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May 3,  2019
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Congratulations TechNite19 Award Winners! (and check out the photo booth photos)
Member News: Cadence, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Arcor Laser
ValleyTechCon.19 | Save the Date | Call for Speakers (9/25)
JMU X-Labs Informational Tours (starting 5/3)
VA Cybersecurity Education Conference Call for Proposals Now Open (deadline 5/3)
Shenandoah Vally Innovation Coalition Meeting (5/9)
Cyber FastTrack | For College Students (available 4/5 - 5/10)
Two PAID IT Internships Available at Shentel!
Welcome Back SVTC Member: Phillip Langeberg
Shenandoah Valley Open Tech Jobs
Rocktown Tech Slack Channel Link
Congratulations TechNite19 Award Winners!
(and check out the photo booth photos)
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Thank you to everyone who attended TechNite19 on April 29, 2019!
We invite you to check out the fun photos from the TN19 photo booth:


Staunton, Va. (May 1, 2019)

Cadence, Inc. announced today the acquisition of the assets of Arcor Laser Services, LLC.  Arcor is a leader in laser processing, providing customers with advanced laser welding, laser cutting, machining, marking, and micro-drilling services.
"The addition of Arcor's laser expertise represents our latest investment in building a broad platform of precision technologies  and supply chain services for our customers," stated CEO Alan Connor.  "We continue to accelerate our efforts to provide our customers with highly technical solutions to help improve their products and are extremely pleased with the industry-leading laser processing portfolio that Arcor brings to our team."
Founded by Gary Francoeur in 2004, Arcor specializes in precision laser welding, machining, marking, and drilling, as well as turnkey systems integration. Arcor is also a leading expert in the integration of laser processes into Swiss machining centers, enabling complex fabrication at a lower cost. The company is located in Suffield, Connecticut and consists of two facilities totaling 30,000 square feet.
"We are very excited to join the Cadence team and expand our business," said Gary Francoeur. "Cadence is a great complement for our current manufacturing capabilities and we serve similar medical device and industrial markets. We see strong opportunities for growth and believe that Cadence has the team and the resources that will enable us to do so."
Tony Freeman of A.S. Freeman Advisors, LLC, advised Cadence and Steve Pappas, Touchstone Advisors, LLC, advised Arcor in connection with the transaction.
About Cadence, Inc. - Cadence, Inc. is a contract manufacturing partner providing advanced products, technologies, and services to medical device, life science, industrial, and defense companies worldwide. Cadence employs approximately 575 people with its corporate headquarters in Staunton, Virginia and additional locations in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.  For more information on Cadence, please visit our website at .     

September, 25 2019
Mark the date in your calendar!

Who is a good speaker for tech topics? The organizers of ValleyTechCon are looking to get suggestions for the 2nd annual conference. Suggest yourself or someone else in 4 categories: 
  • Growing your technology business
  • Technical topic for practitioners
  • Business impact of technology
  • Other
Valley TechCon brings together technology enthusiasts, practitioners, researchers, and business leaders to facilitate idea sharing, collaboration, and innovation. Responses are due April 29th. 

(Brought to you by local partners in business, government,  education, and non-profit, incl. us) 

Starting May 3, 2019 | 
9:00 am - 10:00 am
JMU X-Labs (@ Lakeview Hall), Harrisonburg

Have you heard of JMU X-Labs and want to learn more? Interested in what the lab offers and how to get involved? JMU X-Labs will offer informational tours once a week on Fridays from 9:00-10:00am during the summer.
Tours include:
  • Overview of JMU X-Labs
  • Descriptions of academic classes offered
  • Explanations about Open Lab
  • Sneak peeks at Pop-Up workshops
Tours will  not include making or using equipment.

Tour registrations will close one week before tour sessions. If you are interested in attending a tour that is less than a week away, or attending a tour with a group of 30+ people, please email

Register for May 3, 2019 X-Labs Informational tour (or for another Friday tour)
Submission deadline: May 3, 2019 

The call for proposals is now open for our 2nd Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference to be held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA on August 13-14, 2019. 

This year's theme is "Improving Cybersecurity Education at all Levels"

The Virginia Cyber Range is specifically requesting proposals on topics related to enhancing cybersecurity education for students in high schools, colleges, and universities. They invite proposals for the following tracks: 
  1. Cybersecurity instruction: tips, trends & lessons learned
  2. Incorporating hands-on cybersecurity activities
  3. Innovative cybersecurity courseware and cyber-education case studies
  4. Cyber workforce development and credentialing
These proposals should be appropriate for 2- or 3-hour workshops, 40-minute presentations, or 1-hr panel session

The Virginia Cyber Range welcomes proposals from organizations and individuals including employers and practitioners from the public and private sectors, non-profits, educators at K-12 schools and institutions of higher education, research centers, and training and certification providers. Please consider submitting your ideas for a session at the conference.

Shenandoah Vally Innovation Coalition Meeting 
May 9, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
JMU Ice House, Harrisonburg (Room 117)

Meeting Agenda:
3:30 - 3:35 - Welcome (show of hands to identify sectors - business, education, non-profit/gov't)
3:35 - 3:40 - Valley Innovation Roadmap for feedback - Strategic Doing Team
3:40 - 3:45 - Central Shenandoah Valley Cohort - Debbie Irwin
3:45 - 3:50 - SVIC Resources page for entrepreneurial assets in Valley - Mary Lou Bourne
3:50 - 3:55 - Search engine of Virginia resources  for high growth startups - Chiedo
3:55 - 4:00 - Valley Rocket - Cheido  
4:00 - 4:05 - Staunton Innovation Hub update - Peter Denbigh 
4:05 - 4:10 - SVAI update - Keith May
4:10 - 4:20 - SVAI funded company - Hunter Markle & Brett Danielson, BarTrack founders 
4:20 - 4:25 - SVTC Gala April 29 - Nicky Swayne
4:25 - 4:30 - Valley TechCon.19 September 25 - Peirce Macgill
4:30 - 5:00 - Q&A and Feedback
5:00- Adjourn to Pale Fire Brewery to continue conversations!

About SVIC / SVIC Goals
  1. Create a shared understanding of and commitment to innovation for the purpose of healthy social and economic growth.
  2. Improve access to capital for entrepreneurs.
  3. Create a variety of collaborative spaces, resources & events, both physical and virtual.
  4. Build a vibrant, diverse mentoring network.
  5. Develop the capacity to attract, seed and grow new and existing talent and business.
Parking information will be posted soon at

Register/Participate between April 5 - May 10, 2019
What is Cyber FastTrack?
Cyber FastTrack is a free and unique three-stage program that will help you discover if you have what it takes to make a difference in cybersecurity.

This all-inclusive program, which starts in April 2019, will provide you with everything you need to build your knowledge of the foundations of cybersecurity. Once you have proven excellence in those foundations, you can move on to master forensics, intrusion detection, security operations, system and network penetration testing and application penetration testing. Designed by world-leaders in the field of cybersecurity, this program provides an unprecedented opportunity for you to fast track your career in cybersecurity!

Delivered online, the program's flexibility means that it can be completed alongside your college courses. It will help you build a foundation of cybersecurity knowledge, skills, and experience that could lead to an exciting future career - and even a scholarship for top students!

What experience do you need?
No experience is required to sign up and give it a shot. People who have never explored cybersecurity say that the Cyber FastTrack challenges opened their eyes to the possibilities and guided them through an exciting journey of discovery as they mastered the skills needed to excel in this exciting field.

Why cybersecurity?
Roles in the cybersecurity industry are now some of the most critical professions in the world, with our hospitals, homes and military all relying on the safety and security of their digital tools. But data and network breaches are happening so often it's now a question of "when," not "if," an organization will face a security challenge.
At the same time, the United States is facing an acute shortage of cybersecurity experts. Cyber FastTrack is helping to address this gap by offering you the chance to pursue an exciting and lucrative profession while building a more secure future for your country.

Win a scholarship
Students who excel in all aspects of the program will be awarded scholarships to advanced cybersecurity courses and industry-respected certifications from the SANS Institute. Students who score well but do not win full scholarships will be included in a drawing for 200 scholarships of $500 each to use at your college.

Registration and more information for Cyber FastTrack can be found at

Two PAID IT Internships Available at Shentel!
Internships available at Edinburg, VA AND Waynesboro, VA

Shentel (NASDAQ: SHEN) is a regional telecommunications company successfully providing a broad range of telecommunication solutions for over 110 years.  Shentel is committed to enriching the lives of the customers we serve with the highest quality telecommunication services by making major investments in technology easy.  It is our vision to provide rural communities with access to the same level of telecommunications services as those found anywhere else in the US.  With operations in multiple states, we provide our customers with wireline and wireless telephone, Cable TV, and internet.  In addition Shentel is proud to be an affiliate of Sprint.  We own and operate the more than 1000 towers that support our wireless network and employ the teams who work in our 48 Sprint stores, provide customer service, and operate the wireless network.  We are looking for dedicated people with professional attitudes who take pride in providing superior customer service, closing sales and driving success of all of the facets of our business.  We're Shentel.  Always connected to you.  Shentel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.  

I. Job Summary: 
Perform related tasks that meet the demands of the IT department, while gaining relevant work experience. Position will work with the CIO and members of the IT team on special projects supporting the IT division. 
II. Duties and Responsibilities: 
*Learn the daily functions of the department. 
*Assist with accomplishing departmental goals. 
1. Assist with building out new metrics and scorecards for IT the Division. 
2. Assist with creating portfolio management process. 
3. Support Enterprise Architecture assessment. 
4. Support Information Security assessment. 
III. Qualification Requirements: 
*Education: Enrolled in a College/University program in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems. 
IV. Knowledge of: 
*Microsoft Word and Excel are preferred. 

Welcome Back SVTC Member!
Phillip Langeberg

Phillip Langeberg has worked in the technology field for 15 years. The majority of that time has been in the hospitality sector for Massanutten Resort where he is currently the IT Director. Massanutten has provided a wide breadth of experience as he is responsible for accounting systems, five point of sale systems, and multiple guest management systems including managing upgrades, combining multiple resource platforms, and ensuring compliance with PCI and other industry standards. In addition to his software responsibilities, he also is responsible for designing and maintaining the resorts networking, firewall, security and logging systems. In his current role he not only is responsible for Massanutten Resort but for all 6 of the companies locations through out Virginia and Pennsylvania.
  • Shentel, Edinburg or Waynesboro (two IT Internships)
  • Vision Technology Group, Harrisonburg (Tier III Network Engineer)
  • Chiedo Labs, Harrisonburg (two full-time Javascript Developer openings, Back-End Developer, React Developer, Web Development Intern)
  • Jenzabar, Harrisonburg (Software Developer, Senior Software Developer, etc) 
  • Budget Referee, Harrisonburg (Full Stack Developer with front end web development focus)
  • Ryzing Technologies, Staunton (Mechanical Engineer)
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