Mark Sobkowicz

Hello!  This is a website where I post some of my thoughts about teaching, learning, and programming.  I’ve been teaching Physics and  Programming at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts since 1995.  I have a website that I use with my classes here.  Its made with Ruby on Rails.

Actually, I started out teaching just Physics, and then in 2000 I started teaching programming.  The programming courses I’m teaching this year are Intro to Programming, where we use the Ruby Programming Language, and  a course called Web Publishing.   Next year I’m teaching those, plus iOS Programming, where we use XCode and Swift.

I wrote a book, called Learn Game Programming with Ruby, to help young people learn game programming.  Its best for people who’ve learned a little programming, and are ready to level up their skills!

I teach after school and summer classes to kids in programming.  You can learn more about those classes at

I live in Maynard, Massachusetts, right near the mill where Digital Equipment Corporation was headquartered in the 1980s.  And I first learned to program (at Winchester High School) on a DEC PDP-11, in BASIC.

I spend a good deal of time in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where I worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club when I was younger.  In particular, I love the Northern Presidential Range, from Mount Washington north to Mount Madison.  I also love running, and I’ve run a marathon each Fall for the past three years.

Mark Sobkowicz

mark (at) evtika (dot) net


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