Barry Peddycord III's Blog


I'm a hacker, a blogger, and a hopeless academic going into my fifth year of University this year... I could have been out by now, but I couldn't resist the allure of research and the opportunity to work with the amazing faculty and students at NC State.


Computers, SoTL, Cooking, Caps and Gowns

Hiatus Recovery

September 27, 2013

oh hey look veronica is telling us to blog again I've started my third year in the Ph.D. program this fall, which means I'm past the point where it's acceptable to have no idea what I'm doing. I've finally found a research topic that ...

What would happen?

November 2, 2012

"What would happen if I opened my class to the world online?" This was the logic behind Drs. Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig's idea to open up their Artificial Intelligence class to anyone with an Internet connection. Watching the same lectures and doing the same assignments as students at ...

Next Semester's Schedule: No CSC

October 17, 2012

As a Ph.D. student, I don't actually have to take very many "classes". Full-time enrollment is 9 hours per semester, and the Ph.D. program only specifies six mandatory classes for the entire 4 to 8 years of the program: seven if you count Graduate orientation. Instead, after ...

All in Good Company

September 27, 2012

Inside Higher Ed posted a great article today on the qualities associated with successful and productive researchers. Aside from individual motivation, the strongest indicators of success were associated with networking skills. For anyone who knows me, they should know I've been convinced of the importance of networking since I ...

Oh my gosh it's full of STARS!

September 9, 2012

Hello STARS peoples! This is the first entry of my little corner of the STARS Student Leadership Corps here at NC State, and in order to kick things off, we were asked to write a short paragraph about who we were, what we were doing in STARS, and what we ...