Back and Board
I’m back from an amazing vacation in Hawaii. Highlights included running on a lava lake, exploring an undeveloped section of a lava tube, watching eruptions at night and from a helicopter, snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay with a dozen or more (hard to count fins on other sides of the bay) dolphins leaping and spinning around us, and watching fireworks while sitting in the warm sand at Waikiki. I discovered again that I find surfing frustrating, and I newly discovered how much I enjoy Hawaiian Poke.
My inbox has an enormous unread count on it, of course. My iPad arrived while I was gone, so I’m having fun using that to wade through the massive pile of missives. Not all of my attention is on the email, though, since I am teaching five days of workshops in Massachusetts starting Monday. This will be my first time to teach Scratch and only my second to teach Alice with Media Computation, and I have materials to prepare today. I’m attending the last DCCE meeting of the year tomorrow. If your note to me is in my inbox unread, my apologies and I’ll get to it as soon as I can, but probably not until next week.
One piece of relevant news. You may recall that I posted my SIGCSE Board statement here last January. The election results were announced this last week, I’m honored to have been elected. I am now a member of the ACM SIGCSE Board for the next three years, as one of the “members at large.” It’s a great group of people on the Board, and I look forward to serving with them.