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Python is Now the Most Popular Introductory Teaching Language at Top U.S. Universities
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Python is Now the Most Popular Introductory Teaching Language at Top U.S. Universities

Eight of the top 10 CS departments in the U.S., and ~70% of the top 40, teach Python in introductory courses.

Small-Group Code Reviews for Education
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Small-Group Code Reviews for Education

Real-time, small-group code reviews are great learning opportunities for students.

Data Science Workflow: Overview and Challenges
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Data Science Workflow: Overview and Challenges

I provide an overview of the data science workflow and highlight some challenges that data scientists face in their work.

Coping With Linux Distro Fragmentation (Visualized in One Giant Diagram)
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Coping With Linux Distro Fragmentation (Visualized in One Giant Diagram)

I describe software incompatibility problems caused by fragmentation in Linux-based operating systems and present one potential solution.

Teaching Real-World Programming
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Teaching Real-World Programming

In this post, I describe a ubiquitous style of programming that, to my knowledge, has never been formally taught in the classroom.

Teaching Programming To A Highly Motivated Beginner
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Teaching Programming To A Highly Motivated Beginner

I recount what I learned from spending nine months teaching computer programming to a person with no prior programming experience.
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