"1. The amount of labor/energy taking ICS classes, but expect to challenge yourself (depending on one's learning curve).
2. More (convenient) time slots for ICS classes, especially for ones in high demand
3. Provide a bit further/simplified…"
"1.it would be nice yjay ICS student have a nice study place.
2.Sinec the major is hard, i think it would be better to gove more support to ICS students.
3. The cost for textbook and eqiopment is way too expensive for some of the student…"
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"Remembering to adhere to ergonomics, good sleep, and other self-care best practices can be challenging, especially when stuck on or drawn into a project / problem for extended periods of time.
Effectively budgeting time toward planning vs.…"
"As in many other fields of study, working toward hopefully having a helpful impact someday on my community and possibly greater. Growing capabilities of hardware, software, and programmers, especially in partnership with other disciplines, give…"
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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.