Here’s what I am teaching this winter at Clark College

For the winter quarter I will be teaching the following courses at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington: CTEC 121: Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (Python) – 5 credits CTEC 122: HTML Fundamentals (HTML/HTML5/CSS) – 4 credits CTEC 127: PHP/MySQL 1 – 5 credits If you are interested in taking any of these classes please letContinue reading “Here’s what I am teaching this winter at Clark College”

My Fall 2015 Schedule at Clark College

Here is my class schedule for the fall 2015 quarter: Monday – API & Advanced Integration (CTEC 228) 6:30-8:50PM, room SHL 124 Tuesday/Thursday – Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121) 10:30AM-12:50PM, room SHL 125 Tuesday/Thursday – Business Web Practices (CTEC 165) 4:00-5:50pm, room SHL 125 (Tueday) / Foster Auditorium (Thursday) Check the Clark College website toContinue reading “My Fall 2015 Schedule at Clark College”

My Spring 2015 Schedule at Clark College

Here is my class schedule for the spring 2015 quarter: Monday/Wednesday – JavaScript (CTEC 126) 2:00-4:20PM at CCW/WSU, room 104 Tuesday/Thursday – Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121) 10:00AM-12:20PM, room SHL 125 Tuesday/Thursday – PHP with SQL II (Advanced) 3:30-5:50pm, room SHL 124 Check the Clark College website to see when you canContinue reading “My Spring 2015 Schedule at Clark College”

Two Years as a College Professor

This month I completed my second year as a professor at Clark College. In that time I have taught HTML Fundamentals, JavaScript, Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python, PHP with SQL 1 and PHP with SQL 2. In that time I have taught 500 students, received the 2013 Exceptional Faculty Award and haveContinue reading “Two Years as a College Professor”

Classes I am Teaching at Clark College this Fall

For the Fall Quarter I will be teaching the following courses at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington: CTEC 121 (class full): Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (Python) – 5 credits CTEC 122 (class full): HTML Fundamentals (HTML/HTML5/CSS) – 4 credits CTEC 122 (seats available): HTML Fundamentals. This class will be for the Vancouver PublicContinue reading “Classes I am Teaching at Clark College this Fall”

MongoDB and Python: A Simple Example

The code below demonstrates how to use Python to connect to a MongoDB database. I chose to use a cloud based instance of MongoDB provided free of charge by MongoLab.com. The script demonstrates how to: Use the PyMongo library to connect to a Mongo database Insert documents into a collection Display all of the documentsContinue reading “MongoDB and Python: A Simple Example”

Don’t Distract New Programmers with OOP

Thomas Gumz sent me a link to a blog entry entitled “Don’t Distract New Programmers with OOP“. Having just wrapped up one year of teaching “Intro to Programming and Problem Solving” to students at Clark College, I could not agree more. One of the core outcomes of my class is centered around functional decomposition –Continue reading “Don’t Distract New Programmers with OOP”

Learning How to Code with Bruce: The Results

For the past year, I have been teaching a course at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington called “Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121)”. During this time 60 students have successfully completed the course. Here is the class description from the course catalog: Fundamental concepts related to designing and writing computer programs and procedures.Continue reading “Learning How to Code with Bruce: The Results”