It's been a great week and before we hit the weekend we've got send some shout-outs and share a couple of pics from two great CRTC programs:
The Inaugural Tech Tasting was a big hit with more than 60 Members turning up at Bin 201 in spite of the dreary rain and sleet!
Special thanks to the Event Sponsor who took the leap with us to support this first-time event! It was a terrific night of connecting and we have lots of ideas for next year!
Special Thanks to our Bronze Sponsors:
Click Here to view more Tech Tasting photos on Flickr
On Thursday we had the great privilege to connect the CRTC Women in Tech (WIT) Forum with students at the Howard County Public Schools' Applications & Research Lab in Ellicot City.
Chaired by CRTC Board Member Angie Lienert of IntelliGenesis the WIT Forum engaged two speakers, Dina Haines, Instructional Specialist | CyberCenter, Anne Arundel Community College and Shapna Pal, Sr. Liaison Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to engage the students on career opportunities in cyber security.
Both our speakers offered a different, yet equally interesting Cyber presentation. Shapna shared her role as a Liaison officer with the DHS and the value her technical background brings to her position. She did a great job of describing different cyber attack scenarios and the impact those attacks have on different people/agencies.
Dina was very animated with her presentation and had a lot of fun with the kids. She demonstrated ways to restore deleted files and gave a couple of parallel scenarios where that information would come in handy. She shared a lot of free and open source applications, that the students may want to explore.
Thank you to Kristin Herber at Tydings and Rosenberg for Chairing the WIT Volunteer Event and Susan Schneider from /training/ etc. for lending her support to the success of the event!
Click Here to view photos of this WIT Volunteer event on Flickr
This morning we had a great group of folks around the table for Membership 101. If you could use a tune-up on all of the value offered through your CRTC Membership, click here to register for the December Membership 101 Meeting! It's not just for New Members!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Tech Tasting Logo provided by The Sutter Group
Women in Tech Logo provided by Substance 151