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

Volunteer Hosts
Thanks for helping with Young Thinkers Learning Festival 2020!

Eduardo Huerta

from UC Berkeley
No materials for the event yet, sorry!

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 what  “Big Data” and “higher-order functions” are about? Join us for the bright side of computer science!

Duration:
2 h
Room:
Room 2
Type:
YoungThinkers Workshop (for kids 12-18)
Difficulty:
Easy
Requires Registration:
Yes (Registered: 6/15)