Matador Emerging Technology and Arts Lab
META+LAB is a unit of Academic Affairs at CSUN. Its main activities involve the development of mobile-responsive web applications for the University and for external clients. Students who gain admission to the program are supported by faculty and staff mentors to work on these applications, as well as on creative design solutions and marketing strategies within an interdisciplinary setting.
As part of the educational process, we employ high-impact practices to reinforce and extend the curriculum. Students take a leadership role within the organization and are expected to work in a team setting to come up with solutions to the projects they are assigned.
The lab was designed to mirror a google-esque type of space and it is run like a tech start-up. As such, the students in the program work to develop their skills as front-end developers, back-end developers, infrastructure/operations engineers, or marketing professionals. Also, because the lab operates in an agile/scrum environment, students learn valuable project management skills and become well versed as scrum masters. The primary goal of the program is to render the students job-ready in the competitive web development industry. To learn more visit our website