With Spring term coming up (or already started) it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do this Summer, and of course for this term.
A lot of you will be graduating and continuing on to college. Those who are might be interested in a really great opportunity provided by Google: The Computer Science Summer Institute. CSSI 2012 is going to take 60 young computer scientists from the US and Canada on an all-expense-paid summer camp. It’s worth submitting an application. The application closes April 20th, so there’s still time! This is a great summertime activity.
For everyone, graduating or not, we have this year’s Oregon Game Project Challenge, OGPC 2012, coming up. Registration closes April 4th, so register your team ASAP! Here’s a short narrative on this year’s theme, Urban Planning:
The city of Oregonia is bursting at the seams. Because of a lack of early urban planning, the city is dealing with the legacy of poor decisions and now faces heavy traffic, long commutes, poor access to social services, and a decaying inner city. Can you turn back the clock and write a new future for Oregonia that leads to a harmonious urban plan? Or perhaps you can introduce revolutionary change and help guide Oregonia to a better future.
-OGPC 2012 [more info]
We talk about OGPC a lot, because we love it. And we think you’ll love it too. Go register right now; it’s a great Spring-term activity!
- Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute 2012 website.
- TechStart’s Oregon Game Project Challenge website.
- Some local news coverage of McMinnville’s victory at the recent programming contest.
- Bonus: Scientist on the International Space Station plays Angry Space Birds. The Cool part: He’s an OSU alumnus.