Bill Gates and friends discuss why "every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code."
Code - it's what makes 21st century communication work. Whether you want to just get a taste through one class, gain valuable skills through a minor, or become an expert through a major, the Department of Computer Science can help you develop digital literacy that empowers whatever path you pursue in life. Watch the video to see what some famous people say about coding. (Video brought to you by code.org)
M.S. - 2000
Keir received an M.S. in computer science from our department in 2000 and is a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society. Since then, he has been a published author of a Linux programming book (The Definitive Guide To Linux Network Programming) and started his own software company, Xtern Software. His company specializes in cloud-backed mobile solutions for iOS and Android. Keir remains involved with the department through his membership in the Industry Advisory Board and has hired a number of our graduates.
Student Highlight - Girish Jammu
Girish Jammu, a senior in the Computer Science B.S. program, met Steven Tamba (a Political Science major) freshman year at UNCG, and they have maintained a strong friendship and shared projects since then. While maintaining a challenging course load, the two friends have created and run a nonprofit, Education for Liberia, to raise scholarships for children in Liberia to attend school. Girish and Steven are not only pursuing their own studies and interests at UNCG, but are actively improving the lives of people thousands of miles away. For more information about these students and their foundation, see the UNCG press release.