ACM-DC Webinar “Hybrid Cloud Pathways Blending Games, Immersive Micro-Simulations and the IoT”

As part of a new initiative, the Washington DC chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery have started a web series. The DC ACM webinars were created for members, who for many reasons can’t make our face-to-face events, but would still love to participate in our organization. Another reason for the remote meetings is for distinguished speakers who we would love to hear from but are based outside of Washington DC. Two such speakers who presented on March 7th 2016 were Dr. Andrew Stricker and Dr. Cynthia Calongne.

Dr. Andrew Stricker:

Andy Stricker OSCC 2015Dr. Stricker serves Air University by helping to design, develop, and implement advanced and emerging learning technologies into Air Force educational and professional military education programs. Prior to his arrival to Air University, Dr. Stricker served Vanderbilt University as Associate Provost for Innovation Through Technology. He was responsible for working with academic, technology, and administrative leaders to prioritize, plan and execute, the infusion of educational technologies and enabling innovations for improving learning, teaching and research. Dr. Stricker also served 27 years as an Air Force officer and scientist, specializing in behavioral sciences and human-factors engineering. His graduate work was conducted at Texas A&M University and Yale University.

Dr. Cynthia Calongne:

Cynthia Calongne October 4 2012 250x (1)aka Lyr Lobo, is a professor, author, game designer, and researcher with 20 years of experience in developing virtual environments and teaching. For 13 years, she worked as a software engineer and a systems programmer for Air Force Space Command and on Capitol Hill. In 2010, their Air University team won the first $25,000 Grand Prize in the Federal Virtual World Challenge for the Mars Expedition Strategy Challenge.

Our esteemed speakers gave a very interactive and informative presentation on their research of “Hybrid Cloud Pathways Blending Games, Immersive Micro-Simulations and the IoT”.

This presentation is not to be missed! Therefore, we at DC ACM are proud to introduce our first YouTube channel featuring recordings of our wonderful web tech talks. Please enjoy the webinar in its entirety below! If you like it, make sure to subscribe to our channel and like and leave comments to our video.

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-Dr. Shahnaz Kamberi, Chair