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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?

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?

About the Speakers

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.