The Teachers’ Charge

I was inspired to write a post about teaching after reading this very interesting post on the ACM blog about teaching programming to a highly motivated beginner coupled with my recent experiences as a graduate student. Teaching students in any situation is challenging. Depending on the subject, the challenge can be even greater when the topics […]

Conventional Wisdom

I’ve gone to conferences, conventions, and general get togethers in many industries from outdoor recreation, to theatrical entertainment, multimedia technology, science fiction and comic book fan conventions.  I’ve come to realize each is fundamentally the same.  We come together in these enclaves of common interest not to see others or the latest gadgets (though that […]