Tag Archives: technology education

ScotlandJS Interview with Kim Crayton

I will be speaking at my first technology conference next week. Follow this link to read my interview 🙂 ScotlandJS Interview With Kim Crayton

Investing In the Future of Technology

Atlanta, Seattle, and Chicago are Desperate for Software Engineers, says Job Search Firm The above headline is nothing new to me and others learning to code in the Atlanta-area. It’s actually the leading reason that caused me to decide to shift my focus from learning to code to bridging the gap between Atlanta’s tech community … Continue reading Investing In the Future of Technology

Great Reason Why Coding Should Replace Foreign Language As A Requirement In Schools

This is the technology, created by Waverly Labs, I’ve been warning my fellow educators was coming. This all but eliminates the need for foreign language as a requirement in schools. Being 21st century ready demands that’s students 2nd language be some form of programming language. Appropriate technology education is the only way to ensure student’s … Continue reading Great Reason Why Coding Should Replace Foreign Language As A Requirement In Schools

An Object By Any Other Name Would Still Be Confusing 

I’ve spent all of last week trying to wrap my mind around Object Oriented Programming in general and in Python specifically and here are my notes: Everything in Python is an Object! Strings are objects, Dictionaries are objects, Lists are objects, Integers are objects…get the picture? Objects: are copies of classes which contain attributes and … Continue reading An Object By Any Other Name Would Still Be Confusing 

Refactor: Highest and Lowest Number

Python Original: numbers_list = [] highest = 0 lowest = None print “Please enter a number: ” numbers = raw_input(“> “) try: numbers = int(numbers) except: numbers = -1 numbers_list.append(numbers) def test(next_number): try: next_number = int(next_number) except: next_number = num new_number() else: numbers_list.append(int(next_number)) def done(): print “Here’s a list of the numbers you entered: %r” … Continue reading Refactor: Highest and Lowest Number

Highest and Lowest Number

It took me most of the day but it’s done. This is the largest Python program I’ve EVER written from scratch. Write a program that repeatedly prompts a user for integer numbers until the user enters ‘done’. Once ‘done’ is entered, print out the largest and smallest of the numbers. If the user enters anything … Continue reading Highest and Lowest Number

The Story of JavaScript – Scope

Scope: Where a variable is available in your code There was a neighborhood (lexical environment), we’ll call it Lex Town, where community was valued above all else. This neighborhood was designed so that the families (functions) who lived there would work as a collective in order to ensure that they all would thrive. Each family was … Continue reading The Story of JavaScript – Scope

The Story of JavaScript – Lexical Environments

Ok, I’m trying something new. I learn best when I can relate what I’m learning to something I already know. So I will be writing a series of “The Story of JavaScript” posts as I refocus on learning how JavaScript works. I welcome any POSITIVE feedback that helps me better grasp these important concepts. Lexical Environments: … Continue reading The Story of JavaScript – Lexical Environments

​ Stack Overflow for Newbies

As I meet others who are new to coding, it has become painfully clear that a lot of newbies are doing themselves a disservice in their learning because of their fear of Stack Overflow. I have to admit, that it took me some time to add this resource to my toolbox but it was not … Continue reading ​ Stack Overflow for Newbies