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RE: [BusinessofEngineering] Networking Events This Week

From: Alan X.
Sent on: Monday, December 31, 2012 7:08 PM

Hi Guy, just want to say thanks for the info. They are very helpful. Keep them coming and happy New Year.


Best Regards,




From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of guy dellavecchia
Sent: Monday, December 31,[masked]:09 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [BusinessofEngineering] Networking Events This Week




( A brief reset:  I’ve been sending messages like this starting from when I was active in ProMatch.  The idea at that time was since I was going to certain events anyway, I’d alert others in PM in case they might be interested in going + knowing that one other PM person was going might tip the scale.  Later started including events in conflict, where obviously I could only attend one.  Next I was asked to forward to the Business of Engineering Meetup, and I’ve added some addressees with no ProMatch background.  Events listed here tend to be technology related and put on primarily by groups like IEEE, ASQ, SME, ASME, Bio2Device, MIT Club and so on.  Sometimes I add editorial comments within parenthesis, also try to include a recap of the previous week’s events )


And so, here we go:


The week is off to a slow start, but with a strong finish.  Bio2Device is not on for Tuesday this week, they are starting the year from the 8th.


Similarly, ToastMatchers isn’t starting till the 8th also, new site to be determined.


The first Wednesday of each month is usually American Welding Society meeting night way up in Berkeley, but this month they have deferred to the 2nd Wednesday.


Thursday morning at 8am, the Eco Green Group website shows their usual morning meeting in Saratoga with no detail on a presentation.    Since previously the first Thursday has been their night meeting, I’d take this info with a grain of salt:



So the weekly Csix meeting in Saratoga at 10am may be the first event actually going on this year. The presentation will be “Exercising LinkedIn” with speaker Doug MacKenzie.



( Think the starting time is more realistically 10:15 or even 10:30, use your own judgement )


( Note also, though I once thought he might be the same guy, Doug spells his last name different than the famous Canadian hero:






Another group that did not wilt in the face of the first week of the New Year, MedTech Frontiers will be going on at Triple Ring in Newark first Thursday evening of the month as usual.  This month’s presentation will be “Enterprise Augmented Reality - A Healthcare Opportunity?” with featured speaker Adam Odessky, Product Manager at Orange Silicon Valley.


Date:  Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 Time:  6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location:  Triple Ring Technologies, 39655 Eureka Dr. Newark
Cost: The seminar is free of charge, but registration is required for planning purposes


( if you can’t or don’t register, at least shoot them an e-mail before hand )



Friday, is Post Pro Match going on … this moment I don’t know.  Now that the old Connect building is closed, they need to find new digs, probably in Campbell.


Saturday, January 5 at 9:30am there is Career Action Ministry in Mountain View, 9:30 to 11 a.m., not far from new/old Connect in Sunnyvale, near the 85 / El Camino intersection.


Guest Speaker:  Rich Lahey: “Getting Job Interviews, One Job Seeker’s Story - Over six months of trial and error, Rich reinvented his approach to job searching before landing in a first-choice position.  His revised approach proved particularly effective in generating job interviews.  Other job seekers noticed and so many of them asked for pointers that Rich put together a presentation.   He’s been giving the presentation periodically ever since"
( If you haven’t heard Rich Lahey ( sounds like “Rich Lady” ) before, I highly recommend this opportunity, he has some concrete ideas and methods to share. )




Seems like a very long time ago, but there were three very worthwhile events I attended before the holiday.  First on a Tuesday night there was the IEEE MTT group presentation on a radio “telescope” project in Chile.  Very strong attendance + interesting presentation + saw some of the antennas group people there + there was a significant Loral contingent.  Some of the slides from the presentation are here:



More info here:



( This MTT group has apparently been flying under the radar for some time, rarely announcing their events on the Grid.  Hopefully I’ll get on their good guy mailing list and learn of their future events )


The 3rd Wednesday is usually a conflict between ASQ, IEEE PES and Medical Device Meetup, but this time only the Meetup was on … this event seems to only get better and better, though a bit of a drive to Palo Alto. Had some very worthwhile discussion with some very interesting people.


I usually never mention Csix in recap, but last time, with no presentation and instead interview practice at every table, it was very worthwhile.  Later that day, in the evening the ASME “Thirsty Third Thursday” event was a blast as usual.  Sometimes I’ve had to miss this for a competing event, but this one is really taking off IMO and will be hard to pass up going forward.  Plus many new contacts including a literal couple there from Intuitive Surgical, not a bad thing.


Thanks, and wishing a Happy New Year to all,


Guy D.

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