A major concern in our industry over the last few years has been the declining number of women in the computing fields. IT is not like other industries where there is a “glass ceiling”, a level above which women cannot rise: there are numerous examples of women CIOs in Chicago alone, including the former CIO of Boeing Corporation Kim Hammonds, now Global Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Bank AG. And of course there’s Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Megan Smith, CTO of the United States. But we understand that it is difficult being female in a male-majority industry. Our department is strongly committed to doing everything we can to reduce this gender imbalance and to ensure that every student in our program is successful. Because this is a serious concern, I wanted to take an opportunity to share some resources to support women in IT. And guys: you should at least read the articles so you can begin to understand why this is an issue. Read more…
Free is always good, and beyond our Microsoft DreamSpark Premium there are a variety of free tools available to students such as Autodesk 3D Software including AutoCad, RipTiger Software, and even professional prototyping software such as Axure. See the full list of freebies as well as student discounts at http://slickdeals.net/f/8500607-2016-students-freebies-offers-software-membership-free-more.
Every year the department publishes a specification for notebook computers for use by ITM students. It is the intent of the department to require all students entering a degree in our department starting in Fall 2016 to posses a portable computer that meets these specifications. Here is the specification for Fall 2016.
Free Microsoft Office! Office 365 Education is available for free to students who are enrolled at qualifying schools( (and faculty and staff, too)—and IIT is a qualifying school! This also allows you to install the current version of Microsoft Office and Office Apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPads. Go to https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education or click on the image above. Also, if you already have a personal Microsoft OneDrive account, this will give you an additional IIT OneDrive account with 1 terabyte of storage.
How much space do you have on your MyIIT Google Drive? If your answer was anything less than infinite, you were wrong. According to an announcement on the Google for Education Blog, Drive for Education is available to all Google Apps for Education accounts at no charge and includes:
- Unlimited storage: No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size.
- Vault: Google Apps Vault, Google’s solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, will be coming free to all Apps for Education users.
- Enhanced Auditing: Reporting and auditing tools and an Audit API easily let you see the activity of a file, are also on the way.
We need students to help with the 2015 ACM Special Interest Group in IT Education (SIGITE)/Research in Information Technology (RIIT) Annual Conference, September 30th through October 3rd. The Conference location is at DePaul University in the loop, on the eighth floor of the DePaul Center at 1 E. Jackson Blvd. This is an 8-minute ride on the Green Line, getting off at Adams & Wabash.
SIGITE is the leading academic conference in the information technology field. IIT School of Applied Technology is a Platinum Sponsor for this year’s Conference and we have three student research papers being presented. We would really like to see IIT ITM well represented in this effort. For additional details and to sign up to volunteer, please go to http://www.itm.iit.edu/SIGITE15 .
Thanks! We know we can rely on ITM students to pitch in and show DePaul how committed we are!
We can’t make you read them…but you’d have to be crazy not to! The new ITM Undergraduate Student Handbook and the new ITM Graduate Student Handbook are now available. They are chock full of good information, a great deal of it new for this year, and you should just read them! New students: no excuses! Just read them!
- ITM Undergraduate Student Handbook Fall 2015
- ITM Graduate Student Handbook Fall 2015
See ITM student presentations, demonstrations and poster sessions on Wednesday, April 29 from 5:30-8:30 PM. Free
- Indoor Location for NG911
- NG9-1-1 test beds
- The Gateway Project
- SIP Registration Rates
- Voice over IIT at Main Campus
Fall 2015 will bring some changes to the ITM curriculum. ITMD 461, Internet Technologies and Web Design will be replaced by ITMD 361, Fundamentals of Web Development. The content of the course is essentially unchanged, but the new title and course description reflects the fact that the extended discussions of Internet technologies and design that were originally included in the course are no longer covered. The design component will move to another new course, ITMD 362, Human-Computer Interaction and Web Design, which will replace ITMD 434, Human-Computer Interaction. This restores the Web design component formerly included in ITMD 461, moves the HCI component formerly in ITMD 434 from a full semester to 9 weeks, and allows students to apply their new HCI knowledge through hands-on project-based learning. The first offering of ITMD 362 is planned for Spring 2016.
Additionally two new minors are offered in ITM to prepare students in other majors to be admitted to our graduate programs. The Information Technology Foundations minor prepares students to enter the Master of Information Technology and Management degree, and the Cyber Security Foundations minor will prepare students to enter the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security degree. The existing minor in Information System Administration has had a major revision to incorporate current courses and is now one of our strongest minors. Let your friends in other majors know about these!
See the Curriculum Revision document for full details!
Jeremy Hajek, ITM Industry Associate Professor, and ITM student Mark Milhouse spoke at the 25th Annual DePaul Law Review Symposium “The UAS Dilemma: Unlimited Potential, Unresolved Concerns”, on their Automated Drone. They discussed the IT and technical challenges of an automated drone.
Jeremy Hajek, ITM Industry Associate Professor, and ITM student Mark Milhouse will be showing their automated drone and will discuss the technical challenges at the 25th Annual DePaul Law Review Symposium.