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Intel Jones Farm Conference Center (JFCC)

2111 NE 25th Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 29 2015
    IEEE and Intel NextGen Present "The New School of Networking"

    Agenda

    5:30-6:30 Social Hour

    6:30-6:45 Greetings and Introductions

    6:45-7:45 Presentation, the New School of Networking

    7:45-7:55 Q&A

    7:55-8:00 Raffle Drawing and Close

    The IEEE-Orergon Section Young Professionals Committee, Professional Activities Committee (PACE), and Intel NextGen Professionals Network invite you to "The New School of Networking", a presentation by career coach Lee McLeod: Now you’ve launched that career, and you’ve been through a move or two up and around the ladder. What do you really need to make the leap to the next step, and beyond?

    The answer is simple: Relationships.

    But how do you create your network and make it an asset that works for you?

    We'll break down the concept – and overcome the overwhelm – to help you take away strategies and action steps that make your world of connections meaningful, and rewarding.

    Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Come network with fellow engineers!

    Free parking. You do not have to be an IEEE member to attend or even an engineer!

    Bring your friends and colleagues!

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 15 2015
    AgilePDX at Intel Agile and Lean Conference

    This month we'll be congregating for a free evening event at the Intel Agile and Lean Conference instead of our usual location at Puppet Labs.

    We'll have a chance to meet with the keynote speakers from the conference as well as participate in an interactive panel discussion. Not to be missed!

    Participants include: - Jurgen Appelo of Happy Mello - Bjarte Bogsnes of Statoil - Cindy Coleman of Gensler - Ryan Martens of Rally - Noopur Davis of Intel

    ...and many others from the PDX Agile community

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 2 2014
    PADNUG - HELL FREEZES OVER .NET IS OPEN SOURCE AND RUNS EVERYWHERE ZOMG!

    Come out to our December Super Awesome Holiday Blowout Extravaganza! In case you have been hiding away from all sources of information, .NET is going open source! Much of the framework is going on GitHub and Microsoft is creating CLR for Mac and Linux.

    And, Visual Studio Community - functionally equivalent to Pro - is available for free to open source devs and students!!

    ...and what do you know? Scott Hanselman is ENTHUSED!

    Scott will share more about the direction that Microsoft is taking!
    >> http://hanselman.com/

    As a bonus, we'll have Rex St. John the IoT evangelist from Intel Mashery showing off (and giving away!) some of the Intel's Edison "computer on a SD Card" dev platform.
    >> http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/edison.html

    We will also be giving away *TWO* of the brand new Microsoft Bands! These are the hottest fitness devices *and* they connect to iPhone, Android, and WinPhone!
    >> http://microsoft.com/microsoft-band/

    You know we'll have Qdoba for food... and AfterWords will be sponsored!

    This may be our best gathering yet!

    6:00 p.m. Qdoba and Networking
    6:30 p.m. Business and Intro Presentation
    7:00 p.m. Scott Hanselman!
    ~8:30 p.m. AfterWords at Thirsty Lion SPONSORED!

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 8 2014
    PADNUG - Xamarin and PCL, Shared Code Projects

    Building a backed to service all platforms

    Join James Montemagno from Xamarin to learn how to create common core code that can run on any or all common platforms.Find out the differences between shared code project, portable class libraries, and simple file linking to share more code on iOS, Android, and Windows.

    • WHEN: Tuesday 07/08/2014 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Business and Intro Presentation 7:00 p.m. Main Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words TBD

    • WHEN: Intel Jones Farm Conference Center (JFCC)

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  • Thursday
    Apr 17 2014
    Big Data Featuring Intel & HP - Two for One!

    Sponsored by TechPower IT Solutions

    This event will be on the Intel Campus in Hillsboro, don't miss the chance to see presentations from two very well respected speakers in the Industry! 

    Presentation #1 – 5:00 pm

    Intel – How we use Big Data and what we do for Big Data.

    Speaker:  Ajay Chandramouly, Big Data Industry Engagement Manager, Intel

    Topic:  Ajay will present an overview of how Intel has adopted and put to use various Big Data platforms internally, how this environment has benefitted the business, and how Intel is contributing to Apache Hadoop with optimizations for Intel technologies.

    Presentation #2 – 6:15 pm

    HP Vertica – How it’s used, where it complements Hadoop, and where HP is taking Big Data.

    Speaker:  Walt Maguire, Chief Field Technologist, HP Vertica

    Topic:  Walt will provide an overview of the Vertica analytic database and how Vertica’s 1000+ customers typically use it today.  Also, he will discuss typical Apache Hadoop use cases and how Vertica complements them.  Finally, he’ll discuss HP’s big data strategy – HAVEn – and how its evolution will deliver a coherent big data platform for organizations to deliver successful large scale analytic applications.

    Pizza and refreshments will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 16 2014
    Special Panel: Don Reinersten, David Snowden, April Mills, and David Hussman

    Rose City SPIN and Intel Present a very special Panel Discussion

    From Today to Tomorrow: Preparing Ourselves for the Needs of the Future

    Featuring Don Reinertsen, David Snowden, April Mills, and David Hussman

    Dates/Times: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014: Networking @ 4:30-5:30 PM; Seminar 5:30-6:30 PM

    Location: Intel Jones Farm Campus, JFCC Auditorium, 2111 NE 25th Ave., Hillsboro, OR (after turning into the parking lot off of 25th, go straight through the stop sign and park in the parking lot on your left. JFCC will be on your left between JF3 and JF4.)

    About the panel topic

    World recognized speakers will discuss what is needed now and in the future to succeed in both the simple and complex aspects of our work and world. What skills are we missing? How much can we prepare for an unknown future? How can we focus on practical steps to deliver when so much is changing around us? Join us for this once in a lifetime panel where we explore these concepts and more!

    About the speakers

    Don Reinertsen

    Don is the author of three best-selling books on product development. For 30 years he has focused on creating fundamental changes in the way organizations develop products. Before starting his own firm, he had extensive management consulting experience at McKinsey and taught executive courses at California Institute of Technology. His books, Developing Products in Half the Time and The Principles of Product Development Flow are product development classics that helped drive the application of just-in-time and other Lean principles within the domain of product development.

    David Snowden

    David is a researcher and thought leader in the field of knowledge management. He is the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge, a research network focusing on complexity theory in sense making. He is an authority on the application of complexity theory to organizations, tacit knowledge, and an observer of the way knowledge is used in organizations. Snowden developed the Cynefin framework, a leader’s guide for decision making and a practical application of complexity theory to management science. Here is a short video that highlights his approach.

    April Mills

    April leads a guiding coalition for change at the U.S. Navy Naval Shipyard in Puget Sound based on Dr. John Kotter’s Leading Change 8-step model. She has a passion for creating positive change, highlighting how anyone can drive change for themselves and for their organizations and communities. April has struggled with and fought against the inertia and bureaucracy of large entrenched organizations and has practical advice for change agents based on the lessons she has learned.

    David Hussman

    David teaches and coaches agility in companies of all sizes all over the world. For more than 10 years, David has evolved the successful adoption of agile methods in medical, retail, legal, education, health care, control systems, digital audio, financial and more. David believes in helping companies design processes that help them instead of simply teaching them to follow a process. In addition to working side by side with design and delivery teams, David works with leader and executives to promote the use of agile methods to attack the real challenges of their specific industry. In 2009, David received the Gordon Pask Award from the Agile Alliance.

    David’s company DevJam provides coaching, coursework, development staff and product development. When he is not coaching or teaching, you can find David speaking at conferences around the world and publishing to a variety of sources. He has contributed to several books as well as helping to create agile curriculum for The University of Minnesota and Capella University. For more information about David check out the DevJam website.

    A Special Treat from Intel

    Plan on coming early! We will have snacks provided starting at 5:15. Network with many practitioners from all over the area! This session immediately follows the Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference.

    How to Register

    This is a FREE lecture and open to the public sponsored by the Rose City SPIN and Intel. But you can help us plan food and drinks by registering at: http://aprilspinpanel.eventbrite.com

    Rose City SPIN

    The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.

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  • Monday
    Apr 14 2014
    Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference
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    Intel Jones Farm Conference Center (JFCC)

    Intel's sixth annual Agile and Lean Development Conference is open to the public!

    Dates:

    • Monday, April 14 Basic Tutorials
    • Tuesday, April 15 Advanced Tutorials
    • Wednesday, April 16 Keynotes & Presentations

    Location: Intel Jones Farm Campus, JFCC Auditorium, 2111 NE 25th Ave., Hillsboro, OR (after turning into the parking lot off of 25th, go straight through the stop sign and park in the parking lot on your left. JFCC will be on your left between JF3 and JF4.)

    Full schedule is available at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5c0gS3XXAGfYXFTcDltbHM0UTQ/edit

    Wednesday Keynote Schedule

    8:00-9:00 Don Reinertson
    9:00-10:00 Dave Snowden
    10:00-11:00 April Mills
    11:00-12:00 Dave Hussman
    1:00-2:00 Track slot #1 / Richard Sheridan
    2:00-3:00 Track slot #2 / Zach Nies
    3:00-4:00 Track slot #3 / Herman D'hooge
    4:00-4:30 Closing
    4:30-5:30 Snacks & Networking 5:30-6:30 Panel session with Dave Snowden, April Mills, Don Reinersten, and David Hussman

    How to Register

    Keynotes are free to attend, but you must register. Workshops are priced at $150 for a half-day class, $250 for full-day class

    You will need to create an account before registering. Our apologies for the complicated nature of Intel's internal systems. To provide the best experience, please ensure you are using Internet Explorer 9 or higher (with Compatibility Mode enabled) . We have seen rendering issues with Firefox and Chrome

    To create an account:

    1. Go to the Intel Learning Network at 'learn.intel.com'
    2. Click the link to create an Intel Learning Network user account
    3. Enter required information (work email, login ID, password, real name, security question)
    4. Click "register" to complete creating your account

    To register for events:

    1. Login to the Intel Learning Network using your account
    2. From the home page, click on "Profile", then "Preferences"
    3. Enter access code "Agile_2014" in the text box and click "Add"
    4. The access code will reflect in the “access codes I have submitted” area. You MUST click "Save" to complete the process.

    Register for tutorials here: http://learn.intel.com/portal/scripts/training/virtualcourse/virtualcoursedetails.aspx?VirtualCourseId=4370


    Pay for tutorials here: http://intel.regsvc.com/E23682
  • Tuesday
    Dec 10 2013
    PADNUG - Walt Ritscher on WPF
    • The outstanding Walt Ritscher presenting!
    • Qdoba Oregon is catering the event!
    • Sponsored After Words at the NEW Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill - Tanasbourne!
    • Giving away a Xbox One Day One Edition!!!

    Pure AWESOME! NOTE: We're meeting in a different venue than normal

    Presentation: WPF is the go-to UI tool for building stunning, interactive Windows desktop application. Sure, HTML 5 and Windows Store Apps (aka Metro) get most of the publicity nowadays, but corporate developers across the world are quietly building impressive LOB apps with WPF.

    Microsoft implemented a lot of new features in WPF 4.5. Join Walt for an information packed session showcasing many of these improved features. Topics include the new Visual Studio 2013 XAML editor enhancements, threading and collection changes. Live Shaping of bound data, weak events, and data-binding improvements.

    Schedule

    6:00 p.m. Qdoba Burrito Bar
    6:30 p.m. Business and Intro
    7:00 p.m. Presentation
    8:15 p.m. Swag drawing including the Xbox One
    8:45 p.m. After Words at the new Tanasbourne Thirsty Lion
    - Brought to you by I.T. Motives, TEKsystems, and VanderHouwen & Associates

    Thanks to our Premium Sponsors that help make our meetings possible:

    azad Technology Partners | Technology Consulting - Engineering - Project Management | Committed to Your Success

    Cinetopia | Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class?

    Infragistics | Design / Develop / Experience

    ISITE Design | a digital agency

    Microsoft | Helping you realize your full potential

    New Relic RPM | A developer's best friend

    O'Reilly Media | Spreading the knowledge of innovators.

    ServerLogic | We're Passionate About IT!

    TEKsystems | People you can trust. Results you can count on.

    Telerik | Deliver more than expected

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc.| VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers

    Welch Allyn | Experience what a career should feel like.

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  • Friday
    Apr 5 2013
    Rose City SPIN: Agile Industry Speaker Panel on "Escaping Velocity"

    Networking at 5:30 PM, talk begins at 6:00 PM.

    In partnership with the Intel Agile & Lean Conference and the Pacific Northwest Quality Conference, Rose City SPIN is proud to present this park bench discussion on “Escaping Velocity.”

    Has Agile crossed the chasm and if so, what’s next? What will the industry look like in the next five years? This will be an open discussion with the speakers and audience about where we are and where we’re going in product development. Bring your burning questions about Agile as the audience will be able to ask questions during the park bench session. This is your opportunity to generate discussion about Agile topics with some of the top minds in the industry!

    Speakers:

    James Grenning trains, coaches and consults worldwide. James professional roots are in embedded software. His mission is to bring modern technical and management practices to embedded development teams. He is the author of Test-Driven Development for Embedded C. He is a co-author of CppUTest, a popular unit test harness for embedded C and C++. He invented Planning Poker, an estimating technique used around the world, and participated in the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. His business website is http://renaissancesoftware.net.

    David “The Dude” Hussman teaches and coaches agility in companies of all sizes all over the world. For more than 10 years, David has evolved the successful adoption of agile methods in medical, retail, legal, education, health care, control systems, digital audio, financial and more. Sometimes he is pairing with developers and testers, while other times he is helping product manager create product roadmaps. David believes in helping companies design processes that help them instead of simply teaching them to follow a process. In addition to working side by side with design and delivery teams, David works with leader and executives to promote the use of agile methods to attack the real challenges of their specific industry. In 2009, David received the Gordon Pask Award from the Agile Alliance. David’s company called DevJam provides coaching, coursework, development staff and product development. DevJam has seasoned mentors and builders who pragmatically match technology, people, and processes to create better products in more competitive cycles.

    Diana Larsen is a founder of FutureWorks Consulting, LLC, Diana Larsen partners with clients in the software industry to create, guide, and fortify resilient workplaces and improve project performance. In addition to consulting with and coaching leaders and teams on adopting Agile work systems, she leads team, project, and whole system processes for collaborative learning, thinking and planning. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! and Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects. She serves on the boards of directors of the Agile Alliance and the Agile Open Northwest non-profit, and is an associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.

    Please register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=6157030845. (Registration is option, but it does help organizers plan).

  • Wednesday
    Apr 4 2012
    April SPIN: Agile and the Enterprise: A Panel of Industry Leaders

    In partnership with the Intel Agile Conference, Rose City SPIN is proud to present this panel discussion on “Agile and the Enterprise”

    This will be an open discussion with the panel speakers around the topic of Agile and the Enterprise. Some questions will be facilitated but bring your burning questions about Agile as the audience will be able to ask questions of the panel. This is your opportunity to generate discussion about Agile and Lean topics with some of the top minds in the industry!

    About Our Speakers

    Mary Poppendieck (poppendieck.com) teaches and consults worldwide on Lean principles for software. Her approach identifies real business value and enables product teams to realize that value.

    Ron Jeffries is one of the 3 founders of the Extreme Programming (XP) software development methodology circa 1996, along with Kent Beck and Ward Cunningham. He was from 1996, an XP coach on the Chrysler Comprehensive Compensation System project, which was where XP was invented. He is an author of Extreme Programming Installed, the second book published about XP. He has also written Extreme Programming Adventures in C#. He is one of the 17 original signatories of the Agile Manifesto.

    Chet Hendrickson specializes in assisting software organizations become more effective through the use of agile software techniques. A co-author of Extreme Programming Installed, Chet has taught Extreme Programming's values and practices around the world

    How to Register

    No need to register! This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Rose City SPIN. But you can help us plan by registering at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3127126319

    About the Rose City SPIN

    The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.

  • Thursday
    Apr 28 2011
    Pan IIT - TiE Oregon Event: Talk by Technology Consultant and Mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu

    Malli Mastan Babu is an international mountaineer. He holds the 2009 Guiness Book World record for scaling the tallest peaks in all seven continents (The Seven Summits) in the shortest time of 172 days. He has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India. He worked as a software developer for three years, but ultimately chose an unconventional career path following his passion for adventure and mountain climbing.

    Today he does motivational speeches, provides leadership consultations to corporations and leads expedition climbs around the world. He is considered one of the experts on the Himalayan mountain ranges. He will share his personal stories, his adventures and the learnings that can be translated from climbs to corporations.

    PanIIT Pacific NW Chapter is a group of the members of Indian Institute of Technology Alumni Association in Oregon. The Indian Institutes of Technology (I.I.Ts) were established by the Indian Government soon after independence. Many technology leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators of the world are graduates of these schools.

    Admission is Free, but please RSVP admin@oregon.tie.org

    The event has been sponsored by Pan IIT, Sunil Shenoy of Intel Corporation and TiE Oregon.

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  • Thursday
    Dec 9 2010
    Beyond Acceptance Testing

    December 9th Rose City SPIN Seminar Announcement:

    Beyond Acceptance Testing

    Presented by BJ Clark

    Dates/Times: Thursday, December 9th, 2010; Networking @ 6:00 PM; Seminar 7:00-8:00 PM Location: HF3 Auditorium, Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) Campus, 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124 - View Map

    Directions: From Cornell, head South on NE Elam Young Pkwy (near Costco). Take the first left to turn into the Intel parking lot. The HF3 campus will be directly in front of you. Parking is available on both sides of the building. Note that there are two NE Elam Young Pkwy streets that connect to Cornell. Use the west one, closest to Brookwood and Costco.

    Abstract Fit, Fitness, and Cucumber have revolutionized development and brought the idea of acceptance-level testing and "Outside-in-development" to a whole community of developers, testers and product owners. But can we take the idea of acceptance testing to another level and test things other than the "correctness" of our software? What if we could also specify and test the quality of interaction in our applications? What if we could involve a whole other community of people, interaction designers and user experience professionals, in not just the ideation of our products, but the actual execution of the software itself? In beyond acceptance testing, we'll look into who could be writing acceptance tests and all the things that we could be testing that most of us currently aren't doing.

    Speaker Bio

    BJ Clark is a SE Portland based designer, "extreme programmer", and user experience professional. He works for Goldstar Events (goldstar.com) running skunk-works projects and working on the overall user experience. He has more than 10 years experience developing e-commerce platforms and working for numerous venture funded startups. You can read his blog at http://bjclark.me. He received his formal education in Fine Art and when not in front of a computer, likes to make furniture and wood-fired ceramics.

    A Special Treat from PNSQC

    Plan on coming early! In collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) the SPIN meeting will have pizza and pop provided by PNSQC beginning at 6:00 pm.

    PNSQC is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a group of volunteers interested in Software Quality. The Mission of the PNSQC is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. As a non-profit, it seeks to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community.

    How to Register

    This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Rose City SPIN. Please RSVP to Rose_City_Spin@yahoo.com so we know you’re coming!

    Rose City SPIN

    The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.

  • Tuesday
    Jul 6 2010
    Solar Lights and Samosas

    TiE Oregon Community Outreach event: Presentation by Ravi Sinha, Chairman Choice Solar India Private Limited. He will give a slide show presentation of his work in India providing solar energy solutions that map directly to the needs of the people. Join him on his travels through remote villages and towns in India bringing the free power of the sun to individuals, homes, schools, and hospitals. Tea and Indian snacks will be served. The event is free. Registration required. The event is sponsored by Intel Corporation, India. Sandip Shah Co-Director, Intel Architecture Group, India, will talk about Intel's world class design & development facilities in India, its top-notch work environment and job opportunities, and the company’s deep & sustained commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focusing on education, environment & citizenship/community volunteerism.

    Email admin@oregon.tie.org Phone: 503 226 8677

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 16 2010
    Development of Social Capital: Successful Careers and Innovative Products Though Professional Activities

    Jim Isaak, IEEE Computer Society President, will share his experiences and research on the benefits of professional involvement outside of work.

    Professional activities outside of work provide opportunities and benefits for engineers and their employers that are not fully appreciated for their positive impact on careers and contribution to their employer.

    Involvement in professional activities allows individuals to develop skills and expertise that enables them to leverage their technical skills. Helping organize meetings, with program planning or peer review, chairing committees or being elected to the Board of Directors provides opportunities to learn and develop a robust professional network. Volunteering develops problem solving, team work and leadership skills at a minimal cost. Innovation is enhanced by exposure to new and complementary technologies and professional relationships that would not otherwise occur.

    John Hagel, noted business writer and management consultant, summarizes the benefits of social capital and social networks: “… the focus of value creation is effective participation in knowledge flows, which are constantly being renewed. Finding ways to connect with people and institutions possessing new knowledge becomes increasingly important… The more your company or country can connect with relevant and diverse sources to create new knowledge, the more it will thrive. And if you don’t, others will.”

    After the presentation join us for a beer.

    Speaker:

    Jim Isaak is recently retired from Southern New Hampshire University. His research focused on how social capital is developed and influenced through interactions in professional activities, including professional societies, standards committees, and on-line communities.

    Jim is the 2010 IEEE Computer Society President. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Society for the Social Implications of Technology and has been a director of the IEEE.

    His industry experience includes Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Charles River Data Systems, Data General, Intel, Calma and IBM. He chaired the POSIX/UNIX standards committee for 15 years.

    He has a BS in Computer Studies and a MSEE in Computer Engineering from Stanford.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Networking: 7:00 - 7:30; Presentation: 7:30 - 8:30 PM

    Location: Intel Jones Farm Conference Center auditorium (between JF3 and JF4)

    Directions: http://www.intel.com/community/tour/oregon/directions.htm/

    Contact: John Prohodsky: jpro [[at]] dsl-only.net, (503) 510-2787

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  • Thursday
    Dec 10 2009
    Rose City SPIN: Developing Requirements for Legacy Systems

    This is a free talk open to the public and presented by the Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN).

    Logistics: Networking from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Talk presented from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (doors close at 7:15)

    Talk: Developing Requirements for Legacy Systems presented by Bill Baker

    Abstract: Many legacy systems were created without documented requirements. Over the years, changes were made, often without adequate documentation. Software quality suffers as the system becomes more and more complex. This presentation will provide a case study of bringing requirements management and other related process improvements to a legacy software product — one which has been successful for over twenty years.

    A cross-functional team of management undertook a project to improve significantly the processes related to requirements. This presentation describes the lessons learned while undertaking this project. Among these are: • A good implementation start is essential. Outside consultants are useful. Fully involve all stakeholders. • Different audiences have different needs. Find effective ways to communicate to each audience. • Be pragmatic when choosing what requirements to write and how much effort to put into describing the current system. • Leverage tool adoption to make changes that are more general to the software development process.

    Author Bio: Bill Baker is a software development manager at Sage in Beaverton Oregon. He has been involved in software development, project management, and process improvement for a number of years. While at Harland Financial Solutions, Bill led the improvements outlined in this paper. Bill has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and an excessive collection of other degrees from Washington State University and Michigan State University.

    About the Rose City SPIN: The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.

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  • Thursday
    Jun 11 2009
    VoIP: Not your grandmother's phone any more

    VoIP: Not your grandmother's phone any more

    Speaker: Prof. Henning Schulzrinne When: Thursday, June 11, 2009 Time: 6:00 PM ~ 8:30 PM Cost: Free and open to the public (registration required). Register: here

    Place: JFCC Auditorium, Intel Corporation- Jones Farm, 2111, NE 25th Ave Hillsboro OR 97124

    Abstract Since its emergence in the mid-1990s, voice-over-IP products and services have mainly attempted to mimic the "black phone" of decades past, providing cheaper basic phone service. However, VoIP has the potential to significantly improve real-time communications if it is combined with presence, context-aware and location-based services. Peer-to-peer networks can allow building highly-scalable, self-configuring systems. This talk will give a broad overview of VoIP, including its IMS variant, and some of the advanced services that are now in development, standardization or starting to appear as products.

    Bio Prof. Schulzrinne co-developed protocols such as RTP, RTSP and SIP, are now Internet standards, used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications. His research interests include Internet multimedia systems, ubiquitous computing, mobile systems, quality of service, and performance evaluation.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 20 2009
    SAO: Offshore Development Strategies

    The global high-tech sector has gone through a series of profound changes in the past couple of decades (Internet revolution, rise of new technology hubs in Asia, offshore development, and clean tech revolution starting now). This event brings together three consummate technology executives with a professional audience to explore the future of technology in Oregon and beyond.

    After presentations and open discussion, please join us down the road at the McMenamins Cornelius Roadhouse to share a drink and network with our presenters and participants.

    Presenters Ananthan Thandri, Vice President & CIO, Mentor Graphics On global outsourcing strategies: outlook and challenges in a changing global economic landscape.

    Hugh Heinsohn, Senior Associate, PriceGain AB On pricing technology products for international markets.

    Steve Kemper, Web Strategist, ISITE Design On Balancing Global Initiatives with Regional Creativity in Technology Marketing

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 17 2008
    [Postponed] Global Technology Trends Presentations and Networking

    [Postponed. See http://eth0.cpq066.bea1.oen.easystreet.com/blogs/oen/2008/12/17/fyi-postponed-wednesday-december-17-thunderbird-speaker-series-event]

    Global Technology Trends Offshore Development Strategies and Global Tech Marketing

    A speaker and networking gathering by The Thunderbird Alumni Network (TAN) Portland Chapter

    The global high-tech sector has gone through a series of profound changes in the past couple of decades (Internet revolution, rise of new technology hubs in Asia, offshore development, and clean tech revolution starting now). This event brings together three consummate technology executives with a professional audience to explore the future of technology in Oregon and beyond. After presentations and open discussion, please join us down the road at the McMenamins Cornelius Roadhouse to share a drink and network with our presenters and participants.
    Ananthan Thandri – Vice President & CIO, Mentor Graphics - http://www.mentor.com/ on global outsourcing strategies: outlook and challenges in a changing global economic landscape. Hugh Heinsohn – Senior Associate, PriceGain AB – http://www.pricegain.com on pricing technology products for international markets. Steve Kemper – Web Strategist, ISITE Design - http://www.isitedesign.com/ on Balancing Global Initiatives with Regional Creativity in Technology Marketing

    Wednesday December 17th 2008: from 6:00pm to 7:00PM at the HF3-Auditorium on Intel’s Campus, 5200 NE Elam Young Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM at Imbrie Hall in McMenamins’ Cornelius Roadhouse, 4045 N.W. Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 RSVP mandatory please to tanpdx@gmail.com with attendee(s) name(s). Questions/Contact : Dan Nicollet, Portland TAN Chapter - +1-503-616-4007

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 17 2008
    Building Great Companies: A conversation with Kanwal Rekhi

    TiE Oregon presents Dr. Kanwal Rekhi, Managing Director of Inventus Capital Partners, a cross border India/US Venture Capital fund. He has un-rivaled track record as entrepreneur, corporate executive and angel investor.

    Dr. Kanwal Rekhi has actively participated in the emergence and growth of Silicon Valley and India. Since 1994, Kanwal has led the first venture round in numerous early-stage companies, holding 23 board positions and actively guiding entrepreneurs to 19 exits including 6 IPOs.

    Prior to his venture career, Kanwal co-founded Excelan in Silicon Valley - the first company to commercialize ethernet and TCP/IP and standardize computer networks. Kanwal took Exelan public in 1987 and became the first Indo-American Founder & CEO to list a venture-backed company on the NASDAQ. He later merged Exelan with Novell, where he was EVP, CTO and a Board Director for five years, growing the company into the second largest software company in the world. He also established Novell's operations in India, making it one of the first cross-border Indo-US technology companies.

    Kanwal co-founded The Indus Entrepreneurs in 1992 to promote entrepreneurship among Indians and Indo Americans around the world. He was the TiE President and spear-headed it’s growth into the world's largest entrepreneurial organization with over 12,000 members who have been behind many of Silicon Valley and India's most successful start-ups.

    Come join us in a conversation with him on what it takes to build great companies.

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  • Friday
    Sep 12 2008
    Silicon Forest Forum - September 2008

    Silicon Forest Forum - September 2008

    THE REINVENTION OF TECHNOLOGY AND MONEY

    Advanced Technology Management Conference

    Intel Capital and White & Lee LLP have scheduled the next Silicon Forest Forum for Friday, September 12, 2008. We are very excited about the new program we have planned for the event, our luncheon speaker will be:

    Marc Tarpenning, Co-Founder and CTO
    Tesla Motors
    to speak about “Recreating the Electric Car….and
    Changing the Automotive Industry Forever"

    The Silicon Forest Forum features entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and management executives who know what it takes to create and run successful ventures.

    Intel’s Jones Farm Campus, Hillsboro, Oregon
    Friday, September 12, 2008

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 3 2008
    Security Evaluation of Intel Platform Technologies

    Quality Assurance SIG Cost: Free

    This presentation will describe product security evaluation in the context of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), a technology-independent four-stage procedure that helps find and mitigate security breaches before product release. The talk will give the audience an understanding of how the different SDL activities such as threat modeling, secure coding and penetration testing, fit into the SDL framework to enhance product security.

    Topics covered SDL Checkpoints, HazOp Analysis, Code Reviews, Testing scenarios, Static analysis tools, Testing tools, SeCoE, H/w sec. testing, Security Requirements, CAPEC

    Speakers: Burzin Daruwala, Lead Security Evaluator, DEG Security Center of Excellence Salvador Mandujano, Technical Lead, DEG Security Center of Excellence

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