Otago Polytechnic

Research from Hamish Smith

Departments: College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences

Hamish Smith

Hamish has been teaching computing since 1994 and teaching at Otago Polytechnic since 2007. Since 2009, his roles have been split between Programme Manager / Team Leader and teaching in the fields of software packages, computer networking, hardware, operating systems and project development. Hamish is involved in his local church, as well as other community involvement. He has a passion for supporting his local communities.

Conference Contribution - Published Paper

Smith,H, Addison, A., Batuigas, L., Bracken, D., Caukill, M., Cook, S., Davy,J. Haden, P., McCarthy, C., McNab, S., Mann, S., Morton, S. Mumford, J., Otto, M., Parsons, D., Sutton, K., Trounson,, R. Whitney A. & Zhao.S. (2013) Relationships in Community Engagement. In Lopez, M, & Verhaart, (eds) Proceedings of CITRENZ 2013, Hamilton 6-9th Oct 2013 p130-135 http://www.citrenz.ac.nz/conferences/2013/pdf/2013CITRENZ_2_Smith43_CommunityEngagement.pdf

Smith, H. and Mann, S. (2011) Characterising a capstone within a foundation learning programme 2nd Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology, Education and Research in New Zealand (incorporating 24th Annual NACCQ), Rotorua, NZ, CITRENZ. 233 - 242 http://www.naccq.ac.nz/conferences/2011/pdf/233-242.pdf

Mann, S., Squires, S., McConnochie, H., McFadyen, D., Stratton, B., Anderson, J., Haden, P., Smith, H. and Smith, L. (2010) Learning from JamSessions.
Proceedings of the First Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ 2010) . 6-9 July. 161-171. http://naccq.ac.nz/index.php/conference-2010

Conference Contribution - Other

Mann,S., Smith,L. & Smith, H. (2012) Request for collaborators: SQUAWK. in Lopez, M., Verhaart. M (eds) 25th Annual Computing and Information Technology Education and Research in New Zealand. Christchurch 7-10th Oct. p147

Smith, H & Mann, S. (2012) South Island Conference Technical Report. Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand Conference, Christchurch, 7 - 10 October.

Bennett, M., Lowrey, A., Haden, P., Smith, H. and Mann, S. (2010) ARGOS Data Storage and Analysis. NACCQ Conference, Dunedin. 5 - 9 July. This student project transformed a large, semi-organised collection of data files holding the client’s data into a robust and well-designed relational database with embedded business intelligence facilities. I co-supervised this student Capstone project. http://naccq.ac.nz/index.php/conference-2010

Farquharson, T., Cui, J., Dorset, G., Haden, P., Smith, H. and Mann, S. (2010) CityScape: panoramic exhibition system. NACCQA Conference, Dunedin. 5 - 9 July. This project consisted of two interactive digital tools, one simulating a colony of ants and one allowing users to explore a large collection of digital images. The first project was installed at the Otago Museum, and the second at the Otago Settlers Museum. I co-supervised this student Capstone project. http://naccq.ac.nz/index.php/conference-2010

Mackenzie, M., Dickson, J., Pennycuick, E., Smith, H. and Mann, S. (2010) Interactive Lightshow. NACCQ Conference, Dunedin. 5 - 9 July. I co-supervised this student Capstone project. http://naccq.ac.nz/index.php/conference-2010

Moskal, A. Simister, S., Copeland, D., Smith, H. and Mann, S. (2010) eHeritage Dunedin. NACCQ Conference, Dunedin. 5 - 9 July. I co-supervised this student Capstone project. http://naccq.ac.nz/index.php/conference-2010

Yates, B., Evans, A., Haden, P., Smith, H. and Mann, S. (2010) Farmwise: agricultural simulation. NACCQ Conference, Dunedin. 5 - 9 July. This project saw the development of a digital simulation of an agricultural environment. Users were able to manipulate various farm management protocols, such a fertiliser application and location of shelter belts, and observe the predicted effect on a variety of measures of environmental health including water quality and biological diversity. I co-supervised this student Capstone project. http://naccq.ac.nz/index.php/conference-2010

Johnstone, M., Li, A., Siridar, S., Mann, S. and Smith, H. (2008) Walking Dunedin Streets in 150 year old shoes. Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. ISSN 1176-8053. 4 - 7 July. I co-supervised this student Capstone project. http://naccq08.unitec.ac.nz/proceedings/index.html

Smith, H., van Dyk, S. and Mann, S. (2008) First off the Rank. Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, ISSN 1176-8053. 4 - 7 July.

Teio, S., Mann, S., Smith, H., and Haden, P. (2008) EduVaka. Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. ISSN 1176-8053. 4 - 7 July. The EduVaka tool is designed to teach literacy and numeracy to preschool-aged children using Pacifica themes. I co-supervised this student Capstone project. http://naccq08.unitec.ac.nz/proceedings/index.html

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