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Anthropologists += Many, Please

Interesting article by Navi Radjou about R&D investments in developing countries by multinationals requiring more anthropologists and fewer engineers tha...
June 15, 2009

Competing on Real Stuff

Interesting post from Simon St. Laurent about a recent TopCoder competition. As he says, “TopCoder runs programming contests designed to produce results for...
June 15, 2009

FSOSS 2009

The 2009 Free Software and Open Source Symposium will be held at Seneca College October 29-30. I’ve enjoyed past editions; look forward to seeing lots of yo...
June 15, 2009

Software Architecture Challenges

Nice summary from Diomidis Spinellis of a workshop titled “Software Architecture Challenges in the 21st Century”. Nice to hear Grady Booch say, “UML was neve...
June 15, 2009

Crunch Mode and Burnout

Several times a year, it seems, I send around the link to Evan Robinson’s “Why Crunch Mode Doesn’t Work”. This time it was prompted by students who are tryin...
June 15, 2009