Mature teacher, Part Two

Probably I might delay myself posting here, in this your blog, for the forthcoming next weeks, mainly due to a contract service required by the agency Crea Formación today.

From tomorrow until the end of November, I'll be training a course of Introduction to Programming and a WYSIWYG Dreamweaver intensive course  following the program stablished by the agency.

Introduction to programming will be done using Processing, a tool good to learn by coding oriented to designers and/or multimedia developers.

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and sound. It is used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook and professional production tool. Processing is developed by artists and designers as an alternative to commercial software tools in the same domain.

The first time -- there is always a firts time --  I heard and started to use Processing it was back in 2004, due to the influence of Mr. Brendan Dawes.

"The Processing Environment (Integrated Development Environment or IDE) is a simple and usable editor for writing and running programs. When the "run" button is clicked, the program compiles, the display window opens and the software runs inside. The toolbar provides functionality for running and stopping programs, creating a new sketch, opening, saving, and exporting. Additional commands are available through the menus. The message area gives feedback while saving and exporting and also shows the locations of errors when programs are compiled. The text area presents messages and can be written to with the print() and println() programming functions."

I do still have great admiration and respect for Mr. Dawes and his metodology in teaching 'n' experimenting, so he has enlight me -- and he still does -- in my daily work. There is no bad in having big consideration for people who spend part of their valous time educating other human beings.

Now it's time to put hands in practice, and explain to the alumni, all I have learned before.
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