Want to Learn to Talk to Machines?

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Want to Learn to Talk to Machines?
by CLAA Admin - Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 5:40 PM

I spend a great deal of time, behind the scenes, working with computers.  While I can read Latin, Greek and a few other languages, they can't.  So, to communicate with them, I need to learn their languages--HTML, PHP, Javascript, SQL and some others.  Computers are very nice to talk with because they do whatever you tell them to.  However, what's dangerous about them is that...they do whatever you tell them to!

I'd like to promote the study of computer programming languages among CLAA students and have a plan for how I'd like to do that.  First let me say that I DO NOT want to start a group for idle tech-nerds who sit around talking about technology for the sake of technology or playing video games.  I am interested, rather, in helping students learn to make use of the internet for their own practical needs in the future--for business, publishing, teaching, etc..  It's what I do for a living, after all.

So, if you're interested, I'll be organizing some courses on programming and will also be sponsoring some projects for student groups to work on.  You can take a quick look at the website:, where these projects will be published and managed.  

If you're interested, let me know.  I'd like very much to see a group of Catholic students who know the wisdom of the classical liberal arts entering into the world of website development and programming.

God bless,
Mr. Michael

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Re: Want to Learn to Talk to Machines?
by CLAA Admin - Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 9:22 PM

I've received a number of contacts today about this, so if you'd like to get involved in this, go to and do two things:

  1. Login to the site with your CLAA Google Apps accounts
  2. Subscribe to the site (bottom of page) with your CLAA email address.

Then, you'll receive notice of anything I add to the site.  

Soon, I'll be opening the HTML Programming courses here on the CLAA LMS.  That will be step one for studying code.