Very different to the background of some  other webinars - 
not a sponsored program, the only costs being  hardware:

1.  One class computer/webserver from the Physics Department at the Technion
(who also provided technical support) and a teaching assistant in some years.
We had a dedicated classroom with several workstations for some years.

2. Several computers from the Computational Physics  research group funded
by an EU project, were also used when not needed for research.

3. Some of Joan Adler's time was part of her teaching commitment.
 
We use Technion software site licenses, but there is a heavy bias to
public domain software.

The student ``payment'' was in grades and reference letters 
(=jobs or placement for graduate degrees) and in some cases
research groups and other lecturers  got codes for their continued
use from projects. 

Our earliest web-presented project dates from 1998 (Nir Yefet)
http://phycomp.technion.ac.il/~comphy/nir/percolation.html,
earlier projects were presented on an ftp server.

The push to html was initially part of Dr Adler's training of the 
department's teaching assistants to present material on webservers; which 
due to demand morphed into part of her Computational Physics class.

The ``special aspect'' is the gradual introduction to computational 
methods with emphasis on defaults, annotation and reproducible code.
Presentation as webpages was encouraged with emphasis on sourcecode html.

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Joan Adler is a still active but recently retired senior research associate at
the Technion - IIT, Haifa, Israel. Her research interests include simulation
and visualization of atomistic and electronic properties of materials and
computational physics education with emphasis on HPC and visualization.
Adler received a PhD in physics from the
University of New South Wales. Her students and postdoctoral fellows
developed the AViz visualization code for atomistic and electronic systems.
Adler is a past president of the Israel Physical Society and recent
vice-chair of the IUPAP C20 Commission. Contact her at phr76ja@technion.ac.il.
She is a member of the editorial boards of ``Computers in Physics'' and
``Computing in Science and Engineering''.


In addition to her Computational Physics research, Joan Adler is interested in 
STEM education for girls and mentoring members of minority groups in Israel.
She has also taught a little in secondary schools and seen two daughters and 
five grandchildren thru high school physics. 

Image captions:  ``official picture of Joan Adler'' and  Joan and youngest 
grandson with percolation model. The model was built by  Shaked Elfenboim 
as her undergraduate project.