Objects-First Java with BlueJ

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My talk at the PinoyJUG session yesterday was about teaching Java the
objects-first way. I expected an audience of mostly Java instructors
and looked forward to sharing what I’d learned for my first year of
teaching. However, almost all the attendees were professionals taking
up Java. S’okay; made do. Dominique and Eric were there—yay!

I had problems with my resolution in the beginning. Fortunately,
Dominique brought his laptop. I transferred the PDF there and went
through the slides. I couldn’t demonstrate BlueJ on his computer,
though. I thought about booting to Windows XP, but apparently I’d lost
that part of my GRUB config, and my computer was set up to quickly
boot into Linux. However, disabling the resolution compensation before
X started resulted in a nice 800×600 projected screen.

I still talk too fast. This time, though, my slides were neatly
organized. Must remember to put dramatic pauses into the script…

My presentation can be found at ../presentations/java .

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