Welcome

Courses

The following are my courses for 2018/19:

  • Year 08 Digital Design for 8CW and 8DS. Using the MYP Design cycle, you will learn the basic principles of computer programming which will include spending a semester using the Lego EV3 robotics kits.
  • Year 11 Digital Design as an elective course intended as a precursor to Diploma Computer Science. This course assumes no prior programming knowledge but by the end you should be fairly competent with the Python programming language!
  • Diploma Computer Science the International Baccalaureate Diploma course for Computer Science.
  • ASA Coding club: The after school coding club runs twice a week. You can choose from Wednesdays 16:00 or Thursdays 16:00. While all Secondary studens are generally welcome, the focus is on those in Year 9 and 10 who are unable to study programming in a curriculum setting.

In addition to my regular classes above, I have a number of other programming resources hosted through this website.

Girls Codeathon

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FRIDAY 9 & SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER at the International School of Lausanne.

A fun weekend of hands-on learning about computers and coding from some of the best programmers around. Learn about algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and then try it all yourself! The codeathon will be held in English, and is open to girls aged 12 to 15.

About me

I am a Secondary Computer Science teacher currently at the International School of Lausanne in the beautiful Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) region of Switzerland. I was previously based in Perth, Western Australia where I was raised. I have been teaching since 2006, prior to which I worked as an IT Manager and freelance programmer for a number of years.

As a Computer Scientist, I like to keep current with industry and generally either have a programming project running on the side or am in the search for one. I consider myself a full stack developer with my current preferred tools being Python and Javascript with HTML5 and SQL technologies. Past commercial projects have used PHP and C# .NET. I'm also proficient in using Node.js, Java, Processing, and Arduino C amongst other technologies.

The primary purpose of my website is as a curriculum resource for the students I teach. I also use it as hosting space for various side projects that require an online presence.

Whether you are here because you have to be (ie: a student of mine), or are just looking to develop your Computer Science or programming skills, I wish you well on your journey! Computer Science is a fascinating industry of unending change and learning. There are so many exciting technologies emerging at the moment, it is a great time to learn CS!

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Paul Baumgarten
August 2018