Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Python now most popular intro teaching language at top U.S. univs - CACM

By Vasudev Ram

Just saw this; interesting news for Pythonistas, existing and aspiring:

Python is now the most popular introductory teaching language at top U.S. universities.

The article is on the web site of CACM - Communications of the ACM, which is a journal in which a lot of articles about computing are published.

The Wikipedia page about the ACM says:

[ The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is a U.S.-based international learned society for computing. It was founded in 1947 and is the world's largest and most prestigious[1] scientific and educational computing society. It is a not-for-profit professional membership group.[2] Its membership is more than 100,000 as of 2011. Its headquarters are in New York City.
The ACM and the IEEE Computer Society are the primary US umbrella organizations for academic and scholarly interests in computing. Unlike the IEEE, the ACM is solely dedicated to computing. ]

The author of the article is Philip Guo. I had blogged about his web site, Python Tutor, a while ago, here:

Online Python Tutor looks quite interesting.

The image at the top of the post is of Australian black-headed pythons.

Hacker News thread about the CACM article.

- Vasudev Ram - Python training and consulting - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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