"Philip Johnson: Would evening/night classes help? Or online?
I was on the other end of the discussion (would you pay more), but based on what I was hearing I believe evening classes and some portion being offered online would be a big help.
My M.S. experiences were a little of both. the focus of my MS degree is extremely relevant to where I am now. Perhaps, because I did my MS degree first, so it makes sense that i capitalized on what i've learned. and you are…"
"Apart from Aaron's own experiences (which I think makes him the Poster Boy for Why You Should Get An ICS MS Degree :), let's also discuss his specific comments. This is not directed at Aaron in particular; everyone's responses are…"
What about your own personal experience? You received both a B.S. and an M.S. in ICS. Would you have gotten your current job with only the experiences you had as a B.S.? Are you saying that the experiences you had as an M.S. student (such…"
"i hear this time and time again.. better connection with industry. people don't want to get a MS if they don't see it helping their current situations. that means more relevant classes, even more specialized classes, and more real world…"
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.