Dan Garcia is a Teaching Professor in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. He was selected as an ACM Distinguished Educator in 2012 and ACM Distinguished Speaker in 2019, and is a national leader in the "CSforALL" movement, bringing engaging computer science to students normally underrepresented in the field.
Thanks to four National Science Foundation grants, the "Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)" non-majors course he co-developed has been shared with over 800 high school teachers. He is delighted to regularly have more than 50% female enrollment in BJC, with a high mark of 65% in the Spring of 2018, shattering the campus record for an intro computing course, and is among the highest in the nation! He is humbled by the international exposure he and the course have received in the New York Times, PBS, NPR, and others media outlets. He is working on the BJC Middle School curriculum.
Recent UC Berkeley computer science graduate and founder of DiamondFire, a server-based platform for teaching computer science through Minecraft.
I'm currently a Lecturer at UC Berkeley, developer on the Snap!, Snap!Con and BJC Teams.
Thanks for helping with Snap!Con 2020!
(from blockeley.com) "Blockeley is a virtual replica of the UC Berkeley campus in Minecraft. In May we hosted a virtual graduation for the UC Berkeley class of 2020."
Join us as UC Berkeley (and Minecraft fans) faculty Michael Ball and Dan Garcia give a virtual tour of campus, where SnapCon 2020 was to be held.
- 50 min
- Plenary Sessions
- Snap!Con 2020
- Social Event
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