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Gail Carmichael
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Lives in Ottawa, Ontario
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My FDG 2014 Cruise Ship Conference Experience
You may recall that I was going to a conference on a cruise ship in April.  Well, I'm back from Foundations of Digital Games 2014 and am happy to report that I have found another new favourite conference and community.  The conference went well and I made s...
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Our Two FDG Papers On Games and Stories Are Now Online
Our two papers accepted to Foundations of Digital Games 2014 have been edited, improved, and uploaded.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on them. A Framework for Coherent Emergent Stories This paper is based on my thesis work.  The paper can be downloaded fro...
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Hitting a Block and Feeling Stuck
I recently received an email asking whether I've ever faced programmer's block.  The emailer was referring to those times you sit and stare at a problem but never make any progress.  You feel stuck and, in some cases, just give up.  How does one get past th...
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For me, there was never a programmer's block as such. But there were instances when I was stuck debugging for hours where taking a break would have been more productive.
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Sir John Daniel on Open and Distance Education
Sir John Daniel , world authority on open, distance and online
learning, came to Carleton for a special briefing on the
future of online learning, covering topics such as the changing nature of the
student body and its use of technology, myths and distra...
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Teaching Functional Programming With A Chicken That Crosses the Road
I'm currently teaching a third year course on programming paradigms.  For functional programming we look at Scheme, and for logic programming, Prolog.  I took this course when I was an undergrad, and it looks like not much has changed since then.  I decided...
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Planning for Go Code Girl 2014: Python and Pis
Last year's Go Code Girl was a great success .  This year, we wanted to build on that as well as try something a bit different.  Keeping the same overall format, we're hosting two days of coding fun: the first at University of Ottawa and the second at Carle...
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Why Functional Programming Leads to Reliable Software
Patrick Prémont , functional programming architect from local consulting firm Tindr , came to speak to my Programming Paradigms class last week. We're currently learning functional programming in Racket, so who better to speak to the class than someone who ...
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Hahaha, awesome.
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Interactive Storytelling in Games: Next Steps
Last night I gave a lecture for our undergrad society on some of the more interesting recent developments in interactive storytelling, along with a preview of my own thesis work.  Below are my slides. Interactive Storytelling in Games: Next Steps from Gail ...
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+Gail Carmichael Thanks for the pointer! And I am so glad that you are finding the tales useful!
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Cruise Ship Conference
I've never been on a cruise before. Who would have thought that my first opportunity to sail would be for an academic conference on videogames? Come on, admit it. You're jealous. via Wikimedia The conference is Foundations of Digital Games , and the photo a...
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I hereby admit that I am jealous. Mostly because I won't get to see scientific presentations during heavy sea :)
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What cross-platform code editor that's not Eclipse would you use for live coding Java demos in a second programming class for non-majors?
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jEdit. Started using that in COMP 1005 in 2002 (thanks Jason), still use that today for everything.
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Faculty Instructor and Part-time PhD Student
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  • Carleton University
    Faculty Instructor, 2013 - present
  • Carleton University
    PhD Student, 2009 - present
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Ottawa, Ontario
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Computer Scientist, Educator, Blogger
Introduction
I'm an instructor and PhD-student-on-leave at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. My main research interests include story in games, educational games, and computer science education. I am passionate about improving CS education for everyone and encouraging girls in particular to give CS a try.
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Hiked the Long Range Traverse in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland... while five months pregnant.
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  • Carleton University
    Computer Science, present
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Female
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Gail Banaszkiewicz