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50th Anniversary | 2015 U of I Computing Conference wrap-up

Keynote address - Feb 26, 2015

Thanks to our alumni attendees and speakers for making the University of Iowa Computer Science Department's 50th Anniversary | 2015 UICC joint event a resounding success! The UI student chapter of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the Department of Computer Science hosted the eigth annual University of Iowa Computing Conference February 27-28, 2015. Additional anniversary events took place on February 26 and before the conference kick-off on the 27th. Over fifty alumni and former faculty with CS @ UI connections dating back to the Department's infancy in 1965, attended this memorable gathering. They were joined by more than one hundred and thirty additional conference goers (students, faculty, community, and industry members), both local and visiting from across Iowa and neighboring states.

The Anniversary schedule included a social mixer at the Airliner, a women's basketball game, the blinking lights of a restored PDP-8, a campus tour highlighing some of the newest facilities at Iowa, a tour of the Old Capitol, performing humanoid robots, and a reception at UI President Sally Mason's residence. An Alumni Dinner at the Iowa Athletic Club wrapped up a wonderful event; part academic conference, part reunion.

The highlight of the Computing Conference was a great roster of UI Computer Science alumni speakers, and included a puzzle competition, a "no-tie" job fair, and a LAN party. 

 

The UICC is run by students, for students, to promote computing as a science and a profession. All UI and regional college students with an interest in computing are welcome to attend this annual event.

The pictures below and an even wider variety are available in this one file.