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January 06, 2022

GIX Instructor Creates Data Science Dashboard


How can data science be leveraged to get more insight into your personal finances? That’s the question that GIX instructor Dr. Wesley Beckner asked himself before creating a dashboard using Mint (Intuit) and Plotly. Check out his article and view the dashboard here: A Minty Mint Dashboard with Plotly-Dash | by Wesley Beckner | Dec, 2021 | Medium ( … )

January 03, 2022

UW President Cauce meets with Finnish Ambassador and…


On November 4, 2021, University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce welcomed a delegation from Finland, including Mikko Hautala, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the United States of America, and Timo Harakka, Minister of Transport and Communications, accompanied by a team of diplomatic officials. Sean Carr, incoming Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer ( … )

November 12, 2021

Bellevue’s boom: City’s tech industry is poised to…


Bellevue is home to The Spring District and the Global Innovation Exchange. Tech companies are driving an unprecedented economic expansion in Bellevue, the 63-year-old city located just 12 miles east of downtown Seattle and just west of Microsoft’s sprawling campus in Redmond. And what’s driving the boom? Tech execs say it’s Bellevue’s low crime rate, ( … )

June 02, 2021

Spring District Sees Continued Commercial Success


Another major office building in Bellevue’s Spring District has sold — this one for $200 million. The recently completed Block 24 office building, which is leased to Facebook, was sold to a Brookfield Asset Management real estate fund, according to a news release today from the building’s developers. The deal follows Brookfield’s purchase of a ( … )

May 26, 2021

Ballmer Building Tenant Companies Secures $12million in Funding


Educative, an interactive hands-on skill development platform for software developers and the companies that employ them, today announced a $12 million Series A fundraising round. Matrix Partners led the round with additional funding from new and returning investors, including Trilogy Equity Partners. Lookout founder Kevin Mahaffey, founder Immad Akhund, Segment founder Ilya Volodarsky, and several other angel investors ( … )

May 26, 2021

MSTI Student Work Highlighted at GamesBeat Summit


On the last day of GamesBeat Summit, leaders from Roblox, Fair Play Alliance, and Accenture discussed the issue of digital civility, and what challenges need to be addressed as games lean more firmly into the mainstream. “Over time what you want to do is use machine learning and AI to understand the experience at an individual ( … )

April 17, 2020

These mask-making efforts during the COVID-19 crisis reveal…


It’s impossible to mask our appreciation for the stories of people and companies across Seattle and the Pacific Northwest going out of their way to help in any way possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve reported on a variety of efforts when it comes to the grassroots production of personal protective equipment over the past ( … )

March 06, 2020

GIX student team “SnapSort!” advances to finals of…


For nearly two decades, students from around the world have competed in the Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s premier international technology competition for young developers, for the chance to win travel, mentoring, cash and prizes, not to mention the coveted trophy. The SnapSort! team is comprised of members Chun-An Ku, Yun Liu and Joey Wang, graduate students who are studying ( … )

January 30, 2020

Springing Into Action


Mid-2020 will mark a pivotal period for Bellevue’s rapidly developing Spring District, as the REI and Facebook moves begin and apartments fill. One major tenant with more than two years of experience in the Spring District is the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), which opened in September 2017 in a 96,000-square-foot office Wright Runstad owns. GIX, ( … )

October 25, 2019

University of Washington world’s most innovative public university


For the third year in a row, the University of Washington has won the title of the world’s most innovative public university, according to an annual ranking by Reuters and Clarivate Analytics. The institution also ranked No. 5 among all universities, public and private, with Stanford taking the top spot. Read the full story on Geekwire.

May 31, 2019

A baby monitor for chickens and other projects…


Some of GIX graduates’ launch projects were covered on Microsoft’s “On the Issues” blog. It highlights a baby monitor for chickens and other projects solving real-world problems. [Read full story in Microsoft’s “On the Issues” blog]