CCSE Events

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 Premiere CCSE Events

Computing Showcase (C-Day)

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The College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) Computing Showcase (C-Day) is a biannual event that takes place at the end of fall and spring semesters where participating students showcase some of the richest activity at CCSE. As students prepare for graduation they present posters and games highlighting their experiences within internships, team projects, and capstone and thesis work.


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The CCSE Hackathon is the College’s premier event in showcasing student talent and connecting companies to our students. Through dedicated “threads” (aka themes) within the event, companies can raise awareness of opportunities for students to work with them, increase brand awareness, and locate top talent for computing workforce. Students can hone their skills, apply the knowledge they gain inside the classroom in authentic, real-world problems, and connect with internship and job opportunities.

A game jam is a gathering 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, and others in game development-related fields.

Internship Networking Event

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The CCSE Internship Networking Night is a flash networking event where students can connect with potential employers. Students are encouraged to be interview ready and have plenty of resumes on hand!

Dean's Speaker Series

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Curated by CCSE's Dean Dr. Jon Preston, the CCSE Dean's Speakers series aims to expose students to industry.

International Programming Competition 

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The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is an algorithmic programming contest for college students. Teams of three, representing their university, work to solve the most real-world problems, fostering collaboration, creativity, innovation, and the ability to perform under pressure. Through training and competition, teams challenge each other to raise the bar on the possible. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.

Each year, Kennesaw State University College of Computing and Software Engineering will host a total of 65+ teams which includes teams from Kennesaw State University.

Raspberry Pi Workshop

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The College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) offers several Raspberry Pi Teacher Workshops each year. Teachers complete a "guided experimentation" project with a Raspberry Pi, then design and complete a project of their own. Finally, they work with others to complete a group project of their own design.Workshop participants take away a teacher kit containing a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, case, power supply, and parts pack to use in their classrooms. The workshops are offered free of charge to qualified teachers

 Past Events

  • KSU CCSE Ideathon - Febrauary 26, 2019

    Feb 26, 2019

    Time: 6-8:30pm

    Location: J-101

    Team Challenge - Prizes Awarded to top 3 team ideas!


    Dean's Speaker Series: Ernst & Young - Data Analytics in Practice (February 25, 2019)

    KSU CCSE welcomes Ernst & Young!

    Monday, Feb 25, 2019

    Time: 5-6pm

    Room J-101

    Talk: Data Analytics in Practice

    WIT Campus Welcome Pegasystems

    WIT Campus is hosting PegaSystems at their upcoming meeting on February 20! Learn about upcoming career opportunities within their organization at Pegasystems.

    Date: February 20, 2019
    Time: 6-8 PM
    Location: M100 (Textile Bldg)

    Link Up With LinkedIn

    Date: February 11, 2019

    Location: J-157

    CCSE Spring 2019 Networking Event - January 30 & 31

    Find an Internship or Co-op for 2019 at the CCSE Internship Networking Event!  


    Wednesday, January 30th, 6-8pm AND Thursday, January 31st, 6-8pm

    Location: Marietta Campus, Student Center Ballroom

    See attending companies here:

    Bruce Skillin, Georgia Pacific, Industry Expert Advice

    Date: January 24th, 2019
    Locatoion: Marietta Campus, Building J (Atrium), Room 101

    Time: 3-4pm

    Join us Jan. 25-27th for Global Game Jam® !

    This 48-hour game development extravaganza will start in the afternoon of Friday Jan. 25th and continue through the afternoon of Sunday Jan. 27th. Students and non-students from all areas of study are welcome to attend. Join us and showcase your skills, enjoy great company, and have a great time!


  • CCSE Graduation Reception

    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Joe Mack Wilson Student Center Ballrooms 

    Civic Engagement at Sterling Estates - East Cobb (November 13, 2018)
    Date: November 13, 2018
    Time: 2-3pm
    Location: Sterling Estates - East Cobb 

    ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition (November 3, 2018)

    Hosted by the CCSE Student Organizations

    Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
    Time: 8:30am-7:30pm
    Location: KSU Marietta Campus, Atrium Building (J)

    CCSE Dean's Series: Industry Talks

    Ernst & Young Panel Discussion on Digital Transformation 

    *Recruiting Session to follow discussion*

    Date: Thursday, November 1st, 2018

    Time: 4:30-5:30pm

    Location: KSU Marietta Campus, Building J, Room 152

    As this is a recruiting session, bring resumes & dress to impress!

    AITP is hosting Atlanta VMWare User Group Meeting

    Industry Professionals from Atlanta VMWare User Group Looking to Start a KSU User Group

    Thursday, November 1st, 2-3pm

    Marietta Campus, Room J-158

    Civic Engagement - Sterling Estates (October 23, 2018)
    Date:Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Time: 6:30-7:30pm
    Sterling Estates - East Cobb

    Marietta Campus Open House
    Name: Open House - Marietta Campus
    Date: October 20, 2018 
    Time: 9:00 AM 
    Location: Joe Mack Wilson Student Center - Marietta Campus

    We invite you to be Black and Gold, Proud and Bold! The Marietta Campus Open House offers prospective students interested in majors such as Engineering, Computing, Physics, Mathematics, and Architecture the opportunity to meet with the professors in your major of interest and learn more about the innovative, hands-on programs available at KSU.

    Google Recuitment Session (October 11-12, 2018)

    Google will be on-campus October 11th and 12th to host several workshops and talks on campus for you to learn more about life at Google and specific job/internship opportunities in technology that we have for students.  We will have food and swag while they last -- hope to see you there!
    Check out the details below and register for the event here!
    Resume Office Hours

    Thursday, October 11, 12pm - 2pm, Location: Marietta

    Location: Department of Career Planning and Development Office, Wilson Student Center Suite 160 (Sign-up for a spot on Handshake!)

    Bring your resume to be reviewed by a Googler! You must register on Handshake to secure a spot. (Registration opens October 1st)
    Google Technology Careers Information Session & Resume Tips

    Thursday, October 11, 6pm - 8pm, Location: Q202

    A problem isn't truly solved until it's solved for all. At Google, you're invited to bring your insight, imagination, and healthy disregard for the impossible to build products that create opportunities and build -- for everyone. Join us to learn more about our culture and teams!  We’ll also spend some time talking about resume tips - the format, structure, and detailed content of your resume could maximize your chances of receiving an interview opportunity with Google

    Google Code Jam Kickstart Practice Session

    Friday, October 12, 12:30pm - 3:00pm, Location: J152

    Ready to solve fun, challenging problems? Want to practice with your peers? Kickstart, an online Google coding competition, is hosting an on campus practice session by Google engineers. This workshop will give you the opportunity to test and grow your coding abilities and get started with competitive programming, while getting a glimpse into the programming skills needed for a technical career at Google. If you’re already a seasoned contestant, come show us how many problems you can solve and get some awesome swag!

    For this event, you will need to:

    Bring your laptop

    Review Code Jam’s Quick-start guide prior to the event & ensure you can run/execute code on your personal computer.  You may use any programming language to solve the problems in this mini round.
    Have a gmail email address in order to participate. If you don’t have one, please create a gmail account here. 

    What to do next? **Register for the events which interest you by October 8** Make sure your resume and LinkedIn profiles are up to date!

    Civic Engagement - Sterling Estates (October 9, 2018)
    Date:Tuesday, October 9, 2018
    Time: 2-3pm
    Sterling Estates - East Cobb

    Manhattan Associates Information & Recruitment Session
    Date:Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Time: 6-8pm
    Atrium building. J-152

    Visiting Speaker - Michael Tidwell, Infrastructure Engineer at Tierion (September 25, 2018)
    Michael Tidwell, Infrastructure Engineer at Tierion
    Founder, The Atlanta Blockchain
    Chief Knowledge Officer, Atlanta Bitcoin Embassy

    Date: Tuesday, September 25
    Time: 1:00-2:15 p.m., followed by Q&A
    Place: J-101
    Refreshments will be served!

    CS Research Seminar
    Date:  Monday, September 24

    Time:  12:00 – 1:00 PM

    Place:  Atrium Bldg., J-152

    Title:  Data Management of Big Sensory Data

    Speaker:  Dr. Zhipeng Cai, Associate Professor, CS Dept, Georgia State University

    Robins AFB Recruiting / Career Fair (September 18, 2018)
    Tuesday, Sept 18th, 9-5pm

    Information Table 

    Lobby of the J Building (aka Atrium building), KSU Marietta Campus

    Home Depot Information Session (September 18, 2018)
    Date: September 18, 2018
    Time: 6-7:30pm
    Location: J-152

    CCSE Hackathon (September 12-15, 2018)
    Date: September 12-15, 2018
    Time: 2-3pm
    Location: J-152
    Register Your Team here:

    Civic Engagement at Sterling Estates - East Cobb (September 11, 2018)
    Date: September 11, 2018
    Time: 2-3pm
    Location: J-152

    Internship Networking Event (September 5 & 6, 2018)
    Date: September 5 & 6, 2018
    Time: 6-8:30pm
    Location: Student Center Ballrooms

    IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Town Hall Meeting (August 29 & 30, 2018)

    Date: August 29, 2018
    Location: J-152


    Date: August 30, 2018
    Time: 5-6PM
    Location: J-152


    CCSE Pre-Hackathon Tech Workshops (August 24, 2018)
    Date: August 24, 2018

    Anthem Workshop:
    Time: 10am-12pm
    Location: J-262

    HPCC Systems Workshop:
    Time: 12-2pm
    Location: J-262

    InComm Workshop:
    Time: 2-4pm
    Location: J-262 


    CCSE Welcome Cookout (August 23, 2018)
    Date: August 23, 2018
    Time: 12-2PM
    Location: J-152


    CCSE Game Night (August 15, 2018)
    Date: August 15, 2018
    Time: 6:00-10:00pm
    Location: Game Lab


    Deans Speaker Series: Tim Alman from Aaron's (August 22, 2018)

    "How to be a SWE in the Real World"
    Date: August 22, 2018
    Time: 6:30-7:30pm
    Location: J-152


    HPC Code Camp
    The College of Computing and Software Engineering is excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for students in computing to earn up to $300 while studying High Performance Computing (HPC) for Big Data:

    With a special HPC CODE CAMP (May 10-11, 2018 from 8:30AM – 5:00PM, at J-251, KSU Marietta Campus)

    Leading to a special section of ACST 3340 or ACS 6830 offered summer 2018 regular semester (offered primarily online, with five F2F meetings)
    Leading to completion of a High Performance Computing Certificate.

    More information here.

    Spring 2018 C-Day

    Date: April 26, 2018
    Time: 4pm
    Location: KSU Marietta Campus - Atrium and Design 2 buildings
    Program / Student Information / Sponsor Information / Winners
    Dean Speaker Series: David Smith, Lecturer at Georgia Tech
    Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Time: 12-1pm Presentation / 1-2pm Open Discussion
    Location: KSU Marietta Campus, Atrium J-101
    More Information

    Internship Networking Event

    Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
    Location: Joe Mack Wilson Student Center Ballroom A (KSU Marietta Campus)

    * Bring plenty of resumes! Get your 60 second elevator speech ready! There will be speed networking!*

    More information here. 

  • Fall 2017 C-Day

    Date: November 30, 2017 
    Time: 4-7pm 
    Location: Department of Sports and Recreation Recreation and Wellness Center, Marietta Campus  

    2nd Annual CCSE 2107 ACM-ICPC Programming Competition

    Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
    Time: 8:00am-8:00pm

    We had an enormous success on Saturday, Nov 11, 2017, 8:00am-8:00pm, as we hosted CCSE 2nd annual ACM-ICPC   International Collegiate Programming Contest headquartered at, the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest over 50 years in the world, as 19 Colleges and Universities from Southeast regional participated here at CCSE/KSU. This event is sponsored by ACM-ICPC.

    There were 218 participants attended  such as Auburn, Clemson, Ga Tech, Morehouse college, Voldasta, UGA, USG, Mississippi State, Mercer, etc., including the 63 team of three contestants (12 teams of three from KSU)+ coaches, volunteers from ACM, IEEE-Computer Society, WIT-Campus, and AITP Student Chapters participated.

    CCSE Hackathon

    Date: October 5-8, 2017
    Location: Atrium Buidling (J)
    Registration Link
    More Information 

    Welcome Back Cookout

    Date: September 28, 2017
    Time: 12-2PM
    Location: The Ampitheatre, Marietta Campus 

    CCSE Hackathon Pitch Night

    Date: September 14, 2017
    Time: 6:00-7:30PM
    Location: Marietta Campus, Building I2- Design 2
    More Information 

    "Geeks Giving Back" West Cobb Senior Center - Civic Engagement (June 22, 2017)

    Please RSVP to the event via OwlLife. 

    Math, Nerf Guns, and Late Nights: The Inside Story on Being Paid to Program Video Games with Mike Dudgeon, Chief Technology Officer of Hi-Rez Studios (March 27, 2017) 

    Date: March 27, 2017
    Time: 2-3PM
    Location: KSU Marietta Campus Student Center Ballrooms A&B