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The SOU Computer Science department is excited to host local business speakers presenting new and innovative tech topics during lunchtime forums, throughout the academic year. *Free pizza provided by the CS Department.*

  • Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 pm (4th Tuesday of each month)
  • Location: CS 224 (unless otherwise noted)


Tech Workshops at SOU are conducted by representatives from local tech businesses who introduce students to open-source software used in their businesses. Students are then able to test-drive the software, create their own variations, and present their creations to the group. 

  • Thursday, 3:30-5:30 pm (2nd Thursday of each month)
  • Location: CS Computer Lab (unless otherwise noted)

Check back regularly for updated information:






Fall 2016 

November 8

Scott Alexander 

Tech Talk: 
Application Deployment 

CBT Nuggets
(an IT Learning company based in Eugene)

Learn more about how the principles used in online IDEs can be used across entire server farms to ensure that no server is unique and that the software runs the same everywhere it is deployed.

 November 10

 Jason DeShazer 

Tech Workshop: 
Development Environments using Vagrant and Puppet 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Utilizing both applications, learn how you can quickly (and easily) set up a local development environment for projects and the benefits gained.
December 5–9: Final Exam Week
December 10–January 8: Winter Break

Winter 2017

January 17

 Jay Toral 

Tech Talk:
Master Working From Anywhere But The Office

Jay is a consulting entrepreneur with 15+ yrs experience developing small business companies. No one wants to work from a musty office anymore. Learn how to use existing software to make your living from home, on the road or sitting by a waterfall in Maui - no matter WHO you are working for!

January 19

John Williams

Tech Workshop: 
Gaming Careers - Art meets Technology 

John Williams brings a long career working with Sony Playstation Game development. 

Experience what it is like to actually develop a game using online software. Practice techniques you learned in the Agile Development Tech Workshop to form ad hoc teams with others to produce a game app.































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Past events:

Technology Leaders Speaker Series 2013-2014

Technology Leaders Speaker Series Spring 2013



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