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January 2018

Demistifying SEO – January 12 2018

January 12, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Veteran webmaster and SEO (search engine optimization) specialist Dale Shadegian of 118Group, will explain this confusing concept in plain English, and will illustrate the application of SEO using a real business.  The Google Search Engine has a simple goal: present fast, accurate, and secure answers to questions.  He will discuss topics like keyword research, back linking and prominence. Attendees will walk away with actionable tips for how to help websites get found in Google searches and Maps. Join us to learn…

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February 2018

The Agile Manifesto – First Friday – Feb 2018

February 2, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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The Agile Manifesto, Scrum, and other cutting edge Silicon Valley concepts and practices that you need to know in 2018 Agile, Scrum, Lean, Fail Fast, and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) are high tech terms that emerged from Silicon Valley practices which are now enabling leading companies worldwide to deliver products and services in astoundingly short time frames. Gene Sorbo of Strong Tower Solutions LLC is a Certified Scrum Master and expert in these Agile concepts and practices, and will deliver…

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March 2018

Cyber Fraud Update – March 2018 First Friday

March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Business Email Compromise (BEC) has become a significant threat to U.S. businesses and individuals. Since October 2013, the FBI has identified victims from 131 countries and a global monetary exposure of over $5 billion dollars as a result of BEC fraud. Ransomware is a form of malware that targets both human and technical weaknesses in organizations and individual networks in an effort to deny the ability of critical data and systems. Ransomware is frequently delivered through spear phishing e-mails to…

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April 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) – First Friday – April 2017

April 6, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is estimated to consist of 30 billion objects by the year 2020, and is projected to have a global market value of $7 trillion. Dr. Ed Klein, Ph.D., formerly with Intel Corporation’s Internet of Things Group, will present an overview of IoT. He’ll cover what IoT is, it’s history, trends, where it’s applied, what technologies it involves, how it's impacting individuals and organizations, concerns, and what's in IoT for us! Dr. Ed Klein, Ph.D., is…

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May 2018

Meet Jibo! – The Adorable Social Robot for the Home – First Friday – May 2018

May 4, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Social robots have arrived and they promise to revolutionize human-technology interactions using life-like behaviors. Jibo is the first social robot for the home designed to be more like a member of the family than just another voice-driven device. Cynthia Breazeal’s MIT Media Lab research indicates that robots like Jibo will provide more than just useful features - they will provide companionship and help us achieve our goals. This is an opportunity to meet Jibo and experience his charm in person.…

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June 2018

Tech Careers on Cape Cod with Marc Rocque – First Friday – June 2018

June 1, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Cape Cod is rich with potential for technology careers. I will look at the current landscape and explore hardware, infrastructure support and coding / applications engineering opportunities located here. Critical to filling the available technology jobs and fueling potential startup opportunities will be attracting and retaining qualified candidates. In light of that we'll take a look at education opportunities for students new to the field as well as housing / cost of living challenges faced by workers just starting out…

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July 2018

Social Media Strategy for Small Business – July 2018 “Second” Friday

July 13, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Social Media 2018 Social media and your business exist in an ever-evolving cycle of adjustment with an earnest hope of finding the sweet spot around the opportunities social media offers to grow and sustain your business. There is, of course, a newly established concern regarding the demise of Facebook’s value . . . or is that simply smoke and mirrors? What works and what doesn’t? How does one keep pace? All will be covered in this presentation. And we will…

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August 2018

Dangers of Public WIFI – August 2018 First Friday

August 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Everywhere you go these days from your local coffee shop to the airport; public WIFI hotspots are readily available. They are convenient and allow you to stay connected on your mobile device or laptop even when you’re on the go. But what are the hidden dangers? How do you manage your employees use of public WIFI in a way that protects both your business, clients, and mobile devices from the threat of hackers? All this and more will be covered…

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September 2018

From Bitcoin to Blockchain: The Technology of New Finance – First Friday – Sep 2018

September 7, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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The blockchain is a tidal wave of transformation that is disrupting businesses, governments, and the world economy. In this session, you'll get real-life examples of where blockchain is already changing the world. You'll leave inspired, refreshed, and ready to apply blockchain to improve your business and the world. SIR JOHN HARGRAVE is the publisher of Bitcoin Market Journal. He specializes in making the world of New Finance—bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs—understandable to everyday investors. Using plain English and entertaining examples, he…

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October 2018

Cape Cod Regional STEM Network: Building the STEM Pipeline on Cape Cod & the Islands – October 2018 First Friday

October 5, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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The CCRSN is a consortium of more than 650 individuals and 85 partner organizations working to build the STEM pipeline from K-career in our region. Housed at Cape Cod Community College, our mission is: To be an inspiration hub for tomorrow’s innovators. We achieve this by hosting K-16 teacher professional development, teacher externships at STEM-rich institutions in our region; offering programs for 4Cs STEM students such as: scholarships, tutoring, advising, speaker series, site visits to employers, a mentoring program with…

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