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[12 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Vintage Computer Faire is coming to Seattle! 
Presented by Living Computer Museum, this family-friendly, hands-on event is August 9, 2014 from 10am-5pm at the Living Computer Museum (2245 1st Ave S, Seattle). Admission to the Vintage Computer Faire is FREE! The day will be packed with activities for kids of all ages (0-99), telling the amazing story of the computers, from their invention to their integral role in today’s world.
Join us at the Vintage Computer Faire as we host workshops filled with educational activities and building projects; vendor booths from industry retailers and community partners; informative …

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[27 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Garfield students at CodeDay, after 24 hours of coding…

CodeDay is “a 24-hour event where students passionate about technology get together and build cool things together! You pitch ideas, form teams, and build a cool app or game over 24 hours!” And a bunch of Garfield Students attended CodeDay, hosted at Porch in Eastlake, over Memorial Day weekend from noon Saturday to noon Sunday and we had a winner, Fisher (more details later).

Rowan’s Particle Simulator: https://github.com/rowanphipps/ParticleSim

Fun photos:

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[14 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Free Career Summer School Classes!
For student attending a Seattle High School next school year – “rising” 9-12th, offered through our SPS Skills Centers. You can earn .5 credit!  Two sessions of full day classes from June 23- July 11 and  July 14 – July 31.
Skills Center Summer Program Classes 2014

- Digital Animation & Game Design/Cyber Camp @  Academy of Interactive Entertainment - Seattle Center Armory
Introduction to Video Game Development and Game Art. Students interested in Video Game Design, Programming, or Game Art will learn skills and about the video game industry as a career.  (Video)
- Introduction to …

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[27 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Our Dawgbotics Team placed 1st the Puget Sound CSTA Programming Contest this past Saturday (April 26th) held at the amazing Living Computer Museum.
William, Rowan & Nathan worked together to earn 1st Place in Advanced and our top Novice team of Elias, Sasha & Mack missed 3rd place by just 15 points in the Novice competition.  Please congratulate them when you see them next – they did an outstanding job as did all our Garfield programmers.
There were a total of 50 teams and 150 students at the competition from 22 local high …

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[2 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

See if you can figure out printing to a file by reading resources, not relying on your teacher to explain every detail.  I suggest you use these:

Nice details description of how these all fit together in our Building Java Programs text, Section 6.4 Advanced File Processing, page 401 – 409.
Use the Java 7 API (Applications Programming Interface) – objects & their methods in the standard Java Libraries; this is what one uses to expand their programming skills.  Like a technical dictionary for Java.
System.out is an object of type PrintStream. Check out the Java …

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[2 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

Microsoft Opportunities: Summer Internship & 3 Day Builder Boot Camp (juniors & seniors)
From Microsoft: We’re excited to roll out this year’s Puget Sound Microsoft High School internship program and a new 3 day event that all students who apply will be eligible for as well for juniors and seniors in HS!  Both of these opportunities will give you the chance to meet program managers, developers, and developers in test that work on everything from Xbox, to Windows 8, to Bing and Word!  You will be able to get your hands …

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[12 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

ASCII art involves making images out of characters (char’s). It turns out that this is not very far from how images really are represented — they’re really just two dimensional arrays of colors. This short assignment will get you to explore how image manipulation programs work. Thanks to Baker Franke for inspiration and Ms. Martin for creating this one.
Just in case, our: 2D Arrays Lecture & its Handout: 2D Arrays
For this assignment, images are represented as a single line of integers. The first two integers give the height and width of the …

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[19 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

 The Paul Allen Computing Challenge (PACC) is an annual challenge for high school students.  Learn real-world skills while solving real-world problems!
Poster Session Event is Saturday, June 7th 3-5pm at the Living Computer Museum, 2245 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
Student Attendees need to bring this singed Permission Form (PDF) – please turn them into Mr. Bergquist before the event or bring them on Saturday.
Your final posters should be turned into your UW Advisor (by email) by Thursday night, June 5th, so they have  chance to review them and submit them Friday …

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[15 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Garfield’s “Dawgbotics Software” Team takes 2nd Place at the Fall PSCSTA Programming Contest at UW!
246 students in 91 teams representing 24 schools competed in the semi-annual fall PSCSTA Programming Contest, held on Dec 14th at UW’s Paul Allen Center.  Garfield had 7 teams programming for 3 hours, and our Dawgbotics Software team of William, Rowan & Mack took 2nd place in the Advanced division.  This was the biggest event in PSCSTA’s history as computer science’s popularity grows. The competition was part of Computer Science Education week which included the International Hour …

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[4 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

For reference here are the presentations on File input:
- File input with Scanner
- Line-based file input
- Handout: File Input with Scanners
- Starter.java - template to help solve these problems & use at the Programming Contest
To start out, in class we will solve the first problem (2.1) of the April 2009 contest which requires the data file: pr21.dat  – here is the simple solution:  Pr2D1.java   (Later, after the Line-based file input presentation, we review this more complicated Java solution Pr2dot1.java to set up a more robust input file for the programming contest.)
Then do these 6 Problems: YOU CAN DO THESE IN …