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Chair: SF-Section Delegate: George Puffett
Treasurer: OEB-Section Delegate: Bill DeHope
Secretary: SCV-Section Delegate: Ed Aoki

Please see the SF Bay Area Council website at SFBAC for more information on our Bay Area sections, IEEE links, and officer's training slides.

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Join the Computer History Museum - Half Price for IEEE Members!
The present rate for IEEE members to become a member of the Computer History Museum is 50% off the regular price. This applies to either the single, family or senior member rate. This special pricing is for IEEE members world-wide, negotiated by your Santa Clara Valley Section. Discounted family membership is $75; General membership is $37.50; for seniors/military, it's $30.
Register online at (have your current membership number available, to get the discount), or call the CHM at 650-810-1010 during the day.

Be sure to see this exhibition - Make Software: Change the World!


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on September 17, at Silicon Valley Polytechnic Institute, 1762 Technology Drive #228, San Jose. Bring three hard copes of your resume, and we will provide IEEE members to review your status and become your references for your senior upgrade. The meeting will take place between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided at this free event.
Enjoy the perks of being a Senior in Santa Clara County! For more information, please see ieee-senior-member. Register with Kris Verma, who can be reached at
An additional 2018 senior elevation night will be December 3.
Save the date - August 15th. Celebrating the Birthplace of Silicon Valley, including the unveiling of an IEEE plaque by IEEE President James Jeffries.
Where: Meet near the parking structure on California Street, perpendicular to 391 San Antonio Rd., in Mountain View. See the map on the lower portion of this announcement: The Birthplace of Silicon Valley.
3:00 to 5:00 pm: Presentations
4:30 pm: Unveiling of the IEEE "Birthplace" plaque
5:00 pm: Short tours of the site, including two IEEE plaques and artist's metal sculptures, light refreshments
Register HERE

Evening Program at the Computer History Museum from 7:00 to 8:30 pm:

Tomorrow's Computers: More Moore?
An Evening with Intel Senior Fellow Mark Bohr and DARPA's Microsystems Technology Officer William Chappell
Join us as Center for Software History Director David C. Brock leads a conversation with Intel Senior Fellow and Director of Process Architecture and Integration Mark Bohr and Director of Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA William Chappell about the status of Moore's Law, the limits of silicon, and the emerging alternative technologies that will shape the future of computing. The above will be preceded by the unveiling by IEEE 2017 President Karen Bartleson of an IEEE Milestone bronze plaque for Moore's Law.

This event will be streamed live on CHM's Facebook page. This event is limited to 400 people and will fill up fast. Please register HERE.

The ComSoc Technology Blog
IEEE ComSoc has recently migrated it's technology and market trends blog site to The blog features posts and comments about the telecom/networking industry and emphasizes real business status, opportunities, and forecasts from highly respected market research firms. You can read more about it here.

The video for the Ampex Videotape Recorder Milestone is now on-line. It is about 30 minutes long and includes some of the Milestone Ceremony at Stanford held in June as well as interviews with Pete Hammar and Fred Pfost.
Other Links

This will take you to the national IEEE site where news of IEEE activities worldwide is kept current.
The IEEE volunteer tools (vtools) site provides information on a wide range of tools to simplify the administration of sections and chapters by offering web-based software, such as L31 reporting.

IEEE Collabratec
Are you looking for work and are an IEEE member? Upload your resume and cover letter to IEEE Collabratec and complete your employment preferences. Review the more than 1,500 listed positions to find one which is right for you!
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