End of Semester Party with Interactive Demos

CyberOU celebrates yet another very successful semester on Thursday, April 3rd (12:00pm – 1:00pm) 113 in Hannah Hall of Science (HHS) with an end of semester party. This is to honor all our great members, officers, mentors and other campus supporters.  The party will include demos with Google Glass, Raspberry Pi’s, Wi-Fi Pineapples and other great technology. Come and enjoy some free food and a great time before the school semester is over.


Southeastern Regional Cyber Defense Competition

Kennesaw State University, GA hosts the Annual Southeastern Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition March 31st – April 2nd,. They are looking for help from IT/InfoSec professionals to serve as room judges. If you have an interest in volunteering, please email infosec@kennesaw.edu with the subject line of ‘SECCDC Judge’ to request the information packet and directions to register for sessions. Also, if you or someone you know is a professional penetration tester, they have space on their “red team” for a few volunteers. Please send credentials to infosec@kennesaw.edu, subject line of ‘SECCDC Red Team’. More information is available at seccdc.org.

Ford Motor Company – IT/Recruiting Talk

Ford Motor Company is providing an informational security seminar from IT security manager, Bill Traster, followed by a half hour of questions and answers by their recruiting team, Brandon Henderson (OU 2011 MIS Graduate) and Mary Sirianni (OU 2013 IT Graduate) on Thursday, March 27th (11:30am – 1:30pm) in 224 Elliott Hall. This will cover internships as well as full-time positions within Ford. Make sure you bring your resumes! This is a great chance to gain valuable information about Ford’s IT department and gain insight on the recruiting process. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 am!

IT OU Alumni Professionals Panel Discussion – AIS

Come see a panel of OU alumni professionals in the field of IT as they discuss career opportunities, professional development, and answer student questions. Each panelist will give their unique prospective from various stages of their careers, followed by a Q&A session with the audience in the Oakland Center Gold Rooms B/C on March 26, 2014, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Food will be provided for the event. Doors will open at 4:30 pm. Panelists: Judy Snyder – CIO, Kelly Services, Michelle Turner – Business Analyst, Ford Motor Company, Andrew Etienne –  Quality Analyst – Automation, Auto-Owners Insurance, Ryan Olivier – Director, IS Business Solutions, Meritor, and Gary Shuster -User Experience and Interaction / Data Analytics – Improvement Path Systems. Special Guest: Mohammad Dadashzadeh - Chair, Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) Department, Oakland University will discuss the MSITM Program.

How to Get an Entry Level Job – ACM

The ACM Chapter would like to invite you to the event “How to Get an Entry Level Job” which will take place on Friday, March 21st, (12:00pm – 1:00pm) in HHS 113.. The invited speaker, George Corser, a PhD candidate and former IT/Engineering recruiter will give some advice on how to be successful in the professional world. Based on his expertise, he will provide some insight into resumes, interviews and related information that will be useful for any student. This is a great opportunity to expand your networking skills, learn new tips, gain more information, and ask any questions you may have. It is a very interesting event that will definitely be beneficial for future professionals. The event is free and open to all OU students, so anyone is welcome, even if not registered. However, ACM would like you to RSVP here to guarantee a seat.

Google Glass Exploration

Arnaud Crowther and Ziyad Al Obaidi will be giving a very special presentation and live demo of the new Google Glass portable computer Thursday, March 20th (12:00pm – 1:00pm) in 203 Dodge Hall. Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with a mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands. The demo will go through the user interface and demonstrate the power of the available applications. We will also talk about possible uses in different professional fields as well as security and privacy concerns. Make sure you attend if you are interested in competing with other OU students in the Google Glass App Dev Contest held by the ACM. Google Glass development contest information available at the competition page.

TED X at Oakland

TED Talks are coming to OU Saturday, March 15th, (9:00am – 4:00pm) in 1050 Human Health Building!

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The event is called TEDx Oakland University, where x = independently organized TED event. At the TEDx Oakland University event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Speakers include: Brandon Bernier, Barbara Oakley, Jenenne Whitfield, Terri Orbuch, Rod Rock, Allandra Bulger, Graeme Harper, Eldridge Alexander, Daniel Cho, and Francesca Garippa. More information at tedxoaklanduniversity.com.

Oakland University Cyber Summit 2014

CyberOU hosts a Cyber Summit on Friday, March 7th in the Elliott Hall Auditorium (EH242). Check in and refreshments begin at 9 am and the event runs until 12:40 pm, followed by lunch from 12:40 – 1:40 pm. Confirmed speakers include Michigan’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) Dan Lohrmann and Michigan’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Rodney Davenport. In addition, a panel discussion will be held with Oakland University’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Theresa Rowe alongside Mr. Dan Lohrman and Mr. Rodney Davenport. Be sure to register for this exciting and informative event as spots will fill up quickly. The theme of the event is centered around what colleges can do to protect their cyber infrastructure, preparing for global cyber attacks, impacts of new threats, and preparation and solutions to address threats.

Join us Monday, March 7th (9:00am – 2:00pm) in Elliott Hall Auditorium.

Register for seating at CyberOU.com/summit

ACM – Google Glass Development Contest

Oakland University students are invited to become Glassware developers!

Identify and develop concepts for game-changing technology in the School of Business Administration’s Google Glass App Development Team Competition launching Feb. 10. Through this Glassware competition, teams are challenged to identify a unique-to-Glass app idea and develop it to proof of concept following the competition guidelines.

Meet with the organization on Monday, February 10th (5:00pm – 6:00pm) in Elliott Hall Auditorium.

Ubertooth One Bluetooth Footprinting

The Ubertooth One is an open source Bluetooth test tool. It is the world’s first affordable Bluetooth monitoring and development platform and it’s also a fully open source product (both hardware and software). Ubertooth can be used for Bluetooth monitoring much like a Pineapple is used for Wi-Fi monitoring. Join us in Elliott Hall for a Bluetooth exploitation seminar and complementary pizza Thu, February 6th (12:00pm – 1:00pm) in 224 Elliott Hall.