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This meetup will be for technology enthusiasts who are interested in technology, innovation and how to make their next big idea successful. We will be holding investors panel, presentations from speakers who are leading development in areas of interest and professionals providing input on how to take the new technology from the idea to successful company leading the market.

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Birds of a Feather: SNIA NVMe BoF and NVM Express Meetup

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

WE KEEP OUR TRADITIONS - ATTEND BIRD OF FEATHERS DURING STORAGE DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE ROOM NAME : WINCHESTER Join the discussion and meet panelings - NVMe Authors discussing their latest work, implementation issues and using NVMe in the real world. Moderator: Mark Carlson Principal Engineer, Industry Standards Toshiba Memory America ABOUT PANELISTS: MARK CARLSON Principal Engineer, Industry Standards @ Toshiba Mark A. Carlson, Principal Engineer, Industry Standards at Toshiba, has more than 35 years of experience with Networking and Storage development and more than 20 years experience with Java technology. Mark was one of the authors of the CDMI Cloud Storage standard. He has spoken at numerous industry forums and events. He is the co-chair of the SNIA Cloud Storage and Object Drive technical working groups and serves as co-chair of the SNIA Technical Council. J METZ, R&D Engineer, Advanced Storage @ Cisco Systems R&D Engineer for the Office of the CTO for Cisco, working in Advanced Storage and Storage Networking, but have a broad and eclectic background of both academic, corporate, and industry experience. Active speaker at Memory focused events, blog posts, Storage Newsletter and many more activities. J influences trends in storage technologies and promotes innovation. BILL MARTIN SSD IO Standards @ Samsung (https://sniasdc17.pathable.com/organizations/576900) SPEAKER Bill Martin has been a leading figure in the development of storage standards for many years, providing prolific innovative contributions to the NVMe, SCSI, Serial ATA, and Fibre Channel standards. He is currently in charge of SSD I/O standards at Samsung, where he represents the company in the NVMe, SCSI, SNIA, and ATA standards efforts as well as working with customers to overcome performance hurdles. PETER ONUFRYK, Intel, Fellow Peter's contributions to the field of persistent memory are enduring. He was involved early in the technology and was part of the original NVM specification development team. He is currently a fellow in performance storage at Microchip. Peter also runs NVMe MI ( Management Interface) specification group under NVMExpress.org CHRISTOPH HELLWIG, Kernel Hacker Christoph Hellwig has been working on Linux Storage and File system projects for 15 years. He works all the way up and down the Storage and File system stack, and runs a consulting business focused on Linux Storage architecture. STEPHEN BATES, CTO of Eldeticom Stephen Bates is the CTO of Eideticom is a renown expert on topics like NVMe, RDMA, TCP/IP and NVM. He has worked on a range of complex storage and communication systems include the NVMe controllers and PCIe switches developed by his former employer Microsemi (formerly PMC-Sierra). He enjoys working at the interface between hardware and software and is a active contributor to the Linux kernel. Before Eideticom he worked in the CTO at PMC-Sierra and before that was an Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering at The University of Alberta. He holds a PhD from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. More information about the panel and event venue: https://sniasdc19.pathable.com/meetings/1069534

Morrison & Foerster Speaker Series: Incorporating a Startup. IP law and more

Morrison & Foerster hosts a talk for entrepreneurs–established and prospective alike. REGISTER : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morrison-foerster-speaker-series-ip-basics-for-startups-tickets-49519101967 Come learn about the legal side of founding a startup and what it takes to set your new venture up for long-term success. This eight-part series will arm you with the knowledge an entrepreneur needs to manage the legal aspects of launching and growing a startup and to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered by this one hour session include: Choosing the right form of legal entity (e.g. corporation or LLC?) Incorporation process and key documents Organizational matters (including founder stock issuances and assignment of IP) Post-incorporation concerns (including agreggation of IP and creating equity incentives) This eight-part series will commence on September 21st and continue on the following dates: 10/19 – IP Basics for Startups 11/16 – Raising Angel Investment (including Convertible Note and SAFE Financing) 12/14 – Raising Venture Capital Investment (Deal Terms and Structure) 1/18 – Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs 2/15 – Startup Equity Incentives 3/15 – Follow-on Venture Financing Complexities 4/19 – Selling Your Startup

Morrison & Foerster Speaker Series: Incorporating a Startup. IP law and more

Morrison & Foerster hosts a talk for entrepreneurs–established and prospective alike. REGISTER : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morrison-foerster-speaker-series-ip-basics-for-startups-tickets-49519101967 Come learn about the legal side of founding a startup and what it takes to set your new venture up for long-term success. This eight-part series will arm you with the knowledge an entrepreneur needs to manage the legal aspects of launching and growing a startup and to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered by this one hour session include: Choosing the right form of legal entity (e.g. corporation or LLC?) Incorporation process and key documents Organizational matters (including founder stock issuances and assignment of IP) Post-incorporation concerns (including agreggation of IP and creating equity incentives) This eight-part series will commence on September 21st and continue on the following dates: 10/19 – IP Basics for Startups 11/16 – Raising Angel Investment (including Convertible Note and SAFE Financing) 12/14 – Raising Venture Capital Investment (Deal Terms and Structure) 1/18 – Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs 2/15 – Startup Equity Incentives 3/15 – Follow-on Venture Financing Complexities 4/19 – Selling Your Startup

Morrison & Foerster Speaker Series: Incorporating a Startup. IP law and more

Morrison & Foerster hosts a talk for entrepreneurs–established and prospective alike. REGISTER : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morrison-foerster-speaker-series-ip-basics-for-startups-tickets-49519101967 Come learn about the legal side of founding a startup and what it takes to set your new venture up for long-term success. This eight-part series will arm you with the knowledge an entrepreneur needs to manage the legal aspects of launching and growing a startup and to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered by this one hour session include: Choosing the right form of legal entity (e.g. corporation or LLC?) Incorporation process and key documents Organizational matters (including founder stock issuances and assignment of IP) Post-incorporation concerns (including agreggation of IP and creating equity incentives) This eight-part series will commence on September 21st and continue on the following dates: 10/19 – IP Basics for Startups 11/16 – Raising Angel Investment (including Convertible Note and SAFE Financing) 12/14 – Raising Venture Capital Investment (Deal Terms and Structure) 1/18 – Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs 2/15 – Startup Equity Incentives 3/15 – Follow-on Venture Financing Complexities 4/19 – Selling Your Startup

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