E-Day 2013 was a great success for the Computer Science department! Dozens of students of all ages and their families came to view presentations and to participate in hands-on demonstrations.
Younger students were invited to create their first video game using Alice, a simple object-oriented development environment. Alice's animated interface enables students as young as six years old to tell stories and share videos they have made.
Meanwhile, high school-age students were able to learn about the Cappuccino project, an open-source development environment. The presenter explained the importance of open-source projects and how easy it can be to get involved, even as a beginner.
For the first time, some of this year's E-Day activities took place in the new Davis Marksbury building. This building houses much of the exciting research within the department and is the newest engineering building at UK.
E-Day is also a fantastic opportunity for current UK students to showcase the projects they've been working on. Even some freshmen, like CS student Ryan Baltenberger, already have some impressive work deserving of display.
The CS department thanks everyone who attended or assisted with E-Day 2013! We look forward to seeing you all next week, on February 22, at E-Day 2014!