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Babblings of an aging geek in love with the Absurd, his family, and his own hubris.... oh, and Lisp.

Welcome to the Computer Club

About Mr. Abrams

In my job, I wear many hats.

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I’m a Computer Scientist

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I study and lecture about programming concepts.

I’m a Software Engineer

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I write programs for companies.

Currently, I helping to build clouds.

I’m a Web Designer

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I made my first web site in 1993.

I’ve been making professional web sites ever since.

I’m an Educator

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I’ve been teaching programming to kids for years.

What to Expect

This after-school class will be more like a club…

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No Lectures

Watch and read tutorials online.

Print-outs show you how to learn.

I will use 5 minutes at beginning of class:

  • Something interesting
  • Something challenging
  • Something cool
  • Something useful

Learn at your Pace

As fast or slow as you want.

Have fun with this at home.

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I’m here to help

I can explain what you don’t understand.

I can brainstorm ideas with you.

I can find new resources to help.

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What to Learn

You can learn anything. Perhaps you’d like:

  • Scratch
  • Web Pages
  • Python
  • Interactive Fiction

Scratch

Want to make games?

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Web Pages

Want to make web sites?

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Python

Want to solve problems?

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Interactive Fiction

Want to write dynamic stories?

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Other Ideas?

I can help!

Advice

  • Take advantage of this opportunity
    • Don’t play games (do that at home)
    • Don’t do too much artwork
    • Ask me questions, I’m here for you
  • Don’t be disruptive
  • Use headphones
  • Enjoy yourself

Questions?

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