CofC course pairs computer science students with tech firms

Charleston Regional Business Journal
Ashley Heffernan
June 22, 2016

When government agencies and high-tech companies needed a piece of software created 30 years ago, they hired a developer, explained what they needed and then waited for the final product.

“You got stuck in the basement with a computer, and you got a problem to work on, and six months later you had to emerge with a solution, and that was it,” said Sebastian van Delden, chair of the College of Charleston’s Department of Computer Science. “There wasn’t a lot of communication.”

Software developers followed what is called a “Waterfall” method, in which the developer met with the client only at the beginning, to receive the product’s requirements, and at the end, to deliver the finished product, van Delden said.

Read more at Charleston Regional Business Journal…

Back To The Top