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Borrowed Interest in Custom Mobile Application Development and Design

The next talk in the UX guest lecture series, entitled “Borrowed Interest in Custom Mobile Application Development and Design”, will take place on Monday, June 29 at 5:00 pm in room 2A301 at Conestoga’s Doon campus as we welcome Chris and David Sinkinson of AppArmor. Abstract There’s no question that making a mobile app, while

 
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Exploiting Text Workshop

On August 7-8, 2014, a text research workshop entitled “Exploiting Text” will be held at the University of Waterloo to celebrate the career and achievements of Professor Frank Wm. Tompa, who officially retired from the University of Waterloo on 1 December 2013. Workshop Overview Knowledge is most often captured and communicated through natural language text

 
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CFP: Fifth Workshop on Big Data Benchmarking (WBDB 2014)

The Fifth International Workshop on Big Data Benchmarking will be held in Potsdam, Germany at the Hasso Platner Institut from August 5-6, 2014. The WBDB workshops are designed to make progress towards the development of industry-standard benchmarks for evaluating hardware and software solutions for big data applications. Topics to be discussed at the Workshop include,

 
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2014 Conestoga web site development competition

The 2014 edition of the annual Conestoga Web Site Development Competition will be held the evening of Tuesday, February 25 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in room 2A206 at the Doon campus. The website development competition provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate, through practical application, their skills in website design and development. Students are asked to

 
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Call for papers: Second International Workshop on Testing the Cloud

Following a successful first workshop, the Second International Workshop on Testing the Cloud will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on 31 March 2014, co-located with the 2014 ICST Conference (International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation). Important Dates Paper submission Deadline: Jan 26th 2014 Author Notification of Acceptance: Feb 9th 2014 Camera-Ready Copy Due:

 
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Women in computing: forthcoming events

Two forthcoming events to support women in computing will be held in Waterloo Region this fall. The first event is the inaugural meeting of the Waterloo Region Women in Trades Association, which has been spearheaded Judi Westcott and Laura Potje of Conestoga’s School of Engineering and IT. The purpose of the Women in Trades Association

 
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Pitfalls of using Windows Task Manager

In the Software QA Techniques course I am teaching this semester I am including various aspects of performance measurement in the syllabus, since performance is one of the top three factors of database applications (the other two factors are performance, and its related factor, performance). No, those are not typos. Over my career at Sybase

 
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ONCWIC Registration is open!

The fourth annual Ontario Conference for Women in Computing (ONCWIC) is being held at the University of Waterloo from November 8-9. The list of featured guest speakers is now available and attendees can look forward to three outstanding seminars. The guest speakers are: Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, formerly Dean of Engineering and

 
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What has driven women out of Computer Science?

Over the years I have tried to bring some attention to the disproportionate number of women that are enrolled in Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs, and now that I am an instructor at Conestoga College I get to see this first-hand. One anecdotal example from yesterday’s Computer Application Development (CAD) diploma program orientation: of

 
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Looking for the Eclipse Web Tools Platform? Start here.

Published on August 15, 2013 by in Java

My Java Enterprise Applications course utilizes Eclipse as the development IDE, together with the Web Tools Platform, which includes Glassfish as the Java application server. Persistent storage for applications (ie, database) is the Apache Derby system, which integrates well with the SQL Scrapbook plugin that is part of the Web Tools Platform. The version of

 
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