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digitalmars.D.announce - UPB D Summer School

reply RazvanN <razvan.nitu1305 gmail.com> writes:
Hello,

Edi and myself are glad to announce that the first edition of the 
D Summer School that we organized for the students at the 
University Politehnica of Bucharest has just ended.

We had 8 practical sessions and a hackathon, during which 
students had to work on their project a peer-to-peer client 
implementation using vibe.d). The students were lucky enough to 
actually have Andrei present them the "Design by Introspection" 
course. It goes without saying that they were thrilled.

Our materials can be found here [1] if anybody is interested ( 
big thanks to Ali for his approval on basing our course on his 
book). Photos from the hackathon and Andrei's lecture can be 
found here [2].

We hope that by bringing D bootcamp courses to students we can 
raise awarness on D and increase its popularity and enlarge our 
community.

We have encouraged the graduating students to participate to SAOC 
and also we are in discussions with some of them to initiate them 
into contributing to D.

Cheers,
RazvanN

[1] https://ocw.cs.pub.ro/courses/dss/
[2] 
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMRoQCmOcPh4E9nvn4hL4gGXeebPDYV9lSlH8lMhaZJmL4z6lt6QcCNs8iFvPkmxw?key=WUU3eXY3T05vR09HZlQ3X3ZBTXdidTBNQ3YzU01n
Jul 17
next sibling parent reply M.M. <matus email.cz> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 13:56:38 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
 Hello,

 Edi and myself are glad to announce that the first edition of 
 the D Summer School that we organized for the students at the 
 University Politehnica of Bucharest has just ended.

 [...]
Really nice! I actually think that D could be a nice language to be used for teaching programming. I guess you had the summer school as an advanced topic?
Jul 17
parent Eduard Staniloiu <edi33416 gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 16:36:56 UTC, M.M. wrote:
 On Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 13:56:38 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
 Hello,

 Edi and myself are glad to announce that the first edition of 
 the D Summer School that we organized for the students at the 
 University Politehnica of Bucharest has just ended.

 [...]
Really nice! I actually think that D could be a nice language to be used for teaching programming.
We also believe this and we hope that, sometime in the (near) future, we'll be able to introduce it in one of the 1st year courses
 I guess you had the summer school as an advanced topic?
We had the summer school as an extracurricular course, after the summer finals. Our target audience was represented by, but not restricted to, 3rd year students that have prior experience with OOP languages (C++, Java, Python, etc.). We structured the sessions such that we'll cover as much of what D has to offer, starting from basic types and all the way to advanced meta-programming. From what we've observed, D has the key strength that even complex things such as template constraints and introspection are easy to grasp by a newcomer. Edi
Jul 18
prev sibling next sibling parent Mike Franklin <slavo5150 yahoo.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 13:56:38 UTC, RazvanN wrote:

 We have encouraged the graduating students to participate to 
 SAOC and also we are in discussions with some of them to 
 initiate them into contributing to D.
And we'd love to have them. "Well done!" to everyone involved. Mike
Jul 17
prev sibling parent reply Meta <jared771 gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 13:56:38 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
 Hello,

 Edi and myself are glad to announce that the first edition of 
 the D Summer School that we organized for the students at the 
 University Politehnica of Bucharest has just ended.

 We had 8 practical sessions and a hackathon, during which 
 students had to work on their project a peer-to-peer client 
 implementation using vibe.d). The students were lucky enough to 
 actually have Andrei present them the "Design by Introspection" 
 course. It goes without saying that they were thrilled.

 Our materials can be found here [1] if anybody is interested ( 
 big thanks to Ali for his approval on basing our course on his 
 book). Photos from the hackathon and Andrei's lecture can be 
 found here [2].

 We hope that by bringing D bootcamp courses to students we can 
 raise awarness on D and increase its popularity and enlarge our 
 community.

 We have encouraged the graduating students to participate to 
 SAOC and also we are in discussions with some of them to 
 initiate them into contributing to D.

 Cheers,
 RazvanN

 [1] https://ocw.cs.pub.ro/courses/dss/
 [2] 
 https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMRoQCmOcPh4E9nvn4hL4gGXeebPDYV9lSlH8lMhaZJmL4z6lt6QcCNs8iFvPkmxw?key=WUU3eXY3T05vR09HZlQ3X3ZBTXdidTBNQ3YzU01n
That's awesome! Did the students earn actual credit hours for this bootcamp, or was it more interest-based?
Jul 17
parent Eduard Staniloiu <edi33416 gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 18:35:21 UTC, Meta wrote:
 On Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 13:56:38 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
 [...]
That's awesome! Did the students earn actual credit hours for this bootcamp, or was it more interest-based?
The summer school was interest-based. There are quite a few cool summer schools organized at UPB, all interest-based, ranging from security (exploits, CTFs, etc.), networking and IoT to Android programming and ML. The great part: almost all of the students applying and attending those are also doing an internship for the summer, so we (organizers of summer schools) are competing to attract the best students and prove to them that their free, after work, time was well spent and they learned something cool, interesting and (most importantly) useful. We are very pleased with how the events took place and we're excited for an "encore"! Edi
Jul 18