Message From Leadership
The CityU/STC incorporates a full range of features and benefits into our curriculum and culture designed to prepare STC students for career advancement. Today, Thursday, Oct. 22, attend the student club orientation. Next week Dean Chung and STC Program Managers are holding program-specific orientations. Students are strongly encouraged to attend. Find the time, date, and link to the event in the Events Section. Meet your Program Manager, learn more about the inner workings of your program, and get your questions answered.
Consider registering for the upcoming Virtual Tech Job Fair. Registration information and the Discount Code are available in the Events Section.
Meet your STC Program Manager
This Week in Tech History
First Spreadsheet VisiCalc is Released on October 19, 1979
The very first commercially available spreadsheet was not Excel, but VisiCalc (for Visual Calculator). Soon after its release on October 19th 1979, it became hailed as the most important software in the personal computer market. It was originally released for the Apple II by VisiCorp. VisiCalc is given the credit for turning personal computers from a hobby tool to serious business tool. Dan Bricklin conceived the idea when he was working on his MBA at Harvard Business School while writing a financial model on the Blackboard. He graduated from MIT with an electrical engineering and computer engineering degrees where he met Bob Frankston a software engineer and mathematics major, and together they formed Software Arts and developed VisiCal. Software Arts later changed its name to VisiCorp.
Cyber Tip of the Week
Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages individuals to remain vigilant and take the following precautions.
- Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments. See Using Caution with Email Attachments and Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Scams for more information.
- Use trusted sources—such as legitimate, government websites—for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
- Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations. Review the Federal Trade Commission’s page on Charity Scams for more information.
- Review CISA Insights on Risk Management for COVID-19 for more information.
STC Student Club Meeting
Student Clubs, the Tech Group and the Cybersecurity Club, will meet Thursdays from 4 P.M. to 5 P.M. PST via Teams: STC Clubs & Research Groups Weekly Meeting – Fall Quarter. For students or faculty who would like to present, choose a date and upload your presentation here.