Google comes to EMU (sort of)

Nik Estep, EMU alumnus and Google Software Engineer for Mobile Search Features visits virtually to talk all things Google. Come learn about the exciting internals of one of the foremost tech companies in the world today. Also on the agenda are next summer’s internships and full-time roles that are available for those students who are nearing graduation. Open to all levels of students and a Q&A session will follow the presentation.

RSVP is required

EMU SlackChat

Feel free to check out the Unofficial EMU Computer Science Slack Chat! It’s a place where fellow students can come and chat about whatever they’d like! Use it for group project communications, homework help, or just general social banter.

The more people we have on there, the better of a resource it is! Sign up with your email, and feel free to download their Desktop or Mobile Apps to stay up to date.

Any questions, feel free to reach out to Stefano Prezioso at

Note: This is not an official EMU service, rather a communication channel organized by fellow students to help create a sense of community within our program. It is not endorsed or moderated by EMU or the Computer Science department in any way.

WiCS – Volunteer Opportunity – Teach Middle School Girls @ Digital Divas – Nov 6

Digital Divas is a 1-day event on campus where girls from Michigan middle schools come in and learn about technology. We’re going to lead a workshop 3 times that day, teaching girls how to make mobile apps using MIT App Inventor. We’ve done this twice before, and it is FUN!

What We Need:

Volunteers to help present the material and help the girls troubleshoot as they build their apps. If this sounds scary or advanced, don’t worry – we’ve already created a PowerPoint presentation, two of us have already led this workshop previously, and we will rehearse with you beforehand so all volunteers feel comfortable with the material.


Friday, November 6th (~10am – 3pm, though you don’t have to commit to the whole day)

Experience Required:

None! Even if you’re currently in 111, I guarantee that you have the skills necessary to help lead this workshop.

Want to Get Involved?

Email Hana, our Vice President, at

WiCS: Learn How To Interview / Mock Interviews Workshop – Wednesday, October 21st @ 3:30pm – Pray-Harrold 514

Part 1: First ~30 Minutes – Info Session

The awesome software development team from Nexient is going to come in and teach you about:
What kinds of skills you should be focusing on that employers care about
What to expect / how to prepare for technical interviews
Hear about the right and wrong ways to answer interview questions
Part 2 – Rest of the Time (til 5:15pm) – Mock Interviews (optional)
Software developers from Nexient will do a mock technical interview with you to help you practice your interviewing skills

Space for the mock interviews will be extremely limited, so it’s first-come-first-serve by signing up on this form:

Test Driven Development Workshop with Bob Allen

Get your craftsmanship mojo on with awesome developers who get paid for their code. On Saturday November 14th, come join Code Craftsman Saturdays in Ann Arbor for our biggest annual event of the year, a GLOBAL DAY of Code Retreat. Note: It an all-day event starting at 8:30 Saturday morning.

If you can code at all, no matter the language or platform, come and feed your brain and your body. Both breakfast and lunch are provided, the event is free, and you get to pair-program with software craftspeople from all over the area. Never paired before? No worries, that’s part of the learning.

Bring a laptop, bring a friend. but bring your power supply as well, because you’ll be coding and testing with strangers for most of the day. My job is make your brain bubble over with all the learning you get from just one day. Don’t worry about installing a developer environment (IDE) or even a compiler; has you covered. No account/logon required.

It is highly recommended that you play with cyber-dojo at least once before the workshop. Do a kata (a simple programming exercise) with a friend. At cyber-dojo, hit the “Create” button, pick a language you already know, then pick a testing framework (like JUnit), and finally an exercise. Now hit “Create”, then the “Enter“ button (you get to be an animal), and finally hit “Test”. If you’re lost, that’s good; first stage of learning. Grab one the students that went to the mini-coderetreat 3:30 last Wednesday 9/30 in room 514. They got a preview.

One thing: you have to register here so that I know how many people to feed. You’ll see Pillar Technology is the sponsor. That means they’re providing the space and the food (thank you Pillar). Some Pillar developers will likely be attending as well.