Events: Workshop on Technology and Global Business – 5/2

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The Global Business Center at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, in partnership with AIESEC, an international student organization, is hosting a half-day workshop on ‘Technology and Global Business’, which is open to all students and friends of the UW. The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, from 8:30 AM-1:00 PM.

Guests include VP & Treasurer at Apple, Gary Wipfler, executives from Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Uber, CXOWARE, Tableau Software, BoldIQ and more influential leaders from global technology companies who have ties to the Pacific Northwest. See details below regarding speaker breakout session topics.

Registration deadline is April 24th, registration is required.

“Insiders’ Stories of Chrome: a Full Cloud-Based Experience”, a STF event on 03/16

What: Insiders’ Stories of Chrome: a Full Cloud-Based Experience
When: Wed, March 16, 2011 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Where: Bellevue City Hall
Event style: Talks, Q&A and interactive discussion
Admission: Registration required
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Sea-Tech-Forum/events/15861655/
Parking: Free (but limited)
Food: Light snacks/drink provided at hallway (no food/drink allowed in the conference room)
Gifts: Swags from our sponsors are available, including a Galaxy Tab and another rare device as door prize Continue reading

Research @ Google Tech Talk

Have you ever imagined applying your education, research, and experience to benefit millions of people around the world?  There are many opportunities for Google engineers  to make immediate impact and work on real problems.  Our engineers are also encouraged to make contributions to the computer science community through a variety of professional development activities, such as attending conferences, publishing papers, open source, and more. Come and hear local engineers Charlie Reis and Atul Adya briefly talk about how they have done this at Google. See details below.

When: Wednesday, February 9, from 6-8 PM
Where: EE 105

Sign up for this event by RSVP’ing here. (RSVPing helps us know how many people to order food for, but everyone is welcome!)  Continue reading

Pew Report – Future of the Internet IV

The Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Future-of-the-Internet-IV.aspx has been released. Among the questions posed in the web survey to scientists, business leaders, consultants, etc. are:

  • Will Google make us stupid?
  • Will the internet enhance or detract from reading, writing, and rendering of knowledge?
  • Is the next wave of innovation in technology, gadgets, and applications pretty clear now, or will the most interesting developments between now and 2020 come “out of the blue”?
  • Will the end-to-end principle of the internet still prevail in 10 years, or will there be more control of access to information?
  • Will it be possible to be anonymous online or not by the end of the decade?

Submitted by Dowell Eugenio, Informatics Academic Adviser

HCDE Talk by Matt Shobe, User Experience Designer at Google

Who: Matt Shobe, User Experience Designer at Google
Topic: On the Founding, Building, Frequent Breaking and Repairing, and Lather-Rinse-Repeating Work of Technology Startup Teams. (A Drama in Three Acts.)
When: 12:30-1:20 pm, Friday, January 15, 2010
Where: Loew Hall, room 216

Abstract: Creating great products is hard, but my work with the same co-founding team across eleven years and three startups has convinced me that while a powerful product or platform idea is the seed, relentless focus on the total user experience is a cornerstone of any success you may have and must be a cultural value. This focus includes: empathy, transparency, and personality. Let’s talk about how to build these into your next startup.