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Dave Briccetti
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Software developer, teacher, pilot
Software developer, teacher, pilot

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Blog Moved to davebsoft.com
Hi all. I’ve moved my blog to davebsoft.com .

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One of My Best Classes Ever
What a great class we just had! Five kids ages 12–14, all of whom had studied some Python (programming language) with me before, met for five mornings for a class called Intermediate Python II. We learned a lot, and had our share of fun and silliness. Durin...

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Some of you local parents and students may be interested in learning more about my summer classes in Lafayette, California, so let’s have a videoconference where I demo some of what we’ll be doing, and if you like, you can ask questions. You can participate live, interactively, via Google Hangouts, or you can just watch, in real time or later, via YouTube.

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23 Summers at DVC College for Kids
This chart shows the highlights of my 23 summers teaching programming at College for Kids at Diablo Valley College. 2014 was my last . It shows what I taught, who my assistants were (please let me know of any mistakes), and who some of the special guests we...

I’m opening my Minecraft modding with Scala and Forge session today to kid-friendly people I know using Hangouts. Please let me know here (not meetup.com) if you would like to join us. 1–4 Pacific time.
http://www.meetup.com/Young-Programmers/events/220334664/

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I thought I knew a lot about debunking woo woo, but I didn’t know about these “backfire effects”.
Might be useful for the holidays. To summarize, someone with incorrect information can be very hard to get to update that information, partially because it's hard to remember that information is false, but mostly because people often reject information if they view the source as someone outside of their culture or tribe.

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The #hackclock page is up and web-based code editing works! Hack your own digital clock for the #HourOfCode - lesson plan writing is now underway http://hackclock.deckerego.net/  
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