Organizers Dr. Phil Chan Ms. Rosalyn Bursey; (321) 674-7777 William Nyffenegger Tiger Sun
Schedule 9am arrival 11:30am-12:30pm lunch at Panther Dining Hall (all you care to eat) 3pm dismissal We will have breaks every now and then in the afternoon and morning. Restrooms are located in the center of the Olin building. No food or drink in the computer labs.
“Oscars” We will demonstrate students’ projects Everyone is invited (friends and family) – 1:30pm, Friday, July 18th – Olin Life Science Auditorium (Room 130)
Flash Drives Please check-in every morning and again at dismissal – we recommend pick-up and drop-off outside the labs or behind Olin building Leave the flash drives with the Alice software and name tags – we’ll distribute them every morning. You can have the flash drives at the end of camp
Emergency Contact Please verify that we have your emergency contact information correct. Please verify that we have all the paperwork.
Goals Have fun. Make simple computer-generated animations. Introduce computational thinking.
Alice 3D animation Designed to ease students into computational problem solving actions of characters in 3D (vs manipulation of data)
Alice Example PJ’s Dream – http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/web/alice09/videos/pjsDream/pjsDream.mov Set – http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/web/alice09/videos/set/set.mov
Computer Science (CS) Car drivers vs. car designers
Computer Science (CS) Car drivers vs. car designers CS is not using a computer – design and create software and hardware Little CS in Brevard high schools – 1 out of 16 public high schools 3 years ago – Currently 4 out of 16 – Available at Florida Virtual School
Brief Analogy Multiplication Compare two ways of multiplying: n^8 = n*n*n*n*n*n*n*n seven multiplications Or: n*n=m; m*m=p; p*p=n^8. Only three multiplications required
Reminder: “Oscars” We will demonstrate students’ projects Everyone is invited (friends and family) – 1:30pm, Friday, July 18th – Olin Life Science Auditorium (Room 130)
Where are we? We are on the campus of Florida Tech
What is Alice? Using Alice, one can quickly create an animated movie in which characters move about and interact in an imagined 3D world. Along the way, you learn how to write a simple computer program. The results don’t look like Toy Story, but you can experience the satisfaction of getting a computer to do what you want it to do—and of showing off waddling penguins or attacking bugs.
In a computer program, each instruction specifies an action. Writing a program to animate 3D objects is all about deciding what actions you want these objects to perform. With Alice, students begin by crafting stories. Then, they work out lists of actions that must go into the programs to tell the story. The students learn how to break a large problem into smaller pieces. It’s a bit like doing a word problem in math.
Users select characters, such as ice skaters or monsters, and environments, such as a forest or a city. They then create scenes in which the characters talk and move around in these environments. Working with Alice, students aren’t faced with the hardest part of writing a computer program— specifying in excruciating detail, and in exactly the right language, every little thing that has to happen
All ICPC Winners Since 2000 YearUniversity 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, and 2004 Санкт-Петербу́ргский госуда́рственный университе́т информацио́нных техноло́гий, меха́ники и о́птики (Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics) 2011 浙江大学 (Zhejian Univerisity) 2010, 2005, and 2002 上海交通大学 (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) 2007, and 2003 Uniwersytet Warszawski (University of Warsaw) 2006Саратовский Государственный Университет (Saratov State University) 2001, and 2000 Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет (Saint Petersburg State University)