Building a Computer Programming Team
This is a long and hard process. Not for the faint-hearted! It takes years to build a programming team.
I’ve used the term “programming team” as opposed to a club. Depending on your school the two words can have very different connotations. A team is a group of students who have the following things in common:
- • They had to “audition” to get into the team.
- • They practice regularly.
- • Team building skills are necessary and will be developed.
- • They must learn the skills necessary for their “sport”.
- • They are competing in some way.
Whereas, a club is a group of students who share a common interest.
The advantage of calling it a programming “team” is that everyone involved will be focused on learning how to solve computer programming problems. It also gives you, the teacher, the ability to be selective about team membership.