PPIG Publication, November 2012

PPIG Publication, November 2012

In press is a conference paper I’m about to present at the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG) workshop in London, 21st-23rd November...

HCI 2012 publication

HCI 2012 publication

I’m presenting a work-in-progress paper at the BCS HCI 2012, next month in Birmingham. HCI (the “People and Computers” series) is one...

Interfaces: HCI for Beginner Programmers

Interfaces: HCI for Beginner Programmers

This morning, I got my spring copy of the BCS HCI magazine Interfaces. I’m pleased to be published in this quarter’s issue, as part of the...

PPIG, and mini-thesis upgrade

PPIG, and mini-thesis upgrade

Back in September, I was at my first PPIG conference. I gave a quick talk on my project summary at the doctoral consortium, the work-in-progress paper...

Public static void main: because you’re...

Public static void main: because you’re worth it

I’ve been thinking a bit about the “magic” phrases we find in some programming languages. But then last night, I watched an episode of...

Archos tablet

Archos tablet

As much as this is more of an online CV than an often-updated “proper” blog, I’ve recently been thinking about tablets. It’s a...

A new language for beginners?

A new language for beginners?

A summary of my PhD proposal has been placed on my research page at the University of Kent: * * * This PhD project concerns the design of a new type of...

Microsoft prize for imaginative computing

Microsoft prize for imaginative computing

Last night, I attended an awards dinner hosted by the School of Engineering and Computing at Glasgow Caledonian University. I was delighted to receive...

Royal Society Computing in Schools

Royal Society Computing in Schools

Looking at the Royal Society’s new investigation, there seem to be a few points that are relevant to Scotland in particular: 1. VB?! Why does the...

JAKE report and paper

JAKE report and paper

I never got around to posting the final honours report on JAKE, but recently had to share the link with someone anyway, so thought it might as well be...