In an effort to start and reach a wider audience we have started to update the IEEE Spokane Section’s web prescence. First item on the list was to update the website to make it easier to update and full of relevant information, that I think is almost complete. There are a number of tweaks that I am working on, but it is up, running and working.
Next we have created profiles on different social media sites including Twitter, Linkedin and most recently Facebook. You can follow, join or like us at any of these places and get updates from the section and the website in general. And of course you can add our RSS feed to any of you favorite readers by using this link. The website will remain the “hub” of activity, but we don’t want to miss out on grabbing your attention at your regular online homebase.
Another recent development was using one of the IEEE tools developed by volunteers at vTools called Meetings. With this we can schedule meetings that will automatically be shown on the website, enable us to do registrations, and I think that the best service is the ability for members to add this to their calendar so that they are always up to date on the meeting schedule, as they are scheduled. I will be adding a tutorial on how to do this in a later post, but for those that are knowledged the iCal link is http://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meetings/ical/0/90/asc/6/SPOKANE
If there are any tools that we can use to grow our base, or you would like to help us by volunteering please feel free to contact me, or come chat at one of our upcoming meetings. I always look forward to seeing new faces.
PS – If you are a young IEEE member who has graduated in that last 10 years, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment. I am looking to start a GOLD Chapter in Spokane and need a few more signatures.