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Specialization

  • Coding and Development

Courses

Biography

Kyle Thayer is a lecturer in the University of Washington Information School focusing on topics related to code, data, and information technology. He is a graduate of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has investigated the barriers faced by coding bootcamp students, the way culture influences debugging, and the knowledge programmers need to work with programming libraries. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Kyle earned a bachelor's degree at Colorado State University and a master’s degree at Emory University. He also traveled around the world, created 3D reconstructions of ancient Greek ruins, and worked as a software engineer at RealGo and the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Education

  • MS, Computer Science, Emory University, 2011
  • BS, Math and Computer Science, Colorado State University, 2006

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper
    The Impact of Culture on Learner Behavior in Visual Debuggers (2018)
    IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2018 Authors: Kyle Thayer, Philip Guo, Katharina Reinecke
  • Conference Paper
    Barriers Faced by Coding Bootcamp Students (2017)
    Proceedings of ICER ’17 Authors: Kyle Thayer, Amy J. Ko
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Symmetric Chain Decompositions of Quotients by Wreath Products (2015)
    Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 22, Issue 2, Page 2-35 Authors: Dwight Duffus, Kyle Thayer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Some Quotients of the Boolean Lattice are Symmetric Chain Orders (2012)
    Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 19, Issue 2, Page 46 Authors: Dwight Duffus, Jeremy McKibben-Sanders, Kyle Thayer

Presentations

  • Alternative Paths to Computing Careers and Their Role in Broadening Participation (2018)
    49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Barriers Faced by Coding Bootcamp Students (2017)
    Berkeley Institute of Design Seminar - Berkeley, California
  • IFC Soft: Visual Comparison of Flow Cytometry Data Using Self-Organizing Maps (2012)
    IHI - Miami, Florida