Monthly Archives: October 2015

Frontiers in Education, El Paso, Texas

You know that you are in Texas when the meeting rooms are named according to different types of cows (Agnus, Hereford, Longhorn, …) So, I was in El Paso Texas to present a paper “Global vs. Local – Experiences from … Continue reading

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Educational Datamining in Australia, part II

To be able to dive into the world of educational datamining, I had gotten an interesting dataset from a colleague in Helsinki University. It included anonymized data from their introductory programming course. I’m lucky to have many colleagues who were … Continue reading

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Report: NordSec 2015

Last week, I attended the Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems (NordSec 2015). Although it’s experienced some internationalization, NordSec is traditionally a local conference — and with this year being the 20th anniversary, it has a rich history. On average, … Continue reading

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Report: CriM 2015 and Oulu Winter School

I recently returned from Oulu, where Juha Röning and Thomas Schaberreiter organized the co-located Ninth International Crisis Management Workshop (CriM15) and Oulu Winter School. At a high level, the event focused on security, trust, privacy, risk, and cryptography. I caught … Continue reading

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TUTLab, support your local Fab Lab

Today, there was an idea session and a workshop for teachers regarding TUTLab. TUTLab is an instance of Fab Lab, which is a small fabrication laboratory, aimed for students and teachers alike. It is also an innovation platform, as the … Continue reading

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Conference report from CHI PLAY 2015

The second ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY’15) conference was held 3.-7.10.2015 in London. CHI PLAY was founded as a result of the games track becoming too crowded in CHI. The Jufo level for CHI … Continue reading

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Educational Datamining in Australia, part I

Having received an order to travel somewhere, I headed Australia on the 7th October. My first destination was Sydney. After my dissertation I have mainly concentrated on teaching development but now I have this extraordinary opportunity to familiarize myself with … Continue reading

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Liikuttava kampus -Towards physically active workhabits

The Pop Up –project ( ) explores, designs and measures new work habits and spaces to increase sedentary workers’ productivity and well-being. It concentrates on the development of the everyday work in our own campus as well as in a … Continue reading

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Heavy metal innovation

The first Fimecc innovation camp was organized this week at TUT. The boot camp was held two weeks ago and this week will culminate to an end gala on Thursday. The innovation camp brings together  the students and business cases … Continue reading

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Technical debt, or how I stopped worrying and love the code

ICSME ’15, or 31st International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, was held this year in Bremen last week. As a co-located event, MTD’15 (Seventh International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt) was organised on 2nd of October. Technical debt is … Continue reading

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