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Moderator T. Kim Parnell, Ph.D., P.E., PEC and 5 panelists
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 - 9:00 am

This dinner meeting will include the individual highlights and experiences from the careers of six former Bell Labs employees. It will be followed by a panel discussion on some of the things that made Bell Labs important and unique, how innovation occurred there, and how these experiences contrast with how R&D is done today.


Friday, May 18, 2012 - 9:00 am

Internet Marketing is here to stay and is a vital tactic to increase your brand awareness and name recognition. With the proper knowledge and tools you can make a great impact for your business! The presentation will be available as a seminar for in-person attendance, as well as a live webinar.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 7:00 pm          Bluetooth Re-Invented 1

This talk will address Bluetooth Low Energy and how it has been optimized for simple applications and the ability to run on coin cells for years. The first wave of applications are now being deployed, and there is support in mobile phones such as the iPhone 4S and Motorola Droid RAZR.


Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm          Open Source Robotics 2

This talk will cover the vision of the Robotic Operating System (ROS) and how it became reality. It will also cover the state of open source robotics, including what the community is doing, what tools and resources are available for developers, and where there are opportunities to get involved.


Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 - 7:00 pm          Developing Mobile Apps for Fun and Profit 3

Dave Wilson started developing apps for the iPhone in 2008, and has been having great fun - and making a few bucks - ever since. He will talk about his experiences in developing and selling mobile apps, and discuss what you need to know, and do, to jump into the business yourself.


Friday, Mar 16, 2012 - 9:00 am

This seminar will be given by Christine Silver and Duane Strong. They will provide guidelines for Best Practices for Professional Consultants. The presentation will be available as a seminar for in-person attendance, as well as a live webinar.


Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          An Open Platform for Wearable Computing 4

Ted Ladd talk will provide an overview of the WIMM Labs Android-based open platform for wearable technology, as well as insight into how licensees can build products based on the WIMM hardware, software and web services. This is a powerful business opportunity for software and accessory developers, as well as consultants.


Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm

As computing power and sophisticated software gets less expensive, student-created computer animated films are giving Hollywood a run for its money. This talk will show how a team of 20 students created a multi-million dollar look on a limited budget, and it will include a screening of their short film Worlds Apart.


Monday, Dec 12, 2011 - 7:00 pm          Consulting in the Field Robotics Age 5

Great engineering consulting opportunities are opening up in field robotics. This talk will discuss the technology being developed in this arena.


Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm          Protecting Your Ideas: A Primer on Intellectual Property for Engineers 6

This talk will address two areas: (1) how the new America Invents Act (AIA) both helps and hinders independent engineering consultants, and (2) Intellectual Property (IP) protection for engineers.


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