Camp Description: Ready to have some fun programming? Let’s create games and applications using Android, Codea, HTML5, XNA for Xbox 360, Python, Processing, Game Maker, and Java. We will explore different programming languages and build games throughout this week long camp. Come join us this summer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Montana for game programming!
Dates: Aug 3rd through Aug 7th from 9 am – 12 pm
Age Range: 9th grade through 12th grade
Camp Description: Interested in learning how to program mobile games? What to learn more about computers? Spend a week this summer with experts in the Computer Science Department at the University of Montana to create interactive apps and games for phones, tablets, and computers using a number of technologies. Explore the world of computer programming and discover the exciting possibilities of this emerging technology. Please feel free to bring all iPods, iPads, Android tablets, and phones.
Dates: July 27th – July 31st from 9 am – 4 pm
Age Range: 5th grade through 8th grade
On Thursday, February 26th, the Database class saw a guest speaker from SemanticFuse. Eric Axel Franzon gave a presentation to the students about the Semantic Web.
According to Wikipedia, the Semantic Web is “a collaborative movement led by international standards body the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The standard promotes common data formats on the World Wide Web. By encouraging the inclusion of semantic content in web pages, the Semantic Web aims at converting the current web, dominated by unstructured and semi-structured documents into a “web of data”. The Semantic Web stack builds on the W3C’s Resource Description Framework (RDF)..”
Recruiting representatives from Social Finance, Inc (student loans with a conscience) were in town for the Career Fair. Among the representatives were Peter Wolf, Ty Murray and Eric Servertson (Picture below). Many of you may know Peter. He graduated from our graduate program a few years ago. You may also recognize Eric Servertson. He is also a CS alum from about a decade ago. They gave a presentation to our Capstone Class students (since they are about to graduate).
Also in attendance was their Technical Recruiting Manager, Meredith Wisniewski (not shown, she was actually recruiting [working :-) ] at the fair at the time of the picture). Their goal is to add 50 programmers (perhaps as many as a hundred) over the next year. Wow!
These folks hail from SoFi’s Helena office, but the company’s home office is in San Francisco. It was great to see you!
Representatives from the National Security Agency were on campus Wednesday and Thursday (Career Fair on Wednesday and Interviews Thursday). They were especially interested in Computer Science students, so we setup an information session on Wednesday at 11:00 in Social Sciences 362.
On February 13th, a number of prospective graduate students and faculty members from Salish Kootenai College visited the department. They were split into two groups, and those students identified as coming from Engineering (including IT), Math and Chemistry visited the Math, Chemistry, and Computer Science departments.
Faculty members from the CS department attended a lunch with the entire entourage, and then led their group back to the department for an informal tour and Q/A session.