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April 24, 2017

Regenerating Codes For Distributed Storage 

by @ 9:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Information Theory, Magnetics

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 
SCV Information Theory (IT) and Magnetics Societies 
Subject: Regenerating Codes For Distributed Storage 
– basic framework of regenerating codes, establishing theoretical limitations regenerating codes from an algebraic perspective… 
Speaker: Mary Wootters, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Hacker Dojo, 3350 Thomas Rd, Santa Clara 
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Spacetime Replication of Continuous Variable Quantum Information 

by @ 9:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Information Theory, Photonics

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 
SCV Information Theory (IT) and the Photonics Society
Subject: Spacetime Replication of Continuous Variable Quantum Information 
– distributing information in seemingly impossible ways using quantum error correction, new, continuous variable quantum error correcting codes that can efficiently replicate information in spacetime…
Speaker: Grant Salton, PhD Candidate, Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Room 101 in Packard Bldg., Stanford University
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Evolution of Disk Drive Head Positioning Systems and Servo Track Writers 

by @ 7:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 
SCV Magnetics Society 
Subject: Evolution of Disk Drive Head Positioning Systems and Servo Track Writers 
– historical perspective and time line, Evolution of major system components, Status and description of current servo track writers and disk drive production procedures… 
Speaker: Dick Oswald 
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway. San Jose
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Wine and Hike

by @ 6:16 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering

Saturday, May 13, 2017
SCV Young Professionals and SFBA Nanotechnology Chapter
Subject: Wine and Hike
– fun and relaxing wine and hike afternoon at Picchetti Ranch in Cupertino, Please bring your own water bottle, hat, weather permitting…
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Picchetti Ranch, 13100 Montebello Road, Cupertino
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