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Neumont College of Computer Science was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2003, to fill the growing national demand for industry-ready technology professionals by offering bachelor’s degree in three years that immerses students in a rigorous, project-based curriculum. This blog serves as a platform to publish and share, news, reviews, and stories from Utah's best kept tech secret. 

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Neumont Student Clubs and Organizations for the Tech-obsessed

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At Neumont College of Computer Science, our students stay active by participating in clubs and organizations. These student-driven organizations change over time to reflect the interests of our students. Currently, our most popular clubs are listed below. 

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  • Tabletop RPGs (Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, and more.)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (Football and golf combined with a flying disc.) 
  • Trading Card Games (It's more than Magic with this group.) 
  • Society of Women Engineers (Raise funds for local organizations.) 
  • Halo (Sponsored by Microsoft.) 
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If you can't wait to meet our students, then apply to Neumont right away. Classes start on Monday, October 1. And you'll get to know each of the clubs at the Club Fair on Thursday, October 4 at 12 p.m.

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Applications for Admission are being evaluated weekly. Contact your Admissions Officer at 888-638-6668 or admissions@neumont.edu to ensure your application is completed quickly. 

Salt Lake City's Serious Summer Summary

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With the Utah Arts Festival kicking off today at Library Square and summer quarter just a few days away, it's time to give you the lowdown on how to get down this summer in Salt Lake. 

Salt Lake Gaming Con, Salt Lake Comic Con, Game Tyrant Expo

Get your geek on with conventions all summer long with conventions throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Tickets start at $12 and go from there for these events. And who knows? Maybe you'll see some Neumonters. 

Salt Lake Gaming Con is July 7-8 at the South Towne Expo Center. Be sure to stop by and say hi to the admissions team. Then it's on to Salt Lake Comic Con which is taking place during Freshman Orientation Kickoff. The three-day event in late September is a great place for cosplay, celebrity spotting, and loading up on fan art. Finally, we're intrigued by the Game Tryant Expo, this gaming tournament will be the largest esports event of its kind ever in Utah.

Free or cheap outdoor concert series

With the Twilight Concert Series on Thursday nights and Salt City Sounds on Wednesdays, students have two opportunities each week to hear great acts live in downtown Salt Lake. That's in addition to a great lineup of musicians at other venues around town. If you need more music in your life, check out the Red Butte Gardens Concert Series near the University of Utah, USANA Amphitheater in West Valley, and the Deer Valley Music Festival near Park City. 

Hiking, biking, and all the outdoors you can handle

It may be scary, but it's always a great break from the city to embrace the nearby nature. An early morning hike up City Creek Canyon or a bike ride along the Jordan River may just help you relax, reset, and enjoy the beauty of the city this summer. Keep an eye out for Unplug & Play events with Neumont's Resident Advisors to help you get to know SLC's outdoor scene. There's also a camping trip scheduled for July 30-31 at Crystal Hot Springs. Contact JP to reserve your seat. 

Free or cheap film screenings

There's more than $5 Movie Nights in the summer. (Although don't forget to watch Valerian on Tuesday, July 25 with Neumont at the Gateway.) In addition to Neumont's own film festival on Friday, August 4 on campus, hot summer nights are rife with  free or cheap movie showings across the city. Cities and libraries show movies outside all summer long. Neumont will be headed to a showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark at Library Square on Friday, August 18 at 8:30 p.m. The Tower Theater also has special screenings all summer long of cult classics like Ghost in the Shell, Clue, and The Big Lebowski. Tickets are $7 and screenings are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all summer long. 

Baseball, roller derby, soccer, and a bunch of other sports probably

But we only pay a little bit of attention to those. However, Neumont will be headed down to the Star Wars-themed Salt Lake Bees game on Friday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. You can also take in a roller derby match on Saturday, July 15. Seating is limited for both events, so contact JP to reserve your spot. 

Farmers Markets, Food and Art Festivals

Pick a weekend and there's probably a festival in Downtown, Sugar House, or another area of the city. Some of the classic cultural celebrations include Greek Fest and Fiesta Italia. The Downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays at Pioneer Park is always crowded and a good time for finding local art, crafts, and foods. When it comes to the arts, there's the aforementioned Utah Arts Festival, Craft Lake City, and Urban Arts Fest. Some other stand out events include SLCVEGFEST and Crucialfest

This is just a sampling of what's available for an exciting and adventurous summer. Check out Visit Salt Lake for more great events and activities.  

Mark Your Calendar: The Deadline to Finalize Your Place in #Neumont19 is Nearly Here

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On Monday, August 1, Neumont University's Class of 2019 will complete some of the last steps needed to finalize their seats (and laptops) on campus this coming September. The final steps include:

Completing Financial Aid. Students will need to finalize their payment plan for college after submitting a FAFSA and Financial Aid Application. Our Office of Financial Aid works closely with every student to ensure all scholarships, grants, and loans are complete. 

Registering for Student  Housing. All freshman students at Neumont are required to live in university-sponsored housing for their first four quarters of attendance (unless an exemption is granted by the Dean of Students). Freshman must complete a housing application to help us learn more about you and pair you with your future roommates and pay a housing deposit to hold your apartment. Housing Move-in is Friday, September 16. You will receive your housing assignment and roommate information in mid-August. 

Submit Final Official Transcripts. Now that freshman have completed high school, it's time to submit official transcripts. These must be mailed to: 

Neumont University
Office of Admissions: Records
143 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

RSVP for Freshman Orientation: Now that everything else is complete, freshmen need to let us know they (and their parent(s) or guardian(s)) will be joining us on Saturday, September 17 for Orientation Kickoff. At this event, freshman will receive their laptop and books. Additionally, it's a time for students and their families to hear an overview of Neumont University, including resources that are available to help students succeed. 

Complete all of these steps on the Accepted Student Portal. If you need any help at all or would like to request an extension on the deadline, please contact your Admissions Officer. 

Once all of these steps are completed, future freshman can relax, kickback and enjoy the rest of their summer. We'll see you in September!

Current Student Rachel Strasdin on ng-conf

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Three Neumont University students attended ng-conf. The students were given the opportunity to attend the world's largest AngularJS conference due to their outstanding academic achievement. Cody Clawson, Kyle Kacprzynski, and Rachel Strasdin are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Development program. 

Tom Beatty, chair of the BSWD program, presented Cody, Rachel, and Kyle with their tickets to ng-conf. 

Tom Beatty, chair of the BSWD program, presented Cody, Rachel, and Kyle with their tickets to ng-conf. 

We sat down with Rachel to briefly discuss her experience at ng-conf. 

Q: What was ng-conf like?
A: It was interesting, I had never been to a tech conference before and was surprised to see so many people who were all there for the same reason.

Q: What did you learn? 
A: The workshops I attended varied a lot, covering everything from migrating applications from Angular 1 to Angular 2, using the component router, TypeScript and ES6, Horizon.js, and Elm.

Q: What surprised you the most about the event?
A: I was actually really surprised at how much TypeScript was used with Angular. At first I thought it was really interesting that there was so much to do with TypeScript happening at an Angular conference, but after seeing it being used in conjunction with Angular I realized why. 

Q: Would you attend the conference again? And if so, why?
A: Definitely, even though I was only there for a day I learned so much and would love to do it again.

Q: What was the best and worst part of the conference?
A: The best part was how the workshops were ran. They were all in the style of coding along, so it wasn't just sitting and listening to what the presenters were saying, but seeing it in action and being able to mess with it yourself to understand it better. The worst part was having to choose between which workshops to attend.

Neumont University is thrilled these web dev students we're able to attend ng-conf; we're also proud of our game dev students who attend GDC each year. We believe that professional development conferences are an important aspect of our students' education. 

'Hour of Code' with Neumont SWE Volunteers and Highland Park Elementary

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Last week, Neumont University joined with millions of students across the world to celebrate ‘Hour of Code’ – a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

A few Neumont students from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) volunteered their time and talents to help fifth graders at Salt Lake City School District’s Highland Park Elementary School. The SWE volunteers answered questions about technology, what types of jobs they’re planning to have in the future, and what it's like going to school year-round at a computer science focused university. Some of the fifth graders were especially relieved to hear that you don’t have to be Einstein or a straight-A student to code and love computer science. 

We got a kick out of reading the 10 and 11 year-old’s responses about their “Day of Code” experience with Neumont. Check out the press release and read some of the student’s reviews below.

“I learned that technology is cool to study. I learned that there is a technology college. I learned that there is no summer in technology school. I learned that technology is very interesting.” 
“I learned that you can make any game you want. But you have to work very hard to get an education and go to college.” 
“It was great. I learned how to code Minecraft.” 
“I liked how [Neumont] came and led us on the 'Hour of Code.' They are so nice, and they will help us figure out the problems on the computer. Even if they are like 10 years older than us, they are so nice. I can’t stop saying how nice they are to us. I love math and science.” 
“Today, I learned to code you don’t have to be good at math or science cause to be truthful I am so so so so so so bad at math and science.” 
“I learned technology is way cool. I love the people that taught us the stuff today. They are so cool. I am so glad and grateful they came today. I learned a lot more today than I was suppose.”
“I learned that coding is fun! You can make video games which is awesome! When you go to [Neumont] you get no summer vacation! You don’t have to be a genius to go to Neumont University! You can work for Google and other companies. CODING IS AWESOME!”
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“I liked learning about how these students are accomplishing. I liked hearing what they want to be when they grow up. It was fun. Thank you.” 
“I love the code game because it makes me feel like really smart and I love that all of these people are here, and it was amazing, and I want them back!!!!!!” 
“I love coding! My brother will freak out when he hears about Minecraft coding.”
“NU taught me about computer science. They have all made me think what if I want to work with technology and gaming and more. I hope one day I could learn about technology and be a science geek and help others.”