Thursday, July 30, 2015

August 10, 2015: Summer Networking Event

Come network and eat dinner with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

The networking event will be on Monday, August 10th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. 

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital, and Elevate Blue.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/14XGofL.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 13: From Code Bootcamp to a Software Engineering Job, presented by Veronica Cannon

We are pleased to welcome Veronica Cannon to present: “From Code Bootcamp to a Software Engineering Job.”

Programming bootcamps are like trade schools for the digital age.  These 2-6 month intensive programs are designed to take the new or beginner programmer to job-ready in a short amount of time.

Veronica Cannon, a full stack Ruby on Rails engineer and director of Woman Who Code Reno Tahoe, will be sharing her experiences from Hackbright Academy, a coding bootcamp in San Francisco, and discussing how code school graduates can move into roles as software engineers and continue to grow their careers.

While these bootcamps can quickly make attendees into candidates for high-paying entry level jobs, many companies that employ bootcamp graduates don’t yet have well-established paths for these junior engineers to progress to more senior positions. Others feel the short bootcamp programs aren’t enough experience. Cannon will discuss how she sees the path to success for bootcamp graduates and employers.

You can learn more about Women Who Code here: http://womenwhocoderenotahoe.com

The meeting will be on Monday, July13th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.
This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital, and  Elevate Blue

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/14XGofL.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

June 8, 2015: Intellectual Property for the Small Business Owner, presented by Richard Gire

We are pleased to welcome Richard Gire to present: “Intellectual Property for the Small Business Owner.”

Trademarks, copyrights and patents are just as important for the small business owner as they are for multinational corporate giants.  However, the typical small business owner may lack the knowledge they need to protect their business.

Richard Gire, Professor of Business at Sierra Nevada College, worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years for the likes of Columbia Pictures, PolyGram, MGM/UA, Fox Family Channel, Britain’s Pearson International (producers of American Idol), and Sweden’s Modern Entertainment (owner of the Survivor format).

Gire’s presentation is designed to educate the non-lawyer on the intellectual property protections available to them at little or no cost. With President Obama's focus on small businesses and entrepreneurship, recent legislation has made intellectual property protection more accessible than ever to small business owners and start-ups.

The meeting will be on Monday, June 8th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital, and Tahoe Eagles Photography.


You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook, or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/14XGofL.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

May 11, 2015: Dan Rubin on "Disruptive Technologies in Railroading."

We are pleased to welcome Dan Rubin to present: “Disruptive Technologies in Railroading.” 
Railroads today are faced with evaluating rapidly emerging technologies for controlling systems, inspections, robotics, energy harvesting, sensor networks and more.

Dan Rubin, General Director of System Engineering for the Union Pacific, will discuss technologies in use or being developed by Union Pacific, including their move to replace their 40-year old IBM mainframe-based transportation system and their adoption of a sensor network to monitor individual rail cars.

Prior to joining Union Pacific, Rubin worked for AMCI/Nexterna developing communication systems in support of railroad operations and at Sandia National Labs developing systems for Department of Defense.

You can learn more about the Union Pacific here: http://bit.ly/AboutUnionPacific

The meeting will be on Monday, May 11th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and the Truckee Donner Railroad Society.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/14XGofL.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

April 13, 2015: Challenges and Opportunities in Building a Regional Food System, presented by Susie Sutphin

We are pleased to welcome Susie Sutphin to present: “Challenges and Opportunities in Building a Regional Food System.”

Living in the non-agricultural “food desert” of the high alpine Truckee-Tahoe environment presents challenges in food security, lends itself to a lack of sustainably grown food, and can leave us disconnected from our food-abundant neighbors. Not every community can grow their own food, but we can take responsibility for how our regionally-grown food is sourced and distributed.

Susie Sutphin, Executive Director of the non-profit Tahoe Food Hub and a 15-year Truckee resident, will discuss how the Tahoe Food Hub works to aggregate sustainably-produced food sourced from within 100 miles, while ensuring equal food access and exploring ways to grow food locally using 4-season growing techniques.

She’ll discuss the challenges and opportunities in creating this grassroots effort that aims to galvanize our community to build a regional, sustainable and equitable food system.

You can learn more about the Tahoe Food Hub here: http://www.tahoefoodhub.org/ .

The meeting will be on Monday, April 13th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and Your Truckee Office.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/14XGofL.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

March 9, 2015: Fostering the Startup Community in Reno-Tahoe, presented by Eric Madison



Building a startup isn’t easy, especially outside of startup hubs like Silicon Valley. That’s where the CUBE @ Midtown (formerly C4Cube) in Reno comes in.  With a new executive director, name, and mission, CUBE aims to foster relationships among entrepreneurs, investors and the startup community ecosystem in Reno-Tahoe.

Eric Madison, Executive Director of The CUBE @ Midtown is a veteran entrepreneur who has launched seven companies in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., including three that completed NASDAQ IPOs. Eric has helped raise over $500M in angel and venture capital in the last 20 years.

Eric will discuss how the CUBE plays a role in both supporting and bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, and the startup community and why this is essential for startups to thrive in our community.

You can learn more about The CUBE @ Midtown here: cubeatmidtown.com

The meeting will be on Monday, March 9, 6 - 8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

This month’s event is sponsored by New LeadersClear Capital and Accela.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/14XGofL.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

February 9, 2015: When Technology Fails: Self-Reliance and Coping with the Long Emergency, presented by Matthew Stein


We are pleased to welcome Matthew Stein to present: “When Technology Fails: Self-Reliance and Coping with the Long Emergency.”

Have you ever thought about what would happen if society faced long-term failures of the electrical grid and other central services?  Right now, there is a storm brewing on the horizon with six long-term global trends converging on collapse. Stein will discuss why he thinks our society is vulnerable and what we can collectively and individually do to be more self-reliant, sustainable, and better prepared to cope with this approaching storm.

Matthew Stein, local bestselling author, MIT-trained engineer and green builder, will discuss the scientific reasons that make this scenario not only possible, but highly likely, and what we can do about it on a personal, community, and global level.

You can learn more about Stein here: http://whentechfails.com and http://stein-design.com.
The meeting will be on Monday, February 9th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

This month’s event is sponsored by Accela Connect and  New Leaders.


You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook, or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/14XGofL.