👋 Teachers! Introduce yourself here

(Justin Gagne) #529

Hi Peeps!

I’m Justin Gagne, an educator and designer. I’m an adjunct, teaching print and web design with a focus on semantics and typography. I’m also the design lead at Aquent Gymnasium — Gymnasium is bridging the gap between education and opportunity with free online courses designed for creative professionals. #onlinelearning

I use GitHub quite a bit for both academia and industry work and would like to leverage it even further, as I am by no means a power user.

Nice to meet everyone.

(Pannirselvam P.V) #530

I’m Pannirbr, GitHub Education Community from Federal university UFRN, Brazil.r.

My GitHub handle is pannirbr.

I live in Natal city tropical :cactus: sunny: semi arid developing country

My interests include simulation, modeling technology management for circular economy:airplane_small:, gadgets or calculator for small business and reading: and writing on Project management, Innovation, Online learning and training

(Scott Sanicki) #531

:wave:@pannirbr. I edited your post to clean up some formatting issues. I hope that’s :ok:



(Scott Sanicki) #532

Welcome @mrkiedes!

If your FIRST Robotics program requires unlimited free private repositories they may apply for them at https://education.github.com as a student organization. Just make certain they include a link to the FRC team page in their application, plus a photo of something displaying their team number.

(Paul Hermans) #533

I’m Paul, and I live in Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia).

I am a high school teacher (Math and Stem) with a previous career in Civil Engineering and some computer programming background as well.

I am new to Git, GitHub and GitHub Classroom but hoping to learn how to use it to distribute starter code as well as introduce students to the basics of GIT and help me detect students who might feel the need to copy from their peers.

If anybody has a class like this, I am teaching it for the first time and am starting from scratch so would love to see what you have.



(Scott Sanicki) #534

Hi @phermans2,

Have you seen these open source lesson plans for teaching Git & GitHub?

(Justin Riley) #537

Hi! I teach computer science and video game design at Hilliard Bradley High School in Columbus, Ohio. I’m excited to use Glitch.com and Github Classroom to introduce my students to the open source community.

(Frank Tamre) #538

Jambo! Frank Tamre! I Inspire, train and mentor young children into programming @earlycamp. We are based in Nairobi! Excited to be here!

(Jflowe) #539

I’m Jan. I teach math and computer science at Valdosta State University. We are starting a new club for a women CS majors. Hopefully an ACM-W. I am planning to be their Advisor.
I live in Georgia.
Interests include sports and gadgets!

(Gökhan Öztürk) #540

Hey Folks,

I’m an Android Trainer from Kodluyoruz and KodluyoruzAkademi
from Turkey.

Kodluyoruz is a non profit-oriented organization trying to offer free and long-term education to disadvantaged students because of the socio-economic situation which is insufficient financial status, have suffered from gender and sexual orientation or have persecuted due to the language, skin color, religion or race.

So Kodluyoruz developed some education program like “Androd Programming” and I am teaching them right now. We are writing code via GitHub. We teach them how to use GitHub too. So I have already Education Pack at my personal GitHub account but my students does not have. They are very motivated to develop new Android Applications with GitHub. They have email addresses which has @kodluyoruzakademi.com spurred domain. So I need GitHub Education Swag Bag for give it to them. And if it’s possible, their GitHub accounts need Education Pack for create free repo.

(Waqar Saleem) #541

Hello all,

I’m Waqar Saleem. I am a faculty member and the current Director of the Computer Science program at Habib University in the crazy metropolis of Karachi, Pakistan. We are a small Liberal Arts university aiming to re-establish the value of a holistic education in an environment where vocational degrees are the norm.

I am interested in effective pedagogy, programming (especially Haskell), sci-fi, and anime among other things.

As an educator, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to excite the next generation about computer science.

I am happy to connect with all of you and hope that we can use this platform to share ideas about teaching.

(Karan Verma) #542

Hi, My name is Karan Verma from Jalandhar, Punjab india.

(Mohammed Zeid) #543

Hi there!
I’m From Tripoli - Libya , I’m windows applications programmer

(Tara Jean L) #544

Hello everyone!

I’m Tara and I am going to be teaching AP CS Principles this year! I have taught tons of business classes as well as technology classes and am looking forward using GitHub in my classroom as a resource.

(Evanschaick) #545

Hello! I am a Teacher at Centereach HS in New York.

I am teaching AP Comp Sci Principles for the first time this up coming school year.

(Kkmiotek) #546

Hi ! My name is Kate Kmiotek.

I teach APCS A, APCS P and Geometry!

I live on Long Island in New York!

(Klewkowicz) #547

Hello my name is Katie Lewkowicz. I am a technology teacher at Newfield High School MCCSD. I will be teaching CS Principles in the fall and looking forward to it!

(Cuche) #548

My name is Chinma Uche. I teach AP CS A, AP CS P and Pre-Calculus at the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering in Windsor, Connecticut. My interests focus on advocating for #csforall.

(Msmit1) #549

Hi, my name is Michael Smit. I teach AP CS A, an intro class in Python, and an intro class in Scratch at Three Village School District in New York.

(Scott Sanicki) #550

Hi Gökhan,

As long as sufficient proof of Kodluyoruz’s non-profit academic mission is provided, instructors may apply for unlimited free GitHub repositories to use with participants invited to a GitHub Classroom organization. Once approved, instructors may request a swag bag by following these directions.

Unfortunately, individual bootcamp and code school participants are currently ineligible for the GitHub Student Developer Pack offer.