COMPUTER SCIENCE SUBJECT SPOTLIGHT
with Dr Razvan-Ioan Dinita from Anglia Ruskin University
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In this Subject Spotlight, Dr Razvan-Ioan Dinita presents the fascinating topic: Decoding Social Media: An Exploration of Programming and Platforms. He begins by offering an introduction to what programming actually is, and thinking about the building blocks behind it. Razvan then considers how to program a platform like Facebook, including the ethical considerations of building such a vast social media platform, and a deeper dive into the tech behind it. Razvan then presents TikTok as a case study for considering software architecture, what makes it so successful, and finally an analysis of the data and a journey through the backend. You will then complete a matching activity based on everything you have learnt.
Dr Razvan-Ioan DinitaAnglia Ruskin UniversityComputer science
1. Introduction to programming
2. Social media: behind the curtain
3. Case study: TikTok
4. Activity: Thinking critically about program architecture
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Anglia Ruskin University
Anglia Ruskin University is an innovative global university with students from 185 countries at our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. These students are at the heart of our University, and we're delighted that our final-year undergraduates are positive about their educational experience. Our community is also incredibly important to us, and we're proud of the role we play in our cities and the wider region – including the positive effect on jobs and the local economy.We’ve been named one of the top 350 institutions in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, for the sixth successive year – and one of the top 40 universities in the UK. We're also listed in the top 15% for social inclusion in The Times Good University Guide 2022.Anglia Ruskin University profile →
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Dr Razvan-Ioan Dinita
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