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The official Jupyter Conference
Aug 21-22, 2018: Training
Aug 22-24, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Jupyter graduates

Douglas Blank (Bryn Mawr College)
1:50pm–2:30pm Friday, August 24, 2018
Extensions and customization, Training and education, Usage and application
Location: Beekman/Sutton North Level: Beginner

Who is this presentation for?

  • Everyone will find value in this presentation.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the different levels that you can take advantage of in the Jupyter stack and how to leverage them for teaching and learning
  • Discover a student's perspective on Jupyter in the classroom

Description

When Douglas Blank first encountered IPython in the browser, he saw its immediate usefulness for the classroom and began reengineering tools he had been developing with colleagues to work with these new technologies. The expansion of they Jupyter ecosystem—its kernels, languages, metakernels, libraries, and magics—helped him transition to a flipped-classroom design, engaging students at multiple levels. For the last four years, Douglas has used nothing but Jupyter in the classroom—from a first-year writing course to a course on assembly language, from biology to computer science, from lectures to homework.

Join in to learn how Douglas has leveraged Jupyter and discover the successes and failures he experienced along the way. Nicole Petrozzo then offers a student’s perspective.

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Douglas Blank

Bryn Mawr College

Doug Blank is an associate professor of computer science at Bryn Mawr College, an all-women’s college outside of Philadelphia. He has been using Python in education for 20 years and Jupyter since its creation. He has developed many languages and tools for Jupyter specifically for pedagogy. His research focuses on combining artificial neural networks and robotics in order to give robots self-motivation.