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FEBRUARY 2019 I DESIGN007 MAGAZINE 47 of attendance. However, the core chapter lead- ership team kept meeting regularly. At these regular meetings, we continued to collaborate and looked to find others willing to be a part of the chapter's executive board and step up to an active role in the chapter. In late 2018, Paul introduced Randy to the executive team. After several follow-up meet- ings that Randy attended, he agreed to take up the reins as the chapter president. Randy was voted in, and it was finally decided that it was time to get busy again getting this chapter back on its feet. The Future The future looks bright for this chapter. We have several major tool vendors and local and global suppliers already primed to sponsor our meetings. Under Mike Creeden's leadership, San Diego PCB has agreed to be as actively involved with the Greater Phoenix Chapter as they are with the San Diego Chapter by host- ing chapter meeting at their Chandler satellite office. This is something that this chapter has never had—a regular home to host meetings. As 2019 unfolds, we hope to take advantage of all of the opportunities that present them- selves such as coming together, learning, and networking. We, like many other chapters, would like to have more people to participate in the Arizona area—current designers, engi- neers, manufacturers, software vendors, and those interested in PCB design. Arizona has become a great melting pot of engineering! If you are ever in our area, please look us up, and hopefully, you can time it just right to attend one of our meetings. Our 2019 meetings sched- ule has not been finalized yet, but will soon be published through LinkedIn since we don't have a chapter website at this time. Always feel free to reach out to me as well. We'd love for you to visit or join our chapter! 2019 Training and Certification Schedule: Updated IPC Certified Interconnect Designer (CID) • February 26–March 1: Manchester, NH • March 5–8: Santa Clara, CA • March 19–22: Kirkland, WA • April 22–25: Schaumburg, IL • May 21–24: Pittsburgh, PA • June 18–21: Kirkland, WA • August 6–9: Baltimore, MD • August 26–29: Markham, ON • September 6–9: Santa Clara, CA • September 19–22: Schaumburg, IL • October 21–24: Anaheim, CA • November 2–5: Raleigh, NC • November 5–8: Dallas, TX IPC Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer CID+ • April 16–19: Markham, ON • September 6–9: Santa Clara, CA • September 10–13: Kirkland, WA • September 19–22: Schaumburg, IL • October 21–24: Anaheim, CA • November 2–5: Raleigh, NC • December 3–6: Manchester, NH Note: Dates and locations are subject to change. Contact EPTAC Corporation to check current dates and availability. A minimum enrollment of seven students is required for a class to be held. PCB Design Events PCB2Day • Controlling noise, EMI, and signal integrity in high-speed circuits and PCBs • April 17–18: Seattle, WA • June 13–14: Boston (Chelmsford), MA • PCB West 2019 • September 9–11: Santa Clara, CA • Stephen Chavez is a member of the IPC Designers Council Executive Board and chairman of the communications subcom- mittee. To read past columns or contact Chavez, click here.

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