For the first time in Droidcon conferences in Tunisia and also around the world, the organizer added a new category in the event called: DroidCon Junior to engage more young into the world of STEM and Android programming. I made a live coding session about Android and robotics. The event was organized in Yasmine Hammamet.
After a long work on my Arduino code generator (BlocklyDuino Enhanced), and after presenting the tool and the added value in education, the organizer of the SFD asked me to present that during a conference. In the morning, I got a place to show the people the tool. This nice video shows one of my visitor: a middle school pupil (7th grade). I was explaining to him why and how to use the Arduino. By the end of the video, he will be joined by a primary school pupils to whom I already showed Arduino. One interesting experience with them was when the kid made a program using blocks and he made a mistake. So I asked him to fix the problem with the block mode. He looked to the code at the Arduino IDE and he fixed it directly. VIDEO – Blog (Arabic)
In the after-noon, I made a presentation about teaching embedded systems at school and I took my tool as an example. This is the video of the presentation.
Photo credit: Habib M’henni
I’ve been in the Software freedom day for the first time. Some of my friends gave a positive feedback about the day and the whole community.
My presentation was about: Teaching coding to kids, an option or an obligation. A lot of people found the subject very interesting and they discovered the Scratch programming language for the first time.
During the day, they gave 2 awards for the most active community. One was for the INSAT ANDROID CLUB and the other on was for me! I did not expect that at all. They appreciated my effort to spread coding culture in Tunisia and the workshops made with kids.
My student Kaouther Daly was a speaker in the DevFest Women organised by Google developer group Bizerte. She presented App Inventor as an easy tool to make an android App. By this presentation, a lot of people discovered that any one could make his Android App.