18 episodes

A show about computer science and computer science education by Charlie Harrington and Oz Nova.

The CS Primer Show Charlie Harrington and Oz Nova

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A show about computer science and computer science education by Charlie Harrington and Oz Nova.

    E18: Do you love programming as much as Thorsten Ball does?

    E18: Do you love programming as much as Thorsten Ball does?

    Programming is the best! We're chatting with Thorsten Ball (self-published author of Writing an Interpreter in Go and Writing a Compiler in Go) about all of our mutual favorite topics: learning new stuff, great textbooks, writing, and why bugs are actually great (a gift, even!).
    Shownotes
    Writing an Interpreter in Go (Thorsten's book): Writing a Compiler in Go (Thorsten's book) The Dragon Book (compilers)Thorsten's newsletter: Thorsten's website Zed.dev Sourcegraph 

    • 50 min
    E17: 1000 Hours Away From Being Exceptional

    E17: 1000 Hours Away From Being Exceptional

    Zach Latta is the founder of Hack Club (hackclub.com). Zach's a high school dropout who's now helped 30k high school students around the world start their own coding clubs. He also helped build the much-beloved "yo" texting app in 2014. This is a fun conversation about coding in school, being a kid, the importance of friendship in learning, and realizing that you can make awesome stuff with awesome people in this world.
    Shownotes:
    Hack Club László Polgár Yo App: Neopets Putting the You in CPU Pizza Hut BOOK-IT Program

    • 59 min
    E16: What if textbooks were actually fun?

    E16: What if textbooks were actually fun?

    Oz and Charlie brainstorm their "Stripe Press for kids" publishing idea! 
    Shownotes:
    Klutz PressCharlie's blog post about Klutz PressHacker News discussion about Charlie's Klutz Press blogLittle Schemer: https://mitpress.mit.edu/978026256099...Abstract Algebra: A Student Friendly Approach: https://www.amazon.com/Abstract-Algeb...Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective: https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Syste...Intel CeleronThe Diamond AgeQuantum CountyExecute Program Mitsumasa AnnoOz's Requests for Collaboration 

    • 51 min
    E15: Finding your live wire for motivation

    E15: Finding your live wire for motivation

    Brandon Hendrickson (creator of scienceisweird.com) says no one's ever asked him about the sabertooth tiger skull in his Zoom background - until now! Brandon's a teacher steeped in the ideas of Kieran Egan - a prolific educational theorist who believes the world is FASCINATING and that IMAGINATION is key to how we humans learn. We explore how Egan's approach could work for autodidact software engineers, offer untold book suggestions, and, of course, propose some ways that ChatGPT might be able to help us along the way.
    Shownotes:
    Science is WEIRDBrandon's 2023 Astral Codex Ten book review contest winning review of Kieran Egan's THE EDUCATED MINDKieran Egan (wikipedia)A New History of Greek Mathematics - Reviel NetzDie Hard water jug challenge XKCD someone is wrong on the internet

    • 1 hr 31 min
    E14: Brit Cruise and the computer magic show

    E14: Brit Cruise and the computer magic show

    Brit Cruise creates educational videos, learning experiments, and other amazing things that "connect young people with their futures as young as possible." He's worked with Khan Academy, Codecademy,  Pixar, Disney, Unity, and more to conjure up magical educational experiences for kids.
    Shownotes:
    Brit Cruise's websiteStoryxperientialX in a BoxArt of the ProblemPixar in a BoxKhan Academy James Burke "Connections"

    • 1 hr 13 min
    E13: Why some people learn much faster than others

    E13: Why some people learn much faster than others

    Charlie wants to talk about the latest Paul Graham essay "How to Do Great Work" and Oz wants to talk about jiu-jitsu (again).
    Show notes:
    How to Do Great Work - Paul Graham You and Your Research - Richard Hamming"Jozef Chen On Rapid Learning From Jiu-Jitsu Instructionals & Technique Tinkering"Jozef Chen recent competition victoryMikey Musumeci on Joe Rogan"There's no speed limit" - Derek SiversTeach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy LessonsOz's article about how his 3 year old learned to readLaura Deming on The Good Time Show#computerscience #learning #education #jiujitsu #startup #technology

    • 1 hr 5 min

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