"I have not had much experience in ICS courses at UH Manoa because I am a Computer Engineering student. In my experience thus far, I have no experienced anything negative in Professor Johnson's class. My classmates are knowledgable and friendly,…"
"Being a Computer Engineering, this is the first ICS course I've taken here at UH Manoa. Thus far:
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"1. Most of the professors actually seem to care that you succeed in class and outside of class. Professor not only promote the importance of the material that they are teaching, but also promote activities that are not school related.
2. The ICS…"
"1. The classes usually favor those that have past programming experience. I had no programming experience when I started this major, so I felt behind compared to other students who could finish assignments with ease because they knew what to expect…"
"1. For the BS degree in ICS, I dislike how we have to take Physics and Chemistry for 2 semesters with both the labs. Taking these classes take up a lot of our time and I would rather spend that time and energy in ICS courses.
2. There should…"
"There could be more ICS courses that fulfil the Writing Intensive, Oral Communications and Ethics requirements. Some of these require at least a 300 level course, which usually require having taken another course in that department.
When I was…"
"1) Different focuses for different people. I like how UH Manoa's ICS programs have different degree tracks for those with varied interests while giving them a strong CS background whether they go into IT or Security.
2) Lots of relevant…"
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.