The bike commute challenge – status

The Bike Commute Challenge is a wonderful Oregon tradition that Galois has participated in for the past 3 years. This year was a bit disruptive for Galois commuters, because we moved offices from Beaverton to downtown Portland. I think quite a few West-siders haven’t yet figured out the best way to get downtown by bike. Nevertheless, we’re holding steady at an overall 15% commute rate, with a few folks standing out from the crowd: Sigbjorn Finne at 360 miles and Paul Heinlein at 250 miles.The challenge web site has had a few ups and downs (er, mostly downs), but it seems to be back on-line, so I’m hoping folks are able to log their trips without troubles. One weird thing is I think they’re miscomputing the commute rate – it says Paul and Sigbjorn are around 80%, but I’m pretty sure they’re both at 100%, so perhaps there are still a few kinks left to work out. (and once they are worked out, I suspect our overall rate will be well-above 15%)Anyone reading this, please commend any of your bike-commuting colleagues, and I’ll take this opportunity to thank everyone for participating (Galwegians and everyone else!)

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FMCAD’08 is coming to Portland!

Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design (FMCAD’08) is the preeminent conference in formal methods for hardware and systems, and this year, it’ll be held in downtown Portland, November 17-20. The advance program has been announced, and the lineup of technical papers, invited tutorials, invited speakers, and panel discussion looks awesome.Registration is open, so be sure to get your spot soon!Galois is sponsoring this year’s conference, along with Cadence, IBM, Intel, NEC, and Synopsis.  If you attend, stop by Galois; we’re only a few blocks from the conference hotel.

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Galois Open House

Please join us for an open house to celebrate our new office space in downtown Portland’s historic Commonwealth Building. Located on SW 6th Avenue between Stark and Washington streets, we’re easily accessible via MAX or TriMet buses. We’re up on the third floor.Parking will also be available in the Alder Street Star Park parking garage located at 615 SW Alder, just one block from our building; validation will be provided at the event.

What: Galois Open House
When: Thursday, September 18
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: The Commonwealth Building421 SW Sixth Ave., Ste. 300

RSVP: Anne Marie @ ph. 503.626.6616, x153 or email anne at galois.com

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