Seminar day at RAH
April 24, 2006 Leave a comment
Saturday (4/22) was Student Conference Day at Rensselaer at Hartford (RAH). That's always an enjoyable, if long, day for me. I supervised nine student papers this year, which is a lot. Every year I threaten not to do it again, and so far every year I keep doing it.
(Ack. Ignore the link — it's to last year's Student Conference. Sigh.)
The papers were interesting, though. Students are drawn to "compare and contrast" papers like a magnet, but a friend of mine pointed out that there really aren't that many other options available. So this year I had compare and contrast papers on Struts vs Spring (which can be used together, of course), Hibernate vs Spring JDBC vs roll your own DAO layer, Framework A vs Framework B (where A and B are Struts, JSF, WebWork, RoR, …), and more.
Still, everyone did a good job. It's quite low pressure, especially when the presentation is done. 🙂
I guess you could say a good time was had by all.