Monday, August 19, 2013

10 Years in NCI Today

This time 10 years ago I started out on a career change after leaving the e-Learning company SmartForce the year before. I had some part-time work with NCI in late 2002 and early 2003, but became a full-time Lecturer in Computing on 18th August 2003.

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It has been a very enjoyable 10 years, I hope that the next 11 (to retirement at 65) will be just as enjoyable. I love the teaching part, and there is great academic freedom to investigate (also called "Research") things, plus I get to learn a lot of new cool things. Where else would I be allowed to blog, maintain a YouTube channel, read, and follow so much on the web. I have had a great variety of subjects from Statistics to Programming to teach. This coming semester I have another brand new module to teach: "Business Analysis", though I have taught a similar module in recent years.

The best part of each year is graduation where you see the results of each student's own efforts, and take a little bit of pride in our own role in getting them to this ceremonial end to their College days.

Here's to the next 10 years!

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