Shadaj Laddad

Shadaj loves to program. He has programmed in Ruby, Python, C, Java, Javascript, and Scala—his favorite. Shadaj hosts his projects on GitHub, and has a channel on Youtube. He has presented at OSCON 2014, Scala Days (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), and the Bay Area Scala Enthusiast group showing his Scala projects. Besides programming, he likes Math and Science. He has interned at Coursera working with technologies such as Play! Framework and Scala.js. In addition, he is also an active member of his school community and has been Student Body President. Shadaj loves spreading his love of technology and started TechTalks—a program that brings guest speakers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with students at his school. When not doing his school work or programming, he plays the sitar, and games, some of which he created.


Zero to Fractals in 75 Minutes

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Speakers: Shadaj Laddad

Scala is a modern programming language used by companies such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Coursera that lets you do everything from developing websites, creating games, making apps, and more! It also happens to be a great language to get started with programming. In this workshop, we'll start with simple exercises leading up to drawing fractal based graphics, ending with hints on doing even more with Scala. This workshop is targeted for 4th graders and up, so bring in your laptop and a lot of enthusiasm!

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