Howard Abrams

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Biography

While other kids were flipping burgers, my first job in high school was teaching Basic and Logo programming to 8 year old kids. During college, I launched my first startup in my basement with a pile of circuits (Has it really been 20 years?).

I’m in the process of launching another startup dealing with renewable energy, but I’ve also gone back to elementary school to teach programming to the kiddies (it should be added to the standard curriculum).

Sessions for this user

* New Ways for Teaching Children Software Programming

Software programming has come a long way for students and younger children since the days of Logo. Syntax has been replaced with connecting blocks and the triangle turtle has been replaced with custom artwork children create themselves. Now, multi-threading and event processing are easier to teach children than functions, and this session discusses these ideas as well as so the edge of kid code.
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Howard Abrams