Dang did we have excellent attendance, or what!! Let's gather again and continue the conversation!
Gathering all who are interested in supporting women "in tech" from around the Valley for an informal meeting to connect, network, and share ideas. From students to professionals, we welcome all. We're building our Women in Technology village and we want you to be engaged.
Take a look at an organization in Charlottesville, Charlottesville Women in Tech (
https://www.cvillewomen.tech/), we are keeping them in mind as we start a conversation among women who are in tech, in the Valley. As always, that's anywhere on the range from tech user to tech creator. Elaine Cheng, Chief Information Officer, Shentel and Nicky Swayne, CEO, Shen. Valley Technology Council will facilitate the meeting.
Want to create a more innovative web site that better represents your brand? Web accessibility (a11y) is a great place to start. Come learn about recent accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.0 & 2.1), and how following them will make your website more engaging and easier to use for everyone.
About the Speaker
Chris O'Brien has been with higher education software company
Jenzabar since 2001, serving as an application architect, product manager, UX/UI designer, and now as the UX team founder and lead. His user-centered approach drives his work with web accessibility and design systems and he's excited to see where his passion will take him next.
Connect with Chris on LinkedIn
This event is free and open to the public! Come see what it's all about. Prepare for excitement, robotics, and LEGOS. Better yet -- volunteer! Just a few hours of your time can have a huge impact! To sign up as a volunteer, please visit
2019 Challenge: CITY SHAPER
What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?
More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST
®, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future-one that's built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward-and up.
FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the CITY SHAPER season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Innovation Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the
FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism.
Local company helps Gatwick Airport innovate and win Aviation Industry's Best Airside Operations award
Gatwick Airport has won Aviation Industry's Best Airside Operations using
ConvergentAI's Predictive Guidance
Gatwick has been awarded 'Best Airside Efficiency' by International Airport Review for its use of ConvergentAI's Predictive Turn Guidance to improve Flight Operations.
ConvergentAI's system dynamically predicts Departure Readiness for each of the over 400 flights arriving at Gatwick each day; highlighting their risk of delay, magnitude and time to respond.
Gatwick uses this predictive guidance to coordinate response and recovery efforts with their airline and ground handler partners to improve turn performance.
Gatwick has been using the system across all flights and over the last year has improved on time departure 4pts and delivered over 1.5M additional passengers on time.
Gatwick Airport operates the second largest airport in the UK, serving over 46 million passengers. It has had to meet the increasing demand of more passenger travel, larger aircraft and additional routes. Runway efficiency, airfield performance and passenger flow has become even more critical in this dynamic environment. Unplanned delays disrupt the process; reducing flow and capacity.
Building more capacity through more stands, additional runways and terminals comes with physical constraints, high capital costs and environmental considerations. This makes optimizing existing resources a critical part of increasing throughput and capacity.
A key optimization area is the turn process; which requires coordination and timing of many activities to achieve on time departure. Knowing departure timing early in the turn process allows airlines, handlers and the airport to plan downstream activities optimally. Traditionally, that coordination and timing is based on rules which were not designed for the dynamics and complexity of today's flight operations, making disruptions more pronounced and less recoverable.
Digital Government Institute is privileged to work with some of the best and brightest government leaders. We are especially excited about the upcoming 12th annual Cyber Security Conference - scheduled for November 14 - an event to highlight women in Cybersecurity. These Cyber Leaders will share their capabilities, experiences, lessons learned and accomplishments, to include how they are advancing both their agencys' missions and their own careers. DGI is finalizing the agenda and plans to have top-level cybersecurity leaders from organizations such as USPS, FBI, HHS, DHS, Montgomery County, WMATA and ZeroFox on the program.
The complete conference schedule will be announced soon.
Plan to attend and get inspired! Learn more
Tech Bytes: Learn about JMU's Online
Cyber Intelligence Program (11/16)
November 16, 2019 | 10 am - 12 pm
Fairfax Hall, LFCC Fauquier Campus, Warrenton
Lord Fairfax Community College is hosting monthly technology discussion with technology professionals from around that nation. The public is invited, but registration is required. Most talks will occur at the Middletown Campus, but they will be distancing the presentation to their Fauquier Campus also.
November 16, 2019, 10:00am, Fairfax Hall, Rm. 300 and Rm 210 Fauquier - Edna Reid, Cyber Intelligence, Retired FBI intelligence analyst & JMU Adjunct. Come learn about JMUs online Cyber Intelligence program.
December 4, 2019, 1:00pm , Fairfax Hall, Rm. 300 and Rm Paris Fauquier - Melanie Mitchell, Artificial Intelligence, Portland State University
(SVTC members who are NOT also HRCC members choose the "Not a Member" option, and then on the following page there will be an option for "SVTC Members $15".
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council together host the Annual Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast at JMU Festival and Conference Center. This is a time that we listen to and engage with our area legislators about issues affecting business in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. What can we expect when the 2019 Session begins?
All JMU X-Labs courses will display and present their final projects to administrators, industry client partners, family and friends. You are invited to join us to connect with extraordinary students, watch presentations and explore an open symposium of demonstrations and displays of student solutions.
The Hub Coworking is an inspiring downtown work space for professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators.
Members have access to the collective talents and knowledge of others who work here, creating an organic style of collaboration and rapport that is invaluable to small businesses, independent workers and growing organizations.
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SV SBDC)
The SV SBDC is where business comes to talk business in the Shenandoah Valley. We offer no-fee, confidential consultation and mentoring for aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesses. We can discuss your concerns about business planning, financing options, marketing strategies, financial analysis, strategic planning, operations, human resources, and more. We offer an active calendar of workshops and events for the business owner and manager, and we provide connections to the many local, state, and federal resources for small and medium-sized businesses. The SV SBDC is a grant-funded, not-for-profit agency hosted by James Madison University and serving the Cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Lexington, and Buena Vista, and the Counties of Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Rockbridge, Bath, and Highland. We are a Resource Partner to the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of the Virginia SBDC Network and the National Association of SBDCs.