Splash Biography

HELEN YANG, Freshman studying CS :)

Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! I'm a freshman at Cornell planning on majoring in computer science. I'm originally from Ellicott City, MD. I did Science Olympiad and played clarinet in high school. I'm hoping to spread my love for coding and introduce newbies to Scratch, which is a super a fun way to learn some basic ideas of programming!

Past Classes

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M641: Scratch-a-thon: Learning Scratch + Coding Competition for Beginners in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Learn about basic programming concepts using a newbie-friendly, drag-and-drop block based coding language called Scratch! (scratch.mit.edu) After a quick lesson, get hands on experience in a fun coding competition style activity (Scratch-a-thon like hackathon...I tried to be punny, alright?) where pairs compete to complete the most tasks, ranging from simple (make the Scratch cat move to the right) to challenging (projectile launch the Scratch cat across the screen using real physics concepts)! Meant to be fun for anyone on any skill level, so the goal is to challenge yourself to learn more about programming through a friendly competition :)