Friday, February 24, 2017

March 13th: Fame, Fortune, and Exploitation: The Fascinating History of Patents and Patent Trolls




Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Dick Schulze to present: “Fame, Fortune, and Exploitation: The Fascinating History of Patents and Patent Trolls.”

For at least as long as there has been a Patent Office, there have been inventors who seek to exploit their patents to maximum advantage. This talk will examine the fascinating history of how patents have shaped modern technology (and brought fame and fortune to their owners) and how we can apply these lessons to new ventures in the future.

Dick Schulze, with Holland & Hart’s Intellectual Property Group, has wide experience in all aspects of high-tech patenting and was a supervising attorney for 20 years in the corporate legal departments of Hewlett-Packard and its successor Agilent Technologies.

You can learn more about Schulze here: https://www.hollandhart.com/hrschulze

The meeting will be on Monday, March 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.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and Holland & Hart LLP.

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Feb 13th: The Physics of Snow


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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Benny Bach to present: “The Physics of Snow.”
Whether driving in it, shoveling it or skiing/riding it, we all recognize there are many different types of snow.

Benny Bach, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Labs at University of Nevada Reno, will talk to us about snow formation, snow crystals, the different types and qualities of snow and how those characteristics are influenced by temperature, wind, humidity and more. 

Did you know the ice crystals in snow aren’t really white? Learn about snow phenomena and find out how the different types of snow (including man-made) affect your skiing and riding.

You can learn more about Bach here: unr.edu/physics/people/bernhard-bach

The meeting will be on Monday, February 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.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and Holland & Hart LLP.
You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: bit.ly/14XGofL.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Jan 9th: Outsourcing: Managing and Hiring U.S. and Overseas Developers



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Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Ellen Raynor to present: “Outsourcing: Managing and Hiring U.S. and Overseas Developers”

It is estimated that by 2020, 40% of American workers will be independent contractors operating in the "gig economy." Many members of our own community already earn their living through contract work.

Ellen Raynor, founder and CEO of KeepOnMovin', will leverage 20-years of experience in enterprise software product leadership roles where she has utilized contract developers across a variety of geographies, disciplines, structures and company stages, in this interactive discussion.

She’ll explore the why and how of hiring and working with contract developers, provide tips and tricks, and will compare options using first-hand case studies of both successes and failures in startups, small businesses and large companies.

You can learn more about Raynor here: linkedin.com/in/eraynor/

The meeting will be on Monday, January 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. 

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and Holland & Hart LLP.

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

Monday, October 17, 2016

Dec 12th: Beyond Books: How Libraries of the Digital Age Can Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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We are pleased to welcome Tara Radniecki and Chrissy Klenke to present: “Beyond Books: How Libraries of the Digital Age Can Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

Libraries have always been a place where anyone with the desire to learn could access knowledge in their community. Historically quiet study spaces providing access to books and journals, cutting edge libraries are now a more vibrant hub of learning, collaboration, and innovation where 3D printers and laser cutters can be found alongside books.

Tara Radniecki, Engineering Librarian, and Chrissy Klenke, Geosciences Librarian, at the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library at the University of Nevada, Reno, work with students, faculty, and members of the greater northern Nevada community to find information, prototype innovations, develop new literacies, and support teaching and learning on campus.

Radniecki and Klenke will discuss how the DeLaMare Library has recently transformed into a space that truly fosters learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship by  providing not only on-site and lending maker equipment, but also expert consultations on 3D modeling, design, intellectual property and more.
 
You can learn more here: https://library.unr.edu/DeLaMare/

The meeting will be on Monday, December 12th, 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. 

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and Holland & Hart LLP.

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