On April 23rd DSDSD will feature talks by Sourav Bhowmick (NTU Singapore) and George Fletcher (TU/e).
Title: TED Learn: Towards Technology-Enabled Database Education
Speaker: Sourav Bhowmick (NTU Singapore)
Abstract: There is continuous demand for database-literate professionals in today’s market due to widespread usage of relational database management system (RDBMS) in the commercial world. Such commercial demand has played a pivotal role in the offering of database systems course as part of an undergraduate computer science (CS) degree program in major universities around the world. Furthermore, not all working adults dealing with RDBMS have taken an undergraduate database course. Hence, they often need to undergo on-the-job training or attend relevant courses in higher institutes of learning to acquire database literacy. Database courses in major institutes rely on textbooks, lectures, and off-the-shelf RDBMS to impart relevant knowledge such as how SQL queries are processed.