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Latest news, job postings, etc. for the CIS Division and students of the CIS Division.

Experience Poster Come to Life Using Augmented Reality!

posted Mar 21, 2017, 11:04 AM by Charles Konkol   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 3:49 AM ]

Follow the steps at the bottom of poster to see poster come to life with Augmented Reality!

Register for Summer & Fall 2017 Courses

posted Mar 10, 2017, 6:33 AM by Charles Konkol

Summer & Fall 2017 Click above image to view Summer & Fall Courses

Save the Dates: CIS Events for Spring 2017

posted Jan 25, 2017, 3:07 PM by Charles Konkol   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 10:14 PM ]

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
  • Resume Writing Workshop. WTC 1308.

Wednesday, February 22 6pm-7pm

Wednesday, March 1st 

Wednesday, March 22 6pm-7pm
Saturday, March 25th 10am-Noon

Thursday, March 30th 6pm-9pm
  • "Collaborate & Code" @ Barnes & Noble. Professor Konkol has been asked to lead coding and robotic sessions.

Wednesday, April 5th 5pm-6pm

Wednesday, April 26 6pm-7pm

Wednesday, May 3rd 5pm-6pm

In addition, we ask you to like, share and retweet our posts on social media!

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Visit http://myrvc.org for internship/job postings, CIS events, apps and more!

Register Now for "Learn Coding with Robots" on January 28th! Seating is Limited.

posted Dec 11, 2016, 5:05 PM by Charles Konkol   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 3:48 PM ]

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"

posted Nov 28, 2016, 6:17 AM by Charles Konkol

20% OFF "Learn Coding with Robots" through Tuesday @ 6am!

Register Below


posted Nov 7, 2016, 9:48 AM by Charles Konkol

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.


Register: Learn Coding with Robots ~ 12.10.16

posted Nov 6, 2016, 6:00 PM by Charles Konkol   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 6:14 PM ]


Register for "Learn Coding with Robots" @ RVC 12.10.16 

Inaugural TechExpo'16 was a Success!

posted Oct 26, 2016, 5:20 AM by Charles Konkol   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 5:08 AM ]

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

Mike Broski, Entre' Computers

Jeff Jinkins, Rockford Park District

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 to Tackle NSA Codebreaker Challenge

posted Sep 22, 2016, 4:43 PM by Charles Konkol   [ updated Sep 22, 2016, 4:51 PM ]

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 Interns Needed

posted Sep 1, 2016, 6:52 AM by Charles Konkol

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