Caitlin Foster's Blog

I am a junior in Computer Science. Right now I am interested in learning as much as I can about all aspects of Computer Science.
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November 9, 2012

After reading "Given Tablets But No Teachers, Ethiopian Kids Teach Themselves" I started thinking about how we, as humans, learn. I think that the aspect of learning through games and experiences is just as good, if not better, than learning in a classroom setting. As babies we all learn through ...

New Elective Classes

October 18, 2012

As a junior in computer science I am now at the point where I can start choosing elective computer science classes. For me this is very important because I am not positive if I want to go into industry or go on to grad school. I have 4 elective computer ...

Keys to Success

September 28, 2012

As I read the article “9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People” I thought about what I would say if someone asked me what the keys to success are. At first I was not sure what I would say. But once I thought about it some more I realized the main ...

New Year's Blog

September 13, 2012

In this coming year I am really excited to be working on the SPARCS@CCMMS project again. This year we will have two groups of students, one that meets on the weekdays and one that meets on Saturdays. I am excited to see this program grow even more. I am ...

Patents, copyrights, innovation and open-source: What is the way forward for technology?

November 20, 2011

Patents are a tricky subject right now and I do not think there is one clear cut answer. There needs to be a middle ground between patents and open-source, because there is a need for both. Patents are important in keeping businesses interested in spending money on research. Big businesses ...