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Announcement: Computer Society TechIgnite – Mar 21-22

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Hello Southern and Central California Area Volunteers,

I’m reaching out to request your assistance in spreading the word with your members about an upcoming event. TechIgnite, part of the Computer Society’s, is our premiere ‘Rock Star’ series event and takes place in Burlingame, California March 21 – 22.

Join Steve Wozniak, Grady Booch and 33 of today’s top industry experts who will dispel myths about critical disruptive technologies in cybersecurity, blockchain, machine learning, quantum computing, operational intelligence, artificial intelligence, 5G and virtual reality.

I’m asking if you could help with the following:

  • Promoting the event with your members. Could you please share the event with your members by sharing an eblast? I can provide flyers for your distribution at meetings, artwork for your social media pages and newsletters.
  • Volunteering. Share this great volunteerism opportunity and join us at TechIgnite for free! Email me for more information.

Benefits to your chapter:

  • Distribution of literature to TechIgnite attendees. Provide us with literature about your chapter or society and we’ll be sure it’s available to everyone who attends.
  • Complimentary registration for your board members (up to 3).
  • Chapter members can enjoy fantastic savings as well. Currently we have a promotion that saves registrants $299 until January 16th. Our limited time 2-for-1 pricing, allows chapter and section folks to register 2 people for the price of one!  Simply select “Last Chance 2-for-1 Pricing” during registration and save.

It is urgent that we get this message out to the chapter and sections as soon as possible, please reach out to me with what we can provide to share with your members.

I look forward to hearing from you soon seeing you in Burlingame this March!


Julie Guaderrama
Marketing Program Manager

IEEE Computer Society
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
Los Alamitos, CA 90720 USA
www.computer.org

Office: +1-714-816-2102
Cell: +1-714-822-1344

The IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to computer science and technology. Serving more than 60,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the trusted information, networking, and career-development source for a global community of technology leaders that includes researchers, educators, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students.

Seattle IEEE Young Professionals – 2016 Year End Report

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Hello IEEE Seattle Section & PES Excom,

I wanted to share our accomplishments for 2016. It was a great year for the Seattle IEEE Young Professionals affinity group. Our achievements could not be possible without the support from the Seattle Section and Power & Energy Society. I also want to thank the YP Committee for helping to organize these awesome events! Stay tuned for 2017!

  • Troy Coleman — Engineer at Plant Technical Services at PSE
  • Gwendoly Espe — Former Genie Engineer & WIP Rep. for PES
  • Jennifer Hunter — Project Manager at Microsoft
  • Gaurav Rajeskar — Project Manager at Microsoft
  • Chris Lazarov — ESCP Europe Graduate in Energy Management
  • Jason Hall — Relay Engineer at PSE
  • Mohamed Tamasas — Aspring PhD Student in Electrical Engineering
  • Ravendar Bhojwani — Product Manager at Amazon
  • Abdur Rehman — Protection Engineer at PES & YP Rep for Seattle Section and PES

Hosted networking and social activity event — February 2016

  • 17 YP’s attended from differing professionals including aerospace, computing, power systems, information technology, computer science, and the government.
  • The fun and excitement from bowling coupled with meeting new people and networking certainly made this an enjoyable social event. 

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Hosted  a Laser Tag Event and Social on March 2016.

  • 15 IEEE members signed up for the event.
  • Laser technologies were discussed with Ted Nugent for 30 minutes.
  • Two 15 min laser tag games were played.

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Very Successful Paintball session held on April 2016.

  • 22 YP’s all over Seattle attended this events
  • Thomas Wu from Panasonic Avionics gave a short talk prior to the games. He spoke about his work as a System Integration Engineer for commercial airlines. A good discussion followed suit on the changing workplace for engineers and Young Professionals today.
  • Everyone enjoy the open-discussion environment and many contributed to the discussion. Student attendees also enjoyed the networking opportunity with YPs. They asked insightful questions about jobs, interviews, and industry outlook

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Hosted networking and social activity event and bowling on May 2016.

  • 11 attendees from various work places included Microsoft, Amazon, AT&T, Power Studies, and Puget Sound Energy.
  • There were some great moments of technical conversations during game play

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Very Successful BBQ at Lake Tapps on July 2016. 

  • 19 professionals attended from across the industry , Power System Engineers, Software Engineers, Computer Scientists, RF Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers and Industrial Engineers.

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 IEEE-USA Future Leader Forum in New Orleans, Louisiana on 28-30 July, 2016.

  • Ravendar Bhojwani, Troy Coleman, and Abdur Rehman attended.
  • According to the attended members, they believe the conference was a huge success and offered something for everyone. Each speaker offered great advice that they were all able to take back and immediately apply to their careers!

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BBQ at Green Lake Park on August 2016.

  • 14 YP’s from all over Seattle attended.
  • Surprise visit from retied VP of Engineering at BPA — Hardev Juj

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Seattle YP hosts Dr. Bartosz Wojszczyk at Global Humanitarian Conference October 2016.

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Special Thanks to Muhamed Tamasas for putting together this report.

Warm regards,

Abdur Rehman

Seattle YP Chair

Presentations from recent joint area meetings

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Listed are the presentations from the joint Central/Southern/Southwest Fall Area Meeting held recently:

Agenda and additional info for Fall R6 NW/NE Area meeting

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
If you are coming to the Area meeting in Seattle on October 15th please register and make your travel arrangements as soon as possible. You’ll need to register on both the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ ieee-r6-nwa-meeting-tickets- 27332274569) and the GHTC registration page ( http://ieeeghtc.org/ registration/). The GHTC online registration deadline is Oct. 12th. Students who are coming need to register too. See the “Registration and hotel information” attachment for registration instructions and other details.
If you arrive early enough on Friday, you’re invited to attend the GHTC dinner and awards ceremony Friday evening. The dinner starts at 6:30pm. If you plan to attend, please indicate so when you register on the GHTC site. There’s a survey page near the end of the registration steps where you can do this.
Here’s the preliminary agenda for the meeting. As usual, the agenda is subject to last-minute changes.

Section Leaders Track

Students Leadership Training Track

0730-0830: Registration/Breakfast

0830-0840: Welcome Remarks and Introduction (Area Chairs)

0840-0910: R6 Director Remarks (Tom)

0910-0925: Virtual Career and Talent Expo (Mike Andrews)

0925-0935: Rising Stars (Peijung Tsai)

0935-1000: Break

1000-1020: R6 Budget Update (Scott)

1000-1200: Students Leadership Training (Kate) @ Students training room

1020-1200: Area Section Updates and Idea Exchange (Section chairs)

12:00-13:00: Lunch w/ GHTC

1300-1315: Area Awards by Tom

1300-1445: Pitching workshop (Kate) @ Students training room

1315-1335:  PACE Workshop by Mostafa

1445-1500: Break

1335-1345: IEEE YP (Sean/Peijung)

1345-1500 Break for GHTC poster session

1500-1600: Student branch updates (Student officers)

1600-1615: Closing Rewards (Tom)

Section chairs: please prepare a single-slide summary to present during the section updates/idea exchange session. The summary should include section activities, plans, and challenges. If you don’t have anyone coming to the meeting (why not?) please send me a slide in advance.
I’ve attached a couple reports from Kathleen Kramer that have student branch contact info and membership numbers. If you see that the contact info is out of date, please ask the branch to report their current information. See http://www.ieee.org/ membership_services/ membership/students/branches/ officers.html for the reporting links.
Quick summary of the region reimbursement policy for this meeting: the region will reimburse travel costs for one officer per section. The region will also reimburse for two student members or one student and branch adviser per student branch, unless more are approved by Tom in advance. Reimbursement will include one hotel night; additional nights need to be approved by Tom in advance. This is all explained in more detail in the attached “Save the Date” email.
As always, if you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thanks,
Chris

BIG DATA AND PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS – San Diego

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Photos and slides from the BIG DATA AND PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS presentation:

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