Inaugural Meeting



George E. Pake Auditorium 2004-05-26



Inaugural Meeting

We'd like to announce the first meeting of SNAFU (, a monthly Palo Alto-based forum for the emerging Bay Area Sensor Network community.

SNAFU's charter is to build a Bay Area community of companies, research labs, and focused academic groups implementing, integrating or developing Sensor Network Systems and components. Our goal is to foster connections, partnerships and technical discussion among these groups and promote the Bay Area as a major center for Sensor Networks. Our meetings will include presentations on application domains and relevant technologies, with panel discussions, announcements of new hardware and software products, and time for networking. SNAFU's website will provide online forums for local job listings, resumes, equipment for sale, and for discussion of experiences building sensor networks.

Our first meeting will be held in the George E. Pake Auditorium at PARC on Wednesday, May 26th at 7 PM. The agenda:

7:00-7:45PM Snacks and Networking

7:45-8:00PM Welcome and Announcements

8:00-9:00PM Presentations: 4 introductory talks (10 min each+5 min Q&A)

Directions to PARC can be found at

The first few meetings to be devoted to getting to know each other's technical and business areas of interest. At each meeting, 4 volunteers will give 10 minute talks summarizing the work going on at their company or research group, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. We still have some slots open for the first meeting, so if you'd like to be one of the speakers, please email the organizers at

If you are interested in attending, please send an RSVP to This is non-binding, and is just to get a guesstimate at headcount. There is no charge for attending.

For further information, and to sign up for the permanent mailing list, please go to our website, Please spread the word about these meetings to people in your labs or companies, as we'd really like to turn out a good cross-section of the sensor net community.

Additional information

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