Please join SHPE SFBA on September 8th, at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by Blaze Sanders of SpaceVR about the company and its virtual reality satellite. The presentation will take place at the offices of Morris Polich & Purdy, One Embarcadero, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94111.
Blaze Sanders is currently the Chief Technology Officer of SpaceVR (www.spacevr.co/preorder), where he works on camera electronics, satellite communications, and electromechanical CAD modeling. He was previously the Sr. Electromechanical Engineer at Meta Company, where he worked on Augmented Reality glasses that turn you into Ironman, the CTO of Solar System Express (Sol-X) building Ironmans rocket boots and electronics, and was a NASA civil servant at Marshall Space Flight Center and the Technical Program Manager of the JURBAN Google Lunar X PRIZE team working on a robotic Lunar Wormbot.
SpaceVR is the world’s 1st Virtual Reality (VR) satellite, delivering 360-degree Cinematic, Live, Virtual Space Tourism. Thus allowing users to#BeAnAstronaut and experience space firsthand from any mobile, desktop or virtual reality device. Through the use of 360-degree cameras, SpaceVR technology capture footage from the International Space Station’s (ISS) Cupola observatory module back to Earth so consumers can experience space travel in immersive virtual reality. Only 536 people have ever viewed the Earth from space, leading to a unique experience that astronauts refer to as the Overview Effect – national boundaries disappear, conflicts seem unimportant and humans are united in a desire to protect this "pale blue dot" called home. SpaceVR aims to bring this experience to everyone in realizing its mission of bringing the world together to preserve our planet. SpaceVR will provide this content through a “space-as-a-service” subscription model, with packages designed for consumers, classrooms, game developers, museums and more.
Blaze is bringing the following to the presentation for attendees to play with:
• 9 Samsung GearVRs
• 20 Homindo Mini's
• 1 Oculus
Refreshments will be served.
If you plan to attend, please confirm attendance by emailing Ariana Sarabia at [email protected]
Come join your SHPE SFBA chapter for our Membership Mixer. This event is geared for you to come out and connect with other members from our chapter. This is a great way to meet our 2016-2017 executive board, professionals and reconnect with old friends. You will also learn about what your officers have planned for this upcoming year.
Join us at Mass Mutual for some tips on how to network like a Pro! This is a great opportunity to improve your networking skills! In this workshop you will learn how to effectively develop mentors, meet high quality professionals and develop your own 30 second commercial for what you do and the service you provide.
Food and drinks will be provided
We would like to celebrate the end of the 2015-2016 fiscal year by having a BBQ. We are still trying to find a location, and it will most likely be in the East Bay. For now, if you are interested in attending, please fill out the Google form below.
Join SHPE SFBA for our general meeting on Thursday, June 2nd. This meeting will be focused on elections for next years officers. We encourage you to attend this event as all paid members will be able to vote for the candidates.
Join us as we listen to each candidate give their speeches of why they want to run for the executive board. Since this will be a shorter meeting than normal, we will be going to a local establishment afterwards to network. If you are a paid member and would like to vote, but wont be able to make it to the meeting please reach out to Aaron Martinez. You must be a paid member to run for any position.
Hope to see you all there!
Below is a description of each position:
Outreach Coordinator - Liaison between chapter and community events
Membership Development Coordinator Liaison between our chapter board and our membership.
Student Outreach Coordinator - Liaison between our chapter and university students.
Secretary - Assist in chapter operations / bookkeeping
Webmaster Run our website and assist chapter in IT services.
Treasurer Track chapter finances
Professional Development Coordinator Liaison between chapter and industry to serve our members.
Vice-President Oversee/Assist president in chapter operations.
President Oversee chapter operations / Serve as liaison between our chapter and SHPE National Office.
It's no secret that there is a lack of diversity in the tech industry.
Join us as we discuss this relevant topic and learn how we can assist in ending this trend. We have partnered up with ALPFA for this great event.
Meet, network and be a catalyst for change with other Bay Area professionals!
If you would like to attend, please reach out to me ([email protected]) by Tuesday, at 12pm so that we can submit your names to security at Yammer.
We hope to see you there!
We are looking for professionals to volunteer to partake as part of the engineering panel, and workshops for students at this outreach event taking place at UC Santa Cruz. Please contact Jorge Hinojosa (916) 606-8377 if you would like to be a volunteer or have any questions.
10:00 10:30 Welcome / Icebreaker / Breakfast
10:30 am 11:00am Workshops The College Experience
What you wish you knew while in college?
How did you stay motivated in your field?
Suggestions for internships
What to put on my resume
11:05-12:00 - Steps to Success: Landing the Job
The Interview process
Talking to companies
What to do if you dont get hired
Help Im unqualified/under-qualified!
12:05pm 12:30pm The Professional World
Making a choice in career/ life
How did you end up there?
How to become a leader in your field.
12:35 pm 1:00pm Professional Panel
Questions for the professionals and closing
We hope to see you all there!
Hello SHPE familia!
We are excited inform that SHPE SFBA will be apart of the Noche De Ciencias at Richmond High School on Thurdsday May 12th. We are looking for 15 volunteers to help with the workshops for students and parents; Also, 4 individuals that would like to be apart of an engineering Q/A panel. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in volunteering!
Contact me if you have any questions.
SHPE SFBA Community Outreach Coordinator
Join SHPE SFBA for our social outing on Thursday, May 5th. We will be going to the Giants game, as they play the Colorado Rockies. If you are interested in attending the game, please register by Thursday, April 28th.
The real estate market is shifting... what does that mean for Buyers? Its a great thing! Now is the time to make that home purchase you have been on the fence about. Join SHPE SFBA for this informative workshop where you will learn about what makes a sales offer accepted? Its not all about the price. Learn about new property trends, new mortgage guidelines and how they are impacting the mortgage loan process, and much more. This workshop would be ideal for first time home buyers, current homeowners, the move-up buyers and investment property buyers. The basics (steps of the process) of general home buying will also be covered.
We will also be having our nominations, for next years board, during this meeting. If you would like to run or nominate someone for the 2016-2017 Executive Board please fill out the form naming the individual. We are looking for energetic, self reliant, self motivated, self driven individuals with the goal to continue with our SHPE vision and mission. Below find the positions open followed by a brief description.
Oversee chapter operations and serves as liaison between chapter and SHPE National Office, as well as being the point of contact for organizational and and financial matters of the chapter.
Oversees and assists President in chapter operations. Co-Chair all meetings and chair meetings in the absence of the President.
Tracks chapter finances and assists in designing and implementing fundraising projects and applying for grants.
Professional Development Coordinator
Liaison between chapter and industry to serve our members. Responsible for ensuring professional speakers at certain meetings.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Liaison between chapter and community events. Creates and maintains connections with other community leaders to provide events for the Latino community.
Membership Development Coordinator
Liaison between our chapter board and our membership. Encouraged to develop ideas relating to engaging the membership within the chapter.
Runs and maintains the SHPE SFBA website. Encouraged to develop projects that will make it easier to provide information to our members, community.
Assist in chapter operations and bookkeeping. Is responsible for keeping minute meetings.
Student Outreach Coordinator
Liaison between chapter and university students. Works on creating a connection with university students and providing value to them through Professional Engineering panels.