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R&D STEM Internship Opportunity w/OSML,Palomar,& MiraCosta

R&D Internship Challenge – for Students & Local Industry

*Student Information Session TONIGHT (Thursday, Dec. 13), at 6:00 PM @Open Source Maker Lab*

Obtaining a certificate or degree is an essential step for most STEM career positions. However, there are many soft and hard skills required to be successful in these career paths that are not addressed within academic curricula. Additionally, finding an internship that provides one with an opportunity to gain these skills, is suitably challenging, emphasizes group work and collaboration, and allows the student to have one-on-one mentoring time can be difficult.

Open Source Maker Lab (OSML)is now offering a challenge-based internship program in collaboration with Palomar and Mira Costa Colleges, where candidates work in multidisciplinary teams to solve real-world problems with hard constraints in an industrial work environment. Candidates will work to solve a technical problem which may have a wide range of innovative solutions, will have access to mentors and resources, and will be able to interact directly with local hiring companies. Unlike traditional internships, participants will interact with multiple hiring companies, resulting in a greater hiring potential. Participants will work on building their resume with hard & soft skills and hands on experience while applying their academic foundation to produce a solution to the challenge problem. Individuals will gain both technical and career mentoring, letters of recommendation, and work study credit.
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Job Opening at Mahi Gaming

Job Opening at Mahi Gaming

Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision
Employment Type: Full-Time

Join this fast growing game development studio in San Diego, CA
while developing industry leading games with team of exceptional
and inspired colleagues.

Skills :

Excellent working knowledge in use of development frameworks,
libraries and agile methodologies along with solid development
experience using C#, HTML5, Actionscript, XML, JSON, Javascript,
CSS3, SQL, UML and OOP. Effective Technical Leader with the
ability to assist with project scheduling. Expertise in working
on multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.

Ability to work with others in a demanding and fast paced environment.

Qualifications :

Degree or Diploma in software development. Additional
experience and understanding of design patterns, C#,
Java, Objective-C, C++, Unit Testing along with
gaming development experience a major plus.

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Palomar College Competes in its First Cybersecurity Competition

Palomar College Competes in its First Cybersecurity Competition

I would like to take the time to announce that Palomar College competed in its first cybersecurity competition this year. We had 4 brave students compete in the National Cybersecurity League (NCL) cyber competition during the month of April. The NCL is a virtual training ground and competition series that provides students an environment to learn and challenge themselves by solving complex questions using industry-recognized competencies such as cryptography, log analysis, network packet analysis, password cracking, and python code comprehension.

I had the pleasure of working with these students and watching how quickly they embraced the NCL environment and put their best foot forward. With that being said, I would like to recognize the following students for their wiliness to participate, their drive to succeed, and their spirit of life-long learning. They did very well in the competition and chose to further compete in the post-season event as a team, which I believe is a testament to them and the NCL program as a whole.

I would like to congratulate the following students on a job well done!

  •     Emily Anderson
  •     Jennifer Bate
  •     Kelie Oreb
  •     Sean Smith

David Meske
Assistant Professor, CSIT

STEM Summer Robotics Institute now accepting applications!

STEM Summer Robotics Institute

The STEM Summer Robotics Institute is designed to provide independent and collaborative research and or project experience where participants will broaden their knowledge in industry and science.

Students will engage in the basic concepts of engineering design and computer science through hands on activities and projects.  Working in teams, students will build, test and program small robots featuring Lego Mindstorms NXT Technology and the C Programming Language. Students will use their robots to compete for precision and accuracy in an arena setting.

Space is limited to 30 participants.


Benefits of Participation

  • $1,000 stipend for completing the STEM Summer Robotics Institute
  • Transfer opportunities to CSU San Marcos (GTASP)
  • Academic Counseling Support Services

For more information (and to apply) click here. (

Startup78 Quarterly Meeting at OSML

When: Wednesday 4/25/18 at 5:30

Where: Open Source Maker Lab in Vista, CA


From idea to prototyping to pitch, meet the players who turn ideas into reality. Join our community of startups, venture capitalists, accelerators, local industry and cities that are part of developing the startup ecosystem in North County. This is a quarterly event for all startup groups in North County to gather together and learn from one another.

About Startup78:
Startup78 is an initiative of Innovate78 and the San Diego Regional EDC to unite and amplify the resources available to entrepreneurs along the 78 Corridor with the goal of helping startups scale to become long-term, viable businesses that support our economy. We are proud to partner with key San Diego entrepreneur resource groups: San Diego Startup Week, the San Diego Venture Group, Tech Coast Angels – San Diego and the San Diego Sports Innovators.


  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm Networking, food and drinks (beer by Wavelength Brewing Company)
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm Lightning Talks
  • 7:00 – 7:30pm Networking


  • Darren Charrier, President and Co-Founder, Voyager Space Technologies
  • Sarp Sekeroglu, Co-Founder, Water Pigeon
  • Tony Williams, Owner and President of Quick Charge Power
  • Sergey Sundukovskiy, Co-Founder and CTO/CPO, Raken
  • David Brandt, Director of University Research, ASML Cymer
  • Nik Devereaux, Director of Software Development, Viasat

Sponsors and Partners:

  • Open Source Maker Labs (OSML)
  • San Diego Regional EDC
  • San Diego Startup Week
  • San Diego Venture Group (SDVG)
  • Tech Coast Angels – San Diego
  • San Diego Sports Innovators (SDSI)
  • San Diego North County Economic Development Council (SDNEDC)
  • Wavelength Brewing Company
  • Vista Chamber of Commerce

For more info and to register(free) click here.