Feldberg Communications Center, Feldberg 131
DegreesBrandeis University, B.A.
ExpertiseApplied Computer Science, Software Engineering, Software Development methodologies, Large scale software systems architectures, User interface and User experience, Entrepreneurship, Startups.
ProfileAs Professor of the Practice at Brandeis University I teach IT Entrepreneurship, Software Engineering and Software Design. The thread running through this is "Applied Computer Science". I believe strongly that our students need to learn and become aware of how they can have a real impact on the world, in my case, by applying their Computer Science education. As a result, I invest a lot of time and energy to provide experiential experiences outside the classroom, team experiences as part of courses, and in general a connection to the outside world. My own interests are in Software Engineering of Large Systems, Open Source Software, new and innovative Computer Programming languages.
Before teaching I worked in a variety of roles in the Software Industry. I was the co-founder and former Chief Technology officer of eRoom Technology, Inc, an early an internet-based project collaboration application. While working at Lotus Development I was responsible for the work that led to Lotus Improv, credited by some with being the first appearance of the so-called "Pivot Table". Further, with my own firm, I have consulted to technology companies and developing new products. Webpage
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Hickey, Timothy, Salas, R. Pito Salas. "The Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp: A New Model For Teaching Web/Mobile Development and Software Entrepreneurship." The 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE’13, Denver, Colorado, USA. ACM, 2013.