— The ability to travel through the stars is something that we all dream of, but in reality, becoming one of those people is very, very hard. But you can still take part in the space program by participating in a number of programs and projects here on the ground. A special chance to put your talents to use for NASA is the NASA International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon, which takes place Oct. 18-20 at the SURF Incubator. During the weekend, space-lovers can work on both software and hardware projects that may contribute to NASA’s mission in the future.

— The Museum of Pop Culture is getting ready to showcase one of the most popular video games of all time: Minecraft. The exhibition will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the game’s release and will feature various items created in the game’s blocky style to make visitors feel like they’ve fallen into the game themselves. The exhibit opens on Oct. 19 with a special opening celebration.

Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:

The Bend Venture Conference: A two-day conference focused on entrepreneurs and investors at the Tower Theater in Bend, Ore.; Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18.
CrowdSolve Seattle: A workshop where attendees of multiple disciplines will work with forensic experts to solve two real cold cases at The Westin Seattle; Thursday, Oct. 17 – Sunday, Oct. 20.
Seattle Interactive Conference: A two-day conference bringing together entrepreneurs and technology professionals at the Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle; Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18.
Ready Set Raise Demo Night: An event where eight female founders pitch their companies at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle; 6:30 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct 17.
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Source:: GeekWire


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