CIT Announces First of Series of Broadband Strategy
Workshops in Luray
CIT Broadband service line, Va. Tech and SNG partner to
help communities with broadband deployment
February 11, 2014 (HERNDON, Va.) The Center for
Innovative Technology announced the first in a series of regional
broadband strategies workshops in Luray, Va., on February 26.
Sandie Terry, Program Manager of CIT Broadband, said,
"These workshops are focused on helping communities overcome
obstacles to broadband access by educating community leaders on
strategies to achieve improved broadband access."
The workshop will cover:
- Virginia's Community
Broadband Planning Strategies Guide
- Virginia's updated
- Virginia's broadband
deployment planning tools
- A public-private
partnership case study
- A presentation by the
President of Fiber to the Home Council of the Americas
Co-hosted by CIT, SNG and Virginia Tech, the workshop
will be held at the Page County Government Center (103 S Court St,
Luray, VA) on Wednesday, February 26, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
For more information, contact Caroline Stolle (email@example.com).
February 21 SVTC
Luncheon (Pre-registration required)
Business Analytics &
Friday, Feb. 21; SVTC @ the Ice
127 W. Bruce St., Harrisonburg
Presentation about Business Analytics
& Intelligence by Mike Mitri with JMU's Department of Computer
Information Systems and Business Analytics. Tour of the
collaborative spaces at the Ice House.
Dr. Mitri will discuss four key features
of business intelligence:
- data warehousing,
- online analytical
- data visualization,
- data mining
He will also talk about current initiatives at JMU,
including a proposed "Applied BI Incubator" which will
hopefully provide BI expertise to the business community in the
Google Maps link -- SVTC @ the Ice House
(127 W Bruce St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801)
please park in the Water Street parking deck (corner of Bruce and
Liberty). It's not far :-)
[There are a few visitor spaces in the JMU lot across the street on
Cost of lunch is $10 per person payable via cash or check at the
event. We will order a variety of Mr. J's sandwich bagels and
sides. // Registration
will close 2/19 at noon.
Results of Harrisonburg Startup
1st Place - Task Rascal! Task
Rascal worked on a cloud based app for the management of chores and
tasks for children and parents. This application is a simple tool for
assigning children chores and then giving them incentives to get the
Task Rascal received the following prizes to help them get the
business up & running:
- PBMares: training /
hours of tax support
- Lenhart Pettit: legal
- Harrisonburg /
Rockingham County Chamber of Commerce: a membership
- Shenandoah Valley
Tech Council: a Level I Membership
- WHSV: a commercial
schedule from their stations to use within one year of the
Startup Weekend event, valued of $15,000.
- Best Business Plan -
- Highest Potential -
- Honorable Mention -
Thanks again to all of our participants, sponsors,
volunteers, champions, and onlookers for another awesome Startup
Weekend in the Shenandoah Valley!
The Shenandoah Valley Startup Weekend Organizers
Bits & Grits Staunton --
networking breakfast in Staunton area
February 18, 8-9 AM Mrs. Rowes Restaurant
On the third
Tuesday of each month at 8am, Mrs. Rowes
Staunton. There's no registration, no speaker, no topic. There's good
techie discussion, sometimes questions and opinions, sometimes a good
rant or two. Discussion depends on who's there and what someone
wants or needs to talk about or get input on. Always good networking
and always lots of food.
Hosted by SVTC board member Kurt Plowman
Member News: Harrisonburg City
Public Schools to Host STEM Day at Valley Mall
Saturday, February 22, 10 am-4pm
HCPS invites the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
communities to come celebrate the exciting fields of Science, Math,
Engineering and Technology. Students and parents will be able to find
exciting demonstrations, hands on activities, and exhibits created by
students and teachers of Harrisonburg City Schools.
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Original Tuesdays Extravaganza
Fourth Tuesday" of each month
February 25, 2014; come anytime from 5 - 8 PM
Connect with great people to promote "word of
mouth" for your business, increased sales, or fantastic
partnerships!! Hosted by
Johnnie Barr of ActionCOACH and SVTC Board Member.
Everyone is welcome!! No charge to attend. No
attendance requirements. No membership dues. No-nonsense
networking!! Bring plenty of business cards. Pay it
forward and invite your friends.
Holiday Inn, 1400 East Market St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Congressman Goodlatte's Office
announces "House App Contest"
Registration open for High School
"STEM education is of increasing importance in the
United States. As the technology industry continues to grow, so does
the demand for those skilled in these fields. Through the House
App Contest, we hope to give students the opportunity to learn about
STEM fields as well as develop and highlight their technology
The Congressional STEM Competition was authorized by
H.Res 77 to encourage student participation in STEM fields. Initially
the competition will be in the field of computer science.
Participating students in the district will develop an app on a
platform of their choice and submit a video of the functioning app to
Challenge.GOV. The contest opens on February 1, 2014. Students
will develop their app for submission in February and March. The
final submission deadline is April 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
The overall winner from each district will be featured on House.GOV.
There will be a display in the Capitol to honor all of the district
Additionally, there is also a need for individuals from
the community who may be willing to serve as an "advisor"
for students participating in the contest from our area.
Advisors can help to answer questions about app development/design.
If you know of anyone who may be interested in serving in this role,
please contact Nicky.
Member News: RESCHEDULED Greater
Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2014 "Rockin"
Business & Technology Showcase
March 4, 3 PM-7 PM; Best Western Waynesboro
Due to weather concerns GARCC's
Business and Technology Showcase has been rescheduled from Feb. 13 to
March 4, 2014. "Rockin" Business & Technology
Showcase will feature a vendor showcase, speed networking, and
Business After Hours reception. Use the link below for more
information and to see vendor or sponsorship opportunities.
More information here
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