Title: Phratch - Visual Programming for Grownups
Speaker: Jannik Laval
Mon, August 18, 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Abstract: Phratch is a visual programming language based on a jigsaw puzzle on top of Pharo. More than just an overlay, the goal of Phratch is to bring closer the visual blocks and the Smalltalk language. Phratch is highly extensible, which makes it easy to implement new blocks and new features. This presentation will show you the new cool features included in Phratch, and how it is simple to create your how features. We also report real use of Phratch for teaching programming to undergraduate students at Ecole des Mines de Douai.
Bio: Jannik Laval is an associate professor at Mines-Telecom Institute, Mines Douai, France, since 2012. He received the doctorate degree in computer science from the University Lille 1, France, in June 2011. He works on software engineering for embedded systems, and more particularly on modularity and tools for multi-robot systems. He is a contributor of the Pharo platform, an innovative and open-source software development environment. He is the main maintainer of Phratch, a visual programing language. More information is available at www.jannik-laval.eu