much is your startup worth? The short answer is probably less than you&#39;d like and more than an investor would prefer to pay. So how do you reconcile the various perspectives and settle on a valuation for your pre- or post-revenue startup or emerging growth company? It&#39;s not a simple task. It&#39;ll depend on things like your industry, timing, stage of development and the type and amount of money you&#39;re looking for. And the process is rife with terms like EBITDA, financial forecasts and discounted cash flow analysis. Want to know more? Join us for an enlightening and interactive discussion of just how young companies are valued. We&#39;ve assembled an expert panel of been-there-done-that entrepreneurs, investors and consultants to help you understand the key drivers of valuation, including approaches to take, factors to consider, information to prepare and questions to answer. We&#39;ll also look at how various types of financing -- crowdfunding, for example -- can influence value. Bring your questions and share your experiences. More information and registration at mitwa.orgmitefnw@gmail.commitefnw@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/op22vb0bfajrfn6sunpg92s2fg2014-12-03T23:44:44.000Z2014-12-03T23:44:44.000ZTechCafe/Seattle Angel How To Get Funded Happy HourWhen: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5pm to 7pm&nbsp; PST<br> <br>Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave #2200, Seattle, WA 98101, United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techcafeseattle-angel-how-to-get-funded-happy-hour-tickets-14594200647 TechCafe is merging with Seattle Angel, you can read my full recap and farewell in the post Saying goodbye after 7 years. The great news is that Seattle Angel will bring more awesome experiences focused on startup capital.... investing capital as an angel investor, raising capital as an entrepreneur, and all the details in between. To kick things off and celebrate... TechCafe style. We're putting on a Happy Hour event focused on fund raising. Come meet other entrepreneurs who have raised money or otherwise have had success at capitalizing their business. Yours truly, Josh Maher, will moderate the panel which will include an awesome lineup! Rand Fishkin - Wizard of Moz Liz Pearce - CEO of LiquidPlanner Martina Welke - CEO of Zealyst Derrick Morton - CEO of Flowplay Robi Ganguly - CEO of Apptentive Loads more to come so stay in touch on the mailing list even if you can't make this event.When: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5pm to 7pm  PST<br /> <br />Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave #2200, Seattle, WA 98101, United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techcafeseattle-angel-how-to-get-funded-happy-hour-tickets-14594200647 TechCafe is merging with Seattle Angel, you can read my full recap and farewell in the post Saying goodbye after 7 years. The great news is that Seattle Angel will bring more awesome experiences focused on startup capital.... investing capital as an angel investor, raising capital as an entrepreneur, and all the details in between. To kick things off and celebrate... TechCafe style. We&#39;re putting on a Happy Hour event focused on fund raising. Come meet other entrepreneurs who have raised money or otherwise have had success at capitalizing their business. Yours truly, Josh Maher, will moderate the panel which will include an awesome lineup! Rand Fishkin - Wizard of Moz Liz Pearce - CEO of LiquidPlanner Martina Welke - CEO of Zealyst Derrick Morton - CEO of Flowplay Robi Ganguly - CEO of Apptentive Loads more to come so stay in touch on the mailing list even if you can&#39;t make this event.josh.maher@gmail.comjosh.maher@gmail.comhttp://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/seattletechcalendar.com_9ko2jk3gdtn92f71t3bicm2das%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic/ho1kiacgsvl053aeq56lkv2omg2014-11-15T08:54:53.000Z2014-11-15T08:54:53.000ZWSTA Holiday Celebration and VisioningWhen: Thu Dec 18, 2014 4pm to 7:30pm&nbsp; PST<br> <br>Where: 15710 Euclid Ave. NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States <br>Event Status: confirmed <br>Event Description: The Non-Profit Retreat Center on Bainbridge Island is a beautiful location worth the trip. Parking around the home on the grounds. Come and enjoy a beautiful view of the Sound and the camaraderie of friends and colleagues with a shared goal to promote and expand an innovative tech economy in the West Puget Sound region. This event is for all current and past members, partners, sponsors - and their guests/invitees. Drop in during the day at our board retreat, or early evening to share thoughts on WSTA&#39;s mission, and learn more about what we&#39;ve accomplished and envision. We will celebrate our past succeses and need your help in building on future directions. We began in 2000, but its mission has grown from hosting meetings on technology and promoting local technology professionals. Our broader mission includes being a community resource, offering peer-to-peer best practice forums, strategic partnerships and initiatives (Industry Skills Panel, creating opportunities for retired veterans), and advocating and shaping the vital role of technology in economic, workforce. and community development. Going forward we seek like minds, fresh energy and vision to help us with ongoing efforts and beyond. If you have been considering joining the board or supporting our efforts, this event is a must attend. There is no charge for admission. A suggested donation of $10 will help defray some of our expenses. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. submitted by Rodika TollefsonWhen: Thu Dec 18, 2014 4pm to 7:30pm  PST<br /> <br />Where: 15710 Euclid Ave. NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States <br />Event Status: confirmed <br />Event Description: The Non-Profit Retreat Center on Bainbridge Island is a beautiful location worth the trip. Parking around the home on the grounds. Come and enjoy a beautiful view of the Sound and the camaraderie of friends and colleagues with a shared goal to promote and expand an innovative tech economy in the West Puget Sound region. This event is for all current and past members, partners, sponsors - and their guests/invitees. Drop in during the day at our board retreat, or early evening to share thoughts on WSTA&#39;s mission, and learn more about what we&#39;ve accomplished and envision. We will celebrate our past succeses and need your help in building on future directions. We began in 2000, but its mission has grown from hosting meetings on technology and promoting local technology professionals. Our broader mission includes being a community resource, offering peer-to-peer best practice forums, strategic partnerships and initiatives (Industry Skills Panel, creating opportunities for retired veterans), and advocating and shaping the vital role of technology in economic, workforce. and community development. Going forward we seek like minds, fresh energy and vision to help us with ongoing efforts and beyond. If you have been considering joining the board or supporting our efforts, this event is a must attend. There is no charge for admission. A suggested donation of $10 will help defray some of our expenses. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. submitted by Rodika Tollefsonsubmit@seattletechcalendar.comsubmit@seattletechcalendar.com