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BDH Names Google And Microsoft The Top Two Employers Of Brown Graduates

For more stories on why Brown CS is so great, check out our Praise for Brown CS page here.

Brown CS alums continue to rank highly as industry pioneers. Click here for a list of related stories.

Prospects for Brown University graduates in the technology sector continue to be extremely positive: today's issue of ...

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Using hypertext for a poetry course in 1974? Only if you were at Brown University, and you would have had Andy van Dam to thank.

In a recent article on the digitization of punched cards used to track early National Endowment for the Humanities applications and grants, Time provides a photo of the card for ...

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Brown CS Introductory Course Enrollment Sets Records

To read more stories about the Brown CS department's increasing enrollment click here.

Enrollment in Brown Computer Science’s core introductory courses is continuing to accelerate year after year:

  • In the past year alone, CS 015 (Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science) has seen 20% growth, arriving at a record-setting 391 students.
  • At ...

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Enrollment Soars: 1 In 5 Students Is Taking A Brown CS Course

To read more stories about the Brown CS department's increasing enrollment click here.

As enrollment in Brown CS courses continues to accelerate, a few statistics help give a sense of the tremendous year-on-year growth:

  • One in six Brown undergraduates took a CS course last year. This year, it's one in five.
  • Not only ...

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Brown CS Will Host 73 Companies At Our Second Annual Tech Fair

The Tech Fair is back!  Brown Computer Science's Industry Partner Program, in conjunction with the CareerLAB, is hosting our second annual event on September 29, 2015, from 12-4 PM in Sayles Hall and the Main Green. Brown CS has a long history of matching our students with industry leaders, startup companies, and everything in ...

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When we asked Brown CS students why they're taking Jeff Huang's hugely popular CS 1300 User Interfaces class, some of the first things they cited were his expertise and approachability, the friendly TAs, and the extremely relevant course material. But getting to play a great vintage video game can't hurt, either.   

Jeff ...

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co-written with Linda Chang, Aaron Gokaslan, and Cliff Weitzman

Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

At last week's HackMIT, which brought together more than 1,000 hackers from around the world to collaborate on new software and hardware projects, five Brown CS ...

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Startup@Brown (9/26-27) Brings Together Innovative Startups And Talented Students

Hosted by Brown University's Department of Computer Science and organized in collaboration with Hack@Brown and Brown Entrepreneurship, Startup@Brown is a weekend-long conference from September 26-27 that aims to bring together innovative startups and talented students.

Startup@Brown will include Talks (speakers include trailblazing founders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists), a Startup Fair (students ...

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Steve Wozniak Cites

In a recent Facebook post, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and personal computer pioneer, referenced the renowned "SciLi Tetris" hack in which a fully functional game of Tetris was played with the Science Library as an interface

To read Steve's comment:

  1. Go here
  2. Under the comment from Evan Koblentz, click the "View more replies ...

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The Atlantic Interviews David Laidlaw On The Possibilities Of VR

Professor David Laidlaw of Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just been interviewed by Maria Konnikova of the Atlantic, who questioned prominent scientists, psychologists, engineers, and developers on the rapid changes occurring in virtual reality and the possibilities that the field offers. Alongside such colleagues as Henry Fuchs of the University of North ...

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