The Department of Information Technology sponsors and hosts numerous social events throughout the year.
What is TekLAN? Twice each semester we sponsor TekLAN, a marathon gaming event open to all students. We contract with STEAM to provide free gaming for our LAN party. Games include League of Legends, Minecraft, many popular games from STEAM, and console games. Check out the video below, courtesy of The George-Anne, Georgia Southern’s student newspaper.
Eagle TechXpo Computer Shootout
The TechXpo Computer Shootout is a showcase for students, faculty and staff to who enjoy building custom computers and pushing their creations to the limit. Anyone who wants to show off the beast of a machine they’ve built at home is welcome to participate. Sign up early to reserve a spot for your monster machine in this year’s competition. Prizes are awarded to winners in four different categories: CPU Faceoff, GPU Showdown, Best Overall Performance, and Best in Show as voted on by the crowd. The Computer Shootout is one of the many attractions during the annual TechXpo each fall. The Computer Shootout is sponsored by Information Technology Services and hosted by the Department of Information Technology.
Low Country Boil
Each Spring the Association of Information Technology Professionals student organization sponsors a Low Country Boil. A Low Country Boil consists of shrimp, potatoes, sausage links and small sections of corn on the cob all cooked up in one pot. Proceeds benefit the AITP student organization to bring in speakers and help sponsor trips to technology companies for student members.
Low country boils, barbecues, hackathons and TekLANs are just a few examples of student activities around the department.
Social Networking Sites
See more about the activities around the Department of Information Technology at our social Networking sites!
Georgia Southern University – IT Alumni, Faculty & Friends on LinkedIn. The purpose of this group is to provide alumni, current IT students, faculty and friends of the Department of Information Technology a way to network and support the growth and evolution of an outstanding IT program! We encourage our IT alumni to stay in touch and let us know about their careers as well as employment opportunities for our current students in the form of internships or jobs upon graduation.