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GeekWire: “Secrets of computer science: Tips for aspiring programmers, and advice for their teachers”

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UW CSE alums Taylor Williams, Jeff Prouty, Dana Wen, Tam Armstrong, and Carolyn Hughes

Our friends at GeekWire report on the alumni panel of this week’s CS4HS workshop for middle school and high school teachers:

“Understanding how to work effectively on a team is critical for a successful career in computer science, you can be a great programmer no matter when you start learning – and, yes, the perks for employees at big tech companies are pretty sweet.

“Those were some of the takeaways from a panel that the University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering department hosted on Friday afternoon as part of an annual event called CS4HS to expose middle and high school teachers to computer science.

“Five UW alumni, who graduated from the department and now work at Seattle-area companies, shared thoughts on their work experience after graduating and what teachers can do to help encourage more students to study computer science.

“Here are highlights from the panel …”

Read more here! Learn all about CS4HS here. Learn about DawgBytes (“A Taste of CSE”), UW CSE’s extensive K-12 outreach program, here.

July 18, 2015