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[6 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

AP CS Poems, Fall 2017!

Period 2

Coding can be hard
So make that int a double
To avoid Trouble
Go to G-H-S
We are better than the rest
Code to relieve stress

Programing is like a cool breeze
It blows in your face
Until your brain freezes

Java C++
Languages of the future
Everyone should learn

You could code a game
You could even save the world
It’s all up to you

When writing short code
It’s best not to think about
How to finish it

Period 4

Coding is the best
It is a combination
Of cool math and art
I think something’s wrong
But I didn’t make mistakes
Broken computer
Oh wait, never …

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[12 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

2D Java Game Library
“Slick2D is an easy to use set of tools and utilites wrapped around LWJGL OpenGL bindings to make 2D Java game development easier.” - Slick2D Website  (Wiki pages) uses Light Weight Java Game Library – WJGL site .
Intro Presentation (PDF) by Dylan Swiggett
Copy of the source files can be found within Garfield network at:
(It is best to use MS Explorer to access these folders)
Setting up Slick2D in jGRASP
● You’ll need to have the Slick2D project downloaded and unzipped from http:
//slick.ninjacave.com/slick.zip (or the class website)
● Open jGRASP and open the menu
Settings -> PATH …

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[4 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

Want to learn how to make iOS / iPhone Apps?*
In partnership with CodeDay*, Make School* is offering all of our attendees priority application review for their 2016 Summer Academy — meaning that they’ll review your application the moment you submit it. Start and submit your application here.  NOTE: you are required to have a Mac computer to use, but they may be available as part of their Scholarship program, make sure to consider this: see FAQ.
What is the Summer Academy? It is a 4-8 week summer program, designed to teach iOS product development …

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[17 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

Here’s the schedule for getting us through the AP Exam and subsequent UW in HS exams.  Please let me know in advance if you will be out for any of our Exam dates.
Mon 4/18 - Super & Polymorphism Summary! (Start: Abstract Class & its Methods!) and
Polymorphism (& its Mysteries)  (Handout: Polymorphism & its Mysteries )
Additional Resources – Videos: Polymorphism & Casting & Using super (from previous presentation on super)
+ Quick Summary of Recursion (RecursiveExamples.java)
More Recursion Mystery Details & Practice
Tues 4/19 -Solutions for Practice MC quiz – 10 correct needed for an extra Raffle Ticket.
More on Polymorphism Mysteries & Recursion.
Thurs …

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[6 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

TEALS Mock AP CS Exam:  Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 9am-2pm at MS Commons Mixer (Redmond)
Come take advantage of a full-length practice AP Computer Science A exam (multiple choice and free response) provided by TEALS. Light breakfast and pizza lunch included! After completion you will get an opportunity to score yourself with the help and guidance of experienced staff/volunteers. Due to College Board restrictions, students will NOT be allowed to take the exam packets home with them after they have completed the practice test.
Students planning to attend the TEALS Mock AP …

2015 APCS, 2016 Intro to CS, 2016 Spring Projects in CS II »

[9 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

Microsoft Opportunities (11th & 12th Graders)*:
Summer high school program internship*
Our high school program internship is a paid 8–10 week summer program available to Puget Sound-area students. The program provides challenging and achievable projects that will encourage approximately 20 high school juniors and seniors to pursue their interests in technology.
Builder boot camp, Microsoft game, resume, and website innovation*
Do you want to meet the innovators who work on Xbox One, Windows and Bing? Do you want to meet students from all over the Puget Sound? Do you want to learn some basic …

2015 APCS, 2015 Fall Exploring CS, 2015 Fall Projects in CS I, Featured, Technology Clubs, Women in Technology Club »

[25 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap screening party at Google!

On behalf of Google Seattle, I’d like to extend an invitation to Garfield students. We are holding a movie screening, and Q&A session at Google Fremont office.  Food and drinks will be provided, but students must organize their own transport to and from the event
(RSVP for the event here and bring a signed media release form.)
NOTE: This Event is not SPS nor Garfield HS events and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or participating.
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap screening party at Google!
Food and drinks.  Interactive …

2015 APCS, 2015 Fall Exploring CS, 2015 Fall Projects in CS I, Featured, Women in Technology Club »

[2 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Women@Google and Amazon’s Women in Engineering would like to invite you to attend a CodeGirl Screening Party*

+ Wednesday, Nov 4th, 5:30 – 8:30pm at the Kirkland Google Office
+ Wednesday, Nov 11th, 5 – 8pm at the Amazon in Seattle
Join them for a screening of the film, Code Girl. CodeGirl is a documentary that follows teams of high school-aged girls from around the globe as they compete in the annual Technovation Challenge. The girls have three months to develop an app that attempts to solve a problem in their local …

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[14 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

Chick Tech* is searching for 10th & 11th grade female students that are interested in technology.  Goodwill has partnered with Chick Tech to host an event in the near future on a Saturday & Sunday January 30th & 31st Moz Downtown Seattle. Let us know as soon as possible if you are interested (details below), registration & names need to be sent in by Friday January 15th! Note: this is not a SPS or Garfield HS event and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or attending.
At the Chick …

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[7 Oct 2015 | 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 is usually end of October/start of Nov, but start early – see instructions below.
You can win $500 cash, a free laptop, and  a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 12 Garfield students have won in …