Computer Science Day at IUPUI Features IT Industry Leaders

Release Date: 
Mar 8 2010

IUPUI

Indianapolis, IN, March 8, 2010 – IUPUI Computer Science Department has announced Saturday, March 20, 2010 as Computer Science Day.  Sponsored by Microsoft, Google, and other IT industry leaders, this all-day event is open to students, computer science teachers, and the public, and will be held on the IUPUI Campus, SL Building. Registration begins at 9 am.

Teacher training workshops will cover the latest in computer science, such as web development using new technologies like C3 and game development with Blender. Participation in the full day earns two CRUs.

The fourth annual high school programming contest will run simultaneously with the workshops.  This contest will provide up to sixty students the chance to compete in complex problems with software solutions. Students should be familiar with procedural or object oriented languages such as C, C++, or Java. Contestants will also meet Microsoft's Krishna Kumar.

Teachers and the public are invited to the afternoon Industry Roundtable session, "What's Next in Tech?" Industry experts from Angie's List, Microsoft, Bluefish Wireless, and Mobi Wireless will discuss their view of the future in technology. 

For more information or to register online, visit www.cs.iupui.edu