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Wednesday, August 29 • 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Bringing Students from Underprivileged Backgrounds into Tech through Open Source and Mainframe - Dr. Cameron Seay, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

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The typical students at historically black public universities share some common threads. The majority of the students being the first person in their families to graduate from college. Most come from rural or urban backgrounds - many from low income homes. But what's most impressive is the main thing they bring to the table - ambition and hunger. And they see the opportunities in mainframe through Linux and open source as an opportunity to showcase their skills and build a better future for them and their families.

In this talk Dr. Cameron Seay of North Carolina A&T State, who has mentored hundreds of students in his career, will talk about his programs and initiatives he has instated to drive more diversity in IT through the exposure of Linux and open source on mainframe. He will also share the both the success stories, and the work yet to do.

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Dr. Cameron Seay

Assistant Professor of Information Technology, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Cameron Seay is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology in the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dr. Seay’s research focus is on “enterprise systems,” or an enterprise-centric... Read More →


Wednesday August 29, 2018 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Room 121