Crash Courses for Students
The following Accelerator Crash Courses will be offered to IUB students during the Fall 2017 term. Each course will have 20 seats, and students must apply for a seat. Any IUB student may apply, but preference is given to CEWiT affiliates. If you are not a CEWiT affiliate, join CEWiT today.
DATE: Saturday, September 23
TIME: 10am – 5pm
DESCRIPTION: In the fall of 2013, Loyalty Research Center and TechPoint surveyed 26 Indiana companies in order to better understand which computer-related skills and job functions were most important to their growth. According to the results of that survey, the one of most used technologies is SQL.
If you’d like to find a job in Indianapolis after you graduate, we encourage you to apply for a seat at for this Accelerated Crash Course!
In this workshop we will learn how to use SQL to create a database, maintain it, and recover information from it. We will start with a brief overview of relational database modeling, proceed to creating the relational database structure, then populate the database and update its data. Having done that, we will then learn how to retrieve data in meaningful ways using simple and complex select statements. We will end with exploring some SQL functions and understanding when to use them. Our tool will be the Community Edition of MySQL, the most popular open source database currently available.
Class size is limited to 20. To apply for a seat, fill out THIS FORM by midnight, Wednesay, September 13, 2017. Those selected will be notified by Monday, September 18, and must confirm their seat by midnight, Wednesday, September 10. A waitlist will be used to fill any seats not claimed or cancelled.
DATE: Saturday, October 14
TIME: 10am – 3pm
LOCATION: Kelley School of Business Hodge Hall Room 3000
This course will teach you basics of using Tableau, a data visualization and analysis software. You will learn data sources, data types, different chart types. You will get oriented to the Tableau environment. You will get hands-on experience building data visualizations that reveal hidden patterns or relationships using color, size, shape, filter, etc. You will leave the course with the skills to build basic visuals in Tableau and the knowledge to explore data visualization on your own in the future.
This is an introductory course. No prior experience with the software or database is required. You need to bring your own laptop that would allow you to install software. In other words, you must have administrator rights to your computer. Either a PC or a MAC will do.
Class size is limited to 20. To apply for a seat, fill out THIS FORM by midnight, Sunday, October 01, 2017. Those selected will be notified by Wednesday, October 4, and must confirm their seat by midnight, Sunday, October 8. A waitlist will be used to fill any seats not claimed or cancelled.
DATE: Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22
TIME: 10am – 4:30pm
DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics of Scrum, an Agile framework for completing complex projects, and Kanban, a technique for ensuring better communication through visual management, at our 2-day training course tailored for beginners. This course is an ideal first step toward a Professional Scrum Master Certification (PSM).
You don't have to be a technical person to gain value from Scrum. Scrum has application beyond traditional software development. You do not need to be a software developer, or even work in technology, to benefit from using the principles of agile practices like Scrum.
- If you work on projects that are complex, have limited resources (such as time or budget) or have shifting priorities and requirements, Scrum can help.
- Scrum certification can be a career-booster. PSM is one of the most common certifications employers seek when they hire.
Class size is limited to 20. To apply for a seat, fill out THIS FORM by midnight, Sunday, October 1, 2017. Those selected will be notified by Tuesday, October 3, and must confirm their seat by midnight, Monday, October 9. A waitlist will be used to fill any seats not claimed or cancelled.
**Please note: Because of the popularity of this class, anyone who is selected but does not show up will incur a no-show fee of $50, unless she or he cancels by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, Sunday, October 15, 2017.**
DATE: Saturday, November 4
TIME: 10am – 3pm
DESCRIPTION: This workshop provides an entry-level introduction about 3D printing. During this workshop, participants are able to gain a basic understanding on 3D printing, co-create a 3D design, and connect 3D printing with personal interests and professional careers. In particular, the workshop aims to bring awareness to the many uses of 3D printing, and that we can continue to encourage more women to utilize this new technology in related fields.
Class size is limited to 20. To apply for a seat, fill out THIS FORM by midnight, Sunday, October 22, 2017. Those selected will be notified by Wednesday, October 25, and must confirm their seat by midnight, Sunday, October 29. A waitlist will be used to fill any seats not claimed or cancelled.
CACR Security Matters Cybercamp
DATE: Saturday, December 2
TIME: 10am – 5pm
LOCATION: Innovation Center, Room 105
DESCRIPTION: Students interested in learning more about Cybersecurity are invited to apply for one of only 20 seats at the CACR Security Matters Cybercamp, co-hosted by CEWiT and the CACR.
The Security Matters Cybercamp is a one-day camp delivered by the CACR. Led by cybersecurity professionals with extensive field experience, in addition to offering fun, hands-on sessions with ample time for questions and answers, it will expose participants to a range of cybersecurity topics that include:
- Basics of phishing and how to avoid being phished
- Ethical issues cybersecurity raises
- Why web sites get hacked and how
- How computer networks function, how they are secured, and why it matters
- What a professional cybersecurity career looks like.
To apply, complete THIS FORM by 11:59pm on Sunday, November 12, 2017.