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computer science is for nerds

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

This semester, part of the work I’m doing for the school/National Science Foundation involves going to local high schools and giving a ‘yay computer science!’ speech.

Sample slide:

News flash: I sort of think it is for nerds. I’ve got this whole presentation that revolves around fancy-ing it up, making it seems cool… but it’s not. Being a rugby player is cool. Being a drummer is cool. Being an astronomer is cool. Being a computer scientist is not cool.

That is precisely why I’m going into it.

I always wanted to be Queen of the Nerds.