Monday, February 09, 2009

NWNUG- Brian Prince - Computing in the Clouds

Brian Prince will be discussing Microsoft Azure at the upcoming NWNUG meeing. On Feb. 17th starting at 6:00 PM at the HCR Manorcare Building in downtown Toledo. Azure is Microsoft's move into cloud computing joining the ranks of Amazon EC2 and Google's App Engine.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Sdudi LLC Coming to Town

Sdudi LLC, the creators of the Sdudi Smart Stick™ are moving to the Toledo area. They are joining the Clean and Alternative Energy Incubator at the University of Toledo. The Sdudi Smart Stick™ is a USB drive that you can plug into any PC and boot up into a Linux operating system. Basically you are carrying your desktop around with you, It includes software including Open Office software, GAIM, firefox, etc. They also have their own data center which you can store your data on the cloud, including video, pictures, and office documents.

They are going to be testing their product on several University of Toledo Students.

Link to a document explaining their product.
Link to the Blade article that brought this to my attention.

Engineers Week

Engineers Week is approaching. E-Week is represented nationally at This week is used to bring Engineering into the spotlight even for a week. This post may be a little late as far as registering to participate in the events but Engineers week is coming up. Here is a list of the scheduled events going on in Toledo.

Friday, Feb. 6
8:00 am – 3:00 pm UT* - JETS Competition
For NW Ohio Students

Saturday, Feb. 7
8:00 am – 2:00 pm MATHCOUNTS
UT College of Engineering, Nitschke Auditorium
Contact: Dan Stark – 419-720-2692 EMAIL: danstark at rlcos dot com

Sunday, Feb. 15
5:00 – 10:00 pm UT* - FAMILY NIGHT
UT Recreation Center
Sponsored by UT Alumni Engineering Affiliate (EAUT)
Contact: 419-530-2586

Monday, Feb. 16
Gladieux Meadows, Heatherdowns Blvd.
For High School & College students
Engineering Courtyard - Sponsored by Triangle Fraternity

Tuesday, Feb. 17
2:30 p.m. UT* - EGG DROP CONTEST
For High School & College students
Nitschke Hall/First Floor - Sponsored by Triangle Fraternity

Wednesday, Feb. 18
9:00 a.m. UT* - ENGINEER FOR A DAY
For High School Students
University of Toledo/College of Engineering
11:30 am –12:30 pm ENGINEER FOR A DAY LUNCH
First Floor—Nitschke Hall
Offsite at various corporate locations
FOR ADDITIONAL INFO: Contact – Sarah Rowland – 419-213-4557
EMAIL: efad.nwohio at gmail dot com

Thursday, Feb. 19
For High School Students
First Floor - Nitschke Hall - Sponsored by Society of Women Engineers
4:00 p.m UT* - EGG LAUNCHER
For High School Students
First Floor - Nitschke Hall - Sponsored by First Year Rocket Engineers
6:00 – 9:30 pm Engineers Week BANQUET
Gladieux Meadows, Heatherdowns Blvd.
Contact – Lisa Aller – 419-530-3436 EMAIL: tst at eng dot utoledo dot edu

Friday, Feb. 20
5:30 p.m. UT* - RUBE GOLDBERG
For Students of all ages-Teams from various UT organizations
Main Hall - Nitschke - Sponsored by Theta Tau

UT* activities are held at UT College of Engineering, Nitschke Hall.
Contact -- Jon Pawlecki PH: 419.530.8045 or jpawleckat eng dot utoledo dot edu

I'd like to thank the Technical Society of Toledo for providing the Schedule. Link

Luncheon with Suganit Systems Inc.

Praveen Paripati, president of SuGanit Systems Inc., Toledo, is the speaker
at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Technical Society of Toledo on Friday 2/6/2009. SuGanit Systems is working with The University of Toledo to develop cellulosic ethanol. Together they have several pending patents.

The luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Centennial Room of the Toledo Club. Reservations by Wednesday. Contact Lisa Aller at 419-530-3436 or at Cost: $20.