What happens when you tell 1st year BSc students to create something using old, broken objects and Raspberry Pis?


We should find the strenght to fight the too frequent it’s not possible feeling that erupts when we expect somebody to perform under what we believe is a too high bar. Even more, one is biased when asked to believe that 1st year bachelor students are able to achieve great things. They are. For the Introduction to Management Engineering course, our 1st year BSc students in Computer Science...

Special Lecture on Semat Essence of Software Engineering


I was invited to hold a special lecture in the Introduction to Management Engineering course at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. I presented Semat Essence Theory of Software Engineering to 1st year B.Sc. students in Computer Science and Engineering. The purpose of the lecture was to introduce this very new material to beginners – Computer Science students. In this post, I share the...

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Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.