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Jadga works on Snap! and loves to create fun projects that might also be helpful for students and teachers. Her favourite Snap! block is map <3

Jens Mönig

from SAP

Jens Mönig is a researcher at SAP and makes interactive programming environments. He is fanatical about visual coding blocks. Jens is the architect and lead programmer of UC Berkeley’s "Snap! Build Your Own Blocks" programming language, used in the introductory “Beauty and Joy of Computing” curriculum. Previously Jens has worked under Alan Kay on the GP programming language together with John Maloney and Yoshiki Ohshima, helped develop Scratch for the MIT Media Lab and written enterprise software at MioSoft. Jens is a fully qualified lawyer in Germany and has been an attorney, corporate counsel and lecturer for many years before rediscovering his love for programming through Scratch and Squeak. For leisure Jens likes guitar picking and strumming his mandolin.

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In this talk, we show you how to analyze, transform, and generate multi-media content using a programming language rather than a word processor, photo editor, or music mixer.

The very same strategies, programming concepts, and notional models that are useful for hacking media are also useful for other programming tasks, and can even be directly applied to data sets from other sources and contexts.

Ever wanted to turn your own voice into a musical instrument? Ever wished for your sunset pics to be more awesome than your holidays? Ever wondered how to engage your students with “Big Data” and “higher-order functions”? Join us in this talk for the bright side of computer science!


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Duration:
30 min
Room:
Zoom 4
Conference:
Snap!Con 2020
Track:
Short Talk
Difficulty:
N/A