The turning deck chair

This summer, a few sun issues gave me an idea. Whenever I lie in the sun on a deck chair, I fell asleep and I wake up 2 hours later with half of my body tanned and the other one as white as the snow ! So the idea that came to me is pretty…

STEM in Turkey

We all know that combining two passions is difficult so when I came back from my trip to Turkey, I really wanted to share some info about this country. Then I realized it was not really related to my other posts so from now on, I am going to try finding links between the things…

Guest speaker: Mike Marmarou

Mike Marmarou, a computer scientist from Apple gave a lecture to the Computer simulation and interactive media class.  His lecture was about the field of software and he mainly told us about how to start in the software industry. Here are the advice he gave us: Know the basics Algorithms Mathematics Languages Platforms Tools Design…

Guest speaker: Bret Victor

Bret Victor, a famous programmer came to Stanford to give our class a lecture. He showed us some of  his projects. He worked on a very inspiring program that help programmers write code. Here is a link to a presentation of these project by Bret Victor himself ! The following photos are screenshots of this…

Rock-Paper-Scissors

Yesterday, Ellie and I worked on a small processing program: a rock paper scissors. We spent a while thinking of the algorithm and of a way to make the program easily playable for everyone. here is how it works: The user types a letter (r,p or s) and the picture corresponding to the letter appears…

Arduino

I worked on Arduino for the first time !! I was glad to discover this device. It is pretty easy to use and even lighting up a LED made me happy ! I spent a while just trying codes and adding LEDs in order to get used to the software. Here is photo of my…

Free software: pro an contra ?

Computer users and programmers have been debating about this for ages so if you want to know more about this debate, this post is for you ! Many programmers defend free software by praising the merit of open source and computing control. According to them, what we call Open Source is a way to improve…

Lecture of Chaim Gingold

Today we had the chance to have a lecture of Chaim Gingold, a programmer and designer who worked on Spore and who is now working on his own game. He presented us this amazing app that hasn’t been released yet. This app programed in C++ is called Earth primer (or Earth, a primer) and is…

Final Project proposals

Here are some ideas for the final project. I have a thousand of amazing ideas and I am a genius so it will be easy. 😉 1. Collision detection My first idea is to create a pong game in order to illustrate the collision detection concept. Collision detection is the process of detecting two shapes…