Garfield’s 2013 Computer Science Week Activities

posted by: Mr. Bergquist 18 November 2013 No Comment

Garfield’s Computer Science Education Week+ Activities, December 2013

Note: All events, unless otherwise indicated are in room 115a, our Garfield Computer Science Classroom.  See for more details or stop by 115a and talk to Mr. Bergquist.

Anytime – Try an Hour of Code “Don’t just play on your phone, program it.” - President Obama

Friday, Dec 6th: First Robotics FTC Qualifier Competition 4 – 8:15pm at Raisbeck School of Aviation, next to the Museum of Flight.  We took 3rd place, check out the details here.

Saturday Dec 7th: UW Computer Science Open House 1 – 5pm at Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.  Details:

Monday, Dec 9th (Noon – 12:30pm):  Women in Technology Meeting celebrating Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (today) we will have a presentation from Kate Morris: was born in Australia, earned her undergraduate degree at Sydney University and went on to earn her PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University  She attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in October this fall! – bring your lunch, everyone is welcome!  (

Wednesday, Dec 11th during Intro to CS (8- 9:50am and 10:10 – noon ) Engineers will tell us about working at and review our Apps for Good Team projects providing probing questions, feedback & suggestions. 1st Period Amazon Team: Tiffany Dockery, Bernease Herman, & Chris Pleasants – Garfield Grad ’04 and 3rd Period Amazon team: Zoe Chiang & Andrew Tamm

Thursday, Dec 12th during Projects in CS (8- 9:50am) Navigating Cancer software engineers, Nick Cox and Jeff Oberlander will tell us about creating their website and review our Apps for Good Team projects providing probing questions, feedback & suggestions.  Navigating Cancer has developed a powerful, easy to use tools for cancer survivors to help obtain the best care  and manage their recovery.

Thursday, Dec 12th,  after school: Meet Dawgbot! & our Apps for Good Open house with our Robotics Team and App Projects demonstrations.  See what we have been designing!  Stop by 115a to drive the robot and have a Pop-Tart!

Friday, Dec 13th Intro to CS Class (1st & 3rd): Hour of Coding Activities we take a break to try some new fun ways to learn programming.  Hopefully we can use the App Inventor lessons.

Friday, Dec 13  (Noon – 1:30pm): Garfield’s Women in Technology Luncheon, Want to hear from Women working at, the Institute for Systems Biology and Google? Join us for pizza lunch and panel dicsussion, permission slip required to attend (linked here or pick up in 115a, the CS lab). Everyone’s welcome!

Friday, Dec 13  during 6th period AP CS (1:35 – 2:30pm): Elisabeth Wurtmanna Researcher from the Institute of Systems Biology’s Baliga Lab will tell us how they are applying programming to the field of Biology research. Thier Network Portal:

Plus Friday, Dec 13 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens!

Saturday, Dec 14th: PS CSTA Computer Programming Contest, 9am-2:30pm at UW Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. We have 7 teams participating! Details:

Garfield “Dawgbotics Software” takes 2nd Place Advanced in the Programming Contest!

Monday, Dec 16  during 4th period AP CS (11:05 – Noon): Brian Marsh from Google will tell us about the innovative products created by Google and their cool working environment. Hopefully he will stick around afterward and talk to our Women in Technology Club meeting.

Other local events:
Try an Hour of Code “Don’t just play on your phone, program it.” - President Obama

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