CSTA Central NJ


North and Central Jersey chapters: The following is the upcoming (tentative) schedule of meetings.

Date

Chapter

Location

Topic

Oct 4th - 6-8pm

NNJ / CNJ

Rutgers

Welcome Back

Nov

NNJ

Drew

TBA

Dec 6th - 6-8pm

CNJ

Princeton

Brian Kernighan Bio -

Jan

NNJ

Drew

TBA

Feb 7th - 6-8pm

CNJ

Rutgers

Scratch for Beginners, PyGame, and Legislative Update

March

NNJ


No meeting this month

April 11th 6-8pm

CNJ

Princeton - Classroom Friend 008 in the Friend Center - adjacent to Computer Science building. 

Guest speaker - Professor Stephen A. Edwards <http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~sedwards/> of Columbia University

May

NNJ / CNJ

Rutgers

TBA

CSTA NJ-Central Chapter Leadership 2017-18:

President
Adam Michlin, Golda Och Academy, West Orange, NJ

Vice President
Claudette Guy, Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ

Secretary
Dara Kirschenbaum-Perry, Jackson Memorial High School, Jackson, NJ

Past President
John Hadju, Chatham High School, Chatham, NJ

University Liaison
Dan Leyzberg, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Community College Liaison
Peter Geiselman, Brookdale Community College, Middletown, NJ

K-8 Representative
Tristan Miller, Van Derveer Elementary School, Somerville, NJ

CSTA Chapter Representative
Fran Trees, Rutgers University

Webmaster
Kim Smith, Saint Ann School, Lawrence NJ

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Announcements:

April Meeting UPDATE:
As promised, our meeting this Wednesday, April 11th, at Princeton University from 6-8pm will be located at:

Classroom Friend 008 in the Friend Center (adjacent to Computer Science building). 

You can park for free in Lot 13, Lot 10, 13, and 2 which are all within a 5 minute walk. Here is a parking map:
Time to RSVP! And a reminder, since I always forget to remind everyone, that dinner is being graciously provided by Princeton University. Information about room number and parking will be announced shortly.

Here's the original announcement with updated schedule:

CSTA Central NJ is pleased to announce our April meeting where our guest speaker will be Professor Stephen A. Edwards <http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~sedwards/> of Columbia University on Wednesday April 11th at Princeton University from 6-8pm.

Professor Edwards will be giving a beginners introduction to computer architecture using the famous Altair 8800 computer as a model. The presentation will include basics of computer architecture for K-12 teacher and historical context for one of the earliest "personal computers". The Vintage Computer Federation <http://vcfed.org> has graciously offered to provide a real working Altair 8800 (circa 1974 or so) and Professor Edwards will be bringing the newly available Arduino based Altair emulator <https://www.altairduino.com/> for those interested in a unique project for your Arduino based classrooms. Imagine being able to literally show your students how people used to, once upon a time, program computers with actual on and off switches!

In short, this presentation is aimed at all levels!

Our schedule will be:

6-7pm - Professor Edwards - Altair 8800 Architecture and History
7-7:10pm - About the Vintage Computer Federation
7:10-7:20pm - About the Franklin Institute Historical Video Game Exhibit
7:20-8pm - Free discussion time

As long as you are planning your calendar, be sure to consider the upcoming Vintage Computer Festival East on May 18-20th at InfoAge in Wall, NJ:

http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/

Students 17 and younger get in for free! 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with questions about this event or anything else.

Best wishes,

    -Adam



CSTANJ -ADVOCACY UPDATE -Presented by DARYL DETRICK-FEBRUARY 7, 2018 - View the Powerpoint Presentation

Video of Interview with Brian Kernighan - Computer Science Education