Technology Double Shot!
A Double Shot of Technology Information Every Tuesday
This Week's Barista: Joshua Nelson
In the spirit of the transcontinental railroad's completion, I hope we can use the internet to bridge a great divide. I am talking about the game of Jinx. It is a silly game that involves yelling "Jinx" when you say the same word at the same time as someone else.
If you think about it, when you say the same word at the same time as someone else, it is pretty special. Saying the same word at the same time should be a reminder of our shared humanity, and thus a hug seems so much more appropriate than yelling “Jix!” and turning it into a competition. Let’s rewrite the weird rules of the game “Jinx” to include a hug, and it shouldn’t be a competition, either. Just hug people with whom you shared a moment. #HugsNotJinx #JinxYouOweMeAHug
SHOT TWO: Some summer Programming Help
The resounding answer is YES, experienced (and good) programmers use Google… a lot. In fact, one might argue they use it more than the beginners.
This research looked into how non-programmers' attacked programming problems to help with future programming language development. It also means that we need to be teaching programming. Like srsly.
Games to help in the pursuit of learning how to code? Yes!