UCLA and IBM partner on open source adventure class
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In this 23-minute podcast, hear about an innovative computer science class at the University of California at Los Angeles that offers students the opportunity to choose an open source project adventure, focused on Web 2.0 technologies, and interact with professionals from IBM during the project. UCLA computer science professors Paul Eggert and Jens Palsberg join IBM project lead Gergana Markova and classroom assistant Gabe Nataneli in the discussion.
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The Class of 2.0
Youstayfly student project: Mash-up that allows users to search for songs, browse lyrics, find similar artists and songs and provide related game quizzes. Uses last.fm, LyricsFly and SeeqPod.
Virtual Music student project: A Web site built using Ruby on Rails that allows users to create accounts, upload music for later play via browser, create and share playlists, and play music quiz games.
Instant Attractions Mash-up student project: Provides a Web interface where people can quickly find information, allowing them to determine the available activities in the immediate area that are occurring in the immediate future. Utilizes Google Maps API,and the Google Movie listing.