Tech Talk: Hardening AWS Environments

The recent Tech Talk, formally entitled Hardening AWS Environments; Automating Incident Response, drew an audience filled with heavy hitters from the local networking and security-oriented tech world including respected former SOU Computer Security & Computer Forensics Professor, Lynn Ackler. Andrew Krug captivated them all. He began his presentation by explaining that his current personal project …

CocoaHeads April Meeting

Lots of attendees tonight, including a couple of visitors who only stayed long enough to say hi and meet everyone; hope they will return—and stay—next month. The discussions included commentary about the Danny Boyle movie, Steve Jobs, and the feelings the movie evoked. While almost universally panned for inaccuracies, this superbly-crafted movie (screenplay by Aaron …

Tech Workshops at SOU: Ruby

Rob Head presented another great Tech Workshop on the Ruby Programming Language this afternoon. He started by having everyone log in to nitrous.io (an online IDE), and then began his presentation by talking about the basics of constants, variables and math operators to provide a frame of reference for students already familiar with other programming …

SOGGy April Meeting

Lots of interesting talk this evening; specifically about a new product from DAQ Connect getting involved in iOT technology with DAQBridge. This is in the category of SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition); remote monitoring and control, via the internet, that is being used locally to manage irrigation in vineyards. Also: This was yet another …

ScienceWorks Open House

A niche group of tech-oriented locals gathered at ScienceWorks for an early evening event where Executive Director Chip Lindsey announced that the non-profit museum plans to broaden their target market. Historically, the organization has focused on kids. The currently-evolving plan is to be more inclusive, welcoming explorers of all ages. ScienceWorks was formerly a natural …

SOGGy Monthly Meeting

Four newcomers joined the regular group of Southern Oregon Geeks for their March Meeting at 4 Daughters Pub in Medford; some of the new folks learned about the group via the new RogueTechHub site that invites local techies to Connect The Tech! While not all of the photos turned out well, the talk was lively …

Rogue Community College Computer Science Department Advisory Meeting

The RCC Computer Science department had a very well attended advisory committee meeting on Friday, February 26th. Over 20 local businesses participated and shared their expertise on what industry is looking for in graduates from CS department. Representatives from Southern Oregon University and Oregon Institute of Technology as well as several local high schools also attended to …

SOREDI Promotes Southern Oregon Tech Companies at Oregon Institute of Technology

From their release: SOREDI, in partnership with the Rogue Workforce Partnership, represented the newly formed Rogue Tech Collective at Oregon Tech’s Annual Spring Career Fair.  Colleen Padilla, Senior Business Development Manager for SOREDI and Graham Hetland, Business Services Coordinator for the Rogue Workforce Partnership, staffed two tables representing eleven Rogue Valley companies offering varying engineering …

Tech Talk: How To Market Yourself

SVG invited Ginger Johnson to deliver the last session* in their Tech Talk Series, and she elected a topic of interest to every graduating student: How to Market Yourself. The subject of her talk attracted SOU students, faculty members and business representatives from a wide spectrum of disciplines, and Ginger did not disappoint her broad …

CocoaHeads February Meeting

CocoaHeads welcomed a couple of new folks this month, as we quaffed draft craft beer and ate dinner at The Brickroom on The Plaza in Downtown Ashland. Along with the usual discussions about what’s new in Apple World, we discussed the Tech Workshop on Swift presented by Dave Hendrix and Eric Turner earlier this afternoon. …