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Postgrad course on conceptual modelling for cultural heritage, 2012 edition

Last year we launched a postgrad course on conceptual modelling for cultural heritage at Incipit. It was a great success, so we decided to run it again this year with extended contents. Actually, we are offering an introductory module plus an advanced one, which can be done as separate courses or as a whole.

Like last year, we will be using ConML as a foundation and, also like last year, Charlotte Hug will be helping us a lot!

More information, here (in Spanish).


Would you like to work as a software developer in a research environment?

At Incipit we are seeking the best candidates to incorporate to our scientific software development team.

The top applicants will be guided through a selection process that will conclude with an offer of a 1-year contract, hopefully to be extended depending on results. Benefits will be around 26.700 € per annum. The position will be based on Incipit’s headquarters in beautiful Santiago de Compostela.

More information here in English or Spanish.

ConML on the web

At work we have just launched a web site for ConML, a simple conceptual modelling language for non-experts in information technologies.

Drop by and let us know what you think. Thanks.

Short course on conceptual modelling for cultural heritage

Next May we will be running the first edition of the short course Conceptual Modelling for Cultural Heritage. This is a postgraduate course organised by us at LaPa – CSIC and offered as part of the 2011 higher education programme of the CSIC.

More information here (in Spanish).

Do you remember programming languages?

Mike Papazoglou gave an interesting keynote talk at ENASE 2009 in Milan last week. I especially enjoyed this sentence:

Do you remember programming languages?

He said that in a longing, melancholic tone, as if he was reaching deep inside his memories of long gone conferences of yore when people actually discussed programming languages. It’s true. We don’t discuss programming languages nowadays. They seem to have been relegated to specialised conferences. Programming used to be most of what software was. Today, it’s just a small part. A very small one.

Mac or PC?

Mac or PC? Just watch the video here.

OutlookConfig 1.1 available now

Exactly four years after version 1.0, OutlookConfig 1.1 is available now from my website.

OutlookConfig 1.1 helps you change Outlook’s SMTP server settings as you move your laptop from one place to another. If you use different Internet access providers to access the Internet from different locations (work, home, hotel, etc.), you may need to use different SMTP servers for each access provider. You may also probably have multiple e-mail accounts, and changing the SMTP server settings for each of them as you roam from site to site is extremely inconvenient. OutlookConfig helps you do that automatically.

Version 1.1 incorporates an SMTP Port setting that allows you to set the port for each configuration as well as the SMTP server name.

Some people have told me that this is wrong, and that I should not be doing this. I am not quite sure why though. It’s up to you to download and use my tool or not. 🙂

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