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Volunteer Judges Needed for FIRST LEGO League Qualifier in Southern Nevada

December 4, 2018
FIRST Nevada is a non-profit that promotes FIRST® Robotics programs and STEAM education initiatives in Nevada. FIRST was founded with the purpose to equip America’s youth with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a technology-concentrated world. By incorporating hands-on robotic projects with math, science, and engineering principles, FIRST seeks to inspire young people to further explore new and emerging technologies while developing their leadership and communication skills. FIRST Nevada is in need of adult (18 and older) judges for the FIRST LEGO League Qualifier this Saturday, December 8th. No experience is necessary and they provide and easy online training for all new volunteers. For more information, or to sign-up to, please click here.  What: FIRST LEGO League Qualifier Where: Cimmaron Memorial High School When: Saturday, December 8th Registration: CLICK HERE FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL)  introduces students ages 9 – 14 (Grades 4 – 8) to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. Each team is equally judged on their research project and their adherence to the FIRST® Core Values.  FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.  Checkout this video see what FIRST is all about:

Volunteers Needed for Hour of Code Next Week!

November 14, 2018
Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries brought to you by Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science. Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to students that shows anybody can learn the basics of coding. With the goal of broadening participation in the field of computer science, this movement has become a worldwide effort to celebrate technology. Every year during Computer Science Education Week, Rob Roy’s Innevation Center hosts hundreds of students at our annual Hour of Code event. This year we will be hosting over 300 students over a three-day span.  With that being said, we need volunteers!  There are three different volunteer sessions available and we can’t wait to see you there! Volunteer Sessions: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 / 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 / 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 / 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM CLICK HERE to sign up for one of the sessions above. 

UPCOMING EVENT: Microsoft Tech Talks – Harness the power of SQL Server 2017

September 20, 2018
Microsoft Tech Talks are a FREE technical community event, designed to bring IT pros and leaders in the local area together at a Microsoft or partner facility, for deep Microsoft-technology based discussions. Laura Grob and Yvonne Vanslageren, 2 seasoned and experienced SQL Premier Field Engineers, will be jointly presenting at our next Microsoft Tech Talk session. They will walk us through SQL 2017’s new features, enhancements, and tools. They are even going to talk about SQL on LINUX, installation changes, and some of the new tools that are available for aiding in migrations! Come see what these two have in store for you as they lead the discussion on How to harness the power of SQL Server 2017 in your environment. Also Included will be a demonstration of the basics of adaptive query processing, automatic tuning, availability group enhancements, resumable online index rebuilds, and smart backups.   What: Microsoft Tech Talks When: Friday, September 28 Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Where: Rob Roy’s Innevation Center, powered by Switch For more event and registration information, click here.

September Meetups at Innevation!

September 19, 2018
   09/19: React Vegas Meetup 09/19: WordPress Meetup 09/20: Docker Meetup Group 09/20: International Game Developers’ Association  09/20: Hyperledger Las Vegas 09/25: Las Vegas Digital Marketing Meetup 09/25:  Las Vegas Hardware Startups 09/25:  Las Vegas Inventors Meetup 09/26: Government Blockchain Meetup 09/26: Las Vegas Unreal Engine 4 Meetup 09/27: dotNet Meetup Group 09/27: Las Vegas Data Science Group   Interested in having a Meetup at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center? Email us at events@innevation.com

Upcoming Event: Boss of the SOC Competition

September 7, 2018
Boss of the SOC is a cyber security competition for the Las Vegas community with the purpose of educating and spreading cyber security awareness. The Splunk user community in Las Vegas is strong across the casino, government, and education sectors. Join us for a Boss of the SOC (BOTS) competition hosted by Splunk and Las Vegas Sands. During the competition, you’ll be able to practice your security skills and compete against your peers for prizes and bragging rights. We encourage contestants to sign up in teams of up to four for the best chance to become the Boss of the SOC! The Boss of the SOC (BOTS) is a jeopardy-style capture the flag competition created by Splunk. Contestants will explore realistic event data in Splunk Enterprise, racing the clock to complete a full forensic investigation. Players will be given a series of questions of varying type and difficulty and points are awarded for both accuracy and speed.  What: Las Vegas Boss of the SOC Competition Where: Rob Roy’s Innevation Center When: September 12, 2018 Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm For more event and registration information, click here.      

September Meetups at Innevation!

September 5, 2018
   09/05: Las Vegas Macintosh Users Group  09/05: Las Vegas GO Meetup 09/06: Las Vegas Kubernetes 09/06: PHP Vegas Meetup 09/11: Las Vegas Bloggers Meetup 09/11: Las Vegas iOS Developers Meetup 09/11: Las Vegas PC User Group 09/12: Las Vegas Podcasters Meetup 09/12: Ruby Group Meetup 09/12: Las Vegas Test Automation 09/13: Las Vegas Pluralsight Study Group 09/13: Unity 3D Meetup 09/13: WooCommerce Meetup Interested in having a Meetup at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center? Email us at events@innevation.com
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