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"Three good things:
1. The ICS program forces us to learn valuable material.
2. There are plenty of clubs here at UH, which offer us the ability to learn and educate ourselves more.
3. A lot of the content we learn from can be universally…"
"Three ways that the UH ICS program could improve include:
1. Making the program more affordable.
2. Offer more courses to help us become full stack web developers.
3. Offer more internship opportunities for employers in Hawaii."
"1. Learning how to learn new skills
2. Being able to code, makes you more useful for business which makes you more useful for yourself.
3. Having the ability to create something out of nothing (god mode). "
"Three ways that the UH ICS program could improve, in my opinions could be:1. Making some earlier classes available. Some may enjoy later classes as it could allow them to sleep in more, or give them more time to study in the day, however, I feel as…"
"Three good things that the UH ICS program provides for its students is:1. There are many opportunities available to UH ICS students. Not only do we have extracurricular activities such as clubs (ACM), but as ICS students Gerald keeps us posted about…"
"1. Learning new languages
2. Smaller classes makes the class more group based with more communication, than doing things individually.
3. Opportunities given to us in class or from email that may interest us"
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Software Language Proficiencies / Interests:
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.