Monday Mar 05, 2012

Java and the America's Cup

This is a quick snapshot of the very cool lobby at Americas Cup Event Authority just before our meeting on Friday. The project is a go and we're putting together the project plan now for a student-created 3D Web experience of the Americas Cup using OpenWonderland to promote Java and STEM education along with our new corporate partnership with iED. Initial ideas include models of SF Waterfront build-out, detailed animated models of Oracle Racing boat components, visualizing real-time telemetry, lessons on the physics of sailing and environmental planning and sustainability. The preliminary races are underway already so watch this space for more news soon to see how you can help out, participate and hopefully see Oracle Racing keep the Cup again in 2013.




Monday Feb 13, 2012

Java Path

Here's the student developer curriculum path at St Paul College in MIN which was rated the #1 community college in the USA. Intro to Csci (Language C) -> CS 1 (Python and Elementary Graphics) -> CS2 (Python, Pygame and C++) -> Java 1 (Java and Swing)  ->  Java 2 (Java, JME, OpenWonderland Modules) -> JSP and Servlets (Java, Glassfish, MySQL). C simply used for an intro to programming, develop computational thinking with Python and C++, then develop a professional skill around Java. The JME people have a custom development environment based on Netbeans and it's emphasized as a tool set for teaching web applications. Gaming and gaming interfaces are a perfect motivator for them and it makes teaching it better since they get engaged. Finally, when they throw in the MiRTLE virtual world they really like that part of the material.


Wednesday Jan 18, 2012

Singapore Games Village

It's just great to see community progress for the all Java OpenWonderland 3-D Virtual World Platform and the team at Wonderbuilders




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