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How Did People Write Machine Learning Code in the Past?
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How Did People Write Machine Learning Code in the Past?

Summarizes popular programming languages and libraries that have been used for machine learning throughout the past two decades.

Learning Programming at Scale
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Learning Programming at Scale

I summarize my first three years of research as an assistant professor on studying and building tools to support people who are learning computer programming.

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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