Marta Blotny-Kornak is a lecturer in computer programming at Penn. She received her MS in mathematics and computer science from Drexel University where, prior to Penn, she taught calculus and statistics. Marta has extensive industrial experience in computer/information systems engineering and project management.
Marta’s philosophy of teaching is based upon a core idea: programming skills are attainable to everyone who is willing to learn the basic syntax and practice. Once the basic semantics are understood, programming in other languages is differentiated only by details. She believes that everyone can learn to program, and she strives to engage students and inspire them to learn.
As W.B. Yeats is often quoted as saying, “Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire.” Marta’s goal is to excite students about learning coding, improve their skills, and believe in their ability.