One of our trusty advisers will play tutor this coming week to help you get through the basics of Map APIs. Yos Riady will be giving our Mission Control #7, on Map APIs. Yos has prepared for this session since even the beginning of summer, so it should be great!
While we’ll try to make the session webcasted, do try to make it down and give our senior students (ahem tutors) some support as they try their hand at teaching. If you have already implemented these features in your Orbital web project, please still come down to help others with their projects. On the other hand, if you’re stuck (I see some of you might still be), please come down or watch the webcast.
Remember, if these things are relevant towards your project, you can build them in and count it towards your three basic achievements to extend a Vostok project to Project Gemini level of achievement.
Your second Orbital hurdle is here! Please make sure to put up your project’ revised README and log into Piazza (see pinned posts @793 and the updated @235) no later than 30 Jun 11:59pm SGT, but preferably as soon as possible). Make these posts visible to all in your EG.
Thanks to the groups who have at least put in a preliminary or final project README and log into their EG group. Note that you need to inform your EG adviser in advance of the deadline if for some reason you cannot make the deadline. You must inform your advisers in advance, or lateness may count against your eligibility for getting credit for Orbital.
In the next week, you’ll also need to do the peer evaluations of your three peer teams in your evaluation group listed in Post @235. These evaluations are due as private posts addressed only to your adviser no later than 7 Jul 11:59pm (exactly 1 week later).
Wee Sun will be giving our Mission Control #6, some hands on time with two important web standards for authentication and authorization: OpenID and Facebook Login 2.0.
While we’ll try to make the session webcasted, do try to make it down and get a chance to try these technologies firsthand. If you have already implemented these features in your Orbital web project, please still come down to help others with their projects if they arestuck on these parts.
Remember, implementing such federated login methods do count towards your three basic achievements to extend a Vostok project to Project Gemini level of achievement.
Dr Damith will be giving our Mission Control #5, a short lecture and homework for his topic of “Visual Design Basics for Non-Designers” tonight at SR2, at the usual timing of 6-8pm. Hope to see you there!
While we’ll try to make the session webcasted, do try to make it down and get a chance to hear our multiple teaching award winner in action! Be prepared for a great lecture!
Notes – Contains links to both of these other resources below.
This coming Tuesday we’re back to our regular Mission Control Schedule with a talk by multiple teaching award winner Dr Damith who will be giving a much needed talk about “Visual Design Basics for Non-Designers” at our own SR2 (n.b. special room, not SR3). Most of you are building products to be used by actual people, so you need to pay full attention to this lecture.
17 Jun 2014, 6-8pm @ NUS SR2
Visual Design Basics for Non-Designers
by Damith Rajapakse
We’ll try to record this one down to Hangouts, but please try to come in and get the full 4D experience. Keep watch on this post to get updates of the materials and (to be archived) webcast.
Notes – Contains links to both of these other resources below.
Today there are two important events that are happening. Please take note of the following:
1) Your peer evaluations of your three peer groups are due tonight at 11:59pm SGT. Consult the Peer Evaluation Group Post @235 to view which teams you need to evaluate. Then post a private note to your EG’s adviser with your group’s feedback form to your adviser. Your adviser will collate and post the evaluations by 11 Jun as follow-ups to the original Project README and log for Evaluation 1.
2) Tonight we have the special treat of having an external group, ThinkSecure, give a presentation about web security and social media, as Mission Control #4. ThinkSecure’s Christopher Low will be giving the presentation and it will not be webcasted and recorded for technical reasons, so be sure to make it down to SR3 from 6-8pm for the session if you’re around.
This coming Monday we’ll have our one and only Mission Control on the hot-button issue of security, with demos to boot! It is open to the public, so invite your friends to come. Christopher Low of ThinkSecure will be coming to SoC to give you a treat on how security works (and doesn’t work).
This MC session is not going to be recorded so if you want to hear this talk you must come down to SoC SR3 on Monday (N.B.: *not* the regular Tuesday date) 9 Jun, from 6-8pm.
Talk Synopsis: Two categories of people (i) People who spend a great deal of time online daily for work, play as well as staying in touch with friends over social networking sites and (ii) creators of social/web applications will find this presentation/demo extremely relevant. Most of these “online-social” people are “Generation Z” folks who are IT- and internet-savvy in the way they use computers, tablets and mobile devices to stay connected and engage in heavy interactive communication to maintain their online social life. However, very few of them give equal consideration to the way in which they use such media and thus open themselves up to web-based attacks.
This presentation looks at some of the more recent and stealthy web attacks which target “Generation Z” (or any user of such social media) while they are online and illustrates how some of these attacks are engineered and the impact they have on a person’s online social life. For web application developers, understanding such types of attacks will help them code better to mitigate such attacks.
Through real life demos which will be shown in the course of the presentation, the presentation brings home the point that today’s Generation Z’s and web-app developers face a huge
challenge in both understanding as well as defending against such modern web-based attacks.
Your first Orbital hurdle is here! Please make sure to put up your project’s README and log into Piazza (see pinned posts @233, @224) no later than 2 Jun 11:59pm SGT, but preferably as soon as possible).
Thanks to the 13 or so groups who have at least put in a preliminary or final project README and log into their EG group.
In the next week, you’ll also need to do the peer evaluations of your three peer teams in your evaluation group listed in Post @235. These evaluations are due as private posts addressed only to your advisor no later than 9 Jun 11:59pm (exactly 1 week later).
Tam will be giving a short introduction on Databases — a precursor our School’s Database course with a focus on parts relevant to the beginner Vostok project using Google App Engine. He’ll also touch on the SQL vs. NoSQL debate (where Google’s Datastore is an instance of the NoSQL camp).
This is a beginner level session — applicable to any web-based project.
The Mission Control Session will be held at SR3 (COM1 #02-12) next week Tuesday (Note that the Matt Mullenweg event’s date was changed to Wednesday the same date as the Matt Mullenweg event, so you have your afternoon and evening filled); please check back with us at Piazza or on G+ Hangouts for updates. If we have no problems with the recording you can try to join us on G+ Hangouts on Air, look for [NUS Orbital 2014] as the tag.