Bay-Area SID Annual Dinner
Friday, August 24, 2012
Maggiano's Little Italy
Santana Row, San Jose, CA
If you're a paid-up SID member, you and your guest are invited to the BA-SID Annual Dinner. Join your local display-industry peers for a summer evening of good food, good company, and fascinating information. The speaker at this event is someone you won't want to miss -- Alvy Ray Smith, one of the founders of the group now known as Pixar!
The Group Now Known as Pixar
Alvy Ray Smith will present a history - often personal and anecdotal - of the group now known as Pixar, from its earliest beginnings at Xerox PARC and the University of Utah, through New York Institute of Technology, Lucasfilm, and finally Pixar, the idea being that this history traces that of computer graphics in general. We'll ride Moore's Law together through the past, up through the Great Digital Convergence, and then attempt a glimpse at the future along that same curve. The talk will feature lots of pictures, including some of the firsts - such as the first digital picture ever, the first 8-bit color picture, and the first 24-bit color picture - and Alvy will discuss the nature of the pixel.
Dr. Smith has a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honorary doctorate from New Mexico State University, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, has published widely in theoretical computer science and computer graphics, and holds four patents. Alvy retired in 2000 to devote time to the emerging art form of digital photography and to scholarly genealogy, to which he has contributed two award-winning books and a half-dozen journal papers. He is Trustee Emeritus of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, and a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. He is now compiling his many technical memos on image computing into a book of theory, called the sprite theory. For more see Alvy's website.
Date: Friday, August 24, 2012
Time: Reception: 6:30 PM with Appetizers
Dinner: 7:30 PM
Keynote Talk: 8:30PM
Location: Maggiano's Little Italy
3055 Olin Avenue #1000, San Jose,CA
Cost: $30 per person (70% of actual cost subsidized by the Bay-Area SID)
$40 per person after August 17
Served with freshly baked Bread, brewed regular and decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea and Sodas.
Everything served family style on platters. Four-hour beer and wine package included.
Tomato Caprese and Calamari Fritté Served Buffet style
Caesar (A traditional Caesar salad of romaine lettuce, croutons and grated parmesan tossed in Caesar dressing)
Chopped Apple & Walnut (Iceberg lettuce, arugula, grapes, celery, chives, spiced walnuts with a blue cheese vinaigrette)
Six-Cheese Cannelloni, Roasted Tomato Sauce (Six Italian cheeses rolled in a crepe shell and baked with a roasted tomato sauce and seasoned breadcrumbs)
Balsamic-Glazed Salmon (Cedar-baked salmon topped with a balsamic glaze and olive tapenade)
Chicken Piccata (Chicken breasts sautéed with capers and lemon butter and served on a bed of sautéed spinach)
Baked Rigatoni & Meatballs with Smoked Italian Cheese (Rigatoni and miniature meatballs in a slightly spicy tomato sauce with fresh spinach and smoked Italian cheeses)
Side dish - Broccolini with Lemon & Garlic
Profiteroles (Pastry shells filled with vanilla bean ice cream and topped with hot fudge and fresh whipped cream)
Tiramisu (Ladyfinger cookies soaked in espresso and coffee liqueur, layered with mascarpone, dusted with cocoa powder and served with chocolate shavings)
Visit http://basid2012dinner.eventbrite.com/ to make reservations for you and your guest.
- Payment is accepted at the time of reservation with a credit card (only).
- Reservations can be made at $30/person up until one week before the event.
- Reservations made after 8/17 will be at $40/person.
1. Only SID members can make reservations; members can bring anyone as a guest.
2. Dress is business-casual
3. The event includes wine, beer & soft drinks; other alcoholic beverages are no-host.
4. Unfortunately there can be no refunds.
See parking information on Santana Row's website here.
Questions? Contact Geoff Walker