Elizabeth Van Patten - Advanced Programming & Game Development

Elizabeth Van Patten instructor davis catalyst center advanced programming game development

Elizabeth Van Patten has a BS in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and is currently working on her MS in Computer Science from Weber State University. While in college, she was the executive director of the non-profit organization, Kids Who Code, that taught and managed after-school coding clubs in the Provo School District area. While serving as executive director, Elizabeth developed a passion for teaching coding to kids and especially for using programming education as a way to increase diversity in technology. Elizabeth was part of WiCS (Women in Computer Science) while in college, and she continues to support initiatives and create opportunities for females to not only learn how to code but to learn how much they are needed to advance the future of technology.

Elizabeth has been teaching programming and game development in secondary schools since 2020. She is passionate about making computer science equitable and accessible to students from all races, genders, backgrounds and cultures. She hopes that all students feel comfortable learning and making mistakes in her classroom.

Elizabeth's specialties include artificial intelligence research, data science and analytics, and machine learning. She is proficient in programming in C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Vue, HTML/CSS, Plait, Unreal Engine Blueprint and Python. She is excited to share her knowledge and skills with students in the Computer Programming and Game Development programs at the Davis Catalyst Center!

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Email: evanpatten@dsdmail.net

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