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02/28/2003 - Terabyte Tidbits

Hogan Business Plan Competition Winner to Speak
The Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program will have a very special speaker on Monday, March 3, 2003, in the Jepson Center Auditorium, Gonzaga University campus, from 7:30-8:45 pm. Nora Totonchy, a Hogan Program Business Plan Competition winner (along with her partner, Julia Schwab), will share her success story in bringing the winning plan for Bridal Bliss to fruition, as well as ways in which Gonzaga University has helped her to attain her goals.The public is invited.

Regional Science Bowl Tests High School Scholars
The Spokane Regional DOE Science Bowl will be Saturday, March 8, 2003 in the Phase I Classroom Building, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Regional high school students will go head to head in a fast and furious Jeopardy!-style competition as they vie for an all-expense paid trip to the National Science Bowl in Washington DC. Almost twice as many schools and twice as many teams have enrolled for this year’s competition over last year’s. Along with the Department of Energy, sponsors include WSU Spokane and INTEC.

Volunteers are needed --- especially those with scientific backgrounds in areas such as biotechnology, engineering, health care, and/or other technical professions. To volunteer, please e-mail Julie Wallman at: For more event information, or to learn the schedule for the day, go to:

Technet First Quarter Meeting
Technet's first quarterly Technology breakfast will be Wednesday, March 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 AM at Cafe Americana, 10502 E. Sprague Ave. The meetings theme will be The Importance of Branding and Global Marketing. Featured guest will be Sandy Wheeler, co-founder and former Vice President of Marketing of Bowflex International, Nautilus Group and current CEO of Toolbuilders Inc.

The topics that will be discussed by Mr. Wheeler will include:
*The ability to think outside the box --- finding and developing a great idea into a product
*The trials and tribulations of creating and building the market
*How to go to market - developing the direct model
*Creating the brand - it begins and ends with INTEGRITY
*From $0 to $500 million: Principles. People. Tenacity.

This event is free for 2003 Technet members. For non-members the price is $25 (to be paid at the door) with reservation. Otherwise, the cost to pay at the door on the date of the event is $30. To reserve a space, go to:

ACM Announces Spring SIG Schedule
The Inland Northwest chapter of ACM (INACM) continues its series of monthly meetings for this academic year. ACM (The Association for Computing Machinery) is the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society, having been founded in 1947. These meetings are technical talks in the field of Computer Science and are held at the SIRTI building.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003. Richard Jafarties, President, Mitek Automation Consultants, will discuss "Finite State Machines and Their Practical Application" at the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (INACM) special interest group (SIG). The meeting will be held at SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., room 432. It begins at 4:30 p.m.with networking and coffee and cookies. The talk will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is no charge and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, e-mail Paul De Palma at, or call John Maus at (509) 995-4758.

Tuesday, April 8, 2003. Xing Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Gonzaga University will discuss "Artificial Neural Networks and Applications."

Tuesday, May 13, 2003. Michael Slupczynski, Network Systems Manager, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, will discuss "Wireless: Its Future is Now." Time, place, and cost are the same as for the March meeting. Contact information will be given in future Terabyte Tidbits.

Technet Hosts Innovation and Technology Workshop
Technet’s Quarterly Innovation and Technology Workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at WSU Spokane, 668 North Riverpoint Boulevard, in the Phase I Classroom Building, Room 148. This workshop will feature a more in-depth discussion of the “Importance of Branding and Global Marketing” to be led by a panel including Randi Neilson, Vice President of Marketing for Itron, Brad Sago, Associate Professor of Whitworth College, and Mr. Wheeler, the Technet breakfast speaker. This workshop is free. For reservations, or more information, call Jim Culver at (509) 242-8324 or go to:

Marketing Associates of Spokane Presents “Economic Forecast for the Spokane Region”
Randy Barcus, Chief Economist for Avista Corp, will present the March program at the luncheon meeting of Marketing Associates of Spokane (MAS). Mr. Barcus will discuss the Spokane region’s economy, including his forecast for the coming months.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 13th at noon at the WestCoast Grand Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive in Spokane. The cost is $15 for MAS members and $25 for non-members. Reservation deadline is March 10th. For membership information or to make a reservation, contact MAS Vice President David Dowers at (509) 536-3853 or see the MAS website at

INTEC Hosts Cyber Security Forum
INTEC’s "Cyber-Security Technology Special Interest Group Forum" will be Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at the Davenport Hotel from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. INTEC’s purpose is to bring together the regions researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, media, and investors to hear what is happening in various technology sectors. For more information, please go to:

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