We create a digital footprint every day through our internet activity, our shopping, our travel, and our consumption. Much of this is being used for the purposes of “surveillance capitalism” or the monetization of our data to drive targeted marketing and advertising. We’ll wrestle with tough questions from why and how organizations are collecting and sharing our data to what strategies we can employ to safeguard the data we don’t want shared. You’ll have the opportunity to dig deeper into a current issue related to data privacy and security, perform primary research, and share your work with your classmates.
Millikin classes are all online beginning March 23 due to COVID-19. If you are in one my classes or my advisee, you should have communication from me on how we are moving forward. Continue to use this site to book a virtual meeting with me and stay connected through virtual means.
State Farm’s annual coding competition will be 10/5/2019.
Students can check the website for details and register now!
- $800 prize awarded to at least 4 teams
- All-expense paid trip to Phoenix if you make finals – 11/11/2019
- $1500 grand prize to finals winner
Register now! As a motivator for Millikin students to participate, John Cardamone will treat teams who compete to Krekel’s for dinner sometime after the competition!
Free to students, and transportation is provided. Register by September 27.
IBM mainframes are still the backbone of may top companies. In fact, a large percentage of the folks who manage mainframes will be retiring soon. This is a great field to get into. See below about the workshop this summer where you could take a deep dive and build some new skills.
We invite you to attend our 2019 VM Workshop which will be held on June 27-29 at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA for two and a half days packed full of education and networking.
What is the VM Workshop?
The VM Workshop is an annual educational conference that covers two of IBM’s mainframe operating systems, z/VM, z/VSE; as well as the Linux operating system running as a guest of z/VM on IBM Z mainframes. It offers sessions on technical topics, hands-on labs, and user-experience sessions. Vendors provide sessions where you can learn about major non-IBM software packages and services. Everyone enjoys the opportunity to meet and network with people from various companies who are both new to the mainframe as well as highly skilled.
Students are invited to attend all 2 ½ days at the student rate of $10. Please visit ourwebsite for a description of our student package, and our for an explanation of our conference rates.
Places to Stay
On-campusare available at a rate of $35-$50/Night depending on single or double occupancy. We plan to update our website with a you may consider if the on-campus dorm rooms do not meet your needs.
Checkout our Sponsors!
Visit our 2018to see the companies who help us keep this event affordable. Sponsors will have tables in our vendor area to discuss their products and services. Some will offer presentations of their contributions to the mainframe environment.
Spread the Word!
Educators, please feel free to forward our invitation to your students and colleagues who might be interested in this affordable educational experience. Students, please share this opportunity with others!
We look forward to seeing you in Richmond on June 27-30!