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California State University, Long Beach

Computer Engineering & Computer Science (CECS)

CECS Newsletter #3 for Fall 2007

  • Sept 4, 2007
  • by Dr. C van Lent

Newsletter Index

  1. Office hours for advisors
  2. Student Organizational Meetings
  3. Food on this part of campus

Office Hours for Advisors

Undergraduate Advising is done on a walk-in basis. Advisors are now assigned by major, not alphabetically.


  • Dr. Tom Johnson, Rm ECS-545
  • Monday: 6:30 - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 - 11:10am


  • Dr. Colleen van Lent, Rm ECS-531
  • Monday: 10:30 12:00pm & 1:00 - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 5:00pm
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Student Organizational Meetings

Ever wonder why some people in your classes seem to know everyone else? They probably belong to a student organization. Think about joining one this semester. The following are messages about upcoming student organizational meetings.

Associated Engineering Student Body (AESB)

  • Are you wondering why you just paid a $44 charge as part of your Fall semester tuition and why you are paying it every semester? It's time you find out...
    • The first meeting for the Associated Engineering Student Body will be on Friday, September 7th at 1PM. The meeting room will either be VEC 113. All Engineering student organizations are required to have a representative present for all meetings. Meetings are open to everyone. Please check the AESB website for more information.

Embedded Applications Technology (EAT)

  • Embedded Applications Technology (EAT) is having its first meeting on Thursday, September 6th at 4:00pm. Students and Faculty are all welcome to attend. A few faculty members have been wonderful enough to make some time and introduce themselves and tell us about what they do. Freshmen are strongly encouraged to show up and see what our club is all about. We will be offering free Pizza and Drinks to those who attend. Please RSVP your seat to to ensure we buy enough pizza and drinks for everyone.

    EAT is a very active club here in the CECS department. Our organization is aimed at researching, studying, designing, and building embedded processor based systems. We hope to develop the skills in our members needed for future careers in these fields. Our organization is introducing its members to state-of-the-art-technologies that are not being currently taught in the department. With our weekly speaker series we invite industry speakers to come give technical presentations and demonstrations of current embedded technologies. So if any of this stuff peaks your interests please come and join us on Thursday, September 6th at 4:00pm. For more info, please visit the EAT website.

Engineering Meet the Industry Night (EMIN)

  • The first meeting for the EMIN Committee will be held on Friday, September 14th at 12PM in VEC 113. All Engineering student organizations are required to have a representative present for all meetings.

    What is EMIN?

    Engineering Meet the Industry Night, hosted by Associated Engineering Student Body, brings together the all College of Engineering students, faculty, and staff, students from other universities, and Industry employers to network together as a way to bring the companies to the students and to introduce future engineers to their prospective employers. AESB will host various career (Job Interviews, Resumes, etc) workshops throughout the semester for all Engineering students.

CALVEIN California Launch Vehicle Education

  • You and any other interested party are invited to attend the CALVEIN, a.k.a. "rocket project", Open House on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 pm in the ASI Lab (ECS 104). CALVEIN meeting details.
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Food on this Part of Campus

The Forty Niner Shops are in the midst of renovating the Outpost with a planned grand opening of the new and improved Outpost in Fall of 2008. During construction, we are providing the following dining alternatives.

  • Harry’s Student Catering will provide a catering truck located between the HSD & Design Buildings – directly across Deukmajin Way from the Outpost.
  • 7 AM till 7 PM Monday – Thursday
  • 7 AM till 2 PM Friday
  • The Grand Catering will provide additional lunch service at an outdoor café located between Friendship Walk and the SSPA building.
  • 10 AM till 2 PM Monday - Friday
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Part-time Software Programmer

CCIE2Be Inc. is a company based in City of Cerritos (10 minutes from CSULB) needs part-time software programmer for the website. The company would like to hire one or two students on part time basis (about 20 hours a week) with an experience in C# and .NET.

Projects will include:

  • Coding and testing / bug fixing
  • Development
  • Writing documentation (good English desirable)

Technologies we utilize in this project:

  • NET 2.0
  • Visual Studio 2005
  • XML
  • SQL Server 2005
  • Web Services

This is a great opportunity for a hard working student with a willingness to learn. This opportunity provides valuable real-world experience. Interested students should contact:

  • Dave Lee
  • Email:
  • Phone:562-455-5391

Data Coordinator / Administrative Assistant

  • Company: Digital Performance Inc.
  • Location: Signal Hill, California
  • Phone:(562)988-8445
  • Email: and cover letter)
  • Pay Range:$12-$15/hour
  • Requirements: Excellent computer skills (especially Excel and databases), Rapid data entry skills, Strong project management skills, Strong attention to details, Ability to multi-task and adapt to change, Excellent oral and written communication skills, Must be a team player, Excellent time-management and organizational skills, Interest/knowledge in the automotive world a plus.
  • Description: Digital Performance is a Long Beach-based Internet services company with a portfolio of products and services for the Automotive Aftermarket. We are seeking someone to help assist the development team in managing our database of automotive aftermarket parts.
  • Duties include:
    • Contacting manufacturers and collecting their latest price sheets, product descriptions, application guides,pictures, etc.
    • Coordinating and tracking progress with our third party offshore data collection team to ensure the cataloging process is moving efficiently, on schedule, and is of the highest possible quality
    • Handling some data cataloging
    • Doing general administrative work such as linking in line codes for distributors, assisting with data delivery to the distributors, and helping with simple tasks for the development team


Digital Performance (DPI) is an exciting startup who has created several valuable web properties and industry-leading software; both of which are in the midst of rapid growth. DPI is looking for a PHP developer with an interest in search engine optimization to continue our success.

Job description: The position is centered around the use of programming techniques to improve search engine results, and assisting in development of DPI's software and directory sites. The ideal candidate will be competent in PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and of course the Internet. Knowledge of search engines and search engine optimization techniques (SEO) is a definite plus.

Primary duties include designing, implementing, and testing code. The ability to write code in a timely manner (and sometimes fast-paced environment) is crucial.

Secondary duties include other programming assignments while interfacing with other teams: product management, creative designers, quality assurance, and other developers. Working together to produce solid results is essential; taking the initiative to be productive and efficient is a definite plus.

Minimum requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • At least 2 years practical experience with PHP
  • Proficiency with SQL, XML, CSS, JavaScript, and HTML
  • Experience with Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP5 (LAMP)
  • Experience with source/version control, issue tracking, and code deployment
  • Bachelors degree

Preferable experience:

  • Web 2.0/AJAX
  • XML-RPC experience

Please send resume and cover letter to

SQL DBA/Support Analyst

We are currently looking for a SQL DBA/Support Analyst to join the West Coast Network Operating Center. We are looking for a well-rounded individual with a solid foundation in sql administration working in a web hosting environment. Hands on experience in application hosting and server maintenance in a Windows environment are required. If you thrive in a dynamic environment and enjoy working with cutting edge technology, then we want to see your resume. Ability to speak Chineese (Mandarin) a plus.

SQL DBA/Support Analyst Job Description

Contact Information:

  • Rushton G. James | Director, West Coast Operations
  • Adsystech Inc.
  • Network Operating Center
  • 200 Oceangate, Suite 800
  • Long Beach, CA 90802
  • (888) 602.2225 x2461 - Telephone
  • (562) 436.8419 - Facsimile
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