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Firewall October 2009 Final 2

Firewall October 2009 Final 2

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OCTOBER 2009COLLEGE OF COMPUTINGWWW. GTFIREWALL.COM
WHERE’D ALL THE GIRLS GO?
THE COC SENDS WOMEN@CC TO GRACE HOPPER
HUMANITECH
HELPING THE WORLD ONE WEBSITE AT A TIME
FIREWALL
helps your
CODEEARS
become your
EYES
 
 N  E  Y  E   N  N  I  V  E  S  Y  !  
COVER BY: JEANIE CHOI
 
 A VIEW OF WHAT’S IN STORE
TABLE OFCONTENTS
THE FIREWALL TEAM
AT A GLANCE
PRESIDENTMansi SharmaCHIEF COPY EDITORChris RussellCHEIF LAYOUT EDITORTerris JohnsonCHIEF WEB DEVELOPER Joy BuolamwiniSTAFF WRITERS Jeannie ChoiAbhishek JainKarthik NarayanEric SembratKlee SimmonsAshish NarasimhamAurel LazarCOMMUNITYCONTRIBUTORSCandis PhamConnie ChenAndrew TenlSPECIAL THANKSMeredith GoodmanTom PilschPreethi Reddy-VeluriCedric Stallworth4: ACM HOSTSENGADGET HD Q&A6: COMICS
7: A CODE AND SOUND DUET:COMPUTING AND MUSICSPAWN NEW POSSIBILITIES
10: ADVISOR’S VAULT OF HORROR11: TWITTAAAAH! TWEETINGYOUR WAY TO HELL
ACADEMICS
HUMANITECH
Meet the CoC’s newest student org andsee what they do to help those who helpthose in need, all while learning moreabout their trade. Proof positive that“computing for good” isn’t just a sayingfor the back of a t-shirt.
CODE AND SOUND
14:
CROSS CONTINENTALCONFERENCE: AN INTERVIEWWITH COREY STEWARD
INTERNATIONAL
16: A MICROCOSM OF US ALL: ANOUTSIDERS OBSERVATIONS OFTHE COC COMMONS17: SAVE THE FRESHMEN20: BACK TO THE GRIND: NOT SOFRESHMAN ANYMORE
20: SPOTLIGHT: HUMANITECH
COMMUNITY
12:
WHERE’D ALL THE GIRLS GO???
CAREER
While some get into computer scienceto escape any mention of the word ‘art,others have jumped in because they seecomputing as the next step in the arts.Read about projects going on at Tech thatwork to innovate the sights and sounds of art, all from a computer terminal.
CONTENTS
CONTENTS 2
 
TITLE of ARTICLE
October 17, 2008 was the date when thevery rst issue of THE FIREWALL wasreleased. When forming THE FIREWALL, Iwanted to have a medium through whichstudents could learn of the College of Computing’s great opportunities. Withover 15 organizations, the college hasbrilliant students who make a majorimpact in the computing community.In the beginning, it was just Ajai
 
WritingLayout EditingWeb DevelopmentIllustratingArt/Graphic DesignPhotographySponsorshipMarketing/PublicityPrinting and DistributionExperience is welcome but by no meansnecessary!
INTERESTED IN HELPING SPREAD THE FIRE?
THE FIREWALL TURNS ONE!
THE FIREWALL ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
 WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU CANCONTRIBUTE TO THE STUDENT COMMUNITY?
VISIT OUR WEBSITE -- WWW.GTFIREWALL.COM
Karthikeyan and I who produced the rstblack and white issue, and ever since, THEFIREWALL has been growing to entirelynew levels. We now have a team of over20 students who not only enjoy workingon this color print magazine that releasesmonthly, but who are also responsiblefor informing over 500 students inthis College of everything they shouldknow about academia, careers, and theinternational and local communities.I feel blessed to have this opportunity tothank everyone who has worked with mefor THE FIREWALL. This organization isvery special to me, and everyone involvedwill always hold a special place in myheart. Ajai Karthikeyan - thank you forhelping me make October 17, 2008 oneof the most memorable days of my life.When I think of this magazine, you arethe rst person I think of, as only bothof us know how much effort has goneinto making this magazine a success. Myamazing team of ofcers - Stephen Hilber,Chris Russell, Joy Buolamwini and Terris Johnson: I cannot express how gratefulI am to have such an enthusiastic andtalented set of individuals. The entireFIREWALL team - you all should be proudof making an impact on the community.Cedric Stallworth, Beth Collums, and TomPilsch - your tremendous support andencouragement will never be forgotten.Finally, to all our sponsors and ourreaders - THE FIREWALL loves you!This past year has been a great learningexperience for all of us in the team, andwe hope to achieve much higher goals forthe organization in the future. Hopefully,we will be able to extend our readershipand coverage to other computingdepartments in the US. In the mean time,please share your thoughts about thismagazine from the past year, and if youhave any comments, please send an emailto mansi@gtrewall.com or visit our newwebsite - www.gtrewall.com.Thanks and I hope you enjoy this issue!
THE FIREWALL PRESIDENTMANSI SHARMA
CONTENTS 3
FIREWA
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