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32 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2020 Introduction This month, I'll share updates on the prog- ress the PCEA staff is making toward estab- lishing a web presence and report on what the PCEA is preparing in support of the PCB engi- neering community. Though PCEA chapter activities have been limited because of restrictions due to COV- ID-19, PCEA Chairman Steph Chavez offers his perspective on the challenges of staying con- nected without using traditional means. Last- ly, I share our most updated list of profession- al development and event opportunities, al- though some may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Stay tuned for more updates. PCEA Updates "This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around."—"Life During Wartime," Talking Heads Life During COVID-19 'Wartime' As we physically isolate ourselves to pre- vent the spread of COVID-19, we know that our work cannot stop. Many still have day jobs to tend to; you might be working from home, or you might be required to mask-up and join your co-workers on the front lines of an essen- tial business. Our industry's needs and domes- tic responsibilities have not changed, but how we process them has. Adaptation is a key to those of us working at the PCEA to build a new organization. Now, more than ever, we are re- lying on the internet and online meetings to evolve our ideas and act on them. The PCEA Website As we approach a target release date for the PCEA website, I joined an online meeting from my basement office to review content for the site. As I donned my ear pods and plugged in my cam- The Digital Layout by Kelly Dack, CIT, CID+, PCEA

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