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Job Opportunities at the ITA Talent Portal

September 1st, 2020 Comments off

ITA Talent Portal
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Talent Portal has great opportunities posted by ITA members – new positions added weekly! Discover your next big opportunity in Chicago. This an be your guide to bold Chicago tech careers. Click the graphic above or for full details go to https://itatalentportal.com/.

1871 Tech Challenge!

September 1st, 2020 Comments off

1871 Tech Challenge
1871’s Tech Challenge,  Thursday & Friday, October 15 – 16 offers a great opportunity for students to sharpen their coding skills and gain a pathway forward into a career in technology. The 1871 Tech Challenge, presented by State Farm, will continue to connect, inspire, and strengthen the extraordinary talents of students. For full details click the graphic above or go to https://1871.com/tech-challenge/.

New IT Professional Association!

January 24th, 2017 Comments off

A new IT professional association will emerge this spring as CompTIA, home of the A+, Linux+, and Network+ certifications absorbs the Association of Information Technology Professionals. From these pieces the new association will emerge, and students have the opportunity to get onboard at the ground floor with a very minimal expense: twenty-nine bucks!  See the full details at http://www.land.certification.comptia.org/CompTIA-IT-Pro-Association.

Free Textbooks

September 15th, 2016 Comments off

1f4daFree books are always nice. There are a fair number of textbooks released regularly under the Creative Commons or GNU Free Documentation Licenses, and not surprisingly many of them are on IT subjects…oh, and on discrete mathematics. (We hear ITM students may need a little boost there.) These books may be a good supplement to a course or may just help you learn something new on your own. Read more…

New Graduate curriculum effective Spring 2015

December 23rd, 2014 Comments off

A new ITM Graduate curriculum has been approved by the university and will be effective as of the Spring term, 2015. This has been the result of hard work on the part of the Department Curriculum Committee to create a curriculum that provides clearer guidance to students and has maximum focus and relevance to ensure students are well prepared for their selected career options. The ITM Bulletin excerpt containing the new curriculum is available here at  MITM/MCFS Bulletin 2016-2018 approved – Effective Spring 2015.

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Changes in the Undergraduate System Administration Specialization

April 21st, 2014 Comments off

Starting in fall of 2014, the undergraduate Specialization in System Administration will see a significant change. The existing curriculum features two six-credit-hour courses, ITMO 451 and ITMO 452. ITMO 451 is essentially a Windows system administrator course, while ITMO 452 has been a UNIX sysadmin course taught using Solaris UNIX. As of fall, ITMO 456, Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems, will replace the existing ITM 302 Hardware and Operating Systems II requirement for all students and will form the foundation of the System Administration specialization, which will add three new three-credit-hour system administration courses (a similar change will be reflected in the Graduate specialization as well.) The revised undergraduate specialization will then look like this:

System Administration
Focuses on the administration and management of servers.
   ITMO 441 Network Applications and Operations
AND select two courses from the following:
   ITMO 450 Enterprise End-User System Administration
   ITMO 451 Enterprise Server Administration
   ITMO 453 Open Source Server Administration
AND select two courses from the following:
   ITMO 417 Shell Scripting for System Administrators
   ITMO 444 Cloud Computing Technologies
   ITMO 454 Operating System Virtualization
   ITMS 458 Operating System Security

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ITM Students & Faculty at 2013 Data Center Dynamics Conference

October 3rd, 2013 Comments off

ITM Adjunct Industry Professor Bill Slater knows data centers. With years of experience as a data center manager at BP and a stint as the first manager of Microsoft’s Northlake Data Center, which was the world’s largest data center when it opened, Professor Slater now passes along his knowledge and wisdom to graduate students in the ITM graduate specialization in Data Center Operations and Management. He also knows that industry events such as the 2013 Data Center Dynamics Conference are a good place to learn the latest and greatest developments in the field. With his encouragement and assistance, several of his students attended the conference, which was held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, on October 1, 2013. ITM students Girithar Anthay Suthakavan, Shikha Srivastava, Samah Sallam and Adem Maksuti spent the day at the world’s largest peer-led data center conference & expo attending educational sessions and meeting vendors–and prospective employers! Conferences such as this are common in IT subject areas in Chicago, and we encourage students to attend to learn and network. And thanks go to Professor Slater for making this a great experience for our students.

Adjunct Industry Professor of ITM Bill Slater (center) and ITM students Girithar Anthay Suthakavan, Shikha Srivastava, Samah Sallam and Adem Maksuti (left to right), at the 2013 Data Center Dynamics Conference.

Adjunct Industry Professor of ITM Bill Slater (center) and ITM students Girithar Anthay Suthakavan, Shikha Srivastava, Samah Sallam and Adem Maksuti (left to right), at the 2013 Data Center Dynamics Conference.

IIT Institute of Design Spring 2013 joint workshop courses with ITM

November 12th, 2012 Comments off

IIT’s Institute of Design (ID) is a world-renowned school of design. ITM professor Alon Friedman is also the Director of Information Technology for ID, and in the Spring 2013 term, he will be conducting a 3-credit-hour joint ITM-ID workshop course with two ID faculty members, Stan Ruecker and Anijo Mathew. The only prerequisites are ITM/ITMD 411 and an eagerness to work with designers to learn the communicational challenges and successful strategies for taking an agile methods approach to the creation of online prototypes of experimental human-computer interfaces. The course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and is great opportunity for graduate students to work with an interdisciplinary team in a real-world-style setting.

The workshop will be on Thursdays from 2pm-5:30pm at the Institute of Design, on the 4th floor at 350 North LaSalle Street, Chicago. This is a a 20 minute trip on the Green Line to Clark&Lake with a short, four-block walk to ID.
Email Professor Friedman (alon@id.iit.edu) for a permit to register for for 3 credit hours in:
   25895 ITM 497-135 Special Projects (Undergrads)
   25766 ITMT 597-135 Special Problems in IT (Graduate students)

Click “Read More…” for full details and course descriptions: Read more…

IIT on da Cloud: the ITMO cloud challenge!

October 26th, 2012 Comments off

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/.

HACK NIGHT!

August 24th, 2012 1 comment

HACK NIGHT! “Me, My App, and Twitter”,  August 27, 2012 at the IIT IdeaShop, 7 – 9pm
Register: iithacknight.eventbrite.com

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!!!