First Name

Richard

Last Name

Guenther

Bio

Richard Guenther teaches Computer Science at Skyline High School in Longmont, CO. During the last seven years he has helped bring Computer Science to Skyline’s diverse student population. Working with Colorado University through the GK-12 NSF program, he has created a full curriculum of Computer Science classes ranging from Intro to Programming to Applied Software Engineering. Richard also has worked with area tech firms to arrange internships for his students, and in 2012 he helped establish the MAD Team (Mobile Apps Development Team) at Skyline, allowing students to earn money and experience producing applications for area investors and organizations. Richard learned to program on a Commodore Vic-20 (5k of RAM!), and has helped promote free and open source software throughout his career. His current project with his students is establishing the Skyline Creative Commons, a collection of original digital art and sound creations to serve as a convenient online repository for students to utilize in the years to come. His favorite language is Python, but LISP is running a close second.