Kicking off the spring semester!

Hope everyone enjoyed their winter break! As we swing into the spring semester with classes and such, don’t forget that AITP chapter meetings are every first Tuesday of the month! Our first meeting is this upcoming Tuesday on February 4th with our keynote speaker being a representative from EY, hope too see you guys there!

Also huge shout out to those that made it out the Spot on Thursday, it was a great time and I hope more people can come out to the future socials we hold!

Final blog post of the semester: Happy Holidays!

Congratulations on the Graduations!

We did it everyone! We made it through to the end of the semester, with most of our sanity intact no less.

To our graduating members congratulations are in order. (Yay, We did it!)

Many of the big personalities in the CIS degree course graduated this past Saturday 12/14/2019. We walked the stage with poise and grace; and took ceremonious dunks in the river, as tradition demands.

If I may add a personal anecdote here: after commencement I overheard several people refer to me as looking like a priest, rabbi, philosopher, or wizard. Needless to say I ate all that up. 🙂
(ahem…)

We are excited, and look forward to seeing big successes from our fellow Fall 2019 graduates. If our names aren’t remembered by history, then there truly is no justice in this world.
For those who have their final semester this coming Spring: See it through to the end, keep your eye on the prize. Y’all got this!

Happy Holidays!

Oh yeah, aren’t there end of year festivities occurring soon??
Boxing Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, Omisoka, even Saturnalia, & Yule; December is full of excellent reasons to celebrate.

We hope everyone will have festive and fun end of year celebration(s)!
I plan on doing as many as will allow me to wear my new favorite ugly sweater.

The most important aspect of the holidays is being together, but we all know how this month goes, a lot of traveling, gifts, family, friends, and a greater than 0% chance of drinking.
Please don’t drink & drive though.
Have happy and safe holidays! Enjoy the break and we’ll see y’all in the Spring.

Signing Off

It has been an honor and a privilege to write for everyone.
AITP blog will be back in the Spring under new management.
I am signing off knowing y’all will be in good hand in the upcoming semester.
Now I’m finally going to catch up on some sleep!
-Christopher G.

Last weeks of class!

While preparing for finals will be taking up a large amount of time for us all, we shouldn’t forget to come to the AITP end of semester chapter meeting Dec 3rd 5:00-6:00pm at LBJ 3-14.1

We will be announcing the new & returning officers for Spring 2020.
There is also a few gift cards for the most active members this semester.
Finally we will be presenting stoles & cords for graduating members.

Not much longer now everyone!

Reminder of tonight’s big event.

Tonight (Nov. 12) AITP is thrilled to have a double feature of events starting at 5pm.

McCoy 336 5-6pm: Monthly Tech Workshop, USAA will presenting on version control.
McCoy 110 6-7pm: Pizza mixer in the Student Organization room. McCoy 110
McCoy 336 7-8pm: Presentation by Hewlett Packard VP & Fellow Dr. Tom Brandich. McCoy

We’re hoping for a big turnout this evening, hope to see you all there.
(I actually get to attend this one, yay!)

What’s coming up in November?

Good day everyone! It’s November, and it finally feels like we have some autumn weather. Hope Halloween was a lot of fun for y’all!
So what’s coming up for the club? That’s a good question, and one I’ll be happy to answer.

Chapter Meeting: Nov. 5th

October chapter meeting.

Nov. 5th 5:00pm at LBJ 3-41.1
Come hear from Nolan Aguirre, a Full Stack Developer with 3+ years in industry at SeriesX, as he talks about Abstractions & Object Oriented Programming.
We will also be accepting applications for Spring 2020 officer positions. If you’d like to aid the club apply here.

Social Event: Nov. 7th

Food & fun at AquaBrew (150 S L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666)
Check out their food here: aqua-brew.com
We’ll be handing out T-Shirts, and having celebrating birthdays.
(If you wish to drink, that will need to be on your own tab.)

Tech Workshop: Nov. 12th

The evening of the 12th is a busy! Check out all this stuff:

  • 5:00-6:00pm at McCoy 336: Tech Workshop USAA will be leading the workshop on version control.
  • 6:00-6:15 Room transition
  • 6:15 A warm welcome for Dr. Tom Bradicich
  • 6:15-6:50 Social/Dinner.
  • 7:00-8:00pm at McCoy 336: Following the workshop, stay for a presentation by HP VP & Fellow Dr. Tom Bradicich.

Bobcat Day: Nov.23rd

AITP will be at Bobcat Days in LBJ from 9:00am-12:00pm,
swing by to offer moral support.

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 27th-Dec.1st

Gobble, gobble!

Volunteers needed for IT Symposium!

Friday (10/25) is the IT Symposium, our club’s annual fundraiser and we’re needing volunteers to help move things along smoothly.

The IT Symposium runs from 8am to 3pm, and there are several jobs that we need assistance with.
If you’re available this Friday and/or would like to get some volunteer hours please fill out this sign up form.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

If you have further questions please contact Shayne Kelly at srk85@txstate.edu

What’s coming up this month?

First and foremost, thank you everyone that attended our October chapter meeting last Tuesday, and a big thank you to Accenture for being our keynote speakers. The meeting was a great success!

Looking forward to the next few weeks we have some cool stuff coming up.

  • DELL: “Changing the Face of Tech”, Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 5:00pm-8:00pm at LBJ 3-14.1 (RSVP thru your account on Handshake)
  • AITP tech workshop “Hacktoberfest” Thursday, Oct. 17th, 5:00pm at McCoy 336
  • AITP social to follow the Oct. 17th tech workshop at the Lyndon Apartments (200 Springtown Way, San Marcos) communal area. Come for billiards, table tennis, & merriment.
  • Bobcat Day Saturday, Oct. 19th 9:00am-12:00pm for more information on this event click here.

Apply for Disney College Program – 4 to 7 month internship opportunity!
Click this link for more information & to apply: Disney internship application.

October 25th is the annual AITP IT Symposium!
Officers and volunteers will be working hard this month to ensure the success of the event. If you would like to volunteer please contact our Executive Vice President: Lexie Gallegos (lig24@txstate.edu)

AITP Workshop: GitHub & Upcoming events.

Today we had our first monthly tech workshop of the semester. Headed by our club president En Emerson, the workshop focused on version control using github.

We thank all of you who made it out to the workshop, and hope it was interesting and insightful.

Moving forward we have the All Majors Career Fair today (9/18) and tomorrow (9/19) from Noon-4pm at the LBJ ballroom. Have resumes in hand and chat it up with prospective employers.

This Thursday AITP is hosting another social event at The Spot. Starting around 6-7pm we’ll have food, drink and bowling. (I could be convinced to bring video games as well.)
So come hang out for a bit with us, won’t you?

Looking further out, Tues. 9/24 is the STEM Career Fair also at LBJ ballroom from noon-4pm, more opportunities to land jobs and internships!

Career Fairs & Tech workshop

Geek Week was a big success, and with that behind us we have Career Fairs & more to look forward to!

CISQM Student Information Session, Thurs. 9/12 5-6:30pm at the McCoy 4th floor atrium. Current & alumni students will discuss the many club organizations & challenges of job hunting.

AITP will have our first tech workshop Tues. 9/17 5-6:00pm at McCoy 336. Our guest USAA will lead the workshop about version control using Github.

Brush up your resumes in preparation for the:
All Majors Career Fair 12-4:00pm at the LBJ Ballroom on Wed 9/18 & Thurs 9/19.
and STEM Career Fair the following week, Tues 9/24. 12-4:00pm at the LBJ Ballroom.