We Are 12 by Joe Parks

Here's a peek at our upcoming events for February. We'll update this post as new things are added, but these are all listed on our events calendar as well. Most descriptions are from the events' respective sites.

Speaking Engagements:
Marcy: Intro To HTML and CSS @ GirlDevelopIt - Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Marcy, one of our developers, will be teaching Intro to HTML and CSS at GirlDevelopIt Seattle.

Hive Meetup: The Power of Uncertainty - Feb. 10
Exploring the value of design in technology, Hive is starting a series of meetups (to be hosted at Substantial) in the runup to the conference later this year. For the first, our own Zach will be moderating a panel on The Power of Uncertainty.

The Lunch Box @ Substantial - Feb. 11
We've been invited to host The Lunch Box, AIGA Seattle's lunchtime thought leadership series. For our installment Ryan will be giving a talk entitled "Creating Great Digital Products," in which he'll detail some of our process of evaluating "greatness" across both design and development.

Conferences of Note:
Agile Open Northwest - Feb. 5-7
Agile Open Northwest 2014 offers an opportunity to strengthen our community of practice and co-create the future for agile development in our region. This conference contains over 100 sessions bringing novices, journeymen, and experts together for face-to-face conversations exploring the most important topics in agile software development today.

Kaizen Camp: Seattle - Feb. 19-20
Kaizen Camp™ is not an ordinary unconference. This conference is all about having focused, interesting conversations about improvement. Improvement in life and at work, and how we are implementing Lean, Agile, systems thinking, problem solving, and respect to those affect those ends.

(SF) LAUNCH Festival 2014 - Feb. 24-26
LAUNCH Festival - the best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company.

Other Meetups:
Seattle.rb Monthly Meetup - Feb. 4
Seattle.rb was the first Ruby and Rails user group in North America and has met regularly for over a decade. We convene every Tuesday night to contribute to open source, work on personal projects, and teach and learn from one another. All skill levels are welcome!

Beer&&Code - Feb. 5 & 19, 2014
Beer&&Code is a coder's meetup in Seattle. A typical Beer&&Coder likes to use any programming language for work or for fun, enjoy a tasty drink, meet other Beer&&Coders and be a part of a community, and be challenged and learn from others. Whether you are new developer, a veteran, a designer, or none of those, you can hang out at Beer&&Code.

(SF) NSMeetup - Feb. 12
This month Mark Pauley from Anki (of Apple Keynote Fame) will be presenting his talk "Bluetooth Low Energy and iOS". Bluetooth Low Energy is a robust low latency, low throughput, low power wireless technology that has been available on every shipping iOS device since the iPhone 4s. The iOS Engineers at Anki (the makers of Anki Drive) will show you the basics of using the CoreBluetooth API, and help read in-between the lines of the CoreBluetooth docs to avoid common pitfalls.

Health 2.0 Seattle: Paths To Innovation - Feb. 18
Health 2.0 Seattle is the local chapter of the global Health 2.0 movement for advancing healthcare with technology. Our mission is to establish Seattle as a leader in healthcare innovation by facilitating dialogue among professionals from the local technology, life sciences, and global health industries.

Refresh Seattle - Feb. 26
Refresh Seattle is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of New Media endeavors in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. Promoting design, technology, usability, and standards, Refresh Seattle is a part of Refresh and the associated Refreshing Cities.

Photo by Flickr user Joe Parks.