"The few ICS courses I have taken have introduced me to many cutting edge services, programming paradigms, and project management techniques, but I feel like it was just that; an introduction. I suppose this could go along with Daniel's response…"
"Since I am actually an engineering student, It's difficult to say what is good or bad about being an ICS student. What I have noticed about the handful of ICS courses I have taken would have to be the fact that, compared to engineering classes,…"
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"1) I get to learn new things about a subject that I have studied and loved for years.
2) Exposure to a wide variety of people with similar interests. This provides the opportunity to see different viewpoints, gain exposure to different ideas, and…"
"1) Seamless registration process between computer engineering and computer science students. Currently, software courses are offered in both departments under similar course names but with different "difficulties". And often…"
"- The variation in difficulty, or at least the time required, among courses can be quite mind boggling. Some courses require only a few hours per week, while others demand time almost every day. Understandbly, some areas of computer science are…"
"- It is a humbling experience. Even when taking undergraduate ICS courses as a graduate student, I felt overwhelmed not by the coursework, but by other students' abilities. I am glad my naive views have been crushed by you guys.
- In general,…"
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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.