Hawkes Learning Systems specializes in software for mathematics and textbooks. With a foundation rooted in developing mathematical modeling software, in 1985 the company transitioned into educational courseware, pioneering the first sophisticated courseware product combining a high level of artificial intelligence with a mastery based pedagogical approach. This product defined a new class of software for teaching mathematics.
Hawkes is a sponsor of the ACM and hires students from CofC into internships and full time jobs, providing experience in software development outside of the classroom.
On Tuesday, September 13th, Kelley Elder from SPARC will be coming to speak to our student chapter. SPARC is a Charleston based systems integration organization, providing full software development lifecycle support services with experience in the commercial, federal, government, and contracting industries. Using robust scientific methods and modular information management technologies, SPARC offers a broad range of solutions in order to enhance customer-focused results in an industry driven by state-of-the-art technology.
On Tuesday, September 6th, Jason Youman will be coming to speak to our student chapter. A CofC grad, Jason Youman has had a remarkable career in the software industry. As co-founder of BookSurge, which was bought out by Amazon, he has changed the way we think about book publishing. He co-founded BiblioLabs here in Charleston to focus on building the tools to easily select, enhance, and re-publish content to appropriate audiences.
BiblioLabs has hired CofC students into internships and full time jobs. They also have a full ride scholarship for Computer Science majors. They work closely with the local groups to foster a more vibrant technology industry, helping groups such as: Hosting the Java Users Group, being sponsors of BarCampCHS, and working with the Charleston Digital Corridor to create an incubator for future companies and technologies.