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The NC State Wolfpack playing at Reynolds Coliseum
I vividly remember my first collage basketball game. It was an NC State home game, back when they played at Reynolds Coliseum. To this day I have yet to experienced anything like it again. The auditorium was erupting with pure energy. The volume, of the predominantly sstudent crowd, could have easily out powered the loudest rock concert. I remember thinking how much more dynamic "student power" was compared to watching professionals play.
Well, this week I re-experienced some of that magic, in the form of the positive buzz swirling around Project Zero. The news wires picked up on NC State using Project Zero as part of a computer science course.
One of the real perks of working in RTP is the interaction with our universities. Timo Salo, from the Project Zero team, worked with various NCSU students and professors including Dr. Munindar P. Singh to make this course possible. It's always refreshing to test new software with universities - the students and profs are never short of enthusiastic insights that ultimately make our software better.
This is addictive behavior - and we have similar projects on various topics going on at Duke U and UNC. Our university collaboration goes beyond RTP. In fact, we have many university hotspots all over the world, which we call. Centers for Advanced Studies (CAS). For example, On of the most vibrant university programs is run from our Toronto CAS. I'd like to blog more about these activities as the year goes on.
I guess James Governor, of Redmonk, got it right when he said in a recent blog entry - “IBM doesn’t want to be your father’s IBM, it wants to be your son’s”.
Go Wolf pack!