04/29/2014 - Last week (April 21-25) the computer science building was a little busier, a little more exciting, and a little more… feminine?  “[Women in Computer Science (WiCS)] didn’t have much of a presence last semester, and even at the beginning of this semester,” said social chair Paige Hinkle. “We really wanted to show women that there is a support group out there for women in comp sci and show the guys that we’re here.” Read more
04/18/2014 - Computer science is one of the fastest-growing majors at UT. This year, we have around 1800 students in the Class of 2017, making computer science one of the largest majors in the College of Natural Science. There are a lot of reasons why. The fact that one of the most competitive categories at UIL—a competition prevalent in many public high schools—is computer science turns the minds of thousands of high schoolers towards CS in general. Read more
02/18/2014 - By Lindsey Kehlmann Friday, February 7 the Mobile App Development club (MAD) hosted a free, overnight bootcamp called uMAD intended to teach students the basics when it comes to developing apps for iPhones and Androids. “In one night we wanted to bring together all the engineers that built the tools we like using, and they would teach us students what they did to develop those tools or help us with our own projects.” Sai Avala, Android director for MAD said. However, students voluntarily taking classes on a Friday night seemed dubious to some. Read more
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