Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tonight! Free IBM Entrepreneurial Networking Event

Sorry for the short notice. The dust is still settling from the spring semester, graduation, etc. but am catching up now so stay tuned for a flurry of postings starting with this one about tonight's IBM event in San Francisco (short walk from BART). See their invite & sign-up link below–the slate is full of cutting edge tech industry stuff you should know about (and good food you should eat), so definitely worth the trip up. (Note - This is one of those enriching experiences you want to be able to talk about at a job interview.) Highly recommended. Check it out:


The local IBM Cloud 'City Team' is pleased to invite you to an exciting entrepreneurial ecosystem networking event in San Francisco on June 2, 6pm-8pm. No charge. 

Step away from the computer ... and join our special guest, IBM's Ecosystem Development GM, Sandy Carter, for a fun, casual evening of networking with developers, startups, academics & students. Technical demos: learn more about IoT, Watson, Cloud, Bluemix, DevOps. Complimentary food & drink! 

Hope to see you there! 

Hosts: Sandy Carter, GM, IBM Ecosystem Development & the IBM San Francisco/Silicon Valley 'City Team' 
Date: June 2 
Time: 6pm - 8pm 
Location: Bluemix Garage at Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street, San Francisco 
Registration Link: http://sfecosystem.eventbrite.com/ 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MIS graduating seniors - please support the dept & fill out survey

If you're a graduating senior, you should have received an email from the department in your official SJSU inbox, inviting you to participate in the national MIS senior survey administered by Temple University. SJSU's MIS program gets included because we're considered a program of national prominence so please help us not disappoint them by filling out the survey before tomorrow's deadline! The survey helps all MIS schools determine what are the current salaries, hot industries, etc for MIS students so you're helping your peers and the next generation.

If you've already done this, thanks a ton! If not, please find that message in your SJSU inbox and follow the link to fill out the survey. They give automatic Amazon gift cards to the first 20 and we have only 17 so far, so the next 3 are guaranteed. And even if you're not in the first 20, you're in a drawing for bigger gift cards too.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Python workshop cancelled but narrated tutorial videos on the way

Apologies, but unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Professor Venkatsubramanyan has regretfully asked us to cancel the Python workshop scheduled for tomorrow. But she understands how much enthusiasm there was for this event and has promised to create a set of narrated video tutorials which we will make available as soon as they're ready.

But do consider signing up for the IBM Bluemix workshop next Friday, May 1, 1-4pm in BBC 304. This is a hands-on tutorial that will give you exposure to a cutting edge set of tools for big data, sentiment analysis, etc. It's a golden opportunity not to be missed. I sure won't! (miss it, that is)

Monday, April 20, 2015

IBM brings cloud platform Bluemix to our workshop series on May 1 - sign up now!

On Friday, May 1, our Free Ascent Career Series continues with IBM, here to give you a hands-on intro to their cloud platform, Bluemix. And SJSU MIS alums from the Bluemix team will be here to lead you through it. This is a golden opportunity to get exposure to this industry-leading solution from perennial industry-leader, IBM. Not to be missed.

As always, this event is free but space is limited to be sure to sign up soon at the EventBrite site. This is likely to be a sellout so be sure to register early and BE SURE YOU AREN'T A NO-SHOW because you'll be blocking someone else from going and you'll be banned from future events. If you need to cancel your ticket, you can do so through this EventBrite site.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

your chance "speed-date" (professionally) CIO's, IT Directors, etc on Friday!

This Friday, the 17th, our MIS club (MISA) is collaborating with a local philanthropic group of CIOs & IT Directors to give MIS students "face time" with top role models in the field. This is a new golden opportunity to get some direct contact with the local leaders who are giving of their time to help mentor the next generation.

There will be execs from a variety of MIS areas including, IT Infrastructure, IT Analysis, Applications, Analytic's/BI, Consulting (Tentative), along with some SJSU alums.

And the "speed dating" approach means you're in a small group of 5 or 6 students that gets to chat informally with each of the execs directly for a few minutes, rather than sitting in a crowd watching from the audience. Each time the bell rings, you and your team rotates to the next exec, so you get quality time with them all. It's a golden opportunity to learn from the brightest, most successful IT luminaries in Silicon Valley.

Space is limited (to ensure everyone gets quality face time) but there are slots left. Register here ASAP before they hit the cap. 

Note: The event is running 1-2pm at the Blach Construction Company, 2020 Fortune Drive Suite 100, San Jose,      95131. (Rides are available if requested). 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Python workshop postponed by one week to April 24

We've had to postpone this event by one week to April 24. If you already had a ticket, that will still work for this new date. If you can't make the new date, please cancel at the EventBrite site so you're not a no-show.

If you still need a ticket, there are some still left and you can get them at:


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hands-on workshop: Intro to Python Programming

Just announcing the newest Free Ascent Workshop Series event–a hands-on Intro to Python Programming from our own Professor Venkatsubramanyan on April 10. Like the others it runs 1-4pm in BBC 032. Here's the EventBrite link to get your ticket. (You MUST have a ticket and you must cancel through EventBrite if you can't make it because a no-show is NOT ok–it keeps someone else from getting in.) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/missjsu-free-ascent-career-series-2015-intro-to-python-tickets-15531269445