Today, I gave a presentation in front of the faculties & students at the University of Burgundy, computer science department. It was a nice experience, because I had to give the entire presentation in French. That is right. Everything was in French. I had to make the powerpoint presentation in English. But, I talked entirely in French with some help from Professor Christopher Nicolle, as there are special words for Information Technology.
Database – la Base de Donné
Data Center – la centre de Donné
Computer – l’ordinateur
Bandwidth – la bande passante
Memory – la memoire vivante
Hard disk – le disque dur
CPU – le processeur
Storage – le stockage
For a detailed list of words, see my previous blog.
There were 80 -100 students in the auditorium. It was packed. I spend an hour talking about cloud computing and the latest movement in the information technology industry in USA, e.g. REST vs. SOAP, AJAX, iPAD, MVC, etc. For most student, these information were completely new. And, they were very absorbed my presentation, since the IT industry usually leads the academia by a few years. And, they felt my presentation was very exciting, similar to going to the amusement park for the 1st time in their life. The main point was getting them current on the latest technology and concepts in IT. So, the presentation was a complete success today. Now, I have more presentations (in French also) for Master / Ph.D. students and local companies who want to use cloud computing in their IT operation. More information coming soon…..