[racket] Summer programs learning Racket for a student

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Tue Apr 15 11:33:52 EDT 2014

If there's not one right now, perhaps some .edu person will be able to 
create something like that.

A backup idea, if a programming summer camp doesn't pan out this year, 
is project-oriented self-directed study, using the Racket email list for 
technical questions and perhaps for some project advising.  Learn by 
doing.  The big drawback is that this doesn't include socializing with 
other kids.  Maybe there is some camp that would let him hang out with 
other students, but he'd be working on his own stuff and getting his 
technical help over email.  Or maybe there is another kid in his town 
who wants to do the same thing with Racket, and they can work together 
from cafes or college student centers or wherever.

There's also the occasional Racket or Lisp get-together in Boston, which 
might be a nice little complement to whatever else he does this summer.  
If he's in Providence, he can take the commuter rail to Boston (and 
someone can make sure that afterwards he's not waiting alone for the 
Orange Line at Ruggles after dark :).

Neil V.

jab at math.brown.edu wrote at 04/15/2014 11:07 AM:
> Dear Racket Users,
> I've been tutoring an 8th grader in Racket for the last few months. 
> We're just about to finish part I of HtDP2e 
> (http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/matthias/HtDP2e/part_one.html).
> He's interested in doing a summer program along the lines of 
> http://www.idtech.com/teens/ but ideally he'd be able to continue 
> learning Racket where we leave off. Does anyone know of any summer 
> programs for teens where Racket is the language used?
> A friend of mine used to teach one at Brown, but from 
> http://www.brown.edu/ce/pre-college/catalog/?p%5B%5D=1 it looks like 
> now only bash, Python, and Matlab are available. Google searches like 
> "racket programming summer camp" didn't immediately turn up anything 
> either (and inevitably include results about tennis camps).
> Thanks for any tips you may have.

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