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Santa Ynez Valley

Local achievements:

- Solvang School Presentation Highlighted in the SB News Press Valley Living Section

- Highlighted in the Santa Barbara News Press

- Valley Journal

- Tutoring with Buellton Senior Center members

- Donated computers to local businesses and organizations

- 3 of us spoke at Solvang School 5th Grade GATE Program about our careers in technology and career advice. We also were invited back on Friday, May 25
the following year.

- Speakers have included Dave Retz (internet developer, founder of Comware Int'l and syvonline.com locally),
- Kevin Mills from Carpinteria's Demarc Security Company about how communication has changed in the world of technology,
- Paul Valenzuela (Project Mgmt courses instructor and network mgr at UCSB) about project management techniques
- Chris Chirgwin on computer security and virtualization and how it will change your world.
- Chris Rose, Director of Sales at Impulse Internet who spoke about the future of Telephony, VOIP.
- Ed Seaman spoke about how to improve your business with time management and other techniques.
On May, 2010,Michael Daoud, owner of Visus, LLC spoke about lessons learned when starting his own businesses.

On October 18, 2011, we were privileged to have Fred Baker, Ambassador and Cisco Fellow speak about the Smart Grid Architecture at Solvang Brewing Company.

Tracy and I plus others were chosen as judges for the LA Regional FIRST Lego League

Chris Chirgwin, CEO Lanspeed spoke about the "The Future of IT" at Boardroom 246 in Solvang in October 2012, great turnout! Yearly mixers with Excellent speakers and great topics.


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