[sf-lug] Books for kids about programming

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 14 09:42:54 PDT 2009

Here's a link to another one: http://pythonbook.coffeeghost.net/
It's by a guy who frequents NoiseBridge here in the City; I came across him at the Phthon classes started by Asheesh and now being carried on by Dan. Jim has been a faithful attendee as have I before summer travels took me away.

a_kleider at yahoo.com

--- On Tue, 7/14/09, Bill Kendrick <nbs at sonic.net> wrote:

> From: Bill Kendrick <nbs at sonic.net>
> Subject: [sf-lug] Books for kids about programming
> To: "SF-LUG" <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 3:12 AM
> 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
> at Slashdot:
>   http://books.slashdot.org/story/09/07/13/1349203/Hello-World
> And one of the comments leads me to:
>   http://openbookproject.net/thinkCSpy/
> 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!
> -- 
> -bill!
> Sent from my computer
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