2nd Year Computer Science Interview Skills Weekend at Gregynog

Gregynog is a Country house near Newtown which was left to the University of Wales. For the last 13 years it has hosted a weekend of interview skills for 2nd Year Computer Science students from Aberystwyth University, of which I have managed to miss 2.

This year Paul Humphreys and myself ran objective setting sessions. A bit like life coaching, but without the 100 quid an hour overhead.

So good luck to those who's objectives included

  • Propose to his girl friends (maybe I should have pointed him to the Kepner Tregoe process for decision analysis)
  • Eat a baby dolphin
  • Stop smoking (not sure what, best not to ask)
  • Get an industrial year which involves Android
  • Finish their assignment by an appropriate date
  • Write code to do xxxxx in C,C++, Haskal, Perl, Python, etc and put to on their blog.

it takes all sorts to make a world. Many of the outcomes could have been tighter and better clarified, but it was an exercise in "How"

Both Paul and I also set out our list of 10 each, so I am off to finish my 2 books I have been reading since March and Paul will have dug manure into his allotment if it ever stops raining.

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Good luck with your objectives.

Posted by Dirt Devil on November 18, 2009 at 04:48 AM GMT #

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