Summer 2013 IUEE HTML5 Experience Day 1

    Our team is ' Seal Team 6 ' .  We are a team of five coming from many different educational back grounds. We have a mechanical, two electrical, and two computer engineering majors. We all have different programing experience. Our mechanical engineer has no experience with computer languages, but is very enthusiastic and excited to learn.One of our computer engineering majors has taken classes in HTML5, Java , C++, C and Prolog. Our other computer engineering major has only fromal training in Java and C Sharp, but is self taught in several languages including HTML5 and CSS. One of our electrical engineers has no formal training at all in computer language, but is self taught in several disciplines and is currently working as a web site marketer and maitenece. Myself, the other electrical engineer major of the group has only worked in a C++ fromat. 

    Our team idea is to develop a page that has a mathmatical game of hangman. The user will be given a math problem and if they answer correct they will be given an opportunity to guess a letter in the word. If they answer the problem incorrectly a peice of the hangman will be placed into the noose. 

    We split up into teams. Some working on a home page, some working on the hang man algaryths and other attending the java lecture. We started from scratch using canvas for our home page. We played with different back ground colors ect, added audio and a picture.Ffor the hang man script we found a code we were able to use for the skeleton of our game. We still have to build an algarythm into the process that gives the user a math problem and has a multiple choice answer that will be chosen by a click. So far the process has been very creative and fun!!!




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Dustin A.'s picture

I have less than a year of experience with computer code under my belt. Last semester I took CSC100 (intro to C++)not really knowing what it was, just knowing that it was a requirement for a B.A. in Electrical Engineering. That corse definately changed my view on compter code. Before that class I thought of code as something that only computer guru's knew about. Now I realize that computer languages are used as a tool for humanity more than anything. Most programs written are designed to enhance the users life in one way or another.
I think that my experience in C++ is a huge help in understanding the basic structure of HTML. All of the algarythms I learned to perform different functions, arrays and loops inside of C++ seem to have a universal feel within logic. I think the hardest part of learning another computer language such as Java would just be in memorizing the differnt command and library functions and of course like learning any other language, practice.

Paul Steinberg (Intel)'s picture

That's a great question Ashish. I am specially interested in how IUEE has enabled those with little or no prior coding experience to become comfortable with code and coding.

Ashish D.'s picture

I hope you guys are all still having fun. Question for you though, since you have taken C++ do you find coding in HTML easier or harder? And do you think after this you would be able to pick up another language, say something like Java, easier than before starting this hackathon?

Dustin A.'s picture

Thank you very much, but I can not accept the ticket unless all my team mates receive one as well because it was a team effort. We divided up the task the we needed to preform in order to be more efficient. It was simply one of my task to record the teams progress, but I could not have done it with out all of my team mates input.

Paul Steinberg (Intel)'s picture

Thanks for the great blog Dustin! I wish you guys success on your application. Ticket for you!

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