Gavin Davies
Principal Software Developer, ___
Coding masterclasses
for schools
What are masterclasses?
● Started in industry
● Government links
● Expanded into
education
What's
the format?
Format (primary and secondary)
1. Intro talk
2. Logic game
3. Karel dog (codehs)
4. jScene
5. ...
6. Profit!
jScene
jScene
Format (college age)
1. Introduce real app
2. Sprint plan
3. Work on real app
4. Retrospective
Appcelerator Titanium
Why provide masterclasses?
● Education
● Steering committee
● Future staff
● To give something
back
● IT literacy varies
hugely
● Some kids very
interested, some not
at all
● Picking a language is
HARD.
● Teaching is
EXHAU...
Want to get involved?
● After school coding clubs
○ such as codeclub.org.uk
● Give us suggestions!
○ boxuk.com/masterclass...
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Gavin Davies of sponsor Box UK, presented at Bristol IT MegaMeet 2013

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Coding masterclasses for schools

  1. 1. Gavin Davies Principal Software Developer, ___ Coding masterclasses for schools
  2. 2. What are masterclasses? ● Started in industry ● Government links ● Expanded into education
  3. 3. What's the format?
  4. 4. Format (primary and secondary) 1. Intro talk 2. Logic game 3. Karel dog (codehs) 4. jScene 5. ... 6. Profit!
  5. 5. jScene
  6. 6. jScene
  7. 7. Format (college age) 1. Introduce real app 2. Sprint plan 3. Work on real app 4. Retrospective Appcelerator Titanium
  8. 8. Why provide masterclasses? ● Education ● Steering committee ● Future staff ● To give something back
  9. 9. ● IT literacy varies hugely ● Some kids very interested, some not at all ● Picking a language is HARD. ● Teaching is EXHAUSTING ● Teachers deserve a payrise! What did we learn?
  10. 10. Want to get involved? ● After school coding clubs ○ such as codeclub.org.uk ● Give us suggestions! ○ boxuk.com/masterclasses-for-education boxuk.com twitter.com/gavd_UK
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