Previous Announcements

2017-01-02

Happy New Year!

I'm sure you took full advantage of the 2+ weeks of vacation we had. You deserved it.

We don't have much time left in the semester, and there's still a bit of ground we've got to cover, including:

  • finishing up your websites, and
  • your final (independent?) project

We'll discuss it in class.

See you then.

2016-12-11

The Winter is upon us!

We've worked on a great assortment of projects over these last few weeks, and now, we're turning to web development. It's not technically a big part of computer science, but everybody should know the basics of putting up a website, so we'll take a few days to figure that out.

In the meantime, make sure you have the last of your assignments in before the break. oop.py and addressbook.zip should both be on the server at this point. I'm looking forward to seeing the work you've done there!

See you in class.

2016-11-27

Happy Thanksgiving!

We've spent a little time playing around with graphics: drawing graphical objects, processing photos, and animating simple objects. We mentioned the idea of event-driven animation, and that may be something that you pursue for your next independent project in this course.

In the meantime, we'll be returning to our coverage of some of the important fundamentals:

  • object-oriented programming
  • recursion algorithms
  • dictionaries (hashes)

We'll even manage to squeeze in a little web design!

It's going to be a great finish to the semester. I'll see you in class!

2016-10-31

Happy Hallowe'en!

As we close out this first quarter, you people are in great shape in this class. We've covered basic variables, functions, if-else statements, while- and for-loops, and lists. That's everything you need to write some amazing programs, and we're going to celebrate the end of the quarter with a few days of coding.

Your Independent Project will be selected from one of several programs that you can choose from. You'll learn all about it on Hallowe'en.

See you in class!

2016-10-03

Welcome back from Trips!

I had a great time hanging out in Joshua Tree last weekend, but... who am I kidding? I missed my computer!.

This week, we're going to continue our study of while loops, and by the end of next week, we're going to be writing some very cool programs. You're going to love it.

I'll see you in class!

2016-09-04

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

We didn't get quite as far as I'd hoped on Friday in class, but that's okay. We made a good start, and we're going to have an awesome week ahead of us, including writing out first programs.

I'll see you in class!

2016-08-31

Welcome back to school!

Whatever it is that brought you into this course, I'm glad you're here! We're going to have an amazing semester!

Before things get too busy, take a look around the website here so you know what resources are available to you. Whether you've got some experience with computers and programming or this is your very first time digging into it all, I think you're going to love it.

I'm looking forward to working with you,

2016-07-01

Happy Summer!

The pages for this course are being updated in preparation for the new school year. You're welcome to look around to see what's here, but the site won't be fully functional until the new school year begins in the Fall.

See you then!