West Seattle Technology Group

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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.

Seattle Business & Tech Meetup

Join NetCom Learning trainer, E. Villavicencio, along with Managed Learning Services leader NetCom Learning for a complimentary interactive webinar on "Microsoft Word Power Shortcuts & Tips (Part-1)".

The difference between a Microsoft Office beginner and an advanced user is all about knowing how to use the individual applications, and knowing how to use them well. Wondering how to use your everyday Office applications effectively? Harness the power of productivity, and customize MS Office to work for you.

Date: 05/23/2017 

Time: 1 P.M. Eastern Standard Time/ 10 A.M. Pacific Standard


» Open Word quickly by using a keyboard shortcut.

» Auto generate random filler text (useful for a layout of newsletters/brochures).

» Make a to-do list with checkboxes.

» Convert a list into a table.

» Convert a list into a SmartArt graphic.

» Q&A with the speaker

   To receive the link for the Virtual Meetup, REGISTER HERE

Please note that in addition to RSVP'ing to this Meetup, you must register to get access by clicking the register button above.

General Assembly Seattle

**This is a PAID event and you must RSVP with this link**

About This Workshop

Social media initiatives don’t start when you register a Facebook or Twitter account and start posting announcements, it begins much sooner. In this workshop, you’ll be taken through a 6-step methodology that will help guide your efforts to develop an actionable social media strategy. You’ll learn how to structure your social media efforts, deploy your resources, and ultimately launch a social media campaign that is professional and provides results you’ll be able to interpret and understand.

**This is a Paid event and you must RSVP with this link**

General Assembly Seattle

**Please RSVP with this link**

About This Event


Ever wondered how the construction industry got to where it is today? The answer likely lies in tech.

Overview:​ At this exclusive panel event, we host thought-leaders from a specific industry — such as finance, food, or art — to explore new intersections between their field and technology. Together, we discuss how they’ve been impacted by the rise of tech, ways they’ve adapted and innovated along the way, and what they expect to see in the future.

**Please RSVP with this link**

Eastside Startups Open Coffee

Join us every Wednesday morning for the Eastside's premier entrepreneur, startup and technology networking event.

NOTE: We publicize this event in a number of venues, most people do not RSVP. We get on average about 12-15 people each week, sometimes over 20. If you only see a few people registered don't worry, plenty of folks will be there.

You will meet technology entrepreneurs working on their latest project, those looking to flee the so called Dilbert Cube world and just plain technology folks and local business people.

There is no agenda, dues or anything else, just good conversation and networking. Individuals can get help with their questions and problems as well as find potential partners and those can provide services they need. Lots of referrals for a wide variety of reasons.

Show up when you want, leave when you want. This is a fun networking event, not a meeting you need to be on time for.

No charge to attend but please be considerate of our host, Panera Bread who provides this venue without charge and purchase something.

We have the room until 11:00AM.

WiFi is available.

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 on the 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/

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.***

General Assembly Seattle

**Please RSVP with this link**

About This Event

This month we're talking about Greatest Mistakes and Lessons Learned.

Mistakes and failures can take many forms. In the "fail fast" culture of startup life, it's hard to take a second to catch your breath and reflect on those mistakes in order to move forward, learn from the experience, and hopefully not repeat it.

Come hear the war stories from startup founders and the lessons they learned along the way.


• 6:00 - 6:30: Check In and Networking

• 6:30 - 7:30: Panel Discussion and Q&A

• 7:30 - 8:00: Networking

**Please RSVP with this link**

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!

Learn to Code Seattle

IMPORTANT: RSVP via Eventbrite here. Meetup RSVP does not guarantee a spot.

Join us and Galvanize staff for a Web Development Immersive Info Session to learn more about our 24-week immersive web developer training program in Seattle, Washington!

Our Web Development Immersive is for people who are serious about becoming developers. Over the course of 24 weeks, we'll teach you how to build and maintain a series of web applications using modern technologies (full-stack Javascript) and industry best practices. 

Our program is twice as long as the typical coding school because we do more than just teach how to write code: we teach you how to be a contributing member of a development team. Our unique setting in the Galvanize community of start-ups and tech companies is the perfect place to learn and expand your network.


6:30 - 7:15 PM : Course Overview, Admissions Process, Scholarship Information, Financing Options 

7:15 - 7:45 PM : Question/Answer

7:45 - 8:00 PM : Individual Question/Answer and Mingling

About Galvanize 

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering 
Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth 
Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.

RSVP HERE to expedite your check-in at the lobby: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-web-development-immersive-info-session-seattle-tickets-29316391115?aff=seaLTC

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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.


Come get to know your fellow Seattle Maptimers in a more casual setting - with Mappy Hour! at Rooftop Brewing Company in (really north) Queen Anne (just east of the south side of the Ballard Bridge, on Nickerson). 

This is an all ages venue - kids and dogs welcome! There is also ample parking.

What to Expect: 

Good times with fellow mappers! We are a warm and welcoming group, and love meeting new members!

What to bring: 

Yourself! And perhaps some warm clothes as rooftop is a primarily outdoor (but covered and with nice warm heaters) venue. :)

In addition to beer, Rooftop serves Hard Cider, Coke, San Pellegrino Sodas, and water. BYO anything else non-alcoholic. There is always a food truck outside, and outside food is also welcome.

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!

Topic: Networking with Local Entrepreneurs

Details: An informal meet & greet between local entrepreneurs. We'll start off with a quick stand up to let the group know your ask and what you can offer.

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.


This Event leader will be Alexandra Charnas and their contact details are Whatsapp[masked]-9159.

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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Art+Tech+Trash: Hands-On Collaborative Experiments

We meet in the Conference Room near where the Holiday Handmade Market is held. To find us, come to the Customer Service counter (side entrance) and look for the Art+Tech+Trash signs.

In preparation for our Mohai Maker Day in June, many of us will be switching gears to work on "interactive mosaic art" and a second version of the robot game we took to Seattle Mini-Maker Faire last September. I will not be bringing the electronics materials for the next few months, but if the other groups want to continue along the project pod path they can (see below).

Hope to see some new faces! :-)

We currently have 3 'project pods' in early stages: 1) Learning electronics 2) Learn how to draw/animate and 3)human powered slot cars with programmed effects. You are welcome to come by and join any project pod even if you have never been.

Hiking with Geeks - Seattle

Join us for a beautiful 5 mile hike, and meet some fellow geeks!

• Meet at the Red Town trail head promptly at event start time. We’ll hike the trail and get to know each other along the way.

• For those that want to grab a bite after our hike, we’ll make plans to grab a bite to eat if there’s interest.

• To coordinate rides, please use the #hwg-Seattle channel on the community Slack group. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here: https://hikingwithgeeks.com/slack

We don’t charge dues, and there are hard costs associated with running this meetup. Please help out if you can! https://hikingwithgeeks.com/donations/help-support-hwg/

Seattle Google Developer Group (GDG)

If you missed the Google I/O conference in Mountain View this year, you can get an update from the Seattle GDG-ers who did attend. We will have a series of Lightning Talks that highlight the most exciting and interesting new technologies that we learned from Google I/O.

Come join us for a great community discussion.

Please fill out this form here if you are interested in show and telling a 5 to 10 minute lightning talk. 


Google Seattle entrance to the conference space is on the north side of the 601 N 34th St building, across from the PCC Markets grocery store. 

There is no parking on site. There are a number of paid lots in the area. Certain free street parking opens up after 6pm (check meter signs). 

Bike racks can be found in front of PCC and Red Door as well as on N Northlake Way between the two Google office buildings.

Women Who Go Seattle

Welcome to another WWG Seattle monthly meetup!

This month we're thrilled to have Ramya Rao from the Visual Studio Code team @ Microsoft join us to speak about VS Code and the Go extension for the editor. 

Tentative schedule:

• 5:30-6pm - Arrival/Mingle

• 6-6:30pm - VS Code Talk

• 6:30-6:45pm - Q&A

• 6:45-7:30pm - Discussion/Mingle

As always, we invite Gophers of all experience levels to the meetup. We have time for one more talk, so if you're interested please reach out to us :)

Hope to see you all there!

Sponsorship for this month's meetup is TBD - if your company would be open to sponsoring our location and/or food for this month please message us.

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