The CCSCNE brings together faculty, staff, and students from academic institutions throughout the Northeast for exchange of ideas and information concerning undergraduate computing curricula.
This conference provides an affordable regional forum for the exchange of information and ideas pertaining to the concerns of computing and computing curricula in a smaller academic environment. The conference proper runs from Friday at 1:00 p.m. to Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and includes a plenary speaker on Friday at 1:00, a Friday evening banquet, a Saturday morning speaker, a Saturday luncheon, parallel paper sessions, tutorials, panels, student posters, a best paper award, and vendor displays. There are pre-conference workshops, and a pre-conference programming contest.
A radical approach to teaching object-oriented programming
Andries van Dam
Thomas J. Watson, Jr., University Professor of Technology and Education and Professor of Computer Science, Brown University
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In this talk, I describe the approach to teaching introductory programming that I have followed for more than a decade at Brown, and that has been successfully adopted at other schools such as
In this talk I will describe the motivation and philosophy of this radical approach and illustrate with examples of PowerPoint lectures. The approach is embodied in the book by Sanders and van Dam, _Object-Oriented Programming in Java_.
Dr. Andries van Dam is the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Professor of Technology and Education and Professor of Computer Science at Brown University and was Brown’s first Vice President for Research. He has been a member of Brown's faculty since 1965, is a co-founder of Brown’s Computer Science Department, and was its first Chairman, from 1979 to 1985. His research includes work on computer graphics, hypermedia systems, post-WIMP user interfaces, including pen-centric computing, and educational software. He has been working for nearly four decades on systems for creating and reading electronic books with interactive illustrations for use in teaching and research.
He is the
nearly a dozen books, including, Computer Graphics:
Principles and Practice,
with James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, and John F. Hughes
and, most recently, Object-Oriented Programming in Java: A
Approach with Kathryn E. Sanders (Addison-Wesley,
received a B.S. degree, with honors, in Engineering Sciences from
His web page is at: http://www.cs.brown.edu/~avd/
Mary Jane Irwin
Evan Pugh Professor and A. Robert Noll Chair in Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Irwin has been on the faculty at
Her web page is at:
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Authors are invited to submit papers, as well as proposals for panels, tutorials and workshops. Undergraduate students are invited to submit poster abstracts. More information is available on the authors page.
Vendors are invited to purchase display tables at the conference, and to sponsor breaks or the reception. Direct questions to email@example.com
A pre-conference Computer Programming Contest for 3-person college teams will be held on Friday morning, April 20th from 9:00-12:00, preceded by a briefing on contest rules and the computer system. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a $50 non-refundable team fee; in addition, each team member must register for the conference. A faculty sponsor is required. Rules will be similar to the ACM International Contest. All judging will be done objectively using sets of data meant to test all cases. Winners will be announced at the banquet. Direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the CCSCNE-2007 College Programming Contest is open now. The deadline for registration is Feb. 28th. This pre-conference Computer Programming Contest for 3-person college teams will be held on Friday morning, April 20th. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. A faculty sponsor is required. The Contest will run from 9:00am to 12:00noon and winners will be announced at the banquet.
To register for the contest, please use this form.
Birds of a feather tables will be available at the banquet. Those who wish to suggest topics or volunteer as group leaders should send email to email@example.com.
Paul Tymann, RIT
Keith Whittington, RIT
Ali Erkan, Ithaca College
James Heliotis, RIT
Jim Teresco, Williams College
Rameen Mohammadi, SUNY Oswego
Evelyn Stiller, Plymouth State University
Ingrid Russell, University of
Frank Ford, Providence College
Nadia Bolaek, RIT
Hemant Pendharkar, Worcester State College
Adrian Ionescu, Wagner College
Frank Ford, Providence College
Zack Butler, RIT
James Kwon, RIT
Roxanne Canosa, RIT
Wendy Benjamin, RIT
Stephen Bloch, Adelphi
Ziya Arnavut, SUNY Fredonia