Adamson Computer Science Society (ACOMSS) never forgets to give first good impressions for the Computer Science Freshman Students. This semester’s first activity is entitled as “Fresh Start” that is held last Monday on the 29th day of June 2015. This activity provides a whole day experience divided by an inspirational speeches and fun games.
As the program start, Ma’am Raquel Bermudez, Chairperson of Computer Science Department gives an inspirational speech to the freshmen and transferee students. She gave the students a warm welcome and tackle what will they experience and what they need as a Computer Science Student. The Guest Speakers: Mr. Roderic Alvarez, an alumnus of Adamson University and former ACOMMS president; Mrs. Maricar Castro alumna of Adamson University; Ms. Maria Christina Navarro Castro, also an alumna and a current professor here in Adamson University shares their own experiences and learning being a Computer Science Student and their life after graduating that will motivate the students to strive hard in pursuing what they really want in the future.
After the students take their lunch and attend the mass in the ST Chapel, the program continues in the SV Quadrangle which the games will be held. The freshmen were group into four namely: Team Bustillos, Team Teodoro, Team Bermudez, and Team Garcia that are originated from the surname of the Computer Science professors. The First Game is called “Don’t make me wet” which is played by 10 members per group but unfortunately has no winner. In the intermission number, the 3D Dancer showcases their talent. The Second Game is called “Maalala mo Kaya” which is played by all the members of the group and in the end Team Bullicer won.
Unfortunately there is no time for the awarding of the games due to strict provision of time. Shortly after the second game, introductions for the ACOMSS Officers where done proceeded by the sung of Adamson Hymn and ended with the encouraging speech of ACOMSS Adviser , Mr. Edward Bustillos.
A very first hands on activity entitled SQLearn I: Database Connectivity was held at Computer Laboratory 11. This activity aims to help Computer Science students on how to use Database/SQL (Structured Query Language) which is a significant way of shuttle information into and out of your database in an organized manner. This is in line preparation for their subject PSAD and DBFO.
The emcee welcomed the participants specially, the seven IT students from National University. Afterwards, she introduced the speaker, an alumnus of Adamson University with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, and now a professor and the adviser of ACOMSS, Mr. Edward Bustillos.
The possible topics that he will discuss such as How to create Database,Tables ,Colums/Rows,Fields, How to insert data in SQL and How to Create Everything Using Codes. He started his presentation by discussing about MS Access, MySQL, VB.NET, and Database Connectivity. He taught the step-by-step procedures from defining the fields up to minimizing errors. Mr. Bustillos pointed out that the common errors of students are misspelled of codes/words.
When the discussion was over, ACOMSS President awarded the certificate to Mr. Edward Bustillos as a token of appreciation for his time and knowledge shared for the activity and awarded the certificates of participation to the participants. Lastly, ACOMSS President and ACOMSS Adviser Mr. Edward Bustillos gave their respective closing remarks to formally end the activity.
As the saying goes, a family that prays together, stays together. This was made possible through ACOMSS’ activity entitled ‘ACOMSS Pasasalamat I: Living Rosary’ last September 11, 2015 held at SV Façade. This religious activity was done in celebration of Mama Mary’s birthday last September 8, 2014, as well as offering our thanksgiving to God our Father for Computer Science Department’s 25th year here in Adamson University.
Even though there’s a rain shower at that time, the officers paid no heed to it and continued the program.The sign of the cross was enacted, and the Apostle’s Creed was recited by Prof. Raquel P. Bermudez, the beloved Chairperson of Computer Science. She is then given a balloon lit with a violet light and proceeded to her place in the circle, followed by Our Father, who was recited by [NAME] which follows the same procedure.
Afterwards, three Hail Mary’s were prayed, and a Glory Be. Next came the mysteries of the Rosary. Since it was a Friday night, the First Sorrowful Mystery was read by none other than the ACOMSS President Alexandra Andallon. Each mystery consists of one Our Father, ten Hail Mary’s, a Glory Be, and the Fatima Prayer that was recited by representatives from ACOMSS Officers, Umbrella Teams, and Computer Science students.
By the end of the 5th Sorrowful mystery, the circle is already filled mostly with the lit candles and violet and white balloons from the representatives standing out, creating a soothing atmosphere amidst the night view in the SV Façade. A Customary Hail Holy Queen, Let Us Pray, Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be were then read by the ACOMSS Executive Officers to officially end the Rosary Recital.
Once the Human Rosary is finished, all the participants prayed the Adamsonian Prayer together as one, lifting their balloons and candles, signifying the oneness and unity of Computer Science Community.
Before everyone clears out, ACOMSS President Alexandra Andallon, gave praise to the Lord and thanked everyone who participated and helped made this event successful. A group picture was taken, especially the view of the Human Rosary. By 7:10 P.M., the program has officially ended and everyone was busy for clean-ups and after duties. ACOMSS Pasasalamat I truly brought the ACOMSS Family, as well as the Computer Science Community one step closer to one another and has formed a bond that cannot be severed easily.
It is an understatement to refer social media as popular, especially when the impact it has brought us has been loud and huge. However, Social Media’s popularity grew to be more powerful that it has been part of our culture.
In a short span of time since Friendster and Myspace was introduced, up to the current time where Facebook, twitter and Instagram dominates the Social world. Social Media changed the perspective of the people; specially the youth. Starting from the subjects of sarcasm, up to the streaming of videos from various social networking sites. This addiction slowly draws the people to integrate social media’s popularity to their own culture.
Majority of the people who used social media are already aware of its popularity and the possible outcome from using it. Two notable reasons why it is a sensation would be the easy access of information and that people can relate to each other. These reasons provide the Chance to speak up, Opportunity to Meet New People, Join Groups that Share your Interests, Helps your Businesses to Reach Out and most importantly have all that without paying a cent.
The future of social media looks very promising but still it has to deal with the problems associated with it. Some of the negative effects of social media to students are it reduced learning and research capabilities, multitasking, reduction in real human contact and creative writing skills, time wastage, loss of motivation in students and lastly effect on health.
The way that social media is being used to shape our behavior and the questions about how culture can be created and experienced only revolves on how we choose to cooperate.
Some may ignore the importance or even the mere existence of a graphic card-- but not a PC gamer. You see graphic cards for a gamer is not just a translator that takes binary data from the CPU and turn it into a picture we see—it makes the gaming experience fun and fulfilling. However, at any moment there are scores of cards to choose from and they typically all claim to have pixel-pushing perfection, given that they are also expensive. The solution to the problem? Save money and Buy the very best.
For a gamer finding high-quality merchandise on Graphics Card, check out these top 10 Graphic Cards
1.    Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan
The Titan X is very expensive but also worth the cause since you’ll have the best single-GPU graphics card and it can be beaten by two GPUs on board that can better it but it still has this card purely for a gamer’s delight. The Price is around £870 which is about ₱62,727
2.    Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
This is a powerful graphics card for 3D tech that is currently available; there may be faster cards than this but especially it’s gaming at 1080p and 1440p, you can’t see any difference on the frame rates but it’s still a great value proposition. The Price is around £255 which is about ₱18,385.50
3.    AMD Radeon R9 290
This may be a rundown graphics card, but still a slight better since it has a complete 512-memory bus and 4GB of graphics memory all for the better running with a bit modifications depending on the resolution. The Price is around £220 which is about ₱15,862.00
4.    AMD Radeon R9 280
This may be a good graphics card, and is better known as Radeon HD 7970. Depending on the features, well a 1,729 stream processors, a 384-bit memory bus that even Nvida GTX 980 can’t match and a decent 3GB lump of graphics even though it’s better for 1080p and a bit of modifications on the 1440p. .The Price is around £150 which is about ₱10,815.00
5.    Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
This previous-gen flagship slot that usually just serves up to such a good value. It’s was also just for quick PC graphics and still remains a seriously speedy card. Downside, it lacks the Nvidia’s awesome new Maxwell architecture. The Price is around £220 which is about ₱15,862.00
6.    Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
This is a much more affordable version of the Nvidia even with its version of its killer Maxwell graphics architecture, but even though it’s aimed for full-featured gaming, right down to its 1.024 CUDA cores. There is a bit of a catch, since it has a stingy 128-bit memory bus and it’s very hard sell for high resolution gaming beyond 1080p .The Price is around £150 which is about ₱10,815.00
7.    AMD Radeon R9 270
This AMD board packs 1,280 of those all-important shaders, to the Sony PS4’s 1,152 and the Xbox Ones’s measly 768 cores. It’s much better than Nvidia’s GTX 960, for its pukka 256-bit memory bus. The only real worry is the 2GB of graphics memory is suited for these days. The Price is around £115 which is about ₱8,291.50
8.    Nvidia GeForce GTX 980
Now this is one hell of a graphics card, beaten only by their Titan X beast, and is really just a mid-range graphics card. The only problem even though the 880 is quick is the arguable mid-range status is a relatively stingy 256-bit memory bus, a feature on the AMD that be match on its lowly R9 270 board for a quarter the price. The Price is around £430 which is about ₱31,003.00
9.    AMD Radeon R9 295 X2
This maybe a bit of an expensive one but think of it this way, the AMD Radeon R9 is over £300 cheaper than Nvida’s mighty new Titan X board. The explanation though, is that the 295 X2 is a dual-GPU card an uses AMD’s CrossfireX technology to produce mega frame rates. The only problem is that same with Nvidia’s similar SLI tech is that running multiple GPUs doesn’t always work. The Price is around £500 which is about ₱36,050.00
10.    Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
This is where proper PC gaming starts. Since this graphics card is no big-bandwith beast with a memory bus a mile wide. It was the very first card with the Nvidia’s Incredible Maxwell graphics tech. And for a card with just 640 CUDA cores, it gets the job done. Just don’t expect much gaming beyond the 1080p and don’t expect to play with every eye-candy option cranked up. The Price is around £100 which is about ₱7,210.00
As Computer Science students, a career in the field of Programming is definitely promising. Have you ever wondered what Programming Language to study that will just give the right start to your career?
At the top of the list is Oracle’s Java. Java is consistently at the top ranks and is seen as the programming language of choice for IoT, enterprise architecture, and cloud computing. Java is a language that could run on any device, as a result this language is used for software development for computers, smart phones and even smart TV’s. Java is definitely a flexible and language. If you want to be a mobile application developer which is a hot trend today, you may want to start with Java.
Coming second is the classic C language. Despite its age, C language is still considered as a powerhouse today, and will likely remain relevant for many years to come. C is the backbone for many of today’s most popular operating systems such as Windows, OSX, and Linux. Operating System programmers, scientific programmers, or systems programmers are some of the positions that uses C language.
C++ is basically C with enhanced features, just like what its name says. The difference between these two is that C is more utilized for operating systems, whereas C++’s main use is higher level applications like accounting software or video game engines. If you are aiming to be a game developer, user interface developer or even dive in the field of animation, C++ may be a good programming language to start with.
If you are an aspiring and novice programmer, you may want to consider Python as your first choice in the programming field. Python is an extremely beginner friendly language, unlike C and C++, which are lower level languages. Do not underestimate Python because of its small learning curve, it can still be a very powerful language for scientific computing, web development and 3D rendering. Instagram, YouTube, and Reddit are examples of applications developed in Python, and similar companies are always on the lookout for top Python programmers.
C# C# is a general purpose programming language exclusively for Microsoft Products. It is mainly used in developing Windows specific applications, websites that will run on a Windows server and Windows mobile applications. If you want to be a .NET programmer (a software framework that runs on Windows), you may want to learn C# programming.
Other programming languages that are making a name for itself are Ruby, PHP, Javascrimpt, R, etc.