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LJC and Greenfoot

Greenfoot Event

Presented by Michael Kölling (bio below).

This presentation will show you how to engage young programmers (teenagers from 14 years old upwards, and young adults) with programming in Java. We will show Greenfoot, an engaging, fun-to-use, educational Java environment and give plenty of tips about teaching and motivating kids to code.

If you have kids yourself, or want to help out in your local school, or set up an after school programming club, or anything else that involves teaching beginners to program, then this presentation should contain plenty of tips, ideas and useful information for you.

We will cover technical aspects of coding with Greenfoot, including an introduction to writing computer games in 20 minutes, and plenty of teaching tips. The talk will consist mostly of live demo, including programming with gadgets, such as the Kinect.

Who should attend:

This talk is for anyone who wants to teach others (kids or adults) about object-oriented programming and Java.

Bio:

Michael Kölling is a Professor at the School of Computing, University of Kent, in Canterbury, UK. He holds a PhD in computer science from Sydney University, and has worked in Australia, Denmark and the UK. Michael’s research interests are in the areas of object-oriented systems, programming languages, software tools, computing education and HCI. He has published numerous papers on object-orientation and computing education topics and is the author and co-author of two Java textbooks. Michael is the lead developer of BlueJ and Greenfoot, two educational programming environments. He is a UK National Teaching Fellow, Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, Oracle Java Champion, and a Distinguished Educator of the ACM.

Agenda:

18:30: Doors Open
18:45/19:00: Main talk presented by Michael Kölling (45 mins approx.)
19:45/20:00: Networking

Please note:

Please refer to this map for directions to the venue: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/find-us/?locationID=143

Visitors should enter through:
Roberts Building,
Malet Place,
Off Torrington Place (opposite Waterstones),
WC1E 7JE

We will head to 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' - 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW - for networking and further informal discussion after the event: http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-0921-ibis-london-euston-st-pancras/location.shtml

Event Organised by RecWorks

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