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3025 SW Zworykin Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97077, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 3 2018
    NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo

    Tektronix Bldg 38

    Startup & seasoned manufacturers are invited to attend the 18th annual Northwest Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo, which celebrates and promotes local electronics and manufacturing industries. NEDME offers:

    Connections to seasoned companies Mentorship opportunities Networking with diverse companies Tech sessions to develop skills and strategies Keynotes speakers - Duane Benson, Board President of the Electronics Manufacturing Association and Rick Turoczy of PiE. Free lunch & coffee!

    Just register at www.nedme.com. Attendance is $5/person or 2 cans of non-perishable items donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Tech sessions are $15.

    Time: 7AM-4PM Date: Wednesday, October 3rd Location: Tektronix - 3025 SW Zworykin Ave Building #38 Beaverton, OR 97005 Cost: $5-$20 depending on activity

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 5 2017
    Blockchain: From Crypto Currency to the Enterprise

    Abstract Do you speak blockchain? Bitcoin, Ethereum, Sawtooth, ICO, Smart contracts, Miners, Oracles...etc. Can you keep all of these straight? In this talk, Cian will take you on a journey through the origins of blockchain technology, delve into the current state of the cryptocurrency market and examine opportunities for leveraging blockchains in the enterprise. He will help you make sense of the intriguing, but sometimes bewildering world of blockchains.

    Biography Cian Montgomery is a 23-year software development veteran. For the past 13 years, he has worked at Intel Corporation on a wide variety of projects and technologies including compute kernels, embedded graphics, and computational photography. In his current role, Cian serves as software architect in Intel’s Blockchain Program Office & maintainer of the Hyperledger Sawtooth Blockchain project

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  • Saturday
    Nov 14 2015
    SharePoint Saturday Portland - "SharePointlandia!"

    Tektronix Bldg 38

    This is a free, all-day educational event about Microsoft SharePoint.

    We expect a variety of educational SharePoint sessions for:

    •End Users

    •Power Users

    •SharePoint Administrators

    •Developers

    •Project Managers

    •Architects

    •IT Strategists & Executives

    What educational sessions would you like to see at this event? The Portland SharePoint User Group is hosting a survey of those who register, this way we can pick sessions most interesting to you - please take a moment and complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3FNG3W

    We expect over twenty educational sessions on all aspects of SharePoint, lots of great giveaways, as well as free local beer for those who wish to attend the SharePint event afterwards. There's something for everyone at all experience levels of SharePoint.

    SharePoint Saturday is a unique event because it is absolutely free, anyone can attend, it won't interfere with your work schedule, and it's planned with a community focus in mind.

    We bring the experts, consultants, and Microsoft MVPs from around the country to share their experiences, tips, and best practices. You won't get a day of sales pitches, instead you will receive training and the opportunity to network with other SharePoint users. Since this is open to anyone, there will be guests from all over the Northwest.

    This is a great opportunity for you meet other SharePoint and Microsoft professionals in the Portland community, ask questions, network, and share your experiences.

    Stay tuned to the website for more information about speakers/sponsors.​

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  • Saturday
    Apr 11 2015
    Sunset Division Contest

    Sometimes a Geek can learn how to speek. Come see our contest of people who have polished their speeches. Nothing to do Saturday afternoon? Come be inspired by these to practice for the next Ignite Portland or OSBridge. Free and open to public. Disclaimer: Most talks will not be technical.

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  • Thursday
    Apr 2 2015
    Business Expo West 2015

    Tektronix Bldg 38

    With 500 attendees and 130 exhibitors in 2014, Portland's premier business event on the west side, Business Expo West attracts businesses of all sizes and industries, local non-profits, and public/government agencies. Opportunities for making connections and growing your business are plentiful! Don't miss this chance to get connected and grow your firm.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 2 2013
    OctoberBest

    Tektronix Bldg 38

    Electronics and technology leaders from the Pacific Northwest will be on hand to address topics ranging from rapidly evolving technology adoptions to the emergence of the electric vehicle industry in Oregon. More than 60 exhibitors will showcase the latest equipment and services for the electronics industry. 300 people are expected to attend in order to network and to take in various technical sessions throughout the day.

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  • Thursday
    Apr 4 2013
    Business Expo West

    Tektronix Bldg 38

    Ready to go to the next level with small business? Looking for accelerated, sustainable growth?

    This year promises to be AMAZING!!! We anticipate over 100 businesses on Expo with training and opportunities abound. Large corporations, small businesses, public agencies, and non-profits are coming together for amazing results. Welcome to the exciting world of business - westside style!

    We're excited to welcome back Denny Doyle (Mayor, City of Beaverton), Sam Brooks (Founder, OAME), and Cheryl Myers (Director, Governor's Office). In addition, we've got several new and exciting friends of small business to welcome including Steve Morris (Director, OTBC) and Pam Treece (Director, Westside Economic Alliance).

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  • Thursday
    Oct 25 2012
    Westside Proggers : Thnad's Revenge: A Programming Language Implementation Tale.

    "Thnad's Revenge: A Programming Language Implementation Tale."

    Presenter: Ian Dees

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 20 2012
    Oregon ComSoc: The Modern Malware

    Tektronix Bldg 38

    Co-sponsored by: IEEE Communications Society

    Network attacks are becoming both more sophisticated and more common, with all types of enterprises and all types of information being targeted by attackers. In this presentation we will shine the light on the life-cycle of a modern network attack to understand how the threat landscape has changed and what is required to protect our networks and users today.

     

    Biography
    Jeff Stiling
    is currently Regional Sales Manager, PacNW for Palo Alto Networks.  Jeff’s professional background includes 27 years in information technology operations and sales, which included field and management positions at IBM, Internet Security Systems, Nike, and executive roles in several small and start-up companies in the early 2000’s.  For the past 9 years Jeff has focused on the IT Security marketplace. His educational background includes BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University

    Agenda:


    6:00 ~ 6:50 Social
    (Pizza and refreshment provided by NCA)
    6:50 ~ 7:00 Introductions and Announcements
    7:00 ~ 8:15 Presentation

     

    Location: Room: Atrium Bldg: Tektronix Building 38 3025 SW Zworykin Avenue Beaverton 97005

  • Thursday
    Mar 8 2012
    Essential Soft Skills for Engineering Professionals - a 10 week seminar series

    h1. Essential Soft Skills for Engineering Professionals

    h2. A 10 week seminar series presented on Thursday evenings from March 8th to May 10th 6 pm - Check in and light dinner, 7 pm – Presentation, 8:15 – Small group discussion

    Tektronix Conference Center, Building 38 on Tektronix Campus, at the Northwest corner of SW Terman Road and Zworykin Ave., Beaverton

    Max Stop: Millikan Way MAX Station on Blue Line

    Engineers have the technical background their job requires; however, they often don’t understand the non-technical dynamics of working in a corporation or the non-technical skills that are essential to success. Although engineering is based upon technical skills, it is very much a human activity. It’s the people aspect of engineering that is the difference between success and failure. Your degree prepared you for the technical side of engineering, not the human side - the soft, fuzzy side. This seminar series provides an understanding of essential soft, human skills and how they benefit one’s career. The importance of soft skills to your engineering career is best shown inn the chart below which shows responses to the soft skills survey question: How beneficial is an understanding of the non-technical aspects of engineering?

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    You will gain an understanding of soft skills, their importance and how they benefit one’s career. This includes foundational skills – listening, writing and verbal communications and, more importantly understanding and adapting to your employer’s culture. Specifically, you will learn:

    • How to adapt to your new environment through understanding of the corporate hierarchy, history, and culture
    • What it means to be a part of a team and how to get results
    • Understanding who you are and recognizing your non-technical abilities
    • How to manage your time, tasks, and priorities
    • How emotions influence you and your interactions with others
    • The importance of listening and the elements of effective verbal communications
    • The consequences of decisions and what influences decision making
    • Leadership – what it involves and how leaders adapt
    • How to contribute through innovation and entrepreneurship

    After each presentation there will be small group discussions lead by industry veterans to discuss the presentation.

    This seminar series is particularly valuable for recent college graduates. It will provide invaluable insights that typically take years to acquire. The value of soft skills is best expressed by survey respondents:

    p((. “It [non-technical skills] has allowed me to advance my career from being a technical contributor, to a technical leader, into technical management. …. I still heavily rely on my technical skills, but the non-technical skills have allowed me to guide my career into areas that interest me.”

    p((((. - Soft skills survey respondent

    p((. “I could not have been a manager and a good employee in multi-talented, many-thousand worker companies without such skills. Nor could I have contributed as a volunteer in professional societies or my communities.”

    p((((. - Soft skills survey respondent

    p((. “The ability to work well with people, and communicate ideas well to other technical leaders has given me many positions that elevated me above my peer group and furthered my career. This happened through all stages of my career.”

    p((((. - Soft skills survey respondent

    p((. “I didn't start with good non-technical skills (other than standard educational skills such as writing), but I have acquired some over time. These days, I wouldn't be employed without understanding my place in the company, what I need to do to contribute to the company's goals, and how to assure that my contributions are noticed and valued.”

    p((((. - Soft skills survey respondent

    p((. “Companies seem to want to hire young inexperienced people, but they don't have much patience for a long learning curve. …. The more prepared that you are, the more you know about how businesses operate and about workplace expectations, the better.”

    p((((. - Soft skills survey respondent

    p((. _ “Relational skills got me the job I have today. The combination of that with good organizational skills, planning, and procedures ensures that I excel. It's the people who stick with things, relate to others well, and think and evaluate what and how they are doing who succeed. “_

    p((((. - Soft skills survey respondent

    p((. “In small companies especially, good communication and personal skills are very valuable to stewarding a project through to completion, and they can sometimes make the difference between a really good idea being implemented versus just a "get by" idea.”

    p((((. - Soft skills survey respondent

    Agenda: h2. March 8th: Adapting to your new environment and community Lea McLeod

    p((. Understanding and adapting to the working environment is as crucial as getting the job itself. Every industry, company, department, and group has its own, history, structure and culture that have shaped what it is today. You must adapt to this context, in a manner that allows you to show your strengths and contributes to the successes of you and your new community.

    p=. The workplace doesn’t adapt to you. You must adapt to it.

    p((. You will learn how to adapt to your new environment through understanding of the corporate hierarchy and culture – how an entity is structured and ran - and the resulting expectations and ethics - what you are supposed to do and how you are supposed to do it.

    h2. March 15th: Functioning as a part of your company Lea McLeod

    p((. Engineering is as much a human activity as it is technology. All the work you do, if not done with someone, will be done for someone or will be used by someone. To be an engineer is to be a part of a team. However, you are evaluated on your contributions, which depend on your contribution to the team, how you contribute in meetings, and your relationship with your manager.

    p((. You will learn what it means to be a part of a team and how to get results. This includes assisting your team in accomplishing its objectives, contributing in meetings, understanding the role of management, and working with your manager.

    h2. March 22nd: Understanding yourself and others, in the objective sense Joan Badbaw

    p((. As engineering professionals you are required to be adept at a plethora of technical skills. Yet, the most powerful instrument you have to deliver and use those skills is yourself. Your ability to use yourself effectively relies in a large part on the level of awareness you have on the impact you make and your choices to direct and modify that impact.

    p((. Results from instruments such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Gallop Strengths Finder, and Gallop Q12 provide quite a bit of insightful information. The goal is to find a way to translate that information into something usable in everyday interactions.

    h2. March 29th: Deadlines and projects: The real world you work in Greg Hutchins

    p((. More and more, we live in a projectized world. What do I mean? Work is being chunked in terms of a project with hard deadlines. If you work for a large company, you’ll also be working with global project teams.

    p((. You will learn:

    • Why today’s business and work environment is all about VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, & Ambiguity).
    • Why project management is the key to work and life competency.
    • How to manage a project to ensure success.
    • Why the future of work is all about project risk management.

    h2. April 5th: Understanding the Subjective Aspects of the Workplace Julie Endress

    p((. Humans are more than rational beings and at times our emotions dictate our actions without us realizing it. Dealing with the emotional actions of others can cause stress. Yet, if dealt with appropriately, these situations can add to understanding and lead to enhanced teamwork, creativity, and a fun atmosphere.

    p((. Being effective with others requires us to be effective in managing ourselves. We do this best when we have full access to our head, heart and gut. This talk will show the significance of the interior experience including emotions. It will introduce and provide an opportunity to practice in two skill areas: Sensing and centering as well as communication.

    h2. April 12th: Speaking With Impact: Presentation Skills for Engineers Dave Underhill

    p((. Today, engineers are constantly challenged to communicate the value of their work with customers, co-workers, managers and other key decision makers within their organizations. This is important in any situation, from team meetings to project status updates. One way to address this challenge is by delivering clear, concise and compelling presentations. In this presentation, you will gain insights on how to:

    • Focus on what’s important to your audience;
    • Create a clear message;
    • Tell a compelling story; and
    • Engage people in your presentation;

    p((. You’ll walk away with new ideas and tools you can use right away!

    h2. April 19th: Organizing Ideas – The Key to Effective Writing Matthew Spence

    p((. Engineers frequently struggle with presenting the results of their work in written form. Explaining complex topics to nontechnical audiences and determining how much detail readers need to know can be particularly challenging.

    p((. Therefore, the session on Written Communication will present principles of written communication that will enable you to identify your most important information and organize your ideas about a topic in less time. The session will identify common mistakes people make in business writing, and present a format for e-mails, text messages, memos, and executive summaries that will enable you to summarize any message in a single page. Guidelines for tailoring your message to readers’ needs and composing longer documents will also be discussed.

    h2. April 26th: The Impact of Emotions, Irrationality, and Temperament on Decisions John Prohodsky

    p((. We make decisions continuously - large decisions, small decisions, trivial decisions, and routine decisions. The decisions we make have a major influence on career success. Making good decisions not only helps the project and company to succeed, but also builds a positive reputation. Your technical training has prepared you to make rational decisions based on facts… is wrong! Decisions are based on not only what we know but are also filtered by emotions, influenced by temperament, and grounded in previous decisions. Being human means we are both rational and irrational beings. The interplay between our rational and irrational sides shapes our decisions. In this presentation you will learn about the:

    • Consequences of decisions;
    • Emotional filtering of decisions;
    • Influence of temperament;
    • Impact of external influences; and
    • Effect of irrationality

    h2. May 3rd: Adaptive Leadership Bob Lieberman

    p((. As leaders, we must often suspend judgment and delay commitment (and know how and when to do so), because leading people is a messy business. Teamwork is not a linear enterprise, and teams (and departments and companies) need social and psychological support, not just direction and a good set of tools. Teams also need champions, just as much as their ideas do.

    p((. It's a leader's job to provide these things. First, he or she must inspire and win the trust and support of fellow colleagues – up, down and sideways in the organizational hierarchy. Then, he or she must connect with others, understand others' needs and aspirations, show and command respect, and communicate effectively. If you're an engineer, these skills represent a second repertoire for you, one which requires you to see the workplace as an opportunity for adaptation and growth, not just production. This session provides you with a framework for seeing the workplace in that way.

    h2. May 10th: Contributing Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship Steve Morris

    p((. Everyone says we need more innovation and entrepreneurship; the products and services created by entrepreneurs increase profits and market share and grow the GDP. However, their attitude is best expressed by Jean Luc Picard, captain of the Enterprise in Star Trek: Next Generation, saying “Make it so.” There’s a small problem - most companies don’t know how to innovate and be entrepreneurial. The steps can be taught but the essence can’t. Innovation and entrepreneurship steps include generating ideas, business model development, market evaluation, budgets, risk management, and continuous evaluation and learning. Then you need to pitch your great idea to those who will fund its development.

    p((. You will learn the typical steps innovators and entrepreneurs go through, how to evaluate ideas, what can go wrong, and why ideas get funded.

    Location: Bldg: Tektronix Conference Center, Building 38 on Tektronix Campus, Northwest corner of SW Terman Road and Zworykin Ave. Beaverton

  • Thursday
    Jan 26 2012
    Westside Proggers - VoteFair ranking: Math-based voting power for the 99%

    Just-released open-source software that implements VoteFair ranking is now available to help us reach higher levels of voting fairness. You do voting when you click on Google search results, and you use voting results when you view the star rating of an Amazon product. Now learn how voting really works, how it is usually miscalculated -- intentionally in the case of elections -- and how it can be done to fully extract the wisdom in a group. Learn the math behind the puppet strings that connect politicians to the biggest campaign contributors. (Partial spoiler: The biggest unfairness is hidden in primary elections.) Also learn the math that eventually will cut those puppet strings. Along the way you will learn that there are different kinds of popularity.

    Presenter: Richard Fobes, author of The Creative Problem Solver's Toolbox and Ending The Hidden Unfairness In U.S. Elections, developer of the Dashrep programming language and the software negotiation tool at www.NegotiationTool.com.

    This event is a meeting of the Westside Proggers, a group of language-agnostic programmers who like to talk about pioneering new frontiers in software.

    Please RSVP (and reserve slices of free pizza) at the Westside Proggers forum on Google.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 5 2011
    OctoberBest 2011 Seminar - Green Vehicle Design and Manufacturing

    Tektronix Bldg 38

    OctoberBest 2011 seminar of special interest

    Green Vehicle Design and Manufacturing Speakers: Laurence Dunn, Nacco Materials; Bob Simpson, EVDrive; Joe Justice, WIKISPEED

    Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Time: 8:30 AM Registration; 9:00 – 11:45 AM seminar Location: Tektronix Conference Center, 3025 SW Zworkin Ave, Beaverton OR 97075 Cost: $40

    This seminar features three presentations which will cover batteries, drive system design, and a novel method of manufacture for electric and hybrid vehicles.

    In addition, there will be an on-site display of vehicles from EVDrive and Wikispeed.

    Registration/check-in starts at 8:30 am, with the seminar starting promptly at 9:00.

    “Li-Ion Is it our Mobility Future” Laurence Dunn, Chief Engineer with Nacco Materials Handling Group will speak on how advanced battery technologies are helping bring more sustainable and greener technologies to the market while increasing productivity and decreasing operational costs.

    Laurence Dunn is Chief Engineer NMHG Inc. a Global Leader for company Innovation. He has spent 40 years in Automotive Electronics, and the past 4 Years working on Fuel Cell and Li-Ion Projects for Forklifts. He is a committee member for UL 2580 “Standards for Batteries for use in Electric Vehicles”.

    “Automotive Technology - The Next Generation Drive Systems” Bob Simpson, CTO of EVDrive, will speak on how pure electric vehicles can meet or exceed the performance of internal combustion powered vehicles when powered by the right batteries in the right quantity and in the right location with the right secret sauce and systems integration to pull it all together. This presentation will discuss the design and development of electric vehicle drive systems. It will cover: Battery cell technology Motor technology Power sources and impact to grid, Comparative cost of operation and service, ** Solution to Range anxiety with electric vehicles

    Bob Simpson is the CTO and Drive System Engineer for EVDrive Inc. He also has been employed since 1977 at Tektronix as a Sr. HW Design Engineer. In 2008 he designed and fabricated a full performance electric conversion of a BMW 325i. Elimination of fuel use and it's emissions was the goal but without sacrifice of performance OR economy. See www.evdrive.com for extensive build diaries.

    “Agile Manufacturing: The WIKISPEED 100 mpg car" Joe Justice, CEO of Seattle-based Wikispeed will speak about Wikispeed, an “open source” project, developing vehicles using principles from modular, lean, agile software development. The gas-powered cars, evolved from Wikispeed's entry in the Progressive Automotive X-Prize, are designed to be inexpensive, safe, efficient and fast -- made of aluminum extrusions and structural carbon fiber.

    Team WIKISPEED entered a $10 Million competition to produce road legal 100+ mpg cars. They built the impossible in three months. The WIKISPEED Team will talk about Agile practices applied to enormously speed up physical manufacturing. Joe Justice leads WIKISPEED, a team of 102 volunteers in 7 countries, and walks through how their 100 MPG road car was made possible through modular design, iterative development, and Agile project management.

    Joe takes a deep dive on exactly how a 100 mpg can be prototyped, validated, and brought to market by "using less stuff" and extremely quickly. Joe will use the example and of the design and development of their revolutionary 100 mpg, gasoline powered, four-seat car with a target price of $17,995.

    This ground breaking work expands the agile process to design and manufacturing of the car. The talk will provide tools and take-aways for engineers and executives, in manufacturing and software, looking to improve their processes. New professionals and students can see examples of the value found in pairing, prioritized backlog driven development, and extreme programming, as they see the methodology jump from software teams to research, manufacturing, and product engineering.

    Joe Justice is a Seattle-area lean-software consultant and entreprenerd, and a registered automotive manufacture since 2007. In 2010, Joe’s X Prize team, WIKISPEED, tied for 10th place in the mainstream class of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, a $10 million challenge for 100+ MPGe automobiles. Joe has spoken on social web application development, project methodology, and agile best practices to audiences at Denver University, University of California Berkley, Google, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary International, and others. Joe is currently on assignment at Zynga and CEO of WIKISPEED.

    Agenda: Schedule: • 8:30 am – Registration and Refreshments • 9:00 – 11:40 am – Seminar • 11:40 – 11:45 am – Wrap-up • 11:45am – 1:00pm – OctoberBest 2011 Lunch Keynote (requires separate OctoberBest registration)

    Location: Bldg: Tek Conference Center (Bldg 38) 3025 SW Zworkin Ave. Beaverton 97075

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  • OctoberBest 2011 - 11th Annual Northwest Design and Manufacturing Expo

    Tektronix Bldg 38

    Co-sponsored by: PNW ERA, EMA Oregon

    “OctoberBest ‘11 – Northwest Design and Manufacturing Exposition; Growing New Technologies in the Northwest”, Oregon’s only all volunteer-produced electronics manufacturing and technology conference on jobs creation showcasing local manufacturing resources.

    Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Time: 7AM Registration opens; 8AM - 5PM exhibits and program Location: Bldg 38, Tektronix campus,Beaverton, Oregon Details: www.octoberbest.com Cost: Exhibits: show floor is FREE if pre-registered by Sept. 29th (Wednesday).

      Show floor is $10 OR a bag of food for Oregon Food Bank, if not pre-registered. 
      Program: AM sessions as priced. Package deal for afternoon workshops $40.
    

    Both exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank collection barrels located at the entrance for OctoberBest. In addition, all attendee admission fees will benefit the Oregon Food Bank.

    The event is anchored by our key sponsors: TITLE SPONSOR – ARROW Electronics; GOLD SPONSOR - Prototron Circuits; and FOOD SPONSOR – ENIGMA Interconnect.

    Join breakfast keynote speaker Tom Moxon, Director of Engineering at Westmark Electronics as he talks about the impact of High-Speed Bus Interfaces on future products.

    The morning features half-day seminars: Intel on DisplayPort; a supply chain panel titled “Insourcing, Outsourcing, or Offshoring?”; and “Green Vehicle Design and Manufacturing”.

    IEEE Oregon CPMT/CAS sponsored seminar by Intel on DisplayPort 9AM-11:45 AM. Cost: $75 members; $99 non-members.

    A variety of afternoon technical seminars will be hosted by industry experts in the design, engineering, manufacturing and development fields to help attendees stay up-to-date on the newest industry trends, solutions, and technologies.

    This year’s event will feature Robotics Teams from local-area schools who will share their experiences and demonstrate their talents in a special featured competition at 3 PM. This school-aged program is sponsored through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), www.usfirst.org in which students build a full-sized robot in only six weeks to compete in completing the task. The students develop skills in engineering, electronics, programming, pneumatics, CAD design, welding and marketing.

    Now in its eleventh year, “OctoberBest” continues to maintain its precedence as the preeminent Northwestern High-Tech Conference and Expo event. Excellent opportunities abound for engineers, planners and purchasing managers alike.

    OctoberBest contributes 100% of attendee entrance fees to the Oregon Food Bank. Collection food barrels will be available on the day of the show, and all attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items.

    OctoberBest is produced by the Pacific Northwest Electronic Representatives Association and the Electronics Manufacturers Association with marketing support from IEEE Oregon.

    Agenda: 11th Annual local high tech trade show.
    Exhibits plus Technical Sessions.
    Program Guide here


    Agenda for Wednesday, October 5th
    
        7 AM - Registration Opens
        8 AM - 9 AM Breakfast Keynote
        8 AM - 11:45 AM Show floor Open - Technical Sessions
        12 PM - 1 PM Lunch Keynote
        1 PM - 2:45 PM Workshops
        2:45 - 3:15 PM Break
        3:15 PM - 5 PM Workshops
    

    See www.octoberbest.org for full details.

    Location: Bldg: Building 38 Tektronix Inc 3025 SW Zworkin Ave Beaverton 97005

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  • Thursday
    Jan 20 2011
    IEEE Oregon Comsoc: Bluetooth 4.0 – Low Energy

    Abstract

    Bluetooth has been re-invented.  Bluetooth Low Energy is optimized for two things: simple applications; run on coin cells for years.  The layers from the antenna up to the applications support middleware are all published in the 2010 Bluetooth 4.0 specification.  The first wave of those applications are in development; dozens will be specified in the next year.  Soon there will be support in mobile phones, PCs and other internet gateways.

    This talk will address a few questions: what is Bluetooth Low Energy? how does it work?  how does it compare to classic Bluetooth and to Zigbee (IEEE 802.15.4)?  what is it good for?  where do we learn more?

     

    Bio
    Joe Decuir has been working in networking and communications for 3 decades.  As a standards architect for Cambridge Silicon Radio, he contributed to the Bluetooth 4.0 specification, and he is currently working on applications that use it. 

    He has been giving presentations on computer and communications topics to IEEE chapters around the US and Canada.

    He also serves as the Northwest Area chair for IEEE Region 6, supporting Sections in Alaska, Oregon and Washington. 

     

    (Free) Registration requested: http://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/3695

    Speaker(s): Joe Decuir,

    Agenda: 6:00 PM Social 7:00 PM Talk

    Location: Bldg: Tektronix Bldg 38 3025 SW Zworykin Ave Beaverton 97005

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  • Thursday
    Nov 4 2010
    IEEE Oregon - Cognitive Networks/Dynamic Spectrum Access in Wireless Networks

    Distinguished IEEE Speaker: Zhensheng Zhang of Argon ST (formerly SDRC)

    Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010
    Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

    Place: Tektronix Conference Center (Bldg 38), 3025 SW Zworykin Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

    Agenda: 6:00 PM – Social 7:00 PM - Speaker

    Register here: http://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_registration/register/3373

    In this talk, we present a high level overview on the recent development of the cognitive radios/dynamical spectrum access (DSA) techniques, focusing on the following areas: characteristics of the available bandwidth of the primary users, sensing technologies and sensing intervals to detect white spaces, spectrum allocation schemes (graph coloring, game theory, machine learning), tradeoff between spectrum/performance gain versus additional overhead used in implementing DSA. Some of tradeoff studies are presented in terms of price of anarchy, which is defined as the price that a decentralized system should pay for not being coordinated. We will also present a brief overview of the security issues associated with DSA networks, including communications, jamming/attacks and anti-jamming, standards activities in cognitive networks and current projects related to DSA.

    Biography:

    Dr. Zhensheng Zhang received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Zhang has over twenty years experience in design and analysis of network architecture, protocols and control algorithms. He is currently with Argon ST (formerly SDRC), Principal Scientist, Networking Research, serving as Principal Investigator for many Department of Defense (DOD) projects. He worked at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, and Columbia University, focusing on research and development in high speed networks and wireless networks. Dr. Zhang severed as Editor of IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications from 2002 to 2006 and as Guest Editor for the IEEE JSAC special issue on Overlay Networks, 2003 and the Journal of Wireless Networks issue on multimedia wireless networks, 1996. He is an IEEE COMSOC distinguished lecturer (2010-2011) and will serve as IEEE Globecom 2012 Conference Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair, to be held in Southern California. He has given many invited talks and tutorials on high speed networks and wireless networks at various conferences and institutes.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 6 2010
    IEEE Oregon - Machine Vision Workshop at OctoberBest 2010

    Tektronix Bldg 38

    IEEE OctoberBest Seminars
    IEEE03: Machine Vision for Electronics Manufacturing
    Speaker: Nelson Bridwell, ATS Automation, Inc.



    Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
    Time: 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    Location: Tektronix Conference Center, 13975 SW Karl Braun Drive Beaverton OR 97077
    Cost: $75/$99 (See Registration Section for complete pricing info)
    CEUs: 0.3 CEUs (3 PDH) awarded upon completion
    “The IEEE has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, the IEEE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, IEEE is authorized to offer IACET CEUS for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.” IACET CEU Provider #1255

    This is a half-day technical seminar sponsored by the IEEE Oregon Section Robotics and Automation Chapter.

    Registration/check-in starts at 8:30 am, with the seminar starting promptly at 9:00.



    In this workshop you will learn about the engineering considerations that go into designing and implementing a successful machine vision application. 



    Attendees are invited to bring in actual or hypothetical components for analysis.



    Description:
    In this seminar we will learn about the engineering considerations that go into designing and implementing a successful machine vision application.  We will explore the vital importance of the color and the geometry of the illumination, review the important characteristics of optics, and cover the full range of current industry standards for cameras. 


    Next, we will survey available image analysis tools that can be used to accomplish inspection, measurement, identification, and verification.  Finally, we will discuss how machine vision is interfaced and integrated into manufacturing systems.  



    Attendees are invited to bring in actual or hypothetical components for analysis.



    Who should attend the seminar:
    This course is intended for engineering professionals – design and manufacturing engineers, engineering managers, product engineers/managers, manufacturing and product development managers.



    Prerequisites:
    Experience or education (AS or BS level) in electronic (or electrical) engineering, physics, computer engineering, related scientific fields.



    What you will learn:
    In this workshop you will learn about the engineering considerations that go into designing and implementing a successful machine vision application, about available image analysis tools for inspection, measurement, identification, and verification, and how machine vision is interfaced and integrated into manufacturing systems. 



    Registration:
    The seminar will be held Wednesday, October 6 at the Tektronix Conference Center on the Tektronix Beaverton Campus, 14200 SW Karl Braun Drive, Beaverton, OR 97077. Registration/check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with the seminar starting promptly at 9:00. Refreshments will be provided. Lecture notes will provided to all attendees. In addition, 0.3 CEU’s (3 PDH) will be awarded upon completion of the seminar.



    Registration Fee: IEEE $75; Other $99



    NOTE: The registration fee includes one copy of the lecture notes, continental breakfast, morning break, and admission to OctoberBest exhibits. Keynotes are not included, and require separate registration. The organizing committee reserves the right to substitute speakers, restrict size, change venues, or to cancel the seminar. In the event the seminar is canceled by the organizing committee, registration fees only will be fully refunded. Individuals canceling their registration prior to September 29 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made to individuals who cancel their registration after September 29. Substitute attendees accepted. Attendance is limited. Registration will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.



    Instructor:
    Nelson Bridwell is a Senior Vision Engineer with ATS Automation Inc. in Corvallis.


    Speaker(s): Nelson Bridwell ,

    Agenda: Schedule (approximate):



    8:30 am – Registration and Refreshments
    9:00 –10:35 am – Presentation
    10:35 – 10:50 am – Break (approximate)
    10:50 – 11:40 am – Presentation
    11:40 – 11:45 am – Wrap-up, CEU evaluations
    11:45am – 1:00pm – OctoberBest 2010 Lunch Keynote (requires separate OctoberBest registration)

    Location: Bldg: Tektronix Conference Center Building 38 13975 SW Karl Braun Drive Beaverton 97077

  • IEEE Oregon - USB 3.0 Workshop at OctoberBest 2010

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    IEEE OctoberBest Seminars
    IEEE01: USB 3.0 Workshop
    Speakers: Howard Heck, Jon Schenk, Dan Froelich, Intel



    Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
    Time: 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    Location: Tektronix Conference Center, 13975 SW Karl Braun Drive Beaverton OR 97077
    Cost: $75/$99 (See Registration Section for complete pricing info)
    CEUs: 0.3 CEUs (3 PDH) awarded upon completion
    “The IEEE has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, the IEEE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, IEEE is authorized to offer IACET CEUS for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.” IACET CEU Provider #1255

    This is a half-day technical seminar sponsored by the IEEE Oregon Section CPMT and CAS Joint Chapter.

    Registration/check-in starts at 8:30 am, with the seminar starting promptly at 9:00.



    This workshop will describe the specifications, technologies, and design and testing methodologies principles for 5 Gb/s SuperSpeed USB 3.0 signaling.



    This workshop consists of these three Modules:

    • Electrical Specifications (a.k.a. Physical Layer) - Howard Heck
    • System and Device Design - Jon Schenk
    • Electrical Compliance Testing - Dan Froelich

    Each module would be targeted for 45 minutes in length.



    Workshop Description



    **Module 1 - Electrical Specifications (a.k.a. Physical Layer) - Howard Heck



    The Electrical Specification module will focus on the key features of the physical layer specification that make SuperSpeed operation possible. The material will include descriptions of the advancements in the cable performance characteristics, the use of equalization in the transceiver, and innovations in the jitter budgeting and testing methodologies that allow scaling of the interface to 5 Gb/s while remaining within the consumer electronics cost envelope.



    **Module 2 - System and Device Design - Jon Schenk



    The Design Guidelines module will describe the techniques recommended for the designers of transceivers, packages, devices, and host controllers boards. This will include layout rules for host PCB designs for notebook and desktop systems, stackup and layout guidelines for low cost SuperSpeed devices, and training methodologies for the high speed I/O transceivers.



    **Module 3 - Electrical Compliance Testing - Dan Froelich



    The Electrical Compliance Testing module will cover details of the electrical portion of the USB-IF compliance program for SuperSpeed USB signaling. We will describe transmitter compliance test and related signal analysis algorithms, and receiver jitter tolerance testing including calibration. Details of the set-up for the compliance tests including standard fixtures will also be covered. The session will also provide some background into how the various methods and algorithms were selected.



    Intended audience: I/O circuit/package/board design and test engineers, though the material is intended to communicate to a general electronics audience.



    Prerequisites: None.



    Learning Objectives: Attendees will get an understanding of the key aspects of developing SuperSpeed products, in-depth knowledge of both design techniques and trade-offs and of the compliance testing requirements.



    Registration:
    The seminar will be held Wednesday, October 6 at the Tektronix Conference Center on the Tektronix Beaverton Campus, 14200 SW Karl Braun Drive, Beaverton, OR 97077. Registration/check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with the seminar starting promptly at 9:00. Refreshments will be provided. Lecture notes will provided to all attendees. In addition, 0.3 CEU’s (3 PDH) will be awarded upon completion of the seminar.



    Registration Fee: IEEE $75; Other $99



    NOTE: The registration fee includes one copy of the lecture notes, continental breakfast, morning break, and admission to OctoberBest exhibits. Keynotes are not included, and require separate registration. The organizing committee reserves the right to substitute speakers, restrict size, change venues, or to cancel the seminar. In the event the seminar is canceled by the organizing committee, registration fees only will be fully refunded. Individuals canceling their registration prior to September 29 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made to individuals who cancel their registration after September 29. Substitute attendees accepted. Attendance is limited. Registration will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.



    Speakers:


    Howard Heck
    Howard Heck has 25 years experience working in the electronic packaging and signal integrity. Since joining Intel in 1995, he has focused on R&D of high speed inter-chip signaling solutions in technical and management roles for a number of products, including the Pentium® II/III/IV Frontside Bus, Direct RDRAM™, DDR II and Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) interfaces. He currently leads development of the specifications and interconnect solutions for SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology. From 1997 through 2009, he was an Adjunct Professor at the Oregon Graduate Institute, teaching High Speed Signal Integrity and Interconnect Design. He is an IEEE Senior Member, is co-author of Advanced Signal Integrity for High-Speed Digital Designs, a graduate level SI textbook published in 2009.



    Jon Schenk
    Jon Schenk graduated with a BSEE in 1982 from the University of Idaho. He worked at Intel from 1982 through 1991 starting out in Reliability Engineering then working into Design Evaluation and eventually Design Engineering on Multibus II board products. Jon worked for Tera Computer from 1991 through 1998 on the Multithreaded Architecture (MTA) I/O architecture and ASIC implementation. Since returning to Intel in 1998, Jon has worked as a Signal Integrity Engineer on various memory and high speed serial interfaces with the most recent being USB3.



    Dan Froelich
    Dan Froelich graduated with a BS. in Physics with honors and high distinction from Harvey Mudd College in 1996. He worked for National Instruments as an applications engineer and software developer for embedded system drivers until 2000 - when he joined Intel. At Intel Dan's first big project involved working on various aspects and providing overall technical leadership for Intel's contributions to the USB 2.0 compliance program. He has subsequently played similar roles for PCI Express 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, USB 3.0, Wireless USB, and Wimedia. Dan has also authored both protocol and electrical sections of the USB 3.0, Wireless USB, Wimedia MAC, and PCI Express 2.0 and 3.0 base and CEM specifications.



    Contacts:
    Howard Heck, Intel, [email protected]


    Dan Froelich, Intel, [email protected]


    Jon Schenk, Intel, [email protected]


    Agenda: Schedule:

    8:30 am – Registration and Refreshments
    9:00 – 9:45 am – Module 1 - Electrical Specifications
    9:50 – 10:35 am – Module 2 - System and Device Design
    10:35 – 10:50 am –Break (approximate)
    10:50 – 11:40 am – Module 3 -Electrical Compliance Testing
    11:40 – 11:45 am – Wrap-up, CEU evaluations
    11:45am – 1:00pm – OctoberBest 2010 Lunch Keynote (requires separate OctoberBest registration)

    Location: Bldg: Tektronix Conference Center Building 38 13975 SW Karl Braun Drive Beaverton 97077

  • IEEE Oregon - Product Compliance Workshop at OctoberBest 2010

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    IEEE OctoberBest Seminars
    IEEE02: Product Compliance Workshop
    Speakers: Henry Benitez, President, ElectroMagnetic Investigations, LLC Al Warren and George Schroeder, Safety Thru Design, Inc.



    Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
    Time: 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    Location: Tektronix Conference Center, 13975 SW Karl Braun Drive Beaverton OR 97077
    Cost: $75/$99 (See Registration Section for complete pricing info)
    CEUs: 0.3 CEUs (3 PDH) awarded upon completion
    “The IEEE has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, the IEEE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, IEEE is authorized to offer IACET CEUS for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.” IACET CEU Provider #1255

    This is a half-day technical seminar sponsored by the IEEE Oregon Section.

    Registration/check-in starts at 8:30 am, with the seminar starting promptly at 9:00.



    In this three-part seminar, you will learn about the most recent developments in product compliance regulations in electromagnetic compatibility, safety, and waste equipment disposal.



    This workshop consists of these three Modules:

    • The Evolution of Electromagnetic Compatibility and a Comparison of Test Standards - Benitez
    • Accessibility and Insulation Types for IEC 61010-1 Compliance - Warren
    • Worldwide WEEE Regulations - Schroeder

    Workshop Description



    **Module 1 - The Evolution of Electromagnetic Compatibility and a Comparison of Test Standards – Henry Benitez



    This session will review the evolution electromagnetic compatibility since the 1800’s when Maxwell’s equations were first developed until today. A review of common product family and generic product standards will be provided along with a comparison of the basic test standard and specified test levels.



    **Module 2 - Accessibility and Insulation Types for IEC 61010-1 Compliance – Al Warren



    This talk will be a review of Accessibility and Insulation types that relate to the evaluation of Creepage and Clearance per IEC 61010-1 “Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use – Part 1: General requirements”. Part 1 specifies general safety requirements for electrical equipment intended for professional, industrial process, and educational use.



    **Module 3 - Worldwide WEEE Regulations – George Schroeder



    This talk will present an overview of the current status of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) requirements around the globe. WEEE together with RoHS (lead-free) by the European Community set collection, recycling and recovery standards for manufacturers for disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Topics covered will include fees, documentation, local regulations and take-back arrangements.



    Who should attend the seminar:
    This course is intended for engineering professionals – design and manufacturing engineers, compliance engineers/managers, product engineers/managers, manufacturing and product development managers.



    Prerequisites:
    Experience or education (AS or BS level) in electronic (or electrical) engineering, physics, computer engineering, related scientific fields.



    What you will learn:
    The purpose of this seminar is to present the most recent developments in product compliance regulations in electromagnetic compatibility, safety, and waste equipment disposal.



    Registration:
    The seminar will be held Wednesday, October 6 at the Tektronix Conference Center on the Tektronix Beaverton Campus, 14200 SW Karl Braun Drive, Beaverton, OR 97077. Registration/check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with the seminar starting promptly at 9:00. Refreshments will be provided. Lecture notes will provided to all attendees. In addition, 0.3 CEU’s (3 PDH) will be awarded upon completion of the seminar.



    Registration Fee: IEEE $75; Other $99



    NOTE: The registration fee includes one copy of the lecture notes, continental breakfast, morning break, and admission to OctoberBest exhibits. Keynotes are not included, and require separate registration. The organizing committee reserves the right to substitute speakers, restrict size, change venues, or to cancel the seminar. In the event the seminar is canceled by the organizing committee, registration fees only will be fully refunded. Individuals canceling their registration prior to September 29 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made to individuals who cancel their registration after September 29. Substitute attendees accepted. Attendance is limited. Registration will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.



    Speakers:


    Henry Benitez is a NARTE certified EMC and Telecommunications Engineer with 30 plus years experience. Henry has over 30 articles published in technical magazines, colloquiums, workshops and conferences. He gives presentations on EMC and Product Regulations topics at conferences in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has participated in US and international EMC standards development. Henry was a founder of the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society and serves on the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors. He was Chairman of IEEE International EMC Symposium 2006 which was held in Portland.



    Henry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Portland. He is a member of the University of Portland Electrical Engineering Faculty/Industry Advisory Board.



    He is President of ElectroMagnetic Investigations, LLC, an electromagnetic compatibility test laboratory in Hillsboro, Oregon.



    Al Warren is the owner of Safety Thru Design, Inc., providing regulatory consulting, product safety consulting and testing services. Al is a former employee of TUV America and now a TUV America Representative, with 15 years of experience in product safety and regulatory.



    Al is a NARTE certified Product Safety Engineer, a former officer of the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society Oregon chapter, and a Laser Institute of America certified Laser Safety Officer.



    Al has 15 years of experience in product design and development. Thirteen years spent at Electro Scientific Industries in Portland, OR.



    Al received his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology in Phoenix, Arizona in 1978.



    George Schroeder is a private consultant working with Safety Thru Design, Inc., providing regulatory consulting, product safety consulting and testing services.



    George is a registered Professional Telecommunications Engineer offering services in Oregon and Washington. He is a member of the IEEE and was a member of the IEEE 802.3ah (Ethernet in the First Mile) committee.



    George has 20 years of experience in hardware and software design and test including extensive EMC product testing.



    George received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and his Bachelor of Science in Business & Technology from Oregon State University.



    Contacts:
    Henry Benitez, President, ElectroMagnetic Investigations, LLC
    503 466 1160 Telephone
    [email protected]


    Al Warren, Compliance Engineer, Safety Thru Design
    [email protected]



    George Schroeder PE, Consulting Engineer
    [email protected]


    Agenda: Schedule:

    8:30 am – Registration and Refreshments
    9:00 - 9:45 am – Evolution of Electromagnetic Compatibility (Benitez)
    9:45 – 10:00 am – Break (approximate)
    10:00 am – 11:20 am – Accessibility and Insulation Types for IEC 61010-1 Compliance (Warren)
    11:25 – 11:40 am – Worldwide WEEE Regulations (Schroeder)
    11:40 – 11:45 am – Wrap-up, CEU evaluations
    11:45am – 1:00pm – OctoberBest 2010 Lunch Keynote (requires separate OctoberBest registration)

    Location: Bldg: Tektronix Conference Center Building 38 13975 SW Karl Braun Drive Beaverton 97077

  • OctoberBest 2010 - 10th Annual Regional High-Tech Manufacturing Conference & Expo

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    Co-sponsored by: EMA and ERA

    Date: October 6, 2010
    Time: 8am - 5pm
    Location: Tektronix Conference Center (Bldg 38)
    Info: www.octoberbest.org


    Come Join us all to JOLT the Pacific Northwest Electronics Industry.
    You don’t want to miss it!

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - go to www.octoberbest.com/OctBest10_attendee.php
    Breakfast and Lunch Keynotes, Technical Workshops, Exhibits, Demonstrations
    Register before October 1st.

    Download the attendee brochure.

    Benefit the Oregon Food Bank


    As always, OctoberBest will contribute 100% of net entrance proceeds to the Oregon Food Bank. Collection food barrels will be available on the day of the show, and all entrants and exhibitors are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items. A portion of afternoon technical workshop proceeds also benefits the Oregon Food Bank.



    IEEE Oregon Workshops (9-11:45am): earn 0.3 CEUs (3 PDH)
    Low cost: $75 members, $99 non-members.
    Topics:


    Breakfast and Lunch Keynotes.


    • Breakfast keynote (a bargain at $5) 8-9am featuring: “Light Electric Vehicles: The View from the Trenches” By: Tom Moxon of Westmark Electronics and Brent Bolton of Eco Speed.
      Breakfast Menu*: Assorted Yogurt, Fresh fruit, Granola Bars, Scrambled Eggs Bacon, Sausage, Hash Brown Potatoes, Assorted Pastries
      *Slight adjustments may be made to this menu selection.
    • Lunchtime keynote address by Stacey Smith "ControlTek: Strategic Objectives that Define 40 Years of Success" (only $10).
      Lunch Menu: Box lunch includes bratwurst, polish sausage or chicken dogs on a soft bun, whole fruit, chips, soda, and a cookie.

    Check out our new technical workshops starting at 1pm to update your skills or find out what’s new. Sessions are available at very low cost ($20):


    • Trends in Embedded Technology;
    • Designing Embedded Applications;
    • Supply Chain/Purchasing Panel;
    • Electronic Packaging;
    • Business Development;
    • Flex Circuits.

    • View the latest list of Exhibitors.



      See the exhibit floor plan.

      SPECIAL EVENT – FIRST ROBOTICS TEAMS DEMONSTRATION at 3:00-4:00 P.M.
      SEE THE OSU SOLAR VEHICLE
      SEE THE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE


      Register before October 1st and bring a bag of nonperishable food for the Oregon Food Bank for a free lunch ticket or buy lunch for $10.


      Check out our website www.octoberbest.org for more information!


      Agenda: Schedule



      7 AM - Registration Opens
      8 AM - 9 AM Breakfast Keynote
      9 AM - 5 PM Show floor Open
      9 AM - 11:45AM Morning Workshops
      11:45 AM - 12 PM Get your lunch before the Keynote!
      12 PM - 1 PM Lunch Keynote
      1PM - 4:45 PM Technical Workshops
      5 PM - 6 PM Exhibitor Breakdown
      5 PM - 6:30 PM After show meet & greet.

      Location: Bldg: Tektronix Conference Center Building 38 13975 SW Karl Braun Drive Beaverton 97077

  • Monday
    Jun 7 2010
    IEEE Oregon Computer - Low power Sensor Networks - What's the Buzz on ZigBee?

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    Low power Sensor Networks - What's the Buzz on ZigBee?

    IEEE Oregon Computer Society Chapter Meeting and Webinar, June 2010

    Speaker: Charles Lord, Triangle Advanced Design and Automation

    Date/Time: Monday, June 7, 2010

              6:30 - 7:00 PM:  Networking
              7:00 - 8:30 PM:  Meeting
    

    Location: Tektronix Conference Center, Building 38 on Tektronix Campus, at the Northwest corner of SW Terman Road and Zworykin Ave., Beaverton

    Tektronix Campus Map: http://www.tek.com/ir/bv_map.html

    Max Station: Millikan Way Max Station. It is shown on the Tektronix campus map.

    Webinar information: URL: http://my.dimdim.com/ieee-oregon

      Call-in phone #  702-473-3463 (long distance)
       Call-in pass code:  433306
    

    Abstract

    ZigBee is a set of application profiles, built on top of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, which defines a low cost, low power, reliable mesh network with guaranteed interoperability with other like networks. IEEE 802.15.4 defines a robust choice of peer-to-peer, star, tree and mesh networks – all optimized for low-bandwidth, low-power monitoring and control. In addition to define the upper layers in the ISO OSI protocol, ZigBee has defined several application profiles including:

    • Smart Energy — Defines the features of the Home Area Network for Smart Grid enabled appliance, lights, heating, cooling, and electric vehicle charging • Home Automation — Smart lighting, advanced temperature control, safety and security, movies and music, water sensors, power sensors, energy monitoring, smoke and fire detectors, and access sensors • Telecom (mobile) Services — m-payment, m-monitoring and control, m-security and access control, and location aware services. • Building Automation — Energy monitoring, HVAC, lighting, access control, asset management, environmental management, and energy management. • Health Care — secure and reliable monitoring of patients with chronic diseases

    This talk with discuss the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, the ZigBee stack, and how the standard is able to support low power sensor networks with and without the ZigBee stack.

    Speaker Charles Lord , P.E., is a consulting engineer with over 30 years of experience in the embedded systems, RF, military and medical device pharmaceutical fields. Charles is currently presenting a series of workshops in Portland on embedded systems topics (see http://www.tadatraining.com/week).

    Speaker(s): Charles Lord, P.E.,

    Agenda: 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Networking 7:00 - 8:30 PM: Meeting

    Location: Bldg: Tektronics Bldg 38 Northwest corner of SW Terman Road and Zworykin Ave. Beaverton 97077

  • Tuesday
    Nov 10 2009
    National Instruments Technical Symposium

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    Register for the National Instruments Technical Symposium, a series of free, full-day conferences featuring the latest developments for automation, manufacturing, design, and test. With an agenda format including keynote presentations from NI experts as well as a variety of technical and hands-on sessions, the conference offers information on emerging industry trends within a valuable networking forum and product exhibition.

    Highlights

    • See new product demonstrations and network with colleagues and professionals
    • Learn how industry leaders are adapting NI products to meet their specific application needs
    • Further your knowledge and maximize the use of your NI tools
    • Build your application development expertise through hands-on tutorials
    • Collaborate with exhibitors to discover product and integration solutions

    Event Details: 11/10/2009 | 08:00 a.m.- 03:30 p.m. Tektronix 3025 SW Zworykin Avenue Beaverton Campus Bldg. 38 BEAVERTON, OR 97077 503-627-6924

    Visit our website below to view the agenda and register today! http://sine.ni.com/nievents/app/offering/p/offeringId/517739/site/nic/country/us/lang/en

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 7 2009
    OctoberBEST

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    OctoberBest - High Tech Manufacturing Conference and Expo.

    We are more excited than ever about OctoberBest. Over the past 9 years we have watched the regional high tech community come together to promote our industry and local economy. Our goal is to provide an open forum for companies involved in manufacturing, design, testing and development to network and learn about emerging trends from industry leaders.

    Website