What Can My Students And I Expect?

The event begins at 3:30 with a welcome note from Jim Smith, CIO followed by a Technology Fair that displays a variety of technologies that the State utilizes.  The Tech Fair is staffed by OIT employees who will demonstrate technology and talk with students about IT careers as they browse the exhibits.  We have a display of vintage equipment, a GIS demo as well as other items planned.

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Students participate in a variety of activities including:

  • A pizza dinner – the students have a chance to mingle and talk to each other as well as OIT volunteers.
  • Application Design Exercise – students will work in a team to create a simple mobile app that will solve a problem for them or their peers.
  • Straw Towers Challenge – students continue to work in teams and are given a set of materials and a deadline for building the best tower they can.
  • Virtualization Exercise (server build) – students work in a small team to build a virtual server