Please have a look at an interview with David Cuartielles last month at last month Maker Faire. On his website he claims to be both PhD candidate and Research Fellow at Malmo University, he rounds the globe a few times a year, and he will talk open hardware and education at Scratch Connecting Worlds.
The first European conference on Scratch will be held July 25-27 in Barcelona. Educators, researchers, developers and other members of the worldwide Scratch community are gathering to celebrate and share the creative possibilities of Scratch. If you're interested in learning to program and programming to learn, join us!