Fishing for a CS Masters Thesis Topic
mikael.kindborg at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 08:39:05 UTC 2007
2007/6/14, Yoshiki Ohshima <yoshiki at squeakland.org>:
> We have a research project proposal titled "Steps Toward The
> Reinvention of Programming" (which is accepted by NSF). This
> research tries to cover everything about computing from the metal to
> the end-user experience. Because it tries to cover everything, what
> you described are all have some relevance^^;
> Take a look at the proposal:
> and other docs from:
Great to see this collection of documents, very inspiring!
> . Hopefully, that would give you some perspective on the various
> -- Yoshiki
> At Wed, 13 Jun 2007 09:17:17 -0600,
> Robert Stehwien wrote:
> > I've been primarily a Windows C++ developer for 12 years with a little
> > Java, Perl, Python, and lately Ruby along the way. I've never looked
> > at line of Smalltalk until recently. But that all changed when I
> > decided to get a Masters in CS and since a PhD isn't out of the
> > question write a thesis.
> > When asked by a co-worker what my thesis topic would be, I said "maybe
> > something with peer-to-peer, gaming, collaborative environments, 3D,
> > education, visual programming, interaction design, or languages" (big
> > list I know but somewhat ordered). I started digging around and
> > noticed a pattern... Smalltalk, Squeak, Croquet, and Seaside kept
> > coming up (although it took a little while to notice the mouse icon
> > and 3d bunny.
> > So I've ordered the book "Object Land", downloaded all the free books
> > and Squeak (ordered the DVD too), and joined the list. But I'm still
> > having trouble narrowing down a thesis topic to present to my adviser
> > (for adjustment I'm sure).
> > Anyone have any suggestions for a thesis topic? Maybe there is some
> > part of Squeak that the community would like
> > documented/researched/implemented. P2P gaming/collaboration using
> > Croquet sound interesting (Croquet has a great deal of potential), but
> > I'm pretty open for suggestions.
> > Thanks,
> > Robert
> > PS: As a working C++ developer it will take a while for me to finish
> > the thesis and my masters.
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