Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sept 12th: Why Statisticians Avoid the Express Lane



RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/617971595038472/

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.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Aug 8th: Be a Crowdfunding Success: An Alternative Way to Raise Capital for Small Business Owners




Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Casey Sibley to present: “Be a Crowdfunding Success: An Alternative Way to Raise Capital for Small Business Owners”

Crowdfunding is becoming a popular small business funding alternative to boot-strapping, self-funding, or applying for a small business loan.

Casey Sibley, owner and designer at Casey D. Sibley Art + Design, a Reno, NV based studio specializing in hand-painted and digitally printed textiles, will talk about how she planned, built, and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 to expand her business.

Sibley will discuss how, with both a limited budget and social reach, she went from an idea to launching her successful Kickstarter campaign. She’ll share with us how she chose the crowdfunding platform, built trust with her backers, got the word out, developed rewards, and kept momentum going as the funding deadline approached.

You can learn more about Sibley and her business here: caseydsibley.com

The meeting will be on Monday, August 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 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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

July 11th: Safely Integrating Drones into U.S. Airspace: NASA, UNR and Private Sector Technologies



We are pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Kelley to present: “Safely Integrating Drones into U.S. Airspace: NASA, UNR and Private Sector Technologies”

Drone technology has the potential to be a multibillion industry in the next ten years. Air traffic control systems for both drones and humans will be key to realizing this potential.

RSVP on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1787642921480041/
 
Dr. Richard Kelley, Engineer at the Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center, will touch on the basics of commercial drone technology and will explain how the University of Nevada, NASA and several Nevada companies are building an air traffic control system for small drones using the Nevada Unmanned Aircraft and Nextgen Collaborative Environment Laboratory (NUANCE) at the Reno-Stead Airport, a facility dedicated to aerospace and autonomous systems research.

You can learn more about Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center here: http://www.unr.edu/naasic

The meeting will be on Monday, July 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 and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

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

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

Sunday, May 15, 2016

June 13th, 2016: Wildfire and Artificial Intelligence: How a Middle School Project Turned into Tahoe’s Sophisticated Wildfire Early Detection System


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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Graham M. Kent  to present: “Wildfire and Artificial Intelligence: How a Middle School Project Turned into Tahoe’s Sophisticated Wildfire Early Detection System.”

As the fire season grows longer every year, and the environmental and economic impact of firestorms such as the Rim and King Fires grows, the need for early wildfire detection and better fire intelligence in Tahoe has become even more urgent.

Come learn how the use of microwave communications technology, HD/4k video cameras, and artificial intelligence are increasingly being used in Tahoe to discover wildfire smoke and to provide actionable intelligence to firefighters and emergency management personnel.
Dr. Graham M. Kent, Director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and Professor in Seismology at the University of Nevada, Reno, will explain how the AlertTAHOE fire camera system grew from a partnership between middle school students from near Auburn, CA and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, into the effective detection and monitoring system it is today.

You can learn more about AlertTAHOE here: alerttahoe.seismo.unr.edu

The meeting will be on Monday, June 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.

Monday, May 9, 2016