Summer Opportunity in Information Assurance

February 25, 2008

Department of Mathematics NC A&T Program PageThe National Security Agency (NSA) funded Information Assurance Program and National Science Foundation (NSF)-Funded Talent 21 Program at North Carolina A&T State University are jointly hosting an eight-week summer research program in Information Assurance and Security for qualified undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, business, and social science majors. The program engages students in investigative research projects involving e-commerce security, firewall and network auditing, cryptography, web application security, biometric security, and digital forensics.

*Award:* The program offers participants a research stipend of $350 per week ($2800 total for eight weeks), and a housing and food allowance of $150 per week ($1200 total for eight weeks).” (via ACM SIGCSE)

Another REU summer opportunity!

February 21, 2008

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Research Experiences for Undergraduates REU

This one is in the fields of Computer Security and Information Assurance and Software Engineering

“Interns in the program will have the opportunity to conduct research in an academic setting using state-of-the-art computational facilities under the direction of faculty mentors. A number of special events including seminars, workshops, visits to local industries, and socials are planned throughout the summer. The experience will help participants learn to work in a multidisciplinary setting while developing professional research skills. It will also provide a comptetitive edge for graduate school applications and the job market.” (via ACM SIGCSE)

Summer Opportunity in Imaging and Computer Vision

February 18, 2008

iMagine – NSF REU in Imaging and Computer Vision (Montclair State UniversityWhether applying for a driver license, visiting a doctor’s office, watching a movie (on DVD, or iPod), playing a computer game, or checking the weather forecast maps, today’s human is continuously relying on digital image processing and interpretation.

A summer program for computing majors!

Cisco Study Guides for PC and iPod.

February 15, 2008

Industrys Best Cisco Certification Sites Offering Study Guides, Test Questions, Practice Exams Etc.  A list of 5 vendors, I haven’t used any so I can’t recommend them but the audio may be convenient.  Also check out For books I recommend

The programmer who programs least, programs best.

February 3, 2008

The programmer who programs least, programs best.
“Now I hope that you aren’t taking offense at any of this because it isn’t your fault, you are human, and humans make mistakes (lots of them). The tact to take is to look at the problem and say “how can we mitigate this?” A good article about the inevitability of bugs in programs and how to reduce their number. (via DZone)

The Programmer’s Food Pyramid at Oliver Steele

February 3, 2008

The Programmer’s Food Pyramid at Oliver Steele

A simple diagram illustrating how programmers should spend their time.

Programmer’s Food Pyramid from Oliver Steele

(via DZone)