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February 2018

MAD Contest pitch presentations – session 1

Date:
Wednesday, February 28th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will pitch their project entries to a panel of School of Information Technology Faculty. The faculty panel will select the top entries to continue on to the final presentation round, to be held in April. Projects will be judged on the basis of: Originality Feasibility Ability to address a need in a creative and innovative way Quality of concept and design Quality of pitch presentation…

March 2018

MAD Contest pitch presentations – session 2

Date:
Thursday, March 1st
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will pitch their project entries to a panel of School of Information Technology Faculty. The faculty panel will select the top entries to continue on to the final presentation round, to be held in April. Projects will be judged on the basis of: Originality Feasibility Ability to address a need in a creative and innovative way Quality of concept and design Quality of pitch presentation…

IT Student/Employer Spring Mixer

Date:
Tuesday, March 27th
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

IT students and representatives of industry partners will enjoy an evening conversation and networking. This event is not a standard recruiting event, rather an event where students will get a chance to converse with workplace professionals and gain insight into future career opportunities in Information Technology. Industry representatives will be practicing IT professionals. Refreshments will be served.

April 2018

MAD Contest final presentations – session 1

Date:
Wednesday, April 18th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will present their completed project entries to a panel of State Farm IT professionals. The professional panel will select the top entries to receive awards and prizes. Contestants will present functioning applications that will be judged on the basis of: Consistency with objectives of the pitch phase Usability of the completed application Creativity & originality - differentiation from similar apps Complexity, use of mobile device…

MAD Contest final presentations – session 2

Date:
Thursday, April 19th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois State student contestants in the Mobile App Development (MAD) Contest, sponsored by State Farm, will present their completed project entries to a panel of State Farm IT professionals. The professional panel will select the top entries to receive awards and prizes. Contestants will present functioning applications that will be judged on the basis of: Consistency with objectives of the pitch phase Usability of the completed application Creativity & originality - differentiation from similar apps Complexity, use of mobile device…

Celebrate IT reception

Date:
Friday, April 27th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The School of Information Technology’s annual Celebrate IT reception will celebrate student, faculty and staff accomplishments of the past year. We will also recognize participants in the IT Professional Mentorship Program, announce the winners of the 2018 MAD Contest, sponsored by State Farm, and School of Information Technology Registered Student Organizations will give their end of the year presentations. We will serve light refreshments and have a brief program.