July 9th and 10th, JetBrains team members will visit two universities in Germany to share their knowledge and participate in discussions: The University of Passau and Technische Universität München.
The IEEE Student Branch at the University of Passau invited JetBrains to their July 9th technical talk and asked us to present IntelliJ IDEA to their computer science students. Florian Sattler, Chairman of IEEE Student Branch Passau, says, “We noticed that more and more people switch from Eclipse to IntelliJ IDEA. Our members and other students of the faculty would therefore like to learn more about IntelliJ IDEA so they can use it better.” JetBrains’ Hadi Hariri promises that attendees will leave his session knowing things that they didn’t even know existed, or were afraid to ask.
On July 10th, the Technische Universität München (TUM) will host JetBrains Night @ TUM, a technical talks and discussion event. We are excited about this evening and the positive reception our tools have met with at the university. More than 25% of computer science and engineering students have already joined our student license program, in no small part because of Klym Shumaiev, JetBrains Campus Ambassador. So what can you expect? Hadi will present Why You Should Take Note of Functional Programming in College, and Maria Khalusova will speak about essential teamwork practices in her talk, Code Review: What, Why and How?
The university talks are in English and open to the public. You can attend one or both events if you happen to be in Passau on July 9th and Munich on July 10th. Seating capacity is limited in the rooms, so those who come first have privilege to the seats.
JetBrains Campus Ambassador Program
JetBrains runs a global Campus Ambassador Program with a focus on THE Top 100 universities in computer science and engineering.1
The Campus Ambassador Program aims to support students interested in JetBrains tools at the university. Depending on a university’s specific needs, JetBrains provides technical assistance and guidance, sponsorship of various activities and funding, giveaways, and more. In Singapore, for example, more than 120 students are members of a JetBrains tools user group, and many of them regularly attend workshops led by Sebastian Lee, JetBrains Campus Ambassador at the National University of Singapore.
The primary goal of each JetBrains Campus Ambassador is to inform students that they are all eligible for free JetBrains IDE and .NET tools licenses, and help them get started using our tools in their projects. All students, not just those represented by a campus ambassador, can request free licenses for JetBrains products at http://jetbrains.com/student using their university e-mail address or ISIC card.
If you want to make JetBrains tools more popular at your university, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be glad to see how we can help.
1. The 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ Engineering and Technology