Monday, May 21, 2012

CS 1410 - Summer 2012

An annual tradition now for my blog is to make a post for the online course I am teaching at ASU, so here it is. This year's post will be short and sweet since life is so busy at the moment!  Welcome CS 1410 students.  I expect you to enjoy this class and learn some cool stuff along the way without you really knowing how much you are learning :)

Life with computing continues to develop at an ever quickening pace.  For most of you, life has always had the internet, and you are used to doing multiple things at once often with the aid of some sort of computing device.  The goal of this course is to give you a glimpse into several different facets of computing and provide you the opportunity to experiment with new technologies or look at old technologies in new ways.  So, let's get started and here is a fun video from my farm's youtube channel:

29 comments:

Richard LeBeau said...

Ready for class

Justin Sharpe said...

That was a pretty cool video!

Rileyjl said...

I agree with what you were saying about learning without knowing it. I think I just learn like 10 new things in this first assignment. Thanks!

Jessica Brown said...

This was such a cool video, it reminds me of where I live in a small town outside of Asheville! That's crazy when you let all of the bees out of the box, they don't sting? I am already learning so much that I never expected out of this class. I'm new to blogging, but I think I'm really going to enjoy it!

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Brendan Stoddart said...

I thought the part with having the bees let the queen out of the queen cage was really interesting.

Madeline Privette said...

I enjoyed watching the video! That was a ton of bees in the package! They just poured out of there! I didn't know there would be other bees in the box with the queen. It's nice that she can travel in her own protected box away from the other bees. I feel as though one queen per hive/box is a lot of responsibility for one little bee!

UNCnate said...

Ready for class to start!

Heydon said...

240,000 bees on the front porch! It's crazy to see how the bees were dumped into the package and they did not even try to sting!

Ash said...

I love the video you shared about beekeeping. I know that the honey bee population is scarce these days. Happy to see that you and your family are raising your own food and educating others!

Chad said...

Nice video, but I don't see how you do it Mr. Wilkes you have to be pretty bold controlling all of those bees without wearing a bee veil to protect your neck and face. I don't know if I could test controlling them without a veil, but I guess after plenty of practice and you know what your doing it wouldn't matter if it was on or off.

Joseph Piraino said...

This video was very interesting to me because one of my friends parents is a bee farmer. Twenty four bee cases with 10,000 bees in each case is a lot of bees. I could never do anything like that. Plus i thought that keeping the Queen bee separate from the rest of the bees was cool.

Margaret Baker said...

That video was really cool! The amount of bees that they put into one package is incredible! One thing that I found interesting was that the Queen gets her own cage and that the bees have to eat through a candy to let her out.

Andrew said...

This is a very neat video. I am amazed the bee's dont try to sting. Sweet first video look forward to more!

mjwaters said...

240,000 bees?! Thats crazy! I was literally amazed you did not get stung, it definitely had me on the edge of my seat when you dumped them out. I guess they really can be a passive and gentle species sometimes....very cool video

LPblog said...

I could not ever be around that many bee's at one time. It takes a lot of patience and skill to do all of that. I am looking forward to learning new things throughout this summer session especially in this course.

Melanie Clark said...

That video was cool! I would be so scared I would get stung!

John Nealy said...

Very interesting video! I have never given much thought to bee hives and how honey is produced. 2 essential items for a bee hive that I did not know are a pollen paddy and a queen bee. After watching the video it makes me want to call Brushy Mountain Bee Farm and buy a kit.

BlogThis3 said...

Very interesting video! I have never given much thought to bee hives and how honey is produced. 2 essential items for a bee hive that I did not know are a pollen paddy and a queen bee. After watching the video it makes me want to call Brushy Mountain Bee Farm and buy a kit.

JPiraino said...

This video was very interesting to me because one of my friends parents is a bee farmer. Twenty four bee cases with 10,000 bees in each case is a lot of bees. I could never do anything like that. Plus i thought that keeping the Queen bee separate from the rest of the bees was cool.
I'm new to the blogging thing as well so I hope it goes great. And sorry i reposted this I had to make my blog first.

Brian Rector said...

I really admire you for caring for so many bees. Admittedly, they are one of my biggest fears. Thanks for the video and post, and I hope that I can learn a lot from this class.

Marty Hepburn said...

How do you handle so many bees without the fear of getting stung!!

Lauren Clayton said...

This is so cool! My dad grew up on a tobacco farm! :)

Ryan Harris said...

Knowing little about farming and less about bees, I found the entire video interesting and informative. I have heard that you are taking steps to use computer science in your bee keeping and would love to see some videos on the subject. Would the primary function be data accumulation or could CS be used to increase honey production?

callawaywg said...

This is a pretty cool video, how do you not get stung by any of the bees? If I am around one I seem to always get stung

Adam Carter said...

I can't believe that he didn't get stung at all, and if he did, how calm he was during it. haha

Maggie Lowe said...

Not much of a bee person…but that was fascinating! Really looking forward to class. As long as I don't have to do that...

Katelyn Decherd said...

That was very interesting! I never would have been able to do that... I've never seen so many bees in my life.
I look forward to this class.

Curtis Fawcett said...

That was wild, considering I'm not too fond of bees. This class is turning out to be a lot more than just information about computer science.