MCWT offer event on ‘career agility’: The Michigan Council of Women in Technology will meet Thursday, Aug. 19 for a “Connect-Net Networking Forum” on the topic “Career Agility through Self-Actualization.” The venue is Room T410 of the Lawrence Technological University Technology and Learning Center, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. At the event, IBM senior consultant Maureen Monte will provide actionable insight and tools that’ll help you achieve your full career potential. You’ll learn how to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, and walk away with tips to build your own “Personal Strengths and Self-Actualization Career Plan.” If you’re looking for change, register for this event that’ll demonstrate how to take the next step in your career. Additionally, as a bonus, guests will get a sneak peek of the new Ford Fiesta and see a hands-on introduction to Ford’s new technology. Registration and networking begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact or visit

Merit Network sets SANS developer course: Merit Network is pleased to host an interactive video presentation of the SANS Institute’s Developer 530 course, “Essential Secure Coding in Java/JEE.” The class will be held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18 and 19. The course will be delivered via interactive videoconference to several participating sites across the U.S. as well as to the desktops of individual attendees using Elluminate Live software. You can participate in the course either at Merit’s offices or from any location of your choice. Complete information and registration are available at The registration fee for attendees from educational institutions and state and local governments is $695, more than half off SANS’ standard price of $1,650 when delivered in a classroom setting. This is a unique opportunity to engage in very high-quality security training at a tremendous savings. In accordance with the SANS Institute’s policies, the reduced price is available only to attendees from educational institutions and state and local governments. Others may attend for the
retail price of $1,650.

MIHSC to host business event: The Michigan Homeland Security Consortium, in cooperation with the Macomb Regional Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the United States Department of Homeland Security, will host an event titled “Doing Business With The Department of Homeland Security.” The event will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at Macomb Community College’s University Center for Professional Development, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. The featured speaker is Wendy Hill, small business advocate for the U.S. DHS. Hill will present on how Michigan companies can become a DHS vendor. Topics will include getting started as a vendor, procurement opportunities, small business resources, acquisitions, regulations and agency initiatives. Representatives of Michigan-based companies interested in learning how to do business with DHS and those looking for networking opportunities should attend. Attendance is free, but registration is required. To register, call (586) 498-4122 or e-mail

Compuware Gomez To Present Webinar On Mobile Web Mistakes:  Gomez, the Web performance division of Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), announced a Webinar featuring Forrester Research Inc. Senior Analyst Vidya Drego that will outline seven common mobile web experience mistakes and provide best practices for resolving them. The event will take place at 1 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Aug. 18. A recent survey found that 52 percent of consumers are unlikely to return to a Web site they have had trouble accessing from their phone. With the mobile Web, your customers expect quick anytime transactions that work flawlessly. Failure to identify and resolve a slow — or worse — malfunctioning mobile service will result in lost customers and irreparable brand damage. Mobile expert Vidya Drego and Gomez will discuss what growing mobile web adoption and rising customer expectations mean for mobile service owners. The experts will also outline the common mistakes that prohibit companies from capitalizing on the mobile opportunity; how to identify and resolve mobile service experience issues before customers are impacted; and best practices for delivering quality mobile web experiences to all end-users. To register, visit

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