Friday, February 3, 2012

APCS: AP Computer Science Recruiting Office!

Welcome to Computing at Baldwin Senior High School! My name is Mr. Garcia. I teach in the Math Department at good old BSHS. I'm here today to encourage you to take AP Computer Science aka APCS.

APCS is a fun course I've been teaching since the CollegeBoard introduced it in 1984. APCS is an extension of CSH where we use the Java programming language as a vehicle to learn about Object Oriented Programming which is all the rage these days! Programming with Objects makes it very easy to do lots of Number Crunching and Graphics! We use a great textbook by Cay Horstmann, a world reknown expert in Java,, pictured above. BTW, all your work is stored online and we use an eText, so you don't even have to bring anything to class!

Also, the first thing you'll notice is that I don't do Windows, and neither does my maid! We are currently using the 64bit Ubuntu 11.04 Linux Desktop which is a rock solid, programmer friendly system designed with network security, multitasking, multiprocessing and multiuser support built-in from the ground up. Please see the video above and sign-up sheet below:

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