The first-ever Wolfram|Alpha Homework Day is here! We’re so pleased that you’ve stopped by to join us. This groundbreaking live marathon event runs from noon until 2am U.S. CDT, and is being broadcast live on the Homework Day website. Please visit the site to see the event, browse the program highlights, send your questions to be answered by members of the Wolfram|Alpha team, and even submit your homework examples to be showcased live on the air.

You can stay connected with us all day via the Homework Day chat, here on the Wolfram|Alpha Blog, and through Facebook and Twitter (be sure to include #homeworkday in your tweets).

17 Comments

chat doesn’t work at http://homeworkday.wolframalpha.com/
it gives a error (024)

Posted by kristian October 21, 2009 at 12:48 pm Reply

    We are looking into this. Thanks!

    Posted by The PR Team October 21, 2009 at 12:58 pm Reply

Why not paste into the chat window the queries that you are talking about so we can copy and past them to explore.

Posted by Jim Gates October 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm Reply

    The chat should be working now. Thanks for your patience.

    Posted by The PR Team October 21, 2009 at 1:16 pm Reply

The video keeps pausing because of my low line speed. Can you transmit sound only on a seperate link or transmit a lower definition video on a seperate link please?

Posted by Brian Gilbert October 21, 2009 at 1:21 pm Reply

Solved it. The Adobe Player settings fixed it. They were hard to find. Some settings were in text and I assumed they all were but some only appear when you click on the icons in the settings’ window. I cut the video quality and increased the storage available.

Posted by Brian Gilbert October 21, 2009 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Oh Dear no it is is still pausing every few seconds and skipping the bits it missed.

    Posted by Brian Gilbert October 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm Reply

      The problem of pauses in the video seems to be solved. In the bottom rh corner of Internet Explorer window is a Zoom function allowing us to expand or contract the size of the web page. I had it set on 75%. Setting it to 100% seems to have solved the problem. Presumably IE was wasting processing power.

      Posted by Brian Gilbert October 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm Reply

Too bad that only students can summit questions :( ………

Posted by Ionut Danet October 21, 2009 at 6:27 pm Reply

Q: Why on the ” Site Data Dashboard ” is showing only U.S ? Why not also Europe and the rest of the world ?

Posted by Ionut Danet October 21, 2009 at 7:38 pm Reply

    The first-ever Wolfram|Alpha Homework Day is a U.S. event, but we are looking to expand to a larger audience in the future. Thanks!

    Posted by The PR Team October 21, 2009 at 7:57 pm Reply

Are you going to archive the Homework Day stream for people that missed some of the interviews etc?

Posted by James October 21, 2009 at 8:35 pm Reply

    We will have the archived video on the website soon. Thanks!

    Posted by The PR Team October 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm Reply

      As well as perhaps the whole video being available I suggest it be split down into sections such as seperate interviews.

      Posted by Brian Gilbert October 22, 2009 at 1:11 am Reply

The webcast was a pioneering effort and thus easy to criticise. It did the job though. I was particularly impressed by one teacher enthusiastically explaining how she used it with her students and how it was also useful to teachers. This takes precedence over arguments as to whether it could or could not be useful.

Posted by Brian Gilbert October 22, 2009 at 1:18 am Reply

    Brian,

    Thank you for your participation today. Your feedback and ideas are always appreciated! We’ll see you soon.

    Posted by The PR Team October 22, 2009 at 1:22 am Reply
Leave a Comment

(required)

(will not be published) (required)

(your comment will be held for moderation)