Programs & Events

Intermediate Programming: Ready, Set, Sort!

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Family Program
Workshop or Trip
Jul. 31, 2014 | Thursday, 6:30pm
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Thursday, July 31, 2014; 6:30pn-8:00pm
Minimum age 11. Children 11 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult and the adult-child pair will work together as a team. Adult-child pairs pay one participant fee.)
Location: Nature Research Center - Visual World Investigate Lab - 3rd floor
$10 per participant. $7.50 for Friends of the Museum

How fast can you arrange these numbers from lowest to highest: 0, -9, 2, -5, -5.9, 0.2? Do you think you can do it faster than a computer? What if there were 1,000 numbers? If you want to sort numbers like a pro you must first learn how to harness the power of the computer. In Ready, Set, Sort! you will learn how to code a simple sorting algorithm, a step-by-step procedure to arrange numbers in a specific order. This class is intended for intermediate coders with some experience using a programming language. We will start from scratch and construct our own sorter to test out on various number sets. So if you are the sort of person that likes sorting (or learning new programming skills) then surely you will have a great time.

Program Instructors: Paul White

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

Please Note: This program is subject to cancellation if a minimum number of participants is not met. Refunds will only be given if this program is canceled by the Museum. Notice of cancellation will be given via email, at least 72 hours in advance.