RSVP Required for hot meal: Please register by Monday, October 12, so that we can provide an accurate count of the number of meals needed. Pay online by credit card or PayPal, or at the door by cash or check.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST
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Elks Club in Goleta 
150 N. Kellogg Ave.
Goleta, CA 93111

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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Synergy on Steroids:  Model Driven Engineering (MDE) 101

Our October Presentation:The Model Driven Engineering (MDE) approach is meant to increase productivity and simplify the design process by maximizing compatibility between systems (via reuse of standardized models). Product managers, designers, developers and users collaborate to identify or develop pertinent models. As the models approach completion, they enable the development of software and systems.

In Goleta, Northrop-Grumman uses MDE as a paradigm that emphasizes the application of rigorous visual modeling principles and best practices to systems engineering activities. Throughout the system of systems development life cycle, MDE supports each phase of the total design.  

This talk will review MDE top level concepts, context, relationships, and benefits.

Our Speaker: Tom Strelich is a Northrop Grumman Technical Fellow and has extensive experience with systems engineering, software engineering, program/project management, modeling and simulation, technology development/transfer, distributed software architectures, software process definition/enactment, software verification and validation, and training.

He is also a bagpiper and a published author/playwright with multiple off-Broadway productions and national awards (No kidding!).

This meeting is sponsored in part by
Santa Barbara News-Press

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Our meetings are held at the Santa Barbara Elks Club at 150 N. Kellogg Avenue, just off Calle Real in Goleta. Please park on the mountain side of the Elks building and use the front door. SEC meets in the first room to the left. When you RSVP, you can choose either the hot meal option or an endless salad and soup bar. (If you do not RSVP and pay in advance, you may be limited to the salad bar option only.) Both options include drinks and dessert. 

From our Co-Presidents Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz:     Plan now and save the date for our November 11 meeting! We will hear two speakers from the SecLab at UCSB, presenting on mobile security and the Internet of Things (embedded software, etc.)!