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Introduction to Computing. ISU and YouthBuild Bryan Hosack 12/07/2011. Bryan Hosack, Ph. D www.itk.ilstu.edu/faculty/bhosack/. Introductions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80 http://www.legocomputer.com/ Who likes computers?!? Who likes solving problems? Do you like math and science?

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Introduction to computing

Introduction to Computing

ISU and YouthBuild

Bryan Hosack

12/07/2011


Bryan hosack ph d www itk ilstu edu faculty bhosack
Bryan Hosack, Ph. Dwww.itk.ilstu.edu/faculty/bhosack/

  • Introductions

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80

    • http://www.legocomputer.com/

  • Who likes computers?!?

    • Who likes solving problems?

    • Do you like math and science?

    • I did and I ended up with a job I love!

  • Careers

    • http://www.techi.com/2011/11/can-stem-fix-america/


Today s outline
Today’s outline

  • Who am I and Why am I here

  • Why computers?

  • History of the computer

  • Hardware

  • Software

  • Where do we go from here?!?


Why computers
Why computers?

  • What do you think?

  • How do you use a computer?

  • How do I use a computer?

  • What else can we do with a computer?


History of the computer 1
History of the Computer (1)

  • What is a computer?

  • Early computers

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_computing_hardware

  • Turing machines


History of the computer 2
History of the Computer (2)

  • ENIAC and friends

  • Early business computers

  • PC revolution

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmRJ649ICPU&feature=related

  • Mobile devices today


What s in a computer
What’s in a Computer?

  • Components

    • Vacuum tubes, transitors and chips

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiconductor_chip

    • Boards

    • Internal Devices

  • External Devices

  • Let’s tear one down!


Software
Software

  • The OS

  • Large applications

  • Productivity applications

    Examples include …


Software 2
Software (2)

  • Games

  • Mobile apps

  • The Web


What s next
What’s Next?!?

  • Basic computer use

  • Programming

  • Field trip to ISU?!?

    Want these slides go to:

    www.itk.ilstu.edu/faculty/bhosack/files/YBw1-Intro.ppt


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