Technology Expo October 5th & 6th

Please join us to share and exchange knowledge and ideas on adapting technology. During the event, there will be presentations and demonstrations technologies currently being used at San Jose State University.

When: Wednesday, October 5th & Thursday, October 6th, 9am – 4pm

Where: Student Union Ballroom

Who: Open to the public, the campus, and the statewide CSU community

Cost: Free to attendees

Additional information is available on the expo website.

GameStop / IBM Hackathon @ SJSU a success!

hackathonIT Services, in collaboration with SJSU faculty, GameStop and IBM, hosted a Hackathon on November 13 and 14.

Over 120 students competed at the event, using the IBM Bluemix platform. Students came from majors across the University. The event started at 10 a.m. on November 13 and culminated with an awards reception at 4 p.m. the next day. Students stayed overnight at the Spartan Complex and worked on their apps until noontime on Saturday. The event tested the students’ coding skills and allowed them to use their creativity to come up with innovative solutions within the allotted time. GameStop and IBM technologists were on site to guide students through the process.

At the end of the competition, the judges listened to the groups pitch their apps. The grand prize went to a group composed of three computer engineering majors and one computer science major. GameStop is looking at conducting another Hackathon event in SJSU in the near future.

The Hackathon was featured in the Spartan Daily on November 17. To read the full article, see Hackathon Offers Hands-On Experience.

IT Open Forum–Jan 21

IT Open Forms

Our IT Open Forum is a series of communication sessions that include topics that inform the campus about SJSU IT activities and give users an opportunity to provide input on them. These events are open to the campus, so please invite your faculty and staff to attend.

Next Event

A World of Possibilities with the Internet of Things
Thursday, January 21
King Library 255
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

A World of Possibilities with the Internet of Things

Internet of Things
We are pleased to welcome Jim Grubb as our guest speaker at the IT Open Forum on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Jim is the Vice President of Emerging Technologies & Chief Demonstration Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc. He will speak to the campus community about The Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects SJSU and Higher Education.

Jim is a visionary leader on the Product Solutions and Industry Marketing Team responsible for emerging technologies. He is passionate about early positioning and differentiation of innovation and technology. Instrumental in bringing new solutions to life, Jim ensures the delivery of products, solutions and services that meet their customers’ critical business requirements. He has traveled all over the world to demonstrate what is possible with technology.

Jim will speak about how, as a key enabling technology to the Internet of Everything (IoE), the Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting new places and objects. Manufacturing room floors, energy grids and wearable devices are just a few examples of the millions of objects coming online at an unprecedented pace.

These “things” are creating vast and increasing amounts of data (Big Data) and sharing it over the Internet – largely via machine-to-machine connections. It is one of many important technology transitions taking place today that is making the Internet of Everything a reality.

Register Now for Free Online ‘Education On Air’ Conference

google-education-on-airYou are Invited

All San José State faculty, staff, administrators, IT professionals, and anyone else interested in education is invited to register and attend this free online conference sponsored by Google.

Day 1 (Friday, May 8): Leading the future

Short keynotes and panels will discuss how we can prepare our students for a future that is ever-changing.

Day 2 (Saturday, May 9): Shaping the classroom today

Choose from over 90 sessions, with course tracks for 4 groups: teachers, leaders, IT and general interest. Topics will include:

  • Supporting literacy in early learners
  • Successful device deployment
  • Empowering digital citizens

Register Now

For more detailed information and to register, visit Google Education On Air.

IT Open Forum on Campus-Wide IT Project Initiatives

Students looking at digital sign

One of the agenda items in our next IT Open Forum will be a discussion of our Digital Signs project.

About the Event

Our IT Open Forum is a series of communication sessions that include topics that inform the campus about San José State IT activities and give users an opportunity to provide input on them.
​​Our next IT Open Forum will be held:

2–3 p.m.
Thursday, February 26
Sweeny Hall 435

Open to Campus Community

These events are open to the campus. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. You can also join us online via WebEx!


For additional information, such as an agenda, our 2015 schedule and recordings of past presentations, visit IT Open Forum.