Wednesday, November 6, 2019

11/12 on campus - hear advice/wisdom from top MIS professionals in the field

Here's another golden opportunity to access some of the top local professionals in the MIS field, next Tuesday, in the beautiful SU Theater. All MIS students are welcome to this major event of the Fall semester, sponsored by MISA, where 5 panelists will offer their advice to you as a student. Every one of the panelists has had a highly successful career in our field and is giving back by sharing their experience and wisdom. Each is a role model for you to aspire to. Don't miss this opportunity.

For more details and the link to sign up, see below:

Join MISA at the San Jose State University Student Union (SU) Theatre on November 12th from 6-7:30 pm for a chance to hear from a panel of MIS professionals that are currently working in the field! We will be hosting five esteemed panelists who currently work within security analysis, risk analysis, cybersecurity, and management roles. This event will be a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in finding out more about various career paths in the business & technology world. Attendees will gain valuable insight from industry professionals and have the chance to ask them questions.

This event is open to ALL SJSU students, alumni, and faculty. MISA members will receive free admission to this event. For non-members, the entrance fee is $5. Snacks will be provided! To pay: Venmo @SJSUMISA or pay with cash at the door. Seating will be limited, so please reserve a spot NOW!!

Link to sign up:

Monday, September 9, 2019

Hear from Women Startup Founders on campus next Monday (free!)

Here's another one of those golden opportunities to be inspired by highly successful business professionals who are role models for us all. In this case, they're entrepreneurs, women startup founders, four of whom are SJSU graduates! (And MIS students, it's something you can add to your Professional Achievement portfolio...for points!)

SJSU's Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship (SVCE) in conjunction with the IDEAS Club runa a free, open-to-the-public speaker series all school year and this coming MONDAY, September 16, 6-7:15 pm in the Student Union Theater (Ground floor of SU) is the session "Words of Wisdom from Female Founders"

They have an amazing lineup of distinguished women entrepreneurs participating on the panel, four of whom are SJSU alumnae:

  • Annette Finsterbusch, President & CEO of EnPower Inc.
  • BJ Hardman, Chairman of the Board of Sanarus Technologies
  • Gwen Nguyen, founder/CEO of Maven’s Creamery, & Shark Tank winner
  • Neda Blocho, Program Manager at WeWork Labs 

in conversation with Melissa Dyrdahl, former CEO of Ella Health and CMO of Adobe Systems, who will moderate the discussion.

Here's the registration link:

Go get wiser! (& get points!)

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Global Digital Forum this week (free for SJSU/MIS!)

Short notice (sorry) but here's a great professional development opportunity coming right up:

The GLOBAL DIGITAL FORUM ( will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center from Sep. 4-5, 2019. It will discuss how digital technologies (IOT, AI/Analytics, Cloud and Security) are being applied to build customer solutions in verticals such as Manufacturing, Energy, Transportation, Healthcare, Retail, Agriculture, Smart Cities, and Financial Services with keynote presentations from Ed Abbo, President and CTO of, Edy Liongosari, Managing Director and Chief Scientist of Accenture, Jay Chaudhry, CEO of Zscalar, Matt Cole, President of CUBIC Transportation Systems, and Atiq Raza, CEO of Virsec.

Also, our own Professor Dhar will be giving a talk there on the 5th, on Cloud Computing and High Performance Computing!

Special complimentary tickets are available to SJSU students who book using this complimentary code:
Check it out and use it for points on the new SJSU MIS Pro Community!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

all star MIS industry execs tonight, 6pm, Student Union Theater

Come hear from MIS industry all-stars from Intel, Adobe and Marvell on the Future of Technology, tonight 6pm in the Student Union Theater. This is MISA's showcase event for the Spring and all students are welcome (but there is a nominal $5 charge for non-members.) Check out the blurb and registration link below and get yourself there for this highlight event!

MISA Presents The Future Of Technology: An Executive Panel. It will consist of speakers from world-renowned Intel and Adobe! Each speaker has a tenured career in the field of technology. This is a golden opportunity to hear from premium world-class speakers on the basis of where technology is headed. Gain some valuable insight on how to accelerate your career and ask questions. There will be limited seating, so I highly recommend you sign up immediately to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

another Girl Geek free event/w dinner: Okta!

So we booked out the Girl Geek event at Xiilinx tonight (good work!) but there's another one next week on the 20th at Okta. You know that name because you see it every time you log into Canvas, etc. They do the Single Sign On technology we use at SJSU, among other things. And there's an awesome slate of women tech leaders on the slate to hear from there (see pic above). 

This one's at their HQ up in San Francisco, but worth the trip. Take CalTrain & switch to BART at Millbrae. Piece-a-cake!

This one's free again for SJSU students only by using this link:

and again, it's open to all genders. These are great role models for guys and gals both and a valuable opportunity to get inside a leading Bay Area tech company and see what this biz and being a professional in it is all about!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Girl Geek X Dinner at Xilinx free to SJSU students (all genders)

Sorry for the late notice but there is still time if you act now!

 These Girl Geek X Dinners are great ways to network with women who are leaders in tech in Silicon Valley. This one is being hosted by Xilinx on March 12th (tomorrow night) at their headquarters in San Jose! All genders are welcome.

 Please join them for an evening of networking, food, drinks, lightning talks, panel discussion and demos. Xilinx’s engineers will present innovations in adaptable platforms, software compilers, and applications for Machine Learning in a series of lightning talks and senior leaders will discuss the latest trends in "Accelerating Computation for Real-Time Machine Learning" in a panel discussion. 

Best of all it's a great way to network and get to know what's going on in Silicon Valley close up and for real. It's free for SJSU students but you have to register here now: or at least go there to RSVP and get on their mailing list for future events.

 Go. Learn. Enjoy. Network!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Free Data Science Seminars! No prior anything needed!

Assuming you're breathing, you've been hearing a ton about Data Analytics for awhile now. It's at the heart of the data revolution and it's everywhere at this point–high-techs, low-techs, startups, big players, across every industry. You can tell it's hot & in high-demand but maybe you're still not sure what it is and how to get up to speed? Now's your chance to dive in, head-first, hands-on, right here at SJSU, for free, with SJSU faculty and industry experts (like from...oh, say...Google). 

It's the new Data Science for All Seminar Series, providing hands-on experience with powerful, popular data science tools such as Python, Neo4j, Spark, and Jupyter Notebooks and the best part is ––anybody can do it! It's all designed for total beginners with no prior experience or knowledge!

Open to all SJSU students, faculty and staff (but registration is required–see link below)
Prerequisites: None!!
Cost: $0!!!

Learn valuable skills in just a few hours! Earn digital badges attesting to the skills you learn!

To learn more and register for any or all of the five sessions, go to this link for the SJSU Center for Organizational Resilience now. Hurry! Our analytics tell us these will fill up fast. ;)