Vancouver AI Tech Talk

End to End Deep Learning for Computer Vision - 2 day immersive instructor-led training

Early bird tickets (50% off) is on sale until 5/24 Friday. Group (5+) discount is available. This is paid training/bootcamp, you have to buy ticket here:

Course Objectives:
Now more than ever its necessary for developers to gain the necessary skills to work with image and video data using computer vision, which allows us to analyze and leverage image and video data, with applications in a variety of industries, including self-driving cars, medical diagnostics, and many more. As applied engineering (vs. data scientists) just knows building models are not sufficient for production grade software, these roles focus on core principles, best practices, design patterns, and expertise with a framework and toolset, such as deploy models, and scale for your fast growing applications/services.

This two day immersive instructor-led training will teach everything you need to know to become a software engineer in computer vision and deep learning! You will learn:

* Recognize problems that can be solved with deep learning and Select the right technique for the problems.
* Master deep learning algorithms, models and computer vision tech
* Master the most popular tools like numpy, Keras, Tensorflow, and openCV
* Master google cloud machine learning pipelines

The course is packed with practical exercises and code labs which are based on real-life examples. not only will you learn the theory, but you will also get hands-on practice building your own models, tuning models, and serving models.

Course Include:
* Practical walkthroughs that present solutions to actual, real-world image classification problems and challenges.
* Hands-on tutorials (with lots of code) that not only show you the algorithms behind deep learning for computer vision but their implementations as well.
* A no-nonsense teaching style that is guaranteed to cut through all the cruft and help you master deep learning for image understanding and visual recognition.
* End to end machine learning pipeline from building models to deploy and serve models
* Limited to 50 students
* light breakfast, lunch and coffee/snack breaks

Course Outline:

Andrew Ferlitsch, Engineer, Google AI.

"Personally I really loved the pace and the fact that you explained everything intuitively. In addition, it was apparent that students really loved it. " - UCLA Professor/CS 168

More courses by AICamp:
* Online AI webinars, workshops, courses, bootcamps.
* AI NEXTCon Conference (Seattle, NYC, San Francisco, Beijing).

Black Lodge Research

What: June Seattle Locksport and DC206 Meeting
When: June 16, 2019 (3rd Sundays), 11:00am-~4:00pm
Where: Black Lodge Research
Who: (Erez, Hattz, DarkDiesel, Dune, Panic, and the DC206 community)
Chef of the Month: Hattz

11:00am-1:00pm: Seattle Locksport
1:00pm-?: DC206 Meeting Presentation (usually 1-2hrs)
Post-presentation: BBQ begins

DC206 Meeting Presentation:
From black powder to modern plastic explosives, the chemistry and design of explosives for warfare and demolition has always fascinated mankind. This presentation will discuss the theory, history and design of explosives and some weaponry based on them, such as armor-piercing. We will explore Nitrogen as the foundation of most modern explosives, the characteristics of various explosives, and the design principles used in penetrating armor and defeating armor piercing technology.

Erez Benari is an Israeli computer engineer. Born in Haifa, Israel, Benari has studied chemical engineering, which lead him to serving in the Israeli Army as a ammunition and explosive expert from 1991 to 1995, eventually reaching the highly-coveted Level 12 ammunition engineer certification. Today, Benari lives in Redmond, Washington, and works for Nvidia as an automation engineer in the company's IT organization. Benari is also a published journalist and author, and an avid "Maker", working mainly in Miniatures and Steampunk. To see some of Benari's work, visit

Black Lodge Research hackerspace hosts a monthly event with two adjacent user groups: Seattle Locksport and the DC206 Meeting. Seattle Locksport's monthly Eastside event takes place immediately before the monthly DC206 Meeting. DC206 Meeting is the monthly meetup of the Seattle-area DEF CON community. Locksport takes place 11:00-1:00. The DC206 Meeting takes place immediately after Seattle Locksport, starting at 1:00pm. BBQ begins after the DC206 Meeting presentation ends.
This month the chef will be Hattz. We're planning hamburgers and some brats. We'd welcome some additional dishes, as well as some decent hard ciders and beers
Look forward to seeing everybody!

This event will be videotaped by Panic. During event, remote users can interactively ask questions to speaker. You'll need to sign in to Google
Chat on the below Youtube URL. If you cannot attend, here's the URL for the live streaming (and afterward, a copy of the video):


Seattle Locksport:

Black Lodge Research:
17725 NE 65th St, A-155; Evans Business Park, Bldg A; Redmond, WA 98052

Please park facing the street, not in front of other businesses, or you may get towed.[masked]/[masked]

Please consider donating!

Seattle Tech4Good

501 Commons, in partnership with Seattle Tech4Good present:

Need a program to get your organization connected?

If you're looking for an easy way to share files and work on projects within your organization, we have a tool that may help! 501 Commons, in partnership with Seattle Tech4Good, presents 501 Talks Techs: Microsoft Teams for Nonprofits. Join us for this lunchtime webinar as Graham Ford, Director of Technology and Consulting Services at 501 Commons, talks about the many features of Microsoft Teams and how it can help your nonprofit.

**Please note this event is a webinar and information will be sent via email to all registrants. REGISTER HERE:

Among the topics we'll cover:

- One on one chat, video and phone calling
- "Teams" group collaboration- group conversations, file sharing and apps
- Internal and external group collaboration
- Administrating and managing Microsoft Teams

**Please note this event is a webinar and information will be sent via email to all registrants. REGISTER HERE:

As Director of Technology Consulting & Services, Graham applies innovation, technology and process improvements to further the missions of both 501 Commons and its clients. For eight years, Graham has led technology design and implementation in mission critical business environments. Additionally, Graham has worked and volunteered in non-profit and governmental institutions in technical and non-technical roles. Enhancing his practical experience in technology and business, Graham has an MBA in Technology Management from the UW Foster School of Business.

Flatiron School Seattle Coding Community

Are you ready to totally crush your next whiteboarding interview?

This event is a safe space for women/non-binary individuals to hone their technical interviewing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. We hope to have small study groups and mock interviewing at each session.

There will be copies of “Cracking the Coding Interview” at the event to use for study guidance or practice problems.

By coming to this event, you agree to abide by our code of conduct. Basically: be supportive, be respectful, and be kind.

We hope to see you there. Happy coding!

**Although this group is catered towards women/non-binary individuals, allies are welcome to attend as long as they are respectful of the attendees and the event space.

Lean Startup Seattle

Developing a Personal Brand and Growing Your Business:
Becoming the brand, employer and investment of choice - why your personal brand matters and how it matches your professional brand. We'll spend some time talking about personal and professional brands, how to gain a recognizable brand, and how to cultivate awareness through feedback. Then applying to your personal situation and applying to the sales process.

Jacob Bertram is a thought leader in government and industry business, working with both small and large companies to deliver to the American public. Leading a team of over 100 professionals, his portfolio encompasses over $50 billion in annual business volume. Jacob’s core experience is in building relationships for the acquisition and maintenance of complex systems and using evidence-based quantitative data for decision making. Jacob is a proud graduate of Washington State University’s Executive MBA program and holds various professional certifications.


6:00 - Registration

6:15 - talking starts

Learn to Code Seattle

Register here:

Ever wonder what it takes to break into Software Engineering? Come ask our alumni how they did it at our panel discussion and information session. Feel free to ask about our Software Engineering Immersive program, as well as general questions about the field of software engineering in general.


6:20-6:30- Mingling (food and beverages provided)
6:30-6:40- Intros and brief slideshow about Galvanize and the details of the program
6:40-7:30- Panel discussion (current SEI student, SEI Alum, Instructor/SEI Resident, Enrollment Officer)
7:30-7:45- Facilities Tour, Networking

What to Bring:
Questions about Hack Reactor at Galvanize, our courses, and programming!

About Galvanize:
Galvanize is the premier 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 supporting 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

If you have specific questions regarding our Web Development Immersive course, please reach out to our Enrollment Officer, Amanda Martin ([masked]).

The Junior Dev Struggle Bus

Recruiters want to see what you've build! But is your portfolio doing its job demonstrating your skills? Come out and find out, with JDSB's first portfolio peer review! The review will consist of both design and content - everyone will leave with notes on both the design of their portfolio, and also what projects they can work on to beef up their body of work.

Suggested donation for this event is $10, since we need to rent this space.

Bothell Web Developers Meetup

• What we'll do
Our weekly meetup at Bravata Beauty and Bar in Mill Creek. 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.

* How to find us.
The main building is a hair salon. We are in the hair salon, directly to the left of the entrance.

I will have a small double-sided green sign at the table I'm sitting at. One side says "Code && Caffiene" the other side says "C && C". I will put out this sign between 5:30 and 5:40PM to help early comers find me.

There is also parking behind the clock tower that is opposite of the fitness center.

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.

Code Fellows Seattle Meetup

Seattle is an ever-growing, ever-changing tech hub where real-life experience and networking are crucial in the quest to becoming a better developer. But finding those projects, networking with your peers, and discovering a way to get involved with the community can be tough.

That's why Code Fellows started Open-Source Community Hack Night, a free form, build-at-your-own-pace event dedicated to building open-source projects. Come join us every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Check out what projects we have in the queue and what you can contribute to!

This is an open community event for devs of every experience level to come together, work on projects, code, debug, and collaborate. It is a place to mentor, learn, network and treat each other with respect & empathy. We ask that all attendees abide by the core principles of the Code Fellows Code of Conduct to keep this a safe and inclusive environment, which includes in summary:

Be Kind

Be Honest

Be Respectful

Want to attend? Sign up here:

Transportation Options:
We recommend using an app like Parkopedia or the Seattle Department of Transportation Parking Map for parking lots and street parking. If you'd prefer public transportation, try One Bus Away to find and schedule the route that works best for you!

Bike parking is available on level 'UP' in the parking garage below the building. Garage access via the northwest corner of 2nd and Broad. Please supply your own lock.

Seattle Java User's Group (

The notion of "speed" in modern deployments can be challenging and multifaceted. Running fast, Deploying fast, Starting fast, and Staying fast are somewhat unrelated manifestations of an attribute we might call "speed". We obviously don't like seeing the opposite of any of those, but understanding the things that contribute to each behavior can help spend our time where it matters. In this talk, we will cover the different aspects of speed and dive into the details of each. We will deep dive into examples of optimizations that the latest crop of JVMs are able to apply when running on the latest servers and cloud hardware. We will discuss JIT compilers and other runtime features, and the interplay the they introduce between different aspect of speed. We will touch on the impact of various aspects of speed on service and application behavior and experience, and on some of the metrics that one might focus on when gauging the impact of rolling out software onto modern deployment environments, or when looking to improve or optimize outcomes in such setups.

Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with virtual machine and runtime technologies for the past 25 years. His pet focus areas include system responsiveness and latency behavior. Gil is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide, and an official JavaOne Rock Star. He pioneered the Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4) that powers Azul's continuously reactive Java platforms. In past lives, he also designed and built operating systems, network switches, firewalls, and laser based mosquito interception systems.

A BIG THANK YOU to Azul Systems for sponsoring food and drinks!

General Assembly Seattle


We've all heard the adage of, "It's not what you know, it's who you know."

If we really break that down, we can see that it refers to hard skills versus soft skills.

Hard skills are defined as skills you gain through education, training, certifications, and on-the-job experience. Soft skills are interpersonal (i.e. people) skills that are much harder to define and evaluate, yet they are equally as valuable as hard skills.

Soft skills include creative thinking, problem-solving, networking, communication, and emotional intelligence.

This course will help you develop your own soft skills by auditing real-world scenarios, examining case studies, and diving into the cognitive principles behind why soft skills work.

Gain confidence in your networking approach both in-person and online
Understand the nuances interpersonal engagement on a deeper psychological level that you can apply to both your personal as well as your professional career
Learn ways you can continually grow yourself through on-going applications and sharpening of your soft skills

Flatiron School Seattle Coding Community

Are you looking for a job in software development or wanting to transition? Do you want to build your network and connect with others in tech? Join us at Flatiron Seattle for an evening of networking and an informative discussion with current software engineers from Jobscan and Flatiron School.

How did you get into software development? How did you know you wanted to move on from your previous role? How are you still learning? There will be time for each speaker to share about how they got ahead in their careers as well as a Q&A discussion.


Aaron Katz, Full Stack Engineer
Aaron is a developer involved in all aspects of Jobscan from user interface to backend data management. He is a bootcamp graduate and has gone on to teach web development at UW Continuing Education. He has previously worked at Boeing, Microsoft, WideOrbit, and Praxis Resources. Prior to working as a developer, Aaron was a special education teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District.

Josue Ibarra, Full Stack Engineer
Josue Alexander is a software engineer from San Diego, California where he attended a community college and trade school. Before joining Jobscan, he was co-founder of a medical tourism startup, software engineer at Underground Elephant, SMB digital consultant designing and developing retail solutions. In Mexico he mentored and participated in multiple Startup Weekends and was a rapid application development professor at CESUN Universidad.

Soundarya Rajendran, Lead Instructor, Software Engineer
Soundarya is a lead instructor of the Software Engineering Program at Flatiron School. Previously worked as a software engineer at Microsoft on the Xbox Team.

What to expect:
Conversations, light dinner and happy hour drinks

5:30: Doors Open. Flatiron School Campus Tours available
6:00 - 6:15: Welcome / Light Dinner
6:15 - 7:15: Panel
7:15 - 8:00pm: Questions/ Networking
Please join us on the 13th floor when you arrive any time between 5:30-8:00 PM!

We look forward to you seeing you
What is Flatiron School?

We’re a global school with immersive on-campus and online programs that train passionate people to excel in rewarding, future-proof careers in software engineering.

What is Jobscan?

Jobscan's mission is to give power to job seekers by building the best tools. Born out of co-founder James Hu's own frustration with job hunting back in 2013, Jobscan was established to help job seekers successfully navigate the powerful systems used by companies to manage and filter out applicants. Jobscan is arming job seekers with a slate of tools that optimize resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles so they can take the power back into their own hands.

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Learn to Code | Thinkful Seattle

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: ***

Ever said something you wish you could take back? Well, Git is your coding time machine. Mistakes in your code are inevitable. Join us to learn how Git allows you to roll back to when our code was still working and avoid making the same mistake twice. It is truly your coding safety net.

Suggested Experience Level:
Beginner - some coding experience will be helpful

What to Bring:
Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop
Water bottle

How to find us: The event will be held at the Pioneer Collective located at 100 S King St #100, Seattle, WA 98104. Upon entering the space, the meeting room will be directly in front of you in the far back. Street parking is available and there is a parking lot 1 block away on Occidental Ave S.

If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Stephanie ([masked])

Sponsored by Thinkful:
This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful specializes in high-growth tech careers and provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. To join the Thinkful network, visit

Can't make it in person? Join one of our webinars:

StartupBlink Seattle

Learn about innovative startup projects, and pitch yours!
Get advice from startup founders and experts.
Gain confidence and prepare to impress people at your next opportunity.


*** Mark your attendance here (top-right of the page), then sign up using this link, spaces are limited.

Spots are limited. We will have time for max. 10 startups pitching at any event. Sign up now to secure your spot.


- Join as a listener or as one of the teams pitching
- Practice your pitch to gain confidence and improve your public speaking skills
- Test your idea and refine it based on the feedback from other founders and experts
- Not ready to pitch? Get inspired by other projects, discover new trends, share your feedback, and expand your horizons while watching other people pitch
- Connect to other startup founders from around the world in our interactive chat


We would like to take this chance to tell you about an amazing offer from our partners at WeWork.
StartupBlink members can now schedule a free tour at WeWork Coworking spaces and get up to 15% discount. Register:

Seattle Tech4Good

501 Talks Tech and Seattle Tech4Good, in partnership with DemocracyLab and Dupla Studios, present:

Design Thinking: Creating Real Solutions to Real Problems


Design thinking is a framework, or process, that helps organizations and project leaders deliver innovative, inventive, and practical solutions to real problems. This workshop, developed by Seattle Tech4Good, DemocracyLab, and Dupla Studios will provide you with tools and methods to develop empathy for your customers, create a problem definition, identify solutions and then evaluate the viability of those solutions.

This workshop will walk you through the steps of how to connect with your target audience and develop relevant information about them. You will learn about research methods that you will be able to apply immediately in your space. We will show how to connect your data to the problem you are trying to solve. You will gain the ability to translate research data into problem insights which are essential to the creation of practical solutions. You will learn how to test your hypotheses to mitigate the risks and arrive at the best possible outcome. Finally you will leave with the ability to create real solutions that are viable with the resources you have at your disposal.

Meet the Presenters
Kevin Decker, Dupla Studios

Co-Founder & Principal Researcher

BA in Psychology, graduate work in Research Design & Statistics. 17 years of experience in UX research, 13 years at Microsoft, 2 years at Amazon.

Verticals: Hardware, Games, IT Management, R&D, Web, Productivity.

Melissa Quintanilha, Dupla Studios

Co-Founder & Principal Designer

BS in Computer Science, MFA in Interaction Design. 15 years of experience in Design, 7 years at Microsoft.

Verticals: IT Management, Automotive, Healthcare, Social Media, Productivity, R&D.


General Assembly Seattle


Instagram is one of the hottest apps out there and just waiting for your business to take advantage — its user base is massive and highly motivated to buy. But how do you acquire followers? And how do you convert those followers into buyers?

This class is ideal for people who are ready to take their basic Instagram strategy to the next level. It's perfect for professionals who are already well-versed on Instagram including: community managers, social media managers and consultants, and PR managers who want to take it to the next level and leave with a firm grasp and understanding of how to integrate Instagram into your marketing plan.

We'll discuss how to create an engaging strategy, leverage Instagram across your marketing channels, and find your biggest fans on the channel. You'll come away better understanding how to integrate Instagram into your marketing plan.

How to use Instagram to activate influencers and brand advocates
Learn how to create content without over-saturating your audience
Tips to create better photos
Tricks to drive more conversions
Learn how to #hashtag, growth hack, and build a mobile brand presence
How to gain key insights for your brand messaging
How to successfully engage your followers to build a loyal, passionate community


Ember.js Seattle

Learn Ember Octane by building an application hands on. We will create the frontend code for a slack clone over three fortnights.

Learn how to utilize ember-cli to manage your development environment.
Writing test code as we go.
Understand the mental model of data flows through your app has changed in a major with Ember Octane.
Learn patterns that help build ambitious applications

Seattle Area Accessibility & Inclusive Design

6:00 - Check-in
6:15 - Announcements/Presentation
7:15 Q&A/Networking
7:30 Adjourn

Accessibility checklist for UX Designers
Many UX designers ask - Where to start with Accessibility? I've used good color contrast, is that enough for Accessibility? What's my responsibility as a designer to include Accessibility? Accessibility seems to be a daunting task for designers as there are 78 guidelines in WCAG 2.1. In this presentation, Rajesh shares his experience of including Accessibility standards in the design process to deliver inclusive experiences.

Rajesh Kalidindi has spent a decade in delivering inclusive experiences in his two decades of UX career. He led Accessibility programs at Microsoft before joining Liberty. Rajesh is currently leading an effort to make Liberty Insurance and Safeco digital experiences accessible for all users regardless of their abilities. Rajesh was a board member for three years with UXPA International (User Experience Professionals Association) and founding member of Seattle chapter of UXPA.

General Assembly Seattle

Specifically created for anyone who wants to improve the user experience of their product but doesn't have a dedicated UX team, this workshop will provide you with tips and strategies for gathering and analyzing your user's input and feedback. You'll learn some key best practices for 1) choosing the best research methods, 1) identifying your users' needs and pain points and 3) addressing common UX problems using straightforward user research methods. You'll leave this workshop with valuable insights on how to leverage your users when trying to improve your product.

Choose the appropriate user research method by asking 3 Questions
Address common UX problems using best practices from 3 user research methods
Identify and describe 3 key metrics for analyzing User Research data
Identify and describe 1 key method for analyzing User Research data
Describe 3 best practices for reporting User Research results


Staff Picks

Young Professionals Seattle

Thompson Hotel


July 26, 2016

Tech Crawl

Casey, Larry

July 28, 2016

No actual pubs guys. Stops include:, 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