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North Pole IT spec sheet

Rumors have long swirled regarding a possible massive upgrade of the IT infrastructure at Kris Kringle’s sprawling North Pole plant.  The stories appear to be true.  Kringle’s spec sheet was recently obtained by an underground group of yuletide hackers.  Multinational companies have reportedly begun assembling proposals and budgets. Servers and routers to maintain the proprietary […]

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Walking in a Winter-Working-Connections-Land

Next month, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be hosting its fourth Winter Working Connections training event for IT/convergence faculty.  The event will run December 16-18, 2013.  If you haven’t yet registered, there is still time to book your seat.  We’d love to have you join us. Winter Working Connections is a smaller cousin […]

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STEMtech in the ATL

After working for a year now at the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), I’ve not gone through the cycle of conferences. (I’m helping now prepare for our involvement in the November 15 Texas Community College Technology Forum, which is where things were when I started last November. Circle of life.) Of all the conferences the […]

Teaching Wireless Networking Session, Bill Saichek and Karl Dietrich

Is Teaching Wireless Networking in Your Future?

Bill Saichek and Karl Dietrich, both Co-PIs on our grant, recently presented a session at the 2013 HI-TEC conference “Is Teaching Wireless Networking in Your Future?” This session covered the basics of wireless networking, the latest WiFi technology; 802.11n, the future 802.11ac (Gigabit WiFi), teaching tips/tricks/hints for wireless, hands-on exercises and CWNA certification, and the Achilles […]

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PHOTOS: ATE PI Conference 2013

This year the ATE program celebrated its 20th anniversary, and the ATE PI Conference provided the perfect setting to celebrate all that this program has achieved over the past twenty years and to plan ahead for the future. There were excellent workshops, sessions, roundtables, showcase exhibits and plenary speakers at the conference this year. The […]

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Events 101

Prior to joining the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) to help manage its special events and meetings, I spent several years helping organize educational seminars for UCLA Extension. Out there in California, most of my event attendees were international executives from Asia in black suits learning about marketing and media rather than professors from America […]