Category: computer programs

Mob Programming Enhances Learning Experience at SPC

SPC students use Solstice lab for mob programming

With mob programming, one developer drives the computer while a group of developers watch and offer up suggestions and ideas during this real-time development session. Professor Brad Yourth is practicing mob programming in the new CCIT Solstice Lab, located on the SPC Clearwater Campus.

Basic Computer and Information Literacy exam redesigned

St. Petersburg College recently redesigned the exam for their Basic Computer & Information Literacy course (CGS 1070). The new exam, which was launched May 18, evaluates a student’s knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel using a hands-on approach, instead of strictly using a multiple choice format. In the new format, students complete step-by-step graded projects … Continue reading Basic Computer and Information Literacy exam redesigned

Alex Sharpe Successfully Completes University of Toronto Online Course via Coursera

Ever since a young age, Alex Sharpe has had a fascination with technology. Her sister was a programmer and this greatly influenced her as well. Sharpe’s first computer was a Commodore 64. She has always had a knack for technology and would be the go-to person for help in her family. She is currently in … Continue reading Alex Sharpe Successfully Completes University of Toronto Online Course via Coursera

Brad Yourth gives an in-depth look at programming languages

Contributing writer Picking a Programming Language to Study Students often ask me which programming language they should focus on for their careers. It’s an interesting question with no easy answer. My first response is often, “It depends,” because there are so many options.  The Web Students who want to focus on the Web can concentrate … Continue reading Brad Yourth gives an in-depth look at programming languages

William Prast discusses his passion for IT Security

William Prast developed a fondness for engineering at a very early age. His father was a renowned electrical engineer whom Prast said, had the “uncanny ability to explain engineering in a way that makes you fall in love with the lifestyle.” This made an indelible impression upon Prast and thus motivated him to work for … Continue reading William Prast discusses his passion for IT Security

The College of Computer & Information Technology adds two new courses to Curriculum

The College of Computer & Information Technology is now offering two new courses this fall.  These courses are part of the new Technology Management A.S. degree.  CGS 1301, Introduction to Information Systems, is being offered the second eight weeks online.  CGS 2631, Collaborative Technologies is also being offered the second eight weeks. The prerequisite for both … Continue reading The College of Computer & Information Technology adds two new courses to Curriculum