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Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 - 5:30 pm          Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: The Life of SPICE 1

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          Cloud Computing Paradigms: MapReduce, Hadoop, Cascading 2

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          Engineers' Survival Guide to the Service Economy 3

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          The Future of Cellular Infrastructure 4

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          PCIe-Attached Solid State Storage - The New Memory Tier 5

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          Consultants' Forum #2: Getting Paid / CNSV Annual meeting 6

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.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 - 7:00 pm          Consultants' Forum #1: The Contract 7

Consulting contracts are an important but often overlooked aspect of consulting work. This presentation will be like a cooking class for consultants who want to cook up their own contracts, as well as to better understand how to review and modify clients' contracts.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008 - 7:00 pm          Effective Communication Tools for Consultants, Engineers and Technical Professionals 8

We all face the same core challenges whether we are a consultant, an engineer or a manager in a corporate environment. We would all like to be able to communicate so effectively with our customers or colleagues that we are able to influence them to our way of thinking. In this talk, Steven Cerri will give you his perspective on how to achieve this goal.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2008 - 7:00 pm

MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems), sometimes called Microsystems Technology (MST), encompasses the manufacturing technologies that enable the fabrication of micro-scale sensors and actuators. This talk will provide an introduction to MEMS, an overview of how MEMS products are made, and a review of current and future applications of this exciting technology.

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