In this episode Freek talks with Neil Brown, who works as a computing education researcher at the University of Kent. He is part of the team that designs, develops and supports the beginners’ Java programming environments, BlueJ and Greenfoot, which between them have 3 million users annually.
We talk about the reforms that are taking place in the UK with regard to computing education.
We discuss several initiatives like Computing at Schools (CAS), and Code Club and we also discuss tools and approaches to teach kids computing. Neil is on twitter as @twistedsq and regularly writes on his blog on Academic Computing.
Devnology meetings are aimed to bring together passionate developers to exchange ideas and experience, to discuss and network - geek to geek.
We focus on concepts of software development. For new developments we will dig into the underlying principles and concepts and try to place this in a broad perspective of existing platforms and solutions. Read more...