Category Archives: programming

Programming for me vs you

I almost titled this “I hate ‘input’ and ‘print’” but that’s not really true. I’m teaching a course called “Introduction to Computational Data Science” this semester, just like I did last spring, and even with only two days under my … Continue reading

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Boltzmann to Blackbody to Electoral College

Ok, I know that’s a weird title, but bear with me, this has some fun stuff in it, including some things I still need help with. The basic idea is that Planck’s solution to Blackbody radiation is an interesting way … Continue reading

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Web App Dev with GAS course

Next month (July 2020) I’m teaching a course called Web App Development with Google Apps Script. I’m excited about it but I realized that I’ve never really described what will happen in the class, especially for those outside of Hamline … Continue reading

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Synchronous meeting dashboard

A while ago I made a site (and blogged about it) that I dubbed “my turn now” (think of a young kid begging to play when you say that aloud) that facilitated moderating a discussion. At the time I made … Continue reading

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Cold live coding in class

I tried an experiment yesterday in my Introduction to Computational Data Science course. We have been working on doing analysis of Kaggle data sets, with each student having picked what they want to work on that will also lead to … Continue reading

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Lifelong computational skills

I’m frantically putting together my syllabus for our brand new Computational Data Science intro course (this comes after a programming course) and I realized that I’m not using one of my favorite syllabus planning tools: this blog! This course was … Continue reading

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Google Apps Script Physics Problem Database

I tweeted out the other day an opinion about using google apps script (GAS from now on) as a web framework: That led to some follow up from my awesome tweeps, including a nudge to write this blog post, so … Continue reading

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App for facilitating calling on people

“Two posts in one day?” you ask? Yep, I’ve kind of forgotten how useful it is to organize my thoughts here and to get such useful feedback from you awesome folks. I’ve been working on a new web app and … Continue reading

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Scripting in the Dean’s office

Today I spent a good part of my day solving a couple of problems with a couple of colleagues. It was a pretty typical day in the Dean’s office (I’ve been the Associate Dean for undergraduate programs in the College … Continue reading

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Form workflow using Google Apps Script

Now that I’m in the dean’s office (Associate Dean for undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts if you must know) I serve on a lot of committees. Several of them accept submissions from faculty, staff, or students and have … Continue reading

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