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Archive for December, 2020

January 19 – What’s the Deep Reality beneath Quantum Computing?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Date/Time: Jan 19, 2021 6-8 PM CST

Speaker:    Doug Matzke, Ph.D.

Title:           What’s the Deep Reality beneath Quantum Computing?

Abstract: Quantum computing and Quantum Physics contains important concepts about how the world is built. The fundamentals of the classical world is bits with its mutually exclusive 1/0 values. Quantum computing is based on qubits that are the superposition (or mixture) of two classical bits, and this property means that bits and probabilities are fundamental to physics. Typically these unique properties of superposition and entanglement are studied with complex mathematics, but they can be learned conceptually, which will be the basis of this gentle introduction. His 2002 Ph.D. used Geometric Algebra to represent quantum computing, which produced interesting predictions. Once these concepts are understood that the universe is fundamentally probabilistic and informational then they will help understand quantum weirdness. He will also talk about the role of observation and quantum measurement, related to his new book www.DeepRealityBook.com. The take away from this talk is a better appreciation of the spectacular nature of how the universe is organized as hyper-dimensional collections of bits, qubits and ebits.

Bio: Dr. Matzke is a prolific scientist, researcher, and presenter in his areas of expertise about limits of computation, hyper-dimensional mathematics, neuro-computing, quantum computing, real intelligence, and protophysics. During his 45-year career, he was chairman of two PhysComp ’92/’94 workshops, contributed to fifteen disclosed patents with eight granted, has published more than fifty papers and presentations, and earned a PhD in Quantum Computing. Doug has adopted the moniker of “Quantum Doug” because he combines these deep-reality subjects as the source science beneath his quantum model of real intelligence.

Register: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/tego_/event/manage/252756

Recording of Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sayLjp5ttE

November 17 – The COVID Pandemic’s Impact on Tech Jobs – Consulting & Full-Time

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

This is a joint meeting with IEEE Central Texas Consultant’s Network and Life Member Affinity Group.

Abstract: Where do you go when it’s March 2020, unemployment is at record lows (3.9%), particularly in tech (1.9%), and the Demand constantly outstrips supply?  Those were questions we were asking ourselves early this year until COVID punched all of us in the mouth.  After experiencing two other significant external impacts on the labor sector in recent years, we found ourselves asking if this one would look more like the aftermath of 9/11, the financial crisis, or some new monster.  Nearly 8 months into the Pandemic, it’s our belief that we are closer to the finish line than the starting point.  What did the initial reaction do to our business?  How has the tech market rebounded?  What positives have resulted from this particular punch in the face?  Are consultants faring better than their directly employed colleagues?  What does the data tell us about which skills are most recession-resistant from our perspective?  How will this pandemic permanently alter hiring going forward?  What can we get excited about as we look to 2021?  We’ll discuss these topics and answer any questions you might have.

Speaker: David Smith, Founder of Triple Crown Consulting, LLC

David Smith is the Founder & COO of Triple Crown Consulting.  He has 24+ years of experience in the Technical Staffing sector with a specific focus on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science verticals.  He started Triple Crown Consulting with Sabatino Guerriero and two other investors in 2004 with a Candidate Centered focus on finding consulting opportunities.  Most Triple Crown competitors are client-centric.  Of course, clients are important, but Triple Crown has always and will continue to always, to focus on the candidate first.  Since its inception in 2004 in Austin, TX, Triple Crown has grown to over 100 staffing professionals and added locations in Scottsdale, AZ, San Jose, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, Portsmouth, NH, and Durham, NC.  Triple Crown employs nearly 400 technical consultants and occasionally will help a customer solve a direct-hire problem.  Prior to Triple Crown, Sab & Dave held various roles in various locations with Oxford Global Resources, now a division of ON Assignment.  While there they both experienced 9/11 and its aftermath as Division Managers on the West Coast.  Dave has a BA in History from Williams College where he played football and started his life as a parent sooner than he should have.

Reservations: Please RSVP using the vTools link https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/246445