[sf-lug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, Feb. 16: "Using Raptor and Pascal to teach programming"

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Tue Feb 10 17:02:21 PST 2015

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:

  February 16, 2015
  7:00pm - 9:00pm

  Using Raptor and Pascal to teach programming
  presented by Brian Lavender

  RAPTOR is a flowchart-based programming environment, designed
  specifically to help students visualize their algorithms and avoid
  syntactic baggage.  RAPTOR programs are created visually and executed
  visually by tracing the execution through the flowchart.  Required syntax
  is kept to a minimum.  Students prefer using flowcharts to express their
  algorithms, and are more successful creating algorithms using RAPTOR
  than using a traditional language or writing flowcharts without RAPTOR.

  30 years ago or so Pascal was the choice language for teaching intro
  programming.  Yet, it still illustrates clearly and concisely.
  The Free Pascal Compiler works well a simple compiler for teaching.

About the speaker:
  Brian is teaching his first introductory computer science course at
  American River College.  The text focuses on the use of pseudocode
  and flowcharts.  Beyond scrambling to figure online course systems,
  anguishing over writing quizzes, sweating over grading, Brian has
  searched to find better tools that students can put their hands on.

This meeting will be held at:

  Explorit Nature Center
  3141 5th Street
  Davis, CA 95616

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About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  You can 'like' LUGOD on Facebook at:
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  and find us on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=35879

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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