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August 28, 2014

Webinar: Smarter Product Development: Agile and Mission-Critical IT

by @ 9:35 pm. Filed under Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY October 16, 2014
Computer Society
– webinar: create, manage, practices, challenges …
Speaker: Bruce Douglass, embedded Software Methodologist, Chief Evangelist, IBM Rational
Time: 8:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website

Mission critical systems are those systems on which a business heavily depends for core business operation and whose failure or compromise can have severe negative consequences for the business. Agile methods can be used to (more…)


Webinar: Smarter Product Development: Agile and Security

by @ 9:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

THURSDAY September 18, 2014
Computer Society
– webinar: connected products, development, analysis …
Speaker: Bruce Douglass, embedded Software Methodologist, Chief Evangelist, IBM Rational
Time: 8:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website

Security can be defined as “freedom from inappropriate external influence, interference, or theft” and is a growing concern in our increasingly connected Internet of Things. Everything that is connected â?? from automobiles to home heating systems â?? is (more…)


Mtg: Agile Update – And Is It For You? (SW, SoC/ASIC…)

by @ 9:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY October 14, 2014
SCV Computer Chapter
-     panelists from Intel, HP, Symantec,  more    …
Speakers: Kathryn Kuhn, Agile Evangelist, Product Development IT, Hewlett-Packard; Damian Brown, Sr. Manager, Program Management, Symantec; and others
Time: Networking and Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, and live over the internet
RSVP: from website

This talk features a panel of leading experts discussing new developments in Agile Software Development (Kanban, Scrum, SoC, etc.).  John Swan will be the moderator for the discussions. In her role at HP, Kathryn Kuhn works with teams that range from highly experimental (more…)


Mtg: Electrodes in the Brain: Where Do You Want to Put Them and How Do You Get Them There?

by @ 8:51 pm. Filed under BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY October 15, 2014
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
– pre-operative imaging, stereotactic hardware, confirming …
Speaker: Eric E. Sabelman, Kaiser Permanente Hospital
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (no-host dinner)
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

The technology for chronic brain recording and stimulating electrodes is advancing, as is the range of diseases for which such electrodes may provide symptomatic relief.  This presentation will briefly review electrode construction and the (more…)


Mtg: Modeling Health Behaviors Using Mobile Sensing

by @ 8:39 pm. Filed under BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software

WEDNESDAY September 17, 2014
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
– phone data, at-risk patients, between office visits …
Speaker: Anmol Madan, Co-founder and CEO,
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (no-host dinner)
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

Mobile phones are a pervasive platform for opportunistic sensing of social and health related behaviors.  In this talk, I discuss how sensor data from mobile phones can be used to model and predict health outcomes.  The talk starts with a (more…)


Mtg: San Mateo-Hayward Bridge: Challenges and Lessons Learned in 15kV Substation Replacement Project

by @ 8:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY September 24, 2014
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
– substation, medium voltage, retrofit, challenges …
Speaker: Diep Nguyen, PE, DTN Engineers
Time: Networking and social at 5:30 PM; Diner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE Members; $35 for non-Members; $10 for students/retired
Place: Buttercup Grill & Bar, 229 Broadway, Oakland
RSVP: from website

The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge is one of four critical bridges in the San Francisco Bay Area.  It was built in 1929, and was the longest bridge in the world at the time.  It links the San Francisco peninsula with the East Bay, boasting a 7-mile (more…)


Mtg: Miniaturized Passive Radios for Wireless Tagging and IoT Applications

by @ 7:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY September 18, 2014
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
– battery-less, transponders, data-rate, range …
Speaker: Prof. Amin Arbabian, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

For over a hundred years and starting from Marconiâ??s experiment, several generations of wireless devices have connected people with stations and with each other, resulting in over 6 billion mobile subscribers in the world today.  The next (more…)


ARM TechCon Conference and Expo

by @ 8:17 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

ARM TechCon Conference and Expo
– Oct 1-3, 2014   – Santa Clara Convention Center
Brings together the largest contingency of ARM-Connected Community Partners.   For ARM-based chip designers, system implementation engineers and software developers.     Keynote Talks by  – Mike Muller, CTO, Pete Hutton, Product Group President, Simon Segars, CEO, ARM;   – Erica Kochi, Innovation Officer, UNICEF;   – Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics.     Eleven Tracks:   – System Design   – Chip Implementation   – Debugging   – Verification   – Graphics   – Heterogeneous Computing   – Power Efficiency   – Safety and Security   – Software Development and Optimization   – Optimization for Infrastructure and Cloud   – New Frontiers   … and more.
A free Exhibition-Only pass includes access to the exhibits, keynotes, special industry training sessions, and special events (use code GRIDEXPO). Save 20% through Sept. 16th with promo code “GRIDCONF“.     Visit the website:


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