Why study Computer Science?

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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, Articial 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 infrastructureBart Van Loon ()Why Computer Science? 3 / 16 4. RulesRule #1: It doesnt matter what you study (Youre an engineer anyway) Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 4 / 16 5. Erik DuvalBart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 5 / 16 6. Erik DuvalBart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 5 / 16 7. Erik DuvalBart 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 mostabstract eld of engineering.Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 7 / 16 10. No physics!Computer Science is the mostabstract eld of engineering. But its probably the most relevant in todays society. . .Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science?7 / 16 11. Looooooong time agoArchitectureCivil EngineeringBart Van Loon ()Why Computer Science? 8 / 16 12. First Chemical Revolution (1773) ChemistryBart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 9 / 16 13. 18th - 19th century: Industrial Revolution Mechanics MaterialsBart Van Loon ()Why Computer Science? 10 / 16 14. 20th century: Great Electrical Progress Electrical EngineeringBart Van Loon ()Why Computer Science? 11 / 16 15. NOW: Information Age (Computer Age, Digital Era, . . . ) Computer ScienceBart Van Loon ()Why Computer Science? 12 / 16 16. Remember what ICT stands for? Information and Communication TechnologiesBart Van Loon ()Why Computer Science? 13 / 16 17. Its for the cool kids! Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 14 / 16 18. Remember: Whatever you do. . .. . . youll probably sit in frontof a computer all dayanyway.Bart Van Loon () Why Computer Science? 15 / 16 19. Remember: Whatever you do. . .. . . youll probably sit in frontof a computer all dayanyway.And its nice to understandsomething 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