Worth a Read: Computer Science Courses that Don’t Exist, But Should

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute A list by James Hague: CSCI 2100: Unlearning Object-Oriented Programming Discover how to create and use variables that aren’t inside of an object hierarchy. Learn about “functions,” which are like methods but more generally useful. Prerequisite: Any course that used the … Continue reading

New Book on Learning Processing

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Check out Jim Parker‘s most recent book, available only as a E-book. “100 Cool Processing Sketches” is a book that purports to teach computer programming by example using a visual language. Contains all of the source code, downloadable. Includes exercises … Continue reading

Worth Sharing (again): 17 Rare Images Tell the Real Story of Women in Tech – Mic

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Worth Sharing: 17 Rare Images Tell the Real Story of Women in Tech – Mic “Tech isn’t a male dominated field, in many respects. Women are responsible for some of the core innovations that drive the Internet today. It’s increasingly important … Continue reading

Yes, Women Do Code — But @hardaway still misses the point.

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes Her attempt at an apology just digs the hole deeper. Yes women do code. And I have found them all this week, for which I am grateful. Hardly (on both points I expect). I am on the board of a … Continue reading

Kids should code: why ‘computational thinking’ needs to be taught in schools | Jim Chalmers and Tim Watts | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Learning to code is about understanding the tools and devices that are all around us, so that we have control rather than the people who made those tools. Kids should code: why ‘computational thinking’ needs to be taught in schools … Continue reading

MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters | WIRED

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Disappointing, but not surprising that women continue to face this kind of crap. MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters | WIRED. “We’re 3 female computer scientists at MIT, here to answer questions about programming and … Continue reading

The Calm and The Storm: Simulation and Games – Why All Games are Simu…

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute My keynote from last year at the The 24th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation. The Calm and The Storm: Simulation and Games – Why All Games are Simu…. Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading

Help Joy help you. On the unusability of internal systems. – disambiguity

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Yup. No-one wants to use your software – they merely want to get their work done. When will software designers realize, that they are NOT the experts when it comes to design? Usability is one of the few areas where … Continue reading