Nexenta and Silicon Valley Education Foundation Partner to Help Education

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 28, 2015 – Nexenta, (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta and Board Member of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF), will participate in the 2015 ‘Be Sharp, Silicon Valley!’ (B#SV!) event at Santana Row today at 5:30pm PT. This fun-filled fashion show benefits SVEF’s STEM education programs and San Jose Jazz’s music education programs.

Held in the beautiful park at the heart of Santana Row, across from the Left Bank Brasserie, Silicon Valley executives and other regional luminaries will “work” the catwalk in the latest fashions from select Santana Row retailers.  The evening will also feature live music by SJZ’s wonderful student ensembles, complimentary wine and appetizers.

What:             Be Sharp, Silicon Valley! (B#SV!)

When:             Thursday, May 28th at 5:30pm PT

Where:            Santana Row Park, (Across from Left Bank Brasserie), 3090 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128

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Allison Darin

Director of Communications and Public Relations, Nexenta