Keynote / Attracting Women to Computing and Why it Matters

I was invited to give the keynote for Women and Technology 2015, held at Carleton on June 19....more

A Brave New Data World at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum

I recently told you about my upcoming trip to Germany for the Heidelberg Laureate Forum....more

Blogging and Meeting CS Greats at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum "offers a select group of young researchers in mathematics and computer science the extraordinary chance to meet the preeminent scientists of their field for one week of cross-generational, scientific dialogue."...more

A Classroom Game to Teach Data Representation With Images

Our Gram's House team has been working on three classroom games designed to teach middle school girls about computer science principles....more

Early Designs for Classroom Games Teaching Computer Science Principles

We have been working on designs for three classroom games as part of our Gram's House story project....more

Review / JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

Have you ever had a book that was so beautiful, it was hard to put down? Did it happen to be a programming book? Breaking out of what is normally expected of a technical volume, Jon Duckett's JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development really is that lovely....more

What Eighth Graders Think About Women and Computer Science

On the last day of the 2015 edition of my week-long mini-course (Computer Science and Games: Just for Girls!), I held a discussion about women in computer science....more

Mini-Course 2015: Survey Results

Another May, another "Computer Science and Games: Just for Girls!" mini-course on the books....more

Two Semesters Teaching CS2 With C++ and Java

As you may recall, I have been experimenting with a CS2 design that teaches both C++ and Java in a single semester....more

Spring Research Update

It's been a while since I last did a research update. With spring (sort of) arriving, there's no better time to reflect on a winter's worth of hard work. First / Dean Gugler...more