Friday, November 09, 2007
Quote of the day: "A good reputation is more valuable than money." -- Publius Syrus
On 6th November 2007 at 6:00 pm in the seminar room of Civil Building (1st floor). A seminar on 'Prospects, achievements and traditions of the CSE Department of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)' was held.
It's time now to do a better analysis for achievements of the CSE Department of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
Please do a reality check, are we teaching our BUET CSE Students to stay current? We are not teaching our students with current job trends. Just to let you know, two categories shrank: programmers declined 5%, while support specialists fell 4%. So if we just focus programming is that going to work?
Our Bangladeshi IT Companies can't find a single experienced IT Project Manager or Business Analyst, so where we are?
Please read below all BANGLA IT Postings to learn more about market demand as IT job market keeps changing, making it tough for tech pros trying to stay current.
Two recent research reports show the IT job market keeps changing, making it tough for tech pros trying to stay current.
The good news for IT pros is this change is happening amid expansion of U.S. tech employment, with the number of jobs rising 6% from a year ago to 3.68 million, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tech unemployment was 2% as of the third quarter, an improvement from 2.2% in 2006 and its eight-year high of 5.6% in the third quarter of 2003.
The biggest job growth categories continue to be software engineers, computer scientists and systems analysts, and IS managers. Two categories shrank: programmers declined 5%, while support specialists fell 4%. The jobs statistics continue trends that have marked IT employment's slow recovery from a fierce downturn between 2002 and 2004, when the number of jobs fell below 3.3 million.
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Seminar on 'Achievements of CSE Dept' held at BUET
BSS, DhakaA seminar on 'Prospects, achievements and traditions of the CSE Department of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)' was held on Tuesday. Vice-Chancellor of the BUET Prof Dr AMM Safiullah addressed the seminar organised by the Department of the CSE as the chief guest. Dean of the EEE Faculty Prof Dr Shahnewaz Ahmed was the special guest. Head of the Department of the CSE Prof Dr Md Saidur Rahman presided over the seminar. Prof Dr Md Shamsul Alam, Prof Dr M Masroor Ali, Dr Masud Hasan and Dr ASM Latiful Hoque of the BUET, and ICT entrepreneur Forkan Bin Quasem of the Spectrum Ltd, among others, addressed the seminar.A number of important papers were presented at the seminar.
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Thursday, November 08, 2007
In Alice's interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#. Alice allows students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation. By manipulating the objects in their virtual world, students gain experience with all the programming constructs typically taught in an introductory programming course.
Learn about the Alice interface and how to start creating your own worlds.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Around 45 information and communication technology (ICT) companies, employing over 1,700 people, at the ICT incubator in the BSRS Bhaban are facing an uncertain future. Some small and medium sized companies that initiated operations during the last three years will suffer a devastating loss.
The project, under the supervision of the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) which is under the MOSICT, was allocated a fund of Tk 3.60 crore for a five-year period since its initiation in 2002 at the BSRS Bhaban in Karwan Bazar. A space of 68,583 square feet was allocated on seven floors with a view to promote and generate awareness of ICT and also encourage such companies.
Projecting ICT export earnings $ 2 billion by 2006
Redundancy of Bangladesh only Undersea Cable
Bangladesh connected to the world through an undersea cable, which opened in May last year, it has been seen very difficult by corrupt BTTB to keep connected. The dry portion of the cable snapped twice in August 2007.
Contrast this with Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which have had problems only once each in the past five years. Redundancy is a key question for Bangladesh and BTTB.
Telecommunication with 22 countries and internet service were hampered for seven hours from 10:00pm last Wednesday as criminals cut submarine cable here.A police patrol team caught three people red handed while they were stealing optical fibre wire from two feet below the ground at Uttar Harbang in Chakoria upazila. The submarine optical fibre line, opened in May last year, was brought up to Chittagong under the seabed from Cox's Bazar for better telecommunications and internet services.
Global e-Government: 198 Countries Ranked
Seventh Global e-Government Study-Bangladesh now ranked 155 from 86 (last year rank)
It shows where we Bangladesh, out of 198 Countries Ranked Bangladesh now 155 The researchers evaluated government Web sites based on two dozen criteria, including disability access, the existence of publications and databases, the presence of privacy policies, security policies, contact information, and the number of online services. Studies of global e-government have been released annually since 2001. This year's study reviews 1,687 government Web sites in 198 countries during June and July 2007. A variety of different sites were analyzed, including executive, legislative and judicial offices as well as departments and ministries of the government such as health, education, foreign affairs, interior, finance, natural resources, foreign investment, transportation, military, tourism and telecommunication. Bangladeshi web developers and IT companies who developed Bangladeshi e-Government web sites should pay attention to these criteria "disability access, the existence of publications and databases, the presence of privacy policies, security policies, contact information, and the number of online services, PDA access, user fees, and foreign language translation" to improve Bangladeshi e-government web sites. India now ranked 47 from 77, Nepal ranked 106 from 60, Pakistan ranked 135 from 72 , even Bhutan ranked 30 from 39. We all need to learn from Bhutan. Just a reminder to our Bangladeshi ICT Policy makers think of The need for ICT in Bangladesh
ICT plays an indispensable role in promoting openness, accessibility, accountability, connectivity, democracy and decentralization- all the "soft" qualities so essential for effective social, economic, and political development.
E-Government Rankings by Country, 2004 - Bangladesh 74th rank http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bangla_ict/message/2673 The full report is available athttp://www.insidepolitics.org/. http://www.insidepolitics.org/egovt04int.htmlCheck the press release below:http://www.insidepolitics.org/PressRelease04int.html