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Trees and community gardens: a positively fruitful election issue

September 2, 2010


Anna Chinn raises the question of Council Policy on fruit trees and community gardens and asks candidates for their opinion and policy. To date, eight candidates have responded, all positively.      Several other people have also commented – positively but with one exception.    “Farsighted” replies with this: You are joking, right?  The city is in debt […]

eLivingCampus Presentations

November 26, 2008


As you know, our software engineering classes are developing the information systems that will power the LivingCampus. Last week the groups gave their final presentations to their clients – Paula and Michelle. I was really impressed how the realisation that the LivingCampus is “more than a garden” came through in the students’ work. Their systems […]

eLivingCampus on to iteration three

October 22, 2008


As you know, our software engineering classes are developing the information systems that will power the LivingCampus.  At the end of the second iteration student groups have presented their functional deliverables to the clients (flickr). In teaching the Agile Development Framework we focus on the development cycle in the first two iterations.   Although the […]

Dealing with the devil? Sponsorship ethics for LivingCampus

September 16, 2008


Our colleague Brian has a jacket for a favourite race-car team.   It has fascinated me since he got it.  What sort of negotiation went on that sees a smoking company and a quit-smoking company jostling for position on the same arm? Brian’s jacket has been on my mind the last couple of days following […]

Processes and entities for eLivingCampus

September 8, 2008


 We’ve moved beyond – “we’re building a map/kiosk/database of the livingcampus” to “we’re building a system to support the management of the living campus – we’re focussing on school groups, for example a school group of thirty year 4s will be visiting the living campus to undertake activities that fit in with both what is […]

Audience map for eLivingCampus

August 14, 2008


Audience mapping was used by student groups to identify stakeholders of the Living Campus project. Ethics is an important component of the Agile development framework (earlier post). We strongly believe that ethics should be integrated, and the best way of doing this is from the start. The Living Campus student groups have been identifying stakeholders […]

System metaphor for eLivingCampus

August 11, 2008


Our software engineering class is working to develop the “Living Campus Information Infrastructure” . We’re working towards a project proposal at the end of the first iteration, focussing at the moment on the business opportunity. While most groups moved quite quickly to an information system to support a garden (ie signs, irrigation systems), some are […]