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AI Tinkerers Seattle - June Meetup

This event happened in the past.
Tuesday, June 6th, 2023
6PM to 9PM (PDT)
SURF Incubator Café
999 3rd Ave, 7th fl, Seattle, WA Directions...

This event happened in the past.

Join us for our next Seattle AI Tinkerers meetup, sponsored by Point72 Ventures.

Join us for our monthly meetup. This event is designed for technical, machine learning, and entrepreneurial practitioners who are actively building LLM, generative and AI-enabled products and companies. Come network with like-minded individuals, and participate in lightning talks as we share with one another the latest advancements and innovations.

🌟 Event Recap

The June Seattle AI Tinkerers meetup exceeded expectations, drawing an incredible crowd of professionals from diverse backgrounds. We were thrilled to have participants from companies such as Google, Microsoft, GoDaddy, Lyft, and OctoML, comprising a blend of engineers, data scientists, entrepreneurs, and product specialists. True to its name, AI Tinkerers focuses on those actively engaged in building technology, and this outstanding turnout certainly embodied that spirit.

Keiji Kanazawa, a 28-year Microsoft veteran from the Azure OpenAI Service team, joined us as our featured presenter to provide a sneak peek into what Microsoft has in store for AI developers.

We also had ten talented presenters showcasing their impressive work in AI and machine learning through fast-paced lightning talks. A few of the 10 demos included Diamond Bishop’s Augmend, Kevin’s “dev intern agent,” Richard Sprague’s personalized nutrition project, and Lakshay Chauhan’s Finpilot AI.

Attendees brought a diverse range of expertise in AI, machine learning, full-stack engineering, product management, data science, and entrepreneurship. The event fostered insightful discussions on the latest trends and developments in the industry.

🙏 THANK YOU to Point 72 Ventures for sponsoring the event.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and we look forward to hosting more events in the future to continue building a dynamic and engaging Seattle AI Tinkerers community.


  • Please try to arrive on time at 6pm as we will start the first set of talks promptly at 6:30pm
  • The address is 999 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104. Head up the correct set of elevators to SURF Incubator on the 7th floor
  • If your RSVP was confirmed, we sent you a QR Code. Please bring that so we can check you in on arrival
  • For parking info, see Venue Details below on this page

Note: the elevator will be unlocked given the size of our group; card access not required to go up/down the elevator.

🔥 Please Register

Registration is now closed. We are oversubscribed.

As these events have grown popular, we are reviewing registrations to prioritize available space for active practitioners in the field. We appreciate your understanding.

Please enter your Github, LinkedIn and/or Twitter when you sign up. As we review registrations you will receive a confirmation email.

If you are interested in sponsoring a future event to support the community, feel free to reach out to Joe.

⚡ Featured Presenter

Keiji Kanazawa, a 28-year Microsoft veteran, will join us from the Azure OpenAI Service team to give us a sneak peek into what Microsoft has in store for AI developers.

⏰ Schedule

6PM: doors open
6:30PM: welcome & demo presentations (first half)
8:00PM: demo presentations (second half)
9PM: doors close

🏢 Venue Details

  • Address: 999 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 on the 7th floor - enter on 3rd Ave (near Starbucks)
  • Parking: the building’s paid garage is located on Madison between 2nd and 3rd Ave. If the gate at the garage is down, just pull a ticket. If you use the parking garage, the elevator from the parking can go directly up to SURF Incubator (7th fl).

⚡ Lightning Talks

The format for the evening is networking reception + quick demos from the community.

UPDATE: we are not accepting any more demo requests. We have a lot of very high quality demos this time, so we’ll break the presentations up into two sessions, with networking in between.

Note to presenters:

As a presenter, you will have the entire stage (screen + mic) for 5 minutes. To ensure that we remain on schedule, I will be keeping a stopwatch.

We value your time and understand the importance of engaging demonstrations. Therefore, I recommend that you focus more on demos rather than slides. To be specific, we prefer no slides at all, but if you must use one to show data or results, it is more than welcome.

Kindly note that we discourage pitches as this is an opportunity to share and learn from other hands-on practitioners in the field. We have curated this group in the spirit of AI Tinkerers to technical, hands-on builders who are here to share and to learn on a technical and practitioner level, so please focus more on the technical obstacles and creative innovations than the business value props.

We have 10 presenters, and we will be arranging them into two sets of 5 demos with networking in between. The first half of presentations will start at 6:30 PM, while the second half will begin at 8:00 PM. The doors will be open from 6 PM and close at 9 PM.

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