Why Computer Science?                        Bart Van LoonBart Van Loon ()        Why Computer Science?   1 / 16
Hello World   Bart Van Loon   1999-2005: some studies on Computer   Science, Mathematics, Artificial   Intelligence at KULe...
Zeropoint.IT   facilitates software development outsourcing to Pakistan   strong focus on Open Source software and philoso...
RulesRule #1: It doesn’t matter what you study       (You’re an engineer anyway)     Bart Van Loon ()       Why Computer S...
Erik Duval    Bart Van Loon ()   Why Computer Science?   5 / 16
Erik Duval    Bart Van Loon ()   Why Computer Science?   5 / 16
Erik Duval    Bart Van Loon ()   Why Computer Science?   5 / 16
RulesRule #2: But CS is still the best ;-)     Bart Van Loon ()         Why Computer Science?   6 / 16
No physics!        Computer Science is the most        abstract field of engineering.    Bart Van Loon ()         Why Compu...
No physics!        Computer Science is the most        abstract field of engineering.                       But it’s probab...
Looooooong time ago      Architecture      Civil Engineering    Bart Van Loon ()      Why Computer Science?   8 / 16
First Chemical Revolution (1773)         Chemistry    Bart Van Loon ()   Why Computer Science?   9 / 16
18th - 19th century: Industrial Revolution         Mechanics         Materials    Bart Van Loon ()    Why Computer Science...
20th century: Great Electrical Progress         Electrical Engineering    Bart Van Loon ()          Why Computer Science? ...
NOW: Information Age (Computer Age, Digital Era, . . . )         Computer Science    Bart Van Loon ()        Why Computer ...
Remember what ICT stands for? Information and Communication Technologies    Bart Van Loon ()      Why Computer Science?   ...
It’s for the cool kids!     Bart Van Loon ()     Why Computer Science?   14 / 16
Remember: Whatever you do. . .        . . . you’ll probably sit in front        of a computer all day        anyway.    Ba...
Remember: Whatever you do. . .        . . . you’ll probably sit in front        of a computer all day        anyway.      ...
Question?Bart Van Loonbart@zeropoint.it(+32) 472/94.14.34blog: http://bbbart.eu/blogtwitter: @b b b a r t     Bart Van Loo...
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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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Why study Computer Science?

  1. 1. Why Computer Science? Bart Van LoonBart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 1 / 16
  2. 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. 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. 4. RulesRule #1: It doesn’t matter what you study (You’re an engineer anyway) Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 4 / 16
  5. 5. Erik Duval Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 5 / 16
  6. 6. Erik Duval Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 5 / 16
  7. 7. Erik Duval Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 5 / 16
  8. 8. RulesRule #2: But CS is still the best ;-) Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 6 / 16
  9. 9. No physics! Computer Science is the most abstract field of engineering. Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 7 / 16
  10. 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. 11. Looooooong time ago Architecture Civil Engineering Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 8 / 16
  12. 12. First Chemical Revolution (1773) Chemistry Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 9 / 16
  13. 13. 18th - 19th century: Industrial Revolution Mechanics Materials Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 10 / 16
  14. 14. 20th century: Great Electrical Progress Electrical Engineering Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 11 / 16
  15. 15. NOW: Information Age (Computer Age, Digital Era, . . . ) Computer Science Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 12 / 16
  16. 16. Remember what ICT stands for? Information and Communication Technologies Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 13 / 16
  17. 17. It’s for the cool kids! Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 14 / 16
  18. 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. 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. 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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