Dec
18
Tue
Bits & Grits (Breakfast) @ Mrs. Rowe's / Staunton
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SVTC Bits and Grits

 

Come join us for Bits & Grits at Mrs. Rowe’s in Staunton! This is a casual event. Just show up to drink coffee, have breakfast, or just talk with fellow techies in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees should look for Kurt Plowman when entering Mrs. Rowe’s.

Jan
15
Tue
Bits & Grits (Breakfast) @ Mrs. Rowe's / Staunton
Jan 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SVTC Bits and Grits

 

Come join us for Bits & Grits at Mrs. Rowe’s in Staunton! This is a casual event. Just show up to drink coffee, have breakfast, or just talk with fellow techies in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees should look for Kurt Plowman when entering Mrs. Rowe’s.

Jan
17
Thu
SVTC January Luncheon @ Wood Grill Buffet
Jan 17 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Join us as Dr. Harry Reif. professor emeritus JMU CoB,  discusses net neutrality.
Registration form and add’l details in Jan. 2019.

Feb
19
Tue
Bits & Grits (Breakfast) @ Mrs. Rowe's / Staunton
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SVTC Bits and Grits

 

Come join us for Bits & Grits at Mrs. Rowe’s in Staunton! This is a casual event. Just show up to drink coffee, have breakfast, or just talk with fellow techies in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees should look for Kurt Plowman when entering Mrs. Rowe’s.

Feb
21
Thu
SVTC February Luncheon @ Wood Grill Buffet
Feb 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

A registration form for this event will be available soon!

Natural language processing (NLP) is a technology that is becoming increasingly important for the business community. Given a text input, NLP systems can break the document into sentences and individual words, identify parts of speech (verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc.), and recognize names of people, places, organizations, etc. NLP also parses sentences to depict the dependency relationships between words, and attempts to recognize coreferences so that pronouns in a document can be associated with names that occur earlier in the document. NLP applications include analysis of twitter feeds, customer reviews, blogs, news stories, or any other corpus of text that may be relevant to an organization. This ability to impose structure on unstructured data promises to be very helpful to industry.

About the Speaker
Mike Mitri, a CIS professor at JMU, has developed an application called Story Analyzer that uses an NLP engine to extract information from a textual narrative and identify the main actions of the story, the people or entities that perform these actions, the people or entities affected by these actions, and other contexts (places, times, etc.). Story Analyzer then displays the results in a dashboard that includes interactive word clouds, geographical map, timeline, and other visualizations. He will discuss the mechanics of NLP and demonstrate the dashboard. A fun time will be had by all.

Mar
19
Tue
Bits & Grits (Breakfast) @ Mrs. Rowe's / Staunton
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SVTC Bits and Grits

 

Come join us for Bits & Grits at Mrs. Rowe’s in Staunton! This is a casual event. Just show up to drink coffee, have breakfast, or just talk with fellow techies in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees should look for Kurt Plowman when entering Mrs. Rowe’s.

Apr
16
Tue
Bits & Grits (Breakfast) @ Mrs. Rowe's / Staunton
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SVTC Bits and Grits

 

Come join us for Bits & Grits at Mrs. Rowe’s in Staunton! This is a casual event. Just show up to drink coffee, have breakfast, or just talk with fellow techies in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees should look for Kurt Plowman when entering Mrs. Rowe’s.

Apr
29
Mon
TechNite19 @ JMU Festival Conference & Student Center
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Save the date for TechNite19!

On April 29, 2019 the Valley’s tech users and creators will gather to highlight local tech innovation in 8 categories. We call it TechNite19. We’ll celebrate the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region — and the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, and educators behind the scenes. Join us on April 29th as we gather for the 19th time to honor the Valley’s best and brightest.

May
21
Tue
Bits & Grits (Breakfast) @ Mrs. Rowe's / Staunton
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SVTC Bits and Grits

 

Come join us for Bits & Grits at Mrs. Rowe’s in Staunton! This is a casual event. Just show up to drink coffee, have breakfast, or just talk with fellow techies in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees should look for Kurt Plowman when entering Mrs. Rowe’s.

Jun
18
Tue
Bits & Grits (Breakfast) @ Mrs. Rowe's / Staunton
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SVTC Bits and Grits

 

Come join us for Bits & Grits at Mrs. Rowe’s in Staunton! This is a casual event. Just show up to drink coffee, have breakfast, or just talk with fellow techies in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees should look for Kurt Plowman when entering Mrs. Rowe’s.