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Hacker News Seattle Meetup 17... ACTIVATE!

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Come one, come all, the Hacker News Seattle Meetup is here! The seventeenth Hacker News meetup will be Tuesday, March 5th at 6pm at Facebook's office (here in Seattle, not in California).

Kyle Kesterson, founder of Freak'n Genius, will be speaking. Startup Junkie. Drop-out. Miracle worker. Brilliantly sarcastic. Kyle has been a lot of things, but it's been his dedication to never stop creating, and especially co-creating, that has catapulted him to the cutting edge of the Seattle design and entrepreneur communities. He started Freak'n Genius at a Startup Weekend, went through the Microsoft Kinect Accelerator, and has gone through TechStars (for a previous company). He's going to be speaking about building company culture and processes.

This event definitely wouldn't happen without our Premier Sponsor, ( Microsoft has launched as their new, free email service and they’re serious about making it the best in the world, and that starts with getting input from users like members of the Hacker News Seattle community. In addition to providing a few other surprises, they're responsible for improving the quality of food at the event!

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 Counsyl ( Over the past four years, Counsyl has grown from a dorm room startup to one of the largest clinical genome centers in the world. Their pre-pregnancy genomic test is now prescribed by physicians for more than 2% of all births in the United States, and they're super excited about expanding their engineering team so they can help even more!

It's going to be a blast! Be sure to get there early to see the awesome view of Seattle from Facebook's office before the sun sets.

Zachary Cohn