My name is Marty Stepp. I work as a computer science lecturer at Stanford University. Previously I worked as a computer science lecturer at the University of Washington from 2004-2013. I have mostly taught topics such as intro programming, web programming, software engineering, data structures, and comparative programming languages.
I am the lead author of an introductory web programming textbook called Web Programming Step by Step, with Jessica Miller and Victoria Kirst from the University of Washington. I am also co-author of an introductory Java programming textbook with Stuart Reges titled Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach. I wrote an online tool for practicing Java problems to accompany the Java textbook, called Practice-It!. I am also first author of a C# textbook titled Computing Fundamentals with C# (no longer in print).
From 2004 – 2006, I worked as a computer science lecturer at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Before that I spent a year as a developer at Microsoft on the Excel team.
I got a Master’s degree in computer science at the University of Arizona in 2003. I did research in geometric algorithms and security, taught several courses as a graduate student, and was a teaching assistant for several years. My younger brother Mike Stepp completed a Ph.D. in CS at the University of California, San Diego and now works at Google.