Class Description

In this class researchers from the industry and academia present topics in Computer Science Related to their work or research. If you are taking this class for credit you will be required to write an abstract for each seminar due by Wednesday at 5PM PT of the same week as the presentation. Abstracts will be in pdf format and submitted through the submission page below. Content of the abstracts will be discussed in the first class meeting and in the class schedule below. Number and quality of abstracts relative to the abstract required for each talk will determine the grade. DO NOT MISS MORE THAN TWO TALKS if you want to pass this course. The course will be run on a 10 point system for each abstract as if they were homeworks. Quality counts. You can flunk by turning in nothing but poor reports. If you come to the class, listen, take a few notes, then this is an easy and fun course.

Note because this class is on Monday, when school is not held on Monday there is no class that week.

Time: M 3:30-4:30
Final: None
Location: EP 204
Text: None

Syllabus

This syllabus is an active document describing speakers and topics plus reference material for the seminar talks.

Week

Monday
of that
Week

Topics
1 Aug 21 NO CLASS!
2 Aug 28

Speaker: Kevin Shoemaker
Founder Basicsoft Inc. and Blue Chip Engineering. Topic: The Secret Sauce

Abstract:
What has to come together for the establishment of a successful startup business. What are the watch outs? How do you recognize the "aha moments"? Why are networking and relationships important? Managing details while you recognize the big picture and create your own niche in a fast moving, heavily funded, instant gratification business environment. Is your goal a lifestyle, a short term or long term business plan.

Supporting Documents:
Shoemaker on LinkedIn, the Basic Safe tool set

3 Sep 4 NO CLASS (LABOR DAY)
4 Sep 11

Speaker: Dr. Predrag Tosic
University of Idaho
Topic:

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5 Sep 18

Speaker: TBD

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6 Sep 25

Speaker: TBD

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7 Oct 2

Speaker: TBD

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8 Oct 9

Speaker: TBD

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9 Oct 16
10 Oct 23
11 Oct 30
12 Nov 6
13 Nov 13
14 Nov 20
15 Nov 27
16 Dec 4
17 Dec 11 NO FINAL EXAM

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