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It’s been a busy first year for Tech Tuesday. We’ve covered everything from student-created startups to University-funded cancer research. We’ve written rants about net neutrality and the entrepreneurship scene at Rutgers. Below is a collection of our favorite stories from the past year:
When we started covering the tech scene at the University in September 2013, we didn’t really know what we were getting into. Believe it or not, one of our initial fears was that we wouldn’t have enough content to fill a weekly column.
After chronicling the birth of the Rutgers tech scene and speaking to more than a dozen students and faculty involved, I asked myself a basic question: what are the fruits of their labor? I created a short documentary that takes a look at three projects - all created and organized by University students - that illustrate the impact of this tech renaissance on not only Rutgers but the state of New Jersey as a whole.
Imagine a world where the Internet is like cable television. Imagine that instead of being able to access any website, users have to buy websites in packages, like sports channels or HBO. They would have to pay an extra fee on top of their regular Internet plan to have access to sites like YouTube, Twitter or Facebook.
In February, Netflix was required to pay Comcast, one of the nation’s largest Internet service providers, to ensure Netflix’s high traffic did not take up a considerable amount of its overall bandwith.
The ubiquity of online resources has made it easier than ever for aspiring entrepreneurs to start a web business. Student startups have become synonymous with coding. But Nick DeNuzzo, a senior majoring in human resources, took a different approach. He founded RooPouch Wallet, which actually sells — believe it or not — a tangible, physical product: A slim adhesive wallet that sticks to the back of your smartphone.
Nick DeNuzzo, a School of Management and Labor Relations senior, demonstrates his product, a cell phone wallet called the RooPouch.
“You’re very perceptive. It does indeed look like a hockey stick,” read the initial presentation shown at the “Tech Meetup” held on Friday night in Center Hall at the Busch Campus Center. If you weren’t sure, the hockey stick is a good thing — it’s the often cited and highly coveted curve associated with a product approaching critical mass in terms of usage.
Chris Ghanem, a Rutgers alumnus, who works for InnoviMobile, talks about the importance of the non-technical side of work.
“Tech Meetup,” held on Friday at the Busch Campus Center, witnessed a large crowd.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers presented their robot, Navi, at the event.
Kipin Hall, an online classroom management system that could soon replace Sakai, offers students something they are not used to — a system that is easy to use. Recently launched at New York University, Kipin Hall aims to tackle the numerous inadequacies of existing online classroom supplements.“We did an initial beta test with 2,000 students and 17 professors at NYU back in September,” said Abhinay Ashutosh, co-founder of Kipin Hall.
Kipin Hall is an online classroom management system that could soon replace Sakai. It has a more convenient mobile component which Sakai lacks.
Just a year ago, articles in The Daily Targum about technology initiatives were far and few between. Today, “Tech Tuesday” regularly exposes projects developed by students, professors and members of the local community. It’s been a thoroughly gratifying experience, and we are deeply grateful to our supportive readership.
Daniel Borowski, a School of Arts and Sciences junior and former intern at BuzzFeed Inc., joined The Daily Targum’s “Tech Tuesday” section.
While working as a full-time database engineer in Pennsylvania, Mark Novak spent his nights and weekends teaching himself mobile app development for iOS. Novak, a Rutgers alumnus, with a degree in computer science, developed RU Maps and founded Smart’s Apps LLC. He was inspired to build RU Maps after witnessing far too many new students trying to painfully navigate the various University campuses and buses.
A train traveler uses NJ Rails at the New Brunswick train station. It lets users receive notifications for their train line and departure.
A COMING-OF-AGE STORY: The startup internship has become an integral right of passage for college students interested in pursuing a career in the tech world. During the weeks leading up to and immediately after summer break, a palpable buzz begins within the University’s computer science community.