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SkillsCast

Live Coding in the Classroom

13th October 2014 in London at Skills Matter

There are 1 other SkillsCast available from LRUG: October Meetup

Sonic Pi is a Ruby-based live coding music synthesiser designed to help teach both computing and music within schools.

It uses fast feedback,liveness and studio-quality sound production as a means to engage school children in introductory coding.

In this talk we will follow the story of Sonic Pi from its the humble beginnings of this project in a single class of school-children coding beeps and bleeps to its current standing as a state-of-the-art live coding system installed by default on all Raspberry Pis used to live code in a variety of venues from Algoraves to national music venues.

All towards a simple but deep question - how can we give more people an understanding of what programming is and can do?

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Live Coding in the Classroom

Sam Aaron

Hacks on Overtone, Quil and Emacs Live. That's Sam in a summary. Sam Aaron is a researcher, software architect and live programmer with a deep fascination surrounding the notion of programming as a form of communication.

Xavier Riley

Xavier is a developer working at Kyan in Guildford. Likes to talk about anything to do with Ruby, Clojure and jazz guitar.

SkillsCast

Sonic Pi is a Ruby-based live coding music synthesiser designed to help teach both computing and music within schools.

It uses fast feedback,liveness and studio-quality sound production as a means to engage school children in introductory coding.

In this talk we will follow the story of Sonic Pi from its the humble beginnings of this project in a single class of school-children coding beeps and bleeps to its current standing as a state-of-the-art live coding system installed by default on all Raspberry Pis used to live code in a variety of venues from Algoraves to national music venues.

All towards a simple but deep question - how can we give more people an understanding of what programming is and can do?

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Live Coding in the Classroom

Sam Aaron

Hacks on Overtone, Quil and Emacs Live. That's Sam in a summary. Sam Aaron is a researcher, software architect and live programmer with a deep fascination surrounding the notion of programming as a form of communication.

Xavier Riley

Xavier is a developer working at Kyan in Guildford. Likes to talk about anything to do with Ruby, Clojure and jazz guitar.