On February 28, 2008 in San Jose the Silicon Valley Engineering Council held its annual SVEC Hall Of Fame Awards. Here are more pictures from the big event. Continue reading Feb. 28, 2008 SVEC Hall Of Fame Awards 2
On February 28, 2008 in San Jose the Silicon Valley Engineering Council held its annual SVEC Hall Of Fame Awards. Here are the first set of pictures. There will be more tomorrow. Continue reading Feb, 28, 2008 SVEC Hall Of Fame Awards
On February 6th, 2008 at Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus the California Israel Chamber of Commerce with Israel Economic Mission held the 2nd Annual IsraelWebTour to meet the up and coming Web 2.0 companies in 2008. Continue reading Feb. 6, 2008 CICC Israel
On February 4, 2008 SDForumâ€™s Startup SIG presented PBwiki founders David Weekly, Ramit Sethi and Nathan Schmidt, all from Stanford. They talked about the approach building a company and scaling for growth. Continue reading Feb. 4, 2008 SDF PBwiki
On January 28, 2008 at Pillsbury Winthrop in Palo Alto, SDForumâ€™s Virtual Worlds SIG hosted Gemini Mobile Technologies presentation â€œ3D Mobile Communities”.
While most Americans use PCs and cell phones, only 12 percent use mobile devices to surf the web. Asia has more people using mobile Internet third generation community interfaces. How can that usage be increased in the U.S.? Continue reading Jan. 28, 2008 SDF 3D Mobile Communities
On January 25, 2008 at AMDâ€™s headquarters in Santa Clara, SDForum partnered with FountainBlue to present ‘Policy and Its Implications for the Clean Energy Entrepreneurâ€™. Continue reading Jan. 25, 2008 SDF Clean Energy
On Saturday, February 23, 2008, 10 – 11 am PST, you can talk with Bitzone’s Jim Bisso about breaking into API Documentation. Bisso is a 20-year veteran of documenting APIs and co-author of “Writing Developer Documentation for Java APIs and SDKs” with Viki Maki. When I have question on API’s, this is the guy I ask.
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Jack Molisani of ProSpring Staffing and creator of LavaCon gave a great talk about alternative careers paths for technical communicators. Continue reading Jan. 24, 2008 STC Jack Molisani
On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 in Palo Alto at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and SDForum held the fourth quarterly Venture Breakfast Series in partnership with PWC. Alison Leopold Tilley of Pillsbury Winthrop introduced Steve Bengston of PWC and moderated a panel with Lou Bock of Scale Venture Partners, David Lowe of Skyline Ventures and Evgeny Zaytsev of Asset Management Company. Continue reading Jan. 22, 2008 SDF VC PWC
On January 7, 2008 at SDForum Headquarters in San Jose, the annual holiday party and awards were held. Continue reading Jan. 7, 2008 SDF Holiday Party
True Stories of Women Engineers
By Sybil E. Hatch
This is a great high level history of women in engineering. Continue reading Changing Our World
On Dec. 13, 2007 the STC Schmooze was in full swing with a jazz band at Arthur’s in Santa Clara. New members and old partied and networked. Andrew Davis of Synergistech, Jack Molisani of ProSpring and Michael Harris of Access were there with jobs to fill all over the Bay Area. Continue reading Dec. 13, 2007 STC Schmooze
On December 12, 2007 at Pillsbury Winthrop on Palo Alto, the SDForum Emerging Technology SIG and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Alumni hosted Nokia’s Joe McCarthy’s presentation on Social Networking at Work. Continue reading Dec. 12, 2007 SDF Social Networking at Work
On Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at Microsoft in Mountain View, SDForum held â€œThe Business of New Media IIâ€ to talk about the technology, business and social networking aspects of new media. There are new ways of creating, distributing and making money from content. On top of that, start-ups pitched their companies to VC, the press and an international audience. Continue reading Dec. 11, 2007 SDF New Media II
On December 4, 2007 at the Tech Museum’s in San Jose there was a summit to encourage a new generation of women engineers. Text stolen from DJCline.com. Continue reading Dec. 4, 2007 SVEC Future Women Engineers
On Dec. 3, 2007 SDForum’s Business Intelligence SIG hosted Biz360’s Faisal Mushtaq to talk about whose talking about your company. Continue reading Dec. 3, 2007 SDF Faisal Mushtaq
On December 1, 2007 SDForum’s Barbara Cass retired. Continue reading Dec. 1, 2007 SDF Barbara Cass
On Monday, November 19, 2007 at SAP in Palo Alto, SDForum’s Startup SIG hosted Margarita Quihuis, Founder of Indigo Financiera. Continue reading Nov. 19, 2007 SDF Margarita Quihuis
On November 16, 2007 at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP in Palo Alto SDForum presented “Security and Storage: Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Storage”. How do you secure data over a network when you are outsourcing or virtualizing your storage? Continue reading Nov. 16, 2007 SDF Cybercrime
On Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the TechMart in Santa Clara STC Silicon Valley Chapter hosted Tim Bombosch’s presentation “Podcasts and Wikis and Blogs, Oh My! What Web 2.0 Means for Technical Communicators”. It was a watershed presentation that didn’t use a single bullet and dealt with the major challenges facing technical communicators today. Continue reading Nov. 15, 2007 STC Tim Bombosch Web 2.0
On Nov. 14, 2007 at Passage To India restaurant in Mountain View the STC Silicon Valley Chapter held it’s monthly STC@Lunch. Attending were Colleen Doherty, Joanne Grey, Sage Knowles, Nathaniel Lim, Marta Rauch, and Revathi Sampath. Continue reading Nov. 14, 2007 STC@Lunch
On Monday, November 17, 2007 the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) held its Annual Open House at Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) in San Jose.
Continue reading Nov. 13, 2007 SVEC Open House
On Wednesday November 7, 2007 SDForum’s Semantic Web SIG hosted a panel moderated by Tom Gruber and consisting SRI’s Adam Cheyer, Yahoo’s Mor Naaman, Radar Network’s Nova Spivak, PARCs’ Victoria Belotti and Kurt Partridge. Continue reading Nov. 7, 2007 SDF Semantic Web
On Nov. 6, 2007 at Orrick in Menlo Park, SDForum’s International SIG and KITECH held a panel discussing Korean advances in green and clean technologies. Continue reading Nov. 6, 2007 SDF Korea Green and Clean
The Silicon Valley Engineering Council is a fascinating cross-section of technical experts from all over the world. It is one of the few places where you can meet people trying to develop water filters for Africa and robots for your house. You can meet them in person at their big Open House next week: Continue reading Nov. 13, 2007 SVEC Open House
On Oct. 25, 2007 at the Techmart in Santa Clara, the STC Silicon Valley Chapter held a panel discussion on the future of technical communication. The panel consisted of IBM’s Andrea Ames, Synergistech’s Andrew Davis, BitZone’s Viki Maki and moderated by DJ Cline. Continue reading Oct. 25, 2007 STC Future Of Technical Communication
On October 22, 2007 at Pillsbury Winthrop in Palo Alto SDForum’s Virtual SIG held a panel discussion on last week’s Virtual Worlds Conference in San Jose. Moderated by Bob Ketner of Studio SFO, the panel consisted of IBM’s Doug McDavid and David Kamalsky, E Frontier’s Uli Klumpp and Steve Yatson, Forterra’s Lisa Kusomoto and Second Life’s Glenn Fisher. Continue reading Oct. 22, 2007 SDF Virtual Reality
On Thursday October 18, 2007 the STC Silicon Valley Chapter held the monthly STC@Lunch. Attending were Joanne Grey, Pat Harvey, Nathaniel Lim and Ericka Hiatt. Continue reading Oct. 18, 2007 STC@Lunch
On October 17, 2007 at SDForum in San Jose held a workshop on patents presented by Andre Marais from Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner and David Smith from Tynax. Continue reading Oct. 17, 2007 SDF Patents
On October 10th and 11th 2007 in San Jose, SDForum participated in the Virtual Worlds 2007 Conference and Expo. Here are my final thoughts on the event.
I have to rethink what a virtual experience is. Continue reading Oct. 11, 2007 SDF Virtual Worlds 4
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On October 10th and 11th 2007 in San Jose, SDForum participated in the Virtual Worlds 2007 Conference and Expo. Here is my take on what I saw at this event. Continue reading Oct. 11, 2007 Virtual Worlds 3
On October 11, 2007 SDForum participated in the Virtual Worlds Conference and Expo in San Jose. Here are some pictures from the event. Continue reading Oct. 11, 2007 SDF Virtual Worlds 2