11th Annual THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus November 14

THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus on Thursday, November 13 and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. The greater Charlotte

THE Geek Fest

THE Geek Fest @CPCC

community is encouraged to participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics, including careers, startups and entrepreneurship, product development, digital media, programming and software, animation, automotive technology, engineering, mobile computing, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include guest speakers, an exhibit hall, demonstrations, activities, video games, music, contests, food and door prizes.
Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!
WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.

CPCC ITS Services Unavailable Dec. 19 – 30, Register Early!

CPCC IT Services

CPCC IT Services

From Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. through Tuesday, Dec. 30, all ITS and telecommunication services will be unavailable. We are recommending that you register and pay for your Spring 2014 classes prior to December 19.

Why will services be unavailable? CPCC is moving its Data Center to meet the College’s growing information technology needs. The new data center will bring forth enhanced physical and data security, redundant power and cooling systems, and redundant data center class high-speed networking to ensure the availability of College systems.

For more information regarding the Data Center migration, we have created a FAQ and important dates.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our ITS Help Desk at 704.330.5000 or at helpdesk@cpcc.edu.

10th Annual THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus November 14

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus on Thursday, Nov. 14 and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. The greater Charlotte community is encouraged to participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics, including launching a startup business, product development, social media, programming and software development, animation, automotive technology, engineering, mobile computing, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include guest speakers, an exhibit hall, demonstrations, activities, video games, music, contests, food and door prizes.

Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!

WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
CONTACT: To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.

Assistive Technology Training Available

Q.  I have a smart pen, but I am still having some difficulties using it.  Is there technology training for students with a disability?

A. “Introduction to Assistive Technology” training is held at the Central Campus every first, second, and fourth Friday from 10  -10:45 a.m. in Terrell, Room 201 and every third Friday at Levine Campus, Room 2218 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.   Along with demonstrations, there will be a review of assistive technology software and devices such as the screen reader JAWS and the magnifier software ZoomText and a few others.  The protocol for requesting textbooks in an alternative format will also be discussed.  You will learn about new software and assistive technology resources.  For more information, please call 704.330.2722, ext. 3462.

 

Get Your Geek On Nov. 15

WHAT:THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus this fall and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. CPCC students are encouraged to

THE Geek Fest

THE Geek Fest @CPCC

participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies, and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics including launching a startup business, product development, social media, programming and software development, video game design, animation, automotive technology, business intelligence, mobile computing, e-learning, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include a Microsoft IT Camp, guest speakers, demonstrations, activities, webcasts, video games, music, contests, food, door prizes and more.

Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!

WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 15; 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.

CONTACT: To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.

Get Your Geek On at THE Geek Fest – Thursday, November 15

THE Geek Fest

THE Geek Fest @CPCC

Get your geek on! CPCC’s 9th annual celebration of innovation and technology, THE Geek Fest, is Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Levine Campus. For one day (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), the campus will be immersed in hands-on activities, contributor displays and conference-style topic sessions. THE Geek Fest is an outstanding hands-on learning and networking opportunity for geeks and innovators at all levels. Best of all, it’s open to the community and completely free!

If you would like to contribute, sponsor, volunteer, or be a guest speaker during TGF2012, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/thegeekfest/contribute/application.

For more event information, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com. If you have any questions, please email geekfest@cpcc.edu.

Geek is chic!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

Wow! Did you know that CPCC students and employees now have FREE access to Lynda.com’s collection of online tutorials and training? Lynda.com produces thousands of tutorials, invaluable training, inspiration and more to help you get the most out of your software.

Top 10 benefits to learning with lynda.com are:

  1. Online training library
  2. A variety of content and membership options
  3. A wide selection of topics and software categories
  4. New releases every week
  5. Top quality training and tutorials
  6. The highest quality instructors
  7. Inspirational and behind-the-scenes project documentaries
  8. Searchable closed captions
  9. Certificates of completion
  10. Economical multi-user training for businesses and schools

Don’t just gain skills—gain confidence. To get started, visit http://services.cpcc.edu/lynda. You will need to provide your CPCC login to access the site. If you have any issues or questions, please contact the CPCC ITS Help Desk.