The Runestone Workshop

Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) 2017 is done. Another great few days of meeting colleagues from around the country and talking about computer science education. This year was a little different because Paul Resnick, Barb Ericson, and I conducted a workshop on teaching with the runestone eBooks ...

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Runestone Summer Review Part I

With just about 10 days until classes start, my focus must switch to prep, teaching, and the inevitable committee and faculty meetings. But I wanted to take some time to document a few highlights of the summer. One of the biggest highlights is a redesigned instructor interface for Runestone, that ...

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What is Runestone Interactive

Runestone Interactive started out as a moment of clarity, with a vision of how I wanted to write textbooks. Over the last five years it has evolved and changed in unexpected ways. Even amongst people who care about this project a lot it was hard to pin down a way ...

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Runestone the Gathering

Back in March I had the following conversation with my friend Paul Resnick. “Should we organize a hack-week for runestone?” Paul asked. “Uhmmm sure,” I said wondering to myself who would come? Not that I lacked enthusiasm for the idea, after all what could be better than a week of ...

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Organizing your Runestone Course

With the latest release of the Runestone Tools for this Fall I added a feature that will allow you to edit the table of contents file for your course. This lets you do two really nice things:

  1. You can move chapters around and/or remove sections that you are not ...
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Talk Python to me

Date Tags Python

This interview with Michael Kennedy was really fun to record, and a nice overview of some of the work I have been doing over the past few years. The podcast is well worth subscribing and listening to as he talks to a lot of interesting people about good Python packages ...

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Runestone Fall 2014

Date Tags Python

School is underway again, and now that we are a few weeks in to the semester I wanted to take a minute to talk about growth. Last year about this time things were still pretty chaotic, with the unexpected success of the books the servers were laboring intensely to keep ...

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