We are still recruiting for judges to help at the upcoming VEX World Championship in Anaheim from April 24-26.

April 2, 2014 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Education, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

Vex World
Vex World

Nancy McIntyre
Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Inspiring students, one robot at a time.
www.roboticseducation.org
nancy_mcintyre@roboticseducation.org
(805) 428-1528

UCLA Extension Spring 2014 Short Course

March 6, 2014 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Education, Foothill Section, Metro Los Angeles, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

UCLA Extension is offering Spring 2014 Short Courses. UCLA Extension is one
of the largest providers of continuing education in the United States, and
continues a 50+ year tradition of presenting quality technical and
management short courses for engineers, information technology
professionals, and technical managers seeking to keep abreast of new and
rapidly changing technologies. Take a 2-5 day short course emphasizing on
highly specialized content.


We will be offering a short course on DSP for Communication Systems on
April 16-18. This course addresses how engineering functions can be
implemented in a cost-effective way by using computational means instead of
analog hardware.
Sign up now!

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UCLA Extenstion Spring 2014 Short Courses
UCLA Extension Spring 2014 Short Courses

 

ECE SOFTWARE ESSENTIAL WORKSHOPS

February 5, 2014 in Buenaventura Section, Careers, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Computer, Cross posts, Education, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

2013 IEEE San Fernando Valley Section (SFVS) Outline:
PSpice, MATLAB Workshops (Intermediate Level)

Purpose:
The Engineering Essentials Workshop is a set of free intermediate courses on the following PSpice and MATLAB tools for engineering careers. These free workshops are offered to help give student engineers a leg up on your education, while providing them with an opportunity to network with other engineering students and industry professionals. Open to students from all disciplines. In addition, workshops provide a venue to attract non-members to join IEEE members.

Logistics:
• Saturday, March 1, 2014.
• California State University, Northridge (CSUN).
• Schedule:
o Pspice 9:30 AM-12:00 PM (Room TBA)
o Matlab 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Room TBA)
• Maximum audience of 40 people per workshop
• Workshops are free
• Lunch is scheduled from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in JD 2201
o Lunch for IEEE/HKN members is free
o Lunch for non IEEE/HKN members is $5

Topics Covered:
• Intermediate to Matlab (Hosted by CSUN Professor)
• Intermediate to PSpice

Funding Support from LAC:
• $500

Other Funding Support Resources:
• IEEE SFV
• IEEE SFV GOLD
• IEEE CSUN Student

Results from Software Essentials Workshop FALL 2013:
• Workshops were filled with 10-15 people attending each – mostly students and some industry professionals.
• Good opportunity to network among the attendees.
• Encouraged non-members to sign up, which included a discount for lunch as an incentive.

mathlab

 

 

THE IEEE CONSULTANTS NETWORK INVITES YOU TO THE JANUARY 25th MEETING

January 16, 2014 in Buenaventura Section, Careers, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Education, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

Help in Starting and Maintaining Your Consulting Practice

For our Saturday, January 25th meeting, we will be starting off the New Year with presentations by Kimberly Renee Alvarez, Bob Gauger and Bill Grist that focus on starting and maintaining your consulting practice.

Kimberly Renee Alvarez, an RF and Microwave Design Consultant, will share her experiences with starting her consulting services two years ago in that bad economy. She will discuss how she got started and how she successfully approached getting clients. Kimberly will conclude with some brief thoughts on the problems a senior level engineer has in convincing clients that her experience is still up to date and relevant.

Bob Gauger will address the issues and advantages/disadvantages to including job shopping in your repertoire as a consultant. In general, consultants look down on job shoppers, as they are not
independent and don’t get paid as much. Companies, scared by the IRS, may want to bring you in on a W-2, not a 1099. Further as a job shopper, they avoid the additional troubles of generating and
maintaining you as contractor. However, using a job shop may be a viable alternative in difficult times.  Bob will end with a discussion on how to approach the job shopper market.

Bill Grist, our AICNCC representative, will discuss the potential upcoming April “Consultants Network Workshop”. The workshop will cover an ambitious agenda of networking, consultant best practices, professional licensing, job hunting and start-up company information. Previously presented in the Chicago area it was a great success and will be a must for both experienced consulting and those considering consulting.

As always, this meeting will be helpful to those considering consulting, those with an active consulting practice, and those interested in starting a new business.
The Orange County Consultants Network (OCCN) will again be meeting with the Los Angeles Area Consultants Network (LAACN).

Meeting Details:

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Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM Introductions & Presentation
12:00 PM Lunch & Networking
Location: Cal State Fullerton on Nutwood at Route 57 in Fullerton, in the Engineering and Computer Science
(ECS) Building, Room 221.

Parking: Saturday parking is free. Enter from Nutwood
and take Folino Drive north to Parking Lot E. See maps at parking.fullerton.edu.maps for more detail.
Next meeting: Saturday February 25th, 2014.
Lunch is free with reservation.

RSVP at: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/23133

IEEE Radio Wireless Week – January 19 to 21 in Newport Beach

December 21, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

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We have some expert speakers on wireless, including Dr. G. P. Li from UC Irvine on the panel, as well as Prof Yahya Rahmat-Samii from UCLA and John Walley from Broadcom.   This wireless panel on Jan 19 is free to attend and open to all IEEE members and guests.  Details are attached.

NOTE:  This is the kickoff event for the IEEE Radio Wireless Week conference that will be held on Jan 19-21 at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel.  Details are at http://www.radiowirelessweek.org/

We would like to have a full house at this free event on Jan 19 with these great speakers so your help promoting it would be appreciated!

UCLA Extension is offering Winter 2014 Short Courses.

December 10, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Education, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

UCLA Extension is offering Winter 2014 Short Courses.  UCLA Extension is one of the largest providers of continuing education in the United States, and continues a 50+ year tradition of presenting quality technical and management short courses for engineers, information technology professionals, and technical managers seeking to keep abreast of new and rapidly changing technologies. Take a 2-5 day short course emphasizing on highly specialized content.

 

We will be offering a short course on Multitarget/Multisensor Data Fusion Techniques on Jan 22-24.  This course describes sensor and data fusion methods that improve the probability of correct target detection, classification, identification, and state estimation. These techniques combine information from collocated or dispersed sensors that utilize either similar or different technologies to generate target signatures or imagery. Topics include the effects of the atmosphere and countermeasures on millimeter-wave and infrared sensors to illustrate how the use of different phenomenology-based sensors enhances a data fusion system.

 

Sign up now!  https://www.uclaextension.edu/shortcourses/Pages/courses_byQuarter/winter2014/w14z5918.aspx

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2013 METRO LA new Computer Society Chapter

December 10, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Computer, Cross posts, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

2013 METRO LA CSC  MEETING 12-14-13Download a copy of the flyer: 2013 METRO LA CSC MEETING 12-14-13   If you know any
member who wishes to attend this meeting, please forward him/her the above
flyer.

Astronautical Engineering certificate program

December 3, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Cross posts, Education, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

I wanted to reach out and let you know that we are offering one course in our Astronautical Engineering certificate program that you may be interested in. I’ve included a PDF of the advertisement for the class if you would like to share this information with anybody. Please feel free to direct any questions to me.

Have a wonderful day!

Best,

Krystle Joy Santos
Program Representative
UCLA Extension-Department of Engineering & Technology
10995 Le Conte Avenue, Room 540
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(P) 310-825-0213
(E) ksantos@unex.ucla.edu

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Spacecraft Structure Design and Analysis

Spacecraft Structure Design and Analysis

Big Data Developer Day – Costa Mesa, CA – December 5, 2013

December 3, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Education, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

This exclusive, complimentary event will give attendees a unique, hands on opportunity to learn more about our big data platform and technologies directly from the development experts.  Three reasons you should invite you clients to come to this:

1. It is free
2. It’s run by IBM Developers and is a technical event. No marketing pitch. Perfect for an IT audience that just wants to talk with other technical types. 
3. Hands on. Half the day will be hands on labs where your customers can start using BigInsights & Streams. 

Abstract
Experience IBM’s enterprise-class big data platform that allows you to address the full spectrum of big data business challenges. The morning will include interactive discussions and live demonstrations of big data at rest and big data in motion.  Demos may include social media and log analytics, and hands on with Hadoop scripting and text analytics with guidance from development experts. This is a unique opportunity to develop skills and learn about exciting technologies and techniques that you can immediately take back to your organization

This is an excellent opportunity to help build visibility and educate these influencers on the unique value of the IBM big data platform strategy.  

Additional information can be found at the Los Angeles Meetup group.  Joining the Meetup group can allow attendees to stay in touch with announcements/technologies coming in the future:  http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-Los-Angeles/.  In order to guarantee a seat at the event, attendees must register at: http://ibm.co/1bhS1pW 

Thanks,

Nancy M. Berlin
Information Management 
Big Data Developer Day Program
Office: 770-454-9730  Cell:  770-335-7158
internet:  nberlin@us.ibm.com
IM: nberlinibm
mail:  4533 Holliston Road, Atlanta, GA 30360

Ralph Hileman – Please keep Ralph Hileman’s family in your prayers as Ralph passed Thursday night (10/24/2013).

October 29, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Cross posts, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

Our dear friend and colleague

Hi folks,
The Celebration of Life for Ralph Hileman will take place Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 3 pm at the following location.

Riverside Community Center for Spiritual Living
3891 Ridge Road
Riverside, CA 92501
951-683-2343

Judy informed me that contributions would be greatly appreciated instead of flowers regardless of the amount and can be sent to her at

Judy Hileman
14176 Grande Vista Ave.
Perris, CA 92570

Judi Hileman

This is truly the type of tragedy that we need to address.  So many talented individuals give their entire lives and are left destitute in spite of their accomplishments.

Best regards,
Cash