What can Students Get from a Software Engineering Capstone Course? — María Cecilia Bastarrica

This is an intriguing title! I ran our third year projects for 3 years and I always wondered: What can students learn from a project? Like our projects, these ones were ran for external company and students were supposed to work in the customers office. The projects are about as heavy in terms of effort, Read more about What can Students Get from a Software Engineering Capstone Course? — María Cecilia Bastarrica[…]

Physical computing for everyone — Thomas Ball

This year for the first time the education track also has a keynote, Thomas Ball of Microsoft, talking about the micro:bit. How cool is that? This talk is of to a great start! Tom hands out 3 micro:bits too people in the audience on their laptop (not me sadly) He know explains some things about the Read more about Physical computing for everyone — Thomas Ball[…]

Chaordic Learning: A Case Study — Stephan Krusche

Chaordic learning? What is that? I had not heard about it before today. It is a hybrid between chaos and order. Our field went through a number of phases. It started with chaos, then everything needed to be ordered and like a product line after the ‘software crisis’ and then came XP which held the Read more about Chaordic Learning: A Case Study — Stephan Krusche[…]

The Automated-Reasoning Revolution: From Theory to Practice and Back — Moshe Vardi

Today’s keynote is by Moshe Vardi (Google Scholar) talking about… SAT solving! This should be fun. P=NP We all know about the P versus NP problem, this is a CS problem that is so important that even mathematicians think it matters. Consider these two problems the Hamilton cycle and the Eulerian cycle: visit all nodes versus Read more about The Automated-Reasoning Revolution: From Theory to Practice and Back — Moshe Vardi[…]

Injecting Safety-Critical Thinking into Graduate Software Engineering Projects — Jane Cleland-Huang

How can we teach students about safety-critical thinking? Jane is going to share her experiences with us. The course under study is a 5 month project based course, where all student teams needed to work with some hardware: drones, health sensors, phones and visors (pretty cool). So why are these projects about safety? Well one Read more about Injecting Safety-Critical Thinking into Graduate Software Engineering Projects — Jane Cleland-Huang[…]