Monday, 19 October 2015

IBM 2015 Innovation and Ada Lovelace Celebration

Students from the Computing Department of Sheffield Hallam University on a recent visit to IBM. This included the first Women in IT event. Thanks to the IBM staff who are mentoring around 30 of our students and to Dr Andy Hirst, Teaching Fellow in Work Based Learning at Sheffield Hallam who organised the event.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Applied Metamodelling: A Foundation for Language Driven Development (Third Edition)

The book Applied Metamodelling: A Foundation for Language Driven Development continues to be cited in scholarly articles (here is a list since 2014even though there is no official means of referencing it. A third edition has been created and registered with arXiv (identifier 1505.00149) to provide a permanent record of the book that can be cited:

   author = {{Clark}, T. and {Sammut}, P. and {Willans}, J.},
   title = "{Applied Metamodelling: A Foundation for Language Driven Development (Third Edition)}",
   journal = {ArXiv e-prints},
   archivePrefix = "arXiv",
   eprint = {1505.00149},
   primaryClass = "cs.SE",
   keywords = {Computer Science - Software Engineering},
   year = 2015,
   month = may,
   adsurl = {},
   adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Is your degree worth it? It depends what you study, not where.

This is an interesting article from The Economist:

Quote: "A new report from PayScale, a research firm, calculates the returns to a college degree. Its authors compare the career earnings of graduates with the present-day cost of a degree at their alma maters, net of financial aid. College is usually worth it, but not always, it transpires. And what you study matters far more than where you study it. Engineers and computer scientists do best, earning an impressive 20-year annualised return of 12% on their college fees (the S&P 500 yielded just 7.8%). Engineering graduates from run-of-the-mill colleges do only slightly worse than those from highly selective ones. Business and economics degrees also pay well, delivering a solid 8.7% average return. Courses in the arts or the humanities offer vast spiritual rewards, of course, but less impressive material ones. Some yield negative returns. An arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art had a hefty 20-year net negative return of $92,000, for example."