Welcome to Computer Programming For Kids (CP4K)

Welcome to the Computer Programming for Kids blog! We are the co-authors of the book "Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners", released in March 2009. The book is published by Manning Publications. Manning has a web site for the book, which is where you can download the software and other files related to the book. You can purchase it here, at the Manning web site. If you use this link to purchase the print book or e-book from the Manning web site, you can use the discount code aupromo40 at checkout to get a 40% discount. You can also get it through online retailers like Amazon, as well as in many retail locations such as Chapters in Canada and Barnes & Noble in the U.S. This blog is mostly about the book (for now), but anything related to computers and programming, particularly for kids and beginners, is fair game. We will post articles with extra material that didn't make it into the book, and reader feedback and suggestions are always welcome.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Carter Teaches Random

Dave Briccetti, who, among other things, teaches programming to kids, is teaching a Python class for Grade 7-9 students this summer at College for Kids. He asked if we would be interested in doing a "guest lecture" to his class. So Carter presented an introduction to randomness and the Python Random module. You can see the video on Dave's site, here:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Carter's VPython Podcast

A couple of weeks ago, Carter did a podcast on VPython (Visual Python), a module to create 3D graphics. You can see it here:

For our next podcast, Carter will be answering questions from readers. So, please post any questions you have about Python or related modules in our Author Forum, at:

Warren and Carter