A Friend of BBC Regular Lee Hoffman, Arthur Bogard, Planetarium Supervisor, will tell the story of Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc.
Digitalis was founded in 2003 by Robert Spearman and Karrie Berglund. Rob had been a software architect, and Karrie was a teacher for Seattle’s Pacific Science Center (PSC). At PSC Karrie taught with Starlab cylinder based systems all over Washington state for many years, and later oversaw the on-site Willard Smith Planetarium and its Spitz 512 starball. Digitalis was the perfect way to combine their knowledge and experience to fill an unmet need.
Digitalis moved into their new headquarters in late April, 2011, former Fire Station No. 1 in Bremerton. They now have enough ‘space’ for their own fixed planetarium which is open to the public with live, interactive shows presented by Digitalis staff. The Pacific Planetarium is a 6.1m fiberglass dome with concentric bench seating for 28 people. Digitalis also organized and hosted the first ever “LIPS: Live Interactive Planetarium Symposium” in August, 2011. They firmly believe in the educational effectiveness of live, interactive programs, and they understand intimately what is required of a system so that planetarium teachers can easily do live shows. (From website digitaliseducation.com/about.html)
Invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting event … and another delicious cup of BBC!
Cafe Networking Model: For the opening 1/2 hour (7:30-8:00) before the formal meeting begins we’ll set up individual “cafe” tables allowing for informal small roundtable visiting, networking, open topic discussions. So, try to get to BBC this Friday around 7:30 to give the “cafe” idea a try!
BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion
8:45-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC
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OfficeXpats October Tuesday Workshops – “Free and Cheap Business Tools” Continues
There’re still the final delightful OXp Tuesday Workshops (each an independent subject) lead by BBCRegular “tech-of-tomorrow expert” Annette Walker! officexpats.com/free-and-cheap-business-tools
October 29: Financial management and contact management (customer relationship management)
Thursday 25 October @ OfficeXpats (6:00-8:00 PM) – Agate Pass Exchange “Teach-in”
This is a soup supper with a movie and discussion. Facebook page: facebook.com/AgatePassExchange
October 31 Halloween Evening – “Soup’r Burger” Grand Opening
Downstairs @ The Pavilion! The new innovative eatery opens its door Halloween evening. Regular hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. souprburger.com / facebook.com/SouprBurger?fref=ts / [email protected].com
Friday 2 November 2012 – Africa Round Table
Midday, 11:30-1:30 – To register or for more info: kabissa.org
Next Month Heads-up! – OfficeXpats November Tuesday Workshops
November “Business Skills Workshops” will explore market research and direct marketing. At the end of this month, participants will have created a list of targeted contacts and a plan for what to do with them.
– Learn to query databases licensed by Kitsap Regional Library for understanding your target demographics or to generate contact lists.
– Discover ways to write an appealing script, and learn strategies designed to get past the fear of cold calls.
– Gather strategies for what makes a welcomed direct marketing appeal, such as a direct mail postcard or e-mail.
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