Aug
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

EqOpTech Summer STEM Speaker/Workshop Series #6

EqOpTech speaker/workshop Tech Series #6:

"From Gold to Bitcoin", Scott Best, Rambus Cryptography Research

CAD Design Workshop

CAD Workshop #1

CAD Workshop #1

Tech Talk: Scott Best, Technical Director - Anti-Counterfeiting, Rambus Cryptography Research - 2-3 pm

Scott Best, Technical Director, Anti-Counterfeiting, Rambus Cryptography Research

Scott Best, Technical Director, Anti-Counterfeiting, Rambus Cryptography Research

Scott Best is the Technical Director of Anti-Counterfeiting with Rambus Cryptography Research, located in San Francisco, CA. He has been with Rambus since 1998, focusing on the areas of integrated circuit design, advanced signaling, next-generation memory systems, 2.5/3D packaging, random-number generators, and anti-counterfeiting technology.

A graduate of Cornell University, he has been working in the semiconductor field for more than twenty-five years, and is a named inventor on over ninety-five issued patents.

 


“From Gold to Bitcoin”

Agenda:

  • Speaker introduction
  • Why is gold, well, gold?
  • What is money?
  • What is Bitcoin and why can it be used like money?
  • Q&A (5 mins)

3:00 to 3:15 pm - 15 minute break between workshop & talk


CAD Design Workshop #2:

 3:15-5pm

For First-time Attendees

  • Basic CAD functions to model structures
  • Part files vs. assembly files vs. construction files
  • Navigating around and implementing pictures as outlines
  • Textures and materials identifying cost/specifications of structures built
  • Proper dimensions and scaling

For return attendees, we will work on more complex CAD model design eg. a house.


Details of the STEM speaker/workshop series are as follows:

Where: The View Teen Center, Rengstorff Room, 263 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View

When: August 12, 2 to 5 pm

Who: MVLA Scholars, Students interested in tech fields

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary. 

Workshop Materials:

Action Required:

(1) Student Agreement
If you have not previously submitted a signed student agreement, a parent or guardian must sign and submit a student agreement for each student before the event. If you are 18 or above, you can sign the student agreement yourself. Student Agreement link can be found here. E-mail the signed Student Agreement to lucy@eqoptech.org prior to attendance.

(2) Sign up via google form

(3) Bring your own laptop with Autodesk Fusion 360 pre-installed and a mouse with a scroll wheel. If you do not have access to a laptop, please e-mail lucy@eqoptech.org to request one for the workshop.

Inviting a friend:

Your friend must sign up via google form & e-mail the signed student agreement prior to the event. 

Students cannot be allowed onto a EqOpTech event without a presubmitted or paper copy of the Signed Student Agreement. 

Minors:

All minors, 17 and under, must be accompanied by a parent, or adult legal guardian for the duration of the speaker/workshop.

Please remember that we are guests at The View Teen Center: respect the property and facilities so we can leave the building as we found it.


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Aug
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

EqOpTech Summer STEM Speaker/Workshop Series #5

You are invited to join a STEM speaker/workshop series:

Guest Speaker from Rambus + Computer Aided Design (CAD) Workshop

Guest Speaker from Rambus + Computer Aided Design (CAD) Workshop

Where: The View Teen Center, Rengstorff Room, 263 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View

When: August 5, 2 to 5 pm

Who: Students interested in tech fields

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary. Bring your own laptop and a mouse with a scroll wheel. If you do not have access to a laptop, please e-mail lucy@eqoptech.org to request one for the workshop.

Sign up: (a) complete Google Form https://goo.gl/forms/TXfw6gfJe1hpPXNm2 & submit the attached signed release form and The View Teen Center registration form.

Class materials: Click slide here


Tech Talk: Grace Gao, Principal Engineer, Rambus - 2-3 pm

Grace Gao, Principal Engineer, Rambus

Grace Gao, Principal Engineer, Rambus

Ms. Grace Gao, Principal Engineer at Rambus Inc. with 20 years of extensive experience in analog mixed-signal design flow development and EDA tools support. She has in-depth knowledge of challenges in 14nm and below deep sub-micron processes.

She is a great communicator and works with cross functional team in full project life cycle. She has lived and worked in three countries, China, Japan and U.S. While working abroad, she loves to learn and experience new culture and meet new people.


Agenda:

  • Speaker introduction
  • VLSI CAD Presentation (slides)
  • Demos (several video clips)
  • Internship experience
  • Workplace communication best practice
  • Q&A (5 mins)

3:00 to 3:15 pm - 15 minute break between workshop & talk


CAD Hands-on Design Workshop

CAD Hands-on Design Workshop

CAD Design Workshop #1:

 3:15-5pm

  • Basic CAD functions to model structures
  • Part files vs. assembly files vs. construction files
  • Navigating around and implementing pictures as outlines
  • Textures and materials identifying cost/specifications of structures built
  • Proper dimensions and scaling


Future upcoming speaker/workshop series:

When: August 12, 3 to 5 pm, featuring Scott Best, Rambus, an expert on anti-counterfeiting security products, mixed-signal circuit design, memory system architecture, 3D packaging, patents. Stay tuned for more details.

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Jul
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

EqOpTech Summer STEM Speaker/Workshop Series #4

You are invited to join a STEM speaker/workshop series:

Computer in a Box Laptop Refurbishing Workshop + Guest Speaker from LinkedIn

Computer in a Box Laptop Refurbishing Workshop + Guest Speaker from LinkedIn

Where: The View Teen Center, Castro Room, 263 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View

When: July 29, 2 to 6 pm

Who: Students interested in tech fields

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: None

Sign up: (a) complete Google Form https://goo.gl/forms/TXfw6gfJe1hpPXNm2 & submit the attached signed release form and The View Teen Center registration form.


Computer Refurbishing Workshop, 2-3:45 pm

Leaders:

  • Terence Lee, LAHS
  • Kevin Gao, LAHS
  • Trevor Smith, LAHS
  • Arya Nasikkar, Egan Junior High
  • Yash Nasikkar, Egan Junior High

Agenda:

  • General Overview on MacBook Refurbishing
  • Partition hard disk to dual boot MacBooks with Linux OS
  • Install Linux Ubuntu/Lubuntu
  • Test drive Google Applications
  • Refurbished laptops will go to needy students

3:45 to 4 pm - 15 minute break between workshop & talk


Tech Talk: Magdalene Lim, Software Engineer, LinkedIn - 4-5 pm

Magdalene Lim is a backend software engineer at LinkedIn. She is quite new to the industry, having graduated from college in 2015. She hopes to inspire others to try coding and truly believes that everyone has the capacity to do it.


Agenda:

  • Speaker introduction
  • Personal journey to becoming a software engineer

  • How does coursework really translate into post-grad work

  • Interview prep and tips

  • Internship experience (Machine Learning at Amazon)

  • LinkedIn work life and culture

  • Q&A


Future upcoming speaker/workshop series:

When: August 5, 3 to 5 pm, featuring speaker Grace Gao, from Rambus on CAD engineering + CAD design hands on workshop

 


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Jul
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

EqOpTech Summer STEM Speaker/Workshop Series #3

You are invited to join a STEM speaker/workshop series:

Tech Talk Series #3 featuring Shrikant Nasikkar, Entrepreneur, Founder CEO, Chaperone

Tech Talk Series #3 featuring Shrikant Nasikkar, Entrepreneur, Founder CEO, Chaperone

Where: The View Teen Center, Castro Room, 263 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View

When: July 22, 3 to 5 pm

Who: Students interested in tech fields

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: None

Sign up: (a) complete Google Form https://goo.gl/forms/TXfw6gfJe1hpPXNm2 & submit the attached signed release form.


Guest Speaker: Shrikant Nasikkar, Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Chaperone 

Bio: Shrikant Nasikkar is a graphic designer by trade but has worn many hats in last 2 decades; from Product manager, Creative director, VP of Content management, Owner of manufacturing plant to most recently as an entrepreneur. A world citizen, traveled to dozens of countries, lived and worked in 3 countries, 1 planet so far.

Agenda:

  • Speaker introduction
  • Roles and responsibilities as a Creative Director.
  • How SmartUp app empowers and mentors entrepreneurs - a platform to help develop soft skills (communication, creativity, collaboration)
  • Chaperone - Uber for kids
  • Where things are headed and the opportunities that are available to freshman/graduates 
  • Open for Q & A - Bring your big ideas so we can guide and share insights

Future upcoming speaker/workshop series:

When: July 29, 2 to 6 pm, featuring speaker Magdalene Lim, Software Engineer, LinkedIn on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence + Computer Refurbishing Workshop

When: August 5, 3 to 5 pm, featuring speaker Grace Gao, from Rambus on CAD engineering + CAD design hands on workshop

 

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Jul
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

EqOpTech Summer STEM Speaker/Workshop Series #2

You are invited to join a STEM speaker/workshop series:

Where: The View Teen Center, Castro Room, 263 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View

When: July 15, 3 to 5 pm

Who: Students interested in tech fields

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: None

Sign up: (a) complete Google Form https://goo.gl/forms/TXfw6gfJe1hpPXNm2 & submit the attached signed release form.


Guest Speaker: Kevin Whitley, Software Engineer from Roadster. Kevin is a developer at Roadster working on user interface. Previously he was a senior engineer at POPSUGAR’s ShopStyle and an architect at Ariba and several other software companies. He has a Bachelor and Master of Science in Physics from U.C. Berkeley.

Agenda:

- Speaker Introduction (5 minutes)

- What is User Interface (UI) Design

- How to become a UI Designer

- UI Design Tools (demo)

- Showcase UI at Roadster, POPSUGAR, Ariba

- Journey to becoming a developer, UI designer, software engineer

- Refreshment break (15 minutes)

- Working for a silicon valley start up, what to expect

- Roadster disruptive business model

- Other topics of interest

- Q&A (15 minutes)


Future upcoming speaker/workshop series:

When: July 22, 3 to 5 pm, featuring Shrikant Nasikkar, Founder, CEO Chaperone

When: July 29, 2 to 6 pm, featuring speaker from Magdalene Lim, Software Engineer, LinkedIn on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence + Computer Refurbishing Workshop

When: August 5, 3 to 5 pm, featuring speaker from Rambus on CAD engineering + CAD design hands on workshop

 

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Jul
8
3:00pm 3:00pm

EqOpTech Summer STEM Speaker/Workshop Series #1

You are invited to join a STEM speaker/workshop series:

Where: The View Teen Center, Castro Room, 263 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View

When: July 8, 3 to 5 pm, featuring guest speaker from Juniper Networks

Who: Students interested in tech fields

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: None

Class materials: For slide decks, click Networking & CyberSecurity and Intro to Networking

Sign up: (a) complete Google Form https://goo.gl/forms/TXfw6gfJe1hpPXNm2 & submit the attached signed release form.


Guest speaker:

Mr. Vijay Talati,  Vice President of Engineering at Juniper Networks with over 20 years of experience in the field. He will discuss computer networking and cyber security.

Agenda:

Section I: Overview of computer networking: State of the union

- Last 50 years of history: How networks have evolved 

    History of Internet

- A view of where we are today:

    Current state of computer networks and internet 

    Impact of computing and networking: The second machine age 

Section II: Computer networking fundamentals:

    - What are computer networks

    - Types of networks

    - Network equipments: Hubs, Switches, Routers and Security appliances 

    - Servers 

    - TCP/IP protocol fundamentals

    - The internet addressing scheme and name resolution 

    - Routing protocols 

    - Software Defined Networks 

Section III: Cybersecurity: 

    - The need for security

    - Types of vulnerabilities and attacks

    - Cryptography: The basics of authentication, authorization and encryption

    - Modern techniques of threat detection, mitigation and prevention

    - Anatomy of a cyber-attack 

Q&A


Future upcoming speaker/workshop series:

When: July 15, 3 to 5 pm, featuring Kevin Whitney, Software Engineer, Roadster

When: July 22, 3 to 5 pm, featuring Shrikant Nasikkar, Founder, CEO Chaperone

When: July 29, 2 to 6 pm, featuring speaker from Magdalene Lim, Software Engineer, LinkedIn on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence + Computer Refurbishing Workshop

When: August 5, 2 to 6 pm, featuring speaker from Rambus on CAD engineering + CAD design workshop

 

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