TruffleCon 2019 is happening August 2-4 on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, WA. This year’s event will include 60+ speakers from the blockchain ecosystem, along with hands-on workshops geared toward novice users and expert builders alike. The Truffle team is ramping up for TruffleCon 2019 by writing a daily blog post about everything that’s on our minds. We hope you enjoy and we’ll see you in Redmond!

river view at Marymoor Park

Marymoor Park, located on the north end of Lake Sammamish in Redmond, Washington, is King County's largest, oldest, and most popular park, with more than 3 million annual visitors coming to roam its 640 acres. Marymoor is famous for its outdoor concert series during the summer. You can catch concerts on Aug 2 and Aug 4 after the day festivities at TruffleCon!

The Sammamish River Trail is a beautiful 19-mile bike path and recreational trail in King County, Washington that runs along the Sammamish River from Blythe Park in Bothell to Marymoor Park in Redmond. There are several places along the trail you can enter. It's perfect for biking, running, or just enjoying a nice walk in the beautiful outdoors!

August can reach temperatures of up to 80 degrees, which is quite hot for Seattleites. Idylwood Beach Park is one of the best places to cool off. It's a waterfront park on Lake Sammamish with a beach, boat ramp, playground & canoe rentals.

The Microsoft Visitor Center is open during the weekdays. Walk through the doors of the Microsoft Visitor Center and unlock your potential—experience everything from the latest Microsoft Research innovations to the very first personal computer. Microsoft offers self-guided tour information to explore hands-on exhibits featuring some of the company's most exciting technologies for home and business.

entrance to Microsoft Visitor Center

Nestled in the beautiful Sammamish River Valley just 30 minutes northeast of Seattle, Woodinville Wine Country is home to over 100 wineries and tasting rooms representing every appellation in Washington.

From the historic and beautiful grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle to the quaint boutique wineries where you are likely to have the winemaker themselves pour you a glass of his or her finest blend, a wonderful variety of wine tasting experiences awaits you!

winery building in the Sammamish River Valley

Black Raven is a neighborhood brewery with a friendly retail taproom, The Raven's Nest, with locations in both Redmond and Woodinville. The Raven's Nest is not a traditional brewpub; it's more like our brewery's living room. Open 7 days a week and a seating capacity of about 100, it's home to local beer lovers who want to be a part of a community that enjoy great beer and great friends.

Mac and Jack's brewing offer a tasting room, retail store, beer garden, and tours at their brewery in Redmond, WA. Mac & Jack's started out of Jack's garage in 1993, with nothing but a passion for exceptional beer. Lots of hops and 26 years later they are still producing one of Seattle's favorite beverages.

Flee Escape Game is one of the largest Seattle and Redmond Real Life Escape Rooms. So grab your team, new friends you just met, or organize a party to see if you can all make your great escape.

egyptian themed escape room

Come paraglide tandem with us, and experience free flight in its purest form! After running down a moderately steep hill you'll find yourself airborne, sitting comfortably in a reclined harness, your feet dangling above the trees, no one in front of you (pilot rides in back) and no cockpit surrounding you.

Depending on conditions you'll have views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Si, Lake Sammamish, Bellevue, Seattle, the Puget Sound and so much more. Bald eagles and other predators leave their nests to ride the same thermals allowing you to literally fly with birds.

couple having fun paragliding

Overlooking Snoqualmie Falls, just 30 minutes east of Seattle and Bellevue, Salish Lodge & Spa is a Washington State resort getaway, perfect for those seeking an authentic and memorable escape from the everyday. Dine on mouthwatering Northwest cuisine hand-crafted from seasonal ingredients, savor the serenity of The Spa, then drift off to sleep in front of your cozy fireplace in one of our newly renovated guestrooms. We invite you to experience the iconic Salish Lodge.

aerial view of snoqualmie falls

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range in the scenic town of Snoqualmie, WA, DirtFish Rally School was established in 2010 with the idea that the exciting sport of rally should be accessible to everyone. Armed with an immaculate fleet of turbocharged, all-wheel-drive cars, right from the beginning DirtFish was equipped to share with anyone the excitement of what a real rally car can do on a loose surface. In the fall of 2014, DirtFish embellished their offerings with the launch of rear-wheel drive programs. Similar in nature to the all-wheel drive programs, the precise and very sideways action the classes offer provides an entirely different challenge for drivers of every background. Ever since, DirtFish has become the most prestigious rally school in North America, providing the highest level of instruction, top level cars and gorgeous facilities all year round.

rally car driving on dirt road

Hiking in nature has a positive impact on people's hearts, minds and bodies. It is vital for everyone to have the opportunity to access the outdoors, and the WTA is committed to reducing barriers to hiking trails and lands. We strive to inspire people to go outside—giving them the skills and knowledge they need to recreate safely and sustainably.

People will protect the places they love to hike. WTA rallies hikers to raise our collective voice to protect the places we love. Our voice is amplified by the support of our members and sweat equity of every volunteer who helps to build and maintain trails.

beautful views of the mountains on the hiking trail

Your all-inclusive mountain biking tour in Seattle includes pickup from Downtown Seattle or Bellevue and shuttle transportation to our favorite trails for intermediate and experienced cyclists. At the trailhead, you get your high-quality mountain bike, a helmet, gloves, and any other safety gear needed for our ride. Don't worry, we have plenty of water and snacks for our mountain biking adventure!

mountain biker rounding the bend in Seattle

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