Schedule

Please sign up for conference workshops as you register if you did not do so already. All hands on workshops are limited to the first 28 respondents.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Registration
CS/ISAT: Downstairs Hallways
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Keynote
Wearable Technology in the 21st Century
Microsoft
HHS 2301
2:00 pm – 2:10 pm Break
Hallway next to HHS 2301
2:10 pm – 2:25 pm Ice Breaker
HHS 2301
2:30 pm – 3:25 pm
(Parallel Sessions)
Talk 1: Intentional Career Design in Technology and Engineering
Kristin Sowden, Career & Academic Advisor
James Madison University
HHS 1207
Talk 2: How to get a tech job
Ann Lewis, Director of Engineering
Pedago, LLC
HHS 1301
Talk 3: Flash Storage for the Enterprise
Shwetha Raghuraman, Software Engineer
Pure Storage
CS/ISAT 259
Talk 4: The Importance of the Business Analyst’s Role
Meredith Edison-Billiet, Technology Manager
Wells Fargo
CS/ISAT 136
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
(Parallel Sessions)
Workshop 1: Fly the Finches
Rocio Ramirez
James Madison University
CS/ISAT 250
Workshop 2: Interactive Games with Scratch
Nancy Harris, Faculty
Dept. of Computer Science, James Madison University
CS/ISAT 248
Talk 1: What’s Grad School All About?
Michele Weigle, Associate Professor
Old Dominion University
CS/ISAT 259
Talk 2: Getting Admission in University
Laika Tamny
James Madison University
HHS1207
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Career and College Fair
Hallway outside of CS/ISAT 159
5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Break/Poster Setup
CS/ISAT 259
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Poster Session
CS/ISAT 259
6:15 pm – 6:30 pm Walk to Festival
6:30 pm Keynote & Dinner sponsored by Capital One
Sydney Klein
Vice President, Information Security & Risk Management
Festival: Ballroom A
8:00 pm Desserts/Ice Breaker sponsored by FireEye
Festival: Ballroom B

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

8:15 am – 8:45 am Breakfast
Outside of HHS 2301
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcome and announcements of the day
Nancy Harris, James Madison University
HHS 2301
9:15 am – 10:25 am
(Parallel Sessions)
Talk: Make Something!
Kimberly Mahan, Chief Executive Optimist
MAXX Potential
HHS 1301
Workshop 1: Intro to Construct 2 Game Development
Microsoft
CS/ISAT 336
Workshop 2: Byte the Pi (for undergraduate and graduate students)
FireEye
CS/ISAT 250
10:30 am – 10:40 am Break
10:45 am – 11:55 am
(Parallel Sessions)
Talk: Freedom to Fail
Dr. Mave Houston, Founder & Head of USERLabs & User Research Strategy
Capital One
HHS 1301
Workshop 1: Making Games with TouchDevelop
Microsoft
CS/ISAT 336
Workshop 2: Byte the Pi (for high school students)
FireEye
CS/ISAT 250
12:10 pm – 1:10 pm Lunch
CS/ISAT 259
1:20 pm – 4:00 pm Career & College Fair
Hallway outside of CS/ISAT 159
1:20 pm – 2:00 pm Flash Talks
HHS 1301
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
(Parallel Sessions)
Panel: Graduate School: What & Why?
CRA W
HHS 1301
BOF 1: Resources, Scholarships, & Opportunities for Technical Women
Marissa Halpert
HHS 1202
BOF 2: Grace Hopper Conf. and a world of opportunities
Rocio Ramirez
HHS 1203
BOF 3: K-12 Teacher’s Roundtable
Dr. Chris Mayfield, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science, James Madison University
CS/ISAT 136
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break
HHS 1301/1302
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Closing Session/Award Ceremony
HHS 1301/1302