[Techtalk] Re: [Issues] C programming "course"

Akkana akkana at shallowsky.com
Wed Jan 9 14:31:58 EST 2002

> Michelle wrote:
> > Also, if others have other ideas for courses, that would be cool, and all
> > we'd need is point people to be the coordinator for individual courses.

Erin Mulder writes:
> I'm mostly a lurker here, but my C is pretty rusty and I'd be interested in
> following along, whether with K+R (my favorite) or another book.
> I can also offer myself up as a guru/coordinator if anyone is interested in
> learning Java (or a related framework/API... e.g. J2EE, Swing, etc.).
> I pretty much live and breathe the stuff.

I'd be interested in that, especially from a Linux perspective.
I've written some applets, and periodically think about updating
my Java knowledge to get more fluent in new stuff like J2EE/Swing,
but I keep hitting problems getting downloaded JDKs to work at all,
and all the Java folks I know are Windows users.  I'd also be interested
in a kernel hacking "class", or in scripting languages (perl/python/php
or whatever).

I'd be happy to help folks in the C class with C/C++ questions, too.
Classes like this sound like a great use of Linuxchix.
Maybe we could set a time and meet on the IRC channel?
(Though it's sometimes hard to find a time that works for everyone
when we're halfway around the world from each other ... I love the net.)

Oh, on the other issue, add another vote for keeping the guys. :-)
I've been in some women-only classes where there really was a reason
for excluding men (for example, a self-defense class I took where some
of the students were there because of a past rape experience, and
wouldn't be comfortable acting out attack scenarios with men), but
that doesn't apply here.  Linuxchix works nicely the way it is.


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