GeekWire Calendar Picks: Artificial intelligence in public policy; podcasting tips; and more – GeekWire


— Government, higher education, and workforce management are just a few places where artificial intelligence is popping up. In hopes of educating everyone about AI, the Tech Alliance is holding the AI Public Policy Summit to give those who want to learn more a chance to hear from experts and network with those in the field. The summit takes place at the Seattle Airport Marriott on Dec. 12.

— New Tech Seattle is expanding its event lineup in response to demand for women in tech and diversity in tech programming. New Tech Seattle: Women & Diversity in Tech is newly-launched monthly networking event focused on women and minorities. Reverb CEO Mikaela Kiner will speak on Thursday, Dec. 12 at Galvanize Seattle Pioneer Square.

Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:

  • Local Design on a Global Scale: A presentation about strategies for designing products for a global audience at Facebook Seattle; 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12.
  • Angel Shark Tank: Blockchain and Digital Currency: An event where digital currency startups pitch their companies at Alki Starbucks in Seattle; 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13.
  • Artist’s Choice: Laser GRIZ: A future-funk laser show Pacific Science Center, 9 to 10 p.m., Saturday Dec. 14
  • The Truth about Startup Accelerators: A presentation outlining accelerators and their pros and cons at Atlas Workbase in Seattle; 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16.
  • Podcasting: An Intimate How-To: A workshop for aspiring podcasters at Larj Media Studio in Seattle; 5 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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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