The Fort Wayne Inventors Club website has been honored with a 2016 MARCOM Gold Award. The MARCOM Awards recognize excellence in marketing and communication. The award winning website remodel was a donation to the club by InRef, LLC. There were more than 6,000 entries. Other MARCOM Gold awardees include Johnson & Johnson.
Hello Everyone! There are a couple of things going on in Fort Wayne that may interest club members. They are Tech Tour 2016 (October 24 – 28, 2016) and the Boy Scout’s Merit Badge College (October 15, 2016) that, for the first time here locally, features an Inventors merit badge. Both events will be discussed at the next Meetup (October 13, 2016). Continue reading
The Meetup for this week will include a focus group session. This type of session is a tool to gather data in a structured multi-person setting. Focus groups are usually small and moderated by one or two people who keep the group on topic, take notes, and ask questions. The sessions are short and focused on a specific topic.
One of the members is designing a smartphone healthcare app and will use the focus group format to gather ideas about organizing information within the app. Patients and healthcare providers each have different information needs. The session will be used to explore ways to transition the software between views of data important for patients and those important for healthcare providers, without disrupting normal communication during a face-to-face interaction. If you have ideas and want to help out, please join us this Thursday.
Last month, Mr. Dave Hockemeyer, co-owner of PERIDOT, Inc., was the club’s guest speaker. He delivered a powerful presentation and brought several artifacts representing the company’s manufacturing capability. Club members were fully engaged and asking a lot of questions—it was a kind of geek heaven. The presentation was so well received, that we decided to hold our next Meetup at Peridot! That Meetup is this Saturday, October 10, 2015. Continue reading
Mr. Dave Hockemeyer, co-owner of PERIDOT, Inc., is the guest speaker for the September 10, 2015, Fort Wayne Inventors Club meeting. His presentation will focus on rapid prototyping. Mr. Hockemeyer has a degree from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering and he has prior experience in the automotive, aerospace, and polymer industries. In 1997, he co-founded PERIDOT Inc., an advanced manufacturing company that utilizes Additive & Subtractive Manufacturing to serve a variety of industries. Continue reading