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Guys,

The flowchart thing worked wonderfully. The kids had a blast.

The first thing I said was "How many of you play video games?" The answer, of course, was all of them. And then I said, "You know all those trophies, coins, and treasures you get during the game? A database stores this information. My job is to track how many the game has available and what you have in your inventory."

I had them eating out of my hand at that point.

I showed them how the flow chart process works by "programming" a burger. Then I gave them individual sheets and asked them what they wanted to program. We programmed pizza and an ice cream sundae. The girl in the group loved it so much that she wanted to do another one, so we programmed her gymnastics class starting at home and all the things she had to do to get to class, do during class, and getting home. She even let me show her how to use the decision diamond.

All I used was a flip chart (needed big pages for the drawing) and multiple colored markers. I did copy the 5 most common symbols into a word doc and print out copies so the kids had something to refer to. The girl even took her symbol sheet home with her.

She had such an energy to her when she went to work on that chart. I think we have a programmer in the making now.


Awesome!


Stefan, I'm about to credit you in my blogpost about this whole thing. Is there a website or a LinkedIn profile page you'd like me to link to?

My post about this will go live tomorrow around noon. I'll post a more specific permalink later.


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Posted Friday, May 10, 2013 7:01 AM
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Guys,

The flowchart thing worked wonderfully. The kids had a blast.

The first thing I said was "How many of you play video games?" The answer, of course, was all of them. And then I said, "You know all those trophies, coins, and treasures you get during the game? A database stores this information. My job is to track how many the game has available and what you have in your inventory."

I had them eating out of my hand at that point.

I showed them how the flow chart process works by "programming" a burger. Then I gave them individual sheets and asked them what they wanted to program. We programmed pizza and an ice cream sundae. The girl in the group loved it so much that she wanted to do another one, so we programmed her gymnastics class starting at home and all the things she had to do to get to class, do during class, and getting home. She even let me show her how to use the decision diamond.

All I used was a flip chart (needed big pages for the drawing) and multiple colored markers. I did copy the 5 most common symbols into a word doc and print out copies so the kids had something to refer to. The girl even took her symbol sheet home with her.

She had such an energy to her when she went to work on that chart. I think we have a programmer in the making now.


Awesome!


Stefan, I'm about to credit you in my blogpost about this whole thing. Is there a website or a LinkedIn profile page you'd like me to link to?

My post about this will go live tomorrow around noon. I'll post a more specific permalink later.


Thanks!

I suppose the only thing I really have to link to would be my moribund SQL Server/programming blog? http://sqlserver.thoughtstream.com/
If you don't want to link to something I update so rarely, that's fine too. I appreciate the mention though!


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14 days and change until I start my 2 week vacation...
18 days and change until I'm touching down in Jamaica for that vacation...
18 days and a bit more change until I'm being handed a cool towel and a rum punch to recuperate from the shuttle bus ride from the airport...

19 days until I get to surreptitously watch all the women in bikinis...
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14 days and change until I start my 2 week vacation...
18 days and change until I'm touching down in Jamaica for that vacation...
18 days and a bit more change until I'm being handed a cool towel and a rum punch to recuperate from the shuttle bus ride from the airport...

19 days until I get to surreptitously watch all the women in bikinis...

I am green with envy. I did not have any vacation in 8 years.
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Posted Friday, May 10, 2013 9:51 AM


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14 days and change until I start my 2 week vacation...
18 days and change until I'm touching down in Jamaica for that vacation...
18 days and a bit more change until I'm being handed a cool towel and a rum punch to recuperate from the shuttle bus ride from the airport...

19 days until I get to surreptitously watch all the women in bikinis...

I am green with envy. I did not have any vacation in 8 years.


What is a vacation? I don't include time at the TitD as vacation time even though the parties are great and guard hippo funny to watch (just don't laugh out loud).



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Posted Friday, May 10, 2013 1:56 PM


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14 days and change until I start my 2 week vacation...
18 days and change until I'm touching down in Jamaica for that vacation...
18 days and a bit more change until I'm being handed a cool towel and a rum punch to recuperate from the shuttle bus ride from the airport...

19 days until I get to surreptitously watch all the women in bikinis...


Enjoy, I need to schedule a few days off myself.







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Posted Friday, May 10, 2013 5:22 PM


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Thanks all!

I am going to be *SO* useless the 24th at work...
Or as several co-workers have commented, "more than usual?"
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Thanks all!

I am going to be *SO* useless the 24th at work...
Or as several co-workers have commented, "more than usual?"


I too will be sooooo useless at your work on the 24th.




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