Who will be announced the next Microsoft Small Basic Guru? Read more about July 2017 competition

What is Small Basic Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the best articles posted that month. This is your chance to be announced as MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH! One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and community…

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month - July 2017

These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Contribute to the challenges in…

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Small Basic: Teaching Girls to Code! -- What are we doing and where are we headed?

Small Basic is focusing on teaching girls to code. As we build improvements like the online version we describe in this video, the improvements are also beneficial as we teach boys as well as girls. This video shows how we’re headed toward an online version, more social/collaborative features, and we’re building out curriculum to teach…


Finish June Strong - Small Basic Challenges and Guru Wiki Contest!

First of all, what are the June Small Basic Challenges? Challenge of the Month – June 2017 These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but…

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Decatur HS Computer Science Club: Small Basic Workshop

             Ed and Liz took their show (er, workshop) on the road and taught Small Basic to some amazing students in the Decatur High School Computer Science Club on May 17th for the next-to-last workshop of the 2016-2017 school year! We walked through a tutorial and promptly watched the students take a simple lesson…

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Book Info + Reviews: “The Developer’s Reference Guide to Microsoft Small Basic” by Philip Conrod & Lou Tylee

Several years ago Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee teamed up together to write and publish The Developer’s Reference Guide to Microsoft Small Basic.  Kidware Software has actually published seven Small Basic programming tutorial textbooks.   I will be posting a book review for each of them over the next several months during our “Learn Small Basic…


Talking Small Basic at the 2017 TEALS Puget Sound CS Fair

On April 21st, Ed, Holly and I talked Small Basic with around 1700 high school computer science students (and their teachers!) at the 2017 TEALS Puget Sound CS Fair.  It was a blast!  We had a range of students, from those just starting in Intro to CS to those in Advanced Placement classes. For a…

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Small Basic - Challenges of the Month (April 2017)

These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Submit your programs here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dae04eac-4e52-449c-b2fe-03de9ca7520a/challenge-of-the-month-april-2017?forum=smallbasic…

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