Our own Information Technology and Management Organization challenges IIT students to learn, build and create cloud infrastructure and applications in an event they have named IIT on da Cloud. In this four-day event open to all students at IIT, students can learn about cloud computing, build the infrastructure of a private cloud, and create applications that can run on it. Recently, cloud computing has been used as a popular marketing term to attract a target market, which has led to many misconceptions and misunderstandings about what cloud computing actually is. ITMO’s goal is to help educate students about cloud computing and give them hands-on experience using this technology. Rumor has it that there may be a team competitive aspect to the event! For more information and to register, visit the IIT on da Cloud website at http://itm.iit.edu/iitCloud/.
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HACK NIGHT! “Me, My App, and Twitter”, August 27, 2012 at the IIT IdeaShop, 7 – 9pm
Yes! A Hack Night!
A place to learn the magic behind coding. On this night we will have a two hour introduction to APIs and using Twitter to build a simple app.
Who should be there?
Everyone is welcome! Come if you’re interested in building something awesome or want to learn how to make your ideas a reality.
Which means that?
You really need to attend. We have food! No Walk-ins. Please register before coming.
Upcoming Hack Nights:
Aug. 27: Me, My App, and Twitter
Sept. 11: Building a Facebook App
Sept. 27: Karaoke with Twilio!
Oct. 11: People’s choice
Overnight Hackathon Challenge:
3pm October 20 – 4pm October 21
Over $5,000 in prizes!!!
Hey ITM students! YOU CAN POST COMMENTS ON OUR BLOG! I am really, really weary of moderating comments and never having any real comments, although many of the spam comments I eliminate are rather amusing and maybe I’ll strip out the spammy links and let some go through just for giggles. ALSO, there is a mobile version of the blog for your Android or iPhone, and there is an RSS feed to add it to your iGoogle or Yahoo homepage. You can also suggest items to post to the blog—or you can even sign up to be a student blogger—by emailing Professor Trygstad. So get with it…read, comment, contribute.
A project from the Microsoft Garage, Mouse Without Borders allows you to share a mouse, keyboard, clipboard and even drag and drop files between up to four Windows PCs. This is the solution if you set up your notebook next to your desktop and want to be productive on both machines. There is a similar freeware tool that works across OSes, Synergy, but if you are only using Windows, Mouse Without Borders is a quick-and-dirty solution.
â™¦ Via Lifehacker.