This term I decided to do something risky: namely I decided to give a “practically” real project to my undergraduate software-engineering class, CMPUT 301, based on the City of Edmonton’s (CoE) open data.
The CoE is at the forefront of open-data initiative among Canadian cities, with Nanaimo, Vancouver and Toronto. It has launched a broad [...]
It is the end of the Fall term. My final exam is tomorrow at 9 and after I have gone through the mad rush of marking them before Christmas and assigning grades, vacations will be here, which means one thing: I need to make up my graduate course next term!
I have taught this course [...]
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about mentors and mentoring. Several unrelated events have conspired to keep the subject relatively prominent in my thinking stack for some time, and I started drafting this just around Thanksgiving time but I did not make it on time. But it has simmered enough, and I have now [...]
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