Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 5:30: EDA "Back to the Future" benefit! (was: The secret story of Kathryn being EDAC Chair and saving history)

John Cooley crafted a nice article, of which this is just a part; if you plan to be around San Jose Wednesday (tomorrow), maybe you should check it out!

A "black tie optional" event, for $200 per seat, you get dinner, cocktails,
and to rub elbows with all the "EDA luminaries" like:
Rajeev MadhavanJoe CostelloSimon SegarsAart de Geus
Wally RhinesJim HoganPenny HersherRaul Camposano
Bernie AronsonDean DrakoRavi SubramanianJohn Sanguinetti
In addition, they'll be auctioning off some stuff that EDA start-up people
will drool at like:

    - Lunch with Aart de Geus, CEO of Synopsys
    - Lunch with Lip-Bu Tan, CEO of Cadence
    - Lunch with Wally Rhines, CEO of Mentor Graphics
    - Dinner with Simon Segars, CEO of ARM
    - Lunch with Jim Hogan, private EDA investor
    - Lunch with Rich Redelfs, General Partner of Foundation Capital

Plus stuff that ordinary "normal" people will love like:

    - Stay at Kathryn Kranen's Pacific Grove condo time share
      2 nights plus Monterey Bay Aquarium passes
    - 4 night stay at Pat Pistilli's ski cabin in Breckenridge
    - 80-minute couple's Swedish massage at Fairmont Hotel
    - Skippered charter cruise on San Francisco Bay with
      Bob Gardner for up to 6
    - 2 night stay at Cypress Hotel in Cupertino, CA

Plus one thing I'd love to do, but I obviously live too far away in Boston
to ever actually do is:

   - Two ViP pit crew passes for the Flying Lizard Motorsports
     American LeMans team race at Laguna Seca on May 4, 2014
     hosted by eSilicon and Jack Harding.  Get into a fire suit
     and headset and join Jack Harding in the pits with the
     Flying Lizard crew during the race at Laguna Seca.

Also, I'm probably too fat for the fire suit and the headset probably won't
fit over my fat head, either anyway.  :(

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Anyway, if you have some $$$ to spare and you want to do a good deed, join
me on next Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 5:30 at the:

                       Computer History Museum   
                       1401 N Shoreline Blvd.   
                       Mountain View, CA 94043

Be sure to wear NICE clothes and make a reservation ahead of time here.

I'm easy to spot.  I'm that tall fat white guy who looks a bit out of place
there who's NOT wearing a fancy suit and who drives a dented-then-home-
patched 2001 Ford Tarus instead of a Porsche Carrera Cabriolet.  :)

    - John Cooley
      DeepChip.com                               Holliston, MA

P.S. And if you see Kathryn in your travels, please thank her for helping
     save EDA history.  It could have been lost if she hadn't stepped up!

The secret story of Kathryn being EDAC Chair and saving history

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