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David Parker

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Lecturer of Computer Science at the University of Hull

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Smart Switch

I quite like gadgets. So it should come as little surprise that I have been drawn by the bright future promised by smart bulbs. By their nature, in order to retain access to their smart functionality they need to be ‘on’ even if they are not shining. This presents a problem when faced with several decades of habit of flicking the power switch when you walk in to and out of a room. Being ‘smart’ yo… Read more →


UK and Ireland Programming Competition 2018

Today we fielded our first teams to the UK and Ireland Programming Competition. In it teams of up to 3 are given 1 computer and 0 internet to solve up to 12 secret programming puzzles in just 5 hours. http://ukiepc.info/2018/ Read more →


The Three Thing Game

A new music cover to entice the masses to Three Thing Game. This is for the 3rd and 4th November 2018 event. https://threethinggame.com/post/2018-10-01-the-autumn-event/ Read more →


Playing Games

To cap off our induction week we ran a Bored? Games! event. Specifically the Festival of Daring and Excitement. Still wondering? Let me explain. Read more →


Robocode Challenge

During induction week this year I put together a lab activity based around Robocode (https://robocode.sourceforge.io/). The students were introduced to it on Wednesday afternoon and had lab slots during Thursday to further refine their creations. Today we got to find out how they all did in an epic showdown. Read more →


The Printer

I have mentioned my 3d printer a few times on the blog now and I have been meaning to document the various modifications and the overall journey that I have taken with it. So here it is. Read more →


Resurrection

Smiler has been revived and she is now better than ever following the Dead Led debacle (http://goparker.com/post/2018-05-29-dead_led/) Read more →