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Teach Your Kids to Code debuts at #1 spot on Amazon

May 4, 2015

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Amazon Debut

Teach Your Kids to Code debuted at the #1 spot in Children’s Programming Books on Amazon this past week, and as a #1 Hot New Release in both Python and in Beginner’s Programming Books! I owe a sincere debt of gratitude to everyone who pre-ordered Teach Your Kids to Code and to those who purchased it on […]

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Teach Your Kids to Code has arrived!

April 23, 2015

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Book cover for Teach Your Kids to Code by Bryson Payne

Teach Your Kids to Code: A parent-friendly guide to Python programming is available for order NOW from No Starch Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and book retailers everywhere. Thank you to everyone who preordered Teach Your Kids to Code, pushing us into the top 30 programming books for children on Amazon! You can still save 30% off […]

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Teach Your Kids to Code book pre-sale discount!

February 12, 2015

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Update: No Starch said we had a “robust response” to the pre-release of Teach Your Kids to Code – thank you to everyone who preordered! If you missed the 50% off sale, you can still pick up the book at 30% off at http://www.nostarch.com/teachkids (with instant access to the eBook included) or for ~$22 from Amazon or Barnes & […]

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Setting up Pygame on a Mac

January 10, 2015

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Pygame on Mac OS X

I have compiled a replicable, dependable, almost understandable set of steps to install Pygame for Python 3 that has worked across four generations of Mac OS X. Pieces of these steps appear in two or three other how-to’s on the web, but this full process has been carefully tested across Mac OS X 10.6-10.9, and […]

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Building Mobile Apps for Fun and Profit

March 1, 2014

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Wow! I’ve got 62 students in two sections of Mobile App Development this semester at UNG, the most popular computer science elective we’ve ever offered! We’re programming apps in Android and iOS, and having a blast! It’s so popular, we’ve added a new Minor in Mobile App Development that starts this Fall 2014 – CSCI […]

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Building the next Facebook/Twitter/etc.

November 1, 2013

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The tools to build the next billion-user app (like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, GMail, etc.) are more easily within reach than ever before – in fact, perhaps they’re within reach for the first time, ever. Just ten years ago (2003), there was no Facebook (it first went online in 2004), no Twitter (2006), no YouTube (2005), […]

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Making Ethical Decisions

September 24, 2013

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I gave a presentation today for Junior Achievement to 250 high school students from surrounding counties during their visit to UNG thanks to the BB&T Center for Ethical Business Leadership in the Mike Cottrell College of Business. It was an honor to be able to share my perspective on ethical decision-making with future college students […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of Computer Science at UNG

August 12, 2013

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This semester marks the 30th anniversary of the bachelor’s degree program in computer science at North Georgia. In September of 1983, the Department of Mathematics became the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at North Georgia College, offering a bachelor of science degree in computer science at a time when few universities offered complete degree […]

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New Programming Tutorial Videos

June 21, 2013

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I’ve updated my http://vimeo.com/ungcs video lesson site – if you’ve taken one of my courses in the past year or read my January post about massively open online courses, you’ve seen my programming tutorials in either Java or JavaScript, but I’ve updated the channel to include a fifth video produced this summer. You can now […]

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Passing 2,500 Followers on Twitter

May 2, 2013

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In the two months since Randstad’s Social Media Director, Mr. Scott Graham (http://twitter.com/ScottGraham9), gave an outstanding guest lecture in my MBA course on Information Management (MGMT 6610), I’ve followed just a few of his many tips and insights, and it’s paid off measurably. I’ve been active in social media for more than a decade, but […]

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