Soliciting Thoughts & Feedback for Community Meeting on Introduction to Programming

Sambhavi Chandrashekar sambhavic at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 15:30:51 UTC 2016


Hi Alan,

As a Jurassic species who started with asm (assembly language programming),
I would say that spending a little bit of the time on algorithms, flow
charts and programming logic - linear, branching and looping, as part of
the introduction might be a good idea.

Sam

On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Harnum, Alan <aharnum at ocadu.ca> wrote:

> Hi Fluid folks,
>
> Some months back we were discussing possible community workshops and I
> floated up “Introduction to Programming” as a topic – this received some
> interest and we’ve now scheduled it for May 4, which means I need to decide
> what to do for it. :)
>
> So I’d like to throw a few questions out to the community before I start
> down any road and throw the following questions out to anyone interested in
> this topic:
>
>    1. What are the big or small questions you have about computer
>    programming? These can be conceptual, historical, practical, psychological,
>    whatever.
>    2. Are you interested in doing some hands-on activities? I was
>    thinking it might be fun to do some live programming as a group.
>    3. If you’ve gone through any kind of “introduction to programming”
>    material before and found it weird, alienating or otherwise negative, what
>    was it that you think created that experience?
>
> I’d like this to be fun and informative (within the constraint of the time
> the community meeting gives us), and people’s opinions would be very
> helpful.
>
> *ALAN HARNUM*
> SENIOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPER
> INCLUSIVE DESIGN RESEARCH CENTRE, OCAD UNIVERSITY
>
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