Three meetings will be held in Fall 2012. These feature Mr. Jeff Stahlhuth on the topic of "Geographic Information Systems" (October 16), a video recording of Hal Berghel, Professor of CS at UNLV on the topic of "Cyberwarfare: Stuxnet and Beyond" (October 31), and a presentation on "Big Data and Hadoop" by David Strom (November 27).
ISPC meetings are free and open to all students, alumni, and faculty. The meetings are announced on the undergraduate and graduate IS student listservs and the Campus Calendar. For more information, please contact Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani.
From January 25 – 27, 2013, the ISPC will host the Global Game Jam at UMSL over a continuous period of 48 hours. The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is an annual event in which participants design and create digital as well as non-digital games over the course of one weekend. It is organized by the International Game Developers Association. At each site, participants gather to develop ideas, form small groups, create new, creative, innovative games, and present them to their peers and the global community, all in the course of 48 hours.
Last year's GGJ had teams in 48 countries who created over 2,000 games. There were over 100 attendees at UMSL's Game Jam site ranging from elementary/high school students to working professionals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIAVSormDtw).
Dinesh A. Mirchandani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of IS
College of Business Administration
University of Missouri – St. Louis
Email: mirchandanid (at) msx.umsl.edu.
Phone: (314) 516-7354