It's September, so here we go again... Samira, Jeremy
, Carolyn, and I welcomed Aran Donohue
, Alicia Grubb, Zachary Kincaid, Jason Montojo
, and Rory Tulk
to the team today. It'll be March or April before they've got research topics, but I'll add links to their blogs when I get them. David Bolter of the ATRC
and I are also starting a project with Alecia Fowler
of Environment Canada, who wants to look at making web-based maps accessible to people with visual and physical disabilities.
And I'm teaching two courses: CSC301
(Introduction to Software Engineering) and CSC491
(Computer Science Capstone). Students in the former will be building an image diff/merge tool for use with version control systems as their course projects; students in the latter will get to choose a project from a list of about 15 put up by U of T profs, local non-profits, and colleagues in various startups and open source groups. I'm pitching to them on Wednesday at noon, and I'm still accepting proposals until 9:00 pm tonight.