Computer Science Alumni

As a follow up to a previous post from this year, I want to start focusing some of my attention to highlighting the success of alumni from my Computer Science program. I have tried to maintain contact with several alumni who have gone on to great success in various fields of Computer Science, but as we know life is busy! This year, I hope to reconnect and expand the alumni page on this website as well as a recognition board here at the school. Here are a few photos from a few alumni dinners and other events from the past few years…


Alumni Dinners

One of the best parts of my job is catching up with students I have taught in the past in informal settings. Last night I had another alumni dinner with some great students on their way to personal greatness. Thanks so much for thinking of me kids!20170924_212626

Former student developing useful libraries

A former I.B. Computer Science student of Mr. Wachs’ currently working on a doctorate in Computer Science developed a code library for use called SIGIL. He describes it: SIGIL stands for Sound, Input, and Graphics Integration Library. It is meant to be a mind-bogglingly simple alternative to other, more complex libraries when all you want is to make a small game, teach basic 2D graphics, or otherwise remove the complexities of media programming from your C or C++ code. It’s also cross-platform! It’s designed to be really easy to use.

What platforms does SIGIL support? At the moment, SIGIL supports MinGW32, MSVC 10 2010 (32- and 64-bit), MSVC 11 2012 (32- and 64-bit), MSVC 12 2013 (32- and 64-bit), MSVC 14 2015 (32- and 64-bit), Linux GCC, and the Raspberry Pi. Plans are underway to make SIGIL increasingly cross-platform. Read more about it here