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Coding masterclasses for schools

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Gavin Davies of sponsor Box UK, presented at Bristol IT MegaMeet 2013

Gavin Davies of sponsor Box UK, presented at Bristol IT MegaMeet 2013

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  • 1. Gavin Davies Principal Software Developer, ___ Coding masterclasses for schools
  • 2. What are masterclasses? ● Started in industry ● Government links ● Expanded into education
  • 3. What's the format?
  • 4. Format (primary and secondary) 1. Intro talk 2. Logic game 3. Karel dog (codehs) 4. jScene 5. ... 6. Profit!
  • 5. jScene
  • 6. jScene
  • 7. Format (college age) 1. Introduce real app 2. Sprint plan 3. Work on real app 4. Retrospective Appcelerator Titanium
  • 8. Why provide masterclasses? ● Education ● Steering committee ● Future staff ● To give something back
  • 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. 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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