Photo coverage

Mags Amond shared her memories.

Have a look at our Flickr galleries (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) or checkout Eventifier, we have a youtube channel where your video should be in the list of favourits (send us your links) and we're hoping some attendee has some energy left to Storify the whole thing :-)

The Portuguese EduScratch team shares a photo collection on facebook. And so do the Tech Volunteers from Warwick.

Keynote sessions

The Scratch conference of 2013 started every day with a plenary session with keynote speakers of world fame. 

Citilab has the recordings:

  • Thursday July 25th Mitch Resnick (MIT) and Karen Brennan (Harvard)
  • Friday July 26th Clive Beale (RaspberryPi) and David Cuartielles (Arduino)
  • Saturday July 27th James Whelton (CoderDojo) and Shuchi Grover (Stanford)

On the Citilab channel you'll also find talks of David Hellam, Wolfgang Slany, Dan Garcia, Juan Carlos Lopes and Carmin Karasic, the plenary discussion on "Supporting Computer Science in Schools" as well as two collections of six ignite talks.

Mitch Resnick at closing session

Next year at MIT, and in the mean time keep working in the spirit of this conference ...

Citilab interviews

The Citilab channel at Youtube at the moment has 10 interesting interviews with participants of scratch2013bcn, among them all keynote speakers.

Robots take the class room

For those of you who missed the presentation, here's a video. And if you don't understand Spanish don't forget to switch on English subtitles.

Happy Birthday Jacob

Today Jacob and his twin sister celebrate their 14th birthday. Jacob presented his experiences running a Scratch Club the last four years! From his presentation two days ago I remember vaguely 

"So this three friends of mine and me started to search for something at the internet (... back then in 2009 ...). We soon noticed that Scratch was all the rage, so we decided to start a Scratch club."

I introduced Jacob with a misspelled name scratch2013bcn.org/jacobweinbrenn, gives me the chance to give him a second url. Congratelations Jacob, well done! Connecting worlds is also about connecting generations.

 

Connor Hudson

During the presentation we had a little problem with the following video. Amazing work he's doing with Snap and the world.

Social Event Agbar Museum

 

Friday night we're gathering, just around the corner, at the lovely Museu Agbar. It's a century old water facility operated by the local water company Aigües Barcelona. That is, the century old part is a museum on techniques relating to the water supply of Barcelona, elsewhere on the premises modern equipment is taking care of nowadays needs.

We can visit the museum and have a chat in the park. Food and beverages proudly sponsored by Ro-Botica, thank you! Ro-Botica is present at the conference as they will launch the new LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3. 

 

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