I wanted to introduce everyone to the Enterprise Computing Community (ECC). The ECC was formed through a National Science Foundation grant that Marist College and 8 academic partners and 9 industry partners received in 2008. Their objective, which should really resonate with those of us in the TPF community, is to revitalize undergraduate education in enterprise computing to address the national skills shortage in large systems technology. Advancing this objective will help produce a new generation of talent that will provide industry with the ability to secure, sustain, and grow their operations. This will stabilize a vulnerable technology environment before the problem reaches crisis proportions.
In most of my discussion with clients, the national skills shortage in large systems technology has been a major concern. I would encourage all of you to get involved with the ECC and help us to solve this issue. That brings me to my next point...the ECC 2014 Conference. The ECC Conference is hosted by Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY each June. Keynote speakers are invited from industry and academia. Panel discussions are held with faculty members, students and industry representatives. Peer-reviewed papers are presented in break-out sessions over the two days of the conference. There is no fee to attend the ECC Conference and food is provided. Participants must provide their own housing and transportation.
The Enterprise Computing Community Conference will take place at Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY, on June 8th – 10th. The themes around ECC 2014, the sixth annual conference hosted by Marist College, are:
The conference will include seminars on the latest enterprise technologies, student and industry panel discussions and educational tracks for researchers, educators, and students. Various people from the TPF Development Lab will be attending the conference and we are working on other ways to get involved as well.
One bonus of this conference is that the TPF Development Lab is in Poughkeepsie, so this would be a great opportunity to attend an excellent conference and set up some time to join us in the lab for a meeting. If you are interested in attending and would like to come meet with us in the lab as well, please feel free to contact us directly or through your CSR.