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Bill Steinmetz (Dr. Bill's Bio)

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Dowling College
Oakdale, NY 11769
(516) 244-3186 (Voice)
(516) 244-1033 (Fax)
E-mail me

Hi. Welcome to my virtual office. When you visit the campus, you can find me in Kramer Science Center, Room 115 during the times listed below.  If those times aren't convenient for you, just drop me an email and we can arrange to get together.  The following is my schedule for the Spring 2003 semester.




12:00 - 1:00 PM OFFICE OFFICE
1:00 - 3:00 PM CSC 012N CSC 012N
5:00 - 5:30 PM OFFICE OFFICE

5:30 - 7:30 PM

CSC 012N

CSC 012N




1:30 - 2:30 PM


5:30 - 8:10 PM

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For those of you who have yet to study Java or want to brush up, you might check out Sun's Java Tutorial.  I would suggest that you download Sun's JDK compiler.  Then, proceed to download the free version of a very nice IDE (Integrated Development Environment) called JCreator.  Finally, for the early part of the introductory course CSC 012, I recommend that you download UltraEdit, a very nice editor.

Dowling Computer Club

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If you're interested in joining with your fellow students in developing and maintaining a web site, or pursuing your exploration of computer hardware or software, you might want to consider joining the Dowling Computer Club.  Just follow the link for further details:

Dowling College Computer Club Web Site

ACM Programming Contest

The coach of this year's winning team from China was recently interviewed by ACM.  You might find his comments interesting:

World Champion Coach Shares Strategy

The complete list of problems from the 2002 World Finals can be downloaded at:

2002 World Finals Problem Set

Next Fall's ACM Programming Contest is already scheduled for Columbia University in New York City.  If you want to participate in a competitive programming event with Dowling's crack programming team, check out the following link, and then drop me an email.

2002 ACM Greater New York Regional Collegiate Programming Contest

Incidentally, apparently it's not just academic anymore.  Industry is beginning to use competitions to evaluate potential employees.  Check out the following article:

Tournaments Become Latest High-Tech Recruiting Tool (Boston Globe 5/6/02)

Java in the News

I'll be putting up some interesting Java links, so keep checking in to see what's happening in the ever-changing world of Java.  If you find some interesting links, email me and I'll put it up here.

InformationWeek - Demand For Java Begins To Percolate (August 1, 2002)

A story about the folks who invented Object Oriented Programming (OOP) can be found at:
Computing's Highest Honor Awarded to Inventors of Dominant Programming Style

Will Java jumpstart the mobile Web

JavaOne brings flurry of tools announcements - Computerworld AppWeb Development Knowledge Center

Hunting for Java developers

Think you're a top notch programmer?  Check this site out.
TopCoder Home

TopCoder Press Room (The Finalists!!!)

Strong Java - Emerging Technology - CIO Magazine Nov 152001

Java Loosens Wireless Market

Wireless Java in Steep Growth Curve

The Java Boutique Free Java Applets Games Programming Tutorials and Downloads

JavaLobby Homepage

Visual Basic on the Decline?

Curl:  Get With the Program


The following link has some information about programming jobs.  I can't guarantee that the information is up to date, but I'll continue to gather openings as I discover them.

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