Welcome to DEAC!

DEAC is a collaborative effort of industry and academia helping enable the success of the distributed and web computing sector in the metro-Phoenix area.

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Startup Weekend only 1 month away!


startup weekend



StartupWeekend@ASU - Mark your Calendar!!!

With support from the @entrepreneurship office at ASU, we will be conducting a startup weekend ( at the Polytechnic campus April 24-25, 2009. We are finalizing plans now, but support will be provided for ASU students from all campuses that need transportation and computing facilities to participate. Hey, we will even be buying the food!

Look for upcoming announcements on your local ASU website and in the State Press! Mark the date now!

Help for ASU alum


I was touched by a sad but hopeful email I received from Barbara Janecka the other day about a former student of ours, Casey Kelso. Please read below, and if you or your organization find it in your hearts in this giving season to help in some way, I am sure Casey would appreciate it. Flyer is also attached.

-- KG


Fall 2008 Tradeshow Day a success!

The Fall 2008 Tradeshow Day was held Friday December 5 from 9:30-11:30 in Peralta Hall on ASU's Polytechnic Campus. The tradeshow was a rousing success, with two dozen students presenting graduate applied projects and undergraduate Software Enterprise Capstone projects. Over a dozen outside guests paid us a visit to support the student work! We will post photos soon with some of the "action"! A PDF of the students' projects and personal profiles is attached now - check it out if you are looking for new hires!

Fall 2008 Tradeshow Day Tomorrow, December 5!

DEAC Community,

We invite you to the Fall 2008 Tradeshow Day, an event where graduating graduate students and senior Software Enterprise Capstone project students present their projects. This semester we have several interesting projects, including 5 networking/wireless projects, 2 handheld/cellphone projects, 2 visualization projects, and a half-dozen web-based applications.

AZ Students at AZ Tech Council

Dan Mazzola got us comp'd in to the AZ Tech Council dinner in September with Sun Co-founder and President Scott McNealy. We even got Scott McNealy to give a "fork-em Devils" salute (see pic).


ASU hosts Resume Skills Event

In the Spring semester ASU Poly hosted a Resume Skills event with DEAC industry partners from Intel, Sun, Unicon, and InfusionSoft. This event was warmly received by our students, who appreciated the BoF roundtable format. Industry participants were able to interact more directly with students.

Software Enterprise at Midpoint of Fall semester - 6 projects signed up!

The Software Enterprise has ramped up another 6 projectsfor the upcoming year. The 6 projects and sponsors:

Presentation at Frontiers in Education 2008

Kevin presented a Work-in-Progress paper at the Frontiers in Engineering Education Conference in Saratoga Springs New York, October 22-25, 2008. The title of the paper was "Embedding Entrepreneurship in the Computing Curricula." In the presentation Kevin presented the activities on the Kaufmann PEG grant for both FLEET (Fast and Light Entrepreneurship Experiences in Technology), and the Advanced Technology Innovation Center (ATIC) from Anshuman Razdan.


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