[svlug] Fwd: Bash for an 11 year old?

John Sokol john.sokol at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 15:13:26 PDT 2011


http://churchofbsd.blogspot.com/2010/12/ansi-color-codes-in-ruby.html

I use this script above to teach my 10 year old son about programming.

I think getting to color, graphics and sounds are the most important thing
to keep them from loosing interest.
CLI just doesnt' compete against warcraft and runescape.

John

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Paul Cubbage <oldestgeek at gmail.com> wrote:

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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: jim <jim at systemateka.com>
> Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 2:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [svlug] Bash for an 11 year old?
> To: Paul Cubbage <oldestgeek at gmail.com>
>
>
>
>    excellent point! and thanks. i've found that getting
> anyone to define what they want is sometimes (maybe often)
> difficult, in no small part because to get a program to
> do something requires understanding system resources
> (what's a file, what's system time..., and especially
> understand what cannot be done.
>    did you mean to reply only to me or to the group
> (seems a useful comment for the person asking)? if the
> group, maybe forward this and they'll get both.
> jim
>
>
>
> On Thu, 2011-10-06 at 12:47 -0700, Paul Cubbage wrote:
> > I've worked with kids that young and found that showing them how to
> > get started and then working examples (hint: "hello world" is useless)
> > that do what you are after can get them boot strapped. You need to be
> > available to give hints and pointers!
> >
> > Have fun!
>
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:28 PM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >            (i can't resist: ) it's not for absolute and
> >         disinterested beginners, but it does cover basic
> >         stuff and, seems to me, puts things together pretty
> >         comprehensively (i.e. usefully). it's a BASH
> >         tutorial, primarily for scripting, but the intro
> >         might be appealing to an interested 11 year old:
> >         http://www.systemateka.com/BashShScr.html
> >         * section 1: the ignore this section section
> >         * sections 2 through 7: useful stuff
> >         * section 8: bash shell scripting
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >         On Thu, 2011-10-06 at 10:42 -0700, Bob Smith wrote:
> >         > I asked a neighbor's 11 year old kid if he wanted to help
> >         > me build a robot.  What boy (less than about 80) could say
> >         > no to that?
> >         >
> >         > The robot will be Linux based of course so I've given him
> >         > an old single board computer with Ubuntu server on it.  It
> >         > does not have a GUI or web browser so he can keep it in
> >         > his bedroom. (VERY big if you're 11 and not allowed to have
> >         > raw Internet in your bedroom.)
> >         >
> >         > His dad knows enough about Linux to help out but I don't
> >         > want to burden him too much with teaching his son about Bash
> >         > and the command line.
> >         >
> >         > So the question: can you recommend a beginning Linux book
> >         > suitable for a bright 11 year old?  It does not/should not
> >         > deal with the common Linux GUIs as these won't be on the
> >         > final robot.  Something like "Bash for First Time Computer
> >         > Users".
> >         >
> >         > thanks
> >         > Bob
> >         >
> >         >
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