TAG Events

TAG Bash

TAG Bash 2019 Scholarship Fundraiser

Our 15th Annual TAG Bash Scholarship Fundraiser was a great success. We met our goal of $5K for student scholarships! Proceeds support students in technology programs at Bellingham Technical College, Northwest Indian College, Western Washington University, and Whatcom Community College.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Alpha Technologies, and to SPIE and Emergency Reporting with their contributions for our new Co-Named Scholarship program. A special shout-out to the whole team at Emergency Reporting for their incredible matching campaign. Stay tuned for more TAG Bash recap details!

TAG Digital Marketing

TAG Digital Marketing – Summer Meeting
Thursday, August 8th 5pm-6:30pm @ Schweinhaus Biergarten
1330 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225

Join local digital marketers for the fifth TAG Digital Marketing Group event on Thursday, August 8th from 5 to 6:30pm at Schweinhaus Biergarten. This is a relaxed, casual networking event for anyone whose work involves marketing and the digital world, including email, web, social media, graphic design, SEO, SEM, analytics, reporting, and more. Students are also welcome to attend. Beverages are no-host. Feel free to arrive at or around 5 or drop in when you can make it. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Rambo (Director, Intellitonic) or Adam Resnick (Marketing Analyst, SPIE), organizers of the TAG Digital Marketing Group. Non-recurring quarterly event.

 

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TAG IT Leadership

TAG IT Leadership – August Meeting
Wednesday, August 14th 12pm-1:30pm @ Brandywine Kitchen Mezzanine
1317 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225

Connect with fellow IT Leaders in our community to share your knowledge and experience, support your peers, learn something new, and build excellent relationships. ITL meets monthly for a casual lunch conversation. Recurring Monthly Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday.

 

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TAG Women in Tech

TAG Women in Tech – August Meeting
Friday, August 30th 12pm-1pm @ Faithlife Main Conference Room 
1313 Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225

NOTE: Please Check-in with Faithlife Reception for a name badge!

Bring a lunch and join us in discussion about current or pertinent WiT issues and  meet other women working in technology. Non-recurring monthly event.

 

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Whatcom IT Professionals

TAG Whatcom IT Professionals – September Meeting
Friday, September 6th 6pm-8pm @ Plain English Technology Services
4071 Hannegan Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226

NOTE: NO AUGUST MEETING.

Whatcom IT Professionals is a meetup group geared toward local business IT professionals to grow, share and explore the technical side of the business while maintaining a social atmosphere between established and new people of the industry. Recurring monthly meeting on the first Friday.

 

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Community Events

Northwest Tech Women

NW Tech Women – Walk Around Lake Whatcom
Sunday, July  28th 10:00am-12:00pm @ North Lake Whatcom Park

Join us for a friendly walk or roll along the shore of North Lake Whatcom, where we can discuss technology while moving our bodies and getting some fresh air. Ask us about carpooling! People of all genders are welcome at any of our events. Kids and leashed dogs are also welcome, if you feel like multitasking.

 

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Bellingham Codes

Bellingham Codes – August Meeting
Thursday, August 1st 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Boundary Bay Brewery
1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Social Only Meeting!

A social group dedicated to growing the local developer community. We meet online in slack and in person once a month. Recurring Monthly Meeting on the first Thursday.

 

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Bellingham Linux User Group (BLUG)

Bellingham Linux User Group – August Meeting
Thursday, August 1st 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Bellingham Technical College, Room CC201
3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

BLUG was started in 1998 by a small group of computer geeks who wanted to get off Windows and learn from local Unix gurus. We hold a presentation meeting the first Thursday of the month at Bellingham Technical College in Campus Center CC201. On the second Thursday we hold an informal organization meeting with the time and location announced on the mailing list. We also put on special events including the regional LinuxFest Northwest in the Spring. Recurring Monthly Meeting on the first Thursday.

 

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Bellingham Makerspace

Bellingham Makerspace – Build a Dementia-Friendly Music Player
Saturday, August 3rd 11am-2pm @ Bellingham Makerspace
1000 F St, Bellingham, WA 98225

This is a project created by Seattleite Ross Porter for his father. He has shared it open source so other can benefit as well.

“My dad could no longer operate a CD player or iPod,” says Ross on his website, DQMusicBox.org. “But he could use the music player that I designed and made for him, because it operates like a familiar two-knob radio. I was inspired to make this by the documentary Alive Inside which shows the profound joy felt by some people with dementia when listening to their favorite music.”

No prior experience necessary!! With a little soldering and assembly, together we will be making Dementia Friendly Radios to donate to those in need (if you know of someone who could use one, let us know!!). Link for project details: https://www.makersmakingchange.com/dqmusicbox-profound-joy-dementia/

 

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TAG Get Involved

Bellingham Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency – August Meeting
Monday, August 5th 6:30pm-8pm @ American Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Center
414 W Bakerview Rd #111, Bellingham, WA 98226

We are all about the bitcoin, cryptocurrency and the blockchain movement. Our goal is to expand the use and adoption of digital decentralized currency. We aim to spread the word about this amazing new technology and monetary system. If you are brand new to cryptocurrency or a seasoned veteran we welcome you to come learn, teach and even speak. Recurring monthly meeting on the first Monday.

 

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Bellingham Makerspace

Arduino & Electronics – August Meeting
Friday, August 9th 6pm-8pm @ Bellingham Makerspace
1000 F St, Bellingham, WA 98225

Meet, share ideas, experiences, project, and code for Arduino-based electronics. Recurring monthly meeting on the second Friday.

 

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Bellingham Public Library

Bellingham Public Library – Tech Basics Coaching
Wednesday, August 14th & 28th 2pm-4pm @ Bellingham Central Library
210 Central Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

The Bellingham Public Library offers free, weekly, one-on-one coaching sessions with Volunteer Tech Helpers on basic computer skills, such as Microsoft Office products, Internet searching, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, Facebook or other social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free Library digital material to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Recurring every other Wednesday.