Byte Knights is a club on campus for Information Technology. Recently, the club organizers Derek O’Hanlon, senior and president; Nicholas Viviano, senior and secretary; and Andrew Shultis, senior and treasurer, all came together to host a Web Development workshop for all Mount students.
Many Mount students came to the event and learned how to design and develop websites using specific technology like HTML and CSS. In today’s society we use computers heavily for businesses and such, so being able to use these technologies is an advantage.
The club officers plan to organize and host similar events for students to come to learn more about the web and become just as advanced as an IT student.
In addition to this workshop, Byte Knights also hosts a the Mobile Application development workshop, teaches coding to students at Newburgh Armory, organizes field trips to New Public Radio and IBM, and invites guest speakers from IT industry.
For more information about different events coming up go to the website http://byteknights.msmc.edu/
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In our “Meet the Mount” series, we’ll be highlighting some of the Mount’s people – our students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who make this college the wonderful community it is.
Sean Farrell ’19
Class Year: Senior
Major: Information technology
Concentration: Web design and networking
Athletics: Captain of the Cross Country and Track and Field team
Campus activities/jobs: Senior class treasurer, SSM treasurer, ROTC
Favorite spot on campus: Kaplan
One word to describe the Mount: Home
Career aspirations: Sean wants to eventually become an Officer in the United States Army.
Favorite experience at the Mount: Competing on the Cross Country and Track team races.
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Cameron Pagan (standing, second from right), a Mathematics and IT major at the Mount, was part of the inaugural Student Competition Using Differential Equation Modeling (SCUDEM), held at the Mount in 2017.
When Cameron Pagan, now a junior at the college, initially thought about college, there was no doubt he wanted to be an Information Technology major.
When he found out that the Information Technology program at the Mount was part of the Division of Mathematics and Information Technology, he decided to major in both Math and IT, so he would have more options.
“Right away, I saw the benefit of having both,” Cameron explains. While majoring in two subjects will not only make him a more marketable job candidate in the future, having a background in both subject areas is also useful for his current college classes, as the two subjects are very interconnected. Continue Reading
Mount senior Mark Maino works on his gaming app, Fish Fights.
Recently, Mount Information Technology senior Mark Maino created his own app, Fish Fights, available in the Apple App Store, after discovering a passion for programming during a Mount course. We asked Mark to tell us a little bit about the experience and what made him want to create an app. Continue Reading
Hi, I’m Sean Jennings, president of Byte Knights on campus. The IT program used to be one of the only majors without the associated club. We were able to change that when we formed the Byte Knights IT Club in the fall of 2015. Since becoming a recognized club, we’ve been able to utilize our new resources to expand on the theory we learn in the classroom and see the IT world in a different perspective through trips, tours, guest speakers, and volunteer efforts.