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Upcoming Alumni Events

Join us in-person and online for our upcoming events.

Virtual Entrepreneur Panel

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 7:00pm-8:00pm ET
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It's your turn to ask the questions! Join us for a virtual panel of entrepreneurial alumni that have recently come back to campus both in-person and virtually to speak to our students. Panelists will dive into how they secured funding, the fear of failure, and much more!

Moderated by former faculty member and entrepreneur, Srinidhi Varadarajan.

Panelists include:


Hokie Hotspot - NYC

Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location TBD
Join computer science alumni in the NYC area for drinks and appetizers while learning what the department has been up to! 
Registration Coming Soon

Catch up on our 50 Years of Computer Science Celebration below. 


Thank you to everyone who joined our live webinars! You can find the recordings below. 

Recordings of Previous Events

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Diversity in CS Panel
Panelists shared the challenges that the African-American community faces in the computer science field. Panelists include: Briana Augenreich ('15), Victoria Hairston ('17), and Lawrence Warren (MS '18).

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Women in CS Panel
Panelists share their personal pathways and experiences in a male dominated industry, talk about the importance of female networks, and share how they are paving the way for other women in computer science. Panelists include: Margaret Ellis (MS '02), Associate Professor of Practice; Sarah Lee ('18); and Megan Underwood ('08).

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Defending Deepfakes: AI & Security
Associate Professor Bimal Viswanath explains his research that investigates threats posed by deepfakes and methods for defense.

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Timeless Technology: Civil War Photo Sleuth
Associate Professor Kurt Luther traces the 150-year history of photo sleuthing, showing how the passage of time has magnified some challenges, but also unlocked exciting new possibilities. Check out Civil War Photo Sleuth here.

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How Are You Strengthening Your Resilience Muscles?
Alumna Sharmin Banu ('98), an executive coach for tech leaders, shared the misconceptions around resilience, how busy tech professionals incorportated it in their lives, as well as simply, easy to implement resilience-building rituals. 

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Understanding Blockchain Law:
Q&A with Alumnus Aaron Krowne (MS '03)
Obtain a better understanding of how blockchain has evolved over the past decade, its changing regulations, as well as the grey areas of pertinent laws. 

Tips from the Top: Leading as a Woman Engineer
Alumna Christina Wick ('98) shares her personal career pathway and experiences leading as a woman engineer. Passionate about technology as it relates to mobile software development, she has built a career that has pushed and challenged her, honing her leadership skills every step of the way. Throughout her career, she has built high performing teams at multiple top companies.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Build The Product YOU
Alumna Sharmin Banu ('99) shared her process to evaluate your entreprenuerial mindset with students in a hybrid webinar. This article dives into the three questions to ask yourself: why, what, and how.