Thursday, June 22, 2017

July 10th: How “Civic Technologies” Can Create Happy Citizens and Improve Local Government


RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/438809923158586/

We are is pleased to welcome Kevin Lyons to present at Mountain Minds Monday: “How Civic Technologies Can Create Happy Citizens and Improve Local Government.”

At a time when citizens’ satisfaction with national and state government is low, there is a need for innovation at the local level to better serve citizens.

Kevin Lyons, serial entrepreneur and a longtime “good governance geek,” is Co-Founder and CEO of Governance Sciences Group, the creator of FlashVote, which helps governments get rapid feedback from busy citizens.

In this interactive discussion, Lyons will present the science of good government and discuss how and why government can end up off track. Learn how the future is bright for fixing these problems with technology all while saving money, providing more value and making citizens happier.

You can learn more about Lyons’ company here: www.flashvote.com

Mountain Minds Monday will be on Monday, July 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.

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, Holland & Hart LLP, and The Lift.

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

June 12th - B Corps: Using Business as a Force for Good™





Maiya Holliday
Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of entrepreneurs and professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Maiya Holliday and Marie Koesnodihardjo to present: “B Corps: Using Business as a Force for Good™” at the Mountain Minds Monday event.

Many businesses already operate using a triple bottom line framework, but consumers don’t necessarily see companies’ environmental and sustainability initiatives as authentic. Come learn how the B Corp certification defines and upholds standards for environmental and social accountability that creates benefit for stakeholders and shareholders and how your company can become a certified B Corp.

Marie Koesnodihardjo
Maiya Holliday, Founder and Technical Lead at Mangrove Web Development, and Marie Koesnodihardjo, Project Manager and B Keeper at Mangrove Web Development, will talk about how your business, whether large or small, can join the growing community of more than 1,600 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and over 120 industries to redefine success in business.

You can learn more about Holliday and Koesnodihardjo here: mangrove-web.com

Mountain Minds Monday will be on Monday, June 12th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Pizza and salad is available for $5. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking.

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, Holland & Hart LLP, and The Lift.

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

Friday, April 14, 2017

May 8th - Agile Government: How Technological Transformations Shift Organizational Culture


Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of entrepreneurs and professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Rob Klopp to present: “Agile Government: How Technological Transformations Shift Organizational Culture.”


The Social Security Administration delivers checks each week that represent 5% of the U.S. GDP. Come learn how it’s possible to transform an organization with a legacy system into a recognized leader in government technological change.



Rob Klopp, former CIO and Deputy Commissioner of Systems at the Social Security Administration, will turn buzzwords such as agile, cloud computing, and continuous integration into meaningful examples of how a large organization like the Social Security Administration can go through a complete digital transformation in a short amount of time. Learn why true technological change is about more than technology and how shifting organizational culture is critical to success.

You can learn more about Klopp at his blog: https://skylandtech.net/
 
The meeting will be on Monday, May 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.

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, Holland & Hart LLP, and The Lift.

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

April 10th - Growing Truckee-Tahoe’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/387937314916973/

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Rachel Arst McCullough to present: “Growing Truckee-Tahoe’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.”

Just back from the Mountain Ventures Summit in Telluride, Rachel Arst McCullough, Co-founder of Tahoe Silicon Mountain and Owner of McCullough Web Services, will be sharing takeaways from the conference on creating and building healthy and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems in mountain towns.

You can learn more about McCullough here: https://mcculloughwebservices.com/

McCullough’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include Morgan Goodwin, Mayor of the Town of Truckee, Coach at Progressive Coaching and Board member at Truckee Roundhouse makerspace; Jamie Orr, PhD, Co-founder of Tahoe Mountain Lab; and Jan Holan, President of Tahoe Food Hub, all of whom attended the Mountain Ventures Summit and will be playing key roles in building Truckee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The meeting will be on Monday, April 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: http://bit.ly/TSMEmail

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.