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General Meeting: How to Connect Better with People March 31, 6:30 PM 2016 at ACCO Engineered Systems

Hola SHPE familia!

We are happy to invite you to our general meeting this month, please join us and bring anyone that may be interested on joining SHPE or other memebers that you keep in touch with.

Come and geet updated on all the news about SHPE regional and national as well as learning about new career oportunites and professional developement. We will be having a vey interesting presentation by Jessica Mastors, she is a professional speaker, story coach and strategist based in San Francisco. Learn more about Jessica thru her site www.jessicamastors.com.
The following is a quick preview of what she'll be presenting:

The Practical Magic of Storytelling: How to Connect Better with People through Story

In every conversation - whether high stakes or low - there is an opportunity to meet the other person as a whole human being, rather than from within the professional shell we wear with our job titles. By telling short but meaningful personal stories - for which the human brain is hardwired - you can not only be more engaging, but also reveal yourself as both the master of your own experience and the multi-dimensional person you truly are. In this fun and interactive story workshop, you will gain practical storytelling skills you can use to connect more authentically and effectively with other people - co-workers, managers, clients, or those you just met at a networking event - around your experience, work, passions and pastimes.

Please contact me with any questions, hope to see you all there.

SHPE SFBA Salsa Night Feb. 25, 7:30 PM 2016 at Balanoire

Come join your SHPE SFBA Chapter for our Member Mixer with a night out dancing and a Salsa dance lesson. This event is geared for you to come out and connect with other members from our chapter and learn what our chapter has in store for you for the second half of the year. We will have a socializing hour from 7:30-8:30. The salsa dance class starts at 8:30, and the second half of the night is an open floor for dancing. We will have a VIP table where you can relax, have a drink and mingle throughout the event.

Event Date: Thursday, Februrary 25, 2016

Event Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Event Location: Balanoire
2565 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110

Cost: $8 for the salsa lesson

Event Contact: If you have any questions about this event, please reach out to Samantha Suriano, at 510-379-8070 or Melissa Elder, at 417-268-7498.

We hope to see you all there!

SHPE SFBA Info Session & Getting a Raise Workshop Feb. 11, 6:30 PM 2016 at EBMUD

We are working on providing you with a workshop related to discussion raises or promotion with your managers as we are around the time of most everyone going through the review process with their respective employers. We also want to use this time to ask you about the events that you have gotten most value from and what you would like to see in the future.

Microsofts Discover O365 San Francisco Jan. 28, 6:00 PM 2016 at Bond Bar

Join SHPE SFBA for cocktails and mingling at Microsofts Discover O365 San Francisco at Bond. This will be the ULTIMATE tech mixer that you will not want to miss! There will be FREE drinks, food and music! All tech professionals are encouraged to attend. The event is first come first serve as space is limited. We hope to see you at this event!

Must be 21+ with ID to attend.

To RSVP for the event, please email [email protected] with your full name and current company.

Intel Professional Development & Career Series Jan. 23, 8:00 AM 2016 at Intel Corporation - SC12

8:00am - 9:00am Registration / Networking / Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 9:30am Intel Welcome

9:30am - 10:30am Workshop #1-Behavioral Matrix
Presented by Kathy Quinlan Director of Training, PSI Seminars.

In this experiential workshop you will learn about yourself and the behaviors that impact your communication with others. You will learn how to listen and communicate effectively with different personalities to get what you want in your career and in your personal life. People naturally communicate in a style that resonates with others that are like them, but is often a barrier to those that are in a different position in the behavioral matrix. Every position in the behavioral matrix adds a unique value to the human experience and each person makes contributions to work, society and family that cannot be accomplished by a single individual. You will leave the workshop with a greater appreciation and understanding of the diversity in people and how to make your workplace and your life more effective and enjoyable

10:30am - 11:00am Break

11:00am - 12: noon Workshop #2 - The Magic Toolkit: Confidence and Persistence
Presented by Tiffany Crawford Founder CREATE Women's Leadership Institute

This workshop, the foundation of every successful career - confidence and persistence - will be discussed in practical steps for their sustainability and cultivation. In a busy corporate environment with increasing demands, moments and thoughts of self-doubt can creep in. These moments over time can begin to shake one's confidence and the habit of persistence can devolve into one of indecision and hesitation.

12: noon 12:30pm Closing Comments

12:30pm 2:30pm Networking / Intel Career Fair
Learn about Intel career opportunities. If you are interested in registering for the career fair, learn more about opportunities, speak to our Hiring Managers and possibly be selected for an onsite interview, please submit your resume by clicking on the following link Intel.com/jobs

Learn about our partner organizations

The dress code is casual. Please register through Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/intel-professional-development-career-series-pdcs-santa-clara-ca-q1-2016-tickets-20038098492?aff=SHPE

SHPE SFBA Member Appreciation and Holiday Mixer Dec. 17, 6:30 PM 2015 at plank oakland

Come join your SHPE SFBA Chapter for our Member Appreciation and Holiday Mixer. We will be celebrating our recent awards: SHPE National Large Chapter of the Year Award, and Region 1 Chapter of the Year Award received at the SHPE national conference! This event is geared for you to come out and connect with other members from our chapter and to celebrate the accomplishments from the first half of the year.

Event Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015

Event Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Event Location: Plank
98 Broadway, Oakland

Event Contact: If you have any questions about this event, please reach out to Samantha Suriano, at

We hope to see you all there!

Google Holiday Mixer 2015 Dec. 9, 5:30 PM 2015 at The Hangout Cafe Google

Join SHPE SFBA at Googles Annual Holiday Mixer. Join us and other organizations, such as SHPE SV, SWE and NSBE, for this great event of networking and connecting with other professionals in the Bay Area. This is always a great event to get to know what Google is doing and see what other organizations are doing in the area. We hope to see you there this year.

Please use this link to register for the event: https://events.withgoogle.com/google-holiday-mixer-2015-2/

SHPE SFBA Volunteering @ St. Anthonys Dining Room Services Dec. 6, 9:00 AM 2015 at St. Anthony Foundation

As we start the holiday season, most of us take time to give thanks for all that we have and also reflect on the past year and spend time with family. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to do so. This time of year is also a great time to give back to our community.

We have signed up to volunteer at St. Anthonys Dining Room Services to help serve about 2,600 lunches to the poor and homeless.

This location is about two blocks from the Civic Center BART Station and we are required to be there from 9am to 1:45pm. Space is limited to 10 volunteers so please fill out the Google Form below by next Tuesday, December 1st.

Please click here and sign up to volunteer: http://goo.gl/forms/GQ5MvS76Vo

SHPE Conference 2015 Nov. 10, 9:00 PM 2015 at Baltimore, MD

SHPE Conference 2015 is approaching, this year the national conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland November 11-15.

The SHPE Conference is the major event for SHPE Inc. and the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in the country. Each year, the conference attracts over 5,000 engineering professionals, students and corporate representatives.
Over the years, the Professional Development Program (PDP) has developed into a two track program: Management and Technical. The Management and Technical tracks compass the beginner, mid-level, and seasoned professionals with a focus to captivate managerial and technical careers, transform skills into managerial or leading technical capabilities, and sustain the continuous development of future leaders.
For more information and registration please visit the link below;


A couple of the officers (if not all) are planning to attend, reach out to us if you have any questions

Region 1 Bomba Cup Soccer Tournament Nov. 7, 10:00 AM 2015 at San Leandro Marina

Join us for this year's Region 1 Bomba Cup Soccer Tournament, hosted by SHPE San Francisco State.

If you are interested in being part of the team, please use the following Google Form to sign up.