Presentation on theme: "Porter Scobey (Canada) Born 1944 Liverpool Nova Scotia Now living in Halifax Nova Scotia Teaching Math and Computing Science at Saint Mary’s University."— Presentation transcript:
Porter Scobey (Canada) Born 1944 Liverpool Nova Scotia Now living in Halifax Nova Scotia Teaching Math and Computing Science at Saint Mary’s University 1969-2011
Hohenlehen, 1961 Inside group shot Hohenlehen, 1961 Outdoor group shot
1965 Graduated from Dalhousie University (BSc in Mathematics) Summer, 1965 Worked in Germany (at “Oswald Forst” in Solingen)
May, 1969 Graduated from Dalhousie University (Masters in Mathematics) September, 1969 Started teaching at Saint Mary’s University (Mathematics Department)
1970-1977 Became a pilot (recreational flying only) Early 1970s Became involved in harness racing, and owned or co-owned three race horses
May, 1973 Started playing in a country music band (guitar and bass) and actually got paid … July, 2011 Still playing in a band and doing country music when they let me, but no longer get paid …
1977 Completed PhD in mathematics from Dalhousie University in Halifax while working full time at Saint Mary’s University The hat was worn only once!
Early 1980s: Started Erosupply Company to provide erotic products to the general public
1980s Still working with Red Cross Youth: Six RCY Chairmen and Mrs. Blanche Baker, who got me to Hohenlehen
Return to Austria with Pat for Year-23 Hohenlehen Reunion 1984
1983 and again in 1988 Raided by police and prosecuted for selling “obscene” items. First time “Not Guilty” Second time defended myself in three-day trial before same judge. Guilty verdict overturned on appeal and never re-tried. Altogether, one of my very favorite experiences …
Summer, 1987 and summer, 1988: Attended Clarkson University in New York State to study Computing Science
1988: My home hospitality friend Manfred from Krems in 1961 visits with Pat and myself and we tour Nova Scotia
1994 in Nashville, Tennessee: Presenting Saint Mary’s honorary degree to Hank Snow, famous “country music” musician Mid-1990s in Omaha, Nebraska, USA: Pat is now a successful stockbroker and gets to meet Warren Buffett
2000: Created Annual High School Computer Programming Competition sponsored by SMU, IBM, Microsoft and others
2004 Awarded the “Father Stewart Medal for Excellence in Teaching” An internal award by the University, based on feedback from both students and faculty
Our home after a major renovation during 2004-2005 (designed by Pat, watched by Porter) Internal view of kitchen, looking toward the front
Summer, 2009: Flying to Stockholm, Sweden to join family for Baltic cruise, continuing to satisfy the lust to travel … Baltic Cruise on “Seven Seas Voyager”
June, 2011 News Release “… has a scholarship named in his honor by a local company, SimplyCast, an international leader in multi- channel marketing Platform- as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions.” Company owner was a former student.
Am currently co-authoring a web programming text for second-year university students. It is now with the publisher and should appear in 2012 (with a much more attractive cover, one hopes).