Postal addresses ..
I expect to start posting in July.
If you have not sent me a specific postal address and are part of the pledge for the printed book, can... Read more
Update on rewards / pdf etc ..
The pdf book was delivered.
Over Christmas and Jan, we got more feedback
We are now closer to the print version
One problem I have not been able... Read more
kickstarter pledge pdf delivered ..
After working for more than two years, I have finally completed the Kickstarter campaign(about a year later than I said but we got there!)
To recap, the aims... Read more
Nov 9 Sunday (midnight) UK time
One more final email before I send book. Always takes me longer but will send final version by Nov 9 Sunday (midnight) UK time!
Thanks for your patience... Read more
Update .. re last chapter ..
I am very close .. but not quite!
Was hoping to send the last chapter but still a little bit to go in it ..
So this... Read more
We have now started sending book chapters ..
The book took a lot longer than I thought - but we have now started sending the final book chapters
Backers have been appropriately notified and I shall... Read more
first two chapters -
Quick note to say - the first two chapters of the book are coming this week.
I am working in Aug (ie not on holiday) - so very... Read more
Last Saturday, I finished the last of my outreach programs. Two workshops at the Computing at Schools conference in Birmingham UK https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2014-cas-conference-for-teachers-of-computing-registration-10853006635
I have always wanted to directly engage with... Read more
quick note ..
quick note. Not forgotten. Hope to send you the promised update(for Sunday) by tomorrow
Once I send it, welcome comments as usual
Also, I am reading a very... Read more
Presenting at Pi Jamboree and first sections of the book being sent to backers for review
After a long last .. we are sending the first sections of the book to backers for review
I am also pleased to say that the ideas I... Read more
Happy New Year + Book chapters in Jan
Happy New Year !
As per my last post just before Christmas – in Jan – I shall start sending you the book content
I will send it as chapters... Read more
Seasons greetings - and completion of trials ..
Firstly, seasons greetings and happy holidays!
Hope you have a good break
The trials with teachers and students are now getting over (for the first batch) and this... Read more
Update - format of content
I have been steadily working towards the content and are ok for the first edition (pdf) by Dec/Jan followed by the book where applicable
The end goal of... Read more
No DRM restrictions ..
Its September and this week I shall update each of you by message re the deadlines for deliverables.
Over the nice, long UK summer(an exception! we blame global... Read more
Table of Contents ..
Here is the table of contents I have been working on over the summer. I shall send a separate note re implementation schedulesNotes on approach
- Take an in-depth/Non trivial... Read more
Could Chomsky’s idea of Universal Grammar apply to programming Languages?
As I continue to develop the ideas behind Feynlabs – I have many interesting conversations
One person remarked that the ideas I am trying to create are like ‘Chomsky’s idea... Read more
Table of contents ..
Over the last two weeks, I have been working on the Table of Contents
There are three main inputs
a) Exam boards (i.e. a formal Computer Science syllabus... Read more
Getting back to work ..
After a bit of rest after the campaign .. its back to work ..
Over the holiday season I will update the content and September onwards we will... Read more
A manifesto for teaching computer science in the 21st century
Leaving aside the politics, UK is playing a key role in bringing Computer Science to schools. Over the years - I believe our work here in the UK could have... Read more
kickstarter campaign successful - thanks for your support ..
Our kickstarter campaign is successful and closed - thanks for your support ..
160 backers - £10,760 raised - goal £9000
Many thanks for your support!
Now the real work... Read more
Programmer competency matrix
I like this framework for Programmer Competency Matrix because it addresses both the abstract(Data structures, algorithms etc) and also programming. This is one of the key challenges i.e. combining concepts like... Read more
Looking fwd to meeting Alan O Donohoe on Monday ..
Good morning all ..
Many thanks for your support!
As the campaign draws to a close .. I will use this forum to update you re the thought process as we... Read more
We are funded!!!!
We are funded! Thanks for your support
I am humbled and honored with your confidence and support
I have described this work often as a 'calling' and I... Read more
we were covered in Forbes today ..
very pleased about this :)
We were covered in Forbes today ..http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2013/06/16/lesson-1-how-we-can-all-be-great-developers/
The new Computer Science syllabus and it's impact ..
Based on my talk to about 300 UK Computer science teachers last week, here is more information about the exact problem we are trying to solve and how... Read more
Building up the methodology through trials
I have been busy over the last few weeks working with trials and the schools
Tomorrow, I address the Computing at Schools conference in Birmingham - which is... Read more
New pledge - Get Computer Science teaching experience
One more new pledge based on feedback. Many thanks.
Get Computer Science teaching experience - For the aspiring computer science teacher - professionals- This pledge is designed for professionals/teachers... Read more
New pledge - Computer Science using the Raspberry Pi
Thanks for your support!
Based on initial feedback we introduce a new pledgeComputer Science using the Raspberry Pi - A customized program to learn computer science based on the... Read more