Archive for February, 2011

Oracle Academy Lecture

Since LCSEE is part of the Oracle Academy, Oracle is sending us a lecturer this coming Thursday (March 3) to give us information about the job market and what big companies like Oracle look for when hiring.

When: Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: G84 Engineering Sciences Building

Lecture Description:

Job competition in this era is fierce, and it can be especially  difficult for young people with little work experience to compete successfully in the current job market.  Designed explicitly for computer science/engineering, management information systems, and information technology majors, this lecture will teach you how to prepare yourself for eventual employment.  At the end of this session, you will understand:

How to transform some of your existing assignments into a technology portfolio that impresses.  This course is not just for seniors and juniors, in fact, first and second-year students who learn how to do this early will have a more extensive portfolio when they graduate.

The general skills that technology leaders like Oracle tend to look for when hiring entry-level staff to develop, implement, and support their products. (Oracle is the #1 business software company in the
world.)

How the ThinkQuest Application Development Competition enables you to hone these exact skills and further, tests your abilities vs. your peers’ globally.

How to develop an attention-grabbing resume/cover letter that should serve you well as you compete for technology jobs.

GNOME 3.0 Release Party

When: Thursday, April 7th 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: 801 Engineering Sciences Building

GNOME is a useful desktop environment used in some distributions of the GNU/Linux operating system, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, GNewSense, and Trisquel. It follows the ideals of Free Software, and is used by millions for their everyday computing needs.

At the party, we’ll get some people to talk about GNOME features, and compare GNOME to KDE, XFCE, et al.

Software Journeyman Corey Haines Discussion