Friday, September 28, 2007

Well that was interesting

My French class dropped me. The department doesn't want students having conflicts. So, that reduces my load.

My Computational Linguistics class instructor yesterday recommended Python for coding the class projects! (Several folks asked, and said they didn't know programming.) I volunteered to run a workshop on Satyrday (Alex offered to help) on Python for those folks. So we'll see if there's any interest - if so, I may be teaching Python! (Just the basics. We don't need any fancy programming for the class projects.)

5 comments:

osg said...

I parsed that as you have conflicts, not you have schedule conflicts. Ok, time to practice violin. Good luck in school!

Anonymous said...

i parsed it the same way too :) i thought we were going to get some juicy details of the conflict she was having. but then it went off in another direction.

i'm glad to hear you are teaching python. i start teaching a beginner python class too this week at an elementary school :) very cool !!!

Anna Martelli Ravenscroft said...

There were *schedule* conflicts. Sorry for leading you on. ;-)

Jason Adams said...

Yeah I love python from comp ling stuff. Makes counting and sorting lists of words so ridiculously easy. Python was really easy for me to learn, but I had already been programming for years. I'm curious how your students/classmates will find it with no programming experience.

Jason Adams said...

Sorry for the double comment, meant to say "for" comp ling stuff.. Too early in the morning (and I'm too anal to let it go).