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Saturday, February 3 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Tech and the city

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In less than a decade, Amazon has rewoven Seattle's urban fabric. The e-commerce giant is adding jobs at a breakneck pace, redeveloping an entire section of the city center, and drawing new people to the city by the thousands. While Amazon has helped bring a new wave of prosperity to Seattle, it has become emblematic of the city's growth and its challenges. As the company seeks a second city to accommodate its dramatic expansion, we'll examine Amazon's impacts, for better and for worse, here in its hometown.

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Monica Nickelsburg (Moderator)

Monica Nickelsburg is GeekWire’s Civic Innovation Editor, covering technology-driven solutions urban challenges and the intersection of tech and politics. Before joining GeekWire, she was a producer on The Week's digital team in New York City and interned for Forbes, NBC, and The... Read More →
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Nikkita Oliver

Nikkita Oliver is a Seattle-based creative, teaching artist, attorney, and organizer. Her writing has appeared in the South Seattle Emerald, Crosscut, the Establishment, and the Stranger. Oliver holds a J.D. and Masters of Education from the University of Washington. She is also the... Read More →
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Heather Redman

Heather Redman champions Pacific Northwest startups and innovation from her many leadership roles, including as a cofounder and the managing partner of Flying Fish Partners. The Venture Capital firm is committed to funding early stage technology companies in Washington, Oregon, and... Read More →
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Aaron Terrazas

Aaron Terrazas is a senior economist at Zillow. He was previously an economist in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Economic Policy. He has also worked as a Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. He received a Bachelor... Read More →

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Wyckoff Auditorium