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Bay Area Bomba Blast 2016 Oct. 15, 9:30 AM 2016 at 260 E Tasman Dr, San Jose, CA

The SHPE San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley Professional Chapters cordially invite you to energize your career and join us for a one-day seminar to improve your skills: resume writing, interviewing with recruiters, and navigating a career fair. This year, Cisco will host us on their campus. Also, Cisco will be present at National Conference so this event is a great way for students to practice with recruiters.

We are looking for professionals to volunteer for the resume workshops and mock interviews. We invite our student members from the SHPE university chapters to participate.

AGENDA (TBD) - 9:30 to 2:30PM



FOR THE EVENT: Bring three copies of your resume, update your LinkedIn profile, and if you have business cards, please bring them.

DRESS CODE: Business Professional

SHPE SFBA Engineering Day At The Exploratorium Sept. 25, 10:00 AM 2016 at Exploratorium

Join your SHPE San Francisco Bay Area chapter as we celebrate our 14th Annual “Engineering Day”. A full day of lively bilingual programs for adults and children for FREE with a flyer. Only one flyer per family or per group is necessary.

Explore and celebrate the contributions engineering makes to our world. Contact me, Jorge Hinojosa, [email protected], if you would like to volunteer for this event. A volunteer prep session will take place prior to the event so let me know if you would like to volunteer so I can sign you up!

Please save the date. We will use this Facebook event to share the latest details.

Hope to see you all Sunday September 25th!!!

Independencia 2016 Sept. 15, 8:00 PM 2016 at Press Club, 765 Market St, San Francisco

Please join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage month at Independencia 2016
We are co-hosting Independecia 2016- a social gathering of Latino professionals and lovers of Latin American culture at the beautiful Press Club in downtown San Francisco with DJ Santanero and DJ Juan Data playing the best of musica Latina.
This is a member appreciation event and you're invired +1. RSVP is required for free entrance (note: RSVP does not guarantee entrance- first come first serve).
To RSVP please go to: http://independencia2016.eventbrite.com/?aff=shpesf
Independencia 2016 is hosted by ALPFA San Francisco, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Contra Costa, SHPE San Francisco, SHPE Silicon Valley, and LAM Network
Arrive before 9PM and receive a ticket for wine at $2/glass.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!

World's 1st Virtual Reality Satellite - Space VR Presentation Sept. 8, 6:30 PM 2016 at 1 Embarcadero, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94111

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]

SHPE Membership Mixer Aug. 11, 6:00 PM 2016 at Plank Oakland

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.

SHPE SFBA - Networking like a Professional July 28, 6:30 PM 2016 at 101 Montgomery Suite 600 San Francisco, CA

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

SHPE SFBA End Of The Year BBQ July 10, 10:00 AM 2016 at 14001 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577, United States

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.


SHPE SFBA 2016-2017 Chapter Board Elections June 2, 6:30 PM 2016 at Pandora's Office (2101 Webster Street, Oakland, CA)

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.

SHPE SFBA & ALPFA: Latinos in Tech Symposium May 26, 5:30 PM 2016 at Yammer

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!

Outreach - Engineering Panel and Workshops May 21, 10:00 AM 2016 at UC Santa Cruz

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!