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Polytechnic geeks ace speed dating

September 23, 2010


Dunedin ICT Internship Speed Dating 2010 Originally uploaded by Samuel Mann Last night 22 of our students met with 14 of the city’s IT firms in a bid to secure much sought after summer internships. This is a perfect win-win-win. Last year 24 students from Polytechnic and University got internships and 17 of these resulted […]

CityScape team wins national award – again!

July 14, 2010


CityScape is a panoramic exhibition system for the Otago Settlers’ Museum.  It engages visitors to the museum in building a shared narrative of place. Sustainability is a theme in our capstone projects.  We have a focus on communicating and engaging people in aspects of sustainability. We took the CityScape poster to the CITRENZ Conference (incorporating […]

Mashup: Pecha-Kucha with a Twist

June 29, 2010


At this year’s CITRENZ/NACCQ conference we’re introducing Mashup: Pecha-Kucha with a Twist. This promises to be a fast paced, visual, interactive collaborative celebration of computing research.   You are invited to participate (even if you know nothing about computing or research!). A Pecha Kucha sees the fast paced presentation of ideas – each presenter has […]

Lessons towards a showcase building

February 23, 2010


We’re starting to retrofit one of our buildings as a showcase of sustainability.  I’m thinking about Schendler’s advice to find your biggest lever and pull on it.    As an educational institution we need to do more than just have a sustainable building.  For us, our biggest lever is to use that building to create a […]

Congratulations everyone involved in the Sustainable Habitat Challenge

November 23, 2009


I had the honour of being the warm-up act at the Sustainable Habitat Challenge Awards dinner on Friday (see ODT list of winners).    It was a fantastic night, and not just because of the wine, music and train ride. The projects described were fabulous.    Although I appreciated the “alternative” buildings, the ones I enjoyed […]

Software Engineering class explores our handprint

November 19, 2009


Our software engineering students have proven again that computing can make a bigger contribution than energy in the data centre.    We’ve been working with the Dunedin 350 campaign.     All semester, groups have been working with their client – Ella Lawton – to develop systems to raise awareness and engage people in climate change.     […]

Almost 350

October 23, 2009


Including sleep, there’s 15 hours until we have to be coherent and on show for 350.  Student projects are rapidly emerging and getting hurried testing (hopefully not too hurried!). If you’re in Dunedin, come and see us at the Spring Festival.  (more Flickr images).