This site and the workshops it promotes are supported by people and non-profit organizations donating resources to support computer science education. Learn about them here.

Jennifer (Ginger) Reynolds Alford, Ph.D.

Ginger is a career computer scientist specializing in graphics and image processing. She has a BS in mathematics from the University of Texas, a MS in computer science and engineering from Texas A&M University, and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Iowa. She has done research, software development and intellectual property consulting in the areas of graphics, image processing, texture perception and halftoning. Coming from a family of professors, she has always been drawn to education and mentoring young people. The workshops on this site have grown out of work she has done as a Director of Computer Sciences at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas, and as a member of the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee and as Education Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Committee.

Thanks to supporters and collaborators of these workshops: Trinity Valley School, Radio Shack, Erik Brunvand at University of Utah’s School of Computing, Paul Stout of the Art and Art History Department at the University of Utah, ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee, Paul Dietz, Microsoft Research.