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Make the transition from block based programming to text based programming

Looking for ways to make the transition from block based programming to text based programming easier, then look no further! In this talk 14 year old Josh will introduce you to his project called EduBlocks, which is a visual block based programming tool that he has created to help teachers introduce programming languages, like Python, to children at an earlier age.

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The goal of the project is to make the transition from Scratch to Python easier for students and teachers, as presently there is no drop-in solution that bridges this gap. EduBlocks started off as a small program for the Raspberry Pi and now more recently includes a micro:bit editor. Josh will share his journey with you so far and explain how he came up with the idea at only 12years old, the developments along the way, the support he has received from the tech community and how schools in more than 32 countries are making use of it today.

Joshua Lowe

Josh is a 15 year old coder, passionate about sharing his skills with others. He is the creator of EduBlocks, an open source drag and drop version of Python 3 which allows students to learn the Python syntax with minimal errors. His software is being used in countries all around the world by students and teachers alike. Josh delivers numerous workshops around the country sharing his passion for coding to people of all ages. In 2017, he was awarded a John Pinner Award at PyCon UK for his contribution to the coding community. He is also a pi-top futureCHAMPION.

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