Last week I attended to software engineering summer school held in Bolzano, Italy. There were about 40 people from many different countries, e.g. from Brazil and Austria.
The topics of the summer school covered various themes from software engineering research community such as mining software repositories, devops, cloud environments as well as code refactoring and code smell detection and search based testing. In addition to software engineering topics prof. Michele Lanza gave presentation about universal design
theory and making and giving presentations. The point was that a good presentation can change ones life but bad presentations will be forgot.
The summer school lasted three days and at the end of each day there were also student presentations. I got also change to present my work related to software engineering data
collection and analysis. I don’t know if the presentation was so good that it will change my life but at least all of the audience was not sleeping based on the amount of
questions and feedback I got (no worries, it was all constructive 😉 ). It was also a good change to rehears the presentation as I should be talking about same things in VISSOFT
conference that is in couple of weeks (I’ll tell more about that later).
Bolzano as a city is beautiful. It is in the Northern part of Italy, near border of Austria. The city view is framed by mountains and the scenery is breathtaking.
Unfortunately my photography skills are worse than the weather on the day I left Bolzano.
So why to attend summer schools? Because you can. It is a great way to meet people working with same topics and learn to know what others have done in the field.
And off course you get to travel and see nice places. Is there actually any reason not to attend?
More information about the summerschool can be found here: http://seschool2015.inf.unibz.it/index.html
Text by Anna-Liisa