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.

HackerNest Seattle Tech Socials

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<a href="http://hackernest.com/cities/">HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, hi-5 us in person!

The typical Tech Social agenda:  

- folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize  

- quick announcements, thank sponsors  

- back to chatting  

- head home, exhilarated from great conversations!  


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Fishackathon returns November 18-19, 2017 in over 40 cities around the world. Be a part of the movement - an international hackathon series to make our fisheries more sustainable and equitable.

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SPONSOR:

<a href="http://www.rbc.com/">RBC

RBC recently launched RBC Research, a team which supports RBC’s innovation strategy through fundamental scientific study and exploration in machine learning theory and applications with the goal of developing state-of-the-art financial technologies. RBC is also an active contributor to the Canadian innovation ecosystem, including working with organizations like TechToronto, the C100 and as a founding partner of NextAI, a global innovation program for artificial intelligence related ventures. 

RBC has come onboard as a North American sponsor of Hackernest.

</a><a href="http://hackernest.com/sponsor_info/">Sponsors make this growing movement possible, so we treasure and build deep, long-term relationships with the companies that endorse us. Please email [masked] for ways to connect with the HackerNest community!

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HackerNest Tech Socials are Entry by Donation - any amount appreciated. No amount is too little! If a cash donation is too restrictive, please join us anyway – just let us know at the door.

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VENUE: 

General Assembly Seattle

General Assembly is an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design. Our global network of students, instructors, and entrepreneurs aims to bring people together to take advantage of a new kind of learning-by-doing approach to education. 

We're on the lookout for easy to access offices with space that can fit our audience (standing-room only). Please email [masked] if you’d like to host a Tech Social!


COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

If you’re a Community or Meetup group looking to promote an event or discount for HackerNest members, please email [masked].


About Us:

</a><a href="http://hackernest.com/">HackerNest is an international nonprofit uniting local tech communities through unpretentious Tech Socials, hackathons, Tech Expos and Job Fairs. Our relaxed, down-to-earth events attract a diverse and highly technical membership. Strict 'no-scuzzbag' policy.

Want to volunteer at our HackerNest Tech Socials? Visit http://hackernest.com/volunteer/ for more information and to apply!

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.

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.***

Kent Station Web & Mobile Developers

Join us at Airways Brewing's Bistro location two blocks from Kent Station. In light of our growing community of devs, we thought it'd be fun to use our August meetup as an opportunity to socialize and network with one another.

http://www.airwaysbrewing.com/the-bistro/

Open Seattle

This is a paid event. You must register through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-social-goods-series-making-design-actionable-lead-by-kevin-decker-melissa-quintanilha-from-tickets-36519215958

DESCRIPTION
Join IxDASeattle and OpenSeattle for the third part of the four part Seattle Social Good Series. Kevin and Melissa from Dupla Studios to go through the design process and apply it to complex problems you are solving.

About the speakers
Dupla Studios
Dupla Studios is a research and design consultancy producing beautiful designs and data-driven outcomes. Dupla partners with businesses ranging from startup-level consumer applications, to enterprise-level cloud solutions. The firm has a unique perspective and approaches every challenge with the wonder and curiosity of a child. Learn more at: www.duplastudios.com
Kevin Decker
Kevin Decker is an 18-year veteran in the field of User Experience. He has a degree in psychology and studied research design and statistics in graduate school. He entered the software development domain in 1999 and never looked back.
Melissa Quintanilha
Melissa Quintanilha is the co-founder of Dupla Studios and a User Experience Designer with over 17 years of experience. She is an accomplished designer with proven track record of delivery using the latest technologies to produce experiences that are efficient, elegant, and user focused. The combination of a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interaction Design, and years of industry and academic experience, allows her to combine these disparate disciplines in a way that is accessible and enhances people’s lives.

Event agenda
6PM- Arrive, grab a drink and socialize
6:30-8:30 - Workshop with Devesh desai
8:45- Clean up
If you are student or have financial hardship, please contact us and we'll ensure you can still attend.

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.

MaptimeSEA

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 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.

West Seattle Technology Group

Monthly social get-together.  Only expectations are to have a drink and get to know other techies.  Secondarily, raise opportunites for specialized events (e.g. specific technologies?  community involvement opportunities?  museum tours?  startup pitches?)

NOTE : for those who missed the announcement, we've got a regular "startup" meeting going, Poom is owning it.  First meeting is this Monday in Burien (see the calendar).

Seattle DevOps Meetup Group

NOTE THE DIFFERENT LOCATION AND TIME!

Come join us for a special night of presentations focused on the intersection of DevOps and Serverless! 


Please RSVP at http://meetu.ps/e/D7KY3/mgC/f 


RSVPing here does not give us an accurate count.

• 5:30 Doors Open

• 6:00-6:45 Serverless First at RealSelf: RealSelf has adopted a 'serverless first' approach for devops administrivia. Ed Anderson ( DevOps manager at RealSelf, https://twitter.com/edyesed ) will present on the good, the bad, and the ugly about our path to serverless adoption.

• 7:00-7:45 Lessons from three Serverless years at Nordstrom: The Nordstrom serverless team shares their experiences (tips, tricks, and mistakes) exclusively shipping features to production using serverless architectures since 2014. They'll also speak about helping teams get started with serverless and walk through their two main open source projects, serverless-artillery and hello-retail.

• 8:30 Doors Close

Learn to Code Seattle

IMPORTANT:  Please register via Eventbrite. RSVP to this meetup does not guarantee entry. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amazon-alexa-skill-development-workshops-seattle-tickets-36730431710


Become an Amazon Alexa Skill Developer! 

Join a free workshop hosted by Galvanize and Amazon to learn more about building applications for Alexa! Students will learn to create applications for a voice user interface (VUI) and prepare for the jobs of tomorrow in AI, VUI design, and voice computing.

What is Alexa?

Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind millions of devices including Amazon Echo.  Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience.  There are now more than 10,000 skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One as well as innovative designers and developers.  You, too, can build engaging skills and reach millions of customers with the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).  ASK is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples that makes it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa.  With ASK, you can leverage Amazon’s knowledge and pioneering work in the field of voice design.  Attend this workshop to learn how to create compelling voice experiences for Alexa.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

• Introduction to Alexa Skills Kit


• Introduction to basic concepts like intents, utterances, and slotsHow to build your first skill

• How to leverage AWS LambdaHow to set your skill up for successful certification

Agenda:

Welcome and Intro to Alexa (20 mins)

• What are Skills and How do they Work? (20 mins)

• Building your first Skill! (40 mins)

• Intents, Utterances, and Slots (20 mins)

• Build a second skill! (40 mins)

• Advanced concepts, persistence, states, SDK (20 mins)

• Closing, and networking (20 mins)

What should I do prior to arrival?

• Sign up for an Amazon developer account (free)

• Sign up for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account (free but credit card required for signup)

• Download and install Node.js (optional, but recommended)

• Browse the Alexa GitHub repository

What should I bring?

Your laptop and charger. Tablets do not provide the multi-tab capabilities you will want.

Why should I learn to create Alexa skills?

With this workshop, you will learn about voice user interfaces (VUI) and will gain experience with three services: Amazon’s Alexa Skills Kit, AWS Lambda (part of Amazon Web Services), and the Node.js backend JavaScript framework.  Second, once certified, your new skill will be published in the Alexa skills store, so others can use it on devices with Alexa.  Finally, the way humans interact with machines is at an inflection point, and conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is at the center of the transformation.  Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, enables customers to interact with the world around them in a more intuitive way, using voice.  Get ready for the future of user experience.

About the Alexa Skills Kit

Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind millions of devices including Amazon Echo. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience. There are now more than 10,000 skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One as well as innovative designers and developers.

The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) enables designers, developers, and brands to build engaging skills and reach millions of customers. ASK is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples that makes it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa. With ASK, you can leverage Amazon’s knowledge and pioneering work in the field of voice design.

Learn more about the Alexa Skills Kit.

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.

#Idea2MVP Seattle

Today we are going to listen to Peter Wang from growyourfunnel.today. Peter has a long track on marketing and sales side, he closely worked with several San Francisco based start-ups and is going to answer to some of crucial questions which most of start-up founders have, How I am going to get clients?

For around 20 mins we'll listen tips of growth hacking, which will include user acquision and conversion tactics, then after that we'll have unlimited QnA.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/petercwang/

Youtube Link -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwwS1MwX_KY

You can ask your questions in our facebook group -> https://www.facebook.com/groups/idea2mvp/ or in our slack idea2mvp.prolanceer.com(or if you are already there idea2mvp.slack.com)

Those who sign-up first will be on a live hangout with us.

Peter will be interviewed by Narek, who is the co-founder of prolanceer.com, which is a transparent on demand talent platform where you can find professionals with local rates; previously he was the founder of the dev shop where he consulted more than 30 start-ups around the world, his roles were mostly on the tech and product design side, including development of MVPs, web and mobile apps.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/narekgev/

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.***

Seattle Ed Tech Meetup

Join us at Optimism Brewing Company in Capitol Hill for a back-to-school 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. 

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 Optimism waitstaff. Thank you!

Also, here's what's in store for the Seattle Ed Tech Meetup moving forward - we'll have monthly recurring happy hours with more structured events around once per quarter.
Join our Slack channel to stay in touch between meetups!

Uber Engineering Events - Seattle

The evening will start off covering different representations of time for effective visualizations, then jump into how to process and render millions of points for 3D visualizations of self-driving cars, and wrap up on Google’s quickdraw data findings.

Uber Visualization Nights is a meetup series about designing and building large-scale visualizations and their applications. This is the first of its kind in our Seattle office.

More details about the talks:


Matt Brehmer, Microsoft

Expressive Storytelling with Timelines


Timelines have been used for centuries to visually communicate stories about sequences of events, from historical and biographical data to project plans and medical records. Depending on how a timeline is drawn, different types of insights and temporal characteristics can be emphasized, such as those relating to event order, periodicity, or synchronicity. In this talk, I will present a design space for expressive storytelling with timelines, one grounded in a survey of hundreds of timelines published over the course of history.

Xiaoji Chen, Uber

Geospatial visualization of self-driving cars  


Processing and rendering millions of points in the browser can be challenging, but is an ever-growing need at a data-centric company like Uber where users gather insights from large datasets. Deck.gl, an open-source JavaScript framework harnessing WebGL, was built to solve this problem. Specifically, how its leveraged for our self-driving car.

Jim Vallandingham, Bocoup

Histograms to View Oodles of Doodles from Google


In this talk, Jim Vallandingham will take us through his recent exploration of a newly released drawing dataset from Google. We will look at some amazing prior work from other visualizers and then dive into the beauty and the power of the humble histogram.


Agenda:


5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Doors open w/ food + drinks

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm: Welcome by Nicolas Belmonte, Head of Visualization @ Uber 

6:10 pm - 6:30 pm: Talk #1 (Matthew Brehmer, Microsoft)

6:30 pm - 6:50 pm: Talk #2 (Xiaoji Chen, Uber)

6:50 pm - 7:10 pm: Talk #3 (Jim Vallandingham, Boucoup)

7:10 pm - 7:30 pm: Open Q&A

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Hangout and mingle

We'll send out an Uber promo code to help you get to and from the event if you RSVP before end of day on Wednesday, August 30th. 

Please contact [masked] with 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 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.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/AKMymEwku18ZFDJD8513l35QXzrSSPPptvTT6c9vwApdWJxerm4FSCNpmmLvD9flaH0hP6OQcY02u8rPOY75BTt4x0dBsoMtpEX3KlaC3TmNPna2RvXVb2qys8qEi4v9cU5aK3hZ

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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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.***

MaptimeSEA

Intro:

Let's get back to basics this month with Intro to GIS! We'll cover everything from the history of maps and how they are used today, to projections and coordinate systems, to common GIS questions and workflows. Then we will go over a simple GIS workflow together.

What to bring:


Be sure to bring your laptop! We will be using the free and open source mapping application QGIS, so please come ready with it installed. GIS data needed for the workshop will be provided.

Target Audience:


Anyone interested in learning the basics of GIS! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, you will get something out of this session.

Where to go:

We will be meeting at our new location, Galvanize. When you arrive, let the person at the desk know that you're there for Maptime and they'll point you in the right direction.

About your instructor: 

Christy Heaton is a Maptime Seattle organizer, GIS professional, and Python instructor.

Seattle PHP User Group

Schedule:

* 6:30-7:00 PM - Networking/Socializing
* 7:00-8:00 PM - Presentation

We usually meet afterwards to go out for a drink or snack, so stick around and see what's going on!

Talk Title


by Firstname Lastname
@example | http://example.com

This is the description of the talk.


About Firstname

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Afterward:


Von's 1000 Spirits
1225 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206)[masked] | http://www.vons1000spirits.com/

If you are interested on speaking at a future meetup, please contact us -- admins (at) seaphp (dot) com

Thanks!

.NET Developers Association - Eastside

Code Camps are free, one day learning events for programming professionals and students embracing a wide variety of technologies. Code Camps are "grass roots" mini application, cloud, and mobile platform developer conferences, free of charge to attendees and open to presenters of all stripes and experience.
Code Camps are:
• By and for the developer community
• Always free
• Community developed material
• No fluff – only code
• Community ownership

More info at https://seattle.codecamp.us

Please don't join the waitlist here.  I can't turn it off.  Instead please register at https://seattle.codecamp.us.  Thanks!

Staff Picks

Young Professionals Seattle

Thompson Hotel

Marina


July 26, 2016


Tech Crawl

Casey, Larry


July 28, 2016


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

Dribble

Beth


July 21, 2016


Cohorts

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

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Schedule of Deliverables

Assignment Notes Due Date