In another day or so I am heading down to Houston Texas for the annual SIGCSE conference. SIGCSE is by far my favorite conference of the year. It is attended by university, community college and high school computer science educators. Friday is officially and by tradition the special day for high school computer science teachers by the way. Some of the best computer science educators in the country, perhaps the world, will be there. It is a wonderful chance to learn from the best.
For the most part I will be hanging around the Microsoft booth in the exhibit hall. I am going to try to find my way into some of the presentations though. At one point on Saturday there are four talks I would like to hear all at the same time. I’ll probably wind up trying to get into Nifty Assignments session which is one of the most popular sessions every year. There is a record of all the Nifty Assignments from previous years at http://nifty.stanford.edu/ and if you are ever looking for nifty assignments that is one of the first places to look.
If any of you are going to be at SIGCSE this year please look me up. If I’m not at the Microsoft booth someone there should be able to help you connect. Oh and my boss will be there so if you want to say anything good or bad about me you’ll have that chance as well.