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August 31, 2009

September Meeting Announcement


Coming September 17, 2009



:: Peter Coffee's Annual Forecast ::


With products like Windows® Vista and chip-based security, the battle of the PC is still going strong. Long-awaited breakthroughs in nano-scale manufacture and high-speed communication are finally leaving the laboratory, the Internet is maturing into a distributed computing platform with industry standards for remote Web services interaction.

Making sense of it all in an evening of analysis and comment is Peter Coffee; he will provide an insider's view and forecasts for key technologies in computing, communications, and business and technical applications. His talk will span the range from nanometer chip fabrication techniques to worldwide multi-gigabit networks and will include time for questions.


About the Presenter


Peter Coffee is Director of Platform Research at salesforce.com. He joined the company in January of 2007 after spending 18 years as a technology analyst and columnist at the industry magazines eWEEK and PC Week. He currently works with enterprise and commercial developers to clarify their requirements for use of the Salesforce Platform in developing and deploying on-demand applications.

Peter was previously the first manager of PC planning at The Aerospace Corporation, where he also worked in space systems applications of artificial intelligence techniques. Before that Peter was a Senior Engineer working in arctic project management, chemical facility construction and synthetic fuels project planning at Exxon. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, where he also served as a faculty member for information systems management; he has held other faculty appointments in computer science at UCLA and in business analytics at Chapman College. He is the author of two books, How to Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs. Peter's current commentaries for the salesforce.com developer network appear at blog.sforce.com/sforce/the_developing_world.

NOTE: We will start promptly at 6:30 pm with an informal roundtable discussion with Peter Coffee followed by buffet and a more formal presentation.


Pre-Meeting Roundtable: 6:30 P.M. Buffet and Program: 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.



Meeting Details:


LOCATION: Spitfire Grill, 3300 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90405 310-397-3455 It is located on south side of the Santa Monica airport, just west of Bundy Drive.

Driving North on 405: exit at National, go south/west to the end (Centinela, which becomes Bundy). Turn left/south on Bundy, then right on Airport Avenue.

Driving West on 10: exit at Bundy, go left/south on Bundy, past Ocean Park and National, then right on Airport Avenue. (When Bundy crosses Ocean Park, it becomes Centinela.)

Parking is FREE. For more information, send an email to aitpla@aol.com, call the chapter telephone at 562-928-5353 or contact Roger Lux at 562-964-1888.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION ONLINE: Visit www.aitp-la.org or www.acteva.com/go/aitpla. Reserve by Monday, September 14th, in order to guarantee a seat at this popular event!

PRICES: Buffet & Program: $25 Paid in Advance, $35 at the Door. $15 for Program only.



Hope to see you there!!