tjg 2015-06-03T13:03:15.000061Z

@ulsa: Great! I'm particularly interested in what doesn't work, so we can avoid them next week Friday/Saturday.

tjg 2015-06-03T13:03:53.000062Z

(Or perhaps, find a way to make them work. :simple_smile: )

ulsa 2015-06-03T13:03:56.000063Z

@tjg: ie not this weekend?

tjg 2015-06-03T13:04:12.000064Z

Next weekend. The 12 & 13th.

ulsa 2015-06-03T13:05:09.000066Z

gave them a week to answer, so on Wednesday we should have their views

tjg 2015-06-03T13:06:11.000067Z

@ulsa: Awesome! No need to rush/stress BTW; I'm sure all will be fine.

tjg 2015-06-03T13:07:17.000068Z

Anyway, I'm really hoping we can make it more than a one-time thing, so any inevitable mistakes can be fixed over time.

ulsa 2015-06-03T13:08:08.000069Z

our students struggled with functions, and the last few modules were wasted on them; more exercises and a gentler slope on using functions and writing functions and understanding what arguments are; quil was great though

tjg 2015-06-03T13:09:05.000070Z

Hmm, good points... Will make sure to raise that this evening at coaches' training.

ulsa 2015-06-03T13:10:25.000072Z

since functions really, in my opinion, is the secret to programming, it's really important that they get it

martinklepsch 2015-06-03T13:11:20.000073Z

@tjg @ulsa: we had an organizers meeting yesterday and were discussing which curriculum to choose — which one did you choose and how did it work out?

ulsa 2015-06-03T13:11:45.000074Z

which choices are there?

tjg 2015-06-03T13:11:46.000075Z

Ok, I'll speak with my mentee next week about functions, and see what she thinks.

martinklepsch 2015-06-03T13:13:04.000076Z

@ulsa: there’s the quil thing and then there also is an older web app type thing — as far as I understood the quil one is more recent but not always chosen by organizers

tjg 2015-06-03T13:13:29.000077Z

@martinklepsch: Yes, the organizers chose the Quil one.

ulsa 2015-06-03T13:13:48.000079Z

@martinklepsch: we chose quil

tjg 2015-06-03T13:15:09.000080Z

Now to think of all the ways one can think of functions, and boil that down into a simple visualization or something. :simple_smile:

ulsa 2015-06-03T13:16:54.000081Z

stu h had a few nice slides a while back on that subject I think

tjg 2015-06-03T13:18:15.000082Z

Ah, probably in Clojure Inside Out? Good, I bought those videos...

ulsa 2015-06-03T13:20:59.000085Z

p 17-18

tjg 2015-06-03T13:21:15.000086Z

Great, thanks again!

ulsa 2015-06-03T13:22:03.000087Z

once we have their responses to our form, we'll put together their views with our views and post something here

martinklepsch 2015-06-03T13:25:53.000088Z

Looking forward!

martinklepsch 2015-06-03T13:26:02.000089Z

We’re also tending towards quil :simple_smile: