For the last three decades, Capital Network Solutions (CNS) has helped Northern California businesses solve their technology problems.  Still, our commitment to the Sacramento community doesn’t end at the computer terminal.  As the premier Northern California MSP and technology consulting company, we provide IT support to local businesses and other organizations.  However, CNS also provides charitable support to local nonprofits like the Children’s Law Center of California.

We love technology at CNS, but we are also passionate about the city of Sacramento.  CNS has deep roots in the community, and we look forward to the day that Sacramento is known as a tech hub.  We do our part to make this happen, not the least by promoting Sacramento science and tech events.

In this post, we highlight a handful of the top science and tech events occurring this month across the Sacramento region.  Click the title of the event to learn more about it on Eventbrite.

Sacramento Science and Tech Events — January 2020

Intro to Python Libraries for Data Science

Friday, Jan. 17, 7 to 8 p.m. (WorkVine 209, Tracy)

Lourdes Lopez, the Business Intelligence Developer for CSU Stanislaus, will host this event.  Lopez plans to draw on her 10-plus years as a software developer for this class, which does not require any previous Machine Learning experience to participate.  The session will go over the basics of data analysis with Python.  Meanwhile, you will need to download and install the Anaconda platform to follow along.

Basic Tech Help at Rocklin Library

Every Friday, 9 to 10 a.m. (Placer County Library, Rocklin)

Library employees will teach computer basics and answer your tech-related questions every Friday morning at the county library in Rocklin.  You can learn about email, Internet searches, Microsoft Office, social media and Google Docs, or get help setting up your smartphone or tablet.  Employees will also show you how to access library resources online from home.

Coding Academy – Free Trial Coding Class

Various Days and Times (Concord)

This free coding class for kids “focuses on learning and developing skills in programming languages and use-cases.”  Different projects will get assigned based on age, as well as interest and enthusiasm for a particular subject.  Classes are available at various locations in Northern California on an ongoing basis.  Each academic program lasts a total of 24 weeks.

San Joaquin Agriculture & Technology Summit

Friday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Robert Cabral Agriculture Center, Stockton)

Learn about the latest advancements in agricultural technology at this semi-annual summit.  Sponsors of the vent include Manos Accelerator, Café Coop, iHub San Joaquin and the City of Manteca.  Tickets cost $15 for students and $25 for everyone else.  The night before the summit starts, there will be a kickoff event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center.

Manteca Hamcram & FCC Amateur Radio License Exam

Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Manteca Public Library)

Are you interested in getting your amateur radio license?  This event starts with an all-day study session for the official FCC Amateur Radio License exam, then concludes with the test.  Students who take the exam using this study method boast a pass rate of over 80%.  After you get your license, you will be able to reach listeners over 100 miles away through the use of free Amateur Radio repeaters.  The HamCram study and the exam together cost $20.  However, it’s only $15 if you want to skip the study session and only take the exam.