Fruit Ninja with Scratch
Are you interested in making and sharing a game and sharing it with your friends? This session will introduce Scratch (scratch.mit.edu), a programming language that can be used by children to create and share interactive media - stories, games and animation. By the end of this workshop, you will have explored a lot of the features of Scratch and will have created the fruit ninja game to play and modify as you wish. No previous programming experience is required.
About Melissa McKay
Melissa McKay has been working in the private sector as a software developer for the past 15 years. She has industry experience with several programming languages and frameworks. Her current work involves server side Java development for a web based tool used to package and distribute video assets to television and radio networks. Melissa has a passion for the developer community and enjoys volunteering for technical events for kids. For the last couple of years she has been involved with JavaOne4Kids and JCrete4Kids. In her free time, she loves to travel, attend Open Space Technology conferences (UnConferences), and whenever possible she includes her two teenagers in the experience.
You can find Melissa on Twitter @melissajmckay (https://twitter.com/melissajmckay).