February 06, 2009

February 18, 2009 — Peter Coffee Redux

Posted at February 6, 2009 05:08 PM in Announcement , Collaboration , Meetings .


Peter Coffee Returns




:: "Surf's Up?" An Evening with Peter Coffee ::


A Joint Meeting with the IEEE-CCC group.

This will be our second meeting of the 2008–2009 year at which Mr. Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research for salesforce.com, will be the featured speaker. It is also our second collaborative meeting this year, this time with the IEEE-CCC group.

Abstract and Bio:
Ted Nelson once wrote, "If computers are the wave of the future, displays are the surfboards" ‐‐ twenty years before people talked about "surfing the Web." There's just something that appeals to people about the image of finding a source of energy and riding it to new places. Join us for an evening of exploring compelling visualizations, global wireless connections, ubiquitous sensor networks, and other candidates for the role of your personal surfboard on the high‐tech waves that are breaking today.

Peter Coffee has been with salesforce.com for two years, following 18 years as Technology Editor of the enterprise IT journals PC Week and eWEEK. He was previously the first manager of PC planning at The Aerospace Corporation, where he also worked in space asset management applications of AI techniques. Before that, he was a Senior Engineer in arctic project management, chemical facility construction, and synthetic fuels project planning for several divisions of Exxon.

He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University; he has been a faculty member in IT management at Pepperdine and also at UCLA (computer science) and Chapman College (business analytics). He is the author of two books, How to Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs.

Meeting Details:
Place: Chef Hannes, 411 1/2 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245, (310) 640 - 0164 meeting at the Train Room
RSVP: By Feb 13 to Ms. Irena Kageorgis, irenakageorgis@ieee.org
Information: Dr. Antonio Mendez, mendezRDA@aol.com
Dinner: $20/IEEE & ACM Members, $25/Non-members, $10/Student Members
6:00 — Chef Hannes Dinner and Professional Networking
7:30 — Presentation (no fee for the presentation)

A complete flier, in PDF format, with a map and picture of the restaurant for easy reference, is posted here.

Many thanks to Dr. Antonio Mendez for setting this up and including us!

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