Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rebooting Computing

I had the opportunity to attend a conference run by Peter Denning, distinguished professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, and tirelesws crusader for computer science education. Over 240 computer professionals, including many from industry, K-12, and academia.

There may have been too many voices there, but it was exciting to be in the company of such august and brilliant folks. I know by naming names I slight some. Forgive me.

Rebooting 3
Barb, Steve Cooper and Wanda Dann

A panel that included Fran Allen, Alan Kay, Peter Denning and Vint Cerf discussed the Summit and ideas for computing education.

I gave at talk at Mills College on the Computing Educators Oral History Project.
Sandra Greer, Danielle Brown Stapleton, Michael Ngyuen, Barb, John Buchanan, James Prentice and Katherine Mood Gyorfi

Monday, January 5, 2009


Phil and I are keeping our granddaughters for a couple of days while their dad heads to Washington, DC and their mom is in California filling our the paperwork to change from an Ilog-er to an IBM-er.

Yesterday's trip was to Walmart to spend their gift card money -- Camille got Star Wars figures and Chloe increased her already huge collection of stuffed animals with a dog in a purse.
Walmart Purchases

Today's trip was breakfast at Waffle House. Camille made fast work of a waffle with whipped cream and strange, square blueberries on it. Chloe made quick work of the whipped cream and did a fine job of cutting the few pieces she did eat.
Waffle House