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bio website robotclub.ab.ca
location Alberta, Canada
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I was a professional video-game developer in Vancouver. Now I'm working at a Mac sysadmin in rural Southern Alberta.

I'm a competent C++ programmer, I love python, I've learned a little bit about Objective-C, and, of late, I'm programming in Smalltalk (Squeak), hacking on Scratch to help kids learn robotics.


Jan
23
comment Fiction that includes BASIC programs
Well, I can't add an answer now, but this sounds very similar to what I was seeking: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Adventure (via shkspr.mobi/blog/2012/11/the-python-pals-program-a-problem )
Jan
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Dec
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Jun
20
answered What is the best local version control tool for personal use?
Dec
13
comment Are robotics engineers also programmers?
@Omeid: If you know the sort of place you'd like to work, see if they job listings, and look at the qualifications, or talk to HR, possibly asking, "I'd like to work for a firm like yours. What would make me an excellent candidate to do so?"
Dec
13
comment Are robotics engineers also programmers?
@Omeid: Being an outsider, I can only guess if this is the course you want. It may well give you the foundation you want to excel. If you contact the organization, they'll surely have counselors or advisors you can talk to who will help you decide which program they have is best for you, but, speaking of organizations in general, may or may not say (or even know) if they don't have something that is a good fit. Again, I heartily recommend talking to actual students there.
Dec
13
comment Are robotics engineers also programmers?
@Omeid: It is tough, but I strongly recommend you talk to some (at least three) students who are in the program of studies -- especially in the last year -- and ask what they think about it, and what they'd recommend. If you can get there, see if the school has a 'student for a day' program, and be sure to talk to people. Ask the school if they'd give you a list of recent graduates (bearing in mind that they'll select people who did well there) and e-mail them to ask about their experience. I think it is more valuable to talk to the students than the organization for an unbiased view.
Dec
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Dec
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answered Are robotics engineers also programmers?
Dec
13
comment Are robotics engineers also programmers?
Consider asking this question on electronics.stackexchange.com as well.
Dec
6
comment Fiction that includes BASIC programs
Sounds like an interesting book. I played "Gateway II: Homeworld", and it sounds like it is based on the universe in that book.
Dec
6
comment Fiction that includes BASIC programs
If I were to do a novel like this, I'd have challenges for building things with Mindstorms NXT robots, or possibly using the Arduino, or maybe, say, programming with PyGame. In any case, a small audience, indeed. That is an interesting list; it is too bad it doesn't appear to have the type of books I'm looking for.
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5
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