On Thursday, February 23, Radka Slamova 2013, Chase Felker 2012, and Professor Janet Davis will discuss their work in summer 2011 on the design and implementation of a popular local Web site:
In our talk, we well share our experiences with using the Scrum agile software development method in a user-centered web development project during summer research. We will explain how we integrated Scrum and user experience development methods to create the current Local Foods Co-op Website.
Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. in the Computer Science Commons (Noyce 3817). The talk,
Integrating UX with Scrum to create a usable Local Foods Co-op Website, will follow at 4:30 p.m. in Noyce 3821. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Grinnell's introductory courses introduce fundamental views of problem solving and different supporting programming languages. Upper-level courses fall into two main categories:
Core courses address fundamental topics that are recommended by national curricular guidelines. The Computer Science Major incorporates these core topics into mandated courses:
To address pragmatic issues of scheduling (e.g., students considering off-campus study), the major requires only one of CSC 211 or 213, one of 302 or 362, and one of 323 or 325. Both 211 and 213 are strongly recommended, and together these courses address content areas of the national curricular guidelines.
The Computer Science Department offers a range of electives to extend student backgrounds beyond the undergraduate core. In addition to regularly scheduled courses, special topics courses address particular interests of both students and faculty.
Some recently-offered electives have included artificial intelligence, computer networks, computer graphics, computational linguistics, and human-computer interfaces.
Complementing regular courses, students work with faculty on a wide range of guided reading courses, independent projects, and mentored advanced projects.