👋 Teachers! Introduce yourself here

(Scott Sanicki) #374

Hi Eric,

Drop us a note at https://education.github.com/contact explaining your setup and the trouble you’re having in as much detail as you can and we’ll try to help.


(Gregory M. Kapfhammer) #375

Hi! My name is Gregory Kapfhammer and I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Allegheny College. During this Spring 2017 semester I am using GitHub to teach a writing and speaking course for first-year students.

(Cam Macdonell) #376

Hi, my name is Cam Macdonell, I use github to teach Software Engineering at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

My github handle is @cmacdonell cmacdonell. A lot of my repos are related to http://software-carpentry.org as I am a volunteer instructor.

I love teaching and version control!


(K Ericson) #377


I’m Kate Ericson, I teach at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM).
Currently, I’m using GitHub for my Software Engineering and Compilers classes.

I hope to learn more from all of you here!

(Thomas Hartmann) #378

Cheers. I am Thomas Hartmann.
I am a teacher at Copenhagen Businesss Academy where I teach Computer Science. I teach mostly our 2. and 3. semester where we focus on web techonologies using Java and Javascript with libraries and frameworks like Angular, React and JQuery.
We have started using github as a digital learning platform for our students for them to access all course material, exercises and hand-in.

All the best from here

(Rich Donohue) #379

Hi, there!

I’m Rich Donohue. I’ve helped develop a new online graduate program for the University of Kentucky called New Maps Plus, which focuses on front-end web mapping design and development. I currently teach and update these courses.

I’m trained in Cartography from UW-Madison’s Geography Department, and now I apply traditional cartographic principles to web and mobile mapping.

(Erin Brown) #380


I’m Erin Brown; I’m a faculty member at the University of Miami. I teach Web Design and Programming for Interactivity in our School of Communication. I get many students who have never given consideration to coding … and its fun seeing many of them fall in love with it. I try to keep it fun since learning how to code (through building web pages) was an entirely fun endeavor for me when I was in school.

I love coding in Ruby; my relationship with JavaScript … is complicated. But I’m learning to appreciate it more. I dabble in a physical computing and have a ham radio license. I’m also a recovering journalist and trying to find ways to bring the ‘hacker mentality’ into the newsroom. :slight_smile:

(Captain Nerdling) #381

Hey! I’m Myre. I’m a Secondary School (11-18) Teacher specialising in Computer Science and ICT in the UK.
I’m a programmer at heart (though sadly I only get to teach HTML/CSS/Javascript, Python and SQL at the moment) and a walking pile of nerdy references. I love Computing, Technology, Games (all types :slight_smile: ), Reading and Robots.
I don’t currently use Github in any courses, but I’m looking to see how I can incorporate it into what we do where I work.

(Nicolas Brassard) #382

Hi! I’m Nicolas and I teach undergrad students in Software/IT Engineering

(Vanessa) #383

:wave: hello instructors: @mozzadrella here!

I’m the newest member of the GitHub Education team. I’m an Instructional Designer working out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My interests include participatory design, peer learning, and :cheese:.

Before GitHub I worked on learning experiences for littleBits, Mozilla, Scratch and on badges with Peer 2 Peer University. My master’s is in Technology, Innovation and Education from Harvard I’m a former research intern at the MIT Media Lab.

Get Your Questions Answered

If you have questions about curriculum and best practices in the classroom, I can’t wait to work with you.

You can find me here in the forums. Feel free to start a new thread on your topic so others can learn from it.

Topics we’re going to dig into more in the coming weeks:

  • GitHub for AP Computer Science
  • GitHub Classroom for Large Courses
  • Best Practices for Lesson Planning
  • Automated Grading using Travis CI

Excited to be here and to learn about all of your courses :slight_smile:

(Nazir Ahmed Sabbir) #384

Hi Everyone! :slight_smile:

This is Nazir Ahmed Sabbir, I am from Bangladesh. Studying B.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering at Daffodil International University .

I am Founder of Xpert Stack, a trainer of Web Design and Development. I have a background in Software Development and Web Engineering. I’ve been teaching for last 3 years. Now I have 30 students active in the web development. I use GitHub to share class notes, assignments and other stuffs.

I’m trying to encourage all my mentee to use Github for their classes, projects and ideas they might have.

Learning something new everyday and sharing that knowledge with others is my passion!!

(Diego Fernando Marin) #385

Hello, everyone. :wave:
I’m Diego Fernando Marin, from Cali - Colombia. I’m a father, a teacher, a scuba diver, and a software engineer. I teach some programming courses at Universidad Santiago de Cali, and Universidad Libre.
I like to get my students involved with modern software tools, and i think Github is an excellent start.
See you around.

(Vanessa) #386

@dfmarin can’t wait to hear more about your course. What are you trying out this semester?

(Adriaan van der Bergh) #387


Adriaan here… I’m a teacher at the International School of Düssedorf in Germany. :beers:

When I’m not working on a project, I’m probably riding my Evolve Board or exploring a new city…


(Stephen Cerruti) #388

Hello all,

You may remember me from such films as “The League of Amazing Programmers” where I played a mostly volunteer teacher who began the push to use GitHub for Education for our classes.

I have taken on a new role at e3 Civic High on the 6th floor of the San Diego Central Library where I will be teaching an Introduction to Python course and I will be using programming in my Integrated Math 2 courses.

At e3 I’m starting from scratch and working predominantly on my own. Since my students are for the most part older and starting to prepare seriously for college that will be a primary focus. I would like them to be in a position to start building profiles of projects and to start contributing to projects in the real world, I believe that GitHub is the perfect place for them to do that.

Since I am already behind (the new semester starts tomorrow morning) I would welcome any resources you have used, especially if you have integrated programming into high school math.

Warmest regards,
Stephen Cerruti
Learning Facilitator, e3 Civic High
engage - educate - empower

(Scott Sanicki) #389

Welcome Stephen!

I would welcome any resources you have used, especially if you have integrated programming into high school math.

You might want to create a new topic to expand on what kinds of resources would be useful to you.

Have you already seen our open source lesson plans for teaching Git and GitHub?


(Kevin Brightwell) #390


Name is Kevin Brightwell, I’m a graduate student whom is now teaching a group of 120+ Software Engineering students at Western University. You can see some of the material Im using available here: https://uwoece-se2205b-2017.github.io.

My Github handle is Nava2.

I’ve been working on writing some tools for working with Sakai for my TAs and trying to push to get Github used more often in my university’s SE program!

(Vanessa) #391

@Nava2 welcome :slight_smile:

Thank you for sharing your curriculum and assignments for Data Structures and Algorithms–know several folks in this crew are also using GitHub + an LMS and teaching Data Structures who will benefit from this!

I caught this on your course website and chuckled at the warning on the calendar:

(Kevin Brightwell) #392

Oh, it’s changed more than I care to admit.

The source for the website (not the lectures or labs, yet) is actually hosted here as well: https://github.com/Nava2/uwo-course-site-seed

Forgot to put that in!

(Barış Aktemur) #394


I’m Baris Aktemur; an assistant professor of Computer Science at Ozyegin University. I teach the courses listed below. I use Github mostly for students to submit their projects. This semester I’m going to use Github’s Classroom feature for the first time.