Friday, April 14, 2017

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

Growing Truckee-Tahoe’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


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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: http://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.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Feb 13th: The Physics of Snow


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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Benny Bach to present: “The Physics of Snow.”
Whether driving in it, shoveling it or skiing/riding it, we all recognize there are many different types of snow.

Benny Bach, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Labs at University of Nevada Reno, will talk to us about snow formation, snow crystals, the different types and qualities of snow and how those characteristics are influenced by temperature, wind, humidity and more. 

Did you know the ice crystals in snow aren’t really white? Learn about snow phenomena and find out how the different types of snow (including man-made) affect your skiing and riding.

You can learn more about Bach here: unr.edu/physics/people/bernhard-bach

The meeting will be on Monday, February 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.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Jan 9th: Outsourcing: Managing and Hiring U.S. and Overseas Developers



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Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Ellen Raynor to present: “Outsourcing: Managing and Hiring U.S. and Overseas Developers”

It is estimated that by 2020, 40% of American workers will be independent contractors operating in the "gig economy." Many members of our own community already earn their living through contract work.

Ellen Raynor, founder and CEO of KeepOnMovin', will leverage 20-years of experience in enterprise software product leadership roles where she has utilized contract developers across a variety of geographies, disciplines, structures and company stages, in this interactive discussion.

She’ll explore the why and how of hiring and working with contract developers, provide tips and tricks, and will compare options using first-hand case studies of both successes and failures in startups, small businesses and large companies.

You can learn more about Raynor here: linkedin.com/in/eraynor/

The meeting will be on Monday, January 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.