Public invited to Cameron University’s Computing and Technology Week

The Cameron University Department of Computing and Technology will host Computing and Technology Week from April 3-4 with a series of presentations and student competitions.  All presentations are open to the public at no charge. 

Dr. Chris Weaver, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma, will  present the keynote address on Friday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the CETES Conference Center. Weaver’s topic is “Using Interactive Visualization to Explore People, Places and Events in Complex Data.”  Weaver’s talk will examine the value of the information hiding in a huge amount of data, including how to uncover patterns and trends from data and convey them in a way that enables everyone to explore and interact with the information. A reception will follow the presentation.

On Thursday, April 3, Cameron student and Microsoft representative Demilade Adenuga will present a demonstration of Windows 8.1 and Xbox One from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center.

Cameron students will demonstrate their knowledge during several computer and technology related competitions. On Thursday, “Cameron University Future Tech Star” will feature students pitching an original application or tech/multimedia product to a faculty panel. Pitches can utilize a product that has actually been developed, a prototype, evidence of proof of concept, or simply the idea itself. Students can participate individually or in groups with up to four members. Each individual/team will be allotted 5-7 minutes for the pitch. Pitches will begin at 3 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center.

Additional competitions include a Hacking Contest at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday in Howell 108, a Database Contest at 8 a.m. on Friday in Howell 207, and a Programming Contest at 1:30 p.m. on Friday in Howell 108. During the hacking competition, participants will explore the world of ethical hacking. For the database competition, students will design a database using an ER Diagram. Once completed, contestants will then be given a database where they will be required to manipulate metadata and data using SQL (DD and DML). For the programming contest, student teams (1-3 students per team) will try to solve four problems within two hours. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on Friday at 4 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center.

Entrants in the Multimedia Design Poster Competition will be on display on the first floor of CETES. First, second and third place entries will be identified.

Computing and Technology Week is made possible by the Ajesh Bhargava Endowed Lectureship in Computing Sciences.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Computing and Technology at 580-581-2335.

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March 27, 2014 PR#14-069