Akamai Field Trip
Friday, April 19, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
Here’s info about our Akamai road trip:
The CIS Sandbox is going on a road trip to Akamai Technologies in Cambridge.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. is an Internet content delivery network headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Akamai's network is one of the world's largest distributed-computing platforms. Akamai provides a service to companies that have content on the Internet (Akamai's customers), to more efficiently deliver this content to users browsing the Web.
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 2:00 pm- 4:30pm at
2:00 – 2:10 Arrival
2:10 – 2:40 Akamai Technology Overview
2:40 – 3:00 Network Operations Command Center Tour
3:00 – 4:30 Network with Bentley Alumni working at Akamai about career information
We will help to arrange rides to Cambridge, or organize groups to take the Bentley Shuttle to Harvard Square, and then hop the T two stops to Kendall Square where Akamai’s offices are located.
You must register on Eventbrite, and sign up on the Ride board, indicating your transportation preference. (If you take the T, you are responsible for your own subway fare to and from Kendall Square).
Due to limited space, this event is open to MSIT Students, and CIS Majors and Minors who are Juniors or Seniors.
When & Where
Bentley CIS Sandbox
The term “Sandbox” in industry refers to an environment for experimentation and trying new things. That’s our vision – to create an inviting, collaborative space for exploring and learning new technologies, and to support student learning for our courses, in ways that resonate with today’s digital students. Outfitted so far with Google TVs, collaborative study spaces, large-screen TVS, a smart board, specialized networking equipment, as well as experimental software environments (such as Windows 8, and Linux) we have designed an appealing space for students to interact with new technologies. Microsoft, in support of our plans for this new facility, donated an Xbox and several software titles for students to use here. We hope this will further their interest in Information Technology.