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For Today

Application Deadline for 'The Moth: Home Lost and Found'

The Moth offers an invaluable stage for people to tell their stories. The Moth Radio Hour and various other performances throughout the nation have showcased dynamic, funny, heartbreaking personal testimony in topics ranging from gender identity to video games.

The Moth: Home Lost and Found is a Seattle University project that invites those who have dealt with family homelessness to share their story. The hope is to illuminate the public on the real struggles and dispel misconceptions.

But why would the Moth Format be an viable place to talk about homelessness? According to Catherine Hinrichsen, project manager at Seattle University's Project on Family Homelessness, the Moth has proven to be a very popular model for storytelling. "Within our homeless community we are always looking for ways to improve our storytelling, because it's so important for people to see who is actually behind the numbers."

Application Deadline for 'The Moth: Home Lost and Found,' Fri, Feb 6, Various Locations, Fre

For Saturday

Girls Can Do

The Girls Can Do event series hosts interactive seminars in different cities aimed at inspiring young women to pursue professional, educational, and creative goals. GCD takes over Benaroya Hall for a full afternoon of multimedia presentations from 13 speakers representing fields such as athletics, news, business and science.

There will also be an audience Q&A with the entire lineup of speakers, as well as an opportunity for individual sessions with each speaker. If you're thinking "this kind of sounds like a real for-profit sort of shindig hiding behind a civic shield," you should know tickets to the event are free (with RSVP).

Girls Can Do, Sat, Feb 7, 12pm, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Free

Advance Notice for February 10 

Hack the Commute Kickoff Event

What exactly is a "hackathon?" Is it legal? In this context, yes. Despite its name, this "hackathon" isn't so much concerned with leaking private photos of celebrities as it is trying to improve the quality of life for Seattleites. 

Hack the Commute is a community project presented by the City of Seattle and Commute Seattle, where teams of digital wizards are invited to come together and "hack" tech-based solutions for problems arising from our city's constant growth. Mainly: transportation.

New apps, improvements on existing apps, data management solutions, design ideas—all are welcome so long as they help improve biking, walking, parking, driving, or using public transit. Tech solutions developed by each team will be judged and winners decided in March.

Next week's kickoff event will provide more information, including scheduling and registration details. Make sure to RSVP.

Hack the Commute Kickoff Event, Tue, Feb 10, 4pm, WeWork, 500 Yake Ave N, Free

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