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Peggy Fisher

Peggy Fisher Peggy Fisher is a programmer and full-time staff author at Lynda.com. She is also a strong supporter of women in STEM.

Peggy Fisher is a full-time staff author at Lynda.com in the Developer segment. Her main focus is Application Programming in Java, Arduino, and C++. She has also worked on courses in COBOL and Discrete Mathematics. Previously she was a faculty member at Penn State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology. She started out as a programmer working for a large insurance company, but after 18 years she left her job as a director of information technology to pursue her true passion teaching. She earned a master's degree in math education, and went on to teach high school math and computer science in Pennsylvania. In 2012, Peggy accepted a position as an instructional designer at Penn State, and shortly thereafter began teaching Intro to Application Programming with Java. As one of the few female programming teachers, she serves as a mentor to incoming female freshmen who are considering a career in programming. She was also the K–12 outreach coordinator for the college, where she scheduled, ran, and taught summer camps for middle school and high school students. In a PBS NewsHour interview, she expressed that all students should take at least one programming class either in high school or college. Peggy enjoys constantly learning and finding new and exciting ways to bring technology to life in and outside of the classroom, such as using Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms, to help make learning hands-on and fun.
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  • view course page for Overview of IDEs for Java

    Find the best IDE (integrated development environment) for coding in Java with this extensive overview of the most popular IDEs: NetBeans, IntelliJ, BlueJ, Eclipse, and JDeveloper.

    3h 18m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for JavaFX GUI Development

    Learn how to develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for enterprise apps with JavaFX.

    2h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Programming: Discrete Mathematics

    Learn how to use discrete mathematics to become a better programmer. Find out about the role of math in programming, and how to use discrete math to analyze and manipulate data, test logic, and visualize solutions.

    3h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with COBOL

    Learn how to start coding in COBOL, a legacy programming language that still runs thousands of mission-critical business and financial applications.

    3h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Java Essential Training for Students

  • view course page for Up and Running with Arduino

    Start programming interactive objects (everything from wearable tech to robots!) with Arduino open-source microcontrollers.

    1h 54m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Java

    Get started programming in Java with this three-hour capsule course. Learn how to create classes, control program logic and flow, and build basic graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

    3h 8m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Women in STEM

    Find out what it takes to break into STEM. Meet three inspiring women with successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

    13m 27s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with C++

  • view course page for Up and Running with Arduino (2014)

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