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Thu Meetup @ The Foundry Makerspace
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm is a social group dedicated to growing the local developer community. We meet on a monthly basis and the typical format for each event is to begin with several lightning talks and then socialize for the rest of the event. If you plan to attend, please RSVP on the event page on either: or so that we can make sure there is enough room for everyone.

In addition to attending our meetups, we also have a very active Slack team. You can join by requesting an invite

Inventor Insights: October @ Dorothy Haggen Conference Room
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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Do you have an idea for a new product but are not sure how to get started? Inventor Insights is a Brown Bag Lunch Series that takes place every other month and is a place where individuals with invention ideas or product developers can meet to hear subject matter experts talk about topics important to the invention process.

This FREE series of talks will cover topics from Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Licensing and more. Each event also includes time for networking with other like-minded individuals. Join us and meet experts who can help you take your idea and turn it into a revenue generating reality.

Geekwire Summit 2017 @ The Sheraton Seattle
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day

The GeekWire Summit is one of the country’s premier technology conferences, bringing together more than 800 innovators, entrepreneurs, business executive and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy.

An immersive two-day conference, the Summit features on-stage Q&As, insightful talks, and interactive product demos by leaders in tech, science and business. Past speakers have included T-Mobile CEO John Legere, software pioneer Ray Ozzie, Microsoft EVP Peggy Johnson, Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, and many more.

Startup Academy @ The Bellingham Herald Building, Room 308
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm

Bellingham Entrepreneurs' Startup Academy LogoDo you want to learn more about the best practices of the startup world as well as what local resources are available to founders? Then join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for Bellingham Entrepreneurs’ Startup Academy! Each seminar will focus on a particular aspect of how to launch and grow a successful startup. Topics that will be covered include funding, incorportation, finding and working with co-founders/mentors/advisors, marketing, development, UI/UX, intellectual property, and much, much more!

The topic for the October edition of Startup Academy has not been set.

After the conclusion of the seminar, we’ll relocate downstairs to Kombucha Town’s Culture Cafe for Bellingham Entrepreneurs’ InnovationSocial

InnovationSocial @ Kombucha Town's Culture Cafe
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm

FounderSocial-01InnovationSocial is a free event for innovators with an entrepreneurial mindset who would like to connect with each other for a fun, informal evening of socializing and networking. Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and in general simply enjoy hanging out with other smart, innovative, and driven people.

The type of folks you’ll meet at InnovationSocial are startup founders, mentors, investors, software developers, graphic designers, bizdev specialists, growth marketers, inventors, makers, engineers… essentially anyone who is working on something or would like to get involved with something innovative and entrepreneurial!

Conversation with Creatives @ Invent Coworking
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Conversation with Creatives is a meetup of professional creatives in and around the field of design. Connect with other creatives in the Bellingham area over a cup of joe (or tea) and discuss a variety of topics.

The topic for October 11th has not been set yet, stay tuned for more details!

If you’d like to RSVP for this event on social media, please do so on the Facebook event page:

CodeJam @ Invent Coworking
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CodeJam is a monthly event for software developers to learn something new and then co-work together for the rest of the evening. This is a free event to attend, but since it overlaps with dinnertime, we have included an option to have dinner conveniently provided. You are of course welcome to bring your own food of choice or simply eat at some other time.

As for coding, we’ll provide the desks, electricity, and the WiFi, but please note that you must bring your own laptop to be able to work on code. We’ll start the event off with the educational part of the evening, which will be a 30- to 45-minute tutorial on a specific topic. After the hands-on tutorial wraps up, everyone is free to work on whatever they prefer until the end of the event at which time there will be a few minutes to share/demo what you’ve been working on if you would like to do so!

Event schedule:
5:30pm – Gather, eat, and hang out
6:00pm – Hands-on Python tutorial
6:30pm – Work on individual / group projects
8:00pm – Demo what you’ve been working on (optional)

Tickets for this event are not yet available, please check back again!

Networking Happy Hour @ Invent Coworking
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Invent CoworkingCome out and join us at Invent Coworking for snacks, drinks, and bumping shoulders with other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and professionals!

TAG Tech Summit @ Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Oct 19 all-day

Featuring cyber security in the cloud and on devices, user centered design, highlights of local tech businesses, and war stories. The TAG Tech Summit brings our community together.

DubHacks 2017 @ University of Washington
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

dubhacks_2016-01aDubHacks is a 24-hour collegiate hackathon held at the University of Washington in Seattle. We bring together undergraduate students of all backgrounds to inspire individuals to develop creative tools to solve society’s biggest issues.

To attend, you must first create an account and then apply. To get started, go to

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?

We welcome and encourage undergraduate students of all backgrounds to join us. Unfortunately, we are unable to admit high school or graduate students.

How much does this cost?

Admission is completely free. All the essentials such as food, workspace, and WiFi will be provided at no cost.

Do I apply with a team?

No, applications are submitted and reviewed individually.

Are we allowed to build on past projects?

You cannot work, copy, or improve on past projects. Using your own APIs or third-party APIs is alright, as long as the project is completely new. Please refer to MLH’s policy for more information.

What should I bring?

In order to check-in, you must bring a photo ID. You should also bring a laptop, chargers, toiletries, change of clothes, and anything else you will need for an overnight weekend.

What if I need special accommodations?

We want DubHacks to be accessible and welcoming for everyone. Please list any special accommodations in your application, or contact us with any other concerns.

What if I don’t know how to code?

It is entirely irrelevant what your experience is and more about your interest in technology. You will be able to work with various mentors, interact with companies, and learn alongside fellow participants.

Do you offer travel reimbursement?

Yes. Travel reimbursement will be assessed separately from your application, and will be provided on a case by case basis. If you are traveling from Vancouver BC, a shuttle bus will be provided.

How big are the teams?

You may work individually or on a team of no more than five people. If you need help finding others to work with, there will be a team formation and ideation activity on the first night.

Will you have hardware equipment to use?

Yes. Our partners at MLH will have a limited stock of Oculus Rifts, Myo armbands, Lead Motions, Arduinos, 3D printers, and more to loan out to attendees at our event.

What is the code of conduct?

DubHacks values the importance of a safe and all-inclusive space. Anyone attending must adhere to our code of conduct.

You can view the schedule at