News by Michael Oryl on Monday January 28, 2008.
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It appears that the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be offering a class this term that revolves around cell phone software development. Google Android based phones, in particular.
The class is the first phone based development course to be offered by the school, and it is being offered as part of the school's computer science program. The course will start work with the Google supplied Android SDK, since official Android based devices are not available at this time. Andrew Yu of MIT said that the class will be broken down into teams of 3 to 4 students each that will work on a project for the term, which will be presented to the rest of the class at the end of the term in May. While he didn't want to give away too much, Mr. Yu did say that the projects will focus on a range of topics, such as those dealing with location based services (LBS).
25 students have been invited to join the class, which starts on February 8th. The class is lead by Professor Hal Abelson and will feature Rich Miner from Google, Dave Mitchell and Eric Carlson from ConnectedBit, and Rajeev Surati and Andrew Yu from MIT as additional instructors. [via Boston Business Journal]