Bellevue/Eastside Microservices Meetup

5:00pm - Delicious Appetizers, Drinks and Networking Reception

5:30pm - Tech Talk 1: Introduction to Microservices & Containers
Why microservices? Why containers? How they differ? Why not microservices & containers?

Bio: Sudhanva Huruli is a Program Manager at Azure Service Fabric. He joined the team about 6 months ago and is quite new to the space of microservices and containers. In this talk, he will share some of the experiences that he's gathered from working with customers of all types looking to build microservices and utilize containers.

6:00pm - Tech Talk 2: Adding Intelligence to Microservices & Infrastructure

Bio: Mohamed Ahmed is co-founder and CEO of Magalix. He has a PhD in high performance computing and an Innovation and Entrepreneurship certification from Stanford. He is a proud Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Alumni. Mohamed has 13 publications in operating systems architecture and high performance computing.

His linkedin profile is (

6:30pm - Panelist Discussion & meetup member Q&A, mingling


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! Since we'll be outside, a pair of shades (or a rain jacket as the case may be) might not be a bad idea. :)

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.

General Assembly Seattle

***MUST RSVP:***

Finding a great job requires a change of habits, discipline, resolve and drive.

We all know how frustrating and time-consuming finding a new job is. The landscape has changed dramatically – are you on the right path to finding a new and exciting opportunity? We all think we know how to find a job; however, not everybody actually gets that dream job. What has changed? What are the Dos and Don’ts of job searching? Are you applying a strategy that yields ROI? How can you apply UX principles to your job search?

Finding the right job is one of the most consequential decisions you have to make. If we all know the impact this decision has in our lives and those around us, why do we get stuck in the wrong job?

Join us for a free event to learn the latest methods for finding the right job, as taught by a VP of a recruiting agency with 16+ years of experience placing candidates with companies like Amazon, Microsoft and more.


You’ll learn to apply business/marketing principles to your personal brand and job search + remove bad habits and optimize your job search process.

About the Instructor:

Luis Carbo
VP of Strategic Business, The Creative Group

Luis is VP of Strategic Business within The Creative Group’s Technical Staffing Services (TSS) group based out of Seattle. For the past 16 years he has been helping clients realize value by blending business with technology. Currently, Luis is focused on leading teams that design, develop, and deliver software, web and mobile solutions with higher quality and lower risk than traditionally possible. Luis has 10 years of experience in the staffing industry managing Fortune 500 accounts and spearheading innovative operation models for clients such as Microsoft, Google, Dell, eBay, Amazon, Starbucks, Nike, Expedia and many others.

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 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 every fourth Wednesday every month.

Ember Project Nights: Because it sucks to work alone.

Note that Optimism Brewery doesn't serve food, but generally has a food truck available: They also don't have non-alcoholic beverages, but you can bring your own non-alcoholic refreshments! I'll try to bring a selection, and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

APIs and IPAs


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Network/Dinner/Drink

6:30 PM -6:45 PM - Introduction by Tessa Mero

6:45 PM - 7:15 PM - OpenAPI Specification 3.0 – Do you speak API? by Samuel Nimako-Mensah

7:45 PM - 8:45 PM - TBA

8:45 PM - 9:00 PM - Network/Drinks

Food and Drinks:

Kegs will be provided for drinks as well as water. Thanks to our Sponsor Cisco DevNet.

Dinner will be provided by QDoba Mexican Grill, sponsored by Cisco Systems. We have a full taco bar (or nacho) with vegetarian options. White and brown rice. Chicken, beef, or veggies. Chips and queso dip, and water. Food will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Venue sponsor by Best Buy Technology Development Center

Speakers: Samuel Nimako-Mensah

Talk Title: OpenAPI Specification 3.0 – Do you speak API? Without a standard way to describe API’s in the past, software engineers & frontend developers (as well as other stakeholders) have often relied on conventions when building API’s. While this approach has worked, it is often slow and error prone. The OpenAPI Specification (OAS) defines a language-agnostic interface to describe API’s. During this talk we’ll examine what the Open API Specification is and how you can design your APIs with Swagger Editor. Bio

Samuel Nimako-Mensah
Senior Software Engineer
WordFly Samuel Nimako-Mensah is a Senior Software Engineer at WordFly where he focuses on building partner APIs and Integrations. In the past he’s worked as a web developer on 3 different continents. Before diving into APIs, Samuel obtained a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from the University of Michigan. Samuel is passionate about knowledge sharing & mentoring new developers.



Talk Title: TBA

Talk Description:




Interested in speaking? Contact tessamero (at) gmail (dot) com

Electrical/hardware design engineers of Seattle

Hi everyone. Another casual meet up at the cap hill location this time. Optimism Brewery. Come chat, share thought and experience being EE in Seattle.

Bothell Web Developers Meetup

• What we'll do
Our weekly meetup at Spotted Cow in Everett. 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.

* Parking
There is parking behind and in front of Spotted Cow. Additional parking is in the parking garage under the building that is opposite of Spotted cow. The entrance to the garage is opposite of Azules.

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.

Follow us on Twitter at @BothellWebDev

General Assembly Seattle

***Must RSVP here:***

Learn the keys to driving product success.

Step into the world of product management with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore how product managers use leadership and versatility to launch products people love. Touch on key tools and techniques for testing, designing, and improving products. Plus:

Discover the role and responsibilities of a product manager.
Survey today’s product management landscape and its career opportunities.
Walk through the fundamentals of the product management process including storyboarding, identifying risks and assumptions, and more.
Apply what you’ve learned to design a basic minimum viable product (MVP).
Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Enhance your professional skill set in our part-time Product Management course.

- Describe the Product Management job landscape and learning opportunities for product management skills

- Explain the role and core responsibilities of a product manager

- Craft problem statements and hypotheses for a product or feature idea

- Identify key risks and assumptions

- Design a basic MVP to validate key assumptions

Eric Appesland
Senior Product Manager, Amazon

Eric is currently a Senior Product Manager with the Amazon Global Store Team where he works with a cross-functional set of stakeholders to enable Amazon marketplaces in countries outside of the United States. He was previously with Hitachi Consulting where he spent 4.5 years as a product manager with a team building custom enterprise applications, and 2 years before that as a management consultant.

Eric has significant experience in business strategy and planning, stakeholder alignment, project management, requirements gathering, designing the user experience and creating the UI, working tightly with engineering resources during Development, testing, release planning, feature and bug prioritization, and user interviews. He has successfully launched and managed numerous large-scale enterprise web-based products through multiple iterations of the entire product lifecycle. He also recently completed Product Management education course through General Assembly.

Seattle Tech Mentors

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


Calling all ladies and non-binary folks! This casual event is to bring the community of women mappers together as a chance to network and hang out. Feel free to bring your ideas of what kinds of events, projects, resources, etc are important to support and grow our community. Or just bring your appetite.

General Assembly Seattle

*****MUST RSVP:*****

About This Event:

What's better than learning how to code? Eating pizza while learning how to code!

Join us for Pizza & Code - an event not to be missed at GA Seattle! This popular event sells out quickly, so be sure to book your ticket ASAP.

Step into the world of web development with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the building blocks of the web — HTML and CSS — and learn how you can apply these programming languages to develop your own simple sites. By writing your own lines of code, you’ll:

Get a closer look at how the developer community and many different fields benefit from coding knowledge.

Learn how HTML and CSS function together to form the backbone of the web.
Cover key coding terms and principles.
Develop a custom, working web page from scratch.
If you've ever been interested in learning how to code, this is a great event to get your feet wet! At GA, we provide a welcoming, kind and fun environment to learn. All are invited to attend.

Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Design and build a custom site online in our mentor-guided HTML, CSS, & Web Design Circuit. Incorporate JavaScript and code dynamic sites in our part-time, on-campus Front-End Web Development course. Or, go all-in and become a job-ready developer our 12-week, full-time Web Development Immersive program, available on campus and online.

- know the difference between HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
- know how to get started with coding

About the Instructors:

Jackson Duhon, Full-Stack Web Developer

Jackson Duhon a full-stack web developer and digital artist with a background in music technology and performance. He grew up in Austin, TX; where the days are as long as the tacos are delicious, and Willie Nelson roams the streets singing songs about cowboys he's never met. Now he resides in Seattle so that he can eat food from the sea whenever he's not teaching people to build things inside of computers.

Emily Johnson, Immersive Instructional Associate

Emily is a transplant from Philadelphia, to San Francisco, and now landed in Seattle. She loves comedy, animals, food, and meeting people. With a love for talking to strangers, she avoided the Seattle freeze and is now walking undetected amongst the regulars of the PNW.

Initially a self-taught coder, Emily joined GA as a WDI student and then Instructional Associate in San Francisco. She brought her love of all things code north, to continue teaching the next batches of engineers at GA Seattle. When not on campus, Emily can be found playing nerdy table top games, roller skating, or laughing at awful puns.

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:

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!

Chatbot Technology Meetup


We're honored to have Suhas Uliyar as our next speaker! Suhas is Oracle's Vice President of Bots, A.I., and Mobile Product Management. As you can see, it's quite a mouthful. We're all excited for him to share the chatbot initiatives that Oracle has been stacking up the past year, including the partnerships with Slack and Chatbox and how they complement the Oracle Mobile Cloud.

Here's the agenda:

6:00-7:00pm - Networking

7:00-7:10pm - Introduction

7:10-7:45pm - Presentation

7:45-8:00pm - Q&A

Beautiful waterfront location!

thinkspace SEATTLE

1700 Westlake Avenue North

#Suite 200

Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle Alexa Meetup

Join us on March 29th for a talk by Andy Huntwork on the topic of creating high quality voice-first content.

Andy Huntwork is the creator of "The Magic Door", one of the first story-driven Alexa skills and a perpetual recipient of the "Top Skills" billing in the Alexa skill store. More recently, Andy has broadened his offerings with, a product designed to help other developers create engaging voice-first content (and one of the tools that backs "The Magic Door").

The Magic Door -
Talestreamer -

6:15 - Doors open
6:30 - Food & networking
6:45 - Talk by Andy
7:?? - Q&A, more networking

Seattle EOS

• What we'll do
We will be announcing the event schedule shortly - including presenters from More details about the location coming shortly.

David Moss (TrueBlock)
Eugene Luzgin (EOS SLC)

• Important to know
-You do not need to be familiar with EOS, as we will be explaining the basics of EOS. We also plan on talking about more technical stuff, for the more tech-savvy attendees.

Feel free to message any of the organizers if you have any questions.

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 to the event description. We'll also give you share all the event organizers in our monthly newsletter (sent to +10,000 entrepreneurs worldwide), and our blog (

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 and join our closed startup group at: And if you’re a part of a Hardware Startup, consider joining our specialized group here:

Eastside CoffeeOps

We're a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Seattle. 

Our Lean Coffee format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle CoffeeOps Contributor Covenant code of conduct.

8:00 - 8:10 mingle and generate topics 
8:10 - 8:15 topic voting 
8:15 - 9:15 discussions 
9:15 - 9:30 takeaways, wrap up

Many thanks to 1Strategy / BeyondSoft for hosting us!


John Harris

Whale / Snake / Gopher wrangler and DevOps person

General Assembly Seattle

**** MUST RSVP: ****

General Assembly and Optimism Brewing Company join forces to bring the power of design to the Seattle community for one high impact, interactive evening.

Discover how design shapes our online experiences.

Step into the world of user experience design with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the decision-making process that dictates how users interact with digital products and see why businesses of all stripes have put out the call for UX talent. Plus:

Learn what the world of UX design encompasses and why it matters.
Touch on fundamental tools and techniques used by professional designers.
Practice interviewing techniques to gain user insights.
Discover resources to continue learning about UX.
Whether you are brand new to tech, starting to dip your toes into UX, or just curious about the intersection of tech and our daily lives, UX in the Brewery will inspire you to jumpstart your journey and never stop learning.

Capacity is limited so admission will be first come, first served. Please RSVP.

Bring your ID, a fully-charged laptop and an open mind. Be ready to learn while sipping a brew or two.

Schedule 5:30 pm: Check-in + Grab a beer

6:00 - 8:00 pm: Intro to UX class - taught by John J. Lee, Sr. UX Designer at Nordstrom

By signing up for this event, you agree to receive communications from General Assembly and Optimism Brewing Company.

(Unfortunately, beers are not included by RSVP'ing.)


Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Dive into the fundamentals in our six-week, online User Experience Design Circuit. Level up on the job in our on-campus User Experience Design course. Or, become a job-ready UX designer with our 10-week, full-time User Experience Design Immersive program.

Prereqs & Preparation:

Watch this introduction to UX video:

Bring a fully-charged laptop to the event. We will have limited power access.

Please come with a flexible attitude. The brewery can sometimes have spotty internet. We will do our best to fix any foreseeable problems, but be prepared to partner up or engage in other solutions should we encounter internet issues.

About the Instructor:

John J. Lee
Senior UX Designer, Nordstrom

John J. Lee is a Senior UX Designer at Nordstrom, specializing in both visual and UI / UX design. His diverse experience spans 8+ years in the industry, focusing on everything from print, mobile to multimedia; for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, such as Microsoft, Samsung and Amazon Fashion.

Discovery and curiosity drives John's passion, as he loves finding creative solutions to complex problems. With tenacity and drive, he creates beautiful designs while executing meaningful user experiences.

Aside from art and design, John's other interests include fashion blogging, eating great food, attending concerts and traveling whenever possible.

Lean Startup Seattle

We have started over with the Lean Canvas, exploring the process of building a business model by running focused experiments. This is Step 2 of the 4 steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank.

Validation -> Problem - Solution fit. How do you know that your early adoptor customers care about the solution as you propose it? What is your conversion rate for how you engage people with the solution you propose? Do they recognize your solution as a path forward for them. 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 and introductions. 6:30 - Start talk.

Google Developer Group (GDG) Seattle

Viewing Party date is subject to change.

TensorFlow Dev Summit is on March 30, 2018. Not everyone gets to attend in person so we are organizing this Viewing Party with Summit highlights and reprise talks by experts from Google and our community. Follow news on TensorFlow Dev Summit with hashtag #TFDevSummit (

Please note that this meetup happens in the main Google building. This means we need to provide building security with first/last names of attendees.

If you RSVP for this event with an incomplete name or alias, you will be moved to the wait list until that is corrected.

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