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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 College of Computer Sciences's official blogs shares the stories of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff to illustrate the Neumont experience. 

 

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2018 Project Showcase: Learning By Doing

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Each year, students at Neumont College of Computer Science gather at the end of the winter quarter to demonstrate the projects they've developed in the last 10 weeks in a friendly competition. In 2018, students competed in gaming, non-gaming, Capstone, and Enterprise Project categories. 

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During Project Showcase, current students, alums, staff, faculty, and visitors, play games, test tools, try new websites, and see demonstrations of student-made software development projects at work. Each project was completed in the 10 weeks of the current quarter either as part of regular course work or as students worked on their own. Students may compete individually or in small teams, depending on the scope of the project. 

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Highlights from this years Project Showcase included a stellar showing in the non-gaming category. 

  • The overall audience favorite went to a first-year student team for their tool "The DnD Cartographer." This remarkable product allows players to better track their maps and character sheets for "Dungeons & Dragons."
  • The winner of the non-gaming category was a small team for their tool "Foodie's Formula."
  • The runner up created "Spine Express." This tool allows developers to more quickly and easily work with the JS library. 
"The DnD Cartographer" team accepts their pies and awards after winning the overall audience favorite for their tool. 

"The DnD Cartographer" team accepts their pies and awards after winning the overall audience favorite for their tool. 

Other remarkable projects included an augmented reality mobile app for astronomy, a tool for converting black and white film to color using artificial intelligence, and a tool to connect writers and publishers.

Maciej Smusz accepts his award after winning the faculty favorite for his tool, "Colorize," that uses artificial intelligence to convert black and white film to color. 

Maciej Smusz accepts his award after winning the faculty favorite for his tool, "Colorize," that uses artificial intelligence to convert black and white film to color. 

Students with the most impressive projects are invited to demonstrate their work just a few weeks later at FReX on April 6, 2018 so future students and their families can see project-based learning in action before tackling their own engineering project. Project Showcase Prime is just one of several awesome activities that take place during our Accepted Student Weekend. If you're thinking about attending Neumont this fall, register right away at accepted.neumont.edu for this incredible event. 

Ready to find out if project-based learning is right for you? Complete your Application for Admission now at www.neumont.edu/apply

Theory, skills, and experience

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Neumont College of Computer Science isn't like other colleges and we're okay with that. 

The Neumont Difference

Most college try to be everything to everyone. At Neumont, we focus on one thing and on thing only: technology. We teach faster, more intensely, and more in touch with the realities of the tech industry than any other institution. Our compressed, project-base curriculum means students graduate with the experience and the degree they need to launch their tech careers. 

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Pure computer science

Tech is our singular focus. We offer five bachelor's degrees in computer science, information systems, software and game development, technology management, and web design and development. Each of these degrees better prepare our students for the realities of the tech industry by combining theory with hands-on projects. 

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Real projects, clients, and experience

When we say our curriculum is real-world, we mean it. Our curriculum is developed with input from our industry partners to ensure students are working on meaningful software development projects from day one to better help them hone their creative, analytical, and collaborative skills. Enterprise Projects are what truly set Neumont students apart. For up to three, 10-week quarters, students work in a team creating a tech solution for a company. Companies like Workfront, Pluralsight, and Thing Big have partnered with Neumont over the years to develop software, quality assurance, and information systems projects that help their company accomplish more. Students also complete small, team-based projects and Capstone Projects on their own to show they're ready to tackle the challenges of the tech industry. 

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Bachelor's degree in 3 years

Our students graduate in only three years by attending classes year-round. Our compressed curriculum means students work in sprints (just like devs in the tech industry) to master skills quickly and sequentially so they graduate with knowledge, experience, and confidence. Instructors focus on teaching students how to learn on their own so they can continue to master skills and technologies in the quickly evolving industry. Students get in, get out, and get coding. No wasted time. 

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Computer science optimized

Our focus on computer science is in high demand. There are 8 times more computing jobs available than there are CS graduates to fill them. That helps CS graduates earn an average starting salary of $65,000 a year and estimated lifetime earnings of $1.5 million. Employers that have hired our graduates include Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Blizzard Entertainment, and Amazon, just to name a few. 

If you'd like to see project-based learning in action, drop by Project Showcase on Friday, March 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 143 South Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students will demonstrate their project work as they compete for prizes. 

If you're ready to start learning to code by coding, complete your Application for Admission before the Late Admission Deadline on Monday, March 29 to receive notification by Tuesday, April 10. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Office of Admissions at 888-638-6668 or admissions@neumont.edu

The best way to learn to code is to code

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At Neumont College of Computer Science, we're all about technology. And, we firmly believe the best way to master tech is to get hands-on experience from day one. That's why all students are automatically enrolled in Intro to Computer Science, a Java-based programming course in their first quarter. 

(If you haven't tried out programming before, check out this free Java course from Codecademy to get a sense of what software development is like.)

Intro to CS is just the beginning of your tech education at Neumont.  From there, you'll dive into other languages, tools, and frameworks with increasing emphasis on the tools needed for your chosen major: computer science, software & game development, web design & development, information systems, and technology management. 

But it isn't all programming courses. We offer general education and electives too, so you can go hiking, wireframe an app, and write an essay on Tolkien all in the same day. Although theory is important, our curriculum is developed in partnership with leaders of the tech industry and emphasizes project-based courses where students learn how to apply what they've learned in a real world setting while developing communication, collaboration, and creativity to solve problems. When you graduate from Neumont, you'll have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to launch your tech career. 

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One of the best examples of our project-based curriculum is Project Showcase. At this STEM fair, students demonstrate their projects to future students, alums, industry partners, faculty, and staff. 

You're invited to  join us on Friday,  March 9, any time from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to see what students have developed. All visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite projects in gaming, non-gaming, Capstone, and Enterprise project categories. The awards ceremony will be at 3:45 p.m. Neumont's campus is at 143 South Main Street in Salt Lake City. Visitors are encouraged to take TRAX (City Center) or to park at City Creek Center.

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If you'd like to drop by during Project Showcase, please let us know you're visiting by calling 888-638-6668 or email events@neumont.edu. All visitors are asked to check in at the front desk.  

Can't wait to start learning software development? Complete your Application for Admission at www.neumont.edu/apply before the deadline on Monday, March 26 and receive your admission and scholarship decision by Tuesday, April 10. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Office of Admissions at 888-638-6668 or email admissions@neumont.edu

Why choose Neumont?

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Neumont College of Computer Science isn't like most other colleges and universities. And, we're okay with that. 

At our campus in downtown Salt Lake City, students learn in small, hands-on, project-based classes where they complete projects modeled after the tech industry. Students demonstrate what they've learned at our tech science fair Project Showcase. Then after two years of intense learning, they prove themselves to their peers and faculty through Capstone Projects. Finally, they work with real companies on meaningful projects during their senior year gaining relevant and practical experience prior to graduation. 

When you graduate in only 3 years with a bachelor's degree in technology, you'll have the skills and the experience you need to launch your tech career. Learn more about Neumont's unique curriculum by watching this video

Neumont College of Computer Science Announces Project Showcase Winners

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Neumont College of Computer Science is pleased to announce the winners of the most recent Project Showcase held Friday, September 1, 2017.

"Project Showcase is a microcosm of what we do at Neumont," says Neumont College of Computer Science President Shaun McAlmont. "The event highlights students' tech creations and provides a look at the ingenuity coming from our students who are ultimately the STEM-leaders of the future."

Justin Furtado took home the Audience Choice Award for his game, "Gemetary."

Justin Furtado took home the Audience Choice Award for his game, "Gemetary."

"Gemetary" by Justin Furtado took home the Audience Choice Award, for his infinite-maze game set in a cemetery of gems, where players are tasked with collecting as many treasures as possible while avoiding spiders, skeletons and exploding tombstones.

Kyle St. Amant's "Lost Light" was the runner-up in the gaming category. 

Kyle St. Amant's "Lost Light" was the runner-up in the gaming category. 

Additional award winners included "Lost Light," the runner-up in the gaming category by Kyle St. Amant, and winner Shawn McCuistion for "System Failure." "Lost Light" challenges players to scavenge for better equipment to survive in a mysterious world. "System Failure" is a 3D first-person shooter where a player must navigate randomly populated rooms to survive.

Shawn McCuistion's "System Failure" won the gaming category. 

Shawn McCuistion's "System Failure" won the gaming category. 

The non-gaming category ended in a tie between "Wine & Dine" by Sophie Wargo and "Hearth" by Mary Schultz, Ben Goff and Ryan Stead. 

"Hearth" developed by Ryan Stead, Ben Goff, and Mary Shultz tied with "Wine & Dine" for best app in the non-gaming category. 

"Hearth" developed by Ryan Stead, Ben Goff, and Mary Shultz tied with "Wine & Dine" for best app in the non-gaming category. 

"Wine & Dine" is a web application that takes in a user's food preferences, then generates a meal to cook (complete with ingredients and recipe). It also suggests a wine to pair with the meal based on flavors. "Hearth" is a recipe-sharing application across web and Android platforms, where users can create, share, review, save and store their favorite recipes.

Sophie Wargo's "Wine & Dine" tied with "Hearth" to win the non-gaming category.

Sophie Wargo's "Wine & Dine" tied with "Hearth" to win the non-gaming category.

Neumont College of Computer Science focuses on being the leader in computer science education. At its Salt Lake Citycampus, Neumont offers bachelor's degrees in software and game development, computer information systems, technology management, and web design and development. The college also hosts an online software development degree.

For more information about Project Showcase and Neumont College of Computer Science, visit www.neumont.edu.

Neumont University Contributes to Utah’s Silicon Slopes with Project Showcase

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Neumont University features more than 50 computer science projects at this spring’s Project Showcase. The event is this Friday, March 11, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 143 S. Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. 

“We describe it as the ultimate science fair,” said Aaron Reed, Chief Operation and Academic Officer. “Our event highlights our students’ technology creations and provides a real-time look at the ingenuity coming out of our university.” 

Projects run the gamut with entries in engineering, game development, web development and more.  Past event submissions included video games, various web development projects, database and genealogy sharing, a location-based reminder app and even a mind-controlled racecar. Students compete in different categories both as teams and individuals in the hope of being declared, “Overall Best Project.” 

“It’s an opportunity for students to showcase what they’ve been working on and for our neighbors to get a better idea of what Neumont is all about,” Reed continues, noting that the public is welcome and invited to attend. “The event is a natural extension for the type of education students have come to, and should, expect from Neumont.” 

Neumont students complete a sequence of projects, which begin in their freshman year and conclude with supervised projects for real employers. These hands-on projects are called, “Enterprise Projects.” Since Neumont’s founding, students have completed over 300 Enterprise Projects with more than 80 different companies like IBM, Bosch, and eBay. Recently Neumont has partnered with local companies like Workfront, Towers Watson, React Games and Pluralsight.