Monthly Archives: March 2010

More discredit to the Chaos Reports

To date, unfortunately, the software research literature is still peppered with ubiquitous references to the Chaos Reports from the Standish Group, which insist that the software industry is in a deep, terrible crisis (the latest report, from 2009, states that … Continue reading

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U of T grad students: please vote Yes for Bikechain!

Voting for the Graduate Student Union’s elections begins today and ends this Thursday, March 25. The election includes a referendum on a levy of $1 per year for Bikechain. I love Bikechain, and I’ve mentioned it here before: it’s a … Continue reading

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Reminder: Software Research and Climate Change Workshop

I’ve posted about this ICSE workshop before, but a reminder might be worthwhile. As you can see in the call for participation, the deadline for position papers is coming up, and for those of us that cannot or do not … Continue reading

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M.Sc. in Applied Computing at the University of Toronto

This new M.Sc. program at the University of Toronto seems like a great opportunity for people that want to go to grad school and then return to industry: In September 2010, the University of Toronto is launching a new Master … Continue reading

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Small successes

For the past two months I’ve been in thesis-writing mode. Back in December I set myself the goal of finishing the first draft of my thesis by the end of March, and I told myself that it didn’t matter if … Continue reading

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