Tag Archives: Programming

6.00x: Weeks 5-8 and Final

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Summer is here and in the spirit of this season of activity, I’m picking up where I left off in my 6.00x Intro to Computer Science … Continue reading

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6.00x: Debugging, Assertions and Exceptions, and Quiz Week 4

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Week 4 in the 6.00.1x course started with some general background on the history and process of “debugging.” Legend has it that Harvard’s old Mark II … Continue reading

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6.00x: Recursion and Objects Week 3

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series This week in 6.00.1x focused on two lectures that introduced the ideas of recursion and objects in programming.  In the case of recursion, a number of … Continue reading

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6.00x: Simple Algorithms and Functions Week 2

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Highlights From Week 2 After an introductory week of defining key Python syntax, binary notation, and type properties, week 2 of MITx’s 6.00x course jumped right … Continue reading

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6.00x: Intro to CS and Programming Week 1

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series As many of you know, last year I took Harvard’s online CS50x class offered through the edX program.  The course was both challenging and rewarding (and … Continue reading

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The 77th Percentile: Why writing meant removing all preconceptions of writing

When I was young, there were two important city-wide exams that you took at the end of every year from 1st to 5th grade: one for math and one for reading/composition. Growing up I had a strong grasp of basic … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts Game On: New Video Game Design Patch Introduced

Soon after the Boy Scouts recently introduced a Game Design merit badge, the Girl Scouts of America in partnership with Women In Games International (WIGI) have presented a new patch rolling out with the Greater Los Angeles Girl Scout chapter … Continue reading

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