West Seattle Technology Group

Our fellow techy, Patrick, has arranged a group tour with one of the museum docents.  This is a excellent opportunity not to be missed!

From Patrick :

"Not nearly enough people realize that just across the Duwamish waterway there's a building packed to the rafters with communications hardware dating back to the early days of telephony. The Museum of Communications features racks of fully functional electromechanical Panel and Crossbar central-office switches, working Step-by-Step and Crossbar PBX equipment, telegraph and teletype machines, antique telephones, switchboards, and much more. They've even got an authentic British post office callbox shipped over from Britain. The equipment is laid out in such a way that the docent can walk visitors through the evolution of telephone communications systems from its earliest days up through the digital revolution. When the docent places a phone call, you can watch rows of electromechanical hardware go through exactly the same process used to place phone calls almost 100 years ago. Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $2 youths aged 12 to 18."


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The Seattle Ruby on Rails Developers Meetup Group

Our weekly Rails meetup at Cafe Racer has been growing - come build your rails projects and learn to code on Mondays at Cafe Racer from 7PM-9PM (though some show up early!). You can also take advantage of the beer+shot $7 special. Cafe Racer is all-ages.

Ladies in Seattle Tech

Join us at the RealSelf office in Pioneer Square for our next Ladies in Tech Seattle event! Delicious drinks and food will be provided by the RealSelf's amazing team, so come on down and enjoy :)

This month’s lightening talk topic will be "Communication: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". This idea came from one of our members who was curious to hear what communication strategies have worked for other women in the group, and how they have worked to convince others of their ideas or point of view. Communication can be one of the biggest struggles for all human relationships, not to mention in companies or organizations. I know I'll be at the edge of my seat to hear advice from our amazing LISTers on this topic! 

Do you have thoughts or advice on communicating in the works place, how it's different for women or what's generally worked well for you in the past? Tell us about it! We are looking for 5 Lightning Talk Speakers to tell us their thoughts and advice on the above. Please message us via this MeetUp page and we'll get you set up to present to the group!

Spend your evening sharing and hearing about new ideas, listening to advice and building your community, all while enjoying chilled drinks and tasty appetizers provided by RealSelf.

Doors open at 5:30pm and the event will begin at 6pm. 

We’re really looking forward to this Ladies in Seattle Tech event! Space will be limited, please RSVP today.

New Tech Seattle

Join us for an exclusive intimate workshop to help you and 34 others get answers to your pressing legal and tax questions. RSVPing to this Meetup page will not register you for this event. Tickets can be purchased here.

At this roundtable discussion led by partners of Summit Law Group, get insights and wisdom about key legal mistakes to avoid, and how to avoid them. For example, learn how and why you need to adequately manage your cap table, protect your IP and trade secrets, understand your contracts, and to assess risk before making a decision. The discussion will be open and free-flowing, so be prepared with your questions to get the most out of this rare opportunity!

Join Bader Martin for a discussion regarding startup expenses and tax/accounting essentials for new or emerging companies.  Among the topics will be defining startup costs and how to treat them for accounting and tax purposes, business entity selection and formation, and paying your people properly.  We want this to be an interactive discussion, so please be ready to ask questions and take advantage of this great opportunity.

This is a rare opportunity to get both legal and tax expert help for a small fraction of the price it would cost to sit down with one expert on your own. 

We'll be in an intimate circular format for a collaborative discussion to give you personalized help and advice. Summit Law and Bader Martin will be providing teams of legal and tax professionals, handouts and coffee and pastries for you.

9:00am - 9:28am Registration / Networking
9:28am - 9:30am Welcome / Agenda Review
9:30am - 10:30am Top Five Legal Mistakes Startups Make with Summit Law
10:30am - 11:30am Startup Costs - Capitalize vs Expense? & Q&A with Bader Martin
11:30am - 11:35am Closing / Thank You for Attending

This workshop is focused on small and medium sized companies in the spaces of technology including SAAS and cloud services.

We look forward to having you learn about how to get your legal and tax structures run smoothly for your company! 

See you around town,
Red and Greene
@redrussak @brettgreene @newtechnw

PS - This workshop is limited to only 35 people and will sell out so grab your ticket NOW!

Seattle Tech4Good

This will be a great educational event not only for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers but also SMB marketing peeps.


Presented by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University


When: Wednesday, June 28 | 2017

Attend this dynamic workshop to learn the secrets of how to prepare the perfect pitch and make a compelling presentation.

You will learn about: 

• Why face-to-face meetings and good storytelling matter

• What proper planning looks like

• How mission and impact meets donors’ needs 

• Compelling presentation tactics and how to involve the prospect 

• Why demos and visuals matter 

• How to manage the meeting to maximize results 

You will also hear real-world experiences and scenarios so that you can put concepts into action right away. The format will be conversational with the opportunity for questions and answers. 

Workshop leader: Lora Marini Baker, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Salvation Army

Registration is required and a light lunch is included.

Learn Code in Seattle (Flatiron School Study Groups)

Become A Web Developer. Land A Job, Guaranteed.

The premier coding bootcamp for launching developers, The Flatiron School has proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Learn in NYC or online using the world’s most advanced programming education platform.

Join Flatiron Live To Learn More About:

• How the job guarantee and career services team works

• Flatiron's rigorous curriculum and instructor support

• What learning to code on Learn.co is like 

• Exclusive tips on the admissions process

Register Here!

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Ember.js Seattle

Having trouble finding the motivation to work on those Ember side projects? Want to get help from the Ember experts? Do you think you write better code with wood-fired pizza and craft beer?

Come hang out with your fellow Emberists, talk to the Ember experts (including some Ember core team members), and meet new friends. We'll be meeting at each second and fourth Wednesday every month.

Ember Project Nights: Because it sucks to work alone.

* By the way: vegan/gluten-free crusts and non-beer options are available, and produce similarly good code.


Connect with us!

Ember Seattle is on Slack! Becoming part of our community will allow you to introduce yourself and talk with fellow members, ask questions or help others.

Join us at http://emberjs-seattle.herokuapp.com/


EmberJS Seattle is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Our code of conduct can be found at: https://github.com/emberjs-seattle/code-of-conduct

Bothell Web Developers Meetup

Our Weekly meetup at Cafe Ladro in Bothell.  We will be working on projects and talking about code.  This is a good chance to share new ideas and get some coding done on that project you have been meaning to do. 

Please make sure to RSVP if you plan to attend and let us know if you can not make it as seats are limited.  We use the information in the RSVP question to prep for the meetup so please do not skip it.

Disclaimer: This is not a recruitment event. We welcome developers and aspiring developers to come and talk shop or work on projects.  As seats are limited and we wish to keep the talk on topic, we request that non-technical members and recruiters do not attend.  We have discussion forums for project / job postings and a place to ask the group questions.***

Bellevue Web Design Meetup

Come join the team at Skillspire for a free HTML and CSS workshop. Learn some basic front end development skills and learn about the upcoming Front End Development course starting in July at Skillspire.

Bellevue Web Design Meetup

Come join the team at Skillspire for a free HTML and CSS workshop. Learn some basic front end development skills and learn about the upcoming Front End Development course starting in July at Skillspire.

Open Seattle

Open Seattle meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month to discuss new and existing projects; any general member business; and to have some dedicated project work time. 


6:00 - 6:30: Eat food! Talk to awesome people who care about civic tech!

6:30 - 7:00: Open talks/pitches - your opportunity to hear what members are working on and how you can get involved, and/or to pitch or provide an update on your own project. Ping the #getinvolved Slack channel or email us at [masked] and we can add you to the agenda.*

7:00 - 8:00: Open project time

*You don't have to be on the agenda to talk. We always leave open time for members to discuss projects/events. 

You'll probably want a laptop (or be prepared to team up with someone that has a laptop, or work on projects that don't require a computer).

We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack.
Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here: http://openseattleslack.herokuapp.com/

Enter the main doors at 705 5th Ave S. If the doors are locked, somebody should be there to let you in. Head inside and to your left to find the elevator lobby; Socrata is on the 6th floor. Once you're up there, follow the signs to reach Socrata's cafeteria at the west end of the building.

If you arrive and the door is locked:
Leave a comment on this page or call the number on the sign to get let in!

Code Fellows Seattle Meetup

In today's society, technology is steadily growing and increasingly becoming one of the most powerful sources in history. With people from all nationalities and ethnicities using technology to connect and interact, it poses the question: Why aren't the people behind technology as diverse as its users?

CODE documentary aims to bring awareness to the lack of diversity within tech jobs. Through various interviews and animations, CODE explores cultural mindsets, stereotypes, and reasons why most minorities are not seeking opportunities in tech.

Register on Eventbrite link below:

StartupBlink Seattle

Hello, Seattle entrepreneurs!

It is time again for our monthly networking event happening in dozens of cities around the world in the same day!

This is your chance to lead your local city Networking event! We need one of you to Volunteer and make sure the event happens in your city.

Event leaders are responsible for two easy tasks:

1) Deciding on a location.

2) Welcoming those attending.

To lead an event, just send us a message via the group or email us at [masked] with the location you have picked and your phone/whatsapp so we can publish your details as the leader of the event in the group. If you have a project you would like to feature, we will include its description and link on the event description while also giving you a shout out as event organizer in our monthly newsletter sent to over 10,000 entrepreneurs around the world.  

The agenda of the event is simple: connect to other entrepreneurs and help your project grow by knowing the active people in your startup ecosystem. This is an unofficial and relaxed networking event for people looking for ideas, co-founders, team members, investors, suppliers, and clients.

Our events are usually joined by 2 - 15 members, each participant will get a chance to introduce themselves and their project to the other attendees.


If you are interested in becoming the official leader of the group, please consider joining our Startup Community Leaders Program.

Special request from us, please don't forget to add your Project on  http://www.startupblink.com and join our closed startup group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/startupblink/


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Seattle Tech Mentors

Get (or give) real-world advice on tech careers from seasoned experts. Head over to Beer & Code afterwards.

Seattle Ed Tech Meetup

Join us at Naked City Brewery in Greenwood for a summer EdTech happy hour! Come share what projects you're up to, ask your burning questions, and just come chat with folks as excited about the intersection of education and technology as you are. It's summer, and happy hour ends at 6pm, so we'll start a little early to take advantage.

Also, our long-time organizer Steve is moving back east, so come out to tell him goodbye! Lindsey will also be stepping aside as an organizer, but will still be attending future Seattle EdTech meetups as a participant. We'll be introducing our three new wonderful organizers: Melanie, Marie, and Nishant!

If you can, please chip in $5 to help pay for meetup.com fees, costs that some of the meetups incur, and an extra tip that we'll leave for the Naked City waitstaff. Thank you!

Lean Startup Seattle

https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/b/5/5/5/event_460426421.jpegBranding a startup is often confused with the act of paying $5-$5000 for a logo design in an effort to “look more legit” to potential partners, investors and prospects. Recently, developing a "brand story” to pique prospects' interest has become a popular concept. But what does that even mean? When does branding really matter for your company, and how can you build yours on a limited budget?

In this presentation, we will discuss:

How to affordably build and care for your brand as early as possible, and why you even want to (“But what if we pivot???" It’s ok. We’ll cover that.) How to make your abstract, passionate visions into tangible, emotive "ah-hah, that’s what these guys are about” moments How a simple framework can help you or your team reach consensus about positioning, messaging and other business-ing activities
You’ll walk away with actionable information you can use right away to make your startup a little less “startuppy” (you know what I mean). Whether you just came up with an idea yesterday, or are expanding your product line, you will learn how to make your brand a practical part of growing your business.

Kari is the founder of Plot Creative Studio and Lean Design for Startups. She spends her time helping small companies avoid the heartache of failed product launches and wasted effort. Her background as a brand strategist and designer includes twelve years of experience peeking behind the curtains of businesses in the tech, healthcare, real estate and other industries to understand how they work, how they don’t work, and helping founders untangle the wild webs they weave.

Lean Startup Seattle is for anyone interested in the application of Lean Startup Principles and the Customer Development process developed by Steve Blank and refined by Eric Ries. We are bringing the Seattle Lean Startup community together in a variety of formats to learn from each other.


6:00 - Registration

6:30 - Start w/ Intro & Scope

6:35 - "15 Second” Spotlights

6:45 - "15 Minute" Networking (Pizza Included)

7:00 - Presenter and Discussion

8:00 - Closing Remarks

8:15 - Networking Hour

.NET Developers Association - Eastside

Reactive Extensions (Rx) is one of the coolest things I've ever seen in computer science. It’s basically a good implementation of the popular observer pattern, but its real power comes from the many operators that allow you to manipulate those streams of observed events. Once you grok the concept of stream manipulation, you start seeing so many problems that can be more easily and elegantly solved with Rx than with classic means.

Come learn about Rx, why big names like Netflix and Angular 2 have chosen to rely on this technology, and why you might want to too.

Level: Intermediate


I studied Computer Engineering and Mathematics in school a long time ago, and have thoroughly enjoyed my career course ever since - primarily teaching and software development and primarily on the web stack. I gained experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance, and eventually joined Microsoft with the goal of informing and inspiring software developers. I authored my first book CSS for Windows 8 App Development, published a couple of courses on Pluralsight.com, and try to keep up with audiences via my blog codefoster.com and my Twitter feed @codefoster. When I’m not working, I’m working on maker projects, spending time with my wife and two sons, hiking and camping, sailing, scuba diving, or working on house projects.


6:30pm - Doors open / Networking
7:00pm - News and announcements
7:10pm - Presentation
8:30pm - Wrapped Up

8:45pm -After-meeting social at Boardwalk restaurant (new place across form the Commons - Depends on MSFT Employee available to walk folks over)


Please RSVP to attend.  Bring your printed registration and show to volunteer at door.  The volunteer will escort groups back to the meeting room.  

New Tech Seattle

Purchase Your Ticket Now at NewTechNorthwest.com. Tickets are $10 before the event and $20 at the door. RSVPing on this meetup page will not register you for the event.

Be sure to join our newsletter for additional Seattle area tech info, event discounts and more!

+ the crowd: 
The Northwest’s smart, fun, creative, innovative tech community – software and application developers, company owners, startup founders, recruiters, hackers, job seekers, executives, investors, community leaders, and people who are new to the area.

+ the speakers:
Founders, leaders & innovators sharing their passion & new tech through 5 minute presentations & 3 minutes of your Q&A. Presenters flow from early stage startups to enterprise companies.

iHealthHome presented by Phill Moran – our cloud-based software platform revolutionizes the way in-home care is delivered and can power a “virtual village” to connect your care team to people at home and help them to live independently.

Prime8 Consulting presented by Michael Semick – we strive to provide an environment that nurtures people’s talents and career goals so as individuals, and as a team, great things can be accomplished. Whether it’s turning out innovative marketing solutions or rallying together to serve our community.

Azuqua presented by Lynn Wang – allows business users to connect all their cloud apps in minutes to build unified processes.

T-Mobile presented by Kanak Chauhan – We’re a team of fearless thinkers, doing what other wireless companies said couldn’t be done. We aren’t afraid to break the rules, and we have fun doing it.

+ the format:
Connecting, food & drinks >community building >community shoutouts >sponsor shoutouts >presentations >afterparty

+ the vibe:
Neighborhood block party – fun, friendly & relaxed with complementary food & a no host bar. You’ll laugh, smile, and have a fun night out with[masked] Seattleites,[masked] Eastsiders or 100 Tacomans.

+ the experience:
Discover innovative, creative and inspirational new technology (or smarter use of old tech). Could be VR, IoT, Apps, Fintech, Mobiletech, Healthtech, Cloudtech… you get the idea.

+the afterpary
Continue connecting to fantastic people in our community at 
Fuel Bar after the show ends around 7:30pm.

Register Now at NewTechNorthwest.com

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Seattle University Web Developers Meetup

Google Apps Script is a server-side JavaScript implementation with access to the APIs for several Google Services. If you are building an application for users who already have a Google account, you can use your JavaScript skills to create an application that can access a user's personal content on Google.

A Google Script application can exist on its own, within a Google Document/Spreadsheet or as a standalone web service. All you need to get started is a Google Drive account. In this presentation, we will walk through the creation of each of these types of applications and discuss how each type of application can be useful.

At the Georgetown University Library, Terry has deployed a number of simple applications for library staff using Google Apps Script.

Terry Brady is a software developer in Seattle working for the Georgetown University Library. Terry is a committer for the DSpace repository platform. Terry has built applications for higher education, government, non-profit, and corporate institutions including LexisNexis and the National Archives and Records Administration.

The SU Web Developers Meetup is sponsored by the Seattle University Web Development Certificate (http://webdev.seattleu.edu). This group is open to everyone who wishes to learn more about web development and grow or share their knowledge.

Scala at the Sea

Jamie Allen was formerly at Lightbend and is the author the O'Reilly Effective Akka book. He will  be presenting  a retrospective on Effective Akka and dicussing what we've learned since.

Doors at 6PM. Talk at 6:30.

Staff Picks

Young Professionals Seattle

Thompson Hotel


July 26, 2016

Tech Crawl

Casey, Larry

July 28, 2016

No actual pubs guys. Stops include: Outreach.io, Google and Thinkspace



July 21, 2016


Schedule of Deliverables

Assignment Notes Due Date
Individual - Submit your Brand Statements! Think about what your strengths in your past jobs are and how they can apply to your new life as a web developer. Please submit before 9am on the due date 20 Jul
Pods - Review Brand Statements! Review the brand statements of all your pod members by 9am on the due date. 25 Jul
Individual - Resumes round 2 Create a formatted version of your resume and save the link in your profile by 9am on the due date. If you need help, get resume writting tips from the Outcomes ppt. 21 Jul

Schedule of Deliverables

Assignment Notes Due Date
Individual - Submit your Brand Statements! Think about what your strengths in your past jobs are and how they can apply to your new life as a web developer. Please submit before 9am on the due date 21 Jul
Pods - Review Brand Statements! Review the brand statements of all your pod members by 9am on the due date. 25 Jul
Individual - Add the link to your resume Create a formatted version of your resume and save the link in your profile by 9am on the due date. If you need help, get resume writting tips from the Outcomes ppt. 27 Jul


Schedule of Deliverables

Assignment Notes Due Date