Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Hi!

Note: this was written back in 2006 when I was about to become an SoC student, see this post for some updates on what I'm doing now.


Hi, I'm Johannes Woolard, a 19 year old student at the University of Oxford in the UK. I've just heard that I've been accepted into the Google Summer of Code scheme to work for the Python Software Foundation. I'm planning to use this blog to document my progress and experiences along the way.
Briefly, my project involves writing interactive web-based tutorials for 7-14 year olds. I'm being mentored by Andre Roberge (he has a blog too).

3 comments:

baoilleach said...

What got me into programming (on a BBC Micro) were the cool things I could do with graphics.

I've described some of these at:
http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/blogs/murrayrust/?p=198#comment-2118

but with a bit of thought I could come up with a few more.

Something else that kids might like would be to take a dictionary file and analyse it in various ways...e.g. find anagrams, find all words that can be quickly typed on a mobile phone, find palindromes, and so on.

Kevin said...

Defintely check out what Why the Luck Stiff is doing on the Ruby side for youngsters...it looks pretty awesome:

Anonymous said...

Cool, I wish you the best of luck!
Btw. the links to your proposal are broken.