Today I started the summer programming class I'm teaching to fellow Jesuits in my house. We covered:

- compiled vs interpreted languages
- basic math
- variable types+conversion (string, int, float)
- string concatenation
- difference between float and int
- REPL vs file
- taking input from CLI
- if/else

And they have a set of exercises (not homework!) to practice the stuff we went over. Feels like it went ok!

Using Python as the base, which I'm still somewhat skeptical about but I think it gives the most flexibility in terms of what they can do with it afterwards.

Unless they want to do GUI or web frontend stuff in which case 😬


Today's class covered:

- binary, data representation, and utf-8
- lists and strings
- loops (while and for)
- modulo and ranges
- writing files
- reading files

I worry I'm going too fast but they all seem to be keeping up, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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