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Can't wait for CSTUY SHIP Demo day tomorrow

div.center {text-align:center;} Miranda and Nadia showing off their project Tomorrow is the last day of SHIP and we'll be capping the whole thing off with a day of demos, science fair style. Both the shipmates and the stewards will be showing off their work and I can't wait. I've intentionally stayed away from the shipmates because I want to be surprised but I've seen what the stewards have been doing and I can't tell you how proud I am of their work.
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Building a SHIP - Toolset

div.center {text-align:center;} We're almost at the end of CSTUY SHIP's first journey. The Shipmates and stewards will be showing off their work in another day or so and I'm excited to see their finished projects. But what toolset are they using. With knew we would be working with two rooms of relative beginners. We needed something that allowed us to develop the shipmates CS skills while also having a low cost of entry.
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Building a SHIP - Outreach

div.center {text-align:center;} We've got a few more topics to cover in the Building a SHIP series. We still have to cover: The Crew Curricular Choices The long term plan Site and funding But for today, we'll talk outreach. Outreach proved to be particular challenge for SHIP. Our entire crew is made up of teachers.
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Building a SHIP - Guest Stars

div.center {text-align:center;} Cynthia Koo talking about UX Much like the Love Boat had every week, at CSTUY SHIP, we too have our guest stars. On the one hand, it's important to have a focused program that leaves the shipmates empowered to continue their CS studies on their own. That means the shipmates have to explore something with sufficient depth so that the learning sticks.
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Building a SHIP - the Stewards

div.center {text-align:center;} div.left {text-align:left; padding:20px;} div.right {text-align:right;padding:20px;} The Stewards: In size order. And from the other side Ok, seriously - here they are. I thought I'd share some thoughts on how we designed SHIP. I'll try to talk about curriculum choices, tools and more in the coming week but first, let's talk about our stewards. When we first designed SHIP, we knew we wanted to run two rooms each with around 24 shipmates and two teachers.
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Preparing to launch SHIP

div.center {text-align:center;} Some of our Ship Stewards (TAs) planning day one. What's been happening since the close of the school year? We've been getting ready to start SHIP - CSTUY's first summer program. SHIP will be running starting this Monday through the end of July and should be a great adventure. Fast facts: We have 47 students and 14 student teaching assistants (stewards) We have 4 amazing teachers, 1 mentor for the TAs, me, and one official program mom.
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Announcing SHIP

div.center {text-align:center;} It's been a while since my last post. That's mostly since I've getting things ready for this announcement. I've talked about our non-profit CSTUY before. Well, we've been hard at work getting things together for our first summer program: SHIP - Summer Hackers Immersion Program We're really excited about this - taking our years of experience teaching kids at our schools and taking it to a wider audience.
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Summing up at SumAll

Our hackers have been coming down to SumAll every Saturday for a while now. It’s a great space and we’ve been given run of the office. That said, the hackers really had no idea what SumAll is all about. Today, we had our first guest speaker. Davin Chew, founder and CTO of SumAll. Davin’s also a member of the StuyCS family, he was my student back in the nineties. When Davin heard we needed space for our Saturday program, he and the SumAll team graciously offered to host.
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Hacking Sessions Resume

Back to school last Thursday after almost two week off. Twenty four hours later - Snow Day. I know this sounds a bit hokey, but I really would have rather had school. I love a good snow day as much as the next guy, but after a big vacation, I was really ready to get back to work with the kids. Saturday, hacking sessions were set to resume. Being in Manhattan, getting around was pretty easy but we’ve got hackers from all over the city from Staten Island to the Bronx.
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Hacking Sessions - putting it all together

Week 5. Last week, I lamented over the difficulties with only meeting once a week. We went over a log of new material last week and I was happy when today rolled around and the hackers would be able to start putting things together. When writing a web app, you’ve got to know about all sorts of things - for us it’s HTML, CSS, Python, and the microframework, flask. That’s quite a bit, particularly when working with a group with a wide range of experience coming in.
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