AOIT visits EA

April 4, 2012

The Introduction to Programming class took a trip to Electronic Arts yesterday, where we toured the campus including the full-size regulation NBA/NCAA basketball court.

We also heard from an artist and an engineer about their jobs and how they got into the industry.

CS Ed Day at UC Berkeley

December 5, 2011

The Introduction to Programming class will be attending Computer Science Education Day at UC Berkeley on Tuesday, December 6. One important note: Don’t bring a backpack! They’re feeding us lunch, so you won’t need to bring anything.

Meet at the Downtown Berkeley BART station between 8:00 and 8:30 am. That means you need to take a train leaving SF sometime between 7:15 and 8:00 am, depending on your exact station. Use the BART web site to plan your trip and don’t be late.

Mr. Chun and the UC Berkeley staff will meet you inside the station, just before you take the last escalator up to the street. There’s an exciting program for the day. You will be dismissed at 2:30pm from UC Berkeley.

Field Trip to Electronic Arts

April 22, 2011

Yesterday the Introduction to Programming class (with Mr. Chun and Mrs. Mar-Beshears) visited the world headquarters of Electronic Arts in Redwood City. In addition to seeing the buildings where games like The Sims are made and some of their perks like an on-site gym, we got to meet three employees who told us about their careers and what it takes to be successful in their industry. Everyone was impressed with the campus and the work environment!

Field Trip to Gordon J. Lau

January 20, 2011

The 11th grade Introduction to Programming class took a field trip today to Gordon J. Lau elementary school where we met a class of 5th grade students. Our next project will be to design educational video games that help these students have fun while learning.

Field Trip to UC Berkeley

December 7, 2010

The Introduction to Programming class took a field trip today to the UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, as a part of the national Computer Science Education Week.

In addition to hearing about a lot of exciting research going on within the department and hearing from current undergraduate and graduate students about their experiences, we also got to do some hands-on work with two freely available tools for learning more about programming:

Light Bot, a puzzle game where you control a robot by creating a list of commands, including functions that you define.

I see now that there’s also a Light Bot 2.0, just in case we get done with the first one. This version adds some nice touches, like highlighting the steps of the solution as the robot moves.

Then we also played with BYOB, an enhanced version of Scratch, and learned how to program in that visual environment.

UC Berkeley CS Education Day

November 29, 2010

As part of Computer Science Education Week, the AOIT junior class (Introduction to Programming) will participate in the UC Berkeley Computer Science Education Day on Tuesday, December 4.

AP Class Visits Google

December 14, 2009

Mr. Chun’s Advanced Placement Computer Science class visited Google in Mountain View last week to tour the headquarters and talk with employees about their careers in computer science.

Google 007

Not only that but we had a great lunch from their famous kitchen!

AOIT Students Visit IBM in SF!

January 27, 2005

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AOIT Students Attend the International Youth Film Fest!

October 2, 2004

On Thursday Septemebr 30th, four AOIT students and Mr. Arquillos attended the Salesforce.com International Youth Film Fest
The festival featured youth films from Israel, Japan, San Francisco,
New York and Egypt.  AOIT teachers are planning to partner up with
a community organization called BAVC to help students make their own films.

See some sample films from the festival here.