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Jeff Forbes
Works at Duke University
Attended Long Valley Middle School
Lives in Durham, NC
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Outstanding article by Kamau
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Also looking forward to taking another really interesting course that I borrow heavily from...
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How arrogant would I be if I hadn't watched so much TV?
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What a straight line.
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Not everyone is going to be a "Rock Star Coder," but nearly everyone should be able to write some scripts and enjoy the awesome feeling of getting a computer to do something useful.
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I'm surprised there's even a debate about this. Non-CS-major people are already programmers. They program in Excel, in VB, in Access or SQL, in a little sprinkling of Javascript. If they're bio people, they probably program in Python or Perl. If they're engineers or other scientists, they likely do some amount of Matlab.

We should be happy about this, embrace it, and try to make it easier for everyone to get things done more efficiently. That's what computers are for.
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Duke students are an industrious bunch.
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cut is quite useful. I didn't know about paste.
A brief introduction to cut and paste. (a.k.a. I want to select columns from one file and stick them together with columns from another file). After using cut and paste for the "millionth" time, I dec...
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It's like sideways cat!
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Awesome. It's particularly interesting how the most popular major has changed over time and how much Stanford's students' major choice differs from its peers.
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I've been grabbing material from this course for years. Now, I'll actually try to take it!
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There should be some sort of list for people who make these kind of lazy generalizations that can be easily refuted.
Juan Williams asks a question that he could readily answer.
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As I prepare to read about lots of projects designed to engage students in computing, I hope people will take note of the lessons from this post and elsewhere. Good material and good intentions do not necessarily result in an effective camp or other enrichment program.
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Computer scientists will help companies learn all your secrets.
 
Why the World Needs Computer Scientists

Also linked to your Target Guest ID is demographic information like your age, whether you are married and have kids, which part of town you live in, how long it takes you to drive to the store, your estimated salary, whether you’ve moved recently, what credit cards you carry in your wallet and what Web sites you visit. Target can buy data about your ethnicity, job history, the magazines you read, if you’ve ever declared bankruptcy or got divorced, the year you bought (or lost) your house, where you went to college, what kinds of topics you talk about online, whether you prefer certain brands of coffee, paper towels, cereal or applesauce, your political leanings, reading habits, charitable giving and the number of cars you own.

All that information is meaningless, however, without someone to analyze and make sense of it.
Your shopping habits reveal even the most personal information — like when you’re going to have a baby.
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  • Duke University
    Associate Professor of the Practice, 2001 - present
  • National Science Foundation
    Program Director, 2011 - 2014
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Working on improving CS Education 
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  • Long Valley Middle School
    1985
  • Delbarton School
  • Stanford University
    Computer Science
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Computer Science
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