Intro To CS3216 (For Non – CS3216 Readers)
This is a module that teaches how to develop applications on various platforms. In this semester, it will be using the Facebook API, Facebook connect and Microsoft WPF(Probably mainly silverlight). Students work in small teams of 4-5 for 3 assignments and 1 final project. For assignment and project, you can choose pretty much anything you want(except porn, gambling, violence, tibet, gaza..). There is a strong emphasis on how the project should make a difference to the world.
Why this post?(and 13 more)
Apparently, the “evil” doctor Ben has decided to try something new and this is the result. It’s called blogging for credit! What a great way to increase Search Engine Optimization for the module! Plus it’s a fun module that many NUS students should take! And if you go by last semester’s statistics, you have 50% of getting an A.
(PS: SEO = Links with keywords around the link)
Oh and a plug! I assume Microblogging counts as credit too so http://twitter.com/cs3216 is a twitter account where you can follow for CS3216 stuff. just @cs3216 if you want to send any msg to the followers! (Teaching Team, if you want control of this account, I am all too happy to give it you!)
The first lesson.
Nothing much learnt this lesson. Mainly the focus on how the module is going to be ran and how we can expected to contribute. I really liked the show and tell part of the module because it really shows how everyone is talented in some way. I am sure there wasn’t enough time to show and tell all that a person is interested in so I am looking forward to at least knowing everyone in the class over the semester.
Probably the most interesting moment for me was when Dr Ben asked students “what are you doing at NUS?”. I found it very interesting that the answer was ” I am year X student from SoC/biz”. I would think that answers would have been more philosical. My answer? “At first, I came in because it was already decided for me by societal pressures. Then I realised University is a great place to prepare for life because it widens your network of friends and also gets you acclimatized to Real Life. Now that I am finishing my final Semester, I am again making the transition to REAL REAL life by making sure that I will at least be finacially OK and also make a difference to the world through my Projects. “