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LinkedIn® Live! Phoenix Event by quotes

The November 6th event was called “The best networking event I have ever been to.” by a large percentage of the participants.

LinkedIn® Live!

Phoenix Event

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Handlebar J’s

7116 Becker Lane

Scottsdale , AZ 85254

Tuesday January 8th 2008

5:30 – 7:30 PM

We are pleased to announce the next LinkedIn® Centric event in the Phoenix Market at Handlebar J’s!

The LinkedIn® Live! Event brings the top LinkedIn® Users together with key members of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Community (who should be top Linkedin® users) and introducing them to each other, and to IA and its mission.

This month, the event is co-produced in alliance with the Arizona Technology Council .

LinkedIn Live! is a Free Event with appetizers sponsored by Lumension Security and a Cash Bar.

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And bring one or two of your most connected LinkedIn® connections!

Join us as we further unlock the power of the extended Metro Phoenix network!

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Mesa – City Portals by azhttp
October 3, 2007, 5:17 am
Filed under: Arizona, Arizona Technology, Awards, City of Mesa, Innovation, Mayor, Mesa, Technology | Tags: ,

Contact: Jessica Brodersen

Web Specialist

480.644.5035 Tel

Mesa was recently named as a finalist in the Best of the Web Awards for City Portals. In addition, the city won an honorable mention in the government internal category for the automated web application for PC cycle replacement.

The Best of the Web Award is a national program that recognizes the most innovative, user-friendly state and local government portals.

“We are extremely proud to have received this recognition from the Center for Digital Government not only this year but on numerous occasions in the past because it shows we are consistent with our efforts to increase our use of technology, which will improve the quality of life of our citizens,”

Mesa City Manager Chris Brady said. “The award recognizes the creativity, innovation and dedication of our employees who have truly made the City of Mesa tech savvy.”

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. For more information about the Center, and to view the list of all award winners, visit the Web site at

Mars by azhttp

Heat-sensing ASU camera finds possible cave skylights on Mars volcano

TEMPE, Ariz. – A heat-sensitive camera designed at Arizona State University and flying on NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter has led a team of Mars geologists to find seven small, deep holes on the flanks of Arsia Mons, a giant volcano on Mars. The holes may be openings, called skylights, in the ceilings of underground caves. The discovery is announced in a scientific paper published recently in Geophysical Research Letters.
The team of scientists includes Philip Christensen of ASU, plus Glen Cushing and Tim Titus of the U.S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, and Judson Wynne of Northern Arizona University. Cushing is the lead author on the paper.
Christensen, a Regents Professor of geological science in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, designed the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS), the instrument the team used to make the discovery. THEMIS has been photographing the Red Planet at five visual and 10 infrared wavelengths since February 2002.
Says Christensen, “THEMIS is the only heat-sensing imager currently orbiting Mars.” Temperature data was the key in spotting the potential cave skylights, he notes.
The features the team found are dark, nearly circular holes in the ground with diameters ranging from 100 to 250 meters (yards). The holes appear in images of Arsia Mons taken by Mars Odyssey and Mars Global Surveyor orbiters. Located in the volcanic region of Tharsis, Arsia is one of the larger volcanoes on Mars, and like the rest of Tharsis, it has a heavy coating of dust.
“We examined the flanks of the volcano in nighttime infrared images, looking for temperature anomalies – warm spots,” explains Christensen. “Then when we re-examined the locations in daytime images, we saw the small, deep holes in the ground.”
Dusty surfaces, he says, become hot during the day, both on Earth and Mars. But at night, dust and sand give up heat quickly, becoming very cold shortly before sunrise. The holes, however, changed temperature by only two-thirds as much as the surface.
Says Christensen, “We saw that we had dark holes that are warm at night, but cool by day. The best way to explain that is to have a deep hole with vertical walls, so you’re looking at a rocky surface free from sand and dust.”
The team suggests that the deep holes on Arsia Mons probably formed as faults created stresses that opened spaces underground. Some of the holes are in line with strings of bowl-shaped pits where the surface has collapsed.
The observations have been discussed at meetings with other Mars scientists earlier this year, and they have prompted researchers using Mars Odyssey and NASA’s newer Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to search for other openings to underground spaces.
Christensen adds, “The temperature data is what really separated these unique holes from millions of run-of-the-mill craters, volcanic vents, and collapse pits.”

Arizona’s 50 Year Transformations by quotes

Arizona’s  50 Year Transformations  Arizona is growing, but this is not news to anyone.

Yesterday it really hit home. Over the past 20 years I have had numerous meetings at the Salt River Project’s modest, single story administration building in a desert setting on Project Drive. Yesterday I could hardly find it within the massive complex of hi-rise buildings. Sitting I the familiar lobby I thought about Arizona’s real transformations.  

In the first half of the 1990’s it was hydraulic innovations that delivered water from the massive dams through SRP canals that created our agricultural economy.  The second half of the 1990’s was driven by a company about one mile west of SRP on Washington Street: Goettl Air Conditioning. They introduced evaporative coolers and then air conditioners that transformed Arizona’s economy once again.  

So here we sit in the early 21st century, wondering where we go next. What innovation in infrastructure will transform Arizona once again? We are a unique state in that we are one of the few that is fresh and young, and has a history of astounding growth and transformation. Incrementalism will not serve Arizona well in the next couple of decades. Our governance, education and business communities have a sense of this need to build a third great infrastructure. We have good success with broad band telecommunications which started its surge ten years ago. With a successful Broadband Authority strategy Arizona will complete its rural rollout in a few years.  

But we need an innovation much more powerful and unique, to match the Arizona pioneers of the past century. And to no surprise to prior readers of this blog — that transformation will be the eLearning system adoption within all Arizona K-12 classrooms statewide.   



Theodore C. Kraver PhD ,  President

eLearning System for Arizona Teachers and Students Inc.not-for-profit   501-c3    

volunteer design and advocacy organization 


225 West Orchid Lane  

Phoenix, AZ    85021 





For Independence Day, many people head for the hills or the beach planning picnics, fireworks and fun.  For those of us staying in town for the 4th of July holiday, Scottsdale Job Network offers the opportunity for fun networking!

Scottsdale Job Network is planning a Beach Party (without the ocean) at the Tuesday, July 3 meeting, 9:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Members are encouraged to leave business attire at home.  Arrive early (9 AM) for networking and socializing–come dressed in casual clothes.  Shorts, sun dresses, floral shirts, patriotic colors, plus sun glasses and straw hats are the preferred dress code!


Stay after the business meeting for a deli lunch (no charge and donations accepted) and more networking-socializing!
Meeting presentation:

Eric Walton, Chief Operating Officer
Camisa Technologies and SJN Board Member

Post Interview Strategies:  What Next?

This meeting will provide you with practical tools and techniques to follow up after all types of interviews. You’ll learn how to write quality thank you notes, and ways to communicate them. During the session we will practice follow-up discussions and other techniques designed to keep the employer interested, how to stand out among all the other interviewees, and how to get the job.

For more information:




Voice mail:        (480) 513-1491


About Scottsdale Job Network

The Scottsdale Job Network is a non-ecumenical group of community-minded business, government, education and non-profit professionals who volunteer their skills, experience and time to support the job and career transitions of others.  Membership is open to people who are unemployed or under-employed, and those who are willing to network, share their skills and help others. 

VisionScottsdale Job Network (SJN) is the premier career transition support group in the Valley.  

Mission: Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) provides low or no cost basic training, personal connections, access to resources and moral support for job seekers through a Valley-wide network of passionate volunteers.

Ensynch Names Gene Holmquist Chief Executive Officer by quotes

Ensynch Names

Gene Holmquist

Chief Executive Officer

IT Industry Veteran Will Continue to Focus on Customers, Revenue Growth, Corporate Philanthropy and Future Expansion Plans

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Gene Holmquist, president and CEO of Arizona-based Ensynch, Inc., a leading provider of IT Services

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TEMPE, Arizona.

Ensynch Inc., the Southwests leading provider of IT infrastructure services, announced today the unanimous appointment of Gene Holmquist as CEO of Ensynch by its Board of Directors, effective December 1, 2006. He currently serves as President of Ensynch, and has been in the role since 2001. He succeeds Kurt Bunney, a 20-year veteran of the IT industry, who will remain Chairman of Ensynchs Board of Directors, and will continue to work with customers and partners.

Holmquist will continue to serve as President of the company in addition to his new role as CEO.

Under Genes leadership, weve made significant strides in the growth of the company, developed new service offerings for business customers, and secured outside funding and launched our expansion into Southern California, said Bunney. We are excited at the direction Gene will continue to take the organization. His terrific leadership ability and deep understanding of the needs of our customers has shown to be invaluable to the companys growth, and will continue to prove vital to the success of the Ensynch organization.

Holmquist brings nearly two decades of experience building successful services businesses from the ground up. Holmquist is an ardent supporter of the community as a former Board Member of the Arizona Technology Council and a relentless advocate for medical research to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

About Ensynch

Ensynch Inc. is the Southwest’s leading provider of IT infrastructure services, staffing and data center solutions that improve the operational efficiency of emerging mid-market businesses and enterprise-level businesses. Ensynch provides a full range of secure, manageable, available and cost-effective technology solutions delivered professionally and flexibly, through its 225 IT professionals and strategists worldwide. An award-winning and nationally recognized company, Ensynch has earned a place on the Inc 500, received numerous awards from Microsoft including a worldwide partner award, and was recognized as one of North America’s top IT solution providers by CRN magazine’s Fast100. The company is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., with offices in Southern California.



The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) will host the
first-ever SysAdmin Days training workshop, November 6 & 7, 2006 at the
Crowne Plaza Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. All system administrators are
invited to attend, regardless of skill and experience levels.


Due to the overwhelming interest in LOPSA’s inaugural SysAdmin Days
program, the early bird registration deadline has been extended until
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27! Register today and save!

Early Bird Registration (Until 10/27/06) LOPSA Members $474, Non-members

Regular Registration (After 10/27/06 and On-site) LOPSA Members $524
Non-members $549

Conference registration includes two days of classes, class materials,
lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, Monday evening reception, Monday
evening invited talks and break-out sessions. To register, log on to


LOPSA has secured a limited number of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix at
a discounted rate of $109/night. To make our reservation, please contact
the hotel directly by calling 1-877-2-CROWNE (877-227-6963). Be sure to
mention “League of Professional System Administrators” when making your
reservation to ensure you receive the discounted rate.


This two-day training workshop is designed to give you practical tools
and face-to-face advice from other professionals in the field. Industry
leaders will be on hand to present a variety of workshops, addressing both
specific platforms and technologies and general system administration
practices, including Mac OS X Administration, PHP, and Perl. Sessions will
cover topics such as drafting policy documents, communications skills,
time management, disaster recovery, and many more.


To maximize your workshop experience, invite your fellow system
administrators along! SysAdmin Days is the perfect opportunity to
reconnect with colleagues from across the country, and network with other
professionals in the field.

Help spread the word about Arizona SysAdmin Days by posting workshop
details to you LUGS, listservs, and anywhere else sysadmins may see it!

For more information on LOPSA or Arizona SysAdmin Days, visit, or contact the executive
office: Phone: 856-439-0500 or toll free at 800-285-2141;
Fax: 856-439-0525; E-mail: