Monday, September 28 @ 6:30PM EST
JMU’s CISE Computer Science (CS) and JMU’s COB Computer Information Systems (CIS) programs although have much overlap, the differences have never been clearly enumerated. On Monday, September 28th, 2020 6:30PM EST the Minority Programmers and the Association for Information Systems (AIS) proudly hosted a panel of JMU Class of 2020’s Graduates of both programs (CS: Isaac Smith, Megan Gilbert & CIS: Emily Hoang, Trey Rustand) to answer any questions you have on these programs and the type of work its prepares you for.
October 16 - November 2
You have 17 days to build a platform for your own democratic voting system
Every Wednesday at 4PM EST
With many of our classes teaching Agile scrum the leading project management methodology used by over 90% of companies with scrum masters easily attaining 6 figure salaries, the Minority Programmers have decided to host a study group every Wednesday at 4PM, to prepare Agile SCRUM PSM Certification test.
Tuesday, September 15 2020 at 7:00 PM EST
With application deadlines coming around the corner, it's that time of year where we get ready for the daunting technical interview. On Tuesday, September 15th @ 7PM we are glad to have the team from FAST Enterprises (an industry leader in the development/installation of software for government agencies) for a virtual Technical Interview #Workshop
Monday, September 14 2020 at 6:30 PM EST
The Minority Programmers is proud to invite leaders at Amazon Web Services (AWS) to discuss their lives as consultants for the world’s leading cloud platform, the work AWS is doing to improve the world, and how you can get involved!
Wednesday, September 9 2020 at 6:00 PM EST
The Minority Programmers is proud to present the "Day in the Life of A KPMG Developer" where we can understand what it is like to be a software developers at one of the "Big Four" accounting firms from employees who work there now!
The JMU community is proud to announce the formation of the CISE Student Diversity Council. Launching this fall semester, the CISE Student Diversity Council will have direct input to the Dean of the College of Integrated Science and Engineering, Dr. Bob Kolvoord, contributing feedback, ideas, and programs that help increase diversity+inclusion within JMU’s STEM programs. The CISE school encompasses Biotechnology, Computer Science, Geographic Science, Engineering, Integrated Science and Technology, and Intelligence Analysis, so please join if you are interested in diversifying these fields!
August 31, 2020 6:00PM - 9:00PM EST
Join the Minority Programmers and other JMU clubs at JMU's first Virtual Org Night!
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Join diverse industry professionals and budding entrepreneurs, to create, build and network the world's leading solutions.
Wednesday, September 2 2020 at 8:00 PM EST
We're going to hold a CS club mixer tomorrow (9/2) from 8-9pm over Zoom so that new (and returning) students know about the clubs we have in the computer science department. You can see a list of our CS clubs. I hope you can join us!
Monday, July 13 2020 at 12:00 AM EST to Sunday, August 2 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
You have 21 days (Monday July 13, 11:00AM EST - Sunday August 2, 11:59PM EST) for your team (1-5 people) to develop a coding solution to help mitigate systemic injustices.
•Aug 18, 2020
SAP Global, sometimes known by its full name Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing, is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. The company is especially known for its ERP software. https://www.sap.com/ Joseph Ham, Operations & Experience Lead of SAP's Silicon Valley Next Talent Program (SVNT) (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jhamsilve...) and Caitie Sullivan, Program Manager at SAP (https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitiesul...) virtually came out to talk to the Minority Programmers and participants of the Black Lives matter Hackathon about the wonderful internship opportunities they have to offer
Tuesday, June 30 2020 at 7:00 PM EDT
The Minority Programmers at JMU Officially has officially joined the Blockchain Education Network (BEN) the largest and longest running network of students, alumni, professors, teachers, and professionals. Blockchain has the ability to preserve data integrity, security, privacy, inclusion, and decentralization across so many sectors and we are glad to have access to the knowledge base BEN provides. On Tuesday, June 30th at 7PM EST, we are proud to welcome Blockchain Engineer, Founder/President of Blockchain at Mason, and Founder of SAINCapital, Shadman Hossain. He will give us a breakdown of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and how we can develop our own cryptocurrency tokens!
Wednesday, June 17 2020 at 1:00 PM EST
The Minority Programmers are excited to announce this Wednesday 6/17 (1PM EST) we are having the Director of Programs at Last Mile, Sydney Heller, talk to us about the wonderful work his organization does teaching incarcerated individuals to code in prison. Originally starting in the oldest prison in California, San Quentin, the Last Mile program teaches software engineering principles earning inmates competitive wages in men’s, women’s, and youth correctional facilities. Given that now we see systemic injustices rise to the public spotlight, the fact that 95% of inmates eventually come back to our communities, and the mission of the Minority Programmers, we believe this is a great opportunity to learn an effective way we can help restore equity through technology. Sydney wil give an overview of his program, how we can help expand this, and any other questions we have. We are honored to be having such a wonderful organization share their steps to success with us as they were a huge inspiration to starting MPA, especially in such times where there are not many successful outlets to tackle the injustices we are increasingly becoming aware of.The Minority Programmers are excited to announce this Wednesday 6/17 (1PM EST) we are having the Director of Programs at Last Mile, Sydney Heller, talk to us about the wonderful work his organization does teaching incarcerated individuals to code in prison. Originally starting in the oldest prison in California, San Quentin, the Last Mile program teaches software engineering principles earning inmates competitive wages in men’s, women’s, and youth correctional facilities. Given that now we see systemic injustices rise to the public spotlight, the fact that 95% of inmates eventually come back to our communities, and the mission of the Minority Programmers, we believe this is a great opportunity to learn an effective way we can help restore equity through technology. Sydney wil give an overview of his program, how we can help expand this, and any other questions we have. We are honored to be having such a wonderful organization share their steps to success with us as they were a huge inspiration to starting MPA, especially in such times where there are not many successful outlets to tackle the injustices we are increasingly becoming aware of.
Wednesday, April 29 2020 at 6:00 PM EST
Join the Minority Programmers Association and Trey Rustand, President of Hich (college ride-sharing app) and Hafiz Bhuyan, President of Drivense (online textbook subscription service) on their unique experience as founders of technology startups and full-time students at James Madison University
Sunday April 5, 10:00AM EST - Friday April 24, 11:59PM EST
Develop a software solution (as a shippable product) that addresses one or more of the following problems that have arisen as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
April 1, 2020
JMU Cyber Defense Club President Andy Malone, gave a digital talk on April 1st, 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to address the MinorityProgrammers minorityprogrammers.org/ on how to implement safe software security principles with a "paranoid " mindset given the abrupt transition to remote work globally. Mr. Malone also performs a live SQL injection to stress the importance a validating your inputs. Moreover, he answers a Q&A with Minority Programmers Association (MPA) Executive members on how a penetration tester would find vulnerabilities, how he would store his data, and popular data breeches.
Wednesday, February 26 2020 at 6:00 PM EST (ISAT 243)
This week is exciting, we have Jim Zielman from Madison Algorithmic Research (MAR), a new student organization for students interested in solving problems with Machine-Learning & Quantitative Models, to give a quick lesson on Machine Learning basics with a python exercise.
Wednesday, February 19 2020 at 6:00 PM EST
Are you looking to join the only JMU club dedicated to making humanitarian centric technical projects with people from all cultural backgrounds and majors? Do you want to Learn the most popular methodology for project management in the workplace? Well, you are in luck! JMU’s Minority Programmers Association will be teaching Agile SCRUM this week and then starting a software project using these principles. ISAT 243 @ 6PM (TODAY) Wednesday, Feb 19 Makeup/Programming/Study Hall Session 6pm @ ISAT 150 (TOMORROW) Thursday, Feb 20
February 12, 2020 6:00PM EST (ISAT 243)
Learn the most popular framework for designing responsive websites.
Wednesday, February 5 2020 at 6:00 PM EST (ISAT 243)
Want to join a network of programmers dedicated to develop humanitarian centric software solutions? Want free pizza? Want to learn the most popular version control system?