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Here's a peek at our upcoming events for August. 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 @ Girl Develop It Seattle – August 4, 11, 18 & 25

Marcy is teaching Intro to JavaScript at GirlDevelopIt at our Substantial HQ.

Aja @ Cascadia Ruby - August 11

Aja, one of our developers, will be presenting at Cascadia Ruby 2014, giving a talk entitled "N design patterns you might actually use (where N is < 10)," in this talk, Aja will discuss design patterns commonly used in web applications. She'll also give examples of each and demonstrate how to integrate them into existing projects.

Liz @ Cascadia Ruby - August 12

Liz, our intern from Ada Developers Academy, will be presenting with her classmate Hsing-Hui at Cascadia Ruby 2014, giving a talk entitled "Good luck with that: Tag Teaming Civic Data." In this talk, Liz and Hsing-Hui will show you how two Ruby newbies managed to create an awesomely useful parking app in just four weeks.

Conferences of Note:

Cascadia Ruby – August 11-12

Cascadia Ruby is a regional conference for Rubyists from the Pacific Northwest and the people who love them.

PAX Dev – August 27-28

PAX Dev is a two day conference before PAX Prime dedicated to the developer community for the craft of game making.

Other Meetups:

Seattle.rb Monthly Meetup – August 5

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 – August 6 & 20

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.

UX Happy Hour – August 19

UX Happy Hour is all about meeting other designers. There aren't any talks or workshops, it's just designers hanging out. This month we're hosting and hoping the weather is amenable to keeping things up on our roof deck.

Refresh Seattle – August 27

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.

Design Thinking & Innovation Collective - August 28

Seattle Design Thinking & Innovation Collective aims to bring people together from a wide variety of industries, backgrounds and roles to collaborate and discuss practices, methodologies, tactics and experiences to help us collectively bring innovative ideas to the world.

Main image from Flickr user jdhancock.