Armstrong Holds TechFest 2013

(April 3, 2013) Armstrong Atlantic State University's Department of Computer Science and Information Technology announces TechFest 2013. TechFest is presented with the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Armstrong's Web Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (WebBSIT) program with the goal of building a stronger technology community in the area. The event will also showcase the potential for career development in the technology field available at Armstrong and in Savannah. TechFest will take place on Friday, April 19, from 12:00 to 4:00p.m. in Armstrong's Science Center, Room 1405, 11935 Abercorn St. The event is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

TechFest will kick off with Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG, who will give a report of key findings of the 2013 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report. After the keynote address, Armstrong computer science and information technology students will hold a poster and demonstration session that will allow the community and local businesses the opportunity to see how Armstrong's Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is preparing students for the region's workforce. Awards for the three best poster and demonstration sessions will be presented.

During the second half of TechFest, Armstrong's Dean of the College of Science and Technology, Robert Gregerson, will give an overview of the university's WebBSIT degree, a convenient, entirely online alternative to the traditional IT degree program. With the WebBSIT, students can continue to work while earning a degree that will help them advance their career.

Business breakout sessions will round off the programming for TechFest. In the sessions, leaders from local tech businesses will discuss their companies with attendees to better inform them about the types of tech businesses in the area and the professional opportunities they may provide.

To register, visit the TechFest web site at .