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PATCA Members Meetings

Meeting Topic: Share Knowledge and Insights Together Register in advance for the meetings: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlfuisrjooG9AkJW4K4mQjyGYQPiSXvO8I After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Note: PATCA Members Meetings @ Every 2 weeks from 11am to 12:15pm (PDT) Some topics from our past meetings include: How effective are our Members Meetings? Collaboration among PATCA members […]

Consulting Workshop Presentation

PATCA Consulting 101

By Joel Williams PATCA Senior Certified Professional Consultant Table of Contents includes: What a consultant does; Who are consultants; Is consulting for you?; Who hires consultants?; How much do consultants make?; How do consultants find assignments; Getting started; Business structures; Dealing with clients; PATCA added value; Contractor vs. Consultant; Access file here.

Digital Biosensing for Wearable Devices

Digital Biosensing

Wearable devices are rapidly becoming widely accepted. Learn about the sensors that do physiological sensing and their challenges and limitations. Also learn about battery limitations in wearable devices and how to overcome them. Learn about the many options for wireless communication at very low power. Mr. Walt Maclay, President and founder of Voler Systems, is […]

Panel: Practical Realities of Consulting

considering consulting

Looking for new opportunities? If you are considering consulting as a career learn about the practical realities of consulting. The recorded session below offers insights into what it takes to launch a consulting practice and persevere. This is intended for engineers and managers who are considering a change to consulting. The panel shares their personal […]

The Camera: It’s Not for Photos Anymore

Camera - It's not just for pictures anymore

Cameras – we all have them. They used to be for taking pictures. Now, they are all around us and not just for taking pictures anymore. The actual and the forecasted growth in number of cameras is phenomenal. Most of the growth will be for uses we do not think about. This on-line presentation discusses […]

Understanding California AB 5

last updated 9/7/21 California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) extends employee classification status to some consultants for workers compensation. Under AB5, companies must use a three-pronged test to prove workers are independent contractors, not employees. AB5 was designed to regulate companies that hire gig workers in large numbers, such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Assembly_Bill_5_(2019) Approximately […]

What Should I Post to LinkedIn?

What should I post to LinkedIn

I often hear the question, “What should I post to LinkedIn?” Here are ten ideas that consultants might share on LinkedIn. Although LinkedIn isn’t the largest of all social media networks, it’s highly trusted and therefore it’s a big opportunity for you to bolster your standing as an expert in your field. LinkedIn is a […]