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[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Computer Science Education Week
Outside Activities 2012
These events happen outside of Garfield that you may consider viewing or participating in.  If you have questions, see Mr. Bergquist in 115a.
Friday, Dec 7th: First Robotics FTC Qualifier Competition 4 – 8:15pm at Franklin High School.
Saturday Dec 8th: UW Computer Science Open House 1 – 3pm at Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.  Details:  http://www.cs.washington.edu/openhouse
Saturday, Dec 15th: PS CSTA Computer Programming Contest, 9am-2:30pm at UW Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. We have 7 teams participating! Details:  http://www.pscsta.org/p/student-programming-contests.html
Sunday, Dec 16th: First Robotics District Competition 8am-5:30pm at King’s High School, …

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[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Computer Science Education Week
Activities at Garfield HS 2012
All activities occur in room 115a, our Garfield Computer Science Classroom.  If you would like to attend a presentation during class, see Mr. Bergquist (in 115a) to get a permission slip to be signed by your teacher for that period.  
Monday, Dec 10th (Noon – 12:30pm): Garfield’s Women in Technology meeting, celebrating Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (Dec 9th) – bring your lunch, everyone is welcome! (Wikipedia Page / What is a NanoSecond? Video / Women in Science: Grace Hopper )
Tuesday, Dec 11th (9 – 9:55am): FreakNGenius visits …

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[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Garfield’s Computer Science Education
Week+ Activities, December 2012
Note: All events, unless otherwise indicated are in room 115a, our Garfield Computer Science Classroom.  See www.garfieldcs.com for more details or stop by 115a and talk to Mr. Bergquist.
Friday, Dec 7th: First Robotics FTC Qualifier Competition 4 – 8:15pm at Franklin High School.
Saturday Dec 8th: UW Computer Science Open House 1 – 3pm at Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.  Details:  http://www.cs.washington.edu/openhouse
Monday, Dec 10th (Noon – 12:30pm): Garfield’s Women in Technology meeting, celebrating Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (Dec 9th) – bring …

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[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Sprint 3: One on One meeting

Goal: Typically an employee has a one on one periodically (typically weekly) to check in on personal progress and meeting one’s personal objectives and how things have been going on a project.  Your mentors will sit you down for 10-15 minutes over the next couple weeks to check in and ask your progress, team interactions and how you are contributing to the project.  We want to understand the hours you have been reporting, if the class is meeting your expectations, and assess your level of work …

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[6 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

After 11 years working in QA at Amazon.com plus many years prior testing various other projects from chips to databases, here they are:
The Three Laws of QA (Quality Assurance):
1. If it has not been tested, it probably does not work
2. Process Makes Perfect
A) Even a little Process is better than none (AKA Chaos)
3. If you want it bad, you get it BAD; if you want it worst, you get it WORST
- Earl Bergquist

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[4 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

 
 

I regret to tell you that the our Garfield field trip to Blink has been cancelled due to a series of unfortunate events regarding concerns about the inclusiveness of the trip for all students.  Mr. Howard & Mr. Westering addressed our Women in Technology club meeting to fully explain the details on Monday.
I did everything in my power to get the trip to go through and apologize for the inconvenience of this lost opportunity; I will be working with IGNITE to have another event next year.  In the mean time, …

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[21 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

(from student reflection and class discussion)
+ Good things:

Agile development process helped create a “Solid Base” for starting the projects
Whiteboards are very helpful for designing and communicating
Stories & Tasks create good “compartmentalization” of what needed to be done.

- Suggestions for future Sprints:

We did not have enough time

Suggest trying a 3 week Sprint
Encourage team members do some work at home

Less frequent Stand Up Scrum meetings
Need to use project Repository in GitHub
Start class in the computers lab

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[7 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Our Sprint Schedules (subject to modification)
—1st Monday: Sprint Planning meeting, determine Stories and Tasks
—1st Thursday: Story test cases finalized
—2nd Thursday: Integration, build & testing
2nd Friday: Demonstration of new features (stories) and identification of fixes & tasks to go into next Sprint – or are we ready to release?
—Stand-up (Scrum) meetings:1st Tuesday & Friday, 2nd Monday & Thursday

Schedule for 5th Sprint (January dates): Formal Release & Presentation. (Subject to change)

Documents:
  – Final Project Release Document – details from Last year – subject to update
  – Formal Team Presentation with PowerPoint or …

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[19 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

A Great opportunity for our young women students!

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) sponsors an award for “Aspirations in Computing” each year.  Deadline for application has been EXTENDED TO Sunday 4th November!! (no longer Wednesday, 31st October).
You can win $500 cash, a free laptop, and a trip. And, if you are selected, you also have a chance to win college scholarships.  Your application also enters you in the local Washington State Competition.  Eight Garfield students won last year, receiving a beautiful glass plaque and generous gift bag from local sponsors!
This award is about your …

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[16 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Projects in CS: Final Release 
Create a “Release” of an appropriate version of one of your team’s projects to be available for review and copy of code to hopefully shared with your mentor and other students.  Produce the Release document (preferably in MS Word)  that clearly includes:

A brief Description of your Project’s overall goal
What Features are included in this release?
Clear instructions on how to install and use this version of the project
Any limitations of this release (i.e. known bugs)
Additional Features that your team would like to include in a future release
What …