TAG Events

TAG Summit 2019

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


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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

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.



Whatcom IT Professionals

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


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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TAG IT Leadership

TAG IT Leadership – September Meeting
Wednesday, September 11th 12pm-1:30pm @ Brandywine Kitchen Mezzanine
1317 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA

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. Recurring Monthly Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday.



TAG Lunch & Learn

TAG Lunch & Learn: Accessibility
Tuesday, September 17th 12pm-1:30pm @ Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room
104 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA

Join us for a conversation regarding accessibility featuring Daman Wandke of AbiliTrek and Marcy Sutton of Gatsby as we discuss topics at the forefront of accessibility on the web, at your business, and in our community. Lunch provided for TAG Members. Space is limited, please RSVP by September 13th.  Note: Enter on the Champion side of the building for the Encore Room. Sponsored by Port of Bellingham. Presented by AbiliTrek, Gatsby, and TAG Women in Tech.



Community Events

TAG Get Involved

Bellingham Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency – September Meeting
Monday, September 2nd 6:30pm-8pm @ American Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Center
414 W Bakerview Rd #111, Bellingham, WA

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 Codes

Bellingham Codes – September Meeting
Thursday, September 5th 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Bellingham Makerspace
1000 F Street, Bellingham, WA (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.


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Bellingham Linux User Group (BLUG)

Bellingham Linux User Group – September Meeting
Thursday, September 5th 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Bellingham Technical College, Room CC201
3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA

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 Public Library

Bellingham Public Library – Tech Basics Coaching
Wednesday, September 11th & 25th 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.


Bellingham Makerspace

Arduino & Electronics – September Meeting
Friday, September 13th 6pm-8pm @ Bellingham Makerspace
1000 F St, Bellingham, WA (Technology Development Center)

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


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Cyber Watch West

Cyber Watch West – Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Workshop
Monday, September 16th 8am-5pm @ Whatcom Community College
237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA

In partnership with CyberWatch West based at Whatcom Community College, one of TAG’s long-time sponsors, TAG is promoting this educational opportunity exclusively to TAG members. Register now! Space is limited and registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as seats are available.  While the workshop was developed with faculty in mind, the information provided will be useful for any IT/security professional who wishes to learn more about governance, risk management and compliance.

CyberWatch West (CWW) is a national resource center focused on increasing the quantity and quality of the cybersecurity workforce throughout the United States.   CWW is  funded by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Grant.

Workshop Description:

CyberWatch West (CWW) and the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) are sponsoring a series of workshops for community college faculty.

This workshop is hosted by NSA CAE institutions across the country. The workshop will present a series of twelve exercises focusing on cybersecurity Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC). These materials and the workshop were developed in response to a national need for the cybersecurity technician workforce to be more knowledgeable and involved in the compliance process. The workshops will consist of hands-on labs, auditing activities and group projects. Participants that attend this workshop will be given access to a course shell, assessment items and a short capture the flag toolkit.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for college faculty that teach cybersecurity and information assurance programs who recognize that community college cybersecurity program graduates must be better prepared for the Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) certification exam. Business leaders from across the nation have expressed this need repeatedly. Students performing audits for the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard) compliance are required to have this certificate.


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