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Seattle Technology & Science Groups  

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The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer worthwhile opportunities for professional, civic and social networking, career advancement, community service, learning and corporate sponsorship.  
 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Innovators Network

Networking events in Seattle

Geared to those under 45 and contributing $1,000 per year, IN is the next generation of Seattle leaders in FHCRC's mission to eliminate cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering.

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GeekWire

Networking events primarily in Seattle

GeekWire is an online news service covering technology businesses in the Pacific Northwest. GeekWire membership packages offer special networking perks with excellent relationship building potential.

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National Science Communication Institute (nSCI)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

nSCI works to accelerate scientific discovery and time-to-market by promoting more open, effective approaches to research scientists' communications with key audiences, stakeholders and each other.

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Northwest Science Writers Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

NSWA is where technical writers in Seattle meet to advance their careers and exchange ideas with colleagues. The group maintains an extensive online calendar of local scientific events & conferences.

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Social Media Club Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Seattle Chapter of SMC organizes local events for Social Media experts to share experiences, make new connections and promote ethical practices in this fast growing and quickly evolving sector.

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Society for Information Management (SIM) - Seattle Area Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and Bellevue

Seattle SIM is a professional society for local IT leaders to network, learn and give back to the community. Monthly events are open to people interested in becoming members or sponsors.

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Technology Alliance

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Technology Alliance members are leaders in business, technology, politics, education and law. They share a commitment to promoting innovation and education in Washington State as a means for growth.

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TiE - Seattle

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

The South Asian tech and entrepreneur community is tight in Seattle. TiE-Seattle provides a support network to nurture more great start-ups and management successes from this remarkable group.

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Washington Clean Technology Alliance

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Members of WCTA are companies and organizations with an economic interest in making Washington a leader in clean technologies. Regular events provide high level networking opportunities.

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Washington Global Health Alliance

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WGHA is an alliance of major local players in the field of Global Health. Members and sponsors enjoy high level networking opportunities with several events open to non-members each year.

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Washington Technology Industry Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WTIA is Washington state's technology asssociation with over 1,000 member companies whose managers participate in WTIA's many networking events, dinners and Special Interest Groups.

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WeWork Seattle

Networking events in Seattle (South Lake Union)

WeWork is Seattle's largest coworking space. Membership includes complete offices, open work areas, conference rooms and rich business networking opportunities. You have to see it to believe it.

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.Net Developers Association

Networking events primarily in Redmond / Eastside

.NETDA enables professional programmers to enhance their skills and aims to foster a sense of professional community between Visual Basic users.

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7x24 Exchange Northwest Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This group provides networking opportunities for those involved, interested in or responsible for data center reliability.

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AIIM International (Information Management Association) - Northwest Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

AIIM calls itself the international authority on Enterprise Content Management, the capture, management, storage and delivery of content in support of business processes. Membership in AIIM can broaden your network and lead to business relationships through the group's regular educational and social events.

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American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Pacific Northwest Section

Networking events primarily in Seattle

AIAA works to advance the arts, sciences and technology of aeronautics and astronautics, and to promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. Monthly meetings provide regular educational and networking opportunities.

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American Institute of Chemical Engineers - Puget Sound Section

Networking events primarily in Seattle

AIChE provides leadership in advancing the chemical engineering profession. The Puget Sound Section meets monthly (September through May).

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American Meteorological Society (AMS) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This group of professionals probably know more about PNW weather than anyone. They have been meeting in Seattle regularly since 1935.

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American Society for Information Science and Technology - PNW Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Association for Information Science and Technology - NW Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) - Seattle Section

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Association for Women Geoscientists - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Association for Women in Computing, Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

AWC Puget Sound promotes the career development and personal growth of women in the IT field. Board committees and regular events provide members relationship-building opportunities. The group's monthly meetings are also open to men and non-members.

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Association for Women in Science - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Seattle chapter of AWIS gives its members a resource, network, and voice on issues affecting women in science. Interest areas include science policy, funding, careers, and mentoring. All regular AWIS programs are free and open to the public.

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Association of Information Technology Professionals - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

AITP of Puget Sound helps IT professionals to network with others in the field and to stay competitive in rapidly changing, technological careers. The group holds monthly events that are open also to non-members interested in joining.

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Association of Washington Geographers

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

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Audio Engineering Society (AES) - Pacific Northwest Section

Networking events primarily in Seattle

AES advances the science of audio engineering and its allied arts in both theoretical and practical application through regular meetings that encourage the exchange of ideas and high professional standards amongst members.

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Battle Point Astronomical Association

Networking events on Bainbridge Island

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Cascadia Research Collective

Networking events in Olympia

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Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) Seattle

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

Seattle has a very active local chapter of CIE (Chinese Institute of Engineers). Volunteers,members and sponsors support a broad range of educational and networking events.

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CodeChix - Seattle/Redmond Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

CodeChix organizes regular events for female developers (men also welcome but not a focus) to meet, learn and build new relationships.

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Connect Northwest

Networking events primarily in Spokane

Connect Northwest works to connect a community of investors with the most promising entrepreneurs and early-stage companies in Eastern Washington.

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Data Management Association (DAMA) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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dBug - Seattle Mac User Group

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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DevLocal

Networking events in Seattle

DevLocal is a coworking space for software developers and programmers located in the Fremont neighborhood.

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Discovery Institute

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Discovery Institute supporters and members can enjoy high level networking at this Seattle-based think tank, which bills itself as a community of scholars and policy advocates with a common goal.

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dorkbot-sea

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This Seattle-based spin-off of dorkbot-nyc organizes a monthly meeting of artists, designers, engineers, students and others involved in the creation of electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term).

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Eastside Astronomical Society

Networking events in Bellevue and the Eastside

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Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (FOSEP)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

FOSEP promotes dialogue among scientists, the public, and policy makers about the role of science in society. The group's organizers from the UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center organize regular events to discuss topics like stem cells, genetically modified foods, and pharmaceutical development.

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Foundation for Health Care Quality

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Foundation for the Future

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Foundation conducts a broad range of programs and activities to promote an understanding of the long-term challenges facing the human race.

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Founder Institute

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

FI is a Silicon Valley based global network of startups and mentors (biggest in world) that helps entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies with an active program in Seattle.

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Fred Hutchinson President's Circle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

President's Circle members are a group of distinguished donors who support FHCRC's mission. Membership benefits include excellent educational and networking opportunities at special events.

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Hacker News Seattle Meetup

Networking events primarily in Seattle

HNS is an active Seattle meetup for entrepreneurs, hackers, techies and anyone else who reads or likes the topics posted on Hacker News. Events are well attended and feature respected speakers.

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HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) - Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

The Washington State chapter of HIMSS is where local IT professionals in the healthcare sector meet to advance learning and facilitate the exchange of ideas amongst its members.

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House of Genius - Seattle Chapter

Networking events in Seattle

HOG is a new type of tech/entrepreneur networking organization based out of Colorado. 15-20 people with diverse backgrounds are invited to meet once a month to work on a specific problem or issue.

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HR Roundtable - The High Technology Human Resources Society

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The HR Roundtable is a group of HR practitioners employed with local high tech employers ranging in size from start-up to publicly traded such as Microsoft.

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IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - NW Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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IEEE Seattle

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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IEEE Seattle Section Consultants Network

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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IGDA (International Game Developers Association) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

IGDA is where game developers in Seattle meet for professional networking.

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IGNITE

Networking events throughout Puget Sound region

IGNITE organizes programs connectin school-age girls to professional women in STEM careers who act as role models and mentors.

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Ignite Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Imagine a festive hall full of inventors, techies and entrepreneurs all drinking beer, networking and competing to build the best popsicle stick bridge - that's Ignite Seattle and it happens monthly.

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Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This Seattle nonprofit develops drugs to treat infectious diseases of global importance with the support of large donors and partners from the corporate and research worlds.

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Information Processing Management Association (IPMA)

Networking events primarily in Olympia

IPMA provides professional development and networking opportunities for the Washington state information technology community. Membership is open to all current and retired state employees who are interested in information technology.

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Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Redmond

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Innovate Washington

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Innovate Washington is a coalition of government and private organizations with a stake in economic development of Washington. IW helps entrepreneurs access capital and provides accelerator services.

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Interact Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Seattle's Developer/Designer interaction group organizes meetings monthly and provides great forum to learn and build relationships with other professionals in this field.

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ISACA - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

ISACA promotes learning and networking for auditing and management consulting professionals in the field of information systems audit and control. ISACA Puget Sound is one of over 170 chapters globally.

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Jigsaw Renaissance

Networking events primarily in Seattle

JR is a member organization of local geeks, artists, robot builders, engineers and tinkerers who share, collaborate and celebrate ideas and projects. Some coworking space is available.

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Lean Startup Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Lean Startup Seattle provides regular networking opportunities for local professionals and entrepreneurs interested in connecting with others launching a new business or product.

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Licensing Executives Society - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

LES Seattle provides networking opportunities for business, legal and scientific professionals engaged in the transfer, use, development, manufacture and marketing of intellectual property.

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Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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MakerHaus

Networking events in Seattle

MakerHaus is a coworking space for members who need access to specialized tools and prototyping equipment. Membership includes support services and networking opportunities to make your idea real.

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Meetup Groups and Events

Networking events in Seattle and across Washington State

There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

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Metrix Create:Space

Networking events in Seattle

This is a retail space for local creators, artists, techies, hobbyists and crafts types who can drop in anytime to use the vast tools offered by MC:S. Regular events provide networking opportunities.

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MIT Alumni Club of Puget Sound

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

MIT Club of Puget Sound is a volunteer group for MIT alumni who organize local events on a variety of interesting topics.

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MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest

Networking events in Bellevue and Seattle

MIT Forum events focus on topical business and technology issues. The group's monthly dinner programs in Bellevue regularly draw several hundred people. Participating in MIT Forum events and working on a volunteer committee are the best ways to tap into this network.

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Museum of Flight

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Museum of Flight is the largest private air and space museum in the world with over 20,000 members, volunteers and docents, including many retired pilots, engineers, aviation and space experts.

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Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

NWABR organizes events for the local biomedical research community to network and learn. The group addresses current ethical issues related to animal research and personalized medicine.

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Northwest C++ Users Group

Networking events primarily in Redmond

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Northwest Geological Society (NWGS)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Northwest Internet Advertising Group

Networking events primarily in Seattle

NWIAG is a free membership group that creates social and educational events where internet advertising professionals in Seattle can network with peers, share contacts and exchange ideas.

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Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute (PNDRI)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Founded by Dr. William B. Hutchinson, PNDRI conducts pioneering research into the prevention and cure of diabetes.

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Pacific Science Center

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Pacific Science Center, a nonprofit education foundation, works to inspire lifelong learning of math, science and technology. Members and donors in the Discovery Circle receive invitations to share exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences and IMAX films with their guests, families and other supporters.

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Puget Sound Engineering Council

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Puget Sound Network Users Group (PSNUG)

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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Puget Sound Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI)

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

The Puget Sound SIGCHI is part of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and serves the region's interface design, usability, and human factors research communities.

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Quality Assurance Special Interest Group

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The QA SIG engages members of the high-tech community in discussions on the evolving challenges of software quality assurance and looks at ways to advance the leading methodologies and best practices. Regular events provide good networking opportunities for professionals in the QA field.

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Refresh Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Salish Sea Expeditions

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

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Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Science on Tap - A Seattle Science Cafe

Networking events primarily in Seattle

SoT describes itself as a place to eat, drink and talk about science. Based on Cafe Scientifique, SoT promotes public engagement with science and works to make science accessible by organizing a regular forum to discuss science issues with leading, local scientists.

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SeaSpin (Seattle & Eastside Area Software Process Improvement Network)

Networking events primarily in Seattle and on the Eastside

SeaSpin, the Seattle & Eastside Area Software Process Improvement Network, provides professionals interested in software development and quality with regular networking opportunities.

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Seattle Android Developers

Networking events primarily in Seattle

SAD is a happy and active group of Android developers who meet regularly to exchange ideas, build new relationships and hear interesting speakers.

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Seattle Area Software Quality Assurance Group (SASQAG)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Area System Administrators Guild (SASAG)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle BioMed

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Seattle BioMed is a global leader in addressing infectious disease. To follow and get involved with Seattle Biomed, you can make a donation, attend an event or sign up for email alerts.

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Seattle Collaborative Space Alliance (SCSA)

Networking events In Seattle

SCSA is a membership group working to unify, support and promote the coworking and collaborative space movement in Seattle. Regular networking events take place at various cowork spaces around town.

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Seattle Drupal Users' Group (SEADUG)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Flash User Group

Networking events primarily in Seattle

In a city so closely tied to Microsoft, Seattle FUG is definitely Adobe territory. Here web developers and Flash users meet monthly to discuss everything from coding tricks to landing new clients.

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Seattle Girl Geek Dinners

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle GiveCamp

Networking events in Seattle

Seattle GiveCamp organizes an annual tech event where programmers give their time in support of local charities.

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Seattle Java Users Group

Networking events primarily in Redmond

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Seattle MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Mind Camp

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Plone User Group

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Python Interest Group (SeaPIG)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Robotics Society

Networking events primarily in Seattle

SRS is a diverse group comprised of professionals and amateurs, high school students and college professors interested in learning about and building robots.

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Seattle Ruby Parade

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

This group of Seattle Ruby programming experts meets regularly to work on common projects and do what hackers like to do when they get together.

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Seattle Tech Meetup

Networking events in Seattle

STM is one of the largest and most active tech Meetups in the area with regular networking events throughout the year.

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Seattle Weird Science Salon

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Seattle Weird Science Salon has been meeting monthly since 1984 and provides an excellent forum to meet others interested in weird science stuff.

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Society for Technical Communication (STC) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Puget Sound Chapter of STC serves the interests of local technical communicators. The group connects technical communicators and employers in the region through monthly programs, local job opportunities, and newsletters.

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Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering (SAMPE) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Society of Flight Test Engineers - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This organization is made of men (and some women) who definitely have the right stuff. You can count on interesting stories to be told at regular dinner meetings, open also to non-members with an interest in aviation.

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers

Networking events in Seattle and cities throughout the PNW

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Startup Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

StartupSeattle is a hub of networking activity for local entrepreneurs and others with an interest Seattle's active startup scene.

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Structural Engineers Association of Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle

SEAW has over 850 individual members in the design and construction professions. Check their website for more details.

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SURF Incubator

Networking events primarily in Seattle

SURF Incubator provides early-stage technology entrepreneurs and companies with flexible, turnkey office space, which includes frequent opportunities for networking and collaboration.

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TDWI - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

TDWI NW is for Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse professionals who want to share best practices and career advice, to network, and to hear from leaders about issues facing the industry.

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TechBA Seattle

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

TechBA, a program by the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science and funded by the Mexican Ministry of Economy connects Mexican technology businesses with potential partners in Washington state.

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TechNet Northwest

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This is a high level membership group for technology executives with an interest in driving public policy.

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Technology Access Foundation (TAF)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

TAF prepares underserved children of color for higher education and professional success by providing K-12 programs that build confidence, enhance learning and develop leaders.

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TEDx Local

Networking events in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

TEDx events are a way for local community volunteers to put on TED style conferences in their own neighborhoods. Ideas are discussed on topics ranging from technology to sustainability.

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University of Washington Astronomy Department

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

UW Astronomy Department supports public outreach programs offering students and amateur astronomers opportunities to get involved, meet each other and introduce others to the wonder of the stars.

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Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Membership in WBBA is business association of companies with an interested in biotechnology, biomedicine and life sciences. Regular networking events provide high level networking opportunities.

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Washington Science Teachers Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Washington State Chapter of the International Graphoanalysis Society

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WSIGAS has been using and promoting Graphoanalysis since it was founded in 1951. Graphoanalysis is the scientific study of the strokes in a person's handwriting.

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Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA)

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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West Sound Technology Association

Networking events primarily in Silverdale / Kitsap County

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WINGS - The Washington Medical Technology Angel Network

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WINGS is a membership group for angel investors seeking to connect with local, medical tech entrepreneurs in need of early-stage funding.

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Women in Wireless - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WiW is a group of professional women committed to advancing the leadership role of women in mobile telecommunications and digital media.

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Youth Media Institute

Networking events primarily in Seattle

YMI helps students from Seattle schools and neighborhoods with high dropout rates and challenging cultural environments. YMI programs teach self-expression and new media technologies to kids in need.

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