Many years ago, I spent a lot of time in universities. I ended up finishing my studies at QUT in Brisbane
and I have a great and continuing fondness for that institution. Earlier on though, amongst other universities, I did quite a lot of study through Charles Sturt University
Over the years, I've maintained a continuous link with my friends at Charles Sturt University (CSU). Back when we used to run Code Camps for both developers and DBAs, CSU were only too pleased to jump in to help us. From the minute we arrived that first day in Wagga Wagga, I knew it was going to be good. Associate Profession Irfan Altas was an amazing help and remains a friend to this day. I'm always pleased to get to chat to him.
Irfan asked me to be the guest speaker at a CSU graduation a few years back. That was a great honour.
What many people might not realise is that I've also been helping as an industry supervisor for students in PhD or Doctor of IT programs.
And that's the reason for this post. I was so excited yesterday to hear that one of the students that I've been supervising (in this case together with Professor Oliver Burmeister) has completed all the requirements to be admitted to his Doctor of IT degree.
Congratulations to Dr Georg Thomas ! That's a major life achievement for you.