Next Meeting: Technology Fads vs. Fundamental Shifts

Date: February 10th, 2011
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Subject: Technology Fads vs. Fundamental Shifts
Presenter: Dr Terry Gray

Is social networking a fad? What about cloud computing or Google Wave? What is the “pet rock” of IT? In this session, Terry Gray will lead a discussion of IT evolution and revolution, exploring fads, recurring cycles, and exponential changes that are fundamental to understanding the information technology landscape. Audience members will be encouraged to share their own favorite examples!


Dr. Gray is Associate Vice President for Technology Strategy and Chief Technology Architect of UW Information Technology (UW-IT). He is also an Affiliate Professor in UW’s Computer Science & Engineering department.

As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the
University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the
EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.