Next week will be the[masked]th Hacker News Seattle Meetup! Tuesday, April 2nd at 6pm at F5's offices (in Lower Queen Anne). Tasty food, cool people. What else would you do on a Tuesday night?
The speaker this month is Eric Anderson. Eric is the CEO of Intentional Software, as well as a cofounder of Planetary Power, Planetary Resources, Space Adventures, and a board member of the X Prize Foundation. He has a history of starting companies that are out of this world (Sorry... had to), and he's got a killer talk lined up.
One other announcement: Katriona, a regular attendee of the Hacker News meetups and a member of StudentRND, is opening a community run Biotech Hackerspace in Seattle. Many people are afraid of DIY Biotech, and her mission is to show that not all biotech workers want to start World War 3 (and to teach you how to do something cool in the process!). She's launched a crowdfunding project using Microryza (which is a StudentRND/Startup Weekend/YC company from Seattle!). I wanted to support her AND Microryza, so I donated!
The Hacker News event wouldn't be able to happen without our Premier Sponsor, Outlook.com. Microsoft is serious about making it the best in the world, and they know that starts with getting input from users like members of the Hacker News Seattle community.
Thanks to Bit Titan, who provides cloud solutions that simplify and improve IT activities for businesses, governments, healthcare providers, and telecoms. Its globally recognized products include MigrationWiz, SmtpLogic and UserActivation.
And big thanks to SEOmoz who develops SEO software, provides a robust link intelligence API, and hosts the web's most vibrant SEO community. They love supporting local startup events, and they're also always on the lookout for engineers! Be sure to mention the Hacker News meetup if you decide to apply.
Oh, and wear your Hacker News t-shirt if you got one! I'll be wearing mine.