EuroPython 2015 Keynote: Carrie Anne Philbin

Alister alister.ware at ntlworld.com
Wed Jul 1 17:10:29 CEST 2015


On 01/07/15 13:00, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> We are pleased to introduce our next keynote speaker for EuroPython
> 2015: *Carrie Anne Philbin*. She will be giving her keynote on Thursday,
> July 23, to start the EuroPython Educational Summit:
>
>   *** https://ep2015.europython.eu/en/events/educational-summit/ ***
>
>
> About Carrie Anne Philbin
> -------------------------
>
> Carrie Anne is leading the education mission for the Raspberry Pi
> Foundation, but is also known as an award winning secondary Computing
> & ICT Teacher, Author, YouTuber:
>
>   * Author of "Adventures in Raspberry Pi", a computing book for
>     teenagers wanting to get started with Raspberry Pi and
>     programming. Winner of Teach Secondary magazine’s Technology &
>     Innovation Best Author award 2014.
>
>   * Creator of a YouTube video series for teenage girls called "The
>     Geek Gurl Diaries", which has won a Talk Talk Digital Hero
>     Award. The episodes include interviews with women working in
>     technology and hands on computer science based tutorials.
>
>   * Vice chair of the Computing At Schools (CAS) initiative to get more
>     girls and minority groups into computing, which created a workshop
>     based hack day for teenagers concentrating on delivering good
>     content to include all and "Hack the Curric" bringing academics,
>     educators and industry experts together to create inclusive
>     resources for the new Computing curriculum.
>
> In 2012, she became a Google Certified Teacher and KS3 ICT subject
> Leader at a school in East London. She has a blended and open approach
> to teaching as can be seen on her website ICT with Miss P. She became
> a Skype Moment Maker and ambassador for technology. She is an
> evangelist and often speaks at conferences like BETT, Raspberry
> Jamboree, YRS, PyCon UK and now EuroPython.
>
>
> The Keynote: Designed for Education: A Python Solution
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
> The problem of introducing children to programming and computer
> science has seen growing attention in the past few years. Initiatives
> like Raspberry Pi, Code Club, code.org, (and many more) have been
> created to help solve this problem. With the introduction of a
> national computing curriculum in the UK, teachers have been searching
> for a text based programming language to help teach computational
> thinking as a follow on from visual languages like Scratch.
>
> The educational community has been served well by Python, benefiting
> from its straight-forward syntax, large selection of libraries, and
> supportive community. Education-focused summits are now a major part
> of most major Python Conferences. Assistance in terms of documentation
> and training is invaluable, but perhaps there are technical means of
> improving the experience of those using Python in education. Clearly
> the needs of teachers and their students are different to those of the
> seasoned programmer. Children are unlikely to come to their teachers
> with frustrations about the Global Interpreter Lock! But issues such
> as usability of IDEs or comprehensibility of error messages are of
> utmost importance.
>
> In this keynote, Carrie Anne will discuss existing barriers to Python
> becoming the premier language of choice for teaching computer science,
> and how learning Python could be helped immensely through tooling and
> further support from the Python developer community.
>
> EuroPython Educational Summit
> -----------------------------
>
> We will have Educational Summit focused talks, trainings, birds of a
> feather sessions to debate and also Educational Sprints for the
> building of education focused projects during the weekend.
>
>              EuroPython 2015 Educational Summit
>
>   *** https://ep2015.europython.eu/en/events/educational-summit/ ***
>
>
> In 2012, she became a Google Certified Teacher and KS3 ICT subject
> Leader at a school in East London. She has a blended and open approach
> to teaching as can be seen on her website ICT with Miss P. She became
> a Skype Moment Maker and ambassador for technology. She is an
> evangelist and often speaks at conferences like BETT, Raspberry
> Jamboree, YRS, PyCon UK and now EuroPython.
>
>
> The Keynote: Designed for Education: A Python Solution
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
> The problem of introducing children to programming and computer
> science has seen growing attention in the past few years. Initiatives
> like Raspberry Pi, Code Club, code.org, (and many more) have been
> created to help solve this problem. With the introduction of a
> national computing curriculum in the UK, teachers have been searching
> for a text based programming language to help teach computational
> thinking as a follow on from visual languages like Scratch.
>
> The educational community has been served well by Python, benefiting
> from its straight-forward syntax, large selection of libraries, and
> supportive community. Education-focused summits are now a major part
> of most major Python Conferences. Assistance in terms of documentation
> and training is invaluable, but perhaps there are technical means of
> improving the experience of those using Python in education. Clearly
> the needs of teachers and their students are different to those of the
> seasoned programmer. Children are unlikely to come to their teachers
> with frustrations about the Global Interpreter Lock! But issues such
> as usability of IDEs or comprehensibility of error messages are of
> utmost importance.
>
> In this keynote, Carrie Anne will discuss existing barriers to Python
> becoming the premier language of choice for teaching computer science,
> and how learning Python could be helped immensely through tooling and
> further support from the Python developer community.
>
> EuroPython Educational Summit
> -----------------------------
>
> We will have Educational Summit focused talks, trainings, birds of a
> feather sessions to debate and also Educational Sprints for the
> building of education focused projects during the weekend.
>
>              EuroPython 2015 Educational Summit
>
>   *** https://ep2015.europython.eu/en/events/educational-summit/ ***
>
> Enjoy,
> --
> EuroPython 2015 Team
> http://ep2015.europython.eu/
> http://www.europython-society.org/
>
forwarded to comp.sys.raspberry-pi as I think tey would be interested as 
well


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