News and Events
This page will allow access to information about our various student clubs, what they are doing and other information relating to the College of Computing and Technology. With the clubs, you can find who the current officers are, who the sponsors are, and the activities the clubs are involved with for that year. You can also access news of what is going on in the College of Computing and Technology.
Lipscomb's College of Computing and Technology is excited and proud to announce the opening of our Game Center. Our team has been working hard to put together computers that are optimized for playing and designing games. These computers have been carefully assembled by Dr. Nordstrom, the student worker team, and our incoming freshman class. We have been thoroughly impressed by the power and graphics rendering of our new machines. We can't wait for everyone to come back and test them out. Also, as a bonus we have purchased 8 Oculus Rifts to match each gaming system in order to allow students the opportunity to design for a immersive gaming experience.
Lipscomb's College of Computing and Technology hosted its annual Revenge of the Nerds tournament this past April. Students formed teams of 4 to compete for various prizes and merchandise. The games featured included FIFA 15, Super Smash Bros. 4, Mario Kart, Street Fighter 4, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Congratulations to "Wombo Combo" for winning the tournament after their team defeated "Super Smash" in grand finals. The night was a tremendous success and a huge thanks goes out to all the teams who competed!
Raspberry Pi Workshop
The team here at the College of Computing and Technology was thrilled to host the Oasis Center for our Raspberry Pi workshop. The CCT provided the opportunity to assemble a Raspberry Pi B+ to each student, and spoke to young students about technology and programming. After assembly, the students wrote a few lines of code and made a working game.
This past weekend, a group of Lipscomb students participated in Hack Nashville 6. After 48 straight hours of coding, designing, and consuming exorbitant amounts of energy drinks, our students created Cal-Merge/LUL, an app to help with scheduling conflicts within groups of people, and Urban Throne, an app used to rate public restrooms and find the cleanest ones in your area. The students proudly presented their projects at the HN6 expo, and we can’t wait to participate in Hack Nashville 7 this upcoming spring!
2014 ACM Programming Contest
On November 1st, 2014, Lipscomb's CCT sent 4 teams to compete in ACM’s mid-central region programming contest at Tennessee Technological University. Overall, the teams had a strong showing as they proudly represented Lipscomb. Dr. Nix commented, "I am absolutely happy with how we did, and it's only going to get better as the years go on."
Lipscomb's College of Computing and Technology hosted their 2014 Annual Programming Competition at Lipscomb University on October 11th. Students formed teams to solve problems and had the opportunity to win Raspberry Pis, Google merchandise, and more.
The Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition occurred on Saturday, and Lipscomb's team placed in the top eight teams, meaning that they get to go to Kennesaw State University to compete in the regional championships!
On February 24, 2014, Lipscomb University students came together once again for the School of Computing and Informatics' 2nd Annual Revenge of the Nerds Video Game Competition. Video game lovers assembled ten teams and competed in Mario Kart, FIFA, Call of Duty, and Rockband. The night was a blast with plenty of fun, pizza, and video games! The faculty of the School of Computing and Informatics judged the teams and tallied the scores. Our returning championships, 817 Mafia, fought hard to defend their title, but in the end, the Smash Bros. prevailed!
2013 Analytics Summit
On Friday November 8th, 2013, the Nashville Technology Council’s Analytics Peer Network, in coordination with Lipscomb University’s School of Computing and Informatics, held the 2013 Analytics Summit to focus on a fundamental issue facing organizations in middle Tennessee of "How to Effectively Leverage Analytics in Your Organization. Throughout the day, both local and regional analytics experts provided insight into the question of what analytics means and how it should exist within the contemporary organization. Speakers from various industries and backgrounds will addressed issues of big data, bigger analytics, and (most importantly) the biggest problems associated with developing an analytics capability.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Lipscomb University School of Computing and Informatics hosted the quarterly Nashville Technology Breakfast at Spark: Lipscomb's Idea Center. Guy Barnard, Senior Vice President and CIO of Healthways, and Chris Cigarran, President of the Employer Divison of Healthways, spoke on "Till Death Do Us Part: Marrying Business and Technology In Your Organization". Business and technology leaders gathered to hear from these experts and to network within the industry.
Lipscomb University's School of Computing and Informatics had a informational booth at the Nashville Comic Con Wizard World Convention on October 18-19, 2013. Our Enrollment Management Specialist, Finn Breland, also known as the "marketing guy" and the "office extrovert", challenged Comic Con attendees in Halo. He defended the honor of the Lipscomb SCI with a record of 160-1.
Lipscomb's School of Computing and Informatics partnered with a Google Student Ambassador to throw the 1st SCI Programming Competition on October 11, 2013. SCI students competed in teams to solve problems and win Raspberry Pis, Google headphones, and more.
On September 27th, three professors and two students in Lipscomb's School of Computing and Informatics went to the Peak 10 Data Center in Cool Springs to install the seventy-five servers that had been previously assembled. The servers will be used by students in the principles of networking class as a long term project, and by students and faculty for research purposes.
On September 23rd, twenty of Lipscomb's students in the College of Computing and Technology joined with their professors to make seventy-five different IBM servers that were out of commission work again. They installed new RAM, checked the installed hardware and hard disks, and made sure that the servers could boot. Now that the servers are up and running, they will be deployed off campus for students to use for research purposes. With each server having its own bandwidth and IP address, students will be able to access the servers from anywhere, and have very minimal latency.