Programming Children

I know that title seems funny but it is the correct title in all ways that matter.

Last weekend, instead of moving my compute back to my office, my children decided it was time to learn how to do some programming. Who was I to say no? Macs…POWER UP!

Starting with Python and already 2 of the three are already getting it a bit with the 7-year-old not far behind.

I am looking forward to tomorrow evening for another round of this. I have already converted my daughters first python program to C to show that learning the concepts count for more than learning only the syntax. She thought it was cool and started editing it to see what would happen, and got her first core dump. Pointers…they are messy things!

I’m pretty excited if you couldn’t tell.

(and already updated one Mac with Python 3.3, 2 more to go)