SharkFest is an annual educational conference focused on sharing knowledge, experience and best practices among members of the Wireshark global developer and user communities. Participants come together to hone their skills in the art of packet analysis by attending a rich and varied schedule of sessions taught by the most seasoned experts in the industry.
A venerable research institution, Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1900 by steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Originally founded as the Carnegie Institute of Technology, the school is highly regarded for its STEM (over one-third of students study engineering and computer science) and visual and performing arts curriculum. CMU’s School of Computer Science is world-renowned – this year a team of students took first place in Microsoft’s programming contest Build the Shield. The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides resources for students to develop and realize business concepts. The school is an EPA-recognized leader in green power; the campus is powered completely by sustainable energy sources. Notable CMU alumni include billionaires Vinod Khosla and David Tepper, Java creator James Gosling and artist Andy Warhol, as well as 19 Nobel laureates, including the late John Nash, subject of the book and film “A Beautiful Mind." CMU students, alumni and faculty have founded over 300 companies.
The Jared L. Cohon University Center opened in 1996 and quickly become a 24/7 hub for the campus community. Meetings and conferences, special events and traditions, dining, recreational and fitness activities, studying, and socializing all take place at the Cohon Center on a daily basis.
With the goal of expanding performance, wellness, and community spaces for the Carnegie Mellon community, a 62,000 square-foot addition to the Cohon Center opened in May 2016 which includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with 10,000 square feet dedicated to weight and cardiovascular equipment, a spin studio and two additional studio spaces for group exercise classes, yoga, and dance, a studio theater for student performances, a pool spectator balcony, additional locker rooms, a renovated dining facility, and a new entrance way and lobby adorned with a donated Chihuly glass sculpture.
The center is named in honor of Carnegie Mellon President Emeritus Jared L. Cohon for his many extraordinary contributions to the university, including global expansion efforts and diversity, technology, international education, and economic development inititaives. Cohon served as Carnegie Mellon's president from 1997 to 2013. To learn more about the Cohon Center, click HERE.