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NWACC Workshop: Java for Programmers

On July 23-27, a Java Programming Workshop, "Java for Programmers" was held at Lewis & Clark College. It was taught by Tony deLaubenfels, Professor of Computer Sciences, and Leon Tabak, Associate Professor of Computer Sciences,
from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

The 20 participants included representatives from five smaller 4-yr institutions (George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, University of Portland, and Whitman College,), six larger 4-yr institutions (Montana State University, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, Western Washington University, Central Washington University, and Eastern Washington University), and one community college (Portland Community College).

This workshop, designed for those who already know how to program, gave participants a basic background in Java programming in order to design and build simple Java programs. Participants gained a familiarity with standard Java
references and the family of Java technologies and enough skill and confidence to undertake progressively more complex Java projects on their own.

All participants received a set of O'Reilly Press' Java in a Nutshell books, and small travel stipends were given to those traveling longer distances. In addition to allowing the use of the computer facilities, Lewis & Clark College was kind enough to allow participants to stay at their residence halls.

Evaluation indicated that the workshop met or exceeded expectations for almost all participants. Several participants indicated a desire for more advanced courses in Java and Web development.

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