[opensource] Re: Winter Quarter

Peter Dietz dietz.72 at osu.edu
Thu Jan 10 16:28:03 EST 2008

Meeting Location will be Dreese Labs 266 (the room we were meeting in last
quarter at 7pm)

I apologize for the late update.

On Jan 6, 2008 6:46 PM, Peter Dietz <dietz.72 at osu.edu> wrote:

> Hey Everyone,
> Some interesting news...
> **We have funding for purchasing computer equipment for our lab, which
> should make things nicer, and for those who hang out there, more productive.
> And also for meetings and events we should be able to have a linux
> machine to tote around with us. So we need to discus, and purchase some new
> (or used but still good) equipment for a nice office.
> **The Computer Science department has waited until now to unveil an
> exciting new sequence/major/minor program, which I would have loved to have
> had available when I was a freshman/sophomore. It is called the IT
> entrepreneurship program for Computer Science students aka NEWPATH.
> http://cse.osu.edu/ugrad/newpathhome.shtml
> === SNIP ===
> *NEWPATH Objectives*: NEWPATH is an NSF-supported program that has been
> set up at Ohio State with the mission to educate, train and nurture highly
> motivated students to become IT entrepreneurs of the information age. The
> most ambitious students will, by the time of graduation, be running their
> own IT startups and be ready to become the next generation of business and
> technology leaders of the IT world.
> **
> *Details*:
>    - *What*: Information about NEWPATH, a new IT entrepreneurship
>    program for BS-CSE, BS-CIS, and BS-ECE (Computer option) students.
>    - *When*: 6:00 pm, Tuesday, January 15th.
>    - *Where*: To be announced.
>    - *Who*: Faculty advisors for the program (see below); and students
>    interested in learning about/joining the program.
>    - *What else*: Pizza and pop will be served.
>    - *RSVP (**required**)*: If you want to attend, please send mail to
>    Prof. Bruce Weide (weide at cse.ohio-state.edu) indicating your
>    interest.
> === END SNIP ===
>  ** Our freedisk can also be found online as a website about interesting
> open source software for your computer. http://opensource.cse.ohio-state.edu/freedisk/main.html
>  This list and site has been developed by Brian Swaney
> ** Google Pizza will be something I will be doing out of our lab at times
> throughout the quarter from our office. Basically we have money for pizza
> (or other food) for Computer Science (or other like minded) students here on
> campus, and its free for the eating. I'll just need to schedule, or post
> times of when one can find pizza at the office.
> Upcoming talks...
> ** Livescribe ( a private company) has created a digital ink-pen that can
> record audio and also digitize your notes. Their soon to be released product
> has an SDK for creating apps that use this data, and they would like to give
> a talk this quarter. http://www.livescribe.com/platform/index.html
> ** Ruby on Rails has been something that many of you are interested in
> know more about, perhaps we can get a talk about some of its cool features
> and other development examples can be done.
> ** {Insert your talk here} -- We all know that I can only blab on for so
> long about Google, slashdot, and the like, so help make Open Source here at
> Ohio State more interesting by giving a talk on a topic that you are
> knowledgeable on.
> Meetings...
> As a result of a poll on our website ( which had 9 total votes :(  )
> Mondays and Thursdays seem to be favored days, with Wednesdays and
> Tuesdays trailing behind.
> This Monday is a big game, so no meeting that day, so Thursday the 10th
> should work.
> Expect an official announcement as I reserve a room for the meeting this
> week.
> ---
> I wish everyone the best this quarter academically, and whatever-ally you
> may be up to.
> --
> ==
> Peter Dietz
> Computer Science & Engineering -- The Ohio State University

Peter Dietz

Computer Science & Engineering -- The Ohio State University
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