Where did we meet? It may have been around Seattle, as you can typically find me at the University of Washington or at Seattle Data for Good events. Or maybe we met at MIT (near Boston, MA), a place I return to somewhat regularly.

I also attend conferences, workshops, retreats, etc. Here’s a list of meetings I’ve attended:

2018

Aug 2018. Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.

Harrison Kwik presented our paper on understanding the unique experiences of undergraduate students who transfer into computer science at the University of Washington.

See Publications

April 2018. Montreal, Canada. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Engaged with researchers thinking about learning, program synthesis, HCI.  Trip report here. Plans to create a special interest group (SIG) on human learning for CHI 2019.

March 2018. Baltimore, MD. Technical Symposium of Computer Science Education.

Presented work on how explicitly teaching novice programmers a tracing strategy improved their ability to trace code and improved midterm grades.

See An Explicit Strategy to Scaffold Novice Program Tracing in Publications

2017

Sep 2017. Bellevue, WA, USA.

Attended annual summit for Design. Use. Build. (DUB), a grassroots alliance of faculty, students, researchers, and industry partners interested in Human Computer Interaction & Design research and education at the University of Washington. dub.uw.edu 

Aug 2017. Tacoma, WA, USA.

Greg Nelson presented our paper on our theory of knowledge for program tracing and evaluation of PL Tutor, an online tool which teaches according to this theory by teaching comprehension first.

See Comprehension First: Evaluating a Novel Pedagogy and Tutoring System for Program Tracing in CS1 in Publications

July 2017. LearnLab Summer School. Pittsburgh, PA.
Prototyped intelligent tutoring lessons which support students learning to trace code. Worked with Hieke Keuning (Open University of Netherlands).

March 2017. Seattle, WA, USA.

2016

Sep 2016. Seattle, WA, USA.

Attended annual summit for Design. Use. Build. (DUB), a grassroots alliance of faculty, students, researchers, and industry partners interested in Human Computer Interaction & Design research and education at the University of Washington. dub.uw.edu 

June 2016. Learning Analytics Summer Institute. Ann Arbor, MI.
Participated in workshop on multimodal learning analytics, hosted by Xavier Ochoa. Slides from our final presentation.

June 2016. MIT App Inventor Summit. Cambridge, MA.
Led workshop on saving persistent data with App Inventor (slides). Presented poster on progression of computational thinking skills in App Inventor (poster).

2015

27 Oct 2015. Third Workshop on Programming for Mobile and Touch. Pittsburgh, PA.
Presented paper on usability and capability of App Inventor to create mobile apps.

2014

June 2014. MIT App Inventor Summit. Cambridge, MA.
Presented poster on proposal to analyze usage patterns of blocks in App Inventor.

Last updated: 5 May 2018