Conference for
Korean IT professional in Seattle area



As the first gathering of its kind, Changbal conference aims to bring together Korean IT professionals in greater Seattle area with the goal of mutual growth and networking.

We invited prominent speakers from around the globe who can provide insights into the ever-changing field of IT and how we should grow into experts in respective area.

There will be a variety of discussions and workshops where participants can learn and connect to each other. After the conference, we will also host social hours in restaurants around.

This event will be open to the general public and we will invite IT professionals in the area, which will benefit the community at large and enable Changbal to extend its reach.

changbal society

Changbal Society started in 2014 as a forum where like-minded Koreans and Korean American professionals involved in technology in Seattle area can learn, network and grow.

During the past two years, we’ve been hosting monthly seminars as a means to achieve this goal. Over time, we have grown to more than 100 members across major IT companies and even some startups.

We’ve come to realize that we are filling an important need for IT professionals, and organizing this conference is our way to grow our reach and benefit the community.


10AM, Oct 15, 2016


UX Design
Career Development
Software Engineering


Mercer Island Community and Event Center
8236 SE 24th St,
Mercer Island, WA 98040


Jungwook Lim


Jungwook is a managing director at Startup Alliance Korea since 2013 building the startup ecosystem in Korea. He is mentoring startups to succeed, and brings Korean entrepreneurs to the world stage. Previously, he was the head of global business at Daum Communications in Silicon Valley and also the CEO of Lycos, Inc. He started his career as a reporter at Chosun Ilbo to which he returned as a team manager / director after getting an MBA at UC Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business.

Phil Yoon


Phil is a General Partner of Big Basin Capital. He founded Big Basin Capital in 2013 to invest in early stage startups in Korea and US. Previously, he was the Investment Director at Walden International, a global VC headquartered in Silicon Valley, where he led the firm’s investment in SundayToz (KOSDAQ IPO) and HiDeep. Prior to Walden, he was with Intel Capital in Santa Clara, CA. Earlier in his career, he was a software developer at an EDA startup Neolinear, and a technical sales lead at Cadence. He received an MBA. with honors from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.


10:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast
10:30 AMAM Keynote by Jungwook Lim
“Global Career as a Korean”
11:30 AMPanel Discussion
"Growing your career in the changing world"
12:30 AM Lunch & Networking
1:30 PMPM Keynote by Phil Yoon
“How Successful Start-ups are Different”
2:30 PMTech Companies in Seattle area
Intro to major IT companies in Seattle area with Q&A
3:30 PMSmall Group Sessions
- Software Development
- UX Design
- Startup / entrepreneurship
4:45 PM ~ 5:00PMWrap Up
6:00PM ~After Party & Networking
Location: Bellevue Brewing Company








Register now! Early registration for discount tickets ends on Sep 30.