Next meeting is Today, April 11th
scottm at heronetwork.com
Thu Apr 11 07:26:02 PDT 2002
The next Seattle SAGE meeting is Thursday, April 11th, 2002 at 7pm.
The UW Rosen/McWilliam Building facility is a secured building. So a
SAGE member will be at the Republican Street entrance until 7:15 P.M. to
open the door for meeting attendees. After that a phone number will be
posted on the door for the SAGE meeting specifically. There is an
"internal extensions only phone" at the Republican Street entrance to
allow you to call building extensions. The posted phone number will be
monitored until at least 7:45 P.M. However, please make every effort to
arrive by 7 P.M.
Directions can be found at:
Next meeting: Thursday April 11th, 2002 at 7:00 PM
Topic: "CEO of Diddly Squat"
(or You Want To Be Your Own Boss, Are You Sure?)"
Presenter: Leeland Artra <leeland at heronetwork.com>
Location: Rosen (McWilliam) Building
960 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109
(Corner of Terry & Republican)
2nd floor LOUNGE
Web Site: http://www.seattle-sage.org/
Who should attend: anyone who is interested in doing some
consulting on the side or who want to seriously start
up a growing successful business.
Presentation goals: To provide attendees with the knowledge
of business basics requirements in areas from starting,
planning, marketing, sales to legal issues and handling
This is intended to be a practical course aimed at people who wish to start
or are already running a small business and who wish to further develop
their business taking into account the changing needs of businesses in
today's fast moving environment.
We will quickly cover: starting up in business; business planning; practical
financial management for the small business; human resource management;
marketing from A to e; managing change; sales management; business and
professional skills; and effective time management.
I also introduce various topics like: coaching for business and personal
performance; self management and personal effectiveness; negotiating,
persuading and influencing skills; self esteem for peak performance;
effective communication and assertion skills; assertiveness matters, follow
up; mentoring for managers; personal taxation and investments; presentation
skills; relationship dynamics; successful leadership and management; team
Leeland Artra is the President of Hero Network. He is currently trying
to deny that he has long since moved into management roles and therefore
remains very active in all the technology and systems development
efforts. He is actively working to keep Hero Network's systems and
technologies at peek performance.
He is also actively involved with the International Systems
Administrators Guild and jumps at most opportunities to promote that
organisation. Leeland remains an ever vigilant information systems
researcher. He has personally designed and implemented a number of new
computer technologies. Currently Leeland's efforts are on creating a new
Java based Object Oriented database architecture to store, access, mine,
and analyze information to improve Hero Network's services.
Previously he was the Director of Computer Systems Technology for the
Cell System Initiative (CSI) at the University of Washington. CSI is a
combined biological research program and information systems research &
development program focused on bringing the power and technologies
available in today's computer industry to the biology research
laboratory environment. The primary goal of the information systems
research component of CSI is to develop an optimal computing environment
for collaborating, distributed groups of biologists.
Prior to that Leeland was the Senior Researcher for the Cellworks
Project at the University of Washington (CWP). The CWP has nearly the
same goals as CSI and at CWP Leeland was the inventor of numerous
database Java technologies. One of which was the Moulage System, which
was highly recognized as an important research step in data mining and
sharing. The Moulage System was nominated by Oracle for the Computer
World Smithsonian 1998 award and became one of the finalists for that
award. Leeland was also named an Oracle Futures Development Partner.
This is FREE and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity.
The Seattle SAGE Group (SSG) is a local group for systems & network
administrators in the Seattle and Pacific northwest areas (North
Western Washington). We are a local chapter of SAGE, but SAGE / USENIX
membership is not a requirement. We sponsor a regular monthly meeting
open to the public on the second Thursday if each month at 7 p.m.
Check out our Web site for more information:
Executive Vice President
Hero Network LLC
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