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Sept 22, 2017
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2017 ESTEAM FOR GIRLS | She Started It Screening & Panel Discussion (9/23)
SVTC Tech Mixer @ Beyond | Registration Open (9/28)
PowerAmerica and NextFlex Informational Webinar (9/28)
Entrepreneurial Spark Speaker Series (9/28)
Tech Tuesday: Demystifying the Cloud (10/3)
Solar Open House at BrydgeWorks Glass (10/6)
Second Annual Virginia Solar Congress (10/14)
Capital One Coders Experience (10/14 @ JMU)
JMU Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference (10/23)
Jenzabar Job Openings
2017 ESTEAM FOR GIRLS | Sept. 23 | Albemarle High | Free
She Started It Screening & Panel Discussion 

She Started It is a groundbreaking documentary that profiles women entrepreneurs as they face the challenges of taking an idea and turning it into a business it in the tech world. The  film showcases the highs and lows of several female entrepreneurs, and unfortunately the lows are eye-opening to many as they highlight some unhealthy gender dynamics at play in the currently male-dominated tech space. It's important that we make these issues visible, and that budding entrepreneurs know that it's ok to take risks, try new things, and most importantly, to go after something they are truly passionate about. Inspired by the film, we would like to bring together local stakeholders interested in addressing gender barriers and empowering girls to blaze new trails.

SVTC Fall Tech Mixer | Registration Now Open
(9/28, Beyond Restaurant, Harrisonburg, 5:30 pm)

Join us on Thursday, September 28th for our annual Fall Tech Mixer. Hosted by the SVTC's Board of Directors, this is a premier networking event. Come out and join current members and potential members as they mingle and network.
It's our treat - appetizers are 'on us' ... the food is fabulous and coconut shrimp will definitely be on the menu again! :-) Drinks are dutch treat.
Come and find out what we're doing as an organization and what our members are doing individually. Let us know you're coming so that we'll have plenty of appetizers. Feel free to bring a buddy, a customer, a co-worker, or your spouse (please register each).

PowerAmerica and NextFlex Informational Webinar (9/28)

On Thursday, September 28th, GENEDGE invites you to an upcoming informational webinar which will introduce PowerAmerica and NextFlex, both Manufacturing USA initiatives.  If you, or a company that you know, is interested in learning more about wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors or flexible hybrid electronics (FHE), this webinar is for you!  Companies interested in WBG solutions using silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) or FHE  technology are also encouraged to participate.

About PowerAmerica and Wide Bandgap Semiconductors
PowerAmerica is a public-private partnership between industry, the U.S. Department of Energy, national labs, and academia. It seeks to save energy and create U.S. manufacturing jobs by accelerating the development and large-scale adoption of wide bandgap semiconductor technology.  Wide bandgap semiconductors operate at much higher voltages, frequencies and temperatures than conventional semiconductors. They are smaller and more energy efficient than the power electronics widely available today.

About NextFlex and and Flexible Hybrid Electronics
NextFlex was formed in 2015 through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance. NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing U.S. Manufacturing of FHE. By adding electronics to new and unique materials that are part of our everyday lives in conjunction with the power of silicon ICs to create con formable and stretchable smart products, FHE is ushering in an era of "electronics on everything" and advancing the efficiency of our world.

Entrepreneurial Spark Speaker Series (9/28, 4:30 pm)

On Thursday, September 28th (4:30 pm) come hear how Aaron built the burger and Sticky Nugs empire, which now encompasses 11 restaurants - stretching from across Virginia and into Tennessee and Alabama!

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint is the childhood dream of two best friends, Aaron Ludwig and Mike Sabin. While spending their youthful days skateboarding and collecting old beer cans, they often talked about opening their own bar. Flash forward to adulthood, and Aaron had spent 15 years in the business world operating a ski & snowboard shop in Harrisonburg. After one crappy day at work in 2008, Aaron called Mike to propose a "what if" scenario and the rest, as the saying goes, is history.

Oh, and win prizes! There will be a raffle of two $25 gift certificates to Billy Jack's or Jack Brown's.

GARCC Tech Tuesdays
Demystifying the Cloud 

Get some help "Demystifying the Cloud" from Ian MacRae with  E-N Computers . Lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A!

With a history of great service and quality results, E-N Computers has a story unlike any other. Ian MacRae founded E-N COMPUTERS, INC. in 1997 out of a passion for helping people with technology. Our Remote Service Desk started as Ian's cell phone and is now staffed with a team of 22 experts helping clients remotely, internally, and onsite throughout Virginia and Washington DC.

The Tech Tuesdays series is sponsored by Chiedo Labs.

This is a Chamber member only event. Registration is required.
Solar Open House at BrydgeWorks Glass (10/6)

Are you ready to take control of your electric bill?  BrydgeWorks Glass in Harrisonburg, VA will explain it at their educational Solar Open House on Oct 6th.

What you'll learn:
  • How solar energy works
  • How you could start saving with solar
Drop in anytime between 10am -1pm.
RSVP to let them know you are coming! Free food will be available.
Second Annual Virginia Solar Congress (10/14)

Join VA SUN and solar supporters from across the state for their 2nd Annual Virginia Solar Congress!

The Virginia Solar Congress is a free public conference that brings together solar supporters from across the state to learn and discuss the current state and future for solar energy in Virginia. The day will include presentations about solar technology and policy topics as well as ways to get involved with growing solar in Virginia. We will also hold a participatory open forum discussion for all attendees to discuss the priorities that solar supporters in Virginia should focus on in the coming year.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The second annual Virginia Solar Congress will be hosted by VA SUN in partnership with JMU Center for Wind Energy.

Stay tuned for a full agenda for the day, coming soon! Visit: for more information.

Capital One Coders Experience | Free  (10/14 @ JMU)  

Capital One Coders Experience 2017

Capital One Coders Experience 2017

On October 14th and 21st come join the Capital One Coders Experience!  The Capital One Coders Experience will bring girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 a free, fun, interactive day that gives them a glimpse of what a career in technology looks like. They'll be introduced to problem solving, teamwork and the basic principles of a hands-on environment in learning labs in each of the GO Virginia Regions.

Let's give our girls the skills they need to pursue a life in #STEM. Did we mention it'll be fun?

JMU Teaching and Learning with
Technology Conference (10/23)

On October 23rd, come to the Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference at James Madison University. It is an opportunity to bring together educators using technology to share best practices and to make using technology a positive educational experience.

Job Opening: IT Help Desk Administrator
Jenzabar | Harrisonburg

Do people always tell you how helpful you are? Do you enjoy wrestling with problems and resolving them with ease and a smile? Jenzabar is seeking an IT Help Desk Administrator in the Harrisonburg area with a service minded attitude, and maybe a t-shirt that says "I <3 our end users." The successful candidate will take up a position on the front lines of the never-ending struggle to keep our associates' technology running smoothly so they can maximize our client's success. Your reward? The satisfaction of fighting the good fight. Oh, and decent pay and benefits on a pretty excellent team of dudes, if we do say so ourselves. And we do.

Job Opening: Software Engineer

Jenzabar is looking for a talented and experienced Software Engineer to join our team of passionate people in designing and developing a high quality, end user focused administrative web application for higher education. This individual should be highly proficient with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery and have a passion for web development as well as a keen eye for well-designed UX and UI. The Software Engineer should have solid experience with Responsive Web Design techniques to build interfaces which will adapt to the many devices in which our end users will use to access our application. Solid experience with developing .Net MVC web applications and the .Net framework 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.

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