UC Berkeley Wrapup

Well, another semester has gone by… but not just any semester; it was my last semester at UC Berkeley. I’ve graduated! Again!

This time, it really all boiled down to my Master’s thesis, which is about creating a collaborative game on mobile phones for unschooled children in rural India. Quite different than what it was originally, but that’s how things go in the world of graduate school.

An earlier version of the paper was used as the final paper in a course on Human-Centered Computing, and a shortened/polished version of the paper was submitted to a conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work.

Check out http://sybak.com for a fresh re-arranging of all the work I’ve done thus far in life.

Next stop: making big waves at Microsoft Corporation up in Redmond, WA starting October 2009.

Google Geo Developer Workshop

A workshop is being held here at UC Berkeley, in the School of Information:

Google Geo Developer Workshop
Monday, Feb 9, 2009
110 South Hall, UC Berkeley

The description includes the promise of working on “sample projects such as making an interactive campus map, displaying your observational data in Earth, or planning optimal routes between your classrooms and favorite lunch stops.”

Hrm… can they actually guide people to make a CalMap clone in 3 hours?? I gotta see this.

Fall 2008 Projects Now Up

My projects for the semester have been archived on the homepage:


For each of the projects I put up:

… optimized versions have been uploaded along with their source code. To see their source code, simply load them, right-click on the Flash player area, and choose “View source”.