Meeting Update: Tech Com Open Forum - Postponed: Darlene Shaw presents, "An Introduction to Cloud - It Changes EVERYTHING!"

From January 21, 2020 6:00 pm until January 21, 2020 8:30 pm
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In lieu of a speaker (due to unforeseen circumstances), we will hold an open forum and an informal networking event!
We will try to reschedule Darlene's presentation at a later date for 2020. If you have registered, you have recieved an email about the change.
All information below about pricing and venue is still the same.

Will there still be a meeting?
Yes! Remember that we are meeting at Chapter One in Santa Ana (new venue). We will still have appetizers with informal networking. Instead of a speaker, we will hold an open forum with attendees. Each person will get a chance to introduce themselves to the group, ask questions regarding your career or the tech com field, find answers to the challenges you're experiencing, or offer advice as to what is working for you. So come with some questions ready to ask!
You're welcome to ask the question out loud, or write it down at the meeting to have the facilitator ask it on your behalf. 
What if I no longer wish to attend Tuesday's meeting?
We can offer two solutions if you've already submitted a payment:
1. You are entitled to a refund due to the speaker's cancellation. You will be refunded by the end of this week if you are not in attendance on Tuesday, or if you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a refund. Art, our Treasurer, will refund you.
2. If you choose not to attend, you will have a credit that will roll over to a future meeting in 2020. This credit will expire on the last meeting of the 2020 year (typically the last meeting of the year is in November for our holiday party. Date is TBD).
If you have any other questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We hope that you still attend, but if not, we understand!

-Mimi Ngo

Registration is currently closed, but you may still attend as a walk-in.

The OCSTC welcome's you back with new admission prices, and dining options for 2020! Read below for details.

The guest speaker and topic below has been postponed as of 01/19:

About the Presentation

Are you interested in learning more about the cloud, or Amazon Web Services (AWS)? If so, this event is for you!

Cloud technology is changing the world - think television, microwave ovens, and the internet - it’s that big! This presentation will introduce basic cloud concepts, the players, and the paradigm shift required of us all. 

About Darlene Shaw

Darlene is the current Director of Cloud Services and a Navy Cloud Broker for the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR). Not only does she have cloud certifications and experience, she also has an education in education technology, health, and business administration. See below for a list of Darlene's experience.
  • Navy Career
    • Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) Director of Cloud Services / Navy Cloud Broker, Nov 2019 - Present
    • Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command:
      • Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO)/Cloud Brokerage Lead, 2018
      • CKO & Information Technology Operations Division Lead, 2015
      • CKO, 2006
    • Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (COMFISCS), Program Analyst for the One Touch Integrated Logistics System, October 2004
    • Human Capital Planning Group, Navy Education and Training Command Management Analyst, June 2004
    • Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC):
      • eBusiness/Knowledge Management Division Director, 2003
      • FISC Supply Systems Management Analyst, 1994
      • Acquisition Logistics Intern, 1991

  • Certifications
    • Cloud:
      • CompTIA Cloud Essentials+, 2019
      • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, 2019
    • Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist, 2018
    • California Certified Massage Therapist, 2015
    • Certified Usability Analyst, 2012
    • Human Systems Integration, 2012
    • eGovernment Senior Fellow, Council for Excellence in Government, 2002
    • Knowledge Management, 2002
    • Web Administration, 2000

  • Awards
    • DON IM/IT Excellence Award for SPAWAR Social Intranet, 2015
    • Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Quality Step Increase, 2001
    • Team Excellence Award from the San Diego State University (SDSU) Institute for Quality and Productivity, 1999

  • Education
    • MS Health and Human Performance • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in progress
    • AS Holistic Health • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 2016
    • MA Ed. • Educational Technology • SDSU, 2006
    • BS • Business Administration (Information Systems) • SDSU, 1991


OCSTC meetings follow the schedule below. We encourage all attendees to arrive by 6pm to do some informal networking while you dine on appetizers and coffee or tea.  Bring business cards and be ready to network! 

  • 6pm to 6:45pm: Informal networking, light refreshments/appetizers
  • 6:45pm to 7pm: OCSTC Administrative Council announcements
  • 7pm to 7:15pm: Break
  • 7:15pm-8:30pm: Presentation, Q&As, Wrap-Up


New admission types have been added for 2020! All paid entries recieve self-serve refreshments, coffee, and tea. You may purchase your own cocktail or other drinks.

A Job Seeker ticket has been added.
Students: The OCSTC will comp 1 student each meeting. The first student to register for the meeting will be not need to pay entry.

We accept paypal via online registration or in-person payment with cash or check only.

Ticket Type  Description  Price
 Member  STC member; appetizers and coffee service included  $15
 Non-member  Not a member of STC; appetizers and coffee service included  $20
 Student  Current student; appetizers and coffee service included  $10
 Job Seeker Currently seeking work; appetizers and coffee service included  $10
Speaker Only the speaker/presenter may register with this ticket type  n/a

Location and Parking

Where: Chapter One (in the Red Room), 227 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

City parking garage is highly recommended at
Third and SycamoreChapterOne in Santa Ana
Average rate is $1.50 per hour for parking. Parking may be $2 at the time of the event. Prices may change. Bring cash for parking.

Street metered parking is available, but we highly recommend vallet or parking in the structure close by.