HDI Motown To Meet At Automation Alley: HDI Motown is hosting a free seminar, “Data In – Metrics Out.” on Friday, Nov. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Drive in Troy. Matthew Neigh, channel and marketing manager at Cherwell Software Inc. will be presenting his unique perspective of having worked in most facets at Cherwell, including sales, support and professional services. To RSVP visit rsvp@hdimotown.com. The HDI Motown Chapter is a community of technology service and support professionals that provides regular opportunities for its members to network, exchange best practices and enhance their skills through sponsored training and relevant educational programs. For more information, contact Joy Goberville at (248) 619-3717 or e-mail joygoberville@technisource.com.

Capital Area IT Council to Meet: If you haven’t already done so, please RSVP for the next Capital Area ITCouncil membership meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lansing Community College Michigan Technical Education Center West Campus, at 5708 Cornerstone Drive in Lansing.The title of the November meeting is: “East Meets West (Somewhere in theMiddle)” since we have invited tech organizations from the east and westsides of the state to come to Lansing and report on the tech scenes intheir respective areas. The meeting will feature Amy Cell, vice president of talent enhancement for Ann Arbor Spark and Mac Fowler, marketing co-chair for the Grand Rapids technology industry networking group aimWest, to provide brief overviews of their organizations, describing the tech sectors in their respective areas, and talk about some of the programs and services they are providing to support these businesses. Join us for a complimentary lunch followed by the speaker presentations and interactive question and answer session. RSVP by contacting Chris Knapp at (517) 492-5592 or cknapp@camw.net. This event is free for IT Council members and there is a $25 fee for non-members to attend (which can be applied toward your IT Council membership if your organization decides to join).

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Walsh College offers info for prospective students: Prospective students are invited to hear department chairs present at the free Walsh College Accounting, Finance and Taxation Information Session, Thursday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Jeffery W. Barry Center at the Troy Campus, 3838 Livernois Road, between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads. Registration is required and seating is limited. Attendees will also learn about career options and industry outlooks from Walsh College Career Services; admissions requirements and processes from Admission and Advising representatives; network with other prospective students and enjoy light refreshments. Participants may register now at www.walshcollege.edu/aft. Check-in registration and networking will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Walsh Accounting Department Chair Richard Berschback; Walsh Finance and Economic Chair Linda Wiechowski; and Walsh Taxation Department Chair Mark Solomon, will each facilitate 30-minute sessions on both undergraduate and graduate programs in their respective departments. For more information or questions, contact Admission and Advising at admissions@walshcollege.edu or (248) 823-1610.

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Walsh College Open Source Community Meeting Nov. 13: The public can learn web development design and techniques at a free monthly meeting of the Walsh College Open Source Community on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Troy Campus, 3838 Livernois, in Room 199. Breakfast and registration will be 9:30 to 10 a.m., and the program will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants should visit www.walshcollegeopensource.com to register. The Walsh Open Source Community is a group of professionals and community members who share knowledge for all topics related to Internet technology. The group participates in open source, or shared, web-based projects and holds monthly meetings where attendees can learn various aspects of web design, development, project management, digital imaging and other useful topics to be successful in the web business. The group is also a discussion forum for how technology changes society. During the meeting, Michael Curtis will demonstrate Jing, a freeware tool, and show how to add audio, screen captures and video to websites. Curtis is from TechSmith. Thomas Pitkin will provide techniques to display Web sites on the first few pages of a Google search. Pitkin is senior vice president and director of Web marketing and e-communications for Flagstar Bank. For more information, contact Nan Poulios, director of the Walsh College Information Assurance Center and associate professor, at npoulios@walshcollege.edu or (248) 823-1369.

WMSTI to meet on intellectual property: The West Michigan Science and Technology Initiative will hold a Virtual Alliance Workshop Series on “Creating and Expanding Your Intellectual Property” on Nov. 11 and Feb. 10 in Room 123 of the Grand Valley State University Cook – DeVos Center for Health Sciences, 301 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids. Both events run from 8:30 to 11 a.m. On Thursday, Nov. 11 it’s “Creating Your Intellectual Property, Part 1.” This presentation illustrates how two competing businesses treat various types of intellectual property during a product development cycle, and how their attitudes and policies impact the success of their businesses. Also presented are intellectual property due diligence and the inventor’s role in patent preparation. On Thursday, Feb. 10 it’s “Expanding Your Intellectual Property, Part 2”, featuring information on securing foreign intellectual property rights, domain names and cybersquatting and patent licensing for small business. More information at this link.

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