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[21 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

What is CodeDay?
CodeDay is an amazing 30-hour event where students who love technology hang out and code!  It will be fun for both beginners and advanced programmers!  Learn how games are made and meet other students who are making their own, including a team of our Garfield award winning programmers.
Click here for a schedule of Events
And it’s the Biggest CodeDay Yet!
We’ve outgrown the StudentRND space, so we’re hosting CodeDay MEGA at Thinkspace! We’ll have room for 200 students as well as super-fast internet!
Registration is $30, but see Mr. Bergquist for a $10 discount …

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[28 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Interested in Video Game Design or Robotics?  Then this Saturday, June 2nd, you will want to plan a trip to the Seattle Center at the “Armory” (previously the Center House) for to great events…  (Added: Seattle Maker Faire is also this weekend at the Seattle Center!)
iFEST 2012
First of all there is the Independent Games Festival 2012 (9:30am – 6:00pm), where you can learn about making games and creating your own start up.  ”iFEST is a free 1-day festival for independent game developers – from new startups and established studios to anyone …

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[1 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Starter Website Project  (30 Project Points)
Assignment Details: You will be creating a web site with at least 3 pages to promote an idea or group you believe in.  For example, you could choose to create a website for the Garfield football team or the debate club.  Alternately, you may create one promoting mountain biking or recycling.  What’s important is that you apply what you have learned about HTML and CSS and work on creating a nice design.  To start, you will fill out a Design Sheet that needs to be …

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[23 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Center for Game Science at the UW is looking for high school students to participate in a summer internship.
They would like a few students to come to their Center during the summer and test their games. Students will learn about the software and game development process, game design, working in a team, how to test games, report and reproduce bugs, how to run user studies and think-alouds, how to manage online communities, and potentially gain some technical knowledge about ActionScript and Flash.
This internship is unpaid, but should be a …

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[26 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

IGNITE Women in Technology Luncheon
Tuesday, March 6th: Noon to 1:30
Lunch through 5th Period in Our Computer Science room 115a.  Free Pizza provided by Microsoft’s IGNITE Program
Download & Print the permission slip here or pick one up in room 115a.
For all students who have interest in Science, Math, Engineering, & Technology (STEM) and/or Computer Science.  A fun luncheon with three women currently working in bioengineering research, software development management, and engineering.  Hear about their experience in these exciting fields.
Details To Attend:  You need to fill out the “WIT Luncheon Permission to Participate Form” – …

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[25 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

World Tech UpDate from February
Feb 9th: World Tech Update
Highlights: Yahoo downsize, Google 1 Gigabit/second trial in midwest, Photo Posting, LS3 All Terrain Robot, New Chrome for Android, Revolution 2.0 – how social media affected the Egyptian Revolution, Samsung challenges Apple iPhone – Galaxy Note.
Feb 16th: World Tech Update
Highlights: New iPad 3 out March 7th, FBI scouting for tool to mine Social Networks to “rapidly assemble critical open source information and intelligence that will allow the FBI strategic and operations center to vet, identify and geo-locate threats to the US.”, Challenging Yahoo’s new board, Google proceeding to …

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[12 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

NOTE: This will be our final program we will build together.  Please take the time to make this project your own.  If you are done early and signed off, you can start work our Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts.
From the Scratch conditionals worksheet, you all should now have a ball bouncing back and forth between two paddles.  I encourage you to try to complete the game on your own but do look here if you are getting stuck.  First get a simple game in which two players can each control a …

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[6 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Reflect on your research of computer components (write on a page to turn in)
1. Which computer component do you think is most important?  Write at least 2 arguments why.
2. RAM and hard drives both store information and use gigabytes (Gb) as units.  How are they different?
3. If you could upgrade two of the six components you researched yesterday, which would you change to make your computer feel faster and why?

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[22 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
 Exploring CS: Final Exam & Reflection in 3 Parts, the Introduction:
(Total: 25 Project Points & 10 Quiz Points) All this work is due by end of day (3pm) on our Final Exam Day for Exploring CS: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016.  If you miss any class day or the final (excused or not), you will need to make arrangements with Mr. Bergquist to get this completed for your final grade in a timely manner.
We have explored a wide variety of areas of computer science and there are many more …

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[22 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Part 3: Computing in the Workplace – 10 Project Points
(at least 1 page long with 2 paragraphs of 5 sentences each – total at least 10 good sentences)
Assignment: create an MS Word document that expresses your current career focus and develop with your responses to the following questions.  The goal is for you to be able to discover more about computing by investigating more deeply a way computing is used in your current career path or a specific computing career. The resulting paper should be …