June 23, 2017

DEF CON 24

DEFCON Hacking Conference




DEF CON is one of the oldest and largest continuously running hacker conventions, which seems to continue growing each year. UAT will make its usual rounds at DEF CON to connect with alumni as well as many like minded technology-driven individuals. Originally started in 1993 by The Dark Tangent, DEF CON is a unique experience for each con-goer. All events at DEF CON were conceived by the attendees. Some people play capture the flag the entire time, while many people never touch a computer at DEF CON. Some people see every speech they can, while others miss all the talks….

Live in the Game Jam

live in the game jam




Benjamin Pope, UAT Game Design Alumni and owner of Live in the Game, LLC, is in the process of organizing the company’s first solo Game Jam scheduled for the weekend of April 15-17, 2016, at University of Advancing Technology. Some of you may be wondering, “what is a Game Jam?” Some of you may be wondering, “what is a Game Jam?” A Game Jam is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours. Game developers are generally made up of programmers, game designers, artists…

Avnet Tech Games Held at UAT

Avnet Tech Games




Mark your calendar for the Avnet Tech Games to be held April 2, 2016 at University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona. The Avnet Tech Games (ATG) is an annual college technology competition that provides students with an opportunity to apply what they learn in school to real-world scenarios. Students compete in teams and each winning team member is eligible to receive a scholarship! Thousands of students will graduate and apply for the same jobs, but the ones who get the best jobs have one thing in common: experience outside the classroom. Adding the Avnet Tech Games to your resume can be…

AZ Tech Beat Visits UAT on #ExposeTheAwesome Tour

Expose the Awesome




UAT was the last stop on AZ Tech Beat‘s #ExposeTheAwesome Tour, where they had a neat idea to interview cool companies in various technology fields throughout the summer. We had a busy day planned for AZTB Editor Tishin Donkersley, Community Manager Ryan Loebe and Film Intern Xavier Smith, but we knew they were ready for it! First, they sat down with Provost Dr. David Bolman to find out why UAT is unique and how access to great technology molds our students into innovators for the future. Dr. Bolman had no trouble expressing his enthusiasm for technology and how important UAT is to…

Professor DeNigris’ Sabbatical Vlog

UAT Digitial Video




Some of you may know that Professor Paul DeNigris, Program Champion for Digital Video at University of Advancing Technology, has taken a sabbatical this Spring semester to get some additional industry experience working in visual effects in Hollywood. Paul is keeping a daily vlog of his experiences in LA, which he calls “Hollywood at 45.” He calls this Episode 0, as he begins packing for his new journey. “It’s now or never, I gotta do it! If I wait too long, it will never happen..” Check it out here: Link to this post!Related PostsAward-Winning Film “Limelight” Now on YouTube! UATDV…

UAT Digital Video Wins BIG at Inter-College 48 Hour Film Challenge!

Digital Video awards




For six years, a rivalry between University of Advancing Technology’s Digital Video Program and Grand Canyon University’s Digital Film Program has been building. Six years ago, UAT won the inaugural Inter-College 48 Hour Film Challenge hosted by GCU. Since then, UAT and GCU have alternated hosting – GCU in the Fall, UAT in the Spring – and for a while, UAT’s dominance in the contest was assured. Two years ago GCU added another component to the contest, the “POV Cup” – a traveling trophy the likes of the Stanley Cup that would be housed in the winning team’s home base until the next…

AZ TechCelerator Student Innovation Challenge

AZ TechCelerator




AZ TechCelerator and UAT have partnered in offering a chance at a full year of rent and support at the AZ TechCelerator office in Surprise, Arizona. UAT students are faced with the challenge of creating their own SIP (Student Innovation Project) by the time they graduate. This opportunity gives students even more incentive to innovate amidst competition from other students. Students will present their projects in front of a panel of judges where they will be asked five general questions. The winner will get free office rental for one year, access to workshops, and support from incubator coaches and mentors. Learn…

NASA Mars Rover Landing Free on Xbox Live




Want to get a taste of what it’s like to burn through the atmosphere on a NASA spacecraft? Xbox and NASA have teamed up to develop “Mars Rover Landing,” a skills game in which you use Kinect motion sensors to guide the rover Curiosity to land on Mars and successfully reach a target. The on demand game is available in 18 different languages. Download it for free on Xbox Live. File size is a modest 496MB. Link to this post!Related PostsFuture You University Returns to UAT Programming Students Adopt a Robotic Dog G33K Squad Competes in Southwest VEX U Tournament…

Yahoo! Selects Google’s Marissa Mayer as CEO

Marissa Mayer Yahoo




Yahoo! has selected 37-year-old Marissa Mayer as their fifth CEO in 4 years. Mayer could be a perfect fit for Yahoo!, who has struggled to find a focus that will make the company profitable again. Mayer was Google’s 20th employee, and first woman engineer. Yahoo! hopes Mayer’s experience in software engineering, product and user experience design will make Yahoo! relevant again as a technology company, rather than the media company which former CEO Terry Semel turned it into. Mayer’s first priority at Yahoo! might be to make Yahoo! Mail more secure by adding HTTPS connections. Yahoo! also needs to focus on several of their popular…

TED: Arduino’s Massimo Banzi




Massimo Banzi, one of the co-inventors of the Arduino platform, has a great TED Talk about open-source hardware and how it’s revolutionizing and revitalizing innovation world-wide. Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that’s inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine — from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, “You don’t need anyone’s permission to make something great.” Link to this post!