David Hertz M.S.

Professor David Hertz is a Assistant Professor in Information Systems at Pittsburgh Technical College.  I earned my undergraduate degree from Elizabethtown College and my M.S. in Applied Information Technology from Towson University in 2017.  Currently I am pursuing a Ph.D in Aerospace Science from the University of North Dakota.

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ITP211: Mobile Applications

This course serves as an introduction to the development of applications for mobile devices including the techniques necessary to create both basic and advanced programs. The discussion topics will include, but are not be limited to: User Interface Components, User Interaction, Multi-view Applications and Basic Data Persistence.

ITP276: Object-Oriented Programming

This course introduces students to problem solving by means of object-oriented design and implementation. Emphasis is on problem analysis and solution design documentation and implementation. Students use commercial software libraries and create Web-centric projects. Programming assignments are carried out in JAVA.

ITP301: Introduction to Game Design

This course introduces students to the rigorous field of interactive simulation and video game design in a 2D environment. Topics of discussion include the issues inherent in the process of game design and the skills and tools necessary for story and character development. The focus of the course will be hands-on development of 2D computer games.

IST310: Cyber Security

This course is designed to provide students with essential concepts of Cyber Security. Student will be familiarized to languages and systems related to providing cyber –web confidentiality, integrity and availability of web data information in how it is impacted to security.

ITP306: Game Development 1

This course is a continuation of ITP301 Introduction to Game Design and will focus on 2D Graphics and Animation, User Interface, Interactivity, Game States, Levels, Sound Effects and Music. The focus of the course will be hands-on development of 2D computer games.

ITP311: Game Development 2

This course deals with the study of the technology, science, and art involved in the creation of computer games. The focus of the course will be hands-on development of 3D computer games.

IST405: Web Development and SEO Management

This course introduces students to the rigorous field of interactive simulation and video game design in a 2D environment. Topics of discussion include the issues inherent in the process of game design and the skills and tools necessary for story and character development. The focus of the course will be hands-on development of 2D computer games.

ITA315: Cloud & IoT

The course introduces students to Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (IoT). The course examines the implementation and delivery of using the Cloud. Several technologies will be discussed or applied: such as Microsoft Azure Cloud Services and Amazon (AWS) for examples. Internet of Things (IoT) is also reviewed in applying this service and solution within the Cloud. 

Publications

ANALYZING COLLEGE STUDENTS' PRE-KNOWLEDGE AND POST-KNOWLEDGE OF EMBEDDED SOFTWARE SECURITY AND ITS IMPACT TOWARDS FUTURE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) DEVELOPMENTS
International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS)
Issues in Information Systems, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp. 93-101
Mel Tomeo, David Hertz, John J. Scarpino, Lee Cottrell, Wilfred Mutale
Publication Year: 2020

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