Latest news, job postings, etc. for the CIS Division and students of the CIS Division.
Spring 2017 Events for CIS Division
You are invited to upcoming events!
If you would like to volunteer and help Professor Konkol please visit here
Wednesday, January 25th 6pm-7pm
Saturday, January 28th 10am-Noon
Wednesday, February 1st 5pm-6pm
Tuesday, February 21st 6pm-7:30pm
Wednesday, February 22 6pm-7pm
Wednesday, March 1st
Wednesday, March 22 6pm-7pm
Saturday, March 25th 10am-Noon
Thursday, March 30th 6pm-9pm
Wednesday, April 5th 5pm-6pm
Wednesday, April 26 6pm-7pm
Wednesday, May 3rd 5pm-6pm
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Visit http://myrvc.org for internship/job postings, CIS events, apps and more!
The Rock Valley College CIS Department had a sold out workshop on Saturday, December 10th 2016 for "Learn Coding with Robots" workshop and are looking forward to next session to be held on January 28th 2017!
Professor Chuck Konkol, workshop leader and CIS faculty, said "This event is for all ages. I even encourage families to attend!" If you or someone you know is Interested in coding or robotics then register for this fun, engaging workshop! Oh, and you get to take home a robot to continue the fun! All attendees will take home award winning robot, named Ozobot.
Learning code with robots empowers children and adults to create adventures, play games, solve problems and learn to code anywhere they go.
CYBER MONDAY DISCOUNT!
20% OFF "Learn Coding with Robots" through Tuesday @ 6am!
Prof Konkol will demonstrate "Learning Code with Robots" session he is teaching in December. Learners use blockly code to control a robot. Attendees of this meetup will learn how to code using blockly and control a robot. In addition, ONE ROBOT WILL BE GIVEN AWAY via random drawing.
RSVP HERE (YOU MUST RSVP TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN ROBOT)
Around 100 RVC students, a dozen local companies and some RVC departments and services gathered in the Rock Valley College Student Atrium for the inaugural "TechExpo16". The event started off with four local companies sharing some of the technologies they use as well as what positions they hire. The speakers were David Knoup and Joe Canale from Ticomix, Sam Basile from TREKK, Jeff Jinkins from Rockford Park District and Mike Broski from Entre' Computers. The speakers kept the audience attention as they shared real world examples of how their company works and what types of positions they hire.
After the speakers section of the event attendees had time to connect to the companies one on one. Companies that hosted a table and connected with students about job opportunities were: Ingersoll, Bisconti Computers, TREKK, Savant Capital Management, Ticomix, Gener8tor, Rockford Mutual, Entre' Computers, Rockford Park District, United Technologies, Transform Rockford, RVC Career Services, and RVC Engineering & Technology department.
The night ended with a drawing for 4 college credits, iPad mini, selfie sticks, and freshly 3D printed phone stands. The response from RVC students and companies was to make this a yearly, if not every semester event!
This event was hosted by the CIS Division!
Student hackers must disarm an improvised explosive device (IED) from a terrorist organization before the device detonates, killing United States troops and civilians. That is the fictional scenario for this year’s coding challenge from the National Security Alliance (NSA).
The NSA Codebreaker Challenge is designed for college and university students to flex their coding skills and tackle challenges related to national security. Professors are encouraged to participate in the challenge as well, according to the NSA website. The objective is to help individuals develop their reverse engineering skills, which are crucial in the fight against malware, advanced persistent threats and other malicious cyber activities.
This year, participants will use reverse engineering to disarm a virtual IED and complete a total of six tasks. The challenge website offers nine lectures on reverse engineering, so those with little coding experience can participate. As an incentive, NSA is awarding the first 50 individuals to complete all six tasks with small tokens, while some universities and colleges are offering extra credit for completing tasks.
The challenge opened on Sept. 9 and as of today, there are 102 days left before it closes. Students and professors can still register to participate in the challenge.
To learn more, visit the NSA Codebreaker Challenge site.
Multiple internships open see https://www.meetup.com/HackNights/messages/boards/thread/50090317#129558454
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