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How to Attend SIGGRAPH 2008

8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 515 A
Level: Beginning

Theme: Professional Development & Education

The SIGGRAPH conference is an exciting event, but it is often an intimidating experience for first-time attendees. There are so many new terms, new concepts, and new products to try to understand. This leaves new attendees baffled and frustrated about how to spend their time.

This class is designed to ease newcomers into the SIGGRAPH conference experience by presenting the fundamental concepts and vocabulary at a level that can be readily understood. Far from being made up of dry facts, this course also portrays the fun and excitement that led most of us here in the first place. AFter this class, attendees will be well-prepared to understand, appreciate, enjoy, network, and learn from the rest of the SIGGRAPH experience.


Mike Bailey
Oregon State University

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Mike Bailey
Mike Bailey is a professor of computer science at Oregon State University. He holds a PhD from Purdue University and has worked at Sandia National Labs, Purdue University, Megatek Corporation, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center. He has extensive experience with SIGGRAPH courses, having served as Courses Chair five times and Conference Co-Chair in 1991. He has taught numerous classes at conferences (SIGGRAPH, IEEE Visualization, Supercomputing), at the college level (a combined 3200+ students at Purdue; the University of California, San Diego; San Diego State University; California State University, Long Beach; and Oregon State University) and commercially. He was five times voted Computer Science Teacher of the Year by seniors in computer science at UCSD. He has also been voted Most Enthusiastic Professor by the students at Oregon State.