Top Websites for Computer Science Students

By Adrian Chan

Websites like and slashdot are a good source for recent news, trends, and stories on technology. When operating in a technology-oriented world, things change fast, and it is important to keep up-to-date. Plus a lot of the content is just kewl!

Open source is a movement that has been growing for many years. In Computer Science it is has a solid foundation. Websites like are a repository for open source software and provide access to many software projects that are just as good (some arguably better) than commercial products, for free. Websites like are used to help facilitate software development projects (e.g., revision control); indeed, many open source projects found on use

Finally, Computer Science and Engineering students love their toys! Who doesn't? Plus, we often learn best by doing. That helps justifying getting the latest tablet... it is for my education! Websites like and are technology retail sites that are used frequently.

Professor Adrian Chan, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University; Recipient of the 2012 3M National Teaching Fellowship, which recognizes exceptional contributions to teaching and learning at Canadian universities.

Rate this Tip
0 0

Comment(s)  0

To post a comment or rating, you must LOGIN if you’re an existing Studentawards member OR SIGN UP if you’re new to this site.