Media Informatics




We acknowledged today from Mr. Jens Trompeter, Board Member in Itemis company, that there's more in SCRUM than just that we learned from the Agile Lab and OOSC class: we had the opportunity to get real life, production-grade advices on how actually this technique (who is used to manage the projects) can help companies to finish projects in a timely and budget manner.

SCRUM Presentation




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In the Autumn of 2008 I joined the Media Informatics Master program, saying goodbye to Alensa Online team. It is part of the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT) and was created through the collaboration of prestigious German institutions: University of Bonn, RWTH Aachen University, University of Applied Sciences […]

Media Informatics Master


My experience on Microsoft Surface 1
I am very close to finish another project in Fraunhofer FIT: IdeaPitch on the Microsoft Surface. This concept is very simple, you are able to “store” ideas in a repository, created using PHP and MySQL, and later on manipulate it on Microsoft Surface, along with the rest of the contributors. […]

IdeaPitch – built on Microsoft Surface



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In order to understand the need of changing the screen orientation on a Microsoft Surface, you might want to think aboutthe situation in which you have casual visitors, who sit in pairs working on one Surface, you might considering rotating the window such that the ’Down’ of the application would be the nearest edge to them.

Change screen orientation of a Microsoft Surface application



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No method is perfect – GPS needs clear sky, aGPS improves this but still needs some satellites to be seen, GSM works like a charm if you have lots of antennas but falls dramatically if you’re in a remote place and WiFi positioning is good in cities, but absolutely lacks in remote zones. Only the composition of all can cover all the situations encountered in a normal life – crowded city when going to work and big, empty spaces when going to mountains to relax.

GPS vs aGPS vs WiFi vs GSM localization



GPS is the oldest one from the frameworks available to the large audience. It isn't the first positioning system, but it is the one with the most success and longevity. It started as a military project in 1957. Because of the cold war, once the Russians sent to space the first man-made satellite, a team of scientists started monitoring its radio transmissions. The crucial discovery was that, because of the Doppler Effect, the signal transmitted frequency increases as the satellite approached, and lowers as it continued moved away from them.

GPS – Global positioning system



The software as industry relies more on reusability and on site modifications. If a programmer finds a piece of code, of course respecting the intellectual property, can easily adapt it to his project. This approach is called adaptive, because these methods focus on adapting quickly to changing realities – no customer knows from the start exactly what he needs from the start.

Agile vs Waterfall