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IMMERSE VR Summit, Dan Price at Startup Grind, and more – GeekWire

IMMERSE VR Summit, Dan Price at Startup Grind, and more – GeekWire

Seattle’s virtual and augmented Reality community has boomed over the past few years, with a crop of promising VR and AR startups and a vital and dedicated VR community.

Some of that technology and talent will be on display next week at the IMMERSE Technology Summit, an event showcasing immersive technology from around the Pacific Northwest in every field from film to medicine. GW calendar logo

The event will also feature a session where five startups will give their pitches to venture capital firms, including Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital. The IMMERSE summit will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm in the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. More information and tickets are available here.

That’s one of the selections from the GeekWire Calendar, our curated list of the Pacific Northwest’s top tech events. Keep reading for more selections, including summaries from event organizers, and visit the full calendar for more.

GeekGirlConGeekGirlCon 2016

What: “Join us for our sixth annual convention! Geek out with GeekGirlCon, October 8 and 9, 2016, at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle.

GeekGirlCon is a non-profit, volunteer-powered organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the contribution of women in all aspects of geek culture. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, or our blog and meet other geeks at events throughout the year (and of course at our annual convention)!”

When: October 8 – 9

Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington

Register: More information and tickets available here.

iothackathonSeattle Interactive IOT Hackathon – Tiny Home & Automotive

What: “This hack is focused on IOT for tiny home & automotive. Want to make a crazy robot toaster that spits out Hello Kitty branded toast? Or a remote controlled AC unit with an arduino/raspberry-pi? Maybe an automatic facial recognition system with a raspberry pi that covers your car and that automatically tweets motion triggered images to @seattlePD?
Vinli, particle, Webtask, Apptentive and T-Mobile to help you pull together an interesting app and all without a server! How? Checkout webtask.io from Auth0 – IOT devices can now act independently and scale server demand as necessary. And, of course, any idea is welcome and fair game!
Five final teams will all be showcased on-stage at Seattle Interactive Conference for a panel of high profile, celebrity judges for a chance to win a boatload of cash and the opportunity to have lunch with T-Mobile CIO, Cody Sanford.”

When: October 8 – 9

Where: Galvanize – Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington

Register: More information and registration available here.

aoa-logo-finalAlliance of Angels – Angel Connect Panel

What: “Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of an angel investor? Now is your chance! Join Alliance of Angels board members and angel investors, Loretta Little and Doug Bevis, along with experienced angels and AoA members Eric Larsen and Dennis Joyce for this one-hour panel discussion. Pat Pendergast, Managing Director at JLL will moderate this session where entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain feedback from some of AoA’s most experienced angel investors.”

When: October 11, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Where: Startup Hall, Seattle, Washington

Register: More information and registration available here.

atlasgalvanizeAtlas Distinguished Speakers: Jan Pedersen, Chief Scientist @ Bing

What: “Come down to Galvanize for a series of thought-provoking talks on data science and applications. For this event, we have two excellent speakers:

Opening Speaker – Trent Hauck – Generating Song Playlists with RNNs…

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Jan Pedersen, Chief Scientist at Microsoft Bing”

When: October 11, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Galvanize, Seattle, Washington

Register: More information and registration available here.

startup-grindStartup Grind Hosts Dan Price, CEO (Gravity Payments)

What: “You might have heard of his plan to pay all his employees $70,000 per year. Dan built his company on values of honesty and transparency instilled upon him during his rural upbringing. These simple values have set Dan and his company apart from others in the industry, making Gravity the most trusted name in payments. Today, over 13,000 independent businesses across all 50 states trust Gravity to save them millions in fees and hours in frustration by making it easy and simple for them to accept payments.”

When: October 12, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: OfferUp Offices, Seattle, Washington

Register: More information and tickets available here.

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