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Learning python and the martial arts (for kids)

A while back I posted a blog on learning to program for kids, where I discussed scratch and kodu. Both are going strong, although I’ve seen scratch more often in use than kodu. Anyhow my son is getting older and jumping hats (“MuetzenSpring”) doesn’t cut it any more. If there aren’t any zombies then it’s not worth coding. Also some colleagues and friends have asked what is more relevant for teenage kids. Both the systems in the old post are relevant for learning concepts of programming but at some point they become not very useful for game development.

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Würstli

Grüzi!

Sausage Analysis Software (SAS)Exciting news: at Basler we are exploring new opportunities in the Point-of-Sale markets (POS). In our large network of friendly partner companies we get a lot of chances to work on special camera projects. We don’t produce any “end-systems” but often produce special cameras for special markets. There is one very exciting project here just entering its production phase. It is a joint venture with a leading german “lebensmittel” producer. The camera has been nicknamed here “das Würstli” and is used for food inspection. I like the name because it’s got an umlaut in it – and umlauts are cool (ask Mövenpick).

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