Saturday

35th Anniversary Registration Link

October 12, 2019

Family options

Family members are welcome at all the CS Alumni events; other free-time activities for Saturday include local points of interest with the option of returning to Duncan Hall for snack breaks and lunch OR an all-day NASA tour.

NASA Excursion

8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Grab-and-go Continental Breakfast ready at 8:00 a.m. in Duncan Hall
  • 8:45 a.m. – Shuttle bus departs Duncan Hall
  • 9:40 a.m. – Behind-the-scenes private Tram tour of NASA
  • 11:10 a.m. – 60-minute guided Tour of Space Center Houston
  • 12:10 p.m. – Lunch in the Zero G diner
  • 12:45 p.m – Free time to explore the rest of the attractions
  • 3:15 p.m. – Shuttle bus departs NASA for return to Duncan Hall

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Keynotes and Panels

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Tech Dive Panel: The Role of Programming Systems while Hardware Specialization is Exploding
  • Career Perspective Panel: Product Management

Lunch

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

  • Grab-and-go lunch; explore campus

Welcome, Keynote and Panels

1:30 – 1:35 p.m.

  • Welcome! Dean Reginald DesRoches, George R. Brown School of Engineering

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

  • CS Curriculum Panel

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Tech Dive Panel: Machine Learning – What’s Left to Learn?
  • Career Perspective Panel: What was Useful (about my Rice CS Experience) 5-35 years after graduation

Dinner and Beer Debates

5:30 p.m.

  • Free time; head to favorite restaurants

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

  • CS Alumni and Faculty Beer Debates in Duncan Hall