SCTE Golden Gate Chapter

 

 

Attempting to lift the Fog

 

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

3055 Comcast Place, Livermore, CA 94551
 

            Northern California Vendor Days 2016

                                         



Thank you to all the vendors that supported this years event.  We could not do this without you!


This year has proven to be a successful show.    We have received plenty of feedback already on how well the show was attended and there seemed to be a renewed excitement in the air.


We would also like to say thank you to our keynote speaker SVP Ed Marchetti for his wonderful speech during our luncheon.  All attendees were on the edge of their seats!

  • Cable games Competition
    Cable games Competition
  • Board Members Dan Turina and Bud Hathaway-Board election table
    Board Members Dan Turina and Bud Hathaway-Board election table
  • Vendor floor was AWESOME!
    Vendor floor was AWESOME!
  • Cable game winners Left to Right-3rd Jeremiah Cooper-1st Chris Miranda-2nd Jesse Fort
    Cable game winners Left to Right-3rd Jeremiah Cooper-1st Chris Miranda-2nd Jesse Fort
  • Full house for the Luncheon
    Full house for the Luncheon
  • The Gloria Cook award recipient Keith Weilert presented by Doug Nolan-Award goes to non-board member that goeas above and beyond to assist the chapter
    The Gloria Cook award recipient Keith Weilert presented by Doug Nolan-Award goes to non-board member that goeas above and beyond to assist the chapter
  • SVP Ed Marchetti made a point to stop at each vendor table on the show floor
    SVP Ed Marchetti made a point to stop at each vendor table on the show floor
  • A buzz is in the air
    A buzz is in the air
  • Chris Miranda showing off his new shirt to David Kirkpatrick and Vanessa Holliday
    Chris Miranda showing off his new shirt to David Kirkpatrick and Vanessa Holliday
  • Mike Soloman-Alex Fierros-Jeff McCaleb
    Mike Soloman-Alex Fierros-Jeff McCaleb
  • Ed Marchetti and Steve Harris
    Ed Marchetti and Steve Harris
  • Well attended floor
    Well attended floor
  • The Golden Gate SCTE Technician of the year recipient Jeremy Orozco presented by Doug Nolan-He won this award by certifying the most along with the highest scores
    The Golden Gate SCTE Technician of the year recipient Jeremy Orozco presented by Doug Nolan-He won this award by certifying the most along with the highest scores
 

Are you ready for some golf? 

 

Just around the corner is the SCTE NorCal Vendor Day Golf Tournament.  Tuesday, April 19th at Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton!  Make sure to reach out to your favorite vendors and let them know that you would love to participate.

 

Let's go Ride!


Yes, it's getting to be that time of year to tune up the bikes and hit the open roads.  Great opportunity to get together with your brothers and sisters and join the SCTE Motorcycle Rally on April 19th!  We will be meeting at Callippe Preserve Golf Corse in Pleasanton to say hello to all those yuppie golfers before we head out for the day.  Ride route to follow soon!

 

 Thank you


Benjamin Sheng of AirMagnet


For the excellent technical session on


WiFi Networks & Troubleshooting!

   

 
 

 Thank you

Tammie Davis of EXFO for providing the Technical Session on PON-Passive Optical Networks

Also Thank you to Brett Isley and Todd Dover for their contributions to the topic


 



     Tammie Davis 

 
 
 

Ron Hranac

Cisco

THANK YOU to

 

Ron Hranac and Bruce Currivan


for the wonderful webinar on


Docsis 3.1

Bruce Currivan

Broadcom

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Our very own Golden Gate SCTE member Rick Ortiz has been published in the latest edition of the SCTE Interval.  We are very fortunate to have such an outstanding talent within our region.  His article is very interesting and informative.  Please be sure to click on the green button to download the article.


Outstanding Rick!!!


2014 was another great year for the Golden Gate Chapter. Out of 75 chapters across the United States, we received 3rd Place for Chapter of the Year and the Compliance Award. It takes dedication and team work to be able to achieve these awards.  


Well done Golden Gate Chapter!

Thank you to David Kirkpatrick of Cisco Systems for providing his expertise for out Technical Seminar/Webinar



Golden Gate Chapter Seminar/Webinar

Fiber Deep Access Technologies

Discover how fiber will enable operators to provide NextGen Service Delivery



 

Please be sure to go to our Seminar Downloads


tab at the top of this page to get the slide deck! 




School Outreach at Yerba Buena High School!


Thank you to Woody Cash, Chris Miranda and Jason Cooper for sharing information regarding our industry and the role of SCTE at Career day.  The students were excited to hear about the career opportunities and how SCTE can help.....


Well done team!


From left to right:

Jason Cooper, student, Woody Cash, student, Chris Miranda & student



Congratulations to Rick Ortiz. He was chosen as the very first Technician Of the Year for the Golden Gate SCTE Chapter.
Rick has been in the CATV industry for over 40 years. He started his career working in RF and Radio technology with the US Army before realizing that he was embarking on his passion and lifelong career. Rick began working for Teleprompter in 1979 as a technician and has held a number of titles under different companies including Plant Manager, Headend Supervisor, Technical Trainer, and his current role as Senior Headend Technician with Southwest Bay Comcast. SCTE has equally been as much part of his career since becoming a member in 1979. Ricks SCTE accomplishments include certifying in SCTE BCTE and competing twice in the SCTE National Cable Tech Games. He is still a fixture in the annual Golden Gate Chapter Vendors Day Cable Games and on average wins gold every year in the Cable Jeopardy event. You can always count on seeing Rick at all technical training and seminars hosted by SCTE. Through his career he has become an advocate for SCTE, always encouraging other technicians to join and sharing his knowledge through learning and best practices. Not only is Rick Ortiz worthy of this special honor, he also epitomizes all of the qualities we’re looking for in each and every SCTE Technician of the Year.


Rick Competing in the Games 2015

This years Cable Games winner is Jeremiah Cooper from Astound Broadband.  As this years winner, Jeremy will be receiving an all expense paid trip to attend the SCTE Cable Tech Expo in New Orleans.  Maybe he will be this years National Champion......Next year that could be you!


Congratulations Jeremiah Cooper!!!









 

Golf Tournament  Winners.  Yes, they win it again.  I believe that is 4 years running!


From Left to Right: John Davin, Michelle Bahls, Randy Blount and Shane Kittles.


Well played Team!


All - Be sure to look in the photo album-Many pictures of the golf this year have been added!