Dustin’s Software Development Cogitations and Speculations: Effective Java NullPointerException Handling An excellent article on handling and avoiding NullPointer exceptions. (via dzone)
A master list of the the NSF REU Summer internship programs. Absolutely amazing opportunities on a variety of interesting projects.
This was buried in the blog, so applications deadlines may have expired but keep it in mind for next year!
Facebook Users Get Worse Grades in College | LiveScience
“Facebook users have lower overall grades than non-users, according to a survey of college students who also ironically said the social networking site does not interfere with studying.” (via slashdot)
Imagine Cup Student Competition 2009 “The world’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup is one way Microsoft is encouraging young people to apply their imagination, their passion, and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Now in its seventh year, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a global event.” (via ACM SIGCSE)
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – Lanzate
“Applications are being accepted, for the 5th Annual “Dándole Alas a Tu Éxito/Giving Flight to Your Success” travel award program sponsored by Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Through this national education initiative, Southwest will provide roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country with socio-economic need who travel away from home to pursue a higher education.”
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – HACU
“The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities HACU is currently accepting online applications for the HACU Scholarship Program for the 2009-2010 academic year. More than $400,000 will be awarded to eligible students attending HACU-member colleges and universities.”
10 skills developers will need in the next five years | 10 Things | TechRepublic.com
“Here is our list of 10 skills you should be learning right now to make sure that your resume is relevant for the next five years.” A good list that makes a lot of sense.