Code for Community Challenge

Our colleagues in Urban Studies and Planning are sponsoring a competition.
If you are an undergraduate student here at the University of Maryland, and you like competition, mobile apps, inventing things and helping your community, then this EVENT is for you. The Code for Community Challenge invites students to come up with an app that meets a community need. Click HERE for more information:
Alex Chen of Urban Studies and Planning can also be contacted for more information.

Powerpoint tip of the day

Do you have issues with Powerpoint presentations that are too big, pictures that disappear, presentations that take forever to copy to your flashdrive, red “X”‘s instead of images?  Your pictures are too large. Even if you are loading a jpg, it could be many megabytes in size.

Powerpoint has an easy fix for this.

Under File, Choose Reduce File Size. In the next window, choose Best for viewing on screen (150ppi)

Click ok, and Powerpoint will save your entire presentation in a reduced file size, ready to travel, and show.

You can click on these pictures to view them in a larger version.

Best for viewing.

Best for viewing.