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10th International Scratch conference, Bordeaux 2017

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By James Robson


Once the conference has started you’ll find links to video streams here http://www.scratch2017bdx.org/en/live/

Some special aspects of this Scratch conference:

  • Celebrating 50 years of Logo and 10 years of Scratch with Cynthia Solomon and Mitch Resnick as guests of honor.
  • Scratch was developed as programming to express oneself. We will feature much music and theatre driven by code, and will present the French premiere of adatheshow.com
  • The African Scratch community, who due to lack of bandwidth operate mostly offline, will have Scratch2017BDX as the platform to show their take on Scratch.
  • INRIA, our host, will take pride in showing how their open source robotics platform is opened for learners by the Scratch-like language Snap
  • Class’Code, the MOOC aiming at French teachers including creative coding with Scratch, is well represented in our organizing team and will share the experience of their first year.
  • We plan to publish Scratch Tales a book to celebrate 10 years of Scratch
  • Sam Aaron, keynote speaker will perform at after party with SonicPi, his music making software designed with Seymour Papert in mind
  • Our living room for the evening, Marché des Douves, will host a great Code-Make-Tinker fest where many of our presenters will take their workshops to Bordelais children of all ages
  • Before conference satellite events with French teachers about Creative Coding and Robotics for Education
  • Masterclasses on Beetle Blocks, new programming environment GP and more …