Dave B’s Student Information System

Title Time Item
Lafayette Library Makerfest July 22, 10–2 July 21, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Hi all. Sorry for the short notice, but there’s a fun event at the Lafayette Library July 22:

I’ll be exhibiting and giving mini programming lessons from 10–11:50, then teaching a class on Python and JavaScript with Phaser from 12–1:30.

The library is handling enrollment for the free class.

Summer 2017 Classes May 16, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Hi all. I hope many of you will be interested in forming groups for classes with me this summer. If you’ll update your children’s interests and availability in my online system, I can suggest groupings of kids and times. Or, if you prefer, just email me and we can try to create something.

On a personal note, I am back into flying small airplanes. I’ve joined a flying club at Buchanan Field in Concord, and have access to four small planes. (As a result, some of my current students have been doing flying-related programming exercises and projects.) Let me know if you’re interested in sharing expenses and making some day trips to scenic places for a nature walk or to see the sights.

Dave Briccetti

Status of My Teaching Program Jan. 31, 2017, 11:44 p.m.

I have 12 regular students now who come here once a week for an hour or hour and a half (in all but one case), as individuals or in groups of from two to five. Most are learning Python, doing little games and simulations or 2D or 3D graphics with turtle graphics or Processing. Some are doing JavaScript with the Phaser Sandbox, and one is doing 3D graphics with Scala and Processing.

I have time for more students, so please contact me if you’re interested. The price is $75/hour for from one to six students.

Interesting Computer Programming Art Jan. 13, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

I’ve been having some fun lately making art with computer programming. You can see some of my videos on YouTube. Several of my students are enjoying this kind of programming, too.