Monday, April 18, 2016

How You Can Be a Change Agent: Learn from the Creators of Truckee’s New Makerspace


RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/262995607374375/ 


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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

March 14th: Grow Your Business: How and Why to Start a Podcast Now, presented by Faydra Koenig



We are pleased to welcome Faydra Koenig to present: “Grow Your Business: How and Why to Start a Podcast Now.”

As a low-cost, high outcome marketing tactic, podcasting is one of the fastest ways to grow your business. It allows you to show your ideal customers that you are an expert and valued resource, while launching your business into an entirely new realm with minimal effort. 

Nothing comes close to the impact and advantage that podcasting has for reaching a niche market, setting up your business as an authority and providing value to your customers.

Faydra Koenig, a podcaster and Amazon best-selling author who has worked in mental health, social work, and family court services, will share both why and how business owners can use the worldwide and affordable technology of podcasting to grow. 

You can learn more about Koenig here: www.americascrisiscoach.com

The meeting will be on Monday, March 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. 

The event will also be livestreamed by and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital, and Tahoe Luxury Properties.

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

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.