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CHIFOO (pronounced ‘ky - FOO’), Computer-Human Interaction Forum Of Oregon, a local professional chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, serves practicing professionals, academics and students in the Oregon and Southwest Washington region through lecture series, workshops and networking in the areas of User Experience, Usability and Interaction Design. CHIFOO’s Executive Council meets every other month to drive initiatives, manage chapter business and maintain the long-term health of the chapter. Interested in career development? Being an officer of the chapter is a great addition to your resume even as you learn the ropes of running a small non-profit. Elections are held in November each year. Consider nominating yourself. CHIFOO depends on its members to do all that it does. Whether you want to help maintain the website, assist with an event, write a book review, usher dignitaries to their speaking engagement, participate as a speaker or liaison with other professional societies in the area, CHIFOO has opportunities for you to participate. Read more about getting involved. Not yet a member? It’s easy to join. Read about the benefits of CHIFOO membership. Still have questions? Feel free to contact the CHIFOO secretary.

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CHIFOO Event: Smart Cities

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CHIFOO presents: Smart Cities: Design Thinking and New Technologies that Seek to Address the Wicked Problems of Everyday Life with Ann Marcus! In the early days of technology, humans molded themselves to technology and went where it resided. Now tech is coming to us in nearly everything we own and do. It’s learning how to mold to and around us individually and as part of communities and gather data at every turn. Is that a good thing? Yes. And No. We’ll look at the phenomenon of Smart Cities, how they are defined, why they’re arising and how they serve as a framework for understanding how our daily lives are (overtly and insidiously) being changed in ways we never imagined. As citizens and design thinkers what role do/should we play in how the latest smart cities technologies–sensors, cameras, platforms, aggregation and analytics algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence–transform how we live, work, play, learn, love, see, move, engage and understand our world–and how it understands us? I’ll tell you what I know and then let’s discuss! About the Speaker Ann Marcus is an accomplished strategist who has conducted research, content development and communications consulting–for organizations ranging from start-ups to enterprise–on the challenges and opportunities at intersection of people and technology. Ann was with Cisco Systems for the past 11 years, where she was initially recruited to help develop an interactive learning and collaboration site for the Cisco Certification community. She stayed on for 5 years providing information architecture, UX design, content development and community management services. In 2013, Ann joined the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities team–initially having developed a similar interactive site–but later moved into the role of executive communications lead and engagements manager for the organization’s senior VP. She left Cisco at the end of 2018 to explore new opportunities and undertake social/community development and projects in Portland, across the US and overseas. Ann sits on the leadership team for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Global City Team Challenge (GCTC) Education Supercluster and participates in the Transportation Supercluster centered here in Portland. Ann does yoga and Zumba, has annoying cats, loves to travel, speaks Spanish and has been a member of CHIFOO for a really long time! https://chifoo.org/smart-citiesapril-3-2019/ Meeting Details 5:30 - 6:30: CHIFOOd and Registration: Please join us before the meeting to enjoy dinner and networking. Food and beverages will be available for $5. 6:30 - 8:00: CHIFOO program starts at 6:30pm. This meeting is free for CHIFOO Members & $5.00 for non-CHIFOO Members. Become a member today at chifoo.org. Raffle Tickets are $1.00 for two (available at door during Registration). Please note: CHIFOO wants to make sure that each meeting is a great experience for everyone. If you need an accommodation to help you better enjoy CHIFOO meetings and events please let our CHIFOO Programs Chair know how we can help a few days prior to CHIFOO event.

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