Register for Party and Prizes

The Department of Computer Science is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2018. The creation of the Department of Computer Science gained Senate approval on November 1, 1968.

A party will be held in the Education Auditorium on the Main Campus of the University of Regina on Thursday, December 6, beginning at 7pm.

This is a free event and the public is welcome! Parking will be available in Lots 2 & 4.

Please register by November 30 to be entered for a prize draw

Our speaker for the evening will be entrepreneur and programmer David Wm Plummer (BSc High Honours 1994). David was born and raised in Regina and now lives in the Seattle area. He will speak about his decade at Microsoft where he served as a developer and development manager on every major operating system of the last two decades from MS-DOS through Server 2003, and his love of computers that started on Saturday mornings in the University of Regina’s computer labs.

David Wm Plummer, BSc High Honours 1994
David Wm Plummer, BSc High Honours 1994

Following his presentation, local alumni will join David on stage for a period of questions, answers, and stories moderated by Dr. Brien Maguire, Professor Emeritus and former Department Head.

The event is part of our local Computer Science Education Week festivities this year. The Department of Computer Science and the Saskatchewan branch of CIPS (Canadian Information Processing Society) have marked the occasion each year since 2010. CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday (December 9, 1906) of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. Admiral Hopper gave a Basterfield Lecture on campus in November of 1974, when she held the rank of Captain.

Please plan to join us for the program and some birthday cake!

Do you have a story to share about your time in Computer Science? Please share it with us!

1 thought on “Register for Party and Prizes”

  1. I wish I would attend the event but I received the notification just 6 days before the event which is difficult to set the plan.


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