Industrial Light and Magic has got to be one of the coolest company names I have ever heard. It doesn’t hurt that what they do is also pretty darn cool. The Computer Science Teachers Association just announced that

Alex Suter, Research & Development Engineer for Industrial Light & Magic will be the closing keynote at this year’s Computer Science & Information Technology (CS & IT) Conference. Alex’s presentation, Industrial Software & Magic, will touch on his background in computer science and how he uses CS in his job. Alex is known for his work on movies such as Eragon, Starwars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Don’t miss this exciting closing keynote! This year’s conference will be in Irvine, California, on July 9th and 10th.

For more information about CS & IT 2012, to view a full agenda, and to register, visit: www.cstaconference.org

I’m looking forward to hearing his talk. I find that people like Alex present information that teachers can share with students to give them insights into how computer science is used to create things that students really care about.