Please join us for a special screening of “Code: Debugging the Gender Gap”. A panel discussion will follow afterwards, examining how these themes affect our local community.

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Courtney Hemphill –  Partner and Technical Lead at Carbon Five, a strategic digital product development firm known for its work with early stage, growth and enterprise companies such as StitchFix, Square, Thumbtack, and Google among many others. She has been a Silicon Valley denizen since the first dot-com era and recently relocated to NYC to help technology take root in big ventures based in the big apple.

Outside the world of bytes, Courtney tries to spend as much time as possible in the precious natural environments we are lucky to have thus far protected. She organizes coding workshops for women, sits on the Golden Gate Board of NatureBridge, and is constantly finding random corners of the world to climb rocks.

Katie Hendrix – Portfolio Manager for the Mozilla Foundation. She brings a diverse background of fundraising experience in higher education as well as experience in the local Chattanooga startup culture. Growing up in a family of educators, Katie is thrilled to have the opportunity, with Mozilla, to walk alongside Chattanooga’s educators and technologists as they explore how to leverage our city’s high-speed network. Studying history at Covenant College and Oxford University allowed Katie to explore how best to incorporate those critical reading and writing skills into her work over the last 10 years. Katie enjoys being a part of several local boards focused on economic growth in less traversed areas of the city.

Summer Kohlhorst – Designer who infuses her love for learning into everything she creates for Center Centre. As a true design generalist, she integrates her illustration, visual design, information architecture, and front-end development skills to take a holistic approach to design. Summer improves her community by helping other people advance their design, development, and professional skills. To achieve this, she is active in organizations like AIGA Chattanooga, Chattanooga Developer Lunch, and Chattanooga Tech Council (ChaTech). As a dedicated member of Toastmasters International, she advances her and her fellow Toastmasters communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Summer also leads and attends workshops on HTML and CSS for CodeXX, an organization where women learn to code together.

Emily Maxie – Marketing leader with experience in digital marketing and demand gen at high-growth tech companies. She loves building strategies from the ground up and tackling complex, interconnected challenges — which is why she’s drawn to marketing disruptive technologies in highly competitive markets.

As director of marketing at local software development company Very, Emily creates strategic plans to support the company’s goals. Before joining Very, she was the director of marketing services at Skuid, another Chattanooga-based tech company, where she led a creative team to support the company through a successful Series B round. Emily also served as the marketing director at SIGNiX, an e-signature technology provider, where she created a comprehensive marketing strategy and oversaw all demand generation efforts.

Anna Sherman  developer at Carbon Five. In her spare time, she helps to organize CodeXX – the local women’s tech meetup – and ChaDev, a weekly developer lunch. Anna serves on the Board of Directors for ChaTech and has a passion for helping to educate and connect women and underrepresented groups in tech.


Bringing the PowerShell community of Chattanooga together, to help promote community best practices and continuous education.

Upcoming event (February 6, 2018. 5:30 pm – 7 pm):

• What we’ll do
This month’s meeting will be a remote presentation by Microsoft MVP Warren Frame or sometimes know as Rambling Cookie Monster (

Exploring and Troubleshooting Your Builds
Have you ever run into an error or issue with your builds, outside of whether tests pass? Do you know what functionality is available to you when you design a build? Warren Frame will walk through the basics of exploring and troubleshooting a build, using AppVeyor and GitLab CI as examples
Materials here:

Materials will be posted on Github and will be emailed out after the presentation.

• What to bring
Laptop if you want to follow along.

For our March Connect event, we will dig into the Gig Economy from 2 different angles. The first angle comes from a company that was founded on the Gig Economy. Bellhops channels the sweat equity and muscle of college students and directs it towards making moving easier. Using smartphones and their innovative Bellhops app, they are able to link movers with people who need them. Cameron Doody, one of the co-founders and Bellhops President, will be our first featured panellist.

The second angle has a company with a more traditional business model trying to tap into the gig economy. We will ask both of them about the benefits and pitfalls of more contract work, the unmooring of brick-and-mortar offices and getting work done, and how this shift will impact workplaces of all sizes.


Cameron Doody – President of Bellhops

2nd Speaker TBD

In February’s discussion, we will investigate IoT local use cases. This event is made possible by Hitachi Vantara. How are public utilities, city governments, and local businesses leveraging this interconnectedness? Join us for breakfast (8 – 9:30 am) on February 21st at the EPB 7th Floor Community Room. All attendees must pre-register for this event! 

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Confirmed panellists:

Brent Messer – CIO @ City of Chattanooga

Ryan Keel – Assistant VP, Electric System @ EPB

Foster McDonald – CEO @ The Cold Box

Discover what World Class organizations such as Allied Signal, Bank of America, The Coca-Cola Company, Caterpillar, General Electric, McKesson, Motorola, Toyota and Virginia Mason Clinic already know: Lean Six Sigma can significantly improve your bottom line and customer experience. This one-day introductory course is designed to give participants an overview of Lean Six Sigma principles and methodology. Participants will learn the key components of the DMAIC (Define – Measure – Analyze – Improve – Control) framework to become more effective problem solvers, critical thinkers, and better decision makers. ChaTech members get $100 off the registration fee using promo code: CTC400

More info and registration link here!

In today’s lean, flat organizations, it is everyone’s job to effectively solve problems. Successful problem solving requires a sound, step-by-step framework and strong analytical skills. In this webinar, Lean Six Sigma expert Peter J. Sherman will guide you through the 5-step Problem Solving Framework. Includes free tools and templates.

More info and registration here!

Are you new to Lean Six Sigma and thinking about becoming certified?  Is your company rolling out a Lean Six Sigma program and you want to know more about it?  If so, you won’t want to miss this FREE webinar. This will give you a background on what Lean Six Sigma is, share examples, describe how it works, and explain how you will benefit.

More info and registration here!


Join us for our January program where we explore 2018 trends with Sam S. Adams. Mr. Adams is a distinguished researcher at IBM and is a part of the Data Strategy research team. Over his 23 year career, he has shaped where IBM focuses their efforts, and he will be a perfect person to speak to where we should focus ours in the year ahead.

RSVP for this exciting event here: Eventbrite

Chattanooga Engineers Club

Joint Luncheon Meeting


ChaTech (formerly Chattanooga Technology Council)


IEEE Chattanooga Computer Society

January 8, 2018

12:00 noon



Frank Fenner, Chief Operating Officer, International Maritime Security Associates, Inc



Automated Risk Management Solutions (ARMS), winner of 2017 Early Innovator Award presented by ChaTech.

Although 400 miles from the nearest ocean, but International Maritime Security Associates (IMSA) thought Chattanooga’s high-speed internet links, reliable power and low cost of living is their choice to relocate an emerging maritime business.

IMSA, a software startup business developing a platform to provide real-time data for ships around the world, was launched in 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  With Coast Guard and Navy background, Corey Ranslem and Frank Fenner, along with a couple of software programmers, created the company to update industry leaders with information about everything from weather alerts and delays in canal zones to piracy and terrorism threats. The company hopes to launch its software platform, known as Automated Risk Management Solutions (ARMS), in the first quarter of 2018. Vessels and companies will be able to subscribe to information.

Location:  The Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga.

                        The Foundry /Broad Street Grill


Hotel parking is valet only from the 13th Street entrance. The valet slip can be stamped at the Broad Street Grille for free parking – tips are not included.

Metered street parking is also available around the hotel.

The hotel buffet is available for $16 per person.

For more information, visit Chattanooga Engineers Club at

The ISSA Small Chapter of the Year invites you to attend the Q4 ISSA event!


Duo Security- Josh Finkelstein and Eric Gilbert-Google BeyondCorp for the Rest of Us.

Attivo Networks – Mark Stanford- Detection-based Threat Detection

Kudelski Security – Eric Johansen, CISSP – Managed Services Security

Olive Garden buffet lunch. Guests are invited.

A special thanks to Duo Security, our event sponsor, and our longtime chapter sponsor, Tek Systems who has been a supporter of ISSA Chattanooga for 5 years.

Feel free to bring someone you know in the InfoSec community.

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