Okanagan College logo Good morning!

This is the home page of Rick Gee, am almost-retired teacher in the Computer Science department at Okanagan College, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

I have been in the sunny Okanagan Valley since the summer of 1985. Before that I was in Calgary and Lethbridge (both in Alberta) and Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, and Victoria (all in British Columbia.)

I was the chair of the Computer Science department (which comes with a half-time release), am the department library rep, and am member of the department curriculum committee. I will be retiring from Okanagan College on 2015 July 31.

My Java book

My Java textbook, combining an objects-first introduction to Java with elements of analysis and design, is complete and revised and revised again (summer 2012 and 2015)! It is an interesting mix of simple and advanced Java and is available at this link. It is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada Licence.

a telephone line with birds landing on it

Some of my favourites, home pages and others

There are other things in the world than computers (and the older I get, the more I believe that) so here are some other sites you may find interesting.

To discuss any of my interests, contact me.

P.S. I always say good morning, whatever the time of day!

a telephone line with birds landing on it

And now, what you have been waiting for, a picture of me. Those who know me will recognize that the picture was taken many years ago, before the beard turned grey and the child became bigger than I am. No, I don't have the hat any more.

If you prefer more recent pictures, try 2009-02-22 or 2009-03-08 (Looks cold but it wasn't too bad.). For a summer picture, try this one, from the summer of 2005. (Thanks to Alice for the winter pictures and to Tricia for the summer one!)

URL: http://people.okanagan.bc.ca/rgee/

Created 1995-05-26 / Last Modified 2015-06-02