Best of the Week 2019-2020: Excellence in College Prep
PROGRAMMING STUDENTS DESIGN AND CODE INTERNAL CLIENT PROGRAMMING SOLUTIONS
Mr. Anthony Mortimer's Computer Programming students have been working on internal client programming solutions for their end-of-year Internal Assessment as part of the IB program. After finding a client of their own (any individual who would find utility in the application they're implementing), students have been spending the last few months researching, designing and coding their projects and two students in particular have narrowed in on the final stages of their inventions.
Maxfield Scanlan '20 (photographed) has created a language tutoring program designed to teach the basics of the complex Japanese writing system by using machine learning. Intended for his peers to learn the Japanese language alongside himself, Max wanted to create a free, open source language tutor program for Windows and utilize computer resources at St. Ed's to train his machine learning algorithm. "Having worked with other language learning programs before, I realized that there was a gap for free, easy to use, adaptable software to help with the tutoring process," says Max. "Designing and working with an interface that would be powerful enough, but also simple enough, to offer a high quality experience has been a great challenge, but I've most enjoyed incorporating topics in computer science that I'm passionate about, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, into my project."