Welcome to SPIN plus
October 2017 edition
This month's announcements:

Sponsor Announcement

Eliassen Group

Take a look at our  full list of upcoming training opportunities  in the Boston area and beyond!

Eliassen Group has been driving the success of our clients, consultants, and employees within Technology Staffing Services and Consulting Services since 1989. For 25 years, we have been at the forefront of innovation by uniting talented people and quality solutions within successful companies to help them attain their business objectives.Our solution oriented approach to understanding your needs ensures that we identify and represent the best possible talent available in the market, personally selected and matched to your requirements by our highly-tenured, extraordinarily capable recruitment services team.

You are invited to present at BOSCON 2018, The Boston Quality Conference hosted by ASQ Boston March 19-20 at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, MA.  Deadline for submissions is Oct. 23, details are on the Boston Section site. Theme is "Quality - A Worldwide Imperative for the Future" and tracks include Software, Standards, Risks, Tools, Medical, FDA, and Value & Performance.

Presenting Data And Information:

In Boston MA

October 23, 2017
October 24, 2017
October 25, 2017

"Edward Tufte's one-day course on "Presenting Data and Information" is the best value-for-money that you can spend if you are involved in any way in presentation of information to users. When I receive this new schedule of these courses each year I get to thinking whom do I know whose career might change for the better if they take this course. I've taken it twice (the content is always up to date with the latest examples of both good and bad information design). Every attendee gets copies of Tufte's four major works on visual display of information. Tufte offers a group discount so your company can send a whole department or product team. And there's a steep discount for full-time students, faculty members, and postdocs.

When we were still not yet cash-flow-positive and had to watch every penny, I insisted on offering to every member of the staff who had either development or product marketing roles in the company, whether in London or Boston, a chance to go to this course. We aspired to be leaders in creating innovative ways for users to browse information from subject encyclopedias. To me it was money well spent and showed that we were a company that takes effective user-centered design seriously. If your boss says there's no money to send you to such a course go to it on your own nickel, but buy a copy of "The Inmates are Running the Asylum" for your boss or boss's boss." JOHN DOVE

Venue Sponsor

Applying Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology to Critical National Problems



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