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GeekWire Calendar Picks: Meet Charles Simonyi; cosmic rays; Star Brews Beer Festival; and more

— Not many individuals can say they’ve traveled to house. Not many can say they have been additionally the unique developer of software program so prevalent right now that most individuals wouldn’t be capable to work with out them. However Charles Simonyi can declare each of these accomplishments, together with a slew of others. Simonyi began the purposes group at Microsoft that constructed the primary model of Phrase and Excel. He has additionally been to house as a vacationer twice; began his personal firm (which was subsequently bought by Microsoft); and created a non-profit basis that donates tens of millions of {dollars} to the native arts and sciences communities in Seattle. Simonyi will be speaking about his life and career from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Atlas Workbase.

— Homelessness has turn into pervasive within the Seattle space. Metropolis leaders wish to massive tech corporations corresponding to Amazon to pay taxes to assist fight the issue. However the resolution to the homeless disaster might transcend one firm and its taxes. Radio station KNKX and The Seattle Instances have labored on a Venture Homeless podcast collection that examined the issue in Olympia in an effort to be taught more. The Venture Homeless group members will likely be speaking about their expertise in Inside ‘Outsiders’: What One City Can Teach Us About Homelessness at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 at The Nice Corridor.

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