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The NSF-funded CABECT project has received Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supplemental funding to support two undergraduate research students as they investigate the hypothesis that contributions from a large number of motivated users who actively review and adapt site content will result in a self-sustaining research repository. Selected students will received stipends during the 2014-2015 academic year and 2015 summer, as well as travel funding and on-campus summer housing. For more information on the project “CABECTPortal: Leveraging Social Computational Concepts to Enhance Project Dissemination and Sustainability”, expectations, and how to apply see The application deadline is 5 p.m. August 27, 2014.

Celebration of Computing, April 30

Celebration of Computing
As we do every spring, the Computer Science Department will celebrate the achievements of our students at the Celebration of Computing event on April 30, 2014, 12pm – 4 pm in Forcina, 4th floor.

Please Come Celebrate With Us!
Celebrate the wonderful achievements of CS students!
Celebrate yet another awesome semester in CS!
Celebrate the last week of classes for Spring 2014!


The tentative schedule is:

  • Computer Science lunch and activities, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Forcina Hall 4th Floor
  • Presentation of CS Department awards, 1:00 pm, Forcina Hall 4th Floor
  • Presentation of Goldberg-Neff award, 1:15 pm, Forcina Hall 4th Floor
  • Capstone Experience Presentations, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Brower Student Center
  • UPE Induction, 3:15 – 3:45 pm, Forcina Hall 4th Floor
Please follow the link below to complete a Qualtrics form to let us know of your participation so we can plan for the event, estimate space needs and order the appropriate quantity of food.
Access code: celeb14
Codebreaker, Feb 4 @7pm in Mayo Concert Hall

Codebreaker, Feb 4 @7pm in Mayo Concert Hall

The College of New Jersey Department of Computer Science Presents…


CODEBREAKER tells the remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century’s most important people. Alan Turing set in mo9on the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped turn the 9de of the Second World War.
Instead of receiving accolades, Turing faced terrible persecution. In 1952, the British Government forced him to undergo chemical castration as punishment for his homosexuality. In despair, Turing committed suicide. He was only 41 years old.
Documentary elements seamlessly interconnect with drama scenes in CODEBREAKER to offer a three dimensional picture of Turing, his accomplishments, his tragic end, and his lasting legacy.

Sponsored by the Department of Computer Science, the School of Science, the Cultural and Intellectual Community Program Council, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Celebration of Computing, December 4th

Celebration of Computing
As we do every fall, the Computer Science Department will celebrate the achievements of our students at the Celebration of Computing event on December 4, 2013, 11:30am – 4 pm in Forcina, 4th floor.

Please Come Celebrate With Us!
Celebrate the wonderful achievements of CS students!
Celebrate yet another awesome semester in CS!
Celebrate the last week of classes for Fall 2013!


The schedule for the afternoon is below:

11:30am — 3:00pm Computing related games and other activities (some with prizes) : Forcina, 4th floor
- WICS and ACM are planning games, puzzles, brain teasers and other fun activities. Try them out and you could win a prize!

11:30am — 1pm Lunch
1pm — 3pm Student Poster Presentations
3:00 pm — 4:00pm UPE Induction Ceremony
- New members will be inducted into the national honor society of Computer Science, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE).
- Society membership is by invitation and based on academic standing (juniors and above) and performance within one’s academic class.
- The ceremony is open to everyone.

See last years celebration,


Career Mock Interview Event

On Wednesday, 11/20, 1-4 p.m.,  the Computer Science Career Mock Interview Event will be held for 33 of our students.  There will be over 50 interviews conducted.  Companies participating in this event include

Johnson & Johnson (6 interviews)
Verizon Wireless (12 interviews)
Twitter (6 interviews)
CA (18 interviews)
Front Rush (5 interviews)
Vanguard (6 interviews)


Database multi-version concurrency

This Friday, November 15th, two guest speakers will be talking about multi-version concurrency in Dr. Pulimood’s Database Systems class from 10:00 to 11:20 a.m. in Forcina 408. The speakers, Bruce Momjian and Jim Mlodgenski, are developers and consultants working with Postgres and open source.

This will be a technical presentation, and you are invited to attend the lecture and meet our guests.

Date: Friday November 15th
Location: Forcina 408
Time: 10:00 – 11:20 a.m.
Who: Bruce Momjian and Jim Mlodgenski, consultants and developers in Postgres and open source.
Topic: Multi-version Concurrency in Databases

10Gen/MongoDB (NoSQL) workshop

As we did last semester, the local chapter of the Association for
Computing Machinery is proudly hosting an educational evangelist from
10Gen, the company behind the popular NoSQL database, MongoDB.

This workshop will take place on the first reading day, Friday, May 3rd,
from noon to about 2:30 or 3pm and will cover installation, setup and
use of MongoDB. We also anticipate that a small sample application will
be built using MongoDB, as well as some discussion coverage of the
various drivers that connect from a technology stack (like PHP or Java,
etc.) to talk to MongoDB.

If you are interested in the wave of NoSQL databases, are a web
developer, or are technologically curious, this workshop may be for you!

The event is open to all students, faculty, staff from TCNJ, but seating
is limited, so sign ups are a must:  Please use the waiting list
if you can’t reserve a spot. If demand warrants, we can look into a
different location.

Refreshments will be provided.

Date: May 3, 2013
Time: Noon – 2:30 or 3pm
Location: New Education Building Rm 113

We look forward to seeing you there.

Peter J. DePasquale, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science


Hosted by the Department of Computer Science and the TCNJ ACM student chapter.

A technical creation and learning experience

March 16th and 17th, 2013
Brower Student Center, The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ 08628


Have you ever wanted to dedicate 24 hours to extend your knowledge and learn a new technology platform, framework, or area? HackTCNJ is the perfect time to jump into a new area. We’ll have development professionals on hand to engage, inspire and assist as much or as little as you wish.



We won’t be focusing on any particular theme or type of app. Come inspired and show us how creative you can be! Web app? You bet. Mobile app? Not a problem. No idea? We’ll do our best to inspire you and help you get creative in expanding your portfolio to show future employers.



HackTCNJ is open to currently enrolled students of all types (high school, community college, undergraduate, and graduate). Don’t have friends joining you? Not a problem, we’re happy to help you join a team or make some introductions to others flying solo. Don’t be shy, we’ve been there too.

Global Game Jam 2013

TCNJ’s Magic Circle will be hosting a 48 hour game jam on January 25-27, sponsored by the CS and IMM department.  You can register for the TCNJ location at and by contacting  No experience making games required.

GitHub Workshop

In conjunction with the ACM chapter, a representative from GitHub will be on campus to hold a Git/Github workshop for anyone interested (including faculty) on 12/10/12 (a reading day) from about 12noon onward.