Archive for February, 2011

Business Benefits of Cloud Computing- Feb 16 | Registration Filling Up

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Registration is filling up for Wired Wednesday (coming up this next week) on February 16, 2011 from Noon until 2:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Select on Main Street, Lynchburg. Ranny Grubb, Chief Technology Officer of Virtual IT, Inc. will be presenting on the ‘Business Benefits of Cloud Computing’. Come learn basic concepts of cloud computing and how these emerging technologies can transform the way you work. Presentation features will include:

  • What is “Cloud Services/Computing?” IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service), PAAS (Platform as a Service) and SAAS (Software as a Service) Examples
  • Introduction to Cloud Storage
  • Why Use a Cloud Model?
  • An Introduction to the Microsoft Business Productivity Suite
  • Review of Top Cloud Computing Solutions
  • Question & Answer Session

The cost is $10 for Tech Council Members and $15 for non-members. Wired Wednesdays are great for networking; come join us! RSVP using the form below. You can also pay online by clicking the Shopping Cart link.

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Wired Wedneday | February 16, 2011 | Event Flyer


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2011 AREVA Summer Apprenticeship Program

Friday, February 11th, 2011

2011 AREVA Summer Apprenticeship Program

An exciting opportunity for rising High School Juniors, Seniors or Graduates with plans for continued education who are interested in the field of nuclear energy; Areva’s Summer Apprenticeship Program is now open for applicants.

For Students:

Summer apprentices focus on Nuclear Services with a broad overview of other operations at AREVA including:

  • Design Engineering
  • Pump & Motor Services
  • Refurbishment Facilities
  • New Plants / Reactors
  • Site Operations
  • Project Management

Apprentices work with and are trained and mentored by the AREVA Operations and Engineering staff. Apprentices will:

  • Learn Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) fundamentals
  • Operate robotics and tooling machines
  • Tour facilities and attend lectures
  • Assist in checkout of systems and software
  • Participate in engineering Design Review Boards
  • Take a leadership role in the AREVA Summer Academy

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a rising High School Junior, Senior, or Graduate with plans for continued education.
  • Must be licensed to drive and have reliable transportation to and from facilities for duration of each workday.
  • Must be available each workday for entire duration of contract period.

2011 Program Specifics:

  • Program Information Presentation and Facility Tour (Mill Ridge Road) for candidate participants and parents on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Contract period:  Monday, June 13th through Friday, August 5th (excluding Monday, July 4th through Friday, July 8th).
  • Planned tour of Energy Explorium at McGuire Nuclear Station (operated by Duke Energy), Charlotte, NC – Date TBD
  • Weekly schedule: 32 hours / week – Monday through Thursday (except final week which will be Monday through Friday)
  • Daily schedule: 7:30 am until noon; one hour lunch; 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm.
  • Pay rate:  $7.50 per hour
  • College credit: Six (6) credits through CVCC (IND 195: Work Based Learning) upon successful completion of the program.

2011 Application Process:

  • Interested parties should attend the Program Info Presentation and Facility Tour @ 155 Mill Ridge Road – March 31, 2011 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Call (434) 832-3299 to make reservations.
  • Applications (see application process forms) accepted beginning Monday April 4th and ending 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 4th
  • Participant selections made and notifications mailed by Friday, May 27th

For more details and required application materials- go to CVCC’s Nuclear Tech Initiative information for 2011.

For Teachers: See the many resources available on CVCC’s website related to this year’s Nuclear Tech Initiative.

Tech @ Breakfast: March 16

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Tech @ Breakfast is all about networking – get to know other local technology companies of all sizes. This quarterly breakfast meeting features two to three R2KTC member companies that will give 10 minute presentations about their business and/or upcoming technologies within their industry. Fast paced and fun with opportunities for Q&A. Member companies are not announced ahead of time so you never know who you might be hearing from. Door prizes will be given. Don’t miss out!

Where & When: Wingate Inn, March 16, 2011 from 7:30-8:45AM
Cost: $10 per person for R2KTC members, $15 for non-members.

View and/or download the event flyer: here or see below.

Tech @ Breakfast | March16 2011

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Tech Council Hires Jason Fowler as Marketing Technologist

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The Technology Council recently hired creative professional Jason Fowler in the role of Marketing Technologist to help both maintain current marketing and communications efforts as well as broaden the voice of the Tech Council in the region.

Jason brings with him the trial-tested skills from various industries and the raw creativity that brings a unique excellence to his work. With real world experience in multi-format graphic design, WordPress-based Web development, online marketing and social media messaging, his methodology has developed into an integrated approach that spans print and Web with a view for translating communications into community.

Working independently as the owner of WISELY WOVEN {Creative Media}, Jason has also served in recent years at CLARKE Creative Marketing & Print Communications as an in-house graphic designer and prepress technician. His artwork has appeared in national magazines such as World Watch Magazine, he has worked on area publications, and designed marketing materials for William and Mary College, the Lynchburg Regional Airport, Mountain Run Farm, Traditional Midwifery of Lynchburg, and many others both locally and beyond.

He is the editor, curator and manager of an online magazine that garnered 30,000 page views in 2010, is a regular blogger, an avid technology trends watcher and a continual student of our changing times. He and his wife and six children currently live in Bedford, Virginia near the Peaks of Otter.

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