I twittered up quite a storm last week. Much of it was because of the US Imagine Cup which I was also blogging a lot about. I was also putting updates on the Microsoft Facebook account. The Imagine Cup was flat out busy but much fun and much excitement for me as well as all involved. I did find a bunch of useful links to share though. I apologize for them being so late this week but, well, I was busy.
First a couple of Imagine Cup links to highlight:
- U.S. Imagine Cup Winners Celebrate Victory, Share Inspiration with James Cameron and Craig Mundie from Microsoft Presspass.
- Bill Gates blogs about the Imagine Cup which is one of his favorite events.
- Team members, mentors, a mom share their experiences on the U.S. Imagine Cup Finals Videos from the Virtual Press Room for the US Imagine Cup
- High School Team Makes Mark at Imagine Cup from the Official Microsoft Blog
- Video interviews with Imagine Cup teams by Pat Godwin, Microsoft Student Insider
Looking for girls in technology? One of the very interesting people I met at the US Imagine Cup was Genevieve L'Esperance Geek girl and video blogger. Gen is a teenager from Montreal, Quebec. Gen has a bunch of video posts and interviews on her blog GenINC.
Garth Flint has an interesting review of of programming languages and their usefulness in first CS courses. You may also find his discussion about what makes a good first programming language to be interesting as well. Garth’s blog is new but its off to a great start. I recommend subscribing.
A couple of workshops to recommend. There will be a workshop on Alice at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in June. And a High School (AP) Computer science teachers workshop at Carnegie Mellon Judith Hromcik is one of the presenters at CMU. I’ve known Judy for years and there are few people who know more about AP CS than she does.