Registration Open for Software Engineering Workshop for Educators 2021
May 14, 2021 • Article
May 14, 2021—The SEI today opened registration for the 18th Software Engineering Workshop for Educators, set for August 3-5. This virtual event is free of charge and open to accredited college-level educators of any software engineering subject. The annual workshop fosters an ongoing exchange of ideas among software engineering educators, as part of the SEI’s mission to transition its expertise and support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.
This year, the workshop will feature two days of presentations and training on software engineering for artificial intelligence (SE4AI), AI for software engineering (AI4SE), and designing and developing blockchain applications. One of the scheduled instructors is the SEI’s Grace Lewis, a principal researcher, lead of the SEI’s Tactical and AI-Enabled Systems (TAS) initiative, and one of the workshop’s cofacilitators. Other instructors include the SEI’s Ipek Ozkaya and James Ivers, as well as Technische Universität Berlin’s Ingo Weber, co-author of the 2019 book Architecture for Blockchain Applications.
“One of the challenges our educators face is understanding how software engineering practices need to change or adapt in response to emerging technologies,” said Lewis. “This year we will be covering artificial intelligence and blockchain, two technologies that are already influencing the software industry and enterprises.”
On the third day, participants will share their experiences in remote learning and teaching. “With a year of online teaching under our belts,” said Robert Nord, a senior member of the SEI technical staff and the event’s other cofacilitator, “the workshop is a great place to share how classes have benefitted from the experience and to reflect on how to incorporate those practices into the physical classroom as universities prepare to welcome students back to campus in the fall.”
Paul Nielsen, SEI director and CEO, will close the event.
For the second year in a row, the 2021 workshop will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 crisis. The first virtual workshop, held in September 2020, saw the highest and most diverse attendance of the long-running event.