Central High School of Philadelphia
Class 226



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Barry Burd's Page

created January 5, 2013
Updated April 4, 2017

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Here are some brief notes I received from Barry:


After Central Barry attended Temple University where he studied Mathematics, went to Rutgers University for a Master's degree in Computer Science and went to the University of Illinois where he received his Ph.D in Mathematics.

His academic career:

Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Syracuse University - academic year 1976-77.

Instructor at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI from 1977-1980.

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University in Madison, N.J. since 1980.

Author of several books including "Java For Dummies", and "Ruby on Rails For Dummies."

Barry's personal life:

Married to Harriet Ritter in 1980, with two children: Sam born in 1985 and Jennie born in 1988.

Barry wrote:
"I'm really proud of my "Java For Dummies" book. (Actually, I wrote "Java 2 For Dummies" editions 1 and 2 and then had it re-titled to "Java For Dummies" edition 4. I'm working now on edition 5.)."
Here is information I gathered from internet sources:
Barry A. Burd
Professor of Mathmatics and Computer Science
Drew University
Office: HS 310
36 Madison Ave
Madison, NJ 07940-1434

Email: bburd@drew.edu
Phone #: (973) 408-3620
Webpage: http://www.users.drew.edu/bburd/

See his website at http://www.users.drew.edu/bburd/ where he has a video cam, so if you want to chat online, perhaps you can catch him.

He claims to be a workaholic and when he is not teaching he leads training courses for professional programmers in business and industry.
He has traveled a lot - he has given presentations at conferences in America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Please send any additional information to me at:
Harvey Abrams
PO Box 732
State College, PA, USA 16804
tel: (814) 321-4018 (mobile with voice mail for messages)
email: Olympicbks@aol.com

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This page was updated April 4, 2017

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page 1 - http://chs226.org/ (CHS226 "entry" page or "home" page)
page 2 - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226.html (Introduction/dedication page, announcements)
page 3 - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226Directory.html (Class Directory, The 226th Class in alphabetical order, all 482+ classmates)
page 3a - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226questionnaire.html 226 Class QUESTIONNAIRE. Please go here, fill out and return to Harvey.
page 3b - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226missingclassmates.html CHS226missingclassmates.html.
page 4 -- http://www.chs226.org/226_Best_List-3.pdf (Zach's 28 page master list [pdf] the entire class with contact information)
Pages 005 to 500+ -- Links to individual pages for each classmate. Go to the Class DIRECTORY (page 3) for these linked pages.

Contact us
Send 226 Class news to: Reunion Organizer & Class Rep:
Harvey Abrams
PO Box 732
State College, PA USA 16804
email: Olympicbks@aol.com
(814) 321-4018
Zachary Rubin
(215) 321-6905
email: zrubin2@verizon.net
email: zrubin2@verizon.net

Contact the Central HS Alumni Association
The Associated Alumni of the Central High School of Philadelphia
PO Box 26580
Philadelphia, PA 19141-6580
tel: (215) 927-9550 -- fax: (215) 276-5823
email: chsalumniphl@aol.com
website: http://www.centralhighalumni.com

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