An open discussion on: "Th proposed logistics hub (for Jamaica) and the potential role IEEE Jamaica can play in its developmennt" was the subject of the IEEE Jamaica Section's monthly meeting/presentation held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Faculty Lecture Theatre, School of Engineering, at the University of Technology. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Dave Muir (Chair, IEEE Jamaica Section).
"Handheld systems, such as smartphones and tablets are now the most common way for people to access and interact with computing services. The demand for application development skills is therefore growing at a breathtaking pace. These skills, however, are multi-faceted, requiring students to master computer science and engineering principles, to learn the details of specific mobile application platforms, and to design artistic and engaging user interfaces that respond to how, where and why handheld applications are used... The course will involve in-depth, hands-on examples, implemented in the Android Platform, the fastest growing segment of the handheld system user base. Students will apply these teachings, also using the Android Platform, in laboratory projects and in a large-scale semester project". Explore more about this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) starting January 6th, 2014, from University of Maryland, College Park on the Coursera network here.
The next phase of the Internet is on its way: a world of networked smart devices equipped with sensors and radio-frequency identification, connected to the Internet, all sharing information with each other without human intervention. Known as the Internet of Things (IoT), it will link approximately 50 billion machines and devices by 2020, predicts Cisco Systems futurist Dave Evans. Read more here!
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