Charles Bowman is a musician, songwriter, teacher, computer scientist, writer, editor, and entrepreneur.
As a teacher, Mr. Bowman has delivered technical presentations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. As an Adjunct Lecturer for St. John’s University, the City University of New York, and St. Thomas Aquinas College, he’s taught both undergraduate and graduate classes in subjects ranging from mathematics to computer science.
Working as an independent IT consultant, Mr. Bowman has served as Chief Architect and Enterprise Architect for numerous prestigious clients, including the New Your Stock Exchange and the United States Patent Office. In addition, he’s also developed training materials covering a wide range of subject matter for both public and on-site delivery.
As a writer and editor, Mr. Bowman has been a regular columnist for several technical journals and served as Editor-in-Chief for three computer-related magazines. Mr. Bowman has also served as Series Editor for the Managing Object Technologies book series of Cam-bridge University/SIGs Books. He is currently the Series Editor for CRC’s How Things Work series.
Mr. Bowman has published several books: Algorithms and Data Structures: An Approach in C (Harcourt Brace/Oxford, 1994); Objectifying Motif (Cambridge/SIGs Books, 1995); Wisdom of the Gurus (Cambridge/SIGs Books, 1996); Broadway: The Complete Internet Architecture (Addison Wesley, 2000). Mr. Bowman also has two books scheduled for publication in early 2021: Computer Science for People in a Hurry and How Things Work: The Technology Edition (CRC Press).
Along with writing, music has always been an essential part of Mr. Bowman’s life. As a professional musician, he’s played countless gigs throughout the NYC area. Last year, he re-leased his first CD entitled, The Charlie Bowman Project.
A graduate of New York’s prestigious Brooklyn Technical High School, Mr. Bowman holds a BS degree in Computer Science from St. John’s University and an MS degree in Computer Science from New York University. He is also a member of Mensa and Intertel.
Mr. Bowman is also the proud father of three wonderful children.
How Things Work: The Computer Science Edition
It’s axiomatic to state that people fear what they do not understand—this is especially true when it comes to technology. However, despite their prevalence, computers remain shrouded in an air of mystery, and many users feel apprehensive when interacting with them. Smartphones have only exacerbated the issue. Indeed, most users of these devices leverage only a small fraction of the power they hold in their hands.
Computer Science for People in a Hurry (CSH) will serve as a roadmap for readers who want to overcome their technophobia and harness the full power of everyday technology. Beginning with the basics, CSH will demystify the mysterious world of computer science, explain its fundamental concepts in simple terms, and answer the questions many users feel too intimidated to ask.