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May 19th, 2017
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SVTC class 1 election | Slate of Candidates| May luncheon
Presidio | Cisco Security Fundamentals (5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24)
E-N Computers Lunch & Learn (6/6)
Welcome Back SVTC Member: Valley Automation
Welcome Back SVTC Member: Shenandoah University
Welcome Back SVTC Member: Rockingham County Public Schools
Job Opening: Software Engineer (Jenzabar)
Job Opening: Senior Network Engineer (Blue Ridge Community College)
BRCC Workforce and Continuing Education Seeking Instructors
Job Openings: Computer Network Specialist, Massanutten Technical Center
SVTC Board of Directors
Slate of Candidates | Spring 2017 Election | Class 1

Once a year, SVTC members vote on who will join its board of directors for a 2 - year term in one of its two classes. On June 30, 2017, the term for our class 1 of directors expires. This May we are conducting the annual election for class 1, whose term will start on July 1, 2017. In March and April, SVTC members contributed suggestions to a slate of candidates which was then approved by the board of directors. The election takes place online as well as in - person, and finishes up at the Annual Meeting on May 25, 2017 at the Wood Grill. SVTC members were emailed their unique ballot links last week. (If you are a member and did not receive your email, please let us know.)

Slate of candidates, class I, spring 2017:
  • Joey Groah, DIGICO
  • Phil Douglas, Dynamic Aviation
  • Chiedo, The Chiedo Companies
  • Chip Harvill, Cadence
  • Mike Lam, Premier Technical Services
  • Ed Pease, BRCC
  • Ron Perry, grep Innovation
  • Sandra Quigg, Friendship Industries
  • Greg St. Ours, WAW
  • Nick Swayne, JMU CoE
Short bios for each candidate are available at the SVTC election  info page.

Annual Meeting and May luncheon open to anyone, member or not. 
May 25 | Wood Grill | 11:30 am 

Luncheon speaker and topic: Patrick McQuown will give an update on  JMU's Center for Entrepreneurshipdetails for a new JMU summer accelerator program for students and the ventures they are pursuing this summer, and how the Valley's 'tech users and creators' community can connect with the Center.

Patrick joined JMU's College of Business as executive director for the CfE in January -- he is a pioneer of the mobile services and online media industry and started his first company, Proteus, in 1996, working out of his dorm room at The George Washington University.  More about his subsequent endeavors and bike riding passion

Presidio | Cisco Security Fundamentals 
May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th |12-2pm | JMU Lakeview Hall 

E-N Computers Lunch & Learn | 
6 Criteria for Buying Cloud and Outsourced Tech Services 
For CFO's, CIO's, and IT Managers
June 6th | 11:30am-1:00pm | Mrs. Rowes, Staunton

Many organizations look for outside assistance to keep critical networks and applications running that support their business. Often these services are sold as hourly consulting, managed services, or cloud service plans. Ian MacRae owner of E-N Computers has been nationally recognized as one of the leading Tech Services firms by MSPMentor. Ian will guide you through 6 considerations when hiring an outside firm to work on your technology, and explain the difference between managed services, tech consultants, and cloud service plan.
Dutch Treat but the Pie is on us! 

Welcome back SVTC member! 
Valley Automation

Valley Automation, Inc. is a Systems Integration firm with offices in Luray and Harrisonburg, Virginia. We are a women-owned small business in the State of Virginia, holding numerous technical certifications and business relationships to include but not limited to Rockwell Automation, Mitsubishi, GE Intelligent Platforms, Corning, Leviton, APC, Hoffman and Eaton. Valley Automation, Inc. serves a wide client base, not only in Virginia, but nationwide, travelling onsite for startup services as well as offering remote connectivity for immediate support. We offer clients some of the most experienced engineers in our area and works with several others on a contract basis. Our team at Valley Automation, Inc. is staffed to assist all clients in the following ways: 
  • Project Management 
  • Controls / Electrical / Systems Integration 
  • Data Collection Services 
  • Control Panel Design and Fabrication Services 
  • Technical Writing / Documentation / CAD Drawings 
  • Instrumentation / Calibration 
  • Software Engineering 
  • Installation and Startup Services

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Shenandoah University

Shenandoah University is a comprehensive, private university with an enrollment of nearly 4,000 students in seven schools: College of Arts & Sciences, Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, Shenandoah Conservatory, Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing, School of Education & Human Development, School of Health Professions (Athletic Training, Respiratory Care, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy) and Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy,. The university offers nearly 100 programs of study at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.


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Rockingham County Public Schools

Rockingham County Public Schools is committed to educating today's learner, and developing tomorrow's future. Our division has approximately 11,400 students that are supported by over 1,850 full-time employees. Dr. Carol Fenn is Superintendent. Rockingham County students attend 15 elementary, 4 middle, 4 high, a regional governor's school, a technical center, and an alternative education center. Our four high schools offer students a variety of opportunities to earn college credit while in high school, including dual enrollment classes, Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and virtual learning courses in all major content areas. We have outstanding fine arts, technical, and vocational programs. We are blessed to have a supportive local community where our parents, businesses, and leaders all value the importance of educating children and providing them the experiences and resources needed to be successful learners.

Job Opening: Software Engineer
Jenzabar | Harrisonburg

Jenzabar (Harrisonburg) is looking for a talented and experienced Software Engineer to join our team of passionate people in designing and developing a high quality, user focused administrative software for higher education. This individual should be highly proficient with PowerBuilder and MSSQLServer and have a passion for software development as well as a keen eye for well-designed software solutions. The Software Engineer should have solid experience with programming techniques that will facilitate the use of our application. Solid experience and troubleshooting skills working with PowerBuilder applications in a production environment is highly preferred. If you enjoy working in a team environment to develop an application that will not just let users do their work but help them do their work, then please consider joining the Jenzabar team.


Job Opening: Senior Network Engineer
Blue Ridge Community College | Weyers Cave

Blue Ridge Community College is looking for a mission driven network engineer to support the  BRCC  Enterprise-wide Area Network. The chief objective of this position is to provide technical expertise for managing  the  BRCC   LAN  and  WAN  networks. Management of the network includes all the components rel evant to a converged data, voice and  video Network and includes routers, gateways, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VoIP call managers, video bridges, scheduling systems and wireless. This position is responsible for the "hand-on" design, deployment and troubleshooting of the various components of the network. The  BRCC  network infrastructure supports the Student, Faculty, and Staff with two remote locations.


BRCC Workforce and Continuing Education Seeking Instructors
Blue Ridge Community College | Weyers Cave
Contract instructors needed with strong facilitation and interpersonal skills who are experienced with teaching adults/business professionals. The areas of expertise required are in: Office 365, SharePoint and Crystal Reports. Please contact Suzie Dull at or (540) 453-2337.

Job Openings: 
Computer Network Specialist

Massanutten Technical Center

Oversees the operation of the MTC local area network, and connection to the RCPS Central office. Responsibilities  include installing, testing and performing routine maintenance on  Microsoft  servers,  as well as administration of the google apps domain  and all local area network equipment. Identifies and solves problems related to  computer network technology and to communicate with users, manufacturers, and vendors concerning networking, hardware, or software issues. Oversees all audio / visual systems on the campus. Installs and maintains all classroom and conference room video projectors, document cameras, DVD video players.

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