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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            

If you’re building or using Internet-connected devices, you need to know the key role blockchain technology will play in how we work with these devices. Come and learn the basics of blockchain, hear the range of possible uses, and see what is available today.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            

As computing grows in its ubiquity in human experience, issues of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience are correspondingly more conspicuous. This talk will show how computer game design holds a large number of lessons and keys of which designers and engineers should be aware as computers embed themselves further into everyday life.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This talk will cover the details of artificial intelligence in the automotive environment, and how a deep learning "supercomputer in a box" within the car itself will enable the dream of an autonomous vehicle. Also examined will be various implementations currently under development within the industry.

Ioannis Kanellakopoulos, PhD , Oraton Consulting
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This talk will provide an overview of the challenges that come with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and self-driving vehicles, as well as the potential opportunities in dealing with these challenges.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This talk will provide a high level overview of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and the sensor technologies and mapping systems that are driving the trend toward Automated Vehicles.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm          

This event will include stories about products such as Pong and the Atari 2600, as well as the fun and turmoil surrounding this corner of Silicon Valley from 1972 to 1984.

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

Ray Zinn will be speaking about the entrepreneurs journey, what makes an entrepreneur thrive and how to deal with the ups and downs of building an enduring business.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm          
Location: Foothill Club 

The Saratoga Historical Foundation, in cooperation with the IEEE Silicon Valley History Committee, presents a discussion of the origins of the mobile computing revolution in language that anyone in attendance will understand and enjoy. The story starts at Bell Labs in New Jersey in the 1940s, transitions to the birth of Silicon Valley in 1956, and shows how Sputnik and the creation of the first Silicon Valley start-up led to an amazing series of inventions.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            

USB has become ubiquitous in consumer electronics, and USB Type-C provides a major upgrade. In this talk, Ken Shoemaker will elaborate about the various functions available over USB Type-C, along with some warnings about problems that can arise with different implementations.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            

Expert witnessing is both art and science. The speaker will provide some insights into the necessary skills of an expert witness, and he will relate some situations and problems with which he has dealt.

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