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Networking Events This Week

From: guy d.
Sent on: Monday, November 12, 2012 5:02 AM
Today, Monday, it’s time again for “Steve’s Drop In Strategy Group” Monday at 1pm – 2:30pm at Connect in Sunnyvale, for those who are in ProMatch, post ProMatch, or seriously considering it.
Tuesday there is Toastmatchers at 1pm also at Connect in Sunnyvale. ( I believe I signed up for “Timer” this week. But I'll be at the dentist instead, oops )
Tuesday night there is an unfortunate conflict between Bio2Device, MIT Club, and the SVForum Healthcare IT Leadership SIG / MeetUp.
At 6:00pm at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto CA,Bio2Device features Roger Stern presenting: “Stellartech Success Story – A Medical Device Startup from Start to Finish”. Roger Stern is the President, CEO and Founder of Stellartech.  Looks like the talk isn’t about Stellartech itself, but rather some company that utilized their services.  They get $25 at the door. Noteworthy venue, decent food, sodas.
Going on at the same time is this event at Stanford, I got an e-mail about this through the MIT Club but still not sure if it’s one of their events … I don’t see it on their calendar:
Grid Energy Storage: Beyond Batteries
Tuesday,November 13, 2012
6:00 - 7:00pm  Networking and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:30pm  Panel Discussion and Q&A
Eric Wesoff, Editor-in-Chief, Greentech Media
Professor Jay Whitacre, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Aquion Energy
Dr. Steve Crane, Co-Founder and CEO, LightSail Energy
Haresh Kamath, Strategic Program Manager, Energy Storage at EPRI
Stanford School of Medicine
Li Ka Shing Center, 2nd Floor Conference
291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA
Click here to buy tickets
Those who’ve been to the IEEE PV events at PARC will be familiar with Eric Wesoff, he always makes for a lively discussion.
Then there is also this SVForum Healthcare IT Leadership SIG / MeetUp, 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, #101, Redwood Shores, CA. Topic is "Remote Monitoring and the Patient-Centered Medical Home"
Price: $20.00/per person
( Not sure this moment which I will attend, though I signed up for both Bio2Device AND the MIT thing.  Both the Stanford venue and this Sobrato Center would be new to me, and B2D is kinda BTDT now. OTOH I certainly was looking forward for several weeks for the Stellartech topic. )
The 2nd Wednesday evening is as usual IEEE SCV PV night at PARC, free event with no RSVP, starts 6:30pm. Topic this time is “Field Applications of the IV Curve Tracers in the Solar PV industry”, with speaker Paul Hernday. More detail here:
There’s also this IEEE event in Dublin, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin, CA 94568. Topic is “Fuel Cells, Hydrogen and the California Carbon Mandate”.
( Think it’s too far away to consider, but I really value this description:

“Prodded by the big environmental organizations, and lacking any knowledge of thermodynamics, in 2004, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled his so-called California Hydrogen Highways plan that set a goal of 100 statewide fueling stations by 2010 and a longer tern goal of 250 stations. The environmental lobby would like us to believe that the only impediment to their brave new world of hydrogen powered vehicles is a lack of refueling stations. To the contrary, the real problem lies in the production of hydrogen.")
I’d like to attend this event ... If you can attend they want RSVP’s by noon Tuesday.
Thursday at 8am there presumably will be EcoGreenGroup in Saratoga, their website is not yet updated, and is still making machine-gun clicking noises when I access it.
Later at the same venue, at 10:15, Csix features Kathleen Ronald presenting “7 Deadly Sins of Business Networking!”
Might be worthwhile, I’ll likely be there.
Thursday evening, the IEEE Antennas group already had their meeting this month, leaving the night wide open for ASME’s Thirsty Third Thursday, last month it was at Faultline, I don’t see any update on their website yet.  Contact me later in the week by then I may find out where it will be at this time.  Note their website hasn’t been updated since August, tisk, tisk.
Post Pro Match might be going on Friday, 9:30 to 11 at Connect, I don’t have my PM calendar at my fingertips this moment.
Although it is the third Saturday, looks like CAM is not going on:
So there’s no excuse not to be at the Electric Car Club meeting, if you’re into that.  This time they’re meeting at Google:
“November 17,[masked]am - noon at Google, Mountain View
* Guest Speaker: Mike Harrigan, City CarShare.
Mike Harrigan is the eFleet Program Manager of City CarShare.
Join us for an interesting discussion and consider if their servies (sic) might be an alternative when you need to make a trip beyond the effective range of your EV.
Note that there are plenty of J1772 charging available at this venue so bring your EV and show your support, thx.
This month Google will be hosting the event.
1220 Charleston Rd.
Mountain View, CA."
(I’ve never been on-site at Google so this might be a kick. Could also be tremendously demoralizing, guess we’ll see)
Last week Tuesday I was at Toastmatchers, then found another election night event beyond those I’d mentioned, the Conservative Forum held an event at the Portuguese Hall in Mountain View.  Interesting venue, decent event for $5.  The outcome did not bode well for job-seekers as we know.
Wednesday then it was pretty tough to stay motivated.  Did attend the SME tour of the TechShop, link to pics below.
Went to the Csix resume workshop later Wednesday afternoon but really couldn’t get into it, AFAIK Lab126 didn’t show up, so I left early.
The AIAA event that night was a lot of fun, I was lucky to be at a lively table. Very interesting presentation.
Had some things go awry on the way home so missed Csix the next day.  Friday was at an invitation-only event at SAP in Palo Alto, great view of the Bay there and it was a very clear day … that’s an amazing “workplace” if you ever have a chance to check it out.
Guy D.

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