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The Last Lecture Perspectives Past Present Future. Allen Schmidt. Beginnings. 1966 First MATC D.P. graduates First programming course at Whitewater FORTRAN language Punched cards, typewriter.

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  • 1966
  • First MATC D.P. graduates
  • First programmingcourse at Whitewater
    • FORTRAN language
    • Punched cards, typewriter

Average Cost of new house $14,200.00 Average Income per year $6,900.00 Gas per Gallon 32 cents Average Cost of a new car $2,650.00


31 years later, bought a first digital camera

  • $499.99 (under capital budget)
  • 20 shots
  • 640 X 480 resolution
  • Within 10 years, cameras better than film
  • Film disappearing
  • More memory than the mainframe!
matc beginnings
MATC Beginnings
  • Fall, 1979 (31 years ago)

1979 1966

Average Cost of new house $58,100.00$14,200.00 Average Income per year $17,500.00 $6,900.00 Gas per Gallon .86 .32 Average Monthly Rent $ 280.00

Sony Walkman $ 200.00

  • Cars - $ 25,000 on average
  • Google is 11 years old ($550 per share)
  • Twitter is 4 years old
  • Facebook has had more hits than Google (March, 2010)
1979 downtown matc
1979: Downtown MATC
  • Room 421 of what is now space
  • No cell phones, personal technology
  • Shared telephone
  • Room 422 had ceiling debris falling into it
  • Hot, blacktop roof

(held a class outside)

  • Advantage: State Street

(lunch at Rennebohm's)

room 421
Room 421

ConvenientHandout Storage(ladder needed)

Paper Based



room 4211
Room 421

First dollar

Professor Walski



Project 5

  • Overhead projector
  • Card punch
  • UNIVAC mainframe
  • 2 MB memory
  • 8 hour turnaround time for students
  • Focus on “desk checking”
  • Now: Spring 2010: All apps from the mainframe have been removed
compared to
Compared to…
  • At Colorado Mountain College (1974 - 1979)
    • Once a week turnaround
    • Put card deck and keypunch instructions on a bus to Glenwood Spring, got a listing back
  • Second year: System 3
      • Taught RPG

Punched cardswill travel

systems analysis
Systems Analysis
  • Now: Currently object-oriented UML, Ajax and other advanced topics
  • Then:
  • Taught how to use a card sorting machine
  • Batch processing
  • Then
    • Assembler
    • COBOL
    • Fortran (DP Math Analysis 2 – Statistics)
    • Basic (DP Math Analysis 2 – Statistics)
    • Computer Concepts
    • Principles of DP (taught to non-majors)
      • COBOL and RPG in one course
    • Computer concepts
  • Now
    • Object-Oriented Web languages
      • Java
      • .Net
      • PHP
    • HTML
    • XML
    • O-O Analysis and design
    • Oracle
    • AJAX
    • iPhone App Development
dpma social events
DPMA & Social Events
  • Very active chapter
  • Students (under the leadership of Mary Burns) held a beer party in the downtown student union, Scanlon Hall
  • Spring Picnic was held at Vilas Park
    • Packed with students
    • Volunteers received T-shirts
  • Now: Campus Cookout (the world is safer…)
  • Used overhead projectors
  • Evening classes went until 8 PM
    • No in-class labs
    • Systems analysis course did not have labs
  • Taught in the Esplanade building across the street
economic troubles
Economic troubles
  • Now
  • Difficult economic times
  • High unemployment
  • People need new skills
  • Re-training older workers
economic troubles farming
Economic troubles: Farming


First floor of the old MATC Downtown (now space)

(If video does not play, click Farming Video link on Web site)

grading system
Grading System
  • Now
  • Blackboard provides scores and grades on the Web
  • Then
  • We had a automated computer grading system
    • Produced sorted reports
  • Feedback for students
    • Grades were taped on the wall outside the office
    • For “security” they omitted the name but were in name order sequence
    • Identified students by posted social security number
  • Students in 2010 are distracted by the Web
    • Playing games
    • Surfing the Web
    • They get lower grades, or drop the course
  • Tech-enabled multitasking: A time waste?
    • About 28 percent of an office worker's time is lost
    • 65 million U.S. knowledge workers
    • Average knowledge worker's salary: $21+/hour
    • Interruptions cost the U.S. about $900 billion per year
    • Out of a gross domestic product of about $14.5 trillion


  • In the 1980s there were also distractions…
    • Room 386 windows faced the Highway 51 drive-in movie theater
    • During breaks, watch the movies
personal computers
Personal Computers
  • IBM PCs created in 1980
  • MATC got them in 1984 or so
  • Advanced: Had dual 5 ¼ inch floppies
  • No hard drive
  • Later…
    • Hard drives
    • Zip drives
    • IBM’s OS/2
      • Virtualization: OS/2 ran Windows 3.1
  • The impact of all this technological change…
cyber waste
Cyber Waste
  • 3 billion units of consumer electronics will potentially become scrap between 2003-2010
  • 300 million computers discarded by 2008
    • Have enough mercury to poison the Great Lakes 8 times over
  • Pile of obsolete computers would make a 22 story mountain that covers the city of Los Angeles
main lecture data warehouse
Main Lecture: Data Warehouse
  • Data is from multiple sources
  • Must have “data hygiene” getting the data to conform to the warehouse
    • The data is usually obtained from many different sources
    • Needs to be made uniform
  • Covers a large span of time
  • It is organized for queries :
    • For efficient data retrieval
    • Around subjects
    • Data mining software searches for patterns and trends that are not normally seen
student grade data warehouse
Student Grade Data Warehouse
  • Personal Project: All students in my classes
  • Data is from multiple sources
    • Copied from mainframe
    • Prior to 1986, scanned, keyed in
    • After 2002, from Peoplesoft
  • Data hygiene
    • Sorted, check for multiple name spelling
    • Change of name due to marriage, etc.
    • Added gender
  • Time span: 1979 - 2010
  • Number of students taught
  • Number of class-students
  • Number of classes taught
  • Number passing with a specific grade
  • Number of male/female
  • Trends by year
quiz how many total student in classes each student in a class
Quiz: How many total student in classes (each student in a class)?

A. 3127

B. 3241

C. 3926

D. 4289

E. 6085

number of students
Number of Students
  • Total class students (one student in one class)
    • 6085
  • Unique students
    • 3733
  • Most classes taken by a single student
    • 15 (Randall)

Computer Lab Courses

CoursesWithout Labs

Impact of Y2K

Start of Advising and other activities

courses taught
Courses Taught

Course Name Count

Systems Analysis 1601

CICS 773

Programming 3 772

Advanced Website Development 598

Systems Design 464

DP Math 1 358

Programming 2 340

Access, Database 318

Computer Concepts 243

Principles of DP 178

Programming 1 Assembler 134

Website Development 133

DP Math 2 - Statistics 110

Online JavaScript 28

Job Search 26

Project Management 9

by gender
By Gender
  • Gender Count Percent
  • F 2560 43.6
  • M 3310 56.4
  • Total 5870
results time
Results: Time
  • Time spent correcting projects
    • Assume 5 projects per class
    • 6085 X 5 = 30,425 projects corrected
    • Assume 12 minutes average per project
    • 6085 Students
    • 6085 X 5 X 12 = 365,100 minutes

6085 hours

761 8 hour days

4 academic years

(190 days/year)

results time1
Results: Time
  • Time spend lecturing
  • 31 Years
  • 16 weeks of lecture
  • Average of 15 hours per week of lecture
  • 31 X 16 X 15 = 7440 hours

930 8 hour days

  • However, the focus is on students, each one as a unique individual
  • Each one with unique abilities and needs
    • Watermelon
    • Mom returning to college
    • Cornrows
    • Responsibilities of adult life
    • Overwhelming at times
    • Sacrificing a grade
    • Jobs
the future
The future

What will things nay be like 31 years from now…

  • The change of change is changing
    • Health care
    • Technology
    • Education
    • New devices
    • New ways of doing things
  • It is said that 80% of jobs that current kindergarten children will hold have not yet be invented
  • New social media degree at MATC
  • 14 years ago, were these jobs available?
    • Chief Evangelist
    • Virtual World Bureau Chief
    • Brand Champion
    • Senior Interface Hacker
    • Blogger
    • Online Audience Development Manager
    • Social Media Strategists
    • User Experience Analyst
  • Would these headlines make sense 5-10 years ago?

“Hackers silence tweets of devoted Twitter users”

“Twitter Execs Assuage Developer Fears at Chirp Conference”

“How Twitter's Promoted Tweets Will Work”

“The 25 Best iPad Apps”

“Facebook Launches Revamped Safety Center”

  • Amount of information is expected to double every 72 hours in 2010
  • Where will it go from here…
  • It’s impossible to know all the available information
  • With more information, we become more specialized
  • Spend more time learning
  • What we teach is more specialized
  • Pattern of change
    • Starts with “Wow, that’s amazing”
    • Becomes a state-of-the-art feature
    • Becomes an extra feature
    • Becomes a ordinary feature
    • Is commonplace
change and disruption
Change and Disruption
  • With our technology, disruption occurs
  • Some beneficial, some not so beneficial
  • Half of Americans expect newspapers to become extinct
  • Who is challenging who…
  • IBM →Microsoft →Google →Facebook →
  • What has Netflix done to video rental stores?
  • GPS systems, location aware Web apps
  • How will our world change in the next 31 years?
  • 85% of Americans have high-speed internet
  • Nearly 50% of Americans 12+ years have a social networking profile (double that of 2 years ago)
  • 80% of 18-24 year old, have online profiles
  • For the first time, Americans say that the Internet is the most important medium
  • Google considers Facebook the only serious competition
change health care
Change: Health Care
  • Prosthetic arms and legs under control of a person’s brain
  • Nanobots: tiny robotic devices that work internally
    • May eliminate many serious diseases in 10-15 years
health care
Health Care
  • Researchers have developed a cocktail of ingredients that forestalls major aspects of the aging process
  • Scientists have unlocked the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers
  • Could revolutionize cancer care
health care1
Health Care
  • The Methuselah Foundation has launched a new prize to advance life extension and regenerative medicine
  • The NewOrgan Prize will be given for successfully constructing a whole new organ – heart, kidney, lung, pancreas or liver - from a patient's own cells
  • Their goal is to achieve this medical breakthrough within the next 10 years
health care2
Health Care
  • Smart Pills Could Help Save 218,000 Lives Each Year
  • Seeking a way to confirm that patients have taken their medication
  • Added a tiny microchip and digestible antenna to a standard pill capsule
health care3
Health Care
  • New ORNL carbon composite, close to Synthetic Human Nervous System
  • Mimicking the human nervous system for bionic applications
  • Method developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to process carbon nanotubes
  • Ultimately, the goal is to duplicate the function of a living system
improved health care longer lives
Improved health care: longer lives

Current Cause of Death Cumulatively Eliminated Expected Age

  • None (death rate same at year 2000 80
  • 10% of medically prevented conditions eliminated 88
  • 50% of medically prevented conditions eliminated 151
  • 90% of medically prevented conditions eliminated 512
  • 99% of medically prevented conditions eliminated 1,110
  • 99% of vehicular accidents eliminated 1,490
  • 99% of violent deaths eliminated (homicide. . .) 2,420
  • 99% of non-vehicular accidents eliminated 8,000
  • Computer chip that can store an unprecedented amount of data - enough to hold an entire library
    • Magnetic nanodots that store one bit of information on each nanodot
    • Store over one billion pages of information in a chip that is one square inch
  • By 2013 a supercomputer’s computation capabilities will exceed that of the human brain
  • By 2049 (estimated), a $1,000 computer will exceed the computing capabilities of the human race
brain controlled computing
Brain controlled computing
  • The headset as both a gaming device and as an aid for the disabled
  • $4 million grant from the US Army to study synthetic telepathy
  • Involves translating brain waves into instructions for a computer
invisibility cloak
Invisibility Cloak?
  • German scientists created a three-dimensional "invisibility cloak" that can hide objects by bending light waves
  • Used photonic crystals to make an invisibility device, or cloak
  • Uses a class of materials called metamaterials
  • Not very big yet: used the cloak to conceal a small bump on a gold surface
brain backup
Brain Backup
  • Copy your brain to a computer?
  • Swiss scientists and PIT Solution
  • Working on the Blue Brain Project
  • World's first comprehensive attempt to reverse-engineer the mammalian brain
  • The $3 billion project is expected to be completed by 2018
  • International project
    • Swiss Federal Institute
    • Involves several countries
    • Ethics monitoring by UN bodies
brain backup questions to ask
Brain Backup – Questions to Ask
  • Who will write the code for the backup?
  • With backup, need a restore program
brain backup questions to ask1
Brain Backup – Questions to Ask



  • All stored data has basic operations
  • Create, Read, Update, Delete
  • Creating the backup
  • What about update???
  • Will you be able to “tweak” the backup?
summary thoughts
Summary Thoughts
  • How do we manage all this change?
  • Need for a balance in life
    • Gives greater happiness
    • Too much change, not enough time for the things that matter most
  • Mind has tremendous power
    • Develop your mental capacity
    • Think positively
summary thoughts1
Summary Thoughts
  • Students have always been our focus at MATC
  • Treated as individuals with many demands on their time
  • They are treated as we and our loved ones would like to be treated
summary thoughts2
Summary Thoughts
  • We teach what is called agile development
  • Focus is on some core concepts, one of them being humility
  • As a teacher, always learning
    • From family
    • From other faculty
    • From graduates
    • From students
closing regrets
Closing: Regrets
  • Sunshine committee
  • State called conference
  • India sister college
closing suggestions for matc
Closing: Suggestions For MATC
  • Faculty need time to upgrade curriculum
  • Time to learn a new course
  • Time to development new curriculum
in conclusion
In Conclusion
  • Great colleagues
  • A great place to work
  • Always learning
  • Great support staff
live fully
Live fully
  • Live
  • Love
  • Love what you do, do what you love
  • Take time to enjoy life