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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Time to re-evaluate

Photo by Mike Burns
I do not know if it is unique to UP Diliman because we have been blessed with being on the top 5 most in-demand degree programs from UPCAT applicants, whilst other universities are experiencing a decline in Computer Science enrollment.

That being said, however, I think that we need to research as to where our graduates are going after completing the degree -- how many go into further studies and how many work as software engineers? If there are more software engineers, are they properly equipped when they leave the academe? If not, why? Is there something wrong with the programme?

Just some questions that I think should be answered... really soon.

(image by Mike Burns)

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

What have I done?!

Learning new technology
Well, with the exception of Prof. Rebecca Ong, these faculty members are Mac users. From far left, JP Petines (Macbook), Joyce Avestro (Powerbook) and Florence Balagtas (Powerbook). As of today, we also have Mario Carreon (Macbook), Rowena Solamo (Macbook), Riza Batista (Powerbook) and the latest of the lot, Pros Naval (Macbook). I think the Computer Science department has the best Mac:faculty ratio compared to the other departments in UP. Cool, huh?

Unfortunately, students are limited to clones that are only capable of running Windows and Linux (or Solaris - I wish!) and not Mac OS X. Would have been great if Macs are in the labs, right? Imagine the possibilites... :)

How about you? When are you switching?

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