The Cloud City Meetup (organized by Charles and Chris) brings top technologists to Seattle to discuss their latest projects, questions, and perspectives with an audience at the puffy edge of the cloud. Code is encouraged!
With a glimmer of light visible at the end of the pandemic tunnel, there is much debate about the directions of different tech ecosystems. This all-star panel discussion explores what the “after” might look like in Seattle.
Which areas of technology will be more and less attractive? What does remote work mean for local offices, commercial real estate, and downtown Seattle? What is right role for local government? Is Amazon done with Seattle? How does Seattle take its next step as a tech ecosystem?
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JHWWSrqETSmzMcxErQkDwg
Chris DeVore is Managing Partner of Founders’ Co-op, the Pacific Northwest's leading seed-stage venture capital fund. Previously, Chris led the Techstars Seattle startup accelerator program, co-founded Adjacency (acquired by Sapient, NASDAQ: SAPE), created Patagonia's online retailing channel, and led product and business strategy teams at AT&T and McCaw Cellular. As a community volunteer, Chris co-chaired the City of Seattle’s Economic Development Commission, partnered with the University of Washington to create Startup Hall (a commercial innovation space located on the UW Campus), and is a current Board member of Friends of Waterfront Seattle, a non-profit helping to revitalize Seattle’s downtown waterfront, and the University of Washington Innovation Roundtable. Chris holds a BA from Yale and attended the MBA program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Dan is a managing principal at Flinn Ferguson Cresa with over 22 years of experience in transaction management. As an exclusive tenant advocate since 1998, Dan has successfully represented some of the area’s most influential office and high tech tenants. Dan is routinely identified as a preferred corporate account partner for companies looking for “best in class” representation, allowing him the opportunity to broker some of the region’s most relevant regional and global headquarters requirements. Dan’s corporate level success provides immeasurable experience and credibility for all his clients large and small. Dan is proficient in high level negotiations (including build-to-suit, portfolio management and sale transactions) and tailors his approach to each specific client and assignment in order to achieve optimal results. Dan is a graduate of the University of Washington and lives in Seattle with his wife and three children.
Margaret O’Mara is the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington. A historian of modern America, she writes and teaches about the history of the technology industry, American politics, and the connections between the two. She is also a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. She is the author of three books on American business and politics, most recently The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America (Penguin Press, 2019).