Archive for April, 2012

Mandatory Assignment #3

MA#3 is now announced. Note that this assignment (also) builds on Lab Classes #11 and #12, which we haven’t done yet, but we announce this assignment now in order for you to plan you work for the rest of the semester. Remember that we have a strict deadline; all mandatory assignments (#1,#2, #3) should be handed in and demoed to the TAs before May 18th at 12:00 (midday) at the latest.

Changed schedule for the rest of the semester

We have adjusted the schedule for the rest of the semester. We had mistakenly scheduled a lecture on May 4th, which is a Danish holiday. This has now been canceled, and the lecture on data processing has been moved up one week.

Ubicomp Systems and Infrastructures

The slidesliterature, tech talk, and lab class (#10) for the lecture on “Ubicomp Systems and Infrastructures” are now online. Please take a look at it before class, and especially make sure that you have prepared for the lab class. This, among other things, require you to go back a revisit how to obtain location information on the Android phone.

Student Programmer @ DIKU

There is a vacant position as a student programmer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen.

Demoing Assignment #2

Please remember to send an e-mail to me,, regarding a time slot for demoing your mandatory assingment #2 during week 16, no later than Friday the 20th. It is first come, first serve - an be aware that not all can demo on that Friday.

One week at the European Space Agency (ESA) near Rome

Are you an innovative developer from Europe with experience in app development? Then take your chance and apply to spend one week at the (ESA) near Rome between 18 and 22 June 2012.

ESA is inviting 20 developers to its ESRIN location in Frascati (including travel expenses and accommodation) – and you can be one of them! Whether you are selected for the App Camp will depend on the creativity of your previous works with regard to content, usability, design, and the underlying business concepts, so show us the best apps you have developed.

Please find a short description of the event here. All information is also available at the website

Course Evaluation…

… is going on now — please evaluate the course.

Job i JobIndex [in Danish]

JobIndex søger nogle dygtige programmører. Vi er både interesserede i nyuddanndede, folk med erfaring og studentermedhjælpere. Det betyder ikke så meget for os, bare de er dygtige. Vi har lavet en stillingsannonce, der fortæller lidt om hvad vi laver. Vi har en rigtig hyggelig arbejdplads, og har lavet en lille video om hvordan vi arbejder. Vi har nogle spændende arbejdsopgaver og et et rigtigt godt miljø, men det vi først og fremmest kan tilbyde er at man kommer til at arbejde sammen med nogle rigtig dygtige udviklere, og det kan man lære meget af, navnlig hvis man er nyuddannet eller studerende. Vi har to dataloger fra DIKU, to civilingeniører og en Ph.D. i matematik fra Århus, der har læst datalogi efterfølgende, og sidst men ikke mindst har vi lige ansat en studentermedhjælper fra Lambda-bamser fra DIKU, der to år i træk har vundet konkurrencen om at blive Danmarks bedste programmører. Vi er en arbejdsplads hvor folk bliver i mange år. Tre af vores udviklere har haft 10 års jubilæum og har været med fra starten, mens de to andre snart har 5 års jubilæum.

Sketching in Hardware

The literature, lecture slides, and lab class for this Friday is now online. The topic is “Sketching in Hardware” and we’re basically going to learn how to build hardware prototypes in Arduino. We assume that you know nothing about Arduino (or electronics in general), but if you’re already familiar with Arduino, you should still attend class, since we have prepared some more advanced exercises for you. Please take a look at the list of literature. This is only two book chapters, and hence you have some time to read up on some of the other material. Also, make sure that you have familiarized yourself with the Arduino environment, and have it installed and ready for the lab class.