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2010 Mid-Southeastern ACM Conference

I attended the Mid-Southeastern Regional ACM Conference in Gatlinburg on 11/12/2010. The following are notes on the sessions I found most interesting along with a summary of the best ideas I heard: An Investigation of the CS0 Boot Camp Technique on CS1 Student Performance H. Erin Rickard, Coastal Carolina University Erin Rickland described an experiment […]

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Goodbye Milwaukee

I’ve had a great time in Milwaukee this week at the ACM SIGCSE Conference. I didn’t have much time to take in the sights, but I did visit the Eisner American Museum of Advertising and Design and Renaissance Books and ate some great Italian food. I also saw the St. Patrick’s parade (albeit from the […]

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ACM SIGCSE – Day 3

I’m attending the Association of Computing Manufacturers Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (ACM SIGCSE) Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week. On Saturday (03/13/2010) I visited the conference exhibits and attended a discussion panel on “Interdisciplinary Computing Education for the Challenges of the Future.” To be honest, I didn’t get much out of the […]

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ACM SIGCSE – Day 2

I’m attending the Association of Computing Manufacturers Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (ACM SIGCSE) Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week. On Friday (03/12/2010) I attended vendor exhibits, a discussion session on App Inventor for the Android mobile platform, and most significantly, a 3-hour workshop on Greenfoot. I was so completely blown away by […]

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ACM SIGCSE – Day 1

I’m attending the Association of Computing Manufacturers Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (ACM SIGCSE) Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week. On Thursday (03/11/2010) I attended six presentations of papers, one keynote address to first time conference attendees and one round-table discussion. The following is a summary of what I heard. Expanding the Frontiers […]

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2009 ACM EduPunk Presentation

Here are the slides I presented with my presentation on EduPunk at the 2009 Mid-Southeastern ACM Conference in Gatlinburg on 11/13/2009. Jim Groom coined the term “EduPunk” in a blog entry in May 2008. The concept was covered in the Chronicle of Higher education the next month. I came across the term last summer through […]

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2009 Mid-Southeastern ACM Conference

I attended the 2009 Mid-Southeastern ACM Conference on Nov 13, 2009 in Gatlinburg, TN. I’ve attended (and presented at) this conference for the last four years. I think it gets better every year. ETSU and UT-Chattanooga were well represented by students and faculty. I’ve included a summary below of the best presentations I saw (including […]

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