[plt-scheme] Re: HTDP on National Radio

From: Benjamin L.Russell (DekuDekuplex at Yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Jun 1 00:53:45 EDT 2009

On Sun, 31 May 2009 19:27:27 -0400, David Van Horn
<dvanhorn at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:

>Brent Fulgham wrote:
>> I turned the radio on this morning and happened to hear radio host Leo 
>> Laporte recommending a young listener interested in learning to program 
>> visit the HTDP (http://www.htdp.org) website and download the book and 
>> use Dr. Scheme.
>> Quite a shock to hear the words Lisp, Scheme, and "extremely advanced 
>> programming language" in a matter of five minutes on a syndicated radio 
>> show. ;-)
>    http://techguylabs.com/radio/ShowNotes/Show566
>    Thomas, Manhattan Beach, CA - Starting a tech company
>    Thomas is 10 years old and he wants to start a software company with
>    his friends! He programs in C++, Java, and Python?! Wow. Leo says he
>    wants Thomas to learn these programs right, not just noodling with
>    them and learning bad habits. So Leo says that Alice is a good place
>    to start, but Leo suggests HTDP.ORG. It’s a programming book written
>    by software professors all over the country and teaches "SCHEME,"
>    which is a "flavor" of a programming language called LISP. Download
>    DrScheme. This will teach you to plan, design, and organize your
>    software ideas.

The next step would be to have somebody host BBC and/or PBS television
programs on programming for beginners using DrScheme.

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