Friday, January 22, 2016

Feb 8, 2016 - From Science Fiction to Science Fact: How NASA Is Preparing to Send Humans to Asteroids and Mars, presented by Jamie Orr



We are pleased to welcome Jamie Orr to present: “From Science Fiction to Fact: How NASA Is Preparing to Send Humans to Asteroids and Mars.”
 
NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s – goals outlined in the bipartisan NASA Authorization Act of 2010 and in 
the U.S. National Space Policy.

NASA is solving many technological problems that will be applicable both to deep space travel and to life on Earth. Orr’s presentation will give a general overview of what it will take for stories like The Martian to go from science fiction to science fact.

Dr. Jamie Orr, co-founder & CEO of Tahoe Mountain Lab, teaches at Lake Tahoe Community College & Sierra Nevada College in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and green sustainable education. Orr earned an M.S. in experimental condensed matter physics studying the fabrication and characterization of magnetic nanostructures and a Ph.D in theoretical physics from UC Davis focusing on protein folding models associated with amyloid diseases.

You can learn more about Tahoe Mountain Lab here: tahoemountainlab.com

The meeting will be on Monday, February 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.

The event will also be livestreamed at the Reno Collective 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 and sign up for email meeting announcements here: bit.ly/14XGofL.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Jan 11, 2016 - Behind the Scenes at the Sierra Avalanche Center: Why Avalanche Forecasting Is More than a Coin Toss, presented by Andy Anderson




We are pleased to welcome Andy Anderson to present: “Behind the Scenes at the Sierra Avalanche Center: Why Avalanche Forecasting Is More than a Coin Toss.”

Many of us are regular readers of the Sierra Avalanche Center’s (SAC) avalanche forecast, which helps people make more informed decisions about backcountry travel each winter.
Come learn about how the forecasts are created, what tools and tests are used, and SAC’s plans for improving the forecasts in the future.  The presentation will start with the basics of forecasting, including how to read and use a forecast.

Andy Anderson, Avalanche Forecaster, at the Sierra Avalanche Center since 2006, also built and maintains their website, and websites for several other avalanche centers. Andy has been a ski patroller in the Northwest, an English teacher in Chile, a ski bum in the Tetons, and a climbing ranger in the Tetons, Mt. Rainier and Rocky Mountain National Park.

You can learn more about Sierra Avalanche Center here: www.sierraavalanchecenter.org

The meeting will be on Monday, January 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. 

The event will also be livestreamed by SoSu.tv 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 www.TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: bit.ly/14XGofL.

Monday, December 14, 2015

We Are Livestreaming Now!



We are livestreaming any minute now! Tune in or view later:

https://youtu.be/LN9Omz5xfgk?t=12m5s

We pleased to welcome Ashley Jennings to present: “The Sharing Economy: Uber, Airbnb and How Sharing Resources Spreads the Wealth”

The sharing economy-- a $15 Billion industry, which includes Uber and Airbnb, is continuing to experience explosive growth. In this presentation, Jennings will explore and answer two questions: "Who wins in the sharing economy?" and "Can the sharing economy be used to spread the wealth?"

Ashley Jennings is a graduate of Columbia University and spent time in the social work field before becoming a startup founder. She is the Founder and past CEO of Girlmade, the first startup accelerator program in Nevada to focus on female-led startups. She recently sold her first company, and is working on disrupting the music industry with her latest venture, Parlor Shows.

You can learn more about Jennings and her business here: parlorshows.com

The meeting will be on Monday, December 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. 

RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/900711069978495/

The event will also be livestreamed by SoSu.tv and available online as it happens. Check back here for details.

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

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

Friday, November 13, 2015

Dec 14, 2015 - The Sharing Economy: Uber, Airbnb and How Sharing Resources Spreads the Wealth presented by Ashley Jennings



We pleased to welcome Ashley Jennings to present: “The Sharing Economy: Uber, Airbnb and How Sharing Resources Spreads the Wealth”

The sharing economy-- a $15 Billion industry, which includes Uber and Airbnb, is continuing to experience explosive growth. In this presentation, Jennings will explore and answer two questions: "Who wins in the sharing economy?" and "Can the sharing economy be used to spread the wealth?"

Ashley Jennings is a graduate of Columbia University and spent time in the social work field before becoming a startup founder. She is the Founder and past CEO of Girlmade, the first startup accelerator program in Nevada to focus on female-led startups. She recently sold her first company, and is working on disrupting the music industry with her latest venture, Parlor Shows.

You can learn more about Jennings and her business here: parlorshows.com

The meeting will be on Monday, December 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. 

RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/900711069978495/

The event will also be livestreamed by SoSu.tv and available online as it happens. Check back here for details.

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

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