GaTech SqueakEnd 2002
Last updated at 2:57 pm UTC on 16 January 2006
Posted to the Squeak list on January 16, 2002:
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:
CS FACULTY, PRESENTERS, AND SQUEAKERS
WORKSHOP ON THE INTEGRATION OF MULTIMEDIA
CONSTRUCTION IN COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
May 3-5, 2002
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Building projects involving graphics, sound, music, animation, video,
and other forms of media can motivate computer science students,
particularly those who may not be excited about more traditional
programming projects. (Does anyone really believe that "Hello,
World!" is a motivating assignment?) Valued computer science
learning objectives can be met with multimedia assignments as well as
with traditional assignments. Modern hardware makes these kinds of
projects possible on traditional computers, and modern software like
Squeak makes multimedia approachable and understandable.
The NSF Division of Undergraduate Education is sponsoring a workshop
to help CS faculty to learn about integrating multimedia construction
in CS courses. Speakers will include Dr. Alan Kay and CS faculty
such as Dr. Rick Zaccone and Dr. Mark Guzdial who are using Squeak to
enable multimedia projects in their current courses.
Concurrently, Stephen Pair is organizing a SqueakEnd at the same
place on the same weekend. The goal is to create synergy between the
two events. Squeakers who come for the SqueakEnd can also attend
workshop sessions that they're interested in, and workshop attendees
can hang out with the Squeakers to hear about the latest Squeak
FACILITIES: We'll be using two classrooms, each equipped with two
projectors, NT computers in the classrooms, and Ethernet connections.
Directly adjacent to the classrooms is a cluster of over 40
workstations: Pentium workstations bootable into NT or Linux, and
SPARC workstations running Solaris. Outside the glass walls of the
cluster is an open area with DHCP Ethernet connections at each table.
Attendees will be given a College username/password for workstation
and DHCP access for the weekend.
CALL FOR CS FACULTY ATTENDEES: We have funding for some 25 CS faculty
to attend the workshop. Workshop attendees will have their lodging
and meals covered, but are responsible for their own travel.
Attendees will also recieve a CD with workshop materials and a copy
of the textbook "Squeak: Object-oriented design with multimedia
applications" by Guzdial (2001) courtesy of Prentice-Hall. CS faculty
interested in attending the workshop should email
email@example.com with a subject line of "MM-CSED: Attend"
Please tell us:
- Your name and institution (Sorry – only US institution faculty are eligible)
- The course(s) you teach where you might integrate multimedia and Squeak
- Your email address, phone number, and fax number
- If you have any previous Squeak experience
There are limited funds available to pay travel expenses of some
faculty attendees. If you are interested in receiving these funds,
please make your argument in your application and give us an estimate
of your travel expenses. Our criteria in selecting faculty for
travel funding are:
- Increasing diversity in faculty attendees and in students potentially being reached;
- Number of students potentially being reached (e.g., we will favor teaching institutions over research institutions);
- Enthusiasm of the faculty applicants.
Applications will be accepted until March 1. We will inform
applicants of decisions by March 15.
CALL FOR PRESENTERS: There are still some presentation slots open.
If you are using Squeak in your class to integrate multimedia
content, or if you would like to present some multimedia programming
techniques that might be used in a CS class, we would welcome your
participation! We have funding for travel, as well as lodging and
meals for presenters. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a
subject line of "MM-CSED: Present" Please tell us:
- Your name, email address, phone number, and fax number
- What you would like to present
- An estimate of your travel expenses
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in
presenting, by February 1 at the latest, and we will get back to you
by Feb. 15. If you have materials that that you would like us to
include on a workshop/SqueakEnd CD, we will need them by April 1.
CALL FOR SQUEAKERS TO COME TO SQUEAKEND: If you are interested in
coming to the Atlanta Spring 2002 SqueakEnd, please let Stephen Pair
know at email@example.com. We are asking SqueakEnd attendees to pay $90
BY CHECK OR CASH ONLY to cover meals. (Our NSF funds can only be
used to pay for faculty attendees and presenters, but we don't want
to have to segregate folks at meals. By having Squeakers contribute,
we can have joint meals.) We can only comfortably handle about 100
people total. Please let us know if you are planning to join us for
SqueakEnd by March 15 for planning purposes. We will reserve a block
of rooms at the same hotel as the Workshop attendees and presenters.
Hope to see you in May in Atlanta!
Mark Guzdial : Georgia Tech : College of Computing : Atlanta, GA 30332-0280
Associate Professor - Learning Sciences & Technologies.
Collaborative Software Lab - http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/csl/