Pivot Tables in Excel

Pivot Tables in Excel are a new topic in IT 101 this semester, and many students are coming in to the Sandbox asking to learn more about them. To help with this, I’ve created a short video (6 minutes and 28 seconds) that describes how to use many of the features of pivot tables. You […]

JAVA- Thought for the day: PUBLIC Class constructor

Ever wondered why your Java assignment runs accurately in your local environment but will not work in a different test environment when submitted ? One of the many basic reasons is the missing keyword PUBLIC before the class Constructor. public is a Java keyword which declares a member’s access as public. Public members are visible […]

CIS Sandbox Logo Contest

The Contest The Bentley Computer Information Systems Department is holding a logo contest (“the contest”) for students to create a logo for the newly renovated CIS Sandbox located in Smith 234. All students are eligible to participate. Read past the break for info and great prizes!!

Sandbox Workshops

Having trouble with a program, want to learn more about one, or simply want to be more informed about CIS Topics? join us at one of the many workshops we offer over the course of the semester. Simply click “RSVP Events” in the navbar above

Useful keyboard shortcuts in Excel 2010

Keyboard shortcuts are typically an alternate means for invoking one or more commands. Keyboard shortcuts generally expedite common operations.Below are few keyboard shortcuts for Excel 2010 Key combination Action Worksheet navigation PgUp / PgDn Move one screen up / down Alt-PgUp / Alt-PgDn Move one screen to the left / right Ctrl-PgUp / Ctrl-PgDn Move […]

Computer or Plant

The term Green Technology is usually used to model technology that reserves nature and reduce the negative impact on the environment. Omer Deutches has taken this understanding to a different level, some may even say he misunderstood the concept. Deutches has designed a desktop computer that is also used as a plant pot. The computer […]

Can we really Program in Excel??

Did you know that you can code and run complex programs in Excel? VBA-Visual Basic for Applications enables you to do this through macros. It would give you an easy start if one has prior knowledge of a programming language like Java, C, C++, etc. What is VBA? VBA is an implementation of Microsoft’s  programming […]