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Friday, Aug 14, 2009 - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Good positioning, differentiating, pricing, and partnering are developed as part of a marketing strategy that answers key questions about the engineer consultants' market, target client needs and problems, and unique consultant capabilities that can be proven. Al Peterson will take you through the steps to accomplish just this.


Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 - 8:30 am to 9:00 pm

Join Carl for a morning of "hands-on" training. Carl will lead you step-by-step through the process of setting up a "consulting resume presence" on craigslist.


Friday, Jun 12, 2009 - 8:30 am to 9:00 pm

Join Steven Cerri, engineer, consultant, trainer and coach to engineers, for a morning of communication training.


Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 - 5:30 pm          

IEEE-CNSV member Larry Nagel will talk about the SPICE, the circuit simulation program he first developed while a student at UC Berkeley in the late 1960s.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will provide an overview of common programming methods in the cloud, including MapReduce, Hadoop, and Cascading.


Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

In this interactive presentation, Jacky Hood will show how service products have eclipsed object products in recent years. She will categorize engineering disciplines into gone, going, and growing. For the growing disciplines, she will explore how engineers and engineering consultants can quickly build on their education and experience to position themselves to profit from the services revolution.


Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will outline the disruptive forces in the cellular industry as subscribers grow, cell phones become broadband-enabled, and revenue plans fall. These are having a great effect on network infrastructure and in particular backhaul. The deficiencies of current networks will be explored, and the future roles of different technologies discussed.


Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 - 7:00 pm          

Fusion-io CTO David Flynn will present technical details about how flash memory-based storage systems work, as well as how PCI Express is being used as a much faster access method for flash memory-based storage products.


Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 - 7:00 pm

A panel of four CNSV members will explain how they market their consulting businesses. Each has an approach unique amongst the group. Come and discover something that may work for your own consulting business.


Tuesday, Dec 9, 2008 - 7:00 pm          

The best way to get paid is to have a clear "collections-friendly" contract by which you and your client have shared expectations. If payment issues do arise, you may need to file a lawsuit. However, mediation or arbitration can provide a satisfactory resolution.


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