Archive for August, 2012


August 24th, 2012 1 comment

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!!!

Windows 8 Appears to Reek Badly

August 22nd, 2012 1 comment

Windows 8 changes everything. That’s the paradigm Microsoft is pushing and that’s how it seems they want it. But is it what you want? Is it what businesses will want? Personally, I think NOT.  Here’s one person’s take on why they will not run it anymore: “Why I’m uninstalling Windows 8” by Tim Edwards on PCGamesN By the way, read the comments too; many people seem to think the article is totally bogus. But I think it is pretty representative of the normal reactions of a typical end user—someone who is not an expert.

Welcome Week and Fall ITM Events

August 9th, 2012 Comments off

In case you  missed it in your email, here are copies of the ITM Welcome Week flyer and Fall ITM Event Schedule for undergraduates and graduate students.

PDF ITM Course Schedule

August 8th, 2012 Comments off

A PDF version of the ITM course schedule for Fall 2012 is available at If you are having trouble finding ITM courses on the drop-down menus in MyIIT, see our previous blog entry that explains how it works. The only change is that ITM courses are now listed as “ITM” instead of “IT”.

An updated version of the course matrix, a visual representation of Fall ITM courses as they occur in the week, is available at There is also a full listing of courses offered by the ITM program along with the term in which they are normally offered at

New Course Sections and Faculty

August 7th, 2012 Comments off

Newly added course sections for Fall 2012:

  • ITM 302-02 Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems II (Linux/UNIX & shell scripting) on Wednesday evenings,  6-9:30pm, in room 2033 (ITM computer lab) at 3424 South State St.  The instructor is Professor Hajek and the CRN is 16459.
  • ITMS 448-02  Cyber Security Technologies (Formerly ITM 448 System and Network Security) on Monday afternoons, 1:50-5:20pm, in room 250 Rice Campus. There is a bus from Main Campus. The course is team-taught by Professors Lidinsky and Vacarro, and the CRN is 16460.
  • ITMS 548-02  Cyber Security Technologies (Formerly ITM 548 System and Network Security) on Monday afternoons, 1:50-5:20pm, in room 250 Rice Campus. There is a bus from Main Campus. The course is team-taught by Professors Lidinsky and Vacarro, and the CRN is 16461.

New Faculty Members for Fall 2012:

  • Brian Bailey will be teaching IMTD 461, Internet Technologies and Web Design. Brian recently joined the staff of Marketing and Communications here at IIT as a Web Developer.
  • Scott Bachmann will teach ITMO 557-01, Storage Technologies. Scott is a graduate of IIT and majored in Internet Communications; he completed his Master of Information Technology and Management at IIT in 2012. Scott is the Technology Infrastructure Manager of Operations for IIT’s Office of Technology Services.
  • Louis McHugh will teach ITM 301, Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems and Hardware I (CompTIA A+) at the Main Campus. Louis earned his B.S. in Computer Information Systems at Northern Michigan University, and has an M.S. in Information Systems and Technology from the University of Michigan.  He will be joining the technical staff of the School of Applied Technology as the Computer Systems Manager at the Rice Campus in mid-August.