Looking around his classes, computer science sophomore Jesus Meza notices the glaring imbalance of diversity. Classes are dominated by white men and a high Asian population, while there are a handful of other students of color, and the number of women stalls at one to two in a class of 30, he said. According to […]
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Experimental class exposes the lack of diversity in computer science
Walking into her Social Justice Software & C++ class (CSC 490/496), computer science senior Comal Virdi was caught off guard by the amount of diverse faces looking back at her. This unusual demographic not only struck Virdi, but introduced questions about the nature of diversity in computer science at Cal Poly, she said. This experimental […]
Cal Poly receives $100,000 donation to upgrade parallel computing lab
Imagine technology that uses the power of computing to determine the accuracy of wine grapes, aid in wildfire analysis and evaluate the influence of social networks and political ideologies. Thanks to a $100,000 donation from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), the Cal Poly parallel computing lab will be able to do all of these things. […]
SLO Hacks encourages students to create ingenious projects in 36 hours
This year, 358 students formed teams and were tasked with creating a solution to an existing, real-world problem.
Cal Poly Engineering opens task force for new department proposal
The Cal Poly College of Engineering (CENG) is launching a task force to elevate the computer engineering (CPE) program to department status.
If you see a robot around campus, his name is Herbie
“I try to hide when I’m running him,” Seng said. “There have been people who come up and they are just confused.”
“Part of it was luck,” one of the SLO Hacks winner said about newly developed LineFighter game
Three Cal Poly students stumble upon the winning project for SLO Hacks hackathon.
Cal Poly’s Color Coded focuses on diversity in engineering
Color Coded, a new club at Cal Poly, is shedding light on the issue of diversity in the computer sciences both in the field and on-campus. The club was founded in Spring 2018 by software engineering sophomore Simon Ibssa and computer engineering sophomore Mugen Blue. “We aim to create a community where these historically underrepresented […]
Local coding bootcamp allows Cal Poly grads to stay and work in SLO
Ticket into Tech gives Cal Poly grads the opportunity to work in tech and make a head-of-household wage.
Cal Poly students create their own type of Uber for greek life
A web app called Ridetrackr has been made to improve the use of designated drivers throughout greek life. Computer Science seniors Collin Dutter and Ethan Harlig were inspired to create this app after watching their fraternity members struggle to communicate through texts and phone calls with their designated drivers each weekend. Ridetrackr users can join […]
Students learn coding in 24-hour creative spree
SLO Hacks provided students with an opportunity to develop and create computer programming projects, all in 24 hours.