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.
 


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nov 14th: Robotics Teams: More Than Just Robots

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We are pleased to welcome Kerry Thompson to present: “Robotics Teams: More Than Just Robots”

Many communities both have students looking for non-sports after-school activities and are in need of a skilled labor force. Robotics teams can solve these problems, while teaching young adults essential life skills, including engineering design, business plan creation, marketing, public speaking and more.

Kerry Thompson, Lead Mentor and Coach for a FIRST Robotics Competition Team, has an M.S. in Physics, has been teaching science, math and engineering for 25 years, and has been running robotics teams for 9 years.

She will talk to us about the Northern Nevada-based FYRE 5480 team she coaches and how they overcame funding challenges to travel and compete while keeping participation free for all students.

You can learn more about the FIRST here: http://www.firstinspires.org/

The meeting will be on Monday, November 14th, 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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Oct 10th: Improving Artificial Intelligence by Studying the Brain




We are pleased to welcome Gunnar Newquist to present: “Improving Artificial Intelligence by Studying the Brain”

Current artificial intelligence (AI) only works with big data and lots of processing power, and it only delivers a solution for the particular problem for which it was designed. The next revolution in AI, called artificial general intelligence, is for a machine to learn, plan, and acquire new skills in complex environments.

Gunnar Newquist, CEO of Brain2Bot, received his Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience at the University of Nevada, Reno and went on to found Brain2Bot, which is using principles of intelligence derived from neuroscience to build artificial general intelligence.
Newquist will discuss how neuroscience can help us deliver AI that is both safe and effective and how some of the biggest advances in AI have been inspired by advances in neuroscience.

You can learn more about Newquist and his business here: http://www.brain2bot.com

The meeting will be on Monday, October 10th, 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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sept 12th: Why Statisticians Avoid the Express Lane



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We are pleased to welcome Will Kurt to present: “Why Statisticians Avoid the Express Lane”

Most grocery stores have “express” checkout lines for customers with 15 items or less. Despite the name, these lanes are not always the fastest. 

Will Kurt, Data Scientist at Quick Sprout, has a formal background in both Computer Science (MS) and English Literature (BA), and excels at explaining complex technical topics like statistics to anyone!

Kurt will explore the statistics behind choosing the optimal lane at the grocery store and discuss how statistical modeling and simulation can be used to make optimal decisions based on limited information. 

Come join us for this fun presentation, aimed at anyone who wants to learn something new.  No prior knowledge of statistics is required!

You can read Kurt’s blog at: CountBayesie.com

The meeting will be on Monday, September 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.