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.

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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

Monday, April 18, 2016

May 9th, 2016: How You Can Be a Change Agent: Learn from the Creators of Truckee’s New Makerspace


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We are pleased to welcome Morgan Goodwin and Stephen Hoyt to present: ”How You Can Be a Change Agent: Learn from the Creators of Truckee’s New Makerspace.”

A throw-away culture, our degrading environment, a competitive global economy, a lack of vocational educational opportunities, and a need for skills and tools to create the things that can bring vibrancy and prosperity to our area - these are just some of the reasons behind the creation of the Truckee Roundhouse, Truckee’s makerspace opening this summer.

Learn how the team identified a community need, brought people together to solve it, and why sometimes it just takes grit to make your idea a reality.

Morgan Goodwin, chair of the Truckee Roundhouse and vice mayor of the Town of Truckee, and Stephen Hoyt, a board member of the Roundhouse and owner of Imagitech will talk about their exciting experience of organizing a group of people around a goal by telling their story of starting the Truckee Roundhouse makerspace.

You can learn more about the Truckee Roundhouse here: truckeeroundhouse.org

The meeting will be on Monday, May 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.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

April 11th: Not Just for Programmers: How Hackathons Change Communities (or Even the World)


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We are pleased to welcome Joe Chavez to present: “Not Just for Programmers: How Hackathons Change Communities (or Even the World).”

If you’ve heard of a hackathon, you might imagine teams of programmers writing code. However, more recently, hackathons have drawn participants from multiple disciplines, including design, project management, business and engineering, who share an interest in a common theme, such as technology, civics or the environment. Teams engage in creative thinking to lay the foundation for solutions to the challenges presented at the hackathon.

Joe Chavez is the president of STEAM Initiative, a non-profit focused on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics education initiatives and an organizer of the Reno Space Apps Hackathon, which is put on in association with NASA. Chavez will speak about why hackathons are good for growing a sense of community and how you can participate no matter your skillset.

You can learn more about the Space Apps Hackathon here: spaceappsreno.org

The meeting will be on Monday, April 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, 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.