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IT Takes Center Stage during Tech Week 2019

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December 5, 2019

Organized largely by students of the Innovators in Technology (INT) student association, Tech Week is an event where students meet with industry professionals to discuss a variety of topics related to information technology.

From November 13 to 19, students, professors, industry professionals and employees came together in the Jean-Paul-Morin Room to participate in Tech Week conferences, activities, workshops and mini-courses.

Professors and industry members (CISCO, David’s Tea, Stradigi AI, EXO Montréal) conducted workshops and conferences on a variety of topics, including:

  • Networks and Security: Case Study of David’s Tea
  • Machine Learning for Combating Climate Change
  • Test Driven Development Technique
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS, a cloud computing platform)
  • Git and GitHub
  • Developing a 2D video game with C# and Unity

This year’s new Tech Talks (modeled on TED Talks) were short 15-minute presentations aimed at piquing people’s curiosity on a new topic:

  • New Information Revolution: Quantum Supremacy 
  • Introduction to Firebase (application development platform)
  • Why NOT to Buy an Electric Car

In addition to this variety of innovative and informative workshops, this year Tech Week included a gaming tournament, a showroom of video games produced by our Video Game Programming students and an IT help desk run by Computer Science Technology - Network and Security Management students.

Several prizes provided by Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Uber, EA games, Ubisoft, IBM and other major brands were raffled off.

“The event was a great success and it generated a real sense of pride and belonging. Students were able to learn, meet industry professionals, connect with their peers, interact with their professors on a more personal level, solve puzzles and discuss topics,” said Nariman Mansoor, the professor in charge of the Innovators in Technology (INT) student association.

Congratulations, and see you next year!

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