TAG Events

TAG Summit 2919

TAG Summit 2019
Friday, Nov 8th @ Whatcom Community College 
237 W Kellogg Road, Bellingham

TAG Summit 2019 is almost here! Event Details and Discounted Early Access Tickets for TAG Members will go on Sale Oct 14th. Our theme this year will focus on strengthening the TAG Community through professional development and technical topics, and feature breakout tracks for business leadership, developers, and IT/cybersecurity professionals.

We are still accepting presentation submissions! See our TAG Summit Call For Speakers for more details.

Interested to Sponsor TAG Summit? Contact us for more details!


TAG Summit Website

TAG Lunch & Learn

TAG Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity & Innovation
Monday, October 28th 12pm-1:30pm @ Whatcom Community College
237 W Kellogg Road, Bellingham

Sponsored by CyberWatch West & Whatcom Community College. Featuring the Northwest Innovation Resource Center.

Join us at Whatcom Community College in celebrating Cybersecurity Month with a TAG Lunch & Learn featuring CyberWatch West (soon to be NCyTE) and the Northwest Innovation Resource Center. We’ll discuss the status of innovative technology programs in our community, exciting changes at Cyberwatch West, and where the future will take us!

ALL are welcome to attend! Please RSVP by Oct 25th for your gratis lunch (TAG Members) or paid lunch (Non-Members). You are also welcome to bring your own lunch or just come and enjoy the program!



Community Events

Bellingham Codes

Bellingham Codes – October Meeting
Thursday, October 3rd 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Bellingham Makerspace
1000 F Street, Bellingham (Technology Development Center)

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.


Details & RSVP

Bellingham Linux User Group (BLUG)

Bellingham Linux User Group – October Meeting
Thursday, October 3rd 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Bellingham Technical College, Room CC201
3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham

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.


Details & RSVP

Whatcom IT Professionals

TAG Whatcom IT Professionals – October Meeting
Friday, October 4th 6pm-8pm @ Bellingham Makerspace
1000 F Street, Bellingham (Technology Development Center)

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.


Details & RSVP

TAG Get Involved

Bellingham Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency – October Meeting
Monday, October 7th 6:30pm-8pm @ American Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Center
414 W Bakerview Rd #111, Bellingham

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.


Details & RSVP

TAG IT Leadership

TAG IT Leadership – October Meeting
Wednesday, October 9th 12pm-1:30pm @ Brandywine Kitchen Mezzanine
1317 Commercial St, Bellingham

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. Contact Brian Bunke below for more details.



Bellingham Public Library

Bellingham Public Library – Tech Basics Coaching
Wednesday, October 9th & 23rd 2pm-4pm @ Bellingham Central Library
210 Central Ave, Bellingham, WA

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.


TAG Get Involved

Microsoft Tech Talk – Powershell: From Windows to the Cross-Platform Cloud with Joey Aiello
Wednesday, October 9th 5pm-6pm @ Western Washington University CF115
516 High Street, Bellingham (Communications Facility Building)

Presented by Joey Aiello, Senior Program Manager. Powershell Team @ Microsoft. Free Parking in Lot 12A and the “C” Lots at South Campus after 4:30pm. Afterparty/Social at Kulshan on James Street following the presentation.



Bellingham Makerspace

Arduino & Electronics – October Meeting
Friday, October 11th 6pm-8pm @ Bellingham Makerspace
1000 F St, Bellingham (Technology Development Center)

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


Details & RSVP

Bellingham Public Library

Kayne McGladrey – Cyber security for Bellingham families and neighborhoods
Sunday, October 13th 2pm-3pm @ Bellingham Central Library
210 Central Ave, Bellingham

Americans are buying and installing smart speakers, virtual assistants, smart electrical plugs, smart garage door openers, smart light bulbs and connected children’s toys at an unprecedented rate. We know to lock the physical doors to our homes, but fewer people appreciate how smart devices can act like unlocked doors for cyber criminals into our homes, our social networks, and our bank accounts.

The lack of communications and understanding between professionals who work in cyber security and their neighbors who don’t is one of the reasons cyber crime has grown for fifteen years. There are simple things we can each do to protect our families against the risks to our privacy and security.

In this session, you’ll learn:

– how cyber criminals hack into smart devices, bank accounts, and cloud services

– two easy ways you can protect your family’s accounts

This session includes a live hacking demo, so please bring your mobile phone (Android or Apple) if you’d like to participate. This is not a sponsored event and there is no cost. Any solutions recommended will be free, and there will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Kayne McGladrey, CISSP is a member of the IEEE. He’s been published in USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many cyber security publications. He’s #2 on the top twenty worldwide thought leaders in cyber security, and lives in Bellingham with his family, over fifty smart devices, and a handful of robots.


Bellingham Startup Challenge

Bellingham Startup Challenge 2019
Friday-Sunday, November 8th-10th @ Invent Coworking
114 W Magnolia St. Suite: #505, Bellingham

This 54-hour challenge is a unique opportunity for both aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs to work with and get to know new people over the course of an exciting and fast-paced weekend.