Golden Gate Xpress

Students aim to create an app to find your Friday night plans

Haley Brucato

May 21, 2014

Randy Tovar and his business partner Jimmy Felix came up with their App “Spots” in October of last year, during their first semester of college at SF State. And the 19 year olds have just recently gotten the legal rights for...

Putting tidal waves into crunchable data

Haley Brucato

May 21, 2014

The San Francisco Bay has powerful, silent tidal currents that influence all objects it comes in contact with. And Boriana “Bobbie” Viljoen has observed first hand the horrors of people being swept away by this invisible...

What the hack: The push to make information public to the SF State community

Natalie Yemenidjian

May 21, 2014

A group of faculty members came together and brainstormed what students might want, and they decided on high-speed Wi-Fi. After all, every student has a device that needs to get plugged in to the network. They decided instant, f...

Professor creates a space for student inventions

Haley Brucato

May 21, 2014

Mark Ciotola remembers where it all began: as a young boy when he created his own ice cream flavor with a 15 cent licensing fee to his friends. Since those days, the SF State Design Industry lecturer has worked on several start-ups,...

New app aims at campus, turning students into their own cashier

Julia Middlemiss

May 21, 2014

Being in the hub of the tech industry, SF State is always looking for ways to improve student life on campus with new technology. “Overall, SF State is an exciting campus that is set up really well for mobile ordering,” said ...

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