All Hands on Tech

If the word java doesn’t make you think of Starbucks and you know that agile is more than just a word to describe the Fab Five gymnasts, five Seidenberg events this month will whet your app-etite.

The Hess Truck Rolls Into Campus
On September 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Pace Computing Society welcomes Whitney Hess for a New York City User Experience Professionals Association (NYCUXPA) featured talk and free pizza. Hess will discuss surviving the corporate jungle as a Solo UX practitioner and the lessons she’s learned along the way. The NYCUXPA talks feature speakers or panels that address topics related to user experience—an essential part of good program, app, and web development. Hess has worked on many impressive projects, including a card search tool for American Express and as a member of the design team for Liquidnet, an international financial software company. Learn more by checking out her blog, Pleasure and Pain.

Agility is Key
Join Seidenberg at two Agile NYC events. On September 20 in the Multipurpose Room, AGILE NYC and Seidenberg celebrate the 3rd Agile Day, a full-day conference organized by AGILE NYC, the most active agile community in the Big Apple. The annual Agile Day is a huge Manhattan meet-up dedicated to agile project management and development practices. Participate in Agile Day to learn from local practitioners and industry experts and connect with others and learn more about the agile initiative.

On September 21, the Multipurpose Room will serve one purpose: the Agile NYC Open, a unique full-day “Open Space” event with only one topic—the open space itself. During open space conferences, the participants create a marketplace and agenda on the morning of the event. Everyone has the opportunity to either convene a session or participate in another session. Come experience the spontaneity of this open space event and be ready to learn some surprising new things in the agile way.

Tech Talk on Telemedicine
Join Seidenberg Dean Amar Gupta, PhD as he shares his vision for the Seidenberg School and discusses an important paper he wrote on Interoperable electronic health records at Telemedicine: Improving Patient Experience and Lowering Costs using Technology on September 27 at 12:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. In his paper, he proposes federal legislation mandating uniform technical standards for the transfer health records. Gupta is a renowned computer scientist and entrepreneur, and has worked at a variety of influential organizations including IBM, The World Bank, Citibank, and the United Nations.

Got Game?
If you like video games and you like to program, this is your chance to get a taste of what it takes to actually make one. Join the Seidenberg Video Game Jam from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on September 28 and 29, where students will gather together as a group to make video game magic in the course of two days. Bring headphones, food, tablets, or anything else that you’ll need to have a good time and make a game! Seidenberg will offer some resources and inspiration during a talk at the start of the event.