Reunion Schedule

This is the near-final draft schedule for the Fall 2016 Grinnell Computer Science Affinity Reunion. It is intended to give potential attendees some sense of what the reunion will look like. Confirmed speakers are listed. So many of our alums are doing cool things that it was very difficult to put together a program. I feel bad that I could not find spaces for more of you to speak.

Register for the reunion here!

Friday, 2016-11-18

The reunion primarily starts at 4:15 p.m. on Friday with Henry Walker's opening. However, alumni who choose to arrive earlier will be able to tour campus, visit classes, and have lunch with students and fellow alums.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Registration desk open
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Class visits available
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Campus tours and tours of the CS department available
NoonLunch in marketplace with current students
4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.Opening Talk - A History of the CS Department (Henry Walker) - ARH 302
Open to the public
5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Alumni Panel: Technology Futures: AR, VR, and Beyond (Robert Gehorsam '76 and Rachel (Heck) Rose '01) - ARH 302
Open to the public
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.SFS reception for Henry Walker
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.Dinner
8:30 to 10:00 p.m.Pub Quiz

Saturday, 2016-11-19

The main day of the reunion. We've tried to offer a wide variety of talks and panels, as well as a job and internship fair. If you'd like to recruit Grinnell students or alums, contact Nathan Dobbels and he'll help you get set up with a table.

8:30 a.m. to noonRegistration desk open
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast with CS Faculty (current and former) - JRC 101
10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.The Current State of the CS Department (Samuel A. Rebelsky) - JRC 101
Open to the public
10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Alumni Panel: Perspectives on Computer Security (Ian Atha '09, Helen Dougherty '16, Jonathan Wellons '04) - JRC 101
11:00 a.m. to noonJob and internship fair; a chance to for students and faculty to mix - JRC 2nd Floor
Noon to 1:15 p.m.Lunch in marketplace with current students
1:15 p.m.. to 1:45 p.m.Personal Projects and having fun writing Twitter 'bots (Terian Kosick '12) - JRC 101
1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Faculty talk: Keeping Stuff (John Stone) - JRC 101
2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.Students + Alumni: Making a Difference in Software Design (Wes Beary '05, Nora Bresette Buccino '16, Blake Creasey '16, Janet Davis, Cassie (Schmitz) Koomjian '05, Alex Leach '06, Ian Young '08) - JRC 101
3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.Faculty talk: Digital Humanities at Grinnell (Erik Simpson) - JRC 101
3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Student Initiatives: AppDev (Alex Mitchell '17), Pioneer Weekend (Lea Marolt Sonnenschein '15), VR Club (Anita DeWitt '17) - JRC 101
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Research in Computer Science at Grinnell (CS faculty + Research Students) - JRC 101
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Break
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Dinner - Quad
7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.Closing keynote: Trying to make a difference, a career in computing (Nathaniel S. Borenstein '80) - Quad
8:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Optional Social events

Sunday, 2016-11-20 - Unofficial Events

Affinity reunions are normally only Friday/Saturday. However, we expect that some alums will want to stick around on Sunday for some additional fun. We're considering an un-conference, but you have other suggestions, we'd love to hear them!