Overview of Microsoft Vista and Office 2007
When: April 30, 2007, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: IT2132

Session Abstract: With more than 70,000 employees, Microsoft is one of the world's largest software organizations. In recent years Microsoft has launched several initiatives aimed at establishing deep relationships with faculty and students in academia. The purpose of this talk is to give an overview of Windows Vista and Office 12 and do demonstrations of those features.

Speaker's Bio: Dr. Juan E. Vargas is Academic Relations Manager for Microsoft Corporation. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He is on leave from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of South Carolina, where he has taught data mining, Bayesian networks, embedded and distributed systems, data structures, algorithms, and OS. Dr. Vargas's research interests include data mining, embedded systems, sensor networks, and HPC. His research has attracted more than $9 million in funding, resulting in more than 60 publications, several book chapters, and numerous conference presentations.

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GDX 2007
Game Developers Exchange
Friday April 27, 2007
Savannah College of Arts and Design
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Ga.
Sponsored by the Savannah College of Art and Design, GDX brings together game developers, educators and students with game development experts who share their behind-the-scenes knowledge of the game industry. Participants choose from a variety of sessions in which professionals share what goes into developing video games, such as game design, game art and game programming. For more information, e-mail

Women in Games International Conference
Thursday, April 26, 1–7:30 p.m.
River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
In conjunction with Game Developers eXchange, there will also be a half-day Women in Games International conference, titled "Advancing Your Career in Game Development."

DGxpo - Digital Game Expo and Convention
June 22–23, 2007
Wake Technical Community College - Raleigh, North Carolina
The DGXPO offers many opportunities for you to meet and interact with industry professionals, test your gaming skills, and gain new ideas and information to further you personal game development goals. DGXPO will be hosted at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC the southeast hub for game development! It is open to the public and targeted toward all levels of Game Developers, from beginner programmers to seasoned professionals.