[sf-lug] Books for kids about programming
nbs at sonic.net
Tue Jul 14 03:12:37 PDT 2009
A few years ago (2004?) I decided it would be a neat idea to write
a book about programming for kids. Maybe do it collaboratively, and
release it under a nice open license. I asked around (including this list)
to figure out what modern language would be suitable for kids, and almost
everyone said Python.
Fast forward to 30 minutes ago. I have not written a book, though the idea
has been in the back of my mind. Then I come across this book review over
And one of the comments leads me to:
So apparently, while I was snoozing[*], TWO books have been created.
"Hello World!" is a print book, written by a father/son team.
"How to Think Like a Computer Scientist" is a collab'd book at the
Open Book Project.
How nifty is that!? :)
[*] Changing jobs a few times, having our first baby, and moving back and
forth between towns. ;) Oh, and developing/maintaining Tux Paint,
and helping run a Linux User Group, too!
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