Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Ruby in the Computer Science Classroom

Posted in Conferences, Development, Science on September 18, 2008


Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Ruby in the Computer Science Classroom

What role can Ruby play in formal computer science education? The speaker is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at St. Edward’s University and will discuss how he successfully used Ruby in an upper-division computer science course. Specifically, the brief talk will focus on the assignments given and how the choice of Ruby as a programming language allowed the focus of the class to be on the concepts and not difficulties of a particular programming language (e.g. syntax challenges).

James McGuffee
James McGuffee is an associate professor of computer science at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. His research interests include the pragmatic uses of various computer programming languages. James received his B.S. in computer science from Louisiana Tech University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in computer science from LSU in 1994. James, his wife Lynn, and their son Gage live in south Austin.

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