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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 | ]

Friday, December 13th, Noon – 1:30pm (Lunch and 5th Period)
Want to hear from Women working at Amazon.com,
the Institute for Systems Biology and Google?
Join us for a fun luncheon with four women working in bio-engineering research, software development and design.  Hear about their experience in these exciting fields.
Free Pizza provided by Amazon.com
Where: Our Computer Science room 115a
Details To Attend:  You need to fill out the “WIT Luncheon Permission to Participate Form” – copies available in 115a or online linked here .  And get Permission from your 5th Period teacher to be excused …

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[18 Nov 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 www.garfieldcs.com 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 …

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[13 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Our Sprint Schedules (subject to modification)
—1st Monday: Sprint Planning meeting, determine Stories and Tasks
1st Thur: Initial Stand-up (Scrum) Meeting
(1st Sprint of a new project will take longer to create backlog of Stories & Tasks & Test Cases)
2nd Monday : Story Test Cases finalized & Stand up (Scrum) Meeting
2nd Thur: Stand-up (Scrum) Meeting
3rd Monday: Stand-up (Scrum) Meeting
3rd Thursday: Integration, build & testing
3rd Friday: Demonstration of new features (stories) and identification of fixes & tasks to go into next Sprint – or are we ready to release?

Schedule for 4th Sprint (January dates): Release & Presentation. (Subject to change)

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[20 Sep 2013 | 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 is Sunday, November 2nd, but start early – see instructions below.
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.  Over 10 Garfield students have won in the past two years, receiving a beautiful glass plaque and generous gift bag from local sponsors!
This award …

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[19 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Steps to our review:
1) Prepare: Using your Organized & Refined Brainstormed ideas (from yesterday), have each team member pick a different top App Ideas/Problems and prepare its 30 second pitch.  Practice and be ready to present.
2) Present: Deliver the 30 second (timed) Pitch to an industry mentor
3) Listen: Receive feedback from your mentor, listen quietly do not say anything till he is done. Record feedback in your notebook.
4) Engage: Then discuss any additional details of the project in your group with your mentor. Write down any additional notes 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 …