New Tech Seattle March 2024 Meetup: Creating Career & Business Advantages with GenAI

March 14, 2024 5:00 pm PDT
New Tech is the Northwest's largest tech community with 60,000+ members. Join us at events to make meaningful connections and learn from the tech industry's best. Come eat, drink, be merry, and have a fun night out!

About This Event

Join us on Thursday, February 8th for New Tech Seattle’s next meet-up.

New Tech is the Northwest’s largest tech community with 60,000+ members. We’re the un-networking place where you’re a neighbor, not just a business contact.

Come make meaningful connections, learn from the industry’s best, and have a fun night out. Most importantly, you’ll join an engaging group of go-getters, developers, founders, and professionals, and discover the people, partners, organizations, and resources to help you build your dreams.

Enjoy hosted light appetizers, beverages, and a cash bar while you mingle with your peers.

March Presenter

Trent Gillespie, Fractional AI Officer, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Day One Innovation

Move from guesswork to real results with generative AI by learning the framework-based prompting method created by former Amazon leader and AI and Innovation expert Trent Gillespie. Through the application of business frameworks, any employee can use generative AI to immediately increase the quality of their work, impressing their leadership and customers and simplifying their tasks. Trent will share this method and other insights from driving business adoption of generative AI.


The Venue

The Collective Seattle, 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-5094. Building community in Seattle and fostering experiences for a diverse group of movers, shakers, explorers, professionals, thinkers, and doers.

Note: New Tech Seattle events are typically on the first floor of The Collective.

The Crowd

The Northwest’s smart, fun, creative, innovative tech community – software and application developers, company owners, startup founders, recruiters, hackers, job seekers, executives, investors, community leaders, and people who are new to the area.

The Agenda
5:00pm – Neighborhood block party style networking with light appetizers and hosted wine and beer
6:00pm – Welcome! Time to start the show
6:05pm – Sponsor Shoutouts
6:10pm – Community Connections; quick shares with your neighbors
6:15pm – Community Shoutouts; quick shares of cool events, resources & meet new Seattleites
6:25pm – Presentation
7:10pm – Thank you & goodnight, …or
7:15pm – Afterparty in The Collective’s High Tide community space
The Vibe

Neighborhood block party – fun, friendly & relaxed with complimentary food & drinks. You’ll laugh, smile, and have a fun night out. Come share what you’re up to, be curious and helpful to others, and make some new friends in the tech community!

The Experience

Discover innovative, creative and inspirational new technology (or smarter use of old tech). It could be VR, IoT, Apps, Fintech, Mobiletech, Healthtech, Cloudtech… you get the idea.

The After Party

Continue connecting to fantastic people in our community after the show ends around 8:30pm.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Good Brand

Startup 253

Startup 253

City University of Seattle

City University of Seattle






Parking There is a parking garage below The Collective and street parking around the area at your own expense. If you decide to park in the parking garage, the entrance is at the back of the building along a back alley. It’s a one-way street, enter the alley from Harrison Street.

By registering for a New Tech Northwest event, you agree to our Code of Conduct Policy (


$20 before the event and $27 if purchased the day of the event.

If you attend New Tech events often, consider becoming an Insider. For $19 per month you get FREE access to all New Tech events (36+ events per year)! Connect with professionals, stay informed about industry trends, and experience endless inspiration. Head here to sign up:


Trent Gillespie

Trent Gillespie, Fractional AI Officer, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Day One Innovation

In this latest AI-driven revolution, leaders need swift understanding and strategic action to not only survive but excel. My focus is to guide leaders on how to successfully navigate this change using my practical insights on AI, technology, and innovation, and ensure they are best-positioned to succeed over their competitors with what is coming. Over my 20+ year career, I’ve spearheaded large-scale transformation and innovation initiatives across the globe. My 9-year leadership stint at Amazon gave me invaluable experience with innovation and technology, where I orchestrated Amazon’s expansion across all its businesses and geographies, and built the systems that support Amazon’s Last Mile delivery function. I leveraged AI across most projects, including defining how to build Alexa’s AI capabilities and features while ensuring we met global data privacy standards, ethics, and customer expectations. My unique exposure to global innovation and growth has equipped me with the skills to build effective technology, find the best ideas, and establish organizations capable of making a real impact. Utilizing this experience, I can help you identify the strategies required to succeed in the AI revolution. I offer practical guidance on innovation and transformation, with a focus on integrating AI and securing success in the coming years. I speak at public and private events, provide online and in-person training, and offer consultation services to leaders. I’m eager to assist you on this transformative journey! Just reach out!