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Mark Galassi
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This weekend (May 2 and 3) is the last coding camp for the season.  I had a sudden cancellation of 3 students and I would love to get some new students.

Please pass it on: the URL is https://sites.google.com/site/santafecoding/
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another very successful hacking camp - observers were once again amazed at how elementary school kids can learn advanced material
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I was eavesdropping most of the time during the course and I think it was very good. Phillip hasn't worked on extending his program yet (with soccer and piano there is not much time), but I'll remind him this weekend...
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2015 spring break hacking camp, successful beyond my hopes: these kids can really learn things. https://sites.google.com/site/santafecoding/
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+Michael Galassi thanks! I feel very good about it
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I always enjoy these types of visualizations.  you can probably jump directly into the actual article rather than reading the popular article.  It's at:

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/12/11/1410931111
New method of measuring cultural transmission suggests some tongues spread ideas better than others
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I'm curious - I have been worried about exactly the same problem.  I wonder if Larry Sanger's approach will work out.
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don't forget the song you need to be playing this weekend.  and if you're in New York City I strongly recommend seeing Arlo at Carnegie Hall this weekend
Arlo Guthrie tells the real story behind his hilarious Thanksgiving Day classic 'Alice's Restaurant' – and how Bill Cosby inspired it
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30 years after the "rapido 904" bombing the boss is finally on trial.  and someone is crowdsourcing a documentary on the bombing.
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23 dicembre 1984. E’ quasi Natale quando si consuma uno degli attentati più gravi e devastanti della storia repubblicana. I terroristi piazzano una bomba in uno scompartimento del Rapido 904, diret
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I have written a booklet, a "teacher's manual" for the course I'm teaching. source for the book is at:

https://bitbucket.org/markgalassi/hackingcamp-teacher-manual/

and yes: if you know of a public mercurial server other than bitbucket, possibly based on a free s/w platform, please let me know!
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I am very proud of Harsh and all the other kids who worked so hard on the Mayor's Cup for chess. Here is the article from Santa Fe's Hometown News.
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spectacular: today (Tuesday) is the blitz match
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Thanks for flagging this, Mark. I watched a few games, and found them exciting.
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