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Why study Computer Science?

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Slide Deck I use yearly to lure innocent engineering bachelors into the Computer Science master...

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  • haha girlpower (: ...must admit I was confused by the different numbering, my apologies
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  • you're right. :-) although there have been girls in every session up to now.

    (by the way, slide 14 following the internal numbering is slide 17 in Slideshares numbering)
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  • slide nr.14 was obviously meant for the boys in the audience...
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  • 1. Why Computer Science? Bart Van LoonBart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 1 / 16
  • 2. Hello World Bart Van Loon 1999-2005: some studies on Computer Science, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence at KULeuven 2007: co-founded Zeropoint.IT (Picture by Pitslamp.be) Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 2 / 16
  • 3. Zeropoint.IT facilitates software development outsourcing to Pakistan strong focus on Open Source software and philosophy international company, running for 99% on Open Source infrastructure Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 3 / 16
  • 4. RulesRule #1: It doesn’t matter what you study (You’re an engineer anyway) Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 4 / 16
  • 5. Erik Duval Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 5 / 16
  • 6. Erik Duval Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 5 / 16
  • 7. Erik Duval Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 5 / 16
  • 8. RulesRule #2: But CS is still the best ;-) Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 6 / 16
  • 9. No physics! Computer Science is the most abstract field of engineering. Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 7 / 16
  • 10. No physics! Computer Science is the most abstract field of engineering. But it’s probably the most relevant in today’s society. . . Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 7 / 16
  • 11. Looooooong time ago Architecture Civil Engineering Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 8 / 16
  • 12. First Chemical Revolution (1773) Chemistry Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 9 / 16
  • 13. 18th - 19th century: Industrial Revolution Mechanics Materials Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 10 / 16
  • 14. 20th century: Great Electrical Progress Electrical Engineering Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 11 / 16
  • 15. NOW: Information Age (Computer Age, Digital Era, . . . ) Computer Science Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 12 / 16
  • 16. Remember what ICT stands for? Information and Communication Technologies Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 13 / 16
  • 17. It’s for the cool kids! Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 14 / 16
  • 18. Remember: Whatever you do. . . . . . you’ll probably sit in front of a computer all day anyway. Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 15 / 16
  • 19. Remember: Whatever you do. . . . . . you’ll probably sit in front of a computer all day anyway. And it’s nice to understand something about it. Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 15 / 16
  • 20. Question?Bart Van Loonbart@zeropoint.it(+32) 472/94.14.34blog: http://bbbart.eu/blogtwitter: @b b b a r t Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 16 / 16

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