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Computer Science Outreach Programs for School Students 11 September, 2013

Dr Jey Veerasamy, Director of CS Outreach, Teaching Faculty in Computer Science, University of Texas, Dallas, USA led the weekly discussion on the topic “Computer Science Outreach Programs for School Students”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on September 11th, 2013.

Dr Jey organizes workshops and summer camps for Dallas metroplex school students in Programming and makes informed decision about their careers.

During the program, Dr Jey briefly talked about what Programming is and how the students are taught about it. He also mentioned that programming nowadays is purely memorization and the joy of programming is lost in the process of creating it. He clearly mentioned the simple and easy ways to learn programming. According to him programming can start from a very early age and at grade 3 school kids can learn Alice, followed by JavaScript at a later age and finally C++/Java at high school. At the end, he answered to all viewer questions.

About the Speaker:

Dr Jeyakesavan Veerasamy has worked in wireless telecom industry for 16 years and joined UT Dallas in Fall 2013 to focus more on teaching, which is his passion. Dr. Jey organizes workshops and summer camps for school students to learn programming in enjoyable manner & additional hands-on workshops for UTD students to strengthen their technical skills to get better jobs.