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Eagle Techxpo 2016

Techxpo 2016

img_5922_resizeIT Services hosted the annual Eagle Techxpo Technology Conference and Exposition on Friday, September 16. There were four main parts to this year’s conference: the exposition in the IT Building Atrium, informational breakout sessions, the Computer Showcase and Hearthstone gaming competition, and the keynote address. The conference was attended by 620 students, faculty, staff, and and community members. Thirty-three exhibitors ranging from software and hardware companies to the Georgia Southern WebBSIT and other campus programs filled the CEIT Atrium.

Angela Leverett, Executive Director of the WebBSIT Program and the WebBSIT Exhibit

Angela Leverett, Executive Director of the WebBSIT Program and the WebBSIT Exhibit

Georgia Southern Business Innovation Group FabLab Exhibit

Georgia Southern Business Innovation Group FabLab Exhibit

Ashley's Business Solutions Exhibit

Ashley’s Business Solutions Exhibit

Cisco's Exhibit

Cisco’s Exhibit

Lenovo's Table

Lenovo’s Table

Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard

Keynote by Ms. Sheryl Bunton, CIO of Gulfstream
Ms. Sheryl Bunton, CIO of Gulfstream, Delivering the Keynote

Ms. Sheryl Bunton, CIO of Gulfstream, Delivering the Keynote

Ms. Sheryl Bunton, CIO of Gulfstream Aerospace, delivered this year’s keynote address. She talked about “Developing Next Generation Leaders in IT.” Ms. Bunton noted that the demand for technology in all sectors of the economy has been increasing at a rapid rate in recent years and that up to 30% of the current IT workforce will retire in five to seven years and that the pipeline of computer engineering, computer science, and Information Technology graduates has been decreasing in recent years. The result of these factors is that growth prospects for the Information Technology profession is excellent. She went on to explain some practical ways in which current and future college students can prepare for a career in Information Technology.

Informational Breakout Sessions

This year, there were twenty-one informational breakout sessions covering several ranges of topics: classroom and pedagogical technology, practical tips for Apple products, unmanned aircraft systems, and information security. Nearly 250 people attended at least one of the sessions this year.

One of the Informational Breakout Sessions

One of the Informational Breakout Sessions

Georgia Southern's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force Session

Georgia Southern’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force Session

Computer Showcase and Hearthstone Gaming Competition

Thirteen students and staff members brought their home-built “monster” computers to Techxpo this year for the Computer Showcase. Check out the photographs of some of this year’s entries.

Computer Showcase 2016

Computer Showcase 2016

Computer Showcase 2016

Computer Showcase 2016

Computer Showcase Entry

Computer Showcase Entry

Computer Showcase Entry

Computer Showcase Entry

Computer Showcase Entry

Computer Showcase Entry

Computer Showcase Entry 4

Computer Showcase Entry

Hearthstone Gamers Preparing for Competition

Hearthstone Gamers Preparing for Competition

Scenes from Techxpo 2016
Attendees Playing a Throwback 8-bit Game

Attendees Playing a Throwback 8-bit Game

Friends and Colleagues at Techxpo

Friends and Colleagues at Techxpo

Sheryl Bunton Conversing with Students

Sheryl Bunton Conversing with Students

Katie Burrell from the MDC

Katie Burrell from the MDC

Dean Alan Amason, Associate Dean Bill Wells from COBA and Pam Deal, Director of the Center for Academic Technology Support have a discussion at Techxpo 2016

Dean Alan Amason, Associate Dean Bill Wells from COBA and Pam Deal, Director of the Center for Academic Technology Support have a discussion at Techxpo 2016

Student Learing about the USG Information Technology Store from a USG Representative

Student Learning about the USG Information Technology Store from a USG Representative

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