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Cloud Conventions Creates DIY Playbook for Managing & Delivering Virtual Events
Cloud Conventions today released a new Do-it-Yourself (DIY) eBook for associations, nonprofits, and businesses designed to reduce cost and increase efficiency with a self-managed program to create and deliver a virtual conference or trade event. It’s all outlined in “The DIY Virtual and Hybrid Event — Case Study,” available for free to download. Cloud Conventions is a sophisticated event management platform that redefines the attendee and exhibitor experience focused on delivering virtual and hybrid events for associations and business. “Most organizations with live events that were scheduled in 2020 and 2021 have now had the experience of staging those events virtually,” said Carolyn Bradfield, CEO of Cloud Conventions. “Even though live events are returning, maintaining a virtual event option will be vital to your event strategy, even after all of the challenges of COVID have passed. To simplify and demystify the process, we created a DIY program for meeting planners that have gotten comfortable with virtual events but want to maximize their effectiveness, while managing more of the elements themselves to reduce cost and maintain more control.” The cost and effort to add virtual options to complement a live event or as a stand-alone event has been overwhelming for many organizations with limited staff or a tight budget. Cloud Conventions’ DIY Virtual Events offer a low-cost subscription to the event management platform and a step-by-step playbook to simplify planning, execution, and management. The DIY event program shows you on how to create a content and session strategy, a virtual exhibit option for sponsors, expanded attendee engagement strategies and a way to automate onboarding attendees and manage the platform. A DIY platform comes configured and organized, making it easy to brand and add other elements without technical expertise or programming. “We generated two of our own virtual events before we began delivering virtual events to clients,” added Bradfield. “We took the lessons we gained from our events and coupled them with what we learned from executing hundreds of events for other customers. We created an eBook that outlines 9 key steps for executing a successful DIY virtual event. In this eBook, we relate those steps to how we delivered Cloud Conventions 2021, a virtual trade event for the telecommunications and cloud sales channel in May 2021.” The Cloud Conventions technology platform is designed with the non-technical user in mind with self-help and user tips built into administrative routines. The platform comes with templates for email communication, virtual exhibitor booths, session and content posts, directories and pages. Customers can take advantage of built-in Zoom or BlueJeans by Verizon conferencing capabilities to broadcast video sessions and keynotes. Event planners can also use their own preferred video accounts such as Teams, GoToMeeting or GlobalMeet. Analytics and reporting are automated to give the event organizer and exhibitors a detailed view of all attendee engagement. Click here to download: https://cloudconventions.com/page/142505/the-diy-virtual-event-ebook
Cloud Conventions Releases New eBook for Associations Detailing 2021 Virtual & Hybrid Event Outlook
Cloud Conventions today released a new eBook exclusively for event planners of professional associations and trade groups entitled “2021 Virtual & Hybrid Event Outlook for Associations,” available free to download. It offers practical advice for associations to make their next live, hybrid or virtual event deliver the right experience for the organization, its members, and sponsors. The eBooks focuses on the business case for redefining online event experiences backed by research. “Professionals that manage live and virtual conferences for associations struggle with how they should engage their membership now that live events are starting to return,” said Carolyn Bradfield, CEO of Cloud Conventions. “We assembled this eBook to look at research from well-respected sources to see how having virtual event options has impacted how members engage with associations before, during and after the pandemic. We look at how sponsors view their investment in virtual events, and what it tells us about how associations should plan their event strategy moving forward.” In 2020 the pandemic forced associations to cancel in-person gatherings and pivot to everything from webinars to multi-day virtual conferences. Scrambling to offer some sort of online experience to replace the much-anticipated live conferences represented a fundamental change in the way an association and its membership connected historically. The result was a lower revenue producing virtual option that represented a huge decline in the association’s bottom line. However, the upside of virtual events, when effectively done, has been a game changer for many associations leading to increased attendance, greater member engagement and additional sponsorship revenue outside of membership or attendance fees. “Now that live events are starting to return, associations have asked themselves if continuing virtual events are really worth it,” added Bradfield. “The 2020 study of 1,000 respondents, ‘Association Trends: From Disruption to Opportunity’ produced by Community Brands reveals that having a virtual option for membership participation has moved from a nice to have, to a must have. Recent cancellations of live events because of renewed COVID concerns scheduled for this fall is an indicator that the pandemic is far from over. Having a virtual or hybrid option still is the best insurance that the show will go on, no matter what.” Although 2020 was disruptive, in the last several years revenue from membership dues has declined for many associations, while revenue from other sources increased, accounting for over half of the funding for a given group. “2021 Virtual & Hybrid Event Outlook for Associations” reviews the value delivered to the membership and key factors behind increased participation when doing virtual or hybrid events. Cloud Conventions is an event management platform that redefines the attendee and exhibitor experience with a strong focus on delivering virtual and hybrid events for association and nonprofit groups. Click here to download: https://cloudconventions.com/page/132555/virtual-hybrid-event-outlook
Grid Down Reality Bites - An End of The World Action Thriller
Bruce Hemming, the famous wilderness survival instructor, and a military veteran, has created this fictional account that creates an end of the world scenario caused by an Electro-Magnetic Pulse Bomb (EMP). Taking out the entire electrical grid, and pushes people into chaos wherein survival of the fittest is the only way to carry on. “This survival epic is just what people have been waiting for as it traces the efforts of the three different groups trying to survive the collapse of America,” says the author. “The story is about three small groups of people trying to stay sane and survive in a world controlled by chaos. The remarkable feat of simply staying alive and free will grab your attention as they struggle desperately to survive in this unknown future.” Just like the pandemic that the world is facing and battling right now, the EMP is a living fiction that could become a fact. The author traces and explores numerous situations that are not far from real life. In many ways, Grid Down Reality Bites is a survival blueprint peppered with an exciting storyline that keeps the readers gripped to the unraveling mysteries. As people survive and move from one challenging adventure to another, the author builds up the suspense smartly and genuinely, making it tough for the readers to put the novel down. According to the author, the story is a must-read for all those who potentially face an uncertain future. Grid Down Reality Bites offers several survival tips that can prove to be lifesavers for people. They will know how to recognize dangers and avoid them. In certain survival situations, these tips can mean the difference between surviving and not making it. The author has his finger on every situation emerging from an end of the world scenario. He recommends the equipment people should have, and the skills they must learn to emerge victorious from such dangerous and challenging situations. Grid Down Reality Bites has been attracting loads of wonderful reviews on Amazon. Here are a few of them: “I’ve read a lot of the survivalist genre fiction and most of it is just awful. This was surprising; it is very well written and informative. Not the usual survivalist fare.” – Joe Bratcher. “This is a brilliantly clever book and the way it’s written feels so real. Totally brilliant and well worth a read – highly recommend.” – Mrs. J. Sandland “Fab book really enjoyed it. 3 main groups all trying their best to get through an event they never thought would happen.” – ShazzaG Here is the link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/Grid-Reality-Bites-Bruce-Hemming/dp/1460980387
Ruth Finnegan Releases Her Audio Fiction Book, Heaven’s Rocker
Irish-British author, professor, and linguistic anthropologist, Ruth Finnegan, has released her fiction book, Heaven’s Rocker. It is an intensely moving tale of love and sacrifice with an unexpected twist. “Heaven’s Rocker is one of the first fiction books that I wrote, a series of linked novellas,” says Ruth Finnegan about her recent release. “Having all my life up to then been an academic writer and having no intention of ever doing such a thing as getting into creative writing, I was really surprised, as it was not my thing at all. But then they just arrived, readymade as it were, in dreams (like all my fiction poetry and screenplays) and I just somehow had no choice but to write them down.” According to the author, the books are published in paperback but she believes they work better as audiobooks. Dr. Ruth Finnegan has named the sequence ‘The Little Angel Series’. The book revolves around a little angel who is awarded his Diploma in the Great Hall of Heaven. This happens around the same time when the Universe is being created. The qualified but nervous Angel is soon sent out on a mission that involves traveling through the scary space. He has to leave his adorable little sister behind while he observes and reports on various happenings on Earth. As he moves through this experience, he becomes wiser and more confident. He comes back to heaven in time for Heaven’s Rocker. Heaven’s Rocker is the most recent volume in the Ruth Finnegan’s Little Angel romance series. It is also a prequel to the stunning ‘The Lady and the Dragon’. Ruth Finnegan is planning to produce and publish the whole series of these books as audiobooks in the near future. Ruth says she loves to tell her stories in audio format. “Being engaged in audiobooks especially pleases me because it takes me back to my first (and ongoing) academic interest in oral or spoken literature.” She feels good to be doing it now, and not just studying it. According to the author, the book is quite short, a little mini-book. Dr. Ruth Finnegan likes it because it’s about love, and not the usual man-woman kind. It is the love of a brother for his little sister which the author believes is very real and very touching. For more information, and to place an order for the book, visit: https://sendfox.com/trk/click/lgl9d2xn/gzp55z
Mouser and TE Connectivity Offer New eBook Focused on Harsh Environments
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a new eBook in collaboration with TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors. In Proven in the Harshest Environments , subject matter experts from Mouser and TE offer in-depth articles on how TE’s broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. - New Mouser Electronics Hub Highlights Newest Articles, Videos and Product Releases from TE Connectivity Today’s design considerations require more than simple improvements, involving enhanced productivity, safety, and profitability through optimization of designs — including understanding the environmental conditions surrounding the designs. Harsh environmental conditions can include exposure to extreme temperatures, temperature cycling, ingress of liquids or particulates, electrostatic discharge (ESD), electromagnetic interference (EMI), vibrations, and physical impact. The Proven in the Harshest Environments eBook explores some of the key connector and sensor technologies required for operating in harsh conditions, including articles on robust connectors for factory floors, heavy-duty vehicles, offshore wind farms and drilling operations, plus protected sensors in smart devices designed for underwater use. The new eBook also gives readers a wealth of product information, including convenient links and ordering information to TE products, such as HTU31 surface mount relative humidity sensors, which are among the smallest and most accurate humidity sensors on the market. The sensors deliver fast response times, precision measurement, and low hysteresis, even when exposed to extreme temperature and humidity environments. TE’s Power Versa-Lock 5.0 rectangular power connectors offer a flexible power solution that provides a current rating of up to 15 A. The series includes a tab-and-receptacle contact design with four points of contact for higher reliability, as well as an optional IP67-rated perimeter interface and gang seals to offer waterproofing capabilities. With over 69,000 TE products, Mouser offers an ever-broadening selection of the newest TE interconnect, passive, and sensor solutions, constantly adding new products. To learn more about TE Connectivity, visit https://www.mouser.com/manufacturer/te-connectivity/ To read the new e-book, go to https://www.mouser.com/news/te-proven-in-the-harshest-environments-ebook/te-proven-in-the-harshest-environments-ebook.html As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.
Writer and Activist Africa Yoon Announces New Book “THE KOREAN” at Dillingham Ranch
Author and renowned activist known for her monumental running feats from New York to Chicago and Milan to Cannes, Africa Yoon, announces her new book “The Korean.” The memoir details how she lost 110lbs on a Korean diet in one year from grocery store Hmart (the largest Asian grocery store in America which is partnering on the book launch). Yoon opens up about embracing Korean culture, taking criticism, and finding mentorship in the Korean community. She delves into her rigorous practice runs that lead to unshakable stamina between New York and Chicago while exploring healthy Korean cuisines with guidance from a Korean elder. That coaching provided the fuel she needed for her runs, achieving wellness and strength. Later in the book, Yoon talks about finding love in an interracial marriage; a heart-wrenching period of illness postpartum that was riddled with a thyroid issue repeatedly misdiagnosed. Her battle back to wellness was hard won, and worthy of discussion to illustrate hurdles others might also be suffering.
Latest Contact Lens Update Focuses on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published issue number 58 of its free online education magazine, Contact Lens Update. This edition launches a new case record feature that shares research-relevant yet patient-centred insights as experienced by practicing eye care professionals. University of Waterloo alumna and president-elect of the Alberta Association of Optometrists in Canada, Andrea Lasby makes two contributions to the issue. Acknowledging the conflicting evidence regarding meibomian gland changes with contact lens use, her feature article reviews a recent publication by Tianpu Gu and colleagues that investigates the potential for meibomian gland changes to distinguish dry eye from normal eyes in young adult wearers. Andrea is also responsible for Contact Lens Update’s inaugural clinical case record, which she has poignantly dedicated to the late Dr. Luigina Sorbara, her former professor and mentor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo. In a fascinating and clinically applicable illustration, she describes the diagnosis and successful management of her contact lens patient with extremely poor lens comfort and severe evaporative dry eye—gaining a successful outcome without needing to change the type of contact lens worn. Her text book example includes many tips for practitioners, ranging from comprehensive patient education through to proactive use of meibography for early detection and ongoing monitoring of gland changes. Understanding the impact of make up on ocular comfort, the tear film and meibomian glands is relevant for many patients. Mariam Alkawally’s poster at the 2020 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting (Academy at Home) builds on her preliminary findings presented a year earlier. Linking to her abstract in this issue’s conference highlight helps practitioners appreciate the changes that occur to the ocular surface and meibomian glands when eyeliner is applied to the lid margin. Andrew Pucker, assistant professor and chief of the Myopia Control Clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has both researched and published extensively on the subject of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). His topical editorial addresses several commonly asked questions about MGD, weighing the evidence and clinical implications for each. “With each successive issue, Contact Lens Update delves deeper into the issues and evolving areas of practice being explored and embraced by the eye health community. It’s a privilege to expose new voices, new ideas and best practices to our readers worldwide, adapting our magazine alongside fascinating ocular science advancements,” said Karen Walsh, professional education team leader and clinical scientist at CORE and the editor of Contact Lens Update. Published six times per year, Contact Lens Update provides a global platform for unbiased clinical insights based in current research. Since 2011, each issue has provided dependable and up-to-date ocular health information for more than 60,000 leading eye care professionals. In addition to a complete archive of back issues, ContactLensUpdate.com offers a resource library that provides no-cost professional tools, patient resources, images and video. It also houses complimentary technical training videos produced by International Association of Contact Lens Educators, plus an industry glossary. Industry professionals can access the latest issue directly from ContactLensUpdate.com or quickly sign up for email receipt of future issues. The publication receives support from the educational arms of Alcon, CooperVision, and Johnson & Johnson Vision.
KEMET and Mouser Electronics Present eBook on New Approaches to Power Distribution Network Design
Mouser Electronics, Inc., announces a new eBook in collaboration with KEMET, highlighting new technologies and strategies to design power distribution networks. In 7 Experts on New Approaches for Power Distribution Network Design, leading engineers from companies such as KEMET, Analog Devices, and Samtec offer valuable insights into tackling the complexities of powering precision digital circuits. Given the growing demand for high-density computing devices, power distribution networks (PDN) must deliver efficient and reliable power to increasingly complex circuits. Engineers are employing new strategies, techniques, and technologies to overcome the difficulties in PDN design; the new eBook from KEMET and Mouser provides a survey of some of the industry’s top engineering minds, offering a diverse source of inspiration for designers facing similar challenges. 7 Experts on New Approaches for Power Distribution Network Design features a collection of expert viewpoints on how to best manage the demands of PDN design for high-density devices. The eBook includes convenient links and ordering information for the latest KEMET products ideal for use in PDN design. For example, KEMET’s T540 & T541 are solid electrolytic capacitors with a conductive polymer cathode capable of delivering very low equivalent series resistance (ESR) and improved capacitance retention at high frequencies. Mouser stocks a wide range of KEMET products, including inductors, actuators, sensors, and engineering kits. To read the new eBook, go to https://www.mouser.com/news/kemet-power-distribution/mobile/index.html
Late Deputy Director Kim Jiseok’s Memoirs 'Jiseok is on a Business Trip 2' Released in Korean and English
The Busan International Film Festival released Jiseok is on a Business Trip 2 in Korean and English. Jiseok is on a Business Trip is a collection of film festivals business trip records kept by Kim Jiseok, the late deputy director and program director of the Busan International Film Festival. The book project was designed by the Jiseok Film Institute in memory of Kim, who passed away due to a sudden illness during a business trip to the Cannes Film Festival 2017. The late Kim Jiseok was a significant figure in the Asian film industry as well as in Asian cinematic circles. He was one of the founding members of the Busan International Film Festival, devoting over 20 years of his life to secure the festival’s position as one of the renowned festivals in Asia and the world. Jiseok is on a Business Trip 2 is the next volume of the Jiseok is on a Business Trip, which contains the last 9 year’s records of his business trips. Part 1 ‘The First Step’ involves business trips from 1996 to 1997, and Part 2 ‘Steps Continue to Pave a New Way’ involves business trips from 2000 to 2002. Jiseok is on a Business Trip 2 allows readers to experience how the Busan International Film Festival became what we know today. The reports contained in the book introduce trials and errors in creating the first international film festival in Korea, how the ‘Guest Visit’ became its most iconic event, and film festivals around the world. His business trip reports and memos let us witness Kim’s journey of passion and affection for the Busan International Film Festival. Starting as a young cinephile, establishing the festival, and developing the event into Asia’s most renowned film festival are all depicted with detail. Jiseok is on a Business Trip 2 is published both in Korean and English. The book, now available at all major book stores, shares his path with international filmmakers.
Mouser Electronics’ New Intelligent Revolution Series Explores Cutting-Edge Applications in Artificial Intelligence
Mouser Electronics Inc. today released Artificial Intelligence: The Next Wave in Life Sciences , the first eBook from The Intelligent Revolution series. In the new eBook, experts from Mouser and the life science industry explore cutting-edge applications for artificial intelligence (AI) in areas such as speech therapy, flu prevention, and wildlife protection. The captivating new AI series is the latest addition to Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program. “We are excited to provide this type of enlightening content for our customers and followers. Artificial intelligence has revolutionized many high-profile industries, and we are now seeing this groundbreaking technology applied to new applications in life sciences,” said Kevin Hess, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Mouser Electronics. “This first eBook in The Intelligent Revolution series explores some of the most exciting new uses for AI in life sciences, as industry leaders highlight what has been achieved as well as what’s to come.” Artificial Intelligence: The Next Wave in Life Sciences eBook features a fascinating article about Tanya Berger-Wolf, a computational ecologist at the Ohio State University, as well as insightful contributions from noted science writer David Freedman. The first article explores Berger-Wolf’s use of AI in matching photographs to specific animals, a critical function in wildlife protection. Specific animal matching enables scientists to determine whether a population is increasing or declining, and to determine how much funding and land should be allocated to protect the animal population. Freedman’s contributions explore the role of AI in two medical applications: analyzing the sounds of coughs to track flu outbreaks, and identifying patterns in brain scans to predict the outcomes of speech therapy. Established in 2015, Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together program is one of the industry’s most recognized electronic component marketing programs. Previous series have highlighted the process of turning an idea into a product, as well as innovative developments in robotics and smart city design. As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the world's widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship. Mouser's customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers' designs, Mouser's website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.
Revolutionary Ideas in Healthcare Technology Result in More Customized Treatment Plans for Patients
Everything today is automated so why has it taken the healthcare industry longer than most? That’s all about to change with the introduction of Harry Glorikian’s ground-breaking new book that outlines the appropriate steps to take in order to provide a more tailored treatment plan for all patients instead of a one-size-fits-all. In MoneyBall Medicine: Thriving in the New Data-Driven Healthcare Market, the author includes interviews with numerous healthcare leaders and outlines the challenges and opportu-nities developing for those working in this critical and vibrant sector of the world’s economy. Glorikian outlines changes that are taking place and how they will impact everyone from patients to researchers and insurers, with predictions for the healthcare industry in the future. “If the difference between evolution and revolution is the speed of change, then healthcare is now in the mode of revolutionary change,” notes global business expert Harry Glorikian. He points to the uptick in electronic storage of medical records, convenient online patient portals, and innovative applications of data to help pinpoint outbreaks and expose drug-resistant diseases. We have entered a rapidly evolving era of medicine that values data-driven approaches and prioritizes evidence-based care, and the best is yet to come, Glorikian predicts. In his book, Glorikian (along with award-winning healthcare writer Malorye Allison Branca) shows through examples what a new data-driven healthcare system could look like when implemented on a global basis. The authors reveal where data and cutting-edge analytics are already advancing healthcare and creating new and evolving business opportunities. Data and technology are already impacting drug development, precision medicine, and how patients with rare diseases are diagnosed and treated. Digital devices and artificial intelligence are helping doctors do their jobs faster and with greater accuracy. The author makes a compelling case for embracing technology and the use of data to revolutionize the healthcare system for the greater good of patients and healthcare professionals alike. Author Harry Glorikian also hosts the MoneyBall Medicine™ Podcast, a series all about the data-driven transformation of the healthcare and life sciences landscape. An influential global business expert with more than three decades of experience building successful ventures in the U.S. and around the world, Glorikian is well known for his achievements in the life sciences, healthcare, diagnostics and healthcare IT industries. He is a sought-after speaker who has addressed the National Institutes of Health, Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, World Theranostics Congress and other audiences worldwide. He has written numerous articles for industry publications, appeared on CBS Evening News, and has been quoted regularly by Dow Jones, The Boston Globe, BioWorld Today, Los Angeles Times, London Independent, Medical Device Daily, Science Magazine, Genetic Engineering News and many other media outlets. He is also the author of Commercializing Novel IVD’s: A Comprehensive Manual for Success. MoneyBall Medicine: Thriving in the New Data-Driven Healthcare Market Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group ISBN-10: 1138198048 ISBN-13: 978-1138198043
EXTREME: Silicon Valley. High Stakes. Serious Gamers. Romantic Tension. It’s All In A Day’s Work.
This summer, award-winning author Joan Gelfand delivers a fast-paced, fun, and edgy summer beach read, entitled EXTREME (Blue Light Press/First World Publishing). Set in a high-risk gaming startup, peopled with world-class skateboarders and power-hungry executives, worlds collide when a Hollywood producer comes calling. Enter Hope Ellson, a talented, driven woman who has fought her way up in the tech industry. EXTREME follows the journey of a startup—an idea from a pair of skateboarders to build a site that can withstand a global audience, finally to crisis management. Featuring a dynamic pair of quirky founders, coding geniuses, fans, and hard-nosed deal makers, EXTREME is complicated by an app built on scrappy code, unresolved love affairs and the tension between authenticity and commercialism. When Silicon Valley CEOs and recruiters turn to the topic of “who’s innovating,” one name always comes up: Hope Ellson. What Hope and her partner (and ex-lover) Doug Wiser pulled off at Topia—one of the very first companies to break through from a geeky to a global audience—is the stuff of legend. For the past year, Hope has been collecting a fat paycheck at Manuserve. When Arthur McKnight, startup kingpin recruits her, Hope’s sure she landed her dream job: FearToShred. Before making a job offer, Arthur tells Hope how he discovered two rock star boarders—Jeff Price, whose star rose when a YouTube clip of his 18’ jump between two rooftops went viral, and Julie Tang, gold winner at the X Games—working on the FearToShred app when Jeff and Julie started sending out quirky challenges on Twitter: execute 360s and ollies under a full moon; catapult over a creek wearing neon ski goggles. Skaters, surfers and cyclists post videos of themselves shredding cool tricks. Now CEO Arthur envisions a future for FearToShred: a reality show on The Action Network, with Jeff, Julie and other extreme sports stars as judges. When Arthur confides his concerns to Hope that Jeff and Julie don’t have the chops to expand the site to satisfy The Action Network’s viewership, Hope recommends the best engineer for the job: Doug Wiser. Tracing the rapid transformation of a skater app into a real-time craze and a big-league company, EXTREME offers insight into how a startup grows and how it’s vulnerable to dying before its prime. The novel also draws readers into Hope’s battles as a woman in the testosterone-heavy tech world, aggravated by relentless pressure to meet ambitious goals, clashes of titans, and working closely with a man she used to sleep with. Yes, Doug’s married and Hope has a steady beau, but are their feelings really in the past? As Arthur moves closer to closing a mega deal with TAN, trouble hits. When a rogue challenge results in a tragic death, the site crashes. To keep its followers and investors, FearToShred needs to fix its glitches and prove its quirky challenges can be safely pulled off by anyone—even Hope, the company’s uber Product Manager who’s willing to take one for the team, but is FearToShred worth the risk of losing her life? About the Author: Joan Gelfand’s reviews, poetry and stories have won the Cervena Barva Fiction Award, The Chaffin Fiction Award, and three Pushcart nominations. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Rattle, PANK! Chicken Soup for the Soul, Prairie Schooner, Levure Litteraire, Voice and Verse and the Toronto Review. Past President of the Women’s National Book Association, Joan founded a national writing contest, is an active member of the National Book Critics Circle, and a juror for the Northern California Book Awards. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Adam Hertz, a Silicon Valley veteran. Extreme: A Novel Blue Light Press/First World Publishing Release Date: July 14, 2020 Original Trade Paperback / $21.95 ISBN: 978-1-4218-3651-5
Mouser Releases New Issue of Methods Technology eZine Highlighting Emerging Transformational Design Trends
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, announces the newest issue of its Methods technology and solutions eZine. The first issue of volume three, Design Trends and the Transformation of Everything, looks at transformative technologies such as 5G, augmented reality (AR), autonomous vehicles, and more, with articles penned by thought leaders and subject-matter experts. The new issue is framed by a foreword by Sam George, Director of Microsoft Azure IoT Engineering, in which he offers a high-level overview of the technologies discussed in later articles. While focusing on a wide range of transformational design trends, the issue features multiple articles on issues relevant to the Internet of Things (IoT), including practical applications in industrial IoT, a survey of IoT development kits, and IoT contributions to sustainable engineering. The new issue also includes an interview about MicroPython with Ladyada and a piece by “Wizard of Make” Bob Martin on innovation to productization. Rounding out the issue is a look at what’s after Moore’s Law. “Both hardware and software engineering have reached a turning point, supported by transformational design technologies,” said Kevin Hess, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Mouser Electronics. “The newest issue of Methods offers expert insight and perspectives on these trends, illustrating how new technologies like 5G and augmented reality will revolutionize engineering and development.” In addition to the Methods eZine, Mouser offers many resources for design engineers and buyers, including blogs and eBooks. Mouser’s Applications and Technologies sites offer exclusive design resources, white papers, videos, and product information, enabling design engineers to reach new heights in product development and innovation. To sign up to read all issues of Methods, including the first issue of volume three, go to eng.info.mouser.com/Methods-ezine. With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search Methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.
Mouser Electronics Releases New All Things IoT eBook Looking at the Future of Connected Infrastructure
Mouser Electronics Inc. today released a new eBook centered on industrial automation as part of All Things IoT, the latest series in Mouser's award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program. In the third and final eBook in the series, industry experts explore the innovative technologies and trends that cities are applying to emerging smart infrastructure projects. iot-ebook1-PR-web.jpgThe book includes articles on LEDs and light fidelity (Li-Fi) lighting systems, threat modeling, and Internet of Things (IoT)-based pollution control. The new release also includes an exclusive video of celebrity engineer and Mouser spokesperson Grant Imahara in Porto, Portugal, to learn more about a local company that is transforming the city into a Wi-Fi mesh network comprised of mobile hot spots. The All Things IoT series is sponsored by Mouser's valued suppliers Digi International, Maxim Integrated, Murata and TE Connectivity. “So far in the All Things IoT series, we’ve seen how connected technologies are improving our lives at home and in the workplace,” said Kevin Hess, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Mouser Electronics. “In this new eBook, our experts investigate the sometimes-unnoticed parts of our world where IoT can make a major difference, such as lighting, traffic, and green energy.” Mouser launched the All Things IoT series with a video that followed Imahara as he visited the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) IoT Innovation Lab to examine how IoT is impacting our workplaces and cities as a whole. Following the video, Mouser released All Things IoT eBooks focused on home automation and industrial automation. Since 2015, Mouser's Empowering Innovation Together program has been one of the most visible and recognized programs in the electronic component industry, featuring topics such as the future of human-machine interaction in Generation Robot and the amazing benefits of technologies that are Shaping Smarter Cities. To learn more about this and the rest of Mouser's Empowering Innovation Together series, visit www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation and follow Mouser on Facebook and Twitter. To read the new Connected Infrastructure eBook, go to www.mouser.com/news/allthingsiot-ebook3/mobile/index.html
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Present New “Generation Robot” E-Book Focused on Service Robots
Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces the release of a new e-book titled Service Robots, the most recent offering in the Generation Robot series, part of Mouser's Empowering Innovation Together™ program. Featuring a foreword by celebrity engineer and Mouser spokesperson Grant Imahara, Service Robots provides examples of how service robots differ from collaborative robots, presenting familiar robot forms we already see around us, as well as emerging trends in service robotics. Topics in the e-book include anatomy of a service robot, a companion robot for the International Space Station, and the challenges of creating an appendage with the dexterity of the human hand. “In this new e-book, Mouser’s engineering experts give readers a sense of what to expect from service robots, with articles that appeal to engineers and non-engineers alike,” said Kevin Hess, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Mouser Electronics. “Previously in the Generation Robot series, Mouser and Grant investigated the rise of collaborative robots: robots that work side by side with humans. In this e-book, we see what happens when those robots are more autonomous.” The Generation Robot series, hosted by Imahara, features five videos filmed in locations around the world, highlighting the people, companies and machines that are changing how we view and interact with robots. The series showcases everything from robotic theory to real-world robotic use cases that seem like science fiction but are, in reality, a glimpse at how we will navigate in an equally human and robot world. The Generation Robot series is supported by Mouser's valued suppliers Analog Devices, Intel®, Microchip Technology and Molex. Since 2015, Mouser's Empowering Innovation Together program has been one of the most visible and recognized programs in the electronic component industry, featuring projects ranging from 3D printing objects in space to the amazing benefits of technologies that are Shaping Smarter Cities. For 2018, Mouser's goal is to reach even more innovators around the globe with the Empowering Innovation Together program through the focus of how robots impact humanity. With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.
Influential lawyer and politico Stephanie Mickle to release memoir “Follow the Leader” this summer
Stephanie Mickle, Esq., CEO of Mickle Public Affairs, has inked a deal to write, along with co-writer Andre Orie, her forthcoming memoir, “Follow the Leader.” Debuting in the summer of 2018, the book will follow Mickle’s journey in the political arena as a woman of color and empowers women to understand and get involved in the political process. “The American political process was constructed without women,” Mickle offers. “Even though women have run for the highest office that exists, there is still a perception that we are not fully capable of, or too emotional to handle power. This simply isn't true. I would offer that we wait no longer to dispel this notion.” Highly successful in her career, Mickle was General Counsel to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, is a noted political commentator on outlets including The Hill, Sirius XM Radio and One America News Network, and has been recognized for her contributions to the legal field, garnering the Black Women Lawyers Rock Award as well as being recognized by the Loop 21/Impact DC as one of the 40 Under 40 Most Influential in Capitol Hill. After serving in both the private and public sectors in the legal field, she founded Mickle Public Affairs Agency. With a client list that ranges from former US ambassadors, high-ranking officials, influential attorneys, and small businesses on the cusp of widespread success, Mickle has brought her unique talents in strategic communications, political consultancy, and crisis management to successfully manage the careers of the Washington’s elite. With a strong platform that not only includes her on-air appearances on radio and television, Mickle also hosts a Podcast series called “Wheat and Chaff’ in which she “cuts through the chatter and chaff to discover the wheat, what matters most” with politics and current affairs. A graduate of Smith College, the University of Florida, and Harvard University, Mickle continues to be an inspiration and positive influence in the political and legal community, particularly for women.
PLAYSTATION ANTHOLOGY BOOK 'Out now'
In celebration of a console that brought wonder into the lives of so many, and a brand that reshaped the whole entertainment industry, the authors and Geeks-Line retrace Sony's incredible journey. Read about the creation of the company following World War II, to the machine's retirement in the early 2000s. Featuring 26 interviews with important figures, from throughout the era, recount their experiences with unabashed honesty, painting a detailed picture of the great venture led by Ken Kutaragi. Much like the successful Nintendo 64 Anthology book, the PlayStation Anthology is unique in both form and content. The PlayStation Anthology, hardback book, offers a wealth of fascinating facts and insight into the development of the PlayStation console, the people behind the machine, the games, along with the complete collector's guide to (*) 4500 titles released in every territory. * (Only the Collector's Editor offers the Collector's Guide) To fully appreciate the scale of the PlayStation phenomenon, readers will be given an insight in its genesis, the context in which it was developed, and understand the commercial and marketing power of Sony itself. The PlayStation Anthology sheds light on the birth of the PlayStation and Sony, the company's triumph, as well as its shortcomings, strategies, technological advancements and, of course, its fantastical games library. Sample of in book information: • A Full History of the Machine - From its Genesis, Successes, and Fame, to its Well-Earned Retirement • Official Games that Were Cancelled • Official Accessories • 26 Exclusive Interviews • Never-Before-Released Information • The Rarest and Most Sought-After Games • 458 paged hardback (Collector’s Edition) (Classic Edition 386 pages) With the recent surge of interest in retro games/machines, the PlayStation Anthology marks out the PlayStation territory right from the very start in one fantastic hit with a reference work of infinite detail opening up a world that was the iconic platform for today's console arena.