Event Notices From May 30

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Automation Alley Summer Member Networking to be held at Walsh College Novi Campus: Join Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, for an evening of networking, hors d’oeuvre and drinks at Summer Member Networking, a members-only event at Walsh College Novi Campus. This event provides the opportunity to form alliances with potential suppliers, partners and customers. In addition, attendees will enjoy a selection of craft beers from Short’s Brewing Company, of Bellaire. Summer Member Networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration, networking and hors d’oeuvre, followed by remarks and additional networking at 6:15 p.m. The event will adjourn at 8 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 with pre-registration or $20 at the door. There is no cost for Foundation Members, but pre-registration is appreciated. This event is for members only. Pre-registration ends June 17 at close of business. For more information, visit automationalley.com, or contact the Member Relations Team at (800) 427-5100 or info@automationalley.com. Walsh College Novi Campus is located at 41500 Gardenbrook Road in Novi.

Learn Strategies for Implementing IPv6: Special Savings Through June 7: Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. will again welcome engineers from NYSERNet, New York’s research and education network, to present a 1.5-day workshop on IPv6 implementation on June 26-27. Class size is limited to just 10 participants–register now to secure your place! Through Friday, June 7, Merit Member organizations who register an attendee at the regular Member price can register a second person at half price — just $399. This is a great opportunity to introduce multiple staff members to the essentials of IPv6. Merit Members may also apply for scholarships through June 7. IPv6 Workshop: Practical Tools for Implementation will introduce essential IPv6 concepts, discuss campus IPv6 implementations, and explain configuration and troubleshooting techniques. Participants will configure Cisco networking equipment to build a working IPv6 network in a lab environment. The workshop includes sections on IPv6-related wireless, security and address management issues. The workshop will be held at Merit’s offices at 1000 Oakbrook Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. On Wednesday, June 26, the workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until about 4:30 p.m. On Thursday, June 27, the workshop will resume at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by about noon.
Attendees from Merit Member organizations may attend for $799 per person; a second person from the same organization may register to attend for just $399 through June 7. Attendees from organizations affiliated with Great Plains Network, NCREN, NYSERNet or WiscNet may attend for $849 per person. Other non-Members may attend for $899 per person. Scholarships for the workshop are available through the Professional Learning scholarship program. Anyone from a Merit Member organization may apply for a scholarship if funding to attend is not otherwise available through their organization. Scholarship applications must be received by Friday, June 7. We are grateful to the Merit Community Supporters for their contribution to the scholarship program. More at www.merit.edu/learning.

June 1 E-Waste Event: The Michigan Technology Network with support from
Davenport University will b,e hosting a free e­waste recycling event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday June 1. This opportunity offers consumers the chance to properly dispose of cell phones, batteries of all kinds, computers and computer accessories such as keyboards, mice, cords, cables and software, computer monitors, laptops, tablets, TVs under 32 inches and video game systems. The drop-off location is Davenport University, Lansing Campus, 419 Cherry St., off Kalamazoo between Grand Ave. and Cedar St. For residents concerned about the privacy of their data, MITN will remove and shred your hard drive for you. Technology collected at the event will be tested, rebuilt, if possible, and donated. Remaining items will be recycled and disposed of properly. Due to legal reasons, this event is for individual and consumer e-waste only. The Michigan Technology Network is not able to accept e-waste from companies and organizations. More at http://lansing.mitn.org.

Compuware Presents Live Customer Webcast Featuring Cars.com: Detroit-based Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq: CPWR) announced a live webcast featuring Rick Darcy, lead automation test engineer at Cars.com. During the webcast, Rick will share best practices on how organizations can dramatically accelerate the delivery of high-quality software to their customers with a modern continuous integration environment. “Best Practices for Continuous Integration with Cars.com” will be held Tuesday, June 4 at noon, with Rick Darcy, lead automation test engineer at Cars.com, and Ardy Arfaian, field technical solution director at Compuware APM. Building a modern CI environment with meaningful functional and performance tests empowers organizations to quickly and reliably push out enhancements and bug fixes to customers with low risk and minimal manual overhead. During this free webcast, attendees will learn best practices from CI release process; how to reduce test cycle time up to 98 percent; and how organizations can effectively integrate their CI environment with solutions like Compuware APM. Register at http://cpwr.it/lsMcF.

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