Newton Girls Who Code
Tuesday Session 21, 2017-03-07
Plan for Today
Spotlight on Women: Katherine Johnson
Watch this series of videos.
Do your own research to find fun facts about Katherine Johnson.
See if you can find information on how she used computers to do her job.
Daily Programming Exercise
Write a Python program to be your partner for a knock-knock joke. You tell the joke.
Computer: “Tell me a knock-knock joke.”
C: “Who’s there?”
C: “Boo who?”
Y: “Don’t cry, it’s just a joke!”
C: “Ha ha ha. Tell me another one.”
Activity Sets Revisited
We had good experience last year with Codesters.
Other activity sets vary in quality.
Other Tools for Writing Python
We have noticed that PyCharm is slow. Some alternatives, if you don't need Flask for what you're doing:
https://www.codesters.com/create/ lets you make your own Codesters program. You get all the Codesters drag-and-drop and sprite libraries. Note that Codesters does not support all of python, though.
https://repl.it/languages/python is a lightweight in-browser editor for standard python (no drag-and-drop or sprites, but code you find on the internet will work).
CS Impact Project: Work
See you next week!
Don’t forget to be awesome!