Stephen Hall

Computer Science & Engineering Librarian
University of Pennsylvania

Picture of Stephen HallStephen was a tabletop gamer before he was a programmer, and he is excited to share how board games can be used as teaching tools for computer science.

In the early 2000s, Stephen cut his teeth on tabletop classics like CribbageSET, and Stratego, before discovering hobby strategy games in 2008. He has played well over 1,000 different games in his life, and his favorites include Cosmic EncounterNexus Ops, and Viticulture.

In addition to his master's in Library & Information Science, Stephen holds bachelor's degrees in Art History and Applied Computing. Today, he serves as Computer Science & Engineering Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania, where he frequently codes in Python and LaTeX. In the past, he has worked as a video game archivist and as the Director of the Coit Museum of Pharmacy & Health Sciences at the University of Arizona. His first book, A Spoonful of Sugar: The Story of the Upjohn Pharmacy in Disneyland, will be published later this year.

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