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Hack Night
10/7/2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Assembly Coworking Space Calgary United States
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Every Tuesday night from 6pm to 10pm, “Hack Nights” come alive with hustlers, hackers and hipsters coming together to work on their start-up ideas. If you are working on something tech related, and are in the pre-investment stage, this event is for you!

Marketing Made Lean
9/4/2014 1:00 PM - 9/25/2014 5:00 PM
FVTC Oshkosh Riverside Campus Oshkosh United States
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The FVTC Venture Center Team has developed a 4-part, 16 hour workshop series, Marketing Made Lean for micro and small businesses. Marketing Made Lean will enable you to gain and retain customers while increasing sales and profit.

Marketing Made Lean
9/3/2014 1:00 PM - 9/24/2014 5:00 PM
FVTC Waupaca Regional Center Waupaca United States
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The FVTC Venture Center Team has developed a 4-part, 16 hour workshop series, Marketing Made Lean for micro and small businesses.Marketing Made Lean will enable you to gain and retain customers while increasing sales and profit.

Eseed Entrepreneurship Training
9/10/2014 6:00 AM - 12/8/2014 9:00 AM
FVTC Waupaca Regional Center Waupaca United States
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E-seed™ provides practical tools to prepare a business plan that can be applied immediately to your start-up or existing business. Gain awareness and expand your entrepreneurial and small business skills with these hands-on and interactive series.

6 Hour Virtual Seminar on Business Architecture Webinar By EITAGlobal
9/11/2014 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online seminar Fremont, California United States
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Overview: This workshop provides participants with a toolset for developing a business architecture that goes well beyond the technology-oriented approaches typically employed by EA. Instead participants are shown how to apply a 5-level framework for modeling any organization, from the top down to the user and enabling technology.

This multi-layered approach makes visible all of the key processing sub-systems and shows how critical business drivers, such as profitability, cost, and quality can be linked to drive performance at all levels. This course expounds on the core concepts described in the book Rediscovering Value: Leading the 3-D Enterprise to Sustainable Success, co-authored by the presenter

Why should you attend: Enterprise Architecture (EA) is an entire discipline within IT, devoted to defining the major components of organizations to which technology is a supporting set of products and services. But EA experts are confused and disagreed about what an enterprise architecture is, how to depict one, and what purpose it serves in guiding technology development.

There is no one model or approach to EA. The Zachman Framework has been referenced again and again in numerous models but it’s never clear what the relationship is to a given EA and Zachman’s original work, nor is there any reason to consider the Zachman model to be correct or superior to anything else. EA is a discipline without any clear standards.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Distinguish between levels of business architecture

Apply a hierarchical structure to the depiction of business processing sub-systems and their linkages between business objectives and work objectives

Identify and practice with modeling tools proven to be most effective for each level of a business architecture

Distinguish between approaches to work system boundary setting that do and don’t support an effective business architecture model

Who Will Benefit:

Business architects

BPM practitioners

Enterprise Architects

Business process modelers

Measurement specialists

Speaker Profile:

Alan Ramias is a Partner of the Performance Design Lab (PDL). PDL is a consulting and training organization with decades of experience in applying BPM and performance improvement. The founder of PDL was the late Dr. Geary Rummler who co-authored the book Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space on the Organization Chart, which helped trigger the process improvement/reengineering movement. Alan and his partners continue to evolve and expand the theory base and methodologies introduced in Improving Performance to include breakthrough approaches to management systems, measurement, strategy, and organization structure design and implementation. Alan has consulted with dozens of companies on performance management and measurement, helping to install effective, practical process management and measurement systems.

Business Glossary First step to Data Governance Success Webinar By EITAGlobal
9/17/2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Online seminar Fremont, California United States
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Overview: Often organizations are challenged in selecting the first enterprise wide implementation that the Data Governance (DG) program should address. A Business Glossary is a great first initiative as well as one that provides significant value to the enterprise.

A Business Glossary is the tool for exposing authoritative content from DG initiatives and used to communicate understanding and clarity across the enterprise. A business glossary can connect workers across the enterprise to critical business information they can trust, helping to eliminate misunderstandings that cause lost time, lost opportunities and lost revenue. Creating great definitions and business term names will aid significantly in enabling search capabilities. The Business Glossary should be an early deliverable from your DG program and mature to include the logical and physical data constructs as a valuable component to drive DG maturity and value.

This seminar will be helpful for data management and Governance professionals that have been challenged with any of the following issues:

How to organize the business glossary program for quick wins as well as position for a maturing DG program

Business Intelligence, BPM and KPI ambiguity

Legal and compliance regulations are driving new projects that are not clearly defined (such as TART)

Enterprise or international projects like CDI/MDM that must address terminology and semantic differences across the enterprise

Why should you Attend: Often organizations are challenged in selecting the first enterprise wide implementation that the Data Governance (DG) program should address. A Business Glossary is a great first initiative as well as one that provides significant value to the enterprise. A Business Glossary activity, when addresses as data sprints, can provide the DG program with effective and quick success, as well as great visibility for the program.

Good Governance processes are critical for many enterprises that are:

Unclear how to achieve quick results from Data Governance

Organized geographically introducing global enterprise semantic differences

Challenged by complexity of terminology having many glossaries

Mergers and Acquisitions have introduce semantic differences across the enterprise

Areas Covered in the Session:

Methods for establishing the Business Glossary, standards and best practices

How to leverage your existing Governance team and processes

How to create structured definition standards and name business terms

Techniques to get your Glossary populated and used

Who Will Benefit:

CDO and Director of Data Governance

Data Stewards

Data Governance Analysts and Data Governance team members

Data Architects

Speaker Profile:

Lowell is recognized as a thought leader in business metadata/glossaries, enterprise application integration, DW/BI applications, and Data Governance having hands-on experience with over 80 business intelligence implementations. He has also been recognized by W. H. (Bill) Inmon, and is a contributor to six of his books. Mr. Fryman is a co-author of the book “Business Metadata: Capturing Enterprise Knowledge”. Lowell an Data Architect in the Healthcare Practice of Edgewater Technology Inc. Lowell has achieved a number of certifications including Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) for ICCP/TDWI and has an MSIT degree.

Dynamic APIs and Dynamic Schemas The Secrets of Building Inherently Flexible Software
9/23/2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Online seminar Fremont, California United States
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Overview: The central technical challenge for Agile Architecture is how to achieve functionality and performance without having to trade off flexibility. The context for these central patterns of Agile Architecture is the concept of architecting at a dynamic level of abstraction above the logical level of contracted APIs and data schemas.

At this dynamic level, there are the central patterns that are essential to resolving the fundamental compromise of distributed computing:

Dynamic Coupling. Tightly coupled interfaces require detailed knowledge of both sides of a distributed computing interaction, and any change on one side might break the other. Contracted interfaces introduce loose coupling, but at the expense of a static interface. With dynamic coupling, interface differences are resolved dynamically at run time.

Dynamic Schemas. Neither the WSDL files that specify Web Services, nor the URIs, HTTP verbs, and Internet Media Types that specify RESTful APIs adequately contract the message semantics for any interaction. Dynamic schemas abstract all semantic metadata in a consistent way, relying once again upon the integration engine to resolve these dynamic schemas for each interaction at run time.

Extreme Late Binding. SOA registries ended up doing little more than resolving endpoint references at run time, similar to the way DNS resolves domain names - in other words, they provided late binding. Such late binding adds some flexibility to an interaction, but typically at the expense of performance. Today, however, dynamic coupling and dynamic schemas enable any client to discover at run time all the metadata it requires to interact with any endpoint, without sacrificing performance - what we call extreme late binding.

Put these architectural principles together and you have an approach for building inherently flexible software, even in a complicated distributed computing environment.

Why should you attend: The central challenge of distributed computing is how to get your various distributed bits to communicate with each other properly. Since those distributed components are typically heterogeneous, we must somehow come up with a common means of establishing interaction among components everybody can agree on. Yet, once we do that, we've necessarily compromised on flexibility, because changing how our components interact is a difficult, complex endeavor. This problem pervades the entire history of APIs, from remote procedure calls to Web Services to RESTful APIs and everything in between. We must somehow contract interfaces in order to abstract the underlying functionality, yet the very act of introducing such contracts is a compromise, since the interface itself now lacks flexibility.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Review of Web Services and RESTful APIs

Limitations of contracted interfaces

Challenges of document style services

Challenges of custom media types

Meta, Dynamic, and Logical abstractions

Data, metadata, and code at the Meta level

Working with abstract models

The role of the business agility platform

Agent-Oriented Architecture

Capabilities vs. Affordances

Implementing dynamic coupling

Implementing dynamic schemas

The role of extreme late binding

Who Will Benefit:

Enterprise Architects

Integration Architects

Software architects

Integration engineers

SOA specialists

Software developers

System Architects

Solution Architects

IT managers

Speaker Profile:

Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on Digital Transformation through architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Why Your Embedded Device needs an Operating System Webinar By EITAGlobal
9/9/2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Online seminar Fremont, California United States
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Overview: This webinar makes the case that, for all but the smallest 8-bit microcontroller-based systems, an operating system of some form makes sense. We begin by defining the problem: how can we most effectively organize the software/firmware of an embedded device to maximize performance within the constraints of the provided hardware?

We'll examine the polling loop model and analyze its shortcomings. Then we'll look at asynchronous hardware interrupts and see that they are the source of much of the complexity of device-based software. The real-time operating system will be introduced as a way to abstract out the inherent complexity of asynchronous interrupts. We'll then dive into the characteristics and features of operating systems: the tasking model, the scheduler, inter-task communication and synchronization, timing, and of course interrupt handling. We'll consider the problems of sharing resources among multiple tasks. We'll discuss the distinction between an operating system and a kernel. FreeRTOS, a small Open Source kernel, will serve as the model for this entire section.

Next we'll explore design considerations for an OS-based system. How to partition the problem into tasks. We'll look at the idea of dynamic task creation, that is, creating and destroying tasks while the system is running. Solving the resource sharing problem sometimes introduces problems of its own. We'll look at two of these problems, priority inversion and deadly embrace, and assess tech-niques for dealing with them.

Finally, we'll survey some other popular operating systems, both Open Source and pro-prietary, to see where they fit in the grand scheme of things.

Why should you attend: If you're designing and building embedded devices, you really should consider basing the firmware on a real-time operating system (RTOS). Especially in this age of "the Internet of Things", the need for low latency, and in many cases deterministic, response becomes ever more important. Polling loops just can't keep up. The operating system model has a number of advantages. It tends to make systems more modular and reliable. Code breaks down into smaller, more comprehensible units. It scales well. The ultimate result is faster, more efficient software development.

An operating system isn't as mysterious as you might think. It is based on relatively straightforward design principles. It may take some effort to master programming for an OS, but once you do you'll wonder why you wasted time coding polling loops. And operating systems don't always require excessive resources either. Free RTOS, for example, will even run on PIC microcontrollers.

Areas Covered in the Session:


Nature of Device Programming

Polling Loop

What is an interrupt

Introducing Multi-tasking Operating Systems

What is a task?

Inter-task Communication and Synchronization

Managing Time

Handling Interrupts

Designing with a Multi-tasking OS

Task Partitioning

Dynamically Creating Tasks

Problems with Solving the Resource Sharing Problem

Survey of Multi-tasking Operating Systems

Open Source

"Kind of" Open Source


Who Will Benefit:

Embedded engineer

Software engineer

Firmware engineer

System architect

Engineering Manager

Oktane 14
11/10/2014 9:00 AM - 11/12/2014
Westin St. Francis Hotel San Francisco, California United States
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Oktane14 is the ultimate conference for today’s user-centric IT professionals. This year’s conference is designed to share major updates in the Okta service, explore cloud best practices with industry experts and discuss the impact of new trends in IT.

Energizing Health 2014 San Francisco
12/5/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TBD San Francisco, California United States
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