Enrichment day 4.

This week was the last enrichment class for my group of fifth graders.  As I reported in the last installment, the syllabus ended up changing a bit to adapt for the unexpected difficulty of some of the concepts.  Variables in particular were difficult, but eventually the students started to understand …

Enrichment days 2 and 3.

I’m sorry I got behind in posting about the enrichment class last week. After week 1 went so well, I thought I’d easily be able to post updates weekly, but alas, it was not to be. However, this wasn’t just because of other workload. The week 2 class actually didn’t …

Enrichment day 1.

Yesterday was day 1 of the enrichment class I’m teaching at my daughter’s elementary school. The class is elementary computer programming using Python, and has a total of six students, all fifth-graders. Actually, the first class only had five, because one went home on the bus by accident instead of …

Your money’s worth in “aha!” moments.

Hey, not to toot my own horn or anything — but I feel really fortunate and grateful to announce that the speakers committee at the Ohio Linux Fest 2010 put me on their list of speakers for this year’s conference. I last attended the conference in 2008 and it was …

Classrooms ’round the world.

Fedora has been running IRC classes for some time in the #fedora-classroom channel on IRC Freenode. Classes are scheduled for this weekend, and they’re at a convenient time for people in the APAC (Asia/Pacific) region to hold informative sessions with Fedora contributors. The classroom “days” for both Saturday and Sunday …