|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: [nylug-talk] teaching volunteer opportunities
> How do you mean, "a gap"?
> At Swarthmore, we only just started teaching Java as an intro language
> last year, it had to do with what's on the AP CS exam these days.
When I was at NYU, the kids pounded out course work with Java. Most of the
students I worked with had more exposure to include Perl, C, ADA, some PHP
lots of HTML, shell, livewire, LISP etc.
Not much wysisyg stuff though. But the other students were locked
into the OO paridign without even knowning why.
> happen to think Java's a fine language for people who hate their lives
> and want to churn out code for enterprises all day long--that's not for
I haven't looked at it in such a long time that I can't make an intelligent
comment any longer.
> Most of what I did at Swarthmore was graphics and vision work in C
> or C++, and lately a little independent work in Python (though I've
> known and loved Python for going on 3 years now and I use it in nearly
> all my personal projects).
IS that standard in todays schools? Did you do some assembly?
> > 6 classes, 3 hours or so long each. Want to see my Perl Notes for
> > a basic outline? We've taught maybe 1400 people or so over the years.
> Sure, sounds good.
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