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Geek Week 2012 - Spelman STARS

Spelman STARS

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM - Friday, November 2, 2012 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

Atlanta, GA

Geek Week 2012 - Spelman STARS

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Type Remaining End Quantity
Google Presents Engineering Opportunities Panel: MON 10/29 - (6:00-8:00pm)   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
I<32bGeek: TUE 10/30 - (9:00-10:30pm)   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Take the IBM Watson Jeopardy Challenge! : WED 10/31 - (6:00-9:00pm)   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Social Entrepreneurship: How Popsicles Can Change the World: THU 11/1 - (4:00-6:00pm)   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Ice Cream Social: FRI 11/02 - (3:30-4:30pm)   more info Sold Out Ended Free  

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Event Details

October 29th - November 2nd 
Events Taking Place Throughout the Week: We Want You There!!

Monday, October 29th - Google DAY
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm:Ask Anything! Google Information Table

Come and chat with Google about opportunities for CS and related (technical) majors, including intern and new grad opportunities in Software Engineering and User Experience. Bring your resume and get some Google swag! Want resume advice? Google will also conduct lightning resume reviews. Come with questions or just stop by to say hi. There will be cupcakes and swag!   - Manley College Center Upper Concourse


4:00pm – 5:00pm: Why Graduate School?

Dr. Cheryl Seals is an associate professor in Auburn University's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.  Her research areas of expertise are human computer interaction, user interface design, usability evaluation and educational gaming technologies.- with Cheryl Seals, Ph.D.Auburn STARS - Tapley 227


6:00pm – 8:00pm:Google Presents Engineering Opportunities Panel

Topic: Panel featuring: Google Product Quality Associate, Kemar Newell (2011 Morehouse alum); Google Site Reliability Engineer, Larry Fine; Jac DeCicco, Engineering University Programs Specialist. Learn more about opportunities for Comp Sci. and related (technical) majors, including intern and new grad opportunities.

Extras: There will be plenty of time for Q&A along with food and Google swag giveaways!

-Science Center - Room 233



Tuesday, October 30th- Meet a Geek
6:00pm - 7:30pm: AUC Olympiad (Cryptography & Hardware/Software Integration)

Two event Olympiad competition for two teams of four from each AUC CS department- hosted by Spelman STARS

- Tapley 227


7:30pm - 9:00pm: GE Healthcare and Aviation

A presentation on GE Healthcare and Aviation by Gordon Cone. Come out and learn about the company, eat/drink, and win some GE swag.

- Tapley 227


9:00pm - 10:30pm: I<32bGeek

Hangout with AUC CS/CSE majors and minors- hosted by Spelman ACM

- Tapley 223/227

 

Wednesday, October 31st-  Consulting for a Smarter Planet
1:00pm – 01:50pm: Building a Smarter Planet 101

Do you know what it takes to build a smarter planet? Join this interactive discussion on IBM's smarter planet growth initiative.- with IBMer Dana Taylor

-Tapley 227


2:00pm – 02:50pm: Consulting by Degrees

Learn about IBM's world class development program designed to groom top, entry-level business consultants into tomorrow’s leaders. - with IBMer Ashley Phillips

-Tapley 223


5:15pm – 6:00pm: MAGIC to Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous robots are changing the world--- they are working together to speed search and rescue operations, exploring other planets, and will soon be doing the driving for us in our cars.  This talk will highlight some of the technical challenges that have been overcome and some that remain, and will discuss the societal impacts that these systems can have. We'll focus on the MAGIC urban reconnaissance competition (which we won in 2010), the DARPA Urban Challenge (which we completed in 2007), and our ongoing work to build crash-proof cars. In addition, I'll describe opportunities for both paid summer internships and graduate-level research at the University of Michigan.  - with Edwin Olson, PH.D. of U of Michigan -Tapley 227


6:00pm – 9:00pm: Take the IBM Watson Jeopardy Challenge!

Learn about the science behind IBM's Watson technology and take the Challenge!- with IBMers Dwayne Branch, Dana Taylor and Ashley Phillips

-ScienceCenter 134


Thursday, November 1st- Networking
10:00am – 12:00pm: ARTSI-Research Experience for Undergraduates and UM Graduate School recruiting

ARTSI's Summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program is open to ARTSI students who are US citizens or permanent residents, and who will not yet have completed their undergraduate degree at the time they begin their summer internship. There are many research opportunities to choose from.- with Edwin Olson, PH.D. of U of Michigan - Science Center 150

 

09:25am – 10:40am: AT& T "Rethink Possible"

Come out and learn about the many internship and full-time career opportunities available with AT&T with Shelby Thomas (C'11) a participant in AT&T’s Management Transition Exchange (MATREX) program for developing IT professionals, and Rob Walter (Sr. Technical Team Lead) - Tapley 223

 

01:00pm – 2:15pm: AT& T "Rethink Possible"

Come out and learn about the many internship and full-time career opportunities available with AT&T with Shelby Thomas (C'11) a participant in AT&T’s Management Transition Exchange (MATREX) program for developing IT professionals, and Rob Walter (Sr. Technical Team Lead) - Tapley 227

 

4:00pm – 6:00pm: Social Entrepreneurship: How Popsicles Can Change the World

Felecia is an author, social entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream & Gourmet Pops. For the past decade Felecia has dedicated her life to inspiring a new generation of leaders through her conversational talks on Entrepreneurship, College Funding and Personal Branding. Hatcher travels the world speaking to students and young adults and is the author of 2 books The “C” Students Guide to Scholarships,and How to Start a business on a Ramen Noodle Budget.- with Felecia Hatcher of Feverish Ice Cream  - Tapley 227


Friday, November 2nd- Fun Friday
       3:30pm - 4:30pm: Ice Cream Social

Socialize with other students that want to be a geek.- with treats and Door Prizes - Suites Private Dining Room              


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When & Where


Spelman College
440 Westview Dr. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM - Friday, November 2, 2012 at 4:30 PM (EDT)


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Spelman STARS

EVENT CONTACT info:

spelmangeekweek@gmail.com

 

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1) How can I voluteer to help?

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2) Is there a phone number or email where I can contact the organizer with any questions?

 ANSWER:  Yes, send email to spelmangeekweek@gmail.com


3) Do I need to print out and bring a ticket to get in?

ANSWER: No, we will have a check-in sheet. 

 

4) Is there parking at the event? If not, is there a nearby facility in which to park?

 ANSWER: Yes, there is parking in the Spelman College Parking Deck ($3 fee).

 

5) Is the venue handicap accessible?

ANSWER: Yes, all Spelman College buildings are accessible. 

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