Brunch for the Brain. Join us in the new Gates Dell Complex for cool talks and interact with technology as we serve up cutting-edge computer science. Now serving Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon on the UT campus. Breakfast Bytes is a free Saturday morning program for middle and high school students, and their parents. UTCS professors and industry guests lead interactive computer science discussions and activities.
Next Breakfast Bytes:
November 23, 2013: Project Illuminate
Arduino microcontroller hobby boards are being used by people all over the world to create everything from aquarium lights that mimic the day and night sky (including moon phases!) to fabrics with embedded LEDs. In this session, we'll use Arduino Uno boards to control programmable strands of color-changing G35 lights (commonly known as "Christmas lights"). We will discuss how to convert the lights from the manufacturer's out-of-the-box default to something you can control, introduce programming on the Arduino, and then try programming the lights. We'll also look at some of the light shows completed by the girls in our summer camp, First Bytes. Presented by Alison Norman, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Location: UT Austin Gates Dell Complex
Mark your calendar!
Breakfast Bytes will be held the following Saturdays:
- September 28, 2013 - Games are More that Just Writing Code: Designing and developing games is a pathway to learning STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) subject matter. Creating games requires systems thinking, creativity, creative problem solving, artistic aesthetics, communications, and collaboration. Developing these skills can lead students to careers in areas such as art, design, and programming. This session will serve up some tasty game design activities, and will include a discussion on how learning STEAM can lead to a groovy life. Presented by Paul Toprac, PhD, Associate Director and Senior Lecturer, UT Austin Game Development Program - a Computer Science, Fine Arts, and Radio-Television-Film collaboration.
- October 26, 2013 - Cancelled
- November 23, 2013 - Project Illuminate with Dr. Alison Norman (see above for description)
- January 25, 2014
- March 22 , 2014
- April 26 , 2014
Where is Breakfast Bytes?
Breakfast Bytes is in the Faculty Lounge of the Gates Dell Complex (GDC 6.302). The Gates Dell Complex (GDC) is at 2317 Speedway (just south of 24th and Speedway). The Faculty Lounge (GDC 6.302) is on the sixth floor of the north tower.
What age group should attend?
Breakfast Bytes is for middle and high school students, their parents, and teachers.
Is there a fee?
No, Breakfast Bytes is free.
Do students have to attend all the sessions or can they pick those of interest?
Students are welcome to attend any or all sessions.
Will food be served?
Yes, we will serve a light breakfast.
How can I sign up?
An RSVP is not required. You are welcome just to show up!
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Breakfast Bytes is funded by generous donations from:
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Phone: (512) 471-9563
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