Drawing on 15 years of industry experience as an engineer and designer, plus over 8 years of teaching experience, Jim focuses on enhancing the continuity between learning experiences and industry practices to provide students a clear path to impactful work in STEM fields. He is a key contributor to the Computing by Design framework and project material. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jlyst/
With nine years of teaching experience, eight of those years in Computer Science, Justin strives to have authentic and engaging work for his students. He lets his students be creative and come up with their own project topics. He focuses on building students’ technical and soft skills. He is a contributor to the Computing by Design framework and project material. https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-smith-1b611815b.
Program Manager and Diversity Coordinator
Joining IUPUI in 1995, Vicki Daugherty is the program manager for Informatics Diversity Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) and diversity coordinator at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Computing by Design (CxD) is a product of the iDEW program. https://www.linkedin.com/in/vicki-daugherty-2b86308/
Senior Executive Associate Dean of School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI
Dr. Mathew Palakal is a professor of Informatics in the IU School of Informatics & Computing (SoIC) and Senior Executive Associate Dean of SoIC at IUPUI. His primary research is in artificial intelligence and machine learning. His passion is to bridge the gap of underserved-underrepresented minority populations in the IT workforce. He was a key architect of the Informatics Diversity Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) program that uses the Computing by Design (CxD) curriculum. iDEW was implemented five years ago in three Indianapolis high schools with 70 students, to broaden IT-workforce participation. Nearly 1,700 students have taken CxD courses in 100 classes at eight high schools to date. The iDEW program has received +$2.1 million in corporate/foundation funding, and a Skill-Up grant from the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development.
Mentor & Graduate of School of Informatics and Computing
Recent graduate of IUPUI with a Media Arts and Science degree and indie video game developer, Curtis loves to create and help others unlock their own potential in the media and technology field. He has been mentoring students as President of IUPUI's Game Developers' Group, Camp Instructor at iD Tech Summer Camps, and 3 years in high school classrooms as part of the iDEW program.