Learning Outside The Classroom

Posted by Ian Bitts on Jul 12, 2016 1:59:16 PM

While an undergraduate computer science degree may be a good starting place for learning how to be a successful developer, it’s the real-life application of these skills that will set you apart from a typical graduate. Although I don’t expect the university setting to be able to teach everything, there are still some areas that I found my education to be lacking. Here are three skills that I consider fundamental to software development that I ended up teaching myself outside of the classroom.

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Why You Should Consider Human-Computer Interaction

Posted by Tony Tran on Jun 21, 2016 1:48:19 PM

A program that a human can easily and intuitively use is considered to have a strong human-computer interaction, and will ultimately attract more users. This is usually described as being user-friendly but to do this is not as easy as it may sound. Understanding the intended audience during the software development life cycle (SDLC) can help business analysts determine desired functionality, developers create a robust program, and testers establish valuable testing scenarios.

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Avoiding Pain in Your LIMS

Posted by Derek Perry on Jun 8, 2016 10:55:54 AM

Implementing and managing a LIMS is a costly endeavor. For many organizations, it quickly becomes a cost center in a QA/QC operation, starting from the initial configuration all the way through to the constant testing, validation and protocol changes.

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My Internship at RSI

Posted by Nicolas Fierro on Jun 1, 2016 11:19:15 AM

My high school offers a unique opportunity to graduating seniors like me: instead of taking classes for the last four weeks of school, we are able to participate in a month-long “senior project” to learn more about an industry in which we might be interested in working. Some of my fellow classmates are using this time to record studio albums, learn about financial investing, and work at bakeries. I chose to gain experience in IT and spent a month interning at RSI in Albuquerque.

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