This presentation is based upon research that was done concerning the history of computing at the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati region. It will cover the history of computing through a different set of eyes and it will examine the multiplicity of backgrounds within the computer field then and today. Some of the men and women past and present from this region will be highlighted along with their accomplishments. The presentation is intended for those who are interested learning about the achievements of those persons who faced challenges due to their ethnicity, gender, handicap, or some other form of discrimination that come from the Greater Cincinnati area in the field of information technology and computing.
Our guest speaker, Russ McMahon, has been teaching IT related subject matter for more than 30 years.
He has been teaching full-time at UC for 14 years and helped create the Information Technology Bachelor of Science (BSIT) degree which started in 2004 and is one of two programs in Ohio that is ABET accredited. He teaches computer programming, database administration, business intelligence, and IT security. He is an IT user group evangelist and helped create TechLife Cincinnati which is for those who have an interest in what is going on in the local IT scene. He enjoys studying the history of science and technology. Prior to coming to UC, he taught at several local high schools (Hughes, Lockland, Colerain), as well as a couple of local companies (Cincom & CG&E).
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