6. IEEE Programming Advent calendar

Not in the mood for chocolate but you like the thought of an Advent calendar? You don't know what to do with all the time until Christmas? Then take the challenge and participate in the Advent calendar of the IEEE Student Branch Passau!

This is already the sixth iteration of …


What Mathematics does in the Brain—Mathematics and Brain Research

Professor Sauer held a very interesting presentation about the topic. He showed some examples of how mathematics impact the brain and how diverse the separate areas in our head react to different numbers and methods. He also made great use of his own experiences in this field he gained from …


Baby Steps—a Practical Introduction into Test-Driven Development

On the 26th of November the Iteratec GmbH was hosting a coding dojo at the University of Passau, entitled "Baby Steps - a very practical introduction into testdriven development". Dojo is japanese and literally translates to "place of the way", but more frequently is used as the training area in martial …


Awards for the Student Branch

In the course of our first meeting on October 10, 2016, we were able to announce some awards the Student Branch received recently.

exemplary-award For the second time we were able to receive the IEEE Region 8 Exemplary Student Branch Award. This honor is awarded to Student Branches that on the …


Tools for your SEP

Like every year we will show a selection of tools that are useful for the SEP (Software Engineering Project). The event will be held in HS11 (IM).


jRobots 2016


On June 11, we again had a jRobots event.

For this event, Wolfgang Scholz of iteratec and Raymund Fülöp of Cipsoft came to Passau to hold the competition. Again, the fights were interesting due to a changed ruleset of the framework, which caused the participants to think of new algorithms …


Research Talks by the Chair of Software Engineering

On June, 13th, 2016 three PhD students of Professor Apel’s Chair of Software Engineering visited us: Alexander Grebhahn, Claus Hunsen, and Andreas Stahlbauer. All three gave us an introduction into their research topics.

The first talk by Alexander Grebhahn was about non-functional properties and optimization. It is a significant …


"ATOS Live Hacking Talk"

On June 30th, two penetration testers of ATOS, Alex and Stephan, visited us. About 50 people joined the talk.

While Alex explained the backgrounds and methods to us, Stephan worked as the attacker. The took a simulated web shop as their example and were looking for weaknesses in it. The …


Micro-Epsilon - automatic detection of lack defects

After last year's exciting talk we had the pleasure of having Achim Sonntag of Micro-Epsilon again for a talk. This time his talk was on automated detection of paint defects with the reflectCONTROL system.

He started with an introduction in the structure and work of the global acting company, Micro-Epsilon …


A Beginner’s Guide to Scientific Data Presentation using LaTeX

Evaluating the work done for a seminar paper, a thesis, or even a scientific publication often forces students to present a large amount of data in a consistent and appropriate way. Doing so, one will encounter many pitfalls due to the complexity of the task. It can be a long-running and frustrating process to find out, which way works the best. Although, we cannot provide universally valid rules, we want to give some hints and guidelines with this work. Therefore, we present formal aspects, packages and tools, that are helpful when presenting the evaluation results and data in general.

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