Asheville Computer Science Day

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Location: Hatch Innovation Hub, 45 S French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. Enter the event from the loading dock entrance on the south end of the building.
Free parking: on the west side of the building, accessible from Ann St. After parking, take the stairs on the south side of the building.
Handicap accessible parking: The lot off of Ann St. is not accessible. Find an ADA Accessible space on French Broad Ave. There is a wheelchair accessible ramp to the entrance on the south end of the building from the sidewalk on French Broad Ave.


12:45 first shuttle leaves Highsmith Student Union at UNCA [shuttle will run continuously from Highsmith to Hatch until 7:00]

1:00-1:30 arrive and mingle with Career Panelists

1:30-2:30 Career Panel

  • Elias Landsman (’22), Credit Karma
  • Dave Michelson, NEMAC
  • Phoebe Scruggs, City of Asheville
  • Jessica Nash, City of Asheville
  • Denis Willet, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

2:30-3:00 break/mingle with Career Panelists

3:00-5:00 Technical Talks (start times are approximate)

  • 3:00 — Newsworthy Security Events and How the City Responded, and Cloud and Data Migration Strategies, Phoebe Scruggs and Jessica Nash, City of Asheville
  • 3:30 — Planet Scale: Machine Learning in Earth System Science, Denis Willet, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies
  • 4:00 — Large-Scale Graph Algorithms, Mark Phillips, Google
  • 4:30 — Designing With Science, Dave Michelson, NEMAC
  • 4:45 — Introduction to, Jacob Haug, Level Software, Inc.
  • 5:00 — Meet the GROUPS, Kevin Sanft, UNCA Computer Science; Steve Newman, Meet the Geeks; and Melinda Golden, Asheville Women in Tech

5:00-7:00 Dinner+Networking event [with food from Moe’s Southwest]

Asheville Computer Science Day is FREE thanks to a generous donation to UNC Asheville.

If you would like to support UNCA Computer Science, you can donate here. To learn more about how your donations support UNCA Computer Science students, please visit our main Donate page and our Why Donate? page. Please direct inquiries to UNCA Computer Science Department Chair, Kevin Sanft: