USAA supports mobile app development at ASU
April 20, 2011
Financial Services company USAA has announced it is providing financial support to the ASU Department of Computer Science to develop an online version of the department’s Android programming course.
The ASU CS department began teaching Android application development in January as part of the CS 3372 course in Handheld Game Development. Previously, the course targeted the Nintendo Gameboy Advance platform.
“We are very excited that USAA is supporting us to bring our Android programming course to a wider audience, “ said Dr. Tim Roden, head of the ASU Computer Science Department. “This is the kind of course that gives students the tools they need to be successful in today’s market.”
The San Antonio-based financial services company currently employs about a hundred full-time developers in its mobile development group. USAA is also in the process of making offers to ASU computer science students from the spring Android class to intern this summer. USAA was recently named the number one IT company in the U.S. to work for by ComputerWorld magazine.