Started my sabbatical (yay!) by attending an interesting event organised by Google in London. Part of it was a sales pitch of Google Enterprise, or its free variant Google Apps (I *think* that is how they relate). Don’t really know how this relates to “On Demand IT” – isn’t it just that this is an … Continue reading CIOs, clouds, and Google
Writing about web page http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/PostgraduateTraining/VacationBursaries/default.htm If there is any student who would like to hang around over the summer and discover what Computer Science is really about… why not apply for a student bursary? This seems like an excellent opportunity to develop any interest you may have. I am happy to talk to any student … Continue reading Research bursary, anyone?
As departmental library rep I’ve been browsing the library’s pages and also the catalogue – and am amazed at how good it all is. The library seems to have got its “e-resources” strategy right. This is just an admiring message – and a suggestion to… Continue reading Electronic resources at library
At this time of year, as yet another batch of students seems to be ready to flex its wings and go out there, I wonder how it will be like for them in their first job. I just found this interesting article following new graduates going out to work at Microsoft. Makes for interesting reading… … Continue reading That first graduate job
This week I went to a workshop on Second Life and its use in teaching. It was an interesting session, but… I still can’t see where it can be used in any meaningful way in teaching. To begin with, there is a big learning curve to get students to use it – I myself am … Continue reading Is there a use for Second Life?
Why is it that the bus one has just missed is usually on time but the next one is usually late? I was just pondering this as I got into the (late) bus this morning and picked up the Metro. Interestingly, it had an article on research by two mathem… Continue reading Buses