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01/30/2009 - Terabyte Tidbits

LaunchPad--INW presents Social Networking 101
Thursday, February 5, from 5:30pm to 8pm at The Lincoln Center, 1316 North Lincoln Street, (one block north of the Spokane Arena). Cocktails at 5:30, panel discussion and Q&A at 6, networking at 7pm. Bill Kalivas, co-founder of LaunchPad-INW, organized the event to explain how social networking can help you and your organization. In addition to networking opportunities, the event will present a panel discussion that will focus on the basics: What is social networking?; how it works; how you can get involved; and why it's critical that your organization get into the game now. They will also take a look at social networking's future and why it will become an important part of every business' communication strategy. Event sponsors are the Better Business Bureau, IT Lifeline and The Lincoln Center. To RSVP, contact Zan Deery at the BBB, 509-232-0534, or Inland NW LaunchPad at

The Ripple Effect Downtown – Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Annual Meeting
Friday, February 6, 3:30pm, Davenport Hotel, Marie Antoinette Ballroom ·10 S. Post Street. $25 per person by January 30, 2009; or $30 at the door. Keynote Speaker: Senator Lisa Brown. To Register: visit Downtown Spokane Partnership, 211 N. Wall St. Suite 300, Spokane, Washington 99201,, 509.456.0580.

Spokane Science Café Presents -- Are you really as fat as someone has said you are?
Wednesday, February 11, 6:00 pm. The Steam Plant Grill, 159 S. Lincoln, Spokane. The presentation, “Are you really as fat as someone has said you are?” will be given by Wendy Repovich, EWU. For more information, contact Laurie Hassell, (208) 699-6240, or e-mail: Visit: Admission free.

SLUG (Spokane Linux Users Group)
Wednesday, February 18, at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 PM. They generally run 1½ to 2 hours long. “All are welcome to join us for festive Linux discussion.” Find SLUG this month at Davids Pizza 829 E. Boone Ave., the corner of Hamilton & Boone. For more information, visit

INMUG – Inland Northwest Multimedia Users Group
Thursday, February 19, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The program will be about "Using Adobe Soundbooth". Check for more information. In the University District, Sirti Board Room (Room 432 on the 4th Floor), 665 North Riverpoint Blvd. Free.

Discovery Series Features Patricia Hunt of WSU
Friday, February 20. 7:30 – 9:00 am. Patricia Hunt of the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences will speak on “the environmental factors - especially in plastics - that affect reproductive health.” The cost is $30.00, and you may pay at the door. The presentation begins at 8:00 am and opens with a buffet breakfast at 7:30 am at the Spokane Athletic Club at 1002 W Riverside. The intimate setting encourages discussion with a Q&A session following the speaker's presentation. Each session adjourns promptly at 9:00 am. To R SVP please send email to, or call 208-651-6271 or 509-209-925.

Washington Technology Center -- Research Funding Available
Notice of intent due March 19, application due April 23. Are you working on innovative technology applications with near-term commercial potential? Consider applying for a Washington Technology Center grant to offset the costs of your R&D.
Washington Technology Center awards funding to Washington-based research teams in an effort to help transition great ideas out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. If you are a Washington technology business looking to partner with an academic or non-profit researcher on a collaborative research endeavor, you may be eligible for a funding award through Washington Technology Center's Research & Technology Development (RTD) grants program. Washington Technology Center is now accepting proposals for its next round of grants which will be awarded in June. Projects begin July 1. But hurry, application deadlines are drawing near. Notice of Intent deadline is March 19 and applications are due April 23.

For more information about the RTD Grants Program, visit Here you will find everything from Eligibility Criteria to Downloadable Proposal Materials. Or, for additional information, please contact Russell Paez, 206.616.3102,

Computer and Media Support Services Available.
Community-Minded Enterprises is introducing non-profit and small business support services. Computer and Office Technology Support serves Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area community-based organizations, micro-businesses (less than 10 employees), neighborhood groups and public agencies. “We offer a team with more than 25 years of collective IT expertise and national certifications.” Available Services:
General Equipment Set-Up and Maintenance
Software and Hardware Upgrades and Installation
Basic Tutorials on Using Microsoft Windows and the Internet
E-mail Management
Programming office machines
Internet Security (Anti-Virus, Spyware and More)
Server Equipment and Software Maintenance
Computer Networking
Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Plans
For more information or to set up a computer consultation, please contact: Darryl Hammonds, Community-Minded Computer Support, 25 West Main Avenue, Ste. 310, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: (509) 209-2610,

flexible space - 1,000 to 25,000 SF
157 S. Howard
Anyone interested call: 509.755.5555

Washington Technology Center Awards $561,797 in Research Funding
Eight company-researcher projects have been awarded state funding for the development of innovative commercial technology applications. Companies with winning projects for January 2009 are: Applied Precision, of Issaquah; ATS, of Silverdale; The Boeing Company and HEATCON® Composite Systems, of Seattle; Enertechnix, of Maple Valley; GeoMonkey, Inc., of Vancouver; Greenwood Technologies, LLC, of Bellevue; Omeros Corporation, of Seattle; and Theo Chocolate, Inc., of Seattle. Winning proposals described innovative research in computer systems and microelectronics, advanced materials and manufacturing, food safety and quality, and biotechnology and biomedical devices.

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