Graduates Today, CEOs Tomorrow

24 10 2011


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FedEx, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook are all companies started by college students who chose to innovate and create their own job rather then look for one in the corporate world.  Sadly, with the passing of Steve Jobs and his famous speech about not living someone else’s life, I thought you might be interested in speaking with executives from companies that have been created by college students.  Given the current economic situation in the U.S., this is an important topic—innovation.  What types of companies can these students create?

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Jonathan Simkin, CEO of SwoopThat.com is a great example.  A recent college graduate, he took his issues with the college book store and created what is now the largest online aggregator of college text books.  He is available to discuss what made him create his own life and journey rather than job search in an overcrowded marketplace.

Jonathan Simkin is founder and CEO of SwoopThat LLC, a San Diego-based technology company that offers parents with college-bound students a free service which can save them up to 75-percent on the costs of college textbook. Prior to founding SwoopThat, Jonathan worked at Advisors Asset Management where he assisted the sales team with portfolio analysis, Bloomberg quotes, and database management.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Economics Concentration from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif.  In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, ping pong, and options & derivative trading.

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What’s Up With Google Plus?

24 10 2011


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Google+ (pronounced Google Plus), is the online social networking website alternative to Facebook Developed by Google. It has interesting idea’s such as Circles, Hangouts, and more. But what exactly are they? And is Google+ here to stay? How will it affect Facebook? Dick Davies is here to answer our questions.

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Dick Davies is a salesman, and a serial entrepreneur who has been president of Sales Lab Incorporated for over 30 years. He blogs to promote his companies, new technologies, and civic and social interests. He is currently Vice President of the Washington Academy of Sciences, a volunteer position leading the Junior Academy, professional scientists and technologists working with students, judging local science fairs. He is a loud and frequent speaker on how businesses are adopting new technology.

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Internet Standards

11 10 2011


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Standards — specifications of communication protocols and interfaces — form the basis for how the Internet operates, and, as a result, for most things we use our computers for nowadays. In this Tech Talk conversation with Barry Leiba, who has been working on Internet standards development for the last fifteen years, we’ll look into what Internet standards are, why they’re important, how they’re developed, and what’s still in the works

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Barry is a Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies.  Until 2009 he was a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM’s Research Division, and worked for IBM since 1977.  He’s worked on email and related technology since the early 1980s, and currently focuses on the “Internet of Things”, messaging and collaboration on mobile platforms, security and privacy of Internet applications, and Internet standards development and deployment.

Barry has been active in the Internet Engineering Task Force for about fifteen years, is an author of a number of current and pending proposed standards, chairs four working groups (OAUTH, DKIM, MARF, and APPSAWG), and served on the Internet Architecture Board from 2007 to 2009.

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Privacy is a Privilege, Not a Right – Tips for Monitoring Children’s Online Activity

3 10 2011


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Frederick Lane, attorney and computer forensics expert, understands that while new technologies offer children avenues for accessing information and communicating with friends and family, they also make it incumbent upon parents to monitor their child’s online activity. In an informative interview, Lane will equip parents with tips on how to monitor their children’s online activities, in addition to explaining the implications of common cybertraps.

Frederick Lane is an author, attorney, expert witness, and professional speaker on the legal and cultural implications of emerging technology. Lane graduated Boston College Law School and practiced law for five years before launching his own computer consulting business which ultimately led him to his work in computer forensics. For the past 12 years, he has worked as a computer forensics expert, serving on a wide variety of cases, including copyright infringement, stalking, embezzlement, theft of intellectual property, obscenity, and child pornography. In addition to his professional background, Lane has served on the Burlington School Board in Vermont since October 2001 and served as chairman of the Board for the past two years. He is the author of 5 highly acclaimed books, most recently Cybertraps for the Young. Lane is also the father of two teenage boys.

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Forbidden Hacks

3 10 2011


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Hackers can get your data in all kinds of ways, not just by being technical geniuses. And for large corporations, your weakest link isn’t your firewall, it’s your peoplewall. “Why do I need to know all kinds of technical tricks and hacks when I can just walk into your building and just physically steal your hard drive” says, our guest Jayson Street.

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Jayson E. Street is an author of the book “Dissecting the hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network” from Syngress. Also creator of the community site http://dissectingthehack.com He has also spoken at DEFCON, BRUCON, UCON and at several other ‘CONs and colleges on a variety of Information Security subjects. His life story can be found on Google under “Jayson E. Street”

 

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