Eagle Techxpo coming to GSU

Jozsef Papp

The 8th Annual Eagle Techxpo, which showcases the latest technology for the classroom, workplace, and home, will be taking place at the IT building on Oct. 16, 2015.

The event will include informative sessions for faculty, staff and students.

“The sessions available allow attendees to hear some of the exciting things going on here on campus as well as allowing sponsors to showcase their products,” David Walker, Georgia Southern Lead Systems Analyst, said. “The session being offered range from Faculty presentations on Folio, IT presentations on the re-design of MyGeorgiaSouthern, updates from Apple on OSX and iOS 9, to Mobile solutions from HP.”

There will be over 25 vendors present and the public will be able to receive T-shirts, prizes, and other goods.

“The main reason for having the vendors/sponsors is to provide a chance for our students, faculty, and staff to meet and network with vendors that have a presence on campus or may be a potential employer for our students in the future,” Walker said.

The event will host Swami Chandrasekaran as a keynote speaker. He is an executive architect and technical leader in the IBM Watson CTO Office and will speak in the IT Building in room 1005 at 10:45 a.m. About the “IBM Watson Story”.

Being able to have one of the architects of IBM Watson on campus to talk about The Watson Story is a rare opportunity. Not only is IBM doing the keynote address they will have a booth in the vendor/sponsor exhibit area for attendees to come by and find out more about IBM and Watson,” Walker said. “We hope that the keynote will be as fascinating to students as the Watson technology is to technology enthusiasts.”

In addition, the Techxpo Computer Shootout will take place at the CEIT Atrium for students, faculty, and staff who wish to showcase the computers they have built to the crowd.

“Anyone who wants to show off the beast of a machine they’ve built at home is welcome to participate,” Walker said.

Prizes will be awarded in the CPU Face-off, GPU Showdown, and Best in Show categories and will be voted by the crowd. Each contestant will receive a small prize for participated and a chance to win a door prize at the end of the event. Participants are encouraged to sign-up prior to the event.

Eagle Techxpo is free and open to the general public.