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Intro to Python STEMinar

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pic of ryan ammons at NOVA STEM 2018My name is Prof. Ryan Ammons, and I teach at Northern Virginia Community College in the Info. and Eng. Tech. Division…click to read something about me. Ich freue mich auf Ihren Besuch!

Hello, world! ;)

If you know anything about me already (or have ever done any coding) then that intro should come as no surprise. It’s the de facto standard ‘first program’ for a beginner to write–or sometimes the first program to write when learning a new language.

Speaking of learning to code, I thought I’d kick off this site with a few links to projects from my courses, past and present, hosted on Repl.it–an in-browser IDE for pretty much any language that you would need to learn or play around with these days.

Here’s a neat website that shows you classes that I teach and provides registration information from NOVA’s public catalog (it’s not a NOVA-affiliated website, though): Annandale, Alexandria

And for some poetic inspiration…

“The best programs are written so that computing machines can perform them quickly and so that human beings can understand them clearly. A programmer is ideally an essayist who works with traditional aesthetic and literary forms as well as mathematical concepts, to communicate the way that an algorithm works and to convince a reader that the results will be correct.”

― Donald E. Knuth, Selected Papers on Computer Science

I love Knuth…but this one really gets the blood pumping

“The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is the lawgiver. No playwright, no stage director, no emperor, however powerful, has ever exercised such absolute authority to arrange a stage or field of battle and to command such unswervingly dutiful actors or troops.”

― Joseph Weizenbaum

Thanks for dropping by. I hope that there will be a lot more interesting and useful content here soon… 🙂

Bis dann–Prof. Ryan Ammons