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We are the Computer Science club on campus. We host various events including programming competitions, hacking events, workshops, and industry speaker events.

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Upcoming Events for the 2014 - 2015 school year:

unless otherwise stated events occur in the CS lab, Johnston 308

Wednesday, April 22nd, 8:00pm - 10:00pm  Game Night - PS4, SNES, and games galore. Come hang out, eat some snacks and drink some soda, and bring your friends!

Thursday, April 23rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm  Lua workshop - Lua is a lightweight scripting language that is useful for a ton of things, including game development! Matthew will be teaching you the basics of Lua, which is a part of a two-part series that he will be hosting that night and the next Wednesday night, the 28th.

Wednesday, April 29th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm  Love framework workshop - This workshop will be part two of the two-part series that began the week prior with Lua. The Love framework is used with Lua, so it is recommended that you come to the Lua workshop hosted a week before this event. Matthew will teach you the basics of using the Love framework, and it will be a blast!

Thursday, April 30th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm  Web workshop - Material TBD

 

Past Events:

Wednesday, Sept. 10th, 7pm — Summer Internship Presentations - learn about the CS internships that fellow students did this summer! Here is a list of presenters:

  • Hannah Gamiel - Game Development Intern: Cyan, Inc. Computer Science B.S., Mathematics B.A.
  • Lauren Pangborn - Graphic Design Intern: Gravity Jack. Computer Science B.A., Graphic Design Concentration.
  • Alec Moore - ???: Sixth Ave Studios. Computer Science B.A., Graphic Design Concentration.
  • Elias Nichols - Testing Lead: Researchquarry. Computer Science B.A., Networking Track.
  • Matthew Draper - Software Development Intern: Logos Bible Software. Computer Science B.S., Mathematics B.A.
  • Bryan Hassell - Intern: Stepframe. Computer Science B.S.
  • Joey Corry - QA Intern: Ascentis. Computer Science B.S., Mathematics B.A.
  • Evan Edstrom - Software Engineer: Intel Corporation. Computer Science B.S., Visual Communications Minor.
  • Brady Huston - Information Security Intern: BECU. Computer Science B.S.
  • Michael Lindahl - iOS Developer: Nike. Computer Science B.S., Theology Minor.
  • Mark Klick - Genetics Researcher: Whitworth University. Bioinformatics B.S.

Wednesday, Sept. 17th, 6:30pm  Web Development Workshop - learn how to create a website. This event will be hosted by Joey Corry and Bryan Hassell, our VP's of web development.

Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 6pm  Game Development Workshop - learn how to create a game. This event will be hosted by Matthew Draper and Elias Nichols, our VP's of game development.

Thursday, Sept. 25th, 7pm — Freshman Meet-Up - Are you a freshman? Are you interested in computer science? Do you want to learn more about different tracks and concentrations in CS? Do you want to meet other freshmen like you? Do you want some free soda and cookies? Do you want to play some games? Great! This event is for you! Come have some fun and meet your mentor!

Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 6:30pm  Web Development Workshop (Part II) - learn how to create a website. This event will be hosted by Joey Corry and Bryan Hassell, our VP's of web development. This will be the second web development workshop in the series.

Wednesday, Oct. 8th, 6pm  Game Development Workshop (Part II) - learn how to create a game. This event will be hosted by Matthew Draper and Elias Nichols, our VP's of game development.

Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 6:30pm — Game Night - do you like to eat chips and cookies? Do you like to play video games? Great! This event is for you. Come hang out with ACM leadership and play some games with us!

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, 6:30pm  Web Development Workshop (Part III) - learn how to create a website. This event will be hosted by Joey Corry and Bryan Hassell, our VP's of web development.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th, 6pm  Game Development Workshop (Part III) - learn how to create a game. This event will be hosted by Matthew Draper and Elias Nichols, our VP's of game development.

Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 6:30pm  Web Development Workshop (Part IV) - learn how to create a website. This event will be hosted by Joey Corry and Bryan Hassell, our VP's of web development.

Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 6pm  Guest Speakers from Cyan, Inc. - The hosts of the Game Development Workshop are hosting guest speakers Karl Johnson and Jason Calvert from Cyan, Inc. Cyan, Inc. created the popular MYST franchise and are currently in production for their Kickstarter-backed game Obduction. Karl and Jason are both programmers from Cyan, Inc. Karl and Jason will talk about what it takes to be a programmer in the game industry, show off a game developed in the Unity engine, and will answer any questions you might have. Pizza and soda will be served at this event.

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 6pm  Homework Night - Are you behind on your CS homework like we are? Come get caught up and enjoy some snacks.

Thursday, Feb. 12th, 11:30am - 12:45pm  Spring Fair - Come check out our booth at the Spring Club Fair in the HUB MPR!

Thursday, Feb. 12th, 8:00pm - 10:00pm — Hour of Code Prime Time in Warren - Come play some Hour of Code related tablet games with us! There will be a raffle to win a $20 gift card to Best Buy.

Monday, Feb. 16th, 7:30pm  Git workshop - Have you ever wanted to learn how to use version control? Have you heard about git but have no idea what it is? Or would you like to gain more experience with git? This workshop is for you! Elias and Alec are hosting this workshop to teach you the basics of git and version control. No version control experience is necessary to attend this event.

Thursday, Feb. 19th, 7pm  Movie Night in Duvall Movie Room - Come hang out in the Duvall Movie Room and watch a CS-related movie with the ACM officers!

Monday, Feb. 23rd, 7pm  Swift workshop - Lauren and Hannah will walk through an example project in Swift, Apple's new programming language. No programming experience is required, although it is recommended based on the tutorials we will be walking through.

Thursday, March 5th, 7:15pm  Web workshop - Bryan and Joey are starting up their web workshops again, and are beginning with the basics for those who haven't had any web development experience, or those who would like to review what they learned last semester.

Monday, March 9th - Wednesday, March 11th  Mock Interviews - Sign up for a Mock Interview in CS or Math for the week of March 9th! The sign-up sheet is located outside of Pete's office and will be up until Wednesday night, March 4th.

Thursday, March 15th, 7:15pm  Web Development Workshop - Come learn how to code in JavaScript, which is an incredibly important language to know for web development, and is fairly easy to learn!

Thursday, April 2nd, 7:15pm  Web Development Workshop - Learn the basics to building a website with HTML and CSS.

Thursday, April 9th, 7:15pm  Web Development Workshop - Workshop topic TBD

Saturday, April 11th, 8:00am - 6:00pm  Hacking Competition - Participate in our 2nd annual hacking competition with BVU! Form and/or find a team here, and make sure that you register here before March 25th. Lunch will be served. A workshop for using the command-line interface with Linux will be held on Wednesday, April 8th, at 7:00pm, and it is highly recommended that you go to that before attending the competition.

Wednesday, April 15th, 7:00pm  HCI & Fall Electives Presentation and Pizza party - Are you interested in User Interface (UI) and/or User Experience (UX) design? Are you planning on taking (or wish you could take) the HCI elective course in the Fall, or perhaps want to find out more about other electives being offered? Do you want to learn more about the brand new B.A. in Computer Science and Graphic Design degree offering? Then this event tonight is for you! Come to EJSC 304/308 (lecture side) at 7:00pm and listen to a graduating senior speak about her independent study in HCI this past January. Her name is Lauren Pangborn and she will be the first student at Whitworth to graduate with the new B.A. in Computer Science and Graphic Design major offering. The first 20 people to arrive to the discussion will receive free pizza. We will also touch on other CS electives being offered this Fall, so if you're curious about those, stop by and you'll be able to hear more about them.

Thursday, April 16th, 7:00pm  Ruby workshop - Come and learn about programming in Ruby! No Ruby experience is required or necessary to attend this event. 

 

To view information about our events in the 2013 - 2014 school year, as well as our newsletters, please see the "Past Newsletters" sections.

 

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