March 24-25, 2023

Open Systems Technologies

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Thank You For Another Great Year!


Grand Valley State University: PEW Campus
L.V. Eberhard Conference Center
301 Fulton St. W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Fulton Parking Lot Address: 312 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The gate will automatically open for you when you enter. You actually park under the overpass.

From 131 South:
US-131 North to the Pearl Street Exit, #85B. Turn left onto Pearl Street and proceed one block beyond the US-131 overpass to Mt Vernon Ave and turn left, in two blocks turn left on Fulton St. The Fulton Lot will be on your right.

From 131 North:
Take US-131 South to the Pearl Street exit (keep to the right of the on-ramp to US-131 as this becomes the off-ramp for Pearl Street). You will then merge onto Mt. Vernon Ave. Continue on Mt. Vernon until you come to a light at Fulton St, turn left here. Under the US-131 Overpass, the Fulton Lot will be on your right.

MWC3 has negotiated a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn across the street from the Eberhard Center for your convenience if you would like to stay in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday and/or Thursday night, March 20 - 22. The block of rooms has been reserved for our schools at a reduced rate through March 5, 2024. If you do not reserve room(s) by that date, the block will be relinquished.

Click here to reserve rooms for you school if desired.


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Lunch & Speaker

What is AI and How to Use It

Allison Bolen is a 2019 GVSU graduate with a degree in computer science. For the past four years, she has been working as a software consultant at OST primarily focused on back-end technologies and Azure Cloud development tools. She has built APIs, data migrations, and customer messaging systems for companies such as Little Caesars and Meijer. Additionally, she has a background in AI that began with a college research project called Save The Bees which earned her the Kinschi Undergraduate Research Fellowship Funding award and a presentation spot at the PyOhio Conference in 2019.

Awards Banquet & Keynote Address

Josh Hulst is the co-founder and managing partner of Michigan Software Labs, creator of transformational software solutions for middle market and Fortune 500 companies alike. He is a graduate of the GE Edison Engineering Development Program, winner of the State of Michigan’s Code Michigan event, and a contributor to IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

Breakout Sessions


Some Competitions are denoted with special labels such as Beginner Competition. These labels indicate something special about the type/difficulty of the competition.

Learning Competition

Learning Competition

Learning Competition

Learning Competition

Beginner Competition

Beginner Competition

Learning Competition

Learning Competition

Beginner Competition

Beginner Competition


Friday, March 24 2023


Saturday, March 25 2023



Dr. John H. Reynolds

Conference Coordinator