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The Off The Ground Fight

(April 22 2013) Written by: Josh Vickerson in Clubs, Computing

There are well over 240 clubs, groups and activities here at RIT, so you might think trying to start yet another one...
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RIT's ITS Resnet Saves the Day!

(April 15 2013) Written by: Daniel Nwosu in Computing

I'd first like to thank RIT's Information Technology Services: Residential Network (ITS Resnet) for the brilliant work they do everyday. ITS Resnet...
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Mac? PC? Who Cares?

(March 25 2013) Written by: Josh Vickerson in Computing

While I served as an ambassador for the Computer Science department, a common question from parents was, "What kind of computer do...
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Switching Majors

(March 08 2013) Written by: Melody Kelly in Majors & Minors

“Be passionate about what you do”: this was one piece of advice that stuck with me and ultimately led to my decision...
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Happy Birthday, Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper!

(December 10 2012) Written by: Melody Kelly in Student Life

To celebrate Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper, Women in Computing hosted a birthday party in the Golisano Atrium. Free cake and information...
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Why I Chose RIT

(December 06 2012) Written by: Melody Kelly

When I first began my college search, I was unsure of exactly what I should be looking for. Location? Public or private?...
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(Video Blog) Attention GCCIS Students: Check out the Google Wallet

(August 03 2011) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Innovation, Majors & Minors, Rochester & Monroe County, Student Life, Women at RIT

Hey everyone, I am currently recording from Burlington Vermont. I just finished my commute home from the office. I was listening to...
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Attention GCCIS Students: Check out the Google Wallet (Video Blog)

(August 03 2011) Added by: Alissa Anderson

Hey everyone, I am currently recording from Burlington Vermont. I just finished my commute home from the office. I was listening to the radio and they were talking about the current Google homepage.
If you go to google.com you will notice that below the search bar there is a link to Google’s latest addition to the android market. That being a phone with capabilities of connecting you to your Google Wallet. The Google wallet being a virtual access point to you bank account, credit card, or Google gift card if you do not have the services they request. I thought this was a really cool idea. This gives people the ability to not carry any money, not carry their credit cards, just walk into any store, swipe your smartphone and pay for your goods.
I thought that was really awesome so I immediately went home to see if this would work in Burlington, VT. Burlington of course not being the biggest tech center, it is known for bicycles and organic food, I thought it was going to be very strange if this service was offered in the area… In fact it was actually accepted at a lot of gas stations in town. I then decided to look at my hometown, Albany New York….though that was little more tech savvy. And in fact it is, not only gas stations but also Rite Aid, CVS, and other convenience stores will accept the phone. I then looked into Rochester New York, home to RIT where we will all be this fall. In addition to the gas stations and the convenient stores I mentioned earlier, several retailers will also accept your phone – one being New York and Company, located in the Market Place Mall, which I found really surprising. If any girls are thinking about shopping in Rochester before you go back to school there will be no credit card required you can just use your smartphone and swipe away while you shop.

I did think this was a really cool idea and wanted to share it with everyone. To all those in GCCIS shout out to you. Anyone in a computer science major: I think this is really cool for your majors, for where your industry is heading. Hopefully one of you can figure out how to connect our student ID cards to our smartphones so next year we can just swipe our phones rather then those cards. That would be really cool, think about that, work on that before you get to campus. Thanks Guys!