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Nov. 10, 2015 H1B Workers Underpaid

On Nov. 9, 2015 Wendy Lee of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote a story about H1B workers being underpaid. The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division’s assistant district director Michael Eastwood revealed a federal judge ordered Scopus Consulting Group and Orian Engineers to pay $84,000 in back wages and $103,000 in fines. “In one case a worker earned $5,000 a month when the worker should have been paid $5,900 a month.” This is about an fifteen per cent cut in what are commonly already underpaid H1B positions. Many of the 85,000 workers are afraid to speak out. Apple, eBay, Cisco or other companies using Scopus or Orian have not responded to this article. Silicon Valley is an expensive place to live. Degreed professionals should be paid for their extraordinary skills no matter where they are from.

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Jun. 26, 2013 SVForum Visionary Awards

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On June 26, 2013 at Kelly Porter’s home in Lost Alto Hills, SVForum held its 16th Annual Visionary Awards. The honorees were Steve Blank, Silicon Valley Serial Entrepreneur, Author and Academician; Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X-Prize Foundation; Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google and Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Cisco. Here are a few pictures from that event. Martin Stroka attended this event.

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June 2, 2011 SDF Cisco Toerless Eckert Medianet

On June 2, 2011 in Palo Alto at Nokia, the SDForum Mobile Internet SIG presented Cisco’s Toerless Eckert “Medianet – The Intelligence Network, Providing Best Quality Rich-media.” Toerless Eckert is a Principal Engineer in Cisco Network Operating Systems Technology Group (NOSTG) working as a Technology and Systems architect on Medianet, Video and IP Multicast.  He deals with Routing, MPLS and video in streaming/IPTV/conferencing including the co-design of Cisco LSM solution (Labe Switched Multicast) and IP Multicast support DOCSIS 3.0.

He thinks that by 2014, video traffic will account for over 91 percent of global consumer IP traffic, consisting of telepresence, video surveillance, collaboration-on-the-fly, and streaming media. Medianet can help deal with that growth. Medianet can be aware, detect, configure and optimize media, endpoints and the network.

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Apr. 28, 2011 STC Tim Bombosch

On April 28, 2011 at the Redwood City Chevy’s, the STC Silicon Valley chapter will host Tim Bombosch’s presentation “Managing Agile Documentation Projects.” Tim Bombosch has worked as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) for Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Becton-Dickinson, Beckman Coulter, Genentech, Iridex, Kaiser Permanente, Astoria Software, and Mindjet. He shared results from surveys and interviews with other documentation managers with experience in agile project management.

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Jun. 23, 2010 AmBAR Medvedev Silicon Valley

On June 23, 2010 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Silicon Valley companies Apple and Cisco to learn how to set up a research and development center outside of Moscow in Skolkovo. Medvedev also spoke to AmBAR members at Stanford University’s Dinkelspiel Auditorium. While he used the latest iPad and Twitter in his speech, no photos were allowed to be taken at the event, sending mixed messages about openness and transparency. Obviously a lot of work needs to be done.

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June 4, 2008 SDF Grassroots IT

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On June 4, 2008 at Cooley Godward Kronish in Palo Alto, SDForum and Accel presented “The Consumerization of Software”. Susan Lucas-Conwell of SDForum and Kevin Efrusy of Accel welcomed the large crowd to talk about the big shift in adopting technology. Text from DJCline.com. Continue reading June 4, 2008 SDF Grassroots IT