Presented by:

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.

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

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Dan Garcia

from UC Berkeley
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After more than a year of pandemic-induced isolation, now is the time for "wide-walls". We have begun to open up Snap! to other forms of collaboration and to a wider variety of project domains. This in itself is an ongoing common effort in which many from around the world participate with their ideas, designs and contributions. A new major Snap! release planned for later this year revolves around the three themes Scenes, Extensions and Robots. In this talk we will offer a sneak preview of the already public in-development version and explain about its guiding pedagogical concept concept we like to call "Monte-soy-ry".

1 h
Snap!Con 2021