GeekWire Calendar Picks: Susan Fowler talks about her book; the science of making alcohol; and more

— In 2017, news of sexual harassment problems at Uber made national headlines and investigations led to the ousting of the company’s leader. Since then, a spotlight has shone on sexual harassment in the tech industry and startup community. The woman who came forward with her story at Uber was Susan Fowler. Fowler will be talking about her experience and her book, Whistleblower: My Journey To Silicon Valley And Fight For Justice At Uber, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 at The Great Hall in Seattle.

— News of a new startup or a company landing big funding are almost a daily occurrence in Seattle. But what exactly makes Seattle a great place for startups? A panel discussion called The Seattle Startup Engine organized by The New York Times as part of its TimesTalks series will try to answer that question. Moderated by Karen Weise, technology correspondent for The New York Times, the panel will feature executives from Redfin, The Riveter, Convoy and Code.org. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Block 41.

Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:

  • Immigration – History on Making It in America: A talk by University of Washington professor Peter Catron looking at the socioeconomic mobility of immigrants at Kane Hall at The University of Washington in Seattle; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19.
  • How to Be Successful at Fundraising: A presentation about multiple avenues for startup fundraising at WeWork in Seattle; 12 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • Albers Executive Speaker Series: Manny Medina, CEO of Outreach: A talk about how sometimes pivoting product strategy can help your business at Seattle University in Seattle; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • A Year of Gathering: Rethinking Public Space in Seattle: A panel about how Seattle could use space at some of the city’s largest tech companies for public use, at Block 41 in Seattle; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • Fundamentals for Startups: 6 Steps to Successful One-on-One Sales Meetings: A presentation about successful sales strategies at Fluke Hall at The University of Washington in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21.
  • Trivia Night: The History of Black Science Fiction: A literary trivia event featuring local authors at University Bookstore in Seattle; 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21.
  • Science of Spirits: An event featuring local distillers talking about the science that goes into crafting alcoholic beverages at The Pacific Science Center in Seattle; 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21.
  • I Dig Dinos: Ice Ages: A family event where kids can explore and learn about fossils at The Burke Museum in Seattle; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23.
  • AoA Workshop: How Startup Valuation Works: A presentation offering startups strategies at estimating valuation at Create 33 in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25.
  • Startup Pitch Bootcamp: A workshop where startups can get feedback from experienced entrepreneurs about their pitches at Redfin in Seattle; 6 to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26.

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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