Computer Science students visit mobile app entrepreneur

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Computer Science students visit mobile applications entrepreneur

Published: August 1, 2012.

On July 25, 10 Lewis Computer Science students and faculty visited Lextech Global Services in Lisle, Ill. Lextech specializes in developing mobile applications for enterprises. They employ nearly 50 application developers and other personnel who help organizations streamline their processes using cutting-edge mobile devices and software. The students spent nearly two hours with Lextech staff, including its CEO and Chief Geek Alex Bratton. The trip concluded with a tour of Lextech’s facilities, which gave the students a taste of what it means to work in a highly agile, driven and creative technology environment with other computer scientists.

They were shown Lextech’s newest apps, which really opened their eyes to just how powerful and useful mobile applications can be to an organization. The kinds of apps Lextech develop transform the tablet or smartphone from a captivating consumer electronics device to an essential business tool.

The Lewis University students asked Bratton and staff questions about the development process specifically and about entrepreneurship. Bratton stressed the need for students to be quick learners and to immerse themselves in their chosen field, always pushing the envelope of what they know.

Lewis University offers a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science as well as a minor in Computer Science and Cyber Security Science. In addition to receiving personal attention from experienced faculty, Computer Science students learn in new facilities, including a networking and security lab as well as a mobile applications lab. Lewis University has been recognized by The Princeton Review as having one of the top 50 undergraduate schools to study video game design.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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