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Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will discuss the new Lift Labs invention, a consumer electronics device that can actively cancel tremors due to Essential Tremor or Parkinson's Disease by stabilizing the object being held. Also discussed will be the formation of Lift Labs, a great success story as it was formed using funding from the NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant that was awarded shortly after the speaker received his Ph.D. A video demonstrating the Lift Labs product is here.


Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This panel discussion, featuring semiconductor industry luminaries Ted Hoff and Dave House, will examine how Intel was able to succeed and dominate the semiconductor memory and microprocessor markets. The panelists will discuss Intel's history from 1968 to the mid-1980s, including Intel's response to many obstacles and competitive challenges. Many interesting inside stories will be included, several of which have never been publicly told. Full Event video is available here.


Early SIG Meetings (Special Interest Groups) :

Med-SIG: Matching Polypharmacy Solutions to Personas

   

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm          

Most people who live in the San Francisco Bay Region know about the magnitude (Mw) 7.8 1906 San Francisco earthquake ("The Big One"), but many other Bay Area faults are also hazardous. This talk will discuss the historical earthquakes and faults in the SF Bay Area and the probabilities of one or more magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquakes in the Bay Area in the next 30 years.


Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm          

While managers often believe that it is not possible to innovate on a timeline, this is not true. This talk will draw material from the new book Innovate Products Faster, which includes powerful tools and infographics to help teams and their managers come up with better ideas and find ways to deliver them faster to market. This is a dinner meeting, with attendance requiring pre-payment.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 7:00 pm          

A panel of three consultants - two of whom are also serial entrepreneurs who have founded technology startups - will offer their perspective on the practical realities of working for startups. This program will include important tips and issues to consider if you are exploring investing your time working as a consultant for a startup.


Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 - 7:00 pm          

This Grand Unified Theory of Internet Marketing is based on Steve Leibson's personal experiences coupled with years of research into what does and does not work on the Internet. This presentation will give you the foundation to more effectively market your consulting services and your products in very professional ways.


Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 - 7:00 pm          

This talk is about the second. What is it, who defines it, how is it measured, what is its relationship to the rotation of the earth? Who first defined a day as 24 hours? Why is John Harrison a hero to timekeepers? Why is the world's most accurate clock made of paper? What does Einstein say about time? How is time used in media systems? These topics and more, such as the Roswell Clock, will be considered during this interactive talk with demos.


Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 - 7:00 pm          

Consultants regularly require review of contracts and other legal documents whose language can have a substantial impact on the financial health and well-being of a consultant's business. This talk will address the key contract language and clauses that should be included in numerous documents, including consulting agreements, NDAs and licensing agreements for patents, trademarks or copyrights.


Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will describe the origins and evolution of Super Happy Dev House, its spread across the world (and Mexico in particular), and its evolution into Hacker Dojo. This story includes 2012's struggles with the City of Mountain View and the institution's ultimate move to a larger facility, its fundraising efforts, and its ongoing experiments in community management.


Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will show how networking for a consultant can be easy, even for introverts. To get what you need, you need to give first - the terms "pay it forward," "boomerang effect" and "reciprocity principle" are all important in effective networking. This talk will also teach you five easy steps for networking, building on LinkedIn and other social media. You will learn how to boost your productivity 30% in 2013, and you will also learn a few networking tips for the holidays.


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