Information Systems

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Hackathon @ SF State

San Francisco Day of Civic Hacking@SF State

Full-time tenure-track position in Information Systems

This full-time tenure-track position involves graduate and undergraduate teaching and research in Information Systems, student advising, and university and community service.

Cloud business

I've been at the Ubuntu Developer Summit this whole week, and one of the most exciting things I walked away with is the cloud stuff


Ubuntu's cloud orchestration is called Juju. This set of tools allows one to provsion various machines on a cloud provider such as Amazon's EC2 or a private cloud on something like OpenStack. One can provision services and expand very easily. A little too easily!

The Commons Initiative at SF State

I've researched the development and use of Free and Open Source Software for several years now. I am also a frequent user of software and content available under Free and Open Source licenses and Creative Commons licenses.

Memorandum of Understanding between SF State and One Laptop per Child

You've probably seen me toting a silly-looking green laptop around campus - the One Laptop per Child XO laptop. A fair bit of good work has come from our ongoing work with One Laptop per Child. To that end, I am pleased to write that San Francisco State University and One Laptop per Child Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on existing effort and future work.

Software Freedom Day 2011

Information Systems internships

ISYS 567, the internship course in Information Systems is open and we are looking for interested students. For starters, send us your resume. We often get information of paid and unpaid internships both on and off campus, so send in your resume so we can find you an appropriate fit.

ISYS 567:

Top paying jobs for class of 2011

Thanks to Prof. Beckman for sending this in. From a recent article on CNN's help desk:

Now, in 2011, we can at last say that things are really and truly looking up for new college grads. According to the annual survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, overall, employers plan to hire 19.3 percent more new college graduates this fall than they did in the fall of 2010, the first double-digit percentage increase since 2007.

Outlook for MIS jobs from 2012 to 2018

Prof. Kenneth Laudon of New York University's Stern School of Business has published a report highlighting the market for MIS professionals and its outlook for the 2012 to 2018 period. Excerpts from the report:

Occupational and Career Outlook for MIS Majors 2012-2018
Ken Laudon
New York University
Stern School of Business


Twenty years of Linux

Its been a 20-year evolution of Linux from a personal project of Linus Torvalds, a 20-year old Computer Science student in Helsinki, Finland, to an Android-powered phone in my pocket smiley

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