2016/2017

Contributing to Open Source Projects On GitHub

  • April 4, 2017 6pm-8pm
  • CB 5109

The open-source model is a decentralized development model that encourages open collaboration. A main principle of open-source software development is peer production, with products such as source code, blueprints, and documentation freely available to the public. The open-source movement in software began as a response to the limitations of proprietary code. The model is used for projects such as in open-source appropriate technologies, and open-source drug discovery.


LaTeX Workshop

  • March 16, 2017 6pm-8pm
  • CB 5109

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents.


Ruby on Rails Workshops

  • Feb. 30, 2017 6pm-8pm
  • CB 5109

Rails is a web application development framework written in the Ruby language. It is designed to make programming web applications easier by making assumptions about what every developer needs to get started. It allows you to write less code while accomplishing more than many other languages and frameworks. Experienced Rails developers also report that it makes web application development more fun.


SPAC | Networking

  • Jan. 30, 2017 6pm-8pm
  • ME 3165

Let's get prepared for SPAC together. This workshop provides tips and tricks for networking at SPAC and in the real word.


So You Think You Can Code?

  • Nov. 23, 2016 6pm-8pm
  • CB 3400

Prepare for your next interview! Come learn how to do interviews like a pro.


Linux: Basic Scripts And Tricks

  • Nov. 9, 2016 6pm-8pm
  • CB 5109

This is the second part of the Linux workshop held in september.

Linux. It’s been around since the mid ‘90s, and has since reached a user-base that spans industries and continents. For those in the know, you understand that Linux is actually everywhere. It’s in your phones, in your cars, in your refrigerators, your Roku devices. It runs most of the Internet, the supercomputers making scientific breakthroughs, and the world\'s stock exchanges. But before Linux became the platform to run desktops, servers, and embedded systems across the globe, it was (and still is) one of the most reliable, secure, and worry-free operating systems available.


LaTeX Workshop

  • Oct. 19, 2016 6pm-8pm
  • CB 5109

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents.


Beginner Git Workshop

  • Oct. 5, 2016 6pm-8pm
  • ME 4195

By far, the most widely used modern version control system in the world today is Git. Git is a mature, actively maintained open source project originally developed in 2005 by Linus Torvalds, the famous creator of the Linux operating system kernel. A staggering number of software projects rely on Git for version control, including commercial projects as well as open source. Developers who have worked with Git are well represented in the pool of available software development talent and it works well on a wide range of operating systems and IDEs (Integrated Development Environments).


Oscilloscopes: Beginner Scoping

  • Sept. 28, 2016 6pm-8pm
  • ME 4195

Workshop involved using a simple resistor divider circuit with the function generator to introduce concepts like triggering, scaling for accurate measurements, etc. A capacitor was added to the circuits and the attendees were asked to measure the phase shift introduced by the capacitor. Then the attendees were given the task of measuring the rise time on the fixed +5V and comparing that to the rise time of the variable voltage source set to +5V. This was presented as a typical job task.


Beginner Linux Workshop

  • Sept. 20, 2016 6pm-8pm
  • ME 4233

Come learn about the world of linux. No previouse experinece required and everyone is welcome.

Linux. It’s been around since the mid ‘90s, and has since reached a user-base that spans industries and continents. For those in the know, you understand that Linux is actually everywhere. It’s in your phones, in your cars, in your refrigerators, your Roku devices. It runs most of the Internet, the supercomputers making scientific breakthroughs, and the world\'s stock exchanges. But before Linux became the platform to run desktops, servers, and embedded systems across the globe, it was (and still is) one of the most reliable, secure, and worry-free operating systems available.