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03/31/2005 - Terabyte Tidbits

Terabyte Triangle Reader Asks Assistance
Jim Chase, a Terabyte Triangle reader, writes: I am interested in multi-media publishing, as in creating an extensive Web site that becomes a book, with hot links published in both. The books I'm most interested in deal with economic public policy, and it would be nice to create the links to a Symcity type of math modeling for people who want to be interactive. Anyone who is doing or thinking about this sort of thing in Spokane, contact Jim Chase, PhD at

BIZStreet Training: "Articulating What You Do" -- How to Sell in a Natural Style
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
7:30 to 9:00 AM
SRBC 1st floor conference room
801 W. Riverside
Lori Richardson is back with another interactive session where you will discuss and work through a four quadrant, simple-to-use tool to identify the style of communication that those around you have, and how you can use this knowledge to have more thorough discussions about your prospective buyer's business pain. Use of this tool will enable easier and more meaningful business and personal conversations with others. Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Visit to register, or call 624-1393. Sponsored by SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business".

SITSA Presents "Hidden Markov Models" by Joe Dumoulin
Tuesday, April 12, Socializing: 5:30 pm; Presentation: 6:00 pm
Real-world engineering problems often require us to cope with hidden data and incomplete information. Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) are a set of tools for solving problems where we can see the output of the system but not the way the system works internally. In this talk, I'll discuss the nature, uses, and limitations of HMM methods and show a programming example that uses HMM assumptions to predict hidden state transitions given any output sequence and the transition probabilities.

The seminar will be at Gonzaga University, Herak Engineering Center, Room 301, 3rd floor, 502 E. Boone Ave. Spokane, Washington 99258. Cookies will be provided. Free Admission. Parking is available on Sharp and the surrounding neighborhood. On campus parking requires a permit.

.NET Users Group Presents "Essential C# 2.0" by Mark Michaelis
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 6:00 pm. Bring your laptop and join us for an evening of programming with C# 2.0. In this two hour session we walk through examples of how C# 2.0 has been extended. Topics include generics, anonymous methods, iterators, partial types and more. Examples are coded live while you optionally follow along on your laptop -- learning by doing, not just seeing. (You will be required to have installed the .NET 2.0 SDK beta or a version of Visual Studio 2005 Beta in order to code along. You will also find a unit testing framework such as TestDriven.NET or Team Test helpful.)

The seminar will be at Gonzaga University, Herak Engineering Center, Room 244, 2rd floor, 502 E. Boone Ave. Spokane, Washington 99258. Free Admission. Parking is available on Sharp and the surrounding neighborhood. On campus parking requires a permit.

An Introduction to Federal Research Funding Awards
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
8:30 am to Noon; 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
SIRTI, 665 N Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane, Washington 99202
Did you know the federal government awards smaller companies billions in R&D funding each year? These two comprehensive hands-on sessions will cover the essentials of evaluating a range of federal R&D grants for your company. Learn about preparing and pursuing a government research award as well as dedicated funding streams for small businesses and energy-related companies.

Morning Program: Tapping into Government Funds for Energy Technology Projects, 8:30am –noon Speakers: Representatives from Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Jeff Morris,(NWETC), and Tab Wilkins (WTC)

Afternoon Program: SBIR 101 - An Introduction to Federal Research Awards, 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Speakers: Tab Wilkins (WTC) and Jean Montano (SIRTI). Basics to be covered include: * Federal R&D Funding, is it Right for Me? Eligibility and Strategic Perspectives. * Where do I Start? Finding the Agency That's Right for You, * Follow Federal Funding Trends for Energy Projects and Match them with Your Company's Research.

Registration deadline: April 18. Costs: $75.00 -- Registration for both workshops, $45.00 -- Registration for "Tapping into Government Funds for Energy Technology Projects" - 8:30am – noon.
$45.00 Registration for "SBIR 101 - An Introduction to Federal Research Awards" - 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
$10.00 Boxed lunch option
Additional information and Link to online registration:

Technet Speaker Series/Dinner features Tom Turner, CEO and President, Itronix
April 21, 2005. Spokane Athletic Club (Georgian Ballroom), 1002 W Riverside Ave Spokane, WA 99201-1104, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Social Hour); 6:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner/Networking. $30 for RSVP Members and students (scholarships available) $40 for non-members, $40 at the door. To RSVP, visit or call 509-242-TECH (8324). Auction: One Itronix Tablet laptop, Value $3000.

Northwest Microwave, Inc. Has New President
Northwest Microwave, Inc. (NWM), a regionally-based fiber optic and microwave communications company, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Jon F. Burns as President of NWM. Jon has worked for over 25 years in the electronics and communications industries, developing customer application designs for aerospace and test equipment companies. Jon was originally hired as the NWM National Sales Director and quickly proved his ability to oversee the company’s expanding operations.

WTC Microfabrication Laboratory Presents: 10th Anniversary Symposium
May 19, 2005
1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration & Sessions: HUB Auditorium, UW Campus, Seattle, WA
Lab Tours & Reception: Washington Technology Center, Fluke Hall, UW Campus, Seattle, WA For the past 10 years, Washington Technology Center has been home to the Pacific Northwest’s only public Microfabrication Laboratory which provides hands on R&D and training support to entrepreneurs, university researchers, and industry.
To register, please download the 10th Anniversary Registration Form and fax it to 206-543-3059. For more information or to sponsor this event, please contact Angie Santo at 206-616-4187 or email

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