Category: Information and Communications Technology

Dr. Tom Tierney Retires

Dr. Tom Tierney, the academic director for the Information and Communications Technology program and professor of the practice, retired from the University of Denver this month after ten years of service to DU. Dr. Tierney joined University College in fall 2007 as the director of the Computer Information Systems and Telecommunications programs. Dr. Tierney brought [...]

Graduation Story: Cincere Hicks-Thorne

We asked graduates to share their journey to graduation. Here is what Cincere Hicks-Thorne (Information and Communications Technology) had to say in her own words… How did I get here? I would not have without my family, friends and some really good professors supporting me. This has truly been a test by fire. My journey [...]

University of Denver Launches a Coding Boot Camp

With demand for skilled web developers at an all-time high, University of Denver will launch a 24-week Coding Boot Camp in April 2017 through the college of professional and continuing studies, University College. The innovative, fullstack program, says Michael McGuire, dean of University College, “is ideal for those interested in changing or advancing their career [...]

Graduation Story: Carolyn Hinkley

We asked graduates to describe their journey to graduation. Here is what Carolyn Hinkley (Information and Communications Technology) had to say in her own words… I applied to DU’s University College two months after finishing chemotherapy to treat breast cancer in 2014. While that health scare was frightening, it finally motivated me to pursue a [...]

Why Denver is a Great City for Tech Professionals

The Denver-Metro area has been noted as one of the hotbeds for technology employment and is considered to be a hub of start-up activity, possibly the next Silicon Valley (wow!).  According to CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2015 report, Colorado is the 3rd state in the nation for high-tech workers, and the state’s high-tech wages are posting at [...]

Top Paying IT Jobs

GlassDoor, a jobs and recruiting website, recently conducted a salary survey outlining the top-paying jobs in America. From software to mobile apps, IT to analytics, the careers with the highest compensations are primarily from the technology field. “It’s no wonder technology jobs dominate the top-paying jobs list, especially since they are considering which jobs are [...]

Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense

The University of Denver recently received a re-designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense. DU is among only four institutions in Colorado and 100 nationwide to hold this designation, which means DU is part of an elite group of institutions that offer higher education opportunities in cyber security deemed outstanding [...]

Three Ways Mobile App Development Is Changing Business

The emergence of new mobile applications is changing the information technology and business landscape throughout all industries. Organizations across the globe are adapting to the app revolution and IT professionals themselves need to adequately prepare for the barrage of new skills and jobs this shift will bring. Cisco has reported that by the end of [...]

Mobile Application Development [INFOGRAPHIC]

The IT field is booming and the careers making the most waves are in mobile application development, which expects a 32% ten-year growth—that’s 292,000 new jobs through 2020! But with this new era of mobile app growth comes a skills gap within the field. “Mobile application development is home to one of the largest skills [...]

WICT Tech It Out Conference Scholarship

Rocky Mountain Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) is offering a special opportunity to male and female Undergraduate and Graduate college students who work in or are interested in the telecommunications industry to attend Tech It Out (TIO): An award-winning, technology educational program that encourages participants to share and discuss current trends in existing and emerging [...]