If you want to quickly get some kids introduced to computer programming concepts, you could do a lot worse than using Code Studiofrom code.org. That's what I did the last couple weeks - took two hours to lightly shepherd the Dayton YWCA day camp through a programming intro.
It's really well-organized and easy to understand - frankly, it pretty much drives itself. It's based on block-dragging for turtle graphics and/or simple 2D games, (more...)
Today’s the first day of school in my city, and the plethora of “OMG 1st day of school!” posts of Facebook and my own kids heading back in to slog through another year of fundamentals got me thinking about education. My own kids (12/daughter and 10/son) came home and went swimming since it was about 104 degrees today…the hottest day of the summer, as it were.
Anyways, after that activity my son decided to (more...)
I'm looking for collaborators who want to build web programming experience on an interesting project...
During my job search, I was contacted by Kai Schraml, a seminary graduate who wants to scratch an itch. Seminarians have a serious need to discuss, debate, and seek consensus on the translations of (more...)
The Midwest Python Workshop for women and their friends is back! We've got new workshops scheduled, ready to take new batches of students:
Indianapolis Python Workshop, Sep. 27-28, 2013; sponsored by Six Feet Up and hosted at Launch Fishers
Columbus Python Workshop, Oct. 18-19, 2013; sponsored by LeadingEdje (more...)
Dayton folks - are you coming to the Dayton Linux User Group's Installfest tomorrow?
The main point of our Installfests is to get everyone together for mutual help setting up and configuring computers and programs. But we like to throw in some educational talks, too, and I volunteered to give (more...)
Have you ever met anyone who attracted your attention because he had the right idea, but the more you got to know how he arrived
at that idea, the less attracted you felt?
All our lives, we learn how important it is to be correct, to have the right answer. You gotta have the right answer to make good grades in school, to nail that interview, to be accepted by your peers and your families and your supervisors, .... But too many people think that an education is merely a sequence of milestones at which you demonstrate that you know the (more...)