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28 Dec 2009 - 12:40 in Event
20 Dec 2010 - 14:55 in Event
The ElvisChristmasParty2010 was a great success we had 15 people attend. The weather was wet and humid. Nonetheless we went to Picnic Cafe for a great lunch. Once the weather cleared up we played a bit of frisbee at Anderson Park. The field was a little bit slippery and wet which made for some interesting crashes into the ground. Afterward we got a coffee back at the cafe and enjoyed the rest of the day. NicholasCameron was farewelled since he will be leaving us at the end of January.
15 Feb 2012 - 13:21 in Event
The ElvisChristmasParty2011 was a great success we had lots of people attend including partners and children. The weather was cold southerly winds and a bit of sun. Nonetheless we went to AlexPotanin's house for a great fabulous BBQ lunch. We had some alumni attend including AngelaMartin, RillaKhaled and PippinBarr. Also of note it was farewell to KeithCassell who submitted his PhD thesis prior to the BBQ and will leave NZ in the new year.
09 Jan 2013 - 14:11 in Event
The ElvisChristmasParty2012 was a great success we had lots of people attend including partners and children. The weather was warm but windy and not much sun. Nonetheless we went to CraigAnslow's place for a great fabulous BBQ lunch. Some pictures from the party including Santa! We had some alumni attend including AngelaMartin and HughDavenport. Also of note SivaDorairaj had just submitted his PhD thesis and it was farewell to StephenNelson.
09 May 2011 - 11:59 in Event
We have two research papers and one tutorial at XP2011 in Madrid Spain.
- Supporting Self-Organizing Agile Teams: What's Senior Management Got To Do With It?. RashinaHoda, JamesNoble, StuartMarshall
- Effective Communication in Distributed Agile Software Development Teams. SivaDorairaj
- Self-Organizing Agile Teams: Beyond the Buzzword. RashinaHoda and Esther Derby (Tutorial)
09 Sep 2011 - 12:48 in Event
02 Feb 2011 - 14:07 in Event
Yi-JingChung and CraigAnslow demoed at the Launch of the new Ministry of Science and Innovation. Jing showed her masters project which is evaluating the accuracy of gestures on mobile phones and interactive touch screens. Craig showed his multi-touch table, various multi-touch applications, and his software visualization prototype.
28 Sep 2010 - 18:50 in Event
20 Jun 2012 - 12:16 in Event
Dr. PavleMogin recently retired from Victoria University of Wellington having served the department and faculty for over a decade, from 2000-2012. To help celebrate Pavle's retirement a small party was held with some speeches and a little tribute video was put together: A Tribute to Dr. Pavle Mogin.
11 Jul 2012 - 11:15 in Event
Elvis recently made a visit to the MetService (weather forecasters) which was kindly organised by fellow alumni AngelaMartin who now works at the MetService and her work colleague Adrian Jarvis. We got a tour of how the software development teams work together, what kind of software they build, and what platforms they are working on. We saw the WeatherScape team which produces the software for TV broadcasts who show the weather news, and got to see some of the forecasters in action. Overall it was a great visit and good insight into an extremely important service within New Zealand.
11 Jul 2012 - 11:02 in Event
Elvis recently organised playing a live video stream (aka Hangout) of the Women in Tech session held at Google Sydney. Which is now available on YouTube, see Women in Tech @ Google. Some Google swag was also given away.
22 Nov 2011 - 12:42 in Event
DanielAtkins and CameronFowler (400 Level Honours Students) from Elvis competed in the New Zealand Computer Society Student Contest of the Wellington branch. Daniel talked about X10 and his modifications to the language, while Cameron talked about how he used a Microsoft Kinect device to help aid rock climbers improve their climbing skills. Cameron was awarded second place.
25 Oct 2011 - 14:34 in Event
At SPLASH 2011 we have the following: Doctoral Symposium Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU) BOF on Grace Programming Language PLOP paper on Grounded Theory for Geeks. Rashina Hoda, James Noble, Stuart Marshall.
25 Oct 2011 - 14:23 in Event
ThomasKuehne successfully organised the ACM/IEEE 14th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS) with help from StuartMarshall, HuiMa, and some student volunteers from Elvis.
12 Jul 2011 - 14:09 in Event
We had one paper at CHINZ 2011. Hien Tran, Craig Anslow, Stuart Marshall, Alex Potanin, Mairead De Roiste. Lessons Learnt from Collaboratively Creating Maps on a Touch Table.
23 Apr 2011 - 16:59 in Event
SivaDorairaj, JanLarres, MichaelWaterman had papers at the New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC) 2011 hosted by Massey University in Palmerston North; while Yi-JingChung, AhmedKhalifa, ArthurProtin, CraigAnslow attended the conference. Several other students from different research groups within the school also had papers. AlexPotanin had a workshop on creating effective research posters.
07 Apr 2011 - 19:20 in Event
AndrewWalbran (alumni) now at Google London made a visit back to Elvis to catch up with people.
07 Apr 2011 - 19:17 in Event
DavidPearce presented his papers "JPure: a Modular Purity System for Java" at the International Conference on Compiler Construction (CC), and "Implementing a Language with Flow-Sensitive and Structural Typing on the JVM" at the Workshop on Bytecode Semantics, Verification, Analysis and Transformation (BYTECODE) as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS) in Saarbrucken, Germany, 2011.
18 Apr 2010 - 13:49 in Event
Members from Elvis helped organise the 8th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC) 2010 from 12-15 April at the Kelburn Campus of Victoria University of Wellington. SivaDorairaj and CraigAnslow had papers to present.
03 Sep 2010 - 20:10 in Event
27 Jul 2010 - 12:03 in Event
2nd Workshop on the Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU) in conjunction with SPLASH and Onward! 2010. Call For Papers (CFP), paper submission deadline 13 August 2010. http://ecs.victoria.ac.nz/Events/PLATEAU/ Programming languages exist to enable programmers to develop software effectively. But how efficiently... programmers can write software depends on the usability of the languages and tools that they develop with. The aim of this workshop is to discuss methods, metrics and techniques for evaluating the usability of languages and language tools.
07 Jul 2010 - 15:06 in Event
28 Jun 2010 - 21:53 in Event
21 Jun 2010 - 10:52 in Event
08 Jun 2010 - 22:20 in Event
RashinaHoda presented her paper "Agile Undercover: When Customers Don't Collaborate" and poster "What Language Does Agile Speak?", and SivaDorairaj presented his paper "Understanding the Importance of Trust in Distributed Agile Projects: A Practical Perspective" at XP 2010 in Trondheim, Norway. AngelaMartin and JenniferFerreira, Elvis alumni also presented their papers too.
20 May 2010 - 15:59 in Event
20 May 2010 - 15:56 in Event
DavidPearce and JamesNoble attended the Dagstuhl Seminar on Relationships, Objects, Roles, and Queries in Modern Programming Languages, 11-16 April 2010.
18 Sep 2009 - 00:53 in Event
18 Feb 2010 - 19:50 in Event
15 Dec 2009 - 23:01 in Event
09 Dec 2009 - 14:50 in Event
14 Sep 2009 - 17:22 in Event
Final CFP for submissions to our workshop on Visual Analytics in Software Engineering (VASE), deadline 14 September 2009.
|StuartMarshall presented Don't Mention the 'A' Word: Agile Undercover at the Agile Conference, August 2009|
|SivaDorairaj attended the Agile Conference, August 2009|
|DianeStrode from SIM gave her PhD proposal seminar on Coordination in Agile Software Development Projects, August 2009|
|CraigAnslow visited Unlimited Realities who have developed Fingertapps multi-touch software and gave a seminar at Massey University on his PhD research, July 2009|
|JamesNoble attended a Dagstuhl Seminar on Typing, Analysis and Verification of Heap-Manipulating Program, July 2009|
|RashinaHoda featured in the list of Victoria's Top Scholars of 2008-2009, The Dominion Post, July 2009|
|Game helps kids kick the habit, Rilla Khaled's PhD research, July 2009|
|VipulDelwadia is user testing his RemoteME application for playing mobile games over a server, July 2009|
|StephenNelson started an internship with Google in Munich, July 2009|
|StephenNelson, PaleyLi, and NicholasCameron attended ECOOP, July 2009|
|SimonDoherty successfully defended his PhD, June 2009|
|VipulDelwadia gave a really good demo about his playing mobile games over a server research at the Elvis meeting, June 2009|
|DavidPearce is back from his sabbatical, June 2009|
|Nicholas Erdody gave a talk at our meeting on the Open Source Learning Lab, June 2009|
|AlexPotanin (Ownerhship and Immutability), VipulDelwadia (Remotely controlled applications and games on mobile phones), PetraMalik (COMP 200 Adventure Games in Java), and CraigAnslow (Visualising Java Software) demoed some of their research and teaching at the School Meet and Greet Industry Event, June 2009|
|AngelaMartin gave a school seminar on Programmers are from Mars, Customers are from Venus: A Practical Guide to Working with Customers on Agile Projects, May 2009|
|RillaKhaled, PippinBarr, and AngelaMartin are all graduated with PhDs on 20 May 2009|
|AndrewWalbran, EstherNg, and JeremyShipman graduated with Honours and Andrew was awarded the University Academic Medal for Excellence on 20 May 2009|
|RashinaHoda, KeithCassell and CraigAnslow attended NZCSRSC in Auckland, April 2009|
|NicholasCameron attended ESOP in York, England to present his paper Existential Quantification for Variant Ownership, April 2009|
|NedHorvath talked about "Agile Estimation and Planning" at the Agile Professionals Network, 23 March 2009|
|CraigAnslow talked about "Using Vision to Think with Web Based Information Visualization Tools" at the Wellington Java Users Group, 18 March 2009|
|NealGlew from Intel Research visited from 2 March - 6 March 2009|
|MarkMoir from Sun Microsystems donates a Niagara 2 machine which provides 64 concurrent threads (8 cores, each with 8 concurrent threads) to support teaching of concurrent programming, March 2009|
|Elvis moves into new offices on level 2 of Cotton Building, March 2009|
|NicholasCameron begins his two year post-doc in Elvis working with JamesNoble, Feb 2009|
|DavidPearce begins sabbatical at Imperial College, Feb 2009|
|Members of Elvis helped organise the ACSW 2009 conference, Jan 2009|
|Professor JamesNoble Awarded 'Most Influential Paper' at OOPSLA, Nov 2008|
|Members of Elvis went to Graceland, Oct 2008|
|ChrisLewis left ECS to go to grad school at UCSC, May 2008|
|ElvisBrain switched over to Twiki, May 2008|