Computer Science Students From South Georgia To Host An Evening Of Games And Computer Networking
The Department of Information Technology (IT) at the University of South Georgia welcomes TekLAN 46 Friday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. throughout the IT building. Hosted each semester by computer science students, the event features games, board games, movies, coding, and networking, both on the computer and in the corporate world.
The student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals is the driving force behind game planning, development, and configuration. TekLAN is a real-world computer science student project that includes system networking, troubleshooting, and lab reset.
âWe occupy pretty much the entire second floor of the IT building,â said Assistant Professor of Computer Science Russell Thackston, Ph.D. âYou will see most of the events in the labs and classrooms and lots of people. go for a walk to socialize. We usually have around 300 people in total as the event takes place after midnight. “
Most of the games take place in rooms 2208/2210, where the wall between the rooms is open and all the lab computers are converted to gaming computers. In the other rooms we have a virtual reality lab, games on console, short Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, cartoons, movies, board games and card games.
This semester’s tournament game is âSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0 â, on the Nintendo Switch platform. Additional systems will be provided, but students often bring their own. The Video Game Tournament is one of TekLAN’s most popular events.
âThe students who come to participate in TekLAN’s activities come from all kinds of disciplines such as political science, English or biology,â said Elizabeth Rasnik, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science. âWe recommend that participants play games with other students. They will find tons of things to watch, do or learn while having fun. It’s a great event for personal networking. Campus organizations get involved with information kiosks, dealerships, and even recycling programs.
Student organizations that participate and are involved in the production of TekLAN include Aurora Game Development Club, Anime Club, Creators Club, Eagle ESports, Geeks’ n Gamers, Green Ambassadors, and Women in Technology. These groups play a key role in the organization and implementation of the event.
Students are encouraged to bring personal computer projects to display or demonstrate. In recent years, the students’ creations have included a clear lucite computer with LED-lit interior components and an old-fashioned standalone arcade game using raspberry pi, which is a series of single-board computers used to learn skills. in programming.
The event is free and open to any student interested in games, technology or computers.
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