Mother's Day tech events; celebrating Seattle's creativity; and more – GeekWire

Mother’s Day tech events; celebrating Seattle’s creativity; and more – GeekWire

Mother’s Day tech events; celebrating Seattle’s creativity; and more – GeekWire

The dilemma of raising kids as a working mother arose when women entered the workforce en masse in the mid-1900s. A study from Edison Research published in 2018 shows most moms still shoulder the majority of parenting responsibilities — whether they work or not.  So how are some working moms handling those challenges? In celebration of Mother’s Day, Code Fellows is hosting the Power in Mothers panel on May 9. The panel will feature a variety of moms who work in the tech sector talking about the challenges they’ve faced and the victories they won throughout their careers.

Also in celebration of Mother’s Day, Democracy Lab is hosting Hack for Your Mother on May 11. This hackathon is open to the public and teams will be comprised not just of developers, but of professionals in other fields such as research and project management. The projects encompass a variety of community-driven missions from environmental issues to government transparency to reducing school violence.

Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:

  • Partner Power Hour: Charting Non-Traditional Paths into Software Careers: A presentation about how to enter the software engineering field without a traditional computer science degree at Code Fellows in Seattle; 12:15 to 1 p.m., Friday, May 10.
  • Math Across Campus: A talk about new applications of mathematics in a variety of fields at Kane Hall at the University of Washington in Seattle; 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 10.
  • South Lake Union Redux: Tech, and More Tech: A tour through the South Lake Union neighborhood focused on some of the changes in the area as a result of tech companies moving in, starting at Triangle Park in Seattle; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 11.
  • Creative Genius: Driving Innovation and Global Economic Growth Through Science and Culture: A panel about how Seattle’s creativity is having an impact not only in the city but also other places in the world, at The World Trade Center Seattle; 7 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 14.
  • The Dolphin Tank Seattle: Frontier Technologies: An event where entrepreneurs can get feedback on their pitches at The Riveter in Seattle; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.
  • New Tech Seattle 7th Annual UW Event: An informal networking event at The University of Washington in Seattle; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.
  • Seattle Angel Conference XV: An event connecting entrepreneurs with angel investors at the Intellectual House in the University of Washington in Seattle; 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.
  • Startup Fundraising Panel: A panel comprised of venture capitalists and financial and legal consultants at OnePiece HQ in Seattle; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15.

For more upcoming events, check out the GeekWire Calendar, where you can find meetups, conferences, startup events, and geeky gatherings in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Organizing an event? Submit details here.

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