Monday, November 17, 2008

Still Here

It has been far too long since I posted any updates.  I apologize for this.  As some of you may know, my real job is as a graduate student.  I am pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science.  Obviously the end point for this process is writing and defending a dissertation.  One step before that is to propose the research you want to conduct.  

I am hoping to use much of the work already done in Wildcat as a large portion of my dissertation.  This would seem to benefit everyone.  I would get my degree and be able to move Wildcat forward at the same time.  My advisor is open to this idea, but I need to write up my proposal.  Writing this document is what is currently consuming me.  Sadly the proposal itself doesn't do much for Wildcat, it just talks about what I will eventually do.  I hope to wrap up the proposal in the next month or two, so please be patient.

Thanks to everyone who has tried Wildcat.   Your continued enthusiasm is great motivation.



Dan Heeks said...

If you want a programming job in the future, I imagine most employers would be sufficiently impressed by your work on Wildcat CAD.
It seems right that all this work should add towards a formal qualification too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Graham,

I hope you do get some time to work on Wildcat, as I'm looking forward to integrating parts of it into my own Printed Circuit CAD package (especially the sketching and constraint system).

I'm also working on an importer for STEP solid models, which I would like to integrate into Wildcat eventually.

Many thanks for starting this project.

Hugo -