Past Events

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Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Navigating the Edge: How Cloud-Edge Devices Operate 1

This talk will provide an overview of the architecture of these cloud-edge devices, and the importance of virtualization to enable their operation in a myriad of industries and environments that are reliant on real-time data processing and decision making.


Tuesday, Jan 9, 2024 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          AI Intellectual Property: Strategies for Protection in this Hot Arena 3  AI Intellectual Property: Strategies for Protection in this Hot Arena 4

Artificial intelligence (AI) has quickly become one of the hottest areas in the tech world, with its usefulness evident in a broad variety of commercial businesses. In this presentation, Steve Bachmann, Esq. will identify key strategies that can be used to identify which aspects of AI are actually patentable.


Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Raspberry Pi 5: The Everything Computer - Optimized 6  Raspberry Pi 5: The Everything Computer - Optimized 7

In this talk, Chris Boross will provide a technical discussion of the latest generation Raspberry Pi 5 hardware, including details about the new RP1 I/O controller and the RP2040, Raspberry Pi’s first microcontroller. Both were designed by the company's in-house ASIC team. Also discussed will be other industrial-focused products such as the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 product.


Tom Porter , Pixar Animation Studios
Friday, Dec 8, 2023 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: none 

This is an IEEE Milestone dedication event for RenderMan®.


Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Interactive Assistive Robots for People with Impairments 10  Interactive Assistive Robots for People with Impairments 11

This talk will discuss assistive robotic manipulators, and will present a robot learning framework that empowers a robot to automatically generate a sequence of actions from unstructured spoken language.


Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm          IEEE – The Technical Society for the Future 13

This dinner meeting will feature 2023 IEEE President-Elect Tom Coughlin speaking about his plans as 2024 IEEE President, as well as how IEEE has enabled his career.


Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Deepfakes: The Risks and The Opportunities 14  Deepfakes: The Risks and The Opportunities 15

A Deepfake is a photo, video, or audio file that has been digitally altered or created to misrepresent or enhance reality. If AI is trained to detect Deepfakes, of course the detection can only be as good as the suitability of the training data set for the challenge it is facing during inference. At the stage of inference, the AI uses the weights calculated during training to predict Deepfakes.


Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm  The Life and Work of Gordon Moore: Stories of Tradition and Revolution 17
Location: none 

This presentation will survey the life and work of Gordon E. Moore as presented by David C. Brock, co-author of the book "Moore’s Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley’s Quiet Revolutionary."


Jano Banks , Shasta Angels
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          HDMI: How a Nerdy Serial Link Became a Household Name 19  HDMI: How a Nerdy Serial Link Became a Household Name 20

This talk will tell the story of how a small company made HDMI a household name.


Friday, Jul 21, 2023 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm          How A Toxic Workplace Environment Impacts Employee Engagement 22
Location: Hacker Dojo 

You will learn the importance of effective communication tools for executives and newly promoted managers, and why every leader needs to worry about toxic culture.


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