Soliciting Thoughts & Feedback for Community Meeting on Introduction to Programming

Taliesin Love Smith ts14hh at student.ocadu.ca
Tue Apr 5 15:37:27 UTC 2016


I totally agree with Sambhavi!
How to plan what you what to tell the computer to do before you start
typing the code! Yes!

That's a useful skill for everyone!
Taliesin


On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM, Sambhavi Chandrashekar <sambhavic at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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