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Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This special program will introduce CODE, a documentary film about debugging the gender gap and bridging the digital divide. It will also address the questions: Why does the gender gap and digital divide in tech continue to grow? and What will society gain from having a more diverse group programming the products upon which we so heavily depend?


Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

ROLM revolutionized two industries: military computers and telecommunications. Its Great Place to Work philosophy imprinted a work/play culture that remains the hallmark of Silicon Valley today.


Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

Tim MacMillan, of GoPro, will present the rich history of the design and use of camera arrays in the worlds of photography and cinema effects, starting with the genesis of motion pictures nearly 150 years ago.


Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This talk will describe the search for a second genesis of life in our Solar System, which is a search for a material system that enables Darwinian evolution but also represents a separate origin from life on Earth.
This is a dinner meeting, with attendance requiring pre-payment.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will identify some of the current technology enablers for the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as some of the remaining software obstacles required to allow pervasive connection of IoT devices to the Internet - particularly regarding an Internet-centric operating system that is geared toward a low-power environment.

BigDataSIG Pre-meeting: Fraud Detection with Sequence Mining on a Big Data Platform

Pranab Ghosh will present a talk on machine learning using Hadoop and Storm, as well as an actual use case of credit card fraud detection with sequence mining on a Big Data platform.


Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm

This talk will describe a new class of computational optical sensors and imagers that do not rely on traditional refractive or reflective focusing, but instead on special diffractive optical elements integrated with CMOS photodiode arrays. Images are not captured as in traditional imaging systems, but rather computed from raw photodiode signals. Because such imagers forgo the use of lenses, they can be made unprecedentedly small - as small as the cross-section of a human hair.

IP SIG Pre-meeting: Valuing Intellectual Capital

A talk by Dr. Gio Wiederhold on topics as included in the 2013 Springer Verlag book Valuing Intellectual Capital: Multinationals and Taxhavens.


Monday, Mar 3, 2014 - 7:00 pm

This event will be a panel discussion about the differences between Japanese and American culture from the perspective of electrical engineers. The panel of five will include two CNSV members, and will be moderated by CNSV member and independent consultant Sean Murphy. Topics discussed will include the findings of a select committee of the Japanese Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), which is co-chaired by panel organizer Takahide Inoue, and which has been trying many different and fairly drastic changes in an attempt to revive the Japanese semiconductor industry.


Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm          

This live interactive tutorial will cover how to use LinkedIn to build your personal brand and sell your consulting services. Come with plenty of questions and learn how best to find new consulting leads and better your consulting career.


Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will provide a high-level technical primer of client-side web technologies that serve as the foundation for HTML5, a compelling programming platform for providing rich OS-like features, high developer productivity and cross-platform reach.


Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

In this presentation, Mike Demler will review the latest trends in mobile processors, and attempt to sort out some of the confusion in this highly competitive market. Contenders include ARM, Apple and Intel with their System-on-Chip multicore architectures.


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