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Tech Nite 13, May 1, 2013 - Time to Make Your Reservations

SVTC Bits & Grits: April 16, 2013

Welcome Back Member: Bruce Jolly, Financial Consultant

Job Posting: Technical Specialist, E-N Computers (Fishersville)

CIT Technology Funding Workshops: April 16 & 17, 2013

Open Source Meetup ... Who put Java in my Javascript!?!? A talk on the Google Web Toolkit: April 17, 2013

Blue Ridge Community College Annual Career Expo: April 18, 2013

2013 Engineering Capstone Symposium at JMU: April 19, 2013

Digital Evidence: Collection, Preservation, and Analysis: April 19, 2013

Valley SBDC Start Smart Workshop: April 22, 2013

Blueprinting Your Way to Improvised Success: April 23 2013

Tech Nite 13

May 1, 2013

JMU's Festival & Conference Center

5:30 pm Reception

7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Awards presentation


Invitations are in  the mail -- and the online submission form is busy and the phone is ringing -- looks like the networking will be very good that evening in the foyer of the JMU Festival. (And we just started to contemplate the reception and dinner menu, both of which will be very very tasty.) Don't miss this! 

This is the evening when we highlight the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders and educators behind those successes. We received 26 exceptional nominations for the seven awards that will presented at Tech Nite 13.  Join us on May 1st when we will announce the deserving winners and present the awards.

Cost:  $75 per person 


Visit our Tech Nite Details page to find out who has been nominated this year and to learn more about Tech Nite 13.

Sponsorships are available.  A Tech Nite sponsorship is an excellent way to get your name out to the tech crowd on May 1st. Take a look at our Tech Nite page for more information.  Sponsorships range from $300 to $1,500 (includes tickets).  Contact Nicky at to discuss.

We thank our Tech Nite 13 sponsors to date: 


Blue Ridge Community College   ♦  Cadence, Inc.  ♦ 

Center for Innovative Technology  ♦  City of Harrisonburg  ♦ 

Daily News-Record ♦  DIGICO Shoot | Post | Design  ♦ 

Dynamic Aviation   ♦  E-N Computers, Inc.  ♦  

JMU College of Integrated Science & Engineering & JMU CoB Center for Entrepreneurship ♦ JMU College of Education  ♦ 

JMU CoB Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics  ♦  JMU Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance  ♦  JMU Outreach & Engagement  ♦  JMU Research and Public Service & SRI  ♦  LeClairRyan  ♦ 

Lumos Networks ♦ Rockingham County ♦ 

Serco, Inc. ♦ Verizon ♦ Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver

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Bits & Grits

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 8:00am


This regularly scheduled breakfast event is held on the third Tuesday of every month. See you there! Reservations or membership not required.


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Welcome Back Member:  Bruce Jolly

Our thanks to Bruce Jolly for his membership renewal.

Mr. Jolly is an independent CFO and Financial Consultant performing interim and part-time CFO services as well as financial project design and implementation. He is based near Charlottesville, Virginia and possesses over thirty years of diverse business and financial management experience. He has a special competence in high growth, transfer of ownership, entrepreneurial and turnaround situations in manufacturing, distribution and service areas. Mr. Jolly also has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and in obtaining funding for future stability and growth.
For more information contact:


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Job Posting: Technical Specialist, E-N Computers - Fishersville, VA

The Technical Specialist is a strategic technical position within our organization. This position is responsible for maintaining the design and integrity of customer's software systems, along with coordinating complex projects.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • IT support relating to technical issues involving Microsoft's core business applications, as well as virtual environments built on Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware
  • Design, implementation, and support services for Microsoft related technologies: Windows Server, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, etc.
  • Engineer and implement system solutions for customers using technologies that meet their needs
  • Implement and support disaster recovery solutions
  • Technical services and support at the network level: WAN and LAN connectivity, routers, firewalls, and security
  • Remote access solution implementation and support: VPN, Terminal Services, and Citrix
  • System documentation and consulting services to include system reviews and recommendations
  • Communication with customers as required: keeping them informed of incident progress, notifying them of impending changes or agreed outages

Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities Required:

  • Professional IT Certifications, such as: Microsoft MCP, MCSA, or MCSE, Citrix CCEA or CCIA, SonicWall CSSA, Cisco CCNA, or VMware VCP
  • Interpersonal skills: such as telephony skills, communication skills, active listening and customer-care
  • Diagnosis skills of technical issues
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly
  • Technical awareness: ability to match resources to technical issues appropriately
  • Service awareness of all organization's key IT services for which support is being provided
  • Understanding of support tools, techniques, and how technology is used to provide IT services
  • Typing skills to ensure quick and accurate entry of service request details
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast moving environment

To apply, check on the listing and / or email Brandon Botkin (




CIT Technology Funding Workshops: April 16 & 17, 2013

Norfolk & Hampton, VA

CIT is hosting two low-cost workshops to help early stage technology firms and university researchers learn about important funding sources that could be key to the successful development and commercialization of your technology. 
"SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep"
April 16, 2013, Norfolk, VA
SBIR and STTR Grants provide up to $150K for early stage feasibility testing of your technology ideas. If successful, the project can lead to a follow on $1M grant that will further develop and build out the technology. These are federal grants with no pay back required. This workshop provides in depth overview and guidance on how to plan your approach, how to speak with various agencies about your technology, and how to write your proposal. Just $50 for university researchers and $80 for small tech firms.  Complete details below.
"Funding Sources & Resources" Forums
April 17, 2013
Hampton, VA (morning)
Norfolk, VA (afternoon)
These sessions will present introductions to various funding sources for technology development. Overviews include a two hour SBIR/STTR intro for university and small businesses, seed funding, venture capital, state grants, crowd-funding, incubator programs, and local resources to assist new companies. FREE to university researchers and just $35 for small tech firms. Complete details below.
Visit for full information



Open Source Meetup ... Who put Java in my Javascript!?!? A talk on the Google Web Toolkit

April 17, 2013, 6:00pm

LightCastle Technology Complex

21 Middlebrook Ave., Staunton

Come one, come all to see the wonders of Google Web Toolkit and Java client-side development! Veteran meetup attendee Thad will be speaking about the Google Web Toolkit.   Not just the pretty idea of coding for the server and client in one language.  Thad has worked in GWT for the last 6 years and can share both triumphs and tears.

Free booze and grub. Presentation will follow the food.
For more information, visit


Blue Ridge Community College Annual Career Expo

April 18, 2013, 2:00-6:00pm 

In the age of progressive technology, how to connect with the best applicants to create the strongest, most talented workforce for your business?

This event enables you to connect with the BRCC students, faculty and staff as well as community members from the entire BRCC service region: Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and beyond.
There will be more than 50 local business and industry partners looking to raise awareness of their products - goods - services in conjunction with the job opportunities and internships available within each organization.  You don't want to miss this event!
In addition to the business exhibitors, BRCC will host a Conference on Social Media in the Workplace: Help or Hindrance? as well as the Kohl's Workplace Fashion Show followed by a Mock Interview Seminar all free and open to the public.  Plus, BRCC students and alumni can get assistance at the Resume Clinic and Professional Headshot Photo Booth. 

Please contact Latoya Garrison, Job Placement and Internship Coordinator at BRCC or 540-453-2596 to reserve a space today. This is a popular community event, so reply early for full availability.    

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2013 Engineering Capstone Symposium

Friday, April 19, 2013, 2:00pm

James Madison University: Rose Library - Third Floor

Open to the public, no registration required.

Join JMU's Department of Engineering as their junior and senior students deliver presentations on their engineering capstone design experiences that address real-world needs through the application of a design process, design methods, systems thinking, and sustainability perspectives.


Visit for more information on the senior projects.


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Digital Evidence: Collection, Preservation, and Analysis

April 19, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm

LFCC Middletown Campus

173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 

Do you have a digital evidence preservation plan in place? Is your company in jeopardy? In cases prosecuted around the country, the introduction of digital evidence into criminal proceedings is becoming more prevalent. It is critical to ensure that all personnel understand and are trained to secure and collect digital evidence which may include computers, cameras, cell phones, and a wide variety of digital media. These devices often contain valuable information that may be used in successful prosecutions leading to convictions. This class will show you how to recognize, identify, and preserve digital evidence including the variety of devices that contain or constitute digital evidence. Successful investigations and prosecutions involving digital evidence hinge on the actions taken at the inception of the case which frequently includes the collection of digital evidence by HR Managers, Business Owners, and Facility Managers.

This three hour seminar will be presented by A.J. Garretson, an electronic crime, digital evidence, criminal justice subject matter expert who has worked for over 20 years for both IBM and the FBI. Mr.Garretson is frequently called upon to investigate and provide digital evidence for Fortune 500 criminal cases.

To register click on the link below and type "Digital Evidence" in the key words search button.


Valley SBDC Start Smart Workshop

April 22, 2013, 10:00am-12:00pm

SV-SBDC Offices, 1598 South Main Street, Harrisonburg

Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This workshop is for you. We review the steps to a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC business advisors to focus on your business or marketing plan. Start Smart workshops are held in various locations and at various times to meet your needs.

Fee: $ 25.00




Blueprinting Your Way to Improvised Success: April 23 2013, 5:30pm ... How a mapped-out game plan in creative collaboration leads to confidence and room to take chances with a safety net

DIGICO Offices 29 West Water Street, Suite 103, Harrisonburg,

SVTC member, DIGICO, is hosting this Central Virginia American Marketing Association event.


Join Joey Groah, Jeff Dobrow, and Doug Stanford of DIGICO for a discussion about working with vendors, ad agencies, TV networks, and internal marketing departments.

Cost:  AMA members $10, non-members $20, students are free
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