"One of the things I like the most about being a UH ICS student is interacting or working with other students. I like seeing how other people tackle problems because there are quite a lot of different ways to write the same program and I can learn…"
"I don't yet have much to complain about as an ICS student at UH Manoa but there are a few downsides to it. Firstly, when it comes to homework involving programming there is a huge variance in the amount of time and effort it can take. One…"
"1. Online classes.
2. Free software.
3. ICS provides a plethora of courses that incorporate project based assignments in the curriculum. These courses help students gain real life experience, which is a great starting point for students who have…"
"1) Yes, many people know how to use a computer, but being an ICS student makes you learn how to USE a computer.
2) Lots of opportunities from Gerald :)
I took a volunteer request to code a website once, and it was lots of fun.
3) I'd say…"
"I am not an ICS major, but I have a couple of ideas that should be implemented throughout all departments.
1. Create a larger network for ICS students to increase job placement opportunities in organizations across the nation.
2. Create an ICS…"
A group focused on the needs of UH ICS undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in supporting this community, please join this group. While the focus is on ICS students, you need not be an ICS student to participate!See More
"1) Need for a good computer. I did not have this problem, but two classes that I'm taking this semester actually threw computer specs at us on the first day.
2) Spending long hours debugging. Not that much of a con, but it means you really have…"
"1. The major can be difficult. Some topics may be hard to grasp. Sometimes when coding it is easy to make a small mistake that will take a large amount of time to debug even though it might be a small error. It can also be stressful to make sure…"
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
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I am a professor of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii. My current research and development interests focus on software for the smart grid and created sustained, positive change in energy-related behaviors.
I think it would also be a step toward better integration and synergy between the UH and local tech community. For example, there's a talk coming up on the use of Facebook in the 2009 election that I think would be of interest to techhui people.
I agree. We just added an RSS feed for ICS News & Announcements to the front page between Forums and Groups. We also added "Facebook Use in the 2008 Presidential Election" to the calendar and featured the event. If there are events of particular importance you want to feature just shoot me an email. We can place them in the event calendar and give them special mention in the "Site Info, Announcements & Things To Do" column.
I'm a big advocate of teaching foundations and theory. Software and hardware come and go and usually can be picked up quickly. Learning how systems work, art theory, the sociology/psychology of UI, that's priceless.
(2) In one of your previous postings, you spoke about friends going on tour with the Dead. I happen to play occasionally with a local Grateful Dead style jam band called Shakadown Street:
Do you play music? Would you like to come jam with us sometime?
A partner of ours, Atlassian, has been building and acquiring a lot of tools in the code collaboration space including monitoring and review management. These include FishEye - for monitoring source code, Clover - for improving test quality, productivity, & project integration of code coverage, and Crucible for reviewing code changes, making comments, & recording outcomes. The tools are free for open source projects. If you have folks working on Hackystat and Jupiter, they may want to take a look for research purposes.