Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 9th and 10th, 2010

Dave Briccetti

Dave Briccetti Software LLC
About Dave
Software developer with experience in Scala, Python, Java, Linux, networking, and user interfaces; and in many industries including videoconferencing, remote device control, finance, education, publishing, mechanical engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, defense, and telecommunications. Programming teacher with many years of experience teaching from third grade to adult professional.
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Speaking Sessions

  • BirdShow: A Scala/Lift App for Showing Flickr Photos

    1:45 PM Saturday   Room: 4221
    <p>This demonstration and code walkthrough of a simple Scala/Lift Web application aims to educate about Scala and the Lift Web application framework by example. </p> <p>This will be an expansion of the shorter talk shown here:</p> <p>Some experience with Scala and Java would be helpful, but is not required.</p>

  • Teaching Programming to Kids

    9:15 AM Sunday   Room: 1401
    For teachers, parents, and students, this talk presents software the speaker uses for teaching computer programming to kids: Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon, Python, Pygame, GIMP, Inkscape, and Audacity.

  • Scratch Programming Workshop for Kids

    1:15 PM Sunday   Room: 4218
    Bring a laptop and learn to use the amazing kids’ software from MIT: Scratch. ( Scratch is great for making games, stories, animations, music, and simulations. Please download and install Scratch—it’s free—before you come. For kids ages 8–16. Parents are welcome to observe, as space permits. Unlike in 2009, there is no separate registration required.