Archive for January 28th, 2011

Certain Core Competencies Can Help Software Engineers Stand Out

In the “Career Management” blog at Tech Republic (1/21), Head Blogs Editor Toni Bowers writes that, according to CareerCast, software engineer is “the hottest job for 2011.” For those “who would like to know how to stand out from the pack” in this competitive field, Bowers lists “five core skills to help build critical competencies.” The list, created by Bruce Douglas, “Chief Evangelist from IBM Rational,” includes electric vehicle mechanics, probability and statistics, environmental engineering, engineering economics, and ethics.

Reposted from the 1/21/11 ASEE First Bell.

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2011 Virginia Redistricting Workshop

Wednesday, February 2

3:30pm

Alderman Library Electronic Classroom

University of Virginia

Digital data, desktop mapping software, and the Internet promise for the first time ever to democratize and to make transparent the 2011 Virginia redistricting process.  Come see for yourself on Wednesday, February 2 as the Scholars’ Lab hosts a hands-on tutorial workshop by Gabriel Hudson of the Virginia Districting Competition project (http://www.varedistrictingcompetition.org/). This public workshop will be held from 3:30-5:00pm in the Alderman Library Electronic Classroom.  Computer access will be provided on a first-come basis.

All Scholars’ Lab events are free and open to all. No registration is required.

We hope to see you in the Scholars’ Lab! And check out our full calendar of events for the Fall semester at http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/about/events.html.


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