How to get kids into Computer Science (take them to Google)

Last summer I taught a class on introduction to programming to high school students through the LEAD Program. This was the inaugural LEAD Computer Science Institute at UC Berkeley. The program aims to get promising minority high school students (rising 10th and 11th graders) interested in computer science through an intense, focussed 3 week program. […]

Firefox Extensions you Can’t Live Without

Firefox is fantastic, but you can make it better. Add some of these extensions by visiting the site & clicking the install link. If you are using firefox, the extension will automatically install and be ready to use after you restart your browser. Tab Mix Plus: Allows you to control how you browse by opening […]

Collaborate Online – Tools I Use

Starting when I moved to New Orleans and began working with Jedidiah Horne on disaster recovery research, I’ve been trying out the latest in free online collaboration tools. Here are links to some that I like: Google Documents – This is a google product which can replace Microsoft Word and Excel. It is perfect for […]