Category: Programming

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.

New Flex format for technology classes

The College of Computer and Information Technology (CCIT) offers a variety of teaching methods and course modalities it its programs. This fall, SPC will introduce a new Flex format for some technology classes. Online technology classes A major portion of the classes are offered in the online format that allows students the convenience of not … Continue reading New Flex format for technology classes

SPC Technology Professor to attend Master Teacher seminar

Adrian Tillman attends Master Teacher Seminar

St. Petersburg College Professor Adrian Tillman has been nominated by Dr. Anne Cooper, Senior Vice President of Instruction and Academic Programs, to attend the 2016 Florida Master Teacher Seminar at Pensacola State College, July 24-28. SPC recommends one outstanding faculty member each year to attend the seminar and covers the expenses for participation and  travel. “Adrian … Continue reading SPC Technology Professor to attend Master Teacher seminar

SPC student earns NET+ certification

SPC’s technology degree and certificate programs prepare students to pass the NET+ certification exam and other IT industry certifications. Last spring, Terre Porter attended an open house at St. Petersburg College’s Seminole Campus with the intention of getting information on certificate programs. While there, he listened to a presentation by Dr. Sharon Setterlind, Dean of … Continue reading SPC student earns NET+ certification

Computer Programming Lab opens on SPC campus

A new Computer Programming Lab opened recently on SPC’s St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus. The new lab is located in Room TE 111, on the ground floor of the Technical Building. “The lab is a place where students can interact and be creative, share computer screens, collaborate and use the white boards to help with programming assignments,” … Continue reading Computer Programming Lab opens on SPC campus

Paradigms: An innovative avenue to coding

St. Petersburg College has certificates and degrees to prepare you for a career in Computer Programming. Believe it or not, there are different ways of writing programs. We often refer to them as paradigms. Generally, we will classify them as imperative (Procedural and Object-Oriented) and functional. Most of the programming languages that are familiar to … Continue reading Paradigms: An innovative avenue to coding

An Inside Look at Java programming

Among the certificates offered by SPC’s College of Computer & Information Technology (CCIT), Java programming is at the top of the list. Upon completion of CCIT certificate programs,  students may choose to continue for industry certifications. Java programming video series In preparation for such certification, SPC Professor Adrian Tillman is putting together a series of … Continue reading An Inside Look at Java programming

An Inside look at Python Counter

What we learn in school is just a tiny fraction of what is available to us as programmers. My goal in this series of blog posts is to introduce you to some of the more advance topics of several different languages. In this post I will talk specifically about the python collections Counter class. The … Continue reading An Inside look at Python Counter

SPC professor Tillman discusses “supercookies” on WFLA

Adrian Tillman on WFLA

St. Petersburg College computer science professor Adrian Tillman was featured in a news spot on WFLA. Learn more about the benefits and dangers of supercookies below. “The technology landscape is kind of like the wild wild west right now,” said Tillman. “We have developers and companies discovering new frontiers at a very rapid pace. However, … Continue reading SPC professor Tillman discusses “supercookies” on WFLA