September 2016 Meeting

The Greater Wheeling Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold its Wednesday, September 14, 2016 meeting at the White Palace in Wheeling Park, Wheeling WV. The White Palace is located inside Wheeling Park at 1801 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 (map via bing).

Meeting Topic & Speaker

Jeremy Doolin – West Virginia Northern Community College

Jeremy is a Computer and Information Technology instructor at West Virginia Northern Community College with 10 prior years of experience in IT and Software Engineering positions throughout the Ohio Valley. He has lived here his entire life and wishes to help develop the Wheeling area technology work force through education and relationships with local businesses and industry. He is also a musician, homebrewer, culinary enthusiast, video game player, hobbyist historian and life hacker.

From Pong to PlayStation 4

A technical and commercial history of home video games. Video games are an entertainment and artistic medium comprised of graphic art, music, storytelling, game theory and engineering, both hardware and software. What began as moving dots on a TV screen has become online multiplayer epic adventures that span procedurally generated worlds that can even be live streamed to other players across the globe. This presentation will show how video games and the consoles changed throughout their generations as well as the influences, fierce competition, innovations and big players that made the industry what it is today. It will also examine the commercial side, including the video game crash of 1983, the successes, the failures and the killer apps that drove the industry.

Education Session

The Education Session will be presented by Robert Woods. Robert is a 2nd year Software Engineering student, who will be giving a presentation on the FreeNAS open source Network Attached Storage system.

Event Schedule

We will meet at the White Palace. Social time and registration will be from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. The dinner will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. and the presentations will follow the meal.
Cost for the evening is $18.00 for AITP members, and $23.00 for non-member guests. We will have our 50/50 drawing and door prizes for those in attendance.

September’s meal at Wheeling Park will be: Baked Ham, Lasagna, Scalloped Potatoes, Whole Green Beans, Escalloped Apples, Cole Slaw, Desserts, and Roll/Butter.

RSVP to Join Us

This is a special event with a great speaker and informative topic, so please RSVP early in order to allow the Wheeling Park catering staff the opportunity to prepare sufficient food for everyone in attendance and to ensure there is seating available for our group.

E-mail Karen Kovacs at to RSVP, or register below.