Bend SharePoint User Group Meeting – July

Presentation by Jen Floyd of Deschutes County. Free lunch and door prizes!

For more information, please see Bend SPUG.

Bend Tech Book Club April Meeting

This month’s book is Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson.

For more information, see Bend Tech Book Club

EDCO Central Oregon Pub Talk

This monthly event celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship in Central Oregon and strives to provide a unique forum where leaders of growing businesses can network with qualified funding sources, fellow entrepreneurs, key advisors, and business professionals. PubTalk is the 3rd Thursday of every month.

Come Talk Copyright, Trademarks, and Technology at TechSpace!

Join us (at our new digs in the TechSpace!) for an evening of informal discussion about the impact technology has had on the field of copyright and trademark law. And, of course, the impact this all has on businesses and geeks alike. (Yeah, I’m looking at you, you open-source zealots!)

Susan Stearns, a local copyright & trademark lawyer, has generously offered to lead a casual discussion and will kick things off with a brief overview of what copyright and trademark law is about, including highlights of how technology has affected some of her cases. However the bulk of the meeting will be spent in casual discussion with the audience on whatever topics or issues they have concerns about. Or as Susan put it, “Advice from a copyright/trademark lawyer… for free!”

NOTE: If you have specific topics of interest, please include them in the comment field when you RSVP, so Susan can do a little prep work prior to the meeting.

For more about Susan and her practice:

For more information, please see: BendTech

For more information, see Portland SharePoint Users Group (PSPUG) Meeting

WoTech Just Lunch May 2010

“Just Lunch” is a monthly opportunity for… lunch. Except this month let’s have brunch! We’ll meet the second week of each month at a restaurant or brown-bag it at the park (weather permitting). This is a “co-ed” event!

For more information, please see WoTech:

Because it’s okay to talk about knitting, cooking, and code… all at one meeting.

Bend, Oregon is fortunate to be a place that many innovators call home. WoTech’s mission is twofold:

  1. celebrate women who are technology innovators and
  2. give women working in technology fields an opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals.

Our group is not exclusive to women – everyone is welcome. But keep in mind that the conversation could change from Perl to purl, or from business intelligence to baking… at any moment. We’re more likely to talk about our kids (or pets) than football. And that’s totally okay with us!

We define “technology” with equally broad strokes. Software developers, chemists, medical professionals, or otherwise… if you consider yourself to be a geek girl or tech wiz of any kind, then you’ll probably find like-minded folks at WoTech.

For more information, please see COISUG:

McMenamins Old St. Francis Rambler Room

Redhawk Network Engineering Security Seminar

Few people realize how much money is tied up in their network. Not just in the hardware and software, but the information. Even fewer people know all the information can be compromised…or lost altogether. To find out the most effective ways to protect your information, you are invited to attend our complimentary seminar: “RISK: Raising Your Information Security Knowledge.”

Click here for more information on the Disk 2 Disc Event.

Healthcare I.T. – Innovations that will transform healthcare now and in the future
September Technology In Focus Series
Washington Technology Industry Association

Our region is a nexus for innovative software, health care, and medical devices.  As the healthcare industry and government seek to control spiraling costs and improve care, it is turning to IT as never before. Health IT has emerged as the prime catalyst for reforming the U.S. health care system. The federal stimulus package includes $19 billion in incentives for the adoption and use of health information technology beginning in 2011. Interoperability standards, workflow issues, physician acceptance, integration with medical devices, acceptance of telemedicine, and other improvements are needed to accelerate the adoption of health IT.  With our local software and technology expertise, the Northwest is well-positioned to profit from reform.

Hear from our panel of experts who are at the cutting edge of this transition and get their assessments of opportunities for IT and healthcare in the coming year, and the coming decade. 

Join in the discussion of:

  •  Where is the smart money in healthcare IT?
  • Which business models will truly revolutionize healthcare? Which ones will flop?
  • Will electronic health data save money?
  • Will it help doctors and hospitals avoid medical errors?
  • How will privacy issues be addressed?
  • What are doctors and hospitals likely to adopt?

Webcast: The Future of IT, Key Trends in Health

Thursday, September 24, 2009
10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

Exponential data growth, increasing health costs and changing consumer dynamic are causing health organizations to review their organizational strategies. Advances in technology are enabling organizations to reduce operating cost and redeploy resources to deliver new services. In the future, trends such as increases in computer processing power, disk capacity, network bandwidth and the availability of wireless technologies, along with decreases in power consumption, will enable the transformation of health.  Learn about long-term trends in information and communication technologies (ICT), and how other health organizations are responding to current policy and future technology trends by making smart investment in ICT to deliver on their vision of healthcare.

Jonathan Murray, Vice President, Public Sector Office of Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation
Neil Jordan, Managing Director, WW Health, Microsoft Corporation
Octavian Purcarea, Industry Solutions Manager, WW Health, Microsoft Corporation