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Steve Vinter
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Attended UMass Amherst
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The best Bed and Breakfast in southern France is Clos de la Fontaine!
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That looks amazing, and well-situated, too.
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Amanda rocks: "Age Engage ... pairs volunteers from Google with Cambridge seniors that are seeking Internet training and help."

(I encouraged an elderly relative to buy a tablet and it changed his life; leave it to Amanda to create a program :-)
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Great to see the attention being given to Computational Thinking!!
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This is the paper that started the course I taught ofr a while at Harvard Extension: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.58.1775

I approached teaching the course very much in the literacy vein as "making better citizens" in the sense that I hopes the students might be better prepared to digest a news article about some computation topic, or be a more informed voter on some issue that might come up.

I like the computational humanities approach they talk about in the Times article: not "computer science for non-programmers as told by computer scientists" but "computer science mixed in with something you care about and making it better (hopefully)".
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Update on CCSC Applications from CCSC News:

"For the third consecutive year, Community Charter School of Cambridge’s applications for admissions have exceeded the number of available seats.

Between December and March, the award-winning public charter school received 792 applications from students seeking enrollment in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. The school had only 125 seats to fill, 85 in 7th grade.

Interest in CCSC has grown in recent years due to the school’s budding reputation as one of the area’s premier college preparatory programs for 7th-12th grade students. Since 2009, every CCSC graduate has gained college admission, 87% to four-year schools."
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So much opportunity, so little interest. Great opportunity for people like Maria Klawe to make a difference.
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Our Cambridge roots deepen!
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This is the smartest Cambridge, the one that's part of the Pinnacle of Western Civilization...
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Education
  • UMass Amherst
  • University of Michigan
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Gender
Male
Other names
Stephen
Work
Occupation
Engineering Director at Google
Employment
  • Google
    Engineering Director, 2007 - present
  • BBN
    Scientist, 1985 - 1990
  • Openwave
    Engineering Director, 2000 - 2007
  • D&B Software
    Engineering Manager, 1993 - 1996
  • Software.com
    Engineering Director, 1996 - 2000
  • Institute for Social Research
    Research Scientist, 1974 - 1981
  • Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme
    Engineering Manager, 1990 - 1993
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Boston, MA
Previously
Ann Arbor, MI - Ashland, MA - Stony Hill, Jamaica
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